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Hmm, long time no see all.

Wow, it's been a long time since I've returned to this site, and might I begin with saying, if this topic seems at all like carbon-copies of other topics in this section, or has no right being in this forum, I will GLADLY delete it if a superior says so.

As you are hopefully aware, I have created this toic in hopes of understanding the MANY faces of Sleep Paralysis and it's victims. I myself have suffered from S-P since before I can remember, and have become highly interested and curious on the subject. I have posted 2 threads previously in separate sections of Unexplained Mysteries about my problems with S-P and; something I have recently been diagnosed with by a Sleep Specialist, Sleep Apnea. Two very terrifing things I have not yet been able to control.

Many people suffer from Sleep Paralysis, be it they are aware or unaware they are even experiencing this strange phenomena. Some see things that their afraid of in an awake state of mind, (such as spiders, bees, snakes, ect.) and other's see things that would be classified as Paranormal, (such as ghost, aliens, strange balls of light, ect.) The thing that interests me the most, is the way the victims feel. How they feel during the experience, and how they feel afterwards. I am also interested in hearing how people feel when they are aware or unaware they are going through the stages of immanent Sleep Paralysis. I am ultimately posting this topic, so that I, myself and other's can tell about our strange experiences, without fear of being judged. This is a very serious topic in my (and many other's) eyes, so please think before judging other's for things they cannot control.

I am by NO MEANS an expert in this subject. I do not pretend to hold any answers to this phenomena, and hope I have not tricked anyone in believing so. I am merely here to listen, and to let others, who are confused on the subject, know that what their experiencing is a commonly occuring thing within many others.

Please do not be afraid to post your stories.

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I woke up and couldn't make a sound or move my body. I could move my eyes, and I remember them being hard to keep open. Surrounding my bed were narrow black "alien" type humanoids conversing amongst each other while looking at me. A lot of them. I couldn't see their features. It was frightening, but I knew what was probably happening to me so I let my eyes close and fell back asleep. Funny thing is that my mom had the exact same manifestation before. I never knew until a while after my own experience.

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things like this happen to me on occasion when i'm half awake but still dreaming and i'm aware that i'm still dreaming or i'm dreaming and i can't seem to move or keep my eyes open or even breathe right, but when you mentioned the spiders i think back to this summer i'm half awake i'm lookin at my bed and i see this huge spider go from my bed to the wall and into a small crack in my ceiling but i thought nothing of it and i go back to sleep and when i wake up later i remember it and took it as something that had happened for real, but i'm terrified of spiders let alone huge ones and i did nothing and went back to bed but i later taped up that crack in the ceiling and haven't had another incident yet...me and someone i work with were talking about this the other day and it is very wierd stuff

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mine was similar to first post but i was about 10 and i woke up (sorta) and then i looked to my right and i ddn't see and torso only two eyes and a laughing smile. I tried to scream but i couldn't and i couldn't move either

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i've had it on a few occasions. i would wake up, and all of a sudden would have this exceptional feeling of weight pressing on my body. from my neck down. i cant move, nor can i call out.. all i could do was see. this has happened around the time my 'visitor' has been around and havent paid any attention or acknowledged their presence

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:o Im new the the forums,

Ok, well this is kinda a mix of sleep paralysis and my own stupidity but here it goes.

I had a really vivid dream were I was out on the street waiting for the bus and it was pretty windy and rainy and the power lines fell and nailed me right in the face. I blanked out in my dream and then had strange kinda like in and out scenes of being rushed to hospital and then my parents taking me home. In my dream I thought I was paralyzed or like all buggered up.

Now I woke up from my dream in the middle of the night and my covers were kinda half over my face and I went to pull them down but I coulden't. I tried so hard and I had no feeling of my hands just these like slabs of meat/flesh kinda flailing around, I also heard some like random voices like people calling me or something. I was freaked I thought that my whole dream was real at that moment, and I was so upset I just wanted to close my eyes and wish it all away.

Well I fell asleep, woke up in the morning. Realized that I'm fine and I just ended up sleeping in a funny position were both my hands were kinda under my back and pillow completely fallen asleep and numb. lol. It was kinda a relief as well as a *wow, I'm stupid* moment.

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I've never had SP, but my older sister did. She saw ghosts stealing her legs. And another time it was dragons. She said she wasn't scared though, just annoyed that she couldn't move.

I have had waking hallucinations though. The first time was when I was 8, and I woke up to see my mom in bed beside me, asleep. I was confused as to why she was in my bed so I whispered 'mom, what are you doing here?' Her eyes flew open and she yelled 'OH MY GOD! YOUR HAIR!!' Then vanished. Seeing your mom vanish was very scary, and I ran screaming from my room.... to the bathroom. I checked my hair, but it was OK. :P

I went to my moms room and she was in there asleep. I didn't undertstand what happened until my dad explained it, he used to get them too. He once woke up as a kid and saw his moms head float into the room saying 'why dont you draw your grandpa a picture....' he knew what was happening though so he punched it and it went away, lol. He also once woke to his room full of people at a party.

The other times it happened I was having a dream aboupt exploring a jungle temple full of monkeys. Then the monkeys started attacking me, and I woke up to see its eyes and mouth above me, smiling and screeching. I screamed bloody murder. And once I woke up in the middle of the night, and started to turn around. I froze because there was a hobo standing at the side of my bed, holding a cardboard sign. I quickly turned back around and told myself it was a dream and eventually went back to sleep (under the covers!)

...Wow that turned out longer then I thought. :blush:

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When I was little I had a dream that I was trapped in a hospital room on a hospital bed, and couldn't move. I was screaming in the dream but couldn't actually make any noise. I woke up screaming eventually, but couldn't move for a while, like I was still stuck on the bed. Again, a little less than two years ago, I had a dream that I drove my dad's old school Mustang off a cliff and as I fell my body went numb and my ears started to ring. When I woke up, my body was still numb and my ears were still ringing, then slowly the ringing subsided and I was able to move again. Terrifying feeling.

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A couple of years back whilst on a weekend break with my wife we stayed at a conference hotel in Canterbury UK in the grounds of the cathedral. We went to sleep at about 11 pm and at roughly 3 am I was woken with the feeling of being pushed into the bed, I felt no feelings or terror only annoyance that someone or thing was on top of me I tried to move but found it impossible in my frustration I managed to say "get the **** off me" this must of been muffled as my mouth felt like half of it was under pressure from the weight on top of me. The effect was immediate the presence was gone and I was free to move then I started to feel afraid so I switched on a light to scan the room nothing, the side affect was that this woke my wife who asked me what was wrong at first I refused to say but she knew something was wrong and after I explained was up dressed and packed before I had even left the bed. We left at roughly 3.30 am and drove home, my left arm was really painful and felt cold this remained with me for the best part of four days. I have since spoken to someone who said a spirit was protecting me, I am not sure and to be truthful want it to be sleep paralysis.

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I had a weird sleep paralysis thing occur to me when I was a kid.

I was woken up by what felt like a cat walking over my legs and feet. So I opened my eyes to have a look only to be face to face with a snarling wolf. I stared at it for what seemed like ages (although it was probably only seconds) then pulled the covers over my head.

A couple of things that struck me was even though the wolf was snarling there was no sound and also my bedroom was pitch black (as it was night time) yet the wolf was clearly visible as though it was illuminated.

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I've had sleep paralysis occur a few times as a kid and once a little while back.

I broke my leg when I was in grade 3, so I had to sleep lying pretty much flat on my back. One night it seemed like my bed levitated into the air and began floating and spinning around the room. I remember that being more fun than frightening.

Another time it felt like I was just rapidly spinning, and my limbs were pinned against the bed. I couldn't see anything though because I slept with the covers pulled over my head. lol

Last November, I was slowly falling asleep, on my side, and the green glow from my alarm clock stared seeming brighter. Then it felt like something was touching my back and then grabbed my left shoulder. My limbs wouldn't move, nor could I speak, just move my head slightly. I knew it was just sleep paralysis, but just in case, I kept trying to move, trying to force a kicking motion with my legs. When I finally was able to move again, I threw up the blankets, rolled off the bed and grabbed the hockey stick by the window to confront whoever was there. :lol: It just turned out to be me, lol.

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I'm 38 and just started experiencing SP for the first time at this age. I've had it 4 times in about 3 months. Really weird and since the first time it happened, I can tell in my dream when it's coming and I don't like it at all. All times it has been different.

The first time my Labrador was still alive and in my bedroom with me. I couldn't move and thought that there were aliens in my bathroom and if I could just get him to bark they would be scared off. I kept trying to call his name and finally was able to move and became completely aware calling his name. Luckily I immediately knew I'd experienced SP and was alternately frightened and fascinated.

The second time I was trying on a dress in my dream and it began to spin into fabric/cobweb wrapping around me and I couldn't move or speak. I kept trying to say "wake up" as I was aware it was SP as I was lucid dreaming at the time.

The third time I was lucid dreaming and floated down a hallway, felt the spinning sensation again and couldn't move or speak. Still kept trying to tell myself to wake up. My arms were crossed on my chest and when I woke with a start my BF had his arms wrapped around me.

The most recent time was just the other night and once again followed a lucid dream. Spinning and floating in a weird substance this time I felt as if I was possessed by demons. My whole body was tingling and I was trying to recite the Lord's Prayer but another voice coming from inside me was laughing and making it difficult for me to do so. My hands were in the prayer position in the dream and this time I woke up from the tingling and immobility not fully aware that it was SP until I was completely awake. Once I was awake I knew it was SP and just a dream but it was the first time the tingling sensation was present.

Thing is from what I've read I have several factors that preclude SP experiences, migraines, sleeping on your back, and irregular sleep patterns. My sleep patterns have been very erratic since I lost my job and I think maybe this is why I'm just experiencing it for the first time at my age.

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My experiences of SP have not really invovlved visual hallucinations of late although I did get them when I was younger, an example being hundreds of balls floating around my bedroom and slowly getting bigger unitl they took up my entire room, not nice when ur a kid!. Now i have very violent SP where im parilysed and i cant speak, I am pinned physically to my bed but theres nothing there, or of being thrown across the room but not really feeling anything just the act of being thrown, or sometimes I am spinning around at a terrific speed in mid air, when i try to speak its just a murmour or a whine, but my eyes are open but its like there not registering anything, then it will slow down and either start spinning in the other direction or stop, and thats when i "really" wake up. I think it might have something to do with dehydration, whatever it is it feels very real.

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11 years ago, when I was 19, I had my first experience.

It had been just several months since my family and I had moved

in to this new home. My room was next to my parents. Around

3:00am I woke up, with a quick glance across my room, my heart

instantly dropped, filled with fear and terror I witnessed 7 or 8

black slender demon like figures, there movement was choppy, jolted

as they came through the walls and towards my bed. Without hesitation

I tried to get out of bed, I barely lifted my upper torso before I felt this

incredible pressure glueing me to my bed. I tried screaming for my mom,

(funny how in life's most terrifying moments, people always yell for there

mom, it don't matter who you are) but my voice was gone! Nothing. I began

struggling with these demons who have now surronded my bed. All I could

do is move my head side to side trying to keep my eyes closed, but couldn't

help but look what is happening to me. Time was hard to calculate, but I

think within ten second's of struggling, I heard a voice! A voice that calmed

me, it was soothing, like a voice of an angel, "Dan pray to God, he is the only

one who can help you!". I prayed like I never prayed before, like it was my last

prayer and I did it fast. Instantly they were gone, I was able to get out of bed.

I went downstairs to the kitchen and sat down and pondered what the hell just

happened. Personnally I believe what happened to me was real. I don't believe

doctors/science can explain it. People all over the world through many centuries

have experienced this with the black spirits(known as shawdow people) most people

who have come across these demons have said they are evil, full of dread and terror.

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I experienced SP a few years ago. It started when my family moved into their first home. I was asked to make my room in the basement (there was a finished bedroom). The basement however creeped everyone out. The previous owner had a mentally challenged son and I guess he had whacky moments while in the basement and carved crosses into all the walls and drew them all inside my closet with crayons. The basement was also the only part of the house with metal crosses hanging on the walls and the only part with pictures of Jesus.

I'm not very religious or anything, but it seemed clear that the owners were scared about something in the basement.

But yeah, it was in that house that the SP started. I would start to fall asleep, start to hear a weird rumbling sound, would feel like I was sinking into my bed and suddenly my body would no longer be able to move. During the transition I would sometimes fight it.. But it was incredibly difficult to break out of it.

A lot of times when I found myself paralyzed, it was just a case of seeing the room in front of me while hearing the rumbling sound.

One day when I was lying in bed, I could hear my family start to move about upstairs. I was lying on my side and noticed a small child at the foot of my bed. I figured it was my little sister. I turned to yell at her but the figure kinda faded away.

Some days later I had another SP attack. This time, while in the SP state, I saw, once again, a child at the foot of my bed. This time I saw him very clearly. I tried looking away but obviously I couldn't move. He kinda just smiled at me and stood there for a little while. Off to the side I could notice a huge shadow consuming the right side of the room. That's when it got really scary for me and my body seemed to snap back to life. As soon as I was able to move, the shadow and the child vanished.

I read into SP and how it can cause hallucinations and such. So I shrugged off everything. That is until I found out my other sister was seeing the same little boy in her bedroom. We both described the same child to each other.

After that, I only ever saw the shadowy thing. If I were sleeping on my side, I would see it come in from under my door. Or sometimes it would come out of my closet. It was terrifying. Not being able to move while seeing something like that... Just not fun.

The house had a horrible negative energy to it. Eventually my parents divorced each other while living in that house and before that I went through a really rough period of not going to school or caring about anyone or anything. I felt empty. I felt as though I had no meaning.

Finally one day while I was taking a nap, I had a SP attack that was going normally (no sign of shadowy things or children)... But right before it came to an end I heard a voice whisper in my ear, over the rumbling. It said "Heal your mind."

It kinda scared me and needless to say, I got my **** together after that.

But eventually my mom, my siblings and I moved out, leaving the house to our dad. My sisters and I went to visit him on Christmas Eve of that year. My sister, the one who saw the child, was standing in the living room with me. We both looked over at my sister's old room and saw the kid exit it and enter my parent's old bedroom. We both just kinda looked at each other and chose to ignore it.

That was the last time I ever saw the kid. Apparently my sister still sees him. A "psychic" even told her that the child was one of her "guardian angels" or whatever.

Anyway, my SP continued once I moved into my grandmother's house temporarily. I would experience the same rumbling sound but never saw the child or the shadowy thing. One night I did hear voices though. Sounded like there were beings standing beside my bed talking to each other. I couldn't make out anything they were saying over the rumbling sound.. But I had the feeling that they were talking about me. I couldn't see them because my back was turned to them and I was facing a wall.. So I never got to find out what they looked like.

After moving out of my grandmothers and into my mom and step dad's new place, I had one last SP attack. There was a few times I had to fight it off, but one night I just couldn't and all I could hear was the rumble and what sounded like someone banging on my bedroom door, or one of my walls. I came out of it fast, though.

But that was the last time I had a SP attack. Hopefully it doesn't happen again. They were very unpleasant... Especially when there were other things involved.. Hallucinations or not.

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I have SP's all the time. I first look around the room and find outthat I have sleep paralysis. Sleep paralysis is different than lucid dreaming since it looks 1) totally real and later when 2) SP is over the light in the room matches what I saw during SP exactly in that angle that I just could see but not move during SP. During lucid dreams I can be at another time area or another place that does not match the real world. During SP I, as I said, first look around and when it's apparent to me that I can't move after a few attempts, I close my eyes since I don't want to see anything there when I can't move as my guess is that it will be very unpleasant. I then check if I can move, and then for a few seconds I feel a little panic since only some muscles can be moved at first and I can believ that I can move, while it's just a finger or a foot, which is not enough to stand up then I feel alright when I can move. Sometimes I have to run away to another room or the kitchen in panic, but mostly I feel alright anyway. I don't feel bad but it could be connected to migraines somehow, they tend to turn up a while after SP or so.

I want to ask grendals_bane how you can move the blanket over your head while you are paralyzed.

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I've only had SP one time when I was about 16 years old. At the time, my aunt was visiting us from out of town, and she was sleeping in my room, in a bed just across the room. I went to bed as normal, well after everyone else had gone to sleep in the house, and I swore that my aunt had sat up on the edge of her bed to smoke a cigarette. I didn't think anything of it until I tried to say something to her and no sound came out. I tried to call out her name, trying to force myself to scream, but I couldn't.

I turned my eyes upward, and it looked as though there was something hanging from my curtain rod (the window was just over my bed). It reminded me of those ghost Halloween decorations that people hang from windows that are made out of rags. My version of Old Hag syndrome, perhaps?

I tried to move but I couldn't.

It's been a long time since this happened, so I don't remember if the feeling passed or if I just ended up falling asleep. I know that the next morning, still convinced that my aunt was ignoring my cries, I asked her if she noticed me trying to speak to her. She looked at me as though I were nuts and said she was fast asleep and that she never just wakes up to have a cigarette.

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Im 15 and ever since I was little I'd have what I thought to be dreams where I'd wake up not being able to move or speak, usually feeling suffocated. It wasn't until yesterday that I looked it up. Last night it happened again, this time I remembered reading symptoms of hallucinations and hearing noices, so I tried to open my eyes which I had never though about trying before. I was surprised that I could actually move my eyes and opened them. But then I started hearing thunder like noises, I wasn't really scared even though that had never happen before. I was on my back and my head was turned to the right, I moved my eyes to the left.. Then i realized why there was so much pressure on my chest... There was something sitting on me, I couldn't breath. I started to panic, then I just closed my eyes hoping it would disappear, a few moments later I woke up extremely terrified. D:

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I went through a period of frequent S-P experiences back when i was around 17.

It was a stressful time in my life, i did'nt know what i was doing, i was in trouble with the police etc. etc. i'm fine now :D

but anyway I would be having these episodes of s-p about 3 nights a week.

i can think of 3 times where i've had it and my visions absolutely terrified the crap out of me, the first was a huge wolf that walked in and walked around my bed backwards and forwards as if sniffing around for something on the floor and then it disappeared, i was still paralysed n started panicking as to where it was and then it jumped up onto the bed and just stared me in the face SO close i closed my eyes at that point.

Another time it was a hood gyspy-like woman who came in and leaned over my bed and started whispering into my ear in a language i couldnt understand in the most creepy voice.

another time i could hear my whole family downstairs screaming for my help but i couldn't move, this lasted for ages and i heard each one of them get killed as if beheaded. the last one to die was my littlest brother and the way he was sobbing still haunts me to this day.

anyway i started to research s-p and decided to get into it to try and understand why it was happening to me.

I would sleep in a position that would guarantee i would succumb to sp and then try to LIFT my soul out of my body and walk about as a "spirit" if you get me.

I was extremely successful in this and managed to leave my body MANY times, i could walk around and make things appear it was the most amazing thing i've ever experienced. The furthest i got was all the way down the high street where i lived.

After a while my sp period just stopped, i couldnt get myself into it and i've never experienced it again.

im suspicious it was due to stress that my sleeping was so F'd up, because after i won my court battle my sp stopped shortly afterwards

thanks for reading if you did i know it was long lol

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I have had many SP experiences, well I know it's SP but I will add I don't think I've fully experienced the power of a FULL BLOWN SP episode (like the full on visuals and auditory hallucinations) I have had these but not too extreme, although mine HAVE been extremely terrifying.

I notice a couple of things when it happens to me, most of the time I wake up in my bed (ofcourse my surroundings are as per physical reality and not dream like) so it definitely feels as though I have woken up completely, I can't move my body and the horrible things start to happen to me.

Sometimes, I wake up in my bed and I feel the SP coming over me like a wave (this is really hard to explain), if I have woken up enough (as in not too drowsy) I can sometimes but not often escape the SP episode or prevent it from happening, as I feel the wave come on in that split second if I try really hard to get up and open my eyes I can avoid it but if I'm too drowsy I don't have the strength to get up, an SP happens! This is something I haven't heard anyone else say happens to them.

Another thing I get EVERY SINGLE TIME is after every episode I feel like something has drained ALL energy from me, so the SP experience absolutely terrifies me and then when it's over and I can finally move my body, I usually can't from exhaustion, so I lay there terrified and exhausted until I fall back to sleep.

And can I just add that until I looked into my symptoms I didn't know about SP, I am so pleased to realize that I am not crazy and that the scary experiences are not evil entities harassing me :D

The other thing about SP that seems to be very clear to me is, within my own experiences and also hearing other peoples experiences, we describe it at first as if it's evil beings, there's an apparent reality that there is definitely an evil presence in the room, it's not like we create this and go with that thought it really feels like a "knowing" that there's an evil presence (I believe this is a result of a combination of the extreme paranoia from the fear and the fact we can't move), this starts us off to living through some really scary experiences which like I said, we explain it away with something paranormal because we don't understand it, (because until SP is explained to us that's all we have to put it down to, there's so much crap out there about demons and entities etc but very little about Sleep paralysis so our brains can only recognize that it must be demons or entities, even if we don't believe in them) these episodes are/seem very very real to us so at first it's hard to be told it is a result of your mind. Anyway, what I have noticed is that the terror that we experience seems to be the most terrifying of situations one can go through, and seeing beings come close to you sometimes right up to your face or grabbing you and holding you down and laughing or growling etc but they never seem to actually harm you, no one says this being came into my room he looked really evil and he cut my arm or anything like that it's always that the evil presence just terrifies the hell out of us to a significant point but no actual harm other than instilling fear is done, which is why it makes sense to me to assume SP is infact a result of your own mind.

It terrifies me and I still try to avoid letting that wave get me when I can just because it's so damn terrifying, however, now that I seem to understand it a bit more I am glad that I get SP, it seems to me like another way of understanding myself and my mind or just an opportunity to have fantasy like experiences (it's scary, but exciting when you think about it) you know it's not going to harm you and you will go on with your life as normal the next day.

This is all just they way I see it and my personal view on it (SO FAR), I definitely am no expert!

I really did try to keep this short but I failed, lol apologies.

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I could have sworn I've had about two episodes of SP, but I only remember the one I had last week. I remember waking from a long nap in the middle of the day and being blinded by the glare the snow makes on my window during the daytime. Immediately upon opening my eyes I heard a strange growling sound in the room to the left of my window (which is right by my head). I glanced over and saw the dim figure of an old man with his head cocked to the side; he was growling at me! And I couldn't move!

It wasn't his creepy growling (I swear he sounded like a mix between a human and a dog!) that got to me, but how he was completely still with his head cocked to the side (like his neck was broken) that creeped me out. I could tell I was still kind of dreaming at this point, so I growled back at him (LOL). Our growling contest only lasted a few seconds, though. I blinked and he vanished.

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I have had SP for like 5 years and more than I can count on one hand, One of them I can remember is that I had just got out of school and was about 17 and I took my usual nap around 2pm then I look towards the mirror and seen a grayish slim lady with long black hair open her mouth wide and screamed at me and it scared the sh** out of me, even though it was broad day light outside I refused to continue my nap that day lol

Another time which was more recently I was laying down then I began to dose off next thing I know I could not move and I made many attempts to yell and groan hoping that the sound would wake me up and the harder I struggled to get up the worse it got and I felt stuck, then I seen some kind of figure over my closet door, next thing I know I try to pick up the phone to call my boyfriend and actually heard the voice mail and the operators voice sounded like the phone was under water yet I was still in SP mode, the next morning I looked at the call log and saw that while in SP that I was aware of it to make a call. Kind of weird.

What I have learned from my SP is that once you are aware enough that you are experiencing SP that the less you try to move out being stuck the faster you will be able to move almost similar to quick sand, U get it?

Thats just from my perspective

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I've had it once - fairly textbook case.

My Dad was living in this old house that he was renovating and I was visiting one weekend. Since only one bedroom was finished, I slept in the living room on the couch. On the wall was the portrait of an older gentleman from the 1920s or so.

I had been asleep for about two hours. I remember waking up, not being able to move, and gasping for breath (like the wind had been knocked out of me. The overhead light in the room was on, but it was really dim - although there wasn't a dimmer on the switch. But here's the weird thing, I looked at the portrait and the eyes were glowing red.

I struggled a bit and then fell back to sleep.

When I woke up the next morning, I remembered everything and thought "sleep paralysis - cool".

There was nothing paranormal about it.

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I've had this happen to me twice before. Neither times did I ever see any aliens. The first time, all I saw were some really blurry rainbow lights and I couldn't figure out what the hell was going on, then my brain went, "Ooh... I saw this on TV a few months ago. Weird..." And the second time, I was having a dream that involved a thunderstorm and I woke up and I kept hearing thunder and seeing lightning outside my window and I was convinced it was raining. That happened two nights ago and it rained today so I'm convinced that the second time was a psychic vision. :rofl: (not really but, I thought it was a neat coincidence.)

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I've had one experience with SP, and like a previous poster said, it's a pretty textbook case. One day last summer, I was sleeping in my apartment, laying on my side with my back facing the window in the bedroom. I always kept the blinds drawn on the window because I tend to be kind of nocturnal, and the sunlight coming through the window makes it tough to sleep. Anyway, I woke up around 9 am and even with the blinds drawn the morning sun was very bright coming into the room. As soon as I woke up, I realized I couldn't move at all, and I had this overwhelming sense that there was a 'grey' type alien standing outside my window peeking in at me. For a moment I even saw the shadow of the head against the far wall. After a second or two of panic I realized what was going on (as a long-time reader of these boards I'm pretty familiar w/ the symptoms of SP), and calmed down. A few minutes later, I saw the shadow of a bird fly past my window & immediately I was able to move again. After reflecting on it for a few minutes in the "Oh cool, I just had my first SP experience", I fell back asleep.

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