Last night a terrifying thing happened to me and I woke up this morning feeling totally confused and scared.
In the night I awoke with a start because I thought I could hear Henry in our room, which was weird on its own because he never gets out of bed on his own in the night.
I then went to sit up to have a look and realized that I was completely paralyzed! I literally couldn’t move any of my body, not even lift my head off of the pillow.
I completely freaked out and then I got confused because I thought I might still be asleep and was having one of those Lucid dreams where you can control what goes on in your dream.
I could still hear the noise in our room that I thought was Henry, still unable to move and then I freaked myself out even more by thinking that it was a ghost or spirit. Our new house is very old so this idea plays on my mind quite a bit.
The last thing I remember was lying there, still paralyzed, and trying to convince myself that I was just dreaming and made myself go back to sleep.
The next thing I knew it was morning and I woke up really shaken up and freaked out! I told the other half about it and he said that he remembered reading something about that kind of thing on the internet. I looked it up and apparently, it’s called ‘Sleep Paralysis’.
‘A person may wake up and find themselves unable to move or speak as if they are frozen. He also may hear footsteps, see a ghost-like creature or feel someone sitting on his chest.
Throughout the history, people considered this phenomenon as work done by evil spirits. However, the modern science can explain the terrifying event as a Sleep Paralysis.’ SOURCE – Serendip’sexchange
I don’t really know what happened last night but one thing I know for sure is that I never ever want it to happen again and the stupid thing is that I’m now worried about going to sleep tonight.
It does, however, show you just how powerful the human mind really is.
Have you ever experienced sleep paralysis?