I Have Dealt With Hypnagogic Hallucinations Since Age 3

I am 30 years old and started experiencing, what I believed were night terrors, at 3 years of age.  I would go to bed at night and within 15 minutes open my eyes to an old women at the foot of my bed.  I saw the same old women for 17 years,  until I moved out of my parents house at age 20. Never saw anything else, just the same women.  She would smile at me and then I'd run out scared out of my mind into my parents bedroom.  My poor parents did not know what to think.  When I finally moved out of my parents home, I never saw this women again, just new people now. 

I'm 30 years old and in the last 10 years have probably seen about 20 different people. One time I was taking a quick nap at about 2pm, and an another old women started shaking me to wake up, because my Husband was on his way home.  She even called him by his name.  It always scared me, especially since I had no idea what was wrong with me, but it's nice to finally have a name for the hallucinations I've had to deal with since such a young age. 

sticki2000 sticki2000
26-30, F
2 Responses Feb 28, 2010

I do this all the time and have for years. I see people usually and I feel like I can t move. I also threaten these imaginary people with their lives if they don't get out of my room. This freaked my girlfriend in the past out and new one.... How do we stop doing this?

I have had a similar experience. I wake to find a small girl at the standing at end of my bed. I am never afraid of her, she will just smile or point at me. I haven't seen her in 20 years until last night, so I went searching the internet. Glad I found this board, I thought I was losing my mind.