I had a weird thing happen to me the other morning, and it really bugged me out. I've written posts about my mother's house on Long Island, where I grew up, basically, she lives with ghosts. My whole family has seen them, Luke had a conversation with one once. If you want the full story, here is the post about it.
I've been feeling like we have a ghost of our own, lately we've had a few weird things happen, we woke up one night to the television in our room turning on, then off, over and over. Another night we were sitting in the family room, Mike had just built a fire in the fireplace, and one of the glass panes in the fireplace shattered. It was if someone had hit it. The fire wasn't hot enough yet to cause that, and we didn't see or hear any sparks fly before the glass broke. My sister thinks that we have some kind of spirit hanging around. Maybe it's all in my head, but I think it's weird.
Okay, this is going to sound nuts, but bear with me. The other morning, I woke up at five when Mike was getting ready for work, but then I managed to fall back asleep. I started to have a dream that I was at my mother's house, and was showing two women a face that appeared in a bedroom wall. I thought it was a ghost. Then I woke up, to something odd. I was on my side, and it felt like someone was holding my hand and foot down, and I felt a dark presence hovering over me. It leaned in and started talking in my ear, but I couldn't make out what it was saying. I couldn't open my mouth to yell out, so I just thought in my head "I don't believe in you." Then it went away. Good luck going back to sleep after that!
I emailed a friend of mine who is a psychic (I have some interesting friends) and explained to her what happened. She said it could be a spirit, since it seems like I have a sensitivity to seeing them, or, more likely, it was a sleep paralysis episode. I googled it, and I think that's what it was. It's fairly common, and is caused by irregular sleep patterns (check), increased stress (check) or a lucid dream that precedes the episode (check). It's when you wake up from a REM cycle of sleep, but your body is still in REM mode, so you can't move.
I've always been a terrible sleeper, and I think this has happened to me before. Regardless, whatever it is, I don't want it again!
Pictured, a blurry shot of Yoda that Eliza took the other day when she swiped the camera....makes you think of a creepy ghost like presence, no?