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Sleep Paralysis and 333


What can I say, I'm posting on here and must admit I am scared. I had had a lot of these attacks every now and then when I go to sleep. I never sleep with the lights off anymore and these attacks still happen. I know it sounds crazy but I'm sure it's demons trying attacking me.

I will fall sleep and wake up unable to move and either sense a dark presence hovering over me or, one of the worst episodes last saturday, I could swear I felt this evil being hugging me, not letting me go, as I slept on my couch on my side. Usually these attacks happen when I sleep on my back.

And for the last 2 years I have noticed that I will look at digital clocks and it says 333. Also I have just been baptized into Jesus. But the first ever attack I had was before I knew ANYTHING about Christ. All I can think is I am prideful inside and maybe that's why these attacks are allowed to occur. I know I sound cowardly cause I'm a guy but I'm really scared. I don't know how to stop these attacks and know when I go to sleep, I won't have to worry.

And if you think it's all in my head I know it's not because unfortunately, my mom had an episode once. She said she saw a dark winged being hovering over her bed. And that is what scared me the most because there is nothing more I fear than my mom losing her soul. The Bible says believe in the Lord and your whole house shall be saved. Well my parents do not believe in Christ, my father is outright opposed. And I am an only child and I'm scared my parents and I will be separated eternally. I know I have struggled inside to get myself right with God and I believe if I don't completely surrender, which I am trying, that not only I'm but my parents, will be lost eternally. I don't know what to do.

All I know is to be a true follower of Christ you have to completely give up your self will and truly die to yourself. That's the only reason I can think these attacks are allowed to happen.

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Biomajorqt (1 posts)
10 years ago (2011-08-13)
I have been waking up at 333a for years now. I don't know what it means but it gets annoying because no matter when I go to sleep I awake at that time & can't get back to sleep.
I have had experiences with astral projection. I've left my body and traveled. I even spent one night watching myself sleep. (very creepy!)
I have also had to deal with the "evil" that other people described on here. I don't really know how else to describe it. It's happened twice to me and I hope I never have to experience it again because it literally scared me to death. The first time I was attacked by it it never really got a hold of me. I never saw it but I could feel this inherent evilness, so vile and demonic. The second time it was in my house. In my "dream" it grabbed me by my legs & dragged me upstairs. It was so fast. Before I knew it it had thrown me up on the ceiling of my room and was trying to strangle and rape me. I could feel how bad it wanted to harm me. I fought back as best I could but unlike normal dreams where you have "powers" I was weak and helpless. I woke up before it succeeded but I woke up breathless & screaming. I seriously hope I never have to experience that again!
Onyxblade (3 stories) (14 posts)
10 years ago (2010-10-16)
Congratulations. 333 is an 'angel's number'. You've been blessed and will live in prosperity as long as you live, ect. Ect, so on and so forth.

And I know what you mean, only I see 666. I know a lot of you guys are going to freak out about now, but hear me out. I always see 666. And supposedly, it's the 'devil's number', but I'm not a Satanist. I guess whether I see the number doesn't matter... I'm probably going to hell anyway.
TonUk (1 posts)
11 years ago (2010-06-19)
OMG exact same thing Was Happening to me, 3 times around december last year. Definetly something spiritual. I would walk into a room randomly and the time would be 3.33a.m on a digital clock. The number 333 is supposed to be Angels number so I have hear. So if you see this randomly you probably are lucky or it could be coincidence, personally in the experience I had I believe it wasn't coincidence. At the time I had quit smoking and was stressed out. Also witness'd hauntings +types of paranormal dreams. I experienced dreams where I'm in the past. In one of my dreams I got out of bed looked around my room which was set out how it was a couple years ago, I remember sensing a presence. I thought to go downstairs, I tried open my door but I cudnt open it fully it was like somethin was stoppin me. So I thought id turn my light switch on... Wouldn't happen so I turned around and lied on my bed I heard a voice next to me then I suddenly woke up. This is just one dream though I had atleast 4 more. The Presence Didnt Seem Like It was Trying to harm me but Playing with me and it can be scary. I either have a gaurdian and angel that's likes to scare me or I have a demon but I definetly sense a good presence at times its Freaky!... Anybody had any experiences like this or know anything about this. 😕 😕
marq (1 posts)
11 years ago (2009-11-20)
for the past couple years I have basically gone through something comparable to what yall are describing. I'm just responding on this to help people reassure themselves and to reassure myself. I have had episodes where I would wake up on my back because it felt like something was crawling on my chest. Nothing like an extreme pressure but like a rat or something. I could hear its every step and feel its movements. I would focus all of my energy on screaming or atleast moving but I was completelt immobile. I'm mean I was able to move an extremely miniscule amount. This morning I woke up and I could feel something walking on my bed. And I could have sworn it was making me rock from side to side. The nubers thing is a little more extreme for me. For the past 8 months or so I happened to notice that a high percentage of the time I just happen to look at a clock when double digits are displayed. I figured that double digits occur very often an that it was just 1 of those subconcious things. On several occations like in car rides or something I have literally closed my eyes and sat there and tried to open them right when 11 minutes had passed like if I had started at 12:22. And everytime I end up forgetting what I'm doing then right when it had been 11 minutes id just randomly look at the clock and exactly 11 minutes had passed. About 2 months ago this escalated to where I would randomly notice the double digit thing when something random would happen. Like I would recieve a phone callor I would be sitting for awhile not doing anything and just happen to decide to get up and actually do somthing. The list goes on and on. And recently I would be over come by one of my immobulizing episodes and whatever it was that had me paralyzed was just doing random things, like I could feel it gnawing on my hand or if I tried to exhibit love like some of you it would mock whatever I was thinking by saying the words that were most infuencial to helping me overcome my paralysis in different ways that would completely throw me off. Like it knew exactly what to say in contradiction to what I was thinking. I have been an extremely strong believer for many years. And during the past couple episodes I think I have been getting better at throwing off my handicap but it takes atleast 10 minutes or so for myself to snap out of what I'm in. The degrees of what I have been going through are a little absurd and I really don't see any simple solution to getting rid of my problems... But ill try not sleeping on my back 2nite...
RevDarwin (1 posts)
11 years ago (2009-11-11)
It's simple open your Bible to Luke 10:17-19 Leave it open while you sleep somewhere near you. The Passage says Jesus has given us all "power" over the enemy and all his demons and nothing by any means can harm you. Believe this and sleep well! 😁
dreamliner (1 posts)
12 years ago (2009-01-18)
The same thing has happened to me many times. The feeling of evil presence is overwhelming, and usually realization of an evil being (demon?) begins in a usual dream eventually leading to one sitting on your chest and whispering strange sounds. All in all, I join all the above descriptions. Being a christian I have adopted one defense that has helped me 100% effectively. I pray to God in the name of Jesus Christ to save me from all evil. Note that it is important to pray to God Father in the name of his, because like Jesus said: whatever you ask of God in my name, you will receive. Relief comes almost immediately, and I recommend that everyone practice this, if he or she is christian.
As for the scientific explanation, I believe it only describes the process but cannot reveal the causes of this sleep disorder.
omz (3 posts)
12 years ago (2009-01-12)
yeah that happened to me once too. Ages ago when I was 15-16 can't remember exactly. Was a really scary experience it even took away my voice so I couldn't yell out for help. Like the guy who posted above me "the believer" we are muslims and we believe a certain jinn does this to humans I forgot his name. But basically you get these attacks when you are impure. Like for instance when you just had sex and so on. In islam we have a certain way to wash ourselves that protects us from jinn when we sleep. I do it almost everyday now and I sleep like a baby. I guess you can try taking a full shower before you sleep.
rabbit (1 stories) (3 posts)
12 years ago (2008-10-12)
I'm going to have to say that this is sleep paralysis, this has happened 2 me four times in my life, your experiencing halluscinations.

Please don't tell me wrong I believe in everything that these people tell but if you research sleep paralysis it occurs when you sleep on your back. This can lead into a disease or just happens because you have to much stress. See a doctor please
Carrotred (1 stories) (17 posts)
13 years ago (2008-06-28)
Hi there,

I have never experienced sleep paralysis myself (Thank you Jesus!)

But lately I have felt draw to the number "3" I don't look up at clocks at the exact time or wake up at that time but I do feel like this number has a great importance. "The Power of Three"

I will do some more research into it and maybe get back to you on this.

All the best - Carrotred
wondering (4 stories) (19 posts)
13 years ago (2008-06-22)
omg the same thing happens to me except 4 the 333 thing I get so sacred cause I literally think I'm going to die and be taken over. When it does usally happens I cry out to god but in my head but it doesn't always work. But I find lately when this does happen I get this huge buzzing sound that goes off in my head and I can't cry out to god. Nobody can tell me that it has anything to do with science and blah blah blah cause I know it's real. I feel like they really are trying to take me over whatever they are. These experiences having been happening to me ever since I was very young,i;m 15 turning 16 and I'ev had to live my whole life with this. 😢
traffic123 (2 posts)
13 years ago (2008-06-07)
Hi there...

What josie has written is pretty acurate... I dot have time to write a long answer to this right now but what youre suffering from is called sleep paralysis... The 333 seems weird but I have no doubt your mind knows the time subconsciously.

Google sleep paralysis or look on wikipedia... A lot of people icludig myself suffer from this and its completely harmless... I fact a lot of people suffer from it oce or twice in their lifetime...

Please don't get yourself worked up about conspiracies about 333 or demons trying to get you... I know how real the senstaions are... I for example feel like I'm beig held down o the bed, my breathing is short and I something feel as if someone is stretching my arms and legs, hear voices and sometimes see shadows... All without being able to move or talk.

It just occurs when youre mid wakes up but your body is still asleep (we are all effectively paralyzed during REM sleep) ... It could be due to lower seratonin levels although the direct cause is unknown... What is know though is that stress and an 'active' mind at night is more likely to lead to an episode... All I can recommend is don't be worried about it happenig ad when it does just calm yourself down with breathing and try to twitch your fingers (that tends to bring me out of it)

Sorry to hear youve been so worried about it, like I said search sleep paralysis and you'll find masses of info on it and the science behind it.

Hope this helps x
hollinor (3 stories) (127 posts)
13 years ago (2008-01-01)
Wow. I having been constantly waking up at 3:33 am for the past year. Not only that, during the day I will look at the digital clock around me and see that it reads 3:33. And it's not like I looking on purpose, it's so random. My twins were born at 3:32 and 3:34 pm (with 3:33 right in the middle!) five years ago. Three has always been my "favorite" number since I was little, but I don't know why I was do drawn to it.

I have never experienced the sleep paralysis, but my ex-husband has. He says it feels like something is sitting on his chest and whatever it is, is pure evil. He told me once he woke up and couldn't move and he swore that he was very aware that satan himself was in the hallway slowly moving towards the door. He said with each step his fear grew and he knew he was being tortured. After what seemed like forever, he finally looked up and saw a dark figure in the doorway. He had no words for the horror he felt. It did go away, but he said that was his worst episode.

We have both been saved since then, no longer together though, and we now know things according to the Bible. I don't know why I see 3:33 all the time, but I do understand what it is my ex-husband is going through. Nothing like that would ever come from God because he has not given us a spirit of fear. Since he became saved, he uses the Word when he finds himself in those situation. He no longer feels fear, and the evil has to flee when presented with the Word of God.
angel92592 (guest)
13 years ago (2008-01-01)
Hi Raven,
Can you please email me at kristy4smiles [at]
I have the same issue with waking at 333am, I sometimes don't want to go to sleep because it happens so often and when I wake I feel so scared. I also had an experience when I was 17 with a winged creature over my bed. I have never heard anyone with a story as close to mine. I am a big time christian and attend church, I don't get it why I can't shake this stupid thing. I pray and have a ton of faith, so I don't quite understand why I have these experiences.
amer (guest)
13 years ago (2007-12-20)
I experience this on a regular basis too and have done for years. You mentioned 333. I've been asking around about this number and wondering if it means anything? It seems I'm encountering this number everywhere... Phone numbers, addresses, clocks, paperwork, credit card numbers. I find the the number comforting but don't know why? Have you had many more experiences with it? I've been feeling like maybe I'm the only one.
Jester (guest)
13 years ago (2007-10-31)
I have started to have spiritual experiences since the beginning of the year. Experiences with family members that have past and other spirits I have never met before. It only happens when I sleep. I have also developed this gift and now able to leave my body. I still struggle to move further than my room. I have also had these so called attacks, my last one was just a week ago. I too regained consciosness but was paralised... It happened to me a lot but I just relax. I see it as a bad landing when reentering my body. Lately everytime I go into that state of sleep I hear people around me... Just today somebody shouted something at me as I was falling asleep. They pull me out of my bed in my spiritual state, I suppose they trying to help me develope the gift or trying to show me something. Today, as an experiment with a friend I got him to choose a card out of a normal deck. He then thought of the card he was thinking of. I guessed the colour and suit everytime and the number within one. I have no idea what sort of gift I have, but I'm trying to develope it as much as posible.
illuminati (guest)
13 years ago (2007-10-10)
it didn't came out right.

I fight with them for fun, because I have such a powerful defense with love. So I have felt unbeatable. But then this annoying demon that is like immune is irritating me.

It even have humor. I touched it gently and told it was a nice demon. Then it did the same thing and I could feel its hair on its arms.

But I will get it off me. I will spend all day doing that.
illuminati (guest)
13 years ago (2007-10-10)
Dear monkeyjuice and Adam

It is exactly the sollution. The demons feed on negative energy and love is one of get them away.

That is why I often fight with them for fun when they attack me. It often happen if I help others by saying something that blocks the weak spots on the person they are feeding on. Then they get pissed and attack me.

I have just had one attack for less then 30 minutes ago. It was an annoying one. I felt it was just sitting on my back and holding me. I said to my self I would be nice to it and send it some good thoughts but it didn't care. It was still sitting on me. That is why I was looking for other methods to get it of me. I can still feel it and it is annoying me. But I will meditate on love and then it will leave.

It is wiered that this demon is immune to love or maybe I didn't give it the right kind of love?
DiscipleB3 (guest)
13 years ago (2007-09-22)
I know what you're going through Raven. I went through RCIA because of the same reason. It hasn't stopped. There is probably more to this. Ever since you were a child. It's like a puzzle that you are beginning to gather the pieces. I found this looking for help and understanding and you wrote it for the same reason. My e-mail address is Discipleb3 [at] Contact me.
Thebeliever (2 posts)
13 years ago (2007-09-18)
Hi, Raven Sorry to hear you had that... I had the same experience almost the same...

I have a different religion than yours but the key is beliving to God and trust in God I believe.
Please e-mail me because whatever happens to you it is not only your limbs or your muscles. May be I can give you some information regarding your fear and Hopefully some solution. My e-mail Akose10 [at]

I am sorry for the others because I don't want people to judge me for what I say. I am just trying to help Raven...
Josie (4 posts)
13 years ago (2007-09-17)
I've experienced this a few times in my life and can relate. When we fall asleep, our bodies also fall asleep and our muscles are very relaxed and basically limp. Normally your physical body and mental self wake up at the same time but sometimes you may wake up mentally but your body is still asleep and immobile. You then experience extreme fear and convinced that something is holding you down. Because you are still in the process of waking up, you are also having lucid dreams that seem very real. What works for me during these episodes is to say a mental prayer and demand who ever present to leave. The fear leaves and I wake up mentally and physically.
kiki (guest)
13 years ago (2007-09-15)
Haven't any of you listened to Sylvia Browne. It's sleep/astral Catalepsy. Astral Catalepsy is when your soul travels the astral plane and something wakes you up and your soul scurries to get back in and your caught in the middle your neither in nor out and your soul (Astral Body) hasn't completely re-connected it self with the physical body and that's what causes it. So it's you trying to get back into you, not a demon. Sometimes it's accompanied by a strange buzzing or humming sound in your ear and you feel this rush of energy it is a scary thing. If you experience Astral Catalepsy all the time what I did is I pray to God and I say "If my soul should leave my body please let me have a fast exit and a fast entrance"
I haven't had one in almost ten years. Good Luck and watch Montel Williams, Sylvia talks about Astral Catalepsy almost every week! Someone always asks about it.
monkeyjuice (guest)
13 years ago (2007-09-14)
hey dude, I can relate because I've had the same dreams on numerous occasions, where I wake up and am frozen and I can see a dark prescence out the corner of my eye and then suddenly feel a great pressure on my chest with the dark presence over me. And I know how f**kin scary it can be. What I found that worked for me was to accept what was going on(realize that you are in the sleep paralysis state), and most of all do not be fearful. That is the biggest thing, you have nothing to fear. Then flood yourself and all around you with love. Sounds kind of silly but don't knock until you try it. Wasn't easy at first for me to do this though.
my own personal belief is that this dark presence feeds off your fear. I heard other accounts of the same thing and the definite similar theme is extreme fear.
i'm not a religious guy either but don't just ask for the love of jesus, know that he loves you.

and another thing, never fear your god, because gods love is unconditional. So do not worry about your parents because god would never allow harm to their souls no matter what.
Adam (guest)
13 years ago (2007-09-12)
prediction dreams, I agree with the love thing... That can be one of the most effective ways of dealing with it. But again its my personal oppinion that bibles and holy water are the least effective, they're just objects... Its true objects carry energy but its mainly "observed" energy, a demon can choose simply not to observe them. The only way those things seem to work is if you put your own will into making them work, that way your using them to hold your own inner power as a defense (like brick salt works in some beliefs).
prediction dreams (guest)
13 years ago (2007-09-12)
I think that you should keep a bible on you stomache as you sleep, it might sound really weird but its right where the demon can see it and if I mis understood you and you actually felt it hugging you I think it would be harder for it to do that with a bible on your stomache, also, try to go to sleep as happy as possible and try not to think of it, try to get a really happy day, and if the demon comes, close your eyes(if you can) and think about love. Think about jesuses love and how much you love your family. I know this seems easy now but when you do it it will be hard but I know you can do it. And if all this dosent work I think you should go extreme and bathe your room in holy water and worship god the whole morning and night and in between get a great life but stop worrying and sleep with a bible and cross all over your room and maybe see a preist. But if you keep seeing 666...
tim (guest)
13 years ago (2007-09-12)
You are saved by the blood of Jesus Christ! In the act of speaking His name you have the power to heal the sick and cast out demons! Read Mark 16:17-19
We are in a constant spiritual battle, you happen to be seeing this more clearly at night while your sleeping. PLEASE try this during your experience "In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to go back to the pit from which you came!" say this with authority! Either by your mouth or if you can't speak, in your mind.
My wife has very similar night visits from the dark side, she knows this works but is sometimes so afraid she forgets to do it. When she says these word immediately she sees the entity disappear.
One thing you are forgetting as a new Christian, God created everything... Everything! He made lucifer the angel of light, he is a fallen angel and has demon to do his work.

1 jhn 4:4- greater is He that is in you, then he that is in the world!
I know this is easy to say but to apply during a tense time is tough, you can do it.
As for your parents, fervently pray the Holy Spirit will work in there lives and that they will see a profound change in you. You are blessed, I will pray for you this very evening. God Bless, Tim
Adam (guest)
13 years ago (2007-09-12)
Wow I'm sorry but these comments I'm not seeing eye to eye with. Christians do not have the world down pat, being a christian is not a catch all for everything and angels are not another word for god. Demons can most certainly attack christians, what demons can't stand is positive energies such as love. What they want is you to feel alone, powerless, unsure of your own positive beliefs... NOT JUST christian beliefs. It really makes me sad when people think they have to read the bible more, or they didn't pray enough because something bad happened or happens to them. Please, please please... Find the positive things that you believe because you feel them deep down in your gut, not because of what you were told to believe. And use that to fight away the demon. Having the label "christian" does not give you power, I have no religion... But I have light and warmth in my heart, I'm sure you do too.
hotandcold (5 stories) (218 posts)
13 years ago (2007-09-11)
You could try splashing your room with holy water, and wear a cross and prayer beads. Keep a bible next to your bed or under your pillow and call your guardian angel.
It might work,

CathAChi (guest)
13 years ago (2007-09-11)
Hello Raven, I don't know if I help you by telling you this, but let me explain what I think: If you truly believe in Christ and God (and I'm sure you do) nothing can ever do you harm. Evil may attack you, but you're protected by God (or angels or whatever word you prefer). Nothing will hurt you, even if you're afraid of it. When you're attacked the next time, just feel the loving light inside you and know that you're absolutely safe.
Now as for your parents: pray for them, it's as simple as that. The love of god is bigger than their indifference (big deal. He's god, isn't he?)
backhandgrip (guest)
13 years ago (2007-09-11)
I think you are doing the right thing by renewing your religious convictions. I think that will give you comfort and will protect you.
This is what I would do if I were you, I would accquaint myself with religious art through the ages. This will give you comfort, strength and support. Also, you could look for some of the imagery which you experience at night. Think of this; what was the inspiration for these ancient artists? There was no TV or computer, only art and ideas and religious conviction. Perhaps some of these artists had the same feelings and experiences as yourself and they are in their paintings. Looking at these old religious paintings, especially those seen in person,(although a book may be helpful also) is like a window into time.
I don't why I suggest this to you but it occurred to me it may be helpful as it gives me such peace to look at such artwork in museums.

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