Sunday, April 26, 2009

sleep tight...



Conch Shells, Pandesal stuffed with hotdog and mustard cream, ice cubes and then darkness…


It was a fine sunny day at the beach, walking coolly while looking at the varieties of conch shells and other seashore life forms. It was nice gazing at the conch shells that lined the soft white sands with their different colors and lopsided structures. I was so enthusiastic to take a piece of it at home but then there was a strong wind that carried me away from the beach. Subsequently I found myself at the pad of my cousin who just came from the states with her daughter. I didn’t ask for any pasalubong because my attention was caught with the creamy pandesal stuffed with hotdog served on the table. I felt so hungry by just looking at it and the time I was about to get it, my cousin’s daughter wolf it down. Afterward, I was riding on a van with the driver and someone younger whom I don’t know but seemed very familiar with me. We stopped at a very exquisite house. The house was a combination of oriental and modern styles. The designs were neat and simple yet it looked very striking. As I was standing on the open door, I looked outside, beyond the huge steel gate and saw a scene of filthy slums. It was very weird because I know that we entered an executive village not an urban poor. Another weird thing was I saw a pair of sandals moving inside the house as if there was an invisible man wearing it. Then there was an old woman who appeared in front me holding a bucket of ice cubes. I don’t have a clue why she was offering me ice cubes and the next scene darkness.

I saw my room, my comfort zone since childhood, and the scene was vivid. But I was half awake then and I could feel my blanket and my cold flesh lying on the mattress. Then I started to feel different, I was chilling and at that time I got fully awake but I couldn’t open my eyes. I felt paralyzed; I couldn’t move any of my limbs. My throat had gone dry as bone and I couldn’t even move my tongue. I’d like to shout, to shout for help but there’s no voice coming out. I felt so scared because I was very conscious about the situation and I felt that there’s someone looking at me beyond the darkness. My heart was trembling and I could really feel it but I was so feeble to move my body. I was racing with my breaths, and was panicking. I just felt so scared because I was feeling the presence uncanny thing. I wanted to shout, to cry and then I thought of praying. I prayed one Hail Mary but then my heart was still beating fast. I tried to calm myself with another Hail Mary then I was able to move my fingers and then another Hail Mary that made my hands to move away from my chest. After that, I prayed one Our Father then I was able to get up.


I don’t how you call it, Bangungot or what. But I really got scared because I was really conscious then. I even tried to google Bangungot but i unfortunately that word doesnt exist. There are few related items like acute pancreatitis, sudden unexpected death syndrome, and etc etc but no exact definition and category to what i have experienced...

But one thing is for sure, prayers had revived from that terrible experience. The last time I celebrated mass was for ages ago and the last time I truly pray is something I couldnt recall…



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20 comments:

or said...

WHile reading your post, what automatically popped into my mind is, "this guy needs to pray". And I think you've done the right thing. To seek for His help and make a simple plea- a humble prayer.
I'm glad that you're now okay. Hope that you'll visit the church today, since It's Sunday.

Amorgatory said...

hmmm i experienced that thing lage pre,baka na obe ka, pero may tawag dun, nakalimutan kow lang, ang panget nang ganyang feeling, so usually ginagawa kow, pinipikit ko lang mata kow, then nagccalm down akow then unti unti ko lang ginagalaw ung katawan kow and ayun nakakagicing pa naman, hahaha..

or said...

pag nangyayari nga pla sa akin yan, Our Father naman ni ppray ko. tapos, pag naka kilos na ko, lilipat na ko ng pwesto ng pagkakahiga, tapos binabaligtad ko din yung unan ko. may nag sabi sa akin dati na ganun gawin ko eh. tapos alala ko pa, nung 2004, halos lagi akong binabangungot, yung ex ko, binigyan ako ng pouch na may Sto. Nino, kaya yun lagi hawak ko pag natutulog.. tapos ayun, madalang na nangyri sa akin yun. Oo nga pla, nung 2004 kc, sinusubukan ko ung black magic. lol. ayan, na karma. hehe!

or said...

oo nga pla..

Hi sis amor! naks, bumabati pa.. parang artista lang. hehe! ;) miss na kita sis, di kita na replyan nung nag text ka, kc wla ako load. lol

kg said...

that also happens to me before, yung bangungot. i can't explain what's happening...parang gising ka na hindi! and I also do what you do, pray.

buti na lang hindi ko na naeexperience yan ngayon! :)

mordsith said...

aside from the spiritual effect of prayer, psychologically daw narerelax ang utak mo, so nakakatulong talaga siya. hehe

sheng said...

of course, there's the God who takes away all our fears, and in times like these, we have to pray... hi there sunny.

or said...

sun! Pa kiss! Mwah!
thank you tlga!
sweet sweet!
:)

darkhorse said...

Sun - please take good care...hmmm...in my opinion I don't believe sa "bangungot" for me it's the spiritual realm of darkness whose trying to steal souls. It's my prayer that you will be protected and be enlightened in these things. tc buddy! asan LBC ko?...lol juk! mahal pla papunta dito....tc

or said...

padala ka muna ng cash kay sun @ dh, saka ka nya papadalan ng package thru LBC. hehehe

Amorgatory said...

@or sis or wla kang lage laod akow din wlang load lol

Amorgatory said...

sun thank sa lbc hahaha, bleeeee!!ppost ko un this week busy pa eh ung mallows di pa ubos lol..

@dh inggits ka eh, feedex ung sayo wait mo lang lol..ung bag ko pala padala mo nlang sa feedex lol

or said...

lol. uso ba package ngaun?
:P

darkhorse said...

haha! pano ko papadal eh yun address nga di ko pa alam...lol ganito kunin mo n lng sa post office tignan ko lng kung may matira pa...lol

darkhorse said...

lol...sowee Sun napunta sa padala tong bangungot...lol

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Amorgatory said...

osit parekoy wla lang kakamisshu ka sapakin kta eh hahahah

Meryl (proud pinay) said...

dropping by here again. have a great day sunny..
hope it's sunny out there ^_^

janus said...

Ugh. I've expericened this a couple of times already and its really really scary. I haven't been to mass for ages too. I am a newly baptized anti-religion but believes in GOD (don't know for how long tho.) Pray ka lagi bro.

onaszi said...

nung na experience ko yang bangungot na yan, it was just like how u described it. ndi makagalaw but ur conscious. its like somehow ur mind can't control ur body na.. hehehe, then pumipikit mata qo.. i also did pray.. pero i got curious what might happen if i closed my eyes.. kaya when it happened again, i did close my eyes.. lol. nothing happened really.. i was not expecting to wake up but i did. i was disappointed. lol. i guess its not my time. hahaha..