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Paranormal or Sleep Paralysis?

by Michael Nix
(Gulf Shores, Alabama)

Seems a lot of people are having the same experiences or at least very close to what I have had. The feeling of something climbing on your bed, feeling your bed being pressed down by some kind of weight, then the weight of something holding you down, not being able to scream or move at all, feeling like you are awake and aware of your surroundings maybe even sometime seeing a figure at the foot of the bed or in the corner of the room, also sometimes hearing groaning noises or maybe an evil voice.

It’s very scary and it makes you to where you are afraid to go to sleep of it happening again. I think in most cases after reading about sleep paralysis that this could be what it is, not to say that in some cases it very well could be a paranormal experience. I am caught between what I think is going on with me, maybe it’s a combination of both and this spirit (or spirits) know exactly when to attack a person. No matter if it’s a spirit or sleep paralysis or both it’s scary as hell.

My next move is to set up a camera and see if my bed is really being pressed down! But then again I might not want that answer of fear that it just might be.

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Nov 10, 2011
It's not paranormal
by: Anonymous

I've had these experiences off and on for 50+ years and I'm convinced it's just sleep paralysis. My older brother has also had these experiences. My wife is sometimes awake when this is going on and she says that I will sometimes speak and say something like "help me" and then she will wake me up (which is sometimes hard to do). I think if you just accept it for what it is, you will take away the fear and power that it has over you. That's what I've done and I notice that it happens a lot less frequently now, and when it does happen I just kind of go with the flow, and try to not let it bother me. Take as much control of it as you can and hang in there. It will get better.

Nov 11, 2011
Scared To Sleep
by: Linda

I am sort of relieved in reading your story because I have the same exact dream and it has me afraid to sleep. It is very frightening. It's as though something crawls into my bed and weighs heavy upon me, restraining me. I struggle and curse to break free, eventually crying out, which wakes me up. But worst of all, it's reoccurring. There are times I've considered seeking help from a priest!

Jan 08, 2012
I dont know whats going on!
by: Anonymous

I have these dreams really often, its like im just after going asleep and i awake up and im in my room i cant move my arms or legs sometimes i can move my toes and fingers i cannot talk or scream no matter how much i try.. my body rises up into the air and moves around then it just drops sometimes onto my bed or on my floor, i just keep trying to make my self wake up as this is happening and trying to scream.. some times i have loads of theses ''dreams'' a night.. they scare me sometimes but they have happened so many times they dont scare me as much.. i would really like to know if other people experience what i do.

Jan 27, 2012
myself and identical twin have some what same dreams
by: Anonymous

my sister and i have had same thing happen since about the age of 5years old and we r 27 years of age now. One dream starts with we start to go to sleep and them you think you are awake and you can not move at all, only your fingers, my sister has heard me call out for help and say no before. There is also the other thing that happens that my sister has only had it happen twice to her and the first time she had it was a day after I did like a year ago when she was sleeping over in my bedroom with me on a mattress on the floor. In this dream you think you are awake and u see a shadow figure in the room that you can not see any features but it has male persence. It makes it way towards you and then leans down till it is right in front of your face and while this is happening you can not move at all, when it gets to your face it will all of a sudden disappear and we feel this pressure on your chest very heavy almost like it is sitting on you, then it starts to choke you, it is like its inside you somewhat and takes your breath away and just as you feel like you can not breath anymore and like your life is taken from you, we wake up and gasp for air and then the dream is over and your fully awake. My sister has had this happen to her only 2 times but i have had it happen since i can remeber. It reoccurs over time sometimes more then once in a night where I am scared to sleep or couple times a week or once in a few months or even a year or so will pass and then I will have it again. We both though off and on as well have had the other dream happen many times where you feel awake but you can not move for like 10 min. and then it stops. My sister and I always wondered what was happening to us, but sleep paralysis with sometimes having night terror is seeming to explain what is happening to us.

Jan 28, 2012
scary to expirience
by: Anonymous

For me it happens a few time a week and started when I was five. When I was young it only happened once of twice but within the past couple years is been way worse. I am now 20 years old trying to deal with it. What happenes to me is ill think I woke up and then all of the sudden my whole body will start to tingle then go completely numb then ill feel pressure pushing down on me. In the mist right when it starts I will even tell me boyfriend its happening again then my words faintly dissapear I no longer have control I scream and cry and beg for help. No one can here me. I try to wiggle around and touch my boyfriend just enough to wake him up but I can even do that. Then a dark shadow appears and gets closer and closer and right when its right in front of me I scream but there is nothing after a couple minutes I wake up and my body slowlly returns to me. I had no idea what this was until just today when I researched it and figured out it was definitely sleep paralysis. I don't know what to do because after it happens I am so scared to go back to sleep. Its the scariest thing I've even been through. I don't know what to do anymore.

Feb 09, 2012
me to
by: Anonymous

it happens to me to except i know 4 a fact im awake bcuz i see people sociallizing i cant move at all no figure i wat like 5 minutes and fully asleep and i have a problem that i hate staying still

Feb 15, 2012
experienced this for nearly 15 years
by: Anonymous

I too have had these experiences. It happens both when I am falling asleep or waking from sleep. Either way, it's like a state of mind caught in between sleep and awake. I know my surrouding, so I know I am awake, yet caught in a weird place. I feel a pulling, falling into the abyss, or sometimes a heavy pressure on my chest.
Every time it happens, I feel a bad presents. At times I have even seen it. When it first happened to me, I was 18. I woke up unable to move and heard noise that eventually turned into screaming. I could see a figure at my bedside holding a bundle. The screaming sounded as if a baby was screaming in pain. Terrified, I tried to move. I fought and struggled until I could get physical movement. It took great control and effort to move myself out of this state.
It has been 13 years since, and I still have similar episodes.
I feel as if this is a menacing evil being, but try to see the scientific explanations. Whomever experiences this, my heart goes out to you. I know how horrible it is and I hope that it is merely a glitch in our minds. nothing more.

Mar 04, 2012
sleep paralysis i think..
by: Anonymous

I've had this experience too recently i had this twice and I'm 20
so my first time was about a month ago and it happen to me in a afternoon nap. i guess i was dreaming but i saw my curtains in my room moving and something or someone grabbed my arm and i couldn't move and talk, i felt numb and terrified.t i tried screaming for my brother or any little movements like slamming the wall but i couldn't do anything.so then i woke up and felt fine but was so scared and terrified.the next night nothing happen. my 2nd time happen last night, something was holding me down and my bed shook a little bit and again i couldn't move or open my mouth. my heart was beating so bad i felt like demons was trying to posses me i don't know but damn it! so scared as hell! I'm gonna have to deal with it anyways but it helps a lot that people has the same problem. i should also note i have sleeping problems where i sleep so late at night cause i feel so paranoid, i just feel like a presence in the room at night every time i try to go to sleep and with these experiences it doesn't help! i really don't have the money to see a doctor or a professional but anything from u guys can help! take care people

May 01, 2012
paranormal
by: Serena

Hello,i have had 'hipnopompic hallucinations' since i was born.im 25 now and have a son of my own.i have these experiences often.i used to think it was a sleep disorder.but now EVERYTIME i see or feel something my son starts screaming and crying in his room.and i havent made a sound to wake him.also my husband has seen the same thing i saw in the same night,at a different time.maybe everytime i see something,its not paranormal.but i think sometimes it is.

May 13, 2012
Scary
by: Anonymous

I just had a crazy dream about a best friend. i awaken. I was 100% i was fully awake but i was unable to move or speak, seems like sleep paralysis but then i swear i can hear something hovering over me and holding me down,I then hear what i thought was my little sister scream for help but i cant move to run to her, im finally released i run to my dad and wake him but my sister is sound asleep as if she never was awake

May 15, 2012
Electric paralysis
by: Anonymous

In the past couple of years I have begun to experience "night paralysis". It has increased in intensity each time it occurs. It started with a feeling of suffocation and paralysis, now there is a feeling of electricity humming through my body along with paralysis. I feel like I am thrashing and screaming to be free, but I wake up in the same position I fell asleep in. I sleep on my side and I felt like i was pushed onto my back and the humming was so intense, like I was plugged in to an outlet. Each time this happens, it becomes more intense. I wake up and my heart is racing. I feel violated. I sometimes take pain medication due to back, hip and leg problems. I have to wonder if this has anything to do with my situation. Is anyone else out there experiencing the same?

Jun 06, 2012
Paranormal or Sleep Paralysis?
by: Anonymous

I am a 57 year old female.
Last night, the first part of the dream came~ I was standing up someplace and tried to move and something fat and soft had hold of me and was squeezing me tight, almost sexual. I was standing up in the dream, but could not move or make a sound. I finally broke free after asking Jesus for help.
The second part of the experience came a while later. I had gone back to sleep, but in my dream was awakened by something crawling on my back (I was sleeping on my stomach). This was the size and weight of a small child (our children are grown). When I tried to call to my husband because I could not move, my voice was non existent. It came out as a choked whisper.
When it went away a few seconds later, I had a deep feeling of dread, fear and started to have a panic attack. Praying helped relieve these feelings and I was able to get back to sleep. This morning, everything is normal. But, in my mind something was sitting on my back in my sleep, paralyzed me and scared the hell out of me. I hope this never happens again! The entity in these dreams was not evil, but scary just the same.

Jun 21, 2012
Does anyone else see it?
by: Anonymous

I've experienced this many times before. Usually starts out with a buzzing/drilling noise by my ear that is similiar to what you hear at the dentist office. Sometimes, they come in two. First there is a ghoulish figure that comes gliding in my room followed by a huge caped figure (grim reaper like). I felt the ghoulish figure was more like a creature, it didn't appear to be human and the cape figure had a demonic evil presence to it and a male presence too (I could never see their faces just neck down). I don't feel that it was sitting on my chest though. Usually when this occurs, my sleep position is facing the ceiling with my arms crisscrossing eachother like a mummy. It or they never allow me to see their faces. Once, I had a glimpse of the grim reaper's arms and they were as white as a sheet of paper and huge. He was grabing my arms trying to pull it away from by body as if to take me away. Ofcourse, I couldn't move but kept calling for God. Does anyone else have similiar experiences?

Jul 02, 2012
Same
by: Anonymous

Same thing happens to me in even in daylight.....scary...

Aug 04, 2012
FROZEN FEAR
by: Anonymous

I have had this very same experience. I get the prickly feeling (similar to when your leg falls asleep) over my entire body, can't move, can't cry out....then the feeling of depression of the bed right next me as if someone was sitting there. This type of experience use to happen to me steady as a youth. Luckily, I have not had these "dreams" for many years now.

Aug 21, 2012
Sleep Paralysis
by: Anonymous

Ive had sleep paralysis a few times. The first two times they were alien type looking creatures that are a grayish green color. The last one I had I was in a hospital lying in the bed. I think I may have fallen a sleep and so then I wake up to this nurse to my right in the old fashioned nurses hat and she was wearing the old fashioned white clothing. She was taking my blood. I tried asking her what she was doing but I couldn't speak or move, all I could do was look around. Then at the bottom of the bed there was a hand and and I started to freak out and tried yelling out "help" but I couldn't speak. Finally after struggling enough I could finally move and I ran out of the room. I looked back at the room but no one was there. I went to the nurses station and asked them who was in my room, & they said no one has been in your room, and so not to sound crazy I didn't say anything else and went back to the room. I asked them about it because I'm thinking like how is it that they can just come in your room and take blood without permission. I thought that was wierd. It felt so real. I could see everything around the room. But obviously no one was really in there. She wouldn't of been wearing that early 1900's nurses outfit.

Sep 28, 2012
Thank god not on my own!
by: lmaried

I too went to see an Angel specialist and psychic about mine coz I thought I was possessed. The worsed have been when I am dropping off to sleep deadly still and then all of a sudden my body is thrown out and up against the ceiling and I am literally dangling there. I have felt sexual pleasure (which was quite nice!) but didn't feel comfortable to go with it coz I thought something horrible was gonna happen. One time before my hysterectomy, SORRY to be GRAPHIC I had my period and went for a lie down with a hot water bottle coz I had horrendous period pain (hence hysterectomy!) whilst I was just dropping off HERE IT COMES the itchy skin, the feeling someone is in the room coming towards me and then with gusto energy I feel that an entity has ripped my sanitary pad out from below and shoved it in my face.
I recently had such a bad episode that I felt 'Visited' a huge energy rush upon me making my back arch and a terrible pain in my right foot - I came round and got up from bed and to the toilet and I SWEAR the pain was still in my foot by the time I got back to bed?
I have sooooo many more I could tell you but what I want to know is this - I am a 45yr old woman who is ADHD and profoundly Psychic, I was wondering if any of you had the same traits as me? and is there a connection?

Oct 01, 2012
To: Imaried
by: Michael Nix

dont know if there is any kind of connection or not but yes I am very Psychic at times. Have been always even when I was a kid...
Michael.

Oct 03, 2012
Hi
by: Anonymous

I've had a similar experience happen to me once. I started dating a girl who was still living in rented accomodation with some flat mates. Anyway, I stayed over her house one night and when she woke to go to work she told me to let myself out and just make sure I pull the front door closed so that it locks. I could hear her downstairs as I lay in bed and then suddenly it felt as though something had jumped onto the duvet cover between my feet. I couldn't see anything there, but whatever 'it' was proceeded to move its way up the bed towards my face. I was absolutley petrified and let out a cry for 'help' but nothing came out. I could feel a heavy feeling on my chest and then it suddenly all ended. With no hesitation I jumped out of bed, got dressed, ran downstairs and out of the house. I never went back or saw her again. I've often wondered what the heck happened to me that morning. Was it something supernatural in a nasty way (I was scared out of my witts) or was I half asleep/awake and having a bad dream. I'd like to think it was the latter, but I was awake when she left for work and I heard her close the front door.

Oct 03, 2012
probably SP
by: lmaried

I would of said that it was Sleep Paralysis, google the painting Old Hag it depicts a sleeping women with the devil on her chest. That is what makes the episodes all the more frightening is that you are absolutely aware that you are awake (I know the difference between dreaming and this horrible Sleep Paralysis now) I can be laying there hearing all sorts going on my kids talking or my husband, music, door bells, bangs, my name called BUT this isn't actually happening. I am thinking this about you - whilst you were entering the SP episode you heard the door bang and then you experienced the paralysis. BUT also if this has only ever happened to you once never before or since it could of been a paranormal experience the only way you could find out is 1) get in touch with that girl and ask if she or anyone else had a similar experience 2) ask if a beloved pet cat or small dog had died in that room?

Oct 04, 2012
The pressing feeling IS DEMONIC
by: Anonymous

The issue of being asleep and someone pressing down on you with a tingling feeling going through your body is VERY real.. I am 41 I have been experiencing this feeling since I was apprx 8yrs old.. I can remember many times through out my life when it has occured.. IT IS DEMONIC... IT IS A DEMON trying to cause you problems in your life.. Because of this i always recite Psalm 91 before i go to sleep each night..Its a very good psalm to cover you while your asleep.
Last night I fell asleep without reading it and at apprx 4am I felt the pressing and sensation again.. I woke myself up quickly and began to read my psalms again.. It happened again as i was falling asleep, I begain to say THE LORD IS MY LIGHT AND MY SALVATION psalm27.. And it stopped. I have said these whilst having this experience previously and it just stops.. People you need to have a relationship with GOD.. Its only way.. There is a spritual warfare going on.. Im not a bible basher,I do beleive in GOD, and i just realise there is good and evil in this world, we have to learn how to safeguard ourselves from it...

Oct 07, 2012
ERM?
by: lmaried

Interesting you say that because I have said the Lords Prayer whilst having an episode and it still doesn't go. I am a FIRM believer in the Lord and am ALWAYS working with my Archangel Michael (for protection) and grounding work and Archangel Raphael for healing. I have called Angels to help me whilst again having an episode and again this hasn't helped, so with this in mind I am not sure it is a demonic visit. Now I have researched REM Atonia and Sleep Paralysis this makes more sense. What has insenced me is that there is some women who is making money out of teaching you to go into this state to further into Lucid Dreaming I think this women if VERY IRRESPONSIBLE these are at time TERRIFYING to the individual.

Oct 09, 2012
NEVER GREW UP IN A CHURCH
by: Anonymous

All of this happened to me before. And when i finally went to seek help I found it that there is power in the name Jesus Christ (i never been to church, my family never grew up with a "religion") so I was confused and a lil scared after i said Jesus Christ name and I actually heard the scariest demonic noise in my life in my right ear as I was saying Jesus Christ name then it jumped off of me and I went to run to my mom room, then I stopped walked back to my room and turned on the light and the tv and started thinking. Even a few tears dropped. I was just so confused because i didnt believe in Jesus Christ at the time. But I pray and hope thus help you guys out. God bless

Oct 10, 2012
just happend right now
by: Anonymous

My dog woke me up about 50 minutes ago with his barking. I go and check what hes barking at and its nothing. He stared at the laundry room (where he sleeps) and just barked constantl, but there was nothing in there. After that he would run around the backyard barking in different directions. A short while after I just decided to ignore him because he wouldn't listen to stop barking. I got paranoid and started thinking it was maybe a ghost. As I was trying to sleep, i felt like there was something in the room. Actually I feel it again right now.. Anyways , I fell asleep and then i heard a buzzing sound. I woke up but i couldnt move. I started trying to call for help but I couldn't, no matter how hard I tried :( I remember my upper body sitting up for a bit and then going back down but my eyes felt like they were rolling back and going normal, simultaneously. It was kinda hard to breathe. Now I'm scared to go back to sleep :( Ive had sleep paralysis a good number of times before and ive always felt like something took over my body.

Oct 21, 2012
Maybe Paranormal
by: Anonymous

This happen to me just last night. I was sleeping and all of a sudden i felt this pressure on my leg. I just layed there frozen because I didn't know what was going on. All of a sudden my entire body was paralized I couldn't move or speak. My boyfriend was laying next to me I was trying to scream to wake him up but nothing came out of my mouth. Finally I decided to say in "Jesus name I command you to leave this house". At first when I tried to do it nothing came out I tried it again and it was like broken language almost. Then I finally said it alittle bit more clearer and it released me. At the moment I prayed that God protect me and my family from any evil enity that may be in my house. But what was so weird is when I woke up I couldn't decide if it was real or a dream and my lip was bleeding.

Oct 28, 2012
Paranormal or Sleep Paralysis?
by: Anonymous

well , last night i had a strange dream but i cant remember them . then, in the middle of the night i woke up and it felt like someone was grabbing my neck so i held by breath, when i gasped for air i felt the hand release . i was so scared.

Nov 14, 2012
very wierd to me. not sure what it is
by: Anonymous

(I am 20 by the way)So this morning around 3:30 in the morning i was in my bed and i could not move at all. My arms were stretched out and it felt like something was holding me down for a good 3 minutesby the arms and legs. When i finally could move i tried to go to bed again. This time i was laying on my back and then all of a sudden i heard a laughing noise over me and then it felt like someone tried to grab my throat. I felt pressure on my blanket and then i pushed my blanket off of me. It actually took a little force to push it off and then i walked into my kitchen. It stopped happening at 4:15 in the morningThis was the second time this has happened to me in 2 days. Ive never had this problem before. Could this be a sleeping disorder or a ghostly presence? Im positive i was awake during this time

Nov 14, 2012
along with the post about 3:30 in the morning and me being 20
by: anonymous

I forgot to mention that at this time at 3:30 in the morning. There was a really cold feeling in the air

Nov 15, 2012
Crazy Sleep Paralysis
by: Anonymous

Last week I woke up in the grip of sleep paralysis. I was laying on my left side and I felt an immediate overwhelming dread and fear...then all of a sudden...something runs at me and looms over me but I can see anything...after a couple minutes it wears away and I close my eyes again. a minute later i wake up again in sleep paralysis and once again that feeling of dread and fear comes back. Then i hear, once again, something run up to me very quickly and loom over me...once again i open my eyes, try to talk and pray, but don't see anything...this sucks!

Nov 18, 2012
It happened to my wife.
by: Mr. Z

Around 2 am this morning, my wife woke me up with her screaming and crying. She said "something bit my toe." We do have a cat, but were sure it wasn't that. Whatever bit her, left no marks, and she wears socks to bed. Very wierd if you ask me.

Nov 19, 2012
The worst
by: Anonymous

I have the same thing that's been happening to everyone for about 26 years now and last night it was the scarest. Normally my whole body goes numb and feeling like something is crawling onto my bed , but what's different about last night was I encountered a lady face that was burnt and very large eyes that's staring at me from the middle of the room. Idk if it was a
Ghostly spirit but it sure was a person. Very scary and idk how am gonna ever fall asleep again

Nov 28, 2012
Wake up in a dream and paralysis
by: Anonymous

Today I took a nap I'm sleeping suddenly I heard a noise at the door I quickly got up and slammed the door shut and locked it. There was a childs voice saying open the door let me in I want to come in I said who are you they kept trying to get in with all force I was ready to fight I opened the door and it was a demon indescribable person I fought until it went away I was back sleeping again until I tried to get up something was sitting on my back my legs were heavy I couldn't move them a voice told me to lay back down I couldn't scream or nothing but I heard myself cry. I laid down closed my eyes and everything was over but when I looked up the door was closed just as I left it before I went to sleep. This isn't the first time it happened differently before

Dec 05, 2012
Pray
by: Max

I pray the Hail Mary in my head when it happens to me. It stops when I do. Before that, I was at the mercy of whatever it was that had me. They always sit right on the edge of what's believable as real and what you might dismiss as nothing more than imagination. Almost always.

Dec 06, 2012
It may be paronormal
by: brandon

I have had sleep paralysis for a long time. Sometimes it's scary sometimes I just go with it. But a few years ago my family had a tragedy. My father had died. What made it worse was that he had commit suicide. The day after my mother went to make arrangements about the funeral and ask if I would straighten up the living room in case relatives came over. He died in his recliner but I was not a believer in ghosts and I didnt know it at the time... I had not slept for hours since I had found out he had died so I sat down on the couch which was next to the recliner and soon fell asleep. I had a very normal dream for a time... I not sure if he was in that dream...all I know is that eventually something caused my eyes to open It was dark outside and the house was dark...but the n I heard my father's voice......in every room in the house. Like.. in the kitchen asking my mom what's for dinner.. or in the hallway waking me up for school... all at one time. Then I remember hearing the recliner rocking back and forth I tried to look but it felt like a hand was on my head holding it down almost like it wanted me to see something. Theoonly thing that scared me was the fact that I could make out the two feet on the floor rocking the chair. That's when he let me go and I left and never slept in that house again. Although I think he just wanted me to know he was there........

Dec 12, 2012
supernatural spirit or sleep paralysis ??
by: kirstie

I usually have trouble sleeping and only get about 4-5 hours sleep every night. I know its not good i should be sleeping up to 8 hours and more but something freaky happened to me last night, about 4 am I was sleeping on the sofa on my right side all the lights were off just the TV was on, I saw a little black figure with two red eyes that were bright or could have been two red lights in the black figure in front of me. Then I got a shiver by my head that suddenly swished down past my feet i tried to sit up but it was like I was paralyzed I couldn't move for about 10 seconds this really freaked me out and I was scared to fall back asleep in case it happened again. I don’t know what to do i have nightmares I imagine monsters or think I see things that aren't actually there and this is really affecting me I feel tired all the time I can't get up for college I don’t know what to do if anyone could give me some advice I would really appreciate it.

Dec 20, 2012
Young age to occur.
by: Eli Kramarevsky

PART 1:
I was 12 when this happened. I just fell asleep as normal but then came a nightmare. I usually don't watch scary movies or any demon type of things but heck, I don't know where these nightmares come from. Everytime I've had sleep paralysis it starts with a nightmare pertaining to an unseen being in my dreams who kills anything living in his path. As it passes over a garden the rocks shake and the plants wither instantly. I presume him to be Satan, Devil, demon, etc. or something like that. Anyways, I'd have one of those nightmares and then using some methods of awaking myself discovered by yours truly, I get out of it. BUT when I get out of it (like a 1 out of 10 chance) I go into sleep paralysis. I've never ever seen any beings but it's obvious they're there. I kind of have a 6th sense: sensing presence. I feel him there. I don't hear screaming or groaning, just the chilling silence and my now racing heartbeat. I literally feel like I'm being choked.
Though my case may be paranormal. I can move a little. Just a tad and manage to peep a "help." Not only that but in my thoughts I'm screaming "JESUS! HELP ME!" And I kid you not, everytime I said Jesus the choking intensified. Funnily enough, when I wake up; I don't actually wake up. I WAS AWAKE THE WHOLE TIME. There was no waking up. The choking just goes away gradually and I find myself where my struggle had thrown me off the couch. It's a scary experience and I wouldn't call it sleep paralysis. I think it's above that. For me, it's easy to whether I'm awake or asleep because I am a constant lucid dreamer. I've had a little control over my dreams but it's hard because it takes a lot of focus. I've even told my cousins in my nightmares that we're only dreaming about the

Dec 20, 2012
Young age to occur. Part 2
by: Eli Kramarevsky

nightmares and with heavy blinking you can escape. I've told figures created in my mind that they're in a dream. So I can tell when I'm asleep or awake. Kind of all I had to say. There's one more story though. It's fairly related but it's your choice to read. It's about linked dreams. (So it starts like this. I have a dream/nightmare. Okay nothing I haven't seen before. BUT my sister is in it and is controlling her actions. We tell each other about our nightmare and find out we had the same nightmare. Only she sees it from her perspective and I mine. At one point in the nightmare I see her running down a hall to a bathroom in our church to hide from who knows what. I saw her running down and look back breifly. She saw in her nightmare that she was running down the hall and saw me as she turned back. We also both saw each other at the main entrance of a building along with a creepy girl and a doll. The girl pulls the doll's string and the dream ends. The same dream from 2 perspectives. Tell me your thoughts on what it could be.) P.S. I'm 13 almost 14 now and all this actually happened to me. I'm special in a LOT of ways and this isn't the only paranormal thing about me. If you want to talk, contact me by email: ikramarevsky@gmail.com or talk to me on a forum, instant chat, etc. I usually go by EatingInternet, EaterOfInternet, or ilyamillion. Thank you for listening/reading!

Dec 22, 2012
Recent experience
by: Anonymous

Hi, my name is Darcy im 19, and im experiencing something similar, when I was about 6 I woke up and I couldn't move, I tryed to scream for my parents but I couldn't nothing would come out. I couldn't open my eyes but I could see things(not things in my room) like I was still in my dream, I could feel my bed underneath me and I knew where I was I eventually fell back to sleep terrified. I did try an tell my parents but the just swept in aside and told me I was dreaming. This morning I experienced something similar it happens twice in 1 morning. I "woke up" with my wrist and finger elevated and my index finger pointing straight up. I had a huge buzzing sound in my ear and I couldn't move but I knew where I was and it was like the last time. It only lasted about 10 sec this time tho and I woke up, fell back to sleep and then it happened again for about 10 sec. I wasn't really scared it was sort of peaceful. Then I thought I might do some research on it

Dec 23, 2012
paranormal or sleep paralysis????
by: Knight

Usually at my mums house at night when I go to sleep, weird things happen...I fall asleep and I usually feel a tingle and cold shiver over my body that renders me "frozen" as in I cant move. I feel a pressure on my chest, my legs and body starts to have little seizures, I can sense "things or people" around me (I feel terrified)I try to scream out and wake up but I cant. I usually get woken up by one of my daughters (they say Im groaning and thrashing about) It started at my mums and It has started happening at my place too? Paranormal? has something attached to me and followed me?. I also get "out of body" experiences while Im asleep, I can look down and see myself laying in bed, I fly through the house, to other lands etc...Has anyone ever just "gone with it" while experiencing these nightmares? I tend to get woken up, just wondering if there is a message somewhere If I was to keep sleeping and experiencing???

Dec 23, 2012
"you deside what it is"
by: Tiffany

Well i am only 15 years old and i have had some strange in counters in my house that are unexplained but there was one night were my body was paralyzed and couldn't move or talk. I figured it was just 'sleep paralysis' until i started to have them every other night. I awoke in the middle of the night shaking in fear because an voice had woken me up calling my name i thought it was my parents until i looked in the corner of my room were i seen a dark figure of an man. i honestly don't believe in the paranormal but after that night i have had things thrown at me, voices whisper, and heard things being dragged along the ground at night i don't what to say its paranormal but its just unexplained. I am to this day having the same situation with my sleeping and other unexplained.

Dec 27, 2012
Horrible!
by: Ingrid

Iva had this "problem" as a kid aswell. As I moved to a new home away from parents recently I began to have these events happen more often!!! But the most frightening experience was 2 weeks ago when it was oround 2am & I was having trouble falling asleep and then all of a sudden I felt sleep come over me & though I put the though of me "going to the bathroom" I was all of sudden buzzed away....it feels like I'm slipping into a twister & I can move for shit!! I try not to panick but it's frustrating!! I felt a Man!!! Heard him breathing clear enough to know it was a man!! & This time it was Differnt!!!!! I felt like I was getting raped!!!! It sounds horrible I know!! And I cried!!!!! I know something was wrong because my mind was perfectly conscious!!!!! As I "Broke free" I quickly went to the Bathroom & I saw tears in my eyes......also I had marks in my chest!

Dec 31, 2012
umm can i face it?
by: RamoDavid

Age 20, it happens throughout my life, just thought it just happens u kno, but then like half a year ago I get vibrations thru my body, I like the feel and go with it at first but then slow it down or clench my hands into fist n like slither myself awake. I would go into the vibrations completely but I don't kno wats to happen. Okey but recently like two weeks ago I just got home from like a videoGame-athon at friends so I'm tired. I crash on my livinroom couch, it most of been 8or9 in the morning. I awake to the vibrations, I don't try to move at all just feelin the vibrations get stronger then I clench my fist n try to wake up,nothin, but I start to move(it wasn't so easy)but I could move. I lifted my head and moved my right arm to sit up alittle, I could see but I had tunnel vision or somthin, but when I lift my head I seen a black figure it seemed almost surprised and left. Couldn't tell its face but it wasn't close to me but just watching me. I don't think it ment to harm me but I also don't like the FACT that it was watchin me. I would like to know if I can face it?

Jan 02, 2013
It feels as curse, but only God knows. .
by: Thapelo

Im 23yrs old, i can't even explain the feeling of whats happenin while im asleep, its not that im deep asleep by that time when sleep paralysis happens, its like there's someone pressing me down my bed very hard, leavin me helpless, can't scream and at times i even hear many voices whispering many things and once and by time i wake up. I wake up crying, scared of going back to bed again. But people we not alone in this messy dreams for the fact we wake up every morning that simply shows that the Lord is our sherped and He won't leave us like this.

Jan 06, 2013
scary dreams
by: scared to sleep

I too keep experiencing these dreams which make it hard for me to sleep at night. It usually just starts like a regular normal dream then ends up with a dark spirit holding me down. I always try to scream help or for my mom but nothing comes out and if it does its to low for anyone to hear,i always focus and screaming louder and fighting the spirit off me. Fighting it helped once but only when i screamed god please help me. Another time the spirit came really close to my face and said something to me but im not sure what it was. Im glad im not alone but these dreams are making it really hard for me to sleep alone or in the dark.

Jan 06, 2013
Something weird happened last night
by: Jeeper Sleeper

I'm so glad I found these posts. First off let me tell you what happened. I was really tired and nodding off by the computer so I went to bed. I don't know how long I was asleep but I woke up and someone was physically sitting on the side of the bed staring at me, it was a younger guy and it was like he was moving away from leaning over me but sitting still, and he was smiling. But I had this feeling of complete terror, and panic, and couldn't move. I looked over to my door and I always leave the kitchen light on and I could see the light from the kitchen. And could see this person sitting there. My cats also jumped off the bed and ran. I was saying to myself "I don't want to go with you" it was horrible. So I guess I fell back to sleep when I woke up a few hours later I went to check the door and it was locked. I told my friend that I thought the guy was trying to kiss me, but now that I think about it I think he might of been reviving me. You see I've been sick lately and might have something wrong with my brain. Maybe I quit breathing in my sleep and some entity, guardian angel or something revived me? I didn't necessarily feel terror of the person but something else pulling me somewhere I didn't want to go. I don't know it's crazy and now I want to go get an MRI immediately. It was a younger male with brown hair. And a tan fitted t-shirt.

Jan 06, 2013
First time
by: Anonymous

Basically the same thing happened to me last night. I didn't even feel like I was asleep it seemed like I was awake the whole time but I couldn't move a single muscle and I don't no what it was but something like an evil type of energy seemed to be moving my matress off my bed. My heart was racing and couldn't move to get up. I live in Chicago so I've been shot at, chased down by 3 or 4 people at once, and also jumped at gun point but this was 100 times more scarier than any of that.

Jan 06, 2013
paralysis
by: Anonymous

At times i feel awake and my mind is aware that im awake but i can not move my body, it doesnt feel like anything is holding me down, just that i am paralyzed, it only happens every once in a great while but usually if i can wake myself up i go back to sleep and it will happen over and over again all night and i wake in the morning feeling restless.

Jan 07, 2013
night terror
by: clcgtab@yahoo.com

I also have this feeling. But it's weird it feels like Im wide awake, unable to move can even open my eyes as a force runs through my body similar to goosebumps. I don't know how to say this and not sound crazy so I'll just say it. I feel a malevolent force and I smile withing as I invite. Reminded of storm of the century when he says "born of sin come on in". eventually I feel like I realize Im inviting trouble and I snap out of it to wake in a cold sweat or gasping for air

Jan 07, 2013
same stuff as the rest of you here except....
by: There is peace in his name!

I've experienced all of what is mentioned here.
and it really really intensified after my mom died.

She was into the paranormal. and I felt trapped by her.
After a life time of this, sleep deprivation, sleep apnea, and terrified to go to sleep (which has got to be one of the most miserable things I can think of), I found a ministry in Colorado Springs (I live in Denver), and they have me on a prayer program.
A lot of this has diminished and subsided. and I do not believe it has to do with sleep paralysis. Yes, sleep paralysis is involved, but only in that, that stage of sleep is when an entity can take advantage of you because you are paralyzed.
If you have a bad case of this, and it seems most of you do, then find a ministry that will help you pray through this.
I know this is not popular, and I also am NOT a bible thumper, but it seems some of you have found out what I found out, that these entities only respond to the name of Jesus. I had a lot of open doors, and I learned HOW to close them.
I also learned that if I am truly repentant of wrong that I have done, (see Daniel chapter 9, read aloud, and also someone else here said Psalms 91, read aloud at night, and Psalms 52, also read aloud before bed). I have now begun to see the Bible as a resource against this type of attack.
I would ask each reader to consider inviting Jesus to come to your life in a real way. NOT like something you see on TV. but something that is real for you.
It seems after reading this blog, that there is an epidemic of this type of night time attack going on, and no one wants to really talk about it. Isolation is the worst thing. Find a minister that you respect, or ask a friend who might know a minister you could respect. Don't go to anyone you feel is weird or takes advantage of people. But there are good bible believing ministers in about every area of the country.
IF YOU WANT A GUARANTEE OF SOMETHING WORKING FOREVER, AND KEEPING YOU SAFE FOREVER, I SINCERELY KNOW THAT JESUS HAS DONE THAT FOR ME!
Blessings.

Jan 08, 2013
15 and scared to sleep in her own bed.
by: Zoë

Since i was around 5 or 6 i've always remember scary voices and times where my entire body cant move, speak, or breathe.And i often feel like im FIGHTING to 'wake up' or even move.

My most recent:
It was probably over 2 weeks ago but i remember just going completely numb head to toe and something/someone whispering in my ear "kill your brother with butter". This one creeped me out the most because i FELT the air hit my ear as it spoke.

NOW to rationalize i got in a fight with my brother before bed and was still pretty pissed. So maybe this had a connection with it? Also. I am a very quirky and funny girl so that part could of took over and rhymed brother with butter? idk.

All i know is that these things scare me so bad that i HAVE to sleep with the tv on in my room.
The moment i turn it off (passed when i physically get up to get ready for school) i automatically have terrorizing dreams

Jan 11, 2013
thank goodness
by: Anonymous

im glad i decided to look this up,a few.years ago my cousin did a research paper on the different stages of sleep. ive had a few crazy incidents,one being two or three nights.ago. i felt paralyzed once again,couldnt scream no matter how hard i tried as my bf was perfectly asleep next to me. its like your conscious but can't do anything.about it. how i made it stop? no idea,i woke in a panic not realizing if i was dreaming,or if something paranormal was going on. its happened more then once and this time it.scared me enough to look into (wipes hand across forehead). thank god...literally.

Jan 13, 2013
2 encounters one just happened today.
by: Trisha

Okay so, the first time I encountered something like this was when I was 17 (I turn 24 in 6 days).

I hadn't been sleeping much as life and choices had lead me down quite destructive toxic path of alcoholism and partying - whilst studying full time.

One night when I had stayed in to catch up on sleep i was in my room lying on my left side on the right side me the bed facing the empty side of my bed and the wall. Just as i drifted off to sleep i heard some type of growling. I wolf myself and peeked down at the side of my bed where my New 7 week old puppy was sleeping. (the dog could barely yelp let alone growl..)

I dismissed the noise and tried lay my head down to sleep. As soon as I closed my eyes, at the same time, i delta game rushing down on my shoulder along with a ferocious growling ! As soon as I felt and heard this its as if pins and needles spread throughout my body and paralysed me. In the instant this all happened (felt th pressure on my shoulder, heard the growling) I opened my eyes. I could only see in that one direction, not even over my shoulder where the ggrowling was happening right down my ear ! It was so loud. When i couldnt move my eyes or my body i realised something was controlling my body i was infuriated by th violation. I concentrated so hard on moving my fingers wggjptpapdamgmg at this thing to get off of me. Nothing was coming out i could only hear the words i was trying to exclaim in my mind ?? I was trying to cry for help, curse at this thing, even tried asking God for help and pictured the church right behind my house praying for their help, as son as I could nmove my fingers i could speak, as soon as I could speak i could move so in the same instant I screamed out loud 'get the F off of me - im not scared of you !'(when really i was terrified but had to scare It away) whilst i threw my quilt off myself, grabbed my puppy by th colar and Ran downstairs to where Mum was watching TV. She told me to sleep down there with her and assured me it was a bad dream.

I completely forgot about it until i saw a group of 12 people on Doctor Phil tv show describing exactly the same incident and explaining the scientific reasoning for it and labelling it sleep paralysis induced by sleep deprivation .. It was enough for me at the time.

Until i went back to Fiji last month for the first time since I was6. I'll continue tomorrow. In with Nana in hospital and have been on this forum for too long already. The next message May help. Its what I learned from my elders in Fiji and what I experienced today (,")

Jan 14, 2013
Learn to fight it
by: Vero

Since I was 13, I've had these episodes, so terrifying, I thought the devil was after me.. But like last year I learned to sense it when it was about to happen. Once I felt the Erie vibe n the tingly sensation, I would shake it off. I get up n try to fall asleep again. So learn how to know when it's about to happen.. I believe it's paranormal.. Ignore it n never show fear they love fear. N it moved on to my kids, so I explained to them what it is. N how to show no fear.. I'm 27 yes old, it's not completely gone because it's on my children but they will overcome.

Jan 19, 2013
I don't have this I have this, I have something else
by: Anonymous

I have never had experiences like this before, but I have had something when i'am sleeping. What happens is, for example last night I had different dreams because they were changing, but anyway in one of them I was in a corner and there were all these zombies coming up a ramp, and towards me, it felt really scary, when they were closer, It was like an Xbox remote when you end a game, it's like I have control on and Xbox remote and can stop that dream if it is scary. Why though?

Jan 22, 2013
same here
by: Anonymous

I've had similar experiences. Mine started a little over a year ago. It's happened atleast 8 times to me. In september '12 was the worst, I was "dreaming" about going outside in the middle of the night. more like floating. I had no reason of being outside all I know is I looked up and a black figure started charging at me and as soon as it hit my body I woke up to being not able to move, speak, and could barely breathe. I closed my eyes and prayed " I rebuke you in the name of Jesus!" I prayed this over and over and everytime I said that, I could feel a little more of my body coming back to use. Finally I had control of my body and ran out of the room. I felt something evil. This happened again two nights ago. Only this time I woke up to someone singing to me. I heard a pretty voice singing and I do not remember the words. It was soothing but I wanted to see where it was coming from. I wake up and the same thing happened cant move/speak & hard to breathe. This time I stayed calm and prayed until I had control again. I didnt feel like whatever happened this time was "evil". I was scared to go back to sleep everytime i dozed back off I'd wake up in a panick cause i could feel my body going back into numbess. I've talked to some people about this and I'm told "your probably still asleep and it just feels real". NOPE I am totally awake. I just dont know if it would be a sleep paralysis or something paranormal. all the times before this last time has always giving me an awful feeling of evilness. This time I didnt feel that.

Jan 23, 2013
Do Not Be Afraid For I am With You....God
by: Mandy

i just want to tell you all guys that Prayer makes a big difference. i have have had some horrific attacks at night and i fight so hard that sometimes i wake up tired and depressed. i believe that when i go to sleep, it is God's way of making me rest and renew for another day...i believe that Sleep paralysis is none less than evil spirits of the night that try to haunt and cause restlessness. i used to hear foot steps, funny noises and would be so terrified... before i sleep i ask God's angels to sorround me and protect me...its got much better since i started doing that. once it starts i also wake up and say a prayer. i command all the forces of evil in my life to live me alone in Jesus name.

Try it. it works.

Jan 24, 2013
28 years old sleeping paralysis long time dealer
by: dante

im not really good at writing so forgive me if some part doesn't make sense or spelling error or punctuation. so here goes...


it really does work if you say a prayer or mention Jesus Christ name. I've had all of the same experience as you guys and even worst to the point where it just happens every night now, but i learn that if you leave the light on, those evil presence will never come. so pretty much i learn to sleep with the light beaming down on my face.the only weird thing is that when i sleep during the day it still comes and it's not afraid of the sunlight, but afraid of fluorescent light, weird i know.the scariest it can come to you is during the twilight zone , when it happens to you in between daylight and darkness, where the sun is barely showing but its still kinda dark outside. it'll actually just come at you with its long sharp nails crawling towards u grunting as it comes on top of you prancing its nails all in ur face and body.that happen only because i thought it was okay to get up and turn the lights off because the sun is about to come up and it was a little light outside. just as i got done switching the lights off and crawling back into to bed for one minute, i couldn't move and bam! in that sleep paralysis phase again. when i was younger i learned that praying and saying the lord name will make them leave and u end up just waking right up , but it's gotten so worst now. when i say the lords name or pray it just screech and yelled start attacking having their face pressed up against mine, breathing on me until i keep repeatedly praying and praying until its gone. its very scary but somehow im use to it. it occur so much that sometime im able tell when exactly it will come and how. i cant explain, i just feel it, and right before it happens, i just get up and go watch tv or something. sometime i react to it late and i'll just be like " aww crap here it comes" then sure enough it's there. it even tries to impersonate my friends and try to wake me up and talk to me, one time i just went along with it and communicate with them and start saying all kinds of b.s to it until i told it i already know you're not really who you appear to be. then its just start laughing and tickling messing with me until i start praying. then that's when it got mad and it's face start peeling off showing its true form screeching and attacking me. i just look it straight in the eyes while praying and grab a hold on to his neck and start choking him until i actually woke up with my hand in a choking position. i fear that it might never get better and as i get older it will only get worst but at the same time I'll grow stronger towards it. Be strong and just face it and over come it u guys be alright. oh yeah and remember the lord and Jesus Christ.

Jan 25, 2013
First Time I Happens.. 😳
by: Anonymous

Getting a good night rest before I go to school in a few hours . & as soon as I turned onto my back . I get this weird feeling in my body like I'm paralyzed . A bright white light shines in my shut closed eyes . Then my eye open wide still paralyed like if my whole body was asleep except for actually me . Like my mind or something . Usually I'd shake off ssomething weird & go back to sleep. But this was to scary , after a few minutes of Tryna go back to sleep ,c got up , got my iPad & starting researching , .. These stories have helped so much . Thank you ❤

Jan 27, 2013
Ghost that walks among us
by: Anonymous

My experience came way back in the late 80'.
While . living in a brownstone house in Brooklyn . ny I would wake up and something run out my room then again I would be sleeping and something would come lay down next to me trying to pull the covers off of me. Can somebody Explain this to me

Jan 31, 2013
The Creaking of the Floor
by: Anonymous

We built our home new in 1988 . A few years later I was home alone , in bed but awake , just laying there with eyes closed . My back was to the hallway and door . In my right ear , as I was laying on my left side , I heard " ge tup ". Not get up , but ge tup . In a few seconds I got up. Nothing else happened for a few years . Then one morning it was already light outside , I woke up and my son was in his bed , and my husband was laying by my side . I heard the floor creak in the hallway as it does when someone steps on it . I asked my husband if he heard that , He said it was probably our son . I said no he's in bed . I can see the end of hs bed from my side of the bed . I laid there quietly for a few seconds and got sleepy again . My left arm was laying out on the nightstand to the left of my side of the bed . Then all of a sudden I was awake , but could not open my eyes . I could not move or say anything . I felt a force holding my left wrist down . It did not feel like a hand or anything I could identify . I did not feel afraid as I was not being hurt . I then went back to sleep . Then I woke up , could see and move . Then I heard a creak of the floor boards a few feet from the end of our bed as if someone was leaving the room . This has happened only once , but I have never slept with my wrist on the nightstand again .I might agree that this might have been sleep paralysis except for hearing the floor creak before and after the experience . It was as if someone was saying to me " see I can touch you when I want to " .

Feb 01, 2013
Drilling or Dreaming?
by: Anonymous

I was hoping to find the answer to my own question although this is similar. I thought I was experiencing sleep paralysis but when I tried hard enough, I woke up and turned. Once I started to fall asleep again I felt something sit on my bed, and when I tried to move I couldn't. But then I started to hear this low sounding drill, which only got louder as I tried to move, almost like it was moving around inside of my head. When I finally could open my eyes, only ten or fifteen minutes had passed since I had previously awoken. Now I can't distinguish between my paranoia of it being something more since I started seeing flashes from the corner of my eye.

Feb 03, 2013
terrifying paralysis
by: Mel

This started in my 20's but stopped for years. Its now back and more terrifying and frequent than before. My body is literally exhausted after these episodes! I feel like my body goes thru a tornado! I shake and tingle, my lips become numb and when I wake I can still fell the effects from this. Actually I fell awake thru the whole experience. Mind my tells me here it comes. Last night to try to stay calm and go with it and I didnt shake as violently. But as soon as I felt it subside the growling started. Ive experienced this part for years. A creature that paces at my bed and growls. It wants to hurt me but something isnt letting it. Last night I also heard a grunting by my head, like a pigs grunting but i knew it hated me. This has gone on for so long and I cant talk to anyone about it because I now how crazy it must sound. I cant move or speak during it. Im afaid to sleep in my room anymore.I fell sad for all of you, I understand.

Feb 04, 2013
I think that it's both
by: MelekeCosby

Every single time I go to sleep, this happens to me. I feel as if something is trying to possess me and Im being held down. It's gotten to the point where I put my Islamic prayer beads and sleep next to a Qur'an. Thi goes on for about 20 Minutes. For about those 20 minutes I recite Islamic prayer m inutes . Hoping it is not a Jinn. After re citation it disappers. But they have seen things in my room. It only happens when I am ready to sleep though.

Feb 04, 2013
Sleep problems
by: Anonymous

I have had this happen only 4 times with this I always fall asleep and wake up after 2 or 1 hours and I take it calm but as soon as I try to sleep again I feel someone's hand first time I was scared but igot used to it I get a glimpse of the hand then move my pillows and see the blankets go down as if the hand went down under my bed and I hate this so much I move my bed aggressivly to the point where I scream to show yourself nothing works .

Feb 06, 2013
I actually managed to fight it once
by: Anonymous

I am reaching 22 years of age and I've had the shadowy figure dreams happening to me for as long as I can remember, back when I was a very small child. I would somehow feel like I'm in a dream but I am fully aware of my surroundings and I am convinced that my eyes are open. I then see the figure above me and I feel its weight on me and then I feel like it tries to enter my body through my mouth as it pries my mouth open, and that moment is where I normally wake up. This one night, however, I managed to fight against it and I lifted my arm against its weight and managed to curl my hand into a fist, and when I woke up that moment, my hand was right in front of me, held up and curled up into that fist. Paranormal or sleep paralysis, I've learned that it is possible to take control

Feb 07, 2013
im used to it
by: frank

The same thing happen to me I'm 23years old this happends to me like 3 times a week I fall asleep but then feel tht pressure holding me down and I c a shadow of a man watching me know I sleep with a night light cuz if its dark it gets worse .look ya try this when it happends don't b scared so relax &ur body will start floating around ur room some ppl say its a spirit tht lays intop of u but idk.

Feb 08, 2013
never braive enough
by: cris. oregon

The same thing but i can never see anything i can only feel its presence right behind my line of sight when its all over i tell myself that ill just let it go and not fight it but every timr i chicken out sometimes i have my girl hold me and a bible and im not a beleiver at all

Feb 14, 2013
They Don't Like The Light.
by: Anonymous

Light a candle. Even a small one will do. You can keep kidding yourself that it is not real, but we all know different. Next time, ask them to knock a certain amount of times. They will.

Feb 14, 2013
It just happened to me
by: Hasnain Masum

I literally looked information about this and I ran into this post. I had the exact experience 15 mins ago. I tried moving and opening my eyes but it felt like some type of force just didn't let me. When I finally opened my eyes but I was still sort of paralyzed I saw this figure on the right corner of my bed. I couldn't yell and I just closed my eyes again , I felt something pulling me off the bed; Then I woke up. I don't know if I was dreaming or was it reality. It's 3:30 in the morning and I'm scared to go back to sleep.

Feb 14, 2013
lights on
by: cgh

i sleep with the lights on all night because the dark is scary !!! i have had several experiences over the years. they call it sleep deprivation because the demons are disturbing our sleep....we are the chosen ones, you must believe !!!!! we have a few different things going on here.. some of us have psychic abilities and we will be shown things through our dreams, its up to you to dictate the dream...........some of us are having our faith tested by the lord, demons dont want us going to god for anything so they will do everything in their power to destroy any relationship you have with the lord !!!!!!!! you must pray and keep your faith that god will protect you !!!!! and last but not least, sign of the times...more ocurrences, the dead arising they call it zombiepocolypse....so be safe chosen ones, its up to you, its your mind,,,,,,TAKE CONTROL BACK

Feb 15, 2013
it just happened to me
by: Eleazar Hernandez

Ive had these dreams throught my whole lufe since i was seven. I eventually got used to them and they started to go away and kinda learned how to control them. Tonight is different though, i am awake and i feel like my body is floating as if i was in a magic carpet. I tried to ignored it and wemt to sleep and had the weirdest dream where someone told me i had goliath trapped inside of me (whatever the hell that means) i then felt like i was awake but couldnt move or talk (which i am familiar with) i try to have a blank mind for a minute then eventually it goes away. The thing that worries me is that even though i am wide awake and even talking to my girlfriend i still feel my body like floating in a magic carpet. I ran into this post and i am amazed by how many people have gone through the same thing.

Feb 15, 2013
confused
by: Anonymous

over the years i have experienced these feeling of bein scared and cannot move with a black figure in the room, but the past 3 time i have had this happen to me they have been a image what i can see as a person, with the same feelings of not been able to move, but i have also experienced being shaked and havin me name screamed so loud it hurts my ears. last night i had a boy standing at the bottom of my bed, i was to move the right upper side of my body and was tryin to get up as i did this something was on top of me tryin to restain me but i couldnt see what it was , the boy was still standing there and watching. and i was able to make a moan that was low but not load enough to wake my partner. this scared me and i was unable to get back to sleep for a while.

Feb 16, 2013
Third time... I actually felt the hand that was grabbing me
by: Aly

This is the third time it happened to me... It's such a horrible feeling the first time all I remember was a demonic voice talking and slowly pulling my legs by my ankles and I tried praying but my mouth wouldn't open and arms wouldn't move and it just laughed and yanked me under the bed but of course when I woke up fully I was in my bed the second time I heard a voice like the exorcist call out my name I opened my eyes but couldn't move my body at all so I just moved my eyes to the right and all I saw were hands making movements together and laughing this last time just happened an hour ago I had a dream I was at work my cell phone rang and I answered it and it said I would die in seven days and right after that I felt hands slowly grab up to me on my bed and grab my arm and slowly take me back down with it I felt the hands with my opposite side hand and I told my conscious hell no this isn't happening again and forced myself to wake up fast... So here I am in the early am not being able to sleep again

Feb 16, 2013
WOW!
by: Ashley

I'm so glad that someone else has experienced the same things as me. So far, I've had about 5 "dreams" like that. I would literally JUST fall asleep and I "dream." In my dreams, it always has to do with some sort of paranormal experience happening to me. One was the TV turning on and off by itself, then it felt like someone was putting all of their weight on my entire body. I couldn't move. Even when I woke up. Another, involved my brother. He was in the "dream." He was sitting next to me on the couch when we heard banging on the wall, then I went completely numb and couldn't move. When I woke up, only like 4 minutes had elapsed since I fell asleep. I just had a dream a couple nights ago, I was in a room with just a table. The room started to stretch out and the ceiling got higher and higher and I started to float in the air and I knew I was going to hit the ceiling so I went to cover my head but I couldn't move. I KNEW I was dreaming but I couldn't wake myself up. I was trying everything. Finally, I was able to shake myself out of it by shaking my head but even after I woke up, I could only move my head for a few seconds. It's weird, frightening and I'd like to know why this is happening and why each time it has to do with something scaring the shit out of me in my dreams. Any theories?

Feb 18, 2013
this is wierd and scary
by: Anonymous

this happen to me alot but started around the age of 20. Im lying in bed and feel like something is holding me down. it start to trusth on my lower body like it trying to have intercourse. im like what is going on here and start to panic. then I try to move and realize i cant. feels like its holding me down. I try and scream call out for help, but its like i cant speak. then i start to pray, call out jesus name. then it goes away. Also this is this one time same paralyzing feeling but im having trouble breathing like im being choked. and i hear howling wind all around me.(i am in my room) then i finally break free and am able to move and i see a glowing light start to fade into the dark. it was very scary. Im not sure what this is but i feel awake when its happening.does anyone have any similar cases to mine?

Feb 18, 2013
Weird Stuff
by: Anonymous

yeah i just had that like an hour ago and i felt one of my blankets get pulled off my foot and i got hugged or crushed by what ever it was and after i got free i left my bed

Feb 20, 2013
For me... I believe it paranormal
by: Brian from VA

My wife and I just separated a little over two weeks ago, we have never been apart this long and over the 8 years being together have never spent one night without each other in bed.. Long story short were working out the issues as she moved right around the corner and comes over everyday since.. So, on that note I have the king sized bed to myself right now. Last night was confirmation to me as there is truly something going on I can not explain... Early last week around 10pm, lying in bed watching tv, I did the normal, reached for my phone, set the alarm, grabbed e remote, turned the tv off.. Lights out.. I situated myself under the covers and pillows to my favorite positions, and eased my body into its perfect sleeping position and came to a complete still, less than 30 seconds after at the bottom right of the bed I felt a 3 second movement as if someone was raising up out of the bed followed with what felt like someone touching my right calf foot area... I literally sat up in bed and stared at the bottom of the bed for ten seconds, and saw and felt nothing else and then laid back down with eyes wide open totally freaked out... Being a man with all common sense I dismissed this as being something silly as just the sheets and comforter shifting or settling and shortly there after fell asleep ....ok! So last night.... Around 9:30 I did the exact same thing as noted above, got into my favorite position, adjusted my body and about 1 min after I was lying dead still to the left of my body it felt as if the mattress was lifting as if someone was raising up off the bed, this time it was followed with a noise that I can only describe as two fabrics rubbing together for Aprx 3secs. This time I was paralyzed and did not move for a few moments however just stared at my mirror glass closet doors at the other side of the room just knowing I was gonna see something... I didn't. This is no lie and no fabrication.... This is something I can not explain!! This is not my covers shifting or comforter settling, I do not have a sleeping disorder... And am completely sane... I am a bit Leary of setting up a camera in fear that I will actually catch something that WILL give me a sleeping disorder.. However one more time.... And I will be setting it up. My thoughts... 8 years sleeping with my wife that I totally dismiss or don't give a second thought about movement in my bed... Chalk it up to always being her.... Now that I'm here alone, the only movement should be coming from me.... I will follow up with all of you either way.... I'm eager to get to the bottom of this!

Feb 21, 2013
Help
by: Anonymous

Idk what it is but the first time it started I was 21 and jst started happening more recently now that I am 23. I will be asleep and wake up but I can't move. I can't open my eyes and when I try to speak I can't. It's like something is keeping me paralyzed. Just this last time I heard a growl nxt to me but thought it was my dog. I tried screaming my boyfriends name but couldn't till it finally came out and I could open my eyes. My dog was asleep and my call to my boyfriend woke him up and he asked what's wrong. I told him it happened again. If anyone could help me out and give me some info to help me with this i would really appreciate it.

Feb 21, 2013
what do you think
by: lizz

well i myself had this happen just i was not asleep i was awake in my bed laying there i was so scared i did not move or breathe i had many more crazy things happen to me that i have no clue what to think of it and yet I'm scared to think of any of the bad.but only the good i love like i feel someone/something holding my hand when i was 7 and in my 20s, I'm 25 now and i even had someone/something holding my hole body as i was laying on the couch no lie.so I believe not all that people feel is caused by a sleep problem or any problem at all that's my word on it and yet we have some people thinking that the ones that do get unknowing stuff happening to them that we are CRAZY and tell us we need medication i think that's not the answer all the time.

Feb 23, 2013
Ghost kiss me
by: jajajajajajaja~

I was sleeping over in my bedroom My bedroom have a big glass door if you open it you will saw our balcony.I'm only 15 years old and it is my first time to encounter this.While I'm sleeping I heard that someone was opening the door I think I'm awake and I see a shadow figure in the room that I can not see any features but it has male persence and it way towards me and then leans down till it is right in front of my face and while this is happening I can not move at all, when it gets to my face He was kissing me then he stop but then he move into another position he was in the top of my head and he kiss me again all of a sudden I felt that he disappear . I was afraid that time and I just close my eyes Im scared that I will saw him again and ignored and sleep again.

Feb 24, 2013
tell me what you think and say my name with your comment
by: LIZZZ

by: lizz

well i myself had this happen just i was not asleep i was awake in my bed laying there i was so scared i did not move or breathe i had many more crazy things happen to me that i have no clue what to think of it and yet I'm scared to think of any of the bad.but only the good i love like i feel someone/something holding my hand when i was 7 and in my 20s, I'm 25 now and i even had someone/something holding my hole body as i was laying on the couch no lie.so I believe not all that people feel is caused by a sleep problem or any problem at all that's my word on it and yet we have some people thinking that the ones that do get unknowing stuff happening to them that we are CRAZY and tell us we need medication i think that's not the answer all the time.

Read more: http://www.end-your-sleep-deprivation.com/paranormal-or-sleep-paralysis.html#ixzz2LrHeck3h

Mar 01, 2013
Same experience
by: Anonymous

I just had an episode right now. Just woke up from what appereny it was a dream. I was being choked by a demon. Everything was so damn real to me. I knew it was happaneing again. I have panic attacks at times i belive it makes my dream more dramatic.I scream for help even when i know my parents or brother cant hear me. Being helpless and being chocked. Terrified to even go back to sleep. Am 18 already Ive had these dreams since I was around 5. My dad has them to so as my brother. My dad has the worst ones in his sleep. What I don't get is how can us three have them. Can it be passed down or is it just coinsidince?am not really religious but maybe I need God in my life to help me with this. All of you're guys stories were very help full thank you so much. If anybody who read this and would be interested to keep in touch or have question feel free to contact me in my email. Thank you
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Mar 04, 2013
I saw the creature
by: Anonymous

Hi everyone. I too have had similar experiences. Last night, however, was different. The sensation of weight and abnormal strength wasn't just a force, it showed itself. And I knew I was dreaming and it knew that too. It had me pinned down and I was looking right at it, in its eyes and we were talking telepathically. I didn't want it on me so basically asked it to go. It said "it doesn't work that way". I said well then free will so,it's my will that you go away. It said " nope, doesn't work that way either". And then the real pressure began. I knew it could kill me. It also new the moment I recognized that. As it's unnaturally strong force was bearing down on me I knew I had to wake up and the only way to do that was my sound loud enough to startle my body out of sleep. That sound was me yelling "help". This, of course, woke my boyfriend. He said he'd never heard such a loud sound from me during sleep. Anyway, the last thing I remember was it knowing I was opting out of the experience. Free will, as I learned, takes action on my part to make it so. The creature was almost like a skeleton and moved like a cat. It was off white (not grey, more creamy looking), as big as me, translucent skin, oval shaped head and black eyes with white glowing centers. Definitely not human and most definitely the same malevolent unseen force I've felt on the bed and around me in past.

Mar 12, 2013
Sweet dreams
by: Anonymous

I feel I need to leave my comments and my experience.
I have been suffering from Sleep Paralysis for thirty years now. At the time I had never ever heard any stories or experiences on the subject. I was convinced that I was the only one and experiencing the paranormal. In fact I was embarrassed to even talk about it.
Years later I watched a programme on TV on Sleep Paralysis, after hearing these stories, I started reading plenty on the subject, I didn't get staight answers, but I have now come the conclusion that is just a dream and the only way to overcome this horrific experience is by telling yourself that. As soon as excepted that I found that after a while the dream became loess real and more like a bad dream, in fact I can now wake myself up quicker and go back to sleep straight away.
Do not ponder on the dream, do not let others convince you that is evil spirits are pursuing you in the night or you could drive ourself crazy. I do not know why sufferers experience such vivid and similar patterns. Mine were as grim and malevolent as everyone else's. I do not even want to go into it! But the first rule is to except that it is a night terror. Trust me it is the only way you can cure it. Take control of your fears or they take will take control over you. Gook luck.

Mar 12, 2013
Thought it was sleep paralysis, now not so sure :(
by: Anonymous

I started having this episodes when I was pregnant last year. Where I was either falling asleep or waking up and my eyes would open but I was paralyzed and unable to move at all, then I would feel a presence watching me. At first it really freaked me out an scared me but I did some research and thought it was just sleep paralysis. So I stopped giving it much thought even though they occurred all throughout my pregnancy. After I gave birth they stopped, but they started again a month ago. The fact that changed my mind about possibly being paranormal was that when they started again the episodes were totally different then before and they really scared me. It started out the same couldn't move felt like someone was watching, but this time I could see a dark shadow, then suddenly it launched towards me, and I could feel that it was something that was pure evil. I started praying and it stopped. The second time, a week later, it happened again. Starts the same, see the shadow I feel it's evil, it launches at me but this time when I start praying I suddenly feel a loud buzzing in my ears and it doesn't stop. I keep praying and I can't move but I try really hard and little by little I'm able to make the sign of a cross with my fingers and it stops. By then I'm so freaked out that I actually call to see a pastor but didn't talk to him since nobody answered the phone. I'm not religious and I don't go to church, so that should tell you something. The feeling of evil I felt is indescribable it seems that now it's getting more violent, I feel that whatever it is is trying to hurt me and praying which worked before seems to be working less and less. Well I didn't call back to talk to the pastor, but again I finally rethought my decision after my third episode last week. It has been the worst one so far, out of nowhere I wake up but can't move, I see the dark figure watching me then it launches at me. Have you seen a movie where someone is crazily banging against glass trying to break it and you can hear the punching. Well that's how it felt like it was attacking me trying to hurt me but some barrier was between us so I only felt the vibrations of the hits and the sounds, as soon as I started to pray it went more crazy trying to get to me and the buzzing in my ears got louder and louder. I kept crying out for my husband and god but it went on until it stopped. As soon as I could move I noticed that part of my two legs were numb, but a different type of numbness than when one of your leg falls asleep due to lack of movement. My heart was racing and my entire body was hot as if I had fever. Well I finally called again yesterday and made an appointment to see a pastor in two weeks. I think I made the correct decision because just today in the morning I had another episode, it seems to be getting worse and more frequent. I'm really scared because I was never a believer and I think of myself as a skeptic but I don't think this is sleep paralysis at all.

Mar 12, 2013
Explanation too Simplistic
by: Anonymous

Have had this happen to me for years. But I do not agree that there is a purely scientific explanation as the main article and some writers imply. There is definitely a spiritual component.

Some years ago I took an afternoon nap and was woken by the dog barking. The sun was streaming into the room as, although the drapes were drawn, they did not have a sun blocking component, even so, they prevented anyone from seeing into the room from outside. I tried to get off the bed but found that I could not move. I could not speak or lift myself, I felt as if my body was a dead weight. As always, it was frightening.

The house was surrounded by high walls and the front and back yard was also separated by a wall with two gates, one on each side of the house, providing entrance to the back. I heard the gate on the side my room was, open. The dog was going crazy.

As I lay there with my eyes on the drapes, unable to move, I could see the shadow of a man pass by the window. As soon as he passed, I found that I could move and I jumped up and for the phone in the kitchen. As I was calling my dad's office, the gate on the other side of the house opened (both gates had a very distinct squeak).

My dad called the cops and they arrived at the same time to find that both the gates had be left open and the dog was still barking. The cops correctly predicted that it was someone casing the house to see if it was empty during the day so they could stage a daytime break in. They thought the house would be an easy target because of the privacy walls around it.

Luckily, when they did break in a couple of weeks later, there was no one home and a newly installed alarm went off which deterred them and apart from a broken window, we did not suffer any other lost.

If I were able to move when I woke, I probably would have gone out to check on the dog which might have put my life in danger. The fact that I saw the silhouette on the window, caused me to act differently once I was able to move.

Mar 14, 2013
Scary!!!
by: Anonymous

Ok so I just had a dream of school and regular stuff nothing scary but in my dream I felt like I was loosing air so all the sudden I woke up I wasn't able to move or talk ,harder and harder I tryed to break free until finally I had controll I slept on my stomach today which ment my back and the ceiling faced eachother and my stomach was on the bed the pressure on my back was intense luckily I didn't see any shadow or ghost demons scary things over all I never wanna go through this again!!!!

Mar 20, 2013
demonic spirits
by: Anonymous

since moving into this house i have felt some form of presence here i cant explain it but over the past few week more and more things have happened for instance laying on the sofa with someone and in the corner of my eye i see a figure standing in the doorway which freaked me out enough as there was noone else in the house but to make matters worse on the door frame where the "figure" was is a 5 point scratch mark as if something with claws had scratched it...i mean deep into the wooden frame there is no way that this could have been caused by a house hold pet ect and the fact that it was not there...hours before, and a few days later i hear stange noises upstairs as i reach the top of the stairs i saw my cat staring with his back arched and hissing at the bathroom then its gaze turned to me as if it was following someones path all of a sudden as the cats gaze reaches me i felt something grab my throat and i could1nt breath at all, then all of a sudden nothing and the cat sprints off down the stairs, the worst part is tonight i was laid in bed with the cat laid at the foot of my bed when i feel a breath on my neck asif someone was stood over me i had chills all over my body as i looked at the cat i realised that it was again staring at where the breath ffelt like it was coming from...i have to point out that everytime these things happen the house goes ice cold like a flick of a switch and i get an overwelming sense of raw fear and i mention about the way the cat acts as ive heard they are very subseptable to spirist ect.......

Mar 23, 2013
Sleep Paralysis or Something spiritual?
by: Anonymous christian

After reading many of the stories on here I felt inclined to share. I'm 31 male and have been having similar events happen to me since high school. This morning between 5 and 6 it happened again. What happens is I'm dreaming I feel a evil presence in the room and I hear a sound like orchestra playing a very dark piece in a scary movie. I feel a paralysis come over me and I fight to wake up or to speak. Sometimes I feel as if the breath is being squeezed out of me. I feel the presence press down on the bed and on me, just as a lot have described.This morning I manage to start praying and the feeling subsided and I woke up realizing it was a dream. I shortly feel back asleep and it happened again. This is not the first time this has happened. It used to really frighten me so bad I hated to fall asleep. But then I started to really pay attention to detail when this was happening. Like this morning I was in the stage of coming out of deep sleep 5 to 6 in the morning .Ive also have had it happen between 10 and 12 at night when I'm falling into deep sleep. But I'm not saying that it isn't spiritually connected. The presence of evil is overwhelming the more I worried about the dream the more it occurred. In reality the more stuff that was going on in my life the more it occurred. The point I think I'm trying to make is that weather you decide it just night terrors or demon possession is don't let it define your life. God created us as deeply spiritual beings. He created us for relationship with each other and with him. I think he uses our dreams to give us revelation and instruction in our lives. Ever had a dream and then a few years or days later the dream come to pass? I have many times. On the other hand their is a very real evil force trying to spread its havoc among us. It's very real and it never stops. It's mission is to kill steal and destroy and rip us apart from our God families and friendships. Although I have figured out that this recurring dream happens when I'm falling in and out of deep sleep patterns I'm not just going to think they are just night terrors. I think there is something deeply spiritual about them. I think if anyone is struggling bad with these type of dreams there are some questions you need to ask yourself. The first is do I believe in God and the devil. Secondly do you believe that Jesus is the son of God and that he has taken your place on the cross freeing you from your sin and allowing you to have a direct relationship with God. Thirdly is do I believe and trust in the power of prayer. This will be vital in overcoming these experiences. Don't be afraid to share with you paster priest friends and family. Ask them to pray for you and over you. If you are a believer and the dreams or experiences won't stop don't give up. Invite elders and friends into your home and have them pray over you your family and your house. Keep praying and never give up Remember if God is for you then who can be against us!

Mar 24, 2013
strange night time goings on
by: Kevin

I have been looking for others who have possible shared similar experiences to me for a while. For several years now on and off I have had unusual experiences (about a dozen or so now). I wake up in the night and feel a pressure on the side of the bed as though sopmeone has sat down there. I tend to cocoon myself up in the duvet and it was to the right side of my body. I don't think it was sleep paralysis as it was next to me, not a weight on my chest.
Also, sometimes I feel what seems like a pair of hands trying to wrap the duvet around me - not just from the movement or tightness but actual feelings like hands smoothing the duvet around my body, like the hands are moving about. I though it could be sleep paralysis but now I'm convinced it is not, as I conditioned myself to make sure when these incidents happened that I wiggle my toes, hands, and twitch my arms and legs. There were two times where i felt like a hand was trying to hold my hand through the duvet, and i wiggled my fingers under this pressure in response, which was very strange.
i have also had experiences where i feel like someone small such as a baby or small creature like a kitten is clampering over the quilt. This happened last night from left to right - it certainly wasn't my hand and arm movements cos I wasn't moving them. There does seem to be a presence of some sort in my room because I feel irrationally vulnerable when I lay with the duvet off my body. My house is about 150 years old and has been in my family for 4 generations with others before. My dad and me am slightly psychic we think and he can feel a presence in there too. Don't think its bad seems like a presence that is trying hard to mother me in some way. Still undecided as to what's going on wither way - anyone shared similar experiences to this?

Mar 26, 2013
Paranormal, or not?
by: Alyssa

I live with a few of my family members. I live with my sister in law, and my two year old nephew. We have a 3 story house, and the bottom level has been empty for years. My two year old nephew, as he is just learning to speak, will always go to the downstairs door and say "Nando" in referenced to an old roommates name who has been gone now over a year. Whenever something goes missing an we ask him where it might be, he says "Nando" and points at the stairs. A few nights ago my sister was unable to sleep, as she explained she was very uncomfortable and was unable to sleep. Now last night I also had a similar experience. As I was in bed restless, and normally I go to sleep fairly early, around 3am I got this very uncomfortable feeling that I was being watched as well. I was still awake, but on the verge of going to sleep. With my eyes closed, I then began to see a very dark figure, getting closer and closer as if trying to consume me. When this figure was finally up in my face, I grew terrified. Would I then felt is unexplainable. I felt literally this spirit, or figure trying to enter my body. I fought as hard as I could for my own self control. At this point my vision is completely black, I'm fighting with all my energy not to lose myself, but as the "figure" tried fighting back, I felt my body start to levitate. I prayed and prayed and sang humbling songs about Heavenly Father until finally the feeling dimmed. I was still shakey, however I could feel this energy slowly leaving my body. It was terrifying. I have never experienced anything like this, and I am a strong believer in paranormal

Mar 29, 2013
What's happening???
by: Missy

For years I have experienced the SP, never was sure if it was just a sleep problem or something else. Well lately I can be wide awake just sitting or even standing somewhere and all of a supper I'm froze and fell as though something is forcing me to arch my back the farther back I arch the more powerful I feel this what I thing is evil trying to enter my body through what seems to be my mouth it forces my mouth open. Sometimes while trying to fight it my body looks as if I was having a seizure. I'm scared not sure what really is going on n if it is evil I don't know how much longer I can fight it. It feels stronger every time. Just talking or thinking about it almost feels as though its going to happen. Any ideas please help I'm scared!!! Email me @ missy.mcguire@ymail.com

Apr 05, 2013
Trazodone helps. NEW
by: Anonymous

I have suffered with sleep paralysis since I
was a small child. I am now 56 years old. I
started taking an antidepressant called TRAZODONE around ten years ago I take it around thirty minutes before I go to bed. It really has helped a lot. I had also found that not being stressed and over tired before I went to bed also helped.

Apr 05, 2013
To all NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm 29 and have just started having experiences like the ones described, I've never had these issues before in my life but here's the braked own I've concluded from what I have researched (this is my first post on any site for this subject and I'm only doing it to try to help someone that is scared or thinks something is trying to harm them, hope it helps) it was the craziest felling I think I have ever felt it was like I couldn't move at all couldn't talk and wasn't even in control of my breathing patern witch could be shallow or deep and rapid like I was running sometimes it would be ocompained by a dream others I was aware but couldn't open my eyes and sometimes I could look around and the sensation would still be there I couldn't move but could look around and see my seroundings I would feel like I was paralyzed couldn't move at all and would feel like I was falling getting hit by something like a car or train and fly though the air still unable to move and hit the ground or a wall and start falling from there again other times I would just feel stuck like tons of dirt or sand was on top of me and I couldn't move a muscle eventually these sensations started happening well i was awake not as intense but I started to think I was getting a niraligical disorder or something was trying to posses me, I don't even believe in that stuff but that's how severe the sensations were, but the braked own of when this all started was my ex girlfriend started having mental issues and we have a kid together so I was trying to help were I could but it got to far out there no one would help and her delutions got more and more intense till I finally had to take custody of our child and file a restraining order since she would brake in my house destroy all of my documents for bills work medical ect Then she started damaging my property and attacking me eventually I became the theme of her delutions and she started trying to kill me bottom line I was stressed to the max couldn't eat couldn't sleep and trying to reassure our child that is going through this all as well but can't understand any of it,

Apr 05, 2013
To all (continued) NEW
by: Anonymous

I lost 85lbs in a matter of 4-5 months only slep about 3-5 hours a night and just about whent insane myself, the basic theme was exsotion that's all it was your mind your body cant take it all and you head is a strange thing, it's just like a horse if you tell it to it will keep running until its heart explodes, but your mind has 2 parts contus and uncontus, you brain can go 4 minutes without oxigen but most people pass out at 2 minutes because your uncontus controls your breathing but you contus side can override that and you can hold your breath but after so long long (2minutes for most) your uncontus has a safety switch and overrides you contus and you pass out as a safety mechanism same scenario your body is not getting what it needs and one side is fighting the other each individual person is unique and your reasons will never be the same as the next persons but this basic rule applys to all of us your brain is fighting itself for one reason or another and that's why these things are happening, I'm no doctor so take this for what it is but I hope it can help someone or ease some anxiety if this is happening to you

Apr 12, 2013
Serveral paranormal experiences NEW
by: Linda B

Hi , everyone , I just found this site , amazing stories , very scary though, I have had out of body experience , my first one at 19 years of age , 28 years later it's continuous still today , you sometimes have no control . I have had spirits push me , try and choke me ,there is some mean spirits out there and many good ones , after many spiritual experiences throughout my life , I found a really good medium , who helped me and told me I had to ground myself ,protect myself, you just have to ask god for his white light around you , and to protect you ,if you have negative spirits bothering you , just tell them leave me alone , and they usually will , you have to stand up to them .Spirits will test you ,because they know you have a weakness and they get frustrated and bored , Just a bit of advice from number of years of experience, for all you people who go through this , try and stand up to them and be strong.

Apr 20, 2013
father of sleep pralaysis. NEW
by: Anonymous

Firs iam happy to see is only me who i having this scary sleep, and secondly iam sad to see pple are sufering.i thing iam the father of sleep pralaysis,20 mint ago i was scerimin for help,which no one hear, and i was sleeping next to my wife, last night i have atleast 10 times sleep pralaysis. i fill very sad that i can,t move my body, omething is holding me down,and i here everything, i even hear my phone ringing.this thing is killing me, and it is goig worse and worse.

Apr 22, 2013
All my life NEW
by: Anonymous

I am 54 years old and had another experience about 6am this morning. My husband said good bye to me as he was going to work. I was awake, but must have immediately fallen asleep. In the "dream", I saw 2 figures at my window. They must have been hovering, as it's on the 2nd floor. I felt they were female and I was afraid of them.
Suddenly, a black opaque shadow comes on top of me. It's covering my face and I can't move or speak. I then say in my mind, that I believe in God...and am desperately trying to call for my husband. I call his name and am then again unable to move or speak. I am so desperate to call out again, that I again call out a more guttural groan. In that moment, my husband comes in the room and asks what is wrong...I told him something just attacked me! He comforted me, but I was crying pretty hard.
I have had nightmares my entire life and experiences, such as I just reported. I can report countless incidences including, feelings of the mattress depressing, shadows, waking up choking and breathless, people seeing figures I'm my house etc. I do believe in God, these experiences are terrifying...sleep paralysis? Sometimes I know I was asleep, other times, I know I was awake. My 33year old son has had some of these, as well as my you get sister.
My father, who is Catholic, lived in my house for an interim time, had an experience where he said he woke up fighting with " something",then was thrown from the bed. He was a NYC detective, and NEVER prone to the paranormal.
After this morning's episode, I couldn't go back to sleep. I came upon this website, as I am so frightened. I have many more experiences, too many to put on the site...I have done some research, but other folks think this stuff means you're nutty. Very hard to believe it's just sleep issues...hope that' s really what it is.

Apr 22, 2013
All my life NEW
by: Anonymous

I am 54 years old and had another experience about 6am this morning. My husband said good bye to me as he was going to work. I was awake, but must have immediately fallen asleep. In the "dream", I saw 2 figures at my window. They must have been hovering, as it's on the 2nd floor. I felt they were female and I was afraid of them.
Suddenly, a black opaque shadow comes on top of me. It's covering my face and I can't move or speak. I then say in my mind, that I believe in God...and am desperately trying to call for my husband. I call his name and am then again unable to move or speak. I am so desperate to call out again, that I again call out a more guttural groan. In that moment, my husband comes in the room and asks what is wrong...I told him something just attacked me! He comforted me, but I was crying pretty hard.
I have had nightmares my entire life and experiences, such as I just reported. I can report countless incidences including, feelings of the mattress depressing, shadows, waking up choking and breathless, people seeing figures I'm my house etc. I do believe in God, these experiences are terrifying...sleep paralysis? Sometimes I know I was asleep, other times, I know I was awake. My 33year old son has had some of these, as well as my you get sister.
My father, who is Catholic, lived in my house for an interim time, had an experience where he said he woke up fighting with " something",then was thrown from the bed. He was a NYC detective, and NEVER prone to the paranormal.
After this morning's episode, I couldn't go back to sleep. I came upon this website, as I am so frightened. I have many more experiences, too many to put on the site...I have done some research, but other folks think this stuff means you're nutty. Very hard to believe it's just sleep issues...hope that' s really what it is.

Apr 22, 2013
All my life NEW
by: Anonymous

I am 54 years old and had another experience about 6am this morning. My husband said good bye to me as he was going to work. I was awake, but must have immediately fallen asleep. In the "dream", I saw 2 figures at my window. They must have been hovering, as it's on the 2nd floor. I felt they were female and I was afraid of them.
Suddenly, a black opaque shadow comes on top of me. It's covering my face and I can't move or speak. I then say in my mind, that I believe in God...and am desperately trying to call for my husband. I call his name and am then again unable to move or speak. I am so desperate to call out again, that I again call out a more guttural groan. In that moment, my husband comes in the room and asks what is wrong...I told him something just attacked me! He comforted me, but I was crying pretty hard.
I have had nightmares my entire life and experiences, such as I just reported. I can report countless incidences including, feelings of the mattress depressing, shadows, waking up choking and breathless, people seeing figures I'm my house etc. I do believe in God, these experiences are terrifying...sleep paralysis? Sometimes I know I was asleep, other times, I know I was awake. My 33year old son has had some of these, as well as my you get sister.
My father, who is Catholic, lived in my house for an interim time, had an experience where he said he woke up fighting with " something",then was thrown from the bed. He was a NYC detective, and NEVER prone to the paranormal.
After this morning's episode, I couldn't go back to sleep. I came upon this website, as I am so frightened. I have many more experiences, too many to put on the site...I have done some research, but other folks think this stuff means you're nutty. Very hard to believe it's just sleep issues...hope that' s really what it is.

Apr 22, 2013
Scary,scary NEW
by: Jess

After reading through all these comments I'm so glad that I am not going through this terrifying stuff alone. Just last night I experienced by far the scariest sleep paralysis episode. After having a lingering headache all day I finally decided to go to bed around 12:30am. I fell asleep & I guess I was in my dream state. My body was paralyzed & I was fighting to wake up. I felt my body being lifted & dragged. I heard a boom then an evil growl. Once I heard that I was really fighting to wake up & eventually I did. I was petrified! At 24 I've been having these strange episodes for about 5 years now. It seems to be getting worse though. That growl really took me back. I feel like I need to speak to an expert in the paranormal field or at least a therapist. I need some reassurance that everything is going to be okay. I don't know how I'm going to fall asleep tonight:(

Apr 27, 2013
Don't fight it. NEW
by: Klaus

I've had this same terrifying feeling for over a decade. I can only tell you that, if you stay calm and just go to sleep when it is happening, you will wake up and fall right back to sleep.

The same sleep disorder has also been responsible for some of the most amazing feeling dreams I have ever had. Beautiful music, lights, sounds, and feelings that are in the truest sense, surreal.

If you start to believe that it is aliens, demons, or something else that means to harm you or probe you, then you're mind will immediately jump to that conclusion.

This sleep disorder begins to occur as your mind begins to dream. However the difference being that you're mind is partially conscious and you are in control.

Remember, you are in control.

Good luck everyone! I hope this helps!




Apr 29, 2013
I have had this feeling of pressure like something holding me down NEW
by: Maria

This has happened to me about 5 times in my life time, I am 64 years old, the latest incident was about 3 months ago.. Something is holding my upper arms down, feeling the pressing down effect on my arms I try to open my eyes, try to yell to get my spouses attention but can not scream.. also feel like I can not breath for a few seconds. Then suddenly the pressure it lifted and I have full control of my body...
The scariest episode was feeling something crawl onto the bed at my feet .. and I certainly felt the mattress pressing down and then I was held down in the same way I described above. This has to be more than just sleep paralysis.

May 07, 2013
Shadow man.. or woman NEW
by: R-Picks

(This happened today at around 1pm)

I went to sleep on my side, leaving the window open and bedroom closed. I could hear the breeze banging the door just before I went to sleep. I nodded off and found myself paralyzed completely. I heard my bedroom door squeak all the way open, then I heard footsteps making their way towards my bed. I then saw a shadow slowly raise up slowly behind my head and back down. I knew it was the same creature and wasn't afraid at all as this has happened many times before. I said to myself "you f**ker your not getting me today" and with all my strength I pushed until I had control of my body. I snapped out of it and sat up just staring around the room at nothing.

I sleep with a cross above my bed, obviously its not doing anything, someone told me to get my flat blessed.

I'm 29, black, healthy and to be honest after reading the comments my sleep has been a bit of a mess lately. Its been happening since I was 20 and that was when I was at uni under alot of stress and pressure. Not as many times as most people though, about 15-20 times.

May 08, 2013
The Linen Room at the Srattons hotel NEW
by: Anonymous

I had a strange experience whilst staying at the Strattons hotel in Swaffham. In the Linen Room, the name of the room I stayed in, during the night the tv came on by itself at 2.58am. About an hour later as I nodded off again I was in between sleep and semi-consciousness I began to feel an extreme pressure on my body, I was unable to move and in a form of paralysis.
I fought the pressure, in fact what came to mind funnily enough was Superman pushing up with his fist and then the pressure went away.
Then, it happened a second time during the night and I fought it again, similarly it went away, but it was hard work fighting the pressure.
Was is sleep paralysis or paranormal, I'm not sure, it the second time it's happened in my life.

May 08, 2013
The Linen Room at the Srattons hotel NEW
by: Anonymous

I had a strange experience whilst staying at the Strattons hotel in Swaffham. In the Linen Room, the name of the room I stayed in, during the night the tv came on by itself at 2.58am. About an hour later as I nodded off again I was in between sleep and semi-consciousness I began to feel an extreme pressure on my body, I was unable to move and in a form of paralysis.
I fought the pressure, in fact what came to mind funnily enough was Superman pushing up with his fist and then the pressure went away.
Then, it happened a second time during the night and I fought it again, similarly it went away, but it was hard work fighting the pressure.
Was is sleep paralysis or paranormal, I'm not sure, it the second time it's happened in my life.

May 08, 2013
The Linen Room at the Srattons hotel NEW
by: Anonymous

I had a strange experience whilst staying at the Strattons hotel in Swaffham. In the Linen Room, the name of the room I stayed in, during the night the tv came on by itself at 2.58am. About an hour later as I nodded off again I was in between sleep and semi-consciousness I began to feel an extreme pressure on my body, I was unable to move and in a form of paralysis.
I fought the pressure, in fact what came to mind funnily enough was Superman pushing up with his fist and then the pressure went away.
Then, it happened a second time during the night and I fought it again, similarly it went away, but it was hard work fighting the pressure.
Was is sleep paralysis or paranormal, I'm not sure, it the second time it's happened in my life.

May 21, 2013
Weird Dream occurance NEW
by: Preston Bosacker

About three days ago I was sleeping over at my girlfriends house, and in the middle of the night I felt someone grab both of my arms gently and started whispering in my ear. At first I thought it was Alley (my girlfriend) but the all of a sudden the grip tightened and the whispers turned into growling. I then realized that I couldn't move, I tried to call out Alleys name but nothing was coming out. I then tried and tried to roll over and I rolled off the bed and once I hit the ground I woke up, very confused. and just last night the same thing happened, but there was no growling, just whispering, I knew what was happening this time so I forced myself to wake up. But this has kind of freaked me out.

May 25, 2013
Belive it was a demon NEW
by: Anonymous

I was about 18 years old when it happen. I had just got home from work and after washing off i watch a movie about ready for bed. Now to clear this all up in my experience i was never asleep well at lease it felt that way. So i go to lay down and im a person who sleeps on my stomach not on my back. So i go to lay down an as im laying there in my bed arms spread out im watching the moon light just outside my window from the corner of my eye. I say i must have been laying there for about 5min just before things started to get really strange. Im laying an all of a sudden everything got real and i mean really dark. So im still spread out arms still stretched out i didn't think nothing of it,i said to myself maybe the moon got covered up. 10sec. after i said that all hell broke loose,and when i say all hell,i mean what ever it was in that room with me i piss it off! I dont know how i did i just know because the sound that came after was terrifying. All i heard was this BOOM! at my front door,i heard that an i tried an i tried to get out of my bed but it was impossible it felt like a CAR! was on top of me,i couldn't speak,i couldn't move nothing. the only thing i could do was blink my eyes. SOMETHING HAD ME PRESS DOWN! I remember sweat leaking from my head as i tried to fight to move...NOTHING. the more i tried it felt like i was going to die, i just felt very weak in the head so i stop fight,but when i stop it got really terrifying.As i was laying there hopeless saying to myself,what is going on. I start to hear foot steps coming towards my room an they are loud steps. So now in my head im freaking the F out cause i still cant move what ever got a hold me still got me pin to the bed so. As the foot steps gets closer to my door am hearing pictures getting knocked off the walls left an right. IT gets in to my room an like i said all i can do is blink,so im blinking trying to see whats in my room, cause in my head im telling myself im about to DIE! someone is in my room an i cant do nothing . As the foot steps gets closer to me head cause now it near me on the opposite sides of me to where i cant see it,It start knocking everthing over in my room. at that moment i told myself i give up if im going to die so be it but i was F****** terrifyed while saying it. if i had know that was all it took to set me free i would said it long ago. what ever was holding me down knew i had give up,that i was ready to die an in about 15 to 20 min i could get out my bed. what ever it was it took its time to get the F off me cause i was only able to move a little bit of my body at a time. i went and check the whole apt. everthing good the door was intact the pictures was still hanging up on the wall,TILL THIS DAY I STILL THINK ABOUT IT IT NEVER HAPPEN EVER SINCE THAT DAY AND I DONT KNOW WHY I HAVE READ ALOT OF YALL COMMENTS AND MANY OF YALL SAID IT HAPPEN MORE THAN ONCE Im 28 year old now and today its just been really.......well i been thinking alot about now and want the whole world to know after 10 year. i tell you what tho after that day nothing really terrifies me anymore

May 26, 2013
Black figure NEW
by: Anonymous

I am really terrified to sleep tonight. Last night I was sleeping in a new house that my mom just moved in to. I kept mentioning to my boyfriend that I couldn't sleep. I remember seeing three o clock and thinking that I need to sleep. I know was awake. I know I was. All of the sudden I saw something black hovering above me. As soon as I acknowledged it was there I felt a horrible presence and before I knew it, whatever it was was crushing me. Pushing me into the bed. I was screaming. But barely anything was coming out. I was yelling "Help!" but it wasn't getting loud enough. I tried stirring myself out of it (because I thought I was having a nightmare) but I wasn't moving. Finally my boyfriend noticed I was squealing and asked if I was okay. When I didn't respond he shook me but I still felt the pressure. After two more hard shakes the feeling lifted ad I started screaming get me out of here. He had no idea what was going on. I had a complete panic attack once I was out of that room. Is this really just sleep paralysis? It seemed so much more powerful than that. Someone help, please.

May 27, 2013
I thought i was haunted... NEW
by: Rachel

In the last house i lived i was sure i was beig haunted. I am 17 and i was scared to go to sleep at night. I would suddenly in my sleep feel a something pushing down on top of me or hovering right above. Or i felt something tugging the blanket. It happened often, a couple times a week and got worse. I was so scared. I couldnt scream or make a noise and then when j mustered up the strength to even open my eyes the shadows would seem so menacing and i slept with the light on alot. One night it was so bad the pushing and the tugging and pulling and i felt a presence of evil. A demon trying to suck my vulnerable soul. For a long time i couldnt open my eyes but when i did there was a shrouded black figure above me. It was the most frightening thing ive ever seen. I could only gasp was the worst part so closed my eyes wrap the blanket around me in a tight cacoon and forced it away. It didnt leave for a long time but i could feel my will diminishing its power. My strength overcoming its evil. This demon i dont know if it was one of these hallucinations or what, but it seemed so real and i do believe that house was haunted for other reasons. Now ive moved and last night im still having the pushing sensation and this weird awful pressure in my head that feels suffocating. But i havent seen anything thank god. Im sure i have this SP but something tells me that demon was real..and it was the most frightening experience of my life and no one would believe me.

May 27, 2013
I thought i was haunted... NEW
by: Rachel

In the last house i lived i was sure i was beig haunted. I am 17 and i was scared to go to sleep at night. I would suddenly in my sleep feel a something pushing down on top of me or hovering right above. Or i felt something tugging the blanket. It happened often, a couple times a week and got worse. I was so scared. I couldnt scream or make a noise and then when j mustered up the strength to even open my eyes the shadows would seem so menacing and i slept with the light on alot. One night it was so bad the pushing and the tugging and pulling and i felt a presence of evil. A demon trying to suck my vulnerable soul. For a long time i couldnt open my eyes but when i did there was a shrouded black figure above me. It was the most frightening thing ive ever seen. I could only gasp was the worst part so closed my eyes wrap the blanket around me in a tight cacoon and forced it away. It didnt leave for a long time but i could feel my will diminishing its power. My strength overcoming its evil. This demon i dont know if it was one of these hallucinations or what, but it seemed so real and i do believe that house was haunted for other reasons. Now ive moved and last night im still having the pushing sensation and this weird awful pressure in my head that feels suffocating. But i havent seen anything thank god. Im sure i have this SP but something tells me that demon was real..and it was the most frightening experience of my life and no one would believe me.

Jun 07, 2013
Same here... NEW
by: Anonymous

This happens to me also but I did not realize it was called sleep paralysis. It never happens when I'm waking up, it happens when I go to sleep and I noticed it only happens when I stay up very very late and go to bed around 230 or 3 AM ... I think my brain is overstimulated from watching television ...being on the computer and then staying up really late and then when you try to go to sleep .... It happens, Loud buzzing noise in my ears , I feel Like someone just walked into my bedroom, I sleep on my stomach so then I'll feel the heavy weight on my back like someone's on top of me pushing me down ...and as soon as I feel that I wake myself up !! now if I want to play around with it I'll fantasize that the pressure i feel is touching me sexually....as if having sex with a stranger .. that makes it all better lol

Jun 07, 2013
Same here... NEW
by: Anonymous

This happens to me also but I did not realize it was called sleep paralysis. It never happens when I'm waking up, it happens when I go to sleep and I noticed it only happens when I stay up very very late and go to bed around 230 or 3 AM ... I think my brain is overstimulated from watching television ...being on the computer and then staying up really late and then when you try to go to sleep .... It happens, Loud buzzing noise in my ears , I feel Like someone just walked into my bedroom, I sleep on my stomach so then I'll feel the heavy weight on my back like someone's on top of me pushing me down ...and as soon as I feel that I wake myself up !! now if I want to play around with it I'll fantasize that the pressure i feel is touching me sexually....as if having sex with a stranger .. that makes it all better lol

Jun 14, 2013
Yeah not always sleep paralysis. NEW
by: Anonymous

I've had this a few times..I'll be laying there trying to fall asleep then my eyes are wide open, and my body starts to tingle hard core..my ears have a sort of ringing to them and I can't move I can't speak and unless I manage to wiggle a finger or toe I dont come out of it the longest I was in this was about 10 minutes..and I kept seeing something move around my room well at one point and time something was pulling my blanket off of me and I managed to use my hand to grab at the blanket and when I came to I raised up and my blanket was in the floor..I guess everybodys experience is different you can call bs if you want I'm Anonymous I really don't care..but I love paranormal things and experience them for the hell of it when I can.

Jun 19, 2013
IF calling it SP helps you sleep at night...it isn't SP NEW
by: Kazm

These situations have occurred with me exactly 4 times in my life. I may not be able to recall many dreams in my 31yrs however I can completely recall EVERY detail of all 4 dreams-ALL of them paranormal in nature and NONE of them good. I have seen the "Silhouettes", I have had the weight of a person on me. I have heard the voices of millions screaming in my ear but one single voice trying to be heard among them. For so many people to be having very similar if not THE SAME experiences then obviously isn't a "sleep paralysis". I do believe in Ghosts, demons and angels. I have seen and experienced things while wide awake in the middle of the day. I have spoke with many people who have seen these "silhouette hallucinations" without sleep (demonic). I went so far as to talk to a Mormon Bishop (i'm from Utah but NOT LDS) about the first set of 3 dreams and he said they were demonic. My older brother who is heavily into Psychic study, energy work, spiritual work as well as a licensed Sangoma Dr. has even backed all this up. Science has a funny way of tricking us out of our money by explaining away these occurrences however i don't believe a bit of it. I'm not religious, i don't claim to be psychic nor do i believe i am a person to go to about learning about this however i do believe that people need to start banding together and sharing their experiences.

Nov 27, 2013
Alien abduction? NEW
by: Rconrad

Most of you people describe alien abduction. What do you think all the lights in the sky are? Several species are here on our planet and in our realm with different agendas. What their true motives are can only be speculation in the same way that when we human do our experiments on monkeys or mice do you think those animals know why we are doing the things we do? But more importantly could we CONVEY to them the things we are doing to them even if we wanted too? We can only speculate what these beings are doing but make no doubt about it because they are here and have been here for a long time if not since our beginning. Just because we can't explain a phenomenon with our science doesn't mean it doesn't exist and that's an arrogant view point to have anyway. But fear not I truly believe.

Dec 04, 2013
stop kidding yourself and understand once and for all. NEW
by: Anonymous solomon

So I just like had my last episode like 5 minutes ago and by last I mean I've had tons of these as far back as I can remember and I'm only 19. Typical dream of a close friend and family with or without involving animals then I awaken partially and I'm paralysed completely, I sometimes seem to partially be able to open my eyes and see while always strongly feeling this thingciming towards me with real foot steps( so if its a woody floor u hear creaks and knocks and duff fir rigs and carpets) gets on my bed (this thing is about human sized as my bed depresses accordingly) and make bo mistake, actually enters my body (that's when it disappears). During waking hours I sometimes feel tingles over my body like I walked into a giant spider web. And no its not 'sleep paralysis' but paranormal, likely demonic as I've caught it on camera (the camera records while I sleep) well sorta caught nothing coz once I awake from one or my recorded episodes, the digital camera seems to have recorded everything up until that moment and then nothing! Just blank! It then resumes at the point where I jump out of bed, how convenient, so if you think it is some sort of fancy sleep disorder think again and again! Mmyself and my pals (facing similar experiences) have been trying to nab this thing, which seems to have a mind boggling control over technology, but to no avail up until few months back when it happend again this time I was wide awake and my phone which was next to Me rang while this was all happening. It rang only once and stopped I couldn't even see who it was as my eyes were kinda closing up as hard as I tried to keep em open, after the usual I come out of it to find out my phone reading 5econds and counting, I pick it up coz its sally, a friend of mine but no one's at the other end, I'm doubly shocked coz I hadn't answered the call and only 5 seconds had passed for what felt like 5minutes. Eventually I get the news that sally had had an episode, an epileptic episode and was found foaming on the floor next to her phone...sally had never had an episode before and the doctors said she wasn't epileptic, I try asking her what she heard on the phone but unsuprisingly she's blank, remembers nothing of it and that really scared me. Started believing I was cursed until I read on here that peeps all over the world experience this too, if you have experienced anything like this morethan once you shud be fine but if only once then please get an exorcism coz it may still be in there an stupid as that might sound. Repeated cases means it can't seem to posses you and keeps trying in which case you MUST improve your spirituality! oh and all this coming from a rational Skeptical science geek. Good luck!

Dec 17, 2013
awkward and scary sleep NEW
by: Anonymlarry sanchez

This nightmare or slepp deprivation just happend to me up right nowww....some scarry shitt ... barely fall asleep and in my sleep or dream whatever that iss.....holdsme real tight I feel like my neck or head it's shaking real fasstt. I feel itt and I whant to get upp. It happens to me rarely but right now II felt it it a lot. I got upp my heart just pumping real fasstt..kind of scary...aim staying upp my real talk.....I'll fall asleep later later.......l.o.l......................gonnee........




Dec 17, 2013
awkward and scary sleep NEW
by: Anonymlarry sanchez

This nightmare or slepp deprivation just happend to me up right nowww....some scarry shitt ... barely fall asleep and in my sleep or dream whatever that iss.....holdsme real tight I feel like my neck or head it's shaking real fasstt. I feel itt and I whant to get upp. It happens to me rarely but right now II felt it it a lot. I got upp my heart just pumping real fasstt..kind of scary...aim staying upp my real talk.....I'll fall asleep later later.......l.o.l......................gonnee........




Dec 22, 2013
possible night terrors or paranormal activity NEW
by: Anonymous

i have grown up with demons and have a experience burnt into my head i barley ever dream but when i do its allays the same dream. lately the have become more violent.I awake with a gut feeling that something is terribly wrong i try to turn on my light but i wont turn on as i struggle to turn on the light i become paralyzed.But lately not only has this been happening but i have been seeing its shadow and its eyes which are blueish greenish an frankly scare the shit out of me.If o what this might be email me at gabejanis@yahoo.com

Dec 23, 2013
Is there any help out there? NEW
by: Anonymous

This is being happening to me for almost 3 years now...I just experienced this horrible dream/sleep paralysis or paranormal whatever it wants to be called,just an hour ago. All alone at home decided to take a nap, as I was sleeping I had a fly bussing - igonred it went back to sleep, when I thought I should wake up, I heard food steps on the hall way, started feeling paralysed couldn't move, but was fighting to wake up it was not easy as it felt someone/something was holding me down, but as usual when experiecing this I said a prayer and I finally woke up fine. I agree with the above comment the name of Jesus is the cure! Name of Jesus is very heavy the devil definately flies when hearing it... Stay Blessed

Dec 31, 2013
First experience at 48 NEW
by: Anonymous

I was visiting my parents over the holiday weekend. They live in a pre-civil war home in sc and have a guest house that was built on top of the servants kitchen. For many years my grandmother lived there until she was moved to a nursing home where she died. The morning of our last day there it was about 6am and I felt a kind of tapping on the bottom of my bed between my legs. I was lying on my back by an open window and, as I was half awake I thought maybe it was wind. Then, in an instant it felt like something quickly ran up my body and squeezed me. I tried to open my eyes and will myself awake but couldn't. I swear I heard a tck, tck noise as well. Finally I tried to lift my head and whatever it was quickly ran back down to the end of the bed. I was freaked out but chalked it up to a bad dream. Fell back into a half sleep again. At 9am I was lying on my left side and I felt the taping again. I immediately thought to myself "you have to be kidding me" and within a second the feeling ran up my body again. This time I tried to call my daughter who was in the next room. It was difficult but I am certain some sound came out. Then, whatever it was caused my head to be held down and when I tried to call out I couldn't. It also felt as if something was scratching the back of my head and I could feel my mattress being pushed down. At one point I opened my eyes and it seemed I was in some hazy bubble. Finally, I fought hard to life my head and the sensation ran down to the end of my bed. Needless to say, at that point I was freaked out. Got up and ran to the main house and would not go back alone again! My sister thinks it was my grandmother but it was not a happy, loving feeling at all! This has never happened before and I am freaked out to say the least!

Jan 10, 2014
I am so freaked out NEW
by: Anonymous

It happened to me for the first time last night and I have to say it really did scare me

I was sitting up on my ipad and I could feel myself drifting and I must of eventually went off and then In my dream I was in a room and I was somehow sitting on the floor and then all of a sudden something started to try pull me up into the air and kept forcing and forcing! I tried to scream and call for somebody but nothing would come out?

Im really freaked out and afraid to go asleep tonight because of this? what does this all mean anybody

Jan 11, 2014
Call it sp call it what you want I call it demonic and evil NEW
by: Anonymous

Call it what you want I only know it as pure Evil
By anonymous
I was 8 or 9 the first time i experienced "sp"
When I was finally able to scream out my mom
Came running into my room she asked me in
An upset voice what happen all I could say
Was the devil was trying to get me after that they
Would come to me a few times a week Within minutes
Of lying down to go to sleep first it would paralyze
Me so I couldn't move then they would have
There fun with me by feeding off of my fear after
The first few times I started saying the Our Father
then by the end it would be gone as I got older they
Got stronger and I would lay paralized while listening
To its evil moaning and laughter even till this day no
One could convince me of it being anything
Other than Evil the last time I ever experience
this terrifying fear was 20years ago and I pray
To God I never will again

Jan 12, 2014
I believe in god but this is just too much for me NEW
by: Anonymous

January 13-2014.as I was sleeping at approximatly 11pm at night I felt what was like a choke on my neck.I tried to fight it but it just held me tighter so I prayed and it got worse and I decided to just free my body and that's when I saw a dark figure like man standing right next to me.this figure was talking to me but ofcourse I didn't recognise the language and when I looked at it I saw it got angry and it sort of like blew air into my face and that's when I woke up!!!

Jan 18, 2014
Paul NEW
by: Anonymous

I also have the same problem I can speak mildly and when I mention the name Jesus it fights back physically But as I keep mentioning the name of my Lord and Saviour Jesus I gain power and overcome it and I pray to my saviour and it stops.. if I just sleep without praying I know for sure that it will come..

Jan 27, 2014
Why now???? NEW
by: Anonymous

I had a terrible experience +-2weeks ago when I woke in the hotel I was staying in to find my friend dead in a pool of blood in the bathroom, he had fallen and hit his head. Since then he has made contact with me, spoken to me and even followed me. At night, I don't sleep at all. As soon as I switch off the light or close my eyes just for a sec, I feel he is there. what makes things worse is that he is never alone. he used to speak alot but all I hear now is ruffeling. I can clearly feel pressure on my body as if he is nudging me. I can feel movement on my bed, they keep me awake all night so much so that I now sleep with the lights on. What now????

Jan 29, 2014
Not Sleep Paralysis - Spiritual Warfare NEW
by: Anonymous

My Story. I'm a 48 yr old female. My first experience was a little less than a year ago. I was sitting up in bed and decided to roll over and rest for 5 minutes. All of the sudden I felt someone gently get in bed with me. I smiled and said my child's name out loud b/c I thought it was her. I turned over and nothing was there. I sat up in bed and pondered in for a few minutes and wrote it off as a visit from a friendly spirit since I was so calm about it. At that time I was in the middle of preparing for a big move from one state to another. Life goes on. Six months later.. in new state. About 5:45 in the morning I'm laying on my back thinking. All of the sudden I felt a heavier person get in my bed. I was somewhat familiar with the feeling since it happened once before, but this was more aggressive. It was as if someone crawled across me and the bed even felt like it dipped with the weight. Next thing I know the bed starts shaking so hard that the headboard makes a noise. I just lay there looking around. When it stopped I laid there about 5 minutes wondering what just happened and why I didn't run out of the room screaming. My next step was to grab my laptop and start goggling the experience.I didn't really come up with anything of help, so I called a meditation expert and she said it was a demon and the reason I was experiencing this is because I need to increase my spirituality. I am a Christian and she was not. She said that whatever I believe in I needed to focus more attention on it. I followed her instructions. So far so good until this morning. Around 5:45 am. Happened again. I woke up around 3:30 unable to sleep. I watched a show on my laptop, then read a few bible verses. Felt sleepy and tried to sleep a little. Never really got back to sleep. When this experience occurred, I was sleepy, but awake - WIDE AWAKE. Something got in be with me with the same heaviness as time #2. Again, not really afraid because this is experience #3. This time instead of the bed shaking, I started to levitate in the same position where I lay - on my side. I couldn't talk out loud, but in the voice I was able to speak in I started praying to God and reciting "In the name of Jesus" and it stopped. Science always seems to have an explanation for things that are out of the ordinary. People will try to tell you everything but the truth because they are not believers. John 8:32 "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

Jan 30, 2014
Both sides of the argument are true. NEW
by: Anonymous

Sleep paralysis is a REM disorder, BUT if one is a sensitive then they are open for spiritual attacks. Being sensitive doesn't only mean being able to see physical spirits, it's the understanding that we may not be alone, and the ability to sense things that the average person can't. Sensitive also includes people whose intuition tends to be right most of the time.

Feb 04, 2014
Just happen yesterday NEW
by: Anonymous

I've heard many stories before about things like this happening to people. At first I thought it was just Mexicans making up stuff. They would say thing like when that happens to you, you need to curse at it(bad spirit)and be mean not pray or else it will get worse.
I live in a dorm with two other people. I always leave my door open even when I sleep. I took a nap yesterday evening around 6pm with my door open and my roommates where all home. I felt like I was awake but wasn't sure b/c I couldn't move just grunt my roommates name to see if she could here me. I felt like someone was pulling my leg and sitting at the end of my bed.
I was scared to I decided to look up stuff and found this.

Feb 12, 2014
1st Time SP I think? NEW
by: Anonymous

Last night traveling alone on business and sleeping in a hotel. Middle of the night I woke up a few times because it sounded like someone was walking in the room (not pipes, or upstairs - INSIDE my room). Then twice throughout the night I felt like someone was crawling onto my bed. Like when your spouse crawls into bed but doesn't want to wake you up. But this was terrifying. Both times that happened I felt the "tingling" that everyone else said, and it started at my toes and went all the way to my head. I literally felt the bed depress and the covers move. I also heard a noise at the window which sounded like a high pitch squeaking, like someone running their hands along the glass.

But I did not feel the choking or the feeling that I was being restrained in any way that many have said. I did feel so petrified that I did not want to move and didn't move, and now I wonder what would have happened if I tried to move or speak - if I would have been able to.

In any case, I hope this doesn't happen again, I don't want the opportunity to find out whether I can move or speak, or not. This was one of the scariest things that ever happened to me, I was afraid to tell because I thought it would sounds crazy.

Feb 18, 2014
Being held down well in bed NEW
by: Darlene

Lastnight l was laying in bed and all of sudden I felt something held down and couldn't move or scream. It was so real I closed my eyes and counted to ten and opened my eyes and seen a figure of a head with long hair. I was trying to move but couldn't I was so scared. I kept on telling myself that l was sleeping but l wasn't. Then all of sudden l was able to move and ran out of the room. Never experienced anything like that and hope I never do again.

Mar 06, 2014
scared NEW
by: Jesse

Hi every body. I've had 2 episodes of me waking up to something holding me down.. i try and try to get up but i can't move. I try to talk and i can't. So I start to pray and then i wake up. Like nothing had happened but i remember the feeling. To night was diffrent. I fell asleep on my recliner and I woke up to all my electronic devices going on and off (blinking) then boom I feel like something grabs ahold of me and picks me up and shoots me towards my wall but I close my eyes because I'm bracing for the impact(darkness) I'm floating and I can still think and I'm thinking of my kids and wife hoping they are ok and then i awake on my recliner.
I'm scared. ..

Mar 09, 2014
Same thing happened to me NEW
by: The power of pray

I've experience the same thing more than once and its very frightening when its happening to you. I do not believe that its sleep paralysis at all. My mom and my Grandmother told me that it's evil spirit or demon that's trying to hurt me and that whenever it happens, I need to cry out "Jesus Christ" name and repeat the 23rd Psalms in my mind(head) because you won't be able to speak. IT always work for me whenever I do this. I also pray and read the 23rd PSALMS before I sleep and It never bothered me again. You can also sleep with your bible above your head open to the 23rd PSALMS. If you believe in GOOD you need also to believe that there is EVIL out there. Furthermore, if you believe in GOD you better believe that the Devil is real also. GOD BLESS!

Mar 09, 2014
Same thing happened to me NEW
by: The power of pray

I've experience the same thing more than once and its very frightening when its happening to you. I do not believe that its sleep paralysis at all. My mom and my Grandmother told me that it's evil spirit or demon that's trying to hurt me and that whenever it happens, I need to cry out "Jesus Christ" name and repeat the 23rd Psalms in my mind(head) because you won't be able to speak. IT always work for me whenever I do this. I also pray and read the 23rd PSALMS before I sleep and It never bothered me again. You can also sleep with your bible above your head open to the 23rd PSALMS. If you believe in GOOD you need also to believe that there is EVIL out there. Furthermore, if you believe in GOD you better believe that the Devil is real also. GOD BLESS!

Mar 09, 2014
Same thing happened to me NEW
by: The power of pray

I've experience the same thing more than once and its very frightening when its happening to you. I do not believe that its sleep paralysis at all. My mom and my Grandmother told me that it's evil spirit or demon that's trying to hurt me and that whenever it happens, I need to cry out "Jesus Christ" name and repeat the 23rd Psalms in my mind(head) because you won't be able to speak. IT always work for me whenever I do this. I also pray and read the 23rd PSALMS before I sleep and It never bothered me again. You can also sleep with your bible above your head open to the 23rd PSALMS. If you believe in GOOD you need also to believe that there is EVIL out there. Furthermore, if you believe in GOD you better believe that the Devil is real also. GOD BLESS!

Mar 09, 2014
Same thing happened to me NEW
by: The power of pray

I've experience the same thing more than once and its very frightening when its happening to you. I do not believe that its sleep paralysis at all. My mom and my Grandmother told me that it's evil spirit or demon that's trying to hurt me and that whenever it happens, I need to cry out "Jesus Christ" name and repeat the 23rd Psalms in my mind(head) because you won't be able to speak. IT always work for me whenever I do this. I also pray and read the 23rd PSALMS before I sleep and It never bothered me again. You can also sleep with your bible above your head open to the 23rd PSALMS. If you believe in GOOD you need also to believe that there is EVIL out there. Furthermore, if you believe in GOD you better believe that the Devil is real also. GOD BLESS!

Mar 13, 2014
It happened last night... Again NEW
by: Silvana

About 2:00 a.m. I felt like my body was stock, like an enormous goosebumps, but then it happened.... I hear the work A and then I see myself typing the letters RU RU RU in a keyboard very fast and the name Rose..... I had nights where people that I don't even know, parents/spouses of friends leave a message for me to tell my friends... Is this related? I can be scary but I'm very curious. I DO believe in the paranormal and I am quite fascinated with the other side....


Wondering....

Mar 13, 2014
yes me too NEW
by: Anonymous

If some body can answer whats that let me expalain.
Not every time but in very rare i face like this.
That some body coming near by me. I know every thing and i want to keep my eyes open but i coudent. N he/she seat on my stomac n slape on my palm with my phone.
N i was keep Trying To B shout Our Want To Open My Eyes But Cant.
When Suddnly I wake Up. I was Just Swattin N scay.
What Is That.







Mar 13, 2014
yes me too NEW
by: Anonymous

If some body can answer whats that let me expalain.
Not every time but in very rare i face like this.
That some body coming near by me. I know every thing and i want to keep my eyes open but i coudent. N he/she seat on my stomac n slape on my palm with my phone.
N i was keep Trying To B shout Our Want To Open My Eyes But Cant.
When Suddnly I wake Up. I was Just Swattin N scay.
What Is That.







Mar 15, 2014
A mans face coming towards me NEW
by: Anonymous

I was going to sleep with my Ex-boyfreind it was about 4.30 am, i just wanted to sleep and agoring his urges of a guy, after falling asleep i wake up screaming and my Ex, wakes up asking whats wrong. Sleeping by the end of the bed a scary mans face came up to mine calling my Ex-boyfreinds name Charlie, this mans face looked right at me, now i am scared of going to sleep and have now idee of what it could be?

Mar 17, 2014
sleep paralysis NEW
by: Anonymous

I am a 44 year old male and I have been suffering these episodes since around the age of around 13. I had seen figures and creatures plus had some very scary experiences prior to the first "frozen" episode.I get a loud buzzing in my ears, sometimes its a human type of scream or dog growls. I can not move and try to shout out. I started to go with it a few years ago, I have almost learned to control them. Ieven shout out, " come on then, you can not hurt me, I am stronger than you" and it works! Not a!ways, but I have !earned to say to myself, this is my body and my mind, I am in control and doing this has empowered me to fight back the entity. I tried many years ago to say the lords prayer, however it seemed to mame the entity get angry and I felt like my fingers where being bitten, or sometimes my arms or part of my leg etc. Its horrific. I know that anyone who has or does experience this will know that these are unlike any dream, they can be incredible vivid and I have seen people smiling over me, there faces up close and I can't move, then the faces start to change and become evil looking. I have had them when it feels like I am being pinned down and suffocated whilst my genitals are grabbed as if trying to arouse me. Its really frightening. I have also since trying to control them or scream out things like "come on, I'm not scared of you" I have even been lifted right right out of my body! Its like I am flying through the air, most incredible and vivid. Once I had the paralysis and instead of shadowy figures I saw a being sourrounded in light and I felt blissful and complete love, it was incredible, it was as if my spirit popped right out of my head and I was taken to a place full of intense light and what looked like thousands of bubbles giving of light, I felt overwhelming joy not fear and instead of buzzing or growling I heard incredible trumpet sounds and people singing an incredible song, I quickly fell back as if reentering my body and slowly all feeling came back and I could move, instead of complete dread and fear I felt love and cried with joy. I wished I could have stayed there. I have learned to live with it. I have only told my wife about the more crazy stuff and most people have no idea of the things I have and still do experience. I run a business and do all the usual things a business man does during the day and I suppose you could say I wear a mask and pretend to be like my atheist friends. Don't get me wrong, I don't go to church and I love science. But when you have these experiences, you know something else. There is much more to life than any scientist can theorise about. I don't read the bible or follow any religion, but I know that we are all connected.

Mar 17, 2014
sleep paralysis NEW
by: Anonymous

I am a 44 year old male and I have been suffering these episodes since around the age of around 13. I had seen figures and creatures plus had some very scary experiences prior to the first "frozen" episode.I get a loud buzzing in my ears, sometimes its a human type of scream or dog growls. I can not move and try to shout out. I started to go with it a few years ago, I have almost learned to control them. Ieven shout out, " come on then, you can not hurt me, I am stronger than you" and it works! Not a!ways, but I have !earned to say to myself, this is my body and my mind, I am in control and doing this has empowered me to fight back the entity. I tried many years ago to say the lords prayer, however it seemed to mame the entity get angry and I felt like my fingers where being bitten, or sometimes my arms or part of my leg etc. Its horrific. I know that anyone who has or does experience this will know that these are unlike any dream, they can be incredible vivid and I have seen people smiling over me, there faces up close and I can't move, then the faces start to change and become evil looking. I have had them when it feels like I am being pinned down and suffocated whilst my genitals are grabbed as if trying to arouse me. Its really frightening. I have also since trying to control them or scream out things like "come on, I'm not scared of you" I have even been lifted right right out of my body! Its like I am flying through the air, most incredible and vivid. Once I had the paralysis and instead of shadowy figures I saw a being sourrounded in light and I felt blissful and complete love, it was incredible, it was as if my spirit popped right out of my head and I was taken to a place full of intense light and what looked like thousands of bubbles giving of light, I felt overwhelming joy not fear and instead of buzzing or growling I heard incredible trumpet sounds and people singing an incredible song, I quickly fell back as if reentering my body and slowly all feeling came back and I could move, instead of complete dread and fear I felt love and cried with joy. I wished I could have stayed there. I have learned to live with it. I have only told my wife about the more crazy stuff and most people have no idea of the things I have and still do experience. I run a business and do all the usual things a business man does during the day and I suppose you could say I wear a mask and pretend to be like my atheist friends. Don't get me wrong, I don't go to church and I love science. But when you have these experiences, you know something else. There is much more to life than any scientist can theorise about. I don't read the bible or follow any religion, but I know that we are all connected.

Mar 17, 2014
paralysis 2 NEW
by: Anonymous

CONT... There is much more to life than any scientist can theorise about. I don't read the bible or follow any religion, but I know that we are all connected. Science is proving that memory passes in DNA, in the form of instinct and thus instinct can be explained, like the puppy taken from the litter instintivley shakes a stuffed toy to break its kneck, just as it would need to do in the wild, without being taught. Science will prove what some of us already know, creation, god and the soul, but not as most people believe it, and certainly not like any man made written ancient books. I could go on and on, but 26 years of experience, understanding and accepting the of the truth and the reality of my experiences is a lot to write on a comment page. I hope you can learn to control your experiences and start to understand them and sometimes the demons may even become or replace by angels. Remember you are not alone and there are others who know and understand what you are going through.
Mark.

Mar 19, 2014
is it a dream or something more NEW
by: Anonymous

Today I had had this weird feeling that something was taking steps tward me at the end of my bed. Usually I'm a light sleeper so I wake up even when I turn over. My neck got tense and my body seemed to be paralized. I couldn't open my eyes even though it felt like I was awake. I couldn't move, I felt something feel heavier and I really couldn't breathe. I started to panick cause I thought it wasn't a dream and I still don't know wheather it was or not but I eventually opened my eyes and forced myself to breathe. I decided to not get over panicked and decided to go back to sleep, that I was just working myself up. But it happend for a 2nd time. I had the same feeling I couldn't breathe.

Mar 19, 2014
Worst episode ever :( NEW
by: Anonymous

The first episode I've had just happened right now, and I have had more than I can remember. I must have fallen asleep on my back, At first it started as a sexual dream there was a bloke who was really hot and looked and sounded a lot like my boyfriend, but different In a way aswell, we started having sex and it really felt like it was happening, then I'm layed in bed in my room and I'm having sex but with someone not human, I can slightly see a see through shape moving up and down between my legs but I can see straight through it. I then notice something else sat at the bottom of my legs on the right hand side it looks like a scary little girl or old lady, but wearing a black good, I try to focus on there face but I just can't see. The thing on the right has hold of my wrist really right, to the point where I have pins and needles in my arm and it looks like she starts to get closer and closer towards me and I manage to kick the thing that is having sex with me and it actually feels like I hit something, I can't talk even though I'm trying to swear at them and I'm smiling back at the thing on the right, my heart is beating so fast right now then I wake up and it feels like I have just literally jumped back into my body, head rush, can't breath, scared to my wits, heart beating like mad as I still have the pins and needles in my arm... It was so scary I'm really starting to believe I am cursed :(. Anyone else had anything similar?

Mar 20, 2014
paralyzed, can't talk, something push down on bed around me, hear growlibg NEW
by: Ellen

Everyone is saying sleep paralysis, but why would we all have the same or similar episodes. I was laying in bed on my stomach having trouble sleeping, when i felt something push the bed down on each side of my stomach. The I felt the weight on my back. It was like someone was on top of me. Then i heard a loud growling noice in my ear. It was like i could feel its breath on me. I was paralyzed and could not talk. I could make a sound something like a deaf person but that wasn't enough to get my husbands attention.I tried moving my keg to kick my husband but it wouldn't move. I was able to move my right foot back and forth. That wasn't enough to wake him either. So I decided to stop panicking and calm down. As I calmed down it went away. This is the first time thus has ever happened to me

Mar 31, 2014
boys and strange creatures NEW
by: Paul

Iv'e had problems with sleep paralysis and feeling there's a strange presence in the room now for some time,this has included feeling like I'm floating up off the bed and feeling the mattress crunch as if being squeezed and have put it down to just a sleep disorder,its not nice when you can't move or speak and lye there making strange mutteringds trying to sleep.But lately things have become worse and I've had muy dreams invaded and have seen or hreard things just after I've forced myself awake.For instance I was on my bed dreaming and there were what appeared to be young boys about 12 and 14 on my bed and I was trying to talk to them and one of them pushed my arms back so I couldn't move,then let go of me as if to say "don't challenge me and you'll be ok,but I wanted to show it I was in control and could fight it so I went to push him again and he pinnioned my arms back again and telepathically warned me that there would be trouble and another would come.On this happening I quickly forced myself awake and was wide awake and I heard two beings in the room that wernt human,one was grunting pig type noises and the other said "jen is frightened" and then repeated it again and each time a grunt seemed to come from the other one,it was almost like I'd disturbed these two beings and scared them off,it was very strange,I certainly heard one speak and grunting pig like noises whilst awake

Apr 01, 2014
Spooky dreams NEW
by: Anonymous

I to have had these unexplainable feelings when in a deep sleep due to over exhausted means in my life that ware me out I have had two only so far my first experience was about 2 1/2 yrs ago I was taking a nap before work. And I was suddenly in reality of feeling trapped and helpless I couldn't scream or move I was faintly getting words out and I was trying to scream for my x boyfriend now but. It just wouldn't come out for like 5min. I felt as if my body was gone. Scared the shit outta of me man. My second occuruance happened just tonight I was sleeping and all of the sudden a dream I was having turned into a scary second experience lol my x now was telling me some things and was very drunk in this dream btw but anyhow he went to bed I then to was tired and my second to youngest daughter was in the living room with me when I decided to get going home the front door saw go open so hard it blew me back and I could feel the sensation I felt in my first experience I was trying to yell help me to my daughter and my x and I couldn't get it out loud enough then I had to crawl to his room cause I couldn't get up whatever had a hold on me wasn't letting go but I made it down to his room and then finally as I climb up from the edge of his bed began to scream and cry telling him this place is haunted and it's evil and then I woke up very very very curious to know what is causing that spirit to reappear here and there?

Apr 01, 2014
Spooky dreams NEW
by: Anonymous

I to have had these unexplainable feelings when in a deep sleep due to over exhausted means in my life that ware me out I have had two only so far my first experience was about 2 1/2 yrs ago I was taking a nap before work. And I was suddenly in reality of feeling trapped and helpless I couldn't scream or move I was faintly getting words out and I was trying to scream for my x boyfriend now but. It just wouldn't come out for like 5min. I felt as if my body was gone. Scared the shit outta of me man. My second occuruance happened just tonight I was sleeping and all of the sudden a dream I was having turned into a scary second experience lol my x now was telling me some things and was very drunk in this dream btw but anyhow he went to bed I then to was tired and my second to youngest daughter was in the living room with me when I decided to get going home the front door saw go open so hard it blew me back and I could feel the sensation I felt in my first experience I was trying to yell help me to my daughter and my x and I couldn't get it out loud enough then I had to crawl to his room cause I couldn't get up whatever had a hold on me wasn't letting go but I made it down to his room and then finally as I climb up from the edge of his bed began to scream and cry telling him this place is haunted and it's evil and then I woke up very very very curious to know what is causing that spirit to reappear here and there?

Apr 03, 2014
Boys and strange creatures 2 NEW
by: Paul

Might I also add from the story 2 storys above that when I awakened to hear the being proclaim to be frightened and then grunt,or a second being grunted,that this happened straight after waking and there was no sleep paralysis there atall!by standing up to them and suddenly awaking,I believe that this startled these beings that were pretending to be boys in my dream and scared them off.And also they seeed to be inteligent but of a low intelligence almost,with respect of course,the intelligence of a 4 year old child or a mentally disabled person.awhat makes me think this is the way it spoke and the way it repeated what it said and I quote "JAY IS FRIGHTENED,JAY IS FRIGHTENED" it sounded strange and not human sort of deep and graverlly with a grunting sound too and what convinces me that sleep paralysis and strange dreams where you feel invaded are linked with ther paranormal is that I experienced the sounds and the latter part of the strange events after I awoke and without any sleep paralysis 'atall'and was completely in this,dimension,as I'd like to call it.I believe that there is a link between the dreamworld and the spiritual world but only on certain levels and this is when these beingscan invade us and that I caught them off guard and they didn't like it and that on awakening was still on their wavelength briefly and that my experiences are evidence of this

Apr 13, 2014
cry or scream out in sleep NEW
by: lady44

I have to ask a question here and hopefully someone might be able to give me a reasonable answer. Firstly I am very religious and when I say religious I don't mean i follow a certain religious group or even go to church all that much. I believe in God and that Jesus died on a cross for out sins. I try to lead a good life and raise my kids. But for several years i would say 2009 on I started screaming or crying out in my sleep. Most of these terrors were because my dreams were ghostly in nature and i feared them getting to close to me and then cry out. My husband has always woken me each time. The worse our marriage got the worse the dreams or terrors became and more crying out there was. A lot of it was just yelling out his name to help me. Knowing in real life he wasn't. Finally my dreams were getting recurrent almost nightly for a month or so, mostly of me trying to get to and find a church but never reaching it and waking frustrated. This started me going back to church and those dreams stopped. However the screaming and crying terrors did not. I then moved out of the marriage home after I couldn't do it anymore. But what I didn't realize right away is, the terrors stropped, but the paralysis sleeping started, I felt something or someone in the room I felt being held down I even cried out to God to help me and I was met with a thundering sound inside my apt louder then any real thunder I've ever encountered,then this unbelievable bright light pierced through the darkness, as I became more aware it quickly disappeared. I felt awake but still sleeping. As my husband and I kept trying to save the marriage there were nights he stayed over and the terrors would start again. He would be gone and so would the terrors. He came back I would scream out again for him to help. So here we are today and I am willing to keep going and make my marriage work. But how do I deal with this crying out, what makes it stop, how does it stop?! If he sleeps in another room I don't have them only when he is right next to me. Please I hope someone can help me. Thank you.

Apr 29, 2014
Questions NEW
by: Anonymous

well aim half awake wake ready to go back under when i see a girl through my eye lids (not really weird it seems the afterlife and the dream worlds are one and the same)lay across the right side of my body reaching for my waist as see laughs she spoke but i don't remember what see said as i notice i move keeping my eyes closed so that my hands are on the left side of my body i open my eyes to note my position and to see no one next i close my eyes and start slipping back in next some one grabbed my hands and held them gently and i noticed and slid my hands up and down and could feel the size and texture of the arm holding one of my hands as the other hand of theirs gets placed on my forehead i start getting really curious about who this might be i try to open my eyes and i cant move i strained so hard to move calmed down a little and then opened my eyes no one was their but i go to sleep trying to look for what happened and then well idk i don't remember that dream i called home to see if everyone's ok and every ones fine ive read the aqurian gospel and rosia crux info and found again thought personal experience that the phantoms are subject to will that's a better story lol.

Apr 30, 2014
Is it happening to me? NEW
by: Anonymous

Last night was my first experience and I'm not too sure what really happened but I was woken up by a feeling that there was something pushing down really hard on my face and then as I kept trying to move it off my cheek I couldn't move but then I managed to grab this and pulled it off and it went to my neck and I threw it onto the bed turned the light on and there was nothing there, scariest thing ever! Was awake at 5am onwards Cus I was scared to go to sleep

Apr 30, 2014
Is it happening to me? NEW
by: Anonymous

Last night was my first experience and I'm not too sure what really happened but I was woken up by a feeling that there was something pushing down really hard on my face and then as I kept trying to move it off my cheek I couldn't move but then I managed to grab this and pulled it off and it went to my neck and I threw it onto the bed turned the light on and there was nothing there, scariest thing ever! Was awake at 5am onwards Cus I was scared to go to sleep

May 20, 2014
Strange Movements in Bed NEW
by: Gloria C.

Over the past several months and just about every night, as I watched TV in bed, I would feel a sensation of something very lightly moving across my feet. It had the feeling of a pet walking so gently. I have a small dog and whenever I felt it, I would check to see where the dog was on the bed. Always at the top, not near my feet. Sometimes the feeling would last off and on for about 10 minutes. I would try sitting up and seeing if the blanket moved, but when I did it completely stopped, only to return when I laid down and could not see it. I wasn't alarmed by it, just really curious. Two weeks ago, my 44 year old son passed away suddenly. Since he died, I have felt no more movements.

May 24, 2014
floating dream NEW
by: Joseph

I fall asleep and begin to feel pressure on my teeth then they shatter. I look around and I'm in the air out of my body. I see figures surrounding me then I drop to the floor. I think I'm awake but I'm not I then can't move or talk. I eventually find away to shake my head to wake up. What is happening to me?

May 24, 2014
floating dream NEW
by: Joseph

I fall asleep and begin to feel pressure on my teeth then they shatter. I look around and I'm in the air out of my body. I see figures surrounding me then I drop to the floor. I think I'm awake but I'm not I then can't move or talk. I eventually find away to shake my head to wake up. What is happening to me?

May 25, 2014
I could feel its breath on my face NEW
by: Ryan

I had an experience last night where I suddenly woke up, sleeping on my side facing the wall. Immediately, I felt something hop up on the bottom of the bed and slowly climb up towards my face. When it got there, it just looked at me and was breathing heavily right onto my face. I could feel its breath. It looked like a human figure, was all black, and had no distinguishable features on its face. I tried to scream for my dad but I couldn't get it out and I can't remember if I felt it on top of me or not. It seems like it was only there for a few seconds then I "woke up." I am freaked out beyond belief. This has never happened to me before and I always sleep with my door shut and the bed is too high for our two little dogs to jump on it so I knew it had to be something else. I am a non-believer so I'm assuming it was just a dream. At least I hope it was. I may try to contact my old priest about it and see if he has any ideas of what it could have been. I'm still very freaked out about it.

May 27, 2014
Think I'm crazy!!!! NEW
by: Samantha

I really took into consideration that this could be sleep deprivation but its strange that its only happened twice in the same house same room and I'm not there often.... I keep an open mind always but Im not sleep deprived.. Sleep is something I make sure I get plenty of.... I do however believe that its something I can't explain to feel taken advantage of and nothing except praying subconsciously made it stop.

May 28, 2014
Crazy NEW
by: Anonymous

I feel like I'm going crazy I've had this experience happen to me multiple times. the first one was at 13 and even this very moment it all started as a dream. I heard the bathrooms plastic thing on the floor being ripped off and I started to feel something crawl on my bed with me. I tryed to move but I couldn't. I think I opened my eyes and I saw a women figure. she climbed off and when i went toward my sister who sleeps with me , I found a broken silver bracelet. my sister being knocked out pointed toward the wall. I swear it's the freakiest experience yet.

May 28, 2014
Similar Occurences NEW
by: Nicolas

I woke up at 4am this morning in a cold sweat. My eyes shot open and through my bed frame I made eye contact with something.. I couldn't tell if it was a human or not, but it had the same characteristics as a man except it was a shadowy figure's face/head and I was petrified with fear. I lay there frozen still until I finally looked back and it was gone.. I was alone in my dark, quiet room and I was shaking and sweating as if I'd just seen a ghost. After waking up and recalling what happened later on in the afternoon, I can still vividly remember the eyes that were staring back at me. Could this have been some lucid dream or at that split moment of time right when I opened my eyes, did I actually see something staring back at me? I'll never know.. I've encountered spirits before when I was younger but I Was so terrified of it that I think they've stopped trying to come in contact with me. My mother is visited in her dreams, she has helped some cross over and also sees my deceased grandparents and relatives. She also has dreams where she's given insights to her life as well as her family's.. sometimes she'll approach me and warn me about the day. "I had a bad dream about you, take extra care today." Something I'd always find to be a normal anxiety for a mother to her first born son, but later in that day I lose my phone, or I get into a fight with a close friend.. nearly miss a road accident. These things start to become more and more clear to me as I grow up. I'm 22 years old now and I live in constant awareness of the paranormal and it's very VERY clear when you're dealing with it as opposed to sleep paralysis. Vividly encountering an entity like this truly traumatizes people.

May 28, 2014
Similar Occurences NEW
by: Nicolas

I woke up at 4am this morning in a cold sweat. My eyes shot open and through my bed frame I made eye contact with something.. I couldn't tell if it was a human or not, but it had the same characteristics as a man except it was a shadowy figure's face/head and I was petrified with fear. I lay there frozen still until I finally looked back and it was gone.. I was alone in my dark, quiet room and I was shaking and sweating as if I'd just seen a ghost. After waking up and recalling what happened later on in the afternoon, I can still vividly remember the eyes that were staring back at me. Could this have been some lucid dream or at that split moment of time right when I opened my eyes, did I actually see something staring back at me? I'll never know.. I've encountered spirits before when I was younger but I Was so terrified of it that I think they've stopped trying to come in contact with me. My mother is visited in her dreams, she has helped some cross over and also sees my deceased grandparents and relatives. She also has dreams where she's given insights to her life as well as her family's.. sometimes she'll approach me and warn me about the day. "I had a bad dream about you, take extra care today." Something I'd always find to be a normal anxiety for a mother to her first born son, but later in that day I lose my phone, or I get into a fight with a close friend.. nearly miss a road accident. These things start to become more and more clear to me as I grow up. I'm 22 years old now and I live in constant awareness of the paranormal and it's very VERY clear when you're dealing with it as opposed to sleep paralysis. Vividly encountering an entity like this truly traumatizes people.

May 28, 2014
Similar Occurences NEW
by: Nicolas

I woke up at 4am this morning in a cold sweat. My eyes shot open and through my bed frame I made eye contact with something.. I couldn't tell if it was a human or not, but it had the same characteristics as a man except it was a shadowy figure's face/head and I was petrified with fear. I lay there frozen still until I finally looked back and it was gone.. I was alone in my dark, quiet room and I was shaking and sweating as if I'd just seen a ghost. After waking up and recalling what happened later on in the afternoon, I can still vividly remember the eyes that were staring back at me. Could this have been some lucid dream or at that split moment of time right when I opened my eyes, did I actually see something staring back at me? I'll never know.. I've encountered spirits before when I was younger but I Was so terrified of it that I think they've stopped trying to come in contact with me. My mother is visited in her dreams, she has helped some cross over and also sees my deceased grandparents and relatives. She also has dreams where she's given insights to her life as well as her family's.. sometimes she'll approach me and warn me about the day. "I had a bad dream about you, take extra care today." Something I'd always find to be a normal anxiety for a mother to her first born son, but later in that day I lose my phone, or I get into a fight with a close friend.. nearly miss a road accident. These things start to become more and more clear to me as I grow up. I'm 22 years old now and I live in constant awareness of the paranormal and it's very VERY clear when you're dealing with it as opposed to sleep paralysis. Vividly encountering an entity like this truly traumatizes people.

May 30, 2014
First Time Happening NEW
by: Erika

This happened about a month and a half ago. I had semi woken up and was looking around my room because I thought I heard someone come in. I was in a state of semi consciousness but I knew for a fact I had heard something. Thinking that it was my sister that had come in, I shrug it off and close my eyes again. A second later, I felt my body freeze and a pressure pushing down all of my body into the bed. I tried to move, wanting to get out of this grip, but not even a twitch occurred. After panicking for a few seconds, I heard a clear powerful voice speaking in my head saying, "Let go already, you've done enough. I'll carry the burden for the both of us." After that, a strange sense of calm overcame me and I replied back, "No, I'll find my own strength." I remember struggling extra hard to move again after that. About a while later, I felt the pressure leave and I woke up completely to look at my room in amazement and shock. I am positive that wasn't just a normal dream because I was aware of my surroundings all the time.

Jun 02, 2014
happens every once in awhile NEW
by: Anonymous

I don't get as much sleep as I should but less than 30 mins ago, I was about to fall asleep,half sleep half awake and I just started feeling weird then (I was laying on my stomach) I felt this pressure, like something was sitting on my back, felt like some kind of weight was holding me down. Tried to move but I couldn't, tried to say something. .. couldn't. Then it was like I was fading, having the sinking - into - abyss feeling.

I thought I was dying and thought "no, no " tried reaching for my phone, felt like I was reaching but in slow motion but sinking further away but the sinking seemed like I was falling off of my bed. Then I thought "this must be what dying in your sleep is like" and fell terror rush all over me. Then the pressure eases up and I awake. I'm trying to figure out what the hell happen and turn on my light *halfway thinking it was paranormal) and I'm so scared to go back to sleep.


After reading about the other experiences about the figure that seemed like a man...I now remember a little over 2 years ago, I was up late, Kay in in bed waiting to get sleepy and was practically sleep when a man (dark figure) came from my closed door and stood over me, face got close to kine, and just held my arms down. I couldn't move no matter how hard I tried. Eventually it passed but it seemed so real that I made sure there was no way someone could get in my room. Back then I thought it was the spirit of my neighbor...or a ghost

Jun 06, 2014
A bit of both... NEW
by: Anonymous

I've been having the same experiences foe about five years now and I think its an experience of both paranormal activity and sleep paralysis. I come from a very traditional family and a traditional healer has been consulted who confirmed that there's a dark entity "weighing" over me. But on the other hand I think its sleep paralysis- explained from a psychological point of view. Our dreams usually reflect our thoughts whether conscious, preconscious or unconscious. The night terrors could be reflecting an aspect of our lives that brings discomfort, fear or anxiety and in turn paranormal entities may take advantage of our weakened state of mind and manifest themselves as the night terrors we experience...or simply be the "monsters" we create ourselves.

Jun 08, 2014
This is not Sleep Paralysis is more or witch craft or wizard activity NEW
by: Anonymous

now listen everyone that had this experience this is not normal
check your it always happen when your about to experience good things in your life eg; promotion, and money breakthrough,

this is the activity the witch or wizard use to rob people out there blessing ,when you experience this just go down on your kneels and pray cover your days and your everything blessing on the way with power of God let good protect you and let it come through in your life.

Note:
this is a very serious issue in life and the witch or wizard doing this is stay very close to you or in the same house with you; you must pray once you a experience this

Thank you


Jun 11, 2014
want it to stop NEW
by: Anonymous

I start to fall asleep, or starting to wake up. I think I see my surroundings. I sometimes hear a rush of air, sometimes not.
It always begins with my bed is being shaken. Like they are trying to wake me up. Then one or two things will jump on my bed. I cant move or say anything. In the past, I just pretended they where puppys or cats, come to sleep. Just this last week, a full figure of a man appeared. Once , came and layed next to me and spooned me. When I looked at the hand, it was my exhusbands. Last night, this full figure layed on top of me.
I have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, but dont use a cpap.
im not really afraid, but this new figure is freaking me out a little.

Jun 13, 2014
Hey everyone NEW
by: wandy

I just woke up from a nap but I had this similar situation,I was laying on my living room couch and there was a child sitting holding my head legs on my arms sand arms touching my face,I could't movie,speak try to scream but nothing,Does anybody knows what this means if it does have a meaning.

Jun 13, 2014
Hey everyone NEW
by: wandy

I just woke up from a nap but I had this similar situation,I was laying on my living room couch and there was a child sitting holding my head legs on my arms sand arms touching my face,I could't movie,speak try to scream but nothing,Does anybody knows what this means if it does have a meaning.

Jun 14, 2014
Someone in my clients bed NEW
by: Anonymous

I work with elderly people providing care from their home so they can live independently. One of my clients called me as she was very distressed, she said that she could feel someone in her bed, she referred to it as he but didn't know if it was a he, she said that he would pull and kick her legs through the night, she cannot see his face but can feel him as soon as she gets in her bed. Finding this site has made me think it could be sleep deprivation.

Jun 14, 2014
Someone in my clients bed NEW
by: Anonymous

I work with elderly people providing care from their home so they can live independently. One of my clients called me as she was very distressed, she said that she could feel someone in her bed, she referred to it as he but didn't know if it was a he, she said that he would pull and kick her legs through the night, she cannot see his face but can feel him as soon as she gets in her bed. Finding this site has made me think it could be sleep deprivation.

Jun 23, 2014
Yep NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm a 26 year old male and I've been having sleep paralysis since I was a kid. When I was younger I was scared but as I got older I realized I can wake myself up by wiggling my toes, fingers, and breathing heavy purposely. I always feel weight pressing down on the bed when it happens but I just ignore it. Only twice was I scared of the paralysis. The first time I got scared, I was sleeping on my back and had my toe pulled then I woke myself up, nothing too bad but a little scare. The second time I got frightened, I was sleeping on my stomach and something pulled my finger, this time I was unable to wake myself up and then it pulled my waist up sexually. I then was able to wake myself up but right before I woke up I heard a whisper say "I'll be back." That was 9 years ago and I'm still scared of when it'll happen again.

Jun 23, 2014
Yep NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm a 26 year old male and I've been having sleep paralysis since I was a kid. When I was younger I was scared but as I got older I realized I can wake myself up by wiggling my toes, fingers, and breathing heavy purposely. I always feel weight pressing down on the bed when it happens but I just ignore it. Only twice was I scared of the paralysis. The first time I got scared, I was sleeping on my back and had my toe pulled then I woke myself up, nothing too bad but a little scare. The second time I got frightened, I was sleeping on my stomach and something pulled my finger, this time I was unable to wake myself up and then it pulled my waist up sexually. I then was able to wake myself up but right before I woke up I heard a whisper say "I'll be back." That was 9 years ago and I'm still scared of when it'll happen again.

Jun 23, 2014
Yep NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm a 26 year old male and I've been having sleep paralysis since I was a kid. When I was younger I was scared but as I got older I realized I can wake myself up by wiggling my toes, fingers, and breathing heavy purposely. I always feel weight pressing down on the bed when it happens but I just ignore it. Only twice was I scared of the paralysis. The first time I got scared, I was sleeping on my back and had my toe pulled then I woke myself up, nothing too bad but a little scare. The second time I got frightened, I was sleeping on my stomach and something pulled my finger, this time I was unable to wake myself up and then it pulled my waist up sexually. I then was able to wake myself up but right before I woke up I heard a whisper say "I'll be back." That was 9 years ago and I'm still scared of when it'll happen again.

Jun 23, 2014
Yep NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm a 26 year old male and I've been having sleep paralysis since I was a kid. When I was younger I was scared but as I got older I realized I can wake myself up by wiggling my toes, fingers, and breathing heavy purposely. I always feel weight pressing down on the bed when it happens but I just ignore it. Only twice was I scared of the paralysis. The first time I got scared, I was sleeping on my back and had my toe pulled then I woke myself up, nothing too bad but a little scare. The second time I got frightened, I was sleeping on my stomach and something pulled my finger, this time I was unable to wake myself up and then it pulled my waist up sexually. I then was able to wake myself up but right before I woke up I heard a whisper say "I'll be back." That was 9 years ago and I'm still scared of when it'll happen again.

Jun 23, 2014
Yep NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm a 26 year old male and I've been having sleep paralysis since I was a kid. When I was younger I was scared but as I got older I realized I can wake myself up by wiggling my toes, fingers, and breathing heavy purposely. I always feel weight pressing down on the bed when it happens but I just ignore it. Only twice was I scared of the paralysis. The first time I got scared, I was sleeping on my back and had my toe pulled then I woke myself up, nothing too bad but a little scare. The second time I got frightened, I was sleeping on my stomach and something pulled my finger, this time I was unable to wake myself up and then it pulled my waist up sexually. I then was able to wake myself up but right before I woke up I heard a whisper say "I'll be back." That was 9 years ago and I'm still scared of when it'll happen again.

Jun 23, 2014
Yep NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm a 26 year old male and I've been having sleep paralysis since I was a kid. When I was younger I was scared but as I got older I realized I can wake myself up by wiggling my toes, fingers, and breathing heavy purposely. I always feel weight pressing down on the bed when it happens but I just ignore it. Only twice was I scared of the paralysis. The first time I got scared, I was sleeping on my back and had my toe pulled then I woke myself up, nothing too bad but a little scare. The second time I got frightened, I was sleeping on my stomach and something pulled my finger, this time I was unable to wake myself up and then it pulled my waist up sexually. I then was able to wake myself up but right before I woke up I heard a whisper say "I'll be back." That was 9 years ago and I'm still scared of when it'll happen again.

Jun 23, 2014
Yep NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm a 26 year old male and I've been having sleep paralysis since I was a kid. When I was younger I was scared but as I got older I realized I can wake myself up by wiggling my toes, fingers, and breathing heavy purposely. I always feel weight pressing down on the bed when it happens but I just ignore it. Only twice was I scared of the paralysis. The first time I got scared, I was sleeping on my back and had my toe pulled then I woke myself up, nothing too bad but a little scare. The second time I got frightened, I was sleeping on my stomach and something pulled my finger, this time I was unable to wake myself up and then it pulled my waist up sexually. I then was able to wake myself up but right before I woke up I heard a whisper say "I'll be back." That was 9 years ago and I'm still scared of when it'll happen again.

Jun 23, 2014
Once before.. NEW
by: Anonymous

I had something like this happen not long ago. I was napping during the day and was woke up by this figure at the foot of my bed. The figure was snowy like a snowy TV channel and it was pulling me towards them. I couldn't move. I tried screaming for my husband who was downstairs and I noticed my bedroom door was closed. I remembered leaving it open. Finally I woke up and my door was indeed still open, but everything in the room was identical to what I had just thought took place. Talk about being terrified! I have never had a dream that seemed so real!

Jun 26, 2014
not paranormal NEW
by: marcy

I've had sleep paralysis many times. I've also had paranormal experiences, kinda runs in my family. However, I do not believe there is anything paranormal during sleep paralysis. Most people who experience this will see or hear something ominous. I had that as well. It was similar to many of these stories, something scary gets down by my face and I'm terrified, unable to move, make a sound or even open or close my eyes. Many times I thought the bed was shaking, it sounded like thunder in my ears. Finally, I was able to think clearly during one of these incidences. I calmed my mind, reminded myself that I'm still breathing, and focused all of my energy on shouting and punching the air with my hand so my husband would wake up. I barely got a squeak out and wasn't able to move, but it was enough that he touched me and I immediately snapped out of it. I've read that if someone is touched during an episode, they will always be able to move normally right away. I think the key to controlling this is to calm down when it happens, remind yourself that your mind isn't completely awake and you are half in a dream.notice that you are able to breath even though it feels like you can't. I haven't had this happen for about 4 years. It definitely happened most often when I was exhausted. It is truly terrifying when it happens, I don't like talking about it. Just stay calm, it will pass.

Jun 26, 2014
not paranormal NEW
by: marcy

I've had sleep paralysis many times. I've also had paranormal experiences, kinda runs in my family. However, I do not believe there is anything paranormal during sleep paralysis. Most people who experience this will see or hear something ominous. I had that as well. It was similar to many of these stories, something scary gets down by my face and I'm terrified, unable to move, make a sound or even open or close my eyes. Many times I thought the bed was shaking, it sounded like thunder in my ears. Finally, I was able to think clearly during one of these incidences. I calmed my mind, reminded myself that I'm still breathing, and focused all of my energy on shouting and punching the air with my hand so my husband would wake up. I barely got a squeak out and wasn't able to move, but it was enough that he touched me and I immediately snapped out of it. I've read that if someone is touched during an episode, they will always be able to move normally right away. I think the key to controlling this is to calm down when it happens, remind yourself that your mind isn't completely awake and you are half in a dream.notice that you are able to breath even though it feels like you can't. I haven't had this happen for about 4 years. It definitely happened most often when I was exhausted. It is truly terrifying when it happens, I don't like talking about it. Just stay calm, it will pass.

Jun 26, 2014
not paranormal NEW
by: marcy

I've had sleep paralysis many times. I've also had paranormal experiences, kinda runs in my family. However, I do not believe there is anything paranormal during sleep paralysis. Most people who experience this will see or hear something ominous. I had that as well. It was similar to many of these stories, something scary gets down by my face and I'm terrified, unable to move, make a sound or even open or close my eyes. Many times I thought the bed was shaking, it sounded like thunder in my ears. Finally, I was able to think clearly during one of these incidences. I calmed my mind, reminded myself that I'm still breathing, and focused all of my energy on shouting and punching the air with my hand so my husband would wake up. I barely got a squeak out and wasn't able to move, but it was enough that he touched me and I immediately snapped out of it. I've read that if someone is touched during an episode, they will always be able to move normally right away. I think the key to controlling this is to calm down when it happens, remind yourself that your mind isn't completely awake and you are half in a dream.notice that you are able to breath even though it feels like you can't. I haven't had this happen for about 4 years. It definitely happened most often when I was exhausted. It is truly terrifying when it happens, I don't like talking about it. Just stay calm, it will pass.

Jun 26, 2014
i thought it was a ghost.. NEW
by: tui

recently i've been afraid to sleep alone. i usually sleep in the same room as my sister but not recently and i find it harder and harder to get up from sleeping. one time really pushed me to the limit when i "woke up" but my body wouldnt move, it felt like gravity had increased around me and my eyes were still closed shut like glue, though i could sense everything around me and felt vulnerable. i had a chill run through my body as i started to feel my arms moving and once i felt i could move my body, i ran out of my room and into my roommate's. it was the scariest thing i've ever experienced. it usually happens when i wake from a nightmare or a strange dream but never to that extent. my roommate said that he couldn't wake me up for the longest time one day and it freaked him out cause it seemed like i was dead for that time. if it was sleep paralysis then its getting out of hand, also i'm glad it isnt ghosts or spirits or something, or i would've had to get some priest in my house and pray over it. ??but how do you make it so it's not paralyzing you too much?-cause it getting freaky.

Jun 26, 2014
i thought it was a ghost.. NEW
by: tui

recently i've been afraid to sleep alone. i usually sleep in the same room as my sister but not recently and i find it harder and harder to get up from sleeping. one time really pushed me to the limit when i "woke up" but my body wouldnt move, it felt like gravity had increased around me and my eyes were still closed shut like glue, though i could sense everything around me and felt vulnerable. i had a chill run through my body as i started to feel my arms moving and once i felt i could move my body, i ran out of my room and into my roommate's. it was the scariest thing i've ever experienced. it usually happens when i wake from a nightmare or a strange dream but never to that extent. my roommate said that he couldn't wake me up for the longest time one day and it freaked him out cause it seemed like i was dead for that time. if it was sleep paralysis then its getting out of hand, also i'm glad it isnt ghosts or spirits or something, or i would've had to get some priest in my house and pray over it. ??but how do you make it so it's not paralyzing you too much?-cause it getting freaky.

Jul 02, 2014
It's a sleep disorder. NEW
by: Hanster

Sleep paralysis occurs when your conscience and unconscious are awake at the same time. When we sleep our brain paralyses our body to stop us wandering around and hurting ourselves. During the time we go into sleep, sometimes our consciousness isn't turned off and the effect is that we are paralysed but awake and dreaming at the same time. The stress of the situation causes us to panic, our breathing becomes affected. Because the brain is attempting to make sense of this within the dream, it is really common to feel that someone or something is sitting on your chest or strangling you, when really your brain is just confused by the situation and trying to make sense of it. I think the guy above was right, just don't engage with the dream, close your eyes, stay calm and concentrate your mind on waking. The more you engage with the dream, the more your brain believes it's real and it will continue for longer. I suffered with this for years and freaked myself out with superstition and demons, which just feeds your brain more nightmares to use in these situations. Once I stopped with the nonsense and learnt the facts and began to take control of the situation, they completely stopped! Good luck everyone!!

Jul 02, 2014
It's a sleep disorder. NEW
by: Hanster

Sleep paralysis occurs when your conscience and unconscious are awake at the same time. When we sleep our brain paralyses our body to stop us wandering around and hurting ourselves. During the time we go into sleep, sometimes our consciousness isn't turned off and the effect is that we are paralysed but awake and dreaming at the same time. The stress of the situation causes us to panic, our breathing becomes affected. Because the brain is attempting to make sense of this within the dream, it is really common to feel that someone or something is sitting on your chest or strangling you, when really your brain is just confused by the situation and trying to make sense of it. I think the guy above was right, just don't engage with the dream, close your eyes, stay calm and concentrate your mind on waking. The more you engage with the dream, the more your brain believes it's real and it will continue for longer. I suffered with this for years and freaked myself out with superstition and demons, which just feeds your brain more nightmares to use in these situations. Once I stopped with the nonsense and learnt the facts and began to take control of the situation, they completely stopped! Good luck everyone!!

Jul 02, 2014
It's a sleep disorder. NEW
by: Hanster

Sleep paralysis occurs when your conscience and unconscious are awake at the same time. When we sleep our brain paralyses our body to stop us wandering around and hurting ourselves. During the time we go into sleep, sometimes our consciousness isn't turned off and the effect is that we are paralysed but awake and dreaming at the same time. The stress of the situation causes us to panic, our breathing becomes affected. Because the brain is attempting to make sense of this within the dream, it is really common to feel that someone or something is sitting on your chest or strangling you, when really your brain is just confused by the situation and trying to make sense of it. I think the guy above was right, just don't engage with the dream, close your eyes, stay calm and concentrate your mind on waking. The more you engage with the dream, the more your brain believes it's real and it will continue for longer. I suffered with this for years and freaked myself out with superstition and demons, which just feeds your brain more nightmares to use in these situations. Once I stopped with the nonsense and learnt the facts and began to take control of the situation, they completely stopped! Good luck everyone!!

Jul 02, 2014
It's a sleep disorder. NEW
by: Hanster

Sleep paralysis occurs when your conscience and unconscious are awake at the same time. When we sleep our brain paralyses our body to stop us wandering around and hurting ourselves. During the time we go into sleep, sometimes our consciousness isn't turned off and the effect is that we are paralysed but awake and dreaming at the same time. The stress of the situation causes us to panic, our breathing becomes affected. Because the brain is attempting to make sense of this within the dream, it is really common to feel that someone or something is sitting on your chest or strangling you, when really your brain is just confused by the situation and trying to make sense of it. I think the guy above was right, just don't engage with the dream, close your eyes, stay calm and concentrate your mind on waking. The more you engage with the dream, the more your brain believes it's real and it will continue for longer. I suffered with this for years and freaked myself out with superstition and demons, which just feeds your brain more nightmares to use in these situations. Once I stopped with the nonsense and learnt the facts and began to take control of the situation, they completely stopped! Good luck everyone!!

Jul 03, 2014
worst experience NEW
by: heena

I was in second year mbbs wn I first experienced it... thereafter I experinced it fr about a year... once I discussed about it to my dad n I told I think I m getting hallucination n hate gping to bed..
I still remember hw badly I wanted to shout fr help knowing who is around me ... thank god now I sleep comfortably...

Jul 03, 2014
worst experience NEW
by: heena

I was in second year mbbs wn I first experienced it... thereafter I experinced it fr about a year... once I discussed about it to my dad n I told I think I m getting hallucination n hate gping to bed..
I still remember hw badly I wanted to shout fr help knowing who is around me ... thank god now I sleep comfortably...

Jul 04, 2014
Electricity? Prt. 1 NEW
by: Ashley

I've experienced sleep paralysis since I was little and didn't know what it was, but I'm 16 and it's gotten worse. Today around 12 something I fell asleep then all of a sudden the weirdest thing happened I was laying down then a buzzing noise occurred in my ears then it kept getting louder until I couldn't move any part of my body and classical music started to play with it and whenever I tried to move the buzzing noise and sensation got stronger and my face would get tighter. It felt like electricity going through my body! I tried to open my eyes but it was extremely blurry and again whenever I tried to move the vibration and noise would get louder like it would bust my eardrum so I was freaked out beyond my limits! I'm scared....why electricity? If this helps recently I've moved into our family (pass down to the generations home) were both of my grandparents died in, peacefully though, but ever since I've moved here the sleep paralysis has gotten WORSE...now this happens!!! is it paranormal???

Jul 06, 2014
I'm afraid NEW
by: Wyatt

Okay so i'm now 17 and for the past few years at least once every two months I will partially wake up and not be able to move. I will hear these light growling sounds and out of nowhere in my mind I will say let me go I wont tell anyone. I cant speak outside of my head by this point. I said it again then it puts me into a sleep for a moment dreaming of a very descriptive place and very descriptive people. I would tell this thing that if it wouldn't let me go I would scream. My whole body begins to feel constant cold vibrations in my muscles. And then I started to whimper and I could move again as if it was letting me go. I believe I saw a shadow of a claw on my wall removing itself from my foot. I could see this because I have a headset that glows brightly on the floor of the of the foot of my bed. This nightmare last about one hour. But the problem is that I can open my eyes when it starts and see everything in my room. I'm scared and I think i need help.

Jul 06, 2014
I'm afraid NEW
by: Wyatt

Okay so i'm now 17 and for the past few years at least once every two months I will partially wake up and not be able to move. I will hear these light growling sounds and out of nowhere in my mind I will say let me go I wont tell anyone. I cant speak outside of my head by this point. I said it again then it puts me into a sleep for a moment dreaming of a very descriptive place and very descriptive people. I would tell this thing that if it wouldn't let me go I would scream. My whole body begins to feel constant cold vibrations in my muscles. And then I started to whimper and I could move again as if it was letting me go. I believe I saw a shadow of a claw on my wall removing itself from my foot. I could see this because I have a headset that glows brightly on the floor of the of the foot of my bed. This nightmare last about one hour. But the problem is that I can open my eyes when it starts and see everything in my room. I'm scared and I think i need help.

Jul 06, 2014
I'm afraid NEW
by: Wyatt

Okay so i'm now 17 and for the past few years at least once every two months I will partially wake up and not be able to move. I will hear these light growling sounds and out of nowhere in my mind I will say let me go I wont tell anyone. I cant speak outside of my head by this point. I said it again then it puts me into a sleep for a moment dreaming of a very descriptive place and very descriptive people. I would tell this thing that if it wouldn't let me go I would scream. My whole body begins to feel constant cold vibrations in my muscles. And then I started to whimper and I could move again as if it was letting me go. I believe I saw a shadow of a claw on my wall removing itself from my foot. I could see this because I have a headset that glows brightly on the floor of the of the foot of my bed. This nightmare last about one hour. But the problem is that I can open my eyes when it starts and see everything in my room. I'm scared and I think i need help.

Jul 06, 2014
I'm afraid NEW
by: Wyatt

Okay so i'm now 17 and for the past few years at least once every two months I will partially wake up and not be able to move. I will hear these light growling sounds and out of nowhere in my mind I will say let me go I wont tell anyone. I cant speak outside of my head by this point. I said it again then it puts me into a sleep for a moment dreaming of a very descriptive place and very descriptive people. I would tell this thing that if it wouldn't let me go I would scream. My whole body begins to feel constant cold vibrations in my muscles. And then I started to whimper and I could move again as if it was letting me go. I believe I saw a shadow of a claw on my wall removing itself from my foot. I could see this because I have a headset that glows brightly on the floor of the of the foot of my bed. This nightmare last about one hour. But the problem is that I can open my eyes when it starts and see everything in my room. I'm scared and I think i need help.

Jul 06, 2014
I'm afraid NEW
by: Wyatt

Okay so i'm now 17 and for the past few years at least once every two months I will partially wake up and not be able to move. I will hear these light growling sounds and out of nowhere in my mind I will say let me go I wont tell anyone. I cant speak outside of my head by this point. I said it again then it puts me into a sleep for a moment dreaming of a very descriptive place and very descriptive people. I would tell this thing that if it wouldn't let me go I would scream. My whole body begins to feel constant cold vibrations in my muscles. And then I started to whimper and I could move again as if it was letting me go. I believe I saw a shadow of a claw on my wall removing itself from my foot. I could see this because I have a headset that glows brightly on the floor of the of the foot of my bed. This nightmare last about one hour. But the problem is that I can open my eyes when it starts and see everything in my room. I'm scared and I think i need help.

Jul 06, 2014
I'm afraid NEW
by: Wyatt

Okay so i'm now 17 and for the past few years at least once every two months I will partially wake up and not be able to move. I will hear these light growling sounds and out of nowhere in my mind I will say let me go I wont tell anyone. I cant speak outside of my head by this point. I said it again then it puts me into a sleep for a moment dreaming of a very descriptive place and very descriptive people. I would tell this thing that if it wouldn't let me go I would scream. My whole body begins to feel constant cold vibrations in my muscles. And then I started to whimper and I could move again as if it was letting me go. I believe I saw a shadow of a claw on my wall removing itself from my foot. I could see this because I have a headset that glows brightly on the floor of the of the foot of my bed. This nightmare last about one hour. But the problem is that I can open my eyes when it starts and see everything in my room. I'm scared and I think i need help.

Jul 06, 2014
I'm afraid NEW
by: Wyatt

Okay so i'm now 17 and for the past few years at least once every two months I will partially wake up and not be able to move. I will hear these light growling sounds and out of nowhere in my mind I will say let me go I wont tell anyone. I cant speak outside of my head by this point. I said it again then it puts me into a sleep for a moment dreaming of a very descriptive place and very descriptive people. I would tell this thing that if it wouldn't let me go I would scream. My whole body begins to feel constant cold vibrations in my muscles. And then I started to whimper and I could move again as if it was letting me go. I believe I saw a shadow of a claw on my wall removing itself from my foot. I could see this because I have a headset that glows brightly on the floor of the of the foot of my bed. This nightmare last about one hour. But the problem is that I can open my eyes when it starts and see everything in my room. I'm scared and I think i need help.

Jul 09, 2014
Help info to know am not going mad NEW
by: Anonymous

I am looking for some help myself for similar incidents I feel like am been followed. For the past two day. I have left for work and posted the keys by the time my wife and kids have came down to get ready for school the keys are in the door. There has been really bad smells waking me and my wife up late at night but this is so bad I work as a ground worker and I have to deal with foul dranes this smell is worse then eny thing I have ever smelt in my life. Things are going missing around the house and not turning up. The list goes on and one I don't know where to start with this or where to go for help really I just want to talk to some one to tell some one I feel like am going crazy I have joins a couple of forums today just waiting for the accounts to be authorized

Jul 09, 2014
Help info to know am not going mad NEW
by: Anonymous

I am looking for some help myself for similar incidents I feel like am been followed. For the past two day. I have left for work and posted the keys by the time my wife and kids have came down to get ready for school the keys are in the door. There has been really bad smells waking me and my wife up late at night but this is so bad I work as a ground worker and I have to deal with foul dranes this smell is worse then eny thing I have ever smelt in my life. Things are going missing around the house and not turning up. The list goes on and one I don't know where to start with this or where to go for help really I just want to talk to some one to tell some one I feel like am going crazy I have joins a couple of forums today just waiting for the accounts to be authorized

Jul 09, 2014
Help info to know am not going mad NEW
by: Anonymous

I am looking for some help myself for similar incidents I feel like am been followed. For the past two day. I have left for work and posted the keys by the time my wife and kids have came down to get ready for school the keys are in the door. There has been really bad smells waking me and my wife up late at night but this is so bad I work as a ground worker and I have to deal with foul dranes this smell is worse then eny thing I have ever smelt in my life. Things are going missing around the house and not turning up. The list goes on and one I don't know where to start with this or where to go for help really I just want to talk to some one to tell some one I feel like am going crazy I have joins a couple of forums today just waiting for the accounts to be authorized

Jul 14, 2014
I feel the same. NEW
by: Anonymous

I hate it when it happens to me the only thing i hate the most is i feel like i am runnin out of oxegyn.

Jul 23, 2014
how to get rid of it! NEW
by: Rabia

hello everyone, I've had the same experiences as a lot of you. that feeling where something is holding you down on every part of your body, you want to screen but cant. I've even felt I've had my mouth covered by this thing. i definitely feel it is of paranormal entity. I'm Muslim and were taught to fear nothing but GOD alone.it is natural to be afraid but you have to have courage. I've had this feeling happen to me for years.i used to freak out and scream (try to scream) and as we all know that just makes it worst.
Try next time to be totally calm,ask God to free you from this hold. over and over until he does. even if you cant speak(mouth is smothered)think the prayer over and over and over until you wake. if your still sleepy,it helps a lot if you completely change your position and go back to sleep after a personal pray to GOD. this should work it works for me EVERY TIME. May GOD be with you.

Jul 25, 2014
It pulled me NEW
by: Anonymous

Last night, I was sleeping in my bed. Most of the times, I sleep with my chest against the bed. I felt like something was pulling one of my legs and I was like oh hell no let me sleep and I pulled my leg away from it. Right after that, I felt like the same thing was pulling my other leg so I pulled it back too. I do not get scared easily, actually, I was angry. So I sit up and looked around... Everything seemed normal. It was at 2:00 AM.

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