One night I woke up from a dream which I do not remember, only to find that something or someone was laying on top of me and kissing my mouth. I felt very scared, I could not see who it was, nor could I move at all. I tried to scream, but I could not force any sound out of my mouth. Then the hand of whatever was crushing my body moved over my mouth. I tried to roll off my bed, but like I said, my body was completely immobile. I must have fallen asleep soon after.
There is a modern explanation for this, which is sleep paralysis, but long ago it would have been said that I was visited by an Incubus, a male demon. I was just wondering if anyone has had similar dreams or experiences, I just think it would be interesting to hear. I was far too afraid to sleep the next night, but I am no longer scared and have not had anymore “visits” or sleep paralysis since.
I don’t really understand how I got the timeline wrong according to the first answer? I said the modern explanation was sleep paralysis, and the ancient explanation was Sucubus. Way to make yourself sound like an ass.
Incubus*. Got me all angry!
They also use to say it was an old hag sitting on your chest. I have sleep paralysis a lot. All the years that it has happened to me I have never seen anything. It always happens when I am on my stomach, so that might be why I don’t see anything. I do feel like someone is pulling a sheet over me. That’s how I know it is going to happen. I don’t fight it anymore. I have learned to just try to move one finger. This way I come out of it faster. There was one time that I did turn to see 4 things walking out of my room. One was tall and thin. The other three were short and fat. I did not see what they looked like, because they were walking away from me. They just faded away as they left my room. Now when it happens to me I don’t try to look to see if anyone is there. As soon as I can move I feel the sheet being pulled off of me. I now just lay there with my eyes closed, just in case they are still there. I wait a minuet or two just to be safe.