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The Burning Man


I first became aware of "the people" when I was about 5 years old. I would wake from sleep or turn over in bed and find someone looking me in the face. As soon as I would focus on them, they would suddenly disappear... Rapidly vanish into space as if being pulled back by a strong rubber band or rope. Since I grew up seeing these people, I have stopped being startled and turn over and go back to sleep. I have to assume these people are dead and just like the little boy in the movie..."I see dead people" also. I can say this because they appear in all sorts of dress. Some are wearing clothes which are torn and stained, even bloody and one man was soaking wet and smelled of river water. Then some are dressed nicely in gowns and suits. They come from all eras. The old West, Romans, Greeks, Indians and so on. When I look these people in the face, some appear to be happy or relieved before they disappear and some don't look at me at all.

Like I said, I have tolerated these visitors for most of my life and now at 72, I am finally startled and unsettled. Last week, I saw a dark figure about 7 feet tall, standing at the foot of my bed. I could not see his face but could see lumps all over his head, neck and shoulders as if he had been severely burned. His eyes were red, glowing slits and through out his torso there were burning holes as if he were hollow and there was a fire inside of him. He lasted longer than most of the other figures which appear to me, so I was able to get a good look at him. For the first time in a long while, I was scared and my heart raced. I hope to never see this figure again as I felt unease and almost danger. Over the years I have had black birds fly in my face, dogs snarling and standing on my chest at night, but this visitor has gotten to me. I continue to sleep perfectly fine, but always look to the foot of the bed just to make sure there is nothing there.

About 30 years ago I sought out someone who I thought I could get some information on just what I was seeing and what these people wanted for me, only to be tole I was having hallucinations. That was the last time I have contacted anyone for I know there has got to be more to it than that. I am curious to hear if the are others who have had and experience with a burning man such as mine and wonder what it could possibly mean.

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Ven0m (18 posts)
4 years ago (2019-05-29)
Please I beg you before its to late! Talk to Jesus and repent for all sins you have made and accept him as your God and Savior! Command that Devil to leave in Jesus name! You don't have anything to loose even if you don't believe why not try!? Do you really want to take the risk that, that thing/Devil is waiting for you to die then take your soul with him? Don't take any risks! Try and see what happens! Call out for Jesus. I hope i'm not to late
Southernlady (1 stories) (1 posts)
6 years ago (2017-07-16)
Well, I don't think what I deal with has anything to do with empathy, but it might. I think and feel that I am some sort of living portal to these visions. Your experiences are very real and I am interested in finding out what October has to offer hoping it's not to horrific and tragic. At my age, I have learned not to doubt other people's experiences and visions for they are very real if not only unto themselves and should not be taken lightly. Thank you for your response.
Greggb (6 stories) (25 posts)
6 years ago (2017-07-14)

I've personally never observed apparitions as you describe, though I do often "see" things in my head. At certain times I'm capable of letting go and allowing random scenes to play in my imagination. Usually when I'm relaxed, often tired, or sleepy. I've gotten much better at allowing this to happen.

I also have periods of extremely vivid dreaming. Some of my dreams feature people I know, in incredible detail, who act exactly the way they do in real life. Sometimes they even irritate me the way they do in real life. And sometimes there are people who are complete creations of fiction, as near as I can tell. They're people I've never met, but they seem to be very complete, as far as both physical and psychological characteristics are concerned.

The very vivid dreams I've described occur during unusual parts of my sleep cycle. I'm not an expert on sleep cycles, but from what I understand, the most vivid dreams usually occur during REM sleep, and I don't think I'm in REM sleep when these dreams are occurring. I actually think I'm in more of a trance state.

Like this morning, I woke up very early, and laid in bed thinking. It seemed like there was literally no gap in consciousness between my waking state and the very vivid dream I was having. It really felt like I never even went to sleep. And then, when I was having the dream, I began to almost get the feeling that I was dreaming.

I've had many lucid dreams before, where I've become aware that I was dreaming, but this was different. I think it was different because, to be honest, I wasn't really dreaming, because I wasn't really asleep. It was more like I was experiencing a sort of work of fiction (though a very real one) by my own choice. And I kind of knew that I could end this experience anytime, and I finally decided to end it. But unlike waking up from a dream, where there's a transition period from sleeping to waking consciousness, I was instantly in a state of waking consciousness, as quickly as a light would come on if I were to flip a switch.

In attempting to understand what's happening to you, I suggest you analyze the state you're in when you see these things, and compare it to your normal dreaming state. My suspicion is that you're in somewhat of a trance state--that you're actually awake, but in an altered state of consciousness. Which, I should add, doesn't invalidate the experiences you're having. Though, it might help you to better understand what's happening.

Though I understand your real concern is about the recent apparition you described, which is understandably very disturbing. I honestly don't have any ideas as to what the figure you described might symbolize. I think the better question is, why after all this time has something suddenly disturbed you so much?

To venture an answer, I think there's something going on right now in the world. I don't think there's ever been more tension throughout the world as there is now. There's a tremendous amount of negative emotion. And I personally think we're headed for major disaster. In terms of history, we're due. And there are a lot of other reasons to conclude that logically, something bad is on its way.

A little less than a year ago the feeling that was something bad was coming really hit me. I told a number of people that I believed within a year, that disaster would hit. That was about October.

Then, after that, the feeling dissipated in me. I remembered the strong feeling I'd felt, that something bad was coming, but I didn't feel it as much, for quite a while.

But now that feeling is returning to me. I mean the feeling that something bad is on its way. I'm not sure that will be here by this coming October, as I initially predicted. But I don't think it's far off.

How would you describe yourself in terms of empathy? Are you a highly empathic person? If so, I'd guess that the apparitions you see are resultant of things you sense about the world, and that the "burning man" resulted from your sensing that right now things really aren't right in the world.

Just my thoughts... Hope that helps.

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