a reply to: CosmicSmack
In my college years, one night I woke to pressure on my body (I was on my back and the mattress was new firm mattress). I was able to open my eyes,
but saw nothing; the room was lit by a nightlight. I tried to get up, but couldn't, so struggled more… no luck. I wasn't sure if I was locking my
body up by psyching myself into it, so tried to look through the corner of my eyes and saw the time (desk clock to my right); I don't remember the
exact time anymore, but it was around 0330… and my head turned a slight bit! Ah, so it was all in my mind then! I reasoned that, logically, where
the head goes, the body will follow. So, I just have to "logically" break out of this. Simple, right? I felt this pressure increase on my body
(whole front of body, not just chest), pushing me down. Think logic! I struggled against myself to turn my head to my right. Logic, had to think
Then, I realized something odd. The top of the mattress was now above my face & eyeline, which meant I was being pushed into the mattress. I felt
something was holding me down, but didn't know what and nothing was visible. I decided to try and throw it off by torquing my body to my right. I
struggled a few times, but wasn’t able to turn to my right. Finally, I’m guessing the entity decided to let me up (or did the following movement
to me). My body spun to the right, then quickly twisted up into a sitting position. I looked around and realized the pressure was gone; I moved my
arms and bent my legs to test… no pressure. I flicked on my light and looked at my mattress. There was a deep depression of where my body just was.
I stayed awake with the room light on for the rest of the night.
After waking, later that day, my family wanted to talk to me. My room door was open in the daytime (the usual) and they’d noticed the deep
depression in the new firm mattress, so asked what I had done to do that. I told them what happened and slept in the living room for a few months.
That was my only experience with sleep paralysis.
As for shadow people, my full stories are a bit long, so will cut them short. I’ve seen them twice, but it when I was awake and both times had
another person (different people both times) that saw them, too. I didn’t tell them what I saw, when I saw it, as I didn’t want to influence them
into seeing anything. We discussed it later and I had them tell me what they saw first; it matched what I saw. One was in daytime, but indoors–
this one struck my friend and immediately left a visible red mark (handprint of palm & partial fingers; on the other side of his body were
“fingertip” marks which lined up with the palm mark on is back) near the location of his heart, which the marks stayed red for over a week.
I’ve heard that if the marks had been over his heart, he would’ve died right there. The other shadow experience was at night, but indoors.
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