As a psychology minor who also holds a B.S. degree I know exactly what's going on along with many different examples.
Many people that believe they're being haunted by ghosts like I've heard from friends or if you watch BIO channel talk about waking up paralyzed with
that ghost hovering above them holding them down or pressing against their chest so they can't breathe.
The interesting thing about this is that somebody actually DID die from it, but it wasn't a ghost it was her nightmare. I was watching 1,000 ways to
die and it showed some gurl that had a nightmare of a leprachaun choking her which she died from (don't know how they figured out what her nightmare
was). But these sleep paralysis nightmares were fairly common for her. So much so that she might have had some kind of psychological disorder which
made sleep paralysis vastly more lethal than just not moving but also caused her lung paralysis as well.
Then we have the abductees that always talk about sleep paralysis the same way that ghost chasers do, they're just substituting ghosts with aliens.
I myself have sleep paralysis happen to me numerous times throughout growing up. The first noticable time I had it I was scared, but you CAN move you
just have to will yourself to do it which requires a lot of strength as other people should know. Another time I had it when I was barely awake, I was
feeling soo comfortable that I thought to myself "screw it", and just went back to sleep and woke up an hour or two late just fine after having some
nice dreams as well because of the extra sleep. The only time I had a feeling of another enitity was during one sleep paralysis I had when I was
waking up around noon and I just had a feeling that somebody else was in the house which freaked me out because I was sure my parents weren't home, so
I JERKED myself awake, realized everything was legit and napped a little bit longer. I've had more of these cases throughout my life, but it happens
to everybody especially those that sleep a lot or dream a lot (you dream because of the excessive amount of sleep you're getting)
Anyways one of your biochemicals tryptophan as well as melatonin (responsible for dreams, lucid dreamers take it so they can have them) that is
integral with sleep also is strucurally related to '___', as well as other hallucinogens. So when you sleep for a long time or have heavy REM sleep
and then all of a sudden wake up for some reason or even gradually wake up but are paralyzed and feel like there's ghosts/demons/aliens/beings etc...
around, it's just a side effect of your half-dreaming state wearing off and light hallucinogens acting on your brain that only work during sleep and
dreaming but because you're half asleep you're still experiencing them.
Hope that gives some of you answers of course the hardcore abductees/ghost hunters won't believe me no matter what kind of scientic argument you can't
prove to them that it's just their brain no matter what, so pick away at me if you want...
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