I used to post regularly in this forum, sharing my OBE, Sleep Paralysis, and Lucid Dream experiences. However, after posting frequently about the
experiences, I reached a point where the experiences were not incredibly different than one another. Continuing to post about the experiences would've
been redundant. Now I post the experiences that are unique, in comparison to my regular experiences.
I meant to post this thread yesterday, just didn't have time.
Here is a little background information on me, which will help explain why I may have experienced particular aspects of the dream:
I own a custom hardwood flooring mill & installation company. We do a lot of restoration work in the 'historic district' in various cities. There is a
lot to learn about historic homes and their previous owners and I'm fortunate enough to learn some of those facts from job to job.
I recently finished building my house (4 months ago) and I live alone - just me and my dog. It's 4,900sq.ft. and, with the help of my dad & brothers,
took me almost 8 years to build.
I replanted some 'friendship' bamboo into a bigger pot and it has grown - a lot, many of the stalks/branches stretch to more than 8' long.
I also like classic literature....
Early yesterday morning (4.30-5.00a) I had an unusual sleep paralysis experience. It was a 'multi-layered' experience. If you don't know what that
means, I will describe it below.
It started with an odd dream, nothing exceptional, just odd. I was standing at the top of a staircase, in a hallway/landing area, outside of a bedroom
(presumably my bedroom in this house) on the 2nd floor of a 2-story Victorian home.
A man, who was my dad (even though he looked nothing like my dad - more like Donald Sutherland, wearing a full length sleeping gown, like that worn by
the grandpa in the original 'Charlie & The Chocolate Factory') in the dream, walked up the stairs and entered a bathroom on my right.
I must've just moved into the house, because my 'dad' said, "I knew these floors would impress you. You know, this is _____'s house (Can't remember
the person he said, but it was someone like H.D. Thoreau or Mark Twain)."
I replied, "Wow, are you serious? These are the same floors that ______'s talked about in his books? That's so cool!!"
Staring at the floor as I was saying this, I noticed my 'dad' out of the corner of my eye. He turned his back to me and took a step into the bathroom.
I noticed he raised his right hand and reached toward a vanity light. Before he could touch the light, I saw him go limp and fall down.
I don't know why, but I instantly got this feeling of, 'My God, not again!'. I knew what was happening, he had become possessed - again!.
The floor boards started bending, the railing spindles began to bow, and the finish & paint quickly aged (the same way cinema depicts a Vampire aging
and turning to dust when you place a stake neatly into their heart).
I freaked out a little and woke up in my bedroom, in my current home. I realized I was having a terrible episode of SP (Sleep Paralysis).
Since I have become pretty good at controlling my sleep patterns and I know how to quickly identify SP, it is a rare occurrence for me to experience
the pure fear that accompanies almost every SP experience. I am generally able to identify the SP and use it to enter OBE. However, this time it was
so odd that I was unable to recognize it or escape the intense fear.
As my freak-out intensified, I knew I needed help to break out of it. Someone needed to shake me awake. I decided to scream out to my mom, hoping she
would come wake me up. I tried to yell, "Hey Mom!!!", but it came out garbled and unintelligible. I yelled again, louder. No one came. Freaked out
even more and yelled as loud as I could, 'Hey Mom!!!'.
Finally, my door opened and my mom came into my room with my dad (my real dad), in his boxers, standing behind her.
As my mom came to my bed, I noticed that she brought 2 branches of the bamboo I'd been growing. I realized it was a trick and I was still in big
trouble! (I should've realized this when my mom & dad showed up, since they live more than 25 miles away).
I was still paralyzed in my room when my mom looked at me and saw that I knew it was a trick. She stepped to the side and my dad quickly passed her as
he approached my bedside.
Completely paralyzed, I watched as my dad leaned over my bed. Less than 10" from my face, my dad became possessed!. His head and arms starting making
extremely creepy movements, like the well-girl from 'The Ring'.
Before anything worse happened to me, I yelled very loud. I was relieved when I awoke in my bedroom and they were gone.
Realizing it was just a very bad dream, I stood up from the bed and headed to the bathroom. I tried to turn on the lights, but the power had been
knocked out by a storm that passed through, so it was pretty dark.
After using the bathroom, I started back to my bedroom. I felt my way down the hall, trying to find my doorknob. I realized I missed my door when I
found myself standing at the end of the hallway. I turned back around and looked down the hall. This explained why I missed my door... it was on the
wrong side of the hall!
This creeped me out and I knew something wasn't right, but I didn't realize I was still dreaming.
I walked to the door and opened it up. I was horrified to see my possessed dad leaning over a body on my bed. My mom stood behind him, waving the
bamboo around in a creepy way.
I didn't recognize the body on the bed, but realized it was mine! As soon as I realized this, my dad snapped his head around and stared straight at
me. Still moving like the girl from 'The Ring' or 'The Grudge', he quickly made his way toward me again.
I screamed as loud as possible and woke up in my bed, again.
This time I was really in my room and awake, experiencing intense SP. Completely paralyzed, I looked toward the foot of my bed and saw an incredibly
menacing 'goblin' staring at me. I've seen this same goblin, or incubus, during SP before, but it's been more than 2 years. It looked like an evil
'ewok', with beady black eyes and 2 rows of ultra sharp teeth on the top and bottom.
I kept staring at it while trying to break the SP. Finally I began to move my hands and neck and eventually my whole body. Each moment that I gained
more movement, the 'evil ewok' dissipated more and more. It eventually disappeared into a dark mist when I regained full control over my body and
became 100% awake.
I stayed pretty freaked out for 20-30 minutes after the experience and couldn't sleep in my room anymore that morning. I had to sleep on the
So, that's it... My Intense, Multi-Layered Sleep Paralysis episode. Maybe someone out there has had a similar experience they'd like to share, give
your thoughts, or ask questions about this experience.
*Multi-Layered SP = multiple dreams within a dream, where you are experiencing SP in more than one or all of them. Very rare for me. Not sure how rare
it is for other who experience waking or conscious SP.
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