old hag syndrome, demon on chest, incubus or what have you. It’s really an interesting phenomenon. The mind is consciously awake, yet your body is paralyzed. I started experiencing this last summer. At one point it was happening almost every night. My experiences have been as followed:
I’m sleeping on my stomach and I see a small dark figure across the room. It proceeds to walk toward my bed, climb on top of me, and press hard on my back to the point where I feel my body pressing into the bed and I am unable to breath. I can’t move anything. I just begin to say the Lord’s Prayer and it releases me.
The other night though…was completely different. I was sleeping on my side with my arms crossed when I saw a tall, dark figure appear in my door way. At this point, I know it’s sleep paralysis…but this time was different. I felt a malevolent presence. It climbs on top of me and the closer the figure gets, the more pixelated it becomes. It begins to press me down and this time, I’m really scared. I proceed to say the Lord’s Prayer, since I have no control over my body…but it did NOT like that. It jerked me hard, lifting me off the bed and proceeds to wrap it’s hands around my throat and chokes me.
The rationale/logical side of me is telling me to “calm down, it will be over soon, don’t scare yourself.” The other side of me is saying something’s not right, I might lose my life that night. Finally, I just ask it to “please, please get off me.” It loosened it’s grip, leaving it’s hands around my throat…then vanishes.
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