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Many report hallucinations during episodes of sleep paralysis. The features of these hallucinations generally vary by individual, but some are more common to the experience than others:
Sensing a "presence" (often malevolent)
Pressure/weight on body (especially the chest). See for example the painting in the begining of this article, which is due to this phenomenon.
Impending sense of doom/death
Auditory hallucinations (often footsteps or indistinct voices, or pulsing noises). Auditory hallucinations which are described as noise instead of hallucinations of legible sounds, are often described to be similar to auditory hallucinations caused by Nitrous Oxide by persons who have experienced both.
Visual hallucinations such as people or shadows walking around the room
Floating sensation (sometimes associated with out-of-body experiences)
Seemingly seamless transition into full hallucinations or dreaming, also associated with out-of-body experiences
Tactile hallucinations (such as a hand touching or grabbing)
Originally posted by DustintheWind
oh hey Conquistadork, I also wanted to welcome you to ATS but forgot to in my last post, this is a great community to be a part of!
Originally posted by Majestic12
Well I have to thank Rouschkateer because I am going to be thinking about that horrifying painting "The Nightmare" for the rest of the night.