Sleep Paralysis(?)

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  1. Ah, this is so good…it reminds me of a story my dad told me about the “Hag” who would sit on his chest some nights, suffocating him, leaving him paralyzed, yet conscious of his surroundings. It was a terrifying thing to experience, according to him.Thanks for posting. Great response to the prompt :)


    1. Yes, some people believed it was an “old hag” that would leave her body to sit on the chests of her victims. Sleep paralysis is sometimes called “Old Hag Syndrome”.

      Thanks for reading :)

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  2. Ugh, man I have definitely experienced this a couple times from (funnily enough) lack of sleep. The desire to scream is too true, it’s really terrifying and frustrating at the same time — and that final gasp. You capture it nicely!


    1. It happens to me more often in the summer, when I nap during the middle of the day when it’s hottest. The first time it happened I was about 15 years old and I really believed someone was in the bed with me, like a ghost. I was so scared. I’m more or less used to it now but it does freak me out a little every time.

      Thanks for reading :)

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