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Posted 26 October 2007 - 03:01 PM

I just had to jump in here when I read this post and all the comments. I have done a lot of research on sleep paralysis because that is what I was told kept happening to me for many years. Since I was a teen. But my experiance is somewhat different. I have never felt as if something is pushing me down. I have never been able to open my eyes either. What happens to me is I hear something and start to wake. Then I realize I cannot open my eyes or move any part of my body. The whole time I lay there trying to move I hear something moving around me. But again, Like i said, I do not feel like there is anything pushing down on me or any pressure. I just cannot move. The only way I can finally come out of it is by focussing on my pinky finger. I focus on it and when I can finally move it , I slowly start to be able to move other parts and open my eyes. It is a scary experiance. Especially when you hear sounds and think someone is in the room. Is that considered sleep paralysis too? I seem to be the only person who does not feel pressure on me physically. I just feel awake and paralyzed. Also, the only times this happens is when I am home alone sleeping. One time I had a spirit contact me this way. I was napping, on my stomach ( which I seldom sleep on my stomach). I heard someone come in the room. I thought it was my husband. I felt him sit on the bed then grab my waiste. As I went to open my eyes and turn over I realized I was paralized. visions started flying through my head. It is a long story but this spirit and I had conflict. The visions were his way of communicating with me. This was the only time I experianced physical pressure during sleep paralysis and the only time someone else was actually home. So I am sure that was not typical sleep paralysis. As for the usual experiance I have had alll these years, would you all say it is a neg?
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Posted 26 October 2007 - 03:10 PM

Now that is interesting. It could be what Kathrina experiences as well. Im confused as to why you had conflict with the entity? Why, what was it doing to/with you?

Have you thought about actually relaxing and not trying to move and just go with it and see what happens? It could be more of a spiritual experience in which they are trying to communicate with you but you are fighting it too much.

If you feel this energy is of a sexual nature, it is definitely a negative. Two types, Succubus and Incubus, both feed off male and female sexual energy.

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 03:42 PM

None of my experiances felt sexual. I just hear them moving around. I am awake, just unable to move. The fear comes over me because I think someone has broken into my home. But then realize once awake that no one has broken in. I will do like you suggested and try to go with it next time.
As for the entity. Our conflict was actually a misunderstanding. He was a scared spirit who was upset when we all moved in the house. He was there already. He was acting out and frightening my children and animals so much that it was too much for me to allow to continue. He had never delt with people like us. We are intuitive, sinsitive and very dominant women. He was just scared of us so he tried to frighten us away. Before I realized this, I was just annoyed and pissed at him for terrifying my kids. A friend suggested I try to send him away. I tried. That really pissed him off so he came to me while i slept and let me have it. I finally understood what his problem was and I sat and communicated with him. I made him feel less threatened and we agreed to respect each other. after that, we lived in that house for 9 years with him peacefully. I actually miss him sometimes. We have moved away.
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Posted 26 October 2007 - 04:28 PM

Then I was like, oh shit, not again. lol. So, I relaxed, but then everything went black ( I was laying on my stomach) and I felt like someone grabbed me by the shirt and gently turned me over and started to raise the upper part of my body so that I was sitting almost upright and towards this face that I could not see. I felt like I weighed nothing. Anyhow, I told whoever or whatever it was to put me down and leave me alone.
Yes, it does sound similar. I do remember when he grabbed my waiste and I went to open my eyes and turn over that I couldn't do either and I thought , oh shit it is happening. That is when the flashes of pictures in my mind started. It was like a fast moving vidio clip of stuff that made no sinse yet it did make since to me at the time. finally when I had had enough I yelled in my mind "thats enough, I get it. Stop" it let me go and it all stopped. I was then able to open my eyes and move. Immediatly I knew what it was. I knew it was him. I understood what he wanted me to know. Someone told me that he grabbed my waiste because that is the part of our body that is vulnerable to emotions and spirit. Have any of you heard that?
I have not had any experiances sinse we moved into this home. Of course I never fall asleep alone anymore. I have no time now that I have a little one running around again. But if it does happen again, I will try to relax and go with it. Maybe I will learn something from it.
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Posted 26 October 2007 - 05:31 PM

The whooshing of information like video clips that you have to sort out is very typical of spiritual communication. I get this really intensely now and again and it leaves me quite drained.

I have never experienced it during any sleep disorder though, which must be terribly frightening.

I am glad that you did manage to strike up an understanding with the spirit though :) well done for being brave, it must have been quite a journey.

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 05:39 PM

Thank you so much for what you said Sandy. It was quite a journey, and i am glad I went through it because it taught me a lot.
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Posted 04 November 2007 - 01:05 PM

Hey, I know this thread is like "last weeks news" but I really hope that I will prove information that would be of use to finyacluck and Rebie, and all other sleep paralysis sufferers...

Firstly I would like to say whatever the cause is, follow Sandy's advice about the neg, it's a very good idea no matter whether you got sleep paralysis or not....

Sleep paralysis sufferers

Go see your doctor and ask for an EEG (Electroencephalograph), or even better, ask to be referred to a specialist sleep clinic and have a one week EEG.

You'll have to have a sleep paralysis attack while wired up to the EEG or it wont work.

Also why your there, have a blood test during the sleep paralysis, with special attension to the sodium and potassium serum levels.

These two tests will determine wether or not the sleep paralysis is Biological or Spiritual (neg energies, etc). Sandy and others have already given pleanty of info on the spiritual side, so I'll just concentrate on the Biological...

If it is biological, the EEG will show up abnormal brain activity, and the things you'l experience (audio or visual hallucinations, paralysis, etc) all depends on which part of the Brain the abnormal wave originates from. ie: If the wave originates from the part of the brain that deals with sight, you will see hallucinations.

In the biological case, a prescription of Clonazepam or Paroexitine should solve the problem, along with a change in diet. (try not to let them prescribe you citalopram, its an awful drug). If you dont like prescriptions then there are ways of using certain herbs and meditation to stop sleep disorders. However, there rather complicated and can go both ways, they may worsen the sleep paralysis. - Meditation and sleep paralysis emit similar theta waves...

I have had many sleep problems in the past, and had convulsions which would temporarily paralyse me, but different from sleep paralysis. Epilem fixed me up. :)

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 01:31 PM

Hi Kales, that is good advice. It has been years since I had this happen to me. But if it starts up again, I will keep that in mind.
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Posted 05 November 2007 - 06:18 AM

very interseting reply. I went to doc over ten years ago but he is pretty usless. I have a handle on it though and listening to your wonderful replies i now think that its not always s.p. that i suffer from. Although to hell with medication, no offense but this idea doesnt appeal to me, in the same way that i never take sleeping pills for my insomnia, no matter what, each to his/her own but this doesnt seem like a good idea to me, unless Im on a holiday visiting my sister and her hubby when they go to bed at 1am, fun,fun,fun, (yawn) but this is my only exception.
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Posted 01 July 2010 - 02:15 PM

I just had to jump in here when I read this post and all the comments. I have done a lot of research on sleep paralysis because that is what I was told kept happening to me for many years. Since I was a teen. But my experiance is somewhat different. I have never felt as if something is pushing me down. I have never been able to open my eyes either. What happens to me is I hear something and start to wake. Then I realize I cannot open my eyes or move any part of my body. The whole time I lay there trying to move I hear something moving around me. But again, Like i said, I do not feel like there is anything pushing down on me or any pressure. I just cannot move. The only way I can finally come out of it is by focussing on my pinky finger. I focus on it and when I can finally move it , I slowly start to be able to move other parts and open my eyes. It is a scary experiance. Especially when you hear sounds and think someone is in the room. Is that considered sleep paralysis too? I seem to be the only person who does not feel pressure on me physically. I just feel awake and paralyzed. Also, the only times this happens is when I am home alone sleeping. One time I had a spirit contact me this way. I was napping, on my stomach ( which I seldom sleep on my stomach). I heard someone come in the room. I thought it was my husband. I felt him sit on the bed then grab my waiste. As I went to open my eyes and turn over I realized I was paralized.
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This is almost identical to what I have experienced from childhood but without the rushing images. I'd feel completely conscious and hear somebody open my bedroom door but when I go to open my eyes I can't, I can't move any of my body. I can hear people or sometimes animals breathing and walking around my room, lean on the bed etc. As a young child I had the whole thing of something grabbing my foot and dragging me out of bed but when I finally came out of the paralysis I was still in my bed rather than on the floor like I expected to find myself. It can be a real terrifying experience. I never felt held down by anything though, just paralyzed, and the inability to curl up in a ball to protect yourself leaves you feeling very vulnerable which adds to the terror. It reminds me of the "Locked In Syndrome" that people in comas can experience.
I'm nearly 30 and still occasionally experience it. There has been a few times when I've been visited by my beloved cat who died about 5 years ago. I can feel her walk across my chest and sense her gazing down at me (when I'm lying on my back) I can also hear her purring and feel her knitting into my chest. Although this is still pressure on my chest, I obviously don't feel like I'm being held down by a small cat. For me the presence's that I sense aren't frightening, just the inability to move. Is this still a symptom of a Neg being attached to me? If so its been with me from childhood. I can't even open my eyes like some people can, I have heard of people seeing black shadows in the room with them.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 06:47 PM

I can't even open my eyes like some people can, I have heard of people seeing black shadows in the room with them.


I have only experienced sleep paralysis once, and yes, I saw shadows—or to be exact, two black shadowy figures (like some hairy demonic beasts) crouching next to my bed. They must have come straight from Hollywood as they also had glowing red eyes :rolleyes_witch: The experience was not pleasant, and the inability to move or even breathe properly was terrifying.

I wonder what they wanted... but I'm glad they never repeated the visit.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 06:53 PM

My boyfriend was screaming, and his screams sounded like a woman. ... He said that he woke up in the middle of the night, and of course he couldn't move. (Sleep paralysis). He looked over at the corner of the room, at the foot of his side of the bed, and saw a figure.


Again a very similar thing happened to me years and years ago when my boyfriend kept having these terrifying nightmares where he couldn't move. He woke me up one night with a high-pitched scream that sounded something like a Indian war cry—a sound I still to this day cannot understand how he managed to produce it. He had someone grabbing his feet at the foot of the bed... Very creepy and thoroughly unpleasant, even if it was "just a nightmare".

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 11:40 PM

Sleep paralysis actually has a scientific basis. It occurs in all living creatures, during certain phases of REM sleep or when an individual is experiencing altered levels of consciousness (sp?). This could explain why so many people report encounters during sleep paralysis with otherworldly creatures and loved ones that have passed on. These interactions can be comforting or threatening depending on the context.

I am reminded of a time when my sister was experiencing sleep paralysis during which some unknown entity was tugging on her hair. My sister hates to have her hair touched, so you can imagine how frustrated she was. After a long family conversation, we determined that my great-grandmother, who used to love to mess with my sister's hair was behind these episodes. It is important to remember that spirits and such do not always realize how what they are doing is perceived by the living world. Heck, living people do not realize how what they do impacts others. The point is that once we identified the "culprit", my sister asked her to visit, but not pull her hair so much. As far as I know, it worked.

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 09:30 AM

This thread reminded me of an absolutely horrifying experience I had as a teen where I was being raped during an episode of sleep paralysis. Not physically raped, there was no person there but a thing, I woke to see it leaving the room.

I've had episodes of sleep paralysis since but never "sexual" in nature. Even then it's a pretty fucked up experience. I'll have a look at the links so I know what to do if it happens again.

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 12:50 PM

Ugh, I hate sleep paralysis with passion. It happens me often when I'm stressed and my sleep pattern is not regular. I wake up but my body don't respond me, I can't move and I can't breath properly. I feel like I'm suffocating and if I would stop breathing I would die, sometimes it last so long that I try to scream but the only sound I can produce is a low and muttered whine, all of this while I hyperventilate. I try to move my arms to call for help but I can't, even if I use all my strength. When I finally wake up I have a very bad headache that sometimes won't disappear for all the day. It's horrible and makes me feel incredibly bad, maybe it's my body that is trying to tell me to slow down and reduce the stress.
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Posted 11 November 2015 - 12:55 PM

During 1970, David Hufford joined the Folklore Department of the Memorial University, on the island of Newfoundland, Canada.

He began a research into the "Old Hag" legend, which took him just over 10 years to complete. In this research, he interviewed hundreds of victims and all data was later published in a book called "Terrors That Come In The Night".

The "Old Hag" is reported to be a witch, or a similar old and ugly woman. She would come into bedrooms at night. during this time, she would sit on their chest, thus suffocating them.

David Hufford complied a general list of symptoms during these attacks:

* Awakening (or an experience immediately preceding sleep)
* Hearing and/or seeing something come into the room and approach the bed.
* Being pressed on the chest and strangled.
* Experiencing the inability to move, or to cry out, until AFTER being brought out of the state of by someone else or by breaking through the feeling of being paralysis on one's own.

***It is important to note here that several Newfoundlands blamed the above on indigestion and/or poor circulation


I read this book fairly recently (after reading this thread, thank you AnjelWolf ) and I must say that I found it very interesting and informative. If I had discovered it years ago it may have saved me a lot of anxiety.

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 01:07 PM

The above is from the thread 'signs of old hag attacks during the night', I bumped it in case you are interested. Many people have had similar experiences. I would highly recommend David Hufford's book, 'The Terrors that Come in the Night' to anyone who has suffered with this. I found it to be very open minded, while exploring various possibilities in an unbiased and non-judgmental way.

I have had this experience many times through out my life. At the peek of its severity, many years ago, I thought I might actually be going insane. I wish I had found this book then. I would have found it very comforting to know how common it is among all types and demographics of people.

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 12:02 AM

Interesting read, I'll brb.
Trying to find a post I just lost.

Is it possible to bookmark a thread so that if I'm working on another post and I need to do a search, I won't lose it and have to search for it all over again?

Edited by SorcererSupreme, 19 September 2017 - 12:04 AM.

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