Okay, it’s not that I haven’t considered it. I have. I do believe in sleep paralysis. Just a plain old ordinary condition… nothing special. But you couldn’t understand. Not unless you lived through it. Everything is vividly real. It is terrifying. Reading about it, and experiencing it are not the same thing.
Some of the things that people have experienced cannot be explained away by those symptoms. Such as the auditory hallucinations. (those admittedly could be explained away by nightmares) And I know, that all the experiences are similar, which seems to indicate a common disease. However, I’ve felt sensations. Such as I was moving, and groping around in the darks, and I could feel things. Like my nightstand etc. And it wasn’t like other dreams, when you “feel” something. It felt like I was actually there.
Now, I’m not trying to convince you that these incidences actually occurred, but I am describing them to you, so that you might have a better picture of what I and possibly others experienced.
I’ve smelt, and even tasted things that seemed vividly real. I would scratch and bite to get away, from those “things”… and I could taste something in my mouth. It was horrid! In my other dreams, I cannot taste things.
Now, I know that there is also the possibility, that people add on, to make it scarier, or for attention. Or possibly that they actually have mental problems. (I’m not accusing anyone.) And perhaps, I’ve sounded the craziest of all.
However, I was a bit frantic when I wrote that. I sounded like either a sensationalist, or like I had lost my mind. But I tell you, I was scared when I wrote that, and I am telling the truth.. I suppose, I sound the least sane of all people. However, you should consider my age when I tried to contact “fairies”. It is no more insane than the childhood belief in Santa Claus. At a later age, sanity would be up for debate. However, I do maintain that there were some strange incidences experienced by not only me, but my family (who did not know of my actions in trying to make contact) in the daylight hours.
Now, I do have a belief in God. It is nothing similar to that belief in fairies. Even then, in a sense I knew that they weren’t real, but wanted them to be. I was a lonely kid, and would spend hours in my imagination, writing stories. However, when things became real, things sparked my interest more.
Now, I wont say now that those things, couldn’t have been explained away by ordinary circumstances. However, it seems odd that they went from positive to negative so suddenly. Now, it might be hard for you, who don’t believe in God, to understand. When one, believes in God, one (should) also believe in the Devil. And I notice that most of you do on here. And I cannot speak for others, but I do have a rational mind. I believe that there can be a mundane explanation for things, but I also believe in the supernatural. And I suppose when many frightening things happen, one has a tendency to believe that something supernatural is happening to them.
One, might think that we Christians, are sensationalists believing everything we hear, and either follow a God, who makes us believe in the fanciful, or doesn’t care enough about us to do anything about it. Well, that is not the case, at least not for me.
I looked to YOU for help. At first everyone insulted me, told me I was crazy, or implied that I was just a nervous person with an over active imagination. Then everyone, kept telling me that I was demon possessed or, oppressed (that the devil was attacking me).
If one tries to rationalize, and keeps trying to prove to themselves, that it is something mundane, are they crazy? Are they crazy, if for a while rather than accepting the paranormal… they begin to wonder if perhaps there is a chemical reason for why these things are happening? There are lunatics that think that the Devil is constantly persecuting them!
But if a person does all of those things then they cannot be insane. And one does grow tired of hearing such things.
So that’s when I turned to God. And do you know what? HE was the one to tell me that nothing was wrong. CONSTANTLY. Placebo effect? I don’t think so. It couldn’t be if I didn’t believe Him. Things kept happening. Even after I wrote these things. I believed, in a Scripture. It said that “Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be Saved.” Not only with Salvation, I believed but in anything that He would rescue me if I asked. But you know what? Things kept happening. I got really angry. I said to God, “WHY?!” I believe in you! I trusted you! I asked you! There was nothing wrong with my faith, not a darn thing! YOU said it! What is that supposed to mean? Why should I believe you? Why do I? How can you not keep your own Word?! I don’t understand… I don’t know who You are then…”
I don’t think I even prayed the rest of that day. Then the next night, I’m not sure when I went to sleep. Sure enough things started happening. I “heard” something enter my room, papers were flung on the desk which I could see, as vivid if it were day. Suddenly, my bed was shaking… every single thing that scared, me and kept me up at night, happened within five seconds.
But, it happened so fast I wasn’t even scared. The next thing I knew I opened my eyes, and I was facing the wall. My desk was to my back. That couldn’t have happened it was all a dream. All I could see was my wall not, my desk.
I WAS dreaming. I kept praying after that. Later on, another night, I had an episode of sleep paralyzation. I was calm, and was aware that I had fallen to sleep and couldn’t move. I began to sense a great weight upon me, but not even scared I realized that it WAS just my blankets. Although, for a moment it didn’t feel that, way. And if I was startled I would have thought it was something else. I started to control my breathing, and then I was able to contract my smile muscles, (kept smiling and then relaxing my facial muscles) and kept moving them until my body freed up.
On to the bed shaking. Even when I was awake, I would feel my bed “shake”. I asked God about this, even when it was happening I asked Him to stop it. Or, I think I asked Him to stop the Devil from doing it. I won’t do it here, but I ran down the list of all the things it could be. But I was still, and nothing else was causing it.
I actually, began to get mad over this again. The next day however, I was doing something on the floor, when I felt that same feeling. The whole house wasn’t shaking. It turns out, I have Restless Leg Syndrome.
Okay, and the thing that happened most recently. I would feel something touch my feet, and I would jump up suddenly in my sleep. I could never find out what it was. Well, again I was getting a little huffy, and the next day I got a headache, and needed to lie down. I just needed a little rest. Well, I woke up, because it happened. I ended up shoving my feet down into the crevice of the bottom of my bed, and as it turns out, there is a little lip there!
Well, it took God to cure me! I protest that it wasn’t me, or any faith that I had. And it certainly wasn’t any human being that even wanted to help me.
Now, if the Devil is actually bothering a person… which he might. Call upon Jesus and He will save you. He promises. And if it doesn’t happen, maybe it isn’t the devil after all. Maybe the devil does bother people when they sleep. But my nightmares/occurrences, have been mundane for a long time, since I asked. And since the day, He convinced me, not at all.
Oh, and as for why I believe in God, and why it is different than fairies, and why it is rational. I believe in the historical evidence. It seems that men over the span of thousands of years, from all different walks of life from poor fisherman to kings, agree on one thing, and reported on incidences that support it. They got all of them and composed them into a book. The collection is called the Bible.
Here is a fact about that I took from an article:
“This book, has more written testimonial manuscripts, supporting that the incidences depicted therein, than any other in the world. They total around 24,000, and no other writing comes even close. Homer’s Iliad, is second with only 643 manuscripts to testify of it.
The accuracy of translation and the massive amount of manuscripts in existence, gives tremendous credence to this book.
The fulfillment of prophecy is one of the greatest proofs of authenticity. There are hundreds of prophecies which list specific detail in regard to persons, places, events and times, and history has repeatedly shown such prophecies relating to the past were fulfilled in the most exact of terms.
This book is called “the Bible”, and the most amazing prophetic fulfillment, involves Jesus Christ, the claimed Savior of mankind. He fulfilled exactly 332, not vague, but specific prophecies.
Dr. Peter Stoner, in the book Science Speaks, calculated the probability of one individual who could precisely fulfill just *eight* (remember there are *332*) of the prophecies relating to Christ. He computed the odds at 1 in 10 (17th power), the same as 1 followed by 17 zeros. This is the equivalent of covering the entire state of Texas 2 feet deep in silver dollars, specially marking one of them, and instructing a blindfolded man to pick the right silver dollar on the first try.
It is a verifiable fact that a man name Jesus walked the Earth. Now, the Bible might not be the “Oldest” BOOK in the world, but it is the most accurate. All of the eye witnesses, and even the numbers seem to point to something supernatural there. His claim was that He was the Son of God. Not so with fairies. Nothing definitive or compelling anyway. Every culture has its “gods”, of course. No real evidence of those either. Sure, there have been sightings, but there isn’t even archeological evidence. Besides, the Bible is different. If you look at their prophetic track record, no other religion comes even close to that of the Bible. However, the Bible does mention demons, and of how the devil since the beginning wanted to be worshipped as God, or a god.” Actually it even refers to “gods” as demons. So it *does* make sense that all (other) religions have basic
elements in common. Also, the Bible says how the devil has been trying to copy God, since he fell. So, for me I don’t care, if someone else claimed to be a savior, they don’t have the numbers to prove it. Also, they didn’t answer my prayers… and my God got rid of them.
And besides as someone suggested, burning “White Sage” was supposed to attract them. How is it supposed to ward of what it attracted?
So my rebuttal to you, and plea is:
“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Ammorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15
And well, good night all… as I’m writing this just before I go to bed.
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Note from the CareTaker – This was originally submitted as a comment to Evil Shadow Entity Attack During Sleep