My Experiences With Sleep Paralysis Demonic Attacks And The Spiritual War We Are All In

What is Sleep Paralysis?

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Many of you reading this probably have experienced it at least once in your lifetime or know someone who has experienced it. You wake up suddenly from sleep and you try to move but can’t no matter how much you exert yourself. You may manage to slightly move your toes or some other body part but it is a struggle and you still can’t move your entire body. This can go on for a few seconds or minutes but at times it can feel like an eternity. During an episode you may perceive an evil, malicious presence. You may feel utter dread. You may also have actually seen a shadow person or a shadow person wearing a hat or some other evil, demonic looking entity. You may have experienced some entity sitting on your chest or had an episode accompanied by an entity doing sexual things to your body. Some people have reported having someone’s hands over their neck choking them; others have had heard mocking laughter during an episode.

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Lately, it has received more mainstream attention with a recent Netflix documentary and with so-called celebrity Kendall Jenner mentioning it. The phenomena is called Sleep Paralysis. If you haven’t experienced it I can imagine the difficulty of trying to understand what it is like to experience it. Verily, it can be one of the most frightening experiences for a person and it feels very real to the experiencer. 

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Is it a spiritual attack or does science have a credible explanation for it?

The Christian website GotQuestion.Org always seems to come up on a Google search when you ask a question related to Christianity. Sadly, they deny sleep paralysis is a spiritual phenomenon:

….there is an entirely physiological explanation for the phenomenon known as sleep paralysis. As we fall asleep, our minds may enter a hypnagogic state. It’s what happens when the sleeper’s still-aware mind is faced with dream images. As some people wake up, they experience a hypnopompic state, which is the dreaming mind faced with stimuli from the real world. In both cases, the dreams can seem very real, taking on a vivid, hallucinatory feeling. Often these images are of black smudges, which the confused mind interprets as human figures, sometimes called “shadow people.” The hallucinations can also take the form of sounds like a loud bang or a child’s cry. These episodes frequently begin with a falling feeling followed by a “hypnic jerk” where the body’s muscles violently contract…..

Muscle paralysis in sleep is a necessary thing. People who act out their dreams on a regular basis are prone to accidental injury—even jumping out of windows. Knowing that you’re asleep and paralyzed, however, can be frightening. You tell yourself to open your eyes, just to get caught in another false awakening. One theory is that sleep paralysis affects the larger parts of the body more completely. You can try to wake up by wiggling your toes or fingers. It’s also possible to pray during this time. This will often give comfort that lets you fall back into unconsciousness. You may be able to avoid sleep paralysis by getting sufficient rest and avoiding drugs and alcohol.

In probably the vast majority of cases, sleep paralysis is just a quirk in a person’s REM cycle, not a spiritual attack.

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Huh, really? I have read statistics or studies that shows many Christians actually don’t believe in a real, tangible devil exists. What an utter joke. Satan and his angels must be laughing their butts off at such professing Christians as it is a much more effective way for the enemy to attack and operate. It is apparent in the Bible satan and his demons are presented as real entities.

Guys, sleep paralysis is totally a demonic attack! I am 100% certain that it is. It’s not a hallucination like the secular scientists or even some self proclaimed Christians try to rationalize it. It’s a disservice to many people looking for answers and solutions who happen to go on that site to read such nonsense. Scientists try to explain it away by saying sleep paralysis is merely the brain delaying to alert the body to wake up – our brains shut down our body so it won’t act out while we are dreaming. But just think about it, if it was merely a hallucination then how come people don’t see Mickey Mouse or Hello Kitty or Super Mario? Or how come people don’t report seeing a very beautiful woman or a handsome man? There are a zillion things a person can hallucinate but instead it is something almost always sinister such as a shadow humanoid figure or aliens. And if you don’t know the “aliens” people have reported seeing come from the same source. More on that later.

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In China, it is known as guǐ yā chuáng which literally means “ghost pressing on body.” In Korean culture it is called gawi nulim which means “being pressed down by something scary in a dream. In Thailand it is called Phi Am and believed to be caused by a ghost and can even inflict bruises. In Hmong culture, sleep paralysis is understood to be caused by a nocturnal pressing spirit, dab tsog. Dab tsog attacks “sleepers” by sitting on their chests, sometimes attempting to strangle them. Some believe that dab tsog is responsible for sudden unexpected nocturnal death syndrome (SUNDS). In Vietnamese culture, sleep paralysis is called ma đè, meaning “held down by a ghost,” or bóng đè, meaning “held down by a shadow.”

There are more examples. In Arabic culture it is referred to as Ja-thoom which literally means “what sits heavily on something.” In southeast Africa it is known as jinamizi which means “strangled by jinn.” In Pakistan, sleep paralysis is considered an encounter with Shaitan (satan), evil jinns or demons who have taken over one’s body.

In Turkish culture, sleep paralysis is often referred to as karabasan(“the dark presser/assailer”). It is believed to be a creature that attacks people in their sleep, pressing on their chest and stealing their breath. However, folk legends do not provide a reason why the devil or ifrit does that.

In Persian culture it is known as bakhtak, which is a ghost-like creature that sits on the dreamer’s chest, making breathing hard for them.

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In Kurdish culture, sleep paralysis is often referred to as motakka. It is believed to be a demon that attacks people in their sleep, and particularly children of young age, and steals their breath away as they breathe heavily and keeps it out of reach.

In Nigeria it is called “the devil on your back”. In Mexico it is believed that it is the spirit of a dead person they call it “subirse el muerto.”

In Greece and Cyprus, it is believed that sleep paralysis occurs when a ghost-like creature or Demon named Mora, Vrahnas or Varypnas tries to steal the victim’s speech or sits on the victim’s chest causing asphyxiation. 2-the-nightmare-trailer.w190.h190.2x.jpg

In many parts of the Southern United States, the phenomenon is known as a hag or “witch riding,” and the event is said to portend an approaching tragedy or accident.

My Sleep Paralysis Experiences

I will try to explain my experiences the best way I can for it is difficult to articulate spiritual experiences. Also, a lot of my experiences occurred over several years so my retelling of it may be disjointed or lack cohesiveness because it all seems like a blur to me now. My apologies.

I have had sleep paralysis since I was a teenager. I think my first memory of sleep paralysis was when I went to visit my grandparents house in Panama in central America. I remember I woke up paralyzed and saw flashes of light all through out the room and it made a strange noise while it was happening. Very bizarre experience to say the least. Part of me knew it was demonic or aliens were literally trying to abduct me but another part of me didn’t know what in the world was going on.

During my teenage years I remember I had an experience when during sleep paralysis an “alien” would act like it would was implanting something into my ear. Satan’s kingdom knew I was questioning the existence of aliens at that time and tried to use it to ruin my faith in God. I remember expecting my physician to find something inside of my ear using an otoscope but nothing would be found. I thought it was weird but I didn’t make the connection that it was really demons messing with me until I realized that aliens were really just demons masquerading.

A lot of times after a sleep paralysis attacked I would be utterly baffled about what just happened. It was until I did research on the internet I found out it was a phenomenon that a lot of people have experienced so much so it even had a name: sleep paralysis. To my surprise I discovered it’s a common occurrence. I read testimonies online where people experienced things similar to what I experienced, especially the old hag attack. I don’t think I will ever forget this experience where I woke up with what I perceived to be a witch sitting on my chest trying to choke me to death. Even after I broke out of the paralysis I could perceive the witch flying around my room in circles.

Then about About 5 years ago the sleep paralysis attacked reached a crescendo – meaning it ramped up in frequency and intensity. This fiery trial or ordeal went on for a period of about 4+ years. I believe it was because I repented of all my sins and totally recommitted and gave my whole life to the Lord and God Jesus Christ. I remember when I turned back to God I felt the Holy Spirit strong in me again. I was pretty shocked that God would forgive me of my sins because I have done a lot of wickedness in God’s eyes. I actually thought everything from that point on things were going to be smooth sailing in regards to my walk with my God. Little did I know the enemy was right there ready to retaliate and try to hinder my walk. It was like he pointed his infrared beam on me ready to take me out. From that point on all hell broke loose against me. Soon after I felt a threatening, evil entity stalking me but initially I would try to dismiss it as my mind just imagining things. It felt like it desired worship from me. I know, strange. But considering satan desired worship from Jesus in retrospect it makes sense one of his angels wanted worship from me. I remember soon after I took a nap and then it happened: the sleep paralysis attack. I woke up unable to move my body and no matter how much effort I exerted I couldn’t manage to move. I felt this dark, sinister shadow envelope my being. I thought in my head “I am a dead man”. I knew this thing was going to kill me right then and there. But as it was about to “swallow me up” completely I thought in my head “Ah, don’t worry I have Jesus,” then immediately the darkness lifted off of me. Most people would probably be freaked out by it. But I was more rejoicing in the fact that I trusted Jesus even to the point of death.

You thought that was strange it gets stranger. I remember the next day or several days later I took a nap and again I experienced sleep paralysis. I barely closed my eyes to take a nap and I woke up hearing a static noise one would hear on a TV on channel 3. I broke out of the paralysis and I thought it was weird because my TV wasn’t on. I thought perhaps my brain is malfunctioning. I went back to take a nap and I barely closed my eyes then it happened again, the sleep paralysis with the same TV static sound but this time one of the most bizarre experiences I ever had (and I have had a lot of them) occurred. An evil spirit tried to enter my body through my chest while I was in paralysis. One may ask how do I know it was an evil spirit? Because it felt like the dirtiest, most unclean, evil, wicked thing. Now I know why Jesus called some spirits unclean when He expelled demons out of people. In Mark ch. 5, Jesus met a demoniac and Jesus said “Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.” That’s what it exactly felt like. Very, very, very unclean. I felt all yucky and disgusted as if when you see someone covered with bugs. When it tried to enter my body I “read” its thoughts or “inner voice”. It had an animal-like snarl I have never heard before and knew the type of spirit it was. It was a spirit behind a sin that had a stronghold over my life for many years that I repented for and overcame. I knew the assignment the spirit had on me. I resisted the spirit and it left. 

Afterwards I naturally got up out of my bed stunned, shocked, and disoriented. I then got out of my house and went to the gym. I walked around like I just went through trauma and as I was walking through the gym I literally wanted to scream out “the devil is real, repent and turn to the Lord Jesus Christ.” I can kind of chuckle about it thinking back but it was a very serious situation for me at that time.

From that point on I had sleep paralysis attacks every night and even multiple times a night for a long time. A lot of times I wouldn’t even sleep, I would just barely close my eyes and I would have a sleep paralysis attack. God allowed me to actually see into the spirit realm. I can recall one time where I was about to go to sleep I “saw” in the spirit realm a demon running at a very fast speed to my bedroom. I saw in the spirit realm that it stuck its head through the wall to scope me out. It was preparing to attack me because it knew I was about to go asleep.

During this period with my many experiences with sleep paralysis I had a particular demon harass me. Even when I wasn’t sleeping I would perceive it was in my room and I would feel the most intense hatred and evil emanating from it. At times I couldn’t even stand it to be in my presence. The best way I can describe it is when you are standing in front of a very hot open oven and you want to close the door or walk away to get away from the heat. Same idea with this demon but instead of the intense heat it was intense evil, hatred and ugliness emanating from it. I would tell it to leave in the name of Jesus Christ but it would continuously return. I resorted to fasting against this evil spirit in the name of Jesus. In Mark 9:29 and Matthew 17:21 Jesus said some spirits will not come out unless you pray and fast. This spirit wasn’t in my body but attacking me externally but I thought it was a worth a try to fast. I had nothing to lose to give it a try, right? This is when I first started getting into fasting so I really didn’t know what to do. I didn’t eat for about 4-5 days and I just said a simple short prayer to Jesus to have this fast be against that spirit. The day I ended my fast the spirit entered my bedroom to confront me and I felt the most intense anger and rage coming from the spirit. The atmosphere in the room was so thick with evil and anger that you can cut it with a butterknife. Then I perceived this evil spirit communicating to me saying angrily “why did you fast against me?” I was like “wow, so you hate fasting so then I am going to keep doing it then.” I incorporated fasting as part of my spiritual warfare arsenal. Eventually the spirit left but the sleep paralysis attacks continued. I believe there are a hosts of evil spirits assigned to Christians.

I also experienced demons literally hold me down while paralyzed. I can feel their actual hands on my body holding me down. I had experienced a demon trying to pierce me with something very sharp while in sleep paralysis. I once experienced demon or demons trying to pull me out of my body while in sleep paralysis. Even when I wasn’t asleep demons would show up. My heart would start racing and you would feel the most utter oppression, dread, fear, and evil in the atmosphere and I would feel this entity wanting to literally kill me right then and there.

I can recall a demon that entered my my room while I was asleep and somehow managed to show up in my dream. The dream was pretty random but it involved music and I heard someone in the dream say to me “dance.” I said assertively “no, I only dance for Jesus!” Immediately I woke up in a sleep paralysis state. Apparently the demon got angry I proclaimed my loyalty to Lord Jesus and retaliated.

One time I fasted for several weeks petitioning something from the Lord. After several weeks when I prayed I felt oil dripping down my head. I had a sleep paralysis attack where a demon actually took out a vacuum to try to suck it up. I know, weird.

There were times that sleep paralysis attacks would happen so frequently that I would think in my head before it happens “and here we go again.” But one night I did something differently and prayed to Jesus to send an angel to protect me. I saw in the spirit an angel standing outside my bedroom window and I didn’t get attacked that night. I never asked because I would think “who am I to ask God to send an angel on my behalf?” Thanks be to God that He would dispatch an angel for believers especially if you ask.

I can recall one night when I woke up from a dead sleep and I perceived a demon in my closet peeking at me (perhaps preparing to attack me with sleep paralysis?). And it was my inner voice rebuking it in my head but it wasn’t me who was doing it (I believe it was the Holy Spirit in me doing it). Then the demon flew right past my head as it fled. Strange.

As a person who refrains from any sexual activity (which includes masturbation) as every Christian should be doing if he or she is not married, the enemy knows at times I get tempted. I would have sleep paralysis attacks where demons would hold my body down (and I could actually feel their hands holding me down) and try to sexually stimulate my private parts. This has actually happened to me many times. It is very invasive and violating to go through this. I believe the enemy has demons observing every Christian and they study the person plotting to snare the person into sin. The enemy know lust is one of my weaknesses.

I can recall one time after a long time of prayer I accidentally fell asleep at a park in my car where a Mormon church (which is a cult) was located nearby. I don’t know if there was a connection with the Mormon church but a dark cloud that came from the direction the church was located came over me and I was paralyzed and I tried with all my strength to scream Jesus help me then it lifted off me.

It didn’t matter where I slept. If I slept in the car I got sleep paralysis. If I slept at work during my break it would happen. I have had multiple people living in the same house and no one else experiences what I experience. Just about all the time I can feel or perceive the entity approaching me when I am lying down in my bed as if it is waiting for me to fall asleep to attack me.

Why did this happen to me so frequently? I believe I became a target because I turned back to God. Satan goes for the true born again Christians – those who truly seek God’s kingdom and His righteousness and to follow Jesus because they are a threat to satan’s kingdom.

By the way, not one time I was horrified or scared throughout this whole ordeal. To tell the truth I was more fascinated than anything else. It can be really mind boggling to know with 100% certainty that demons exists. For a lot of people it’s difficult for the natural mind to accept there are spiritual entities. But after the fascination wore off and I developed a strong hatred against them and even more determined to cling on to God and do more for His kingdom.

Possible Door Openers to the Enemy And Solutions

You may ask why does sleep paralysis happen to some and not others? I believe there are several primary reasons why it routinely happens to some people. With my experience and observation with deliverance – that is, casting demons out of people – when you practice sin you break the hedge of protection that God has around you and you unwittingly opened the passage for the enemy to come on in and attack you. I believe there are other ways that hedge protection can be broken such as your parents practicing witchcraft or occult or being involved with a person who practice such abominations.

I think stepping into the enemy’s territory can open doors. I remember one time I reluctantly went to a nightclub with a couple of friends and that same night when I went to sleep I had sleep paralysis and I perceived demons hovering above me going around in circles. Several months ago I went with a friend as he gave me a tour of some bars he frequented. I was just curious to see what it was like inside and despite not even drinking or anything of that nature that same night I got attacked. 

The enemy hates when a Christian has a strong, consistent prayer life. I would tend to receive retaliation through sleep paralysis after I have engaged in heavy prayer. So it is possible that you are not necessarily doing anything wrong at all but you are just high on the enemy’s hit list because you are heavily engaged in spiritual warfare (whether it is through praying incessantly and fervently, fasting, evangelizing etc.).

Apparently the medical establishment has no solution for sleep paralysis because it is fundamentally a spiritual problem. The solution is to repent of your sins and give your life to the Lord and God Jesus Christ. The list of sins can include masturbation, porn watching and any other sexually immorality which is running rampant in the U.S. New Age or eastern mysticism practices can open doorways. Not too many people are stupid enough to open doorways to the enemy by practicing satanism so the devil deceives people to open doorways through New Age spirituality or eastern mysticism. At the root of New Age is self centeredness. The originator of the modern New Age movement comes from Madame Blavatasky (Hitler was a fan of her) who admitted Lucifer was her god. If you are practicing meditation, black or white magic, astral projection, energy crystals, tarot cards, reiki, seeing a psychic, a palm reader or watching horror movies please repent and renounce it in the name of Jesus Christ.

Having certain objects can have demonic attachments such as ouija boards, dream catchers, idols (which can include Buddhist, Hindu, or Islamic related objects) etc. If you have such objects get rid of it as soon possible. Get rid of any ungodly objects in your home, period. Please repent and renounce it in the name of Jesus Christ.

Here is a list of things you may be practicing or have they may be opening up doors to the enemy [Click here].

There could be generational curses. If your ancestors were involved with the occult, shamanism, witchcraft, New Age etc. it could leave you vulnerable to sleep paralysis. You can try breaking those curses in the name of Jesus Christ.

If you still happen to be under attack during an episode you can even call upon Jesus Christ even in your mind during an episode (yes, God knows all of your thoughts, He is God after all). God hears when anyone calls out to Him especially in urgency and in faith.

I have played an audio Bible (you can find many uploaded on Youtube) while sleeping to prevent attacks. The Bible reads God’s word is like a two edged sword (Heb. 4:12), like fire, and a hammer (Jer. 23:39). The enemy hates to hear the word of God. This is what I know for certain from my experience with praying deliverance for people. I have actually heard demons scream out of the mouth of a person when reading scripture.

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Just know Jesus Christ is infinitely more powerful than the devil and his minions. In fact, when Jesus was walking on the earth about 2,000 years ago demons were terrified of Him and would cry out not to send them to hell. In Luke 4:34 it reads “Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God.” And in Matthew 8:29 it reads “And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?

The Spiritual War We Are All In

If you are a believer the devil doesn’t want you to know Jesus said in Luke 10:19 “Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you…“. Did you catch that? He gives AUTHORITY OVER ALL THE POWER OF THE ENEMY1shadow121208a-1

The enemy uses intimidation through deception. He’s not so scary if you have Jesus Christ and stand on His word. The enemy is not as strong as he presents himself to be. If he was so powerful then all of us would be killed right now. God has the enemy on a leash. He can only do what God allows him to do. The reason most people are not killed during a sleep paralysis attack is because God’s protective hand preventing the enemy from doing so. Remember Job? Satan could only do to Job what God allowed him to.

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When I was going through my ordeal or fiery trial I visited numerous churches and told them about my problem and sadly they didn’t know what to say or do. Most Christians have no clue about spiritual warfare which is sad because they should be the ones who should have the remedy for spiritual issues, as Christians are the ones with the truth. The vast majority of Christians are what I call religious or nominal Christians – they never repented of their sins and denied themselves, fast, give up the vain things of the world etc. for Lord Jesus. They are not a viable threat to satan’s kingdom . It seems like satan has done a number on a lot of Christian churches in America. It’s really too bad many of our churches are so filled with nonsensical, watered down messages. Many Christians don’t have discernment and thus are blind to the seriousness of the war we are all in. The whole world is in darkness and in bondage to satan. There is a worldwide spiritual war going on for the souls of multitudes and yet the church is not equipped to address it or even acknowledge it.

I felt alone when I went through the fiery trials but I looked up and found other Christians online who went through something similar I went through so I know I wasn’t going crazy. By God’s grace I was able to overcome the fiery trials. Thank be to God.

Whether you believe it or not we are born into a world with a spiritual dimension. The Bible reads in Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Basically for satan and his demons their mission is to kill, steal, destroy and deceive and ultimately drag you to the lake of fire where he is sentenced to go in the future. The Bible reads satan is the god (lowercase “g”) of this age (2 Cor. 4:4). He is called the prince of the power of the air and the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience (Eph. 2:2). Jesus called satan the ruler of the world (John 12:31; 14:30). Indeed the Bible reads the whole world lies in the power of the wicked one (1 John 5:19). The fact satan offered Jesus all the kingdoms of the world if Jesus worshipped him testifies satan really is the ruler of this world. Jesus never denied he owned the kingdoms. The gall of the devil to tempt the Creator to worship him!

I really hope skeptics or unbelievers in Christ realize there really is a real spiritual realm.  I can’t emphasize it enough there is a spiritual battle going on for your soul. Satan’s job is to keep you to repent from your sins and turn to the Lord Jesus Christ so you won’t be sealed with the Holy Spirit – the Spirit of Truth.

To all those who are skeptical you are going to have to deal with the fact your favorite musicians or actor believes in the spirit realm. Elvis Presley, Beyonce, Jay Z, John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Oprah Winfrey, Denzel Washington etc. They all admit to channeling spirits [Watch Demonic Spirit Channeling By Pop “Musicians” Exposed & The Spirit Behind Hollywood Exposed (Channeling, Possession, and Satanism)].

It is crazy we were dumped into satan’s kingdom – born into darkness – a world filled with deception and lies. But there is hope! A Savior, a Person – satan has nothing in Him. A Person who overcame the world. The Light of the world. Jesus Christ of Nazareth. When He returns He’s going to put an end to satan’s Kingdom. In Revelation it reads he gets thrown into the abyss and then ultimately into the lake of fire. So there will be no more sleep paralysis or any kind of demonic attacks then! Jesus’ kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom that will come to no end (Daniel 2:44). All of this should make you reevaluate your life if you’re not a believer. Who or what are you living for? Is there really a heaven and a hell? 

There is a pull on the whole world by satan to do evil and to reject the real Jesus Christ of the Bible (I say the real Jesus Christ because many people have a false Jesus that can’t save). He’s not the Muslim Jesus who is merely a prophet and never died on a cross for the sins of the world. He’s not the Mormon Jesus who is the spirit brother of lucifer. He’s not the Jehovah’s Witness Jesus who is the archangel Michael. He is not the New Age Jesus who is a mere man who attained spiritual enlightenment through occult means. The real Jesus Christ is God manifested in the flesh!

In God’s Kingdom when a sinner repents and turns to the Lord and God Jesus Christ the angels in heaven actually rejoice over that one sinner according to Jesus. God actually grieves because of our sins. In Genesis ch. 6 it reads  Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.” So I can easily imagine God being broken hearted when someone refuses to turn to Him (also read Ezekiel 6:9).

But on the opposite end, there is satan’s kingdom and I have no doubt satan rejoices when a sinner dies in his sin. Satan is like that guy at a pool party who is about to fall inside the pool and tries to hold onto other people to drag them down with him. Indeed, satan is trying to drag everybody down with him to the lake of fire. But I believe satan gets furious when a sinner repents and turns to Jesus for salvation because he lost someone he once held captive. In Luke 4:18 it reads: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed;”

All of us without Jesus are actually prisoners of the devil. In fact, we are all spiritually dead unto God until we are born again by the power of the Holy Spirit. Then we are reconciled to God. 734863_914112952029607_8528317006098281993_n.png

Only by the power of Jesus can those shackles and prison bars be broken. I have never witnessed anything but the power of God that can deliver anyone from drug, alcohol or sex addictions.

When a person turns to Jesus the person actually has their name in the Lamb’s Book of Life (Revelation 3:5). Is your name written there?

If you need someone to talk to about your sleep paralysis issue or need prayer feel free to reach out to me. Also feel free to share your experiences with sleep paralysis in the comment section.

Have a good, peaceful sleep in the name of Jesus 🙂

“I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.” Psalms 4:8


If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior you can receive Him into your heart and He can deliver you from darkness and sin and have your name written in His Book of Life.

If you are sincere you can say this simple prayer to the Father (it doesn’t have to be word for word):

“God, I recognize that I have not lived my life for You up until now. I have been living for myself and that is wrong. Please forgive me of all of my sins just as I forgive others. I need You in my life; I want You in my life. I acknowledge the completed work of Your only begotten Son Jesus Christ in giving His life for me on the cross, I believe in my heart Jesus is Lord and was raised from the dead and I long to receive the forgiveness you have made freely available to me through this sacrifice. Come into my life now, Lord. Take up residence in my heart and be my king, my Lord, and my Savior. From this day forward, I will no longer be controlled by sin, or the desire to please myself, but I will follow You all the days of my life. Those days are in Your hands. I ask this in the Lord and GOD Jesus’ precious and holy name. Amen.”

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46 thoughts on “My Experiences With Sleep Paralysis Demonic Attacks And The Spiritual War We Are All In

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  2. Reblogged this on Spiritual Abuse Sanctuary and commented:
    If you’ve ever had this happen even one time, you will never forget it. I had, once. One way or another, there’s a reason for everything. In this case, a woman who was actually a witch started coming to the church I was going to. Very telling this woman happened to be a “friend” of the pastor. This woman singled me out to be the object of her special hatred: I could just see it from her eyes. No one called her out. I believe now this woman was using word curses against me. Then, one night as I was fast asleep…I woke up, groggy, but aware of an evil, sinister presense hovering over me, that was seeming to try to settle down on me. Very sleepy, I began to speak in my spiritual language, (tongues), and then drifted back to sleep. The next thing I knew, I was awakened again by this entity….I can only describe this as the most evil, malevolent presence I have ever experienced before or after. This time, I jumped up out of bed, fully awake, and pretty angry and in full spiritual warfare mode…speaking strongly in tongues and rebuking the enemy. I knew this thing was from Satan, but wasn’t sure why or what it’s agenda was other than to kill me. Afterwards, I have thought this witch was the cause and origin of sending it to hurt of kill me. Do I know for sure that a demon would have had the power to kill me? I believe it could happen if a person was not a strong Christian and living in some besetting sin. Bottom-line, Christians need to stop being in denial about spiritual realities. Many people like to make a joke about such things and slough them off as if they didn’t exist. They do exist. The Lord Jesus said so. He had to deal with them…He gave us the power to deal with them and He expects it of us. If we don’t, we can then expect to be harassed by the powers of darkness in one way or another.

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      1. Sam

        The Bible doesn’t say angels were marked or made hideous after their fall-it says demons are fallen angels why do you portray them that way?

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  3. Gj

    I very very often have sleep paralysis .. like at least 1-3 times a week. But only 1 time for 7 years I had an attack something jumping on my back and saying something To my ear .. a thousand times till this week with no attack .. just fear because of the intense feeling when you know you’re in the paralysis .. so 2 days ago tho I was 10 minutes in paralysis but didn’t even noticed it .. I blinked and just saw hands on my chest looked up and It was the most creepy (well not really but at that moment^^) thing I saw .. I knew for a fact it was real in some way! The conclusion doesn’t makes sense: your body is in sleep mode but your mind is aware of dream images (which aren’t dream images because that would be lucid dreaming) you can clearly see the room as it is with no sort of freaky dream images … so the mind doesn’t makes up a room .. it takes it as it is .. and then there comes 1 single creature or whatever .. doesn’t makes sense at all that that would be a single hallucination ..

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      1. Gj

        Well I believe in him (but parallel not really the whole bible story because I think it is altered and installed by the man in power that are satanists) but if they are satanists there must be a god and so on. I often talk to god or Jesus but “given my life” to him I wouldn’t say ..

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  5. Hailey

    I’ve experienced sleep paralysis many times.I’m still a teenager when I had experienced it.Now I’m still a teen.When I had experienced it for the first time.I was really afraid.I can’t moved my body and I can see my surroundings even though my body is completely paralyzed.Sometimes all I can do is cry.As if my soul is crying with waters.And once my body is awake I can’t see those tears in my face.There’s this one time that I can hear demons whispering to each other,demons trying to do something xxx with me and it disgusts me..It was terrifying too much to be able to experienced it.Also, I’ve gone through depression, one of the reasons is these attacks.Every time it happens to me, I will always call Lord Jesus.It is hard to call him.Because I can’t moved my mouth ,I can’t say his name.

    Right now I’m praying every night, every time before I go to sleep.It lessen already the attacks.But last night, I have experienced it again.I called Lord Jesus at last and it stopped.I thank Jesus after that.

    I wished that I have a strong relationship with him.I know that I’m deep in my own sins

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  6. DK

    I also experienced sleep paralysis and was attacked at night but thanks be to God I have been delivered through Jesus and by the power of the Holy Ghost, I’m now free.

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  7. Shelly

    I am in no way trying to denounce what you have shared nor am I trying to be rude and start an argument, so please do not take my question as that. I’m just curious is all. You said that being a sinner and/or turning your back on God opens a gateway to these “demons”, why, if you have accepted God and turned back to him does he not close this gateway and protect you from even beginning? If they have been so strong for 4+ years, why do they continue so fervently? And no actually it is not that common, while a lot of people may experience it 1-2 times in their lifetime,only about 6-8% of people experience it repeatedly throughout their life. I’m fairly certain that everyone has sinned in their lifetime whether they admit it or not so that would mean everyone has had that gateway opened and even if it’s not every single person there should be a lot more people then just 6-8% of the world’s population that has experienced this phenomenon. (My percent rate could be a little off depending on where exactly the info comes from, so I’m using roundabout numbers, close enough)
    I’ve experienced sleep paralysis forever. My earliest experience that I can recall was when I was three. How at the age of three have I already committed a sin that would open this gateway? I understand the scientific explanation of sleep paralysis but the things I’ve seen and felt can only be understood by someone else that has experienced it and I’ve had visions that were still there momentarily after I regained body movement. Thank you very much for sharing your experiences.

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    1. In my case I used to get attacked every night and sometimes even multiple times a night for a period of time. It was the enemy retaliating against me because I returned to the Lord. I have a friend in the Lord who had a very similar experience where he went through a period of attacks from the enemy. But now it doesn’t happen that often to me. In your case it could be sins of your ancestors that opened the door for you to be attacked or could have been an occult object in your home. Those are possible reasons why you were attacked at such a young age. If you are a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ I would ask Him to protect you before you go to sleep if you are still getting attacked. If you can perceive the demons before you go to sleep, as I can at times, I would rebuke them in the name of Jesus in faith, authority and confidence. I do and they leave.

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    2. TJ❤︎

      My belief is that demons our past down from generation to generation. Perhaps you had a distant relative who practice witch craft or studied the occult of some kind. For me personally, I am not sure if any of my ancestors were involved with anything like that. However, my family comes from a long line of alcoholics and some drug addiction, which in turn is demonically influenced, and passing it down to me. I witnessed my Dad having a night terror here and there. Where he wakes up screaming from a dream, or jerks awake as if the dream he was having was a far from unpleasant dream. He is also an alcoholic, but luckily, that doesn’t detour us from have a close relationship. I also had a full on obsession with Britney Spears when I was young, which I think heavily induced my SP when I was 13. But that goes a lot deeper into my beliefs of the Illuminati and from my findings, are heavily laced with Lucifarianism. Getting back onto topic, my question for you would be, what’s your family like? Are the good Christians with high morals, or do you have something ugly that runs through your family such as myself. The OP is very spot on in the sense that we’re highly dealing with a Spiritual warfare that were so oblivious to. Learning about the Illuminati is something that was a huge indication of that to me. The world is the Devils playground, and I believe our souls are here to be either with God or against. There’s no grey area.

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  8. Anita

    I hate you went through these experiences but glad to know I was not alone. Many people in my circle have never experienced demonic attacks via sleep. When I would share my experiences they would look at me like I was crazy. When I gave up my worldly pursuits for God it appeared the attacks became more intense. I pray every night for God to release angels to cover me when I sleep. I rarely have an attack, the most recent one I was introduced to a guy and I gave him a friendly hug. Later that night I was attacked, immediately I knew spirits had transferred. I have ended all contacted with the person because he was trying to extort money from me. Thanks for sharing your testimony.

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  9. Ramona

    I have experienced being held down by the throat while waking up. One time when I woke up, I could still feel pressure on my side and couldn’t believe that I was still feeling it while fully awake. I now feel like someone is holding me down every night. But recently I woke up to a scary looking person with long hair stealing my breath through my lips and that’s the one that has got me really scared. I’ve been practicing ceaseless prayer for 9 months again. I used to practice ceaseless prayer in my 20s, but nothing like this had ever happened. The feeling of being held down started about 1 1/2 years ago a few months after I moved into this new apartment.

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  10. Anonymous

    You said to contact you or reach out to you I’d like to do that but I really wouldn’t want to do it on here I have experience sleep paralysis or extreme nighttime harassment by spiritual demons or entities for seven years from the age of 19 to 26. I got deliverance and all that and it stopped for years and I seem to have relief finally in my life and now I’m scared it’s coming back. I’ve never come across a blog or anything that went into so much detail about it I just want to thank you for writing this because it just sounds exactly like my experience and makes me feel like I’m not the only person who has dealt with this and your willingness to be so open and address really hard questions helps to. I’m 33 now and would like to ask you a few questions that may help me as Simone else who has been through this torment.

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    1. It is spiritual warfare. Every Christian goes through it. Even the apostle Paul went through a lot of spiritual warfare. I usually get a sleep paralysis attack when I do something for the Lord or engage in deep, intense prayer. They retaliate. They are trying to discourage me.

      But you can contact me on Skype (Jamaalw27) or email me Jamaalw27@gmail.com

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  11. Arini

    At times I myself esperience sleep paralysis. It’s not as often It use to be. For example when I was pregnant, and I when I had thoughts of abortion (because I was afraid I couldn’t care for my child) I would get paralysis almost every night to the point where I was so scared to sleep! But I realized when I would have those episodes I would pray and the more I prayed the worse they got. So they lead me to the point where I was afraid to pray because if I didn’t pray I wouldn’t get the paralysis. But I was always in between decisions of keeping my baby. I came to the realization that the enemy was angry all along because I was second guessing the abortion. But thankfully I kept my baby! I still get paralysis from time to time just no where near as bad. In the end I realized I shouldn’t let the enemy scare me from praying. And that I’m going to keep on worshipping our lord and savior no matter the hardships!!!

    But I’m always looking for new people to talk to about finally seeing things clear and my path to God! Because it’s so hard to find people who view the things like us on this form. I’d love to contact anyone who would like to discuss these type of things.

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  12. I’m so thrilled to have found this right now…I, like many others have shared my experience with other christians and they just look at me very strange and act like it’s completely not biblical…My first experience happened when I was 19 or 20, I am now 51…I met my first husband in school and he proclaimed to also be a christian in which I actually came to the the Lord through him….Unfortunately we were young christians and we already agreed to get married but, we wanted to get an apartment first to get out of living arrangements that we were both living under…..any…we worked together and we got an apartment, not married though…after we got married I had to go and change my name and I needed to go by myself which normally wouldn’t have bothered me….I layed down for a nap while my husband was at work…..In my sleep I had woke so I thought……I heard the door handle rattle like someone was trying to get in….I thought it was my husband and that the door might be locked and he didn’t have his key……well I realized I couldn’t get up and go answer the door so I yelled and said it’s unlocked come in…but no response and constant rattling….I tried and struggled to get up but couldn’t I looked around and the room was exactly the way it was when I went to sleep…..I looked over at the clock and saw the time…..Suddenly I heard the door fly open up against the wall and found myself awake and at the window and I turned around to look at the time and it was exactly the time I couldn’t move…..I ran to the door and no one was there and the door was closed……I was so puzzled that I didn’t even want to go anywhere that day and I was filled with anxious feelings and a type of fear but excitement at the same time not knowing what just happened…..Thank you for taking the time to read this…..

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    1. I had something similar happen to me. During a sleep paralysis episode I heard children playing around me. It sounded so real. Auditory hallucination or demons messing with me? I don’t know but I lean towards the latter.
      Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Britteny S

    I wanted to live eave my experience with “sleep paralysis”.
    I used to be a devote Catholic, even going to college at a catholic monestary and getting a degree in theology. I’m only 24. As the passed tree years have gone by since then, I have been spiritually dead. The farthest thing from a holy Catholic girl.

    Experience 1) I felt hands, cold and with long fingers. They were grey and dark. I was completely paralyzed in my bed. The pushed down in my chest and then I felt the hands grab my ankles and pull me from my bed. I “woke up” on the floor thinking I must have thrown myself off the bed in fear.

    2)I fell asleep with my light on and fish tank light on. I woke up but I couldn’t move or scream. I dark grey man/demon was grappling me in my bed trying to bite my fingers. A voice, with no breath or gender, said clearly in my ear “The Flesh Eater”.

    3) last night I was hearing the clamor of old lady heels running across my wood floors. Then I saw demon and he was almost like a vampire. Then a heavy person was pressing into me and grabbing me just like the “flesh eater” was. I tried to call for help but I couldn’t. I woke up so afraid I almost wet my bed.

    There are signs too. I’ve woken to the smell of rot and burning.

    I’ve heard quick evil sounding noises at night.

    And then I forget about it. It’s not till later that I remember.

    Help me out here!!

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    1. Sorry about what has happened to you. I’m curious, does the sleep paralysis happen only in a certain place where you sleep? I think perhaps it could be a demonic door opened in your home.

      It could be what you or what your ancestors have done in the past. Ever involved with Ouija board, witchcraft, New Age etc.?

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      1. Britt

        It’s only in my bedroom. I’ve never dabbled in the occult before. It started when I started hanging out with some friends from my high school days who are very anti-Catholic. I found out later that one of them, a transgender (female to male) person, is plagued by demonic oppression at night. Demon faces and voices whisper and touching them, terrorizing then all night. They wrote it off as a sleep disorder and takes medication to try to control it but nothing works. My faith has considerably dwindled over the past two years. Feelings of annoyance and irritation when I try to pray or think of God. Feelings of extreme irritation when I consider changing my life and going to confession again. I have invasive thoughts of death and decay and it’s like they’re someone else’s. They’re not mine and I can’t get them from my mind even if I’m wide eyed and alert. Often accompanied by the smell of rot or burning in my house. Over the last few months I have severed them from my life completely.

        I’ll admit I’ve also lead a pretty sinful life in the passed two years. And I haven’t gone to confession in almost theee years. I feel like that has something to do with it.

        Thoughts?

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      2. There can be a myriad of reasons why it is happening to you. But there could have been a transference of spirits from that transgendered person. Based on what you have said I would say you likely have demons indwelled in you. From my observation having thoughts or hearing voices are telltale signs of having demons.

        It seems you are Roman Catholic. If you have idols or statues or paintings of Jesus or Mary you should get rid of it. There can be demonic attachments to those things. A lot of what they practice and teach in the Roman Catholicism is not based on the Bible. I would really encourage you to study the Bible, especially about this.

        You may want to check out these demonic doorways and signs of oppression list https://deliverancefromdemonsinjesusname.wordpress.com/demonic-doorways-and-signs-of-demonization/

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      3. Britt

        I greatly appreciate your feedback. I think this more demonic oppression instead of possession. I do have icons and medals in my home. They have all been blessed. I also have exorcism salt that I can use on my door and bed.

        Thank you very much for input! I finally got the courage to go searching for answers that aren’t “oh you’re just waking up at the wrong time”. Why wouldn’t you hallucinate about anything and everything? Why just cats and bugs and demons and evil??

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  15. Joy

    Hey I’m not sure why I’m doing this I never comment on stuff but I definetly experienced this a couple times, some worse than others but it doesn’t happen as much any more. I remember feeling very afraid and all I knew was that I shouldn’t open my eyes because I knew I would see some crazy stuff. I’ve heard voices and laughs and voices saying my name. I’ve felt hands on my arms and they physically moved my arms to pin me down, I wiggled my fingers and I could feel fingernails on the hands like they were real. I believe in Jesus and the spirit realm but I have a problem with fear. Even reading this blog and re telling my story makes me somewhat afraid.

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    1. Hello Joy. If you have the Lord Jesus Christ you shouldn’t fear. God is infinitely more powerful than the enemy. “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” – 2 Tim. 1:7

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    2. Candice Oppenheim

      Hi Joy, I have experienced these heavy attacks at night and seen demonic beings since I was a little girl. Could never explain it and too afraid to talk about it, but one thing that was constant was a crippling fear that came over me. They would switch off the lights and move things in the room. As I got older I received 3 prophecies all calling me to pray and intercede. Problem with this was everytime I tried to pray I immediately became aware of something else in the room and opened my eyes expecting to see something dangerous. This would go on for years, until a woman in my church told me about overcoming a “Spirit of Fear”. It was then that I realized that was the spirit oppressing me all these years. I don’t know how it attached itself to me but one night while I was heavy in prayer for a few hours I experienced that anxiety about something evil being in the room with me. All of a sudden I experienced a supernatural boldness and the Lord allowed me to see a demon sitting peeking at my from the foot of my bed. I immediately (filled with boldness) became furious that this was the creature that kept me in bondage for over 25 years. I bound it in Jesus name and told it to “hit the road and never come back”.
      When I came out of that episode, I opened the door to the room and told my husband all that had happened, I remembered feeling shaken up and physical exhausted as I had run a race. Since then I have not had an episode with sleep paralysis or night terrors.
      Please ask the Lord to help you overcome a spirit of fear. It is not from the Lord and you DO have the Authority to bind it in Jesus name. I get so mad when I think of everything it had taken from me in my youth and will do everything I can to tell others and expose it.
      I cannot tell you how good it is to live without fear, I went from a timid girl who couldn’t even lift her
      head to talk to people to a bold, confident woman and absolutely nothing scares me anymore. If you need me to pray with you, just let me know.

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  16. Christopher

    I am 33 and I have experienced sleep paralysis since I was a teenager. I have had a few times that they were spiritual attacks, but I would like to tell about one attack that was significant. Just like the author above I had turned from sin. I stopped drinking and using drugs and turned to God. I turned from death and found love and life in the Lord. Soon after I had a dream which was a normal dream of an office party, but standing away from the crowd in my dream I saw a shadow person standing and staring at me. Even though I couldn’t see a face I knew he was watching me intently. I then realized I was dreaming but that this entity was real. I asked him “who are you” and realized I was talking to him without speaking. He told me to follow him and we walked away from the dream. I then walked closer to it and he spoke into my mind and said “do you want to see?”, and eyes started growing on his head, the eyes of a beautiful woman. I knew what he was showing me. He said “do you want to see more?” And I said yes. Then he started turning into a very beautiful woman. When morphed half way into the woman he asked once more if I would like to see more, and I said yes. Then there was the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen, she was naked under me hovering in the air and I was on top of her. There was fruit manifesting in the air above her mouth and it would fall just perfectly in her lips. At first i lusted but I had a sudden realization that this was too perfectly sensual and that this was evil, a demon opening a sin in me to have authority over me that’s he lost. I said “no!” and jerked away to get out of the dream. I woke up and saw a dark shadow over my body laying on me. I couldn’t move or speak but I was saying “in the name of Jesus!” over and over in my mind urgently. Then I finally sat up and yelled “in the name of Jesus!” And I saw the shadow get up and leave through the wall. This happened to me and I know that it was real. And I know Jesus is the son of God and is the king of kings!

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  17. Ivaylo Georgiev

    That is true. When I was unbeliever I have many of that creepy experience. When I believe in Jesus Christ I have fulfilled with His power and when I dreamed I have stand with Jesus name against that aggressor. In my dream I spoke Jesus name and that name pushed back that attacks. Thanks to our God.

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  18. Zwivhuya

    what happened to you is similar to what happened to me. I do not have any problem on not commiting other sins but when lust kicks I cannot stand it.Lust is my weakness and Satan use it againts me.I get sleeping paralysis almost every night but mine only last for a few second. The was time when I was dreaming,this old women came to visit im my mothers house.As I talking to her,she want to teach me evil powers on how to be a witch. I dont know what was I thinking but I really looking foward to it but suddenly I refuse I said in my I will serve Jesus Christ only than It kicked in I was paralyzed.After that I had like 6 or 7 sleeping paralysis that same night.I then realised that they were attcking me because I had shared this video on telling people to repent.And I was always feel like evil spirits if I am watching Worldly programs

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  19. Shannon

    Thank you for this post, you are right on. I started experiencing sleep paralysis almost every night and sometimes multiple times per night when I was around 15 years old. This went on for about 10 years. It was EXACTLY the same every single night, except one time.

    Every time, a black figure would open my bedroom door and come in to try and rape me. It never spoke to me and never actually touched me, but I knew its intentions. I believe this spirit was invited in by someone in my house watching pornography every night. When I moved out on my own, I still experienced it but not as frequently.

    Then, during college I was very heavily into drinking and marijuana. This obviously invited the evil spirits in. I still had the exact same experience, with the demon opening my door and coming in to rape me but not actually being able to touch me. I was always able to wake myself up before anything happened. One night I had a completely different experience though.

    This time, it was either a VERY powerful demon or Satan himself. He was not just a black figure the shape of a man like before, he was MASSIVE and I saw all the details – his hideous, demonic face with dog-like features, nasty claws and teeth and it was red and black. This spirit was hovering over my bed near the ceiling, but I could feel it on me. I felt that I was being raped. At the time I felt that it was Satan.

    I always felt very uncomfortable during the paralysis and knew that it was something very bad I wanted to stop, but I never actually felt fearful that it would truly harm me. And I would often think, like you said, “here we go again”. I would just tell myself over and over to wake up and concentrate really hard on moving my body.

    The attacks stopped eventually and I’m not sure why, maybe they just got tired of trying to mess with me in that way. I have on occasion felt evil spirits creeping around my house though and trying to scare me, like dropping a hanging plant on my pillow where my head just was. I have since come back to Jesus after turning my back on him during some difficult times I experienced. I now just pray for Jesus and God’s holy angels to protect me when I sleep.

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