The first time I had an episode of sleep paralysis, it scared the crap out of me. My episodes usually feature a large figure standing in the doorway, spiders, mechanical sounds, and sometimes a deafening silence. The most terrifying episode I had included three small helicopters landing on my chest.
Yeah, that makes you feel crazy. Have you experienced it? Maybe you have and don’t even know it. I found this short documentary directed by Carla MacKinnon. Its part of the Sleep Paralysis Project.
I have to say – knowing about sleep paralysis really takes the fun out of haunting shows on television. My husband can tell you that many times I’ll interrupt our watching to say, “Yeah, that’s sleep paralysis.”