Old Hag Syndrome, sleep paralysis or paranormal phenomena …

old hag syndrome

People who experience the old hag syndrome often sense demons or other evil spirits.

The ‘Old Hag Syndrome’ has been experienced by people across the globe since the beginning of time. Scientists call it sleep paralysis and tell us it is a natural  process that occurs during sleeping. To prevent us from injuring ourselves during the dream state, our bodies become paralyzed. Under normal circumstances, by the time we are fully awake, our bodies are no longer paralyzed and we can move normally.

Sometimes, they say, we can awake before our body has returned to its natural state and experience the frightening event called sleep paralysis. Many also report that an ‘old hag’ or some paranormal being is holding them down.

Under normal circumstances, I tend to agree with the scientific explanation – although no one has adequately explained the feeling of someone or something on your chest. But, things aren’t always as they seem. Take my experience, for example.

I had my first encounter with what scientists call sleep paralysis when I moved away from home and was living in a college dorm. I woke up one morning to discover I couldn’t move. After straining to move for several minutes, I was able to move my toes. Suddenly, I was able to move again and got up.

This happened several times a week for a while, until something changed and I had a more frightening experience.

Read about my experience (and the experience of a friend down the hall that occurred during the same time) in Is it Paranormal Activity or Sleep Paralysis

28 thoughts on “Old Hag Syndrome, sleep paralysis or paranormal phenomena …

  1. ive experienced it, a few times. i was a drug addict for years and the last time it happened it was terrifying ,everytime was like that, but the last time was worse. i did not feel safe and i started chanting “im washed in the blodd of the lamb ” over and over and over then my boyfriend woke up shaking me and yelling at me “stop! stop! stop!” he finally broke my paralysis , and he was terrified , he said that i was saying “im washed in the blood of the damned” and he said my voice was not my voice he said it was deep and demonic like. i stopped using and left my boyfriend i am 6 years sobor now and married my husband has seen me experience the paralysis once in my sleep i was trying to call out his name and he knew it . he held me and rocked me bacxk to sleep i had relapsed the day of the night it had happened and i never used again, but it still happens off and on but not like before . im not scared when it happens, and im only paralyzed from either the waist up , so im still able to kick , or im paralyzed from the waist down and in able to move my legs. ive met many people who dont use drugs who experience this as well.

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