Thursday, September 29, 2011

Runs in the family, I guess.

I was hanging out with my brother and my sister-in-law a couple nights ago, catching up, filling them in on my fox situation, stuff like that.  Although I guess it's my lack of a fox situation now, whatever.  So we get a few drinks in, and he starts telling me about how he's been having some weird sleep issues lately, and that it's been off and on since we were kids. 

My jaw about hit the floor, once I realized he wasn't joking.  Sleep paralysis.  Nightmares.  The six million animals they own waking him up in the middle of the night, freaking out about absolutely nothing.  I mentioned the nightmares I'd been having, and we rambled on about how weird that was for a few hours before I had to get home.  I chose not to bring up the monster in my room when we were kids.  I doubt he would have remembered anyway. 

So now either we're both crazy sleep-disorder sufferers, or this thing is stalking my brother, too.  Joy. 


  1. Such things do usually run in families, whether we're talking about "night terrors" and other sleep disorders or supernatural experiences. Not sure if there's been any studies to see if one correlates with the other, but individually both types of phenomena does seem to stick to certain family lines.

  2. My advice? Lather oil or grease on your back before sleeping, to see if something is laying on you and then leaving sometime after. Hopefully, it should leave tracks.