reply to post by skepticconwatcher
Even though I'm an open-minded skeptic (who also happens to be 100% agnostic), I believe your story. If I had read this 2 years ago, I would have
said "It's just a dream!" or something of that nature, but I have had recent experiences that made me open my mind a bit wider to these kind of
stories (all 5 of them happened in the last 3 months of 2011).
All of the recent experiences that are similar would fall under the "sleep paralysis" category, and were ABSOLUTELY unique - not just a dream/lucid
dream/altered mind/etc. I have dreams every night, all night long, and I can tell the distinct difference between the dream, lucid dream, OOBE, NDE,
and sleep paralysis states (they are of the same nature, but are distinctly unique to themselves).
My first 3 SP experiences were pretty uneventful and happened in a bright, sunlight, room - just staring at a wall, unable to move for a few min
before regaining control of my body. The 4th was a Succubus encounter and happened in a dark room at around 3am. Pretty amazing. I caught it in the
act of trying to "get it on" with me and found I couldn't move or talk. Instead of just enjoying myself (in hindsight, I really should have
), I tried to ask it who it was. Since I was still in my bedroom, I was 100% certain it was some random woman who broke into my house. I screamed to
it (in my head since I couldn't physically talk) "Who are you?!?" about 4 times. It finally responded with "Who am I?" in an echoing voice I
heard in my head. I responded "Yeah! Who are you?!", and it bent down and looked me face to face (the face was covered by hair until it got really
close to me and I could see it's horrifying undead face with sharp teeth and a long tongue) and screamed at me. I freaked out and moved some kind of
invisible arms (I now think they must have been the arms of my "idea" or "dream" or "astral" body) up and around it's waist and threw it off of
me and over the side of the bed. I regained control of my physical body a few min later and was excited and giddy. Haha.
The 5th (and last so far) SP experience was an almost alien abduction - this one happened at 5pm with a little sunlight filling the room. I woke up
from my sleep facing a wall. I realized that I was paralyzed again, and got excited. I felt my "dream" body and could move it, but I was unable to
see it (obviously my physical body was still paralyzed). I suddenly felt a cold, clammy, hand sliding along my face. It grabbed my face, and I could
see a grey hand with long fingers. It rolled me over and I saw it was a traditional "grey" type alien (about 6' tall though - I always imagined
them shorter). Mine was grey, not tan. I freaked out and tried the "roll out" OOBE technique on my "dream" body. I rolled out, looked at the
alien, and then left the room and had an OOBE trip around town. When I came back to my body everything was normal, so I guess I escaped... Haha.
I guess to wrap this post up, I believe SP is totally the cause of demon/alien encounters. I also don't think "they" fear Christ or anything, but
rather can be controlled by strong beliefs (whatever they may be). I'm still unsure if they are individual hallucinations, independent forms of life,
archetypes in a collective consciousness, or a mix of the three...