Sudden Appearance

            Well, the first Friday of the year was just typical, nothing out of the ordinary, however I decided to get a massage since I have not gotten one for the past five weeks.  I booked for an hour, the massage itself was not bad, but it could have been better. Maybe the masseuse was tired, it was a busy day for them. I gave her a pass since she did a better job with me in the past.

Now that the massage has gotten rid of some physical stress and perhaps got rid of physical blockage allowing the blood to run more freely, putting the physical body in a relaxed state. Perhaps it was a factor in this experience. There is not much to tell here, the experience happened when there was a pause in the sleep cycle when you briefly wake up.

While I was fully awake, I saw a sudden gradual appearance of a figure. It was like a picture suddenly popping up. The figure was a woman, wearing a brown dress. The figure looked like a ventage photograph of the head and torso. The appearance was sudden, which kind of startled me. When I get startled, my flight or fight response kicks in.

I tend to fight rather than take flight. So, my fight response to being startled was to shout and throw a kick at the figure. When I threw the kick, the figure disappeared as sudden as it appeared.

So, I pondered, about this experience. It definitely wasn’t a case of sleep paralysis, because I was fully awake, and I wouldn’t have had the ability to throw a kick if the body was still in paralysis.   

Could it be a spirit making contact? That the spirit that appeared thought that my level of development is ready for such an encounter, maybe it was wrong, or should it not have made a sudden appearance.

But, if it was a spirit, sometimes you may feel the environment become colder, or even smell something. Neither happened in this case.

I guess, I’m going to have to remain calm when this sort of experience should happen again. But what is unpredictable is under what conditions is this type of experience going to happen again. I suppose it is another factor to expect the unexpected. I guess time will tell, if and when this type of phenomenon happens again.

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  1. Hello True George,

    Interesting experience, it could have been a hypnopompic hallucination, which takes place during the transitional state from sleep into wakefulness.

    I have had assumed hallucinations during sleep paralysis, and right after waking up during non-sleep paralysis; but I am not sure if I have ever had any hypnagogic hallucinations before going to sleep.

    I am curious, I assume that the figure was in normal color since you mentioned a brown dress, were the proportions normal human size or smaller or larger?

    Did it look flat like an image or 3D?

    Did it move or seem to be standing or floating?

    Do you remember her skin color, hair color, hairstyle, eye color, et cetera?

    Was she looking at you?


    • Yes, the image was looking at me, this wasn’t the first time something like this happened. It was just the first time I wrote it in the journal. Its like a vision, one minute nothing is there the next you see a face from the chest up. I guess I’m going to have to stop being lazy and document every experience as it happens. Perhaps I can figure out a pattern.
      I’m going to look into what hypnagogic hallucinations to see if it fits my experience.


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