You don't know if you are losing your mind, or just plan nuts. It has happen throughout my life I am 44yo now and don't scare easily and this is a terrifying thing.
Last night it happened again 5/25/11 I was awaken thought I was falling out of bed and in my head I said "Oh damn Im falling out of bed" and was ready to hit the floor and it took like 10sec before I stopped feeling like I was falling I was face down on the floor then I felt like I was being held down could not move or yell no matter how hard I tried I could hear that sound again and realized its happening again I could see the light shining from under me bedroom door I was awake the sound was in front of me I tried to look to see what was there and saw part of a black shadow it had movement with that humming groaning noise and for some reason I was let go I was freaked out and turned my light on in room I was like a frightened little kid or something I felt like.
I have become accustomed to these episodes and can usually get out of the "grip" by sticking out my tongue or giving my body a good jerk but this episode was different and lasted for what seemed like hours.
Does anyone have any tricks to get out of the phenomenon?
As a matter of fact, I've had the same experiences several times. I have a history of epilepsy, so I'm fully aware of what a sleep paralysis (aka seizure) feels like... It never happened again until 3 years after I got married and we bougtht our first home. My husband was right beside me in bed, when all of a sudden, I was on my stomach and I could literally feel something grabbing me by the ankle and pulling me from bed. After the third incident happened, I remember yelling out - "LEAVE ME THE HELL ALONE! " It suddenly stopped, and at that point I had already been pulled half way out of the bed.
I've had those, too..are in NO way similar to what I feel when this happens. My dog would NEVER enter that room from the time we moved in. As a matter of fact, I've been sleeping on the sofa with the TV and all lights turned on.
The feeling of something climbing on your bed, feeling your bed being pressed down by some kind of weight, then the weight of something holding you down, not being able to scream or move at all, feeling like you are awake and aware of your surroundings maybe even sometime seeing a figure at the foot of the bed or in the corner of the room, also sometimes hearing groaning noises or maybe an evil voice.
I also call in the name of Jesus & rebuke it in his name! I woke up to something climbing on my bed and as my bed sunk in I tried to look but I was paralyzed as if I was being pressed down by my neck & shoulders into the bed.Here is my story: The first time I experienced this, my best friend and I had moved into a trailer we were renting. One night, I was awakened by this tremendous force penning me down in my bed. Over the months, I've become more terrified of the entity and have not slept for periods of 2 weeks at a time...which landed me in the hospital due to exhaustion.I'm now staying off and on with my parents, helping take care of them. Some call it a gift..feel like it's more of a curse.I could not speak but I began to pray & finally mumbled for it to go away my house was filled with the holy sport and it should flee because nothing he wanted mattered to me I was a child off God.It took several minutes to rebuke it but as I called on Jesus it.literally blasted off of me.I think in most cases after reading about sleep paralysis that this could be what it is, not to say that in some cases it very well could be a paranormal experience.I am caught between what I think is going on with me, maybe it’s a combination of both and this sprit or sprit’s know exactly when to attack a person.When this happens to me I call on the name Jesus and it goes away...I have no idea why we experience this type of powerless phenom and I realize its scary but if this happens again don't panic remain calm and ask it questions to understand the purpose of the act.I don't want to tell people I know cause don't want them to think I'm crazy or something which I know I am not.The other night something wispered in my ear "I am going to rape you", repeated twice.