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Frightening! Body Lifting Out Of Bed

by Chloe
(United Kingdom)

I am 15 years old and have always had trouble getting to sleep straightaway. I have experianced sp before.. it is a horrible experiance. Last night i experianced yet another SP .. I was tossing and turning trying to fall asleep.. I drifted off but felt my head being raised up and my body lifting out of my bed.. I am not sure if this is an sp? But i was so frightened.. i was trying to scream.. but nothing would come out.. It was as if i had No voice..

It lasted for about 10 seconds then i just fell back asleep then today i fell asleep watching t.v and it happened again! it was like my body being raised so i was sat up kind of thing (its hard to explain!!) But then i saw a spider on my wall (my biggest fear) crawling towards me.. And i was yet again trying to scream for my mum.. But nothing was coming out.. I then woke up.. took me a few seconds to move and there was no spider.. it felt so real though.. i really need an explination.. i'm frigthened to sleep!!

Kevin: Hi Chloe, what you experienced does sound like sleep paralysis and the spider you saw was a hypnopompic hallucination. Feel free to click the links through to get some more information--hopefully it's helpful.

Also, what you describe about feeling your body being lifted up is something some SPers commonly feel. Sometimes it even turns into what's described as an OBE, or out of body experience. Ryan Hurd talks about them wonderfully here at his Dream Studies site. If you like what you see you can also get more from Ryan here in his sleep paralysis book.


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Aug 31, 2012
SP or something else?! NEW
by: Anonymous

I have recently learned about sp and OBE... I'm 15 and I think I have experienced things like this before I knew what it meant. around march I got a ton on new songs on my iPod that made me fall asleep like before the first song was over, I would pretty much be asleep and I could tell the song was getting quieter, like I was falling deeper asleep but I was still "awake"but my conscience was still awake and I would like freak out and wake up and this would happen a few times a week. then I ot this app called like sleep fast by Glenn harrold, and I used this to, so no more music. one night I got a text and I told myself while i was still asleep to grab my phone but my arm didn't move, and I was thinking why didn't I grab my phone? I want to get it but I can't! so then I stoped using any music and thing like that at night, and just last night I was asleep and my body kinda had a buzzing feeling in my body.. and think my soul was starting to come out of my body, and I tried to fight it... and then it did it again! and I tried to fight it again, and the weird part was I remembering being able to "see" but I'm not sure if I was about to have OBE or just dreaming ( note I have never had a lucid dream yet, bit Iv read about it lately and sounds interesting)

Dec 15, 2012
It's not SP NEW
by: Anonymous

So that feeling where you're being raised up while asleep? It's called an obe aka out of body experience. Your spirit is leaving your body. Thing is you have no control of your spirit, you have to practice a lot to gain control whih is why you cannot control your actions. Try researching it and see if the symptoms are the same as an obe and if they are that's what is happening there's no real way to stop it either. Kbye

Dec 06, 2014
feeling of being taken off bed NEW
by: Anonymous

I have experienced the feeling of being taken off the bed and I feel as if I am awake. It is so scary. I try to hold on, but I feel like some force is trying to take me off the bed. What is happening? I have not had that experience in a long time, and hope to not have it again!

Apr 28, 2015
My first experience NEW
by: Anonymous

I have so many questions and I dont know where to begin. I have never had anything like this happen to me before
Last night around 4:30-5am I experienced what I'm not sure is an episode of sleep paralysis or an unwanted out of body experience.

It started out as a regular dream and then it started getting weird. My friend jerri was in it and he was talking to this one guy who is well known in the gay community. His name is Eric Andrews. I don't really remember exactly what they were talking about but it had something to do with magic I think and he was like using his hands to do magic and for some odd reason I was laying down in the dream and I could feel myself being lifted. Like levitating and I felt annoyed that He was doing that so I tried to tell him to let me down and nothing was coming out of my mouth. I had no control over my body.. I've read a lot of things online about people who have experienced similar experiences but none of them where close to how mine was.. Because they all said that it felt like something was holding them down, I wasn't being held down my entire body was being lifted up and I had no control over it. After I realized I couldn't move or speak that's when I started freaking out and it started to feel very real. Jeri and Eric had disappeared and it was just me levitating in mid air in what looked like my living room, but it was all blurry. I again tried to yell for help I tried calling my mom by yelling but I couldn't say anything nor move my body.. I also tried to wake up but I couldn't do that either until I saw a strange glowing light come towards me on my left side and that's what caused me to wake up. Idk what it was but I really would like to know if it's a spirit trying to take over me I wanna know so I don't go through it again.. And then after waking up completely freaked out. I went to my moms room hoping she was there so I can tell her something was making me levitate she wasn't there so I stayed I her room and I kept hearing strange nosing like faint pounding noises that got slightly stronger until I lit a candle that my mom had gotten blessed... Do I have an evil spirit that is following me? Do I have a gift? I really want to know.

May 24, 2015
Always sleep with pillow magnetic south to cure yourself of monsters NEW
by: Anonymous

Your sleep posture is making you vulnerable to nefarious entities!

What direction is your pillow/headboard of your bed facing?

I suspect you may be sleeping with the top of your head facing magnetic north or equally bad magnetic west. Magnetic north is called the "death position" because coffins are buried facing north and if you sleep north ghosts appear in your life, says the folklore.

The people of Bali say "sleeping magnetic west means you will have no love, everyone will hate you and you will experience violence" I paraphrased but Google search "Balinese sleep north"

Many cultures recommended that you sleep with the top of your head facing magnetic south and feet facing magnetic north. An alternate position is your head facing magnetic east and feet facing magnetic west. Use an electronic compass, it has to be exactly south, any deviation such as south west of south east makes you open to nefarious entities.

Never sleep with head facing magnetic north cuz you are guaranteed to see ghosts and have nightmares.

Also never ever sleep on your back. Sleeping on the back is the posture of the corpse in a coffin and "vastu" says sleeping on the back ruins the brain. Try to sleep on the left side of your body always to get wealthy. Sleep on the right side is ok but not best and monsters probably attacked you while you slept on the right side of your body of slept on your back. Sleeping on left side is best and you get rich wealthy. Never sleep on the stomach you suffocate, sudden infant death syndrome.

I recommend you read this website, it explains the significance of monsters in sleep.

Also Google search "vastu sleep direction" and search also "sleep facing south" to get more information. Sleeping facing south makes you wealthy and healthy, sleeping east makes you intelligent but not wealthy so east is for children still attending school.

The information I wrote was for the northern hemisphere, I dont know about sleep position for the southern hemisphere of earth.

Also, what is your blood type? If you are blood type Rhesus Negative (Rh negative) then this website might be informative

Best of luck! Feel free to Pass this information on to non-demonic people.

Jun 16, 2015
Yikes NEW
by: Anonymous

I don't believe in some things but last night I saw something super weird. I was staying at my daughters house and I slept in my granddaughters room. She slept on an air mattress. Two nights ago I thought I heard someone in the house but told myself it was a cat but it scared me so I shut the door so Icould sleep. Last night out of the blue my granddaughter made an odd sound popped up on her air mattress and spun around as if someone was holding her up and then went by her door. The door opened but I didn't see her open it nor did I see her mom open it. I called my granddaughters name and her facial expression was odd. I said it's OK. Its me, your grandma and she went back to her mattress. She didn't remember when I asked her about getting up but to me it was surreal. Her head was north but she prefers west and she's only 5.

Aug 04, 2015
My expeirence with a spirit while sleep...... NEW
by: Arun

After reading few visitors stories here thought to share mine as it happened during mid of 2007...I was a student came to UK for higher studies....Initially was staying in different house..Later shifted to a Victorian house in north London along with 4 of my friends...It had 3 bedrooms 2 upstairs and one in down quite a big house with garden at back...It was normal during initial days...One day at afternoon i experienced a incident was really scared at home...I worked night shift and was alone at home during morning till evening 6 as other room mates worked during morning hours...I was alone...while i was sleeping at around near 12 t0 12.30 afternoon suddenly felt my body being locked in bed couldn't move it neither i could speak or scream or ask for help as i can still see a white kind of thing looks like a balloon filled with air moving towards me to get inside tried kept trying to get inside my heart as i can see it kept flying every where inside my happened for about 20 to 30 mins disappeared after that and i could move later ..... i started chanting lords name after as i felt helpless at the time of attack...I dont think it as Sleep paralysis ...its a real incident happened to me...thanks

Aug 19, 2015
Nightmare NEW
by: Anonymous

I have been having nightmares or night terrors lately that involved sleep paralysis. In these dreams I am briefly screaming for help but nothing is coming out.

The most prominent dream that I've had is one where I am lying in my bed, exactly as I am in real life... I can see my room perfectly. It's not in third person, I'm using my own eyes. Then very suddenly and instantly (I'm not sure if I was calling for help before this or knew it was going to happen) I floated straight up to the ceiling - at the exact same time I heard a very loud SHRIEK or scream. It was so scary and It's had an impact on me ever since.

A new friend of mines asked me if the dream (or recent dreams) were all taking place inside my house and now, looking back, I've concluded that they are ALL indeed taking place in my house.

Another incident/dream was when something terrible was going to happen in my dream and at the precise moment, some books fell INSIDE my cupboard, waking me up out of the dream. It's entirely possible that the books were eventually going to fall because of the way they were placed but it happened at the exact moment that my dream was about to get very scary.

I had another dream where I floated - not walked - to my sister's bedroom, for whatever reason. She wasn't in there. I began to call for help from my sister and eventually she came looking into her room, she couldn't see me. She kept looking around the room and then her eyes fixed on my direction and she began screaming in terror. This made me very scared so I started screaming too.

There are a few more instances in which I've had night terrors. If anyone can shed any light on what they think this may be, please reply?

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