I have to share this with you all and I hope that if any of you have any similar experiences, please share them. Also, if you’ve found some ways to cope, please also share your methods.
Last night I had a new experience and it has scared the heck out of me.
Here’s what happened. I went to bed and went to sleep at about eleven p.m. I woke up (and opened my eyes) at about 1:45 a.m. with the perception of my face being bathed in light, which is different than seeing a bright flash. This woke me up totally and I lay there in the dark with my eyes open for a few seconds and then suddenly a bright spot-type light shined in the corner of my bedroom near the closed door. It was about three feet in diameter, down low, on the floor and part of the wall where I have some books stacked up. There was no visible beam of light, only the part of the room being illuminated by the light. My blinds were completely closed and there is no way the light could have come in from the outside because (1) the blinds are closed and the building next to mine has no windows facing my building and (2) my dresser and a large obstruction would block the path from the window to where the light was hitting.
The light lasted for 1-2 seconds and then was gone. I was utterly stunned because the room is so pitch dark and here’s this bright light out of nowhere and hitting in the obscured corner of my room. It goes without saying that I was flat out scared, terrified in fact.
I immediately switched on my bedside lamp and sat partway up, my mind racing with questions of what I should do. I considered going outside and looking up to see if there was a UFO above my dwelling, but I thought, um, nah, so I can be snatched from my parking lot? I’ll pass on that.
So, I went into my living room, turned on a lamp and laid out there on the couch. After a few minutes I went to sleep and surprisingly, slept like a rock for the next three hours, then woke up, looked at the clock and went back to my bedroom and slept for a few hours in there.
This is new for me for it to happen like this. My previous abductions have happened all while I’ve been asleep to start with. Now I have this possibility of what many others have happened where they’re conscious to start with??! The concept of it happening like that is unfathomable.
Have any of you seen flashes of light in your bedroom at night? What do you do to calm yourself and just go to sleep anyway? Does wearing a sleep mask help? I bought myself one and will wear it tonight. If I’m going to be taken, I’d so much rather not be conscious. I’d rather be asleep when they snatch me and just have the experience come to me as a hazy dreamlike memory. At least with that, there’s still some wiggle room to question oneself, to say “hey, maybe it was just a dream”.