It is said that when a person undergoes a serious trauma, such as rape, assault, severe physical injury, etc., the brain slips into a fantasy world to protect itself. Oftentimes this fantasy world takes on all the characteristics of the real world they knew. Without being able towake upa person could go on indefinitely living this fantasy life. Completely unaware that they can'twake upsome theorize this is what happens in a coma. If a person goes too long and does notwake upthey could become trapped in this world forever. The mind, however, knows this world is a farce and will subtly give out hints of this, trying to get the sufferer toplease wake up.