Bizarre Incubus Experience

On this particular occasion, when in that state halfway between consciousness and sleep-and looking around the room-I felt totally alert. Suddenly, the bedroom became hazy and cold. I wanted to jump out of the bed, but the covers weighed a ton. Then, over in the corner, I could see a small being. It looked like a dwarf, with a hideous face.

Suddenly, the dwarf started to move toward me. I became terrified, and went with my first impulse. I tried to jump out of bed and run, but my legs were frozen with paralysis. In fact, my entire body was completely paralyzed. I could see the green skin and piercing evil eyes of the creature, as it walked swiftly up to the side of the bed.

This terrifying vision walked right up to me and, abruptly, grabbed my face! I tried to scream, but my voice was paralyzed, too! This evil horrific entity had a tight grip on my face, and all I could do was lie there, unable to move or scream. My heart was ready to stop. Everything went black, and I immediately loss all consciousness.

When I regained consciousness, I didn't know if it was over, because there is no way of knowing that reality has returned, until you are sure you can move, and scream. The first thing I did was attempt to move the covers. Remember, they had weighed a ton moments earlier.

To my immense joy, my hands could, and did remove the covers, and I was able to get out of bed, but "where had the terrifying creature gone?!" I asked myself. The light from the street lamp was coming in through my window, so I looked, cautiously around the room, and especially in the corner, where the creature had materialized. Nothing! Not one sign of anything.

I didn't go back to sleep that night, for I, now, questioned the validity of reality.

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efeyas 6 years ago from Some Sunny Beach, USA

This sounds more like "sleep paralysis" rather than an incubus experience. You experienced all the classic signs of it, paralysis, hallucinations, fear,etc. Interesting hub. Curious to know if it has happened since then?

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getitrite 6 years ago Author


Yes, I agree that it is sleep paralysis, because I don't believe in the supernatural. The mind creates the demons.

And yes, I have had experiences since then. In fact I have had sleep paralysis since I was about 10 years old. It is amazing what the mind can create.

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Celina Vanhoozer 6 years ago

I have had similar experiences. It's terrifying. you want to scream, move, or get up and run but you cant. It happens to me atleast once or twice a month. Is there a medical cause of this? Is it natural or supernatural? I don't know. But if you have any idea please let me know. This is crazy. I am clueless as to the explanation of this.

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getitrite 6 years ago Author


It is a condition called Sleep Paralysis. I think it is brought on by a chemical imbalance, due to stress and extreme fatigue. Mine has not recurred for over a year now.

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Celina Vanhoozer 6 years ago

I have been paying attention to my daily routines these past two weeks since I read your article. Sleep paralysis hit a few nights and on one night-two or three times. I didn't get much sleep of course. But I had been working hard towards my exams and cramming alot of info each night for a couple of weeks. A lot of sleep was lost. Thats when the constant paralasys started this time. I started making sure sleep was a priority (which it should be anyway). Since I made sleep a priority, I havent had these experiences. So thank you for your article. It was very enlightening for me to read.

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getitrite 6 years ago Author


I'm extremely pleased that my hub had an impact on the way you view our condition.

Some nights I was actually afraid to go to sleep, because I could feel that my body was vulnerable to an attack.

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equealla 6 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

This problem is as ancient as humanity itself. In olden days the people who'm experienced it, called it a witch waiting for revenge. It apparantly affects more men than woman.

I've read about it, a long time ago. You have stirred in me the curiosity to do some research, to see if there has been any advancement in the development of treatment.

What does your doctor say?

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getitrite 6 years ago Author


Sleep paralysis is beyond any fear I have ever encountered, but I have learned to cope with it. The worst thing is that you never know when it will occur.

My doctor has checked me for sleep apnea, but it was determined that I don't have sleep apnea. He also told me to sleep on my side, because most times these dreams occur while lying on my back.

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equealla 6 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

I'm glad you ruled out sleep apnoea.

I feel an awfull compassion for you. I remember my fear for the sharks, I wrote about. It was a fear big enough to give me drive to abandon my body, and I did not even see them physically. I only knew they were definitely there, as we've seen them numerous times.

For me, there was the peace of escape, for you there is hell, occasion after occasion.

I do not know if any person can realy grasp the solid impact of fear. Shame, you have to face it over and over again.

I feel an anger that you just have to cope with it. It is terrifying. I will definitely fish around for professional info. Perhaps we stumble upon a solution.

Give me a while. I will contact you again.

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pennyofheaven 6 years ago from New Zealand

Did you ever find out what decided to visit in your in between state since it wasn't a figment of your imagination?

That sleep paralysis is only ever a bother when you need to get away or get someones attention. Funny how that works!

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getitrite 6 years ago Author

I have had incubus nightmares since I was a kid, and they are always too real to believe that they are just dreams. It's like you have a ringside seat to a horror show in which you are the victim.

I have been told that it's a condition called Sleep Paralysis, but I would like to get a confirmation that this is what I really have.

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lindatymensky 5 years ago

I see what you mean by incubus nightmares... Your experience sounds hideous! I'm thinking about it.

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getitrite 5 years ago Author


Yes, and I'm sorry that you, or anyone, should have to experience anything like this.

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aguasilver 5 years ago from Malaga, Spain

Next time it happens speak the words "I command you to leave in the name of Jesus Christ" and they will dissipate immeadiately, if you cannot speak, think them 'out load' and it will or should also work.

I suffered them for years even after I came to faith, but as soon as I started saying the right words, they stopped.

I know you do not believe in any of this, and must have a rational explanation, maybe you are right, and it's not real, but all stress based, but it worked for me, and I know how terrifying these incidents can be, so I tell you my resolve.


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getitrite 5 years ago Author


Thanks for the suggestion. It's even more puzzling that uttering such a phrase would actually work...

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aguasilver 4 years ago from Malaga, Spain

Well, if you think about it, you view the event as just a figment of your imagination, so logically, you could use another item you considered to be a figment of your imagination to deal with it.

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pennyofheaven 4 years ago from New Zealand

Just tell them to get lost.

VeronikaTkach 3 years ago


I was just reading your story and it's truly fascinating. I am a television researcher and casting director based in Toronto. We are currently casting a series about people who have had encounters with demons. I wonder if you would be interested in telling your story on camera

In the past we have produced shows for the History Network, Discovery Channel and National Geographic

Let me know and we can set up a time to chat, I would be happy to answer all your questions

All the best

Veronika Tkach

Casting Director

Boxing Cat Productions


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getitrite 3 years ago Author


Thanks for stopping by. It's fascinating that you find this story compelling enough to be included in a series. I'll email you. Thanks again.

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Dreamhowl 2 years ago from United States of America

That sounds rough. The only sleep paralysis I can recall was a "lucid dream" loop, where I "woke up" in my dream several times, only to discover I wasn't actually awake. My body felt heavy, like yours, and different details of my bedroom would be slightly off (like the window being on the other side of the room, or the ceiling being lower). It was pretty intense, and I remember feeling pretty terrified when I finally woke up. It seemed endless. I also was fairly stressed at the time that this occurred. Stress really messes us up sometimes, it seems.

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