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Alee

ok so about 2 years ago it was summer time, and it was like 230 in the morning. i was half awake, half asleep and idk i just remember closing my eyes and my whole body felt like it was being pinned down, like my whole body. and i couldnt move or scream, i was soo scared, i could see though, i was trying desperately to yell for my mom, but i couldnt move or anything. i dont remember how but i woke up and was able to move. i was scared for a long time after that, but now ive noticed that if its quiet enough and im relaxed i can recreate the event, like i can do it again, and i can control it too. does anyone know what this meant, or if its an out of body experience? please i really do need answers.
Hello Alee and welcome to the forum!

This sounds more like Sleep Paralysis. You say you can recreate it at will? Very interesting and I would like to know more.

Sleep Paralysis seems to affect different people in slightly different ways and there are differing opinions as to why and how it happens.

Alee

Interesting, may i ask what sleep paralysis is? Yes i can do it whenever like, im very confused about it all. What is one of your opinions regarding Sleep Paralysis?
Here are some resources for you. Once you read through these you may have some questions but you will have a general understanding of the phenomenon and its background

Sleep Paralysis And The Old Hag Legends ~ http://www.trueghosttales.com/nightmares...alysis.php

Terrifying Sleep Paralysis Experience ~ http://www.trueghosttales.com/paranormal...xperience/

Wikipedia ~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep_paralysis

Sleep Paralysis Stories ~ http://www.squidoo.com/sleep-paralysis-stories

Also, there is a section here on the forum devoted to Sleep Paralysis discussion

Alee

Thank you so much.
Some people that experience this try and have it to make them think they are having an out of body experience.
A good way to get out of it is to concentrate on one small muscle, a finger or your tongue or even a toe.

Alee

Ahh i see, that makes alot of sense. thank you also UglyNRude
The first time I experienced sleep paralysis, I was so terrified, I couldn't even scream. I was about 11 and I had been laying in bed, listening to my radio. I know I dozed off, and I was going to get up and turn the radio off. I couldn't move. It was like you said, Alee, it felt like someone was pinning me down. I was terrified that something horrible had happened to me, like I had polio or something, which wouldn't have really made sense. I just knew I couldn't move. Then, I don't know I just started willing myself to get up. It took what seemed a long time, and when I finally was able to move, it was like trying to get up out of a bed full of molasses or something heavy like that. I read some studies about sleep paralysis,and took comfort in knowing it wasn't so much a paranormal phenomenon as it was a human body phenomenon. I learned the trick about concentrating on one muscle in particular, and when it happens now (which isn't very often) I'm not scared. Like Caretaker stated, there are many places on this forum to find out more information. Again, so glad to have you here. Classic Smile
Here is one explanation although i do tend to steer towards the paranormal. See sig link below:
(06-08-2009, 02:33 PM)Alee Wrote: [ -> ]ok so about 2 years ago it was summer time, and it was like 230 in the morning. i was half awake, half asleep and idk i just remember closing my eyes and my whole body felt like it was being pinned down, like my whole body. and i couldnt move or scream, i was soo scared, i could see though, i was trying desperately to yell for my mom, but i couldnt move or anything. i dont remember how but i woke up and was able to move. i was scared for a long time after that, but now ive noticed that if its quiet enough and im relaxed i can recreate the event, like i can do it again, and i can control it too. does anyone know what this meant, or if its an out of body experience? please i really do need answers.

WHOOO I totally now where u are coming from . i aslo can recreate my paralysis and get out of my body did it twice