Is It The Spirit World Making Contact?

i have had this experience of sleep paralysis a few times. the first time it happened i was about 12ish and sleeping in a room i shared with my sister.i felt a heavy weight lay on top of felt creepy and i sensed a dirty old man kind of feeling. it was very upsetting. i felt the experience again when in my 40's. i was sleeping alone,i could hear a child crying and the air in my room felt electricfied,buzzing.i could hear the child walk around my bed and climb in next to me. i was terrified at the time,but as soon as the child was in my bed ,i could sit up and the buzzing stopped.i rationalised it was a spirit of a child who only needed comfort.a few years later my dying brother told me he was going to come back and haunt me,and i believe he has been here a few times. it happened twice on the same night,i felt the paralysis,and the electricity again.i knew it was him and i tried not to be scared.i tried my best to talk to him ,to let him know,but no words could come out.i felt frustrated and frightened.i think i was probably making spluttering noises. then i felt his hand in mine,i rubbed it and could feel skin,it felt coldish and sort of wet.and then he was gone and so was the buzzing around me.he came back again later that night,but i was too frightened to try talking again.the buzzing only lasted a few seconds, just enough to let me know he was trying to contact me again.he may try again sometime,i'm not sure how i feel about that.
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1 Response Jul 22, 2010

It is not the spirit world making contact. You are likely to be suffering from a sleep disorder called Hypnagogia. The Sleep paralysis, or more properly, sleep paralysis with hypnagogic and hypnopompic hallucinations have been singled out as a particularly likely source of beliefs concerning not only alien abductions, but all manner of beliefs in alternative realities and otherworldly creatures. Sleep paralysis is a condition in which someone, most often lying in a supine position, about to drop off to sleep, or just upon waking from sleep realizes that s/he is unable to move, or speak, or cry out. This may last a few seconds or several moments, occasionally longer. People frequently report feeling a "presence" that is often described as malevolent, threatening, or evil. An intense sense of dread and terror is very common. The presence is likely to be vaguely felt or sensed just out of sight but thought to be watching or monitoring, often with intense interest, sometimes standing by, or sitting on, the bed. On some occasions the presence may attack, strangling and exerting crushing pressure on the chest. People also report auditory, visual, proprioceptive, and tactile hallucinations, as well as floating sensations and out-of-body experiences. These various sensory experiences have been referred to collectively as hypnagogic and hypnopompic experiences (HHEs). People frequently try, unsuccessfully, to cry out. After seconds or minutes one feels suddenly released from the paralysis, but may be left with a lingering anxiety. Extreme effort to move may even produce phantom movements in which there is proprioceptive feedback of movement that conflicts with visual disconfirmation of any movement of the limb. People may also report severe pain in the limbs when trying to move them. Several recent surveys suggest that between 25-30% of the population reports that they have experienced at least a mild form of sleep paralysis at least once and about 20-30% of these have had the experience on several occasions. A few people may have very elaborate experiences almost nightly (or many times in a night) for years.