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Re: Sleep Paralysis - Stanford

From: Ray Stanford <dinotracker.nul>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2004 18:03:12 -0500
Fwd Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 09:13:51 -0500
Subject: Re: Sleep Paralysis - Stanford

>From: Jim Speiser <jimspeiser.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2004 16:35:23 -0700
>Subject: Re: Sleep Paralysis

>>From: Kelly Freeman <Khfflsciufo.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 12:27:46 EST
>>Subject: Re: Identfy Friend Or Foe?

>>I would like to give you my perspective on the "sleep
>>paralysis" phenomenon. While living on Long Island, between
>>1988-90, I experienced numerous episodes where I would be lying
>>on my couch and then dozing off only to be suddenly awakened by
>>an intense electrical impulse inside the right side of my brain
>>followed by a sense of paralysis. I would try to move, but I
>>couldn't do it. Usually. these episodes would last only about 10
>>seconds or so, but it was still a little uncomfortable.


>>I have never mentioned this to anyone before, because I have
>>been trying to find some answers to these "happenings". Any
>>feedback would be appreciated. Just keep it intelligent.

>OK, here goes... this is really strange... and I think it might
>be pertinent to hypnopompic/hypnogonic experiences, of which
>sleep paralysis is a subset. Then again it may not be pertinent,
>but it's so darn strange I just have to talk about it.

>When I was about four years old, there was this lamp that stood
>next to my bed. It was a tall green floor lamp that ended in a
>sort of conic shape at the top, with ornate gold-painted
>fleur-de-lis designs around the top. Very 1940's.

>One morning I woke up to the sight of my floor lamp at the foot
>of my bed...at least it was there for about a second. When it
>saw that I was "awake", it sprouted little cartoon legs and
>dashed back to its normal place at the head of my bed.

>OK, waking dream, four-year-old imagination, etc. etc. No
>argument, although I must state that I did not then "wake up for
>real" as in most such experiences. I sat bolt upright when I saw
>this, and was then _wide_ awake.

>Now, for the really, really strange part. Many years later, my
>wife began recounting the exact same experience, which she had
>when she was about four. She said the lamp was normally at the
>head of her bed, but one morning she woke up to find it at the
>foot of her bed, and as soon as she saw it, it sprouted cartoon
>legs, kinda like a Dr. Seuss animal, and dashed back into place.

>But wait, it gets stranger still.

>I asked her to describe the lamp. Her description matched my
>lamp in every way. Tall, dark green, old, fleur-de-lis designs,
>the whole nine yards.

>I don't have the slightest clue what this means...but never
>having seen a UFO, ghost, or anything, it is the strangest story
>I have to tell, and this is the first time I've ever posted
>anything about it. I guess I'm hoping someone out there has a
>similar experience to relate. Or maybe I'm hoping otherwise...

Hi Jim,

O.K. Got it!: Fleur-de-lis (dead give-away), conical shape at
the top (sure clue)! Whomever they are, they're from France!
(Ref.: Saturday Night Live, recalling the bizarre 'cone heads'
who when asked where they were from always said, "We are from
France". :)))

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Ray Stanford

"You know my method. It is founded upon the observance of
trifles." -- Sherlock Holmes in The Boscombe Valley Mystery

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