Hi, this is the first time I've ever asked for advice or comments on what I have experienced. Until now, I have just prayed and tried to move on with my life thinking that these incidents have some sort of rational explanation. I never sought other people's comments since I thought that I was the only person this ever really happened to. After reading the stories on this site, I realize, now, that I am not alone.
A couple of things have happened to me that seemed rather strange - all of which have happened in the past couple of years. About six years ago, I was lying on my bed, sleeping, when I awoke and sat up straight. It was between 2:00am and 2:30am. I didn't even feel sleepy - I was wide awake. I used to sleep in the attic. The strange thing is that of all the places for my eyes to fall on, it was a candle holder on top of my TV that it did. It seemed as though my eyes were drawn to it for some reason. It was a bowl-like shape with cut out shapes on the sides so that when a candle is placed inside, the light comes out in the shaped patterns. It was silver in color. There was a window just behind me and my curtains were light and translucent so some light came through from the street light. After looking at this seemingly normal candle holder for about 15 seconds, I was amazed. I'm not sure if I was amazed because of the fact that it was spinning on its own or of the beautiful light show it provided with the reflected light. Either way, I stared for what felt like about 5 minutes which is a long time to be staring at a candle holder at 2-something in the morning. Eventually, I laid back down and fell asleep.
This continued to happen for about 5 or 6 days. Every time, I would wake up and my eyes would automatically fall on the candle holder - no matter which way I was sleeping. It wasn't as if I was looking for it - it was as if it was calling me. I was never scared of it. I looked at it every night for about 3-5 minutes, then went back to bed. The last time I saw it I did get scared, however. I remember that that night I wanted to be sure that what I think I was seeing was actually what was happening. I sat up straight, looking at it. Before this I never really focused on it - I just looked. This time I wanted proof. I tried to zoom in as much as possible without leaving my bed. It was only after a few minutes that I realized that the holder was not just spinning but floating about 2 inches above the TV. This is when I was scared out of my mind. I slammed back down on the bed and tried to sleep.
The next night, I awoke at night again (around the same time). This time I awoke frightened and shaken. I didn't want to move for fear of seeing the candle move again, so I just lay there trembling until fall asleep from exhaustion.
I would like to know if this is something beyond everyday logic or if I have some sort of disorder. I have many other experiences to share. I would really like to understand what has been happening to me. Any feedback is much appreciated. Until next time.