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Woke up paralysed, shadowy figure in my room

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posted on Feb, 22 2009 @ 01:28 AM
sleep parro. lol. any one seen the movie ghost. might seem funny but those little black figures are acutually fairly true. i know this seems far out but the truth is put right in front of you and ideas for movies etc dont always come from the imagination. This happens to me alot and no matter how much it occurs i still awake a little frightend. as an earlier post replyed spiritual cleaning can help although i know nothing on that topic but a close familly member is well crafted in that area. Does any one who experianc this notice the change in breath, the sound etc?

posted on Feb, 22 2009 @ 01:49 AM
Ive had this happen to me since I was 15.
17 years.
The last time it happened last night, there was this thing, more resembled a fire Demon a Djinn.
Pale dead like face with scary eyes growling and screaming at me, I laughed at it and tried to punch it but it ran away.
It seemed scared of me.

The time before there was like this lady next to my bed, but when I started laughing at her she got angry.
And her face changed into a million faces per second and she started screaming horrible demonic screams like I could see billions of souls through her face.
Once again I laughed at it and it just shut up basically.
That's when this creature that had like knife hands, with big Freddy Kruger like knives.
Started stabbing me in the stomach and saying "right that's it your gonna get it now".
It was angry that I laughed at the other thing.
And I could actually feel the stabbing pain when it was doing it.
But it didn't bother me to much even though it mildly hurt.
And I laughed at it told it to go away.
But then it stabbed me so much, which kept waking me up, which annoyed me, so I kicked it in the head and it flew through my wall.
And I think it came back but it was kind of injured and didn't come to near me again and then I woke up anyway.
I think that we go to some other place.
Its not actually in our room its like our room goes somewhere else, another dimension.
And these things get inter mingled with out own dimension.
It can be rather scary, but to be honest I think we have more power than them.

Don't be scared of them, fight them and they go away.

Q: Are djinn afraid of humans?
A: The djinn and men feared each other mutually, but the djinn were able to instil fear more intensely than men. The djinns are more fearful beings by nature, but they can also feel such human emotions as anger or sadness. In fact, the djinn benefit from these states, being better able to cause fear in the heart of man. Like bad dogs, when they sense your fear, they will attack.

posted on Feb, 22 2009 @ 03:57 AM
You experienced "The Old Hag."

According to folklore, the Old Hag sat on a sleeper's chest and sent nightmares to him or her. When the subject awoke, he or she would be unable to breathe or even move for a short period of time.

This DOES happen to alot of people and it CAN be explained as Sleep Paralysis.

That being said, just like dreams, this experience could have spiritual meaning or significance related to your life. It is very SAFE to assume that these things are probably not coming from outside of yourself.

I can not believe someone came out with alien abduction.
Think alittle bit before jumping into the deep end.

I actually HAVE Sleep Paralysis. and I have hallucinated things before while having it. Its not even scarey, but Ive had this happen to me hundreds of times since I was like 10 years old.

[edit on 22-2-2009 by Wisen Heimer]

posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 02:58 AM
I do not believe it is sleep happened to my husband and myself at the same time...what are the odds of us, or indeed any two people, BOTH experiencing SP at the same time...anyone



posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 07:54 AM
the other day a friend and i headed out of town to shoot some pictures of this abondoned psych. hospital-- not my idea of a great time, but it provided some interesting shots. anyway, we ended up staying in a hotel that night and a few hours after i fell asleep, i awoke to what sounded like my buddy choking. and when i opened my eyes i noticed this dark figure standing next to his bed. i closed my eyes and re-opened them and it was still there. i then closed and re-opened my eyes once again and it was gone. i threw a pillow at my friend and he stopped making that sound. i wasn't terribly scared-- but i have not had anything like this happen before. and no drugs or alcohol were involved.

posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 09:52 AM
okay, it may not always be sleep paralysis, but it is probably related to sleep paralysis in some way.

When I have sleep paralysis I can not move my body and I have auditory hallucinations, visual hallucinations and even tactile hallucinations... So you see ALL of this can EASILY be explained as sleep paralysis.

If its not sleep paralysis than I guess the devil possesed your body. Have fun contemplating that absurd fact.

posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 11:02 AM
reply to post by Wisen Heimer

how can you know if they are hallucinations...and just what is a hallucination?

To the OP: welcome to the club. It's happened to me too, and many other people that I have met.

My story: I was 16, home alone, and i wake up one morning completely paralyzed. I can move my eyes, and thats about it. there's a flashing and a wind sound in the room. My immediate thoughts were to scream, which was impossible. Only a raspy weak sound came out, that would not even have been audible from a cross the room. I then's got me, didn't really think about what IT could be, just knew that something was in my room causing this, and i was at it's mercy. After maybe 10 or so seconds, it all abruptly just stopped. I sat up very confused, but otherwise fine. Still think about it to this day.

I've had what you mite call sleep paralysis as well. Similar experience, but not as scary, without all the flashing and weird sounds, or the feeling of a presence. I also remember being able to talk(although difficult) during my bout with sleep paralysis.

So after experiencing to different scenarios....I still don't know what to make of it. Pretty effin weird though.

[edit on 25-2-2009 by liquidsmoke206]

posted on Feb, 26 2009 @ 12:47 PM
Well... A sensed precence is extremely common with sleep paralysis.

Sometimes when I have sleep paralysis I actually hear loud foot steps aproaching me. As if someone was stomping on the ground and then I just get this dreadful feeling that someone or something is standing right over my paralysed body.

I hate that crap... Ive woke up with sleep paralysis probably 100 times in my life time. Most of the time though it only lasts for a few seconds. Like only 2 or 3 seconds, but sometimes it can last about 30 seconds and thats when it can get a bit scarey.

I once opened my eyes or thought I opened my eyes during sleep paralysis and their was a gigantic like galaxy and stars all around me. Like I was floating in deep space. I was confused because I thought I woke up. Sleep paralysis is very confusing... you might have not even made any noise at all, but only thought you did and hallucinated it. Same thing with trying to move. Ill think I moved my arm, but I actually didnt. Sometimes Ill even walk down stares and then suddenly Im in my bed again. Its very confusing.

The things I do hallucinate I can tell are hallucinations. They look pretty real to me in my semi conscious state, but when I fully awake and reflect back on the experience the images are like dreams. They are not very real.

But heres the thing. You can accept that maybe these are just dreams your having while being semi awake or you can accept that something paranormal is happening to you.

Sleep paralysis is interesting none the less. I wouldnt be very open minded if I didnt consider that something else may be involved here, but you can not dismiss the fact that it is commonly referred to as sleep paralysis. You can accept both scenarios as I do.

You may be having a significant experience here just as you might within a dream or in a meditation, but it is called sleep paralysis.

Once I asked a question to myself for some reason because I thought I was awake during the paralysis. I was actually staring at some weird hallucination. It was like a little stuffed animal and I asked it, "Why dont you speak?"

And then such a strange voice replied back, which I didnt expect at all because I thought I was awake talking to this stuffed animal. It scared the crap out of me. So much so that the startle woke me up. It was like this high pitched whisper. It was super creepy. I wasnt listening to what it said because it freaked me out, but I think it said, "You need not hear a whisper."

[edit on 26-2-2009 by Wisen Heimer]

posted on Feb, 26 2009 @ 01:04 PM
Well this has happened to me 1 time only and it was one of the scariest things that ever happened to me. My room was pitch black and I don't know what time it was but for some weird reason I just decided to wake up and looking down at me was a black shadow figure with a gun to my head, then it pulled the trigger and felt like all the life in my body had left me... It was really freaky but has only happened once, so I guess I could chalk it up there with a sleeping disorder but anymore I don't sleep unless my TV is on lol...

posted on Feb, 26 2009 @ 01:17 PM
I have never actually seen this shadow figure. Ive had sleep paralysis many times and sometimes it is disturbing, but never as disturbing as some peoples experiences here.

I do sense the shadow figure though and once I did see the doll from the movie Saw sitting in a chair staring at me while my certians were blowing in an imaginary wind.

Ive heard super load banging on my front door and then super load and fast foot steps aproaching me. These are disturbing, but nothing ever seemed to be threatening my life.

I could imagine a shadow figure shooting a gun at you would be tramatic experience.

Just wondering though, do these images look real to you? Like as real as theyd look in waking life? Because they never really felt real to me. It alwaysed seemed like a dream.

Maybe what I have is something different because it mostly happenes right before I fall asleep rather than right before waking up.

[edit on 26-2-2009 by Wisen Heimer]

posted on Feb, 26 2009 @ 01:40 PM
reply to post by Wisen Heimer

It's hard to explain, I saw a black figure in complete darkness which is strange enough, there wasn't a face either and I didn't see a gun it was an assumption of my own since it looked like the arm was pointing towards my head. No loud gunshot boom or anything it just felt as if the trigger was pulled and all the energy from my body was gone... I grabbed my remote turned the TV on quick and was sweating it felt real enough but I couldn't be sure, After stayed up for a few hours and went back to sleep....
That was my only expierence with a shadow figure ever or since then but I have had another time close to the same time period where I was watching "The Descent" on my computer and fell asleep half way through and I woke up and couldn't move feeling like something was pushing down on my back... That's why I think it could have been a sleep disorder because those 2 instances happened within 1 or 2 months of each other if I can remember correctly

posted on Feb, 26 2009 @ 01:43 PM
Sorry my first post was a bit long but I agree with you on the point it does not seem real because you're either going to sleep or just waking up because after I turned on my TV I felt as if it was a dream but know it wasn't... Also it is kind of weird that this happens to you before you actually go to sleep...

posted on Feb, 26 2009 @ 04:43 PM
Yeah... right before I fall asleep is when it happenes to me. Ill be sort of asleep and kind of wake up, but not completely and I cant move. I can feel my body on the bed, but I cant move or really do much of anything.

Its like being traped in some ackward delusion. Sometimes Ill even think that I awoke, so Ill walk down stairs and into the kitchen and then suddenly Im back in my bed unable to move.

Ive gotten pretty good at getting out of it though, but now I encourage it because if you dont try to wake yourself up and just sit there in that weird inbetween state and just stare into the back of your eyelids... not only will you see stuff, but you will most likely begin a lucid dream.

posted on Feb, 26 2009 @ 04:53 PM
reply to post by Wisen Heimer

Well since it doesn't happen as frequently to me as you, it seems like you are becoming quite the professional lol.... I know what you mean by the feeling of waking up and going to do something just to find yourself in bed again, I wish I had the ability to do this on command for a lucid dream and like I said you're taking steps to get to the point where you can achieve it right? By the way do you mostly see a shadowy figure or does it happen every once in a great while?

posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 07:50 AM
I cant really achieve it on purpose very well. There are steps you can try to take that might make it happen, but I usually dont bother.

The steps are to simply just lay in bed with your eyes closed and wait intill you are tired than you have to try and remain conscious. You can say, "I am dreaming." over and over in your head to help you do that. Eventually you may consciously slip into a dream state or suddenly realize that you have just enduced sleep paralysis.

Ive never seen the shadow figure. Ive had a sensed precense of something peering over me, but thats about it.

It doesnt happen to all the time. Id say like once every 2 months or something.

posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 07:58 AM
hey, the next time you have sleep paralysis, experiment with it! check out this thread for some insight!

have fun, and don't freak out!

posted on Mar, 3 2009 @ 06:53 AM
sounds like you had an 'encounter'. I had several episodes of sleep paralysis for a while (dont know why they call it sleep paralysis - i was awake and paralysed, and like you, couldnt talk) and also felt a presence in my room or on top of me or something. I also had an episode of missing time which shook me up a lot, that preceeded the sleep paralysis.

once i read on a forum about saying the name jesus christ to break the paralysis. didnt know why it would work and i'm not religious, but i tried it and it did work for me once.

i hope your episode is a once off. if i feel scared, i will sometimes pray (even tho im not religious) or say like chinese meditation - how you visualise a rainbow of light, and really positive energies - etc - i have posted on ufo casebook forum about my episodes.

posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 10:44 AM
Well.. When i was little i had a similar experience, but it got further than that. That shadowy figure was coming my way and actually entered my body so to speak, and i felt very weird at that moment, like i wasn't myself anymore, and suddenly bam, everything was "normal" again, even though still paralyzed. I still don't know what happened.

Now that I'm older, I've waken up completely paralyzed several times. It's always on my back by the way. Weird since i never go to sleep on my back. Anyway, the few last times it happened, somehow I was never afraid, and the shadowy figure wasn't there. Sometimes i did feel like i couldn't breathe, and I just thought, just close your eyes and sleep again, and well, it always worked out for me. No need being afraid and no need to panic about something coming to get you.

Now i don't know if it is sleep paralysis or something else going on, what i do know, is that you don't need to be afraid. Being scared won't help you escape, you'll just panic and make it worse, just keep your cool, and if there is a shadowy thing approaching you, just use your mind to make it poof away, or to "tell" him/her/it to respect your space, and stand up for yourself with your mind. That way, nothing can invade you unwillingly, because it seems, what happens there is dependent of your own perspective too. If you're covered in fear, you will see things that will make you more afraid. It might be something that feeds of fear, i don't know, but if you don't allow it, they can't. Simple as that.

posted on Mar, 5 2009 @ 11:02 PM
Heck, this is the state I try to get into when I am attempting to leave my body.
Sleep paralysis is a safety mechanism your body induces through its own chemicals. The reason is so you don't act out your dreams and hurt yourself. People that don't produce enough of this chemical act out their dreams. Like for example hitting or punching in your dreams only to wake up and realize you just punched out our spouse. Do your research and get rid of the fear, then enjoy the ride. Fear too is just another chemical reaction. I hope this helps.

posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 11:56 PM
I had a similar experience where I woke up and it was not light but it was getting there..

I noticed something in my room it startled me, it stood there in the corner of my room, it was weird as it did not look human more like a large insect like a cockroach. but only by shape as it was too dark to see properly..

I remember trying to say who are you but for the life of me I could not get the words out I tried a few times to say it but couldn't.. and then in my head I just heard "you know who we are", It was like it read my mind and then spoke to me in my head.. that is all I can remember it scared the life out of me..

I put it down to waking nightmares.. which I am glad that was the only one I have ever had.

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