a reply to: Tuomptonite
Your awful experience was very similar to several of the ones I endured from about my preteens to my twenties. I didn't see anything but I was tossed
around my room like a rag doll. Or my astral body was. I couldn't tell. It did not feel like a dream at the time. It was painful like a real beat
Sleep paralysis sometimes still strikes me now. The worst I've had recently is a concurrent dream of shadow beings trying to force me to have an out
of body experience. I just told them (in my thoughts) to get lost and threw in a "in the name of Jesus" for good measure. In this house so far I
haven't seen shadow beings when I'm fully awake.
I suffered from demonic feeling sleep paralysis incidents more in two particular houses than others I've lived in. When I got it in the other houses
it was not too scary. But in my last house and the one I grew up in it was demonic in feel.
In those two houses I also saw shadow beings while fully awake and had a select few other people living with me (my dad and daughter) who could see
I have never seen the hat man and hope I never do, but I saw one with wings that swooped down from the ceiling of my last house while I was changing
my baby's diaper, if I remember correctly.
Sometimes when I was growing up and into my 20's, when I would awaken, I would see blobs attached to me. They faded as I fully awakened, but once
there was a large one that snapped off as if I had surprised it by awakening fast and it actually left a red mark on my stomach. I saw these things
more when I was growing up and living in my parents house. I can't remember ever seeing them anywhere else. But occasionally I will even now see
things that look like spiders crawling on the wall that appear to be made of the same stuff the blobs were made of.
I'm not sure what to think about all of this stuff. I think it's real and exists externally from our own thoughts and bodies. I don't think it's all
imagination. But as to the nature of these things, I sometimes wonder if they originate from our collective unconscious and are therefore manufactured
The hat man was a character in an episode of a tv show I saw when I was a teenager. Maybe it started out as a fictional character but enough people
saw it and gave it a life somehow in reality.
In Japanese culture, there is a type of ghost called a Yurei, which we westerners now are familiar with through the movies like The Grudge and The
Ring. Now why do the Japanese have this one particular style of ghost (which my mom claims to have woken up to one when she lived there while my dad
worked there) and yet we don't have that style of ghost in the west? And now that that culture has been imported to ours, will westerners start
Do we create these manifestations based on our own preconceived cultural ideas that we share through our collective unconscious? That might explain
how we might never consciously heard of a hat man but could still experience one if enough people around us have the archetype in their mind. Another
possibility is that we don't create them in a sense. That they exist as amorphous entities, but the form they can take when they manifest themselves
is based on archetypes that predominate in our local culture.
I have been trying to understand why I have never seen a shadow being until roughly around the late 80's. Shadow beings seem akin to the concept of
the Jinn. I'm wondering if there needed to be a certain critical mass of Muslim immigrants for their archetype to start manifesting in the western