posted on Apr, 25 2008 @ 12:59 AM
You know,.. it could be aliens. anyways this is another story.
Sleep Paralysis Episode
I have had sleep paralysis on and off since puberty. It comes in waves, which I read is normal. I'll go through a phase there I will get it a lot,
and then for months nothing. I'm currently, in one of those off cycles, it's been around a year since my last episode.
However, reading the Serpo thread reminded me of a very strong episode I had one of the last days I was in still in college. I was house dad at my
fraternity. I was a graduating senior that was an "administrator" of our house. I was not on our governing board, but rather a leason for the alumni
that actually own the house. I fix things that are broken, collect rent, evict people, etc.
At any rate, one night I had this dream that I was in our chapter hall talking with my buddy's girlfriend. Then, all the sudden, the room fills with
smoke/fog, and it gets really dark. The ceiling disappears and a beam of light shines down on us. We grab hold of each other, not sure what to do.
Then, we can feel ourselves being lifted up into the air. My buddies girlfriend says, "What's happening?" I reply, "I think we're being
abducted." Then I "wake up."
I woke up, lying on my back, knowing instantly it was a dream. I could tell it was daytime, but I couldn't move. I tried to hollar, but not much of a
moan came out. I could feel a "presence" over my right shoulder. Again, since I couldn't move I couldn't turn to look at this "presence." I felt
very scared. My bed was a loft, and I only had about 3 feet or so between the bed and the ceiling. So if someone was there, they'd have to be
standing on something about 4 feet tall or so.
I tried to move but couldn't. Then, I head a voice say to me, "It's all real," and I felt the presence go away. Almost immediatly, I could feel
the paralysis slow and my body could move.
That was one of only two times I heard a voice. At the time this took place I had not yet discovered what sleep paralysis was. I knew I hadn't really
been "abducted" or anything, and figured it was my unconscious mind trying to make sense of the inbetween state my body was in, so it filled it with
a voice saying something.
At any rate, it was also the only dream/paralysis thing I remember. Every other episode had me just waking up, with no knowledge of what I was
dreaming about. I think in this case, since I heard the voice say something to me, as if to suggest I pay attention to something I would normally
shrug off (like a true abduction), it forced me to remember what I was dreaming about. I hope that makes sense. In other words, had I not "heard" a
voice I wouldn't have remember what I had been dreaming of in this case either.
Has anyone else heard voices in their paralysis? I've read this can be common for many people, but it hasn't really been for me. I always wake up on
my back, except for once (which was the other time I heard a voice or sound). On that occasion I was laying on my right side. When I wake on my back,
I used to try and scream, but couldn't get much out other than a muffled moan.