By Chad Wilson
The other night I lay in bed reading Messages by Stan Romanek. I read for a good hour or so, the plight of this UFO abductee running through my mind, the words playing out as images in my overactive imagination. I could see the things that were happening as they happened in the story. Then I went to sleep.
Throughout the night I was awakened by pops and cracks, my now oversensitive mind hearing every little change in my surrounding environment. I like to sleep with a fan running and at times the air flow causes the vertical blinds leading out to the balcony in our room to hit together, but in my mind it took on a more sinister note. To me these innocent pops and cracks were aliens waiting outside for me to go to sleep so they could sneak in and spirit me away aboard their ship to perform who knows what horrible experiments on me.
Also, Cheryl likes to sleep with a light on . . . yeah I know, we are hopeless . . . so, every time I would be awakened by this clicking of the blinds, I would look over toward Cheryl’s side of the room. I would see blurry images each time. Upon retrospect, I assume it was my eyes adjusting to the light and that there was no paranormal event involved. The thing is, when you are sleeping, your mind tends to think of all kinds of creative scenarios — at least mine does.
So, there I lay, aliens outside, clicking on the glass of the door to the balcony, and each time I awakened I was seeing invisible entities (think predator) in the light of the bathroom. Add to that the house settling, which caused something on Cheryl’s side of the room to pop, the door frame I’m assuming, and you have a classic case of a paranormal experience.
And the story my mind came up with to explain all this? These aliens trying to make contact were from a different vibratory plain, which accounted for us not being able to see them. The only way we could see them was by speeding up the vibratory rate of our third eye. Crazy I know, but that’s my mind at work.
My point in all this is that sometimes when we expose ourselves to strange things — say a scary book or movie before bed — it does affect our sleep state, thus, leading our imaginations to create monsters, aliens, ghosts that are not there.
In no way am I saying this explains all paranormal phenomena that happens directly after awakening from a sleep state, but only that we should consider some paranormal phenomena might be created from our own minds.