Imagine you are blindfolded. Your hands are also tied behind your back. You are not alone -- you sense there is someone behind you.
The person frees your hands and you are pushed into a room. When the door shuts behind you, you become aware that the person is no longer next to you. You are able to take off your blindfold, unsure of what you will see once you take it off. You loosen the knot behind your head and let the blindfold fall to the floor.
There is nothing. There is only darkness. Stay there for 24 years.