last night I was abducted by aliens. it was shortly after 2:30 in the morning, and I became aware of a shrill ringing in my ears that became louder and louder until it was almost deafening. my heart started pounding and I at that moment, I knew there was something in the room with me, hovering just inside the door. I knew it was an alien come to abduct me. I tried to open my eyes, but the pressure on them was too intense. I pried them open just far enough to make out the glow of christmas lights and a great darkness spreading over me. a little voice in the back of my head was laughing and saying 'dude, ridiculous!' , but I was paralyzed with terror in a way I haven't been since the man-eating paper bag used to come out from under my bed in the middle of the night when I was little.
and then everything was quiet. the ringing stopped, I opened my eyes, and gasping for breath, I discovered I could move again.
there are three possible conclusions I could draw from this event:
#1. three months of sleep deprivation are catching up with me. I went straight from full consciousness to REM sleep and got a little confused along the way.
#2. I was actually awake and my brain is telling me I really need to sleep.
#3. last night I was abducted by aliens.
I'm gonna go with #3.