I was sitting up in bed watching a movie and my friend had just texted me that he was coming over to spend the night. it was about 10:30pm and much earlier than my normal bedtime of 12 midnight. that's the last thing i remember. then i thought i was dreaming perhaps, but i remember waking up strapped to a chair like a dentist's chair. it was inside a steel room with no windows. there were two beings in front of me, and i felt there was also one present behind me. my mouth was wide open and there was a long flat piece of metal sticking out of my mouth and pointing toward the cieling. i also tasted something like a very spicy hot salsa in my mouth. i wondered "why is this salsa so spicy?" and the being that was behind me said to me telepathically "it's only hot temporarily. it will not harm you, but will temporarily effect your ability to taste." these beings at first almost appeared to be people, but as i sat there wondering why this piece of metal was in my mouth and why this hot taste was there as well, i began to gradually realize that these were not people and that their eyes were larger than normal and slightly bulging out of their eye sockets. during this time my friend was out on my front porch. he texted me that he arrived. he also called twice. my phone ringer was on but i did not answer the phone. i don't think i was asleep and dreaming because i always hear my phone ring at night. i woke up at 2:30am in my bed and my mouth was very dry. my friend was not here of course because he had gone home when i didn't answer. i went back to sleep eventually, and when i awoke and made coffee and breakfast i realized that i have no sense of taste this morning. i cannot taste my coffee, yogurt, or peanut butter.