posted on May, 30 2004 @ 09:39 PM
Without saying one way or the other what really happened, here's some info that might help you out if you want to look into it. What happened to you
is a common experience. Science writes it off as sleep paralysis, but these experiences cannot be lumped into a single category. Some people
experience them as complete paralyzation, others as a violent act, like choking or a direct hit (like you). Usually there is a strong feeling that
there is someone else in the room, which is usually attributed to the idea that during these times the brain is between Alpha and Beta and closer to
the dreaming world than the waking one. Science, at times, also refers to this as SUNDs, Sudden Unexplained Nocturnal Death Syndrome, which,
misleadingly enough, doesnt necessarily have to lead to death.
Anyway, this phenomena has been documented for hundreds of years. The Hmong, who were a tribal people in Laos before the Vietnam War (and might still
be, I'm not positive) call it the Dab Tsog. Other, English-speaking-based cultures call it the Old Hag. Now, of course, this is taking into account
that in this case they are referring to an ethereal being on all accounts. This folklore could very well be because people before didnt have an
awareness of biological science and base things on evil spirits But many people who claim to have had abduction experiences describe the same
phenomena, whether or not they remember the actual abduction. A violent action or paralysis, and sometimes awareness that they are not alone.
I want to say that I'm not saying that it was an ethereal evil spirit or an alien that hit you. I dont really know what it was. Just giving you
some background on what others had experienced like you. If you want to look into it further, I'd recommend a book by scientist/researcher David
Hufford called The Terror that Comes in the Night. You might also what to browse the internet for info on the Old Hag or the Dab Tsog or SUNDs.
For the record, I dont think you punched yourself.
Hope this helps.