Experiencing Sleep Paralysis
Sleep paralysis occurs when your conscious mind wakes up but your body is still sleeping and unable to move. During sleep paralysis many report seeing spirits, ghosts, a heavy feeling like something is holding them down, a presence in the room as if someone is watching them, shadow people, alien abductions, and much more. It happens when our bodies do not transition through the stages of sleep correctly and so our brain and our body is out of sync. It’s not considered dangerous, but it’s definitely frightening and almost everyone will eventually experience it a few times in their life.
I will never forget the first time that I experienced sleep paralysis. It was one of the strangest experiences that I have ever had. Here’s my story:
It happened about a year ago. I woke up fully conscious and awake, but my entire body was completely paralyzed. I couldn’t open my eyes to see anything, I couldn’t hear anything, I couldn’t say anything, and I couldn’t move anything at all no matter how hard I tried. An unearthly feeling that reminded me of what death might feel like. My body felt like it didn’t exist and I was inside of a complete silent darkness. Nothing but my consciousness existing. Considering the circumstances, I actually remained very calm.
I wasn’t sure if it was morning yet or if I was still even in my bedroom for that matter. After a few seconds of laying there, I used every ounce of energy I had to try and pry open my eyes. It was no easy task. I was finally able to get my eyes to slowly open for just a few seconds. I saw that I was still in my bedroom and that my head was turned towards the wall. I could see the morning sun rays shining through my window and they were extremely bright, as if I hadn’t seen any light for weeks. Before I got a chance to look around my room my eyes shut closed and I couldn’t get them back open.
I remembered reading about sleep paralysis before and I finally realized that I was experiencing it. I remained very calm and I just enjoyed the moment because I knew it rarely happens. It was actually one of the most blissful and peaceful moments I had ever experienced. I thought about how people said it was the most terrifying experiences they have ever had and how they would never want to experience it again and I thought they were crazy. But then, my wonderful experience started going in a bad direction and I realized the horrors of sleep paralysis.
About a minute into my paralyzed state, I started hearing this faint noise in my left ear. It didn’t really bother me because it was so quiet, but as the seconds went on it got louder and louder. Pretty soon it became excruciatingly loud and I couldn’t block it out. It was driving me crazy. I couldn’t get it to stop. I couldn’t move. I was stuck lying there being tortured by a noise that was unnaturally loud and very strange….
The only way I could describe what it sounded like was some computerized beeping sound, like a high tech space ship or something out of a weird sci-fi movie. I still couldn’t open my eyes or feel my body so I really began to panic. The only thing I could think of was that I was getting abducted by aliens and there was absolutely nothing I could do about it.
Talk about a terrifying feeling, imagine laying in your bed completely paralyzed and you think that some creature from another world is in your room about to abduct you. The only thought that was going through my head was that if I don’t snap out of this and wake my body up, then I am going to be taken away. It’s like those dreams where you are desperately in need help but you can’t talk, you can’t cry out, your body moves too slow to run away and there is nothing you can do but accept your fate. Accept this wasn’t a dream.
I started using all the will power I had to try and move any part of my body. As I was struggling to get up I could feel that I was moving my astral body but my physical body remained completely still. I felt almost as if I was having some kind of seizure. After experiencing this for about 20 seconds I finally snapped out of it and was able to get up and move again.
After sitting up for a few seconds and catching my breath, realizing that everything is okay and I am going to be alright, I became extremely excited. I had finally experienced sleep paralysis. Something I had been wanting to do for a long time.
Most people would probably never want to go through that experience again. It was one of the craziest experiences I have ever had and I wouldn’t take it back for anything. I only wished that I had remained more calm towards the end and observed more closely what I was experiencing. If I could go back I would have also astral projected because that is the best time to do so. If you ever find yourself in your bed completely paralyzed try not to panic and understand that it will end soon. Just enjoy while it lasts.
Since experiencing this paralysis I have had similar experiences a few time but nothing has even came close to this. I hope someday I will experience it again but this time I will be more prepared and observe everything I am experiencing more closely.