Thursday, January 28, 2010

Tell-Tale Heart

This was so crazy, and a friend of mine told me to post about it.

So the other night, I was sleeping (cool, huh?), and usually I don't wake up in the middle of the night.  But this night, I did.  I also don't usually sleep on my back, but this night, I was.  So I woke up, wondering "Why did I wake up?  That's weird."  Usually if I wake up it's because of noises or motion.  So I started listening really attentively.  What did I hear?  A knocking sound - in the constant rhythm of a heartbeat.

Yes, I was creeped out.  I thought of The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe.  Yeah, kinda crazy.  I wondered "what kind of animal could be right above my head and have that strong of a heartbeat?"  But, I couldn't think of any.  So I felt my own heartbeat.  It was exactly in sync with the knocking heart above my head!!!  I moved a little, and my back came up off the bed for a second, and the knocking stopped in that second.  I finally figured it out - my heartbeat was causing my bed to move just enough to make my helmet (which hangs on my bed-post) to hit the wall!  After this, I was no longer creeped out, but amazed at how cool this was!

So I discovered that I have a really strong heart. :)


  1. I have to admit, when you first told me this story I was REEEEALLY creeped out.. until the ending. Good story-telling, bro.
    (Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :D:D:D:D:D)

  2. That is creepy. Why would you post something like that??? :)

  3. In all honesty, that has happened to me before with a tissue box I kept by my pillow. It can be really disorienting and creepy at 3 o'clock in the morning. Quite annoying indeed.

    P.S. Missionary work = The Best. And thanks for not making fun of the way I say "orange."