I never knew what SP or sleep paralysis was. When I would fall asleep and wake up not being able to move and would see things or hear voices I thought the worst. It went from happening once every few nights, to every single night. Usually it would only last for a maximum of 2minutes and I would try to forget about it but one incident makes me dread future occurrences.
I fell asleep and my SP occurred around three times only lasting up to 30 seconds each. When I finally did fall asleep, I began to have the worst nightmare and it seemed so real. In the dream, I was being haunted by a demon that wouldn't leave me alone. I had an ihome on my dresser with my iPod in it and I got in bed. A few minutes later, the music started playing on it so I got up and removed my iPod. After lying back down, the music started playing again. I was so scared I woke myself up and ran into my sister's room to tell her about my dream. Just then this entity came into the room yelling and I ran out and climbed in my bed. The only thing I could think of doing was praying and asking god to make it go away. As I tried to place my hands together (in a prayer position), it was impossible. Something was pulling my hands apart to keep me from praying. I struggled as hard as I could and to my surprise I woke up.
I never knew it was possible to dream inside a dream. This was the most terrifying thing that had ever occurred to me, but it didn't end there. Eventually after convincing myself that I was fine and it was just a dream, I started to drift. Suddenly to awake to the horrifying feeling of pure hopelessness, I couldn't move. I could see a dark figure in my room while hearing what I would call a demon in my ear. It was making growling noises and it seemed so close it was almost as I could feel it touching me. This occurrence lasted about 4minutes and when it finally went away, all I did was burst into tears and run to my closet to find my cross and rosary beads.
Researchers on sleep paralysis say this experience is merely your brain awaking before your body and what you experience is nothing but hallucinations. But is it; is it possible for hundreds of people to have the same visual and audible "hallucinations"? Everybody is different, nobody dreams the same dreams right? I feel there's more to sleep paralysis rather than a medical explanation. I'm not going to say its work from the devil or some kind of alien experience but I find it hard to believe everyone's brain makes them see and hear terrifying things while losing the ability to move... Guess we'll never know.