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This happened when I was 13. I was staying at my uncle's (my dad's brother) place since it was near the school I went to. One night I had this terrible dream, a dream that is so weird at first I wasn't fully understand what it meant. In this dream I was on a bridge, a hanging bridge. I don't recall or remember why I was there it's just suddenly, I was there!

When I looked back I saw a beautiful woman wearing a long white gown with long black hair, it was so vivid that I can actually see her beauty. Where she was standing looks like a paradise, I can even hear the water from the stream and heard the birds chirping. The place was so beautiful. That beautiful woman was calling my name and telling me not to go to the other side of the bridge since there's no way of going back. She kept on telling me that on the other side is the bad place and there's a witch who haunts and kill whomever goes there.

When I looked on the other side of the bridge, I saw an old woman wearing torn clothing and looks untidy, the place was dark because of smoke coming from a factory, I saw some people there wore the same clothing. They don't bother to look on my direction, maybe they don't see me or they just ignore me. The old lady was telling me not to believe the beautiful woman on the other side since she was the witch not her. She even asked me if I can spare her some food if I have. I was really confused and didn't know where to go.

The beautiful woman kept on talking and the old woman just stares at me. Then finally the old woman spoke she said "let your heart choose for you my child." That's the time I decided to walk towards the old woman and the beautiful woman was shouting back at me. When I reached the place where the old woman was, she changed and became a soft light but as a figure, that confuses me but I felt peaceful and loved.

What happened to the other side gave me the chills. The place went on fire and the beautiful lady became a serpent with 3 heads. She was cursing and growling, sounded very angry then disappeared. The light spoke, it says "look behind you my child" then I looked back, the place I once saw was no longer there instead it became like paradise. So beautiful! The last thing I remembered before I woke up was that light told me "good thing you follow what your heart chose or there's no going back."

Then I woke up sweating and breathing very fast. I was so tired and went to the kitchen to get a glass of water. I told some of my friends about that dream, some said it meant nothing just a scary and weird dream but one of my friends told me that it was "bangungot"

Bangungot is a tagalog word describing a dream which you cannot move or yell as if someone or something's pinning on you, you can't breath. They said that bangungot is a fat black man, hairy and quite heavy. He will come to you and give you bad dreams and sit on your chest. That causes you not to breath and feels like someone's holding you down. They said, to be able to fight this you don't need to move your entire body just a wiggle of your toe will be good enough to wake you up. If any of you had an interpretation on this dream, please share it with me.

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harrypotterrules (1 stories) (89 posts)
9 years ago (2013-02-15)
I would have thought that the beautiful lady was the right choice too. You chose very wisely. Like I just said, I would have fallen for it.
mimilove (1 posts)
12 years ago (2010-08-27)
hi! I am ramiel 19 years old. Is bangungot associated with evil spirits? I always experiencing bangungot. I first experienced bangungot when I was 15 years old. I know its bangungot because my mom is also experiencing bangungot. Until now. I encounter this even when I wake up in the morning. I don't know why I'm experiencng this. I don't go to bed hungry or full. I always pray at night. But why I am experiencing this creepy strange thing? There was a time that there's something whispering in my ear and I couldn't understand it, maybe it was a devil... I don't know... I'm so scared. I couldn't breath, yell and move. My eyes are closed because I'm so scared what I might see. My room is dark but I can see some red lights flashing... I pray but its not working. I just forced my toe to move so I can survive this horrfying situation. I can sleep alone because I'm so scared about that. My last bangungot is also horrfying. I'm just sleeping when I felt that something is sitting in my chest. The worst part is, when I opened my eyes, I saw an arm of an infant. Then I heard a woman laughing so hard " hahahahha" she said... My aunt is beside me. I can't move and then I started moaning so she can hear me. And then she shake my boy and then I escaped that bangungot again.
Suh (1 posts)
13 years ago (2009-11-20)
I don't know if this thing is true bangu... But I have remarked that each time I sleep on my back straight like a dead person, I do horrible nightmare but luckily I succeed to stop it by prounacing religious prayer as I am someone pious by Allah's grace.

But dreaming this kind of dream it is really painful, for me whether good or bad dream, my body and soul are always feeling all things because when I woke Up my body pains...

Recently I slept like a dead person, and I dreamt somebody entirely black doing harm to me, I prounce A prayer and I woke up and felt pain on my body when he harmed me. But I did cried because I hate being touched by evils in my dream because I'm in rightful path, and fell sad about these. I slept on my right side when I sleep but unconsiously I turn on this position and do nightmare.

Panda8020 (1 posts)
13 years ago (2009-03-23)
(sorry for posting twice)

I'm 18years old - and it happened to me late June

I experienced bangungot after my vacation from the Phillippines - 18hours trip - I was really tired - mid-day in California and I ate a lot - then I went to my room and locked the door to sleep without taking off my cross or anything - just dropped on the bed - I slept - its was like a normal sleep - like you sleeping at night and waking up in the morning but it wasn't like that - it half of that - I wake in my sleep but I couldn't move or just open my eyes (was saying "help" but my mouth won't open) - breathing was hard and while I couldn't move or do anything - I hear someone - a male voice laughing - I was conscious but my eye-lids wouldn't open - I keep telling myself "this is just a dream and I control it, WAKE UP"

Then I finally woke up - ran to the door - freaking out - trying to open and I looked down and saw my cross on the front - I remembered - I didn't took it off - it was around my neck when I dropped on bed - then I finally got the damn door opened and ran out of the room and stayed with my lola and lolo - freaked out and I was still too tired but too scared to sleep - laugh at me if you want knowing that I was already 18 and was scared - but I know it was real
day (3 posts)
14 years ago (2008-08-07)
sometimes while you are sleeping, you feel like somebody holded you and sitting on your chest. You used to feel heavy burden on your chest and you wil not able to take your breath. You used to shout but nobody hears it. You try to move but in reality you remained like statue. You used to struggel very hard but in reality you remained without any moment.
If anybody touuches you. It wil helps you to get it out of that situtation.

Some times we used to called it nightmare...

I had a experience of it.
My mother and my grand parents showed me a solution for it.
Whether you believe it or not.

By doing a simpel thing we can get it out of it. Its not a hard thing to follow daily. Just wasth your legs upto your toes without dry anywhere and your hands, while you entering in home from outside.

Look, every place has its own energy. Sometimes it relates to good and sometime it relates to bad. We used to meet soo many people and used to go different placeses.

Scientificaly each person consists a different energy vibration. Somebody got positive and somebody negative. As like as people, places also consists different types of energy.

As we travell different places and meet different people, there is a possibility of travell of energy from one person to another. Sometimes it wil be good and sometimes it wil be negative.

So when you returned home and gets rest ourselves by getting sleep, the gathered energy starts working on its way on you.
And the nightmare wil took place.

To get out all these things we should wash hands and legs while entering into home or while came back to home and before sleeping.

If you take much more food on any day, you had to sleep by keeping yourself turn to left side because the positure will helps in proper digestion.

I had worst experience, when I shared it with my mother and grand parents they showed me the remede.

And I am sure it works.
MysticMaria (4 stories) (40 posts)
14 years ago (2008-05-31)
Hi Chin, I understand what you meant. I'm a filipina too, working in the U.A.E. Usually us, we have sort of thing, not only in our country as well as overseas. Be careful, will you? I would suggest, do not be in full stomach before you retire for the night + do sleep like a dead person, you know tne position, straight and facing the ceiling with both hands on your tummy. I used to sleep that way right from childhood but when I was in my early 20's, I decided to learn to sleep on sideways because I experienced almost a bangungot in the past (when I was still in the Philippines). I was only able to move a big toe that's why I freed myself from that thing. It's really scary by then.

I would suggest, make it a point to do the Sign of the Cross before you sleep.
Gaelrid (5 stories) (53 posts)
15 years ago (2008-01-12)
I personnaly never had a dream like this, so I can't really offer any advice.

Randome question: I once had the exact same dream as one of my friends in every detail (we both had the dream the same night). What does this mean?
hotandcold (5 stories) (218 posts)
15 years ago (2007-09-25)
But this wasn't necesarily a bad dream, it was just having to make that choice and the fear of choosing, or not choosing, the right one. I actually had to make my own choices in a dream, which I have never had to have done in a dream before. It's hard to explain, really.
hotandcold (5 stories) (218 posts)
15 years ago (2007-09-24)
I thought this was just a dream. I didn't think there was much point, until now. Do you want me to write a story?
Katie (guest)
15 years ago (2007-09-24)
wow that's weird that 😊 hot and cold why do you say things which you haven't wrote a story about. Bit strange init
chin (guest)
15 years ago (2007-09-23)
hello again hotandcold! Bangungot is not a god. His a creature or perhaps we better call it an entity. He's a big fat and hairy man. According to some people and a book I've read (creatures in midnight) bangungot is a big black and hairy man, he sits on your chest while sleeping and gives you bad dream. I hate to say this but, in our hometown Philippines when a person died while sleeping (not having any illnesses) it says that they've died because of bangungot. It's still a big question mark until now, but to what I've experienced, I don't want bangungot to come and visit me again. I saw my uncle ones when his having bangungot, he sleeps like a corpse! So straight and not a single part of his body moving. I went straight to him and shook him until he woke up...Goodness, his hard like a log! I won't forget that. He said that he had this terrible dream and he was trying to shout but no words came to his mouth. He can't move and breathe. Good thing I came to ask permission from him to go out with my friends. Weird and really scarry!
nairb_cool (1 posts)
15 years ago (2007-09-22)
Yes, your right Chin that is a bangugot I'm a Filipino residing here in Manila, My father and I also experienced bangugot, He encountered and tells it to me that a demonic creature was holding his throat that causes him not to breath but he struggled and fight that demonic hairy black man until he defeat it.

And in my case, I dreamed that I was walking in a road way home, that was almost near in our house and when I look at my back I saw a group of mad men, they shouting very loud looks very angry, they coming towards me and wanted to hurt or kill me and of course I run for my life. Before I could get in our place I have to cross a street called Eloriaga, but all of a sudden when I was almost in eloriaga another group of mad men appeared in the right side of the street and another group of mad men appeared in the left side this time the men are armed with knives and Jungle Bolo's they stil mad at me I felt that I almost lose my breath but stil trying not to catch by those mad man and when I almost over in eloriaga I was suddenly woke up, very tired breathing very fast even if that is only a dreamed I thank god because those mad men didn't catch me.

(Sorry for my Grammar and language, hope you readers understand)
hotandcold (5 stories) (218 posts)
15 years ago (2007-09-22)
I know, creepy! Explain more to about this Bangungot. Is he/she a god of some culture?
chin (guest)
15 years ago (2007-09-22)
hello hotandcold... What you've said gives me goosebumbs here! Atleast I was not the only one. I just hope we won't have that same dream again. It's creepy and so weird.
Chin (guest)
15 years ago (2007-09-22)
Hi thebeliever! Thanks for your response. That enlighten me a bit. I do believe that sometimes dreams means something, as if it wanted to tell something. I had so many interpretations in regards to that dream and I tell you some of it gives me the creep. Thanks again!
Thebeliever (guest)
15 years ago (2007-09-21)
I hadn't had that kind of dreams... But I rememebr of hadis of Muhammed saw... I don't remember the exact words but it was something like that...

According to Islam Deccal will come DEccal is the person who will come close to end of the world and he will call people to the oppsite side of God he will given some power by God and he will call himself God ... When that person comes he will have water and fire and he will force to be in water or in fire ... If you see those days choose to be in fire because once you will in it it will turn into a sweet water... If you choose to be in water it will turn into a fire...

I believe it means, todays world bad thinsg looks like good things good things looks like bad things... For example... For the young drinking alcohol, having to much freedom in your life it look like good thing but eventually it harms you somehow on the other hand being a religious person it looks bored and todays world like media try to get your attention to the opposite side religion say, but with following the way of God you can have some beauty in this world and as well as eternal life.
not (sorry for my english it wasn't enough to say what I try to say I hope you understand)
hotandcold (5 stories) (218 posts)
15 years ago (2007-09-21)
i had a dream a bit like that, except I was on a sliff edge. There was an old woman at the bottom, and what looked like a pile of bodies. The old woman was looking up cliff at me, hurt in her eyes. I felt like I was compelled to jump. Then a woman from behind me called me back and said "Do you really want to jump into that? Why not stay here, that woman down there will only make sure you end up like the rest of them down there!" The woman was also very very beautiful. She Dark brown, gleaming hair, tanned skin, and very very dark eyes. She moved with grace and beauty. I remember she walked up to a table filled with delicious looking food, next to a waterfall. She smiled at me, and then I looked back down at the old woman and the bottom of cliff. She was still looking up at me, almost pleading. And, the same as your dream, the woman said to me "If you go down there, there is no coming back!" I had then made my choice. I ran to the cliff edge and jumped, I heard the woman scream behind me. I somehow turned around so I could see the cliff egde, and I saw the skye turn blood red, and I saw the woman turn into a red, devilish looking thing. He hair turned black, she grew wings and her whole body turned red, but somehow she was still beautiful. I turned around again while falling, to see the bodies had dissapeared and I was falling into the paradise I had seen at the top of the cliff. I saw the old woman, an angel, with blonde, curly locks of hair falling about among her. Next to her was a man with dark hair, also an angel, and bright dazzling green eyes. I felt soft and calm as I was falling. I shut my eyes, saw the angel/old womans beautiful face, and she said "You made the right choice. As the Devil at the top said, once you decided where you wanted to go, there's no going back!" she then smiled, and I snapped out of the dream!
It was so vivid! I had that dream this year, and I am 13 also. Strange.
Katie (guest)
15 years ago (2007-09-21)
Hi I never heard that before I's a really nice dream you had though which my dreams were like that. 😊

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