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ATTACK of the DEMONS - Sleep Paralysis Throughout Cultures

Surprisingly, though, is the consistency of such reports made by societies and cultures with no previous knowledge of each other or their lore. The main details remain constant.

A man or woman is attacked during the night, usually lying on their back, when an evil entity sits upon their body, causes paralysis, and even sometimes chokes or smothers it's victim. Though their motivation may differ, (possession, revenge, or just wanting to upset the living) the attack remains strikingly similar.

And these stories are not limited to Western cultures, in fact, quite the contrary. In Thailand people refer to being Phi um (ghost covered) and phi kau (ghost possessed), and these experiences include a feeling of pressure, paralysis, and something black covering the body. In Japan, kanashibara ("to tie with an iron rope") is a common known and accepted experience. In the Far North one speaks of agumangia (Inupik) or ukomiarik (Yupik) in which "a soul" tries to take possession of the paralyzed victim. In Laos, da chor is described as follows: "You want to listen, you can't hear; you want to speak, you are dumb; you want to call out, you cannot; you feel you are dying, dying; you want to run away. You piss with fear in your sleep"

Search "AIMLESS" (MOVIE) on Facebook to find out the truth on sleep paralysis.
Update: Instead, go to or visit this other page on this site for more info.

Kevin: Thanks for drawing attention to the relevance of sleep paralysis and hypnagogic hallucinations throughout cultures, time, and location. It's an entirely fascinating subject, whether the consistency of such events can be explained by evil forces or simply physiological and biological similarities (what can happen to one human in Japan can happen to another human in Thailand). Your second paragraph seems to suggest the former explanation, while I suggest the latter throughout this site (in particular, here).

I attempted to find Aimless on Facebook, but a few targeted searches brought no results about a movie or sleep paralysis. Is the Page still up there?


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Apr 05, 2011
Demonic Forces
by: Laura

well i often have these sleep paralysis attacks, and definately it feel like demons..... i am a very spiritual person and these attackes normally happened in deep states of meditation or when i am going through some transition!

the it feel like something dark over me, and even if i try to open my eyes, or turn around to look at whatever is there it does not let me do so, like it does not want confrontation or or by me waking up it will loose it powers!

Anyway , what my main point here about these attacks, be they spiritual or science that i find most affacinating, is that the minute I say,
In the name of the Father the Son and Holy Spirit, or Our Father who Art in Heaven, or Bismillah ir rahmanir Rahim or Auudhu Bilahi Minash Shaitaan ar Rajeem, these feelling of paralysis disappear and i begin to wake up!!!!
or the Evil entities go away...which is or Spirit!!!!

Apr 05, 2011
JESUS is the ANSWER...
by: Anonymous

Would you mind posting your experience at more people need to know that Jesus stops the scientific phenomenon...

Luke 10:17

The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.”

Aug 03, 2011
Interesting novel about this
by: John

While in Alaska I encountered a legend about a being known as "Paija" who stalked Eskimo hunters, and was at times thought to also prey upon sleepers. I discovered that a similar entity has been reported throughout virtually every culture on earth, back to the time of Sumeria. The incubus, succubus, and the "Old Hag" are some cultural manifestations, and noted artist Lilian Broca also attributed this to the myth of "Lilith," Adam's first wife who preyed upon Adam in his sleep after the rift separated them.

I wrote a novel about these disturbing sleep experiences called "Steamboat Slough," set in the Alaskan Eskimo village where I first encountered the legend. More on the myth of Lilith, and this story, here:

Sep 01, 2011
death and back
by: rodney

When it kills you in your sleep it becomes much more than a demon, all things happen for a reason. Ignorance is not bliss.

Jul 16, 2012
about demon attacks NEW
by: Anonymous

Do not be focused on the forces of evil but be focused on Christ and His promises, his grace, and the forgiveness of sins that is found in Him. The emphasis should be on Christ not on the devil. The devil is more powerful than man. But Christ is more powerful than the devil. Be simple unto that which is evil and wise unto that which is good. Keep a pure mind, renew a pure mind, read the Bible and remember the great things God has done and His promises. The grace of Christ through His shed blood on the cross if you repent of your sins and trust in him is the victory which overcometh this world.
God does not speak to man in an audible voice. The angels of God do not reveal themselves unto men in a visible fashion. Any spiritual beings that reveal themselves to you are not angels of light but fallen angels. The devil can transform himself into an angel of light. The devil roams about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. He is the father of lies, the temper, the deceiver; he was a murderer from the beginning. Jesus said in John 10:10-11, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” If the forces of evil reveal themselves to you it is only for the purpose of attempting to get you to sin. If you are not saved they will try to keep you from trusting Christ. If you are saved they will attempt to entice you to sin so that they can then attempt to make you think that you either are not saved or that you have been delivered over to the devil because of being an unrepentant Christian.
Salvation is by grace through faith in Christ and not of works. The evil forces of this world do not have the power over your flesh unless you willing give yourself over to them. There is human technology that can be used by evil man in cooperation with evil forces to make you think that the evil forces have power over you when it is really physical technology used to manipulate your mind and body and physical emotions. Please read carefully these words of scripture and make sure that you have turned from your sins to Jesus Christ as your Savior.
2 Thessalonians 2:1-2 says, "Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand." We live in the last days. This means that the time is drawing nigh for the Rapture when Jesus Christ who died on the cross 2000 years ago for the sins of the world and rose again the 3rd day will gather his believers from off the earth. This also means that the time is drawing nigh when the anti-christ shall appear.

Aug 26, 2012
Attacks NEW
by: Jewl

I get these attacks as well since I was a little grl. Don't happen as often anymore. I've had dreams that felt like I was being dragged off my bed on top of a blanket. Also being scratched by a cat trying to scream for help. Many dreams of waking up from it but then it just happens over and over again. I do have a relationship with god and I pray every night . In these dreams I pray myself out over and over and I wake up still praying. It's a very scary feeling and I hope one day it will all end

Nov 14, 2012
Believer Of God and Good NEW
by: Anonymous

I have suffered from these attacks since I was a little girl. My grandmother always said I had a special gift . It never felt like a gift. I would try to scream or move an arm or a finger. I could see and hear everything. I saw ghosts. Actual figures but mostly eyes looking at me. Nothing ever touched me as a child. I would pray for gOd to protect me. I got to where I could make noise without being able to open my mouth. When I was able to scream I would. My family thought i was crazy until things began to show them selves to them. As I got older and married, it changed. Not as often and different. I had beaome more able to make noise in my throat. My husband knew to help me when he heard me. He would just have to touch me in most cases . My mother also did the same. I could hear her from other rooms. She called it night terrors. BUt it isn't the same as night terrors. My sisters and recently found out a brother also does this.
Recently , This happened one day during a nap after church. I tried to move and couldn't. I looked at my husband and an old woman , wild looking, stood at the side of the bed smiling at me. I knew she was a demon. I prayed in my mind for strength and I started trying to make vocal sounds. I began to say as well as I could, "I rebuke you in Jesus name! " At first the sound was barely there but it got easier ,and I made the noise louder. Finally my husband heard me. He was shaking me and looking in to my eyes but I couldn't come out of it. He was getting afraid because I could not get out of it. HE knew I was looking at something . FInally I got sounds out and then was able to come out of it. AS soon as I came out my husband said he could tell I was rebuking something.
I too have felt like someone was pulling on my pajamas pulling me out of the bed. I always call on GOd. My grandson who is 11 has heard my making sounds for help many times. Last week I had this happen and was trying to move but could not . I was trying to speak and could not. My husband heard me trying to make noise and tried to get me out of it. It wasn't working. He shook me , gently slapped me over and over but finally was getting afraid for me and grabbed my shoulders and shook me hard and then slapped me hard. HE said he saw the terror in my eyes but I could not blink. He told me he was afraid I was going to have a stroke this time. AS was I.
My daughter is addicted to drugs and been away from GOd for a while. We were trying to help her get off drugs. She experienced this often. Only her attacks always included dark shadows and something trying to smother her. She described shadows laying on top of her. I told her to rebuke them in Jesus name when it happend. She was terrified many times.

Nov 28, 2012
This Morning NEW
by: Mike

This Morning I had a dream of a demonic force attacking me. I have been haveing these dreams since I except The Lord Jesus Christ as my Personal Savior. It's been over 20 years off and on, but hear lately its been pretty often.
Actually it usually happens between 6:00 am and 6:30am. I have been keeping up with the times, it's happened so often that I know that when God is going to do something through me, this is when the enemy will come to attack. I have learn that when these dominic dreams accure is that the devil is trying to stop a work that God has for you. He tries to put fear in you so that you will no accomplish God purpose.

This Morning I was in bed and I hear someone runing across my house and I woke up, as soon as i set up on my bed, I felt the evil presence, I immediatley started calling on the Blood Of Jesus, reminding that presence that he has been defeated on the cross and throught the blood of Jesus, and it left. I immediatley went into another dream and heard a sound like if someone had thrown several rocks on the roof of my house.
I sat up on my bed and felt that evil presence again. I start to call on the name of Jesus!! and I could not open my mouth to speak, so then In my mind I started to think there is power in the blood of Jesus, and then i was able to speak.
I then got up from bed and was trying to walk into my living room, but this force would not let me, So I pushed my self though as im praying and I finally get into my living room. I walk to the door and my daughter is looking out the front door window. I asked her if she could see anything. she said no, so I look and I see a black dog walking towards the house but yet still down the street, I then end up back on my bed on my knees and as I call on the Name of Jesus this presenc
leaves my room and there is total silence. I look down and betweem my knees there is my bible shreded into pieces... I woke up praying after that.

Feb 19, 2013
Jesus is the ony solution NEW
by: Jesus is the ony solution

Yes i was demon posessed and demons where cast out of me so yes demons are real and jesus is real and he is the ony one wheo beat the devil

Mar 21, 2013
Experienced evil force at night NEW
by: Anonymous

I have experienced this twice. Im am a born again believer and have no desire to have anything to do with satan and i think this ticks satan off. I can see a dark shadow over me not letting me move talk or anything. Both times I was laying on my back. The second time it happened i automatically yelled out in my mind over and over again Jesus, Jesus and the last time I yelled it out even harder and louder and the spirit let me go. Scary stuff.

Mar 29, 2013
Jesus is LORD NEW
by: Anonymous

Do not be blinded by professors and "professionals". This IS demonic the world you live in is filled with lies and deceptions to get you away from your Lord Jesus. For example even the water you drink is poisoned with fluoride to suppress you. Don't believe me? do some research of your own. There is a war going on for your eternal life receive it through Jesus and don't lose it to those that smile to your face but stab you in the back.
The Word of God says in Hosea 4:6 "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children."
I plead to you who reads this if you are having these "sleep paralysis", grab yourself a king james version Bible(the authorized edition) start reading it and next time you are in the state of being paralyzed think of Jesus ask Him for help and you will be surprised how quickly the demon flees.
To Jesus all the power and glory!

Oct 12, 2013
studied and deal with them often NEW
by: james

First you that are trully dealing with demons low level and high level . They use sonic vibration to hypnotize you sound will usually stop them also light over you will stop them they'll use other tactics so be wary also lying on your sides and. Not on your back helps and try to control bad feelings hatred anger etch it WILL attract them blood in the water also be mindful of others if they lust for you hate you etc they basically have called demons to them and that demon may come to visit you oh and yes calling for Jesus. God has worked for when I couldn't win and yes sometimes I would win but the low level & mid etc leave me be just the most powerful one still hassles me. bhaal he who speaks in riddles and lies of truth . A little. About me I've dealt with them a lot from very young to now I'm 39 I fear little Is why & how i came to know so much i wasn't a Christian and now the holly ghost guides me now but I just wanted to leavesome tools for you. Love god first

Oct 29, 2013
by: Anonymous

I've had this same experience . I use to see 4 demons all the time, I feel this numbing feeling over my body then i am held down Ive been choked before. Sometimes i see them when i open my eyes after the attack. I think they come while you'r sleeping because your mind is open.This has happened all my life and i always wondered why. I wasnt religious and trying to fight them on my own, at this time i was confuse and almost running mad. not until a friend of my Johnson pen told me about a prophet who helped him in the same problem too. i email the prophet and i told him my problem and i did what he asked of me,he teach me the understanding of this demons and how to fight them with your holy bible,

wanna give prophet michael a big appreciation for bringing back peace and joy to me, if not for you i woundn't have be able to give my testimony today....

I have promise to link all human that's undergoing this situation to prophet michael, because i know how it is hurt....

that's the e-mail of the prophet, give him a try and share your testimony with alot of joy...

Good Luck pals........
God bless you

Jan 01, 2014
by: Anonymous

When you come into your home late at night have holy water at the entrance of your house and put in on you just like you do at the catholic church, and pray to God . Spirits can follow you home, if your weaken from illness or drunkard depressed you can seen as weaken and vulnerable even if your not suffering the evil spirit can still attack you. Many cultures are very aware of these sorts of crazy night attacks, some believe a small knife, I have a small swiss army knife under your pillow protects you from demonic or evil spirits . I listen to one of the most riveting interviews given my a priest on coast to coast radio and he said, IT IS THE SPOKEN WORD that gets rid of these evil forces that is why they do not want you to speak during there attacks you must speak yell GODS NAME for heavens sakes if your not get baptized! HE also said, that priest are seeing such a incredible increase in people being possessed and the catholic church has granted them the right to do exorcisms, and they are doing them, this is real. We need to ask ourselves why is this negative force increasing is because some have fallen away from GOD. We were created by God he is our father our protector! God belongs in schools and kids should pray to him and love him God represents all that is GOOD. Anyhow if you listen to this interview I guarantee your hair will stand up on end it is so stunning and shocking and it is based on real live experieces!I was attacked by a spirit it was a night where I forgot to wear a very powerful protection prayer and mantra that was made by Tibetan monks for me I always wear it for protection, except in the shower anyhow I was not wearing it I was sleeping and something was sitting on me and I could not move, yell or even speak or wake up!!! I kept saying in my head Jesus Christ name I rebuke in the name of the father and the son, Jesus Christ I rebukes send you back to wherever you came from, this is so odd I saw a bald brown figure with little elf type nose and it had two beady eyes and this thing was not human but it spoke. This terrified me and I was fighting for my life it felt like, I took my hand to hit the creatures nose... this entire scene was so so bizarre finally I could speak and yelled Jesus Christ and that was that it left and I was shaken for hours. GOD BLESS US ALL ESPECIALLY AT THIS TIME ON THIS PLANET

Jan 13, 2014
women demon NEW
by: stewart vasquez

The voice is very manipulative and all about evil.. the expirence was when i layed on my back and i couldnt move nore speak.. my homies where seeing changes in me as i keep talking to myself without me even knowing.. i prayed and it never buged me but the women told my sister and brother to kill them selves they prayed and it went away buh i keep talking smack to the demon..and it was making her stronger as i keep going.. i am always trying to kill at a sertain time at night.. its not me trying to buh it is the woman and she tells me to kill myself.. i am still like this and i have no one who stops or can stop me from going out to kill unless i die and i am not going to kill myself i perfue others to get it untile i get it out of me some way.. im her every night and im not strong enough to handle it alone because my brother and sister were clear and i was the victom for the sake of there lives.. i hate the fact i cant get anyone to believe me when i say its not me.

Feb 25, 2014
Night demom NEW
by: Anonymous

I first experienced sleep paralysis nearly 26 years ago with no demons. Attacks in the last 10-15 years have been come with various entities including what I can only describe as a small laughing child that runs around my bed. Other attacks are much more distressing where a demon regularly sodomizes me while choking me and pushing down on my head. While attacks happen more often on my back it is by no means the only position I have to be in to have a visit. Attacks always start out with a kind of electrical buzz in my ears along with a vibration. Even having a bedside fan on can trigger an attack. Whatever it is seems to be able to use the fan as some kind of conductor, enabling it to manifest itself. Needless to say I don't use a fan any more. My attacks have become more and more violent over the years and as time passes I am less able to believe the scientific explanation. These thingS are not of our realm and I believe they come to harm our souls.

Feb 27, 2014
It is Spiritual NEW
by: #SleepParalysis

Sleep paralysis has alot to do with your religious belief and your subconscious mind. Find out what is eating you inside.. it may be a sin... it may be someone you need to forgive.. you have to be your own psychologist and analyze your fears and worries and hidden desires. The terrifying experience is a hint of what is going on underlying in your life.. and it projects out during sleep when your subconscious mind has more control!!!

Apr 10, 2014
In response to the victims NEW
by: Spiritual Development

In response to the victims and all who have had similar experiences.
Many of the posts speak of these appearances as a form of attack which from a human perspective seems that way. Everyone should understand however that these dark hooded figures (some may call hags) are feeding from our life force or energy. One comment described the person's back being sucked by one of them. The primary reason why a majority of you are being 'targeted' is because you are fountains rich with energy. This energy is spiritual and can be both negative and or positive, drawn from the elements and others if you allow it. An abundance of negative energy seems to attract more attention from certain entities.
Maybe this is what they are more familiar with or what is needed to draw from in order to maintain balance? Whatever the reason, In a perceived reality of horrible things, negativity can be difficult to overcome, but it can be done.
Some of you spoke of attempting to break free from the physical paralysis and in doing so, your spiritual body or body part lifted from your physical body. Through positive prayer and meditation, you can learn to control your spiritual energy and being to serve as a positive defense against future feasts by these hooded entities. One visited me 10 years ago. It began as many indicate in the comments. It came from the corner by the door and floated right over my body with its black ragged cloak and disfigured face. My eyes were open but I was paralyzed. As the figure began consuming my energy which was visible at that time, I focused my intent and my fear subsided. Shortly after, my spiritual arm lifted out of my physical body and grasped the hooded figure's neck with the intent for it to stop and never return. Once I grabbed it, it immediately stopped feasting, eyes widened while jolted back and vanished. As soon as I grabbed it, my physical body became free as well. This was the last time I was visited by this hooded entity. This experience helped me further see the importance of positive spiritual development for myself and others and strengthen my connection with GOD and Jesus Christ
It is important to surround yourself in divine light when meditating and understanding the flow.


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