thought i was possessed!
- This has been happening to me for several years now. Until recently, it only happened every now and then. But in the last couple of months it has happened nearly every week....sometimes 2-3 times a day/night. I was convinced i was being pinned down by an evil spirit. And, of lately i have been sleeping alot in the daytime,and it's happened to me then as well. Even after all theses years ,every time is equally freaky for me. The most i can do when it happens is roll my eyes and after much effort i manage to eventually let out a groaninig noise. Occasionally, my partner has wittnessed it and pulls me up and instantly it goes away. What scares me is that it is getting more frequent...and why do i sleep so much in the day????
- —Guest jodie
- Ive had it on a few occassions now. I thought I was losing my mind. My experience was I was asleep but I wasnt awake. I was rigid in bed and couldnt move for the life in me I felt a breeze round my body and felt a presence at the side of me and a feeling of tugging on my sheets or my bed shaking really weird to explain really. Also a buzzing noise and feeling. I dont really know.how to explain it only terrifying.
- —Guest shelly
Sleep paralysis is terrifying
- I have had sleep paralysis about five or six times now and I'm turning 26 this year . Last night was one of the least frightening cases I have experienced but I still felt so scared . I heard footsteps in my flat walking to the bedroom and the sound of track suit bottoms rubbing together. Next thing I know I see my sister leaning over the bed and she crushes me, I tried to move and tell her to get off because it was hurting but she wouldn't and for what I think was about 30 seconds, she kept crushing me. Then I shouted get off me you b*tch and then I woke up. I felt absolutely terrified and of course I believe this happened because I was lying on my back. I have never known this to happen whilst lying on my side or front. The other experiences were much worse than this as its normally someone I don't recognise but at least it was my sister this time. However she seemed evil as opposed to the lovely girl she is in real life
- —Guest Holly
Had that just last morning.
- Scary! 2nd time in 2 weeks now. Strangely, it seems to only happen when i sleep over at my gf's house. I could tell my eyes were open (though i was in that sleepy and cloudy state of mind) and suddenly weird voices talking nonsense were all around me, in the room. I felt a strong grip around my arms and, somehow, i was sure it was the work of those "presences", even though i could not actually see anyone. It took a while before i could break free and fully awaken. When i was a kid, i remember having an even stranger moment, as i lifted from my own body and saw myself sleeping underneath me. It lasted a short while before i returned to "me". Somehow (don't know why) it wasn't as scary as this other sp experience. In fact, the out-of-body thing felt quite peacefull in comparisson.
- —Guest Jimmy David
- Alright, so I've been doing what I can to research SP a little further - something I've been trying to do for years now. I'm a 20 year old male, and have been experiencing SP fairly regularily since Kindergarten. Between once and twenty times a month, auditory and visual hallucinations. Most often it occurs BEFORE falling asleep, rather than during waking - about a 70/20 split. I've gone some months without any episodes, but then they return just as before. I've actually become so used to it that I can feel an episode coming on, and have actually begun to enjoy the rush of adrennaline accompanied by the shock. It just seems strange to me that I've experienced it so often, and so vividly, when it seems the general populus have so few occurences in their individual lives.
- —Guest Z
- I think this is bad luck and a fault in the brain's sleep wake pattern. I have had it for years. It is much better now that I have very regular sleeping habits. It was much worse when I was a student, when I worked shifts and when I had young children and irregular sleeping hours. I love naps but avoid them because I either get SP during the nap or at night if I have napped. Oversleeping is a factor for me. I have my husband trained to wake me if I make funny breathing noises (sometimes I'm just asleep). He pushes me up to sitting so I can't go right back to sleep or it will happen again. If my throat is dry I dream that I can't breath and feel like I am dying. Having a big drink of water helps prevent it recurring. I think I am growing out of it with age. Luckily I've never believed this is some sort of religious punishment but I still find it terrifying. I was relieved but also sad to hear that others suffer from this as well.
- —Guest LD
- I was asleep a couple of weeks ago, and it was about 3am and my room was dark. My eyes darted around to check for any danger, there was none. I tried to sit up, and that's when i was most terrified. I could not move, my eyes were darting more violently, and i couldn't call out for help. I was absolutely panicking! Then I heard a slight crackling noise, and looked toward my door. I heard someone knock, and thought it was my dad. My door opened slowly, but there was nothing but darkness. My door opened wider, and as it opened, a huge purple and black cloud of smoke flew toward me! I was absolutely petrified. i had it again the Saturday before last. I had seen The Woman in Black the day before, and at about 00:50 I dosed off. I had a vivid nightmare, where i was in a labrynth. I opened a door and appeared in my bed. I opened my eyes, and couldnt move. I done this a few times, then i saw a face in a smokey cloud. i closed my eyes, pushed the face and turned my light on; flew to the switch.
- —Guest Dillon
Don't like it
- I had my first experience with sleep paralysis yesterday afternoon. I am 20 and I just had 3 midterms in one week for university. Yesterday was my first chance to catch up on sleep and so I had a nap around 12pm in the family room. At one point my sister woke me up, laughing + saying that I'm so predictable having a nap there. Later I woke up again...hearing my brother's voice behind me, poking fun about me being asleep. But I wasn't, and I wanted to prove it by saying "I'm not asleep!" and fling my arm back or something. But I couldn't. And I could see the TV was on and I could hear everything, but I could not move or talk. Eventually I realised that my brother was not even behind me at all, and I was hearing things. I became freaked out when I realized I might not be able to move ever again and what's wrong with me. I wanted to shout for my sister to help me but I couldn't. I was focusing on moving my leg and it wouldn't lift..scary thing.
- —Guest Kelsey
When I was young
- As a child I regularly has sleep paralysis. I would wake up and not be able to do anything, not open my eyes, not move or even breathe. So scary. I somehow worked out that I needed to breathe slowly and then I would suddenly be able to move a limb and then I'd be awake. Was very scary falling back to sleep as sometimes it would happen straight away, but since I left school I haven't had it, well... So far!
- —Guest Chazza
- I only researched this about half an hour ago but i'm glad i have now. Before this i was starting to believe in the paranormal. Unfortunatly i remember the first time it happened to me. I was 6 years old and i'd struggled to fall asleep. When i did i felt like i was being dragged under my bed (i was on the bottom of a bunk bed). When i did wake up i was actually under my bed fully. I'm 22 now, i have severe insomnia which prescription sleeping pills don't work. I have depression and seeing a councellor. I know that the first instance of sp won't be the cause of all that but it scarred me. it probably contributed though. I havn't had sp since then up until 4 months ago.
- —Guest ant
- I have had SP for many years, and have done some research recently. It seems that the auditory "hallucinations" I experience can not be scientifically explained. On two occassions two different people have heard the sounds during my SP experience. Ages ago when I was 17 I was on holiday and slept in the same room as my sister. I had a strange dream and as I started to wake a strong breeze blew over the top of me accompanied by the loud sound of an old school bell ringing. It passed and i wondered if my sister was awake..I said kim? And she said to me wow what was that loud ringing noise I just heard? she was freaked out. Another time I was staying at my friends house and the wind blew over me with the sound of a loud vaccum being turned on. After it finished I asked my friend if she heard anything and she did. She does not believe in supernatural so she said it was probably a crop plane, although she stated it was very unusual for that time of year! Anyone else had this happen?
- 12/02/2010 at 3:09 am Jeff,Gosh, that must have been creepy for the man and wife!! I've heard of people waking up with scratches and bruises, but that could have been self inflicted i suppose, but who knows.
- —Guest fMgnoDKzTciKbbgfsIU
hospitals and ghosts
- I have had over 50 cases of Sleep peralysis, and quite a few of them involve my worst fear, needles, or else a strange entity that I call Alexis that touches me and says to join her in evil. It constantly freaks me out where i m at the point where i don't want to sleep ever again.
- —Guest Christian Woods
normal for me
- I suffer with sleep paralysis frequently, probably 1-2 per week is about normal. sometimes when i am particularly stressed it can be more frequent than that! I had my 1st sleep paralysis experience when i was about 12 yrs old. I had woken in the morning as usual but i couldnt move, i could move my eyes and i could see clearly but i could not move an inch. I was terrrified and tried to break out of the paralysis but i just couldnt move, i couldnt even take a deep breath and when i tried to shout i felt i could open my mouth to speak but no sound came out! I could hear my dad talking to his freind at the front door, i heard eveything they said! In the end i gave up fighting and relaxed and it felt as though i was being pulled into the bed and i could feel my breathing becoming shallower like i was barely breathing at all! i thought i might never wake up! my dad confirmed that i hadnt been dreaming it as i had heard his conversation! I was scared to sleep as a child, but u get used to it!
- —Guest Zoe c
It just happened not even 20 mins ago
- I was falling asleep listening to some music then all of a sudden I was in some apartments my old bestfriend used to live at. I was walking around going to places I didnt even know were there. Until i began to realize it was getting creepy, so i began to run but i wasnt running i was flying/gliding through everyone. Right after i was back in my bed & i felt a bunch of pressure on my back, & someone/ something choking me. My grandma said to start praying everytime it happens so i did. 'm& it was beginning to let go until i got frustrated & forgot the prayer. It came back right away & it felt like it was dragging me towards the entrance of my room. Until i remembered i have a cross on my necklace & i was holding it while kept repeating it to help me w/ whatever i went through. Then it let me go & now im awake reading & posting about this .
- —Guest J_Carlos94