- Nov 26, 2008
Hey there...not sure if I've posted in the right spot, but I feel I should get down the basic facts of my voices. I know that they're there, but am not sure they're the same as most other people here. Please help me figure this out! Description of my voices is as follows: I often hear voices that are not part of my concious thoughts, yet they can still be distinguished from outside sound. I hear them in my thoughts and can "feel" them in my ears. They always seem to come from a specific direction and point in space; they may come from nearby, from physically inside my skull, or ten feet away. Sometimes they are people that I know, but most are strangers. I can't distinguish about 95% of what they're saying. It's like listening to someone through a wall; you can hear the timbre and intonation, but the words are mostly muffled. Sometimes there is a large crowd of them; sometimes only one or two. Every once in a while I'll get a clear word or sentence (and occaisionally a short conversation); usually they're commenting about me, my actions, or my thoughts (sometimes answering them); other times they'll talk directly to me; but sometimes it's like a completely irrelevant and random conversation that doesn't concern anything of importance at all. It's like listening to people who have no idea you exist. So sometimes I ignore them and they sort of become "background noise" in my mind. And it's not always voices. I sometimes hear musical instruments as well. I'll suddenly get the impression of a piano or acoustic guitar, usually bass notes and it sounds like someone is just banging out random sounds from them. Occaisionally I will hear other instruments, particularly a violin or cello, but this is less common. And sometimes I will hear either a low rumbling sort of sound or a high-pitched noise (the latter of which I have been hearing all my life). I think I got most of the basics down now, I congratulate anyone who took the time to read all of this, and if you can help me figure this out, I would really appreciate it. It's not that I can't stand hearing these things (I even sometimes enjoy their "company"), but I would just like to know what's going on.