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Re: colorless green ideas

From:Tristan McLeay <kesuari@...>
Date:Friday, April 9, 2004, 9:41
 --- Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...> wrote:
> On Apr 9, 2004, at 10:55 AM, Tristan McLeay wrote:
> > (It's possible to have sleep paralysis while > awake, > > though, and based on some accounts, I seem to have > > experienced just that last week. It was > terrifying: I > > thought there was someone in my room trying to > > suffocate me.) > > Did you feel a pressure on your chest, as if a Black > Cat (tm) or Evil > Witch (tm) were sitting on it trying to suffocate > you and steal your > breath? I think it used to be called (maybe still > is?) a "night hag" > experience for that reason.
Also incubuses and sucubuses and many other evil beings of these sorts. But no, I thought there was a supernatural male humanoid (Real Men(tm) can't walk through walls) standing next to me strangling me. Or perhaps, I felt like I was being strangled and there was a SMH standing next to me. Feeling like one is being strangled and 'aware' of the 'presence' of someone else in your room and being totally unable to shout 'Help!', let alone move, will lead people to take 1 and maybe-1 and make 4. (The technical term for it that I'm aware of is 'Awareness during Sleep Paralysis', abbreved to ASP.)
> Unless what you had was similar but not exactly the > same.
Well, not everyone experiences everything in exactly the same way. It sounds close enough to some descriptions from an article in a psych journal that it seems to fit, though. (There's been a number of occasions where I found myself unable to move or even speak, but I'm sure this is the only time I felt there was a being in my room trying to strangle me.) -- Tristan. Find local movie times and trailers on Yahoo! Movies.