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Sleep Paralysis And Out of Body Experiences


Hello everyone, I am currently 14 years old and living with one of my parents. Even though I am sort of young I have experienced a wide range of paranormal experiences, but for now I am going to focus on Sleep Paralysis because of what happened to me last night. As a child growing up I was always drawn to things paranormal. Mostly I would see ghost all the time (I still do), I used to receive information from an unknown source, I would use complicated words at ages of 3-5, some of which my family had no clue what I was saying. I never had problems in school, I taught myself to read, write, and do long math problems for my age. The only thing that was missing in my life was a complete family. My parents divorced when I was 1 years old, it wasn't as bad for me though because I coped through it with all the praise I received from my abilities.

My entire family is open spiritually and I used to hear talk of ghost and spirits, of course out of fear I denied it all. But I could never deny at the age of 7 I started having Sleep Paralysis and pre-obe symptoms. Some nights I felt like I was falling off my bed while asleep but only to awake in the middle of the bed. I surely enough just shrugged it off, because it happened so often I got used to it, and I didn't feel as if it was worth mentioning to anyone.

But soon that later developed into me feeling as if I was being dragged downwards. I knew that I wasn't being touched physically, I felt as if my soul was being dragged from my body, and the only thing that connected us was a long cord. So I would fight for minutes, pulling back and with enough concentration I could do it easily. Sometimes I would get this at least 2-3 times a night. Again I took lightly to this because sometime later I gained control over it and could bring my soul back anytime I wanted, knowing this sometimes I let it go just to see what would happen only to bring it back out of fear.

But one night it stopped completely, I had a weird dream, I dreamed that I was inside of a video game, and I was running from something. Not knowing what it was I turned around and saw nothing. And then I turned into a yellow car (kind of a cartoon car), I tried to move but I couldn't. I saw myself as the car struggling to move, but then I said in my head, wait a minute I'm awake. I asked my self "Have I been watching this dream the entire time?". Still looking at myself the car struggling to move I tried to get up but I couldn't move. I was stuck in my sleeping position, and a voice said "Fight it if you must..." So I began struggling and I concentrated on the feeling of walking, and I broke free. I opened my eyes and closed them again, and it was back, I fought it off again and was able to move but the same thing happened again! But after this I was finally able to sleep properly. And even after this I still thought lightly of it because again I was able to get free. I wasn't ever really afraid of it, it seemed minor to all of the weird things I've seen and heard, but that's a story for a another time. I had this feeling on and off and soon it became easy to shake off.

Later in my life when I was about the ages of 12-13, again my Sleep Paralysis went to a new level. I would get it at night out of the blue and it became harder to brake free. But eventually I adjusted once again and whenever I got it I would take 1 deep breath, and move my big toe and I'd be free. Again I would get it 2 to 3 times a night.

One day at my mother's newest apartment I was sitting on the floor with my legs stretched outwards, and she was sitting on the bed above me, while her dog was acting out. I nodded off and all I heard was the t.v and her talking on the phone. I soon felt a strong spiritual pressure on my entire body, and I knew I was experiencing Sleep Paralysis again. But this time was different, it was the middle of the day, and I wasn't laying down or trying to go to sleep. I had recently read when you say the words "I am not afraid" while in a Sleep Paralysis state something amazing will happen.

Me being curious and not overly cautious as usual I took a deep breath, and instead of moving my big toe I said the words. And then everything fell silent in my head, though all the background noise was still present. What materialized in front of me (inside of my head) was a large door. I was drawn to it, I wanted to open it but I also recently had a series of dreams, when someone I knew would come to me and ask me to open the door for them, but each time I would be unable to do so because of something stopping me. Once I was to tired to answer it for my step-sister. And the other I was to afraid to open my attic door, for what looked like a darker version of myself. I have never been in my attic, but it is connected to my room, and is the source of most my paranormal happenings, along with the basement (my house is haunted). Out of pure fear I, moved my toe and awoke from my Sleep Paralysis state. Since then even if I close my eyes slightly I can still see that door, it has never went away.

Through all this my Sleep Paralysis is continuing to develop into an obe. Last night I was laying in my bed tired, I curled up on my side and began drifting off to sleep. I then felt myself going into another Sleep Paralysis state, I began fighting it off but for some reason I was unable to concentrate. There was a loud noise in my ear, and it sounded like sitting in a car with all the windows open, and the hard when is beating at your ear drums. Eventually I was able to move my toe, and broke out of it. I stayed in a similar position, and it came back almost immediately, this time I was completely unable to concentrate or move.

So I began to struggle, I knew this wouldn't work because I have tried to move in a Sleep Paralysis state before, and the only thing I've been able to move was my astral body. So as I tried to move, I moved my entire arm even though it took a lot of energy, and it was because I used up so much energy that my eyes shot open allowing me to move. Trying to get to sleep as soon as possible I laid on my back. I drifted off immediately, and again my Sleep Paralysis came back, but this time it happened while my eyes were open. I closed my eyes, and then thinking to myself "Wait... What about those stories I've read when people see a shadow attacking them?" I opened my eyes, and saw nothing but then as a result, the loud noise began to get louder, and the vibrations which were usually almost un-noticeable in most of my Sleep Paralysis states had began to feel as if my body was erupting. I didn't try to fight it but I knew what was going to happen if I didn't stop it, I was about to have an out of body experience. I was scared of this because I read that if you leave your body open, you can easily be possessed by a demon of such, I didn't know if it was true or not but I didn't want to really try my luck.

The vibrations began increasing as time went on, the noise was louder, which hindered my concentration ability, then the vibrations and the noise stopped. I felt my astral body moving on its own, moving itself into a laying flat on my back position. And then I began floating, I was unable to concentrate and notice what was going on. I was about to open my eyes when it hit me, visualization! I visualized myself falling to the ground and then I went straight back into my body. Then I got up breathing hard and completely out of energy whatsoever. Exhausted I turned around and laid back down, and fell asleep with no problems.

Now the question I want to ask is: Why does my Sleep Paralysis keep developing without me noticing? And is it safe to Astral Project? I know this surely is A LOT to read, but I thank you in advance just for taking time out to read it.

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megamrsadams (7 posts)
10 years ago (2011-12-10)
i have been searching for people to talk and share their stories about sleep paralysis. You are so brave. I haven't had insane encounters but I have seen things and have been visited. In terms of sleep paralysis I have not had it in a while but I am very curious. Like the last gentleman who commented I am 18 years old, female, and when it first started happening I was terrified, I thought for sure a demon was trying to take my body from me, and at first I did what you did and tried to pull myself out and it worked most of the time. I too have lots of questions about OBE's but have been too scared to stay in sleep paralysis to try. I say don't be scared to leave your body. Like some of the other commentors have said, it may be friendly entities calling you over, but always remember that you are alive and that your body is waiting for you to return to it. Thank you for sharing:)
Mr_Purple (1 posts)
11 years ago (2010-04-20)
Hi I just want to start out by saying I can't see spirits I don't even think I have had one encounter with anything abnormal on any scale to say the least but this sleep paralysis isn't new to me the first time I remember having an episode was when I was 17 or 18 I was in a foster home and at the time I thought I was seeing things I shouldn't but I shrugged these images off as being apart of my imagination one night it happened I remember dreaming then all of a sudden I wake and to my surprise I am imobilized I mean completely shut down but fully aware this is one of the worst fears I have ever felt... To my surprise it's happen at least 4 times but in spread out occassions the last two were now that I'm 21 one actually last night I saw a cross and I was rolling toward it down a hill and then I awoke and when I realize what's happening I freak...I'm just afraid that this thing this paralysis will keep's just fustrating I don't understand what my soul is doing or trying to tell me.
martinalus (2 posts)
12 years ago (2009-05-20)
And how could she see me?

Im Very Confused:S

And you very cool I have read your story. How could you live like that it must be horrible: (

Best Regards Martinalus
martinalus (2 posts)
12 years ago (2009-05-20)

I have the problem that I went out of my body it was around mid-day and when I was out I met my girlfriend.
She came to me and talked and tryed to kiss me... But suddenly I went back to my body and the next day my girlfriend freaked out... PS: when I woke up I had a very hard breath like I just had fell into the floor hard!
sonia (guest)
14 years ago (2007-12-31)
why do you fight off the paralysis? You shouldn't be afraid of stral voyage... Just becuase you leave your body... It dosen't mean that something will harm it. Maybe the other side is calling you... You should let the astarl voyage occur...
GlendaSC (5 stories) (1475 posts)
14 years ago (2007-12-31)
To me it's frightening too. I don't just float up; it's like being snatched out and zooming, fast. I never see my body. The very first time, I was soooo scared that I couldn't get back in or that I was lost and maybe dead. Part of this was that I didn't know about astral travel or that it had ever happened to others. I go to the future usually. A day, two days, at the most 7, I see it on the news. Not always. Sometimes see things that are odd. Like planets. Once a place where it seemed people were waiting to come back. Not sure what it was really.
sonia (guest)
14 years ago (2007-12-31)
why do you fight off the paralysis? You shouldn't be afraid of stral voyage... Just becuase you leave your body... It dosen't mean that something will harm it. Maybe the other side is calling you... You should let the astarl voyage occur...
jami (guest)
14 years ago (2007-12-17)
I too experience sleep paralysis, and until now thought I was one of few because any time I told someone about it the thought that I was just having a bad dream. What happens to me (has happened in different ways since I was 3 years old) is, I'm always on my back as many of you have said, and my eyes are open (I sleep with my eyes open often even if I'm not in paralysis mode) but its different because I can see my entire room. My body is heavy and I try to move but cant, however I feel as though I am moving and sometimes I will even see my self moving like my arm moves or I get up and walk around, but then I will jult and realize that I'm still laying there still and I wonder if I just drifted off again into a dream. Now (im 22) its not necessarily scary, because I'm use to it, but also because I don't hear voices when it happens, but I use to when I was younger. I use to just be unable to move, and I would see my room but there would be a static all around like TV fuz, and I would hear people talking fast and then slow and sometimes, this would carry over into real life, and my mom can recall me telling her to stop talking like that. Now, I just do the same, I just try to come out of it somehow by waking my self up from either moving or something I find always helps is my making my self have to pee lol since it usually always happens when I'm waking up out of rem sleep early in the morning. Or I will give myself a task, like to look at my phone, and in this scenario I will take a bit to get my body to move but eventually it will work, although sometimes I will think that I grabbed my phone and that I'm looking at it and again I will jult and realize I'm still paralysed.
The only out of body experience I had was recently when I was in an episode of sleep paralysis and I got up, and tried to take a shower, but I could not turn it on because I couldn't see the knob to turn on the water, but I knew it was there, I then got pulled back to my body and my eyes were open and I could see my dark room and I saw an figure plop over my body, and I used my "out of body" arm and had to feel the figures face so that I could see who it was, all I could make out is that they were wearing glasses, and had facial hair. I was terrified and woke up in a puddle of sweat body tingling as it usually does. That is the only time that I have ever had a figure come down on me like the others have said they have happen, and its the only time I walked around the apartment outside my body. Both terrify me.
I have other psychic things happen to me, but sleep paralysis freaks me out the most because I'm so vunerable. (sp?)
Thanks for sharing and letting me share.
bebejina (guest)
14 years ago (2007-12-13)
hi sometimes I awake but my eyes won't open and my body won't move and I can't speak it makes me so angry and annoyed. I also can feel when a bad person comes around me I can feel if they don't like me it's depressing at times and if someone is going 2 die I can't look them in the face I don't know why... Do this mean I'm a prophet? I'm a christian also.
regina (guest)
14 years ago (2007-12-06)
you just commented over on my story so I strolled over to see your stories. But I can answer your questions---- Yes astral projection is completely safe! 100% and fun! And the reason it sneaks up on you is because its so new to you.
david fairbank (guest)
14 years ago (2007-11-19)
i am a 30yr old man, and I'm an avrage working dad. Your case seems to be similar to mine but diffrent in ways. Ill explain mine. I sleep with my tv on always because when I don't I go into a state of paralis when I sleep. I have for years but its the fear inside me when it happens that scares me. Anyhow one night I was asleep with my wife in bed and I opened my eyes. I thought I was awake and I was feeling very very frighted. Don't know why just plane fear. Looked round wife was asleep. Feeling a bit of a scary cat I managed to build up the strengh so I turned over and and place my arm over my wife but for a second I turned round and a shawdow left the wall and dived at me, I grabbed my wife tight, as if a bomb was about to blow our house up, and bang somthing entered my body into my spine and I felt a light breeze. Now this would of been ok if I was asleep but I wasn't and I know because leon(my cat) came in and jumped on the bed and for some wierd reason the fear went. So I got up and went asleep on the couch for the night. Its never happened agian but since that night I have had nothing but health problems from my spine bending sciatica in my legs and depresion. But as I said since then I sleep with my tv on and my cat wierd yes but only thoose who see it will know how bleeding scary it is. Dave
bla (guest)
14 years ago (2007-11-08)
I’d just like to say that your sleep paralysis experiences are quite interesting. I'm also 14 and this sleep paralysis thing also started happening to me at an early age. I used to be pretty scared back then, because I thought I’d be paralyzed to death... But then moved my fingers/toes then jerked real fast, to get out of it. It kept on going on esp. When I was 12. I don't experience it much these days. Honestly, I think the things that happen when you're paralyzed are what you think are supposed to happen (kinda like a hallucination). When I was younger. All I experienced was the paralysis. Then when I was about 12, I went on the web to check up on it. There were many sites talking about out-of-body experiences, the vibrations visualization etc. The next time it happened to me, I tried to visualize going some place, and I started vibrating etc. I couldn't really feel my actual body (those were the symptoms of out-of-body experiences. The site I looked at said). Of-course I though that this was all part of my imagination. But then I went back to the inter-web and researched further…. Found some cases where people felt like a spirit (sitting on their chest) was trying to strangle them. A few days later, I experienced a sleep paralysis and some kind of of whitish translucent spirit was trying to strangle me too (this had never happened to me b4). Then I knew that it was only an imagination… because it was happening to me, just because I read some stories about it. So I kind of strangled it back and imagined being stronger than it was, and yeah I sorta killed it or chased it away. Ever since then I’ve realized that it’s all in my head. I’ve also tried projecting to other places but all that happens is the feeling of my body separating viscously. It's nothing to be scared about.
Kyte (guest)
14 years ago (2007-10-24)
Thank you for your input bornundervenus. Theres only one thing I can correct you on, I never saw the cord I felt it, but you were close enough. 😉 I think I will pick up that book it seems that it has a lot of information that could be useful to me. Also its funny that you say that you feel as if I have an old soul, but I have since I was about 1 years old(yes I have many memories from that age, some of which I want to forget) have always acted older than I should. My parents told me they thought I was a genius. Sometimes I even catch myself saying after a 1,000 years of(sometimes more or less than 1,000), and then I stop and think "what am I talking about?" I've always known that I was special in some way, I just didn't remember in what way. And me having an old soul would explain why I act the way I do, I sleep a lot, I've had complications with my body that no child should have, though sometimes I doubt having an old soul could really have an effect on me physically... BUT you never know!
bornundervenus (2 stories) (17 posts)
14 years ago (2007-10-24)
Hi Kyte, this is kind of strange but that is a fairly normal experience when you are in bed. I have this book called the Psychic Handbook and there is a whole section on sleep-paralysis. The fact that you saw the cord connecting your spirit to your body is amazing because its right out of the book I have. Its important that you see it. From what I can remember is that when you experience sleep paralysis your spirit has left your body and when your brain wakes up your spirit hasn't yet returned your physical body. What you have been doing is very good by staying calm and breathing and moving your toes. Your spirit needs time to return to your body. It's not something to be afraid of. But I do suggest you get this book The Psychic Handbook I've found it very helpful. It has some tips on astral projection as well. Though its nothing I have experienced I don't believe that astral projection or your sleep-paralysis is something that you have to be afraid of. Look at it in observence and see what you learn in that state, because its obvious to me that your soul wants you to teach you something. I feel that you have a very old soul, and are a very articulate young person. Don't be afraid and make sure to checkout that book.
Kyte (guest)
14 years ago (2007-10-24)
Thank you for reading and yeah, its been calming down lately. I usually know when its going to happen now. Like just last night I felt it coming on, but I didn't feel like going through all the drama. So I stayed up a bit, I was kind of depressed because I have writer's block and I can't function correctly. And I started receiving images of when I was younger and my dog was still alive(he's one year older than me). It made me really happy, because he was always there in times of trouble, like when I was depressed, and I felt his presence with me rest of the night. Which in the end help me sleep quietly. Right now I'm delving into automatic writing, remote viewing, and channeling. One of my favorite teachers at school is in the hospital(thats what I heard), and I was in his class with the Substitute Teach. And I realized that I didn't feel the presence of my teach's Father anymore. Usually he would try and get my attention, and send me images while I was testing, or busy with work. And then in my head I hear he will die, or something like that while I was trying to rest. And sad you should do what I told raven to do, it really helps.
sad (guest)
14 years ago (2007-10-24)
I am a 32yr old female who was haunted from around age 14yrs until 22yrs. I had visions (even in daylight); saw, heard and felt spirits; I received psychic messages(usually warnings) about people and events... The last major thing for me to experience was the OBE. This broke me and I coward from my abilities. You are very brave.

My experience was with 3 other entities, two guided me from my body, while one entered. This angered me and I concentrated hard on my body moving out of the position the other entity was moving it into, which threw me into my body quickly. I felt like I hit the bed with force. When this OBE happened I had just laid on the bed and was not entering sleep, felt like I was struck with lightening that paralyzed me. All I could do, which these entities told me telepathically(not with a voice) is that I could open my eyes. I refused as I was initially very scared and was afraid of what I'd see. I could faintly se their figures as form of light with my eyes closed (even in spirit-form). I don't understand how you can close and open your eyes in spirit form, but I guess you would know about that. This was my only OBE.

How you deal with this nightly is amazing. I became angry with not understanding these events and distanced myself from my spirituality. I am very lonely now, and feel I made a great mistake. The people here in this site seem to be very genuine and caring, I hope you find your answers.
Kyte (guest)
14 years ago (2007-10-23)
Thank you for commenting, and reading my story. I have always been a church going person since as long as I remember. If you are saved then no demon, or spiritual being can harm you physically. I've grown up in a haunted home, and have never been hurt by any ghost or spirit. If you felt like you were actually going to lose your soul I would greatly suggest that you burn sage around your home, and light white candles. It usually helps. Also, I personally sleep with a light and a t.v on because I get a lot of spirits communicating with me at once, which makes it hard to sleep.
Raven (guest)
14 years ago (2007-10-23)
I'm also looking for answers about sleep paralysis. Unfortunately I cannot answer your questions. But I want to commend you for being so brave. I'm 18 male and I'm scared evertime I go to sleep not knowing what will happen. In fact I try and sleep in the daylight when I get home from school instead of nightime. When I do sleep at night I ALWAYS leave the lights on and usually the TV too. But I have also had episdoes in the bright daylight so it can happen anytime unfortunately. I think I find that when I pray and fast that I do not really have these episodes as opposed to if I m angry at God in my heart is usually when this happens. The worst attack I had was several years ago when I was sleeping it was I beleieve the first attack ever I experienced. It was like any other night and all of a sudden I remember feeling like I couldn't breathe and I tried to wake up but I couldn't. So I knew I was conscious. Then I just could sense that if I could not wake up I felt like not only could I die but honestly I had a sense like deep inside me like I felt like it was worse then dying I could feel like if I could not wake I would like lose my soul. I just remember the most terrifying feeling and I just tried to move I vaguely remebr I think I tried to move my foot and I evetually awoke and when I began to wake I could see and I swore I could see 3 beings dematerialze before my eyes. I remebr when I woke my heart never beat so fast. I think I just felt a sense opf relief when it was over and I forget if I went right back to sleep but more than likely I stayed awake the rest of the night. So anyway I didn't know what to make of it and this was before I began to believe in Christ. Nowadays knowing a bit more about spiritual things I'm sure its demonic attacks. And I find that if I am praying and trying to fast on a daily basis I pretty much never have these attacks but when I stop or if I am carrying resentment ot anger in my heart toward God that the attacks begin. Anyway I doubt this is any help to you and I don't mean to scare you more. But I guess like you said what I feel like when I get slep paraylsis if I do not wake up I'm terrified of possesion. Just I would just say to you be careful about trying to do astral projection and leaving your body. I don't know if your religious but I believe you have a good heart and just ask God to protect your soul and always focus on love. I;m sorry if I took up too much space on your response feel free to delete it if you can do that. Oh yeah also I find that you are nore susceptible to sleep paralysis when I sleep on my back but It can happen anytime unfortunately. You or anyone feel free to email me at QuoteTheRaven524 [at]

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