The terror of a trapped mind is difficult to describe.
Have you ever awakened to complete immobility? If so, you probably suffer from sleep paralysis
, a condition that afflicts 25% of the American population. Such episodes, which usually only last for a few minutes, can frequently be accompanied by bizarre hallucinations
, and some believe the phenomenon is responsible for alien abduction
, "Old Hag Syndrome"
, and the incubus myth
. Although most believe the disorder is genetic, explinations vary
. Are you an experiencer
? Then you understand how frightening
it can be. Luckily, you can fight it
(This is my first FPP in 3 years of reading, so comments and criticisms are very much appreciated.)
posted by baphomet
on Nov 28, 2004 -