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June 19th, 2003


The other morning I had a wacky hallucination… I woke up and looked at a set of paintings we have on our bedroom wall and could have sworn they were t-shirts floating in the air.

A night or two earlier, my wife came into the bedroom right as I sat up in my sleep, reaching for a balloon floating above the bed.

Neither were as cool as this hallucination, then again, that one could have been real.

Have you had any good non-drug-induced hallucinations recently?

Posted in Miscellaneous

FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Thursday June 19, 2003 -- 1:05:43 am
I used to have some wicked hallucinations when I was a the point of running down the hall, to the front door, and UNLOCKING THE FRONT DOOR to go outside, thinking I was being chased by someone. Few things are more frightening to a small child to wake up by the front door, thinking.."How in the world did I end up here?"

Fortunately, that all stopped after childhood, and now that I quit drinking a few years back, no other kinds of hallcinations to report, either.

Any recent ghost stories? I won't ask you to send them to me. ;)

FROM: Andy
DATE: Thursday June 19, 2003 -- 10:42:32 am
I have this freaky one quite often which is scary, where I wake up thinking there is someone in the room and I can almost make out a person if I look hard enough. I get up out of bed and try to go over to them. But before I get near them I realise there is no one there and think to myself 'what the hell are you doing?' and then get back into bed. Who knows, it could really be something?

I swear I'll catch it someday.

And another time I woke up when I was younger and got it into my head that I had to pull down all my posters in my room. I woke up the next day and thought someone had broke in vandalised the place before I realised it was just me.

FROM: Chris
DATE: Thursday June 19, 2003 -- 2:01:59 pm
In the future...

Govt Agent: OK Ryan, we are almost done with this background investigation for that super high paying government job you want, just one more thing we need to clear up.

Ryan: OK

GA: Can you explain these hallucinations you seem to have?

Ryan: What hallucinations? I don't have a problem seeing things that aren't there.

GA: Ryan, lying in a government interview is grounds for automatic rejection. While your explaining the hallucinations, can you also explain the fascination with excrement? Come clean Mr. MacMicheal, we have 1000 pages printed out from YOu have a lot of explaining to do.

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Thursday June 19, 2003 -- 2:52:23 pm
Man, I'd be so screwed if I ever applied for a government job.

FROM: Chris
DATE: Thursday June 19, 2003 -- 2:55:26 pm
My new boss admitted to spending several hours on ODonnellWeb. Amazingly, he still hired me!

FROM: jk
DATE: Thursday June 19, 2003 -- 11:34:25 pm
Something must have scared me one night a few weeks back because I woke up shaking, and I had turned the light on and was on my knees looking under the bed.

A few years ago, I woke up in the middle of the night to find myself standing on my bed, holding the painting that was hanging over the bed. I find that 2am is a good time to redecorate?

FROM: Rob [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday June 20, 2003 -- 10:10:34 am
I don't recall ever hallucinating like this. I'll do the fun stuff of turning the alarm into something else in my dream, but I've never done the hallucination thing.

One of my brothers, on the other hand, used to wake up in the middle of the night and run down the stairs screaming. No one knew why. Maybe it was... like... the war or something. :P

FROM: Kate
DATE: Saturday June 21, 2003 -- 11:37:43 pm
Wow. So I'm not alone after all.

The worst one I had was after I dozed off during class; I saw a giant crow swooping down on me; I nearly screamed. Good thing it was a nice, big lecture hall.

DATE: Monday December 20, 2004 -- 10:36:21 pm
I had something to say until you threw in the non drug induced card

FROM: Joseph
DATE: Wednesday December 22, 2004 -- 9:22:08 am

FROM: Wayne P
DATE: Monday May 29, 2006 -- 8:58:17 pm
Whenever I get really tired I mean exausted while im driving home at night, everything in my perifferal (spelling?) vision has a vivid silver halo. I live in a rural area so its pretty dark around here at night. I have also seen entire vehicles in my mirriors gaining on me about to pass but when they are about to come up along side of me there is nothing there. Haven't seen that one in a while though!

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