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Long-time lurker, second-time poster.

George Carlin said, "Nothing is as boring as listening to another person talk about their dream." I know that if anywhere that statement is not true and people ARE interested in each other's dreams - especially when it comes to sleep paralysis nightmares - it would be the GLP community.

Long story short: I had my first ever sleep paralysis episode which included a "visit" from the ubiquitous bedside figure. I am no stranger to nightmares or lucid dreaming; I have one at least one nightmare a month, and every three months or so, I have a nightmare so terrible that my mind has mercy on me – becomes lucid – and I am able to “divert” the attention of the nightmare antagonist until I can force myself to wake up. I was not able to do so this time.

I understand that shadow men and old hags are the most common bedside figures. During my dream, I saw a hooded figure, like a monk. Of course, I could not see his face, but he was definitely male.

In the dream, I’m sleeping in my bed from my childhood home. I open my eyes and the hooded-figure is standing to my left, in front of my bedroom window. It is night, but the moon is bright enough where I can see his robe is brown and he is holding a pillow. Again, I cannot see his face. He says, “Earth is being invaded. We are putting all of you out of your misery before things get too bad here.” I am not sure if he and his “kind” were doing the invading, or if it was something else doing the invading, and he was working for a third party. I did get the impression that there were billions of him, and one of each of his kind was in every household at that moment to kill everyone on the planet. He then started lowering moving the pillow toward my face in order to suffocate me. I did not get the impression that he was “evil.” Rather, the feeling I got from him was that this was just “business”. However, I think this is what made it all the more frightening because there would have been no negotiation, no pleading, no begging; he was simply there to get a job done – “they” ALL had a job to do, it was nothing personal. As usual, my mind tried to intervene because things were getting too scary. My mind tried to wake itself up, only this time, it wasn’t working. He was suffocating me with a pillow. Then suddenly, my mind woke up, but my body was still being suffocated. I tried to scream (in real life…I think) and tried to move to shake the last vestiges of the dream off, but I could not move. I was completely powerless. At last, my mind and my body finally synced, and I woke up officially, gasping for breath.

The nightmare aspect itself is not what's got me shaken up (this was FAR from the worst nightmare "plot" I've ever dreamed), it's the following that's blown my mind:

1. The absolute CLARITY of it; how 3-dimensional it was, for lack of a better term. The fear element was so REAL, that my reaction was stunned disbelief, which I believe is how I would react in real life if I were about to die, not just simple fear, but more like a "OMG this CAN'T be happening, not to ME!!" feeling. The plain old terror of “Aaaaagh, I’m being chased by zombies!” is almost cute compared to this.

2. The fact that I’ve experienced something that I’ve read about from many others, but not quite ever took seriously as a cultural-crossing event. It has been a challenge to my thought system. This must be what a person who sees a UFO or a ghost for the first time might feel like.

My question is this: did I experience something which for mysterious reasons millions have experienced throughout history, or did I dream this because it was embedded in my psyche due to reading others’ experiences?

Thanks, GLP! Sorry this is so long.
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i know exactly what you describe so perfectly
monk, brown robe, to the left of me also

the one i saw was very short but did not make it less intimidating

had glowing eyes

did mot do anything like you describe but def was not good and def wanted me to see it

so scary and so real when i think of it now my heart races and i start to sweat from fear.

what the hell? literally
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I had one once when I was camping out in a field outside of a small town. It was in late fall and the rain was starting to come down pretty bad so I looked for a secluded spot and setup my pup tent. I was about 21 I guess. After drifting off to sleep I was awaken by a dark figure setting on my chest. I struggled for what seemed like forever but in reality it probably was less than a few seconds. My eyes were open and I could see this strange shadow getting off of me and drifting through my tent wall.

It happened over 30 years ago and it still makes my skin craw when I recall it.
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please put a bowl of sea salt under your bed and in sprinkle in the four corners of your room. before falling asleep burn one or two leaves of dried white sage and cedar leaf. this will help keep entities away.
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Something I found useful is to use your emotions to empower your will and learn to take control of the experience. Remember when you are lucid dreaming you can change the entire dream if want, from demons to puppies and rainbows if you want. It just takes a little practice focusing your will to achieve your desired results "dream". The trick I found to will power is trusting yourself or having confidence in yourself. Simplifying things can help a lot here to keep things in context. And remember in your mind you are capable of anything!

Something else you can try is practice wiggling your toes, try to move each on it's own with no movement from the others etc. Next time you have sleep paralysis you'll have a big jump on breaking free by wiggling your toes. And once you do a couple times it's become pretty easy.


Granted shadows may be more astral realm type, but the controls are very similar to dreaming from my experience. Meaning you can do some pretty crazy stuff with practice.


Edit: to answer the question ;)

If you were just reading about the subject it's likely from association. However, a hacked quote from the moth-man prophecies "perhaps they notice you, you noticing them?" which is why you saw the shadow?

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Something I found useful is to use your emotions to empower your will and learn to take control of the experience. Remember when you are lucid dreaming you can change the entire dream if want, from demons to puppies and rainbows if you want. It just takes a little practice focusing your will to achieve your desired results "dream". The trick I found to will power is trusting yourself or having confidence in yourself. Simplifying things can help a lot here to keep things in context. And remember in your mind you are capable of anything!

Something else you can try is practice wiggling your toes, try to move each on it's own with no movement from the others etc. Next time you have sleep paralysis you'll have a big jump on breaking free by wiggling your toes. And once you do a couple times it's become pretty easy.


Granted shadows may be more astral realm type, but the controls are very similar to dreaming from my experience. Meaning you can do some pretty crazy stuff with practice.


Edit: to answer the question ;)

If you were just reading about the subject it's likely from association. However, a hacked quote from the moth-man prophecies "perhaps they notice you, you noticing them?" which is why you saw the shadow?
 Quoting: Coma Patient #7


Awesome quote! Than you for taking the time to supply such great feedback and an answer.
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please put a bowl of sea salt under your bed and in sprinkle in the four corners of your room. before falling asleep burn one or two leaves of dried white sage and cedar leaf. this will help keep entities away.
 Quoting: seer


Thank you seer, i will certainly do this. It just so happens i bought some sea salt for the first time do to the master cleanse diet. How's that for synchronicity!
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I had one once when I was camping out in a field outside of a small town. It was in late fall and the rain was starting to come down pretty bad so I looked for a secluded spot and setup my pup tent. I was about 21 I guess. After drifting off to sleep I was awaken by a dark figure setting on my chest. I struggled for what seemed like forever but in reality it probably was less than a few seconds. My eyes were open and I could see this strange shadow getting off of me and drifting through my tent wall.

It happened over 30 years ago and it still makes my skin craw when I recall it.
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Oh wow, that's 10 times worse! What a terrifying event. I am sorry you've had to live with this all these years and still have to deal with the trauma.

Thank you for sharing.
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i know exactly what you describe so perfectly
monk, brown robe, to the left of me also

the one i saw was very short but did not make it less intimidating

had glowing eyes

did mot do anything like you describe but def was not good and def wanted me to see it

so scary and so real when i think of it now my heart races and i start to sweat from fear.

what the hell? literally
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Thank you, that is amazing.
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It can be very strange and scary, you just have to remember that you cannot be harmed in the state, even though it feels that way.
controling the fear and understanding the dream state makes you control it better.

It can be hard, since some of the things you experience like this can be very disturbing.
I think that talking and analysing it like you do now helps to overcome any fear of it.

I agree that trying to move your body helps aswell
this will help you go from paralyse to lucid instead, or even stop your paralysis completely.
:)
I never tried the toe wiggle, I move my hands up to my face and wave them infront of me, when I see them floaty I know it's a dream and I can go lucid.


I have seen a robed figure aswell now that you got me thinking, was black and red robe though, and only saw him once.

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A lot of people at my University (as I came to find out) had a nocturnal encounter with what we simply refered to as the shadow. Understand that I was studying theology and basically adhered to the dryest sort of world view and evangelical posture imaginable.

However, it was during this time that I experienced a vivid lucid experience in dream state. I experienced this exact paralysis that you wrote of. It was during this temporary paralysis that I saw a shadow man crawling with his arms and legs down my ceiling and then down my wall and then appearing to my right side. I sat up in my dreamstate body and watched him. He reached out and took hold of my penis. It was as if he was gaining some sort of pleasure from it and this held me in a paralysis of suspended animation for a few seconds until my dreamstate body threw a left hook directly at his face.

I try to be a kind and gentle person, but I've always been something of a scrapper as well. When I saw the situation, I didn't so much feel alarm as I felt anger. This I do not understand. I should have felt fear as the spectre was most frightening. But I didn't. It just sent me into a rage and I started throwing punches until I awoke in a sweat.

The next day, my suite mate told me of a similar encounter he had the following night. That is what started the discussion and I told him my story. We came to find out that many other people had such encouters with this entity going back a long way.

I have no desire to make up such a story. In fact, I wish I were making it up as it would make it a lot easier for me to just laugh it off when I could claim it was a hoax. But the problem is that I'm not making it up.

I think it was shortly after that time that I began a long term quest to find answers and to learn techniques of spiritual protection from such spectres from Biblical Psalms. I have not ever had such an encounter before or since.

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It can be very strange and scary, you just have to remember that you cannot be harmed in the state, even though it feels that way.
controling the fear and understanding the dream state makes you control it better.

It can be hard, since some of the things you experience like this can be very disturbing.
I think that talking and analysing it like you do now helps to overcome any fear of it.

I agree that trying to move your body helps aswell
this will help you go from paralyse to lucid instead, or even stop your paralysis completely.
:)
I never tried the toe wiggle, I move my hands up to my face and wave them infront of me, when I see them floaty I know it's a dream and I can go lucid.


I have seen a robed figure aswell now that you got me thinking, was black and red robe though, and only saw him once.
 Quoting: Michael_


I find great comfort by what you wrote. It might just make the difference between shock and learning something should I ever experience this again. Thank you so much.
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What I don't understand about SP is how damn evil the dreams are. Like nothing I could ever explain. I did some research and it is a common theme among those who have SP. even scientists are sure why this happens.

All I know is that when I have SP, it is seriously disturbing and not from this place.
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It can be very strange and scary, you just have to remember that you cannot be harmed in the state, even though it feels that way.
controling the fear and understanding the dream state makes you control it better.

It can be hard, since some of the things you experience like this can be very disturbing.
I think that talking and analysing it like you do now helps to overcome any fear of it.

I agree that trying to move your body helps aswell
this will help you go from paralyse to lucid instead, or even stop your paralysis completely.
:)
I never tried the toe wiggle, I move my hands up to my face and wave them infront of me, when I see them floaty I know it's a dream and I can go lucid.


I have seen a robed figure aswell now that you got me thinking, was black and red robe though, and only saw him once.
 Quoting: Michael_


i sometimes have sleep walking mixed with a type of sleep paralysis with no paralysis and just the hallucinations and i have ended up hurting myself a few times.
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I've seen the Hooded man(he was short too) black robe. And the Hag.. So creepy.
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If you suffer from sp, the man you see is caused by some sort of shadow in your room, its always best to have your room pitch black. If you have a restroom door in your room and it is somewhat open and the restroom is pitch black but your room is somewhat brighter than pitch plack the darkness causef by the open restroom door will transform into a man or shadiw figure, same goes for if the door to your room was open an was darker in the hallway than the inside of your room. If your room is pitch black but have electronic devices sometimes thry have a little green or red light thats always on, those lights could cuase a shadow that will eventually transform into a man.

For the suffocation part, I would say you really were suffocating, your blanket fir pillow migjt have been slightly over your nose but you might nit have realized it.

Ive had sp so many times and have disected every asoect of it.

Dont eat anything greasy or heavy begore going to sleep, dont sleep face up, best to sleep face down.

If youvdo sleep face up be sure you dont have your hands on your chest becausr you will then experiance the ugliedt of them all, the old hag.
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If you suffer from sp, the man you see is caused by some sort of shadow in your room, its always best to have your room pitch black. If you have a restroom door in your room and it is somewhat open and the restroom is pitch black but your room is somewhat brighter than pitch plack the darkness causef by the open restroom door will transform into a man or shadiw figure, same goes for if the door to your room was open an was darker in the hallway than the inside of your room. If your room is pitch black but have electronic devices sometimes thry have a little green or red light thats always on, those lights could cuase a shadow that will eventually transform into a man.

For the suffocation part, I would say you really were suffocating, your blanket fir pillow migjt have been slightly over your nose but you might nit have realized it.

Ive had sp so many times and have disected every asoect of it.

Dont eat anything greasy or heavy begore going to sleep, dont sleep face up, best to sleep face down.

If youvdo sleep face up be sure you dont have your hands on your chest becausr you will then experiance the ugliedt of them all, the old hag.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1551260


One other thing.... to wake up quicker when you are having sp is to remember you are having sp while having it, do not fight it, do not try and wake up, if you sleep with someone tell them ad soon as they hear you squirm to wake you up.

Note: if you dont fight you can eigher quicly wake up, or experience the most amazing feeling ever, an out of body experience. When your having sp, just dont fight it, in your mind just give up and wait, you might just float out of your body, the scary part is if you go to far from your body then you will feel as if your never coming back.
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If you suffer from sp, the man you see is caused by some sort of shadow in your room, its always best to have your room pitch black. If you have a restroom door in your room and it is somewhat open and the restroom is pitch black but your room is somewhat brighter than pitch plack the darkness causef by the open restroom door will transform into a man or shadiw figure, same goes for if the door to your room was open an was darker in the hallway than the inside of your room. If your room is pitch black but have electronic devices sometimes thry have a little green or red light thats always on, those lights could cuase a shadow that will eventually transform into a man.

For the suffocation part, I would say you really were suffocating, your blanket fir pillow migjt have been slightly over your nose but you might nit have realized it.

Ive had sp so many times and have disected every asoect of it.

Dont eat anything greasy or heavy begore going to sleep, dont sleep face up, best to sleep face down.

If youvdo sleep face up be sure you dont have your hands on your chest becausr you will then experiance the ugliedt of them all, the old hag.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1551260


One other thing.... to wake up quicker when you are having sp is to remember you are having sp while having it, do not fight it, do not try and wake up, if you sleep with someone tell them ad soon as they hear you squirm to wake you up.

Note: if you dont fight you can eigher quicly wake up, or experience the most amazing feeling ever, an out of body experience. When your having sp, just dont fight it, in your mind just give up and wait, you might just float out of your body, the scary part is if you go to far from your body then you will feel as if your never coming back.
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After having it so many times you can start controlling it.
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What I don't understand about SP is how damn evil the dreams are. Like nothing I could ever explain. I did some research and it is a common theme among those who have SP. even scientists are sure why this happens.

All I know is that when I have SP, it is seriously disturbing and not from this place.
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Very disturbing indeed... Its as if maybe I'm on the verge of death and these beings are here to take me to hell.
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If you suffer from sp, the man you see is caused by some sort of shadow in your room, its always best to have your room pitch black. If you have a restroom door in your room and it is somewhat open and the restroom is pitch black but your room is somewhat brighter than pitch plack the darkness causef by the open restroom door will transform into a man or shadiw figure, same goes for if the door to your room was open an was darker in the hallway than the inside of your room. If your room is pitch black but have electronic devices sometimes thry have a little green or red light thats always on, those lights could cuase a shadow that will eventually transform into a man.

For the suffocation part, I would say you really were suffocating, your blanket fir pillow migjt have been slightly over your nose but you might nit have realized it.

Ive had sp so many times and have disected every asoect of it.

Dont eat anything greasy or heavy begore going to sleep, dont sleep face up, best to sleep face down.

If youvdo sleep face up be sure you dont have your hands on your chest becausr you will then experiance the ugliedt of them all, the old hag.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1551260


One other thing.... to wake up quicker when you are having sp is to remember you are having sp while having it, do not fight it, do not try and wake up, if you sleep with someone tell them ad soon as they hear you squirm to wake you up.

Note: if you dont fight you can eigher quicly wake up, or experience the most amazing feeling ever, an out of body experience. When your having sp, just dont fight it, in your mind just give up and wait, you might just float out of your body, the scary part is if you go to far from your body then you will feel as if your never coming back.
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After having it so many times you can start controlling it.
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From what I have discovered, you will more often have control of your own breathing at times. Focus on breathing to regain control of the body and move away from fear base mind set.
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If you suffer from sp, the man you see is caused by some sort of shadow in your room, its always best to have your room pitch black. If you have a restroom door in your room and it is somewhat open and the restroom is pitch black but your room is somewhat brighter than pitch plack the darkness causef by the open restroom door will transform into a man or shadiw figure, same goes for if the door to your room was open an was darker in the hallway than the inside of your room. If your room is pitch black but have electronic devices sometimes thry have a little green or red light thats always on, those lights could cuase a shadow that will eventually transform into a man.

For the suffocation part, I would say you really were suffocating, your blanket fir pillow migjt have been slightly over your nose but you might nit have realized it.

Ive had sp so many times and have disected every asoect of it.

Dont eat anything greasy or heavy begore going to sleep, dont sleep face up, best to sleep face down.

If youvdo sleep face up be sure you dont have your hands on your chest becausr you will then experiance the ugliedt of them all, the old hag.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1551260


One other thing.... to wake up quicker when you are having sp is to remember you are having sp while having it, do not fight it, do not try and wake up, if you sleep with someone tell them ad soon as they hear you squirm to wake you up.

Note: if you dont fight you can eigher quicly wake up, or experience the most amazing feeling ever, an out of body experience. When your having sp, just dont fight it, in your mind just give up and wait, you might just float out of your body, the scary part is if you go to far from your body then you will feel as if your never coming back.
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I saw the monks almost every night as a baby while I was still awake. They were harmless to me and just seemed there.

I have also seen the figure by my bed - tall and slender and filled with peace while I was awake as well ! No anxiety or sleep paralysis though!

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18 trillion dollars and a system that has a huge portion of the population on govt benefit, the job situation in the blue collar working class and the fact these workers shopped on Main Street, and the corruption that propelled this situation into existence in the first place is dire. And it will take military intervention to save your country. Otherwise, it will be sold to Chinese investors and businesses who hire Chinese.

This is a covert war. This is a business deal. The Media monopoly and treasonous politicians made it possible as has assassins, bribes, extortion and the Samson Option.

If you go to the site reporting SS check status, the people having not gotten their check is only 270, but you can see they are next to 0.00 if this check does not show up.

The news has not informed the public they are on the verge of financial collapse. The people have no idea their currency is being "killed" by the very govt they elected, essentially destroying the nation's sovereignty.

You people need a hero but the heroes are assassinated. The world police is America and America has been infiltrated by the same entity which murders women and children, steals organs from kidnapped people, steals rather than pays for what they want and hold the world hostage to their God intoxicated vision of themselves and their plans (turn us into their slaves, one group at a time).

A nightmare that would make a good movie.
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It's very interesting you mention a "monk" or "hooded" figure. Please bare with me as I promise it won't bore you.

I have learned how to astral project through years of trying, often failing or scaring myself back into my body. For those who are familiar you will understand...

Well the weird thing about projecting is whenever I get out, I always end up in different times and environments, and I have no idea what it's gonna be until I get outside. I've seen the past, seen what appears to be the future etc.

My most recent I ended up floating around in a very odd backyard. There was a pool, and on the other side of the pool was a circle of candles, and I could see a group of about 10 individuals with their heads down doing some kind of ritual. Something felt odd and I could tell my heart rate began to rise, but I wanted to see what they were doing.

All of a sudden one of the individuals noticed me and stood up and started walking up to me. He was wearing a hood, and when he stood up he ended up being much much taller than all the others who were bowing. He almost. Appeared to have legs like a large goat or horse, something was strange. He started walking up to me.... Trying to lure me to the group using his arm in a come here motion. From nowhere this woman appeared in my face, who looked like a shaman of some sorts, almost like from Africa or tribal...and started shaking and waiving her arms and hands, and yelling at me "Gooooo!!! Goooo now! Get out here!!!! Goooooooo sir!!!!! Goooooooo". No belong, no belong.

At this point I tried to get back to my bed as my heart was going crazy and I began to panic. The creature had made it's way very very close to me and he stared straight into my eyes and he had giant holes where his eyes should have been. My SP was in full force and I couldn't wake myself up, I began to panic, and the woman was screaming loudly in another language. I finally did just enough to get back to my bed, and couldn't shake this for days. I'm literally in anxiety just thinking of that moment.

Who were they? Devil worshipers? Why hoods? It was too real... If anyone has similar experience please let me know. If there is good and light in this world, there absolutely is darkness. I saw it.
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use the north wind
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Re: First Time Sleep Paralysis/Bedside Figure
Long-time lurker, second-time poster.

George Carlin said, "Nothing is as boring as listening to another person talk about their dream." I know that if anywhere that statement is not true and people ARE interested in each other's dreams - especially when it comes to sleep paralysis nightmares - it would be the GLP community.

Long story short: I had my first ever sleep paralysis episode which included a "visit" from the ubiquitous bedside figure. I am no stranger to nightmares or lucid dreaming; I have one at least one nightmare a month, and every three months or so, I have a nightmare so terrible that my mind has mercy on me – becomes lucid – and I am able to “divert” the attention of the nightmare antagonist until I can force myself to wake up. I was not able to do so this time.

I understand that shadow men and old hags are the most common bedside figures. During my dream, I saw a hooded figure, like a monk. Of course, I could not see his face, but he was definitely male.

In the dream, I’m sleeping in my bed from my childhood home. I open my eyes and the hooded-figure is standing to my left, in front of my bedroom window. It is night, but the moon is bright enough where I can see his robe is brown and he is holding a pillow. Again, I cannot see his face. He says, “Earth is being invaded. We are putting all of you out of your misery before things get too bad here.” I am not sure if he and his “kind” were doing the invading, or if it was something else doing the invading, and he was working for a third party. I did get the impression that there were billions of him, and one of each of his kind was in every household at that moment to kill everyone on the planet. He then started lowering moving the pillow toward my face in order to suffocate me. I did not get the impression that he was “evil.” Rather, the feeling I got from him was that this was just “business”. However, I think this is what made it all the more frightening because there would have been no negotiation, no pleading, no begging; he was simply there to get a job done – “they” ALL had a job to do, it was nothing personal. As usual, my mind tried to intervene because things were getting too scary. My mind tried to wake itself up, only this time, it wasn’t working. He was suffocating me with a pillow. Then suddenly, my mind woke up, but my body was still being suffocated. I tried to scream (in real life…I think) and tried to move to shake the last vestiges of the dream off, but I could not move. I was completely powerless. At last, my mind and my body finally synced, and I woke up officially, gasping for breath.

The nightmare aspect itself is not what's got me shaken up (this was FAR from the worst nightmare "plot" I've ever dreamed), it's the following that's blown my mind:

1. The absolute CLARITY of it; how 3-dimensional it was, for lack of a better term. The fear element was so REAL, that my reaction was stunned disbelief, which I believe is how I would react in real life if I were about to die, not just simple fear, but more like a "OMG this CAN'T be happening, not to ME!!" feeling. The plain old terror of “Aaaaagh, I’m being chased by zombies!” is almost cute compared to this.

2. The fact that I’ve experienced something that I’ve read about from many others, but not quite ever took seriously as a cultural-crossing event. It has been a challenge to my thought system. This must be what a person who sees a UFO or a ghost for the first time might feel like.

My question is this: did I experience something which for mysterious reasons millions have experienced throughout history, or did I dream this because it was embedded in my psyche due to reading others’ experiences?

Thanks, GLP! Sorry this is so long.
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You did catch some attention in a prior lucid dream...one you cannot remember. It's an attempt to disrespect and overpower you. When you go back in, reassert your authority over your domain. Congratulations as you work toward this.You are in control.
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Re: First Time Sleep Paralysis/Bedside Figure
i had the a dark figure (also man) with a had on standing in front of my window. i lay in my bed scared as hell and couldn't move.

And he had an axe in his hand pretty scary tho.

it only lasted a second or 3.
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i had the a dark figure (also man) with a had on standing in front of my window. i lay in my bed scared as hell and couldn't move.

And he had an axe in his hand pretty scary tho.

it only lasted a second or 3.
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*with a hat on that is ;)
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btw OP more info here

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Congratulations on your first ever Sleep Paralysis ...chorusgrouphug ....... I have had it a few times ,and they all have something scary in them . One was my departed wife and before that was a figure ,a massive like a Yeti type of figure ......Scary as fuck ..
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Re: First Time Sleep Paralysis/Bedside Figure
please put a bowl of sea salt under your bed and in sprinkle in the four corners of your room. before falling asleep burn one or two leaves of dried white sage and cedar leaf. this will help keep entities away.
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