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Sleep paralysis: The devil, the ghost & the Old Hag

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By Thomas Heffron  |  Jul 28, 2009
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You’re waking up or falling asleep, and suddenly you’re unable to move. Your body becomes paralyzed as if an unseen weight is upon you.

You may be unable to move your arms or legs, body and head. You can breathe and think, but you may be unable to speak.

The paralysis may last for only seconds or a few minutes. Then it disappears and you are able to move again.

This describes a typical episode of sleep paralysis. It is a common sleep disorder that is classified as a “parasomnia.” Episodes can cause you to feel intense anxiety.

Sleep paralysis occurs when the line between sleep and wakefulness is blurred. Normally your brain paralyzes many of your muscles during the stage of rapid eye movement sleep – or REM sleep. This paralysis is called “atonia.”

You may experience sleep paralysis if atonia lingers as you wake up from REM sleep; it also may occur if you transition quickly from wakefulness into REM sleep.

Sleep paralysis may occur together with hallucinations. You may imagine that you see or hear something; you even may think that someone else or something is in the room with you.

Across cultures the strange sensation of sleep paralysis has evoked some vivid descriptions. In 1664 a Dutch physician published a case history of a woman with sleep paralysis. “'The devil lay upon her and held her down,” he wrote.

In Japan sleep paralysis is called “kanashibari.” The term is rooted in Buddhism; long ago it was believed that Buddhist monks could use magic to paralyze others.

In Newfoundland sleep paralysis has been called an attack of “Old Hag.” In China it has been labeled “ghost oppression.” A new study reports that in Mexico people may say that sleep paralysis feels like “a dead body climbed on top of me.”

Sleep deprivation may trigger an episode of sleep paralysis. Other related factors may include stress and sleep related leg cramps.

Sleep paralysis tends to be only a mild problem; there are no medical complications. But it also can be one symptom of narcolepsy.

Learn more about parasomnias.


  1. 1 Jimmy Schultz 22 Nov
    In 2006 while incarcerated for 28 days for driving on a suspended license i experienced an event on day 3 would change me forever. Leading up to my arrest i felt like I was possessed, like there was something inside me ,evil. My grandmother passed away and at the wake I talked to her priest briefly that I needed to come see him. The following week I went by the rectory and saw father Petzel. I told him that I had whst i thought was a demon inside me and didn't know what to do. Also I mentioned I saw someone Shape-shifting from human to demon reptilian and back. The priest heard my confession, prayed over me ...I left there feeling no different, I thought I crossed a line with God and was screwed.
    So on 3rd day in jail I woke up at breakfast with other 2 cell mates. I don't eat breakfast so I told others to go on without me. The door locked behind them and I went back to sleep.suddenly I was awoken, I was paralyzed, couldn't move at all. All my senses were heightened...I coukd hear so well, smell very well ect... there was something fighting inside me...I was horrified scared beyond belief. Take being scared times a million then some. Then a black mass hovered over me I was doomed. I cried out God help me,Jesus help me... At this point I heard a voice say James it will be ok. I saw a brilliant white light with a silhouette of a man sized figure. It was God..a feeling of peace and serenity came over me ,a joy and peace like never before or since. If that feeling is what heaven is then I only pray one day to get there. I was hesitant to tell my cell mates they came back and said I looked like I seen a ghost. After leaving jail I was homeless and found my way to ocean city md where God had an angel waiting for me in Mrs Fran at Baptist church. She helped me get on my feet and start over. Since then I've talked to others about my experience...some have had almost same as myself. I saw and was in God's presence... since I've realized that the catholic church is an evil Institution, every time I enter it I feel strong evil.
  2. 2 Renae 20 Nov
    I am 45 now but when I was 18 I was asleep in my room and I heard something say "get out" then I saw a black floating shadow over the bed towards the ceiling and then I couldn't move. I was screaming for my family to come in and finally my brother busted the door frame to get into my locked room. I told them what had happened and my mother had the house blessed and I was afraid to sleep for about 3 months. It never ever happened again. I remember it like yesterday and I called the thing The Nothing because it was just like a black mist or fog. I didn't do drugs or drink and didn't take medications I was young and healthy. I have only ever told my husband about it years ago. The only correlation I thought of was that I was helping an old woman paint her house to pay for college and she lived alone. I was there with my nephew one evening. We were in the inside when my nephew said he had an eerie feeling at the house. So we finished for the night and left. I did not have an eerie feeling. THAT night is when I had that happen. So maybe coincidence who knows but I am so glad it has never happened again.
  3. 3 martin blackburn 20 Nov
    I would sleep walk as a child, sometime as far as outside and down the street. Lots of times there would be an old couple floating at the end of my bed in the typical foggy bubble fashion, no talking, only staring at me. Grew up and moved away, with till many year with passing with no such episodes reoccurring until, asked to come home for helping Dad pack all the things after selling the home and with no thoughts or remembrance of past nightmares, only to sleep in my old bedroom and Having the very same exact Old couple 'ghost' (vivid) dream all o0ver!  A few minor encounters  rarely happening much again until around 1998 (while in jail) having Sleep paralyzes, happening to me as i lay asleep on the bunk, with two people disrespecting me by talking loud right over me, I wanted to jump up mad straightening them out , but could not move at all. Must have went back to sleep quick, then to have the strangest dream/sensation happen where i Strongly felt/ Knew that the Aliens had been visiting me periodically , for whatever reasons, only for them to Discuss then reach the conclusion that they were washing there hands of me because i couldn't stay out of Jail...     The last time 2008 awoke around 3am. wife up rteading a novel, I Broke out of deep sleep, couldn't move it seemed, saw a Gargoyle sitting with a knife up on top of dresser mirror , strongly feeling he was trying to stab me, somehow i broke parallelize and told wife that i knew i was tripping by a Gargoyle was trying to stab me, He jumped of mirror towards me with his knife twisting to stab at me , i was able to get out a scream while being able to turn over in to my  wife side of bed , and right as he was seconds of stabbing me, I blacked back out, and slept till morning to awake with every detail scorched into my memory for life. Incidentally, since that night Ive aquired the craziest skill, that i never had one thought of before that event of being really good at writing songs. I noticed the new talent the next morning after the dream after gabbing a pen and writing a strangely Good song about the Gargoyle without any struggle at all. .. If anyone cares to see the lyrics, send me and email at     martinblack52@gmail.            i have around 20 or so more songs if anyone can help me do something with them... we can split down the middle, their Pretty Good Song's!! :)
  4. 4 Bhadmus 10 Oct
    It has been happening to me for a very long time and I'm so scared
  5. 5 serenity 29 Sep
    When I was 6 it started to happen and ever since then my body gets so used to the feeling that it doesn't faze me at all. Some nights I can see shadows or blurs of light pass by my eyes and I think I'm asleep here, however, once I blink I see a face and hear a voice telling me "they will see me soon" 
  6. 6 Anitta 16 Sep
    when i am was 12 year old, one day i was getting ready to go to my friends house it was in the evening. as i was facing the mirror i saw the reflection of a very tall man wearing black jacket i didn't see his face it was like his hair covered his face, he was standing at the entrance of my room, the door is like 7 feet tall and the figure looked like it was bending to fit in .it was just for some seconds as soon as i turned back to see it, it was gone. i am 28 now but the memory is still so fresh. i have been searching to find what is that i saw that day or if any one has had the same experience. please let me know if you had a same or similar kid of experience. i have love if any one could say what is that i saw that day.
  7. 7 sapphire 10 Sep
    I've recently experienced a similar scenario and woke up badly shaken. I could feel a hand covering my eyes lightly but the force was pretty strong, I was stuck in bed unable to move or speak cuz of the tension, it was really frightening since this has never happened before. While being blinded i could hear someone/something chant something really weird, I couldn't understand a word she/he said. It felt like it lasted for hours, I got really curious and thought to research about it and thus lead me here. I am not a believer of the supernatural and wanted to know if i suffered from sleep paralysis. It's just weird because i had a proper sleep schedule at the time.
  8. 8 Haru Nanase 02 Sep
    when I was 12 I started having sleep paralysis and when it was my 3rd time having those freakish nightmares,I was completely conscious except my body even those so called demons were not able to scare me so I think that if people think that those are not real then I hope people wont get these nightmares
    *sorry for bad english*
  9. 9 Keaghan Townley 01 Sep
    I think i had one of these idk when i was younger i remember a loud voice yell "KEAGHAN" and i imedietly woke up to find my room empty i was confused and scared
  10. 10 Matt 30 Aug
    Has anybody else experience what I would call an intense one where you were woken up by it with intense rigidness and white noise and heard a voice scream in your ear for help? It happened to me just 45 minutes (the voice was my sister)
  11. 11 kathy 23 Aug
    I started about 2 years going into a deep sleep immediately.  My husband taped me screaming out loud, "Don't hurt me, don't hurt me."  I get violent and swinging my arms in a punching motion.  Recently, he taped me and it sounds like I'm speaking another language, a very deep and devilish voice comes out of me and most recently I started to try scratching my face.  When my husband was trying to hold my arms down, I was trying to bite him.  It is very hair raising to listen to.  I'm in my early 60s.  I don't even know this is all happening.  I only know it happens because of hearing the recordings.  I have no idea what to do.  
  12. 12 LA 22 Aug
    I’ve experienced this for 3 decades. The terrors would vary and I would be terrified. In my adulthood, I became fed up with it. I actually cuss like a sailor at the demon and punch my fists towards it, cussing every word under the sun. It never actually touches me or hurts me. It’s a young man and he’s UNDER the bed, as if the bed is transparent and he’s trying to get me from underneath. Underneath it’s earthy like woods and natural material. If I’m taking opioids, the terrors are more frequent. If I take Benadryl or NyQuil I’m knocked out and don’t have any episode. Sometimes I wake my partner up, but usually I cuss out the demon in my head (not out loud) and then I move into another dream, or if it still won’t leave me alone I sleep with the TV on and it doesn’t show itself.
  13. 13 Savannah M. 05 Aug
    I had these for a while, ever since 5. They were common when I was young until around the age of 9 or 10. The last one I remember was a creature a bit bigger then a cat climbing up from my feet. I kicked it off, though. Well, I kicked the blanket off and rushed to my dad's room. Last night I had another one, but this time with a dream mixed into it. I couldn't tell what was real or fake. I'll skip on some of the dream. One thing I will mention is there was a grey child in it, or a child-like figure, chubby too. In the dream me and my dad tried to sleep, and then a cat climbed between us. In real life, I felt this cat. I couldn't talk or move, but I would try too. In real life I couldn't do anything. I was silently screaming for dad to shake me awake. In the dream dad reached over and tossed the cat off the bed, and then I managed to snap out of it. I gasped, and said something- probably telling dad I had sleep paralysis happen again, and got up for the night.
  14. 14 Wajeeh 23 Jul
    I just experienced this as i am writing these lines.  I am not sure if i was dreaming completely or completley awake or mixture of two. I just noticed intense pressure on my stomach in the middle of my sleep.  It seemed like a demon was sitting on my stomach with its fingers on both sides of my stomach pressing it down with hell pressure. I am feeling the pain even right now,  with less intensity though while its 20 minutes i am awake and my room lights are on. Lasted for almost a minute and then i was able to move. However the pain is real.  I mean can science explain two intense external pressure on body from outside.  As a muslim,(more like a religious person than an Atheist)  i do believe there are demonic forces that are responsible for this.  And i would suggest one thing to everyone here and after that you cannot experience sleep paralysis and that is please sleep on your right side instead of sleeping straight or on your stomach(worst sleeping position according to Islam),  you will not experience sleep paralysis.
  15. 15 Bucky 22 Jul
    I am 44 and have been free from sleep paralysis for most of my life. It started when I was 34 and ended at 37. I would experience several episodes a week, sometimes multiple nights in a row. Each time would be the same.
    I would typically go to bed around midnight and can fall fast asleep. The sleep paralysis would usually start around 3:30am. I would have pleasant dreams and sleep well from midnight until I would hear a load bang. Sounded like a dresser crashing over. It would snap me wide awake and adrenaline would shoot through my body. I couldn't move but my eyes would be wide open. I would see a black mass about 3 or 4ft in diameter exit the closet. Didn't matter if the closet door was closed or open. It would pass right through the door and slowly hover closer to the bed until it was hover a few feet above me on the bed. As it got closer I could make out plack spikey protrustions that would pulse and grow and then shrink. It would just hover there. I would just stare in horror. The only thing I could do was try to will myself out of the paralysis. Like trying to wake up a friend who had passed out from drinking too much. Nearly impossible to do. My mind felt like it was emersed in molasses and slow.
    Eventually the paralysis would pass and I would be awake and sweating. The episodes normally lasted 3 to 5 minutes but felt like hours. The black orb would never touch me or act aggressively. It would just hover and undulate. Like it was made of black liquid.
    I would be exhausted the day after an episode and would take most of the day to recover. No matter how many times I experienced it I would get the same physiological response. Terror, chills, adrenaline rush and exhaustion.
    It stopped abruptly as it started. We moved to a new home. 8 years now and not a single episode. Makes me wonder if it was the house or some other paranormal thing. I am very skeptical but I can't reconcile the feeling I had with logic. I am just so happy it stopped.
  16. 16 American Academy of Sleep Medicine 22 Jul
    Hi Scott, we recommend talking to a sleep specialist if episodes of sleep paralysis make you anxious, keep you up at night, or make you very tired during the day. You can find a list of sleep centers near you here. More information about the diagnosis and treatment of sleep paralysis is available here.
  17. 17 Scott 21 Jul
    This as happened to me my whole life I'm 36 now. When I was younger it was always a man type figure all black with white eyes as I got older he was able to come closer and closer and his eyes whiter and whiter. He spoke the word "You" and rushed to me as a child however as never spoken again. When I was about 22 he was able to reach inside my stomach and for weeks I never felt the same I have loads of stomach problems now as I get older but hes never reappeared since. I suffer from severe anxiety, depression, suicidel thoughts and have attempted many times but I can't seam to break free. For the past year now 3 figure like people come and touch me grab my legs and violently shake them and there's nothing I can do except when Im able to move loads scream uncontrollably scream out of me. Last night I'd fallen asleep on the couch and woke around 1.30am in which for some strange reason I went to lay on the floor, I layed there and the door opened in which I awaited for my cat to walk in as he does but nothing. Then my whole body went freezing cold and I couldnt move. My eyes were still open and I was aware like I was fully awake. This is when I saw the 3 figures standing around me it's as they were waiting for something I was trying my hardest to my a sound and nothing would happen yet they still stood there until a young female voice said "mama look at my glove" then I was released and the loadest scream came out of me I was so shaken I could hardly get up and move. Its so scary and even thinking about it(or as I'm writing this) I get the same frozen shaking in my entire body.
  18. 18 Alex 21 Jul
    Mines been happen every day/Night I work at night but when I get off doing the day and try catch some sleep something hold me down so I cant move are turn one night I was sleep I slept on my side so I know its wont bother me but before I can get deeper into my sleep I felt something trying pull my shoulders/arms so I can be on my back before i knew it i snatch my body back so i wont sleep on my back its tryed to do it again as my eyes slowly tryed to fall asleep again but i just woke on up...but this morning its happen again up this time I was on my stomach I felt something again get on top of my back putt presser on my body I tryed 2 move my head arms n neck i was fighting to pull myself over until i thought about it let me try wake my girlfriend up so she can move in the bed so I tryed call on the lord's name but its wouldn't let me say his name out loud like it got mad when I pray are called up on jesus out loud I felt stronger force when I did that so I keep fighting until I kept moving my legs n hands once I finally keep jumping so my girlfriend can move she finally move and turnt over and I got up I felt the release let up when she move so now I'm up wonder why this happen again after all these years since I was a kid...
  19. 19 Anonymous 11 Jul
    In the dream the evil entity was attached to my toddler's bed. I held out a small gold cross necklace from around my neck and commanded in the name of the father the son and the holy ghost that it show itsself. I remember a brief outline of it appearing but it was faint. Then I commanded that it go back to hell from whence it came in the name of the father the son and the holy ghost and then I dont remember anything else and I woke up and checked on my daughter in her bed and she was fine
  20. 20 Just HIS servant 07 Jul
    Whoever will read this call on the name of Jesus Christ. Sleep paralysis is nothing more than a demonic attack. (Be sober, be vigilant: because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 1 Peter 5 vs 8). I urge you to call on the Lord's name He will protect and save you. There is so much power in the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 
    Repent and turn to the Good Shepherd Jesus Christ before it is too late.
  21. 21 StarLight 29 Jun
    My sleep paralysis was only happened once, and occurred a few months ago. I still can find the courage to tell my parents. A few weeks before the sleep paralysis began, I kept seeing a shadow like figure zoom across my room and then disappear. He had a long shadow body, with long curled fingers that turned into sharp nail-less claws. He had red eyes, and no facial features. Then he began appearing in my closet, every so often peeking out to stare at me. Then the sleep paralysis happened. I was asleep in my bed at night, and woke up to find him sitting on top of my chest with his claws on either side of my head. I couldn’t move, and my heart was racing. But for some reason, I felt calm. Like my brain knew it wasn’t real, but my trembling body didn’t. But man, when I woke in the morning I was hella scared. And I’m only 16! My friend named him Mr.SmokyMan. But the weird part was, is that he left after about a month and I have not seen him since. Why is this?? Is there an explanation? Will he possibly come back? If so, what can I do about it without having to tell my parents?
  22. 22 Anonymous 18 Jun
    Remembrance of allah is also Allah protection sayings to have refuge from Allah against evil and demons . Our prophet Muhammed ( peace be upon him) says " there is a polish for everything that takes away rust, the polish of the heart is the rememberance of Allah also an incident took place that a funeral procession passed in front of our prophet Muhammed ( peace be upon him) and he stood up . When he was told by the  Muslim people that it was a coffin of a jew he replied,"Was he not a human being?"
  23. 23 Anonymous 18 Jun
    You must call on allah to help you. My father has experienced sleep paralysis. But only paralysis no choking neither a demon. But now he doesn't becuase he started to read more of the Quran. In our religion there even is a whole revalation on demons. 
  24. 24 Adam 16 Jun
    I've had sleep paralysis since I was a kid. 36 now. Never knew what it was for a while. Usually I can shrug off what feels like an emotional/anxiety attack from demons and turn it into a lucid dream until I wake up, but tonight's episode freaked me the hell out.
  25. 25 Johann Navarro 15 Jun
    I was asleep on my bed and I woke up all of a sudden, I tried to move and it worked for about 3 seconds after that I felt as if my body had been pushed into the bed, I felt my body drop, I heard whispering, the worst part about it was that I was facing towards my wall so I couldn’t see the whole rest of my room just my light blue wall an inch away from my face. I felt my body start to tingle, I then felt it focus on my left shoulder, all of a sudden my left shoulder started to vibrate, it got stronger and stronger till it started to spread, the vibration started on my left collar bone near my shoulder but then as it intensified the shaking spread over my whole shoulder then my whole arm and then the whole left of my body, after 5 seconds it kept getting stronger after 8 my whole body was being shook violently, it felt as it someone had grabbed my shoulder and started to shake my harder and harder by the second, after 10 seconds my body was shaking fast enough to get off of the bed, it felt as if I wasn’t doing it, I wasn’t moving my muscles it was something shaking my body, then I put all my strength into stopping and it wore off at its peak and I sat up on bed thinking about what had just happened, I believe I am haunted, somebody please try to explain.
  26. 26 Kam 09 Jun
    My sleep paralysis happened one time only, in 1968, when I was 5. However, I remember it vividly to this day. I started thinking about it again when my 20 year old daughter told me it had happened to her. She said when she was younger, and happened several time. She awoke, but couldn’t move. She was in her room but it was strangely lighted. It was very disconcerting. My experience, however was absolutely terrifying.  My room was very small. There was one window and light from the street light would illuminate it gently. One night I awoke and could plainly see what I would describe as a witch. Her clothing was black and hung in shreds. Then she was on top of me and tickling me so hard I couldn’t breathe. It seemed to last forever. As soon as I was able I cried out for my mother.  I just remember being terrified. I slept with the light on for a long time after that. I can still picture that witch/hag putting one leg through the window, then the other leg, then being on me in the small bunk bed... there wasn’t a whole lot of room between me and the top bunk. Still scares me to this day. Thanks. 
  27. 27 Justin 01 Jun
    I attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio which is nationally recognized as Haunted campus and is often on ghost hunter shows. I’ve never had a history of sleep paralysis but had 3 episodes during my 4 years. The first occurred in my dorm, which happened to be the dorm that’s normally on the ghost shows. A girl killed herself in one of the rooms while doing some astral witchcraft type stuff and they closed that room permanently. This first episode, I went to sleep and I’m in my dream which is actually just me entering the dorm. I go in the elevator and the elevator starts dropping all the way towards hell and this demon looking girl appears. I was trying to stop the elevator and open the doors but I couldn’t. Finally I was able to awake from the dream. I discussed it with a friend in the dorm and he told me he had a similar dream where she appeared in his dream too. The second episode I had was at an apartment. I fell asleep and fell into an underworld type setting. It felt a bit like Hell. When I was younger my Aunt committed suicide. In this dream the demon-like figure of my dead Aunt was me wondering in this underworld and latched onto me. It was not trying to be friendly. It felt like it wanted to keep me down there. I struggled to awake and ghasped for air. I told my roommate the next day and he looked really uncomfortable/disbelief. My third episode was living at a frat house. I fell asleep and I was in a black and white dream in front of a Cathedral. A storm comes in and it starts raining blood, which was red even know everything else was black and white. I had no choice to get out of the blood rain but to go in the Cathedral. At that point I was able to wake up since nothing was gripping me, but I was still scared so shitless that I didn’t go back to sleep in fear I’d go back to that. After those 3 episodes, I’ve never had anything like this ever again. I no longer live in that town. I will say I identified as moderately atheist during all of that, but all 3 of those events I immediately prayed to God upon waking and felt comfort and safety.
  28. 28 Joshua 31 May
    I have sleep paralysis attacks on the regular yet I use sleep paralysis to my advantage.  I have the ability to OBE, or otherwise you could say that I have the ability to have the out-of-body experience, and at will.  I will be Youtubing about this in order to teach others.  My new channel is going to be called The OBE Teacher, I hope you all can find some way to make it through this whole sleep paralysis situation, and gain some leverage with it at once in your lives as I have.  And so I will teach and hope for the best, hope that others can go through what I'm seeing.  I can fight the ghosts, and I can be the demon in certain cases.  It's not always my problem that I'm there, but at times it's the entity's problem.  There is a way through this, to make your mind a little more capable of understanding this whole thing.  The OBE is real.
  29. 29 Tim 25 May
    These are demonic attacks. There is a spiritual realm and this part of it. As a a practising Christian I do not fear 'the enemy' or his cohorts, but if you don't know who or what is behind most if not all neurological 'conditions' and think demonic sounds far fetched and mediaeval, you will spend many fruitless hours trying to find 'rational' explanations that sound clever or plausible, but actually hold no basis in reality. You NEED Jesus Christ here, not tablets or drs particularly, but a relationship with Jesus Christ. Have a Bible by your bed. Start to pray for healing from sleep paralysis or any other weird thing, or even non weird illness for that matter. He is BIGGER than ALL your problems.
  30. 30 Josh 22 May
    I have had many moments over the years where I have woken up with something stalking my dreams. It's most always a dark void of a figure. Other times its 3 of them, and once in awhile it's what seems to be a small girl or person. I'm always unable to move or even attempt to scream. The times that I have been able to scream in my dream, nothing but a weird high pitched noise escapes my mouth and wakes someone up. 
  31. 31 I dont wanna put my name thank you 20 May
    I like psalms 91 you should read it to and speak over u. He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will remain secure and rest in the shadow of the Almighty [whose power no enemy can withstand]. I will say of the Lord , “He is my refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust [with great confidence, and on whom I rely]!” For He will save you from the trap of the fowler, And from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you and completely protect you with His pinions, And under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and a wall. You will not be afraid of the terror of night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day, Nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, Nor of the destruction (sudden death) that lays waste at noon. A thousand may fall at your side And ten thousand at your right hand, But danger will not come near you. You will only [be a spectator as you] look on with your eyes And witness the [divine] repayment of the wicked [as you watch safely from the shelter of the Most High]. Because you have made the Lord , [who is] my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, No evil will befall you, Nor will any plague come near your tent. For He will command His angels in regard to you, To protect and defend and guard you in all your ways [of obedience and service]. They will lift you up in their hands, So that you do not [even] strike your foot against a stone. You will tread upon the lion and cobra; The young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot. “Because he set his love on Me, therefore I will save him; I will set him [securely] on high, because he knows My name [he confidently trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never abandon him, no, never]. He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With a long life I will satisfy him And I will let him see My salvation.”
    Psalms 91:1‭-‬16 AMP
    also if you have a question you could ask me . Capitalize Me is God. Capitalize I is God. him at the bottom is us. Capitalize My is God. Capitalize He is God. Capitalize His is God. You is us . Just reminder we worship the son of GOD Jesus. We use Jesus name .He is our GOD. But GOD the father and GOD the son we both thank them. BUT when we pray. GOD the father made Jesus name higher than any name. (Phillipines 2:10,9)For this reason also [because He obeyed and so completely humbled Himself], God has highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow [in submission], of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth.
  32. 32 I don't want to put my name thank you 20 May
    When you sleep you need to pray for safety and protection over you family, you and their houses and cars . Thank you lord God for (psalms 4:8) - In peace I will both lie down and sleep. For you alone, Lord make me dwell safety and confidence trust. Thank you lord God you will send angles to protect me and my family ,houses cars and properties, thank lord God that you'll send angles to make my families dreams sweet according to your dreams in Jesus name amen. As you prey this stop being scared no offense because you that trust him believes no doubt no begging no fear . If there is pray peace to your heart 《not your physical one but like your mind 》
  33. 33 Jess 18 May
    Last night I fell asleep on my sofa, I came round slowly but couldn't move and felt really uneasy. Suddenly someone grabbed me by my hair and was pinning my head down so I couldn't move, I tried to shout for my fiancé but I couldn't get any sound out. I managed to move my eyes enough to look at the person. It was an old scary looking demon/hag. She had dark shaggy hair and an awful scary face. She screamed at me not to look at her and pulled my head down further. I closed my eyes trying to relax myself enough to get into a lucid dream, when I opened them again she was staring right in my face! Iv had sleep paralysis a few times since being a child but it was always a shadowy figure sat on my chest. I'm confused as to why it has changed dramatically to become so violent and scary. Really dreading going to sleep tonight. 
  34. 34 Anonymous 13 May
    I was 11 when it happened, I usually sleep on my side or my belly. When I woke up this time, I was on my back. Before I woke up. I was having a dream. I like to play Pokemon sun nintedo ds game. I was dreaming LIke I was in real life but I was also in the game somehow. In the dream I was taking off my very own watch. The thing was, I don't sleep with my watch on. this was a lupid dream so I could control what I was seeing. I took off my watch in the dream. And it felt sooooooooo real all the sudden the image/dream I was seeing split into two. LIke split screen on a computer. Then my brain could just tell that one was real and one was fake. Even though they where the same image. Then the started moving into one another until they became one image (remember, this is just the dream part) after they became on image I woke up. I woke up on my back, from what I remember. and I could not move or even talk. I tried to yell for my mom. But I could not yell. I saw weird things that I could not make the shape of. There was multiple beings in my room. (or weird demented animals) I heard weird sounds like someone walking on carpet. Or weird yelling sounds. when my body finally came back into consciousness. I started crying and went to my mom. IT WAS SO SCARY!!! even though I have seen stuff in movies scarier. I think part of it was so scary because I was unable to move or speak. And I could not even tell if I was breathing, My brain could just not pay attention to it.
  35. 35 Clint Callaghan 12 May
    I have had many of these experiences several years back and can describe in vast detail. I do not discount certain scientific evidence etc but I for one do believe there is more than just that. It is very spirtiual, personal and profound
    My sister years after my experiences told me of hers (without knowing mine) and some were exactlly the same. She dosent want to talk about hers but it leaves me wondering exactlly why we shared the same dream
  36. 36 Misstery 10 May
    so, how about waking up because feeling someone stood behind you,,, eyes open looking at livingroom door thinking if it possible anyone entered my 3rd floor apartment, 2pm, as worked night shifts and fell asleep accidentally on sofa.there was no way in hell so i rolled on to my back to carry on sleeping until school run, eyes closed and that person then jumped over my head to land on my body, i clenched expecting a physical altercation.... the breeze,shadow through my eyelids,,,,but it only hit my chest.... it was trying to get in, i was fighting through cleanching ...  i thought im going to get UP, then as i did i was seriously pinned at my ankles.  a few attempts was futile, on my final I WILL GET UP THERE IS NO REAL PERSON SO MIND OVER MATTER LIFE OR DEATH, i wasn’t going to be beaten , on about my final once & for all, with all my might....... something ‘kind’ said “ don’t fight it”  i paused,still clenching to keep it out, i decided i wasn’t going to let something in which i have no clue what it is,be it good or bad, then it just disappeared. how can it be sleep paralysis if i honestly woke up able to move, rolled from my side to my back, closed my eyes and then the attack happened. i was fircefully pinned at the ankles only on deciding to sit up to help my battle on it trying enter through my chest.  and this was 2days after seeing a mistaking, bright as day white feaytureless male standing behind a waist high bin black backdrop at my place of work , alone early hours petrol station along A46 England, my sneaky cigg break had me BOLT to the door expecting him on my back,getting robbed.... no...he just stood there, thats when i realised he was featureless, i didn’t the balls to go up to him as hard as i tried,  eventually he went down liw out of sight behnd the bin & i went in.  like, their is no question the featureless stocky male,i originally thought was in a white hoody with full moon shining, there was no doubt the second i saw and bolted for the door... then 2 days later.... sleep paralysis my ass. i danm rolled over before it jumped over my danm head &on to me. so tell me what tf that is ????
  37. 37 TJ 09 May
    What if you wake up to find yourself using your own hands trying to suffocate yourself by covering your face and sometimes pinching your own nose so you can't breathe! This happens to me quite often. I'm 40+ male and yes overweight. Used to be a powerlifter but quit due to shoulder injuries 5 years ago. Diet not the best. Lockdown canned food and the like. Finding myself to be a shallow breather when awake during the day. Getting up to pee every other night to every night. But this self suffocating thing is a nuisance.
  38. 38 Shawn Miller 09 May
    It is Satan's demons. If he's attacking you then your even sealed by the Holy spirit or you are trying to be won over by Satan. If you have not askrd Jesus Christ in your life do that . this started with me at 12 or 13, the black shadow the holding down the chills not talking. Now I'm closer to Christ at 39 it still occurs but my father's holy spirit wins these victories . I'd be worried if they stop. Pray and pray daily . annoying your home and call on our heavenly Father daily . he's a living Christ and his word is as well. The word is your armor. God Bless
  39. 39 Misha 08 May
    I have had sleep paralysis for years but it seems like the last few years it's more often. Now I'm having it about twice a month. I dont always see my demon but lately when I do it's more violent.
  40. 40 Clari 04 May
    So last night I woke up because I heard a heavy breathing. I ignored it and fell back to sleep. Again the same heavy breathing noise woke me up the only difference this time was that it caused the hairs on my arms to raise. Thats when I couldnt ignore it anymore. I didnt want to open my eyes because I was scared to what I was going to see so I kept my eyes closed and tried to call out "In the name of the Lord, Jesus Christ" but I couldnt move my lips. I continued to hear the heavy breathing sound and I kept on trying to say my praying words. I knew if Continued to pray the words they would eventually come out. After multiple attempts my mouth could move and I prayed that whatever evil was in my room for God to protect me and my family.
    This has been the second time this happens to me. The first was 12 years ago and when I opened my eyes then, I saw a black shadowy irregular figure floating around my bed. This is such a scarry thing.
  41. 41 varun yadav 04 May
    I had sleep paralysis on the morning of 2nd May 2020. This was the third time it happened to me. I was not as scared as I was the first time. But I am trying to study this now and want to actually explore it more. It is scary but I feel like I want to explore more into it. So this time it happened I was laying on my side and this cat like animal climbed up and sat on my bed somewhere and that's when I couldn't move my body.  First I thought it was my cat but when I work up my door was closed and it was wan'st my cat. I also asked my girlfriend if my cat was in the room and she said no she wasn't in the room . Then I explained her what happened. So from what I have experienced so far is that, it is a small cat size animal / demon whatever you wanna call it. It made a sound just like my cat does when she climbs up on my bed. But when this thing climbs up and sits, I can't move my body. I have noticed this twice now. And I am getting very certain with the shape of this thing and how it feels. I don't know the purpose and what this thing wants . But I am gonna continue my research and try to stay calm the next time when It happens. The only way to learn more about it is to try to stay longer in that moment and study what its doing. But due to the scariness of the experience everyone just wants to move there body and get out of whatever is happening to them. I will try to be strong next time and try to find some answers.  
  42. 42 R.W 02 May
    I have also experienced this. Horrible feeling once you wake up from it. It happens to me in any position. Just happened to me yesterday. Makes me feel like I’m not alone since the dreams always happen or start in one room or my house. Makes me feel something is out to get me in my own home.
  43. 43 Kayleigh 27 Apr
    Is it bad to sleep with headphones on or something because I did it one night woke up sick and it seemed like I was a demon. For real that's what I looked like. Then that night I had the thing were I could not move or speak a tall girl was standing above me and bent down a little and said "wake uo" I dont even use those headphones anymore just becuase that.
  44. 44 ... 24 Apr
    I'm still a very young person, (11) and I constantly have sleep paralysis. There are 3 "figures" that appear in my room, either all together, or just one. I've gotten lots of sleep, and I sleep on my side. The figures are (listen in who came first): A tall, slender figure, that stands above my bed and watches me, a girl figure that sits at the foot of my bed, (she usually talks to me when I'm in a bad mood.), and a white figure that just sits in the corner. Whenever I'm actually being wrong, and I never apologize, their eyes turn purple, and then if they are fine, their eyes turn white. I've only had their eyes turn red once, and that was a personal reason, which I'm not comfortable with sharing. The girl figure usually just speaks to me saying "Wake up.", "It's okay.", "You weren't wrong." and is gone once she says it. Is there any explanation to this? (Am I just crazy?)
  45. 45 Josh 19 Apr
    Hello!!! I want you guys to all know that night terrors are completely normal and not to worry about them, some way to help you not get them anymore is changing ur sleeping position or what you eat before sleep, if you ever still do have the dream There is 2 ways I personally did since I was around 8, for the first one try and clear ur mind a little and hold ur breath for as long as u can, after this you will exhale but when you do make it kinda exaggerated and this will wake you up every time, next thing I do is I just sit there and realize I’m safe at home and no ones gonna hurt me, after I realize I’m perfectly safe and don’t fear it I try and focus on positive thought and my breathing, then usually I fall asleep (falling asleep into another dream from paralysis)  but is it doesn’t work and for some reason you can just resort to the first option, I promise this will work 
  46. 46 Gabriel Guthrie 12 Apr
    I have it at age 12 and I get scared and nobody believes that I experience it. I cant move or talk. There is a women with black hair and a wedding dress. I dont know what to do. it says wake up softly them screams it, and when i wake up its ringing in my ear.
  47. 47 Alex 07 Apr
    On 22nd May 2017 I had a small car accident. The car wasn't mine and the seatbelt wasn't properly working and on the next curve the door's car opened and everything felt on slow motion, I thought to myself I was gonna die and let myself fall but my left leg got stucked with something (like somebody was holding it) and my right body side was dragged on the street until the car stopped and luckily I'm still alive but it left my right leg and shoulder injured so I was in a wheelchair the whole time. As I needed a lot of help to move, I decided to sleep with my mom until I could walk and do things normally by myself. So, I remember that night I was laying in my mom's bed maybe almost midnight and I was looking at the roof, everything was dark, I remember... almost falling asleep but still awake and suddenly, I've noticed I couldn't move or talk and a few seconds later started to hear a strong and loud beep inside my head and ears, I was trying to say "mom" because she was next to me and tried to move my leg and arm to wake her up but I couldn't and started crying and then it stopped. Until this day I don't know what was it
  48. 48 Craig 06 Apr
    Try saying this before you go to sleep. Dear god holy spirt Jesus ark angel Michael all of my guides all of my angles please watch over me as I sleep tonight Please take away all the wourrying thoughts and stress full thoughts while I’m fast asleep please keep me protected from all negativie energy and bad dreams I thank you for the healings and protection that has been given to me for the highest good amen. 
  49. 49 ELMI 05 Apr
    please help i cant keep going with this : its now being often that this is happening :
    this is horrible i say horrible its just happening when i am going to sleep at the time im going to close my eyes i fell something is coming in my head and i cant avoid it then there we go in a horrible and terrifying things happening im seeing everything which is going on but i cant move i can shout and cry but all this just in my “let me called it nightmare”then i cant do anytging about that and it takes just few seconds or few minutes then from there its really scaring and i cant go on to sleep please help me it is almost a year that im looking for a solution please 
  50. 50 Emmanuel 05 Apr
    This happened 4 of April 2020 midnight as I heard some noise in my room and I opened my eyes and I sense that there are two female in my room which I could feel something like slap on my face I tried to move and scream but I couldn't and still heard the noise a few seconds later I shouted and I can move it was so terrifying horrifying and I couldn't sleep that night again I had to switch on the TV and watch some movies cause I was very afraid to experience it again that night and my BP was very high as at now when I think about it my heart keep beating please is this normal or spiritual
  51. 51 Craig 03 Apr
    All the experts that say it’s a sleeping disorder are wrong. It’s all demons entering you on the astral plan while you are sleeping. Or just before you go to sleep in that stage where you are in kind of limbo state. That’s when thay launch there attacks on you it is terrifying experience. I had them regular for 20 years or so to the point that I was going to kill myself. I haven’t had anything now for the last 2half years.  What I did was stop drinking alcohol and smoaking pot all this is what gives them control over you once you give them permission by surrendering your soul to them it’s all there’s to do as thay please. So if you really want to get rid of them take control of your bod that god has given to you and look after yourself it’s all about being aware spiritually. It’s not easy to do but if you want peace go inside and find it all you have to do is ask!!!
  52. 52 Mae 02 Apr
    I have had this happen to me 6 times in my life and each time was completely terrifying. This morning, as I slept I felt someone softly pulling every strand of my hair upwards. It was like someone was stroking my hair but also pulling it lightly, sending chills all over my body. I tried to move and scream but could not. I continued to feel the strokes, and I continued to try to get up & move but it was impossible. Finally, my eyes opened. It was over. I just cannot shake the legitimate feeling of hands playing with my hair and it was the creepiest thing ever.
  53. 53 Ruby 01 Apr
    I know some people can have sleep paralysis in the morning which happened to me today this morning I was sleeping and my mom was calling me so I was about to get up and move and than all of a sudden i blinked opened my eyes and i couldn't it felt like somebody was sitting on me holding my down and i was being shaken and choked for a few minutes and i tried to call my brother but i was unable to i mean i could but it was difficult but he was asleep so i started trying to say God's name and after a few times i said his name and it all stopped my mom came up shortly after and as soon as I was able to I was able to scream her name oh and during the sleep paralysis i hear the doors in my room banging opening and closing and my windows there were knocking and a tall shadow man or female i have no clue was staring down at me THIS EXPERIENCE WAS TERRIFYING but on top of that before this for several weeks now i have been having nightmares and night terrors ....My Abuela (grandma) thinks it has to do with something demonic can somebody tell me if this is just normal sleep paralysis or am i dealing with some demons.?
  54. 54 Evelyn 24 Mar
    My boyfriend told me that he felt like he was dreaming but he could still feel everything the wind the ground he said he felt happy. He said that it was in the middle of the night he followed an old lady who he heard calling his name he heard her in the mountains that he felt joy and something kept calling him on top of the mountain is a cemetery but there’s a big drop before u can reach the next part. He said that he was going to jump he also said that before he turned to leave that the old lady had a knife and that she was waving at him. Please someone tell me what this could be...
  55. 55 Diane 23 Mar
    I had the most terrifying paralysis last night, although I had experienced it before but this time it was real and very terrifying... I woke up after a dream and I couldn’t move, only for me to hear strange whispers in a very old language and in an old woman’s voice which was very terrifying and so real, after few minutes I was able to move and when I looked at my curtain I saw an old short figure making funny faces like that of a horror movie, immediately I put on my torch it was gone, it was so scary and very real I never want to experience that ever again..and I was all alone in my apartment.
  56. 56 Carol 20 Mar
    Can you have this happen and still be able to move and  speak?I wokeup the other nightonly to seea person dressed as asoldier by mybedroom door he was pointing a rifle at me. It gave me quite a fright as you can imagine but I have a dressing gown hanging on the back of the door so rationalised that that it had something to do with that and it was my imagination I turned over and went back to sleep. When I lived In my previous house I used to wake up all the time in the night and see strange black mist floating above my head. I used to reach up and wave my hand through it. I used to ewake up after falling asleep on the sofa and see large spider things and shadow people. But I used to be able to get up immediately upon seeing them and walk around the house. No paralysis. Incidently I used to also see shadow people in the house when I was awake during the day. Im trying to think of a rational explanation for these occurrences.,obecause sincemoving to a new house I don't see theshadows anymore. Making me come to the conclusion that my last house washaunted.!So can these things happen without the associated paralysis?o
  57. 57 Anonymous DOG 20 Mar
    there are a lot of factors at play here there is a black shadow entity that will literally wait on your wall for you to fall asleep and can go through walls by the way there is no 1 answer for this so keep reading if you live in a home or apartment with multiple people the soul will wonder when you fall asleep either way. This is when the demonic presence can have their way with you once your in between REM sleep and wake cause your soul isn’t in your body to protect you . You may not like this part if your spouse master-bates or your kids or you and your spouse have inter-coarse  once one person is asleep breaking down the brain into simple conscious and unconscious (asleep) once 1 person can even be a neighbor is asleep the soul will wonder. The demon is stronger and can enter after sin .ie. sex masterbation etc. once it does it will enter the room for the person it likes to pick on just remember the dream you experience you can overcome through religion or the simple fact you know your dreaming . One time I noticed when waking I didn’t have socks on so I knew I was dreaming. Oh and letting go I was so not scared anymore I said tonight let go and no I didn’t die (FYI) this is common way elders die in there sleep because once your not getting oxygenated blood after a few minutes of sleep your eyes open and obviously you can’t move when your eyes open cause you may have sleep apnea which you may need to get the mask so you can get air all night and won’t be prone to attack. You can go to sleep disorder center to get test to see if you have apnea the demon got so board with me he still comes to my wall sometimes but doesn’t even bother to much I’ve even seen him turn around and leave he’s board don’t be afraid if your religious pray if your medical Terminologist get the sleep study done or get the mask that helps you get constant air throughout the night FYI when you wake in the morning get up stop snoozing this makes you weaker it takes your body the most energy throughout the day to wake you up constant napping you will be more prone to sleep paralysis demon or no demon stay strong all 
  58. 58 Anonymous 18 Mar
    When you encounter spiritual harassment, call upon Mother Mary for protection. She will come to your aid in an instant. Also, wear St Benedict's medal and Our Lady's Miraculous Medal for added protection. Through experience, the demon won't lay on you when you wear these medals.
  59. 59 natalie rivera 17 Mar
    I was  in the bed of the guy I was dating at the time and I woke up to being stiff as a board....felt like I had something heavy on my chest... I tried moving to wake up my guy friend but I couldn't budge..not even lift a finger.. next thing I looked to the left in front of me and on top of the table/night stand was a Dark Creature looked demonic pointing his finger at me.. I remember him/it saying im here for u.... I tried screaming to wake my guy friend up and nothing came out...felt like forever till I was finally able to move then started screaming histerically at the top of my lungs crying and he said everything was ok... I got upand left and never went back or saw him again...I sware till this day his house was haunted just cause I had that experience once in my life and im not big on my faith..even though I have to get back to it... Just know its not an imagination...that shit was as real as day....  - Natalie 
  60. 60 Florida 03/15/2020 15 Mar
    Portals are opened and we are under attacks. Before you could find many articles on these entities, now all is about medical condition!!! They font want you to know. It is true that calljng upon Jesus Christ will make it to leave. I just got attacked. Second tkme this week. Burning sage, copal sticks and calling Jesus for protection. In the name of Jesus Christ I order you to leave now, Amen. Repeat please. Leonard Horowitz wrote book on 528 hz, sientist whod interview on coast to coast radio gave me msg how tk send them away... he said he never believed before... possetikns are real. Vatican has too few exsircists trained compare overwhelming demand and rise of attacks all over the world. I advice to do 40 days of clesnse from alcohol... even 1 beer will get you open to attack for up to 72 hours after having it... 
  61. 61 Caleb 14 Mar
    When I experienced sleep paralysis it was in the morning after I woke up I went backa and took a nap and I woke up and I couldn't move and there was somebody next to me it was a little girl in an oan old timey dress and she was singing but in a whisper and it started getting lounder and more high pitched and scarier and more of a whisper and then it was like a screech and it was ear piercing but it dident hurt like you think it was it was just scary and then it was just static. I feel like this happened because I'm scared of older things like that and I have the flu so my sleep schedule is very messed up and I am 12 years old if any person who is reading this was wondering but thank you for reading and if you if you experienced sleep paralysis then i truly hope you dont again.
  62. 62 Wayne. 12 Mar
    BUT, strangely the last, third time - I saw a fuzzy grey'ish face staring right at me. It seemed to have a hood or cowl on !? I uttered the word - "Djinn"  This seemed to halt, or startle, this entity for a moment, who may have been working with others behind me. But then I heard some inaudible words, in an odd language. The entity then gazed right at me and I fell into proper unconscious sleep !
  63. 63 Wayne 12 Mar
    This last time it happened in three occasions on the same night. - With three waves of separate goosebumps / frisson in each. STAY CALM & DON'T PANIC ! I even managed to grab the hand of whatever was behind me, this time,and drag it to the kitchen and threaten the hand with a knife ! - Why ??? - I am unsure, but then, in my sleep thought twice about it, in case I was sleep walking.
  64. 64 Wayne 12 Mar
    I find that for me it is ALWAYS when I'm just at the edge of going to sleep - Hypnogogic ! And yes - ALWAYS while on my back ! I am aware of waves of goosebumps, usually flowing up, and across my back. These then reach a crescendo, or watershed moment, and then the strangeness starts. Usually it is either being lifted or pulled by my ankles. See this Youtube footage as an idea of what I imagine ? to be going on
  65. 65 denita mag 11 Mar
    i have sleep paralysis only around my menstrual cycle ... i am 29 years old now it started when i was 14 ... ive had thousands of episodes i dont even know where to start ... maybe i should start at the beggining when i first realized that it was around my period . it took me a few months to put two and two together.. at first i never thought anything but as it kept happening my period was even more dreadful as it already was ... i used to cry when i got my period just because of how scary sleep paralysis is... it usually happens as i am falling asleep it will mess with my head and shuts the door and turns the lights off and i wake the door is open and lights are on .. just little things like that then it progressed into molestation and touching rubbing my vagina, licking my ear my nack touching my thighs and making its way up to my breast and i cant stop it because i cant move, it happens alot of different ways.. i explained it as possession in the early stages because i would have dreams of my body being tossed around my bedroom and being put back in my bed and then i would wake up ... it made me think did that just happen?? now im actually starting to feel my body parts being lifted or moved around liie my legs being lifted in the air or it trying to push me off the bed ..sigh ... i dont know who i am talking to but i just need to get it off my mind its scary i need help and i cant live like this anymore its very depressing .. is this life ? 
  66. 66 Sergio 10 Mar
    I've suffered from sleep paralysis my whole life. I've seen all sorts of entities who try to attack me. I've very perplexed by my experiences, and have done a lot of research regarding the entities that I've witnessed. Make no mistake, the scary entities you see are composed of very real negative/and dark energies. If you do enough research, you will find different variations of these dark entities in different cultures, through different places and times. The only thing that has kept these entities away from me is calling on the name of Jesus (I grew up Catholic). I have realized that calling on the name of the devine that represents, love, and good is the most effective way to fight off these negative entities. Call on Jesus (if you are Christian), Allah (if you are muslim) or YHWH or The LORD (if you are Jewish). This will help you. Study a religion you easily associate yourself with, surely, we were all created by the same God, and when you call on this God, he will help you. The more you allow God into your life, and study his messages (no matter what religion you believe in or texts you study) I assure you the experiences will stop. Even when it does happen, the dark entities will have less strength, you will be stronger. They are more attracted to souls who are lost or don't have GOD as a source of strength. 
  67. 67 Shay 09 Mar
    So I was laying down on my side saying my prayers out of the blu I felt a strange persistence in my room I tried to ignore it but it was strong so I started praying the persistence I was feeling was that persistence because it happened to me more den once so i knew what to do I had to pray so  while i was laying down I was falling asleep and praying at the same time so when I end up falling asleep It happened I couldn’t  breathe outta my mouth so I had to breathe outta my nostrils and I couldn’t  move the only thing I could do is pray in my mind so while I be praying I was seeing strange things I even heard it laughing at me one time so me coming from a Christian home you don’t have to sit there for min just pray and say Jesus !! Because it’s power in the name of Jesus 
  68. 68 Anonymous 02 Mar
    I experienced sleep paralysis again last night. Its been a while and so long that the experience used to be so frequent I weirdly noticed that it hasn't happened in a long time. It happened to me so often that when I sleep I could tell when it was going to happen because everytime I always notice something in my dream is off and I always wake myself before it occurs. Its like I can tell beforehand. Although, my experience this time was different. I had been drinking and when I started sobering up I went to my room dead tired and fell asleep. I usually turn my TV off but this time I only muted it. As I said before when I'm dreaming I could notice when it was going to take place because something always seems off. I noticed it this time too  and woke up to stop it but I was tired as hell so I fell back asleep in like 4 seconds and just let it happen. I'm just stuck there laying on my back and my feet hanging off the bed and they started moving very rapidly on and off like when you play with the door stopping thing on the back of the bathroom door or like when a cartoon character is beginning to take off running. This last off and on for like a solid 30 seconds. After that I started trying to wake myself but I couldn't move. Then all of a sudden it's like I saw my spirit get out of my bed in a first person pov then it switched to second person POV and I just started bawling and yelling as if I was angry about something. I could hear me yelling but I don't know what it was. Then I saw myself get back into my body then I woke up sweating like I physically got out of the bed myself and started jumping up and down screaming and yelling. This was the creepiest 1 I ever experienced. 
  69. 69 Carl 29 Feb
    There's a lot I wanna share so guys are you all stil active
  70. 70 Sarah 29 Feb
    I am fully awake, reading, relaxing or watching telly in bed and it happens various times, even with my partner awake in bed next to me. My partner has even felt the blankets move and it is an amazing sensation, grows from my legs upwards and they are very sweet and gentle and caress my entire body, it is never forceful or fast and never painful. It is a bizarre warm and cold tingling, range of sensations.I haven't told anyone because they would think me crazy and my friends at work were talking about the celebs that claim to have this happen, and yet i still couldn't pick up the courage to tell them. Only my partner knows and they can get jelpus hut as I am perfectly safe they are OK with it. They are scared but I don't know what they make of it.We have no children and have a great sex life so it is not like i have ever been sexually frustrated or even thought this was a real possiblity. I never believed in th3 supernatural until this happened and it was out of the blue. First time it happened i was alone in bed reading during a day off. My partner was at work that day. We had been together the night before so i was just having a lazy lie in till midday. About ten to 12am (midday) i felt this really strong sensation and as if someone or something was climbing all over the bed.. my bottom and hips lifted up as if i was being held and i was frozen with confusion and fear. I thought maybe i was just horny again and my hormoned were acting up and went with it. It has happened many times since and a few times even when i have been sat on my sofa with people visiitng!!!! I try so very hard to ignore it then but it is always so good and the pressure is intense but way more gentle than the real thing. Sarah H. UK.
  71. 71 Elaina 29 Feb
    This has happened to me many times. Ultimately, Jesus Christ is the one who holds power over darkness. Call on Him. Whenever it happens, I say "Jesus" over and over. At first, I can't say it, but say it in my spirit (if that makes sense) until my lips can finally move and then I am able to hear myself say it and whatever is holding me down leaves. I truly believe it is a spiritual attack. But I know Jesus and His power, and He is faithful to bring me out of it every time. Talk to Him and He will show you truth. The answer is not any man-made religion, but truly it is Jesus Christ alone that can save you. The Bible is what is true. I promise you, call out to Him and He will hear you. You do not need to be "good" enough or "worthy" enough; those things are man-made hierarchies rooted in pride. He loves the least of these❤️ turn to Him and call out His name. Read his word (the Bible) and ask Him for yourself what is true
  72. 72 Nabil 27 Feb
    @Reshma are you Muslim? if not try converting to Islam and learn the religion. Ask our god the most forgiving the most merciful to treat your sleeping disorder. our god is surely the number 1 curer
  73. 73 MR.VARONA 25 Feb

    Today is february 25,2020 in miami fl and for the last few months i have been dealing with the none stop feeling of someone watching me or my bathroom door opeing or i hear someone talking in the other side of the room or i feel someone walking slow on my mattress. Some well say it a ghost but i feel like it more then that .what it is i dont know and i am 6'3 so i dont get scared that easy but i am scared to sleep in my own room i havent had a a nightmare in maybe 6-7 years and i'm person that loves scary movies.but a few nights ago freaked me out the dream felt so real . I just come home from working over night at my job i had made my self something to eat and watch some tv for a few hours  and i felt sleepy so i went to bed and i layed down i saw something all black and it looked like a black drawing with no eyes and so face  it got closer and i could'nt my arms or legs as i screamed so hard i thoght someone would hear but one did so it bolt towards me my eyes rolled  in the back in my head and then boom i woke up and then i garb my phone and then i realize  i was only sleeping for no more then 2 minutes something that felt like hours in my dream

  74. 74 Reshma 23 Feb
    Its year 2020 now.... And stil happening since 2008. I'm soo scared.  I tried every method. Tried not sleeping at late nights by putting on an alarm clock. Waking up myself then sleep back at early morning hours.  Even tried all religious methods but in vain nothing's stopping it from happening. Whoever i share with say its my mental disorder. Roommates started getting frightened of me.  And now I'm living all alone and it seems too scary being in such a condition. 
    Sometimes i see a hooded dark figure sitting on my chest and most of the time its just an invisible something , i can't explain  what's that. 
    I recite aloud the prayer "i believe in God the almighty creator..... " this devil seems to get defeated. But even so it tries to throttle my neck when speak aloud. 
  75. 75 soomer 23 Feb
    ive had one when i was just 3 years old... But i still get terrified till this day. (im turing 13) in my nightmare i was sitting up in bed but i couldnt move or speak. i was looking around my room my lamp was off and i was in total darkness. i knew then and there that i should of got my parents but i couldnt. then i saw it... an enourmous shadowy figure walking upon my wall. when it got to me it pulled me into the wall and said to me "you will do this." what it said didnt scare me but what it looked like did. this figure was waering black head to toe in long baggy clothes. it seemed to be wearing a long cloak but the sleeves where dangling all the way down to the floor... i couldnt see its face at all... but something about its appereace still frightens me. the even more scarey thing was, this same occurance kept happening over and over again.
    this still makes me wonder, what did i have to do. could it of been satan itself... it sure felt like it. but i am not religous in any way. to think that i just got a one way ticket to hell, im scared.
    also one last thing if this expirence kept happening over and over again that means i didnt do what it wanted me to do... 
  76. 76 Rachael 21 Feb
    I have had this happen a few times in my life, but last night was different. I woke up and felt pressure on my mouth, wrists and lower abdomen as if hands held me down. For a second I couldn’t move then I found a could wriggle and my right hand was free I put my hand to my mouth and pulled what felt like a hand off my mouth and as I went to pull my left hand free the pressure of what was holding me down released me and it felt like it had left the room, but I still felt this felling of being watched. It was so scary , I instantly felt this has happened before and that was how I felt I could fight back but the other instances I wrote down I was unable to move and felt pressure all over. It sounds crazy but I feel if I didn’t write this down straight away I would forget it
  77. 77 Colm 20 Feb
    This helps.
    I have been suffering with this for a year now. At the beginning it was a rare occurence but now its once or twice aweek. My experience of this is like everyone elses its very scary. For me i think im awake but suddenely i stary lifting up from my bed towards the ceiling when i shout nothing comes out...i try to mive my body nothing happens and for me thats the scariest part. Iv ever only seen a black shadow and its very rare when I do see it but when it happens i know its there. So basically as I said the worst part is not being in control so when it happens to me know i allow him or it whatever it is do lift me to my ceiling and when i say to myself its ok i dont mind it lets me go and I wake up. Before I tried this method.this demon or spirt would hold me up there for what felt like ages. 
    This is my experience and maybe my method can help another person.
  78. 78 Renee 17 Feb
    Listen the very first thing you do is give your life to Christ...say a prayer of repentance and and now you have a made a covenant with Christ he will protect you, cover your eyes, ears , mouth, throat,and forehead with the blood of Jesus say Psalms 91 over yourself and family and house, and leave the King James Version Bible open before going to bed..the king James version has power ..the other versions has been tampered the word of God in those other versions of the bible has been watered make sure you read and quote from the king James version of the bible.
  79. 79 Mary 17 Feb
    I've had occasionally experienced situations in my life.Im 53 yrs old now all 8 of my children are grown and last night was the worst experience of them all.I was restless but tired and my younger brother who I card for now because he has bad seizures and I feel comfortable sleeping on a loveseat in his room to be near him most of the day because he tries to get up and walk but will fall most every time.He finally goes to sleep and I stay on my phone till I am tired enough to go sleep myself. Upon laying down feeling comfortable with my soft blankets and the great feeling of finally laying down after a long day  I'mdriftng off to sleep and this certain instance I hear a different frequenc ringing in my head or ears and suddenly a young girl who was maybe 8 - 10 yrs old and of gray color came upon me and lay on me trying to choke me paralyzing me  I was pushing and pushinrgrrto get her off almost getting angry because I'm strongerthan most females and she finally released me.My heart was beating fast when I became aware I was being attached  once more by the same being just with a different face.My sence is they are demons from the darkness.A frightening situation to most I say a prayer to God and ask for his covenant of protection for my household and children who live in different cities.Look to my younger brother to be sure he's ok.He is. and try to sleep again knowing in previous instances had prevailed over this situation previously.A second time this young girl attache me and I lay there again angrier she had returned the same night unlike before.Only able to mutter Jesus's name or God help me did she leave again.My prayer this time the prayer automatically startsd without thinking , Our Father who art in heaven hallowed be thy name, and continued to pray to the end.Feeling ok to go back to sleep another demon  more aggressive and stronger put forth a force even stronger but my strength and believing in My God and savior overcame them again.Saying more prayers knowing this power of God is always the most powerful of any assured my rest and finally sleep to go uninterrupted.Remembering the next day about the first time experience with the attack of Satan when I was at boarding school around the age of 14 or 15.Scared but knowing of anythinghereeof expierancing this  ever before in my lifee my faith and thatGodr will forever be  my protector and my everything  comforts my experiences and I stand with him and his body of armor shielding me .I never was scared of  going back to sleep  or worries that kept me in fear ,only to trust in God's word and his protection and know he will always save me till my time to leave Earth and forever be happy at home in heaven with Him.r
  80. 80 Teresa Le 15 Feb
    It’s scary. It really is. From what I know it feels like you are pulled out of the real world and into someplace else. I’m not religious in anyway but I feel like I should be now. I felt like it would happen last night and it did.. At first I heard shuffling or pages being flipped through and when it happened I tried moving my arms and legs but I couldn’t. I never believed in a god but I started praying to a god to protect me when that ever happens. When I did I saw a very faint outline of wings.. I don’t understand it but it’s all too unreal and terrifying.
  81. 81 Mark 13 Feb
    Have had sleep paralysis before, the first time i could remember it was just turning daylight, could see the light shining through my window, the cat meowing to be fed, but my door started to close and i saw this small black figure from behind the door. Coming closer to me til it was right by my bed. It reached for my legs as i tried to scream but only a faint groan came out my mouth, it was telling me that it would be okay, brushing my legs. Scary stuff man. 
    TONIGHT, had a terrifying experience. Had the weirdest dream and i woken up, total darkness in my room but i know I’m facing the wall cause i have a tapestry that blows around from my fan. I had a sick feeling to my stomach because i hear shuffling behind me, and felt a terrible thing was about to happen, almost as if someone had a gun to my head, but i wasn’t gonna move or make a sound. What absolutely freaked me out was when i felt just cold metal brushing from the bottom of my neck to the top of my head . . My dog got out of her bed to come comfort me knowing I’m not feeling well and definitely not going back to sleep tonight. 
  82. 82 Cameron Owens 12 Feb
    Last night I had my first sleep paralysis encounter it was about 4-5 am I couldn’t sleep and I was going in and out of nightmares. All of a sudden it was like I was waking up but I couldn’t move but it was like I knew It was sleep paralysis I was scared so I screamed for my mom well I attempted to but I couldn’t get a sound out and then I couldn’t even open my mouth anymore. I heard creepy music playing in just my left ear, I was laying on my back on the right side of the bed, then I felt something lay on the left of me. Then all of a sudden it was like I was being pushed down my entire body I felt myself sinking into my bed, the thing was still next to me I couldn’t breathe. Once it stopped I could breath but I still couldn’t move and I could barely get my breath back. When I was finally able to move again I began to cry and I saw a tall black thing in my closet just looking at me but I couldn’t quite make out what it was. So I took my phone and used the flashlight but I didn’t see anything. I sat up for a few minutes to calm down and when I tried to go back to bed if I closed my eyes for too long I would see a demon jumping towards me attempting to kill me so I’d open them again that went on for the longest time. It was very scary and I really hope it doesn’t happen again
  83. 83 JN 03 Feb
    I have had sleep paralysis for many years until one night I prayed before sleep to have strength and fought back because I had had enough and fought them by going into my dream state finding these things "Shadow Figures" where they hid. Behind walls, corners, and other places. They do not like glass and for some reason I knew this when I entered, they get stuck in glass. I threw some outside of my home into total darkness. I have not had anymore after that encounter.  Now last night I had one stalk my dreams and I knew one was there. It all started with me at some peoples house I didn't know. One of the guest was outside with me on a balcony and told me there was a crazy zombie guy below and when I looked he was at the end of the steps and stared at me with evil intent and glowing red eyes. I got out of there and ended up at some house where my wife and step daughter were. We could hear glass breaking so I went to investigate the cause of the sound and was greeted with an unknown force throwing glass from broken dishes at me while the wall from which this was coming from was crumbling away with sheetrock hitting the floor and flying at me. I said in a loud voice stop it and then it got worse and warm misty fog like stuff was now coming with the thrown objects until I said Jesus because for some reason I couldn't get out a prayer but the name Jesus and just like that woke immediately in a state of fear praying Our father Lord in heaven. I guess these things couldn't attack me anymore with sleep paralysis so now invade my sleep. I am very resilient and have been through much in my life which I believe makes me more aware and stronger but these things are real and will find any way to get to you but are very scared of the lord's name and Jesus. Use it even if you are not a firm believer, remember the word put it into your subconscious.    
  84. 84 Ma Vie 02 Feb
    I have experienced this many times 😢
    I was in bed and I was about to sleep.
    I felt this creature when he came to me and sat on my chest and he was squeezing me till the extent I couldn’t move and my sister was studying beside me and I barely tried to move my fingers to ask her to help me but she didn’t understand she smiled at me and she got back to studying.
    My parents said that these are nightmares but they tried to convince me that I have to read some Quran before sleeping to protect my from nightmares.
    This creature was ugly and scary and tried to suffocate me but I am sure I was awake and I was not dreaming the day I decided to sleep beside my sister because after some minutes I was able to speak and I talked to my sister I told her why did not you save me I couldn’t speak a word but I moved my fingers, my sister replied that she did not think I was suffering that time.
    I don’t want to experience this again
  85. 85 Don't Even Think About It 29 Jan
    Hello! I read blog and all comments and learned alot.  I have had four notable experiences in 25 years:
    #1  -   a demon or unclean spirit flew out of my body by way of my mouth when I had become a new believer in great Jesus, the son of God, this happened following a long telephone conversation about Christianity with another believer = I grabbed the Bible and paced. 
    #2  -   A powerful force pressed down above my torso like a rectangle;
    #3  -   one attempted physical entry to no avail ~ praise God;
    #4  -   a few days back a small grey demon pounced on my bed with a pillow and tried to suffocate me, like other writers here, I was paralyzed, and in my head said, "Jesus, God please help me". and it fled.
    I got up and placed an open Bible on my night stand next to my head, opened drapes a little to let in some light, got a glass of water and sprinkled my rooms and most doorways with sign of cross saying, "the Lord rebukes you Satan, you are not welcomed in this house, get out.   I ask for protection in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit".
    Also, during the day or whenever, Christian music and our singing praises to God is powerful and gets them out of the house. 
    You must, I think, at least believe in Jesus.  This worked and although I thought I may never recover, in one day, maybe two, I was actually back to full courage and strength!!
  86. 86 Dennis 29 Jan
    So sick of this shit. I keep waking up not breathing I'm wide awake but camt breath move or do anything. I honestly feel a eveil presence. I'm a 49 yrold male amd I've been having these episodes every other night since my teen years. So sick of it. I shouldn't be afraid to fall asleep at 49yrs old. Sometimes I feel my bed move amd it wakes me other times I wake up amd I'm talking and repeating words. I was asleep amd woke up to hearing a gruesome voice saying where whore whore o er amd over amd realized it was coming from me. Dont know what to do. I've had so many terrible nightmare and paranormal dreams. I've had weird stuff happen in a house I lived in for 12 yrs and havent experienced anything while wide awake since moving out. I've got hundreds of pictures from house amd property and evry picture has something in it that camt be explained. I even had to stop wearing my cross in that house because something was always tugging at it. Just in that house. Every family member experienced shit in that house so I'm not crazy and never believed in any of that until living there. It wasn't evil but it liked to screw with us. Hide stuff and rip house apart them items would turn up where we already looked. Items would be thrown or fall. Doors would open that were locked. Anyway I dont know what to think amd domt want to go back to sleep. I'm scared. I camt keep living like this and domt want to keep going on.
  87. 87 Fatima 23 Jan
    I have had this once before. I was very young and it was about 1 or 2 am. My eyes were open and I wanted to get up but I couldn't I wanted to speak and wake my sis up. I couldn't talk or move Then I saw adark figure and it was trying to choke me!!! I wanted to scream and movebut i couldn't i was so mom had also had this before multiple times. this was my first and last time it has happened.i hope it doesn't happen again i don't ever want to experience that ever again. i hope no one else can wake up to this it is very scary
  88. 88 N.O. 23 Jan
    I know for a fact that this is not a medical condition. I had this happen to me from the age of about 12 until my late 30’s. I would wake up in the middle of the night but could not open my eyes as I woke up terrified from my deep sleep. It did not matter what position I slept in. Usually something would trigger me waking up, I would feel an inappropriate touching that felt almost like static or electricity caressing my arms, sometimes I would feel my covers being moved or pulled down from the foot of my bed, at times I would feel my bed become sunk in next to me from someone sitting up in bed next to me or walking along my bed. It was all very disturbing. I was super alert but could not move, scream or open my eyes. I have never drank heavily or done drugs of any kind. I have no medical history in my family and other than these episodes I’m a very normal and quite a successful person. I strongly feel that this is a malignant being because it has also held me down, violated me sexually in my sleep until I woke up, and choked me to the point I couldn’t breathe while I was paralyzed. It has also spoken to me malignant words, where the speech woke me from my sleep and at hearing it, I was terrified. 
    I also started seeing it at night roaming in my home, it was a tall dark black shadow that was dense not transparent. Over 6ft tall. It wore a black hat and was very aware of me and of the fact that I saw it, although I was trying to ignore it, it had glowing red eyes. It all escalated to a day when I was home, perfectly awake, and it followed me and tried to jump me, not sure if it was trying to get into me, to possess me, it felt as though it were, I asked Jesus for help and I ran out of my house screaming. This was about three years ago, after I started actively praying and going to church quite often to receive communion. I was raised Catholic. I brought holy water home from church and blessed every corner of my home with Psalm 91. I started doing this every weekend after I cleaned my home for several weeks. I continue nighttime prayer, pray the Rosary and go to church 1-2 times weekly to receive communion. After this I started reading about the saints, and they all experienced demonic oppression. People from the 1800’s and prior describe demonic oppression exactly like sleep paralysis. I feel that being catholic saved my life, because this was no longer quality of life, going to sleep scared that I’d have another episode. Or worse yet, seeing something horrifying at home while I was awake. I hope this helps anyone in need. If you truly need help, go talk to a Catholic priest. If he does not seem to believe you (because even they might not) don’t give up, there are good priests out there that will help you. Just don’t give up. I will pray for all of you. God bless 
  89. 89 Alexis 21 Jan
    I have this. Exactly this. Ive experienced for many years now but how do i make it stop!! Is there medicine or something i can get. These dreams scare me and im not scared of ghost or the spiritual world but this demon that holds me down or tries to get me has had me shaking at night. I wake up screaming for someone to wake me up.
  90. 90 Joe 21 Jan
    I had a scary night last night and I was watching tv and all of a sudden I fell asleep and my room all of a sudden turned black and my body felt parrelized and i felt someone touching my chest and putting pressure with its fingers and i tried moving and screaming and i couldn't and whoever it was doing it was speaking in tongues and whispering in my ears and i started to pray and said the our father and hail Mary prayers and as I was able to move and speak again my tv was on and my lights went on. I have never experienced that before and i hope it never happens again it was terrifying. Worse than a night mare.BPXQT
  91. 91 Yas 17 Jan
    I have experienced this not too long time ago, I was really bored and I didn't know what to do, so I went to bed. It was still the afternoon but I fell asleep and I had a really terrifying nightmare, I can't remember it though, but after that nightmare, I woke up and my room was a bit dark, then I saw a black man wearing a white shirt, holding a knife, crouching and approaching me. I immediately jumped off my bed, jumped on his head and went to the door but then I woke up again, paralyzed, can think and hear, but can't open my eyes.
    I tried to keep calm and don't fear, I was able to move myself, after that, I remembered when I heard about this as a child, so I forced myself to open my eyes, it was closed hard but i ended up opening them and escape out of it, it was nearly night when I woke up, so I would say all this including the nightmare happened in an hour.
  92. 92 Jasmine Cavanagh 15 Jan
    I exsperinced this today i was trying to sleep for 2 to 3 hourd and my body felt wierd like another panic attavk , ive been suffering with bad panic attacks lately due to being spiked with acid going into a extreamly bad trip, so i decided to sit up and calm my self down when i tried i couldnt move i was stuck on my side in the dark. I could hear the music playing from my tv ,calming music to get me to sleep, but it became dark and scary. I felt my hesrt start to race and my eyes opend the tv looked as if it was off and there was a creature standing next to my bed. I tried to force myself to move and my body started to tingle wierdly. So i tried to ficus i felt this horrible pain in my jaw and throat while i tried to scream. I closed my eyes again and forced my fingers to move once they moved i focused on my arms and lips eventualy i started to move. This lasted for maybe 10 minutes before i forced myself oit of it im terrifed this will happen again cause if i have a fear induced relapse i might die l
  93. 93 Noelia 15 Jan
    Woke up feeling half awake and asleep I couldn’t move I was barley able to move my hand I tried waking my Boy friend but I couldn’t I could not speak and as I looked up there was a faint white shimmer floating above my head it lasted a minute or two I closed my eyes took a deep breath and snapped out of it. It was crazy I wasn’t scared or anything thing like that more curious if anything then I went to turn off the heater n went back to the morning my boyfriend and I woke he had told me he woke up to something in front of his face he had said it was wen he woke up to see me turn off the heater so it occurred arround the same time  but could not remember the figure but it scared him 
  94. 94 Jennifer 15 Jan
     A couple of weeks ago I experienced sleep paralysis for the first time, and I was absolutely terrified.
    I woke up in the middle of the night, and suddenly a bright light appeared in my field of vision. The bright light slowly turned into a man, resembling the common depiction of Jesus, and then morphed into a demonic looking creature.
    It felt like the creature was holding my shoulders down, pinning me to my bed.  I could see my husband sleeping next to me, but I could not move, and I could not speak.
    I was able to think, and reason with myself, and reminded myself that I could move, that I could sit up, so I did. And when I did, the thing that had been sitting on me was gone. 
  95. 95 Safiyah H 11 Jan
    This happened to me this morning. i woke up at 5ish , the room was hot and i felt a negative energy, but sometimes i other think and get scared of the dark so i didn’t think much of it. i tossed and turned and tried to sleep but i couldn’t. i only had under 5 hours of sleep so i knew i was tired , but still, no sleep. i woke my boyfriend up and said to him i was really hot, he said he was freezing. no heaters were on, i’m in london and it is very cold in the mornings. so i was confused as to why i was so hot but i didn’t think much of it. i couldn’t get back to sleep so i stayed awake on my phone. then at 6 my boyfriend woke up to do some designs before he left for work (he is a tattoo artist hence the designs). i stayed awake until about 8 , and then fell asleep. before then he told me he was going to leave for work at 8.30, and he had woke me up to say goodbye but i didn’t fully wake up , i kind of rolled over in bed and said bye. so somewhere between 8.30/9 i had what i believe to be sleep paralysis. i was normally dreaming about shopping with an actress (random), then all of a sudden i was kind of transported to my bed. i couldn’t tell if i was dreaming, but i was in my bedroom in my bed and everything was exactly how my room is. then all of a sudden i see this dark shadowy figure almost glide past my wardrobe opposite my bed. i feel my hands stiffen as if i’d slept on them, they had pins and needles and i couldn’t move them for the life of me. i was trying to move my bed cover over my eyes, but eventually i just shut my eyes and managed to bury my head under the duvet just enough to not see anything. then i hear talking, i can’t work it out at this point. then i hear my desk shaking, i hear things moving, whatever it was it was angry. then this thing started talking about marilyn monroe, he was shouting about it, in a low grumbly voice. i will add that i sell antiques, and at that point i assumed this thing was referring to a marilyn monroe related antique so i started shouting saying “OK i’m sorry i’m sorry ok i understand” and then it all ended. i woke i’m staring at my hands , but they felt fine. i woke up sweating. i rang my nan immediately and i was uncontrollable crying. this is the scariest thing that’s happened to me.
    let me please add to this, the night before i used tarot cards. i use them often however the ones i used yesterday were pre owned and were the first time i used them. i don’t know if there is any correlation, but the cards are in the bin. 
  96. 96 William J Dew 08 Jan
    Really eye opening thought I was perhaps crazy feeling something paralyzed me sitting on my chest. but apparently it does happen. I have had 2 really frightening experiences. Ever since then I asked my mom in the heavens for help and make them go away. No more since then but still a lot of paranormal in my house 
  97. 97 Jacari 06 Jan
    I believed I had it this morning at 6 am I was sleeping and suddenly I felt something holding me and squeezing me not hurting me but just on me and I was so scared and sounded like a man it was whispering in my ear but I couldn’t hear exactly what it was saying and I started to call out god and Jesus and within a few seconds I woke up and was in shock I couldn’t move GOD AND JESUS IS REAL 
  98. 98 Alex 05 Jan
    I had a sleep paralysis yesterday. It was started very sweet, I was sleep in it arms I was convinced it was my boyfriend or my mother holding me in my bed. It was very loving, I couldn’t see it but I can feel it and touch it while I moving through to it’s body I touched it’s very long hair on it’s waist! I realized it’s not my mom or my boyfriend! I was frightened and started fighting and that thing tried to kiss me……… I open my eyes but I still couldn’t move my eyes is about to close again that thing was very powerful then I started cursing it!!! After three rounds struggling I finally woke up! And I was playing the high vibration music for “house cleaning, remove evil and negative energy “ I could hear the music clearly during the paralyzing I can’t even believe such thing could happen!!!! I wonder if the music attracts such spirit or it’s just don’t work at all! I have been cursing that thing! Bc I am scared to fall a sleep again! 
  99. 99 Bernard moss 05 Jan
    I was onlya teenager back some years ago and I was well away deep in my sleep and for some reason it wasn't like me but something woke me up and for a few seconds I didn't click on what was going on and so I panicked try to shout my mum in the next room to realise that someone or something was holding my mouth closed this occurred about 30seconds all together and then I was able to speak then I got out of bed and tell my mum about this and there was a shadow of an old man by my bedroom door I couldn't believe my eyes so I looked away and when I turned back around he'd gone is this a spiritual encounter or an hallucination with sleep paralysis? 
  100. 100 Chandreyee Guha 05 Jan
    It's been a while but the whole sleep paralysis thing didn't stop. I've been having this since a long time, even before i came to know what it actually is. I always brushed it off thinking it was just a dream i get. From 2019, it became worse and i got frustrated and searched it on Google about it knowing even the Google will find me stupid and show me different results. Then i came to know about sleep paralysis and i was pretty shocked to know that there are many others who suffer from sleep paralysis as well. I still brushed it off not paying much attention to it. Towards the end of 2019, it stopped and i was glad. But, it all started again in 2020 and this it's spooking me out big time. This time it's pretty creepy and scary. I'm finding myself getting dragged away but i can't move a muscle on my own. It's like someone is carrying me away. This time i even saw someone with me. A black shadow kind of, standing right beside my bed. 2020 just started and i already got sleep paralysis thrice. 
  101. 101 Donna 04 Jan
    My family ( my 16 year old granddaughter) is having trouble with MARA. Is also happened when she was 4-5 years old. When she was 4-5 Mara came to them and it was a living nightmare. We set up a video camera and walked out of the house and left it recording. Because apparently she is afraid of me and whenever my daughter would call me for help Mara would run from me. So we left the camera recording. When we looked at it to see if it caught a dark figure or shadow something to prove there was something really there. We all gasped at the video it caught a large life like hand with long nails and the sleeve was very wide at the wrist and it was red with gold in it. Up until today I didn’t know it’s name. We all looked at each other for an explanation. No one had nails like that and no one was wearing red or anything close to the style of clothing it wore. Unfortunately my son in law’s brother accidentally erased the tape but we know what we saw. We had to contact a clairvoyant who knows about these kinds of things. He cast this demon out, but unfortunately after 10 years it’s back. If you don’t believe that’s fine there are a lot of you out there. We are in the process of eliminating this demon from our lives. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 
  102. 102 Amanda 03 Jan
    I WONT GO IN TO DETAILS BUT IF U WANT YHEM AND PROOF. PLEASE EMAILME.. If u dont believe dont write only because you are not supposed to Doubt Him. MY Great God.. im actually honored to be the one or im sure there are OTHERS please write me .. 
  103. 103 Emily 29 Dec
    Ive had sleep paralysis at the same house all my life. When my family moved into the house I was 5 or 4 and was having the same nightmare every night. Pins and needles all over my body and my sleep paralysis demon finding different ways to torment me. My family didnt believe me. We moved somewhere else for a whole and nothing happened. But recently we moved back to the house. I'm 14 now and having the dreams again.

    My sleep paralysis demon doesnt look like the ones everyone is talking about. It looks like a blob kinda. A black blob that just sits at the side of my bed and pants, whispering weird stuff. Everyone is talking about little girls and stuff like that whole mine looks like some kinda imaginary friend reject...
  104. 104 Lorie 29 Dec
    The answer to all your questions is in the Bible. Heaven and hell is real. Spirtual warfare is real. Thats why Jesus (God) became man to be the sacrifice. We are supposed to go to hell as a payment of our sins. But he became man to be the only sacrifice. He is perfect. He is holy. He is love. Anyone who calls on his name will be saved. Try it. Call on to Jesus. Pray to him. Ask him to come into your life. Read His Word. And you will never be the same again. I had sleep paralysis too in the past. But it changed when i am fully convinced that Jesus is my Lord, i am His. And he is mine. It never recurred. The name JESUS, all the demons tremble! He created the universe! They are afraid of the Holy God. Hallelujah! My God is so real in my life. He is my Daddy God, my Savior, my best friend who i can tell everything that troubles me. He comforts me. He is my PEACE, my JOY, my LOVE, my HOPE.
  105. 105 Lorie 29 Dec
    Believe it or not it is a demonic oppression. Science always explain things materially. But this one is spiritual. I experienced this too when i was in my teens. The demon wants to possess a body. Or oppress. Do not give in. The name of Jesus is very powerful. If you call on to His name and declare that the blood of Jesus washed your sins away and Jesus owned you - no one can harm you. That demon will run away like a dog being kicked by its butt. Repeat declaring the name of Jesus every time that happens. Read the Bible. Then that demon will never ever come back. It will get tired and look for another victim. It never recurred to me because now i am confident that i belong to Jesus and i am victorious. I will see Jesus someday. He is my everything. I found freedom, joy and true love in Him. Hallelujah!
  106. 106 George Fulker 23 Dec
    Believe in the body “thinks he feels and hears things” 
    but there’s another side to me... that believes body is in a state of shock because of what it may have seen or heard but dismissed it out of fear.. 
    had one last night where I was struggling for breath!! 
    maybe the selected few are chosen... including myself. But for what... is the question . 
  107. 107 Michelle Villagomez 22 Dec
    Every week i always get sleep paralysis, at some point I'm sick of it but every single time its something different. I would be dragged by my leg by demonic figures , I would be looking straight at them and show them that I'm not scared , and the other time it was honestly crazy but i kept teleporting to different places but i wasn't able to move. I was teleported to my mother's room and I was at the ceiling trying to scream but nothing came out so I was just watching her sleep. But every time it happened to me I would say to my self and I would be calm, close my eyes, and I would try to wake up from it. Till now it always worked out. 
  108. 108 Ravi patel 21 Dec
    Hello guys generally i felt it , primary reason behind this is .your right hand ..unknowingly its kept on your heart and its feel pressure. While this moment you can think but can’t move your body parts even cant utter a single words ...when your hand move from heart ...suddenly you waked up and felt extreme fear like ghost of some devil around you .
  109. 109 Richard 17 Dec
    I think it happened to me last night, but it was very strange, because I had woken up earlier without issues to go to the bathroom, then went back to sleep, I heard a noise of something landing on my pillow, and the feeling it gave me was that it was walking right by me(I couldn't see anything, only hear and feel), when it passed, I opened my eyes and looked around, thinking it was probably one of my cats, but the door was closed so they couldn't have entered, there was nothing there, so I closed my eyes again, a few minutes later I felt it again, something was moving around on my bed, but I couldn't move, then I heard some sort of laughing bird noise in my right ear, and only my right ear, which then disappeared, then I could move again. The strangeness was because I had woken up earlier without issues and this is the first time it happened to me since I was much younger.
  110. 110 James 17 Dec
    Okay so this is the second time this happened to me. The first time was a while ago and I still remember vividly. I was asleep or so I thought I was but this figure was in my room and it was at the front of my bed when I first noticed it. Then I would fall asleep and wake back up 7 times. And each time it got closer. I believe it was on the 4th time I heard a voice tell me it's ok relax and that's when I fought with all my strength to move but couldnt. But that figure got extremely close to me and my bed before I gained full control and jumped up. Now today I wake up at I wanna sat 3:39 am and this shadowy blob figure is hovering over me like watching me and I'm seeing this happen the whole time. Then I guess it noticed I was awake and tried to knock me back out with like a shadow fists or something but I was awake so it went right through my face. I think it realized I was up cuz I was tryna call for help cause people are in the other rooms but it came out as a mummer. But as soon as it finished trying to punch me or what ever it was doing I gained full control and ran out the room. This is the second time this happened. I always woke up on my back something I dont ever do.
  111. 111 Ellie 14 Dec
    So uh..hey guys.anyways today I had a weird dream and I don’t know if it’s sleep paralysis. But anyways..I was in a house and my parents were leaving at like 5 in the morning. It was weird. We weren’t in OUR house. As they were leaving, my dream quickly changed to my dad’s point of view l, driving out of the garage and then suddenly it changed to an odd room filled with lots of things and a single chair then I heard a loud screech and felt a wave of shock(the kind you get when you get electrocuted or in those old movies when a dream ends?) and then it went pitch black and I saw, a demon.. the face of it at least. After that I quickly woke up(keep in mind I dozed off to sleep for about 3 minutes so this was weird and the first time I had this dream) And for some reason a few minutes later, my straightening iron made the beeping sound. It wasn’t on. It wasn’t anywhere near an outlet. There was no possible way it could of made that only 13.. :( why is this happening..
  112. 112 Amber 12 Dec
    Ok,I typically don't believe in alot of things.I don't know if what happened to me last night was real but I assure you it felt real.I don't want to exaggerate my experience or make it no less than what I seen and felt.All this happened while I was asleep but I was trying to wake up,atleast that's what I thought idk.Well I went to sleep on my side,that's the normal for me because I Sleep on my side but woke up on my back.I don't know how long I had been asleep but i was trying to wake up.But in my vision while asleep I could not see the spirit but I felt it sitting on my chest and holding me down and had its mouth up to mine,Like it was taking my breathe or something or my soul,Idk.In my head I could feel me trying to fight the strain of it sitting on me and wouldn't get up,I saw my myself in my own dream.Starting crying and just laid there.Few minutes later,which felt forever...I finally woke up in sweat.I have been feeling like I'm going crazy since last night.Please tell me I'm not crazy.I couldn't see the spirit but I felt it,but I seen what happened in my head but in my dream my eyes were closed.
  113. 113 Roland 04 Dec
    Become a believer in christ jesus.has opened my eyes to the unseen..the first time I experienced it I couldn't move I was fully aware of what was happening my head was shaking it felt like my whole body was trembling I dont remember how long it was but it was was something I had never experienced before and then it happened again same thing body trembling fully aware couldn't open my eyes couldn't speak couldn't move..the third time it happened that is when I knew demons and evil this time it happened again..but it was more clear I heard foot steps like a women walking in stelletois I could hear it pretty far my body started to shake a little the closer the foot steps got the more body started to shake I couldn't get up or move no matter how hard I tried ..I felt it get on the bed till the point that I felt my body tip to the side a bit cause I was laying on my back I felt it get on me ..I saw this head figure through my eye lids Grimming and smile was evil like smoke coming off its head..when I knew it was a demon is when some how a was able to say 3 words f you devil it laughs with a deep voice and then this is when it hit me it was a demon on top of me strangling me when he said in his deep voice he said call your God I was able to get one more word out it took a lot to get out I said jesus and immediately I roused it left ..It had just been 2 years that I had given my life to christ now 8 years later now I know God let me experience that so I can believe that demons and devil's do exist heaven and hell exist..God are creature jesus are saviour do exist
  114. 114 Claudia 28 Nov
    I want to find an explanation as well to my sleep paralysis. I understand that its all due to rem cycle and yadayada, but i get sleep paralysis frequently. Once I saw death itself just staring at me, then this week i saw a black shadow that turned into a man and i immediately closed my eyes cause i don't like seeing the demons. I felt it move my blanket and go to the other side of the bed to hover over me. I tried to move and it laughed at me. I opened my eyes for a second and saw a chin, it kinda looked like the chin from the dude that is evil in princess and the frog, but that is not the point. Also, i don't understand time when I'm in this transition. I remembered i was watching a show but i was really tired and told my alexxa to make a timer for 20 minutes. I went to sleep forgot about that timer and woke up paralyzed, my show was playing and realized i turned off my show before i went to sleep. Realized it had to be a dream, but it felt so real. It looked like my room, detailed and everything yet when i got out of my sleep paralysis and raised my leg, my leg wasn't there so i had to keep moving until i actually broke the sleep paralysis (i don't even know what i meant there), I woke up for real got up, brushed my teeth, and then my alexxa timer went off. I got so frightened to know that all that happened in 20 minutes. There so many more things i have with my sleep paralysis like head vibrations, lucid dreaming, and the demons singing to me which fucking scared me. All i want to know is this science, or could it possibly something else that can't be explained, or is it happening for a reason?
  115. 115 Ellie 28 Nov
    I’ll be having a bad dream, I’ll know I’m sleeping and I can tell it’s a scary dream too. I’m religious and in my dream I feel the devil around me, so I’ll try to say out loud “in Jesus name I rebuke the devil” and every single time I try to do this in my sleep, I’ll feel like I shaking or vibrating and her loud buzzing. I have to focus as hard as I can to wake up and pray.
  116. 116 Rocky 14 Nov
    People the things that you are experiencing are not a cause of a haunted house or room or anything as such however these are evil forces which work in the mind and usually the only way to get rid of this is by living according to the word of God, I would recommend everyone that is experiencing these issues to attend a HelpCentre nearest to you as they have meetings specifically for this type of occurrences as many have seen this occurrence stop by their help (including myself) I am sure that all of you will also. God bless
  117. 117 Tamara (Nickie) 14 Nov
    I experienced what I thought was sleep paralysis many years ago when I was young in Montreal from a person known to me as a Newfoundland and Labrador Resident. I didn't know the situation could get hot too.
  118. 118 Christian 11 Nov
    So as far as I’ve read nothing on this site explains what happened to me two nights ago. I’ve had sleep paralysis once before this event, but what happened the other night was not while I was sleeping. So I tried going to sleep around 1am and I woke up every hour or so because it was slightly hot in my room and I was thirsty. Anyways at 6am I was having a dream that I was at a restaurant with my family and an old lady waitress asked if she could get us anything else and I was about to say in the dream, “ can I get a water?” And before I could say it I woke up and I said “can I get a water?” Out loud and awake and I thought to myself like why did I still say that even though I already woke up? About 5 seconds later I close my eyes and as soon as I close my eyes I hear a water bottle crinkling in the distance, and I was thinking like wtf and then it crinkled again but it sounded like it was right next to me now and then before i could even think a man’s voice in a neutral  tone says “no problem no problem no problem no problem no problem” and every time it said it I could feel something getting closer and closer to my face to the point where it felt like it was so close it could have kissed me. Meanwhile I can’t open my eyes, mouth, or move a muscle and then I snapped out of it and nobody was there. I just laid there shocked with my eyes wide open for a solid minute before moving as quickly as I could to turn on the lamp directly behind me. And as I turned it on I looked down at the end of my bed and I saw the darkest figure I’ve ever seen but all I could see was an arm and I could tell it was about not even 6’0ft tall with a normal body weight and as the light turned on it disappeared. So I sat up in bed with my legs criss cross just thinking wtf and all of a sudden i start having uncontrollable shaking and out of nowhere tears start flooding out of my eyes but I’m not controlling this, it was as if something was doing this to me as if I was a puppet. That lasted for about 15 minutes then it stopped. As a background note, I didn’t charge my phone that night because when I went to sleep I was too lazy to walk over and plug it in, but when I went to sleep it was at 81% anyway. And I heard rumors of how goes travel through energy and electricity, once I stopped shaking, I looked at my phone and it was at 97%. I still have no idea what to think of that. After I saw that though i got in my car at around 6:30am and drove just to get the fuck away from my house. So, I’m almost positive it wasn’t sleep paralysis because it happened while I was awake and secondly at least half of what happened to me is unexplainable by psychology and I can’t explain the feeling I had. I’ve had sleep paralysis before but this has fucked me up. Ive slept about 3 hours since and it’s been two days. I still don’t know what to think of this and even if there was some explanation for all of that, I still have no idea how my phone charged itself.
  119. 119 Sheila 10 Nov
    I had this happen a few times over the years but last week it happen in daytime and I could hear whispering in my ear saying "can you hear me Sheila, can you hear me" then since the only thing I had control over was my eyes I saw this shadow that was on my left side come to my face and then kissed me on the lips. Then I was released and could move. Now this thing sounded like my ex husband whom I divorced almost 30 years ago but he died 2 years ago. I rarely even think about him, even though we shared a son together so my thoughts was is this him or is it a demon mimicking him. IDK but I felt so violated.
  120. 120 Tim Baber 06 Nov
    I forgot to put the report in my comment. The link is What I hope you take from it is it is possible to precipitate a mental illness using trauma real, referred or sublimated by monarch programming. Just google monarch programming and any wo words thatoccur o your enquiry and I can almost guarantee others have sampled this particular trauma under the ongoing testing of monarch programming. Not in every or even most cases, t took ten years being bullied each or every other night for this one to kick in. As usual the truth is better to know than amy new age drivel which hides the facts. It is just unusual that I should find myself describing a medical symptom as a mind control experiment, but it would be lazy of those people who apply monarch programming not to use such an obvious use of (harmless) trauma. If you think this is wrong say what part or parts please.
  121. 121 Tim Baber 05 Nov
    Your definition is bang on. I have been reporting medical symptoms to do with monarch programming for a decade as beachhutman on twitter. Some would say it is a medical condition but for a decade I have had multiple nightly and sometimes in full awareness forced motor activity. In this decade routine has seen some inserted torture with spiders, rattlesnakes and similar favourite monarch programming horrors...thankfully sublimated and helped through with a hypomania. My suggestion in these cases is that the symptoms are from the DSM symptomology but arrived at to better express the aims of monarch programming. My angle has been the cultural expressions, triggers and reinforcers. That there is a hidden industry precipitating human responses to trauma (sublimated) may be seen by a report I wrote. And when I say it is capable of inserting horrors into a subjects presentation bhmversusmengele shows how far down this tree of knowledge I have fallen. I would say down the rabbit hole but that sort of descriptor only serves to obfuscate the science. I guess this is a worldwide thing since it is very old in gestation, using until recent times pain, drugs, hypnosis or the entertainment industry to fix the rauma sublimated in our cultures. Yes these individual sympoms are part of a grammar of illnesses, but monarch imitates nature and makes it more so. My final thought, I suppose amidst all broadcast entertainment, news and advertising we are seeing trauma represented about 80% of the time. In the 60's the films The Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland were common carriers for much of the monarch load in our culture...I have discovered from thousands of USA sources. But monarch is hungry for all nationalities and whilst once orphans and slaves were measures of its activity, today it seems what was once restricted to rulers and potentates is percolating down the line to we the people, since it is a hungry bastard of the mind.
  122. 122 nelly 22 Oct
    I just had my first sleep paralysis last night (im 17yrs old) and it was scary af i counted move a muscle nor open my eyes or speak and i tried speaking but I only let out mumbles and apparently it woke up my sister and i could hear her telling me to shut up over and over again and i heard my dog bark very low, so i was awake its just i couldn't see anything and i felt like a really strong force or a type of person pressuring me down and then it went away and i was able to turn around and gasp for air since i was laying on my back when it happened. Idk what it was cuz it surely wasnt a scared to sleep now lol
  123. 123 Sheela Malaysia 19 Oct
    I experienced it when I was 5years old.I was sleeping on my back and facing the ceiling with my parents.I was in the middle.I suddenly saw a huge monster kind figure..hairy with horns and ugly face..looked more like a beast.It jumped on me and sat on my tummy and strangled me.I was screaming loud and trying to reach my mum and dad but cudn't reach them and they cudn't hear me.after a few seconds the creature flew up the ceiling again.I still remember it having huge wings.I told my parents and they told me it was a bad dream.After a few years I had the same experience a few times when I was pregnant..And later..when I became spiritual and closer to God I did see it a few times but this time It did not attack me but stood a little far from me and when I looked at it..I saw it more clearly it had soo much of sores on its face..and filled in holy spirit when I said go away in Jesus name..I am here you do not have the right to be just left..I know it is difficult to belief but it is the thruth.Actually after years..I was just telling all my experiences to my son..after I told made me curious to look online what was I seeing and experiencing..and here I found soo many stories similar to mine..Please do not make is the thruth that we experienced..and I belief there is ghost and supernatural power in us..because in later part of my life..I did not see it in my sleep or dreams but present at my house at the staircase and once at my gate.
  124. 124 Jacq 14 Oct
    I have had a few episodes in my life where I can’t move in my dream, feel paralyzed and I am trying to talk and I think I am scared, but in reality it comes out as a wailing, literally like an old woman wailing and sounding ghost like. We heard my grandmother edit in her sleep once and my husband tells me I sound like that. I can kind of hear myself and there’s a conscious disconnect between what I’m trying to say and what’s coming out (bc I’m feeling paralyzed) 
    anyone else get this? 
  125. 125 Darae Park 13 Oct
    I've never knew what sleep paralysis was until one day my friend told me about it in 2013 when I was in grade 7. She told me about seeing shadows and unable to move or speak and it shocked me because I thought I was the only one to experience that. I had my first sleep really terrifying paralysis during the start of the school. I had such a messed up sleeping schedule and one day my two younger sisters decided to play monopoly in my room until late (3am). I fell asleep on my bed (on my stomach, never slept on my back) and I woke up in a weird state. I remember being strangled so badly and being able to see myself from the top corner of my room being strangled by a dark figure. I had my light on in my room (a lamp) so I could see a faint yellow light on my desk and everything else around me was complete grey (like black and white). It was so terrifying because I felt being strangled and I could see myself being strangled at the same time. I screamed, tried to move but it didn't work. This went on for a minute and when I woke up I yelled at my sister for not waking me when I screamed for help. They were so confused and after that I never questioned it. Then that's when my friend told me about it, I explained to her my experience and I decided to search it up, SHOULD NEVER HAVE. Just made myself shit myself again. Never search up sleep paralysis on google at night, especially the images. My second most memorable sleep paralysis was when I moved to my new house years later (2016). When you wake up in sleep paralysis, you know. It's that eerie feeling, the atmosphere is built different. I woke up and automatically knew I was in it even though I never had it in a long time (had two more experiences before but wasn't too impactful). I woke up and just knew I was in sleep paralysis. The more I get sleep paralysis, the more prone I get to it (It's harder to get out). At this stage I'm able to move VERY slowly, like i'm able to move my fingers and certain body parts VERY slowly. it's like i'm in water trying to run or when you have a dream of running and you gradually feel like you're running slower. Basically I moved my leg (sleeping on my stomach, always do) and I feel a leg on it's knees on my bed, AS SOON as i make contact, the body moves and crawls onto my back and starts to strangle me. The body felt small, like a boy, it definitely wasn't older than the age of 9. Here I am dying and trying my best to wake from it and then I feel another entity on the left side of my bed. It's a little far from me (around 2m away) near my desk. It starts to whisper to the "boy" and the boy stops immediately. I'm SHOOK because I have never heard anything during my past sleep paralysis experiences. Hearing things during it wasn't in my dictionary. But I heard whispering and when the boy stopped and was LISTENING to it communicate I also tried my best to understand it. But i couldn't, it sounded like a language but I couldn't comprehend it. Best way to describe it is it sounded like whispering. I completely freaked out because these two were COMMUNICATING IN FRONT OF ME. The person who was whispering felt like an older man, definitely. Idk but I woke up shortly after that and couldn't sleep for the next 2 hrs. I had a few more after that, but I recently just got two this week which is very unusual because i don't get them often. I basically had someone strangle me, no audio and no other entity. But yeah I got into a lot of spiritual content and activity since 2017 and this might sound crazy but I sometimes wish I can get sleep paralysis on command. I tried to communicate the last two times but when I tried saying "hello" it doesn't react. It's like it can't hear me at all. Me and my friends talk a lot about this since we're all so spiritually curious and my Chinese friend told me it's bad to sleep with a mirror in front of your bed or facing you when you're sleeping. I have a direct full body length mirror in front of my bed facing me. I also have crystals (bought them for fun, didn't believe in the healing or magic of it that much) in my room with my tarot cards and when I put them away to charge (apparently we need to charge them under the moonlight) at my window, I get sleep paralysis that night. This probably sounds psycho lol and unrealistic, but it's 100% true whether you want to believe it or not. Keep in mind my sleeping schedule is usually very messed up when I do get sleep paralysis. Science can say all they want about this topic and back it up, but sometimes I feel like we have this portal that allows entities to pass. Like something from a different frequency or dimension. Also these shadow beings don't have any features to them, for me anyways. I can only point out height, but otherwise it looks straight up like a shadow (normal weight), nothing unique. I also saw these shadows when I was completely sober in the daytime. In grade 4 I woke up and when I wake up I go straight to my parents room which is right next to mine. If i leave my room i'm facing the washroom and onto my right is my parents room. I remember waking up and seeing a shadow that reminded me of my dad and i followed it down the hallway. it disappeared then re appeared, but this time it reminded me of my mom then it disappeared right when I got to the door. I remember thinking wth? and then ran to my parents room. I never questioned it because it was so fuzzy and it didn't scare me. But that was my first time seeing shadows (wasn't sleep paralysis). I've only seen that shadow twice including that one time, but it's been almost 7 yrs since the last time I did when it was fully daytime and I wasn't in sleep paralysis. 
    Honestly if anyone were to experience this, the last thing you want to do is freak out. This also might sound crazy but experience it, don't just freak out and go ape. That's the last thing that will wake you up. You want to freak out to an extent, focus on waking your body without freaking out. I've tried moving my fingers and it doesn't work anymore. At this point I'm able to move certain body parts. So you want to focus on your body and really pull your body to wake up, making a sound wont do anything either. I usually get my chest area or upper body to move suddenly. I also woke up from sleep paralysis by calming down then sinking into my pillow, i sort of gave up trying to wake up and just laid there then woke up. Tonight i'm removing my crystals and sleeping in the complete dark, I need answers. This can't be just some science reason to why we get it. But yeah if you want to know more or want to talk about it email me! (it's a stupid email but would rather give this than my business email lol). I'm pretty amateur to the spiritual community but I have a lot of experience with sleep paralysis and sensing spirits, especially since I have spiritual friends too. 
  126. 126 Lourdes 07 Oct
    last night I was sleeping on my stomach, I felt my body being squeezed tightly with my blanket and felt a body against mine, it felt like someone was right next to me. I tried to scream and I tried to open my eyes but I couldn't do anything, it was very frightening and this is like my 3rd time ever. I was suddenly able to open my eyes and move normally, it was very traumatizing and scary. It really felt like there was someone there with me.
  127. 127 Amanda 23 Sep
    I had sleep paralysis light night. I was sleeping on my stomach and I “woke up” to noises, as if there were several people in the room talking at the same time. I noticed a shadow figure that looked like a little girl right next to me, just looking at me. I was able to kind of make another shadow person out a bit further away. I began to notice that it was getting hard to breathe. It felt as if someone was sitting on my back, and my lungs were being crushed. I felt a bunch of hands grab me all of over. I attempted to make grunting noises and call my boyfriends name (he was sleeping right next to me). I’m not even sure if the noises that I thought I was making were real or if it was just in my head. My boyfriend didn’t wake up to them but, then again, he’s a very deep sleeper. Finally, with what felt like several long minutes later, I was completely awake and able to move. I sat up and I was panting. I’ve had sleep paralysis before but I was always on my back and never had an issue with my breathing. This episode really freaked me out. Kind of scared to sleep tonight. 
  128. 128 Supremovik 18 Sep
    I experience this and currently I am in a state where i tell myself that it is a dream and always try to come out. What i also realised is, this normally happens to me, when i eat lot of carbs rich diet before sleeping. Try to cut your carbs and sugar rich dinner and check if this helps you.
  129. 129 brittany 11 Sep
    so, last night (well, tonight really because I'm still laying in bed shaken up, unable to go back to sleep) i was having a really bad dream. my husband and i were in our room in our house, and there was this force that would come through, almost like running rounds, and every time he would come he would kill us. but we couldn't die and pass on. we would just be reset again, living in fear that the thing would be back to kill us again and again and again. it was a really messed up dream. but i woke up from it. there was no paralysis, no confusion, no seeing entities. i was laying in my bed, perfectly awake and aware, trying to readjust myself, get cozy and fall back asleep. i rolled over from my side onto my back and closed my eyes to go back to sleep when i felt it. several hard, shocking pokes on the bottoms of both of my feet. like someone was tapping or jabbing me hard on the soles of my feet from the foot of the bed. and THAT'S when the paralysis set in. my husband was asleep on the sofa on the other side of the room and i could see him. i kept trying to call out to him to help me and i felt myself screaming as hard as i could, but i couldn't get the sound out passed my lips. it was like someone had their hand over my mouth. and the harder i would scream, the less i could see my husband, like the hand moved up to cover my eyes too. and then finally i was freed. i immediately woke my husband up, freaked the fuck out. but i was like stuck with fear. i couldn't move.i didn't know if i had fallen back to sleep without realizing it and maybe the whole thing was just some dream but it all felt so real and i don't recall a point of falling asleep or a point of waking up. it all just feels like an awakened, paralyzed state. I'm really shaken up.
  130. 130 Caroline 08 Sep
    Can you have this happen and still be able to move and  speak?I wokeup the other nightonly to seea person dressed as asoldier by mybedroom door he was pointing a rifle at me. It gave me quite a fright as you can imagine but I have a dressing gown hanging on the back of the door so rationalised that that it had something to do with that and it was my imagination I turned over and went back to sleep. When I lived In my previous house I used to wake up all the time in the night and see strange black mist floating above my head. I used to reach up and wave my hand through it. I used to ewake up after falling asleep on the sofa and see large spider things and shadow people. But I used to be able to get up immediately upon seeing them and walk around the house. No paralysis. Incidently I used to also see shadow people in the house when I was awake during the day. Im trying to think of a rational explanation for these occurrences.,obecause sincemoving to a new house I don't see theshadows anymore. Making me come to the conclusion that my last house washaunted.!So can these things happen without the associated paralysis?o
  131. 131 Arleth bejarano 07 Sep
     Alright guys I get sleep paralysis once twice to three times a day And I understand it can be traumatizing but if you don’t learn to overcome your sleep paralysis you’re always going to be scared of falling asleep. So the first time I got it  I remember opening my eyes and seeing a white fog 3 feet away for me I heard  whispering and I’m used to seeing spirits so I thought to myself what is it looking for because I felt looking for something  when I tried to speak I couldn’t that’s when I realize I couldn’t breathe and that’s when I panicked but I didn’t know what to do.  Then I started seeing dark shadows demons trying to suffocate me a girl standing and staring at me a dark shadow staring at me knelt down next to my bed.  EVERY TIME YOU GET SLEEP PARALYSIS JUST REMEMBER ITS NOT REAL JEEP TELLING YOURSELF THAT THEN WHEN U ARE READY TELL YOURSELF TO WIGGLE YOUR TOES!!! AND REMEMBERED ITS NOT REAL. SOMETIMES YOU CAN FORCE YOUR EYES SHUT AND THEN WIGGLE YOUR TOES ! it has nothing to do with religion sometimes it’s not enough sleep, insomnia, narcolepsy etc. 
  132. 132 Bridget 04 Sep
    I would wake up in the middle of the night and struggle to fall asleep afterwards. After an hour or two of lying awake, the room would become unbearably hot. I would take off my night shirt and alternate between covering myself with blanket and kicking it off my body. Throughout this time I would get a sense that Im not alone and sometimes feel a spank on my behind which would make me wonder if I had fallen asleep for a moment and dreamt the whole thing. Yet the slap on my behind felt real and made me jump. At times I would hear whispers on my ear in a language I do not understand and a touch on my back, slight but heavy on my soul as it feels me with fear. I would then be unable to move and pray out loud. Pray the Lord"s prayer and when no relief is comjng I would shoutout Jesus's name and ask for His h
  133. 133 Sally 01 Sep
    I came to this site searching for a similar experience that happened to me. I have been having headaches, changes in my blood pressure and tachycardia often since around 2 months (I'm currently treating me) But, last night I went to sleep with a headache, woke up next day still with the headache, so I decided to sleep again. As a I was sleeping I felt that my headache increased, I felt as if heavy objets where falling down on me, I tried to called for my mom to wake me up, but she wouldn't hear me, I probably was only dreaming that I screamed but in reality I couldn't talk. Then as half awake half asleep, (this is where the weird part comes) I saw a red light as if coming from the ceiling lighting me, it had like an inverted triangle in the middle, and it was reaching me, and I white light was coming from inside my, I felt it as coming from my chest, I saw this white light leaving my body and then a small arm (the left one) came from the white light which was leaving my body and tried to hold on to the red light, and I started to feel a pain in my heart, as if my heart was like leaving my body, it felt like dying. I panicked and I said I don't want to die, not now, so I forced myself to wake up before the white light fully left my body and before the small hand leaving my chest reached the red light. I woke up with my headache still and probably tachycardia, but didn't want to fall asleep again. Someone has a thought to this???
  134. 134 Anonymous 30 Aug
    The first demonic dream was a few months ago. I was at a museum and I approached a werid painting of a dark shaded eye, I stared at the image and my brain had a panic attack, forcing me to wake up. Waking up in my dark room I couldn't move, I looked around and saw a dark image of a woman dressed in black. She had a tilt neck that appeared to be broken, she spoke to me, cannot remember the conversation but it was related to painting. The woman wanted me to go back to sleep and look at the painting. I know I shouldn't have, but I did, my brain was in so much pain I woke up again back to the creepy demonic woman. She was getting really angry and I had tears in my eyes. Once more again I closeed my eyes hoping to wake up but the painting was still there, making my brain feel like it was fire. I quickly woke up and the woman began to talk in a werid language really fast. With all my willpower I fell off the bed and crawled. Strange entity force pushed me back from the bedroom door. The woman said  something to me, that I will never forget " see you soon". I finally wake up in my bed confused and creeped out as if I had a dream within a dream. Please explain what happened to me
  135. 135 Larie Dawn Oaks 30 Aug
    Had dream about a dark spirt holding me down could not breath or move, I was trying to yell help but nothing would come out then a light came and I woke up and was gasping for air, and heat pounding like crazy.  I went back to sleep and the same dream again.  I had the same dream 3 time though out the night.  
  136. 136 Larie Dawn Oaks 30 Aug
    dreams about a dark spirt holding me down could breath then a light came and I woke up and was gasping for air
  137. 137 Caneron 24 Aug
    about a couple of nights ago I experienced what seemed to be like cinderblocks on each of my limbs, needless to say I could not move, my eyes were open and so were my mouth, I could not speak, only see. I attempted to shout for help but all that came out was silence, it was as if something was holding onto my vocal cords. I had attempted to get out of bed but still nothing budged. my vision soon started to fade like a vignette. Before I knew it my eyes had wandered to a corner in my bedroom, it did not matter if the room was lit up, the shadow was extending itself as if it was trying to reach me, such blood thirst in its eyes, it even had a smile stretching from the farthest corners of its eyes, no face, just blood lust and a smile. the more I tried to move the more my vision faded, no matter how many times I tried to yell, still just silence. When my vision had reached the smallest circle of light my computer screen was giving off my eyes shot open and so did my body, as if it was all a dream, but in reality i know it wasnt. It's not that im scared of this shadow but more excited, ive even tried calling for it to make its presence known again, but nothing. As if im not worthy....
  138. 138 Aogee 13 Aug
    Watch the film from 2009, Ink. Trust me.
  139. 139 Billi 06 Aug
    Something relatable has been happening to me a everytime I go in my bed I literally feel an unseen force against my body coming up my bed and just before I was unable to move or scream and all I heard was these weird sounds .. I was Wide Awake!!
    I'm also in a treatment facility and sober for over 3 months but I have 3 other roommates and I think they are starting to believe I'm going a little bit cuckoo
  140. 140 Misty Marley 05 Aug
     I have had the same dreams for a long time just recently I had a fire real close to me and it made no sense as to what caused it nobody can figure it out and I'm not ignorant I am highly educated and I didn't see any reason for it either, and curtains were above my bed and melted and passed the and of my bed  were burnt above me but I wasn't I don't know what woke me up but something woke me up i was barely able to  put the fire out  shortly after I've had things move in front of me; and I had the same dream you guys have; except I'm getting held back while standing up and demons are facing me screaming finally it progressed to where I was able to scream back at least i thought i was but no sound was coming out I was told that I even have to give into it  or keep fighting I don't have a choice my grandfather used to be a preacher so I understand a lot about that part 2 can anyone help me with this. You have a boyfriend to is Indian who even tried smudging and right after he did that it got worse so I don't know if he made it worse by doing that cuz from what I've looked up you can make it way worse if you're not sure what type of entity you're dealinall the tim e!! with and I know mine is as evil as it gets and it follows me a
  141. 141 Lloyd Coleman 05 Aug
    I experience this last night... I was awake but not awake trying to move, but I couldn’t, I even tried to scream out for help, but only found myself making a noise what I can only describe as someone heavily sedated... then while laying there my eyes turned towards the door in my room and a figure open the door.... it had a normal human outline but it was black and the only thing I that stood out was it was wearing a blue with white numbers American football jacket... I could sense it was evil as it started to walk towards me, but then I some how woke up... it’s interesting to hear I’m not alone and so are the stories.
  142. 142 Brandon Gresham 01 Aug
    About 10 years ago I went thru a divorce and moved into a an older house near Rusk, Texas. Something always seemed weird about the house and always saw shadows there. I have twins, a boy and girl, that were 5 at the time and their room was right beside mine. Well, this certain night I was asleep and it was pitch dark in my room, I woke about 3:30 and couldnt move any part of my body, only could scan with my eyes. Totally paralyzed. My girlfriend at the time was next to me asleep and the twins were in their room. I couldn't make a sound or tap her to wake her or anything. I felt this pressure on my chest and couldnt make out a figure on me but I felt it, it was evil I felt. Finally, I could move my arm and I woke her. I still couldn't really move much but she hugged me and I told her what happened after I got my speech back. She was disturbed as was I. I never said a word to my children about it. And oddly enough 10 years later my one of my twins, the boy, was talking to my mother and I heard him talking about when we lived at that old White House. He told her that he saw something in that house that haunts him to this day. Well he goes on to tell my mother that one night he woke from a sleep and saw this huge black beast that had huge red eyes and his veins on his neck were bulging, and that it had weird hooves legs that bent weirdly and it was staring at him while it crept down the hall toward my room. He then went on to tell me that he knew that me and my girlfriend were in there but he closed his eyes in fear and waited until daylight. I cant help but wonder if that was what held me down. And wonder if that was on the same night. My son isn't one that is scared easily, and never one to make anything like this up. Does anyone have any theories they could discuss with me on this? It scares me to death when it crosses my mind.
  143. 143 Cyndie 27 Jul
    I was having a nightmare I remember vaguely, I woke up terrified. I was on my side to something jumping on my back and side. I couldn’t breath or move. It lasted only 10-20 seconds,but it terrified me. I can’t explain it,and I don’t remember it happening since. I was out drinking that night,my mother told me it was a deamon. I assumed it was god trying to wake me due to drinking to much,and possibly stopping an OD.The more I thought about it,and the dream I had,it wasn’t god.In my dream it was an old man holding some kinda pill bottle with writing,and numbers. I remember him talking to me,but can’t remember what he said.Shortly after my friend died then my 18 year old niece died,then less than a year after my niece another friend died. I don’t know if any of that has anything to do with each other,but I think it was a warning.Any feed back would be appreciated.
  144. 144 Cherryl 25 Jul
    My experiences go very far back.  To about 7 years old.  Over the years they have increased in intensity to now understanding that I am fully ‘awake’ whilst dreaming.  More of a nightmare.  I am always lying on my stomach when I fall asleep or on my side.  My favourite positions.  On instance was reading a book, wide awake on my stomach when I started to hear a faint buzzing in my ears.  It started to increase and at the same time I felt as though someone was laying a lead blanket over me from feet to shoulders.  Suddenly I could not move.  The buzzing increased as though my head was right up against a car engine.  I fought the paralysis by starting to move my thumbs.  After about five seconds (which seemed like 10 minutes). Though I cannot recall the time.  I managed to pull myself out of the horrid experience fully awake.
    Another episode was far more a physical attack while fast asleep but I could vividly recall the bedroom down to the little ornaments, the chest of drawers and the door being open (as usual). Even my husband lying fast asleep next to me.  One minute I am in bed, but I get up to go to the door, only for something to pick my up and throw me against the cupboard doors and press themselves against me with the most incredible malevolence breathing into me.  I knew I was asleep and started to scream for my husband which to his opinion came out as though I was drunk.  He brought me out of my nightmare, yet this has not ended.

    A few weeks ago I yet again experienced this horrid ‘paralysis’ where something suddenly lay on me out of no where, though I knew it was there.  I recognised it and it knew it.  Yes I know you all think I am crazy.  Next thing it is on me with such a loud deep growling? Pinning me to the bed.  That is when I turned towards that noise and actually ‘confronted’ it.  I had enough and started to listen and ask myself what it was.  Although I was scared, the anger I suddenly felt help me confront this sleep paralysis and (touch wood) I have not suffered since.  Though I do feel now and then it lingers around.  Since then I have experienced while awake strange things.  But that’s another story.
  145. 145 Deborah Shelton 19 Jul
    I was being tormented in my sleep some years ago, I could hear myself screaming and crying out for help.  There was something holding me down, and I was unable to wake myself up.  A few minutes later while still sleep, my father came into my room, sat on my bed and woke me up.  He told me everything was alright and it was just a bad dream.  The next day while at breakfast, I thanked my father for coming and waking me out of my sleep and telling me everything was alright, my father looked at me bewildered and said, baby I never entered your room.
  146. 146 Jayden 17 Jul
    When I was 5 years old, I had a terrible  expirience at night. I remember me just waking up and I heard the old mcdonald song. I figured it was nothing and I tryed to go back to sleep.  I closed my eyes and imediently opened them to the sound of a ballon poping. By this point, I got scared. I tryed going back to sleep. I blinked and then after I opened my eye again, I saw it. A apperition with a sweater on hanging from my head. It screamed "MEA!" I yelled. I still remember that day.
  147. 147 Ernestina 15 Jul
    I will always see a man in a black long coat with no face ...and last month i heard my kids father screaming in agony telling me help me and certain things noone knows and he kept saying dont leave me hear follow my voice ..and mind u i was sober ! And i saw him a day later he said i was crazy 
  148. 148 Shem 10 Jul
    It had happen to me several times but last night was the worst i could'nt move for about ten minutes until i feel like giving up n then i saw someone with me beside my bed. He was bery tall with no face at all n he wears a suit, i got so scared that i started shouting at him n he told me to come with him n i deny n i just prayed thinking that this was it n i got back to my senses n i could move. I was shaken n terrified but then i got angry that that happened n went to sleep n woke up next morning with a vengance to whoever that was that happen to me last night.
  149. 149 Aly 06 Jul
    This morning I was talking to my gramma and was laying in bed. I started falling asleep and suddenly I started hearing whispers in my left ear. I tried to move my head up but I couldnt. While this was happening I could still hear my gramma talking and I was laying on my stomach..i tried to scream and scream and each time I thought it was real but my gramma just kept talking. I could blink but that was the only thing. I felt as if I was being held down on the bed. Finally after fighting and fighting for about 5 minuets I was finally able to sit up and screamed. Ive heared about this before but  it had never happend to me. I thought if it did I would be prepares but I really wasnt. It was the scariest thing ive expierenced. Im 14, and study these things but it was unexplainble. 
  150. 150 Johnathen Vaquerano 06 Jul
    I had a dream about a haunted wardrobe. I was in a dark and the only thing I can see was this old Victorian wardrobe, then this feeling af fear and despair, dread coming over me. Then I heard the voice of a woman crying say why did u leave me.the all of a sudden these arms grab me and try dragging me under the wardrobe I never had a dream that felt soo real.i had all my senses I could feel everything.the are,the wooden floor,the breath or the women.
  151. 151 Zulema Cruz 27 Jun
    today at about 5:00 a.m I finally decided to go to sleep, as SOON as I closed my eyes, I started hearing very loud rings in my ears. I opened my eyes and everything was shaking, I was paralyzed I couldn’t move whatsoever, I was barley even able to move my eyes. I then started hearing an elderly woman laughing loud in my ear.. I was so scared I closed my eyes, opened them and on the left side of my I saw a black figure, I couldn’t tell what it was but it scared me I was trying so hard to ask god to help me but I was just so scared I couldn’t even think. next thing you know that black figure got its hand and rubbed it across my face.. I finally woke up and the next morning my sister noticed that I had a big scratch in my nose... this is the worst one I experienced yet. 
  152. 152 Anni 24 Jun
    So this happened to me just last night. About 3 in the morning, I had felt that something held me down and I couldn’t move. Although I could see and breathe. Then my lights went off.( Before I went bed I had accidentally left my lights and TV on. Oops!) But I had seen a tall, skinny, black, shadow standing there. He had also worn a like top hat and a coat. He just stood there and watched me. But then his hand went down as if he were to choke me. And then, he disappeared and I could move. I quickly got up and turned on the light. He was gone and I did research on him. He is the “Top Hat Demon”. After that I went to bed and had a bad dream about him. I hope this never happens again.
  153. 153 Connor 23 Jun
    I have experienced sleep paralysis twice. So one time, I woke up at 3:16 am and I saw my light switch turn down (I have a dimmable light) and click as my light fully went out. I then suddenly couldn't move as if something was stopping me from moving. I looked in the corner of my room by my light switch and I saw something. The best way to describe her was she looked a bit like Samara from the ring (white dress, tall, black hair draped down her face) but I got a kind of evil vibe from her. She was just crouched there, staring into my soul. After about 10 seconds, she suddenly disappeared and I could suddenly move again. I ran to my light switch and turned it up. It clicked which meant it had manually been turned down showing me that it was real and wasn't a hallucination or a dream. The second time, I woke up at 6 am and I suddenly couldn't move. I felt something move closer to me and then I felt whatever it was kiss me on the back (like it had lips). As soon as it kisses me, I span around but by the time I did, I only managed to see a hint of black before it vanished completely. I still have no clue what that second spirit looked like. I don't want to experience that evil sleep paralysis again...
  154. 154 Aiden 23 Jun
    So I believe in demons and spirits and ghosts and other things like witchcraft but I was lying down and then I felt a weird feeling you know that one you get when someone is watching you yeah well I got that feeling and I heard a noise and jumped up to see what it was nothing at all and then I spotted peeking around the corner of my open closet it was a man with a huge grin and wide eyes I asked who he was and he said this “I’m the one who gives you nightmares I’m the one who gives you fear I’m the one who takes the dead and whispers in your ear”, then my tv went out and he appeared in the corner of my room then the tip of my bed and said “I’m the one who hears your secrets I’m the one who hurts your head I’m the one I’m the one who is always watching you asleep in your bed”, the he scratched me on the arm and I woke up with the pain and scratch on my arm
  155. 155 Hailey 18 Jun
    One time when I was about 10 or 11 i was staying at my aunts house laying on the couch and I woke up at like 12 and I looked over and saw a tall man with sharp finger nails and a hat. He started taking the hat off and when he did he was bald and and just looked really really creepy. I started freaking out but couldn’t move. He reached down with one finger nail and cut my stomach. Finally after a couple minutes I fell back asleep. At around 1:00am I woke back up because I heard the clock ticking louder than it normally does. And then I heard a lawn mower start outside. The next day I woke up and looked at my stomach and the cut was still there from the “creepy green man with long nails” that I saw. I showed my mom and told her everything that happened. A lot of years have passed and I still remember that. Like every detail of it. I don’t know what caused it, some say that neighborhood was “haunted” or something and I believe it was Bc of other paranormal stuff that’s happened to me there.
  156. 156 Hopsin 14 Jun
    ok so I’ve just awoken from a dream and it went like this I laid back in a chair and I can’t move my arms are to my sides an I have 1leg up on a little chair. When I try to wake I can’t move my arms feel so heavy an when I touch them there solid and hard, and when I bring them up to look at there invisible. I felt like I was dead, I’ve had sleep paralysis before but something about this time was different 
  157. 157 Larry 13 Jun
    I've been studying this and acting like I'm asleep this thing sits ontop of you checks your eyelids to see if you're asleep slowly creeps upon you and I'm not sure what else it does I know on meth I felt a spirit press down on my cover and seduce me I'm not sure what this thing does when I'm asleep haven't acted asleep long enough and I've been sober for a looooong time now it wasn't just the drugs I'm not trippin people!
  158. 158 Iman 12 Jun
    Reading these comments - heavy chills. Me too.had visits in many forms. It could be as one sitting on my cheast breathing mouth to mouth, or rather just holding over my mouth. Not like I felt refreshed with air. Paralized I couldn't Easily move or talk but I did not give up (might have happen about 10 times from age 21-24) and eventually I would 'awake' myself. Before this became something frequent, so .. Maybe the first time, I called for 'Allah!!!' And I am telling you - within a second(!) - the demon/evil left me.totally con fused why did i say Allah and not 'Gud' - God in swedish - It took me you years to put the pieces together.. But in Love - today I am a Swedish girl of origin, being a Muslim since about 5 years back and even though I also think one evil left the guy/girl who called for Jesus, as a comment mentioned; but Go straight for the creator instead a( he knows the evil inside out, created it too and knows how to cure us) and not his beloved prophets or angels. I beeegggeedd to just start a 'new life' start clean. And wow.. He gave me litteraly new life, islam when adhering to it foreal real and remaining a muslim ofc, removes All sins and let you keep your good deeds. May Allah show you real Islam and Fear our God and Love our God, not these little rascals called my so many names. Fear Allah and make his severe warnings - change your lifestyle... And if u wish guys. I would not mind answering emails from those who seek genuine help. 

  159. 159 Sarina 10 Jun
    this happens to me when I would be really really tired and I fall asleep without trying to if that makes sense. I feel trapped in my body and know someone else is with me. One time I floated on my grandmothers couch and felt like I was being abducted but I know this wasn’t real because I had the blanket on me in the morning and in this “dream”?i had no blanket on and I distinctly remember my feet floating uncovered. In another episode the “old hag” sat on my chest once and told me to do something unspeakable and it makes me sick to this day. I have not had these episodes happen to me lately. But I do remember having lucid dreams as a child flying through my grandmothers house where I could see her cooking in the kitchen I flew over the child gate in the living room saw my sleeping cousins and I and I left out the front door and flew down the street. Chilling and beautiful. 
  160. 160 Sheff 09 Jun
    There are things that go bump in the night if you look in its eyes you will see straight into its soul unfortunately for me I know this to be true
  161. 161 Old Hag 09 Jun
    This morning(06/09/19), I was sleeping on My Right Side. I am 3 Months Pregnant and had a Dream That Aint was in a House That was unknown for some reason my mother was there but in the kitchen to what sounds like washing dishes. I, was in a bedroom with an very “Elderly Hispanic Woman” That was laying in a bed. She was alive and woke non verbal though. At first she was holding my Left Thumn gently while I was watch a movie that wasn’t real. Then I felt her grip getting stronger and stronger then she began squeezing. I kept yelling “Let my hand go” then every time I yelled for my mother my voice kept going in and out like o was horse. Then She Say Up and opened her mouth wide as possible. It was black and she kept leaning towards me almost like she wanted to put her mouth on me, but every time she leaned towards me I would lean back. All while she was still holding/squeezing my thumb. I finally pulled my thumb away and that’s when I woke up. I guess this is sleep paralysis but then again I am Pregnant. I feel it was a demon trying to either take anybody soul or My unborn baby.
  162. 162 Corey 08 Jun
    Shortly after i got an Ouija board the old hag started attacking me. safe to say i gave the board away shortly after my first attack. ive once been told the old hag is a nightmare that a witch cast on you. Ive experienced the loud buzzing, heavy weight on my chest and even met her. I always sleep with a bible under my mattress and cant sleep on my back anymore.
  163. 163 John 03 Jun
    I have experienced being paralyzed i remember all my dreams from beginning to end i know how scary it can feel specifically when you see and hear the one responsible. Ill tell you how to what to do exactly so It will stop from happening again first step. Start medition to gain more awareness, memory, and consciousness to the point when your having a dream you will be fully aware of it being a dream second illuminate fear dont be scared no mater what it cant hurt you its a dream because fear is fuel to the unpleasant visitor. Good luck everyone. 
  164. 164 J.p. soto 25 May
    I have had two different people tell me when there sound asleep, that the old lady is here for me. What does this mean I've had so much supernatural stuff happen to me my whole life and always wanted to know why.
  165. 165 JS 23 May
    Extremely interesting reading this.
    From the age of about 4, I used to have a mans body with horns come out from the wardrobe next to my bed and try and grab me. I couldn't move or speak.
    After what seemed a long time I would be able to move, but it would block my exit. I would try to get to my bedroom door to alert my Dad, but I could only move but not make a sound.
    When I eventually made it to the bottom of the stairs, as my parents were upstairs, this thing would teleport itself to the top of the stairs in an instant. When I finally managed to whimper and my dad would open his bedroom door at the top of the stairs, this thing would disappear.
    This I rememember went on for a year or so until we moved..
    This thing frightened me and I remember seemingly knowing it was evil.
    One thing which bugs me is that I remember agreeing with some deal against my will with this thing for it to go away i
  166. 166 mia 22 May
    I have a PhD in psychology and was a registered  nurse for 12 years. I have studied science, use a scientific objective mindset on almost everything. However, there are two things that I CANNOT justify in any form. The first time it happened I was 17 and sleeping in the bed with my mother. I woke up and could not move, could not scream, just observe. I saw this black mass of some sort with NO FEATURES. The closer it got the more terrified I became. Then all of a sudden I could move and I woke my mother.  The second time this happened I was 39 years old. I was asleep in the bed with my husband. I woke up and again I could not move. Again, I saw this black mass standing or present beside me. Then I saw a white mass with faint human features pass by door. The black mass immediately left. I know I was not in a dream state because I got out of bed and recalled every second of the terror. WHAT does this energy want? What was that white figure? I almost forgot. When I was 16 my grandmother died and we engaged in the wake in our home. 3 days later around 2 or 3 am I woke up to see her standing in the doorway but she was like a formed cloud with VERY distinct features, and she was YOUNG, i know it was her because I had seen pictures of her. However, my parents thought it was the trauma of her death. PLEASE, can someone validate what this was?
  167. 167 A.W. 22 May
    So I'm just sitting doing nothing I close my eyes
    a creature indescribable walked into my room and told me I was not ready and just left, I open my eyes and around 2 hours had gone by, not sure if this was a dream that was so REAL it took place where I was currently residing
    Anyway it's left me pondering the possibility of subconscious conversations.
  168. 168 Sophie 21 May
    Last night I got this prints when I woke up can someone help me understand what they can be 
  169. 169 The Old Hag? 20 May
    Deep down, I know "the old hag" by a different name. I've known it since I first saw her when I was very young. Nobody ever told me - I just know. I'm looking for anyone else who "knows"... If you think you do, leave a comment - but don't tell your answer here. I'll check back soon. KU-WI-3891.
  170. 170 Stephen 20 May
    I experienced a heaviness while sleeping and could not move or speak.  I knew it was evil and tried to speak but couldn't.  Suddenly my mouth loosed and I yell "Jesus" and immediately the heaviness left.  It was a demon and the name of Jesus rebuked it.  I was living in sin at that time and I encourage you to accept Jesus as your savior and pray for his protection.
  171. 171 Gaye 19 May
    I think there is sleep paralysis and then there are other things that science cannot measure with the tools of this world so therefore sleep paralysis is all it can be.  What if these things affect or cause it? I also think that there are different kinds of dreams and I wonder if some of our dreams are affected or orchestrated by a lot of these dark beings.  I worked for 911 for 20 yrs and it didn't really start until I was around 40ish.  Dark being (purple colored energy and I can't move at least 1/2 hr after I am well awake and need to potty.  If anyone doesn't believe you then they haven't dealt with them.  I think a lot of us are interacting with beings that coexist ithatn this plane and when we dream we coexist in their plane.  I think if we were taught how to really develope spiritually and if we were taught that they and angels and probably a whole lot more are natural to existance just like God it could help more of us to feel like were not making it up or crazy or expain it away. I can't tell you how relieved I am to see all these posts cause it gets so lonely cause you're either psychotic or just crazy and heaven forbid you talk about it.  We should form a support group for our soecial group. Please hang in there everyone...Gaye
  172. 172 Felicia 19 May
    I don't believe the scientific explanation. I had this "sleep paralysis " every single night for 8 months when I was 13. Wake up terrified, cant move, can barely breathe,  and a dark figure in a cloak maybe, would just stand off to the side and watch me struggle. I am now 36 and whatever was in my room when I was 13 attached itself to me and I cant get rid of it. It has caused my life to be horrible, I get feelings of rage and sadness that are not my feelings,  negative thoughts that arent mine, door bell ringing at night and noone there, knocking on my childrens bedroom doors, lights going off and on, things moving in front of me. And it is all NEGATIVE. And as far as the dark figure that used to sit off to the side and he runs the show. Stands directly in front of me when I am awake and stares at me. He terrifies me. I recently started sleeping with the lights on. It comes and goes butit's getting bad again. I just pray 2 God I make it thru another round with this thing. I'm so tired no matter how much I sleep,and sick, and depressed....I want to be normal. Sleep paralysis is a term to describesomething they cant explain. This is real and there really is something there in the dark watching. I've seen it and I don't want to anymore. 
  173. 173 B white 18 May
    After my brother died when I was 3 I started seeing red blinking eyes on the wall watching me and would be so scared that I couldn't move. I also heard foot steps in the living room coming towards my bedroom and the eyes would disappear. I use to sit up in my sleep and even sleep walk. As I got older I started having insomnia but would still dream while awake. Now all of my dreams are so vivid. I have a hard time with differentiating them with reality. 
  174. 174 Samantha 14 May
    Everyone once in awhile I have Sleep paralysis where I’m being held down and can’t move, but this “thing” keeps pulling my blanket from me. During this my “dream self” will try to warm my parents but they will never believe me. This time my dream self recorded myself sleeping and thus it showed me tugging at a blanket where no one was on the other end. I showed my “dream dad” the video and he didn’t wanna see the bullshit and didn’t have time to deal with it. So I fell back asleep in my dream, and the “thing” came after me again, this time I chased it and asked it to come out, and this scary little girl appeared. I asked her name and her name was Suzy. She then asked what my cat and dogs names are in a scary tone, so I lied. I think some how she sensed I was lying and her smile on her face stared to change. I tried to wake up but I was held down. Then suddenly I woke up. I’ve only been asleep for 3 hours.
  175. 175 Unknown Character 13 May
    When I was little I saw a little monster, he always tried to get me. But it stopped when I turned eight. Except it wasn't at night it was during the day. The monster just kept staring and didn't move. The monster moved closer everyday, and it grew more and more. To the point it was almost in my dreams and in reality. I was so scared I live near a city to stay close to everyone. 
  176. 176 Nicole Garces 09 May
    Happening to me i was very young my 3 seeing a ghost  then now im 22 old years i see still ghost 
  177. 177 Sage 06 May
    my boyfriend is hearing buzzing in his head and he cant control himself and he cuts himself... and i think it has to do with a demon. so i just click on the first link.
  178. 178 Be Fearless 02 May
    Most of what you see are your own manifestations. Next time you have a sleep paralysis, DON’T FREAK OUT and see what that does for you.. Try to RELAX your body and BREATH calmly. Whatever you do see is HARMLESS. When has a spirit or ghost or demon attacked anyone? Haha... the mind is a very powerful place and u can control it. Everyones stories about their own manifestations are very different and very alike. Because some of us don’t all think the same and some of us do.
  179. 179 :): 01 May
    Why isn't sam and dean doing anything about this??? (Im joking)
  180. 180 anonymous 01 May
    is it bad that i want sleep paralysis?? i just wanna see if what everyone is saying is true..
  181. 181 Whitney 29 Apr
    I suffer from deression and anxiety and sometimes it affects the way i look at life. With what i have i realize im able to see more than others..i hear people screaming in my dreams and ive been to the point where i hear them in real life. Foot steps across the kitchen,blackouts, sleep paralysis, hauntings..i and my mother we have these dreams that end up coming true and its horrifying and i want them to stop. I dont want to see anymore deaths i dont want to know how people die, or even get hurt. i cant warn them in time either. ive seen a man hanging from a tree because he had to bury his own family in the cemetary..its scary and idk what to do with this gift i have..ive been told by my classmates that im too scary to have a girls night. i talk in my sleep and its not a good talk, my best friend told me i was talking to her like i was awake eyes open and everything. funny thing it was right at 2:58 when that happened. ive experienced Astral projection so many times ever since i was a small child. My mother even took the bible and made it stop for a few didnt fully go away..has anyone had any of this happen to them because fixing to be 19 is scaring not sure if i can get rid of this or not?
  182. 182 Ltre 21 Apr
    I have had this happen before except mine was funny I saw something that look like it was roasting another person
  183. 183 Kerry 20 Apr
    This happened to me once when I was 17. One of the scariest things i’ve ever experienced. I was home alone and taking a nap mid afternoon. When I “woke up” I could not move or talk at all. I was laying on my back and my eyes were open but I was not fully aware of what was happening. My bedroom door was open and as I looked towards it I saw a women with straight long hair start walking towards me and basically felt like I was being choked and strangled. My chest felt heavy as if I couldn’t breath and I tried so hard to move my hands until I woke up. I had no idea what this was until I looked it up in terror but I truly believe that this was a ghost coming to haunt me for whatever reason. Being home alone was one of the scariest parts.
  184. 184 Regina 19 Apr
    I remember once looking in the mirror and falling asleep you CAN SAY. IT WAS WEIRD UWU CUZ BISS I STARTED IMAGINING (OR) DREAMING OF GHOSTS AND DEMONS. when I snapped out of whatever that was after about 20 minutes, I had a large smile plastered on my face. when I realised I quickly changed my expression. I have no idea what that was but I felt like something was in me. this happened when I was ten a few years ago. weird
  185. 185 Celeste Barbosa 18 Apr
    So I am 19 years old and am a victim of sleep paralysis. I’ve probably experienced this10 since I was 16. I’ve gone through it so many times that i no longer get scared and I am able to feel when it is coming - my body will start feeling heavy and will start tingling - but just this morning the darkness took over me. It was the worst one I’ve ever experienced. I was too tired fight at first. So when it took over, of course, I became paralyzed - unable to move or speak let alone open my eyes. I tried so hard to move that I imagined myself moving when I really wasn’t. My legs were being pinned down and my arms felt like they were going to fall off from the pulling sensation I was feeling. At some point i took over the some point I took over the spirit and commanded it to leave my  presence into leave my house. But that didn’t help much so I tried it again but with Jesus’s help and said “in Jesus name, I command you to leave.” I said it over and over again in my head till I could speak it. The paralysis then weakened.
    In this experience I saw nothing yet it was still the worst one b/c I’ve never had to try so hard to get out of it. I had one in so log that a part of me had forgot how to get out of it at first.
    After I woke up i prayed. 
  186. 186 Lilah 10 Apr
    The first time it happened i was sixteen years old. When i awoke from it i heard a sound under the my bed like a pig grunting. So i ran to my older cousin's room and woke him to check under my bed and nothing was there. Fell back asleep and again i was held down, couldn't move, speak, and was being choked. I called out to Jesus in my mind over and over until it released me. It still happens to me but i wake myself up before the darkness gets a hold of me. Usually i feel myself vibrating, or my skin tingles as i am falling asleep and this is the indicator that its there waiting. So i can avoid it but the problem is i can't get a restful night rest because i have to keep constantly waking myself up. There has to be a better way. 
  187. 187 Rebecca 07 Apr
    I grew up in a very old house which was extremely haunted.  I used to feel someone grabbing my legs and shake my bed while I was completely paralyzed and unable to speak.  My sister also experienced the same things growing up.  It wasn’t until we were adults that my parents admitted to seeing ghosts in the house and being bit and and scratched.  I only had one experience upon a visit to my parents in my twenties. I felt cold and had my hair pulled out of my bun. I felt the paralysis to set in but thankfully was able to speak and told the spirit to leave me alone. Now in my most recent home, I’ve experienced paralysis on 3 occasions.  I’m unable to speak, however, I eventually am able to call out to leave me alone.  Last night was the first time I actually saw what I could only think was a demon.  I woke up several times in the night and just felt uneasy. I was alone and I felt like there was a negative presence in my home.  I woke around 5:30 to strange whispers in my ear and could feel the cold breath on my face.  I was completely paralyzed and could see a large spirit floating above me.  It looked like a black cloud but in the shape of a human shadow.  I was unable to speak at first and it sounded like I was mumbling.  I called out to my angels and Jesus for help. The cloud/shadow shot down to the side of my bed and appeared to be a small person. I yelled at it that it was not welcome in my home and to leave.  It stood there for about 30 seconds and then disappeared and I could feel my body come out of the paralysis.  It was completely exhausting and my throat is soar from yelling.  I’m happy to see I’m not alone.
  188. 188 Joseph 05 Apr
    My has been so terrible.... I don't really know what this evil people really want.... They have been disturbing me ever since I was little unit now even as am speaking with you I know they are waiting for me to rest so that they could come again please I really need help.... Why are they disturbing me does it mean I have offended them... Please help..... Even if I hold my Bible it will not work even if I shout Jesus it will not work.... I can't really explain everything... The experience is so much that I can not explain.....
  189. 189 Marion 04 Apr
    I sleep on my stomach and even so I experience the sensation of having what feels like an entity holding me down whilst it sits on my back. I can even hear it laugh at me. Although it only lasts seconds, I was able to open my eyes and see things that I could not explain, almost like a transparent hologram of figures. Very frightening. 

    Sometimes I calm out to Jesus and it works, other times it doesn’t. When it doesn’t work I tell it that all bonds and bonds are broken and it somehow weakens it. It’s a weird feeling. I also feel as though it has taken the strength and closed me bottom two chakras, almost as though it is in control of it. 
  190. 190 Ariel 25 Mar
    I have this happening to about 4 times in my ife first was unable to move or scream but I could feel my soul out of my body and just floating off my bed second time it happened I couldn't scream or move except see there I see a spirit or a demon coming out of the wall it was all black with long fingers and I tried so hard to move I could feel myself sweating then I remembered I need to wiggle my toes then I finally woke up the next time it happened I felt my soul leaving my body and there I am floating in the hallway I could see someone walking past and I remembered to wiggle my toes there I was my soul going back to my body I asked right away if that person was passing by the hallway sure enough she did and the next time it was like the first that happen my soul coming out of my body I think if we go to sleep angry or depressed this happens if you don't wiggle your toes you can die and your soul would remain this is scary the last time was about 6 7 years Ago
  191. 191 BLM 24 Mar
    I had satan actually invoke emotions of sexual arousal in my sleep, trying to get me to sin against my own body..but I immediately realize that it was getting me to sin against the sixth commandment and got very angry that I was being tricked and I said "I rebuke you Satan "over and over and it just laughed at me but it left my emotions/feelings of arousal.. I
  192. 192 Amy 17 Mar
    One thing I forgot to mention, my son said he hears a laughing and that the figure he sees is very tall. One time during sleep paralysis, my whole body began to shake uncontrollably. My son said his started in 10th Grade. I can't remember when mine started but I was a young teenager.
  193. 193 Amy 17 Mar
    I have had many many experiences of sleep paralysis. My whole body becomes paralyzed, I can't move. I can't open my eyes to see I can't open my mouth to scream. Normally I'm uncomfortable and I just want to move to get comfortable. This has happened to me since I was a teenager. I'm 37 now. The only way I have learned to break free of this is to focus on my big toe and try to move it. I can hear everything around me I just can't move. My brain is completely awake but my body is paralyzed it is terrifying. My son is 19 years old. I just opened up to him about it. He told me he has the same experiences, except he can see things. He has seen a black figure with skinny arms and legs and a wide body. It has white eyes and no neck. I don't have these experiences as much as I did in my teen years, but they still come to me sometimes. If someone is in the room with me and they sit down on the bed, it takes me out of it and wakes me up.
  194. 194 Ronnie 11 Mar
    I have experienced about 4 different episodes of some type of "night terror".  The most recent two happened within the last three months.

    I was laying in bed, when I could feel my blanket sliding off of my body.  This happened to me before so I tried to shake it off but knew that I wouldn't be able to.  I opened my eyes and saw the same dark shadow sitting at my feet.  I would try to close my eyes and hope that the feeling would go away but found myself opening my eyes and the shadow was still there.  Again, the blanket started to move off my body.  It felt like someone or something was pulling it or like something was crawling under the blanket and moving around.  The shadow was getting closer to my face.  Then, I felt something that was different than the last terror I'd experienced.  I heard a voice.  I couldn't make up the words but it was a very low haunting sound.  I couldn't move and I couldn't shake off the feeling.  It felt so real.  When I experience these episodes, I feel like I am wide awake and the shadow, the pulling of the blanket and the sounds all feel so real.  However, I eventually am able to fall asleep.  When I wake up, I look back at the moment and know that it was probably some kind of nightmare or a state of my mind where I had my eyes open but was not fully awake.  I wish I knew more about why this has happens.  

    The other type of night terror I have, my body just feels glued to the bed.  I can't move my arms, I can't speak and, again, I feel like something is there, watching me.
  195. 195 Kristina 08 Mar
    I have never spoke of my experiences,never hear of anyone with one. I lived in a house till the age of 14, I moved out. I left because of a dark tall skinny cloked man with a hat. I would wake up, this is after I refused to sleep in my room. slept o. The couch in the living room,but it starting getting worse. felling and seeing him leaning over me pressing on my stomach. I would be in a 3 dementional state,bc when I was younery I would end up sleeping in the front yard. Sleep walk, sleep talk. It got so bad my dad put locks on top of doors I coundnuc reach. Nailed my windows shut. I don't remember but one time sleep walking, bc I felt awake. I rememver looking at this man same one through the years and fighting him, I remember running through the kitchen,feeling the door handle,stopping to have a moment to say to myself ,no no don't look back. I woke up and remember falling asleep outaude. Watching as he watched me. I knew from then on he couldn't leave the house. Well this was 22 years and more ago. I have.felt and know a precence benwith me at all times. Through years be very kbown. Here within 3 weeks I have had a severe knight mare again and it's been 6 yrs since then . But Things are disappearing, and be in the spot it was supposed to be, like a game. I just want to let out some mental disabilaty, I am not crazy. I am not schizophrenic. I do have depression. I have been put away for talking about these things. I find I can only trust in myself and in my instincts and in my soul
  196. 196 Chris G 07 Mar
    I've had experiences as far back as I can remember, not constant, just on occasion, but, for me, it had always been "waking" up, realizing that I couldn't move or breathe and every time was on my back.  It was always a panic about not breathing and was always, as someone else had mentioned, a titanic effort to force myself out of it.  I had never seen or felt any presence until a few nights ago.  I was in bed with my fiancee and I was on my side facing her, she was on her back.  It was about 4am.  I opened my eyes and saw a being, all white, ageless and smooth with darkness for eyes hovering over her.  I couldn't move and when it saw me, it opened its mouth and unfurled a whip-like tongue.  I closed my eyes and forced out a noise that woke my fiancee.  She asked me what was wrong, I opened my eyes and everything was normal again, except I was still getting chills and felt residual terror.  I never want to experience that again.
  197. 197 Michelle 07 Mar
    I had my first experience with this the other night and i am 31. I do not believe it is a disease to do with sleep. After thinking i was crazy and reading the other comments i know for sure it was a spirit of fear trying to take over. I have never been so scared in my life. I woke up in the middle of the night, but it was like i was still asleep. I couldn't open my eyes, i couldn't open my mouth or move. I was screaming in the name of jesus, but no words would come out like my mouth was taped shut. I was shaking uncontrollably. By the time i screamed in the name of jesus the 3rd time my eyes were able to open, my mouth opened and i could move. I was looking around in the dark and i could feel the evil somewhere around. never seen anything or heard anything but i knew it was there. I started praying and casting out this evil from my room, from my house out loud and i felt a huge relief that it was gone. I was able to lay back down with my kids and went right back to sleep. I pray each night before bed and have been saved and the devil is trying to test me, but my God, my father is so much more powerful. He protects me and my kids. 
  198. 198 Daniel Moon 06 Mar
    had a dream I was in my kitchen and the lights were off in the living room as I could see a shadowy short fat figure appearing and making its way toward me, it ends up locking arms with me as I see its hideous face. it looks as though its face was deformed by fat or something it had weird line wrinkles all over it as if it were really obese or something. and then I remembered that I had a bunch of food sitting around that I wasted and thought to myself it was a demon of gluttony. another time i had a horned scaley figured demon looking thing that was really tall but it was crouching with its knees bent, looked like i saw it having hoofs, pretty sure it was a demon too. don't know what kind though. this has happened for a while after I realized demons are real. they start to attack you and its because of life choices. running doesn't get you anywhere. it's the things that you do in everyday life that attracts them, I truly believe that. I'll also mention that Jesus Christ does have power over them. you could say that's a coincidence or take it as proof god and the devil exist. big tip, don't mess with witchcraft or people who are associated with it.
  199. 199 Kyle 24 Feb
    My experience dealing with this was I could see the figure perfectly about 6 ft tall no hair or facial features it looked like a person wearing a  spandex suit. It stood by my bed for what seemed like 20 seconds before climbing up my body feet first. Once it reached my face the figure tried to pry my mouth open with one hand first starting with just a few fingers. I realized in my state this was happening and I bit down as hard as I could on a finger it felt like biting into what I could imagine would be a finger made of sand until it was bit off. Still 90% paralyzed  in my dream state it stood up and grabbed me by my shirt collar  and slid me off the bed and on to the floor then up the wall of my cement bedroom wall where it held me in place for a few seconds before it was over. What I found was weird it how exactly everything in this dream state including the room i was sleeping in was perfect down to a tee. 
  200. 200 CHOSEN 17 Feb
    If ypu have gotten here and areexperiencing this, pray to Allmighty Allah, repent your sins. Pray before bed every night the call to adhan drives away all evil spirits. Peace be on to you all
  201. 201 Nina 12 Feb
    So I’ve had this happen to me last night and this experience was...different. My husband was in the restroom around 6 am. I wasn’t sure if it was happening, because it hasn’t happened in a while so I tried to call out to my husband but I couldn’t. I usually could break out of it if I forced my hands and feet to move. Finally broke out of it and called for him. I thought I heard him walking over so I held my hand out but kept my eyes closed because I was scared. I grabbed a hand that I later realized wasn’t my husbands because the size comparaison was different. The hand I held was the size of my hand but skinner while my husbands hand barely fits in my hand if I were to 🤝. Can anybody explain this to me... has anyone else experience this??? Side note: I used to experience sleep paralysis often as a teen. I was 16 years old when I had experienced 3 months straight of sleep paralysis which left me wanting to kill myself from sleep deprivation. It dissipated once I started going to church (however, I do not attend church anymore). It completely stopped after some time after moving out of the apartment with my family where I lived since I was about 9 years of age.
  202. 202 Robert B. 10 Feb
    It's not a sleep disorder. It's something else. It's real. Demon, interdimensoinal entity, whatever it is it feeds on the fear it causes you to have. I'm not going to go into the details of my encounter but I will say I was harassed, followed and did battle with whatever it was and I won. Here's how... ANGER. When that thing has you frozen like an ice cube, you have to move. Any movement just an eye blink will break the spell, or rather it's hold on you. To do that you have to turn that fear into anger and it can 't hurt you. It's powerless in the face of anger. This one had a real hard on for me. It came back many times, it brought backup. You just have to visualize yourself as a powerful unstoppable force and it will eventually give up.  You will become sensitive to it. You will know its coming just before it strikes and ultimately, if it goes that far, be able to touch it.  Never fear. If this happens it will be afraid.  Remember, stay angry my friends.
  203. 203 Imran 10 Feb
    I experienced three episodes recently when i was sleeping;
    1) I felt something took over and made me screem with anger like in predatory aggression.  I got really anxious, i felt i had no control over me.
     2)  I felt strong force from behind pushed my soul out of my body, feeling body and soul separating and then coming back like an elastic action. 
    3} Last night, sleeping face up, magnetic force pulls me up, levitates me.  I force myself to situp and i drop, open my eyes and i am on my side.  It totally freaked me out like I was in presence of something.  I am still anxious and have a hair raising feeling.  Never has such experiences.
  204. 204 Aisha 09 Feb
    Mine did not cease with any efforts of my own to stop it. Fighting it yourself is futile. I slept with a nightlight until 20. It only stopped when I cast it out "in the NAME of JESUS CHRIST, leave this room."

    That's how you know that this is not a sleeping disorder where the devil wants you to seek pills and treatment...and not Jesus.

    "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." – Ephesians 6:12 
  205. 205 Soledad Munoz 05 Feb
    I refuse to believe that is a medical condition. He first experience I had was in church when my stepmother took me for the first time to church. I was probably at the end of three or at the beginning of 4 years old when in mass they were giving communion and I couldn’t go, so I saw Saint Anthony with the child Jesus holding him on his hand. I saw the child giving him a cookie and was thrown to me and I ate it. Years passed and before I do my first communion in my sleep I saw an angel bringing me the communion in a gold cup. When the time came for me to do the communion test from my doctrine’s teacher. I was afraid because I did not was able to know all my prayers by memory and when the time came a lady unknown appeared behind the teacher and was moving his lips but I was the only one who could hear her, telling me all the prayers. The woman disappeared as soon as the teacher told me that I was ready to do communion. From there on I am having good presence and bad presences. Like demons trying the best at night to stop me from praying.
  206. 206 Soledad Muñoz 05 Feb
    At night whenever I try to pray or do the rosary, I feel a bad spirit that want to grab my feet or a leg. It is very scary, I put God Almighty on my heart  and mind and do my best to move to another room while invoking God protection. Go as fast to other safe place and where there is other people and turn the light and the presence leave. I feel that the presence don’t want me to pray. I noticed that this happened a lot when people who are not living in God Grace due to the style of life they have. Like if they come with demonic presences, and they leave living this bad spirit behind. The first time my legs were pull out was when I came back from church walking but I stop at a garage sale but came out fast as soon as I noticed that there was a Satan book for sale. That night I immediately started doing to rosary and my legs feels that were pull out so that I stop the rosary. But I started to pray the Hail Marry louder and louder, then I saw that a house was in fire. The following days my husband told me that our friend house was in fire.
  207. 207 Arturo De La Cruz 03 Feb
    I had a dream while sleeping at a hotel, I was frozen and could not move, and I felt something evil coming for me so I cried out Jesus name. I then looked and saw Jesus but I was terrified
    Wenn he first appeared he was wearing a white roberand gracefully came to the head of the bed and leaned over like he was giving me a kiss. I was having problems in my life now I have the peace ofor Christ.
  208. 208 .., 27 Jan
    This is not a sleep disorder!! Its the demonic realm. Wake up people... Jesus Christ can only save us. Its not hallucinations nor a disorder. Its real as it get. Demons feed off of us. They tourture us because they hate us... Its spiritual. Our eyes do NOT see the spiritual realm..Its a spiritual warfare. Jesus name is the only thing that can truely stop it. It might sound stupid but it wont when you see how powerful that name is..Call on the name of Jesus.  God bless you.
  209. 209 Maddy 20 Jan
    ive had this happening since I was a teen, last night was the most realistic I have had but the briefest.  I really struggled to get awake and tried to bite the demon face I could see vaguely in front of me.  
    I do believe it occurs when I am over tired, unable to sleep and that it really is the quick transition from wakefulness to deep sleep.  That said it truly does appear to be a demon (lat night I saw his skinny slightly horned, smoky red face) and sometimes a ghost in bed with you, sitting on your chest, or a body leaving a heavy imprint beside you then grasping a hold of you so you can’t move anthhing and climbing on top of you las in a rape scene.  
    We’re that true, wouldn’t something (hard to believe possible) more terrifying happen next?.  Should the devil be coming to visit I’d think there’d be a plan in mind, taking us to hell for one?!? I wish there were a medication for this, I did find sleeping on my back was just increasing the chances of it happening but last night I was on my side.
  210. 210 anon 18 Jan
    I've experienced sleep paralysis several times. Some are terrifying and some aren't. I can't recall my first few experiences besides feeling utter dread every time my mother told me to take a nap at a very young age.
    I'll list what I can remember best and a few details that might be helpful.

    Once while my family and I were moving out of my childhood house. I was laying on a sleeping bag and heard our TV make a loud noise. This wasn't weird as my mom was watching a cop show at the time. I just remember feeling paralyzed. No pressure, no out of place noises and no shadowed figures. I was able to move a few minutes later.

    Another was about a month later while we were staying at a hotel. Room 113 ironically. That is the only hotel room number I've ever remembered so I know to avoid it in the future lol.
    It was around 4 or 5 in the morning and I woke up to such a loud sound I thought my ears would blow. The most accurate way I can describe it is a mix of metal scraping metal and static. After a few seconds I heard a dark voice speaking directly in my ear. Because it was so long ago I don't remember what it said but I knew the voice was at least male. The ringing continued for another few minutes and after that I didn't go back to sleep.

    While I was laying bed from our last house I remember the loud ringing but not nearly as ear piercing. I remember a woman's voice desperately saying "give it back to me." But to this day I have no idea where that came from.

    My most recent experience was last night. In between the times I've listed I've had small cases where I can wake myself up. All I ever heard was the ringing sound. In fact I knew I was in paralysis hearing that sound. It never failed. The past year I had attempted to go into sleep paralysis again after hearing it was just some explainable state the body goes into and reading about lucid dreaming that may occur after. The idea of lucid dreaming intrigued me. Controlling dreams? Living in a short fantasy almost every night? Heck yeah! But no. It never worked. I tried almost everything such as the 'wake back to bed' method and just laying still on your back for as long as possible. I tried it so often it became my regular sleep routine. I may decide to change it up after experiencing what I did last night.
    I had my wired headphones in before falling asleep so I could listen to a white noise. The video had ended right before I fell unconscious. The next thing I knew I was awoken by some loud voice coming through my headphones chanting in a language that sounded like english but I couldn't understand a word. I couldn't move at all but somehow I was about to push myself to the ceiling and knock my headphones off. As I got closer the voice got louder until they fell off my head. I sleep in a bunk so the ceiling was only a few inches away. Every article I read about sleep paralysis says it occurs right before you fall asleep or as you're waking up. This happened in the middle of the night. I'm a good sleeper, sounds almost never wake me up but this did. It was around 3 or 4 AM. I looked at my phone once being able to move again and it was on the same white noise video as before. Nothing was playing.

    Hope this helps someone.
  211. 211 Helen B 18 Jan
    This happened to me last night and why I find myself here reading other peoples experiences. I have had these frightening dreams occur about 5 or 6 times in my life started when I was 19, a demon like creature hovering over me, has sat on my chest and choked me. I have been groped by it, it has whispered in my ear, your not ready yet. Last night I literally heard this thing come up from my bedroom floor, making a hideous hellish noise, one white sheet between myself and this thing. I fight it every time, this time raising my right arm like a shield and trying to scream, and with this a bright light fills the room and it is gone and I awake. I feel totally washed out today. Last time it happened was 2 years ago. I am convinced, the body is in trouble, a cut off of blood circulation which causes it to happen. We are hovering between life and death at the time it occurs and this open a gateway between the world as we know it and something else. I don't believe it is just a simple medical explanation of rapid eye movement which causes it to happen.
  212. 212 Nicole 11 Jan
    I just experienced it just now right at the moment when Im about to wake up I know I was waking up my eyes are open and then I suddenly heard some kind of whispers so loud that I can't even understand and I can't move it lasted for only a minute.
  213. 213 Diana 08 Jan
    Honestly this is the reason why I never would watch scary movies that were based on a true story. This happened to me for the first time.. laying down next to my boyfriend who was sound asleep.. I couldn’t sleep.. tossing and turning, & it wasn’t super late either .. maybe 1 A.M.? If that ... I’m laying there wide awake & all of a sudden I had this sensation throughout my body.. I tensed up.. couldn’t move .. couldn’t speak ... couldn’t even move my fingers to make a fist or anything.. I tried to turn over to wake my boyfriend up, but I couldn’t ... I could not move a muscle .. I tried screaming, I couldn’t scream ... I tried saying his name, but I couldn’t .. I tried saying HELP.. But couldn’t .. it was so faint as if I was gasping for air almost ... I was panicking... only thing I was able to move was my eyeballs... I could blink and they could move around to look at the room .. but just I was paralyzed.. I thought I was dying ... I started praying inside of my head ... I was so scared that even when it passed I just turned over and prayed some more .. I’m honestly petrified & it does sound crazy but it’s so real it’s not even a joke... what I don’t get is that I was wide awake .. how does this thing happen when you’re awake .. it’s a demonic entity & I knew that when it was happening .. I felt it .. i hope this doesn’t happen ever again.. we’re going to do a cleansing ASAP .. because other events have been occurring as well
  214. 214 Mary Cano 07 Jan
    Its been happening to me for years, it just happened last night. I thought it was my cat this time crawling into my bed. I felt my husbands hand on my mouth and I could not bteathe something heavy on me I tried screaming for help hoping someone would hear me. It does also happen all the time when I sleep on my side its terrifying I can't move something heavy on my back I pray the Our Father many times and it stops and I know sleep my back against my hubby, but it still happens a sensation someone else is in the bed I even feel the bed gets sunk in like someone is sitting next to me. I need help I am so scared to go to sleep! God help all of us❤
  215. 215 iemaima 03 Jan
    This is happen to me mostly of time that this bad spirit visit me while I am sleep but never pay attentions to it cause I know is not for real, except last night 1/2/19 I slept on my bed and I am about to fall asleep and finally I felt my blanket is about to move away from me, I was awake and say to myself I will wait and see what this bad spirit try to do to me, I felt the spirit was lay heavy on me and I start scream and say Please God take this evil spirit away from me, repeat many times and start say my prayers but same time I cant open my mouth and say loud.  I was very angry and i was hope I can solve my own problem, then talked to my coworker and say it is bad spirit and i need to pray before sleep everynight.  I still have this anger on me why this thing are not stay whereever they belongs, instead of going to people that try to live their lives.  There is must an explantions, but thank God almighty that he is there for all of us.  thanks

  216. 216 Maddalena Di Gregorio 30 Nov
    In my family, myself, my mom and one of my sisters have all had this experience. I had it for many years and it is very much as many before me have described. Honestly have never quite decided whether it was paranormal or not. I'm glad it doesn't happen any longer. However I now no longer remember my dreams as a result, it seems. I used to remember all my dreams and have 16 yrs of dream diaries.
  217. 217 Sharon Sandlin 24 Nov
    Several times I have felt the cat jump on my bed and snuggle next to my legs only to look down at the bottom of the bed to find nothing there. I also rolled over to find of all things a person resembling the dough boy standing over my bed. Both events are scary.
    Being a Christian, I know things that frighten me is of the devil so I quoted the verse 2 Timothy 1:7 "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power and of love, and of a sound mind". When I walk into my room now, I say that verse and tell any spirits that might be lingering "You have no power over me, you are not welcome here. You will leave in the name of Jesus." Almost always, this works. I occasionally have to through that verse out there and again command him to leave.
    It might seems strange, but I do know that God's word is true and Satan or demons cannot stand up to His word. It may seem strange, but I can assure you God's word is the only thing that can keep bad spirits at bey. At lease in my case.
  218. 218 Wendy 20 Nov
    I believe many of these experiences are paranormal. I have never had an episode in my life and I’m a 54 year old woman. My boyfriend and I went on vacation and stayed in an old cabin in MN. I thought everything was fine until I woke up at 3 am to hear walking across the kitchen and to see a very tall thin man or being creeping into our bedroom and creeping up on my side of the bed between the wall and bed peering at me. I was absolutely frozen with fear and was trying to scream to wake up my boyfriend. All I could do was making choking sounds. When I did that the being quickly left the room. My boyfriend woke because he heard me making sounds of trying to scream. Everything was very real and I knew exactly were I was and that I needed to wake up my boyfriend. I have never been so terrified. I tried to tell myself it was some kind of terrifying nightmare. Then the next night I woke again at 3 am to feel pressure on my chest and saw a dark entity in my face. As it would come closer to my face I heard and felt energy like a sound I can’t describe. It came closer to my face twice and again I was trying to scream because I knew I had to wake my boyfriend. He heard me making noises again and woke up and the entity left. I have never experienced anything like this in my life before or since. The cabin was built in the 20s so even though it was updated it was old. I had no preconceived ideas that I was afraid to stay there or anything. This was a haunting plain and simple. There was paranormal activity going on there so I don’t believe all these sleep paralysis episodes are purely a biological phenomenon 
  219. 219 Dawn 15 Nov
    This is not "sleep paralysis" or any medical condition. It is a demonic entity taking your energy. I have experienced this and it's terrifying! My kids also have had it, all while living in a certain house where countless unexplainable occurances happened. Our experiences ended when we moved out!
  220. 220 Sheri Cummings 31 Oct
    I have had this several times throughout my life from early twenties to thirties. All of them evil and terrifying. Heart pounding and eminent danger. Mostly auditory whispers of small beings in my ear, moanings of several which sounded like from hell.. I am curious as to why they are always terrifying in content? Has anyone climaxed from the pressure on body? Any positive experiences. Do you suppose it has to do with the nature of adrenaline and the flight or fight response? I will say that first time it happened with being whispering in ear I was drinking heavily and thought for years was alcohol induced psychosis. Or yes, alien visitation.. I feel because of sleep paralysis I have experienced a little hell and decidedly it is not for me.. lol 

  221. 221 Nightmare lady 29 Oct
    It just happens twice in an hour my gf was having a sleep over her friend was there and her friends mother who had a dog I felt I could not move. I was wearing  a night cap over my eyes in my dream but once I felt the fright I kept trying to take it off but one became two and so on I could not see oncevi could see I realized I could not move  I opened the house door to escape a creepy woman long black hair just parallel  to her breast walks out the door leaving the house I had just left only to start laughing oddly with her dog following oh shut the door went inside to see her ghostly friend eyes fogged out like some blind person and I looked out the rainy window to see flashing  lights of police and ems with a body on a stretcher I finally woke up. The second time  very recent after I doze off again my arm is under my gf  mind we just had a baby boy born on the 21st if this month. Back to the dream we were some where in the maternity ward and i was suddenly  alone by myself I turn to the right to see a woman long black hair like before  wearing a hospital gown holding a baby I then look at her arm and notice puncture wounds from needles I grab her arm to see if she is ok and I all of a sudden realize I can't wake she turned to me and I will never forget this sense of being totally frozen and paralyzed in my dream she was ugly her hair covered  her face I can't remember I think she grabbed  my arm restraining escape
  222. 222 Augustine 27 Oct
    this thing is a demon
  223. 223 Bhaskar 21 Oct
    I encounter this unpleasant thing quite often, I have had different types of experiences including:
    - Someone pushing me down hard into the bed while sleeping.
    - Someone choking me so heavily that I felt like crying and had acute pain in my throat even after waking.
    - Someone kicking me down from bed.
    - Someone sitting on my chest.
    Every time it happens I am unable to move or talk. I start praying to god and then it would leave me. If any of you know any solution or can give any information, please email me at
  224. 224 annette 18 Oct
    i to had these since about the age of 25. I always felt like i was going to stop breathing, because of the weight on my back.As i got older i could tell when it was going to happen and always tried to see what was on me but could not open my eyes.I tried to turn my head with all my might and the saw a dark shadow figure that time i was able to get my eyes to stay opened.I started to pray  over and over again and just like that it was gone.JUST START PRAYING WHEN IT HAPPENS.Even though you cant speak pray in your head.I am 58 now and it has not happened for about ten years now.I always felt like it was the devil one time i even heard whispering or like chanting it as so scary.Remember JUST PRAY!
  225. 225 Floyd 16 Oct
    Yeah I'm happy cuz I was thinking I'm the only one whoho cursed by this sundrome. Oh God I feel like something heavy on my chest and I can't move and scream, I was seeing birds, my self moving to ask help and when I get the help I find out myself still asleep and I see my tries over and over and I cry and then finally when I wake up  I saw a big glowing spidee
  226. 226 senette 13 Oct
    The very first time was when I was 11. I felt like I was held down and surrounded by moonlighted figures and 1 I remember clearly by the foot of the bed and the image seemed to be a male presence who was bald. 2nd time was this past summer, 2018, at a friends house in the master bedroom. Where I was sleeping on the bed which was left there from the original owner many years ago. Now it happened in Oct,10th 2018 in my bedroom in Florida but this time it grabbed my hands and scratched my left hand with long pointy fingernails. I couldn't move or scream loud. I have a tiny scab on my middle finger from this event. This time I am so spooked... I did see moonlighted images again around me.
  227. 227 Sophie 26 Sep
    I have had the feeling of immobilisation occur throughout my life. However, I can recall not too long ago an episode and the recurrance of that same experience a week or so later, finally followed by three episodes in one night...
    I was sleeping on my back each time but each time it happened it was as though it was building up to when there was three in the same night. That night in particular, my boyfriend fell asleep on the sofa downstairs while I had fallen asleep upstairs in his bed (on my back and fully clothed). The first time I fell asleep, the evil like demon made his appearance but I never saw him it was always an overwhelming feeling of energy... also his name was Neil, which I established in an earlier episode and it seemed to always be the same demon. So Neil appeared and was piling objects on to my throat which disabled my speed and I was unable to move while desperately trying to and like somebody else commented, I tried so hard to scream that I thought at somepoint I heard the faintest of sound come from me. 
    Anyway, as I forced my way out of this I eventually woke up and ran to the stairs calling my boyfriend to come up to bed (which he didn’t).. so I hopped back in to bed well not in to but on top of the covers still clothed and fell back asleep. 
    This time, Neil not only weighted my throat, he - what felt like - clothed me. Now I have heard of a demon undressing somebody but never dressing them so at this point I realised I was fully back in this state and aware I had woken up from it not long before so I tried to play this to my advantage and tell him I wasn’t scared. I suddenly woke up but I was terrified and noticing my boyfriend was still not beside me, for a second time I went to the top of the stairs and shouted for him. 
    So for a third time I stumbled back to the bed and this time I got comfortable and took off my tracksuit bottoms because by this time I was also dripping with sweat. I fell back to sleep and knowing straight away I was being weighted again and again knowing I had previously woken up, I took control and felt Neil drift into the spare bedroom and taunt me from behind the walls. I could now speak, whether or not I was actually speaking out loud I have no idea but I was shouting at him to come to me as I was curious and as I looked beside me (still not awake) my boyfriend sat up and grabbed my arm holding it so tightly and stared at me with luminating red eyes and said in a possessed voice “It’s Neil, he’s here. It is him”. This was the moment I immediately woke up and surprise surprise, my boyfriend wasn’t there. 
    Obviously I then started crying and screamed for him to come to bed and not stopping until he did. I told him what had happened straight away and about him being possessed and as I told him that final part, the biggest volt of lightening outside occurred and it wasnt even raining or thunder to my recollection that night.
    Crazy! I haven’t heard from Neil since but he definitely was real, it was not a nightmare. I grew up suffering from nightmares from the age of six to fourteen. These episodes were not nightmares. 
    (P.s sorry if I bored anybody :|)
  228. 228 Cheryl 25 Sep
    Happened to me minutes ago...I won't go back to sleep. I fell asleep in my recliner on my left side. I remember aeeing the room get instantly black which is odd seeing the street lights outside shine through. This happened once before so it was like I knew what was about to happen. All of a sudden it's like this force spun me onto my back and was holding me down. I couldn't speak or move but I tried to fight it off but it was so strong. I was clawing and trying to push it off but it seemed almost like a squishy feeling everytime I tried to use force against it like it caved in on itself before it got even stronger. Then it felt like something was going into my left side by my stomach and was oh so very painful. All I could manage to do was say a prayer to myself in my head. Finally it released me and I sprung off that chair like it was on fire. I never sleep on my back!! So it can happen even while sleeping on your side
  229. 229 Brandon Austin 11 Sep
    I just had a weird thing happen just a couple of seconds ago I felt like i was being squeezed like a women wrapping her inter body around me and squeezing my body I also felt like I was being sexualy assualted cause it just wasnt around my chest it was around my inter body my man hood fwlt like it was being squeezed and I couldnt breath I wake up i look to my left I see a small figure it was a outline it looked like a man with a tigers head it started to glow gold .
  230. 230 Brandy 26 Oct
    It's crazy to see all these comments. I too have experienced this a few times in my life however I've never seen an old hag. I've experienced being held down while on my stomach @ 3:12-3:18am.
    I've slept on my stomach and felt as if someone was choking me in the middle of the afternoon. I've felt something grab my leg in the middle of the night. And the most recent of events while sleeping on my back I woke up to feeling a weight on the end of my bed (thought it was my toddler about to get into my bed with my husband and i) I went to move my leg and realized what was happening as I laid there it felt as if something crawled up my body laying on me and laying it's head between mine and my husband's. It was whispering something but I couldn't understand. When it stopped I was weak as ever it was 3:48am. The last episode I had was a couple days ago I was laying on my side facing my husband and I could tell it was about to happen I tried waking my husband but failed something felt like it crawled in our bed and laid straight behind me. So it don't happen if u only lay on your back as I've had it happen a lot in every position it is real and it is scary. I'd say if this is happening all the time to someone and it feels evil id research spirit attachments. But that's just me
  231. 231 Jorge 09 Oct
    I have had this happen few times each time the presence got closer. Was a shadowy fig the first two times and 3rd time it was on my bed. I never was believer in supernatural, but the last time really shook me. I cannot forget the old grey be haired demon hag and only seeing this a world wide phenomenon does not make me feel any better nor safer...on contrary. 
  232. 232 Bill 27 Sep
    I had several episodes many years ago, but the memories are so vivid.  In one, I was sleeping on the couch in my parent's home one Sunday morning after delivering papers.  My eyes opened and I saw the room, but I could not move or speak.  From another room a strange woman entered and walked across the floor.  I tried to speak, but couldn't make a sound.  The terror was overwhelming.  I told myself I need to move and after what seemed to be a titanic struggle, I did and woke up.  The same exact thing happened a second time, and I don't think I was able to wake myself up.  I don't recall how the situation resolved.  Nothing like it has happened in almost 50 years ... thank goodness!
  233. 233 Doug 18 Sep
    It ha been awhile, since Ive had an episode. They used to be quite frequent when I was using drugs. athe drugs may not have had anything to do with it. But the sleep paralysis happened as I was about to sleep , Never upon awakening. I sometimes lay on my stomach to sleep. One night I was on my stomach while going through an episode. Not only could I not move, but found it very dofficult to breathe because of the way I was laying. I could see my wife beside me and I tried to call out for her to help. It was the most frightening and helpless I have ever been.

  234. 234 James 17 Sep
    I have a lot of frequent paralyzing nightmares including the OLD HAG.
    There's got to be someone out there who can help explaine this disturbing phenomena.

  235. 235 Brian 04 Sep
    I had a dream about an old woman and woke up and couldn't move I tried to scream for help but couldn't and the second before I could move I saw a tall shadow that was like a man on the ceiling,  dude, to make a shadow on the ceiling you've got to be huge, but it was backing away. And then it was normal again I could talk and move. This is not the first time that this has ever happened to me but it is the first time I've ever seen something. Please someone tell me what I need to do to fix this. Im a Muslim and i already made a invocation for protection from the shaytaan but is this gonna keep happening is this gonna get worse? Now Im seeing this thing, what's next? My email is someone tell me what to do serious real real advice only please this is not fake experience Im scared,
  236. 236 Georgeann Phillips 30 Aug
    This just happened to me tonight right now as I text I have all the lights. On first it was on my puppy she kept jumping in her sleep wich is unusual I then picked her up and put her in her room she slept fine I then went back to my room fell right asleep next thing you know I'm being held down by the neck o fought and fought finally got strength to get up cut on all lights and say a prayer and this is happening right now I googled this started reading and now texting my experience as of now I'm up afraid to go back to sleep with all lights burning 
  237. 237 Dino Hajdarevic 26 Aug
     I'm 27 it happens once in a while. Ii always try to fight it and can't. One time I screamed and it actually worked and woke up everyone in my house scared them to death.. I found out it only happens when you are laying on your back. If you lay on your side it won't happen and goes away. 
  238. 238 joselin 22 Aug
    The year 2014 thru 2016, I have had constant sleep paralysis, but the one that scared me the most is when I saw an old lady in my room. It was about 5 or 6 in the morning when i saw her. She was wearing a black gown and a black veil as well. Her nails were very long and she was very wrinkly and thin, pale white skin. At first she was in my closet, i got scared I tried to scream or move, but I couldn't, so i could only close my eyes, so I did to see if she would go away. I counted to ten and i open them again she was still there. She kept coming closer, so i closed my eyes and told myself this is not true, stop overthinking, counted to 20 and open them again. Once i open my eyes she was laying right next to me and she smile, my mind was telling me she was friendly lady, but my heart was racing so fast. Finally when i closed my eyes and open them she vanish and i could finally get up from bed. I ran to the kitchen and told my mom of what had happened and she told me it was evil that was trying to catch my soul. I needed to pray every night so it wouldn't happen and that's what i did. Since then I haven't had sleep paralysis in along time.
  239. 239 Lauren 21 Aug
    im 31, have experienced the old hag syndrome since I was 18. The first time it happened it felt like a suction all over my body, i woke up from a dream where an Asian lady in a white dress with her arms out said ,"this is what happens when you let the spirits into your dreams" I tried falling off the bed thinking it will stop the vacuum like suction all over my body but I couldn't move. One time when I felt the suction on my body it felt like I was being sucked into my closet, to the point where I was almost standing on my feet but instead was hovering. I used to try to scream "go away" but couldn't get any words out. The more times I experience the old hag , the easier it was for me to say "go away". I never could quite scream it even though that was what I tried to do. It happened last night , I was on my side & felt a evil entity staring at the back of my head. Right when I felt the old familiar suction I woke up and kicked my legs. It stopped. Closed my eyes again , felt the suction. Kicked my legs and it stopped. Happened again .. I heard two girls in the other room as if the wall was paper thin. I heard a sneeze.  For some reason I looked at my closet and got scared.. Turned around and everything was better .  It always ONLY happens when I'm alone. I've shared apartments with friends and boyfriends and never once has it happened when they were there. 
  240. 240 Darci Johns 08 Aug
    I am 52 and my brother is 47, he moved into a home that was over 100 years old, and started experiencing these horrific feelings of "something" crawling up his body, from the legs up, all the while unable to move his body AT ALL, except for his eyes. He could see the black figure with red eyes and it began choking him with it's very large arms and hands!!  Terrified and unsure what to do the first 2 times, he then began praying to the Virgin Mary, saying the Rosary, and the Lords Prayer. He has since sold that house and moved to another city, but they still happen but using his Prayer, this "Evil Thing" will subside, but it does follow him within the NEW home, he can FEEL it!!  I have been staying here for a week, and had forgotten about the episodes that he shared with me. BUT, last night, I fell asleep in his room, my cell phone beside me, I woke up, he was in my room sleeping so I just went back to where I was and lay down to try to return to my slumber...I WAS WIDE AWAKE, laying on my left side and this feeling of COMPLETE FEAR, was running from the inside of my body out, in waves!!  I tried to shake it, but the more that i did that, the less control that I started having over my movement!! I was trying to text or call my niece (in the next room) but soon I couldn't hold my phone, I was trying to scream but NOT ONE sound would come out of my mouth!! I SOON remembered my brothers encounters, and could faintly whisper "GIT" and began the Lords Prayer. The heavy feeling dissipated, (It was probably a 30 minute episode) I was still afraid & trembling but with the Grace of God, easily able to fall asleep. I remember every second of that frightening event!!!  I have been up for 5 hours, my brother at work & niece asleep...HAVE BEEN SITTING OUTSIDE!!!  I do not know how to rest assured that this will NEVER happen to me AGAIN!!!  Any Suggestions???!!!
  241. 241 Afia 14 Jul
    I ve been exepriencing odd events since I was only 7... One whole month very year would have been like hell since being only a child. I always felt the presence of someone right next to my bed but the most horrifying moment was when I used to wake up at 5 o clock due to prayer time then went back to bed... in that moment I d feel someone coming to my room an evil prensence which would bother me and would nt let me sleep by unabling my body from moving I could nt even scream... and then a sickening pain like electricity would affect me starting from the brain to body muscles it was as if someone was hitting me by tying me down also he would tried to have sexual activities... the pain was every time unbearable. Then I would have tried to hit the presence with my leg or arm  to make him go .... it was a very very tall figure entirely black and red eyes... if someone would help me giving me more info about these events Id appreciate it! :)
  242. 242 Jake 03 Jul
    I had sleep paralysis for about 4 years through high school. I would wake up in the middle of the night and not be able to move or make any noise.  I would see the silhouette of a woman in the door way.  Then by my bed.  Then on my chest.  She would sit there, shaking me and it felt like she was trying to choke me.  Then it would end.  It happened 3-4 times a week for 4 years...  It stopped when I met my wife and she began sleeping in my bed. 
  243. 243 Riitta 29 Jun
    I had these demon attaces for years and got rid of them by shouting in mind in dream that i believe in Jesus Christ victory. And the demon that i saw left and it was defeted at once. And it hatet me. But i had fun because i noticed that i had full controll with these words. 

    Finally it left for for ever. I got it disturping because i had something occultish things in my life.
  244. 244 Donna Scott 10 Jun
    If this happens once can it happen again I thought I was crazy till I saw the movie called dead awake and looked this up I have been threw this once before can it happen again can it happen on small children 
  245. 245 Melisa 15 May
    For the verry young age of  5,maby younger 
    But from what I remember it began when I experienced a
    High fever do to a ear mother had put me dowen to sleep...I was on the couch so her room wasn't so I began to fall asleep I began to feel tinggelling 
    On my head and arm's,then it felt like all my hair was gone,and felt like tiny needels were growing from my I was trying to touch my head,my arms were unable to move followed by a feeling that my arms were so
    Skinny,like twigs that would break if I tryed to move....I was
    Completely awake...I was trying to scream,but no sound would come the same time this was happening,I can hear a women hag like,screaming at me saying....
    IM GOING TO GET YOU....over,and over...she was laughing the most evil cackle...I cold hear myself in my mind...screaming for my mother...MOM!!...MOM!..AS this
    Hag was mocking me!...the more I would move the louder
    The screaming would become .I didn't not feel the choking as other's would,but it was just the same as horrifying!
    The feelings I would experience on my body are not explainable...for some reson I was to embarest to tell anyone...this would happen to me for at least twice a month until the age of 17,that's when I decided to speak to my doctor...I told him the same story I had just now..he says it was hallucinations duo to a high fever.....but I wasn't sick all thouse year' 30 years old and just found out a few weeks back about old hag syndrome...
    And I was baffled!!has this been what was happening all these years?
  246. 246 Ankita Mishra 09 May
    Happened last night. Have been experiencing this from quite a young age. And I am 23 now. The experiences have been staying for longer duration these days, like for around 45 mins. It's an extremely painful struggle. Earlier it was for around 15 mins at max and not as frequent as it is these days. 
    I don't feel any dead weight on me, earlier i used to feel someone else's presence in the room but that isn't there anymore either. I just feel helplessly immobile.  Sometimes i want to give in to the situation and stop struggling but after a few seconds my body involuntarily fights back coz it feels like i am sinking into another portal and that i will die. Someday i will entirely give in and see what happens. I guess the body will just wake itself up on its own. It's just the brain immobilizing the muscles during sleep so that we do not act out our dreams and somewhere there occurs a slight lapse of synchronization between the mind and body when we wake up.
  247. 247 Phil Legault 17 Apr
    I have experienced this from a very young age, does not matter what position I sleep in. I'm 59, just happened last night.
  248. 248 Blake Cooper 08 Feb
    i had this happen several times from the time i was about 14. its one of the scariest feelings you can imagine. i use to hallucinate also. There is nothing quite like it.
  249. 249 Jason 27 Jan
    I used to suffer from it. Then I stopped sleeping on my back, and it stopped. It is a horrifying event, accompanied by a feeling of absolute terror, at least for me. If you suffer from it, stop sleeping on your back!
  250. 250 Tom Herrera 04 Dec
    happening to me since i was 3 or 4 yrs old.... I'm 32 now.
  251. 251 Aliya Shahum 06 Apr
    Its so sad to know people out there have such horrible hallucinations and cant sleep ever night, we should do something about it!