20 Of The Most Terrifying Accounts Of Sleep Paralysis Ever Recorded

10. The Shadow Thing

I saw a hooded figure standing in the corner. I had gone through a couple of months of medical exams, tests and was off work. Doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong. I wasn’t sleeping. It had been already a few weeks without sleep when this happened. I was in bed almost asleep.

The room darkened my eyes flew open and I saw the shadow thing in the corner. It started moving towards the bed, like floating almost. And leaned over top of me. It had no face. The scariest part was not being able to move. I was functionally awake. I could see and hear and feel everything. But I couldn’t move at all. Tried to. Tried to scream. Nothing. Finally, the thing disappeared and the room went back to normal and I snapped out of bed hearing this sound like joints breaking.

Let’s just say I didn’t sleep for a long time after that.

β€”WendyJensen

11. A Malevolent Shadow

Woke up, rolled over and fell straight off the bed. When I hit the floor, a malevolent shadow/force grabbed me by the feet and dragged me out of my bedroom and down the hallway. Then I woke up for real.

The first time I woke up, I’d been paralyzed. In my half-lucid sleep, my mind rolled over, but not my physical body. That went straight into the out of body nightmare.

β€”dovate

12. Tricks Followed By Whispers

I had them frequently a few years back. I’d wake up unable to move and get freaked out having to focus all my energy on “rolling’ out of the paralysis. Eventually, however, I just decided to go with it, accepting that I couldn’t move and that’s where it got more interesting.

As I lay there I’d hear my housemates calling me or my phone ringing, or knocks at the door which would convince me to bring myself out of it but were always false. As I stopped falling for these tricks I’d start hearing nightmarish whispers in my ear and a prevailing sense of dread. Once I’d learned to accept these (this was happening 2 or 3 times a week) I experienced a sinking sensation and things going darker as I ‘descended’ downwards out of my room and my head/senses would kind of vibrate.

I’d then be catapulted upwards and then let loose to fly around. I could never control it enough to stay local, lots of spacey type locations as I seemed to get launched very high. A few times I found my way to a wintery tree type place with a stone circle and on more than one occasion this cavey deserty pyramidy area where I seemed to be able to control the flying better.

Oh and once I was caught by the foot as I was propelled upwards and violently crashed around my room by some entity that didn’t feel too friendly. This was the last time and I was convinced I’d made some noise but apparently not. In the hallucination, my room was laid out as it was when I was much younger though which I didn’t pick up on while it was going on. That was the last time it happened. 6 years ago maybe?

β€”ArPhKSh

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