"She later explained her experience to researchers who were conducting a survey about sleep paralysis, a common but somewhat unexplained phenomenon in which a person awakens from sleep but feels unable to move. Up to 40 percent of people report experiencing sleep paralysis at some point in their lives, and a few, like Salma, hallucinate shadowy intruders hovering over them.
"Sleep paralysis can be a very frightening experience for some people, and a clear understanding of what actually causes it would have great implications for people who suffer from it," said Baland Jalal, a neuroscientist at the University of California, San Diego."
"Researchers say that sleep paralysis happens when a person awakens during a stage of sleep known as rapid eye movement (REM). People in this stage of sleep are usually dreaming, but their muscles are nearly paralyzed, which might be an evolutionary adaptation that keeps people from acting out their dreams.
It is harder to explain why a subset of people who experience sleep paralysis feel a menacing figure in their room or pressing on their chests. [Senses and Non-Sense: 7 Odd Hallucinations]"
So, were you sleepy? Were you just waking up, were you falling asleep?
I lived in a 17 Century house for 12 and half years and always saw shadow people quite frequently. Not necessary shaped like a person but black tall shadows. They never bothered me and I never told my family as I didn't want to disturb them. It was a very happy home when we lived there for 12 and half years and I loved living there, it was my dream home. I dont see them any more now we have moved to a newer home. I just felt very calm when I saw them, they didn't bother me but made me realise that there is something after death!
The best thing to do to get rid of the shadow figure and or Ghosts is to have a Pastor/Clergy, and another Member of a Baptist Church Pray in your house to tell the Ghost it doesn't live there, and it needs to go away. I know of a Church building, not the Main Sanctuary, but one of the Buildings at a Church here in Ventura, Ca. had a Haunting, they had it prayed for in the building by Pastors, and it went away and never came back. :)
I don't think they can hurt yournOr anyone else in your Family.
I know the feeling though.
The best thing to do is call a local Christian Church, and have him/her, and one or more other people Pray in your House. Prayer Works if you have Faith in God(Christ Jesus). Jesus was just a Man, but he was a VERY Special Man, he was God in Carnate who came as a Man to not only save humanity spiritually from our Sins, Heal Sickness, Diseases, and Wounds, but also to experience life to fully understand the Human condition. John 3:16 KJV
This morning (3/6/17) about 5am while putting my make up on for work, I saw a small black movement again. This time it darted across our beige carpet from the TV, several feet to under a large wicker chest we have in the corner of the living room. Our living room is small so it was about 6 feet in front of me, very fast. I sat in shock. I knew what I saw, but I didn't know what it was, or if mind had made it up because my husband and I have been watching a lot of Ghost Adventures recently. Anyway, I sat there on the couch for a moment or two staring at the bottom of the wicker basket not knowing what to think. Finally I resumed applying my makeup when a couple of moments later I saw it again. This time it darted along the carpet from under the black lounge chair that sits next to the wicker basket towards where I was sitting on the couch. Again, it moved very fast. It wasn't shaped like a mouse, or any other animal. It was very black, and almost shooting star like. If you can imagine solid in the front, but more faded towards the back, about 3-4 inches in length.
In a panic, I quickly pushed over the little make up table in front me (bottle of sparkling water and all), jumped off the couch and ran to the edge of the living room. I opened the front door for easy escape (if necessary) and stood there, staring at the spot of the couch it was headed towards. I saw nothing. After a couple of minutes I returned to the couch. At that time my husband was just getting back with our dog from their morning walk. As he entered the living room I told him about what I had seen moments before. He told me he saw the same thing 3 nights before, but didn't want to say anything because he didn't want to freak me out. In his case, he was sitting on the couch watching TV in the living room. He saw something small, black and fast dart from the hall way (near the wicker basket) across the floor and disappear behind the TV.
Between the two of us, this is four sightings within six days. He's trying to convince me it's a mouse. I'm not convinced because I know what a mouse looks like. I don't know what it is, but it doesn't appear to be a living breathing animal or insect. It reminds me more of a small black dust cloud that would've been left by the road runner in the old cartoons. Solid, but not.
Has anyone seen these? What is it? What can I do to get rid of it?rn