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Strange Paranormal Sleep Paralysis


My name is Taylor I live in Florida and I'm 17 years old. I'm not putting this here for dream interpretation. I'm submitting this story because, as cheesy as it may sound, mine don't seem to be the same as everyone else's. I have Sleep Paralysis dreams at least once a week and at the most maybe 10 tops, because I usually can't help falling back into the dream once I've really woken up, so usually about 3 or 4 times when it does happen. It's been going on for a year and a half, maybe two years now.

When it first started, I'd just lay there and nothing weird would happen. I'd just look around the room and I'd start trying to move. Sometimes I couldn't breathe, but that hasn't happened in a while.

I moved to Florida a year ago and I used to live in Georgia. I had lived there for about 5 or 6 years. So a few months before I moved to Florida I had a Sleep Paralysis dream and it was normal, and I could see because I sleep with the light on. I looked around and I saw this little girl at my desk. She looked like she was drawing with my stuff because I'm an artist and I always have that stuff on my desk. This little blonde girl, who I assumed was my sister, was sitting at my desk just drawing (but this girl looked younger than my sister).

I eventually woke up and got up to see my desk and my stuff was all there and my papers were blank. So I went to ask my sister if she had been in my room and drew on anything and she said she hadn't gone in my room all day. So I just forgot about it.

Then a week or two after I moved to Florida, I realized I was in another Sleep Paralysis dream and that little girl was there right next to me and she had her hand on my arm. I could see her dress, it was yellow with blue flowers on it, and she had blonde hair and she looked like she was maybe 5-7 years old.

And then suddenly I was in a different strange dream. I was outside in a graveyard next to a big tree and I saw the little girl from a distance and right as I was about to walk over to her, the dream changed. I was suddenly right next to her but there were two other people there: a male and female adults, and they started trying to kill her with a knife and I could only watch. It was terrible. The dream ended and I haven't seen her since.

Someone told me I should check out the graveyards near me and see if I can find the one I was in maybe, but there's like 3 or 4 and I have no form of transportation right now so I can't. Then a week or two after that dream I have another one.

After having these dreams so often I've gotten better at moving and getting out of them and into them if I wanted to. I had this strange Sleep Paralysis dream that I couldn't get out of as easily and I just felt like I needed to move to badly, so I kept trying. I have a big mirror in my new room and I sleep with the lights on so I could see myself in the reflection. I was trying to hard to move but I accidentally drifted to the side a bit and fell off my bed.

Then I saw myself in my mirror and my body was bent up in a way it clearly shouldn't even be able to do. It was unnatural and scary. I wasn't in control of my body though anymore. I started getting up but I wasn't trying to. My body just kept going and I stood up and I could see I was walking down the hallway for some reason and then, as I was entering the living room, everything went dark. It was a while back so I can't remember where, when or how I woke up. I just remember feeling really scared.

About 5 months ago I remember a specific Sleep Paralysis dream. I saw a boy standing at the end of my bed. He was wearing a yellow shirt and he had his hands on his hips and was just staring at me, then I woke up it was pretty short for some reason.

This is a separate part of the story because I think it's stupid, but you never know it might be worth mentioning.

My friend told me about this game called "Slender Game" so I played it for about 10 minutes until it scared the crap out of me and I quit. So I looked it up and turns out there's this fictional guy called Slender Man. I look into it more and see some fake videos and pictures.

Then I have a Sleep Paralysis dream. I realize I'm in it but I keep my eyes closed. And I felt like someone was in my room and I started thinking... "I've just learned about this Slender Man guy and I'm probably paranoid enough about him to hallucinate him in one of these dreams."

So I get the courage to open my eyes and I see him at the foot of my bed. And I quickly shut them, I try opening them again to see if he's gone and he's standing RIGHT next to my bed next to me (I sleep on the edge of my bed I don't like the middle). I close my eyes again and open them one final time and he's kneeling down staring me in the face. I just stare back for a few seconds and then everything goes dark and I wake up, which is a pretty weird way to wake up from one of those dreams. Usually it's very instant.

That dream was about a week or two ago, but two days ago I had a lucid dream that I couldn't control. I was in the woods and it was dark but the moon lit up the huge forest I was in enough for me to see. Slender Man was chasing me. I kept trying to run and hide but he kept finding me. So I hid behind some log and I peeked over it and saw him walking by and I felt like he was pretending not to see me, and then everything went dark while I was staring at him and I woke up.

I haven't told my parents about this or been to a doctor or anything because they're just dreams and I figure they probably don't mean a lot. But these don't happen the same way people describe as I've read online. People talk about dark figures in the room and what not and I haven't seen any dark figures and I've gotten pretty good at moving around a bit in those dreams. I can't walk around but I can move better than other people. The room always looks exactly the same as I left it; the lighting isn't weird, I can see just fine. Sometimes, not often though, I've heard a growling like noise in my dream. Not like a dog or anything, just a strange growl.

I'm not looking for a way to stop the Sleep Paralysis either. It's mysterious, strange and different and makes me curious, so I think I kind of like it and experimenting with it. Trying to figure out if there's something specific triggering what I see.

This is probably too long and won't be read by many people but if you do read it or most of it then I appreciate it.

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ng727 (1 posts)
9 years ago (2013-08-21)
Hi Taylor, thanks so much for posting this. You're not alone. I too have been experiencing SP and astral projecting since my early childhood. When I am in an SP state that's when I see spirits in my room, none of which I know but they are standing very close to me. My earliest SP experiences involved a little child of some sorts tickling my feet and my legs and hearing a giggle. And there have been times I was sleeping on my stomach and felt a warm loving hand rub my back. I generally can't hear what they are trying to say, as I get this loud vacuum like noise in my ear. I too sleep with the light on so I can see what's going on in my room if I happen to have an SP that night. One of the other users commented on sleeping on your side, I'm going to give that a try. The weirdest thing is my younger brother and I recently had a conversation and I asked him if he ever experienced anything weird in our parents home growing up. He confessed that a little child was tickling his feet and laughing and he also told me of a hand that was rubbing his back often. That's when I confessed my same exact experiences. I think that was the reality for me, that if he's experiencing it too then I"M NOT DREAMING AT ALL. Just last year I experienced Astral projection. It might have happened before but this was the first time I was FULLY aware of what was going on and not just me waking up and saying "hmmm was I just dreaming?" and shrug the whole thing off. I was in my bedroom and everything was the same but the lighting was weird and I was moving around very very very slowly as if my legs were made out of jello and I could not move past my bedroom door. As much as I'm curious i'm still scared to death at times.
WildStallionDHSGahanna (1 stories) (12 posts)
9 years ago (2013-05-10)
Wow... I don't think that this is paranormal. You might just be a chronic lucid dreamer.
southerntk (4 stories) (75 posts)
10 years ago (2012-09-04)
I totally love that you submitted this story. I do this all the time too and have had some very scary experiences. Once even a woman I knew from town, a bankers wife was sitting at the foot of my bed during an episode. I later found out she was into witchcraft. I agree 100% that you could be partially asterial projecting too. I done that also, once that I know of for sure... I was hoovering over my bed looking down at myself and I began floating toward the door to go outside and I told myself to wake up and go back to my body. Right before it happened, before I fell asleep, I heard breathing noises coming from the closet. Anyways, I am glad to know I am not the only one doing this. It seems much more real than a dream. I feel the presence of someone wanting to hurt me to sometimes when this happens. An urgency to wake up always. I agree to that spirits can use our down time while we are sleeping to communicate with us. The little girl was probably trying to show you that something bad happened to her. It's very interesting and no one I talk to here at home understands what I am experiencing. I always feel too that something is trying to either tell me something or hurt me some how. It is different from time to time. I feel that it is a gift of some kind though. Sleep paralysis may be the way of making you pay attention when you normally wouldn't. That is my opinion. It forces you to keep watching when you really want to wake up and do something totally different. For me I am usually very scared of whatever is around me when this happens, I feel my heart beat rapidly when I wake fully and it is very vivid and real. Thanks for sharing your story. Keep us informed of any new experiences. I am like you though, it happens so frequently that it would be hard to document it every time. Maybe we should make a journal of each experience and it might help us to explain it better to others. I will say though that the times when I feel something is there to hurt me, I don't feel it's a gift, but something bad. I guess there is a reason for it though. I always pray when I awake feeling like that and it helps me. It's like I can sense the evil entities around me. I wish we knew more about sleep paralysis. My husband was held down once in bed by a dark figure that tried to smother him and pull him out of bed. He says he was wide awake and after a while he could begin to move and fought it. He couldn't move though when it first began happening. He never hardly dreams and that was a first for him. He said he tried to wake me to tell me and I wouldn't wake up at all. You are definitely not alone. I hope I can learn to control it better, like you seem to be doing.
ilolatchu (1 stories) (1 posts)
10 years ago (2012-09-03)
Thanks for reading, the comments are quite helpful. I'll definitely look into that book, I'm also sheltered and homeschooled so no way will I ever do drugs or anything like that haha. I do have a dream catcher but it doesn't seem to work. I don't really have normal dreams either they're either lucid dreams or sleep paralysis dreams. Since it's common to see your body doing weird stuff that's comforting, I was worried I might have been walking around the house at night. XD

I have noticed that sleeping on my side makes it happen less. I find that rather strange. I'll definitely post another story if anything else significant happens. Thanks for all the advice, it's much appreciated. 😁
Sywren (29 posts)
10 years ago (2012-09-03)
First of all, from reading this, I have no doubt that what you are experiencing is really happening to you. Sleep paralysis still remains quite a bit of a mystery. But I'd like to try and break down what I've read here into a few bits, and just give you a bit of knowledge that I have on the subject (which you are free to utilize or dismiss).

Sleep Paralysis is exactly that, a form of paralysis. You cannot move, you cannot speak. You are experiencing that in certain parts of your sleep state. But I think you are also merging into Lucid Dreaming after your S.P episode, which is what allows you to move, etc. The interesting point here, is from what it sounds like in your descriptions, you are also getting good at controlling some parts of your Lucid Dreaming, which could easily lead you into being able to Astral Project (very simply put, it's a way of your non-physical body going for a ride in what are called "the astral planes")

Sometimes, prior to Astral Projection, people can experience hearing strange noises, such as buzzing, hissing, wooshing or growling (like you had mentioned you heard). Some say this is you passing through to a different plane of frequency. None the less, it's a very common occurence, and nothing to be afraid of. I have also read from a few sources - and this pertains to you looking at your distorted body in the mirror - that if you are to look at your hands or other parts of the body, they could look like they are melting or morphing in some way. Again this is nothing to be afraid of. It's creepy, but in my opinion I think it's just the way for your brain (that in the beginning is still very attached to your physical body) to explain a "melting away" of your physical body while you travel in the non-physical. Also, let me be clear that this has nothing to do with you dying. You will not die while astral projecting, and will always find your way back into your body.

And a quick fact on Sleep Paralysis, which works for quite a few people I've known, is to stop sleeping on your back. Try sleeping on your side:)

If you're interested in harnessing your already seemingly natural ability to Lucid Dream and Astral Project, there is an amazing book by Robert Bruce called Astral Dynamics. Last I checked you can download the first edition of this book from his website. I just bought the second edition (which is revised and updated from the first) a few years ago, it's awesome.

And one more thing, to get really in tune with this - and if in fact the children you see are spirits coming to you, and you feel you can help in whatever way - don't start drinking (at least not heavily, I get it, you're 17) or smoking weed or doing drugs. These things inhibit your natural abilities greatly. And I believe, your life in general. They can cause you have very negative lucid experiences.

Good luck! Keep us updated!:D
Christine_Pandora (1 stories) (80 posts)
10 years ago (2012-09-03)
Honestly don't worry about the Slender man thing:) I've been watching the episodes for over a year now and all it is, is made up from the 4Chan website:) Just like this "The Rake" character (from 4Chan also), I know it's more paranormal than spider man but it's just a show like spider man:)

4Chan is basically a big website and most of my friends go on it because it is widely known for trolling (being extremely sarcastic).

Though I do not believe it has anything to do with Slender man himself (Who also is meant to have no facial features) I do believe you may have something trying to send you a message, if you can try go visit the grave site or do something like burning sage or try cleanse your house and get a dream catcher it may help:)

Meditating may also help too
Kryodrache (3 stories) (108 posts)
10 years ago (2012-09-03)
It's moments like this I'm glad I don't have sleep paralysis. I'd never watch a scary movie again, probably, out of the sheer terror I might see something like that during a paralysis episode.

It's of my personal opinion that dreams can show spirits at times (Not all the time), if there's someone who has passed on that wants to visit you, or is incapable of contacting you in any other way. I've had dreams of loved ones that have passed on, though they never utter a sound, and I never see their face. Sure, it could be a psychological thing... But I recall that when I saw the entity at my workplace, I never saw their face, either.

There may be certain teas out there that can help settle your mind, in any case, when it comes to sleeping anomolies like that. I know there's a certain mix that's really excellent for dreams, I'd have to go look it up.
trademekfc (3 posts)
10 years ago (2012-09-02)
creepy mate I don't know what that is I believe its a sigh of something or someone trying to reach you maybe go see a median they might help if not go doctors need any help don't feel afraid to ask I'm no expert but I know abit in my opinion thanks trademekfc (liam)

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