Fox10456: This is a prologue to a novella I did a few years back.
meg12279: sleep paralysis is the worst. Thanks for the sponsor, Ween!
jjwars1: Donald Trump. What more needs to be said?
meg12279: what freaks me out about sleep paralysis is that some of what you're seeing is real, and the NOT real stuff is just as real. Like if the TV is on, I can tell you what episode of what show was playing while I was paralyzed. The people I see at the same time seem just as real.
Xcott: meg12279: what freaks me out about sleep paralysis is that some of what you're seeing is real, and the NOT real stuff is just as real. Like if the TV is on, I can tell you what episode of what show was playing while I was paralyzed. The people I see at the same time seem just as real.When I was in grad school, I began a nightly project to attempt lucid dreaming. I tried a bunch of different strategies people had tried to "wake themselves up" or create some reminder in a dream to wake themselves up. None of these worked.I also suffered from serious sleep paralysis at the time, something I haven't experienced for about a decade now. It was always frightening no matter how many times it happened, because you can't turn to look around and it's so easy to psyche yourself out about a sound you maybe heard across the apartment. Then you start listening for closer sounds in case the sound is someone getting closer, and you easily convince yourself that it could be someone creeping in. That's on top of the hallucinations you can experience on account of being so near to sleep.One night I woke up paralyzed, and I figured I'd just skip the freaky part and try to go right back to sleep. Should be easy, right, since I'm already physically down? So I'm trying to go back to sleep in my already sleeping body and I think, "wait. This is as close to being asleep, and dreaming, as I ever am while awake. Maybe I can try to start dreaming while remaining conscious, stepping into it gently."So I tuned out, tried to be dreaming, and everything was just dark. I tried to conjure up some kind of dream setting or picture, and nothing happened. Finally I hit upon the idea of thinking of a road so I could be standing on something: my brain could easily imagine a road, and there it was. It was a dream! I was incredibly stoked that I was able to make this simple scene and be conscious in it.I didn't, however, go any further with the experiment because I got this really u ...
nmrsnr: sxacho: I moved into my dumpy old rental house a year ago today. It was built in 1925 and is settling and mostly all original. I fairly often hear the old doorknobs rattle and squeek at night when I'm trying to sleep. It freaked me out at first and I'd turn on all the lights and investigate every room. Now I can just fall back asleep and ignore it.You sure that's what it is, you sure it's not The Rats in the Walls?
TheWriteGirl: This is my very favorite thread of the whole year, I've been excited for a month! The only times I have ever posted in the Scary Story Thread have been to say how much I love it, except for the one time saw the scary Korean webcomic on a laptop rather than a phone (I was not aware that it moved) and described how I fled my house, scaring myself even more as my laptop cord dragged loudly behind me on the floor, and read the rest of the thread on my front porch in a rainstorm (2015?)."
GRCooper: Donovan is four...
mrshowrules: GRCooper: Donovan is four...I like your writing style and an ample amount of gooseflesh was generated.
toejam: A real, 4 word horror story:"Daddy ate my eyes."Look it up if you dare.
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