a little while back something woke me up about 2 or 3 in the morning. It startled me because something was pushing down on my chest rather forcefully. It lasted for a good 5 or 6 seconds then stoped. It felt like someone was standing right beside my bed. Well i didn't say anything to anyone (except my wife) for several months, untill i said something to my mother-in-law. She said the exact same thing happened to my father-in-law several months before. They lived right beside us at the time. Don't know what to make of it. Can anyone tell me what it may have been?
Post by Brad-LaSpirits on May 7, 2008 17:53:55 GMT -5
Thanks for sharing your experience. There is a natural causing phenomena, known as the "Old Hag Syndrome", or basically, sleep paralysis. Below is an article I had previously posted that may be of some assistance to you:
In the dark depths of the middle of the night you are woken suddenly with a feeling of evil surrounding you, you can't breathe and your chest is heavy, is someone pressing down on you or trying to suffocate you? To your horror you can't move, something is holding you down! You think you can hear voices and see a dark shadowy figure swooping around your bed...are you being visited by Demons or are you merely suffering an episode of Sleep Paralysis?
I don't mean to sound like i'm one of those guys that has done everything or experienced it all, but I have had sleep paralisys many times in the past. You cant move at all and you seem to be in a dream state. Its scary as hell cause you think you might not wake yourself this time(maybe too many drugs while i was young lol). Anyway this was totally different I was wide awake and could move. I don't know maybe it was all just a figment but for my father-in-law and myself to experience this at about the same time was really freaky. I still see and hear things around the house, also we have a 125 year old log cabin on the property I have been wanting to do an EVP session just for the heck of it. It has history and at least one person was killed by accident years ago (a child). Don't know if this has any bearing on what went on those evenings but it might be a clue.
This has happened to me also. I've learned that when this happens its right before you enter what is called having an OBE or out of body experience. I use to be afraid, but I just go with the flow and let the experience take me on a soul trip. One time I heard a voice say to me, "whom do you want to see?" My wife's friend Michael had just died and I said that I wanted to see Michael and I was brought to him. It can be scary, but I just look forward to the trip. GO SAINTS!!!!!!!!!! Jimmy