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Re: Sleep paralysis research
« Reply #100 on: 01/08/2006 13:20:55 »
Hello all,

I am just a ordinary guy with an ordinary life, But i've had these Sp for about 4 years now they come and go, but they seem to appear more often when i'm going to bed off hours. At first there was no telling when it would happen until i was having them, and then i had to fight to get up. But now i can sense it coming while i'm sleeping, so i try to get up right away, but it is very hard since there is this pressure on me trying to put me in SP and sometimes i cant fight it hard enough to get up and find myself awake but paralysed and then the pressure starts hurting like hell, i can be sometimes 5 to 10 min paralysed because i am usually on my side looking straight at my clock and i got to wait just for the right moment to shake it off so i can get up.

 But my sharing today is this dream i had this week, i was dreaming of my familly and friends and there was this big get together and all of a sunden i saw this girl sitting on a chair by herself and looking at all of us talking, i went to her took a chair and sat beside her i looked in her eyes and said , "your the one who paralyses me , Right?"
and she answered yes. I looked around the room and no one could see her but me, and i woke up and found myself paralysed. And it had been a few weeks since i paralysed, i had no toughts about this when i went to sleep. Just Weird..

PS: sorry for the spelling i am french.
 

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« Reply #101 on: 01/08/2006 23:33:08 »
My SP always seemed to be at 12:35 AM. I told my family if I died at that time, they would know why.
 

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« Reply #102 on: 02/08/2006 02:02:09 »
I have a question to all of you that posted here. Are you all people with open mind about spiritual world and are you strong spiritually, because i dont know if having an open mind and strong spiritually creates a doorway for the other side to come to us and try to contact us or just play with our mind.

 And as i read some posts i landed on one form dropkick_murphy who's talking about a spinning sensation that spun round and round, faster and faster And made me remember that when a was a child although his was before falling asleep mine was before waking up I always started seeing lots of colors spinning faster and faster until there was this big loud bang and i was waking up in cold sweats... but during the spinning i was awake but paralised, and that lasted a few years and i remember telling my folks about that but just didnt understood what i was talking about.
 And by the way i am a very open minded person about all this, always where and fascinated about the unknown.

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Re: Sleep paralysis research
« Reply #103 on: 05/08/2006 06:54:11 »
I Googled SP a couple of months back after a particularly frightening episode, and have been randomly researching it since. This forum is by far the most reassuring places I've visited and I have read each of your posts!

My SP ALWAYS happens when I nap or accidentallly fall asleep at a non-bedtime time and I am almost always alone in the house (probably about 2 or 3 times a month). I never feel like I am TRULY asleep. The 'hallucinations' begin almost immediately when I feel myself falling asleep, and I can have MANY of them in the hour or so time period I am 'sleeping.' I normally hallucinate that I'm talking to a family member or my husband and that the situation is stressful or maybe there is danger, or of a presence that seems threatening. I always see the room exactly as it is when I fell asleep, so I am sure that I am at least partly awake when they're happening. The SP itself will strike after a hallucination and my whole body will be paralyzed. Most times I struggle for a moment and then I am pulled back down into another hallucination and the cycle starts all over again. It is SO hard to rouse yourself, to just get your eyes open and get out of bed and WAKE UP! Sometimes I will 'dream' that I get up and go into the living room or something like that, only to 'wake up' in bed and realize it never happened! And when I finally do actually wake up from an episode, I'm like a zombie; my brain feels fuzzy, my throat aches, my muscles ache and it's really hard to me to snap back to reality. The finger wiggle technique only works for me sometimes. At the worst of times, I will have paralyzation that lasts anywhere from 2 to about 4 minutes and there always seems to be a dangerous, life-threatening presence lurking just outside of my vision. I scream and yell, but garbled words and hoarse whispers are all that come out. I try to move my body and it takes everything I've got to mave a body part, and that still doesn't make me snap out of it. One time I actually raised one of my arms and it just stayed suspended there, which totally freaked me out. So I reached up with my other arm and grabbed my wrist. I was just laying there for like 2 whole minutes with my arms in the ait, silently screaming for my husband. It was very traumatic.

I really empathize with all of you and know the true terror that SP can cause. I truly hope you can all find something to help control or, OH JOY OF JOYS, completely eliminate these nasty episodes that can scar the mind. If any of you ever need to talk, feel free to e-mail me. Thanks for listening.
 

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Re: Sleep paralysis research
« Reply #104 on: 06/08/2006 21:44:55 »
Hi..I have had SP since a child (I'm 33)I go through times where I have them weekly or more often then I don't experience them for months. I haven't had one for a few months. The last one was the worst I have ever had. ...It started with me waking up and looking accross at my husband and I was suddenly 'dragged' away from him and 'something' started to beat me up. I could feel the blows but no pain at all. It seemed to last for ages but probably didn't. Usually I can get out of a SP by just staying calm and relaxed as I know it's not real but this time it was far too much to handle!
Another thing I want to mention: I also experience hallucinations without the paralysis but only at night! I have seen a v. big spider that changed into a v. big butterfly! and all sorts of things like fairies and once even a women handing me a book!!! These don't actually frighten me like the SP does.

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Re: Sleep paralysis research
« Reply #105 on: 06/08/2006 22:37:48 »
For some strange reason SP has been happening to me way to often for comfort. I've had it twice in the past week and just today i had it in the afternoon when i was taking a nap. I wanted to see if it would happen to me during the day time so i took a nap on my back because that's when it usually happens, and it happened. It was weird this time because I didn't feel an impending sense of doom as I usually do, just, I don't even know. But I felt my blanket slip and I tried to open my eyes but I couldn't. Actually, I think i may have gotten them open just a little, but I felt all this pressure coming on to me. It was weird. Then I think it immediately went into a dream because I thought that I sat up and screamed, but no sound came up. Then it stopped and the blanket was definitely still on my body. It was quite odd. The time before that, I was too scared to go back to sleep and the weirdest thing was that once it stopped it went straight into a dream, that i knew was a dream (lucid dreaming?) and I was telling my friends that SP had just happened to me, but they wouldn't beleive me. Oh and to reply another thread, i too think i'm getting weaker with my SP and I don't understand why all of a sudden i'm having it so often because before this it only happened once or twice, say every 3 months since I was very young and i'm 16 right now.
 

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Re: Sleep paralysis research
« Reply #106 on: 08/08/2006 23:54:38 »
I have finally altered SP!I have had it since i was 7 now im 21 but only until i was 18-19 i started getting it more often.I haven't really heard anything but once i had a SP episode and my Tv was on and the tv screen was like a purplish color it was strange but that is the only thing that has happened that was weird.Most the other times i wake up i notice whats goin on and just close my eyes and go back to sleep but I think what triggers my SP is when i lucid dream when i wake myself up from a dream i will have a SP moment and when that happens i just wake myself up as if i would in a dream but yesterday i slept in the day and i woke up in a SP mode and i thought to myself how i can have fun with this so i used my mind and I told my brain to move my right arm as high as i could,I concetrated on it for about 10 seconds and all of a sudden my arm raised! i was so happy so after that i woke myself up for a brief second just to go back to sleep and i closed my eyes again and about 3 minutes later i woke up in SP again so this time i actually tried to walk i just thought to myself of sleepwalkin but the thing is i was aware of it  i got as far as getting my feet on the ground and about to stand up but lost concentration when i stepped on a damn remote and i ended fallin on my face but even though my nose was bleedin from the fall i was still happy to actually do something with this experience i'm not sayin SP is the best feelin in the world but if u got the skills use them thats what i say because SP is all mind over matter so give it a shot don't be afraid that is the main reason i think people have alot of pressure on their chest and can't breathe is because they don't wanna be in that position and they don't know whats happening and begin to panic so some advice once you know your in SP relax and if you want to wake up and don't know how to lucid dream inhale really fast through your nose and try to jerk your head back and you should wake up fine but if i knew exactly how to activate SP at anytime when i sleep i would do it everyday just so i can have OBE's and a little fun hehe =)I hope this gives so advice to you all how to take this "Paranoid feeling" and have fun also

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Re: Sleep paralysis research
« Reply #107 on: 12/08/2006 11:14:43 »
Hello everyone--I've posted a few posts above and hope some of you have read it.

As I read each person's experience, I feel that the theories and perspectives will be too hard to be given at once.  So I will be working on an essay dedicated to Sleep Paralysis as I do believe that it may be catagorized, conqured (sp; excuse the pun), and enjoyed as an experience unable to have elsewise.

Please check back regularly and I will, given time, write a document based on what I believe SP is.
 

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Re: Sleep paralysis research
« Reply #108 on: 14/08/2006 00:25:03 »
ok i gotta tell u all 1 thing that has happened to me once well i had a SP episode i was laying there trying to speak and i said something but it was as if i had a OBE the way it sounded like i heard what i said but it sounded like my voice was thrown  it's hard to explain ok say if u were speaking to someone and u hear urself speaking and u feel ur throat tingling when talkin well i didnt feel my throat but i heard what i was saying as if somone was saying what i said to me confusing yes but its the only way i could describe it also i wish i knew when my next SP episode will be so then i can get my camera and record what happens that will be interesting.....

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Re: Sleep paralysis research
« Reply #109 on: 20/08/2006 01:07:34 »
Hello, I, like a lot of you, recently found this thread while searching for sleep paralysis information. I'm 19 years old and usually have an SP experience once every two or three months. They must have started when I was around 15 or 16, though I also have a history of childhood night terrors. Anyway, I won't get into the specifics of my experiences because they're so much like what has already been posted, but I do have one question. Does anyone else find that when they're going to have a SP night, they wake up about 20 minutes after initally falling asleep, fall asleep again, wake up 20 minutes later, and repeat this cycle a few times before falling asleep for two or three hours, then waking up and not being able to move? That's how mine always happen and they usually only happen when I go to sleep early (I'm usually a bit of a night owl). I haven't seen this mentioned in any research--does this happen to anyone else?
 

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« Reply #110 on: 20/08/2006 01:11:38 »
Oh, also, has anyone heard of "Kokma"? It's like the Old Hag theory, but Kokma is supposed to be a spirit of a dead baby that haunts the West Indies. This theory sticks with me because the first time I remember having an attack (I don't know what to call them) I was having a dream about a ghost baby, then woke up not being able to move and later read the story online. Like others have mentioned, I returned to that dream after falling back asleep just as I usually do. I hate it.
 

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« Reply #111 on: 31/08/2006 23:09:41 »
I have had SP since I was a very young... I don't remember much when I was 3 or 4 years old, but I do remember experiencing SP around that age..  I recall going to bed and all of a sudden I couldn't move.. I then would hear a loud buzzing tone which vibrated throughout my head and I felt myself spinning around.. The louder  and more intense the tone was, the  faster I would feel myself spinning around.  I eventually would wake up and was terrified about what had just happened.. I thought I was dying or something..
       This would happen to me throughout the years as I got older...I'm now in my 30's and it still happens to me.. The way I usually get out of SP is I would try to move my finger...Eventually after a few minutes my finger would move and I would rapidly gain access to the rest of my muscles and I would wake up..This  technique has always worked for me..
       One night I decided not to be afraid anymore and go with  the SP experience... My muscles became paralyzed, I heard the high pitched buzzing noise in my head..(sounded like a musicians tuning fork), I felt the vibrations and I had the sensation of spinning around and around..I was relaxed, my breathing was slow and deep but I didn't try to move my finger to wake up...instead I went with it and do you want to know what happened?  Nothing!  I drifted off into a peaceful sleep..So there is no need to panic the next time this happens to you..I actually look foward to it happening because it's such a weird a different feeling..  hope this helps
 

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« Reply #112 on: 31/08/2006 23:09:41 »
I have had SP since I was a very young... I don't remember much when I was 3 or 4 years old, but I do remember experiencing SP around that age..  I recall going to bed and all of a sudden I couldn't move.. I then would hear a loud buzzing tone which vibrated throughout my head and I felt myself spinning around.. The louder  and more intense the tone was, the  faster I would feel myself spinning around.  I eventually would wake up and was terrified about what had just happened.. I thought I was dying or something..
       This would happen to me throughout the years as I got older...I'm now in my 30's and it still happens to me.. The way I usually get out of SP is I would try to move my finger...Eventually after a few minutes my finger would move and I would rapidly gain access to the rest of my muscles and I would wake up..This  technique has always worked for me..
       One night I decided not to be afraid anymore and go with  the SP experience... My muscles became paralyzed, I heard the high pitched buzzing noise in my head..(sounded like a musicians tuning fork), I felt the vibrations and I had the sensation of spinning around and around..I was relaxed, my breathing was slow and deep but I didn't try to move my finger to wake up...instead I went with it and do you want to know what happened?  Nothing!  I drifted off into a peaceful sleep..So there is no need to panic the next time this happens to you..I actually look foward to it happening because it's such a weird a different feeling..  hope this helps
 

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Re: Sleep paralysis research
« Reply #113 on: 03/09/2006 21:11:25 »
Seem like a few of you here enjoy the feeling of SP...[|)]
For me, I really afraid of it coming, sometimes it may get so intense that I nearly fainted. Sometimes it happens so many times in a single night that I can't sleep properly although I am so tired. I am not sure if SP only occurs during the night, does anyone here experienced in the day?
I hope that there will be in depth research into this disorder, whether it is supernatural or human health issue, we need an answer on why and how it happens.
 

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Re: Sleep paralysis research
« Reply #114 on: 04/09/2006 18:48:58 »
Hi there, Im really happy I found this forum and its still alive and kicking!! Just awnted to share with you the strange happenings I have had which I now believe to be SP.

To start, when I was about 5 years old There used to be a "lady" who visited me while I was in bed, I remember like it was yesterday and not 18 years ago, anyway, cutting a long story short, she used to ask how my day was etc, and if i panicked, I would try to shoult i would feel my lips move but nothing was coming out and i was unable to move..Sleep paralysis at 4 / 5 years old? Possible unless my house was haunted..

Over the last 5 or 6 years ive had this feer of going to sleep for a few reasons,, reasons as bizzar as
*Just as im about to "sleep" (literally seconds probably from dozing off) I get the over whelming sence that I cant breath and i can feel its almost as if im being sucked into a hole in the ground.

*Ive never really been affraid or a believer of ghosts kinda person but since my so called "SP" happenings ive had this horrible sence of being watched, 1000000times more when im in bed, but it can happen if im sat in the same space for a while. Ill be in bed and then ill get scared for no reason and im still not sure if the reason i dont move is because i am too scared to or because i cant, or maybe tis even a mixture of the two. Its just a feeling that if i turn over then if i look back there will be some"thing" stood there, but I end up being so scared and fighting the panic that i have to get the energy and will to get up and put the light on, i can lye there for a good 15 minutes without moving for no reason, just petrified. << Is this also a kind of SP.. because its really scaring me :-(

There is also another thing maybe not connected that keeps happening only recently ive done a google search and cant find anything. Basically all it is, is when im half way to nod nod land ill get a major haullucination.. not one that you have your eyes open its one that i see with my eyes closed. If u can imagine having your eyes closed then a blue or yellow or red or ornage (i get differnt colors every time) its like a lightening strike that i can see in front of my eyes, well maybe nto as bright, more ilke a blue stream of electricity, or it is different colors, and when this happens I hear a loud click in my head, its not coming into my ears, its like listening to a mono song, it sound slike its right in the middle of my head and after that my ears ring like ive been shouted at or a trumpet has blown in my ear..

Can any one please help me find explainations to this, i want and need some answers because its all getting scary and im affraid to go to the doctors incase he thinks im nuts :'(

Thanks

Dan Hall
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Re: Sleep paralysis research
« Reply #115 on: 05/09/2006 15:22:05 »
Hi,

I just experienced another sleep paralysis last night and decided to look it up this morning. I didn't know what to expect to find on the net but am glad I found so much info, because I was really beginning to get worried about these sensations I've been having !!! Firstly I kept reading that this happens when lying on your back in bed and the feeling of someone sitting on your chest ?? But I'm the other way round....I'm always lying on my stomach, face to the side with the feeling of someone lying on top of me... and that tingling sensation, kinda like pins and needles but scary as if someone's feeling you all over ??? Allthough I was scared last night, it had happened maybe 3/4 times before so I knew it would pass...but still wanted to scream out to the girl I live with cos I could hear her outside my room...but couldn't open my mouth, I think that could be the scariest part of it !!

The first 2 times it happened, I thought it was a kind of a ghostly thing because my mother had recently died but I knew she wouldn't want to scare or harm me so then I just began to think it was a nightmare.
I'm really finding it interesting to read so much about it, one web page explains it as an outer body experience and that it should be embraced and not feared.....will definitely try to do so if it happens again !!

Thanks for sharing your stuff guys... I feel great now !
 

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Re: Sleep paralysis research
« Reply #116 on: 13/09/2006 22:43:09 »
heya,

i suffered from SP last night, i can honeastly say i have never been so scared in my life im 22 and i recall it happening 6 times last night i didnt know what to do thankfully i have a friend stay last night so she sat up with me , even thinking about it make me scared, short of breath and cry.

i just remember everytime it happened feeling very awake i didnt notice at first then i tried to move my arm and i couldnt i remember my friend telling me about when it happened to her i i just tried to move something i tried toscream and nothing came out  and my chest started to get tight like it was being sat on  it was horrible. i never want it to happen again im so scared to go to sleep i just dont know what to do.
 

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« Reply #117 on: 14/09/2006 19:00:50 »
princessbunny. Just reading your post I get emotional, I have been through that same thing for many years. I wish I had an answer. As I posted early that ever since I leave a lamp in the far corner of the room with a small 25 watt bulb on all night, I have not had the problem. I can't explain it but it has worked. It's worth a try.
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Re: Sleep paralysis research
« Reply #118 on: 17/09/2006 08:58:04 »
a really good way to prevent sp for me is to turn on music with my computer and set my computer on an automatic shutdown... set it slightly over a time that you think you'd fall asleep.  Have it at 30 min if you must.  The point is to distract your mind before you fall asleep, meaning TV will also work.  Of course, you don't want any sound, or, as little as possible sound, while you sleep, so make sure it can be timed to shut off.  Gl

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Re: Sleep paralysis research
« Reply #119 on: 18/09/2006 15:35:51 »
Hello,
   my name is brandon, 34yrs old from the US.  i have had SP for as long as i could remember. i have been thinking for ever that i was the only one with this and thought that it was from taking to much LSD and POT. Or opening some spiritual can of worms from lying on my bed naked trying to astro project at about age 9.  Later in life, while on these hallucinogens (Spelling?) at around 19 yrs old to 21, i was able to meditate and go into this state of SP so as to reach "nirvana". the whole time i was able to speak.  i got so good at it that i was able to do it by just listening to trance, or rave music with no drugs.  and then i was able to just meditate with nothing else and "The Door" as i called it would open. each time it got more intense and what felt as "Going deeper".  After a while, i had it "come on" on accident while just sitting there. but not fully.  all of these i was not asleep at all.  At about 22 yeas old i became a christian. and i thought it would stop.   i was never able to fully project my body until one night.  i was lying on my bed and i was NOT asleep.  i have a hard time going asleep anyway.  i just read some book on christians getting rocked by demons and other weird stuff.  and the thought came to me... just the thought, i havenít tried to go out side my body for a while.. then zoom i was sitting up out side my body. i could hear this sound like you hear when you are yawning but more intense. like hearing your own blood coursing threw your veins. then the utter panicking terror hit me.  sheer utter terror. and a force so evil was in my room. then the blacker than black syrupy sticky evil demon thing started choking me.  i looked down and saw my body laying there. i could hear my heart beating. & the though came to me that i must get back in my body then the grip got tighter around my neck.  it started pulling me out of my body. i felt and believe it wanted my body to live in and was trying to "pull me out of the shell so this spiritual hermit crap could have his new shell... sorta speak"  there was a reason for him choking me.  there is a name that demons fear and that is higher than all other names which is Jesus.  i tried like CRAZY to speak Jesus help me to no avail.  Gutturally i got out the name Jesus only and then it was like snapping a rubber band.... slam! i was back in my body, gasped for air, started yelling and freaking out... ran to wake up my dad who used to be like some warlock, witch dude who used to give guided group tours with small groups of people...ASTRO PROJECTING!  freak! and one time while in another city they all "flew up to my city to check on my mom and she was giving me a cool bath in the sink because i had a fever.  he "flew" back and they got back in their bodies and all concurred that they all saw the same thing.  he called my mom and without her telling him what she was doing, he told her that i would be ok and what he saw.  she freaked out because she knew he was away and couldn't have known what she was doing...  weird eh...  any way  i knew my dad had experience with eccencar, or astro projecting.  so i woke him up and told him the happenings.  he calmed me down and revealed to me that our family had a generational ability to do this and it ( the SP episodes) is a door i discovered.  he said that it all was real and not a dream and he used it when he was younger to fly around and check stuff out and even as a leader of some group that would do it together.  he said once opening the door the feeling of fear would come, that was the devils tool.  he said if you give in to the fear, you would be given a feeling of nirvana and ecstasy or enlightenment.  but to be warned  that is the trick... kind of like bait.  if you give in to it he can come in and kick you out or rule over you or posses you.  so resist it!!! I know i know.. you are thinking what a fruit cake...bunch of loons.  any way being christians, we prayed that this "door" would be shut by God and that it would never be opened again.
   I wish i could say it worked.  It still haunts me.  i feel that there are demons waiting for me to slip up and go or slip out of my body so they can jump in.  i still have these "Doorway" SP episodes about once a month and some times twice or three times a day.  frozen like under a trance, not able to move any thing but my eyes. terror seizing me. cant even scream. weird blood rushing threw my head under pressure, all while awake just before falling asleep. or just watching tv.  if any of you are thinking of going out of their bodies... beware!!!  we donít know whets out there! i know we are curious and inquisitive creatures..  but trust me what worth is it to not be able to get back inside your own body while some trickster is at the steering wheel!?  and your just screwed!!!  
  any way...crazy world we live in. i have my own conclusions as to what medically SP is and isn't but no idea as to the cure. if any one can email me a cure for this or needs support or would like to talk about this email me at faithfulfive@juno.com    idiots and jerks along with spammers will be reported,   thanks brandon
 

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Re: Sleep paralysis research
« Reply #120 on: 17/09/2006 08:58:04 »
a really good way to prevent sp for me is to turn on music with my computer and set my computer on an automatic shutdown... set it slightly over a time that you think you'd fall asleep.  Have it at 30 min if you must.  The point is to distract your mind before you fall asleep, meaning TV will also work.  Of course, you don't want any sound, or, as little as possible sound, while you sleep, so make sure it can be timed to shut off.  Gl

an on the note of that document i was planning to write... I've written a few things down, but havnt written everything yet with school and all so we'll have to see
 

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Re: Sleep paralysis research
« Reply #121 on: 18/09/2006 15:35:51 »
Hello,
   my name is brandon, 34yrs old from the US.  i have had SP for as long as i could remember. i have been thinking for ever that i was the only one with this and thought that it was from taking to much LSD and POT. Or opening some spiritual can of worms from lying on my bed naked trying to astro project at about age 9.  Later in life, while on these hallucinogens (Spelling?) at around 19 yrs old to 21, i was able to meditate and go into this state of SP so as to reach "nirvana". the whole time i was able to speak.  i got so good at it that i was able to do it by just listening to trance, or rave music with no drugs.  and then i was able to just meditate with nothing else and "The Door" as i called it would open. each time it got more intense and what felt as "Going deeper".  After a while, i had it "come on" on accident while just sitting there. but not fully.  all of these i was not asleep at all.  At about 22 yeas old i became a christian. and i thought it would stop.   i was never able to fully project my body until one night.  i was lying on my bed and i was NOT asleep.  i have a hard time going asleep anyway.  i just read some book on christians getting rocked by demons and other weird stuff.  and the thought came to me... just the thought, i havenít tried to go out side my body for a while.. then zoom i was sitting up out side my body. i could hear this sound like you hear when you are yawning but more intense. like hearing your own blood coursing threw your veins. then the utter panicking terror hit me.  sheer utter terror. and a force so evil was in my room. then the blacker than black syrupy sticky evil demon thing started choking me.  i looked down and saw my body laying there. i could hear my heart beating. & the though came to me that i must get back in my body then the grip got tighter around my neck.  it started pulling me out of my body. i felt and believe it wanted my body to live in and was trying to "pull me out of the shell so this spiritual hermit crap could have his new shell... sorta speak"  there was a reason for him choking me.  there is a name that demons fear and that is higher than all other names which is Jesus.  i tried like CRAZY to speak Jesus help me to no avail.  Gutturally i got out the name Jesus only and then it was like snapping a rubber band.... slam! i was back in my body, gasped for air, started yelling and freaking out... ran to wake up my dad who used to be like some warlock, witch dude who used to give guided group tours with small groups of people...ASTRO PROJECTING!  freak! and one time while in another city they all "flew up to my city to check on my mom and she was giving me a cool bath in the sink because i had a fever.  he "flew" back and they got back in their bodies and all concurred that they all saw the same thing.  he called my mom and without her telling him what she was doing, he told her that i would be ok and what he saw.  she freaked out because she knew he was away and couldn't have known what she was doing...  weird eh...  any way  i knew my dad had experience with eccencar, or astro projecting.  so i woke him up and told him the happenings.  he calmed me down and revealed to me that our family had a generational ability to do this and it ( the SP episodes) is a door i discovered.  he said that it all was real and not a dream and he used it when he was younger to fly around and check stuff out and even as a leader of some group that would do it together.  he said once opening the door the feeling of fear would come, that was the devils tool.  he said if you give in to the fear, you would be given a feeling of nirvana and ecstasy or enlightenment.  but to be warned  that is the trick... kind of like bait.  if you give in to it he can come in and kick you out or rule over you or posses you.  so resist it!!! I know i know.. you are thinking what a fruit cake...bunch of loons.  any way being christians, we prayed that this "door" would be shut by God and that it would never be opened again.
   I wish i could say it worked.  It still haunts me.  i feel that there are demons waiting for me to slip up and go or slip out of my body so they can jump in.  i still have these "Doorway" SP episodes about once a month and some times twice or three times a day.  frozen like under a trance, not able to move any thing but my eyes. terror seizing me. cant even scream. weird blood rushing threw my head under pressure, all while awake just before falling asleep. or just watching tv.  if any of you are thinking of going out of their bodies... beware!!!  we donít know whets out there! i know we are curious and inquisitive creatures..  but trust me what worth is it to not be able to get back inside your own body while some trickster is at the steering wheel!?  and your just screwed!!!  
  any way...crazy world we live in. i have my own conclusions as to what medically SP is and isn't but no idea as to the cure. if any one can email me a cure for this or needs support or would like to talk about this email me at faithfulfive@juno.com    idiots and jerks along with spammers will be reported,   thanks brandon
 

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Re: Sleep paralysis research
« Reply #122 on: 20/09/2006 04:48:04 »
Hello.  This started happening to me years ago.  The occurrence is sometimes preceded by a loud banging noise while I am still awake.  Normally, I would jump up and check on a loud banging noise in my home in the middle of the night, but I immediately fall asleep.  Later, at some point, I feel as if I am wide awake and alert but I cannot move, only my eyes. I will see a black figure wearing a hat and overcoat -- it reminds me of those characters you see in the old Humphrey Bogart gangster movies -- but totally black, no features, with its hands in its pockets.  Even though I could not see a face, I got the impression it was just peering at me from my bedroom door. Another time I was vacationing in Ireland, and I woke up and an old white-haired lady in a long robe-like garment was standing at my bedside right by my head and was clacking two stones together.  I see other things too and call me a crackpot but I woke up and saw a grey creature like a human but only about 3 feet tall, large head, thin arms and huge eyes.  It looked surprised that I opened my eyes and looked at it.  It had four very long fingers and no thumb.  There were others in the room, too, standing to the side and back of it.  I finally refused to sleep at night and only sleep in the day.  It never happens in the daytime.  I did accidentlly fall asleep last night while it was dark and the same thing happened only when I opened my eyes I saw a large owl.  Sometimes if I can just move a finger or a toe I can come out of it but I have a very, very hard time staying awake when I do.  I feel like I have been drugged.  It's freaky. I wish I could overcome this problem.
 

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Re: Sleep paralysis research
« Reply #123 on: 20/09/2006 04:48:04 »
Hello.  This started happening to me years ago.  The occurrence is sometimes preceded by a loud banging noise while I am still awake.  Normally, I would jump up and check on a loud banging noise in my home in the middle of the night, but I immediately fall asleep.  Later, at some point, I feel as if I am wide awake and alert but I cannot move, only my eyes. I will see a black figure wearing a hat and overcoat -- it reminds me of those characters you see in the old Humphrey Bogart gangster movies -- but totally black, no features, with its hands in its pockets.  Even though I could not see a face, I got the impression it was just peering at me from my bedroom door. Another time I was vacationing in Ireland, and I woke up and an old white-haired lady in a long robe-like garment was standing at my bedside right by my head and was clacking two stones together.  I see other things too and call me a crackpot but I woke up and saw a grey creature like a human but only about 3 feet tall, large head, thin arms and huge eyes.  It looked surprised that I opened my eyes and looked at it.  It had four very long fingers and no thumb.  There were others in the room, too, standing to the side and back of it.  I finally refused to sleep at night and only sleep in the day.  It never happens in the daytime.  I did accidentlly fall asleep last night while it was dark and the same thing happened only when I opened my eyes I saw a large owl.  Sometimes if I can just move a finger or a toe I can come out of it but I have a very, very hard time staying awake when I do.  I feel like I have been drugged.  It's freaky. I wish I could overcome this problem.
 

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Re: Sleep paralysis research
« Reply #124 on: 24/09/2006 01:53:03 »
THIS IS A LETTER I SENT TO THE WRITER OF AN ARTICLE ABOUT SP.IT EXPLAINS EVERYTHING AND I DID NOT WANT TO RE-WRITE IT.



Subj: PLEASE READ THIS!(seriously please)about SP..  
Date: 9/23/2006 7:23:04 PM Central Daylight Time
From: Ducky7766@AOL.COM
To: slinkii@theshadowlands.net
 


Thank you so much for the page you wrote about SP. I have been an occasional sufferer for about 4 years now. I have been looking for somebody that has had this "SP" since my first attack, even consulted docters, but with no such luck. I have NEVER had a decent explanation until today. I am 21 and recently had a child. I noticed that I had more attacks durring pregnancy, and when my husband I were fighting than any other time. Also durring pregancy I was forced to sleep on my back often.I have always wondered about the relation of the supine position to the "paralyzing dreams".
       The two worst episodes were terrifying. The first horrible episode happened when I was taking an afternoon nap. I had not yet fallen asleep , or so I thought. The paralyzing sensation came over me. All of a sudden I saw a hand coming at me.(This would be the ONLY hallucination that I actually saw something THAT WASNT REAL, and not just felt the presence)The hand looked grey and dead, and was not attatched to any sort of body. It was just  floating there. I regained movement and the hand dissapeared. I continued to try to sleep but everytime I tried the SP would start again..Oddly enough if i caught it on time I could stop it from completely paralyzing me. I would only "start" to become tingly. weird eh? Well I just decided to lay on my side after that.It worked. But that was one of the scariest things I have ever seen. It seemed so real..
       The second scariest encounter with SP happened at night. I was sleeping next to Ryan and all of a sudden I was paralyzed again. I was awake I could SEE the alarm clock. It said 2:55 a.m. I started floating , for some reason I could still see Ryan too. He sat up and gave me a horrified look. I was so scared. SO SCARED. Then i started thinking, why doesnt he help me. I was able to move again shortly after. I slapped the hell out of Ryan saying "why didnt you help me?" He said he had been sleeping the whole time. I looked at the clock and it said 2:59 a.m..After the dream I couldnt seem to catch my breath. I kept falling down when I tried to walk. Ryan took me to the docter. They said my blood pressure was dangerously low.They kept me in the hospital until I was regular again. THE Frea  kin DOCTER TOLD ME IT WAS AN "ANXIETY ATTACK"  I know it wasnt. I dont know how I knew. I just did. I was pissed off.
       My first experience with SP was the most insane one though. Not quite as scary for me at the time because I had no idea what it was..I was laying in bed..not sleeping just laying down.All of a sudden I felt this numbness come over me. I could barely move , but i still could a little bit. But It felt like I was "almost paralyzed" and I had a falling feeling in my stomache. I thought It was fun oddly enough.AND I COULD CONTROL IT WITH MY MIND. So i closed my eyes and started thinking about a roller coster. It was so out of this world.When i closed my eyes and thought about the roller coster, I was there , I could feel It , See it , Hear it.Its like I really was on a roller coaster ride. When I felt like I was about to loose control of the dream Or that it was getting way too intense , I could use my mind to bring me out of it.I repeated this  a few times. It was actually amusing me. Sadly that was the only SP occurance that I have been able to control. THE ONLY ONE. All the SP occurances after that were impossible to control. I always fought them but it never worked.Whn I read your article it made me think about my first experience..If there is a way to contol SP,god knows what we could do with it.....

       Anyways you are the first person that I have met that has suffered from SP.I thought i would tell you about my most bizzare bouts of SP. Until today I thought I was freakin crazy

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Re: Sleep paralysis research
« Reply #125 on: 25/09/2006 06:50:30 »
WOW. thank you. I'll try that..

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Originally posted by arunescu

I'm glad I found this thread. All my life I thought only I suffered from this "thing" which is the most frightening experience ever

I had sleep paralisys very often as child - maybe weekly. in time the episodes have diminished in number but I was still experiencing it once every 6 months as a teenager

I'm 26 now and haven't had one for a long time - maybe 2 or 3 years

In all these occurences an evil presence was around me - and it was always a woman though I can't describe her figure. The feeling can be described as being burried alive and there was nothing I could do. couldn't move, couldn't speak and the most interesting thing was that I was awake - could see the room and the evil presence around me. I believe there is nothing more frightening in this world than sleep paralysis

as a teenager, even though I realized there are no ghosts, UFOs, poltergeist, etc I was still frightened while paralised as that presence was so real in the room and it wasn't a dream although it feels like one

in time I developed an escape method and become experienced in doing this: maybe someone who still suffers from sleep paralisys can apply it as well:

while paralysed try to contract and expand your butt muscles very fast - you will then be able to move other muscles untill you will be in control of your whole body and be able to "wake up"

I guess we all tried hard to escape these episodes but lately I wanted just to stay there in that state and see what happens without trying to escape........ it never happened again though...still waiting :)

Arun


 

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« Reply #126 on: 25/09/2006 07:20:11 »
I red about 1 and a half pages of this subject, and got lazy. Anyway I can go to bed if I want, and willingly suffer sleep paralisis. I have looked it up before because it used to terrorise me. The way that I don't suffer from it these days is by sleeping on my front. I cannot sleep on my back or I am 80% - 90% sure it will happen again to me... (unless there is someone else in the room or bed or couch)

Many times however, do i wake up lying on my back from the weirdest OBE's (Out of Body Experiences).
If you suffer from sleep paralisis do not read on if you get scared easily.
To me, when this happens (OBE) I actually feel asif my soul is leaving my body. And I think that is genuinly what has happend to me before. I don't care if you don't beleave in you have a soul and physical sensors are all in your brain or whatever... People who suffer from brain damage etc are all still there.. they just cant refer or relate the way they used to.
Anyway going back a couple of weeks to when it last happend.. I went asleep on my stomach (as I always do) and woke up on my back, however before i woke up on my back... I woke up (or so it seemed).. And then i proceeded to get out of bed, without my body, and float.. (can't think of a better word 2 describe the moving) to my door, and to try and get out of my bedroom.. However I could not open my door as i couldn't use my hands (because theyre on my body).. And so looking around, or down, you don't see legs.. It's asif you can float around, but its like learning to walk again.. And so because i could't open the door I thought this is bad, and tried screaming but couldn't. Then what I always do is think to throw myself to the floor in an attempt to make a noise and hopefully woke up someone else in the house. But I float down to the floor, feel like a beeched whale and then wake up. Weird eh?..
Another time I went asleep on my back, drifted off, woke up, couldn't move. This was a few months back now, but still vivid in my memory.. anyway i woke up and was completely relaxed but I was trying lightly to move.. When I felt myself lifting up through the roof, and I could see all the house tops around me, and I thought about visiting some friends who live very close by, but I began to get terrified thinking asif I was dying or something.. And relaxed back letting my soul enter my body.. Or so it seems...
I think that the old lady may also somehow be where the grim reper comes from,(as in different cultures its different hilusanations) as it's something we can think and comprehend that is going to kill us before we die and can float off I don't where..  
Some of my friends have suffered from sleep paralisis also, although not as frequently as myself, and without the weird things that happen to me, and I'm always the one whos started the topic of conversation about it before realising that they suffer from it.
I'm not sure if many other people experience soul leaving the body experiences.. but I know I have.
I also beleave that when you die you experience sleep paralisis.. but in a much less terrorising way.. a more relaxed way.. I like to think.. This is because waking up from sleep paralisis sometimes I think to myself 'I was sure I was going to die'.. Then forget what actually happend, but when also knowing it was sleep paralisis. Like kind of when you have a dream and within a few seconds its erased from your memory.. I can't actually think of anything more to say about my own experiences...

Peace...
 

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« Reply #127 on: 27/09/2006 15:10:13 »
I'm 19, and I've been dealing with sleep paralysis since I was about 10 years old.  My episodes come in clusters.  I'll experience SP many times in one week, then go a couple weeks without it happening.  Though I usually only experience paralysis along with a sensed presence, occasionally it's much worse.

Once I was napping on my couch and I woke up suddenly unable to move (blah blah).  I remember that I was paralysed for a long time and I was trying very hard to move.  Then I suddenly woke up and sat up on my couch.  I called my dad on the phone and then I called a friend.  I suddenly realized that I wasn't really awake, I was having a lucid dream then.  I then woke up on the couch again but couldnt move.  I then "woke up" for a third time.  I immediately realized it was only a dream.  I remember walking around my room thinking how real everything seemed.  I then got weirded out because I knew I was still paralysed on the couch.  I woke up on my couch paralysed again.  I then saw shadows of peoples feet moving around the room and I thougt someone had broken in.  I then woke up for real.

Another time, which was more recent, I was sleeping on my couch again.  I woke up paralysed.  I tried very hard to move my feet and legs to wake myself up.  Then I felt someone picking me up by my hair.  I felt like the thing picking me up was an evil being.  I then felt like I was lying on my back and flying down an endless hallway.  I also felt like I was flying around the "being" that picked me up.  He said something to me that was very vivid in my dream, but when I woke up, I couldn't remember what he said.

Anywho, I'm a little tired of typing, haha.
 

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« Reply #128 on: 29/09/2006 01:40:43 »
Thanks for everyone who have posted their experiences.

i've just googled my experience and found this website, i've never posted a thread or blog before because i always think people who do so, are people who haven't got anything better to do so with their lifes!
but this is different, recently i've experienced exactly what many of you have posted. to tell you the truth it's terrified me, i've recently found my religon again and have thought that i'm allowing my religous beliefs to overtake me unconsciencely. But from reading this i'm comforted that, i'm not alone in my experiences (i thought i was losing it! [:)])

But i'm not sure if this is a medical or spiritual issue?

Just to give you an idea, i can now sense when it's going to happen (2-3 minutes before they do so) when i'm half alseep and they have been getting worse?!?, well they've been more concerning and realistic/ and darker recently. it now happens 2-3 times a night - 3/4 times a week. Last night for the first time i saw a figure standing above me on my bed (it looked like me, a double...but i'm not sure) the night before that i saw i white round orb going to and from my face from the far wall from my bed, i can open my eyes but i can't scream or move. im suffering from paralysis! usually i think i see dark shadows moving around the room, but i wonder if this is just my mind playing tricks on me?

on every experience my head is ringing or buzzing, and i need to shake myself to getting out of this - but i'm feeling weaker and weaker from my first experince. They are lasting alot longer now!

i've tried everything from prayer before sleeping, to attempting to say the lords prayer whilst it's happening to me. neither has worked in stopping it!

if this is something spiritual it certainly isn't something good or nice, my only other comfort apart from now knowing others have experienced similar incidents and that i'm not a nutter! is that where there is evil there must be a good - certainly re-inforces my faith in a higher power/ or greater power (for me, being god).

Thanks again to everyone who have recorded their comments, i only decided to google this after what i experienced last night - with seeing that image of myself, and it's really given me a piece of mind that i'm not alone.

ta
 

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Re: Sleep paralysis research
« Reply #129 on: 29/09/2006 09:31:27 »
Wow, this thread just grows and grows.  Anyhow, I had a couple more sp experiences since I've last posted.  What's hilarious is that it's become a game for me.  I realized that if I begin to feel fear, it becomes sudden hell.  In the darkness (which seems to be the recent theme, where everything is just a dark nothingness), my leg started to be tugged, I thought, "Crap, I'm thinking of fear" and just that thought alone made that tug an yanking.  Soon I was playing tug-of-war with... hm, I wonder what it was.  Anyhow, the "thing" pulling my leg, although was "winning", could not pull me away from where I was (although I was really nowhere inside the vast of darkness), perhaps a few inches.  Then it started spinning me around and around, as if trying to twist the attachment between me and the surface apart.  It didn't work.
The day after that, I thought, "If I thought fear... it becomes scary, but what if I thought of... her (a particular girl I've had a crush on for a while)?  So I tried my best to remember, and I did.  I began thinking her name, repeating it in my head and thinking of her image.  Although it didn't work out as planned, I met with a different girl... of which I've cannot say I have had any real experience or imaginations with.  It was very brief, as if I couldn't sustain the ability to "control" my dream, and I woke up.

What do I make of this?
A) It's all in the mind in these two cases
B) Experimentation with such phenomenons are scary.  Why?  Because sometimes you think "maybe I'll just let it win and 'take me', but just before it feels like it's really going to take you, you panic.  I imagine it to be the sudden regret of those committing suicide.
C) These two dreams do not conclude what my beliefs of SP are.

For those who are interested in experimenting with it, please share your experiment results :D
 

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« Reply #130 on: 04/10/2006 22:47:28 »
I had to look this issue up to see if there was a forum topic.
Ive had a read through and it clearly prooves i'm not going insane..
I'm 17 and I have had this experience 3 times.. The first was about a year ago. The pinning to the bed happened and the buzzing in my ear. And to the right side of me was a white figure of a bloke laying next to me. Scared me half to death but I didn'y know whether it was a dream, it felt so real. The second time was about 2 months ago. I could feel the similar feeling as the first. But my cousin died last december and I figured Whats the worst that could happen and I let it pin me with no struggling. I said hello and it said hello back. This was not the frightening feeling everyone else is describing. This was a warming feeling and it talked to me I asked why it was there and it said "to keep you company" It could have all been a halucination but it told me to close my eyes and go to sleep, and as I did I felt stroking of my hair and arm. After this amazing experience I thought nothing of it. Untill about 5 days ago. It happend again.. i let myself get pinned again said hello and it replyed. I asked where it was and the next moment a black ( I dont know how to describe it) appeared merging itself together.. It was a horrible feeling and not the nice one i had felt the second time.. The fear caused me to struggle and I couldnt shout. My mother was downstairs but I couldnt scream. But as I sruggled The blackness just merged into itself and vanished.. I then got up and grabbed my mobile phone.. And turned on my side reading my phone. I left it by the pillow allowing me to know whether it was a dream or not. I then looked around me room and there were a few white figures although I See that as my eyes playing up because I had just switched my lamp on and off. I woke up the next day and the phone possition prooved that it was no dream.  

Sleep paralysis Is the most terrifying thing ive ever experienced. Most of my mates shrug it off as if i'm making it up.. only one person i know has experienced it for themselves. From now on I won't sleep on my back. Only my side. I'm just so glad i'm not the only one who goes through this.
 

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« Reply #131 on: 07/10/2006 05:28:43 »
I have this rather strange phenomenon happening over the past 6 years or so. I awake from sleep and as I am about to fall back to sleep I go into what I can only describe as a quazi altered state. The sensation is a kind of fuzziness and shifting with a buzzing noise in my ears. I have on occasion willed myself to reproduce this event. It is neither pleasant or unpleasant but a bit disconcerting. I often fight it and am able to come back to ordinary consciousness. The last time this occured I heard whispering voices. Have you heard anyone else describe such symptoms?
Thank you for your time.
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« Reply #132 on: 13/10/2006 14:55:46 »
I was looking up sites about sleep paralysis, as "weird" things have been happening to me and many occasions.
I'm not sure yet what they are fully but it's good to hear i'm not the only one and i'm not going mental.
They are all very similar to what is stated here but they just seen so slear and real!
Strange eh?
I may be young but i understand the thngs that isee, get me?
It's one of the most terrifying things i've experienced aswell and i strongly dislike how people tend not to belive me beecause it makes me doubt what i've experienced.
Just glad to hear i'm not mad.
 

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« Reply #133 on: 18/10/2006 05:25:49 »
I've read of others clearly seeing things, hearing voices, having sex with things, etc. but I have not had that experience.  Well except for 2 shadow figures that attacked me one time but they were just dark images.  Anyways, I don't believe the previous poster is crazy.

My SP goes back 28 years starting at the young age of 14.  Took me 26 years to figure out what it was and find others that had it!  I rarely get them anymore but had the typical experiences (loud buzzing, unable to stay awake, wake up immediately and can't move, and, of course, a sense of dread/evil).  

One way I found to defeat the process is to move while the buzzing sound starts.  It takes a huge amount of effort though as it feels like I've been drugged and have zero energy.  If I do move, it breaks the buzzing, then I wait for the buzzing to completely end and go to sleep without the SP.

One thing that I can't find anywhere is an explaination of the loud (painful) buzzing sound that starts the SP.  I would rate it as a moderate headache.  If anyone has a link, please post it.
 

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« Reply #134 on: 18/10/2006 07:26:27 »
hi all,

i actually just got up (2:30am) and tried to google a search of this frightening experience. i could not sleep cause i am to freaked.

i have had similiar experiences to the ones posted on this site. i am glad to have found such a forum.

i'll explain while its fairly fresh in my mind... its as though i am just about to sleep or feel half asleep. i had my eyes open, and i could not move but it felt as though my body was shaking or convulsing. i couldnt speak or yell. the room seemed a bit brighter then usual and with my body sorta shaking, either my eyes where shaking to or kinda earthquake happening. it seemed at the time it was the house. i remember a kind of noise as well, but not sure what it was. my wife was sleeping beside me and i thought something was happening to her or that she was talking. i have fought to wake up from something before but this was really bad, it felt as though i was close to death. if i had stayed in that state i thought sure it was over. it felt like something was gonna leave my body or some sort of possesion. definately felt bad.  when i finally woke my wife was asleep so she didnt wake so i know i couldnt have woken her. when i turned towards her she must have been in a nightmare at the time. it sounded as though i heard whimpers or fear like noises. after i put my hand on her she stopped. almost as though she dreampt me going through this?? it was the worst sleep/terror paralysis i have had to date.

something that also is wierd that others may experience. is halucinations. im talking when you wake during the night and see thing and u are sure they are real. I have been experiencing these since age of 12. (27 on oct 24). i have seen bugs on my bed, snakes on the floor, dirt on the bed :P including my coat which  i thought for sure was there and tried to take it off the bed and my wife woke and asked what  i was doing and as i told her i started to realize there was no coat and i was trying to through the blankets on the floor. mostly i halucinate these days is my pet rat got out of the cage somehow and is on the bed or under the sheets. it freaks me out cause its as though i see her plain as day and i have went to pick her up and feels as though i touch her and as i begin to realize i cant pick her up or if i whip the sheets off me or turn on the light there is nothing of course. just my wife thinking im crazy and half dozed and little cranky cause i woke her.

i appologize if i got off topic a bit but was to freaked to sleep. still skethcy if i should [V] i will post past experiences and new experiences when they happen of this sleep/terror paralysis when i can.

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« Reply #135 on: 19/10/2006 20:47:01 »
I cannot say that in my terrifying experience that I ever hallucinated or heard anything, but I did experience that paralyzation and terror that I won't soon forget.  I took a nap in my college dorm room and woke up, unable to move or make an oral noise.  The only thing that I remember being able to do was blink.  The terror that I felt is unsurpassed by anything I've ever experienced; I thought that I would be lying there still as stone until my roommates believed me to be diceased.  Finally, I remember trying to whistle to get the attention of one of my roommates in the next room, and I thankfully regained all range of motion.  Like most others, I googled this system and now a mere hour later I am reliving the most frightening moment of my 18 year old life. I sympathize with all of you.
 

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« Reply #136 on: 24/10/2006 21:56:45 »
From what I gone through, I strongly feel that stress is the main cause of sp. We should try to reduce our stress...Hope everyone here is listening...
 

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« Reply #137 on: 28/10/2006 10:27:41 »
I agree that stress seems to be a big factor on why people get SP.  But sometimes, stress or not, SP just happens and it makes you wonder between what's just a dream and what's more than a dream.  Some SP experiences I've had I conclude in that they were simply of stress and daily analysis, but certain other ones...
 

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« Reply #138 on: 17/11/2006 12:20:10 »
hi all,

i actually just got up (2:30am) and tried to google a search of this frightening experience. i could not sleep cause i am to freaked.

i have had similiar experiences to the ones posted on this site. i am glad to have found such a forum.

i'll explain while its fairly fresh in my mind... its as though i am just about to sleep or feel half asleep. i had my eyes open, and i could not move but it felt as though my body was shaking or convulsing. i couldnt speak or yell. the room seemed a bit brighter then usual and with my body sorta shaking, either my eyes where shaking to or kinda earthquake happening. it seemed at the time it was the house. i remember a kind of noise as well, but not sure what it was. my wife was sleeping beside me and i thought something was happening to her or that she was talking. i have fought to wake up from something before but this was really bad, it felt as though i was close to death. if i had stayed in that state i thought sure it was over. it felt like something was gonna leave my body or some sort of possesion. definately felt bad.  when i finally woke my wife was asleep so she didnt wake so i know i couldnt have woken her. when i turned towards her she must have been in a nightmare at the time. it sounded as though i heard whimpers or fear like noises. after i put my hand on her she stopped. almost as though she dreampt me going through this?? it was the worst sleep/terror paralysis i have had to date.

something that also is wierd that others may experience. is halucinations. im talking when you wake during the night and see thing and u are sure they are real. I have been experiencing these since age of 12. (27 on oct 24). i have seen bugs on my bed, snakes on the floor, dirt on the bed :P including my coat which  i thought for sure was there and tried to take it off the bed and my wife woke and asked what  i was doing and as i told her i started to realize there was no coat and i was trying to through the blankets on the floor. mostly i halucinate these days is my pet rat got out of the cage somehow and is on the bed or under the sheets. it freaks me out cause its as though i see her plain as day and i have went to pick her up and feels as though i touch her and as i begin to realize i cant pick her up or if i whip the sheets off me or turn on the light there is nothing of course. just my wife thinking im crazy and half dozed and little cranky cause i woke her.

i appologize if i got off topic a bit but was to freaked to sleep. still skethcy if i should [V] i will post past experiences and new experiences when they happen of this sleep/terror paralysis when i can.

g'night all


I think that this sometimes goes hand in hand with sleep paralisis.
I had a kind of thing the same as this the other night. I was asleep and me and my friend had been out on the town, drinking and socialising with other people. But i know it wasnt the alcoholc that effected this, because it also happend another time when I wasn't drunk. Anyway..
I was sleeping, and when I woke up I seen like a fat guy hovering above my bed, and i screamed out a kind of 'UGH' sound. Then i looked at my friend sleeping on a matress on the floor and he made a noise and rolled over, so I knew that I had made the noise out loud, and then I just went back to sleep.

Another time I was dreaming that I was on my bed, and couldn't move, and my friend said to me 'lets put this game on the xbox' so i said 'alright'. Then all the other people in the room started rapping as he was reaching for the game, saying thing like 'Pac man (his nickname) is puttin da game on game on'. (lol i have alot of black friends) and then he came over to me and passed me the game.. as i leaned up to grab it i woke up. Then as I was awake I could still see him for a few seconds, and then he like turned into my lamp, and i was sitting up reaching out to the lamp.
This is a bit weird but they where the only two times I have hillusanated off waking up.

But scientifically.. I think that its maybe an overactive sleeping brain that causes this..
I know that your body realeases some chemical into your blood that paralises you when you sleep, and when you wake up this chemical is still in your brain or blood and thats the reason people suffer from sleep paralises.
The same thing could be happening for hillusanated from being asleep. You could just still have some chemical in your blood/brain, and when you wake up fully you realise that the thing actually isnt there.

Anywayz jus thought that would help.
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« Reply #139 on: 08/01/2007 13:13:10 »
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« Reply #140 on: 11/04/2007 04:38:51 »
Hey

This has happened to me as well, and often with a blanket over my face to the point where I am only telling myself to "just let go" and die already. It is very frightening, and something I don't want to have to deal with ever again.

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« Reply #141 on: 11/04/2007 22:12:50 »
i thought i was the only one who suffered from SP a few times during the past 18 years. I didnt even know it had a name. same with dreaming about havin done somthing and waking up an realizing that you were just dreaming. it is such a frustrating moment when you realize you wasted all that time dreaming about what you should be doing and not actually doing it!!!

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« Reply #142 on: 16/04/2007 20:47:26 »
I logged on after a long time to update on a recent sp attack. I think I got a way to kill the attack now. A couple of ways actually.
#1 -- Soon as you feel you are going to get the attack, which i guess 90% of us have acknowledged that we know it just a split second before it actually happens, try hard to move --its very difficult, needs a lot of energy but still worth the try. The problem is that the SP re-occurs again in a few seconds. So you have to do this a few times
#2 -- If you believe in God just call for his name. Try to call for his name loudly, but you cant open ur mouth, so just in your mind try to call for His name.

I tried both these methods and though the SP occured I was able to chase it away in a few seconds. Though before chasing I did feel like some lifted me and was hurling me in circles around the room

I have stopped getting these attacks after marriage as I no longer sleep alone, but sometimes if hubby is playing a game and I'm sleeping alone, I do have these episodes  (More reasons for me to convince hubby not to play video games at night ;)
 

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« Reply #143 on: 22/04/2007 13:18:23 »
I had my first experience of SP last night, but when i woke up this morning i knew what had happend. At the time of course, i thought what was happening was very real!!

I had spent most of Friday afternoon at work reading ghost stories, (Friday afternoon is never a productive time for me). I found this particular story quite interesting newbielink:http://www.yourghoststories.com/real-ghost-story.php?story=746 [nonactive].

My particular experience was slightly uncomfortable but not scary. I 'woke up' to find one of my house mates in my room after she had come back form a night out. I knew she was in my room but i couldn't see her, i couldn't move my head either to look to where i could hear her. It was only until she came very close that i could make out her body shape, in black. My vision was very poor, as if i was trying to force my eyes open while sleeping. Obvioulsy, it was night and dark so that didn't help.

I was asking her to help me, and that i couldn't move. She came over to me and sat on my bed and just cuddled me for a while. I then must have gone back into proper sleep.


Nothing major i know.

1) That house mate moved out a week ago. There was no way she could have been in my room.
2) It felt so real, i could feel her touching me.
3) This has never happened to me before - i am 28
4) Why, after reading stories about this condition 2 days before, would it then happen to me?? What happened to my brain? This is what i really want to know.
5) Will it happen again?

I would welcome any feedback with great interest.


On anther note. Has anyone experience increased G-force while sleeping?? Maybe another post from me later


Thanks
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« Reply #144 on: 04/05/2007 21:53:28 »
I had my first experience of SP last night, but when i woke up this morning i knew what had happend. At the time of course, i thought what was happening was very real!!

I had spent most of Friday afternoon at work reading ghost stories, (Friday afternoon is never a productive time for me). I found this particular story quite interesting newbielink:http://www.yourghoststories.com/real-ghost-story.php?story=746 [nonactive].

My particular experience was slightly uncomfortable but not scary. I 'woke up' to find one of my house mates in my room after she had come back form a night out. I knew she was in my room but i couldn't see her, i couldn't move my head either to look to where i could hear her. It was only until she came very close that i could make out her body shape, in black. My vision was very poor, as if i was trying to force my eyes open while sleeping. Obvioulsy, it was night and dark so that didn't help.

I was asking her to help me, and that i couldn't move. She came over to me and sat on my bed and just cuddled me for a while. I then must have gone back into proper sleep.


Nothing major i know.

1) That house mate moved out a week ago. There was no way she could have been in my room.
2) It felt so real, i could feel her touching me.
3) This has never happened to me before - i am 28
4) Why, after reading stories about this condition 2 days before, would it then happen to me?? What happened to my brain? This is what i really want to know.
5) Will it happen again?

I would welcome any feedback with great interest.


On anther note. Has anyone experience increased G-force while sleeping?? Maybe another post from me later


Thanks
Dom

Dom, I've faced almost the same type of situation as you have. And this is also a form of SP. I keep having so many episodes and most of them are the kind where I hear or even sense a person coming and sleeping next to me and that I'm trying to tell them that I'm scared because I had a SP spell and they kind of comfort me, I can feel the touch, hear voices , every thing is 100% real, except when I wake up a few mins later, I know that there is no one around me.

Now there are various ways to interpret this.

1) Its just a mind game -- mind is very very powerful, you are subconciously asking for someone to help or comfort you and mind is giving that to you ..obviously its the conscious which tells you its not physical, hence not true and so we get scared
2) Probably all this is real ..probably there is more than 1 world ...And dreams are just taking us to another world where in things are manifested, though not in physical form they are actually there and SP is a transition between the two worlds.
 
Last night I woke up when my son cried. he was up for an hour or so but went to bed after that. Unfortunately I couldnt go back to sleep until dawn, and then when I slept I had so many multiple episodes of SPs that its difficult to even write it in a post. But definitely the episodes are because of lack of sleep or some type of a sleep disorder. Has anyone in this forum tried to take any medical help? and if so does it help?
 

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« Reply #145 on: 18/05/2007 22:32:46 »
Had one more SP yesterday night, but this one was so different from the rest.
It started off when i felt that someone was spinning me in circles very very fast, and then i remembered this was the SP attack that just started. I thought of trying to relax and just enjoy the feeling (like someone said in some earlier posts) and I actually started enjoying it when i felt that I was trying to get off my body, and then I suddenly got scared, tried hard to move and broke off the SP...
Looks like I'm being able to control it more that I could do a few months back.
Kinda scary, but still curious to know what would have happened if I allowed myself to continue relaxing and got out of my body...could i wander free-spirited?
why does it happen to jsut a few of us? is there something really really spiritual happening to us?
 

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« Reply #146 on: 24/05/2007 13:42:33 »
Here is something that may interest you people.  I read this forum till the last 4 posts and I think you should know what I am doing about this matter, how I am using it to my advantage.  A very smart woman I'll call 'Nation' dealing with ordeals such as this and an expert on good and evil spirits.  I popped the question and told her of my mana research.  I'm 17 but I am still very interested in this stuff.  She told me that if I obsess over my research I will or my soul will walk towards the evil side and I will be forever lost.  I acknowledge what she said to me and I know for myself that I am tampering with forces that no being should.  When I think hard on my research, I get this feeling, at first its a loving feeling then I get this ..  Horrible sense.  Like GOD or Jehovah.. his name.  Doesn't want me tampering with his creations.  A am anyway because I'm just so curious..  Here is what I do.  I get one of my female friends (I find it more easy to work on a woman than a man - I am a man) and I put them in a paralysis sleep.  Then I hook up a radio frequency to their ear and mouth and somehow I can speak to their mana, or, spirit.  I tell the mana what to do and it does it, I tell my subject that to remember and what not to remember during my session.  It is my belief that our souls are in a different dimension but, are in the same place, and I use the living body (the spirit's host) to conduct some sort of a relay communication.  I had one of my subjects wright a letter to herself.. from her soul to her body.  We have 2 sets of ourself separated in 2 dimensions.. and Its my belief that there is a 3rd and 6th dimension, the evil and good side.  Dimension 1 is the living, 2 is our spirits, 3 is the good, 4 is the evil, 5 is hell, and 6 is heaven.  (I'll substitute Dimension for D) The 6th D is the 3rd D's creator (D3 is our Arch Angels)  The 5th D it the 4th D's subdivision for evil, a free evil. (D4 is the evil in this world.. and its very real.. the evil once said coming from a possessed body "I am the dark!!" (GOD created light to rid the dark) "I am the evil! I am everything that is evil! I am in these walls, I am everywhere!" - Thats all I can remember off of a priest's subject.. and yes, when evil possessed a living body, that body does indeed become more than human.  For example: When you feel like you are walking under water in your dream (your soul) and you cant move anything.. unlike the spirit that is yours, the evil.. which is always active and frankly lives in that dimension, can move things.  The priest's subject was a little girl, and she broke through a solid steal padlock and chains. - "Nothing can contain me" It appeared to me she was walking as if under water too. As opposed to you jumping out of your body and if feels in that world I you cant walk well.  The evil which possessed that little girl couldn't walk well in our dimension, like it cant control itself out of it's own dimension like us.  Make sense?  Don't get lost cause this is very hard to understand.
 *Here is a picture I made to give an idea of how this works* newbielink:http://images.cjb.net/756d2.jpg [nonactive]
Anyway, I talk to my subject's mana and tell it what to do, they are all VERY polite like they have never sinned before in it's life or existence.  I have done this to my girlfriend and I asked her mana if it would kill itself (kill herself) on my command and it said "no, i cannot do bad things" -it talked very polite and civilized the whole 6 hours or study.  I asked for it's first memory and they always say something similar to this. - "Allot of us, happy, a nice man made us, he gave us all instructions"
That makes perfect sense to me because they are not cabable of evil, polite, and try to give advice or tell the person 'its wrong to steal that'.
That is our real soul, our pure souls.  I have never believe in a GOD or anything and I have always believe in things that I can see till I started my study.  I have no choice but to conclude that there is good, evil, heaven, hell and souls.

But here is what I am tampering with, I am trying to get a subject's mana to move objects, like evil, but not evil. Study this image I have provided. newbielink:http://images.cjb.net/a23e9.jpg [nonactive]
And I am trying to put multiple subjects in paralysis and telling them all to meet at 1 location in the room and trying to contact eachother's mana.  Then getting them all to try to move an object (It is my theory that all that energy working together must be able to move something at least)  Image on how I plan to communicate with all subjects at once. newbielink:http://images.cjb.net/d39e3.jpg [nonactive]


Here is the question, do you believe I am tampering with forces I should not?  Will I cause some sort of dimention-overlap? 
Scientists who do not know of this are actually opening up one of the dimensions in the Franco-Swiss border this year around August of 2007! Its the CERN "Baby-Bang" experiment.  Will it free evil?  Or will it just kill everybody? - They said that the risk of it blowing up the Earth is calculated at about 10 to the minus 40 - a 1 in 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 chance.
newbielink:http://www.nzherald.co.nz/topic/story.cfm?c_id=325&objectid=10400645 [nonactive]


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« Reply #147 on: 24/05/2007 14:42:05 »
Many of these experiences sound similar to drug-induced hallucinations.  This can mean that you become incredibly susceptible to suggestion - Has anyone found that they experienced new aspects of sleep paralysis only after reading about it here? 

Here is the question, do you believe I am tampering with forces I should not?  Will I cause some sort of dimention-overlap? 

Likewise, by speaking to someone's 'mana' while they are in a hypnotised state, I would worry that you are subconsciously suggesting to your subjects the results you want to find.  So you're hypothesis would seem to be proven because you think that it's true, and then project this to the hypnotised people.  In other words, you are not contacting other dimensions but merely the reflections of your own ideas in hypnotised people.  It seems a great leap to me to assume that if we were to find additional dimensions, they would be evil. 

My only concern would be for the wellbeing of your subjects, as it doesn't sound like they have been through a psychological analysis to ensure that they are stable enough for the experiment.  I don't think you should stop your experiments though (on people who a professional has said are OK and who are willing), I may be cynical of your hypothesis but the only way we move forward is through rigorous experimentation, so stick at it.

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« Reply #148 on: 25/05/2007 04:42:08 »
Sorry, you are wrong about that.  No I do not use any form or sort of drugs on my volunteers.  No they are not scared of what I am doing to them for before I work on them I make sure they know the risks, and everything their mana tells me is kept private between me and the individual.  The mana remembers every step, every word that the subject has ever said or done and saw including more.  All of the spirits or, mana that I have communicated through these subjects know things like what is in my wallet, umm.. looking at my report, Subject Jennifer Jane Garcia - (blah blah blah) saw everything in my filing cabinet and names while under hypnosis.  Then I had her soul or spirit wright a letter to herself .. like its 2 different people.  When she woke up I asked her to read it to me and it was nothing but life advice for her to deal with her problems.  where do these come from and why are they not cabable of evil?  I am very interested in my work, who wouldn't be?  These things, these forms of energy or whatever they may be.. we cannot explain what they are, where we came from exactly, and why 'we' can jump out of our bodies.  Those of you who are having these episodes.. Try to control then and look around and tell yourself to remember what you are seeing, you will be amazed.  Last week I found myself running out of my house, it was very dark outside but I saw everything a little brighter.  I went to a friend's house that was having a party that very night and looked through his window at all the people, then one of his friends looked at me and had a strange look on his face, then I suddenly floated so damn fast away from his house it was incredable.  Then I started to slow down to a run.  It felt like I was again, underwater but there was less gravity, the only way to run to my house was to lean forward and run with whatever gravity there was or grip the grass and use the grass to run.  When I jumped into my house I woke up and it was around 4:30 in the morning. 
If I could only get these women to all go to sleep at once, and get them to meet at one place, and if they can actually communicate with eachother..  It will be confirmed that they are in a dimension of just spirits and my theory is correct.  When I get all of this energy to fixate on moving a single object then actually moving it.  That will be biggest breakthrough in history, beside Einstein's Theory of Relativity.

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« Reply #149 on: 25/05/2007 04:46:16 »
it's not really my place to butt in... but don't you think this is a little risky? what if you can't get whatever it is to go back in? and why have you only experimented with women?