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The "Old Hag" syndrome
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(02-04-2015, 05:01 PM)jravity1 Wrote:
(01-21-2015, 12:17 AM)Sasha6 Wrote:
(01-02-2015, 01:20 PM)WitchMom78 Wrote: In folklore, it is common to hear that sleep paralysis is actually caused by a malevolent spiritual being, even at times being referred to as a demon, called the "Old Hag".

The Old Hag is said to sit on sleeping peoples chest at night and they often wake up to find they have all of their senses yet they can not move or speak and they feel a great weight sitting on their chests and an impending sense of malevolence.

This is an interesting little article about this legend and also the more scientific causes behind this.

http://paranormal.about.com/od/humanenig...ndrome.htm

I really find this subject interesting. I remember looking up sleep paralysis 13 years ago when I was 13 and started experiencing some weird things in my bedroom. I found this explanation and that sometimes there is a feeling of something evil present and right next to you. This intrigued me. But my problem was always that it would happen before I ever went to sleep, when I was wide awake sometimes even when I was reading before going to bed. I would start to feel this evil presence first and found that I could not turn my head and then my whole body would become paralyzed. I wanted to close my eyes I felt scared but I couldn't. I would start to pray in my mind because I couldn't speak and finally after a few minutes the evil feeling went away and I was able to move again. I always thought I was just scarring myself. But one night a shadow figure jumped out at me while I was reading and I had the exact same paralysis. I prayed in my mind for what felt like 30 minutes before I could finally move again. Lots of things happened in that bedroom but those are all for different threads I believe.

Your brain sends chemicals to your body that paralyze you while you are sleeping, if your brain send chemicals to your body early the same paralysis will happen, in order to get your body to get rid of the chemical you shake it off, wiggle your toes or fingers as much as possible like you did. The same chemical is in charge of your sleep, so if sleep paralysis set in early then you would be paralyzed and half dreaming. As we all know when you are afraid we dream of bad things. I am pretty sure that is what happened to you. No evil, no presence, just chemical reactions in the brain.... I am in no way saying I do not believe in the paranormal, but i believe in science first.

I appreciate you explaining what "really" happened to me, and I know that there are many scientific explanations for many things that people think are paranormal. But I have had many experiences with the paranormal and not so nice entities, I know what a real one feels like. That and the fact that other things happened in that room such has banging, my name being called, footsteps and rattling of the door knob. And then the fact that I never experienced that same paralysis again after moving from there. I was experiencing it almost every night before we moved and it immediately stopped afterwards. I understand its your opinion that what I experienced was not real and everyone is entitled to their opinions. My opinion is still that it was real.
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#12
(02-04-2015, 05:56 PM)Sasha6 Wrote:
(02-04-2015, 05:01 PM)jravity1 Wrote:
(01-21-2015, 12:17 AM)Sasha6 Wrote:
(01-02-2015, 01:20 PM)WitchMom78 Wrote: In folklore, it is common to hear that sleep paralysis is actually caused by a malevolent spiritual being, even at times being referred to as a demon, called the "Old Hag".

The Old Hag is said to sit on sleeping peoples chest at night and they often wake up to find they have all of their senses yet they can not move or speak and they feel a great weight sitting on their chests and an impending sense of malevolence.

This is an interesting little article about this legend and also the more scientific causes behind this.

http://paranormal.about.com/od/humanenig...ndrome.htm

I really find this subject interesting. I remember looking up sleep paralysis 13 years ago when I was 13 and started experiencing some weird things in my bedroom. I found this explanation and that sometimes there is a feeling of something evil present and right next to you. This intrigued me. But my problem was always that it would happen before I ever went to sleep, when I was wide awake sometimes even when I was reading before going to bed. I would start to feel this evil presence first and found that I could not turn my head and then my whole body would become paralyzed. I wanted to close my eyes I felt scared but I couldn't. I would start to pray in my mind because I couldn't speak and finally after a few minutes the evil feeling went away and I was able to move again. I always thought I was just scarring myself. But one night a shadow figure jumped out at me while I was reading and I had the exact same paralysis. I prayed in my mind for what felt like 30 minutes before I could finally move again. Lots of things happened in that bedroom but those are all for different threads I believe.

Your brain sends chemicals to your body that paralyze you while you are sleeping, if your brain send chemicals to your body early the same paralysis will happen, in order to get your body to get rid of the chemical you shake it off, wiggle your toes or fingers as much as possible like you did. The same chemical is in charge of your sleep, so if sleep paralysis set in early then you would be paralyzed and half dreaming. As we all know when you are afraid we dream of bad things. I am pretty sure that is what happened to you. No evil, no presence, just chemical reactions in the brain.... I am in no way saying I do not believe in the paranormal, but i believe in science first.

I appreciate you explaining what "really" happened to me, and I know that there are many scientific explanations for many things that people think are paranormal. But I have had many experiences with the paranormal and not so nice entities, I know what a real one feels like. That and the fact that other things happened in that room such has banging, my name being called, footsteps and rattling of the door knob. And then the fact that I never experienced that same paralysis again after moving from there. I was experiencing it almost every night before we moved and it immediately stopped afterwards. I understand its your opinion that what I experienced was not real and everyone is entitled to their opinions. My opinion is still that it was real.

I absolutely did not mean to offend you. There is no way for me to say it was actual sleep paralysis or not. I do believe in the paranormal as I stated before. All the rest of the incidents that happened, could very well have been entities or many paranormal things. While I make sure to try to get to the bottom of everything with science, There is still a lot of stuff I do not understand. I have on more than one occasion heard a voice whisper my name. I am sorry If I offended you I am only trying to help by offering explanations that I think may be right. Obviously in this case I didn't take into account all the other experiences you had previously.
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#13
(02-04-2015, 07:24 PM)jravity1 Wrote:
(02-04-2015, 05:56 PM)Sasha6 Wrote:
(02-04-2015, 05:01 PM)jravity1 Wrote:
(01-21-2015, 12:17 AM)Sasha6 Wrote:
(01-02-2015, 01:20 PM)WitchMom78 Wrote: In folklore, it is common to hear that sleep paralysis is actually caused by a malevolent spiritual being, even at times being referred to as a demon, called the "Old Hag".

The Old Hag is said to sit on sleeping peoples chest at night and they often wake up to find they have all of their senses yet they can not move or speak and they feel a great weight sitting on their chests and an impending sense of malevolence.

This is an interesting little article about this legend and also the more scientific causes behind this.

http://paranormal.about.com/od/humanenig...ndrome.htm

I really find this subject interesting. I remember looking up sleep paralysis 13 years ago when I was 13 and started experiencing some weird things in my bedroom. I found this explanation and that sometimes there is a feeling of something evil present and right next to you. This intrigued me. But my problem was always that it would happen before I ever went to sleep, when I was wide awake sometimes even when I was reading before going to bed. I would start to feel this evil presence first and found that I could not turn my head and then my whole body would become paralyzed. I wanted to close my eyes I felt scared but I couldn't. I would start to pray in my mind because I couldn't speak and finally after a few minutes the evil feeling went away and I was able to move again. I always thought I was just scarring myself. But one night a shadow figure jumped out at me while I was reading and I had the exact same paralysis. I prayed in my mind for what felt like 30 minutes before I could finally move again. Lots of things happened in that bedroom but those are all for different threads I believe.

Your brain sends chemicals to your body that paralyze you while you are sleeping, if your brain send chemicals to your body early the same paralysis will happen, in order to get your body to get rid of the chemical you shake it off, wiggle your toes or fingers as much as possible like you did. The same chemical is in charge of your sleep, so if sleep paralysis set in early then you would be paralyzed and half dreaming. As we all know when you are afraid we dream of bad things. I am pretty sure that is what happened to you. No evil, no presence, just chemical reactions in the brain.... I am in no way saying I do not believe in the paranormal, but i believe in science first.

I appreciate you explaining what "really" happened to me, and I know that there are many scientific explanations for many things that people think are paranormal. But I have had many experiences with the paranormal and not so nice entities, I know what a real one feels like. That and the fact that other things happened in that room such has banging, my name being called, footsteps and rattling of the door knob. And then the fact that I never experienced that same paralysis again after moving from there. I was experiencing it almost every night before we moved and it immediately stopped afterwards. I understand its your opinion that what I experienced was not real and everyone is entitled to their opinions. My opinion is still that it was real.

I absolutely did not mean to offend you. There is no way for me to say it was actual sleep paralysis or not. I do believe in the paranormal as I stated before. All the rest of the incidents that happened, could very well have been entities or many paranormal things. While I make sure to try to get to the bottom of everything with science, There is still a lot of stuff I do not understand. I have on more than one occasion heard a voice whisper my name. I am sorry If I offended you I am only trying to help by offering explanations that I think may be right. Obviously in this case I didn't take into account all the other experiences you had previously.
Thank you for your apology. I too am sorry for my snarky reply. I have gone all my life with people discrediting the many things that I've experienced so it is a bit of a sensitive spot for me and I tend to get more worked up than I ought to.
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#14
Hey, you know, you both might be right?

In simple sleep paralysis, there is a pattern that is much like what jravity described. It's physiological. And, there is the hypnogogic aspect as well involved.

However, there are things like what Sasha6 and Witchmom describe that go further than the typical sleep paralysis episode.

I've posted this link here before, but will again. David Hufford is someone who has studied the phenomenon for decades, and his conclusions are complex, to say the least. He has found a recurring entity component in episodes that span the globe. Interesting? If you have time, this video series is very good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21kW39Ic...A8DCBDCFA5
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#15
The only time where it seemed I had sleep paralysis I had what appeared to be a black and whitish woman I think become visible and in my face where my left eye to CLOSE to it. I woke sometime later mindblown. So in my experience the old hag saying fits my account.
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