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Evil Presence In The Room

by Erin Riddle
(Missouri)

I had another episode last night. Now that I am 36 they happen less often. My mind wakes up but my body cannot move. The air in the room feels different, some how more evil. I know that it's going to be one of those nights. I cannot move my body. When I was little it felt like someone was holding me down. The only thing I can think of is to pray. I pray really hard that God will take away the evil in the room, take away the presence that is holding me down. Praying always helps me to wake up.

I tried to explain the experience today to a friend and found myself feeling crazy. How do you explain to someone that there is evil in the room or that you feel an evil presence holding you down without sounding crazy.

I know when I am going to have one of those nights. Even after I am awake I can still sense a change in the air in the room. I'm not saying that there isn't a scientific explanation for everything but I am saying that this is how I feel when it happens. When it's happening I am frightened and feel helpless I cannot move.



Kevin: Thanks for sharing this Erin. Prayer has definitely been noted to be an affective way of dealing with sleep paralysis and the feelings of evil forces that sometimes accompanies it. As you might imagine there are various opinions for why this is. Some attribute it to supernatural intervention of course. Others may suggest that the positive thinking the prayers tend to foster help change the negative projections of the mind (to which the evil feelings are attributed to) to more positive projections. And that this positivity in itself, as well as simply more time elapsing, helps end the REM atonia that causes the paralysis.

If you'd like to learn more about these feelings of an evil presence from someone who has experienced them often and researched them thoroughly I highly recommend reading this book by the sleep paralysis specialist Ryan Hurd.

For everyone else, for more information on sleep paralysis episodes like the ones Erin describes, you can also read our informational page here.

Warmly,
Kevin

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Dec 14, 2010
Narcolepsy Group
by: Kevin Morton

Hey Mike, feel free my friend. Thanks for asking.

Mar 23, 2011
Why evil?
by: Anonymous

I don't understand....why is it that every experience of SP I've read about includes people describing a feeling of an evil or malevolent presence?? I had a similar feeling. If it's just related to your sleep stage why is the feeling always negative??

Jul 07, 2011
@ must be evil Anonymous
by: Anonymous



I would just like to say I get the same kind feeling before it happans, only I think I feel a heat wave and I feel like my head is vibrating... right after that is when I can't move and I see s**t. Last night I swear there was an old lady sitting on the edge of my bed, It was more of a torso with a head wearing a hood with long hair covering most of her face but I could see her eyes, I've only had these I think two or three times. The first time It happend I felt like someone was holding me down and I could see them, they had a hood on with a dark face. (grim reaper if you will) and it said just breathe just breathe and it went away and I sat up. This latest one with the lady torso I started slamming my foot on the floor ( so I thought) its all just a dream, no one heard me. They sure are crazy though...

Sep 30, 2011
All negative experiences, why?
by: Anonymous

I also had en "episode" last night, but have had them off and on throught the years. Good question, why does this have to be scientifically explained and why does everyone feel terror?! I woke up all of a sudden, ears ringing and vibrating, lack of breath and speech, eyes concentrated stright ahead and genuine terror feeling...not startled. Whos's to say there isn't entities outside of our 'senses' spectrum? Peace.

Erick

Oct 31, 2011
evil presence?
by: Anonymous

Years ago, while ordering drinks at the bar for myself and friends, this 'guy' just stared at me and I felt abit nervous, but when it continued and I looked up and at him, his eyes were VERY dark and went right thru me, the hair on my neck stood and fear went right thru me....I left the bar area and to my friends and told them that I was leaving and walked out....refused to even be around the area. I have NEVER forgot that feeling, it wasn't a normal fear...
Now, 20 some years later, just the other night, this creepy feeling guy, out of the blue, grabbed my left hand and squeezed it so hard that tears came to my eyes, I poured my drink on him as if to say WTH???? But the SAME fear ran thru me....my partner said he re-appeard right behind me and touched my neck and said "Are you scared???" Honestly, it looked like the same exact 'person' that I saw 20 some years ago, and the fear was the same, and uncontrolable fear, one that can't be supressed....I just prayed.
Not sure what is going on, but even as I type this my arms are shaking....

Nov 22, 2011
Call out the name of Jesus.. NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi i stumbled on this site today after getting frustrated and was looking to see if there were other seemingly crazy people like me.
Well, i have had several episodes starting may 2010. The first time i could feel this evil presence lifting me out of my body and swinging me round my bed among other nightmares while asleep. It was very scary and i was really afraid of going to sleep lest i experience the same scary feeling.
Needless to say, i started sleeping with my Bible and made sure to pray often. The s/p as its referred to still persists and the most scary bit is when am feeling held down and helpless. I try to shout at my husband or pinch him hard but it amounts to nothing. I have resorted to calling out 'Jesus Christ' a few times and then it leaves.
I am comforted that i am not going insane. Thanks a lot to this site. God bless you. We will survive by faith. Amen.

Mar 14, 2012
Maybe its you? NEW
by: Jelly Belly

Maybe the evil presence is you. Maybe God is telling you something. Like you can't pray your way to heaven, and only when you start acting like a decent human being, rather than going to church every sunday and paying the rent on your preachers soul insurance, then you will start to feel better.

May 10, 2012
GETTING RID OF EVIL SPIRITS NEW
by: Anonymous

The name of jesus is feared by all evil spirits. Get your house blessed. Use holy water everyday. say the st. michaels prayer. Go through your home and get rid of items that are not right. Through prayer you will find what they are. Repent if you have ever used astrology etc. You could have opened a door you must close it. Go to confession. I hope this helps. One done they will leave you alone. SAY JESUS JESUS ALOUD & THEY WILL FLEE!


Nov 23, 2012
blue light whispering to me NEW
by: Bri

Something like this happened before when I was younger.. i'm thinking 10 or 11. I was sleeping in my room and then i saw a blue light enter the window.. it started pressing down on my stomach and whispering things to me. It sounded like a bunch of jibberish.. While this all was happening, i was screaming and screaming but I wouldn't hear myself scream. I tried to get up but i couldn't because whatever it was, was holding me down on the bed. Then finally it stopped and it left and I heard a continuation of my screams and I got up and ran to my mothers room. It was one if the scariest things that ever happened to me besides the day I almost drowned when I was a kid. But anyways, at the time when it happened, I was so convinced it was real.. but now that I really think about it, I could have been sleeping still. I hope I was sleeping still.

Jan 16, 2013
evil spirits NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi its funny i never thought other people went thru this,i had an episode where i fell asleep in my car and the spirit held me dwn.This been happening to me since i was a youngen,well it actually showed it self to me,a brown head shaking it self like saying no,it had blood everywhere,my gurl texed me,thts why i woke up gradmoms house always had an evil presence there,the house is old its been there since 1952.Im not religious,but im very clairvoyant.I been wrestling with these things since i was a child.My grandmom is gone now she died in October of 2012,its nt her im sure of it.Thank you for your comments

Mar 31, 2013
change in the air NEW
by: Anonymous

what do you mean by saying that there is a change in the air? I have never experianced something like this but I'm very interested. when was it the first time that you experianced it and what do you feel like this evil present in the room is? I mean, how do you realy imagine it? as an animal? a beast? or a person?

Jul 03, 2013
I see you NEW
by: Ha, fool

Most mortals are not prevalent to my movings. People like you who can sense me are my love, are my toil. Hahahaahahahhahaahha see you later my friend

Oct 20, 2013
Science can't explain everything NEW
by: Steve

I've had a handful of attacks over the years. Some continuing on after waking, sensing the presence of what was in my dream in the room with me, to the point where I know exactly where in the room it is, and that there is noticeable temperature change in the room. So no, I don't buy the idea that it is only a biological thing combined with hallucinations. I've even had one occurrence that included my wife. I awoke from the attack only to find my wife experiencing the same thing simultaneously, except she was wide awake the whole time and was seeing it with her own eyes. If I merely hallucinating, then please explain how more than one person can experience the same thing at the same time, and at different stages of consciousness?
Sorry, science can't explain away this one.

Mar 27, 2014
spirits in the night NEW
by: Anonymous

I am very spiritually sensitive. Can feel the presence of evil easily when it's there. I know scientific minds always want to have a medical/natural explanation for this and call it SP, but seriously, these evil spirits flee at the name of Jesus. Some may be more stubborn or more unwilling to go than others.

In my case, sometimes they try to paralyze me and are successful UNTIL I can manage to speak or mumble "Jesus". They immediately leave (for me) when I speak his name. My husband has also had that same experience. Other times, like last night, I can't fall asleep because a sound -- like my husband snoring, for example -- and my normally peaceful bedroom environment changes. I sense evil and the air feels oppressive/heavy or a start sweating for no reason. When I sense evil spirits it feels somewhat like VERY STRONG "DREAD". It comes on rapidly and if I don't speak against it quickly, it will paralyze me for a time. Last night, I was awake and this torment and dread feeling continued for a while until I got up out of my bed at about midnight. I went into the bathroom to pray. Took a sleeping pill and was able to fall asleep.

The thing is, Jesus gave us power over all the enemy -- those of us who believe in Him as the Son of God. My husband and I are able to heal the sick by using that authority and we've been able to remove demonic spirits. I've definitely heard of unbelievers using the name of Jesus because they don't know what else to do -- and it works. I don't fear evil, like I might have as a child. I know the spirits must go if I tell them to go in Jesus' name. They try to act powerful and put us into a state of fear. And if you "see in the Spirit" they can be pretty scary -- appearing in all sorts of different physical forms even though they are spirit beings, not physical beings. I don't usually see them, but sense them strongly.

If you "see" them, you may have the gift of "DISCERNING OF SPIRITS"

Aug 14, 2014
Astral NEW
by: Mell

Me myself had all of these same experiences since i was little. Falling asleep and even dreaming up untill you have enough rest in ..where it just pulls you from a dream and suddenly your lying in bed not fully awake but also not asleep being able to only move your eyes at min...i hated the energy around me when this happens and has because since jy son was born it hasnt happen to me again but i can sense its happening to him ,anywho i heard that this happens when your stuck in the process of astral projecting which ive only succeeded in 4 or 5 times in my life...you get the sound like vibrations all around you and many such as myself fear this energy..no demons no ghost its simply the process to projecting which most fail or chose not to. i always pull myself out imidiately by imagining myself being struck at full speed by my own soul and then being pulled out by force usually extremely exhauzted when i wake up. I got this talent from my fathers genes yoy should all ask parents if your still previlidged to if they ever had similar experiences..the awnser will most prob be yes. Anyway its mostly uncontrollable not to fear but aslong as your aware its no evil but a mere gifted 6th sense talent that runs in your genes...if u dissagree think of aaaalll the dejavus you ever had in life..another fortunate thats included in the 6sense.m

Aug 14, 2014
Astral NEW
by: Mell

Me myself had all of these same experiences since i was little. Falling asleep and even dreaming up untill you have enough rest in ..where it just pulls you from a dream and suddenly your lying in bed not fully awake but also not asleep being able to only move your eyes at min...i hated the energy around me when this happens and has because since jy son was born it hasnt happen to me again but i can sense its happening to him ,anywho i heard that this happens when your stuck in the process of astral projecting which ive only succeeded in 4 or 5 times in my life...you get the sound like vibrations all around you and many such as myself fear this energy..no demons no ghost its simply the process to projecting which most fail or chose not to. i always pull myself out imidiately by imagining myself being struck at full speed by my own soul and then being pulled out by force usually extremely exhauzted when i wake up. I got this talent from my fathers genes yoy should all ask parents if your still previlidged to if they ever had similar experiences..the awnser will most prob be yes. Anyway its mostly uncontrollable not to fear but aslong as your aware its no evil but a mere gifted 6th sense talent that runs in your genes...if u dissagree think of aaaalll the dejavus you ever had in life..another fortunate thats included in the 6sense.m

Oct 25, 2014
Need a little help NEW
by: Kay

Many years ago I would feel this evil entering my room. I would feel like I was being held down and couldn't breathe. But I always felt like I was in-between awake and asleep. I often felt like I was being watch and my apartment was so very cold. When I moved it followed. It has been many years and I have not had any evil spirits bothering me. But a few nights ago I awoke scared bc I saw a face close to mine. Last night I had a dream that there was evil in the house and it was holding me down. I really do not want this to come back. Does anyone know how to stop it.

Oct 30, 2014
help NEW
by: Erin

My best help has always been to say a prayer for God to surround you in a ball of his white light of protection. Read the Verse John 4:4 commit it to memory. When you are in the middle of the wake and sleep stage it will help you wake yourself up and get rid of the negative energy in the room. I am sorry you are going through this. I have found this helps me during these times that I have experienced this trauma. I know hard to understand the evil feeling but somehow fighting evil with good seems to help. Good luck. :)

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