I sought out this forum for answers. This just happened to me about 30 minutes ago. Crazy shit, but I know what I saw. I was startled awake this morning at 2:55 am. I am not even sure what woke me. The TV was on so the room had some light in it. But the volume was down. It was on CNN. My wife leaves it on while we are sleeping so if anything happens in the middle of the night like the mass shootings or whatever she can peek at the TV and see the breaking news. I was sleeping on my back which I never do. I always sleep on my side or stomach. When I woke, I saw a black spot on the ceiling over me. Not just any black spot, it looked like a growth or a colony with tentacles reaching out in all directions. It covered about a 5-8 ft radius. My eyes were wide friggin open. This spot then 'retreated' back into the ceiling. Somehow I have convinced myself that I was still not quite awake -just to maintain some sanity. But the more I go over it in my head, the more real it was. I am a bit shook up. Has anyone else ever experienced this or heard of it? At the time I wasn't frightened, more in shock or disbelief. But I have never had anything like that happen. On a side note, I have had this overwhelming feeling that 2019 is the year that I die. Otherwise, I am a happy very sane normal person. But this has me beside myself.