Is it a Ghost, or Just Sleep Paralysis?

You’ve crawled into bed ready for a good night’s sleep. You begin to nod off, but haven’t completely fallen asleep yet. That’s when you sense something in the room near your bed. Despite your fright, you can’t cry out, run, or scream. You’re frozen with fear. This experience is known as sleep paralysis

I Can’t Move: The Immobilizing Effects of Sleep Paralysis 

Sleep paralysis is a condition in which a person is mentally conscious but physically unable to move. It is sometimes accompanied by hallucinations of frightening invaders in the bedroom. The result is a scary, almost nightmarish experience of sensing an intruder but being unable to respond. Thankfully, this is nothing more than the product of a half-awake brain. 

When does sleep paralysis occur?

Sleep paralysis occurs when a person is just falling asleep or waking up. During these transitions, you may find that you are unable to move or speak for a few seconds or as long as several minutes.  Some people sweat, or even have a sense of choking and being unable to breathe. 

The key to this paralyzed sensation is the transition into or out of deep REM sleep.

Why does sleep paralysis occur? 

As you are sleeping, your body alternates between REM and NREM (non-rapid eye movement) sleep. During NREM, your body is relaxed. But when your body transitions into REM sleep, your eyes begin to move quickly and you start to dream. During the REM stage, your muscles “turn off”–an evolutionary mechanism to keep you from acting out your dreams while asleep. But if you start to wake up before the REM cycle is complete, you may find yourself immobilized when you become conscious

The effect of sleep paralysis may occur in addition to other disorders such as narcolepsy, migraines, and obstructive sleep apnea.  

What Can You Do About It?

The Sleep Paralysis Project suggests that people who suffer from this condition create a very strict bedtime schedule. Research finds that an irregular sleep/wake cycle may be a factor in sleep paralysis. Here are some other tips: 

  • Understanding what is happening can make the experience less overwhelming–so reading this blog post is a good place to start! Try to relax and breathe normally to reduce the length and intensity of an attack.
  • Concentrating on moving one small muscle, such as a finger, can break the paralysis and end the attack.

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Comments

  1. Chinelo Reply

    I don’t sleep on my back yet I experience sleep paralysis almost daily in recent times but don’t get enough sleep though.

    • Tia Martin Reply

      They say your spirits is unbalanced

    • Tatiana Reply

      I had Sleep paralysis I don’t know why I’m 7 yrs old it was so scary I couldn’t move breathe my grandma was right next to me and she smiled at me and I acted like nothing happened

      • Tatiana Reply

        It was so freaking scary

        • Sherrie Reply

          Hun it is scary. Tell your grandma and if it will have you feel better ask her to pray with you of it happens again

          • Skylar Rodgers

            Idk what to do recently I keep having nightmares about my old house that isn’t far from me and even when I don’t think about it everynight I get brought back to it like something needs me there

        • Mike Dee Reply

          I was having sleep paralysis almost every night and I would see and evil spirit and I wouldn’t be able to scream or move and I was really scared and I am a grown man in my 40s. And I would hallucinate that a stuffed dog I had head would move, and when I couldn’t move it felt like somebody was holding me down and I would be saying get off me get off me and I heard a Voice teasing me and mocking me saying get off me get off me in a girly voice as if I was being a baby.

          • Kimmie

            I just experienced it after going back to sleep at 4am, that’s why I googled “pressure when you sleep” and got this blog. I started experiencing the pressure and choking since I was 16 and my sis was 14, when we read the bible before bed. Once me and my sister stayed at a friends house before a church trip and had the exact same nightmare, pressure and choking, we talk about it to this day. I have not had these horrible experiences regular until recently and I am now 50. I don’t know why exactly but I been more spiritual lately and here the attacks have come back. I call on God and I wake instantly…The presence chokes me to keep me from saying anything but I fight it and yell God help and I wake. Once it was holding me and whispering in my ear too, I could not make out the words but it was breathing hard, It lasted a long time and I could not call Gods name, I fought and fought, I finally said God and woke up so tired. I then heard the refrigerator door open and close and the toilet flush and I was alone. Whatever we clinically call it, I know it’s demons. But this blog made me feel better knowing I am not alone. Funny thing is I can actually feel the presence before I go to sleep at times so I brace myself and try to be strong. The theory of being in between sleep is not clear because I go to sleep same time. These events are real and deeper than we think or ever want to believe. It’s scary if you go through it but confidence works. I once lived in an apt that if I laid sideways on the bed I felt the presence. It didn’t bother me if I laid strait-wow. I think some people are able to see spirits and some don’t. (I look at it as a blessing really because God won’t put more on you than you can bare)…it confirms that God is real. Lastly if I leave the light on, I don’t have the dreams, but I don’t sleep well so I turn it off. I’m no scientist but spirits are real and you are right, they play and prey on us at our weakest while sleeping. But God is greater so I call on him to remove it. Thanks for sharing.

          • Doris Shankyura

            Hmmmmm
            I suffer this since in my 14 and now I am 35.it will come and atimes it won’t. At times if I change environment, it may not happen again, at times even if I do it become worst!!!

            Clinically, you have said your part and give it name: but to be earnest! these are demons and ate not funny at all!

            They can kill if not struggle with it,you may end up not waking to life one day!!!

            For me the only name that do save me to wake up in time is when I shout Jesus, Jesus , the at this point they do disappear. I you will wake up looking miserably pissed, and weak in a mockery mood ,andmay not be able to even talk if not courageous to speak.

            This is pure evil spirit, bcs it fears Jesus name. And At times when you are about shouting the name, the evil will cause ur voice to tremble so that u will be speaking babbles like a child, in order for them not to hear the same well so that it won’t drive them in time. But one great thing I learnt hear, even when you keep calling Jesus on your heart louder, they will run and live you

          • Doris Shankyura

            Hmmmmm
            I suffer this since in my 14 and now I am older. It will come and atimes it won’t. At times if I change environment, it may not happen again, at times even if I do it become worst!!!

            Clinically, you have said your part and give it name: but to be earnest! these are demons and are very heartless, wicked and not funny at all!

            They can kill if not struggle with it, you may end up not waking to life one day!!!

            For me the only name that do save me to wake up in time is when I shout Jesus, Jesus , then at this point they do disappear. And you will wake up looking miserably pissed, and weak in a mockery mood ,and may not be able to even talk if not courageous to speak.
            At times they hook one at point may be you really sleep in wrong position that is causing you pain and u want to wake up and adjust hour self!

            This is very dangerous bcs, one may be trying to wake up and it could be fire emergency etc!!!

            God forbid this in Jesus Name, Amen!

            This is pure evil spirit, bcs it fears Jesus name. And At times when you are about shouting the name, the evil will cause ur voice to tremble so that u will be speaking babbles like a child, in order for them not to hear the same well so that it won’t drive them in time. But one great thing I learnt hear, even when you keep calling Jesus on your heart louder, they will run and live you

          • Doris Shankyura

            Hmmmmm
            I suffer this since in my 14 and now I am older. It will come and atimes it won’t. At times if I change environment, it may not happen again, at times even if I do it become worst!!!

            Clinically, you have said your part and give it name: but to be earnest! these are demons and are very heartless, wicked and not funny at all!

            They can kill if not struggle with it, you may end up not waking to life one day!!!

            For me the only name that do save me to wake up in time is when I shout Jesus, Jesus , then at this point they do disappear. And you will wake up looking miserably pissed, and weak in a mockery mood ,and may not be able to even talk if not courageous to speak.
            At times they hook one at point may be you really sleep in wrong position that is causing you pain and u want to wake up and adjust hour self!

            This is very dangerous bcs, one may be trying to wake up and it could be fire emergency etc!!!

            God forbid this in Jesus Name, Amen!

            This is pure evil spirit, bcs it fears Jesus name. And At times when you are about shouting the name, the evil will cause ur voice to tremble so that u will be speaking babbles like a child, in order for them not to hear the name well so that it won’t drive them in time. But one great thing I learnt hear, even when you keep calling Jesus in your heart louder, they will run and leave you

            Dear GOD,
            Deliver us from this very all evil in Jesus Name, Amen!!!

          • Christina

            Same but the voice mocking me more demonic

        • Henna Reply

          I had the same experience but I saw it for real on top of my mom I got so scared I couldn’t move I panicked and now I am scared of the dark cuz I think there’s evil spirits in there and I told my mom and she said she couldn’t feel any thing cuz she was fast asleep but she also said we must pray a lot

    • Skylar Rodgers Reply

      Ik I’m 15 and I’ve been having these dreams sense I was a a baby and idk what to do it’s like someone keeps pulling be back to the dream when I try to wake up! And I’m really scared!!

      • Gauri Reply

        This has happened to me 2 times now…..the 2nd time was more scary…..i knew i was sleeping n i just had to wake up but couldn’ t it was so hard to wake up like something was holding me, i saw a ghost under my bed…….so i tried to pray in my mind, but something was stopping me i couldn’t form the words…….yet i tried and after sometime i was able to pray in my mind n i was able to wake up……..

      • Gauri Reply

        U can listen Hanuman Chalisa……whenever am alone n get scared i always listen it n the fear is gone

      • Rita Reply

        Say these words
        Nam myoho renge kyo
        Over and over it’s called chanting you can look up Sgi-usa.org I’m anuddjisy and this will help

        • Kendra Reply

          Where are you located? I was in Colorado and a member of the sgi and now can’t find anything near where we live or any members to chant with.

      • Rita Reply

        Say these words
        Nam myoho renge kyo
        Over and over it’s called chanting you can look up Sgi-usa.org I’m anuddjisy and this will help

        • Roxane Reply

          I am also a Buddhist and I have done this during every dream where I’ve been confronted.

      • Tere More Reply

        im 17 and it happened twice for me i actuals am scared i honestly thought it was some type of demon or devil, the first time i was hella tired i crashed out and i tried opening my eyes could i felt like my body was being dragged and it turns out i was, my top part of my body was on the ground and my bottom half was on the couch… just recently i was just as tired as before and i close my eyes for 3 seconds and i crashed… i felt like my body was moving and my insides are being moved and as i was trying to wake up but couldnt i heard a deep voice saying “hi” and that terrified me i quickly opened my straight away and now i cant go back fo sleep yet my body still feels heavy.

        • Natalie Reply

          Interesting Tere! This exact thing happened to me last night at 4 am while I was trying to sleep on the couch! I heard a cabinet door close and I couldn’t open my eyes as much as I tried. Then I felt like I was being dragged around! It was the strangest thing I have ever experienced! I was finally able to sit up, but had a hard time falling back to sleep! It freaked me out!

      • Monecka Jones Reply

        I have them too really bad

    • Krista Reply

      I’ve been awake all morning since probably 5:30 and it’s now 9:37, it wasn’t a good sleep and I had a lot on my mind last night, nothing major just a little conflict in life. Back track an hour ago and I’m laying down in my bed, and I’m thinking to myself “ahh finally about to get some rest.” Closed my eyes and could feel my body drifting off but not fully asleep. I can still open my eyes and move my body but I’m falling asleep. For about 30 minutes I couldn’t tell if I was in a dream or reality, I was walking around my room chillen my mom was doing laundry nothing out of the ordinary, just a typical morning. This is where shit starts to get scary!!!!! (I still think I’m in reality.) The lighting changes in this dream to this ice/blue color and my room looked colder (it didn’t feel cold though) I finally feel like I went to take a nap bc I didn’t get much sleep the night before and I’m sleeping in my bed and the way my room is set up my bed faces the door so I make eye contact with people when they walk in. Anyway my vision is fuzzy and I think my mom opens my door peeks her head in like she’s about to say something but doesn’t bc I’m sleeping (this is something she does often so it doesn’t bother me I think it’s actually sweet), she opens my door and closes it 3 times and on the 3rd time she stood there in the frame but I could tell she was mad/upset/negative so I try and get up to see what’s wrong but I couldn’t move. I was paralyzed. She saw my look of panic and immediately closed my door and ran downstairs (odd bc she doesn’t run down the stairs EVER.) I’m finally able to move out of my bed but my room wasn’t the same. My room was stripped to the bare minimum just one dresser and one mirror left (I have a walk-in closet 3 dresser and about 8 big containers of clothes bc that’s my guilt pleasure) and my powers out. The only thing I want to do was go to the corner of my room where I know this light would be able to turn on bc it doesn’t need to be plugged in and it just so happened to be right next to the mirror. I finally get to the light but it was a struggle for some reason it felt like I was walking in slow-motion and it took me hours to get to one side of my room to the other. I finally get to the light I’m exhausted scared (felt like I was drugged) and turn it on and my mirror won’t show a reflection. THIS IS WHERE I KNEW FOR SURE I WAS SLEEPING AND INFACT NOT IN REALITY. Others probably feel like they would have been able to tell much sooner but my head was playing so many tricks on me. I get back to my bed and close my eyes to tell myself to wake up. I say it over and over again. SHITS BOUT TO GET SCARY AGAIN!!! As I’m trying to convince myself to wake up and it will be all over I hear these gusts of wind in both hears like it’s a tunnel or something (there’s wasn’t wind in the room or that I could feel hit my body, just in my ears) and in the background I hear laser beams and whispers. At this point I’m trying my hardest to open my eyes or move a finger, a toe something! My left eye opens but isn’t strong enough to keep its sleep open and it falls. I saw my purple chair full of color and my lap top next to me (REALITY), I’m thinking to myself finally I’m out of this nightmare. Nope. My left eye continued to open and roll down a sec or two after it opened and the wind/whisper/laser beam noises didn’t stop for another 15 minutes. Some how I gain control of my leg and just start kicking it and then I gained control of both eyes. IM AWAKE!!!!! I felt really negative and super fuzzy when I woke up, I also woke up extremely tired.

    • Sophia Reply

      I do have sleep paralysis almost every once a week…. but once I shout ‘blood of Jesus save me’ I wake up immediately. I usually pray my self to wake.

  2. Jamie Reply

    I always see and hear things when this happens to me.

    • Larissa Reply

      I do to, I always see like a evil person and I try and get them to go away but I can’t

      • david wolstenholme Reply

        my late wife and I lived in many haunted homes and im nearly 76 experienced many things my home is haunted I as a Christian light t light candles on my wifes memorial where I keep her ashes etc and I have always had bibles in each room on psalm 23 and on a night a leave my lap top on ,on house cleansing as casting out demons or bad spirits in the name of jesus works.

    • Carribbean Reply

      I also hear things but things I hear are scary when I have this and I’m able to open my eyes and see things that I don’t know r real or not but when this happens I’m unable to control my body and it feels like something is pushing me back and my heart starts to race then things start to get closer to my face and scream but I can’t hear them I only hear this keep repeating *******

  3. Angela Reply

    I see a person when I have sleep paralysis I seen three different people why do I see this

    • Q Reply

      I do also

    • Mo Reply

      I do too. It’s creepy and I always wake up screaming at them.

      Do you see what they look like?

  4. Dennis Reply

    I sleep sitting up amd it happens it happens while on my side amd back so that’s a load of crap

  5. christopher underwood Reply

    Does anyone experience a body buzz feeling with a sort of ringing in the head thats intensifies with the state of fear?

    • Ashley Meredith Reply

      Christopher Underwood

      The same thing happened to me the other night.

      • Mariam Reply

        What if you CAN move but u still feel something vacuuming your energy. ?? Is it an alien or spirit? (My house has 2 spirits in it but they’ve never been a problem before. They’ve live here with me for the past 15 years now) whatever I’ve been feeling at night though is new

        • Vikram singh Reply

          Listen to Hanuman chalisa at night … Just type on YouTube (1) hanuman chalisa (helps against devils) 2am
          (2) japji sahib 12 am ( holly)
          (3) an muslim very effective “”””””DUA prayer against ghost “””””
          I never believe in these things never i laugh on people when people talk about ghosts evil and that all.. but when it happens with me then i realized something is wrong and bad then at night something put pressure on my chest ( i sleep at proper time.. no pains .. iam totally fit at that time ….. young so fresh no drugs but still someone’s whispers at my ears at night) I can’t sleep like somebody watching me even the lights are on fuck men 23.. days its continouslly happening with me and then i listen to muslims”” DUA prayer against devils ‘”” then iam ok now… but listen it for regular 15 days

        • KayLee Reply

          I think this just happened to me last night. I believe I was awake, but trying to fall asleep when I swear I heard/felt light footsteps coming towards me. I felt as if something was leaning over me and I felt a vacuuming/pushing (I really don’t know what it was) of energy at my upper back and neck. It lasted a few seconds maybe longer, and then it was gone. The whole time I kept my eyes shut and told myself not to move or react to whatever was happening. After a while of me calming down I did move around in bed to get more comfortable. So I’m wondering if this was sleep paralysis, or something beyond the living life.

        • Sunny Reply

          I had a recent dream where I walked into a room * drs office* and a deceased friend is standing there! Alive & well! I asked him..I hugged him & I said “Carl how are you here?” He said, “I’m able to be here right now because you planned your appointment for a date before I passed away!” & it turned into a premonition dream, because next to him was my Brother! He was sitting on the floor with a white sheet pulled up to his waste and he was awake but resting…..& in real life here two days ago he ended up having unexpected surgery! So I feel it was a premonition dream of what was going to happen to him!
          And yesterday I dreamed I saw a dark Shadow ghost figure standing near me. I was on the ground so I grabbed him by his ankles to catch him! I then literally woke up struggling to hold onto him in my bed and I could feel him in my arms and hands still and I was struggling to totally wake up, and when I did my arms and hands were up in the air holding him and the feeling of him in my arms was then gone. He escaped into my room! Dreams are so real sometimes!!

        • Sophia Reply

          How can you tell if your house have 2 spirits

      • Kendra Reply

        Are you still experiencing this?

    • Elyzzah Reply

      OMG YES!

    • Brandi Taylor Reply

      Yes!! I’ve had sleep paralysis when waking up but for the last 4 nights I’ve had INTENSE, recurrent episodes where I hear, see & even feel tactile stimulus – all terrifying – & the vibration in my head is riveting & does also intensify with fear. I’m able to move my toes first always. Why all this all of a sudden I have no idea. How often for you?

      • Brandi T Reply

        Forgot to mention – I have goosebumps -(NOT IN DREAM) but real goosebumps every single time I am able to fully wake up & move.
        Also, to clarify, this is when I am falling asleep & is very new to me.

    • Kasandra Mohr Reply

      Yes! I just experienced it tonight.

    • Jesse BETTS Reply

      I call it the half asleep half awake world. There is something out there. I have tried to embrace it instead of fear it so I can explore it but to it’s to terrifying. I can feel the demons under me

      • Gauri Reply

        My physics teacher was doing Phd on spirits……we know there is energy in our body……according to law it can’t be destroyed but can be converted in another form…..he told us, once the person dies only the body is gone but the energy remains in the surrounding since it can’t be destroyed……spirit is a form of energy……we call it spirit scientists call it energy……also energy can be both +ve n -ve so spirits should be both type too

    • Ann Singh Reply

      Same thing happened to me last nite and I freak out

      • Diana Altamirano Reply

        I just experienced this. I was knocked out sleeping feltvmy husband kiss me before going to work. Then a minute later I hear a creek at the door and thought he came back for something but I was paralyzed and couldn’t move. I felt like someone was laying on me then trying to pull me from my feet. I yelled God help me and woke up shaking and crying. Called my husband crying and he rushed back to the house. I’m still shaking writing this post.

        • Kirstin Blow Reply

          My experience was kind of different. I woke up for some reason and immediately seen a woman in all black looking at me. When she was reaching for me I tried to scream but couldn’t. Now the crazy thing is when she reached for me she didn’t touch me. I just immediately started to fill a horrible pain in my back and I started cry and it went for so long. I don’t know if I fell back asleep or what happened but as soon as the pain went away I open my eyes I started to be able to move so I turned to get up and we were standing face to face then she left. I’ve been up ever since.

          • Steve

            Kirstin, My experiences–over the past 10 years, were awakening to a different person staring at me nearly once weekly–sometimes more than once a week. It would normally occur a night time, but once coming home from work after a long day I napped. When I awaken, a little boy with a striped blue/white shirt was looking at me. These images are different people with different features…all ages, all ethnicities, different features, some clothed, some naked. A few times, I awaken to (what I can only describe as) a hideous creature with sharp teeth. Through the years, I’ve learned to be less threatened by the “visits” and began embracing. I thought I had a special talent–although I wasn’t sure what it was. These “visits” began being my “friends”. It was only after being diagnosed with Apnea/Narcolepsy, and “Hypmopompic” hallucinations that I started to understand the medical diagnosed…but is having a hard time not feeling “special” anymore. Since using the CPAP, I have noticed fewer “visits”. Sounds crazy…but it’s a bittersweet thing for me. …it’s been 10 years that I’ve endure this unexplained phenomenon…I could only describe as “visits”.

        • Cassandra Reply

          I know where you is coming from.In 2017.I was living in this apartment.And I promise you every morning for some odd reason when I am at home by myself.I would put the kids on the bus and try to go back to sleep.I say about 5 to 10 minute later,I am asleep.Then I will have this strange odd feeling that something was around me.And I cant move,nor scream but I can hear myself .I say Lord God or Jesus help me.And I say about 2 to 10 second later I am awake,heart beating fast.I jump up.And for a long time (For 10 month I couldnt sleep in the morning,So i would leave right behind my kid,going to the library.It is now 2020.So right at the moment.I have had like several encounter in my new home,But it is not as bad as it was 8yr ago all the way back to 2019.2020 is different.I pray and i ask God to encamp his Holy Angel around my home,far and near, top to bottom on every corner of the house protecting me from evil and from my family and protecting my family from evil and from me.Let nothing or no one enter if it is not the love of God.And lately that has been helping.

    • Trish Reply

      I feel it too.most times I burn incense b4 going to bed and I pray .each time I burn incense, I feel a presence but not paralysis and I sleep unharmed ….I believe prayer works as it has to do with a lot of creepy experiences

    • Ry Reply

      I do all the time and I hate it… It’s loud and it’s scary… I avoid falling asleep because of my night terrors and when I can’t keep my eyes open and I fight it… I hear that

    • Damien Reply

      Yes I just NOW had that out of nowhere

    • Jeff Reply

      I had this tonight. Really intense.

    • Rosa Reply

      I get a sensation that I can’t explain but it ungulfs my whole body sometimes it’s corrugated. If that makes sense. I’ve learnt not to be horrified. It still does haunt me but can go back to sleep afterwards. I used to get ripped out of bed by it so I told myself next time to look int mirror to see what it was . It was like a mummy in camouflage gear !

    • SANJIV Reply

      yes i hear that sound I always beat that buzzing sound by forcing myself to open my eyes and waking up. I never allow the buzzing sound to overcome me and get me into the state of sleep paralysis as after that only the fear strikes.
      It happended once and now i never allow such buzzing sound to take me to that state of fear and i forcefully wake up knowing fully well that if i do not do so, it will take to that scary state.

    • Monecka Jones Reply

      Yes I do it feels like a sting like the feeling that you put your tongue on a battery

    • Esther Reply

      Yes…. A lot!!!…. The more u scream the name of Jesus, the more the buzzzz noise in ur ear…. But I don’t quit cos I know it’ll bring me back to reality

  6. Shelley Reply

    Christopher underwood
    I too have the same sensation, it always happens just before I drift off to sleep, it is like a warning sign, that the attack is about to happen

    • Shi Reply

      I always get the warning sign to make me not even want to go to sleep but it’s hard for me to stay away

    • SANJIV Reply

      yes you are right

  7. Ally Reply

    I have been getting hours of sleep paralysis for about 15 years, ive never seen the demon but can sense it, it terrifies me, i recently went to see a spiritual healer, told him about it and he said its a very bad thing and did a chakra healing , as he said sleep paralysis is a spiritual attack, this is why everyone ‘hallucinates’ the samé thing, personally i dont believe in the REM theory, i guess i will have to wait and see if this chakra healing worked.

    • Jessica Reply

      So Ally did Chakra alignment work?

    • Q Reply

      Keep me updated on if it worked please

    • Elyzzah Reply

      Yes i definitely think it has something to do with an evil spirit because while its happening i start to repeatedly say “jesus God jesus God” then it goes away but my head starts ringing and shaking its like the evil spirit is leaving idk but its scary, i wanna believe its the REM theory but

      • Mbali Reply

        Exactly my case, just last night ive experienced this and i shouted ” Please my lord protect me in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth ” and the paralysis went away. im starting to believe it has to do with evil spirits .

      • Sherrie Reply

        It’s happened to me for over 20 yrs.i scream for God and say in the name of Jesus. It’s awful and always seems like it’s the same thing. I can feel evil too. I’m 47 now and it just happened to me. No matter who I tell or how much I pray it eventually happens again. I’m afraid it’s something trying to get my soul

      • Shi Reply

        Your absolutely right cause when I start the. Prying Jesus bring me right up out there

  8. Ally Reply

    Sorry it was meant to say ’bouts’ of sleep paralysis

    • Angelica Reply

      Hey please let me know if this helps! I have been looking into this but haven’t done it.

  9. Chelsea Reply

    I had it for the first time. I’ve read about it before thinking I’ve experienced it but that was an entire new look on reality. I was asleep on my side and me entire body felt like it was shaking and vibrating as as if I was seizing, i felt like I had an outer body experience. I 100% knew that there was a presence in my room watching me not that I opened my eyes and looked I just knew it was there, that had to be the most intense and horrifying time. I managed to break the paralysis by squeezing my fist to wake myself up.

    • Michelle Thilges Reply

      My 32 year old son is living with us at the present time. He has been seeing a shadow. Wakes up to what feels like he is being strangled and his body shaking. I read your post as ND it sounds similar. I googled what he told me and came up with sleep paralysis. He is terrified and so am I. Not knowing if it’s evil trying to take his spirit . I don’t know what to do for him.

    • NICOLEeoeEEo Reply

      This really sounds like you had a grand mal seizure,or sometimes they are referred to as (clonic tonic). I have had brain scans from the neurologists’ once they got the results from both the EEG and MRI w/o contrast they called my cell phone frantically to say they may have misdiagnosed me previously and that I have been feeling all this due to the seizure disorder they refer to me as as being epileptic, but that has never felt like “that” was what happened. I have never felt right as the one being diagnosed… and I have this experience so many times to wake up finally and have the whole room full of people, or just my dad when he heard me fall in the bathroom, around me staring at me when I finally come too… the vibrating almost feels orgasmic,but then wait…something was way too wrong in your mind to orgasm,so than what was it that possessed my body .The one person who makes me feel like I am safe after these experiences is my boyfriend MATT,

  10. Nathan Reply

    I just experienced it, like 10 minutes ago. It was a feeling or thing I have never felt before. So it’s 3 AM. I was watching YouTube and noticed the time, so I decided to go to sleep as I have school. I have the worse sleep schedule known to man. So I lay down expecting to wake up for school and start to drift off to sleep at around 3:30AM. And I was starting to have a dream. I could feel the dream. It was like I was living it, it felt so real. I was in my house in the dream. In the basement. I got up and started walking around. Up to the kitchen, then the living room. I was doing random things while I was walking. Then I went to my bedroom and stared at the door. When I opened the door to my bedroom the dream turned red. Everything had a red tint to it and I slowly walked in my room watched myself sleeping. That’s when I woke up in a state of paralysis. I was conscious of everything around me. But I couldn’t move. My whole body was shaking, sweating and it felt hard to breathe. Then, it got worse. I lost full control of my body except my consciousness. But the worst part of this is that I could feel someone’s breathing. Like, after I lost control of my body, it kicked back up but as a different being. I could feel the breathing pattern of someone else. Not like someone breathing on me, I was the person breathing. And I breathed out one last time and I could smell the persons breath. Smelled bad. Like alcohol. Now I’m only 16 and have never drank alcohol in my life, but I could smell it. So after that, I turned back into myself. But still paralyzed. I tried talking but nothing happened. So I focused on on my arm and tried to move it up. And I moved, breaking the sleep paralysis or whatever this was at around 4:18 AM. I’ve never experienced or known anything about what sleep paralysis is, so I googled it. “Why couldn’t I move when I woke up?” Is what I googled. And it led my to here. To tell you my story. This is probably the most horrific and traumatic moments of my life and now I can’t get back to sleep.

    • Jessebetts Reply

      Wow that’s a graphic description. It comes and goes for me. Sometimes 6 times in a month sometimes 1 time in 10 years but every time is terrifying. Something lives just beyond our sight and in this state we feel it. It’s evil. Thanks for sharing your story. I feel less crazy and frighten knowing I’m not alone

      • Sarahc Reply

        Jesse, mine occur spaced out like yours. But every time it’s does reoccur, it always seems stronger. Again, like yours, I’m in a world between sleep and awake. Last night- whatever it was attempted to get me out of bed. The last attempt it was pulling me to sit up and in a slurred speech I was able to wake my husband for help. It’s affecting my 5year old, too. Really dreading sleep tonight

      • mariah mendez Reply

        I just woke up from sleep paralysis, I was trying to take a nap before my boyfriend got off work because we were going to go run errands, I couldn’t move my body I was trying to wake myself up, I was on my back and I turned and saw a boy just wearing a cloth piece of clothing he was just looking at me. Then I thought my boyfriend got home, I was able to talk I was screaming then I some another person appear he was talking but I couldn’t understand anything it was probably from the ringing I was hearing I thought I was going to die.Then I saw a snake appear from his hand and it was coming close to my face. It sounds all crazy I’ve had sleep paralysis before where a man dragged me by my feet from my bed. The more comments I’m reading about their experiences, I can’t believe that its due to rem or that it was a dream.

    • Anonymous Reply

      Did you knew it was a dream? If so it was a 3am lucid dream and that means at 3am your lucid dreams move to the real world and you can see yourself.

    • Mounika Reply

      Best way to analyze an incident in life is to think reason behind it. To take it positively, when i was reading your post, I had only one thought striking. As you mentioned you never had alcohol in your life, my suggestion is to be very careful that you do not go on its way such that it will make your life ruined or addicted. It may be a warning sign to you from either ghost or god that be careful about alcohol in your life. Better way to inspect is to analyze how your elders or your blood relation from your mothers side people or specially fathers side people behave when they consume alcohol and are they totally fine with alcoholic habits. If they are well behaved even after alcohol consumption, less worries, you may not have it in your genes the bad behavior with alcohol. Sometimes our soul warns about our future disasters, even written fate can be changed with proper precautions or at least reduce intensity of happenings.

      You can still ignore this post if you don’t feel this might not be the reason. If you find the right reason, your intuition catches it even if you ignore.

  11. Gail Garner Reply

    This happens to me all the time ever since I was small, people standing beside my bed, if I’m sleeping on my side looking outwards, then I see people crouched down with there face in mine, it always scares the life out of me when it happens.
    But recently for the first time ever I got what felt like someone poking me in the face with there finger, It woke me up but nobody was there, scared the life out of me, every night I’m waiting for it to happen again.

    • anonymous Reply

      hey
      I also experienced the same. Though it was 9 o’ clock in the morning and I thought my mom is shaking me to wake me up but there was no one. Someone has touched my eyes and my cheeks, with a very gentle and smooth rubbing full of love, also shook my arm giving me a hint that I should wake. Just like a kid, I opened my one eye to see who is there and found no one but somewhere i felt a shadow. I also asked mom did u just come to my room and waking me up she said no I didn’t and that true indeed cuz she was making breakfast.
      I don’t know what was that and curious as well to know what exactly has happened.

  12. Benyam Faltamo Reply

    Hey, im just 20 but you can’t believe me i almost had this thing more than 200-300 times in my lifetime. I don’t want to live the rest of my life dealing with this bullshit please somebody do something to me before i die, i almost did everything right now i would rather not open my eyes when this happens and for my ears i play music all the night, fixed issue little bit, also i recognized but i dont do this often when i breath fast, i have a chance to wake maybe in 30 secs, Thats useful. Recently i also tried to wake only by alarm but doesn’t work because i started waking by myself by this thing before alarm rings.

    • Anonymous Reply

      Hi. I have read your comment and I suggest you become muslim. I am muslim and I get it maybe once in like 5 years because I forget to say a prayer before bed. Try it. Try joining Islam. And don’t believe the media when they say that we are all bad people and terrorists. Research on your own. Your soul will finally be at peace. If you want to join Islam, go to your nearest mosque and go to the leader. I hope this helps you

      • Freddy Kruger Reply

        Try joining Muslim lol buddy your insane!! These things dont care who u are black white purple, muslim, Jewish. It doesn’t matter! They live 9n fear. It happened to me lastnite amd there nothing u can do or say

        • Jamie Maru Reply

          ok freddy kruger

    • Anonymous Reply

      Hi. I have read your comment and I suggest you become muslim. I am muslim and I get it maybe once in like 5 years because I forget to say a prayer before bed. Try it. Try joining Islam. And don’t believe the media when they say that we are all bad people and terrorists. Research on your own. Your soul will finally be at peace. If you want to join Islam, go to your nearest mosque and go to the leader. I hope this helps you. Thanks.

  13. Natalie Reply

    This has been happening to me for just over a year and it’s terrifying. I “wake” up and am 100% conscious of what is happening. I know I am still technically asleep as something in my room is off as the tv may be on or the bedroom door is open and then I know I am having an episode. I have felt a person jump on my bed then lay next to me then an electric feeling in my lower back as if hit with a taser gun in my back, breathe on my face, I have been poked and felt like someone was brushing my hair, a man once pulled me off the bed by my feet and when I broke the episode my feet still felt like they had been electrocuted. I don’t know what to do other than I try to shock my body back into the physical state to really wake up. It’s scary and I feel for all of you going through this. If anyone has any recommendations or know of any medicine that may help I am all ears.

  14. Sheena Reply

    This has been happening to me on & off since i was about 18. I would still continue to see what i thought was a spirit nearly every night for years! I still see things but not as frequent. At 5am this morning was the scariest attack yet. My son woke up & when i went back to sleep it sounded like our screen door was banging then i felt somthing come in i couldnt move or speak & it tickled me under my armpit & whispered what sounded like either dad or dead. Never heard a whisper before has anyone else?

    • Steve Reply

      I heard mumbling in I believe both ears. I called on G-d and it stopped. I see that many other people have had exactly the same experience. I felt like I was being held down and spoken to. I believe I was being warned about something personal that was happening in a dream. I made the appropriate corrections in my life based on my belief that this was a warning.

  15. Joshua Reply

    I have experienced this hundreds of times in past. I was 100% conscious of my surroundings but unable to move. I’ve seen figures walk up to my bed felt evil presence my body vibrating ears ringing and someone set on my bed and remove covers from me. I went through this for three years afraid and scared to even fall asleep. I had a shift in my life from living irresponsible to beginning to seek the Lord Jesus and in process of time about 3 months these night demons left and haven’t tortured me since. I know the medical world calls it sleep paralysis but I k ow from my years of torture it’s more than that is a different realm and the only medicine I took was the Lord. I hope someone is helped from This it cured mine. And I feel for those who experience this frightening experience

  16. Paris Melgar Reply

    i normally have an irregular sleep pattern, and have experienced sleep paralysis on many levels. Any time I spend the night in anybody else’s house, I feel sick and I get tension headaches. Then I’ll fall asleep and wake back up and the process repeats. Sometime around 3:00 I’ll wake up and my body feels like it’s buzzing and something will feel off about the room I’m in. I try to move but my body feels heavy and my hands twitch and my head jerks violently. After a few minutes I’m fully conscious but I can’t move my body. I’ll see shadows and silhouettes appear around me. Sometimes one sometimes more. It usually stands around my feet a little bit away. It’s always a masculine presence. Sometimes I’ll feel a pressure on my chest but it won’t hurt and the buzzing amplifies. And I’ll wake up after what feels like an hour. My worst experience was when one time I saw a little girl and her eyes glowed unnaturally white. She came when I spent the night at my cousins house and slept on the couch. She first appeared sitting at the staircase then in seconds was crouching in front of me. She talked to me but no sound came from her mouth. I heard her talk to me through my thoughts. While talking I could still see her but I could also see images of a dark parking lot in my head. I don’t know if I just imagined it or if she was trying to communicate with me. But eventually she went away and I could move again. But I still had an unsettling feeling and couldn’t fall asleep the rest of that hour until around 4:30. What made it worse was my little cousin sleep on the other couch right next to me and during my sleep paralysis started humming when the ghost girl appeared. I’m still not sure if bothe events were related. Any house that my cousins have ever moved to always had some sort of supernatural haunting whether it was malicious or unbothered. And always around 3:00 I would wake up and stay awake. And I’d always feel sick.

  17. Heather Reply

    My body wasn’t paralyzed when this happened to me. I woke up around 3:00am and sat up in bed. I saw a very tall man standing in my kitchen and walking around slowly. I tried to shake my husband awake. Eventually the man walked through our kitchen wall and outside. I felt completely awake, and terrified. I was looking right at the man while shaking my husband. I will never forget it.

    • Steve Reply

      Heather, my “visits” were never paralysis. I “feel” I am fully awake. My experiences–over the past 10 years, were awakening to a different person staring at me nearly once weekly–sometimes more than once a week. It would normally occur a night time, but once coming home from work after a long day I napped. When I awaken, a little boy with a striped blue/white shirt was looking at me. These images are different people with different features…all ages, all ethnicities, different features, some clothed, some naked. A few times, I awaken to (what I can only describe as) a hideous creature with sharp teeth, and once, I distinctly remember awakening to what I can only describe as a really big floating “orb”. Through the years, I’ve learned to be less threatened by the “visits” and began embracing. I thought I had a special talent–although I wasn’t sure what it’s purpose was. I began trying to communicate before they “disappeared” (usually after 5 seconds or so). I remember one specific young man…maybe 17-18 years old–I remember felling he was full of anguish–and I wanted to help but he disappeared. I cried after he left. These “visits” began becoming my “friends”. It was only after being diagnosed with Apnea/Narcolepsy, and “Hypnopompic Hallucinations” (“visits” upon awakening) (“Hypnogogic Hallucinations” is “visits” while falling asleep), that I started to understand the medical diagnoses, but I’m still having a hard time believing it’s all “medically” based. I think we’re somehow able to make connections to another “realm” when our brain becomes oxygen deprived during Apnea. I’m still trying to figure it out even though my Doc can make the “diagnosis”. I thought I was “special”. Since using the CPAP, I have noticed fewer “visits”. Sounds crazy…but it’s a bittersweet thing for me. It’s gone on so long…I began feeling a weird attachment to being able to experience “this”.

  18. AFROZ Reply

    I have had these haunting attacks ever since I turned into my teens. I used to experience intense fear and would start screaming so much so that my mother started taking me to see various so called ‘holy men’ to cure me of this condition. I also started seeing thousands of tiny spiders on my bed just before going to bed, I was not the only one seeing these on my bed my mother did too, they would disappear as soon as they appeared, also, I would see a shadow above my head and start screaming, those were the worst days of my life, eventually the screaming in the night stopped but now I experience noises in the night and yanking of the duvet and sometimes feel a presence on the bed, like a cat padding across the bed.
    I call these ‘Hauntings’ as I do not know what else these could be, I often think I am extra sensitive to maybe the ‘other dimension’ and things sometimes collide between this dimension and others. Last night/this morning (04/20/20) was the worst attack, not only did the noises happen, the covers moved and I had nightmares and was screaming during it, my husband nudged me to wake up, I did but every time I went back to sleep the nightmare continued, so today I feel like I have run a marathon in the night.

  19. anozira lyman Reply

    My dad had sleep paralysis. I watched him with his eyes wide opened. He looked scared. Then when he got out i asked him what that was and he told me about sleep paralysis. But i had never knew the details or why he was scared, because he said i was to young and he didn’t want to give me nightmares.

  20. T. Dyott Reply

    I have been dealing this for several years. The feeling of being pulled out of bed and I have all of my energy sucked from my body. I canny speak or yell. Last night was one for the record books. I felt like I was being pulled and I managed to open my eyes, and I saw a very large black shadow that I could nearly see through. I was fighting it and trying to scream for my husband. I just not get enough breath for him to heat me. The black shadow went away and I fully woke up. My dog was in bed with me, it’s 230 on the clock and my dog is looking left and right, back and forth. Even when I touched him, he kept looking back and forth. What is happening to me?

  21. Brett Reply

    This has been a problem for me for years. Most of the time it happens I wake up and cannot move unless I snap out of it. There have been a few instances where I will see someone walking past my door staring at me but they do not have a face and it always gives me the chills. There has also been one or two times where a woman has whispered my name in my ear and then repeated to do so loudly a second time which woke me up and scared the crap out of me. I can’t sleep on my back anymore or else it will trigger it, but if I move in my sleep and happen to wake up to another episode of it, the best thing I have found to snap out of it is to focus on moving my neck/head and after one or two twitches I have always woken up from it. If anyone is reading this that has similar issues I hope this helps you.

  22. Betsy Quinones Reply

    I don’t know what happened to me last night. I was writing a poem about praying and when I was finished I turned the lights out I started to fall asleep but wasn’t fully asleep when I felt something on top of me I could move I could scream I was fighting it but I could not get up from the bed felt as if it was evil trying to attack me I don’t know what happened if I won did it let me go?I’m just looking for answers. What could that have been?

    • Ana Reply

      When this has happened to me, I have 2 black demon like creatures on top of me holding me down. They very much remind me of the demons in the movie ghost. No features, just a black mass. I struggle and try to fight but cant move or yell. When i finally decide to just let it go and give in they go away.

  23. John Reply

    I experienced this a lot of times since I was a child. I know lots of people don’t believe in Jesus. BUT.. if you pray and read the Bible before going to bed. (Psalm 91)You will not experience it. You can also put the Bible under your pillow. What you can also do in addition is put some salt in water and pray over the water in the name of Jesus. Then sprinkle the water in every corner of your room or house .. this will drive away all evil.

    Science always has a name … But it is actually a spiritual battle which happens most times around 3 am. May Almighty God have mercy upon us, forgive our sins and keep his angels with us. AMEN!

  24. Santiago Roa Reply

    I have horrible experience in my sleeping time. Last week and this week is like I am living real scary moment being in bed and feeling somebody coming to my bed and trying to grab me from my arms, and I can see at moments like a death in black and I scream calling my mom,or call by her name “MARIELA” tonight I heard she came but not come to my room.
    Similar was last week, and I have this spiritual battles few times in my life.
    When I was young I have this feelings, but was a black cat on top of my chest.
    I thought is bad spirits, or someone is working witchy things on.me.

  25. Dwight Culpepper Reply

    Damn this just happened…i seen a spirit and grabbed me and i couldn’t move…

  26. Niteshh Reply

    Today at Something 2’o clock I felt like someone came and sit beside me on my bed then I tried to move my hand but I’m unable to do it then I felt like someone is entering in my body I became scared so I started chanting Hanuman Chalisa then I felt like the thing whatever it was started leaving my body but suddenly I entered back,then I kept doing chanting and tried to move my legs then I felt it leaves my body.I became scared,felt cold and got Goosebumps on my body.Is this Sleep paralysis??

  27. rosa Reply

    i seen my died brother walking in my room i seen it on a tv screen his son inlaw just died and his grand daughter was hurting

  28. Mary Reply

    It’s always a similar occurrence, whether in sleep paralysis or actually within a nightmare: the “shadow” has me, and I cannot move. I cannot escape. He yells in my face but I cannot hear; he has a strong hold of me though I cannot feel tactile pressure; he is always there, and yet I cannot remember any feature. And all he wants is something very, very evil for me… And every time, the only way I can escape is when I call out to God to save me. And every time, that works… Now, perhaps I call out to God because religion has always been a large part of my life, thus it emanates itself within my subconscious during Sleep Paralysis; or maybe prayer actually works? idk lol. This has been the scariest experience i have had/have in my life. Thankfully sleeping with a pillow over my eyes OR sleeping on my stomach have nearly eradicated these occurrences. I still probably need therapy to not be afraid of the dark/sleep any longer lol…

  29. Michael Detommaso Reply

    I have been to a sleep disorder to find out why I have sleep paralysis, what I did find out is I do not have sleep apnea or narcolepsy, but I will tell you that I go into sleep paralysis about 90 percent of the time if I take a nap during the day. I will explain what goes on in my nap, there is a swift wind that slides over my whole body at that time I do know that I am in Sleep Paralysis, then what happens is the wind stops and then there is a man or woman that gets behind me because I always sleep on my right side and I can not see the gender. He or she pushes firmly behind my whole body then he or she will drop his arm over my shoulder and let me tell you that his arm and hand is very large and at this point, I am very scared, he will constantly keep moving his hand over my entire body it is the most fighting experience I go through on a regular basis. I worry about him chocking me because it seems he gets more and more aggressive each time I go into sleep paralysis. When I read that this only happens for only minutes I can tell you in my experience that is totally wrong I have been in sleep paralysis for 30 mins and how I know this I can hear the TV around me word for word like a show that goes on for 30 minutes. The weird part of this whole scary event it only happens during the day of my nap. I do take drugs at night time and I think that’s why I do not get sleep paralysis at night, thank God. I just wanted to tell my story. Good luck everyone.

  30. Nadia Reply

    This happens to me a lot. I understand science calling it sleep paralysis but it doesn’t explain the auditory hallucinations I experience or it being in another language. They say it’s common and ‘seems’ like a strange language but why???? Why not your home language. Why only at 3/3.30
    And why is calling out Jesus name in my head or praying, a way to end it because that is all that works for me.
    Everything goes eerily quiet to the point that I can hear the wall clock so loudly as if it’s right up in my ear. Then the buzzing and screeching sound starts and gets louder, then the voices chanting in a language I don’t recognize. The chanting gets louder and notes aggressive and I can feel something close to me, around me but I can’t see it. I can’t move, or scream.
    My friend witnessed it one night and she said the look on my face was horrific. My eyes were open and I looked terrified.
    She thought I was playing the fool when I told her about it but when she saw it she realized that it wasn’t a joke.
    Also every single night without fail I wake up at 3.am.No matter how sick or tired I am.
    It’s awful. Believe me if science wants to label it that’s fine but it explains nothing to me. It’s solved nothing.

  31. Nadia Reply

    The chanting gets louder and notes aggressive *sorry I mean ‘more ‘ aggressive

    • Sally Mc Fadden Carroll Reply

      Accept LORD JESUS CHRIST as your Lord and Saviour but actually you don’t have to do that yet/\, If you call on JESUS’S Name He will save you. The Our Father is a powerful prayer to say. I f you cannot say it LORD JESUS CHRIST the Son of the living GOD, help. or have mercy on me a sinner. amen. or keep calling LORD JESUS help. amen. LORD JESUS CHRIST my Lord and my Saviour. Thats what I try to do. It can be so scary. But our Lord is always there remember. As GOD’S HOLY SPIRIT.

  32. Kenton James Reply

    Just had an episode today felt like I was getting thrown around my room like I was flying and something kept tickling my feet and it wouldn’t stop but when I open my left eye I’m currently having sleep paralyze but when I open my right eye I’m in my dream and when I close them both I’m flying upside down everywhere like if I was on a roller coaster and this was a nap around 9:30am can anyone relate?

  33. Bhavana Reply

    There is some strange thing happening in my sleep…sometimes I cry and sometimes I shout ..actually I don’t want to do that…but it somehow happens .. I remind myself don’t cry and don’t shout…but I end up doing that…these all happens when iam in sleeping but I have conscious that means not fully sleep…don’t know what is this ?? What can be the reason??can anyone say something!!?

  34. Aayush tonk Reply

    I don’t know what’s happening with my mother….she is not having her proper sleep…every day at 1.00am she starts feeling something as if tingling sensation starting from her toes to full body and sometimes she can’t move her body either as if something has hold her tightly….yesterday night I was sleeping beside her, she woke me up and said please be awoke till 3.00am and I was kind of confused and scared at the same time….OM NAMAHSHIVAYA…..

    • Kim Reply

      The full body tingling happens to me too. I just made a posting as well if you want to read it. Maybe you can read it to her and see if it’s the same

  35. Paul Reply

    I have been experiencing it for the past 19 years, this whole thing has to do with the EVIL spirits, REM theory is a scam and I don’t believe it at all. When I have a prayer and fasting I sleep peacefully like a baby but when I am not praying this evil spirit is playing within my house like hell, come into my head making noise, failing to breath properly,it certainly a big disturbance. Friends there is only one way to deal with all this rubbish is prayer and fasting that’s all.

    • JAY Reply

      I totally agree this goes beyond science all spiritual. For those believers out there remember the devil comes to kill,steal,and destroy. With that being said he is trying to steal from you in one way or another.I had a few similar experiences mentioned throughout the years, presence of evil in the room, strange footsteps and noises. It all slowed down but recently started again because I am now having a closer relation with our heavenly father. The enemy sees this and has been attacking me in my sleep trying to instill fear. The reality is that by him doing this brings me even closer to Jesus. So for those of you without a belief in our lord and savior this could be an ongoing issue without deliverance and asking for Jesus in your life. Jesus is the only name I call on during these attacks and he is there for me every time and I am constantly casting the enemy out after each event. I hope my story can help you in some form to rid yourself of these attacks. God bless and may he be with you.

  36. Cg Reply

    I didn’t think I have it but I do feel a person in my room and a couple nights ago I felt two people a girl and a boy but I have felt the boy before the girl was knew. The werdist part about it is that the ferst time I felt the boy my sister slept talked to him for the next three years he wasn’t there. The thing that makes me think that I don’t have sleep paralysis is that I could see them if I closed my eyes and I could still move.

  37. Leah JG Reply

    I had this happen to me in the past and most recently a few nights ago. I saw my hanfs folded on my chest and could mot move them. Every time i fell asleep tba night this would happen. It felt like I got up but I would wake up ti see i had not moved at all. Then I had felt really paralyzed. Trying to so what i could to move a get up. My eyes were opened and I struggled to wake up from the recliner near the stairway. Something told me ” Leah cough”. I coughed and thats what woke me out of it. I tried to pray and tried called out to Jesus and the words would not come out. The coughing worked. I was scarey because I know something dark was holding me down. It also happened to me around the 3:00 hour!
    Once I alsi heard three taps on the windowsill in that same room around the 3:00 hour as well. Could not debunk amy of it.
    Three is the evil mocking tbe trinity. So that explains the 3:00 and any noise that is done 3 times. I had prayed over the house and have not experienced much afterwards. Although I did that months prior to tge recent incident too. Im glas to see others feel the same as I do.

  38. Blanca Reply

    I just had this experience for the second time this morning. I could watch the spirit come in lay on my husbands side and watch me while I watched my dog climb on and sniff around. I tried calling his name but nothing came out. I cried for help but nothing. I finally felt myself Move my hand to push away. I felt like something was pushing on me and I was helpless. I had been awake
    when husband left to work so I understand the REM Status but is still terrified me. I felt As though someone was looking and in background laughing. Horrible feeling

  39. Mimi Reply

    One time I was taking a nap with my 1 yr old daughter like I always did, then all the sudden I started hearing what seems to be country music on the background and every time it was louder and louder. Then i heard footsteps coming towards the room to where my daughter and I were. I heard the foot steps and it also was getting louder as it kept getting closer but seems like this thing was wearing those country boots that makes noise every time you walk….so weird…..ohh geez i was scared to death!…I couldn’t move, but my eyes was open and i remember seeing my daughter on my side sleeping and i’m thinking i hope this thing/whatever it is doesn’t come thru the door and hurt us. So i close my eyes and felt this thing opened the door of our room like smashed open our door of our room…I screamed to God to help me in my dream…then i woke up! and the door was still close…(sigh) horrible experience for sure….that was one of many sleepy paralysis experience…i keep reading it has something to do with REM sleep but i don’t truly know…all the experience from people i heard and read is all scary stuff.

  40. Karina Reply

    I just experienced this last night I wasn’t all the way a sleep it was maybe 330 am when all of sudden I felt something heavy on my legs and Right after some whispering my eyes was close I was so scare to open my eyes I felt it lifting I felt like someone’s hand lift from my leg then I felt this chills and felt cold i got up turned the light on and ran to my moms room I started crying I felt so scared it was a awful feeling!

  41. Spencer c Reply

    Fuck I wish I could fall asleep with no ability to move that sounds interesting, like for real though I never get an interesting sleep experience like that.. sleep is always hard.. I swear nightmares are just going to sleep to me, they don’t bother me, just the norm… gotta be tough about it if it scares ya to deep

  42. Angel Ornelas Reply

    Sleep paralysis has become a daily routine to my sleep schedule; ever since I was 9 I started to experience it more casually. However, this time it was probably one of the worst experiences I’ve ever had with sleep paralysis. It was around 10:30 am and I woke up; but since I felt tired I decided to go back to bed. I shortly regretted it after waking up again (is what I thought at first) realizing immediately that I was under the effects of sleep paralysis. I felt someone poking my back and in a voice of a child someone saying “hey, how are you doing?”

  43. NJ Reply

    If someone can read this in 2020 please reply

    I experience it twice and literally i had may second attack just a minutes ago , It just doesnt seem normal thats why I went to search about this and be here . I read alot about it but what happend to me is very strange. When I was about to sleep my body numb, I cant move a muscle I cant even shout even though I can see my little sister near me playing video game and then few minutes later it stopped but then Im still sleepy so I went back to sleep but when I was about to sleep again I saw a white force Im sure I saw it clearly because Im awake and its not a person but just a force or something like it was surrounded by magnetic something I dont know how to describe and then when I saw it my body suddenly release force like it splash and then I cant move and it gaves me goosebumps , I experienced it twice that I had an attack and I saw something that I know its not a ghost or something but a force and also I experience alot of sleep paralysis, the twice I mentioned is about the force….

  44. Veronica Medina Reply

    This has been happening to me since I was a teenager. It’s like an evil spirit that won’t leave me alone. If I try to pray or say omg it goes away. It’s been happening to me more lately but the weird thing is it only happens to me when I’m alone when my boyfriend is not sleeping next to me. I hate it but I’m so used to it. It’s like I can sense evil. I don’t know why it follows me I’m a good person and believe in God.

  45. Kevin Reply

    Wake up and say a prayer

  46. armara miles Reply

    I woke up to something flowing over me last nite and it startled me and it’s floated?? out the window because I’m thinking I startled it I am so confused about what it is and I wasn’t trying to move each has floated at the window what could that be

    • Steve Reply

      Armara, Look up “Hypnopompic Hallucinations” and see if it feels familiar…

  47. G Reply

    It also has happened to me. I do sleep on my back sometimes not always. In my sleep paralyses I feel as if someone always touches the lower side part of my belly and pinches it up to a point where I could feel the bones of that area cracking together. As soon as that person starts pinching my body starts to lose control. And the worst part is they stare at my eyes while doing this and I can see their pupils getting big and round, i start to feel more pain with simultaneously as they are pinching my skin up to my bone area. I try to wake up from this by slowly moving my body parts but fail to do so. But once that pain is un-bearable for me I wake up automatically conscious but unable to move my self for a few minutes. I’ve also experienced teeth grinding during sleep paralysis.

  48. Durell Reply

    This has been happening to me since i was like 14 and am now 32. Trust me i would love to believe that it has someting to do with Science but it feels so evil and prayer always breaks it or prevents it if done before sleeping.
    It just happened to me a few ninutes when i was trying to catch sleep on a cold evening and my spirit prayed and it left me. My only fear is that it may kill me one day.

  49. I Reply

    I’ve experienced what most of you are saying and it’s even more valid..what’s different for me, I get them every time I pray as if I’m getting punished for talking to god… sometimes I wonder I’m freaking myself out because Science or Aliens are involved and want us to believe it’s spiritual… something or someone is touching me and watching me.. waiting.. why? I feel them and see them. This is not a dream state. Are we feeling so many spirits passing in these times. What do we have in common? My sign is a cancer.. idk.

    Peace and love to you all

  50. Cris Reply

    Glad I found this and reading everybody story it gives me a sense of relief. So check this out I, work grave yard shift from 11pm til 7:30 am so my sleeping cycles are really bad. When I’m at work and I finish my rounds around the campus I nap since there is nothing for me to do other than be on my phone so I wanna catch me some Zzz. We’ll the thing is I take a nap around 2 or 3 am and as soon as I’m falling asleep I feel like someone is literally attached to me and draining my Energy like I’m seriously feeling it like a freaking vacuum and my heart is pounding like is about to burst while this is happening. I know what sleeping paralysis is but this is a combination of not being able to move my body but I’m conscious enough to feel my energy being drained. I feel like I’m more vulnerable when very tired or exhausted. I do pray from time to time it does go away but it comes back this does not happened at home only at work which makes it even weirder. I’ve done my research like many of you have and what I find is scientific explanations of sleeping apnea or paralysis also when it comes to spirits I”m very open minded and I was thinking it could possibly be evil spirits too like an Incubus or Succubus anything is possible. I hope and pray for all of us so this can end. I will try to fix my sleeping cycle and get enough sleep to see if the problem gets solve.

  51. Marianah Sylva Reply

    I’m a student n used to get a lot of sleep b4 I entered d Uni but afterwards I didn’t any bcos of late note reading.when I was around 17 years old was when I had my first episode but at d beginning i didn’t know shit abt sleep paralysis so I wasn’t really scared so what I do is dat I don’t struggle with it just wait for a few seconds for it to go away n it worked. Why i started to biliv dat its more of science dan spiritual was when it started ocurring more frequently n i find dat while in sleep state when I can’t move a muscle or move my mouth I wud usually say a prayer with my mind but it takes just as long as when I don’t pray at all n just waits for it to go away for me to snap out of it.
    It happened from when I was 17 till now am 20 but during those times I don’t really see a person or feel any evil presence until one night i woke n couldn’t move my body n I can’t really tell if it was real or just an hallucination but I tut I saw a demon covered in black veil standing by d door watching me cos I usually leave my lights on while sleeping… But as a I prayed n used my mind to control my body movt I was able to get up…n I swear I was so scared of sleeping from dat day onwards.

  52. Marianah Sylva Reply

    For those looking for long lasting solutions to sleep paralysis especially the believers u can start by praying n asking God to deliver u from pressing spirits n reading psalm 27 b4 bedtime n also keep dat bible verse opened and by ur bedside( this one works for me all d time).
    For those who r unbelievers u can try changing ur sleeping habit( try not to stress urself out b4 sleeping), sprinkling garlic on d corners of ur bed(this works too cause demons hate d scent of garlic), try not to sleep on ur back bcos it makes u vulnerable to any spirit passing when u sleep and if d aforementioned doesn’t work when u have anoda episode try saying in ur mind”i can do this”( cos u have to first move with ur mind b4 u can with ur body) then try moving a finger when u dat u break d paralysis. I hope this works for u guys but if it doesn’t try to seek help from people around u. OK bye

  53. Michael Reply

    Every time I get sleep paralysis, I am always able to remember what I dreamt about. The incident always start when I realize that my dream is paranormal related. I thought it was just a coincident the first 2-3 times but after over 10 incidents, they were all paranormal dreams. The exact moment I realize it is paranormal, I go in to sleep paralysis trying to wake up. Every. Time. One incident, I go and use the bathroom, as I’m going, I look at the mirror looking at the open door. Then it just slams shut on its own. That’s when I got it. I was trying to physically move and started murmuring until my GF shook me out of it. Another incident was when I was in a movie theatre leaving, when a bunch of news crew type people came in and I thought, “what the hell are they doing?” ThenI realized they were one of those paranormal activity crew. I ignored them and started walking out until I see them pointing the camera on me and shouting, “there!” I tried waking up and tried moving, but felt like it was sucking me back into my original position. I tried talking saying, “no, get away!” Twice. These are just the type of paranormal dreams I have before I go into sleep paralysis. I totally thought and believed the scientific reason of transitioning from and to REM state, but who the hell can explain why all my sleep paralysis gets triggered from paranormal activity dreams?!?!

    • Susanna Reply

      Hi Michael,
      This has just happened to me for the first time. I had also had a paranormal dream about a female ghost and then the feeling of an evil spirit being in my room happened as the dream ended. I felt suddenly freezing cold and paralysed, my body was shaking from the fear and I couldn’t scream. Eventually all that came out was a tiny whimper and that broke the sensation so I could move again. I also heard my windows banging and it was as if this thing was in my whole room and then left again through the windows. Terrifying.. It was around 3-3.30am.

  54. Liz Reply

    When I had sleep paralysis when I was younger, it was seeing spiders, around age 15. A bedtime curfew I stuck with and relaxing before bed helped stop it.
    I had a home invasion occur with a stalker who I had for 15 years off and on, and one night I was awake at the time- I was sitting watching tv by the back door, just the screen door was open, and I heard what sounded like footsteps. I saw a man force my screen door open and he came straight at me, looking like a fat drunk biker. I didn’t have a weapon to defend myself, I couldn’t get around him. He strangled me unconscious. It took several minutes, and I passed out when I felt searing pain and saw stars followed by him rearranging his hands on my throat and grinding tiny bones against themselves in my neck. I woke up with him gone and unable to breath again for a while and when I could breath again I still felt like I was suffocating. I got up about to call 911, but called my mom first, afraid he would come back before I got a chance to tell 911 what happened. She told me it was sleep paralysis. I said, he was drunk, I could smell it, and she said sleep paralysis included other senses. I called my bf who said nobody would break in and not steal anything, and that nobody would ever touch me. I called my sister, she said it was my boyfriend and if I called for help my boyfriend would be arrested even if he didn’t do it. I swear, everybody is mentally inferior to me, and everybody proved it in the most concrete way possible, and I hate sleep paralyses used to insult me by mother, and I wish I had called 911 first. I have a long history of being stalked, and the stalker had tried strangling me in 2003 already, but people refused to help me stop him. That sleep paralysis is used to discredit real crimes going on means more people need to be educated as to what it is, and people need to grow the f up. And I am a proud supporter of the second ammendement. You can’t expect retards to protect you. I even reported his strangling me to a crisis center back in 2003, but instead of looking at the obvious with a repeated pattern of behavior of a mentally disturbed male stalking me, people felt better fantasizing that I was just suffering from sleep paralysis, or had a fight with my small slender boyfriend. My god, I hate people.

  55. Michelle Reply

    I have a strange thing where I feel like I am awake and seem to be up in the air and fighting off spirit or some entity… I scream but no noise comes out, I fight but nothing happens… eventually I break free and what seems like I wake up and realise i was not fully awake but it seems so so real…. any ideas welcome?

  56. Jayante Reply

    I’m 18 years old and I live with my grandma, auntie, and older cousin. I was sleeping with all of the lights off inside the house and it was quiet. I fell asleep with my window opened, and on my back. Literally at 3:30am I felt like I woke up but I couldn’t move or talk. It just felt weird, like my body felt weird or it felt fuzzy. I knew exactly what was happening because I’ve had sleep paralysis once before so I tried to remain calm and not panic. It’s up until the point where I heard noises from outside my window and I heard a little girl or a kid crying out in the living room and that’s where I tried so hard to move but I couldn’t. I tried so hard just to move my fingers or my arms but couldn’t. It was until I took a deep breath and I forced myself to sit up as fast as I could and I felt like something was off in my room. So I immediately locked both doors of my house, turned on the lights and had my best friend come over. It is a reminder why I never like sleeping on my back, for that reason. This happened about an hour ago and it is currently 4:18am. I’m going to try to go to bed again, it’s just I didn’t like how I woke up at 3:30am.

  57. Tammy Reply

    Please lmk if anyone is experiencing the following . For the past four months , I wake up from a peaceful sleep between 1:30 am – 3:00 am ( recently , between 4:30 am – 5:30 am ) and literally look up and on my ceiling and sometimes on my walls, on any given night, a combination of black spiders , mice, and many other creepy dark black creatures crawling around the walls and I watch them disappear into the walls . I have never experienced sleep paralysis – I am completely awake while watching these creepy creatures . I have just accepted to seeing them every night and ignore them assuming that they thrive on fear but it really is torture to keep seeing this .. Read all about sleep disorders and hallucinations but the heavy feeling I feel , shortness of breath, and the evil feeling I feel in the room doesn’t match up with the sleep disorder hallucinations . Does anyone experience what I just wrote about and are completely awake during these experiences ?? Please lmk and also lmk if you have any info regarding paranormal answers , astral dimension possibilities?? Thanks!!!!

    • Ana Reply

      Hello Tammy, I have experienced the dark nightly creatures. In my situation, I would wake up and see a black spider, heading from the ceiling towards my face. I don’t have a particular fear of spiders, so it did catch my attention. I was more aware/awake, so I would get up and run out of the bedroom. Then my BF, would wake up and see me standing in the corner of the room petrified. It has returned over 7-10 times. I’m happy to know, it is not real. But may the evil spider, vanish for good.

    • Steve Reply

      Tammy, research “Hypnopompic Hallucinations”.

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  59. mabs Reply

    i always have this bad dreams since high school when my co-scouts was possessed and they both call out my name for help. it’s been 16years but i still dreaming about spirits sometimes asking for my help and sometimes i see myself but in a different version. then yesterday night i dreamed about the two person i first dreamed of since that day the other one is twisting my hand. and when i wake up it really hurts and i could’nt move it. i don’t even know why they’re even mad at me.

  60. Marquitta Gass Reply

    I am 51 iseen ghost off and on all my life and heard evil laughs. I had stayed all night with my mother last summer and I woke up and felt something very heavy sitting on me. I moved and I felt it lift off me by this time I th o ught someone had broken into the house I was to afraid to scream so I turned on my side to see if I could see in the mirror nut it was too dark and then all of a sudden I felt a finger go through my side I was not asleep and to tell you the truth i was afraid to go back to sleep after that

  61. Melanie Reply

    I just had a second episode of either sleep paralysis or possession or something in so many days and I’m noticing a pattern. I thought for a few days now I’ve been seeing a figure lingering around outside my bedroom door. And this is while I’m awake. All I see are small glimpses of a shoulder here, a leg there. Nothing full view. The first time this happened, I woke up just fine, but the instant I opened my eyes there was this image of a head and shoulders right in my eyes. It didn’t look like a fully formed shadow and it vanished quickly, but it left me with my heart pounding in my ears and completely immobile. Literally locked up my body completely while the ‘shadow’ vanished. The second time just happened about 20 minutes ago. Again I was sleeping just fine, waking up from a dream. But this time, the second I opened my eyes, I saw a shadow fly into my body, into my eyes, and I froze up again. My body locked up again and I saw black fingers in front of my eyes trying to hold me still, and this time I heard in my ears/behind me “You’re mine.” And all I could think was to say “Never.” Again my heartbeat pounded in my ears as I thought, “move, just move your body.” And when I did, I felt like whatever it was left me.

  62. Rita Reply

    Bandit t
    I feel the same thing and worst I feel like someone is touching my breast she I wake up my nipples are hard and I feel the touch , I’m wondering why it happen to some people and not all and I know its our mind letting what ever spirit it is in because our mind is the gate way to enter our body all I want is remedy I don’t want to be seeing shadows in my room or having nightmares that are so real each time I wakeup and I even have multiple sex in water and other places I really tired .

  63. Rita Reply

    To Tammy

    If you know the exact time it happens go bless salt and anointing oil and mix them when you she anything on the Celine spray it on them but make sure to pray Every night with psalm 51, for forgiveness of your daily sins 25,27,35,91, for protection and 119 for thanks

  64. Tina McCarthy Reply

    Ive never believed in anything like this until about a year ago i was coming around a corner and a old lady humped out at me and now no matter were im at i feel something in the bed feels as if its crawling has anyone else every felt this im not sure to be scared are okay with it…..

  65. Rita Reply

    Rhapsody Of Realities

    GIVE NO PLACE TO SATAN

    Tuesday, July 7th.
    Pastor Chris

    Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me (John 14:30).

    Demon spirits, if given a chance or a foothold, could harass, influence and even torment a Christian. Paul the Apostle enjoins us, “Leave no [such] room or foothold for the devil [give no opportunity to him]” (Ephesians 4:27 AMPC).

    Take for example some Christians who experience what seems like a nightmare, but actually more real an experience than a dream. In some cases, it could be an experience with some beastly figures. The person may be praying about these things, yet the situation lingers.

    Oftentimes, it’s because Satan tries to maintain a connection between him and such individuals by sowing something in their hearts, such as a thought—an unclean thought. As long as such folks harbour and nurture those thoughts from Satan, a connection is established. So, even when they scare him off with the Name of Jesus, as long as his thoughts remain in their hearts, he maintains his connection and keeps coming back.

    Sometimes, it could be fear. He plants fear and with that connection he keeps coming back. When you pray and rebuke him, because of what he’s kept in you which you’re helping him preserve without realising it, he keeps coming back. This is why, like Jesus, you must have nothing of Satan in you. He (Jesus) said in our theme verse, “…for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.”

    Keep your heart free from anything that’s of the devil. Refuse to harbour fear, anger, grudge, bitterness and unforgiveness. Let love rule in your heart. Never allow fear to take a hold of you, irrespective of the happenings around you. Jesus said, “…I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven” (Luke 10:18). Never be afraid of him, for he’s a defeated foe, and has no authority over you.

    CONFESSION
    I’m the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, and I have the light of life. There’s nothing of darkness in me. Through the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by which I’m constantly cleansed and purified, Satan has no place in me. He has nothing in my life and I rule over him, in the Name of the Lord Jesus! Amen.

    FURTHER STUDY:

    || Ephesians 4:27 AMPC Leave no [such] room or foothold for the devil [give no opportunity to him]. ||

    || James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. ||

    || 1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. ||

    1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
    Acts 18:24-19:1-7 & Job 12-14

    2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Galatians 1:10-17 & Isaiah 27.

  66. Ally Reply

    Hi! Last night I had my third episode of sleeping paralysis. It felt like somebody got into my bed and was trying to touch me. It also touched my private parts. Has this happened to anybody?

    • Abby Reply

      Yes ! It happened to me one time & I was alone in my room very scary experience. What does that means?!?

  67. Luna Reply

    I’m not sure if I had it or not but I was in a hotel and I dreamed I was in my grandma’s house like I just walked in the front door and I couldn’t move, and I saw a black version of me with white glowing alien eyes and she would glitch around the house and gradually get closer to me, the whole house was dark but I could still see, I woke up before she could get to me, it still haunts me to this day. please explain!

  68. Ana Reply

    I have experienced sleep paralysis, my entire life. In general, I believe I am more in tune at nighttime I sleep walk, sleep talk, snore (haha) and well all of the above. When I was 15 years old, I was sleeping and felt my body freeze. My eyes were open, and I saw a black shadow hanging over me. It would get closer and closer and as it got closer the face would blur out and all I would see was the color black. After a minute or so, I regained consciousness. Fast forward, to this week. I have experienced sleep paralysis or so they “say”. But this time, on different occasions; I felt a strong ringing inside my ear, I heard a voice whispering next to my ear and today, I felt as if something was pushing my face down towards the pillow. Which led me to this website. I’m glad, I am not the only one experiencing this spiritual warfare. May we all stay safe. P.S For the first time ever, I stood up for myself and said “you aren’t real, god is real” and after repeating that over and over… it went away.

  69. Anonymous Reply

    Has anyone els experience waking up from a dream with a pounding headache after somthing attacks you? Like in my dreams I’m actually there like lucid dreaming then somthing always seems to try an attack me this has happened heaps over the years N happened again last night , I called out to my boyfriend ran to my room we’re I was sleeping an woke up

  70. Brittany Reply

    I’ve had a recurring “dream” for a couple years now and I always am watching myself sleep and something is saying “come with me, let go, it’ll feel so good to let go” and end up making a choking sound and my husband wakes me up. But this last time, was worse, way worse. I wasn’t looking down at myself but looking up, it was dark so I couldn’t see what it was. It was telling me the same things it usually does but when my husband woke me up he said “you’re freaking me out. You just chanted some kind of rhythmic chant in a language I’ve never heard. He said it was almost like speaking in tongues but it was different. I am so scared to sleep now

  71. ivy Reply

    today around 1pm, 7/13/20. yes i do believe i am going thru grief, so apart of that (long story short is stress).. i decide i did not want to get up and laid back down to rest more. suddenly, i felt someone pin me down with a pillow over my face. first thing that came to mind, “omg, someone is in my home. someone broke into my home!” then a male voice in clear english (sounds hispanic) starts to mumble and says, if u sleep with anther man.. (mumbles some more)..” you will have a heart attack in 6 weeks.” as the mumbles continue, i try to fight him off, biting, trying to get loose. i open my eyes, see a pillow over me and a hand pop out and the man says, “dont move i wont hurt you.” i feel the pressure from his body lift alil like he was digging thru something beside my bed and mumbling, sounding very anxious and worried. i felt myself grab my keys to atleast cut him or something, then it was gone. i was more frightened that i thought someone broke into my home to attack me then i was being warned my lifeline may be in danger soon. ive experience sleep paralysis, normally the feeling of another presence and evil. PRAYER DOES WORK! but ive never been warned r verbally spoken to. i appreciate any feed back. thank you!

  72. Chris Reply

    My roommate of a couple years went through something similar regularly, and he was sure there was something there coming after him. I would sometimes hear him shouting or moaning in the night, and one time I went into his room during such an episode and watched him for a while, and saw absolutely nothing happening physically. If anything, it was either a dream/hallucination, or something spiritual.

    For myself, I one time was laying motionless on my stomach in bed in the morning. I felt I was awake, just resting and thinking, and then felt a steadily growing pressure on my back and shoulders pushing me into the mattress, and in my mind I could sense like something with evil intention was attacking me. What scared me most was that I could hear the bedsprings actually creaking more and more with the increasing pressure, like it was a real physical weight on me. To stop it, I immediately started praying strongly in the name of Jesus, that the Father surround and fill me with His love and light and Holy Spirit and banish any and all darkness and evil that may be near me. And with this that force went away. I say this prayer regularly many nights before I go to sleep.

    I certainly can’t claim to know how it all works deep down spiritually speaking, but I do know that spiritual battles are real, there is a very real spiritual reality intersecting with our physical world (more real even), God is real, and the name of Jesus carries absolute power in the spiritual realm.

  73. Jannie Reply

    I not long move in to a new home all OK for a weeks in till my Daughter seen things moving on the side she ask her mom to come to her she told me and I seen it myself things was OK for a few weeks and now it’s like it again I got a 3 year old son who don’t know any think about want is going on but for the last few nights my son been crying and today my son was right by me on the sofa playing on my phone the next minute he was crying I ask my son want is the matter he just did not tell me I give him a love and kiss he was still crying but after that I ask him why was he crying for he said to me as I am he’s mom the man punched him in the leg I just did not know what to do as I got ghost and spirit in my house we can not rest at all in here I can not wait to move away out of this house it’s not nice seeing your 3 year old crying and comeing out with things like that it’s heartbroken I just don’t know what I can do any more

  74. Kerry Reply

    I have dealt with sleep paralysis for as long as i can remember, but 2 nights ago things changed. EVIL is all i can say. Heres the thing. Before i even fell asleep, i was in my right side settling in. 1:30 am or so. I suddenly felt the scare, in your back, like when someone something scares you from behind and your back does that weird spasm thing? Happened twice in a minute. I thought well, maybe it was the air conditioner. ‍♀️? Never bothered me before, but ok. A short while after, i felt my husband come in, get into bed, snuggle real close, nuzzle my neck and say, what ya doing baby. i could feel his hot breath and body. I rolled over barely awake, now on my left, head tilted left. No husband. What? Fell asleep, now im dreaming, the usual dumb nonsensicle dreams we all have. Not scary at all, just weird. Things are heavy, theres a heaviness coming toward me. Suddendly i can “see” my self from within, not like i am hovering over me, i cant explain it, turning my head, looking toward the ceiling, a black dark smokey something is coming at me, fast! i can see holes with appear to be a mouth and eyes, but oddly not in the right exact positions and see through. Its now ATTACKING ME! beating me up. I can feel it. Not really painful, but like when you are at a concert and you can feel the deep vibrations of the drums and bass through you. Im now screaming, or think i am? My heart is racing, im sweating, its hot, so hot. The thing enters my body, i felt it! And as quick as it came, it exited the body. I woke screaming, 2:15am crying, shaking, sweating, couldnt breath, literally, absolutely terrified thinking omg i just got possessed! Then instant goosebumbs everywhere. I jumped up, ran out to the living room. Husband snoring in the recliner, TV on and air conditioner roaring. He heard nothing. I sat on the couch and started trying to look things up, demons, entities, something dark, but i was so groggy, so sleepy, i couldn’t see straight. So i snuggled in the couch and went back to sleep. My bestie came over and i explained it all to her in detail, crying the entire time. She believed me. I hadnt told hubby yet, as i was afraid he would lock my ass up. Luckily when i sat him down he believed me too. A medium i know called me. She said, kerry im worried, but before you tell me what is going on, she had a vision of me screaming in the bed, unable to move. Something pinning me down. I was like. OH MY GOD. I then told her this story. She told me it was a shadow person and get ahold of a priest or paranormal group immediately. So now in my searches, i found you all
    Omg, i wondered myself if i had “lost it”. So Flippin terrifying.

  75. Allen Reply

    Hello, I always keep having sleep paralysis in my bedroom and I got used to it everynight and sometimes I can see dark figures and sometimes after I woke up from sleep paralysis I can’t hear voices that says “pssst” from the door and sometimes from the window, until one day I decided to sleep at the couch for good and I haven’t had any sleep paralysis no more until yesterday I had sleep paralysis while I am sleeping on the couch and it was the worst of em all, i felt like someone is covering my eyes and told me he wanna kill me (he called himself satanas) and I told him ill kill him first after that I woke up and my dogs whose sleeping on my feet and on my side starting to bark while facing the window. I was scarred but I went to kitchen and took a knife then I checked if someone is outside but there’s no one. It was the first time sleep paralysis scarred me, it was scarrier than the first time I had it.

  76. Jill C. Reply

    This isn’t sleep paralysis I’ve been experiencing. What has happened feels more like spirit/ghost related. I wouldn’t have believed it, if it didn’t happen to me. It happened at our old house a couple of times. The first time my husband and I had gone to bed. The closet light was on, but the door was almost completely shut, so there was very little light. I was starting to doze off when I felt my husband sit up. I looked at him, and he was sitting up on his side of the bed, and he stood up and walked to the end of our bed and sat down. I asked “Honey are you ok?” He answered in a sleepy voice, “I’m ok just sleeping,” but his voice came from right next to me where he was laying. (I woke him up) I freaked out. I was awake, and I know I didn’t imagine that. We moved in March to our new place, and it’s happened here twice, both similar to the 1st one at our old house. It looks like my husband sits up on the side of the bed, then he gets up and starts to walk to the end of the bed. I say something, thinking it’s my husband, but he answers me, and hasn’t moved. He’s laying right next to me. Does anyone know what’s happening? The 1st time it happened, I was terrified. I’m just a little afraid now. Any thoughts or help would be greatly appreciated.

    • Steve Reply

      Jill, research “Hypnopompic Hallucinations” and “Hypnogogic Hallucinations”. “Hypnopompic” is the period when the brain is transitioning to be ‘awake’ after sleeping. “Hypnogogic” is the period when the brain is transitioning from being ‘awake’ to falling asleep.

  77. alaura Reply

    Last night i woke up and i flung up. as i flung up my dog started barking. i saw a tall black figure and when i fully sat up he turned, ran ,and disappeared. i flung my self back down out of fear and i called my mom. when she came into my room i was shaking violently. why did i see what i saw if it wasnt sleep paralysis?

    • Mounika Reply

      When it happened first time, I felt someone was holding my shoulder and biceps, i could still feel the pressure, but pressure was not on heart or chest area. Then i tried picking up my phone which my palm could reach if i stretched it, I was trying hard to stretch my hand but I could not reach my phone with my right hand which my eyes could see. Moving fingers will not work for such situation. Immediately lord hanuman mantra came to my mind and I was totally released from that pressure. If it is sleep paralysis, why hanuman mantra was effective? My mind was Kool all through the process.

      Second time was severe, dude has got some good energy drink may be . I could not even get any godly ideas in my mind this time. After 11:30 pm I found my room temperature was getting heated up, I was lazy to wake up and switch on the fan but i woke up and went back to sleep(dude was pretty hot with anger may be ). I was moving from left to right hand side in my sleep as someone else entered room nearing me and my conscience was pricking me. I was not having wrong sense yet and I was not afraid. then i slept on my back with my right forearm on my forehead and slept. Then that personality came to my ear and spent time over there but dint cause any pain. Then I turned on my right side in such a way that I will have a view of one eye in the room. Then in some time it went and stood on the bathroom doormat with half face turning to my side. I opened my eyes by the time it stood on the mat. While I opened my eyes i had very bad pressure on my shoulders and biceps even though i did not try to force myself in opposite direction to wake up. All I could see it was very very very angry. Damn angry. In sleep i was asking who are you!!?? who are you!!?? My voice was not coming out and i was struggling to be heard to someone, but only one who heard me was my dear friend who came to see me that late night sacrificing its sleep. I don’t remember how it disappeared, but it all gone after showing its angry face to me, not a full face though.

      Both incidents happened after 11:30 pm and before 12 pm. Can someone be such awake and kool during a sleep paralysis? If yes, can that last so long time? If your mind is so kool, why would you get such attack in sleep?

    • Steve Reply

      Alaura, research “Hypnopompic Hallucinations”. This might answer your questions.

  78. Sophie Reply

    I’ve had this happen only 3 times in my life, the 1st time there was a rumbling /vibration under my bed then my body vibrating and i saw a black figure at the door, I knew it was a female even though it had no face, it just stayed for ages and I couldn’t move. The second time I was in bed and saw a taller dark figure at my door which I just knew was a male demon but again no face. The 3rd time it happened repeatedly all night- I was home alone and I heard someone walking up the stairs and instantly knew it was a demon and the dark figure opened my door and came at me, then I must have woke up and fell asleep again, then something starting scratching at my quilt and I knew I was home alone so my heart sank then the figure appeared and jumped on top of me pushing my chest and I couldn’t move or scream, I kept having them all night and I couldn’t tell at what point I was awake or not I could feel my eyes open but wasnt sure if.its real, I turned my light on and the terrors stopped, so now I have to sleep with the light on when I’m alone 🙁 i want to believe it’s just stages of sleep but it’s so strange that most people see the same figures, sorry this is long!

    • jcs Reply

      this happens to me quite often sleep paralyses then dark shadow of boy with red eyes ,he just stands there never says nothing i scream at him my wife hears me screaming in my sleep.

  79. Khans Reply

    This happened to me 4 times in last 7 days
    Like i cant move and scream. I feel like force on chest and on body and see some shadows around room. It continues for some minutes when i finally move my body and try to sleep again happened again.
    My best response would be fix ur sleep routine and best option is Read AYAT UL KURSI is Islamic ayat try it once

  80. Tayja Reply

    I can’t move or talk and I feel like my hands are numb and one of them is floating in the air and I see something white in front of me I just close my eyes and try to relax and wait till it’s over

  81. Bill Reply

    I had this so bad (also have PTSD) I was averaging 2-3 hours sleep a night which made things even worse.
    If you suffer from this seek immediate help. Life is too short to deal with this BS!

  82. Nokuthula Reply

    Oh my goodness I used to experience something heavy in my chest and i couldn’t do anything until I fight to be able to move again. But now things are worse and i am asking myself does this come with this house or this is aimed at me. What happens is when I’m not gonna sleep well I feel it. It’s like when I lay my head on the pillow something happens in my throat and my tongue rolls and i cant speak. Everytime when this happens I always jump and wake up, ofwhich it happens while I’m not deep asleep. Sometimes it happens just when I put my head down, when I start to doze off. Like I am unable to speak fir seconds when it happens, as I feel my tongue rolling. I hate this ciz now it happens few times a week and its been 2/3months now. I ask God why now coz this things wants to kill me and i no longer enjoy sleeping. My kids are still young, they need me to raise them as their mother. I think I survive by praying in my mind asking God to save me as in unable to talk when it happens.

  83. Garisson olmstead Reply

    I have experienced this once in my life. I was in Michigan at my girlfriends parents house. Her mother had just passed. I came for her funeral. I was laying on my back in the tv room about to go to sleep and suddenly something began forcefully pushing me down into the matress. It was severe active pressure that i could not combat. I couldn’t breathe or move. The more i tried to sit up the more severe the pressure pushing me down became. After about 5 seconds of this, it was gone as quickly as it had come. I knew right away i had been attacked by some evil entity. Its never happened again thank the good lord.

  84. Samantha Colwell Reply

    The first time I experienced something like this was when I was seven, I was sleeping at my aunts house and the tv was on all night. I don’t really know what time I woke up but it was somewhere near three o’clock cause we went to bed around 12 .. I woke up sleeping on my back and my hands were folded into each other(I don’t really understand how) and some weird commercial turned on and it felt like it was controlling my hands .. I couldn’t control anything and I was terrified.. the next time this happened was when I was ten, it was the same exact thing just with no commercial this time(no they are not Dreams I always can tell when I’m dreaming). The most recent one I had was two months ago… it was in a dream this time , I was getting changed in a bathroom and I forgot something so I went to walk towards the door, my arm hit the shower curtain and a hand grabbed my wrist saying can you feel that, I looked behind the curtain after that and there was no one there or anything and the hand was still holding me..I finally got out of its grip and restarted..I tried to go back to the door and the same thing happened j further up my arm, it was a little more difficult to get out of this grab this time(by then I knew I was dreaming). I restarted for the last time and walked towards the door but I was grabbed my the curtain again , it was grabbing my armpit tightly and I wasn’t able to get out of it, it repeatedly said do you feel that (like four times) and it sounded like it was said straight into my ear.. I didn’t know how to get them to stop grabbing me so I screamed (which your not supposed to be able to do in a dream), the scream took the hand off of me and woke up up ..I actually screamed in real life .. not only in my dream(I still felt the after pains of the holds). My dad came out and told me I was being ridiculous, my grandpa took me into his room so I could sleep better after that. I asked him what time it was and he said 3:30 and I was like I’m not going to sleep till five (and that’s exactly what I did). Prior to that dream or whatever that was I did a sleeping spell.. it’s to help me sleep better , I didn’t know if I did it right at the time but it was working for a couple of days . Then my step mom lit some type of spiritual cleanser I never heard of, and it immediately started to make my head pound as everyone else was fine.. later that night I got that dream…I tell ppl I think I connected a spirit or something to me and as they lit the cleanser it hurt them and it felt like the were being pulled away, so they decided to have me feel that when I was sleeping..( the thing I noticed about the dream was that it really wasn’t a nightmare it was calming and literally not stressful at all. So I knew that something was wrong when it happened the second time with the same deep rusky voice saying “do you feel that”.)

  85. Geraldine Reply

    I Do not know excactly whaqt it means but mayby you can help me. When I was younger I had a lot of nightmares where I wanted to wake up and scream for help but it was difficult to move and I could’nt speak. So I asked around a bit and they said that I should stop watching horror movies because that is the cause of it. I do not believe that is true. It has stop for a while until I was a teenager and then it started again. It went on for a while and then it stopped again. Now I am 22 years old and I had a nightmare again last nightabout demons who is in people (their eyes were white and they were wacthing me). What does it mean?

  86. theresa duncan Reply

    I also had a strange experience last nite i went to bed at 1 woke up at 130 with a feeling of someone weighing down on my left shoulder and whispering toward my ear was like i could almost feel the breath on my face i have no idea what was being whispered to me my lil dog was in my bed and was growling 3 or 4 times i couldnt move for fear but was wide awake i started praying to God and whatever it was disappeared i got up and put lights on but couldnt go bck to sleep til 430am when my older sons got home

  87. Patricia Reply

    I am a christian Lady I always go to Church and I always leave my Bible open and I always pray faithful,one night when I were sleep I felt something that was not of this world standing over me trying to put something in my nose I was fighting it with all my strength my Husband was at work when I woke up my pillowcase was off my pillow no way that could have happen, sleeping on your back is worse No demon can enter a born again Christian, these Strange things that always happen cant be explain and I get plenty of rest and drink a 8 ounce glass of water before going to bed and always say my prayers, and yes when it do happen call on Jesus because it” will flee from you,, things got so bad my Husband switch to day shift before we move here my Husband prayer the four corner of our home to be honest it look like an alien I will never forget it.

  88. Angel Reply

    I believe we are under spiritual attack.I have had all your experiences, from pressure on the chest, pillows over the face unable to breathe or move, the sensation of being choked, the feeling that someone or something dark had come into my real that are strong I think someone had broken into my home, and dark shadows flying out of the bedroom window as soon as I try and fight it. From a personal perspective I believe we are engaged in a spiritual war. We are spiritual people and those who worship the dark side do not like it. If it helps anybody else the one thing that always works for me is to not give in to fear, dark spirits rely on it and take power from it. No matter what the situation and no matter how frightening it may be tell whatever it is,in your own faith, that GOD LOVES YOU. Say the words.GOD LOVES YOU. it will immediately disappear. We are blessed by the LOVE of faith and the blessings of the most high. That is what it is trying to take away from you my brothers and sisters. Remember that even though the experiences are unpleasant, we survive them. That is the LOVE and SPIRIT of your GOD and your faith keeping you safe. Blessed are we.

  89. Sally Reply

    I have always had sleep paralysis and since i cannot move i start praying in my mind and call Jesus Christ the whole time. I try to scream but nothing comes out. When ever this happens to me my sprit starts praying and calling gods name and then it goes away. When this happens we are fighting in a spiritual war.

  90. Anthony Reply

    Happened to me a few weeks back, and my son just told me what it was called, so I found this forum. I’m a 50yr old man, and consider myself pretty tough. However it happened twice one morning while I was sleeping on my boat alone. I could hear people moving around me and desperately tried to open my eyes to see what was happening. Only on the 3rd attempt did I wake up terrified. I told a friend who told me in Arabic to call to God if it happens again “Bismillah Rahman Rahim”. I’m neither Arabic or religious but trust me I now believe we are not alone and there is a God. Bless all of you.

  91. Ashley Holmes Reply

    I am 13 and recently started having these i woke up and turned around and turned again and it is always when im not facing my door,this time when i woke up i turned from the door and like 3 seconds i heard my door open,(it was closed btw)and somebody walked towards my bed and i could not move,they put their hand on my hand and rubbed it,and i was screaming under my breathe,they whispered into my ear”shhh”as if they could hear me and in the back ground i heard my sister say my name i was able to turn my eye a little to wear i seen a head no face just a head with hear my body was shaking before it left it said”shhh your in the water”i didnt move for like 3 seconds i turnt around and googled it up because this is the 2-4 time this has happen

    • Farouq Reply

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  92. Meredith Reply

    Started when I turned 38. Went on a trip to Colombia with some girlfriends and something incredible and terrifying happened in the condo we stayed at . I had a full experience that I still to this day don’t believe I was asleep. Also a full conversation. Whatever it was attached itself to me. Prayer and not sleeping on my back has helped . However , it’s lurking around the corner waiting for me to neglect my prayer or protection. It’s horrifying creature and it’s horrifying the experiences I have had with this thing whatever it is. Anyways my husband now has experiences which never has happened until he met me. Couldn’t bring myself to tell him but eventually I had to cause I’ve had to wake him up when he’s having an episode . Crazy .

  93. Mike Reply

    This just happened to me the other day for the 1st time ever. Woke up with a shadow looking person next to my bed kind of laughing at me, I was paralyzed feeling while trying to go for the knife i keep near my bed. By the time I was able to move and get my knife out it was gone but these black balls with these wing shaped things where floating in the air I remember swiping at them the woke up in the same position I was just looking and my knife was back in its holster. Felt very real not sure what I believe anymore.

    • Erl Diem Reply

      yeah same as me it felt very real and it’s so scared.

  94. Erl Diem Reply

    Thanks for the information I thought there’s a ghost or a nightmare because it happen to this night I don’t know why but it happens when I suddenly spoke a name (Jessica) I don’t know her and then my eye turned to left and everything became dark, I can’t open my eyes, I can’t Breathe and Talk and all my body is shaking and it 4 times this night please help me more i dont want this to happen again.

  95. LJ Reply

    Does anyone here feel like a darkness sweep over them like an invisible blanket, and when I pray and it stops it’s like the blanket of darkness sweeps off me ?

    Last ordeal I shouted stop and I heard a voice say stop, stop ? That’s all I seem to do now. I shouted in the power of Jesus Christ leave be alone and it stopped

  96. Kim Reply

    This happens to me as well. I don’t see or hear anything thank goodness but i get a strong tingling vibration that gets stronger and stronger and if I don’t wake myself up, it takes over my chest area making it hard to breathe. One time I saw ghost like hands and the chest like seizures wouldn’t stop. I even tried to physically elbow it. Lol. The only thing that makes it stop is if I say in my head, “God help me now! ” Today I woke up several times in different positions with the tingling happening. I rolled onto my stomach and I felt something pressing on my back! I live alone! This time I was able to wake myself up each time before it got to to the seizure like feeling in my chest. I even prayed before bed for God to protect me but it still happened. It seems like the only way to stop it is by saying “God help me now! ” when it is happening which I forgot to do this morning. Saging also seemed to help but it’s been about 2 weeks since I did that so I’m going to do it again and hope for the best. Other experiences happened such as interesting out of body experiences but they weren’t scary. 3 times total this year. I don’t know if related but that hasn’t happend in at least a month.

  97. Mary Ann Vetterly Reply

    I was around 8. I woke up with a lady calling me name. I ran into my Mom & dad’s room. I could still hear my name being called. I have this sense of when people pass. They will pop into my mind. , No matter how long I have not seen them when I look them up or go to there homes. I find out that they have passed. God has given me 4 people in my life to take care of. ( All were suck and dieing ). It’s crazy.

  98. Mary Ann Reply

    I also woke up. Not being able to move. I said ” In the name of Jesus”. All of the sudden I could move. I know someone or something was in the house were myself and my family lived. ( Old farm house). I was the only one who had anything take place like this. And the lady calling my name. I was wide awake. What does all this mean ???

  99. Avery Reply

    This was my first and only experience. Today. I woke up when my alarm went off and dozed back to sleep. I had a dream that I was in this bedroom with a large antique wardrobe in the corner across from the bed where I was lying. I knew there was a ghost in there who I had let out on occasion, however, this time when I open the wardrobe the ghost grabbed me by my neck, choking me and rammed me up against the top of a door frame. I felt like I couldn’t breathe or talk. Then all of a sudden I remember in my dream thinking, like I was communicating through my thoughts, to put me down now! The ghost dropped me on the floor then I began pointing at the ghost and telling it with my thoughts to go back to the wardrobe, over and over again. Finally, the doors on the wardrobe slammed shut and I remember waking up in real-life pointing to the corner of the room… very spooky feeling!

  100. Dick Johnson Reply

    I’m taking care of my mom because she broke her hip. My daughter walked past her room and saw two tall black figures standing over her while she was sleeping. My daughter called my attention and as I looked into the room I saw it as well just before the two vanished. The next day my daughter and I were cooking when one looked around the corner at us twice. My other daughter and my son has also seen this while wide awake. My mom has also seen them right after waking up and also while sitting in her bed reading a book. My wife who is in the Philippines just called me and she too just saw one standing at the foot of her bed staring at her. Last week she came out of the kitchen and saw a woman sitting on the floor with long black hair, her chin resting on her knee and looking into the bathroom. She tried to approach it but it vanished. The week before that she was in the kitchen making coffee when a man and a woman were standing side by side in the livingroom calling her name. Last month I was laying on the floor watching a show on my phone when a bag sitting on my dresser flew off and hit me. The door and windows were closed. There is a plastic cross on my shelf in the corner of the room about 5 feet off the ground. That plastic cross is almost 12 in. Tall and it flew off of the shelf and hit the wall and Jesus broke off. Sleep paralysis huh? I guess we are all crazy and hallucinating. I guess my cross flying and breaking against the wall was a figment of my imagination. I also have a camera recording while I’m sleeping and you see them as clear as day but I guess the camera is hallucinating as well or perhaps the camera is suffering sleep apnea lol.

  101. Warrior for Christ Reply

    We are living in the end days. You guys are all reporting this starting early 2020. The coronavirus kicked off the end. God made sure everyone in our generation had a chance to get close to Him in quarantine. If you dont know Jesus NOW is the time to accept Him as your savior. We’re in the season to go home.
    I have been going through it. I googled to find out if I was the only one and everyone on here its brand new happening to you all too. It’s a demonic attack! Rebuke it and pray.

    I have been going through it too by
    accidentally opening a demonic door. When I fall asleep they move my bed and touch my body. I can smell sulfur. This all led up from my kundalini opening up (it can open on it’s own through trauma. )
    Now the Lord let me see in the spirit and I’m going through it. Personally, I
    believe we all have a demon assigned from the kingdom of darkness to tempt and harass us and they are getting aggressive but maybe not everyone. It’s hard but lean into Jesus PLS. Accept Him!! He is the ONLY way into eternal life.

    LISTEN UP!:
    Demons know their time is short. Jesus is on the way!! So they are manifesting. Please be careful. They are impersonating Jesus and everything.
    Keep that kundalini CLOSED. Pray against it if it awakens on it’s own.

    This message and I covered in the blood of Jesus!

  102. Sunshine Shadowess Reply

    Christopher Underwood
    Ashley Meredith

    that is OBE
    Strong vibration in the head and chest then loud ringing. Stay calm through it try not to wake up.

  103. Blah Blah Reply

    I always see what I call the shadow man. Usually I hear his foot steps walking down the hall towards my room. Usually he stands and stares at me. The most terrifying feeling I have ever experienced. It’s like he comes back to check up on me.

  104. Blah Blah Reply

    Now that I’m thinking about it, I haven’t actually seen his silhouette in quite awhile. This has been off and on for about 20 years now since I was 10 or so. I think I have learned to sense when he is coming and wake before he actually gets to me. It’s never easy to wake. I start by focusing on moving one of my fingers. After I’m able to lift a finger I think I have better odds of waking completely. I have had these experiences with past girlfriends laying next to me, and I feel like I’m screaming for them to help or wake up, but of course, I’m not actually saying anything out loud. I’ve figured that out. I’ve tried to stand up to him during the sleep paralysis, but that is easier said than done, and I’ve never been able to. I have cursed him out after completely waking though. LOL What I hate the most is when I lose sleep over it because I’m so terrified I can’t fall back to sleep. I think sometimes welcoming my 90 pound German Shepard into bed with me keeps him at bay. Maybe that’s why I haven’t seen him in awhile?? I’ve had this dog for a few years now.

  105. Autumn Jernee Reply

    I had sleep paralysis last night and it was weird! I could slightly move my left arm that was hanging off the bed. Not much, just a twitch every once in awhile. I started hallucinating and saw black hair dangle in front of me, but no face. Then I felt this odd sensation like I was being dragged across the ground. I could also hear laughter while I felt like I was being dragged. It sounded like it was at least 2 women. Their laughing didn’t sound normal either. What made it worse was that my eyes kept closing but I was trying to keep them open, because I had a feeling of dread, like I was gonna die if I fell asleep. I kept twitching my arm and I started to breathe hard in an attempt to fully wake up. It worked. I didn’t go back to sleep last night.

  106. Carlos Canas Reply

    Ive always had sleep paralysis but its recent that ive been facing a being, a demon, a something, idk what it is but it is the most scary thing most disturbing thing ive ever seen. its like a person but dead and scary looking, ive had nightmares before and that thing does not feel like a nightmare, it feels real, like a demon attacking me every time i have sleep paralysis, i am christian and sometimes i believe that that thing is an actual demon

  107. kate Reply

    (sorry for any spelling errors) sleep paralysis is normal to me i had it every couple weeks or so but earlier i decided to take a nap cause my next class didnt start in 2 hours and i was really sleepy. so i fell asleep and i had this weird dream i was looking for this boy and everything started to go fast like peoples movements and speech. then i ended up in this room it had weird patterns then everything started to get faster and all i saw was a guitar and some books stacked up on each other. then the guitar stared playing really loud rock music and there were all these flashing colors then i looked at the books and i heard a voice screaming at me “REMBER THE BOOKS REMBER THE BOOKS IT HAS ALL THE SECRETS REMBER THE BOOKS” over and over again. i felt so overwhelmed with the rock music the yelling and the colors. this is when i get into the sleep paralysis. usually i dont mind that im in sleep paralysis since its normal to me but i was so overwhelmed and i was still in the dream i just couldn’t move so the rock music the yelling and the colors were still happening. i was trying so hard to open my eyes that i felt them roll into the back of my head so i stopped and then i felt pressure on my wrist like being pushed into the bed and it hurt then i felt my mouth opening and wouldnt stop i tried to close it but i couldnt then i started praying but i thought the voice would be too loud i finally just gave up but then i heard a voice say “its ok my child i wont let any harm come to you” then i opened my eyes and i dont know if that was god i took a break on my religon because i was losing faith. i just hope that doesnt happen to me again i was terrified.

    • Monecka Jones Reply

      I had my dream last night too I was so scared I just bought this bracelet and I haven’t had a dream in a long time until last night I can’t handle it I feel like I’m go die in my sleep

      • Frankie Kennon Reply

        Pray to God and speak these words In the name of the Father Son and Holy Spirit save me say it over and over when you feel attack you will feel relief and a little chest pain but u be ok and if you need to repent for anything do so and ask God to cover and save u and he will pray this help which I know it will if u do it. Stay bless

  108. Woollyheaded Reply

    This happened to me last night which is what prompted me to find this page. I’ve had experiences on and off all my life and so much of what I’m reading on here is so similar!

    Last night, I couldn’t sleep (had previously fallen asleep for an hour or so on the sofa). I looked at my watch and saw it was 3:05am .. just told myself to simply lay quietly with my eyes closed so my body could at least rest. I started to relax a bit and felt a little sleepy. Pretty sure I drifted off but into a very light sleep.

    I became aware of a sinister feeling around me which was getting stronger and feeling more evil. I could feel a weird, intense prickling feeling all over my head and realised it was the feeling of my hair standing up at the back of my neck (but also all over my head, which I’ve never had before). I was laying on my back. The feeling of evil got stronger and seemed to be coming from slightly to my left, but above me towards the ceiling.

    Suddenly, I felt a great pressure on my forehead, pushing my whole head down into the pillow really hard! I could feel the pillow coming up around the sides of my face and ears so I’m sure I didn’t imagine it. I tried to fight it but it was so strong! Really, horribly forceful!

    I felt like whatever it was might suddenly carry me away, though I don’t know why I thought that. It was an intense fear and my head was still prickling horribly from my hair standing up.

    I tried to get my husband’s attention as he was asleep next to me and I could hear him snoring. I couldn’t make any words form, my voice box wouldn’t work and I couldn’t move my hand to nudge him. I gave up on words and tried to scream but nothing would work.

    Eventually, I managed to force my arm to move so I could put my hand on my husband. I felt like if I could just keep contact with him, this “thing” couldn’t carry me away. Gradually, I could start moving again and woke my husband up .. told him I’d had a bad dream (I don’t really think that covers it but it was the easiest way to explain it quickly) and that I needed him to hold on to me all night. I didn’t sleep very well at all after that though!

    I wear a sports watch so this morning, I checked the sleep monitor on it. It’s not very accurate or detailed so I wasn’t very surprised that it didn’t show anything. I checked the heart monitor and that shows a distinct change in my heart rate dead on 3:30am! It remained elevated all night after that.

    I used to have very regular lucid dreams as a kid. Then, I had a similar experience to this, once, about 20 years ago. I’ve always seen various spirits, etc all my life and in many different places.

    About 10 years ago I had an out of body experience where I had a lucid dream and then “fell” out of my body. Never had anything like it before! When I panicked, I was snapped back into my body again but had the same paralysed feeling on waking. The experience of being out of my body so was terrifying that I think I shut it off in my mind. I’ve had no weirdness at night since then – until last night.

  109. Awake now Reply

    Reading other people’s experiences is super interesting. I have had only one experience I recall where I woke up and felt like someone was pushing down hard on me. It was so hard. I was sleeping on my stomach at the time. I couldn’t breathe or move. I must have stayed like that for hours. So frightened to move incase what ever it was came back. I was only a kid but I knew it was paranormal. Needless to say I never slept well as a kid. Played music through the night. Hated the dark and had to have night lights. Off and on I have thought I have been awake but really have dreamt certain things but never thought much about that through the years. Still not a great sleeper. I don’t see or experience anything much now but am fully aware of people’s energies.

  110. Megan Reply

    I read somewhere that sleep paralysis is actually your soul separated from your body when you’re about to have an out of body experience or just “came back” from one and this is the process it goes through. I’m also pretty sure I read that everyone has OBE’s during sleep the majority of people just dont remember them. Sleep paralysis is a terrifying feeling I dont have them too often but it usually happens when my sleep schedule is messed up. I’ve learned to remind myself it’ll pass, try to calm down and it passes shortly. Last night I just let go of the fear and felt like I began levitating, I wish I remembered the rest! I’ve had plenty of OBE’s and I’m sure of it because I’ve had a few conscious ones (not falling asleep first.) As I’m falling asleep I get vibrations all over my body, ears ringing etc every single night. You are the closest to the spirit realm when you’re asleep. I have spirits in my home (plenty of activity but it’s too much detail to put here) so I’m alittle nervous of the scary experiences I’ve had but I have no choice but to not let my mind go there and choose to believe they are good cause I have proof one of them is looking out for me 🙂 Your attention and fear gives them strength. I’m also hoping it’s just a very vivid dream. Most of the activity is in my daughters room unfortunately so I’ve been trying to help her be strong and not scared. She is almost 10 and has slept in my room more than hers. She has always had anxiety and nightmares, therapy helps but I cant help but think it could be something in my home. PS if your kids fear that something is in their room dont be dismissive and tell them it’s all in their head they can sense it better than we can, dont tell them they’re right either just be supportive and help them be strong 🙂

  111. David Reply

    There is some thing very important you mentioned when concluding but not really so deep

    that concentrating on moving one small muscles, i.e finger, CAN STOP THE ATTACK

    but in the that particular moment only yet tomorrow it continues, UNTIL YOU KNOW THE ATTACKERS YOU WILL NEVER BE FREE.

    I appreciate the way you explained but behind most of this occurrence are evil spirits and satanic strategies,

    God cares about us and our joy, Comfort and event rest, that’s His desire, just acknowledge Him and surrender all of your affairs to him and He will interfere

    Once you shout Jesus, they depart from you
    thanks

  112. Tessie Reply

    Have had the same experience severally but have noticed something.Whenever I pray before I sleep nothing happens but if I wake up let’s say at 3am or 5am and go back to sleep without praying again then something heavy sleeps on me in a way that I can’t even call anyone close to me.The only name that rescues me is Jesus because he can hear my call silently.In most cases it has happened to me after my partner has left the house early in the morning for work.When I go back to sleep I realize he has returned so I relax in my sleep not realizing it is not him but probably the evil spirit using the only person I trust to gain my trust.It is terrible but don’t be scared the cure is JESUS call unto him and he will rescue you.

  113. James Reply

    I have experienced this before in a hotel room on a vacation It was on top of me holding me down could not move until I screamed Jesus help me and it just disappeared and I was perfect But I didn’t think anything of it I am a Christian and didn’t really have any ghost or demon occasions like this so I didn’t tell anyone I woke up the next day perfect but as I see my friends who is staying in the exact same hotel they started explaining what happened to them and it was exactly the same thing and I still didn’t believe it I said how did you know are use making fun of me and then I realized I did not tell no one three separate rooms three separate people same time that’s freaky there is something out there if you’re having problems seek Jesus ask and you will receive John 3:16

    • MARA Reply

      WOW!! Im so impressed by the amount of comments and experiences so similar to mine!!! I used to think I was the only one crawling around my bedroom at 3am, I have literally managed to leave my body when I get sleep paralysis and walk around my room, sometimes I fly and jump so high, but I realized leaving my body alone is very dangerous and now I fight to get back every time this happens. They try to choke me, they attack my heart, my liver and my eyes, and that freaking high pitch sound on my ears, ughh, But calling on Jesus Christ and commanding them to DIE AND LEAVE ME ALONE, that always works, it is insane the amount of people being attacked in such blatant way, but guess why? Cause they are desperate, cause they are losing this war, cause we are KEEPING OUR SOULS, we are waking up. That’s why all this corona virus thing has been elaborated, cause they need us to be in fear, cause they off our negative energy, starve and die you abominations, your has end come. LOVE AND LIGHT ALWAYS!!!!

  114. HICEE Reply

    I have same experience, but I don’t hear voices.
    My QUESTION,
    Are there any solution.??
    Most times I can’t walk in the dark and am scared of the dark, sleeping alone for me is a challenge,plus I’m 27 years of age.
    The experience is EVIL.

    • Bill Cipher Reply

      Try thinking of something you love. Another suggestion is know that they are more scared of you than you are scared of them. (Except Bill Cipher.) Also, try suffocating yourself underneath your blanket covers. – Bill Cipher- (Not really)

  115. Vivienne Brown Reply

    I’m so glad I found this site. Last night I had a scary experience. Loud bells and wind chime clanging in my left ear, cold wind whooshed around my head and then my duvet felt like it was being tugged and lifted away from me. I tried to grab it but couldn’t as I had frozen solid. I’m extremely stressed at the moment with my mum’s dementia and brothers illness.
    Ten years ago something similar had hsppened just after my Dad died. I felt a cold wind whoosh over me and talking voice a punch on my left arm and woke up on the floor with a bruise.

  116. Sean Murrell Reply

    I’ve only had this occurance one time in my life where I heard a harmonica playing, and since sleeping on my right side, felt a glowing light behind me. This happened sometime in the middle of the morning. The one thing Sleep Dr. forgot to mention as a symptom is sleeping with the top of your head next to any electrical light socket. I believe this could be a side effect of the radio waves as well interfering with our routine sleep patterns.

  117. AngieS Reply

    I’ve seen it. I’ve felt it. I’ve heard it. I’ve seen a black, slim figure grow from about five feet tall to over ten feet tall in front of my eyes during an episode. It has sharp teeth and red eyes and smiles at me. It has whispered in my ear, “NO!” and laughed directly in my ear, I’ve felt the heat of its breath. I’ve felt its pressure, I sleep on my side curled in a ball, and it’s engulfed my entire body with pressure, and sometimes I feel like it’s forcing me into the bed while I’m getting sucked or pulled into vacuum pressure. It’s terrifyingly horrible. I don’t cry easily, but I feel like crying, sobbing. I’m always left exhausted the next day with brain fog and haunted by the sleep paralysis. One time I felt a presence in my room after turning out the light. I scanned the dark room and saw a black blob directly in front of me at the foot of the bed. I turned on the lamp and saw nothing. I actually talked to “it”. I said, “LEAVE ME ALONE!” I felt a bit ridiculous. A few hours later I had sleep paralysis. It is so unnerving, when I finally woke, I was so exhausted, all I could do is lay there in bed so sad, terrified and shaken, I had no energy even though all I wanted to do was run. I am a skeptical person, I want to believe the clinical explanation, but it is so real, and the more I read about it, the more it’s the same story from strangers and people from all walks of life explaining the same experiences. It makes me think, is there more to this?

  118. JJ Reply

    Today somewhere around 4 am I’m not too sure if I was dreaming or not but I felt as if somewhere were here in the room with me. I looked at my door and saw a black figure, I tried moving but I couldn’t so I was just staring at the door for a long time. I woke up and screamed. I was sweating like crazy, after that I went to get some water and tried to go back to bed. It was 5-6 am somewhere near there I felt a heavy wait on my whole body and was freaked out by that I felt like I couldn’t breathe, I yelled TO GO AWAY. I couldn’t really move but I had my eyes open a little and I saw a black shadow hand on my shoulder, I could barely see it but I knew something was holding me down. It stayed like that for a few seconds and I jumped off my bed. My heart was racing so much, I was terrified. I ran to the kitchen where my parents were and I told them about what just happened and my mom told me I had sleep paralysis and she told me she use to get them all the time when she was little. I’m afraid to sleep again after what just happened cause that has never happened to me before.

  119. alyssa Reply

    honestly i don’t even wanna sleep by myself in my room anymore. i have sleep paralysis very often and every time it’s horrifying. i hear voices, see shadows, and the sound of silence is so loud. sometimes i hear a deep voice talk to me and eventually it ends up yelling at me and getting louder. i’ve gone to church i’ve prayed many times every night before i sleep but that doesn’t stop it. now everyone in my family thinks im satanic or that im the one that attracts all the evil and it sucks so baddd because they don’t know that everything they say to me gets taken to heart. i just wanna be normal in my families eyes again, i hate being the odd one out. sleep paralysis literally ruined my life. im judged by my own family for something i can’t control.

  120. Frankie Kennon Reply

    Say any way u can in your head are out loud
    In the name of the Father , Son and Holy Spirit keep saying it over and over it works every time there is power in God name i know for a fact .

  121. MD Reply

    This has been happening to me since I can remember; before the age of 5. There is always others in the room, watching or holding me down. I’ve frequently changed homes / apartments, and it seems to take a year or so in the same place before it happens again. The most intense instances, were in the older homes.

    One of the worst cases, I remember trying to push the figure off of me. While there were no visuals indicating such, I remember feeling heat and knowing the creature was on fire. Once I woke up, drenched in sweat, I had burns on my shoulders.

    The next time that really scared me, it seemed to last an eternity. There were several figures, maybe as many as ten, standing in my room, and over my bed. Screams filled the room, until I could finally turn my head to see my partner. The screams, all at once, became so clear; “kill him.”

  122. Aidan Reply

    I’ve always considered my sleep disorder as entering into another dimension. A place where other things live and they are not friendly. Had it since I was 16 when it was much worse..disappeared for years but comes back from time to time. It doesn’t scare me as it once did but my head feels sore after it happens. Tired. For anyone younger just starting to experience it..not to worry..you learn to live with it..and it will go away for years at a time…and not he as bad if it does come back..so don’t despair

  123. Monika Reply

    Hello! I’m Monika, i came from Slovenia, so my english is bad i’m sorry for that, but i have a sleep disorder calling sleep paralysis and in my coutry this is really unexplained topic, so i hope i can get some answers here. In the past year i keep having sleep paralysis, first it was scary as hell, i kepp seeing shadows and hearing things and i cannot open my eyes i cannot move it was really scary but now it gets even deper. Now i calm myself when i can’t open my eyes, i lay down, i calm myself i think of my boyfriend and then is all fine but at the other hand is not fine because then i see myself, i go out of my body and i see myself lying on bed sleeping. But today i have diferent experience i was sleeping and i wanna get up but i cant open my eyes and i was calming myself but then something pushing me down i hear something, voice
    deep voice i was screaming but then saddenly i was calm i was thinking of my boyfriend and i was calm but i still wasnt able to open my eyes so i lay down i was calm and then i dream, i wasn’t in my body anymore and i wasn’t in my apartment, i was back in my mothers house and i was walking up and down the living room, i was afraid of going in my room, but then i go it’s like there was my other me waiting for me like i have to show you something and then i go in my bethroom in my mom’s house and i see myself sitting on my bed awake and then i wake up. I don’t know what this means, it’s not really scary to me but at the other hand maybe little it is and i wanna know why this is happening to me and if this is bad how i stop it. I beg you for help.

  124. RATHINAM Reply

    Hi friends I just share my experience about this whenever you’re ready to sleep first go and wash you face, hand ,and foot them come to bedroom few minutes pray your God and take sleep note: when you’re coming from outside you must wash you foot and face then you will get good sleep

    Thanks

  125. Emerald Reply

    It was damn scary, it was as if my soul was removed from my body

  126. Gracie Reply

    I had a dream about 2 women I didn’t know but recognised on a small farm like thing we were taking and they were showing me around for about an hour then we started talking about my mum how she comes here too and then the women sed next sleeper and I had to wake up quickly or I’d be stuck but I couldn’t get out so I tried to shout help but I could barely whisper soon I felt my mum sit next to me and touch my leg but when I woke up She wasn’t there . I’m 15 n this is the first time it’s happened to me but I don’t know what it is

  127. What Reply

    Im not sure it felt so real i feel like i was randomly floating up thee air and i was dropped in my bed and heard my self dropped with my blank it on? it felt so weird i cant

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