It is definitely NOT sleep paralysis. I've had others that I've known tell me similar stories, and the easiest way to discount sleep paralysis, like
in this case, is to establish whether the person had been asleep. Sleep paralysis occurs because your body paralyzes itself to prevent you from moving
around in your sleep, acting out your dreams, etc. Therefore, if one is not asleep, it cannot be sleep paralysis. That usually happens after a person
who has already been asleep awakens abruptly, not giving their body enough time to reverse the paralytic state.
It is also unlikely that these are hallucinations, unless she has suffered similar or related phenomena in the past. Contrary to what many skeptics
say, not that many people go around hallucinating all the time, and that doesn't explain even a meaningful fraction of paranormal experiences. Many
people who have not experienced paranormal phenomena simply cannot accept the fact that it does occur. It is not something that occurs within an
individuals mind, and it is definitely an external stimulus. And contrary to what many skeptics say, groups of people don't go around witnessing the
same paranormal phenomena under the influence of some shared hallucination. Just because something is possible does not make it probable or likely.
And contrary to what some believe, there really are beings or entities out there which are evil, and who want to hurt people, among other not so good
things. That is what she likely saw. This does not necessarily mean her house is now haunted. Although I have found that the majority of paranormal
cases do involve a house that is occupied by some paranormal entity, it is also possible for something to show up out of the blue. It often happens to
a person, when it comes to evil entities, that they start experiencing scary stuff because they are currently in a weak emotional and maybe even
physical state. Someone who is going through a tough time, who is depressed severely, or anything else that makes them emotionally weak, is sort of
like a beacon to these types of entities.
Granted, the odds are probably against something like this happening to a regular person, but for some it does happen. There could be other factors
that determine who these things happen to though, things that I don't know about. Then there is the possibility that something was brought into the
home that had this entity attached to it. She should wrack her brain to determine what she did in the days leading up to this experience. The best
advice that I can give is to tell her NOT to show fear. They really do seem to enjoy that, or even thrive on it in some instances. And although many
may not believe it, turning to God WILL help.
As an example, exorcisms may seem like pure junk to some, but they do work, when the person doing them knows what they are doing. To me this proves
that turning to God helps and works. But the person has to be 100% confident in their faith to be able to battle something like this. ANY doubt
whatsoever, or any fear, and you cannot win. Someone should then be brought in who knows what they are doing. And contrary to popular belief, not all
priests are capable of performing the rite of exorcism. In fact, there are very few priests who have been trained for such tasks. I believe that all
such priests are trained at the Vatican. I have heard that regular priests have done them in the past, but I cannot be certain, but I do know that
there are specially trained priests who perform this task, and they usually serve a very large area. So you may not find that many even in a single
state. But maybe I'm wrong on that, but I don't think so.
Hopefully though this stuff will stop on its own. If she can find a priest who is experienced in exorcisms, she could at least talk to him, if
something else happens, and none of the other stuff I talked about applies to her. IMO, when looking for a priest to perform an exorcism, the older
the better. Older usually means more experienced when it comes to stuff like this, but there are exceptions to most rules I suppose. Like I said,there
are so many people who are literally blind to the world around them. They think that just because they cannot see something, or haven't experienced
something, then it can't exist. This is nonsense, and much of our knowledge as a species runs contrary to such a belief in all types of cases. I wish
you the best of luck.
Edit to add:
I just realized that I'm rambling about exorcisms, but that probably doesn't apply to this case, at least because she is likely not possessed. But if
things continue, they will get worse, and that could be the end result. The blessing of a home generally only works for other types of entities, not
things like what you describe. But we don't really know for sure what it actually is. A more rigorious blessing, sort of like an exorcism of the
house, could work though, if the person performing it knows what they are doing.
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