9/23/10

Threshold

Little known fact: I once had an abduction experience.

Long ago in the far-off land of Michigan, my mother and I were visiting a college that I was about to attend. Because the orientation meeting was early in the morning, we arrived a day early and booked a hotel room. I slept pretty soundly that night, but I woke up a little too early. While I was trying to go back to sleep... that's when it happened.

Suddenly, I felt paralyzed. In my semi-lucid state, I could only see my immediate surroundings. I saw a dark figure at the foot of my mother's bed. I was overcome by an insurmountable feeling of fear. I yelled and screamed, but I didn't know if these sounds were out loud or if I could only hear them in my head. I had no idea what was going on. All I knew was that someone was in this room with us and he was going after my mom.