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Scariest Moment Of My Life - Sleep Paralysis

by Nicholay

So, I go to sleep early. 20:00 PM

I wake up in the middle of the night, around 2:30 AM.
I feel a little rested, so I finish a couple of my songs.
I go to sleep around 4-5 AM.


I dream that my brother is lying in my bed. He tells me that he could easily kill me, with a smile on his face. This is typical his kind of humor. The chair next to the bed starts moving, and my brother is no longer in my bed.

I panic, and run towards the door to my room. It is locked from the inside, which it usually is when I write music. I open it without any problems, and look down the stairs by my room. My brother is standing in his working clothes, and it's a lot of snow there. He randomly tells me that "We should do something together. I am working a lot next week, but after that..."

So... A little freaked out by the room-incident, I go to bed, still dreaming (i think, what my brother said was not typical of him, and the snow in the stars...)

And when I "wake up", it starts. I am completely unable to move.
I have read about sleep paralysis before, so I close my eyes to avoid seeing dreadful things. For some reason, my MP3-player is in my ears. I believe it was so while I fell asleep.

In the first sleep paralysis, I don't experience much, as I am having my eyes closed. It felt as if my limbs moved, even though they didn't. Then it felt as if I was falling (while lying in bed). I heard a
"windy" noise that I think occurs while falling, and the stronger I thought about this noise, the stronger it grew, and the more I felt like falling.

I think I got out of it by trying to move extremely hard.

I woke up from it into what seemed to be another dream. There was a lot of snow by my window, which was open. There is as I speak no snow outside of my house, so it couldn't have been snowing.

I am having a casual conversation with my brother in this dream, which I can't remember much of.

When I go to bed in this dream as well, it happens again.
I am unable to move, my MP3 is connected, and this time, I only hear music. But suddenly, I hear talking in the music, and in reality, the MP3 wasn't really on. It was a scary voice, and I thought that this was a scary part of the hallucinations that occur while SP is going on. So I tried to turn of the MP3-player, but couldn't. It felt as if my fingers moved over the MP3, poorly, but it didn't turn it off. I hear random noises growing louder, and coming closer. I closed my as when I heard paper-rattling next to the bed, as I thought the hallucination (whatever it could take the shape of) was next to me now. I desperately tried to move, and tried moving my body as hard as I could. After a while, I feel my upper body slowly moving forwards, and it feels as if I have fallen through the water. As if I had exited a world, and entered reality.

Now I am awake, cheers.

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