It is believed by some that during sleep paralysis, a person is more receptive to spiritual activity. How someone could definitively know what they saw wasn't only a dream, I am uncertain. I do know that it happened to me and I believe what I saw was, indeed, a full body apparition.

It was early morning, and I was asleep facing the bedroom closet with mirrored doors. An older woman in a long, white dress walked past the mirror and into the corner of the room, where there sat a chair. I was not afraid. She didn't seem to know anyone was there, as if she, herself, was in a dream state.

When I realized I couldn't move, I woke up. Everything I had seen was there exactly as I had seen it, aside from her. I was facing the mirror from that exact perspective. It was early morning. I knew then my eyes had been open before I regained consciousness.

I woke up my boyfriend who had been sleeping on the other side and tried to explain. He lived in that house for years before I came along, and so he knew of her. I hadn't. It was the first and last conversation about the paranormal him and I ever had. And that chair in the corner of the room was put there by him for her.

Ironically, it was the least fearful of the experiences I've had with sleep paralysis.
adianoeta adianoeta
31-35, F
2 Responses Sep 22, 2014

Hi there. I've had em to. There is a reason why it happens and there is a way to defend yourself from the attacks. Firstly I will explain why it happens. There are two types of super natural beings. 1 - Angels that are obedient to God and 2 - Demons who are not obedient to God. Jehovah is God - and Jesus is second in command. On the other hand - Satan is Gods arch nemesis whom is leader of the Demons - But there was a time when there was no rivalry between them. There was time when it was wonderful. But Lucifer coveted God and wanted to be like him but - God was hurt and because of that hurt Satan felt rejected and his sense of rejection was worse because his angelic brothers witnessed it. This grudge between them grew over the years and became worse. In time other angels joined the Devil and eventually a great war broke out in heaven. The Devil and the Demons were cast down out of heaven to the earth bringing Satan's great anger - But one of the main reasons why Satan and Demons are so angry is because of the prison sentence that soon awaits them after Armageddon hits earth. The Devil and the Demons want to make as much destruction as possible before their time comes and THAT IS WHY THEY HURT MANKIND. Point 2 - How to defend yourself from Sleep Paralysis. Praying to Jesus works - But Praying to Jehovah is much more potent. Also keep a bible handy and put it under your pillow - I recommend the "New world translation of the holy scriptures". Also certain environmental factors contribute to a demon attack. Things that have dark overtones ie - Dark Music, Horror Movies, Tarot cards, Black magic, Seances rituals, ouija boards - Stay away from these types of things and KEEP these dark objects away and if need be destroy them. Even an object that looks innocent can harbor dark connections beyond them. Go through your stuff and throw away anything suspicious or if need be shuffle them around and see what stuff is bad and what is not (Which might take a long time). Finally - The true aspect of our reality is - The closer you are to God the safer you are and call on his name it'll shake the evil away from you and most importantly don't give up if it keeps happening. If you need more assistance go to www.jw.org. At the bottom of the site is a link for bible study and if you need one then the option is yours. Havn't had a SP experience in a while but had em so many times they don't scare me anymore. Mind you my experience with them might have been more mild due to the fact that I know the truth about Jehovah and Satan and us men in the mix. Knowledge is power. All the best and if you do go for a bible study don't be shy and ask for a bible - they will give you one for free. All the best and I hope you sleep better.

Nathan_

Woah for you and your boyfriend to have witnessed the same figure is very eerie. I've definitely felt at times when experiencing sleep paralysis that there is a shadowy figure lingering behind my head. Sometimes even talking in strange languages. I've heard as well that these are spirits, angels, or even demons.

Yes, especially the latter in both folklore and modern experience, but I won't speak of that right before I fall asleep.

I keep an angel in each corner of my bedroom to keep me safe from the darker things.