Old hag

The Old Hag – Experiences

26 September 2017 | Old hag, Your Stories

I posted on Facebook looking for people who had experienced the Old Hag – here are a few of the replies… I’ve experienced sleep paralysis three times in my life, one very recently. It came immediately after I experienced dream looping, where I have this ground hog day effect, and I can’t wake up. In my dream, I dream that I’m dreaming and then wake up to find that I haven’t woke at all and this starts looping into a weird cycle. Once I wake, truly wake, I’ll have a physical paralysis and I can’t move yet everything is, like being drunk. This last time was bad. I actually threw up afterwards. I’ve been inquiring on dream walking, feeling that somehow there is a connection. I wonder if the paralysis

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The Old Hag

18 August 2017 | Old hag, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I had a period in my late ’20s when I wasn’t necessarily doing that well – drinking too much, which left my nervous system shredded and vulnerable. I woke up in sleep paralysis while living in my mom’s basement, with a spectral hag floating not far above me, maybe six inches. Classic banshee form – skeletal face, half-rotted in parts, cheekbones exposed, gaping mouth, eye sockets, stringy hair. I just freaked and froze, not that i would’ve been able to do anything anyway, as I couldn’t move. I was living in a semi-raw, semi-unfinished, basement at the time, with styrofoam insulation in the ceiling. I watched, in real-time, as the specter gradually went from 3d to 2d, becoming a shape and a texture of ceiling insulation that completely matched the

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The Witch in my Dream

17 August 2017 | Old hag, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I took a nap mid day once. Slight lucid dream but nothing spectacular. I woke up to sounds of people talking outside my bay window and moving my porch furniture. I tried to get up to stop them but realized I was in sleep paralysis. Talked myself through it blinking frequently. The sounds go away, but a shadow starts growing in the corner of my living room. I just keep telling myself that its sleep paralysis, but the shadow turns into this very tall black shadow of a witch with black tattered robes hanging off her and long claws. She walks up to me and gets her face close to mine and vanishes and I can move again. It really bothered me. I don’t scare easily but she was the

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Kanashibari

21 July 2017 | Old hag, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

The members of my family have been annoyed by sleep paralyses. My sister often gets a kanashibari. Once she saw a black shadow of a person in her room. It was at midnight. My mother has had this problem for a long time. Once when she was paralyzed, she saw a pair of hands reaching out to grab her neck. Another time, she saw a fireball flying around her room. After a while, it vanished. When I was a first year student in high school, I was paralyzed for the first time. At that time, I was tired from many changes going on around me, so I thought I was just fatigued and it was a nightmare. But it has happened many times. Once, I saw a little girl wearing

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The Old Hag

20 July 2017 | Old hag, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

It’s certainly a weird and frightening experience. I’ve had it several times when I was younger, once in a strong of month-long episodes where it got to the point that I was scared to sleep, knowing what awaited me. Most of the experiences I could hear things, feel things. For example, I heard something almost demonic laughing at me, and felt the pressure of something on my body, and holding me down. I’ll also add that I felt something grab my tongue as I tried to call out for my parents, and something like a claw against my throat. I can remember this all vividly, it was no dream for sure and lasted several minutes. At other times I remember seeing a creature – green, giant eyes, glowing almost in

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The Terror on the Train

26 June 2017 | Old hag, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I like trains and riding by train so when an opportunity to go to Frankfurt for business presented itself, I opted to take the sleeper service in both directions rather than fly. I was looking forward to the trip and as I found my private sleeper compartment at Vienna station, I will admit to a little excitement. I had decided to try to get some sleep almost immediately the train left Vienna as arrival was at 5.25am meaning I would need to wake up about an hour earlier. I pushed the three seats away and pulled down the bed and after ordering breakfast, I got in to bed and switched off the light. For a while, I just lay there allowing myself to be gently rocked to sleep by the

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