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Originally posted by DrZrD
reply to post by summer5
My research into the "Old Hag" phenomena found a correlation to strong odors, allergens, or mold spores in the sleeping room on the night of the event. Of the three, mold spores are the most insidious because the higher humidity at night can trigger a surprise spore release. Other than certain rare, but well known, toxic spores known to induce hallucinations, I can only speculate why odors would these effects on people.
My comments are not intended to debunk the "Old Hag" phenomena with a broad brush. My research also showed that many night time shadow events defy explanation.
Zedit on 8/21/2011 by DrZrD because: corrected spelling error