Tuesday, 4 July 2017

One possible explanation for some haunting sounds

Sun behind treeI realise I've mentioned my acquaintance (MA) who gets microsleep with REM (MWR) several times recently. I don't apologize fore this as MA keeps reporting novel phenomena from MWR episodes. Each such novel phenomenon increases the range of apparently paranormal reports that MWRs might explain. So what's happened now?

Well, MA's MWRs fall into two broad categories - voices and visual. The 'visual' phenomenon are totally immersive, like virtual reality. MA is sometimes 'transported' to somewhere completely different. There is also a variation where the scene is the same as the one where MA actually is but with some significant differences (like the train ghost). The 'voices' phenomenon is not immersive and MA continues to see what is going on in the real world. It sounds like snatches of an overheard conversation which are usually nothing to do with MA. There was a notable new variation recently where MA's own voice appeared in such an episode.

The latest novelty was in such a 'voice' phenomenon. In addition to a voice there was the sound of a heavy lorry driving by. When MA 'woke' from the MWR both 'voice' and 'lorry' stopped instantly. This is the first time such a 'voice' MWR has involved sounds other than actual voices. It clearly demonstrates that these 'voice' MWRs can extend to a broader soundscape involving other noises. It is also perfectly possibly that MA has had 'sound' MWRs involving no voices but other non-real noises instead! These would not have been as obvious as voices in a room where MA was alone and so might have been dismissed as 'normal'.

Inexplicable sounds are probably the commonest phenomena reported in haunting cases. So a witness who was getting MWRs, not realizing their true cause, might hear strange, inexplicable sounds that could be attributed to a ghost. MWRs are typically a symptom of certain sleeping disorders. Sleep disorders often go undiagnosed, or misdiagnosed, for years, sometimes for an entire lifetime. So there is likely to be a small but significant percentage of the population who experience MWRs without realizing what they are. And, as MA's experiences have shown, these experiences could easily be misinterpreted as paranormal experiences, including haunting phenomena.

2 comments:

  1. IF YOU LIVE ALONE AS I DO IN A RURAL PLACE WHERE YOUR NEIGHBORS ARE ADJACENT TO YOUR PROPERTY BUT YOU KNOW IT IS NOT THEM, THEN EXPLAIN WHY I HEAR VOICES (NOT PSYCHOSIS) THAT ARE FROM 567 SPIRITS IN MY HOME? THIS RANGES FROM BEING SURROUNDED IN A FOOTBALL STADIUM WHERE YOU AS IN I, IS THE ONLY PERSON TO HEAR THEM, AS A PSYCHIC NOT BEEN FULLY SWITCHED OFF FOR WANT OF A WORD, THE ONLY QUIETEST TIME FOR ME IS UPON WAKING. ONCE UP, THE VOICES INTENSIFY AS THE DAY GOES ON, THE TIME OF 5PM SEEMS FOR SOME REASON TO BE WHEN THE VOICES ARE AT THEIR PEAK BUT DEPENDING ON WHAT ONE IS DOING WHICH IS USUALLY NOTHING, THE VOICES INCREASE. WHEN I GO TO GET IN BED THE VOICES GET LOUDER WHICH IS ANNOYING TO SAY THE LEAST CONSIDERING I HAVE TINNITUS IN BOTH EARS WHICH ALSO AMPLIFIES THE VOICES SO IT IS NOT A MATTER OF 'REM SLEEP', OR ANY OTHER SLEEP DISORDERS WHICH YOU SEEM VERY GOOD AT BLAMING ANYTHING SPIRITUAL ON SLEEPING DISORDERS.

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  2. As I said in the title, only SOME haunting sounds. From investigations I have concluded that haunting phenomena, like strange sounds, have a range of different explanations. MWRs are only one possible explanation that may apply in some cases

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