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Seeing Faces And Objects Before I Sleep. Need Advice


Just within the past year, as I lay down to sleep, I begin to see faces. Usually, if I'm not focusing, they just fly past me. Like a weird movie montage. I have never recognized anyone, or anything. Sometimes I do see objects, like a car, a couch once, etc. I have found that if I focus, like, focus my gaze (with my eyes closed) on a particular face, I can make the flashing stop and kind of zoom out and see more of the picture. Most of the things I see seem really just normal, or benign. I have only seen 1 person that seemed to be in distress. I saw a post on here earlier from someone else that does this (made me very happy to know that I'm not the only one). I still have questions:

1. What is this? Is this a psychic phenomenon? Or just something like my brain firing off random things?

2. Any tips, if it is a psychic phenom, on how to focus more and maybe find out who these people are and why they are appearing to me?

I just don't know what to do with the things I'm seeing. I have no idea who these people are, what time they are from (past, present future?) or why they are appearing to me. If they are by choice.

I'm lucky to have a very open minded mother and best friend, they are the only ones I have told about this though. And neither of them knew what to tell me or how to help me.

I really am just looking for help/answers to my questions, so I prefer comments from people with lots of experience who may be able to help me. I have had a few other "psychic" experiences, but none as frequent or "controllable" as this one seems to be. Please help!

Thanks in advance!:)

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Kimkimkim3 (1 posts)
13 years ago (2011-12-23)
I have experienced strange visions at night time. I have got into bed, closed my eyes to go to sleep, but it's like my eye lids are closed, but my eyes are wide open and I have seen faces,places. There was a strange lighthouse the other night...
My last experience was a woman who came to me. She was stood with her hands behind her back and crouching foreward staring at me. After this happened, I fell asleep and the dream I had was that I was in a cave, and had been picked up by an invisable entity. I thought it was a poltergeist in my dream. It was absolutely terrifying...!
gggggg (2 posts)
13 years ago (2011-11-24)
stepy, I have this all the time., you are not alone, I did a ouiga board at age 8 and since then..., I have had paranormal, poltergiest, visions you name it, the dreams, I have drawn, written and proven they are real/true. Very often my visions are as I'm going to sleep and I see dead (clearly dead) and/ore deformed faces, sometimes creeps me out as can't clear it when it happens and can't clear my head the next day... Predominantly japanese children I think from the earthquakes... I could go on with the experiences and incidents respond if you want more as there are sme high profile cases... But most importantly... Your not on you own. Gggggggggggggggggg
kay03 (1 stories) (4 posts)
13 years ago (2011-11-02)
Hi Stepy,

This happens to me a LOT. I've always accredited it to my imagination and ADHD, which cause my mind to wander. Also my resistance to sleep (subconsciously I will do anything to avoid falling asleep).

There are also nights when I can here things. Sentences, words, crying, laughing. It's not like voices in my head, or a conversation with myself. It's like a constant static coming in over a radio... I'll try to push it out of my head and it will get louder and become chaotic like I'm spinning, and eventually I'll become so frustrated that I'll start to panic (not because I'm afraid or think they are something other than my imagination, but because I can't manage to block them out). I've found the only way to sleep on these nights is to put on music really loud, whereas with the images, I'll often have to sleep with a lamp on so my mind doesn't have the darkness as its blank canvas.

I would love to know if you ever hear sounds, or if it's just the images? I've always simply dismissed it for the above reasons... Do you have ADHD or a vivid imagination? Or an inclination to avoid sleep?
TIGERKING (2 stories) (70 posts)
13 years ago (2011-10-30)

I don't think it's anything bad. I always see faces. Usualy just the face, sometimes with a body. And not a faint vision I mean I can see the light reflecting in their eyes, color, everything. It's that clear. I have never tried to talk to one before, because I feel there is no need. Everything is understood.

Now to keep from looking crazy I will say it's a dream state, but I'm certain it's something else. It's near impossible to tell anyone cause they think poorly of you straight away. But in my defence, when I have a feeling about something... I will only say it if I'm sure. I've prooved it to myself many times, but that's just me. I don't expect people to believe, cause they are taught not to believe and, they cannot see the same things.
lorikeet (1 posts)
13 years ago (2011-10-30)
I have seen faces for most of my life. As a young woman I found this very disturbing. The faces were unknown to me, were extremely clear and detailed and seemed to be looking into me very intensely. I had/have no knowledge regarding this phenomenon and found it very troubling. I felt the "faces" wanted something of or from me. It finally stopped after many years, when I fervently prayed to God to "make them go away". I still have no understanding of this experience.
LUNAtique (guest)
13 years ago (2011-10-26)
Are the images clear? I see flying colours in the dark and also whilst my eyes are closed. I can't tell whether it means something or if it's just my bad eyesight:P. But if the images are clear then it's definitely something. This may sound crazy but have you tried speaking to a particular face or person? Both mentally and verbally. Seeing objects could be symbolic and subconsciously relative to your daily life in the present or future. Also, do you just see faces or their bodies as well?
TIGERKING (2 stories) (70 posts)
13 years ago (2011-10-26)

I have this all the time. In my understanding it could be the third eye. If you want to learn about the third eye, the cultivation practice that I do explains, in depth, all about it.


This is an explaination of what the third eye is/does. If you wish you could learn a lot more through this link.

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