First, a little info about me. I suffer from sleep apnea and nearly every night I wake up not breathing. Nothing's blocked, just the automatic part has stopped for some reason. All I have to do is make myself breathe. After several minutes, everything is fine and I can go back to sleep. I do, however, toss and turn somewhat constantly because I just don't stay comfy in one position for very long. I look at the clock quite often.
There are a few reasons why I believe what happened next was more than just a dream. This just happened 2 days ago. I was dreaming that a female (not sure who she was) and I were walking along a country road. I could see the green fields and trees on each side of the road and the beautiful blue sky. The mood was happy.
All of a sudden, everything changed to sepia tones (brown, tan, black) except for the sky. The entire sky turned pure white and was getting brighter and brighter. The air was filled with the sound of static electricity crackling which got louder and louder.
Scared, I started to run one way and the girl ran the other way. We then both stopped and ran toward each other. She ran into me and she was knocked down into the ditch. The noise and the light were so intense.
That's when I noticed that an even brighter light was shaped like a cylinder around me and that I was being lifted off of my feet. I was terrified. I think the terror was what woke me up.
The moment I woke up, I felt my weight falling back down onto my bed. The intense light took several seconds to slowly fade away. I looked at the clock, it was 6:30 a.m. I laid flat on my back and it took me about a half hour to fall back to sleep. I didn't wake up again until 1:00 in the afternoon. I was still flat on my back. I was very comfortable and felt refreshed. It was the best 6 hours of sleep I've had in a long time.
Does anyone have any idea what I experienced? I would like to hear your opinions. Thanks for reading. Jim