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The Devil Riding my Back

 

Ever since I was young, I have always been told about the devil riding your back but never believed it. This event happened 7 years ago, I was then 12, going on 13. I woke up one night and I couldn't move. I felt a weight on me, but saw no one, the only thing I can do was look around. Lord knows if I was able to move, I would have ran to my parents room. As I continued to look, I saw nothing, no shadow, nothing. That particular night, it was a full moon and I could see the light from the moon lighting up my room from my window above my bed. I did all I could to move and scream, but still no luck. I was so terrified that I started to say my prayers in cambodian and I also recited a chant in my head, from which I learned from my great grandfather who was a monk. Minutes after that, I felt the weight lift off me and terrified as I was, I jumped up and turned all the lights on and looked at my clock, 3:00 almost 4:00 in the morning. I thought to myself, for 10 scary minutes I was stuck. I told my parents the next day but they looked at me in disbelief. Months passed, nothing happened to me, I continued to sleep in that room. But one summer day, my mom decided to take a nap in my room. The same thing that happened to me happened to her, but in daylight. She refuses to talk about it. I still don't know what the hell it was, just some people's opinion saying it was the devil riding my back.

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notjustme (18 stories) (821 posts)
 
3 years ago (2014-09-24)
The author of this story is no longer on here, just thought I'd point it out since clearly I'm not being productive today at work 😳
ifihadyoux (6 stories) (607 posts)
 
3 years ago (2014-09-24)
Oh that is just creepy! At least it didn't go any further than that right? There was no mention of anything else like sounds and stuff.
lighteatsdark (1 posts)
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5 years ago (2013-02-14)
this happen to me to but I was able to move but no one could recognize me like the wind
SierraDuvall (1 posts)
 
5 years ago (2013-01-08)
Lastnight, January 7 2013, this happened to me... It's happens to me before when I was about 12, 13, or 14, (im 17 now) I remember this cause it was the second scariest thing in my life... Okay so the first time it happened - I remember waking up to this white cloudy figure standing in front of me and it was moving it arms like it was reaching for me, I tried to call for my mommy, I couldn't get it out, I couldn't move I could only blink and wait for it to pass, I drifted back to sleep. And I woke up for some reason there it was again, when I could finally move I got up, uncertain of what just happened, I told my mom what had happened, she had people over they said it was the devil riding my back... I didn't go back in my room. Lastnight the same thing happened except the figure was black and it was like half way in the wall that's right where I lay my head, again I couldn't move or speak, I was paralyzed. My eyes were open I tried screaming but this time I could hear myself yelling "mommy mommy mommy mommy!" But she didn't come. I felt this thing grab my hand... I started to chant the lords name in my head I closed my eyes and minutes later I had control of my body, I looked around and got out of bed I grabbed my pillow and blanket and went into the living room with my brother, I prayed before I went back to sleep, it didn't happen again. When I woke up for school this morning I told my brother what had happened, and he said before I came in there he seem something black dart across the room but he didn't pay it any mind cause he was tired,, I read above that it could have been my soul coming back to my body, and that your soul can leave your body at night when your stressed out & it wakes you up when it has trouble getting back in and the heaviness I felt wass my soul tring to get back onI really believe it cause I broke up with my boyfriend that same day and I was really out of it, I was so stressed and depressed and angry. Did me and my brother see my soul coming back to me?... That shiat crayyy... The dream I had before I felt this what's about me bieng outside I was walking around town... Then I remember coming back to my house in my dream! Was this my soul coming back to my house? I think it was... I'm glad I came to this site. Everything's clear! Ima try not to stress myself out and if this happens again ima just relax and let it happen. Thanks
Nysa (4 stories) (685 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-12-09)
Bossymum, I have never heard that sleep paralysis is more frequent in Asian cultures. Is that based on observance of anecdotes or sleep studies? I am wondering if it actually happens more or is reported more in Asian cultures. I am also wondering if it is genetic or cultural, do you know if there has ever been a comparison of people with Asian heritage living in predominately non-Asian societies with people of all backgrounds living in predominately Asian societies? Thanks for this interesting tidbit of information.
bossymum (2 stories) (10 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-12-09)
I've stated this before in most stories on this website. I believe you were just experiencing with sleep paralysis. It's very common, but more common in the Asian culture. Research it.
MEME2010 (1 posts)
 
7 years ago (2011-04-05)
Ok So I CAME TO THIS SITE BECAUSE I EXPERIENCED THIS LAST NIGHT I ONCE EXPERIENCED THIS FEELING IN HIGH SCHOOL AND AT MY FIRST APARTMENT WHICH WAS ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO SO I REALLY WAS SHOOKEN UP WHEN IT HAPPENED TO ME LAST NIGHT I HAD JUST GOT HOME FROM A LONG DRIVE (5 HOURS) REALLY TIRED AND I WAS IN THE BED WITH MY BOYFRIEND I WAS ON THE FRONT OF THE BED AND I KEPT HEARING NOISES WALKING, RUNNING, WHISPERING, THINGS MOVING IN THE ROOM I KNOW I WASNT DREAMING BECAUSE I CAN SEE THE WHOLE FORM OF MY ROOM I COULDNT MOVE ALL I COULD DO WAS OPEN MY EYES AND MOAN BECAUSE I ALSO COULDN'T GET ANY WORDS OUT. I FINALLY CAME OUT OF IT AND ASKED MY BOYFRIEND TO SWITCH PLACES WITH ME IT HELPED A LITTLE BIT BUT STILL CONTINUED TO BOTHER ME I SAID IN MY HEAD "SATAN I REBUKE YOU IN THE BLOOD OF JESUS" AND FINALLY IT FELT LIKE FORCE WAS LIFTED OFF OF ME AND A GUST OF WIND HIT MY WINDOW! THIS SITUATION IS ALWAYS SCARY AND I ALWAYS ASK AND GET OTHER PEOPLE'S OPINIONS A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE EXPERIENCED IT AND THEY ALWAYS CALL IT THE DEVIL RIDING YOUR BACK, MY BOYFRIEND SAID THAT HE HAS NEVER EXPERIENCED THAT IN HIS LIFE SO I'M WONDERING IF IT COULD POSSIBLY BE A MIND THING OR SOMETHING THAT HAPPENS IF YOU ARE SUPER TIRED.
Tabbie (3 stories) (11 posts)
 
7 years ago (2011-01-28)
Maybe you should get a sleep study just so you know it isn't something medical? Then try to be discreet and try to hunt out any paranormal things but hide them, so they aren't in plane view so it doesn't get mad? Best of luck ❤
VelvetLucifer (1 stories) (37 posts)
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7 years ago (2010-09-11)
Don't blame the Devil because some demon was humping your back. 😜
milos (1 posts)
 
8 years ago (2009-11-30)
O.k., I read about this things for a while since it happened to me to, but I don't believe in that scientific crap, I mean it has sense but I know what I felt. More than just a pressure on my back. I was asleep, laying on my stomach. It was about five or six o'clock in the afternoon, and I was not alone in the room, there were also two of my roommates with me and we were all asleep. Suddenly I felt that something is coming towards me, o.k. I know it sounds crazy, but I think that I was able to see this thing, I was laying on the bed near opened window and somehow I knew that "the thing" was entering our room through the window. It is hard for me to explain how that creature looked like, but the closest explanation would be BLACK SHADOW, a kind of black energy floating. Than I felt the pressure on my back, I tried to move but I had no chance, only part of my body that was in my control were my eyes. It lasted for 15-20 seconds I think. All that time I was able to hear some strange noises, which I don't know how to explain in English right now, something like whispering plus some kind of continuous noise. After 15-20 seconds I felt that creature disappeares through the same window. Few days before that one of my roommates had gone through same situation, and than once more after that. Maybe it has something to do with the death of my housekeeper's son who died in the prison month before we rent that room.
Aaron2015 (1 posts)
 
8 years ago (2009-07-01)
This has also happened to me many many times! It is so scary... I wake up but I'm literally pinned to the bed sometimes I can't even open my eyes! Or say anything... It does have me worried as sometimes I feel I just want to give up and go with the feeling... But what would happen if I did? Would I die or something?...and is this a paranormal thing? I live in Northern Ireland aint really heard much about it. Just online really.
sammie (28 posts)
 
9 years ago (2008-07-17)
sounds like sleep paralisys (sp) to me. Not anything to worry about I don't think. It has hapened to me and I know it's really scary! But I don't think it's really anything to worry about unless it get's worse or happens agen.
YEN (3 posts)
 
10 years ago (2008-04-30)
Maybe your house is haunted by some evil demonic creature.
If I were you I will definitely get my house blesed or move to another house.
Gambit (1 posts)
 
10 years ago (2007-09-30)
Lastnight I went to sleep and I woke up like 30min later and I was stuck 2 my bed, the tv was on and a show was playin so I kno I wasn't dreaming, then I looked to my right and I saw a white male around 25 smiling at me. After that I woke up and went back 2 sleep an hour later and it happened again but I didn't c any figures. I woke up again and evry time I closed my eyes for like 20 second it would happen again. It happened 2 me a total of 10 times lastnight... And the last time it happened I saw a spirit lookin at my door and vanished
TrueHmong (1 posts)
 
10 years ago (2007-07-22)
I only exp. It once only but hmong believe it to be bad spirits sleeping on top of you because when you go out to places and up bring wandering spirits that likes you or what's to go home with you, and when you go to sleep facing up they will sleep on u. One time my cousin was once slept he fought and fought it until he woke up and saw that the spirit that was sleeping on him had death look with a open mouth and quickly vanish, anyways that's freaky I'm going to shut up or something will happen to me when I sleep see ya!
J (guest)
 
11 years ago (2007-04-09)
I was woken up to some bright light and I opened my eyes looking around nothing was there I tried to move me head couldn't move it tried to move my legs they wouldn't move omg I was so scared didn't know what was gooing on everyone kept telling me it was a devil riding my back
CRAZY STUFF
jess fartew (guest)
 
11 years ago (2007-03-20)
shiat me that is well scary I hope that it doesnt happen to me and doesnt happen to you again I have hurd of that sleep paralysis and you have experienced it but it doesnt explain your mom in your room maybe its your room ahhhhhhhhhhhh keep praying and your be fine jolly ho
Janice (7 stories) (248 posts)
 
11 years ago (2007-03-01)
I guess I can say that what you've experienced is sleep paralysis, there are a million names people call that encouter. If you call it the Devil riding your back, that's the phrase I'm going to use in this comment. Well, first of all, when something like this happens to someone, you should always pray to the Lord, no matter what, he's the one that will help and second, nobody knows what sleep paralysis is or the Devil riding your back. It has happened to many people I can see but noone really knows what it could be, they are just making possible explanations and making their best theories, but noone knows for sure. And I don't think anyone will, at least for a long while. I just want to tell you to pray to God everyday and he will protect you.
K66 (guest)
 
11 years ago (2007-02-28)
I believe thats called "sleep paralysis". "A devil riding your back?", come on. -_-
How can it ride your back when your sleeping. -_-;
bobs luver (guest)
 
11 years ago (2007-02-28)
thats some scary !*%$#!!! I hope you figure it out because it is some SCARY !*%$#!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bianca (guest)
 
11 years ago (2007-02-28)
Ok, according to Silvia Browne, what happened was that you were asleep that night and yourself acually left your body (while your body was still in bed) and you went somewere (untelling were we might go at night). The heavyness you felt was yourself returning from your advinture and it was YOU YOURSELF that was on you. Not the devil or anything like that. It was your spirit trying to get back into your body but it woke you up because you had some difficulties coming back in. To protect yourself from this ever happening again, Sylvia said to say a prayer every night asking God and Jesus (savors to all) to protect you and to keep yourself down on the ground and ask them to keep your sole inside your body and not wondering. Many people had this same problem but it's really nothing to wory about.
lorriane (guest)
 
11 years ago (2007-02-28)
i watch Montell on wednesdays because he has that physic on Slivia Brown, she's really good. but she said what that is that feeling of heavyness on top of you, you can't move or even talk but you are wide awake is your spirit leaving you and going to its past life and trying to get back inside you. and now that I know what it is i'm not scared anymore. I notice it happens to me when i'm stressed or something is happening to me that day or week, when it happens. you should let it be then you'll see its really not scary at all.
traci (1 stories) (5 posts)
 
11 years ago (2007-02-28)
I used to get that all the time. My grandmother (dad's mom), my dad and me have all experienced it. anyway one day my dad and I were watching a special on tv about this and this guy said that when you hung a picture of the good Lord Jesus above your bed and say a prayer for protection then jesus with protect you from this. I have done this from the time I saw the program and in every place I have lived and it has worked. I do not experience the sleep thing anymore. I still see shadows and sometimes hear things but the scariest thing has stopped.
sTaCYIe (guest)
 
11 years ago (2007-02-27)
I'm Hmong, I admit that it does happen. But we called or should I say most people called them, BLACK SHADOWS. They get on top of you and you can barely do nothing. In your dreams, you are moving and screaming for help. But no one hears you. Yeah I get those sometimes. And when I do. They are SCARY>>>>

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