Monday, June 6, 2011

The Ghostly Figure

So there I was in the middle of a good night sleep when I had this nightmare. For me it was almost a standard bad dream where I was being chased by a supernatural creature of some kind. The creature this time happened to be a classic ghost. You know, the kind that looks like a guy wearing a white sheet.

I remember running and running to get away. But no matter how fast I went, the ghost was at least as fast as I was! The dream seemed to go on for ages. It's rough when you are so afraid and you just can't seem to get away from that fear. But in the end the dream finally faded, and I was back in normal sleep.

But soon after, I was dreaming again. I dreamed I was lying in my own bed asleep. I dreamed that I awoke and opened my eyes to see a terrifying figure hovering over me. The figure was about seven feet tall, much too thin to be human, and was wearing a long white sheet! The ghost was back! It terrified me so much that I instantly and finally awoke from my sleep.

Now I was really awake, lying there and a little bit afraid to open my eyes. I told myself that it had all been nothing but a bad dream, but I knew that it had seemed so real. The only thing to do was open my eyes to reassure myself that there was no ghost there.

I opened my eyes, and the ghost was still there! It was less that a second when the ghost swooped down towards me! I closed my eyes tightly and my hands reflexively flew up in front of me for protection! But nothing came.

I laid there in that exact position for what seemed like hours. My heart was pounding in my chest so hard that I thought I was going to die! I could actually feel the strong, solid beating with my hands! Ba bump, ba bump, ba bump! I was too afraid to look once more.

I let the time pass some more until my heart slowed enough to where I thought the ghost might not give me a heart attack. finally, I opened my eyes once more. The ghost was gone. It was as if it were never there at all.

I quickly got out of bed and checked the entire room for anything out of the ordinary, but found nothing at all, except my own terrified reflection in the mirror. I never saw the ghost again after that, but I have always wondered if that last part was real or just a very real dream. I guess I'll never know.


  1. I like this this from experience or pure fantasy???

    I often wonder about the times when we dream that we are to whether we are only dreaming that we are awake or maybe we are really awake but because we see something that our minds can't quite apprehend then we believe ourselves to be asleep as a kind of coping mechanism....god I don't think I'll even read that back to see if it makes sense...way to confusing but I hope you understand what I mean!

  2. @allotments4you
    I must confess, much of this story was from a very real experience that I had.

  3. I believe in ghost/spirits. They sometimes spook us humans.
    Ratty, you had a cool encounter!

  4. @Jean
    This isn't the only odd encounter I've had, but it was the quickest fright I've ever had.

  5. I don't believe in ghosts, but then again I'm not convinced they don't exist either. I guess I'm the sort of person who needs proof to either believe OR disbelieve something... otherwise, I am eternally on the fence.

    Either way, this is very spooky encounter... I would definitely find myself wondering afterwards if it were real or not. The human mind is so strange; its a little frightening thinking about how thin the line between fantasy and reality/ dreaming and waking can be.

    A highly readable, thought-provoking little story. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  6. @Sylvia Winters
    There is actually also a scientific explanation for encounters like this one. It is called the Old Hag Syndrome. This is where you are conscious, but part of your mind and body are really still in a dream state. That would explain seeing ghostly figures or a feeling of being paralyzed until you awake a little more fully. It is a very interesting concept. Thank you for your excellent comment.

  7. I am agree with what Sylvia said earlier.I am not so lucky to meet a ghost,but I often face human ghost.

  8. @Blogging Park
    I've faced a few human ghosts myself. They can sometimes be scarier than the other kind.


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