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Sleep Paralysis With Vivid Hallucinations

by Shani
(United Kingdom)

I am a 23 year old female with a fairly healthy lifestyle but have experienced sleep paralysis on and off for a few years now.

First time I can remember it happening to me was at the age of 18; I awoke in the middle of the night & couldn't move, I was aware that there was an elderly, threatening woman in the corner of my bedroom. My heart was beating so fast and she got closer & closer until she was right over my face, I tried my hardest to move but couldn't, eventually I woke up and like many people who are unaware of the existence of sleep paralysis, I thought it was some sort of supernatural experience.

I experienced paralysis without hallucinations a few times since then but for the past few months I have had some intensely frightening visions, with an elevated heart rate.

I awoke in the morning a few months ago, couldn't move. There was a little boy stood next to the bed & a strange buzzing sound in my ear. The child was hitting my bed and each time he did this the buzzing became louder and hurt my ears and head.

A few weeks after this I awoke to see an old fashioned man in a suit flickering around my head. Again, my heart was pounding in my chest and I thought I would vomit because I was so afraid.

About two months ago I was on a holiday and woke up in the middle of the night, completely paralysed with a man hunched over the bed whispering really quickly in my ear, it was absolutely terrifying.
This morning was my most recent experience. I woke up and there was a woman in my wardrobe throwing buttons at me (I know it sounds ridiculous but at the the time it is terrifying) and a loud ticking noise, like a clock. The noise got louder and louder and again, gave me a painful headache. The strange thing about my experience this morning was that I was trying to move my hand to my face, without success. I could feel the sensation of my face on my hand but could see that my arm hadn't moved atall, like an out of body type experience.

I sympathise with anyone who suffers from these experiences because despite knowing what it is, at the time you think it's real. They are horrific. :(

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