Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Witching Hour: The Devil's Hour



You roll over in bed and force your eyes open, only to read the blurry red lights of the digital clock “3:15.”

Wikipedia refers to the witching hour this way; “In European folklore, the Witching Hour is the time when supernatural creatures such as witches, demons and ghosts are thought to be at their most powerful, and black magic at its most effective. This hour is typically midnight, and the term may now be used to refer to midnight, or any late hour, even without having the associated superstitious beliefs. The term ‘witching hour’ can also refer to the period from midnight to 3am, while ‘Devil’s Hour’ refers to the time around 3am.” Apparently, the Devil’s Hour is the exact opposite of the time Christ supposedly died at 3 p.m. (I won’t even get into the logic of this for those of us on Mountain Standard Time).

Libby from Thoughts…usually with attitude… made a mention of how she often wakes up at 3:15 am. How many of you wake up during that 3 am hour? I know people who wake up during that hour and can’t go back to sleep, no matter what they do. I find, more often than not it’s that magical 3 am time when I note the blurry red lights on the clock during the night.

It’s been suggested that this is the time of extreme early morning when more firefighters and police are called. That’s true, but then it takes a whole night of drinking to get into trouble at 3 am. It’s also believed that we might be having access to our God figure in that state of mind in deep theta sleep and in between REM sleep. Others think that it’s the extreme darkness that occurs just before dawn that permits melatonin to adjust and create a sleep state that’s in the process of shifting, a time in which we could awaken. It’s also entirely possible that discomfort after hours in our beds is what jostles us awake at about that magical time (especially middle-agers). Whatever the reasoning, any time you’re under extreme stress, you’re likely to wake right around that 3 am hour and not be able to fall back asleep again. Obviously, our bodies are telling us that some sort of stimuli (earthly or unearthly) is creating a dark-of-night awakening.

If this continually waking at 3 am is putting a damper on your life, there’s some things you can consider to get your rhythms back in order:

You can try to go to bed later than usual.

You can set your alarm for 1 am and then go back to sleep.

You can darken your room completely.

You can cool off the room more so your body temperature can stay down where it needs to be for the brain to induce sleep state (running a noisy fan is a good option—it also masks outside sounds).

Try and turn the clock around so you can’t see it.

You can try having a light snack with carbs before bedtime to feed your brain.

You can consider taking a Benadryl at bedtime.

There are conditions such as depression and anxiety that can cause insomnia, as well as chronic medications that can affect sleep. How does one know if waking at 3 am is spiritually related or physically? Look at the clock.

Have you ever had to get up at 7:30 the next morning and you wake up at 7:28? Yeah, our internal clocks are amazing. If you start waking at 2:37 in the morning, you’re likely to continue to do that so long as that number is in your head. You need to consciously remind yourself “7:30” over and over again as you go to sleep. Set the clock. Look at the alarm time several times to visualize that number. Print it into your brain. If you keep waking up at 3:08 every morning, your internal clock has been reset to anticipate that time on the clock. Ideally, just turning the clock around works great. You wake up, don’t memorize numbers on the clock, problem gone. Give it a try some time.

If you ever awaken during this time with a rush of emotion and don’t understand where it’s coming from, it’s entirely possible that your true self or your higher self are trying to communicate. Should you be gathering communications from “the other side” because you seem receptive in the sleep state, once you awaken that sense of someone being there will dissipate. You are in a new brainwave state and are now no longer a receptive receiver.

Scientists tell us that our circadian rhythms in our bodies tell us when to sleep and when to wake. What if those factors weren’t dictated by body temperature, emotional state, or a noisy neighborhood? What if they were affected by a time when our minds are in the sleep state combined with the thinnest veil between our world and the other(s)?

I admittedly have found the time between midnight to 4 am is prime ghost hunting hours. Not always convenient when you’ve been sitting still for the past four hours already and are feeling the body’s need to hit the sleep state. Perhaps our senses are more acute in that need-to-sleep state. I know that a tiny sound when I’m sleeping can keep me up. A trickle of light will make it impossible to sleep. A sore muscle can feel like agony. Perhaps the combination of our mind running in the deeper sleep state along with sharper senses make us ideal barometers for paranormal activity.

It might be the one time that all humans are, in effect, psychic mediums.

60 comments:

  1. Always at 3:16. I wake up and my 3 year old used to he's been ok for about a month now! Great post & info. Thanks! :)

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  2. Yup, I'm a 3:15 person myself. If you notice you do it a bunch of nights in a row and then finally stop and it goes away for a long time, that's probably clock fixation.

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  3. thanks, autumnforest!
    i'm still on the 3:15 thing, but, you're right...one benadryl will do it! BTW...(especially middle-agers)...thanks a lot for the gentle reminder! lol!

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  4. Hey Libby;
    I'm turning 47 on Thursday, so--I'm well into the middle-ager thing!

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  5. In the movie "The Exorcism of Emily Rose", she kept waking up at 3:00 am experiencing weird occurances. I couldn't bring myself to watch that entire movie because it just scared me too much. I have experienced waking up at that time and having trouble falling back to sleep. I just figured it was perimenopause and that was why I have such trouble sleeping on many nights. I do, however, wake up consistantly at 6:00 am ever morning. It's like clock work. Side note: Did you watch Destination Truth?

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  6. Julie;
    Perimenopause will certainly make it hard to fall asleep and stay asleep. Like you said about 6 am, that's a habit one. You need to hide the clock and retrain yourself for the proper time to wake up. I get caught in that too. I'm lucky, if I wake up, I fall back asleep easily. My hardest thing is falling asleep at the beginning of the night. It used to take at least 1-2 hours. Now, because of extreme exercise, I fall asleep within 10 minutes easily. Yahoo!

    Destination Truth was soooo good! I'm extremely critical about evidence, but when I saw those lights (saw the same one in the graveyard across from our summer house when I was growing up) and then I saw that guy getting thrown--he truly was thrown. It must have hurt like hell to go from sitting crosslegged to being tossed. I don't think he even knew how he made it to the bushes nearby. I like how he described it like something flying overhead and then straight at him full force. That was probably the single best evidence I've ever seen. I also enjoyed GH's sound dude getting sacked with his bag and the lighthouse episode too, but this was really creepy. Glad I taped it! That's a keeper! I hope it's a sign of an awesome season--the team is so mature and willing to be Josh's equal at doing things without puss'ing out. I like that whiny "Rider" is gone. That chick that went into the cave with him--awesomely brave and no complaints. Yahoo!

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  7. Yeah I think you're right about the mind memorizing the numbers. I think our subconscious probably recognizes those numbers and wakes people up at the time because it knows what time it is. Then our conscious mind thinks it's something odd. Focusing on another time would probably change that....as long as the 3am wasn't still sitting somewhere in the back of your mind.

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  8. Oh to be young again and want to go discover places where I get launched into a campfire......


    I've been "in a bad way" from lack of sleep. I guess I should try to write about it...nothing supernatural, just pure evil.

    The medication given to me scares the bejesus out of me...I'll try the Benadryl.

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  9. "What if they were affected by a time when our minds are in the sleep state combined with the thinnest veil between our world and the other(s)?" = WHAT A THEORY! Very interesting.

    I wake up at 3 sometimes. The night my mom died I woke up at 3:11. A year later, to the date of her falling into her Death Sleep (she was in a hospice and it took her 2 days to actually pass), I woke up at 3:11. (Then the phone rang, and for the next 1 1/2 hours my husband and I had call after call of no one there. That was crazy weird S--T! Never happened before that nor since. And sometimes we'd hear like someone was trying to talk...it was freaking creepy because it didn't sound of this world...)

    Anyway, I digress. 3:37 is my other magic number for when I wake up. But not all the time.

    This was another super cool post!

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  10. Courtney;
    I know just what that's like. My mother wanted to die in her own home that her mother had died in, so we 5 siblings sat with her for 7 days. We finally decided to unplug her. It was really weird because about 3 days before we decided to do it, I knew she wasn't "there" anymore. I just felt myself and my siblings in the room, but not her. It's hard to describe. She was unconscious for four days but I felt she was there, suddenly, she wasn't. That you got calls on the anniversary is really interesting. I'd be tempted to have used star-69 and find out who it was. It would be every scarier if they couldn't tell you where the call came from.

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  11. Believe it or not, waking up at 3:00a.m. is a sign of a magnesium deficiency. Get some magnesium citrate powder and take one and a half teaspoonfuls (work up to that amount) before bed.

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  12. Junie;
    What a wise input. Thanks for adding it. :-)

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  13. i wake up at midnight and 3 am almost every night. i can usually tell when a spirit is around, but mostly when im alone.ive tried all the suggestion and none work, i dont know what to do.

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  14. Brittney;
    Waking up at 12-3 is extremely common, especially if you're under stress or depressed. That is the very first sign of either issue. Adjusting your sleep schedule might help clear it up. I usually try to do stretching before bedtime and turn off the TV because if I watch TV before sleep, my body thinks it was already sleeping and won't sleep well. Some medications and alcohol can also make you wake up in the middle of the night like that. I don't think it's related to any kind of spiritual visitations, but is an extremely common issue for nearly everyone at some time or other. When it happens to me, I turn in the bed and put my feet where my head usually goes and my head where my feet usually go. It's strange, but it works pretty good.

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  15. ive tried numerous things for my sleep problems, including lighting a dragons blood insense. usually when i light one they help me sleep better. last night i woke up at 3 am and i could've sworn i heard chanting. i went and checked it out and there was nobody around. saturday night i didn't fall asleep until 3 am, and the whole time i could've sworn i hear voices. last night when i woke up and herd the chanting my little cat ozzy hissed, jumped off the couch and ran and hide in the bathroom. explain this

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  16. Brittney;
    I'd probably want to ask you a few things; have you gotten any new possessions that you put in your bedroom that are used, borrowed, antique, or heirlooms? As simple as it sounds, sometimes rearranging/organizing your bedroom can change the tone of the room. If it's cluttered or there are piles of things or stacks of things in the room, they can change the "feng shui" of the room. A good cleaning and organizing is a good start. It is not unusual at all to hear sounds like that at night because of the parts of the mind that are active in different parts of the sleep process. I would suggest just to keep your from being bothered, put a fan in the room or a radio that is set between stations so it makes static sounds. These will mask sounds. As a test, I'd have you sleep on your sofa or in another room for a few nights and see if the same thing occurs. This will help differentiate if it's your sleep state or your sleeping room. You can always email me too psychic62@hotmail.com
    I hope this helps.

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  17. about once a week i wake up at 3:14 am...and i always hear a radio come on and i know its not clock number memory because i reset my clock to a wrong time to test it..i still woke up a 3:14...ive also woke up with unexplained scraches bruises, and blood on me. im 17 and i have no idea whats going on...i dont want to tell anyone except my mom cause i dont want to sound crazy. but the same stuff happened to her when she was my age. any insight?

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  18. You are the ideal age for a sleeping disorder to be showing itself and since your mother had similar experiences, it sounds very likely since sleep disorders do run in families. There are many variations of it, but you can be assured that with this happening during the night and not while you are at waking time, that it is a sleep disorder. It could be one or a few different types of issues from sleep paralysis to issues during shifts in the sleep cycle to sleep walking or activity. It is something you will find as you get a bit older that it happens less and less. In the mean time, I'd suggest not going to bed when you are too tired or staying up too late because it will disrupt your sleep cycles. As well, avoid caffeine in your diet or any medications that might cause disruption in your sleep and weird dreams like Aleve and Advil. I hope that helps you to feel better about this experience. I went through the same cycle from 16-19 and it's pretty classic.

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  19. thanks that makes me feel a little better :) and i take adderall and ritalin...do you think that could affect it? i have adhd and alot of the time i stay awake late because i love to read ...

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  20. You might ask your doctor about the use of melatonin. It's a natural component that you can get over the counter but it's what we make when it's time to go to sleep and this is very helpful in such cases and natural. If you're taking those medications too, it might be necessary to get you into better sleep levels more consistently.

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  21. this is crazy, actually, 4 the past 2 days/nights, i have awaken at these times, well, the first night, i awoke at 3 o clock A.M. and i was like, oooo, tht is the evil hour, so i forced myself to sleep, but a day later, last night, i have a guitar amp in my room, and it is at the foot of my beed, but far enough away tht i couldnt have kicked it, so i awoke abruptly to the sound, "LOUD" sound of the amp falling, i look hurriedly at the clock, and it read, 3:15 A.M. Exact, then i tried to fall asleep, but i had to get up and move the amp back, all the mean time, i was very fixated on my closet which was a sort of force, like a dark, or bad presence was there. I am a christian and beleive in Godf and the devil, and yeah the bible does say about christ on the 3rd hour being crusified, and i personally believe tht there are evils tht r not spoken of in the bible tht dwell among us, and i am really sorta scared about waking up again at this time of night, tonight O.O

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  22. As a psychic and person who knows objects and places can retain things, I'd suggest placing a Bible in your closet. You need to re-train your mind not to wake at 3. The problem becomes, like it does for workers who wake up 2 minutes before the alarm goes off, our internal clocks are extremely accurate. We print a time in our head and we awaken then. I would suggest you test it by setting your clock two hours off and if you wake at 3 again, it's not really 3 and it's just a sign that you trained yourself to take note of the clock when it reads 3. Hope that helps.

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  23. Hey Autumn. I've read all your posts, it's 4 am I can't sleep. Had to many carbs I guess and my mind is on a spree of thoughts. In those thoughts I always catch myself doing research and with the help of google I found your page. I am an actor but I am also a paranormal researcher fanatic living in Louisiana. I've recently discovered new talents (going on 2 years)
    I am able to feel a presence, identify male or female and how they died. I'm a bit curious, what the hell triggered this? Was I born with gifts of feeling? Have I awakened some "6th" sense society has taught us NOT to believe in.

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  24. Another interesting experience I've had, well 2 actually.
    Among a row of trees at night starts about 10 pm - if you walk out into the pitch of blackness among them you literally can see like a siloet, shadow figure, shade, like almost a cut out of a human being running and DIVING into the trees. Not just at a single tree, they run from each tree to tree and sometimes they almost look like they interact and are dancing. This sounds crazy but Ive experienced this filming in Santa Cruz CA where I'm from. In the redwoods the shades would run to trees, run at at us. Play games. My crew saw it. My best friend in Louisiana, who i took and PROVED paranormal existence to saw the shades going from tree to tree. I know the native Americans said trees are like a portal or something

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  25. <~~~Daniel; anyhow, the natives talked like the trees were portals. The ancients in Europe spoke of "sprites" and or a "fairies" or "dryads" that would play in the trees like this. Obviously we have to rely and trust on a feeling and self surrounding;yet unseen awareness that will give us an answer. Sadly it seems new technology has not been invented to determine anything. human sense May always prevail. It's interesting. I remember as a young child like something or somebody else was in our home, we just couldn't see them. I sure in hell felt them. My bed rocked back and forth as a child. A quick shake like. And repeated for an hour. I was wide awake sitting up. So many things i have to share.

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  26. Oh one more thing. A psychic told me I have 3 spirits following me. I think them good. One of them might be my biological father. The other was said to be me as a young child that died in another life and an elderly woman, most likely my grandmother. I may need from what the shamans call "soul extraction" to remove the child as set him free. What do you think? Other then any readers like "this dudes on some serious dope" - I can tell you one thing. If you're open to belief and you keep an open mind you will most certianlly have things occur. Thinking outside the box is how all brilliant people such as Einstein started out, society labeled them as "crazy" but what did research and facts show later on?

    Daniel

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  27. Daniel;
    You are a delight and very perceptive. This is why I started the blog. Many unexplainable things and many correlations and theories running through my mind. I wanted a place to compare it with others experiences and see if we could find commonalities. Your ability sounds exactly like my skills with psychometry. You might want to experiment a bit with having people let you hold a piece of antique family jewelry or something (metal is best) and see if these bits of info come to you. Usually, I first feel an emotion, then a male/female, then sometimes the people around them and relationships and personality traits and events. The more I focus on it, the better the information comes. I also have found eye positioning is critical. I move my eyes until I feel I'm focusing on some information and then I keep them there to extract more info. It's not unusual to have it and never realize you're using it or that you can turn and face it and read it. I have been able to turn off my psychometry skills for decades at a time when I didn't want to turn and look at it. The shadow people/spirits are often found in parks, cemeteries, woods, and such. They do seem to be tied to nature and there is a playful feeling about them, as well as a curiosity. They seem to be aware of us as well. I do not see them as anything harmful. Just another aspect of our existence we don't understand. I believe everything, including paranormal, is explained by science, but we have been very narrow-minded on what we learn in science. Let's just look at it--in 30 years we went from computers the size of rooms to pocket-sized and efficient and fast and connected to each other by Internet and yet we still drive on fossil fuel cars over 100 years later. What we focus on, we develop. No one has found paranormal a priority in science and yet other dimensions and life forms and even the concept of time and space are just being largely ignored as far as "marketable" capability. So far as the spirits around you, I would not worry. These things are not life-long and only fleeting. Anything that might tie to you does so for your needs more than their own. There is some way they can support your efforts or witness your experience and then they move on. Where the spirit world is concerned, it would seem to be a very changeable and adaptable place, as well as a concept I think many have not realized--spirits are not linear. It's not like one person equals one soul. A soul can be everywhere at once.

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  28. That's amazing. I remember meeting a girl and I couldn't help but blurt things out. I said her mother died, she agreed. I defined her to a tee, moving my eyes I've never noticed that till now, but I was able to like lock on like a jet does his missiles... She asked me a question only she knew about her mother. I replied she was wearing a necklace that you gave her at the time of her death. She loved this necklace the exact answer to her question, mind blowing she started crying and I honestly was thinking, "my god, I just did that"....
    I've read people's minds before have you done that? I mean sure, could be a coinikiedink but I answered it 3/3 - sometimes when we meet people it's like we connect with them on a higher mental capacity where we understand each other extremely well as where other people we may not connect with them on such a level, I believe everything happens for a reason, i guess it's karma? I'm not sure. It seems when I have good intentions good things happen. It's like our minds create a wave at wich we vibrate and connect to certain frequencies higher and lower. I've listened to many theories that suggest there are beings from the 1st to the 7th demonsion that are cab able of seeing things that the Lower demonsion cannot possibly see. Maybe these shadow figures/sprits are running in a demonsion that exsists with ours we just aren't able to grasp them and see them because we are 3rd demensionals.
    Daniel

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  29. You're so right about technology though. We advance where we wish to and Maybe hide things from the people that we do find about paranormal ect...

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  30. I've written a few times on here in theories about whether heaven is the 4th dimension. I get just what you're going through. Even after accepting my abilities, each time I do a new read that is impossible for me to have known by any common means, it freaks me out more than the other person. You are right about people and frequencies. I am an open book and people say it makes me vulnerable, but I can't lose anything if I have an endless supply of love and joy. When you are open that way, you can pick up from others. When you are closed off, you not only do not recognize your abilities but don't recognize they exist at all. To coin a phrase from Wayne Dyer the self-help guru, "you'll see it when you believe it."

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  31. That's a really good quote for me right now. I'm going after my dream the next few days and it's managed to work it's way into my starving hands. The more i compete the next thing I can move onto to. It's like life is connect each dot to dot
    I wonder if I'll be satisfied once I achieve my goals

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  32. I'm 22. I'm Daniel, I've really enjoyed talking to you, thanks.
    Anyhow, Autumn... Right now I'm facing my dream of recording an album and I'm nervous as hell yet this is what i love to do... It's like I'm being tested all the time, my choices produce a positive or negative outcome. Like the connect the dot you connect 4 miss 1 you fall down 5 back to 6 and you learn from the experience. If I'm open, ive found I am full of love compassion and joy good things do happen. Just curious you said yours was endless how
    Did you tap into that source? Is it permanent? Or do you continue to re-connect?

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  33. It's crazy I've been up almost 48 hours and each time I try to fall asleep
    My body refuses to let me. It's like something somewhere will not allow me to rest yet, I feel I need to accomplish something, maybe the album? My soul feels like its been waiting for this for a long time.

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  34. I'll tell you a secret, Daniel. Your life is not defined by any one achievement or any one event. It's how you HANDLE your achievements and disappointments, events and non-events that defines you. So, this album is one of many many opportunities for you. You come from a place of abundance, knowing that this is not the ONLY chance for something amazing to happen, and you will be comfortable in your own skin. You can't lose, you just go back to where you are right now. So far as the abundance of love, I have lost nearly all my loved ones in my lifetime and have had more trials than most people I know and yet I never give up excitement, enthusiasm and love. Every person I meet is another brother or sister in the journey and I feel compassion and a great deal of honest interest in their journey. If you leave yourself open to everyone, losing one person can't hurt you so much, you just refocus on others around you, knowing that you can only borrow people, you don't get to keep them. If you live your life the right way, you make amazing memories, learn amazing things and are better for whatever the encounter. I call it "accepting the new reality." People who adapt to new realities never feel like they fail or lose at anything, they just change the game plan. Hope that helps. Get some sleep, let your body just melt into the bed and imagine someone you love and trust petting your head and comforting you like a child. I find that to be very helpful.

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  35. I watch Uefa Champions League, and Europa League and study in nindia arnd dose times----------------but i do feel scared-i dunno why

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  36. Wow Autum... Your reply blew my mind... That's so true.....
    Thank you. How are you doing, things are good?

    Daniel

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  37. Hey Daniel;
    Life is good. I cannot complain. Complaining seems to be a sign for me to either change my attitude or change my prospects. Hope all is well with you.

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  38. hey,

    I am a film music composer..... only for fun at the mo :-p and ive had an idea to do a score for a film im calling "Witching Hour"... that brought me to finding your site on goggle.

    Just wanted to say what an amazing site, its been so inspirational and I have enjoyed reading everyone's post!!! :0)

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  39. Thank you Antony, and please let me know when you're done with your film, let me know. I'd love to cover it on the blog.

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    1. wow that would be brill, thank you!! :0)

      here is Elvira's Piano Solo (track 4)
      http://soundcloud.com/antony-film-composer/4-elviras-piano-solo

      you can see tracks 1 - 11 at my facebook wall :)
      https://www.facebook.com/Ant1983

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    2. So one night while trying to sleep with my eyes closed I see 3 orbs like I've seen in the ghost hunter shows fall straight down right in front of me and disappear right after each other and they where red and then my entire body shivered. as it now typing this. And now at night I can now sleep till day light. someone please help I'm going to basic training in less then 30 days

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    3. So just so you know when I read some of the fist stuff you posted I felt the worst shivers just like a few night when I was trying to sleep I saw 3 orbs just like I saw on the ghost hunters shows and then I felt the shivers the orbs where red. that night and since then I can't go to sleep after midnight till about 6. I have a feelingim posesed by something and I might need help I go to basic in less then 30 days. and I know ghost are real that dark figure I've seen it looking at me in a room that was dark. my friend say dude go back to sleep lay back down... I was laying down but I opens my eyes and their it was staring at me right next to my legs he saw it so did I and we both heard random music when none was playing and it was after midnight I'm being followed buy something I need some help now because its starting to get worse...

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  40. wow..i get up at 3:14 every single night...it scares the crap outta me....sometimes i dont look atthe time cause im too scared.lol

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    1. The same happens to me to every single night even if i didn't sleep the night before

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  41. I wake up at 3:15 or 3:24 most nights and i have a job where i work long hours and have to get up early so when i wake up at those hours i get really pissed off and have a hard time getting back to sleep. Any thoughts?

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    1. Once you've set that time into your head, it's hard to get rid of it. Your body has a clock that has now recorded that time. I would suggest a few things. First, if you ever go back to sleep and get up when the alarm goes off, stare at that time and on the clock and recall it in your mind. When you go to bed, turn the clock away and be unaware of what time it is. If you do wake up and don't know the time, just turn over and think of that time that you must get up like "6:00" and know that the clock will tell you when it's 6:00. Once we get our body used to the new 6:00 notice instead of 3:15, then you will cancel the old message to get up at 3-something.

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  42. Ever since I was a child, I have had nightmares where someone drags me out of my bed. I wouldn't be able to talk or breath. I know this is probably sleep paralysis. The thing is, I grew up Catholic and have always had a fear of the devil. I always wake up at three a.m. and pray and/or turn on my t.v. until it is four. I used to joke that I had a demon following me to my friends because I always felt like someone was watching me. My dog used to bark at my closet in my childhood home. Last year, while visiting a friend, I made another joke about my demon haunting me and right after I made the joke and walked away from the closet I was standing in, a bag fell from the top shelf right down to where I was standing. The next day my friend and I took a picture together and behind me was an orb-like flash with a clearly visible and ominous face. It made both of us cry. When I moved to my new and current place, things seemed to subside and I felt normal again. But now I am having sleep paralysis again and waking up at three in fear for my life. As soon as I wake, I stare at one corner of my room because I feel like a presence is there. Even my fiance woke up and said he felt scared. He doesn't believe in the devil and said it is all in my head. Last night, I had another nightmare where I was trying to call out for help because I felt like something was going to drag me out of bed. I woke up and my fiance turned and looked at me and growled. I choked him and screamed and he woke up very angry because he didn't know what was going on. He used to make fun of me and pretend to be a demon and do this so I thought he was messing with me but I was still so frightened. I know what his snores sound like and I know what I saw. I can't tell anyone because no one will believe me but I fear for my life now more than ever. I am 12 weeks pregnant and so stressed out that I fear I will miscarry. I am going to see a priest and practice penance and talk to him but what should I do? Is this all in my head?

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  43. I just moved in to my new house and ever since I've been there i always wake up at 3 we also just found out that it was haunted my dad got possessed is word because one night i got no sleep at all and the next night i feel asleep and still woke up at three

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    1. I wake up every morning at 4:30 precisely and I wasn't sure why until one morning when I woke up, I heard the neighbors stomping upstairs and found out that they got up at 4:30 every morning. Sometimes, it can be an environmental cue, like that's when the heater turns on, or it can be as simple as having awakened at that time, you note the clock and then your internal clock has you waking up at that noted time. If you turn the clock away, it helps to alleviate it if that's the issue. I believe legends about the meaning of 3:00 have made it a target, but honestly 3:00 is subjective depending on where in the world you are, so it doesn't correlate with an actual time in history. I broke myself of the 4:30 thing by setting my alarm for random times each night for a week. Eventually, when I turned the alarm off, I woke up at a normal time because I had no certain time locked into my mind.

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  44. I used to wake up at 3am or 3:15am every single night for about 2yrs. I knew about the witching hour for a very very long time, but never really thought too much about it. I tried taking melatonin with chamomille tea for a while and it seemed to be working but just when I started to get comfortable sleeping again it started happening again. I even resorted to using a ouija board with 2 of my closest friends whether you believe in oiuja boards or not I do wholeheartedly simply for the fact that all of us were barely resting our fingers on the "planchette" and it was moving so freely on the board. It told me that I had 9 demons following me so I looked up how to get rid of them or at least keep them out of my house. According to everything I found, you're supposed to break tje board into 7 pieces and sprinkle holy water on it, then you place it in the box and sprinkle holy water on that too. Finally you bury it, I followed the directions to a tee except I threw the ouija board away cuz let's face it it's still going to get buried in a landfill. Anyways...I did all of this made the sign of the cross with holy water plus put a cross on ky forehead in holy water. Then I proceeded to sprinkle holy water around the outside of the house and then I put crosses on every single door of the house also in holy water. I sprinkled holy water on the walls as well. The 3am thing stopped for a short period of time, then started up again. I finally made a sleep med appointment got prescribed ambien and still on occasion wake up at 3am. I've tried EVERYTHING possible tirning the clock around listening to "soothing sounds" listening to music, leaving the tv on and all that jazz. I get this really freaky feeling whenever I do wake up at 3 like someone or something is watching me. I've seen orbs and shadows especially at this hour, but I've also seen them during the day and evening. I started seeing them when I was about 14. I've talked to some people about it and one person imparticular whom I trust with my life had mentioned that as each season passes (I believe thats how she put it) the veil between the spirit/demon realm and our world weakens and we will see spirits and demons more easily because of this. I am a firm believer in all of these things only because I've seen them. You had mentioned that you have a gift in psychometry and I read your convo with Daniel. Do you guys have any other suggestions on how I could deter myself from waking up at three am or maybe just an explanation as to why I can see these things a little easier than other people?

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  45. I moved into my apartment about 18 months ago knowing full well that someone had died in my bedroom, 20 years previous. I haven't had any issues although it does cross my mind every now & then. Then last night my kitchen smoke alarm went off at 3:15am. I jumped out of bed & ran to the kitchen...no smoke. This has never happened before & the smoke alarm is working perfectly. Your comments would be appreciated.

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  46. Almost every night I wake up between 3 and 4 am. I feel like something is watching me from outside of my bedroom door. I can usually fall back asleep when my husband is asleep next to me. I've always been afraid of the dark and cannot sleep with any doors open except my bedroom door, it HAS to be open. I've always feel like something is watching me. Sometimes it scares me other times I don't care. My grandparents have visited me in my dreams I'm hoping its just them.

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  47. ok so today i woke up at 3:06 i dk why and today is halloween so that kinda scares me cause i heard rumors that 3:00am is a bad hour and i even saw it in the the movie the conjuring that all clocks stopped around 3:00am .

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    1. I will say that what's in a movie is not real. With that being said, there's no reason to fear 3:00 except that given normal sleep cycles, people shift between stages of sleep and might awaken during the 3 o'clock hour and then, given old wives tales about its significance, get unsettled. In ghost hunting, I can tell you 3:00 has nothing special to offer.

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  48. Hmmm, interesting??? I too have had many 3:00 a.m. awakenings. Sooo many times my little dog is waking me up, trying to get as close to me as he can, shaking uncontrollably. This only happens when I am at the lake where I am a caretaker. I have also had visitations when at my house by apparitions, and shadow figures, including seeing the "shadow man" twice. Recently I suffered the loss of someone that I loved dearly due to cancer...actually the love of my life, and since I have been seeing what looks like someone wearing a grayish/white hoodie...have witnessed it three times...and only when at the lake, and nobody camping...just by myself. My little dog even saw it, and seemed frightened. I would brush it off, but my dog seems to be experiencing this also. One night when at my house I kept waking up to voices. My son had heard the same thing only a couple of weeks prior and was freaked by it. Who knows??? The "hoodie" figure...don't think I've heard of that one from anyone.

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  49. Concerning previous post about the "hoodie".....the lake is where we spent our time and where we fell in love...our last place together...FYI

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  50. Hi I still wake around 3am years after moving out of a haunted environment. It started when I still lived with my parents. My room was in a part of the house that had older floor boards than the rest and was above a room where the floor had floor boards above soil instead of concrete. A simple underpinning job we think. 200 plus years old and we were informed of a suiside taking place at some time. The whole family has seen strange things at that house or other locations and stories come from other relatives of seeing paranormal things in life too. Anyway, my mother told me that she was waking up at around 3am or just past and i confirm i was too. Different rooms thick walls and doors nothing heard of each other. The difference is I had a light above my tv, maybe a foot or more. It would move to the ceiling and vanish. The wardrobe door, a lovely antique style pine job, only ten years old would move, the key in it would rattle and then stop. This went on for years. One day my mother was on the phone in the room below mine and had to hand up because the foot steps in my room were so loud she couldn't hear the person on the other end. she was the only one in the house. When we first moved in lights would turn on and off when no one was in the room, one night we heard someone running up and down the stairs, and the usual hot and cold spots in rooms. There was a grey mist that in your mind was an old man stood under an apple tree that was strangely on a mould next to the wall around our back yard. I once took photos in the dark around the house. There was only one photo that showed anything, a lightening strike in the doorway to my room. I later looked up the meaning online and found it to be a portal from the other realm. Once i came home one night about one am, i had been to the pub with my brother and his mates, we looked up at the landing window and the light was still on, nothing unusual because my mother has insisted in having it on all night since an incident staying at my dads parents house. The strange thing was the six foot tall shadow of a man that moved across the landing and into my room. my brother kindly laughed and simply said you're not sleeping alone tonight. Many other things happened at that house and others before. The location of that one was on a slight hill quarter of a mile from and other house, ten or so miles from a trainline, and had a narrow quiet road running near it. My brother moved into my room after I moved out and experiences the same things every night his girlfriend too. I live in a modern house now granted right next to a railway, and busy road, and the radiators shake when trains go by, but I still wake up around 3 am. Only had a few paranormal things but not in the bedroom. Can't explain it. I suffer from depression and can wake up many times through the night but even if I only wake once it is around 3 doesn't matter when I go to bed and I have to sit up to see the clock. Tried sleeping in another room and without clock but still around 3 maybe too sensitive.

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  51. I almost always wake up at 3 every day and not to long ago I woke up feeling like something was watching me and saw this little girl sitting next to my bed staring me down... Anyway it really all started when I had came home from the beach feeling slightly off. I went to sleep that night and woke up by the sound of the TV turning on (it was one of the old TV's that when turned on it made a loud noise and you could hear all the static it attracted) and my door was wide open which I distinctly remember closing before I went to bed and it would happen at least 4 times before I finally went to go and make sure no one was messing with me.. Every time I went to check it out, no one would be awake. it got to the point where it was really irritating me because out was messing with my sleep so I finally told it to stop and it did... fast forward a couple years and you have me and i was sitting in my room on the computer one day talking on the phone when I heard someone say "they're watching you" which creeped me out because I was the only one home and my friend had her speaker muted then a few days later I had this really weird feeling that this little boy and little girl would follow me every where so I mentioned to my friend (who can see spirits) that I had people following me and he was able to confirm that it was the boy and the girl and that they loved to play games and mess with me by turning on things and making things fall (which happens a lot) but what surprised me the most was when he started telling me about this man who would try to get me to do bad things and make my life hell when I wouldn't listen to him.. I have never told anyone about the old man until my friend had confirmed it so that kinda unnerved me to say the least... Fast forward again to waking up to seeing the little girl by my bed... I went to tell my dad about it the next morning and he told me I was crazy and that it was a dream... A few months later I moved houses and was visiting my grandparents with my mom and she had me tell my grandmother the things that would happen and when I finished my mom basically told us that she knew I wasn't crazy because whenever she was in the house alone she would hear footsteps up and down the stairs like little kids were running and playing and them she went on to tell me that when I was a baby I would always look up and start laughing and smiling and babbling like someone was there but there wasn't anyone... So my flashback is over and to this day the old man still follows me and mostly stays at a distance but the kids moved on

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  52. Hey would you mind sharing which blog platform you're working with?
    I'm planning to start my own blog in the near future but I'm having a
    hard time selecting between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is because your layout seems
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    P.S Sorry for being off-topic but I had to ask!

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    1. I use blogger. They offer several kinds of templates and lots of customizing of them. I used my own photo for the background and made my own banner for the top and picked 3-column layout, adjusted colors and lettering.

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