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Originally posted by resistancia
That is very creepy...I can not recall anything like this when I was young.
My experience was back around 1994, we had the house on the market and just out of the blue one night I woke suddenly very alert mind you, with a weight on my chest, pinning me down and I could make out a black shape over me. No eyes or other facial features, just the black shape and when I began to struggle and tried to scream, it backed off and vanished.
This happened several times in the space of perhaps two months. The final experience is the most chilling for me.
Whilst I was undergoing the visit by the black shape, my husband was also awake. I was unaware of this and as I was struggling to get free, he was trying to turn from his stomach to help me as he could hear me trying to scream. He was pinned down by something and could not move. The thing backed off, as usual and we both realised we had been awake and experienced it together.
My husband is not a stomach sleeper, does not believe in the paranormal, supernatural, whatever. But he will honestly tell you to this day that we both experienced was something that has him baffled.
By the way, that last visit was just after we got a buyer for the house.
I have read that sleep paralysis can be attributed to stress in one's life. Well I do not agree. I have been under way more stress since then and I have not had a visit from the balck shape again. It was NOT sleep paralysis
There are different forms of hags. The hag from European folklore is supernaturally ugly, associated with the devil and depicted sometimes as a witch. Hags are known to use a human as a mount and will "ride" them in their sleep, hence the term 'hag-ridden'. During sleep, a hag will climb onto a man's stomach or chest and will "ride" him. This will cause the man great discomfort and nightmares, and even, if the hag continues to ride the man, death.
[/quote p.s. If sexual arousal is present could also be a succubus/incubus.]