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dee.santo

I had the sleep paralysis thing happen to me not too long ago(about a month ago -July)
So I woke up not being able to move. My left arm was crossed over the upper part of my chest and my right arm was over my hip.And I remember feeling that scared hair raising tingle throughout my body. So when I noticed I wasnt able to move I was like OH sh.. its happening to me, Because I have heard stories of this phenomenon from my aunt and also from different people. From what they have said its supposed to be a ghost sitting on you or laying on you.
So I was like oh sh.. kinda freaked out.and my eyes were still able to move and so I looked down, because it felt like my legs were the ones mainly being held down, but I wasnt able to lift up head, so my left arm ended up being in the way of me being able to see my lower body. My brother was to the left of me(Yeah, I share a bed with my bro, we live in an apartment, and the beds like a super king sized serta) my brothers to the left and I was trying to move my arm to smack him so he could help me but I wasnt able to. I wasnt able to move my tongue and all I was able to do was sorta make some wind exhaling grunts trying to say Dany, Dany!
Eventually it slowly went away something like a head rush would. And as soon as I was able to move my neck I raised it so I could see what was down their at the same time patting legs, then I sat up scooted down and looked down over the side of the bed.
I didnt see anything..so then I thought, what if its in the closet (The beds right next to the closet) So I punch inside the closet at the clothes, dont get me wrong I was still pretty shaken up,expecting to hopefully not feel anything...and yep nothing was felt.
So I layed back down and thought about what just had happened.My brother was still asleep and I didnt wake him up since I knew he had to go to work in the morning.
I thought to myself what if its a demon and its hidding deep in the closet, then my imagination started going and I would picture a demonic looking hand holding onto the closet door. So then I would open up my eyes and look at the sliding door but wouldnt see anything.
So I prayed a bit asking God to please protect us, did the holy cross and went back to sleep thinking that if it ever happens again to really try super hard to move to see if I could spot anything. Then I fell asleep.
Then it happened again.
I woke up my arms over my chest but this time It felt like the presure was mainly on my arms were I was able to see. So I look down but I didnt see nothing their, of course I saw my arms but I didnt see nothing holding me down.
Then like before my body slowly started to be able to move again.
Thats when I realized..
What if this phenomenon is just the body being extremely tired or sleepy, that even after you wake up its still like in sleep mode. I was drinking the night before and usually when I drink I get sleepy after a while of laying down watching t.v. But this was the first time sleep paralisis has ever happened to me. Im almost 25 and Im no hallucinogenic rookie drinker either. Im just stating the facts of what might have induced the heavy sleeping body paralysis effect. I know this has happened to people that have not been drinking the night of the paralysis happening, but like I said what if it just happened to be that the person was really tired when it happened to them.
I could the discribe the occurance of it being like a cramp you get at night but instead of a painful tightning of the muscle you get a painless strapped down feeling all over your body.
All in all, its quite a trippy experience.

bmk2009

I have had the same feelings before. Luckily I never pictured a demon or ghost on me. Now I will so thanks Smile I too believe that there is a scientific reason for this. I am glad to find this community, because before now no one has ever even said that this has happened to them. Thanks for sharing.
Sleep Paralysis is actually more common than a lot of people believe. I am also sure that there are a lot of people who have experienced the phenomenon without having any idea what it was or why it happened. I believe that it is a paranormal experience, but there are many who believe it is a normal natural response of the human mind and body. Perhaps it could be either one and the same explanation doesnt apply to all cases because when you read about these experiences you often find that people see and hear "things". I did when I had an "episode" and at that time I had never ever read any stories about sleep paralysis nor had I even heard of it.
I honestly don't think it is paranormal but would love to hear theories or opinions otherwise. The scientific explanations make the most sense to me. I have had these experiences since childhood and I think it must have to do with the different stages of sleep. If you wake up before a certain stage of sleep is completed, it could cause this. Some kind of hormone or chemical that is released to the body to prevent you from moving too much and enacting your dreams while asleep, if you awake too soon, this is still affecting your body and thus you can't move. But I'll be the first to admit, this totally freaks me out!
Ghosts sitting on people is a very old theory and intresting one.
Anyone see the movie "Shutter"2008 with Josua Jackson? Good example..
Thank you for thread.
(01-21-2009, 12:04 AM)CareTaker Wrote: [ -> ]Sleep Paralysis is actually more common than a lot of people believe. I am also sure that there are a lot of people who have experienced the phenomenon without having any idea what it was or why it happened. I believe that it is a paranormal experience, but there are many who believe it is a normal natural response of the human mind and body. Perhaps it could be either one and the same explanation doesnt apply to all cases because when you read about these experiences you often find that people see and hear "things". I did when I had an "episode" and at that time I had never ever read any stories about sleep paralysis nor had I even heard of it.

I'm with you again Caretaker... I'm 39 never had it until my resent spiritual problems. But with that being said... We would be very narrow minded to always look at things with only one reason. This is never the case with life in general... Right? So some Normal reasons, and some paranormal. In my experience it took place in the astral plain, then woke up but couldn't move. But sight of anything paranormal only astrally. Different for each person it seems. Never a fun experience... Don't want to go through that one again!