I had an interesting night last night. I've mentioned before that I have extremely weird sleeping habits, one of which is I occasionally suffer from night terrors. They are different from nightmares because, they tend to happen in that strange place between sleep and wakefulness and they are actual real looking hallucinations that are in your own environment.
This summer, I had the most terrifying night terror I've ever had, you can read more about that HERE. Last night, I also had a night terror, but it wasn't so much terrifying as it was just plain weird.
I woke up from a deep deep sleep when I heard my heater kick on, sometimes it makes a loud clanking noise. When I woke up and looked around the room the walls were moving and jiggling like the walls of a jumpy castle. I looked at my bedroom door way and "saw," a tall skinny beady-eyed vampire looking at me. Frankenberry was dancing by my closet, and there was a strange pilgrim man standing on my dresser. Literally, everywhere I looked there was something crazy happening. Pretty quickly, I knew I was just "dreaming" these things up, but they just wouldn't go away, I was still seeing them even when I woke my husband up to turn on the lamp. As soon as he clicked on the light they were gone, and I was able to go back to sleep. Even though this episode wasn't scary like the one from the summer, my heart was still beating out my chest, and a cold sweat broke out over my body.
Has anyone else out there ever experienced something like this?