A night visitor

@savypat (20246)
United States
October 4, 2010 1:19pm CST
The strangest thing happened to me a couple of nights ago. I was in that stage when you are not awake or asleep and all of a sudden the form of a cat's skelton ran across my chest and brushed against my face. Of course this woke me and I turned on the the light looking for a mouse or rat that could have caused that feeling. At this time we have no house cats. This didn't scare me but it certianly woke me up. Has anything like this ever happened to you? If so please tell me about it.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
4 Oct 10
That is scary. No I have never experienced being disturbed 'physcially' in my sleep except for nightmarish dream that often send shivers down my spine when I come out of my sleep from the impact of the dream. I guess it might be some good spirits visiting you.
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@GardenGerty (104265)
• United States
4 Oct 10
There are some dreams that are so real you feel as if they happened. I know that has happened.
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• Philippines
5 Oct 10
That's really scary savy. And I don't want to experience anything that is related to what we call "ghost moments". LOL. But I did woke up last night because I was so scared. I woke up with my heart palpitating so fast and I felt like a thousand needles have pricked me. I was really scared that I was catching up my breath. I don't know if it's a chest pain or what but it did scare me because we have a history of heart illness as well as high blood on my father's side. Please take care. And yes, I have to agree with one post here - you might want to have a cat around. They're good when it comes to mouse/rat chasing. They are good guardians.
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
5 Oct 10
It sounds like you had the sleep paralysis, a common thing where the body is slow to respond to the brain. It's normal and nothing to worry about, just recognize it and take a couple of deep breaths.
• Philippines
5 Oct 10
Thank you, savy. At least I am aware now. Thank you.
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@JenInTN (27564)
• United States
5 Oct 10
Hi savypat...I was going to suggest a bit of literature for you that might peak your interest. The name of the book is Flying without a Broom. I picked it up a few months ago and read it from time to time out of curiousity. I had a sleep study done once and yes...have had a few odd experiences throughout the years. Not any cat skeletons though. As long as your not scared or uncomfortable..that's the important thing. Take care.
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@JenInTN (27564)
• United States
13 Oct 10
Thanks for the best response...did you look up the book?
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
5 Oct 10
Hi savypat, That is a very interesting experience but I can't say that anything like that has happened to me. The closest that I've come is having someone awake me in the mornings when I'm alone in the house. I've never seen anyone, just had a voice call my name and tell me it was time for me to get up. It doesn't scare me, in fact the last time, I didn't feel like getting up at the time and went back to sleep for another hour. It's probably happened about a half dozen times, maybe a few more, I'm not quiet sure. Have you had a cat in the past that was very special to do you? Blessings.
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
5 Oct 10
Yes I've had several and one we lost just this year. But I don't think this was him the energy wasn't the same. I felt like it was just something passing by and I tuned into it. Sort of another dimension.
@Lore2009 (7388)
• United States
4 Oct 10
You probably had scissor lock. During this phase of sleep you feel awake and are aware of your surrounding but you cannot move. It is a scary feeling and often people see ghosts during that phase for some reason. I've had this phase happen to me before but there were not ghosts. This morning, when I woke up the blinds were moving and my cat got curious.. the windows were closed and nothing else was moving... I'm hoping there's a scientific explanation to this or else... I don't think I can sleep tonight!
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
5 Oct 10
Maybe it was an earthquake, we have those all along the West Coast of the US and even the small ones can make things move in the house if they are centered where you are. Para normal is always my last choice when explainations are offered.
@ravend (661)
• Malta
4 Oct 10
I looked it up a bit - I believe you had a form of sleep paralysis - I did have one some time ago and it was cats I dreamt of too. :) Ages ago people used to believe gargoyles visited them at night when this happened. :)
@savypat (20246)
• United States
5 Oct 10
It's not unusual for me to have this paralysis so it no longer scares me. This wasn't anything like that.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Oct 10
Things watching me from the foot of the bed. No cat skeletons!
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
7 Oct 10
That sounds quite scary Pat! I’ve never experienced anything like that although I have had dream about my cats but was different! I had the feeling that someone was sitting on my bed; it was a regular occurrence when I lived in a particular house and it stopped when my environment changed fortunately. My sister experienced a pressure on her chest once and was unable to move in her bed for several minutes which frightened her quite a bit!
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@haruki00 (50)
• Philippines
5 Oct 10
as for me there are instances that when Im sleeping I feel like Im falling off a cliff then I suddenly wake up.. very weird O_O
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• India
5 Oct 10
No, I’ve never had any such experience till now and I was hoping that somebody here would say that you actually had a paranormal experience. I’m always on the lookout for people who’ve had such experiences LOL… but I think in your case GardenGerty comes nearest to a plausible explanation…we never really know the depths of our mind and what goes on there and what it stores. See if you ‘see’ that cat again…
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@chanlot (191)
• Indonesia
5 Oct 10
if you do not want struck by a rat, then you should guard cat, because cats will cause the mouse afraid. When I was little I actually often sleep When I was little I actually often sleep together with cats, because cat fur could actually make my body gets warm and I was sleeping soundly. But for the woman slept with a cat is a ban, because it can cause infertility.
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@GardenGerty (104265)
• United States
4 Oct 10
Years ago I regularly dreamed or heard in my sleep a telephone ringing. Not one of these digital phones, but a real, old fashioned phone. It was so real, and I would wake up, but it was not a phone in my house. This happened several times. I also used to, and still do, smell phantom smells a lot. I have not figured it out where the non existent smells come from. I have lived in this house for over twenty five years, so it is not something that would still be lingering from someone else. Why do you say it was the form of a cat's skeleton? I know our minds have lots of things locked away that we are not conscious of, I figure, most of the time, that it is my mind remembering a smell. I finally figured out about the telephone, as well. It actually came from a television show I had seen, but it happened several times.