The last 3 years I've been in a state between being awake and dreaming - or so it feels, several times.
I've probably had more but there are a few occasions that I can particularly remember so I'll start off with the oldest one I can remember.
I was sleeping in my bed next to my ex girlfriend (we were a couple at that time though) and I woke up and noticed I could not move. I was fully aware (a bit slow after waking up) of the environment around me and I remember looking at my ex girlfriend, though I'm not sure if my eyes were open at all but I could still see but it was a little bit diffused but still a little bit clearer than normal dreams. I remember hearing voices and it sounded like my ex. I could hear her "speak". When she spoke, she spoke a little bit faster than normal and as soon as she had said something she immediately said something else so it was a continous flow of words without any delays between, which made it appear she was talking really fast.
When I was lying there looking at her and hearing all these "conversations" she had, I had the impression I could hear her thoughts. I thought this was very fascinating so I tried to focus on what she was saying and when I tried to focus I could no longer hear her thoughts. When I could no longer hear what she was thinking I relaxed and tried to get back to sleep and it took only a few seconds before I started hearing her thoughts again. This time I knew that when trying to focus on what she was saying I would no longer hear her thoughts so I just let it "flow". It was until I heard a special word (which I thought was a bit disturbing and that annoyed me) that made me try to focus really hard on that sentence (trying to hear that particular conversation), which interrupted my state of mind and I immediately "woke up" and could no longer hear anything. I found the whole situation very odd, it felt very real and I am very confused, I don't know if I was actually in a dream or not. Anyone find the "read thoughts" thing familiar?
This did not happen so long ago, actually a few weeks ago. I woke up very early in the morning and could not move. I saw that there was morning light in the room, it was also very diffused and still a bit clearer than a normal dream. I was fully aware though a bit slow after waking up as everyone is when they wake up. I felt uneasy and I had the feeling there was an "entity" in my room. I could suddenly feel someone or something that touched me, I don't really recall if it was the arm, leg or stomach that I got touched on. This came as a shock to me so I immediately woke up.
Then a few days after that I had the very same experience, but this time I could sense that someone or something stood next to my bedside, on my right side. I was very afraid of this entity. But I decided to take a look and see if I could see this entity, so I tried to open my eyes and look to my right and I could not see anyone but I felt that something was really there. I wanted to interrupt my current state, I wanted to get out of it, I did not like this entity next to me, so I tried to open my mouth and call for help, I tried to scream my girlfriend's name since she is sleeping next to me on my left side. I could not speak, I was very paralyzed and I am not even sure how I managed to look to my right in the first place. So I could do nothing! Then I felt that something touched me and as usual it comes as a shock and I immediately wake up and when I woke up I was still afraid so I cuddled myself against my girlfriend and put my arm around her to feel a bit safer.
What do you guys think of this? Is this just dreams or is this real experiences? They do feel very real and I'm not really fond of the last two events. I want the last event to take place again to see if I would experience it any different than the previous times but I am at the same time afraid of confronting this "entity", maybe I'm just a coward, maybe just dreams? I don't know!