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Originally posted by happinness
Well i'm open to suggestion and believe me i'm the biggest sceptic going!
I remember exactly what was going through my head at the time and i kept thinking it will be gone in a minute, it was all a dream. 20 odd minutes later it was still there and i was still awake, wide awake. Infact i couldn't have been more awake if i'd tried. This thing was even dribbling! I can remember every minute detail. I kept thinking this is like something out of the x file's what is going on? why me? I have never seen anything like since and can honestly say i was petrified that night. i don't know whether i was halucinating, but nothing like it has happened since as far as what i would consider an alien apperition. Weird stuff happens to me alot, but i never thought anything of it and just put things down to coincedence. That's what brought me on here the quest for knowledge. Too many weird stuff to mention on here and i'm frightened of scaring anyone. Plus some of it is too sensetive to go public. I use to refuse too go to bed at night, but as i've got older, i've kind of accepted it. There is nothing anyone can do, other than be a friend and listen to me blab when i have my off days and can't deal with it. I love my bed, but at one time i wouldn't walk through the bedroom door, let alone go to bed!
Sleep paralysis is particularly frightening to the individual due to the vividness of such hallucinations. The hallucinatory element to sleep paralysis makes it even more likely that someone will interpret the experience as a dream, since completely fanciful, or dream-like, objects may appear in the room alongside one's normal vision. Some scientists have proposed this condition as an explanation for alien abductions and ghostly encounters.[5
Images or speaking that appear during the paralysis. The person may think that someone is standing beside them or they may hear strange sounds.
Originally posted by NatureBoy
oh yeah the systems which control feelings of fear, dread, etc are much like those that create happyness and joy - while MDMA can trick brain into feeling ecstatic me and my friends have a running joke that a new wave of drugs will become called 'negs' - 'was having a really good day then i double dropped some negs and bummed right out'
If in your sudden waking you kept a bunch of the hormones which cause dread then yeah maybe they floated around fora few hours, maybe you left the dread machine on in your brain -ever watch horror films all night then go into the garden? The effects of being scared linger in the mind,
As an evolutionary system this makes sense, we see a tiger and it scares us so we feel nervous - if we know something is wrong then we feel dread, thus we try to uncover whats wrong and get away from or kill it - if on some level your brain knows that a spider in the house is bad but you cant articulate a reason then the emotion of dread will make you kill it, thus removing the danger.
Originally posted by GodForbid
reply to post by _Volt_
Yeah I think that's sleep paralysis, perhaps a less extreme version. I have heard a lot of people say similar things about SP.
Not to scare you :O but I also read a thread here about demons visiting them in their sleep and causing sleep paralysis, they explain the same thing. The feeling of someone lying across their legs or holding them down and pushing on their chest.
Personally though, I think it's part of the sleep paralysis, maybe some people get it slightly differently to others, or interpret the feeling of paralysis differently, as I don't recall the feeling of being held down physically, more the feeling of just being paralysed. Kind of like when you wake up and you've slept on your arm and you're unable to move it, only your entire body, and less tingly.