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Would you sleep/ live in a haunted house?
#71
RE: Would you sleep/ live in a haunted house?
(April 16, 2020 at 6:53 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(April 16, 2020 at 6:05 am)Little lunch Wrote: I've had exploding head syndrome hundreds of times.
It's just before I fall asleep and someone leans in and yells something gibberish in my ear.
Sometimes it's the snippet of a conversation between two people, again, really loud.
It's calmed down a lot as I've aged and it hasn't bothered me for years anyway.

I read somewhere once that it's related to narcolepsy?

I remember the first time I read about exploding head syndrome.  I was HUGELY disappointed.

Boru

Yeah, "Scanners" was a total lie. (Post gif, please.)
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#72
RE: Would you sleep/ live in a haunted house?
(April 16, 2020 at 5:43 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(April 16, 2020 at 4:04 am)Agnostico Wrote: Has anyone had any experiences with hallucinations, induced or otherwise? I think a lot of ghost claims may come from hallucinations

I read that nearly everyone has at least one experience of "sleep hallucination" or "sleep paralysis" in their lifetime

It happened to me twice after a physician put me on medication which blocks serotonin which i never wanted to take anyway
Interestingly the psychedelic known as LSD or acid works by changing your levels of serotonin as well, causing hallucinations

The first night I kept getting woken up by either a loud bang or having my name yelled out.
I later learned that this is known as "exploding head syndrome". It's not as disturbing as the name suggests but could definitely cause one to believe there was a ghost or something

The following night as ive gone to get out of bed to go to the toilet there is an image of an old man sitting beside my bed, looking at me, face to face just about
Like WTF, I ran out of my room screaming. It definitely wasn't a dream and the image i saw was as clear and defined as the images we see
It really freaked me out

The on the next night just as I was falling asleep I see a glowing blue orb hovering and dancing above my bed... WTF... Again i ran out of my room screaming

What the fuck is wrong with me i thought.
I know people with psychosis have audio hallucinations but i seemed to have skipped that and gone straight into visual hallucinations.
I've hallucinated before when taking psychedelic drugs, more intensely as well. But the sleep hallucinations were different.
It was a random image in a normal backdrop but most of all it was totally unexpected

But thanks to the internet I was able to find these scientific explanations for it which was such a relief cos i thought i was loosing my mind
I learnt that changes in serotonin levels can cause these types of parasomnias and went to tell my physician that im getting off this drug

It was really a dangerous medication to be subscribing for someone who is just sad over a close family death.
Feeling depressed during such an occasion is normal. But she misdiagnosed it as depression
Extreme side effects of this drug where things like stroke, suicidal thoughts, worse depression, a different mental issue, hallucinations

Before we had these scientific explanations for these phenomena a person would be left with really no other explanation but to think it was a ghost or something
It was really easy to pass off the orb as a spirit and the old man as God if i was so inclined, which i guess is what people would have thought after having such experiences.
Sleep paralysis is the most extreme parasomnia. Some peoples experiences are a literal living nightmare

I just thought id share that. People might make judgements about my sanity but i don't care.
Hopefully someone can relate or even be made aware of such parasomnias being a possible explanation of ghosts

I should think nearly everyone has had hallucinations of the sorts you describe.

Boru

Nah.

My hallucinations are far more interesting.

They involve a chainsaw, an acid bath, Iggy, and a rabbit named Mr Sputnik.
Dying to live, living to die.
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#73
RE: Would you sleep/ live in a haunted house?
(April 16, 2020 at 5:43 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: I should think nearly everyone has had hallucinations of the sorts you describe.

Boru

Really... Probably the ones from taking LSD or mushrooms but i haven't met anyone who has told me they had sleep hallucinations or sleep paralysis 
Which is why i think i sound like a loony tune when i tell the story. Understand that this isn't a dream that happens when your asleep. 
I think its a part of your dream is there when u wake up or doze off

Id think psychosis is more prevalent. More cases of audio hallucination like hearing voices. I've met plenty of people who have had that

In prison there are heaps of guys with it. One guy i would always see in the yard walking around always talking to himself. 

I said hi to him a few times and had a few words with him and he seemed normal. Eventually i asked someone about him, apparently he has 11 different entities that speak to him

Traditionally this guy would have been deemed as being possessed by demons, even still now

But its interesting, how can one hear or see things that aren't there. They've been able to identify all these mental conditions now understanding why and how to treat is a work in progress really

Some say the human mind is as mysterious as the universe. Maybe it is

Little lunch Wrote:I've had exploding head syndrome hundreds of times.
It's just before I fall asleep and someone leans in and yells something gibberish in my ear.
Sometimes it's the snippet of a conversation between two people, again, really loud.
It's calmed down a lot as I've aged and it hasn't bothered me for years anyway.

I read somewhere once that it's related to narcolepsy?

You too uh. I had one were i heard footsteps coming to my door then BANG BANG , knocks on my head
And one where it was as though someone was at the end of my bed and slammed it while yelling my name
Or actually recently i had one where i heard my dad call out my name twice. I woke up "Pa... Pa..." nothing

It could be related to narcolepsy which is described as "a long-term neurological disorder that involves a decreased ability to regulate sleep-wake cycles" But it may not be.

It is definitely a parasomnia which is described as "are a category of sleep disorders that involve abnormal movements, behaviors, emotions, perceptions, and dreams that occur while falling asleep, sleeping, between sleep stages, or during arousal from sleep"

BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:I remember the first time I read about exploding head syndrome.  I was HUGELY disappointed


Ha, i can see how...

Valkyrie Wrote:Nah.

My hallucinations are far more interesting.

They involve a chainsaw, an acid bath, Iggy, and a rabbit named Mr Sputnik

LoL im not sure if ur serious or kidding. 
In the case that your for real are talking about voluntary hallucinations through psychedelics?
Cos that is a whole other world, a different level of hallucinations. 
Some people, including a mate of mine, claim to speak to God. He become a Mormon before realizing it was a cult and leaving.

But can u tell us more about your hallucinations.
Oh yes please tell us more
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#74
RE: Would you sleep/ live in a haunted house?
I ain't afraid of no ghost.



You can fix ignorance, you can't fix stupid.

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#75
RE: Would you sleep/ live in a haunted house?
(April 16, 2020 at 7:38 am)The Valkyrie Wrote: My hallucinations are far more interesting.

They involve a chainsaw, an acid bath, Iggy, and a rabbit named Mr Sputnik.

Ah, Penthouse Letters. Those were the days.
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#76
RE: Would you sleep/ live in a haunted house?
(April 16, 2020 at 8:42 am)downbeatplumb Wrote: I ain't afraid of no ghost.

Ye but if there's something strange in your neighbourhood... Who are you gonna call?????
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#77
RE: Would you sleep/ live in a haunted house?
(April 16, 2020 at 11:29 am)Agnostico Wrote:
(April 16, 2020 at 8:42 am)downbeatplumb Wrote: I ain't afraid of no ghost.

Ye but if there's something strange in your neighbourhood... Who are you gonna call?????
Bust Ghosters!!!
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#78
RE: Would you sleep/ live in a haunted house?
(April 16, 2020 at 12:21 pm)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote:
(April 16, 2020 at 11:29 am)Agnostico Wrote: Ye but if there's something strange in your neighbourhood... Who are you gonna call?????
Bust Ghosters!!!

Hehehe farkin hell im only just old enough to remember that but when i read ur post "i ain't afraid of no ghosts" it was like a flashback to that song

I don't really remember the movies apart from the fact that they catch ghosts and the marshmallow man
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#79
RE: Would you sleep/ live in a haunted house?
Quote:Some people, including a mate of mine, claim to speak to God. He become a Mormon before realizing it was a cult and leaving

Yeah, a common mistake.
When God talks, he doesn't give you his IP address, so it's hard to chase down which exact God it is... They're just like scammers Dunno
Unless a God can show me his driver's license, or at least his membership of divinity platinum club, I'm sceptical.
No God, No fear.
Know God, Know fear.
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