My friend Carol's photograph she found on her flip-phone dated 11-06-11, just 3 days after my "dream"
Photo Courtesy of Carol Humphrey
MY "HIGH STRANGENESS"...
In 2011 and 2012 events occurred in my life that would forever change me, who I was, and the paradigm I’d believed in. On the morning of November 3rd, 2011, I returned from the 2nd of two sleep studies (I was 44 and had been diagnosed with sleep apnea.) In the first study, I had no deep sleep and very little REM. This 2nd study was to try out the CPAP machine to see if it improved my breathing while I slept, which it did. I was sent home at about 4:30 in the morning and I felt so "oxygenated" that I was wide awake and didn't go back to bed until 7:00. During that sleep time, I "dreamt" your typical abduction scenario: I was outside and looked up to see the bottom of a craft. I could sense “others” around me, and then a beam of light came down. I felt this incredible sucking-action up into the beam, which I felt like I was resisting with all my might, and then I heard a voice inside my head say, "Now Debi, you know we need to do this...just relax". When I “heard” this voice, it suddenly felt all too familiar, like “here we go again”, and I basically succumbed and relaxed into it, and then everything went blank. I woke up at about 8:10, in a panic, and frantically called my husband to ask him where he was. He had taken our then-8 year-old daughter to school. I asked him to come home immediately as I was petrified. I summed it all up to a bad dream, of course. I was not one who had nightmares or was easily shaken, so this was very out of character for my husband to see. This one was just so real.
A few days later, I came down with the worst tonsillitis I've ever had (and, mind you, I haven't had tonsillitis since I was a small child), and also a rash on my neck on the right side. I was in bed for almost 2 weeks. I decided to share this “dream” with my elderly parents, who are both very skeptical people. I was shocked to hear that my dad, when walking the dog at night, saw three linked, but individually swirling rings in the sky. He was so impressed by what he saw that he went and woke my mother to come out and see them. This happened twice, in the week preceding my dream. He had a third sighting also during that time, but this time it was not the glowing rings. He returned home to my mother quite shaken and said, “I can’t even explain what I just saw in the sky.” Recently, a friend of mine showed me a picture she captured on her cell phone that looked very “unexplained”. I asked her what the date on her camera was, and after some digging, we found that it was November 6, 2011, just a few days after my “dream”. So there was a lot of activity going on during that week in November!
On January 10th, 2012, the medical equipment company delivered my new CPAP machine. I wore it while I read in bed that night to get used to the feeling, then shut my light off and snuggled into my covers. I immediately heard a noise in the living room, and then another noise in the kitchen, and proceeded to wake my husband up to check it out. That is when I heard a loud humming noise in my right ear, unlike anything I’ve ever heard. I saw the room flood with a blue-tinted light, from the doors and windows, and realized I couldn't move. I could move my eyeballs though, and as I looked to the right, I saw a small being standing next to my husband's side of the bed. He looked like your typical “Hollywood” grey alien, except he was glowing blue. I remember thinking, even though I was in an alarmed state, that the electric blue color was odd. I could only see him from the shoulders-up. I could hear what sounded like the pitter patter of feet and sensed what seemed like 3 or 4 others to my left, but could not see them. As the horror set in, I thought, “Dear God- that last dream was not a dream at all---this is really happening" (I was recalling the incident/dream of November 3rd.) Then everything went blank again. When I could move and speak, it was about 45-minutes later. I woke my husband to tell him what happened. Now, you would think that that event would have caused so much fear that I'd be wide awake though the rest of the night—but I could barely get the words out as I lazily tried to tell him the story. He kind of muttered a response and then we both fell asleep. It felt as if we were drugged-like the feeling you have when coming out of general anesthesia. Now, the next night, however, I was afraid to sleep without the light on, and have suffered some panic attacks on-and-off since then. I wondered if it all of this was caused by the CPAP machine, except the first time I didn't have it on, as I went to sleep several hours after having it on at the sleep center. The second time, it was on, but you would think more oxygen to my brain would be a good thing, and lack of it would be the thing to cause issues. Not to mention I was wide awake when it happened the second time. Needless to say, I have attempted to study this subject matter since those experiences, trying to make sense of it all.
In addition to my two, what I like to refer to as “conscious major experiences”, I’ve had several “minor” ones:
At least twice a year, I have dreams where a tornado comes through my home, and is sucking me up into it, and again, I am trying with all my might to not get sucked up. They are always the same. I assumed these were bad dreams, but the more I’ve researched, the more I wonder if these are screen memories. The feeling of resisting the tornado from sucking me up feels exactly the same as the resisting I felt when the beam of light hit me from the November experience.
I add this to the fact that I have had many intuitive and telepathic experiences in the past several years. It has been that way my whole life but seems to be more intense and frequent these past few years. Back in 2000, I had some "rocking/thumping" experiences when settling into bed, and even took myself to a cardiologist to make sure it wasn't my heart--which it wasn't. A psychologist friend of mine actually referred me to a reputable psychic. He knew about "the movement at night" without me telling him about it, and said I was trying to astrally project. I told him, "I feel like I'm here, but I'm not really here" and long for "home"—though I didn’t quite know what that meant. I assumed at the time I was longing for heaven. He said I was a “glitch” and asked if I had ever had a near-death experience or any accidents or illnesses that could or should have taken me out. This was something to ponder at another time.
Some other events:
When I was 20, I witness a UFO sighting with my parents. My ex-husband and I experienced a case of "sped-up" time, where we arrived at our destination a full hour ahead of time (it was a 3-hour drive normally), and we were both just baffled. It was something we never forgot and spoke about over the years. I do remember experiencing the sleep paralysis at least two other times (in the mid-90's and in 2007). I have also suffered from nosebleeds my entire life, even now. There've been too many synchronicities in the past couple of years to mention in this space.
On February 3rd, 2012, I woke up from an interesting dream (not alien related), and while I wanted to analyze the dream, instead, I got what I can only describe as a telepathic message. I cannot take credit for this quotation as it just streamed into my head and I knew to immediately write it down and hence I grabbed my phone from my bedside table and opened the notepad. The voice said, "Organized religion and dogma complicates the evolution of our soul. Pure love and simple heart-truths gently moves us in our ascension process." Now that was a lovely experience and I wouldn't mind more of those! It was incredibly peaceful. It was amazing how that happened.
So! All of these extra tid-bits may be a bunch of needless hoo-ee, but I wanted to share it in case anything is relevant to something you have possibly experienced. I have been working on a book these past few years which goes into more depth about what I have mentioned here as well as many additional stories and experiences. It will be called Happenings: One Ordinary Woman’s Experiences with Extraordinary Beings. In addition to the ET/UFO experiences, I include what I am pretty sure was an angelic encounter when I was in a time of great need, and also an NDE experience which was brought about due to my sleep apnea. Kathleen Marden was gracious enough to write the foreward, and Bret Oldham (Children of the Greys and The Baby Takers), Denise Stoner (The Alien Abduction Files), and others have contributed passages and chapters. Christine Dennett did the amazing artwork for the cover.
In 2012 I started a local support group here in the Nashville area for others who have been dealing with this phenomena. I felt that no one should have to go through those shock-and-awe moments and have no where to turn for help. In 2013, Audrey Hewins, the founder of Starborn Support, asked me if I would be the Tennessee support group leader for her organization. We later became the support group for not only Starborn, but also for Mufon and F.R.E.E. (the Dr. Edgar Mitchell Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial Encounters). We recently decided to temporarily separate from the above mentioned groups due to our regular work/school schedules and hectic lives. We still meet monthly (and sometimes more than that!) but are currently not taking on new members until further notice. We have a wonderful team which includes psychotherapist Chris Hancock, social workers Chris Smith and Joan Kuykendall, and hypnotherapist, Olivia Bishop.
I am so thankful for Starborn, Mufon, and FREE and the work they are doing. I hope that by sharing our stories, others can feel validated and encouraged along this path.
Onward and Upward!
This is a crop circle on Gray Station Road in Gray, TN that appeared the night of my May 13th, 2013 experience. I found out about this 4 days later when someone posted about it on Facebook. Amazing! Photo credit: cropcirclesonline.com
I was honored that artist Dennis Rano included me among his well-known caricatures of ET/UFO folks.
Photo from my daughter's ER visit. She had a band of hickey-type marks across her chest and waist. Her diagnosis was NOS (Not Otherwise Specified) The doctors were baffled. I cropped this photo due to modesty.
Happenings is close to being completed!.
Foreward by Kathleen Marden.
Contributions by Bret Oldham, Denise Stoner, Chris Hancock, and others. Artwork by Christine "Kesara" Dennett.
My husband had gone away for a few days on a business trip. I meditated and asked to be left alone while he was gone. When he returned, I jokingly announced, "The portal is back open!" This is the triangle mark that appeared the next morning (white triangle insert courtesy of Rick Scouler of Topic UFO)
The rash that appears after an experience. This is always on my neck.
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