If you've been following my blog, then you know I've been researching sleep paralysis...or the "Old Hag Syndrome", which seems to me, like a dreadful experience!
However, it is not a new experience. Tales of sleep paralysis go back for centuries. Here is a list from the Spiritual Science Research Foundation on things we have learned about SP.
*It occurs frequently among 3-6% of the world population.
*About 30% of young adults experience Sleep paralysis at least once in their lives.
*It is more likely to happen to young adults.
*It can last from a few minutes to a few hours at a time.
*People also experience, sense or see a presence around them during their paralysed state. Fear grips them and some of them have said that a demonic force was out to possess their soul or was trying to crush or smother them.
*In some cases, people feel pressure or a choking sensation. This is accompanied by breathing difficulties. In few instances, this escalates into sexual molestation or assault.
*A foul smell has been perceived at times during the paralytic attack.
*It is more likely to happen when sleeping on one’s back (supine position).
*People who go through it are embarrassed by the event, thinking that something must be wrong with them mentally.
And this is only the tip of the iceberg. As you can see, much research has gone in to this mysterious phenomena-and while doing my own research, I came across some very informative videos on youtube.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
(2 through 5 can be found on youtube by searching "sleep paralysis")
(This last one is really CREEPY!!)
There are dozens of SP videos on youtube, so if you're really interested...take your pick! :)
And until we meet again...
Sweet Dreams... ;)