Originally Posted by shapeshift6
Hi my name is Peter and this is my first ever post. I have been suffering with sleep paralysis for as long as i can remember.There are times when i could slip in and out of the paralysed phase up to 10 or 11 times before i get to sleep fully.
I have experienced everything that people have mentioned here. These episodes are always very uncomfortable and sometimes completely terrifying. I always have the sense that there is an evil presence in the room and i feel extremely vunerable. Recently i have learned to control these episodes by taking long deep breaths when things start to get very intense.
I have had a few experiences which made me never want to fall asleep again. Once i heard (what i believed to be an evil spirit) shouting things at me in a language which i didn't understand, and the 'old hag' was quite common place in my early experiences.
Anyone experience things such as that? I try talking to some friends about it but they have never experienced it so they have no idea how scary it actually can be.
Yeah. One night I had a choir of dead children screaming in my ears. Not fun. To my knowledge I am not a bad person but most sp experiences to me,if not all of them, have seemed very evil. I don't understand how these spirits would be allowed to torture me like this because I believe in God and of course he would have control over them. When I ask God to protect me, it does eventually but I don't understand why sp is initiated in the first place. It is possible that maybe it is a line of communication with God but any spirits are allowed to interfere and you never encounter any good spirits because the evil ones are located on earth and I never rise above that level. I think though that sp is when evil spirits are allowed to attack you at your most vunerable moment since most cultures all associate sp with being malevolent.
I have left my body before during this but nothing extrodinary has happened other than the sensation of floating. Once I floated about 30 feet from my body, became cold and went back because I was scared that I couldn't return. I have also left my body and descended under the floor into darkness. I have also experienced extreme physical pain usually piercing through the side of my chest during SP. I am saddened that I and others have to go through this and wish that there was a reason that surfaced. I can actually say that I have gone long periods without it occuring but I recently had a bad sp the other night. About 12 years ago in high school, I would have it almost everynight. I actually started going to bed intoxicated because when I did this the sp subsided.