As a skeptical agnostic, I often question my experiences or outright dismiss them assuming I am overreacting to stimuli. However, some minor experiences and memories have led me to some questions concerning some feedback by the YGS community. After my last dismissal of strange events, some members noted that I should compare stimulus and decide if it's meaningless or not, such as comparing a shoulder squeeze to a muscle twitch.
I have had bouts of auditory hallucinations throughout my life that I actually forgot about until I had one upon falling asleep from physical exhaustion. It triggered memories of ones I've had in the past. Every auditory hallucination I have ever heard has sounded like an actual person inside my head or if you were to turn up the volume on the TV and trap that noise and play it in your head. So I know what it sounds like when you hear something like that. About a couple of weeks ago, I felt a presence behind me in the bathroom but I ignored it and just assumed it to be my imagination. But then I heard an extremely faint voice say something indiscernible near me. Of course this is not the first time I've heard them.
I do not know if there are types of auditory hallucinations that can sound like actual people speaking next to you, but it seems to me that when generally described, you hear it in your head. These whispers and voices that I've heard sound nothing like the stress-induced auditory hallucinations I've had upon falling asleep. I still do not know what to make of my generally mundane experiences, but this has piqued my interest that I'm not so mad or that my body is completely screwy. I have also noticed whenever I heard something talking it doesn't sound like a person. It always sounds disembodied, fluid, and whispery. Or it sounds like it's wrapped in static or electricity. I don't know what to make of these experiences.
In my last submission, I thought some of the sounds and touches I've been feeling were easily explained away. I still think that is the explanation for some of those. And up until now I was completely convinced the staticy voices are just my imagination. But now I'm not so sure. So I wanted to know what the YGS community had to say about this. Am I reading into this? Can auditory hallucinations present in various ways? Because if so, I stand by my original conclusion like a stubborn mule. 🤔