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My First Sleep Paralysis
#11
I believe the scientific explanation has merit. I'm just not convinced that there isn't some paranormal in the mix.

In my opinion, most cases of sleep paralysis are exactly as Bracket says.........waking directly from REM sleep. However, I don't think all cases of this phenomenon are the same.

Many people that I have talked to have experienced what your father's friend has, EP. I have also heard cases where it's not just a pressure on the chest, but the feeling of an actual person on top of them. One girl that I knew said that woke up, couldn't move, and she saw a figure in black come in through the wall and lay on top of her.

I'm not saying that this is what happened to you, EP. I just believe that there is more than one explanation for sleep paralysis.
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#12
Scarygirl

Yes but, don't you think if somebody had just woken up from a deep sleep, can't move, can't talk, panic setting in, very confused, then they see some sort of "entity" advance towards them and so forth, that they'd jump to the conclusion that it's a ghost or a demon? Alot of the times people want something to be paranormal when it really isn't, wanting to make it a deeper experience than it really was.
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#13
I do understand what you're saying, Bracket. I have had what I believe to be paranormal experiences, and I don't think my particular case of sleep paralysis was anything but the medical explanation.

Yes someone waking from a deep sleep and can't move is going to panic, of course. That's why even a few seconds feels so much longer than it is. And yes, the mind can create an apparition, especially waking from a dream. All of that is possible, indeed probable.........in most cases. But I'm not going to say that I know for certain every single case of sleep paralysis is the same. I haven't heard every case, and I just don't feel I can make the assumption about each one.

Eyepriestess, you have an excellent head on your shoulders and very good judgement....what does your gut tell you about this experience? (this is the part where the skeptics stop reading what I say). I do value science, Bracket, I really do. I just think there is much to be said for the good ol' "gut instinct". I do believe the two can work hand in hand.
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#14
EP- i've experienced sleep para. many times and i know it was paranormal. i think scarygirl has a point. what does ur gut tell you? from ur response above i can tell u know it was not something "scientific"
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#15
My gut told me at the time, that something was going to appear any second, but as much as i tried to fight to get out of the bed and go before something did appear, i couldn't move a muscle. Although i didn't feel anything on top of me, it was as though i was tied down to the bed.

Well, my gut tells me this isn't going to be the last time i experience this, I think something is going to happen. I don't want to feel negative, but my gut tells me something is going off. If i'm honest, i really don't think the scientific interpretation is true in my case as i know i was awake. It was the dog being there that made me sure of this, i was aware of his movements the whole time i experienced sp.




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#16
Please keep us posted on this EP. I hope you are okay, and I know this experience has jarred you.
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(07-17-2009, 02:38 AM)scarygirl67 Wrote: I believe the scientific explanation has merit. I'm just not convinced that there isn't some paranormal in the mix.

In my opinion, most cases of sleep paralysis are exactly as Bracket says.........waking directly from REM sleep. However, I don't think all cases of this phenomenon are the same.

Many people that I have talked to have experienced what your father's friend has, EP. I have also heard cases where it's not just a pressure on the chest, but the feeling of an actual person on top of them. One girl that I knew said that woke up, couldn't move, and she saw a figure in black come in through the wall and lay on top of her.

I'm not saying that this is what happened to you, EP. I just believe that there is more than one explanation for sleep paralysis.

I agree with you on that! In my opinion the so-called medical/scientific explanation may possibly explain some cases but not all.

When I had my "sleep paralysis" experience I was awake.

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#18
EP

"Well, my gut tells me this isn't going to be the last time i experience this, I think something is going to happen. I don't want to feel negative, but my gut tells me something is going off. If i'm honest, i really don't think the scientific interpretation is true in my case as i know i was awake. It was the dog being there that made me sure of this, i was aware of his movements the whole time i experienced sp."

You are awake during sleep paralysis. I never said it was a dream or anything. Basically what i'm saying is that you're dreaming while still awake, that's why it's sometimes called a waking dream.
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#19
This happened to my uncle... he also said when he opened his eyes he couldn't see anything...like he had gone blind...(he blamed it on his diabetes).. i dunno
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#20
(07-16-2009, 04:38 PM)eyepriestess Wrote: What do you think?

I think it's fascinating. Some people actually try to induce a sleep paralysis state when they want to ensure a lucid dream. It's very tough. I gave up a couple years ago. It was cutting into my sleep time. I wanted to see what the excitement was about, but maybe that kept me from being successful.
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