Sunday, August 02, 2009

Thought of the Day #206 - Voices in My Head

When I watch some horror movies, I'm reminded of the snippet of voices that I used to hear in my head as a kid. It was an incoherent grouping of sounds that sounded like voices, but probably talking a foreign language or that the voices were too muddled to be clearly heard. It also sounded like the voices were slightly sped up from a normal talking cadence. So, yeah, I can kind of remember the sound, but it's really fuzzy now. When I heard it somewhat regularly, it was still really random -- not like it was triggered by anything in particular. I don't recall when I last heard it, but I would guess it was around 11 or so.

To make things even more interesting (and spooky), there was a visual that went along with it in my head. I never actually saw it, but in my "minds-eye", the image was kind of a bubbly fleshy mass that mutated into something like rotten dough...stringy and bubbly. Again, the snippet of images would follow along with the snippet of voices.

I remember telling my mom & dad about the voices and they would ask me what they were saying and I always said I couldn't understand them. I'm sure they thought I was nuts. Maybe it was a memory of something that was being replayed? I used to think (and still like to believe) that something or someone was trying to communicate with me. That's ooooh so much better than childhood mental illness, right?

4 comments:

Canor63 said...

You were probably hearing thoughts, the general noise of people going about their business. I can tune in at night if I want to. You just grew out of it.

Cat said...

Hmmmm...maybe I just choose to not hear?

Terris Closet of Curiosities said...

I used to hear something simular at night before going to sleep, but I always associated it with memories of childrens school-yard chatter in my head from that day. Plus I saw teeny red or white "dots" in the darkness. Funny huh??

Cat said...

Oh, that's interesting, Terri! We're not alone. Here I thought I was the only one!