posted on Dec, 6 2012 @ 02:40 AM
This is the third time I've had Sleep Paralysis and remembered it without shrugging it off as a hazy dream. I've made threads about it here on ATS
before. I think my most recent thread was sometime last year.
Anyway. Man. This was SCARY. A complete trip out. I had it 2 or 3 times in a row just a while ago. The most recent one being just a few minutes
It's 9:09 P.M right now as I'm typing this. What happened was my mother came out of her room, passed me on her way to the kitchen and woke me up.
But only briefly because I was so tired, so I fell back asleep automatically. I then had sleep paralysis, was completely aware of it, recognized my
surroundings, but couldn't turn around like I desperately wanted to, and couldn't shout.
I then woke up. Fell immidiately asleep AGAIN, had Sleep Paralysis ANOTHER TIME, then woke up, fell asleep AGAIN, and had it a third time. Now this
third time is the one I remember the most.
First of all, let me point out that I almost shrugged it off as a nightmare despite my pretty deep knowledge on Sleep Paralysis. What made me think it
was a nightmare is that I felt a presence in the sofa right next to my bed, and I percieved it as my brother. The reason being that my brother has
slept in the couch next to my bed many times.
The only thing is that he's not here. He hasn't been here for 2 months, and he won't be for another 4. Infact, he's on the other side of the
globe. But I still for some reason was convinced it was my brother, because I couldn't turn around, and I FELT him in the couch. Then I remeber
thinking I was screaming, but nothing coming out. And that "entity" which I thought was my brother, got annoyed by my "fake screaming" and I could
feel he was close to like hurting me or something. But I don't remember anything actually happening.
Here's the big catch. I have a old-fashioned (not an actual antique) alarm clock on the windowsill right by my bed. It's basically right infront of
my eyes if I'm lying towards the window, which was the side I was lying against. And I remember me being completely aware of the fact that I had
Sleep Paralysis and desperately wanting to be able to move. Here's what I did, during the Sleep Paralysis. I actually took note of the time, almost
as if I was planning, while having sleep paralysis, to remember it and prove it, because I was so aware.
The time I memorized: 8:50. Sure enough, when I woke up, the time was exactly 9:00. I almost forgot about the fact that I had noted the time during my
paralysis, which is why I almost shrugged it off as a nightmare. As soon as I remembered it, and looked at my alarm clock, I knew I had gotten myself
What's weird is that I felt all these "presences". Evil ones. Who kept moving around behind me. Making me feel very vulnerable and uncomfortable
Here's another scary memory from the paralysis. I remember I turned on (don't know how, considering it was sleep PARALYSIS, which is also another
thing that leads me to believe it was a nightmare) the alarm on the alarm clock in an attempt to "wake myself up" from the paralysis so I could
finally move and find out what was behind me. And I distinctly heard the sound of the clock, but it didn't wake me up. And I was still in the
paralyzed state. Even though I had somehow turned on the alarm to try and wake myself up. Oh, and what I remember is that I turned it on, but still
wasn't able to turn around. I was turning it on to desperately wake myself up so I could turn around.
Another thing I remember is that even though I recognized the clock, the windowsill, and everything on that respective side of my bed (even the more
modern but non-working alarm clock a little above my vision that has a slight reflection to it. I remember even looking at myself, during the
paralysis, in the reflection), everything around me still somehow felt so alien. As if it kept shifting, constantly, from being my recognizable area
where I sleep, to being a place that was reminiscent, but still not the same. I also remember all those times I tried turning around, and just ending
up with my eyes desperately glaring at the clock. And it every time being EXACTLY at 08:50. It's almost like time stood still.
I'm sorry for this wall of a textial mess. I just had so much to say, and couldn't be bothered to proof read it all. I kept remembering new stuff.
I'll post if there's anything else I remember.
Anyway. Was this Sleep Paralysis? Or was it just my brain trying to recreate Sleep Paralysis (considering I've known about it for a long time, and
knowing most of how it works), and thus just being a nightmare OF sleep paralysis, rather than actual Sleep Paralysis?
I can't believe I'm asking this question again, despite all my knowledge. I was so convinced during my "paralysis" that it was just that I was
I still need to wake up. It all just feels so unreal and scary.