Thanks for the input people, much appreciated
I'll try and answer all points, but forgive me if I jump all over the place with my replies
Your exprience makes me think that the being is maybe outside your dream trying to wake you up real fast. So you go into a paralized state and it can
do what it wants to do.
Funny u should hit on this one. Although, first I'd like to clarify a few points...
I don't have enough knowledge from either a medical POV or a spiritual POV to say whether my experiences are intrinsically related, so for the sake
of arguement lets say that the sleep paralysis is when I am fully paralysed, and this comes in 2 flavours: firstly, when I experience the "typical"
signs, such as being in the room I'm sleeping in albeit "awake" (although I can see as if I was awake, and for a while I believed that I was
actually was awake and viewing the room with my eyes open. I realized that I wasn't actually awake when I noticed subtle differences, like my alarm
clock being on the wrong side of my bed), and secondally when I am fully paralized and "awake", albeit viewing a nightmarish experiece very
vividilly (to the point of "feeling" pain in), but from a very strange perspective (I felt I was squashed into non-3 dimensional space. Its hard to
explain, but imagine being squashed flat into 2D and ur sort of there).
We'll also seperate the lead-ins into both forms of sleep paralysis, becqause I enter the 2 in 2 different ways. The onset of "typical" sleep
paralysis for me is like falling out of ur body into a hole. Have u ever had it when ur lying in bed dozing off and sudde;y get the sensation of
falling backwards into a hole, but u suddenly wake up? Well, its basically that, but u don't wake up. U just fall into the hole and enter the sleep
paralysis. Ur suddenly aware of being "awake" looking round ur room, but u cannot mov a muscle. There's this strange electrifying sensation that
hurts, but not in a physical sense. The "pain" is just bearable, although it gets more tollerable as u get used to falling into sleep paralysis.
Maybe pains not the right word, because it doesn't "hurt" as such, I think its more the the shock of the situation that gets to u. U try and
scream, but nothing comes out. The way I'd wake up is struggling with all my will to clench my fists, and eventually u get feeling back in ur body
and u wake up. I'd wake up and my fists would be clenched together. In all honesty, I didn't get so mcuh of a bad vibe as such wtih this type of
sleep paralysis, it was more the shock of the situation. It was scary in the sense that u felt so alone and just not right, and when u wake up u'd go
straight back into it through being so tired.
The lead-in to the second form of sleep paralysis is different, and although I've only entered into this second type of SP once, I've experienced
(and faught off) the lead-in many times, far more than the "typical" form of SP. This is much harder to describe, mainly because the sensation is so
odd but also because it usually occirs when I''ve woken up at night/early morning, and thus my memory is a tad hazy. Its like this: I wake up, and
start to doze off again. Suddenly my body gets twisted up and turned as if something is trying to suck me down a plug hole into another dimension, be
it literally or in my mind. Maybe dimension's not the right word, but at least some form of perspective that is very alien to what we percieve in our
waking lives. I couldn;t say if my body was was literally surling up or whether it was just in my mind. Whereas the lead-in to "typical" sleep
paralyis takes u by suprise (fall backwards->"where am I?"), this has a more ominous vibe. Its a battle of will, quite literally. Something is
trying very hard to get me to submit, and I have to use every ounce of energy to resist this. Strangley enough, seeing as I get many bouts in
succession, it actually get easier to resist this force, to the point where i can shrug it off and go to sleep. I got used to "typical" SP after a
while to the point where it was just an unpleasant experience rather than terror, but this second flavour of SP scares the crap out of me, and I get a
vibe of impeding terror when struggling with the lead-in to it.
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that my eperiences of "typical" SP were a way of my body/spirit pointing out that my current lifestyle is
not good for me (which both science and spirituality explain), and with my other experience of SP, science can explain the symptons, but the cause is
of a spiritual/paranormal anture (I suppose I can;t si on the fence 100%, so I'm gonna lean with spirituality until I discover something to the
Now DarkFollower, back to ur point: yeah, I feel the same. I've tried to explain things as objectivley as possible, so I don;t force u guys down the
same route as my own conclusions, but I definatley felt as if some evil force was trying to mess with me. My experience of the non-typical SP was to
my knowledge certainly not the product of my subconscious... what possible puepose would my subconscious serve by doing such a thing? It wasn't...
right, full-stop. The reason why I've stepped away from the whole "its simply a product of my mind" and a more scientific reasoning is because last
night the thing that ripped me out of my dream was not part of my usual dreaming state. The scream/shout was so violent, abnd it literally "tore" my
dream open and threw me into my awake state. I was scared and although I carmed down, when I tried to sleep my bosy refused to drif off into numbness
and let me sleep. Also, the big clue for me was the second I woke up I was bombarded with the lead-ins to the latter form of SP... on its own not such
a strange thing, but to be ripped out of my dreaming state and straight into a battle of wills to stay awake again? Also, I genuinly believe that as u
say, it wanted me to go into that paralysed state so it could do whatever the hell it ripped me out of my dream for. Not cool!
Are we too quick to seek a scientific answer to our supernatural-like experienes? Are we too quick to claim bad ju-ju, and not seek the science of
Yours is a well explained experience and I thank you for sharing it.
Can you tell us more? Can you describe what this bad entity looks or sounds like?
Its a funny one, because ur senses operate in a half-way house between ur awake and dream state, but I'll try and convey it the best I can. My most
vivid sensation would have to be the scream the entity made last night. It was so loud, and sounded like a very very angry large man. How it looked is
a hard one, because I didn't get any sense of scale, but it was like as shadowy human. Although it moved in an instant, it had quite a fluidity to
its motion. Thing is, I remember waing up and screaming (I've never woken up and screamed. Woken up afraid, yes, but never screamed) in terror
because I thought it was in my roo. Whether I actually saw it or just woke up and screamed because it happened so suddenly I dont know. I'm inclined
to say I didn;t see anything when I woke up, I just screamed and backed up against the wall (I sleep ona futon pushed up against the wall), realized
there wasn't anything there and thought "what the hell was that all about?".
Thanks for the replies, I hope I've explained things well enough (ignore my numerous typos heh)