I find it odd that the people who experience sleep paralysis always see a figure standing beside them, like I did for many years. I have never ever dreamed about people being near me in my dreams, so I would find it odd to only be “dreaming” that when sleep paralysis happens. Doesn’t anyone else think that there may be more to this, like breaching the gap to an alternate plane, ghosts, something like that? Perhaps some people are prone to be open to other energies or “chosen” by other entities? I have studied psychology in college and been reading my family’s books on psychology for years and have never read anything to make me believe that this would be a strictly physiological thing. My grandfather is a psychologist and my mother has a degree in it as well, I started reading their psychology books in 4th grade. What are your thoughts?