the PURE TERROR of the events is very troubling.
heres a link if your unfamiliar with this phenomenon.
I had one episode of sleep paralysis, the classic "old hag." There are NO spiritual or supernatural connections. And you're wrong, science understands it and there are experiments going on all the time in labs, I participated in one such experiment back in the 1970s after my SP experience. I used to sleep on my belly and one night when I "awoke" I couldn't move. I felt a weight on my back. The sounds I was hearing were horrific. I tried to call through the open to my nephew sleeping in another room and my vocal chords were paralyzed also. Eventually I fell asleep and awoke normally in the morning with memories of the experience. I never slept on my stomach again. If it happens again, I'll probably be on my back and I hope to remember the other experience and will just go through the experience. Prior to my experience, I knew about it from the 1960s. Here is a definition of SP:
Sleep Paralysis (SP) is a common medical condition and usually tagged nowdays as a Sleeping Disorder. The symptoms can sometimes include complete to partial paralysis of arms, legs and upper torso, a tight or heavy pressure on your chest sometimes with a choking sensation and almost always experienced as you are about to fall into sleep or just come out of sleep. The most remarkable symptoms of SP are the accompanying audio and/or visual hallucinations often causing extreme terror and panic in it's sufferers, who more often than not mistakenly believe they are being visited by aliens, malevolent beings and other evil presences.
NOTE: When I finished typing my reply and hit the button I got a pop-up accusing me of hijacking someone's thread and I don't know what that was about. Does anyone know?
Edited by SkepticalEd, 10 September 2007 - 12:14 AM.