Subject: WWW Form Submission
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2006 07:17:44 -0800 (PST)
Location: NC *AND* MD
I had never heard of the "Old Hag" when I had these experiences, but when I finally did hear of it, I was relieved that other people had had those same experiences & that I wasn't going crazy! They first started when I was a teenager in NC. I would wake up from a dead sleep from a dead sleep & feel like I was suffocating. I couldn't move or see ANYTHING, but the feeling I would always get was like, HATRED. The dr. told my mom that I was having "night terrors"---I KNOW I was awake when this was happening. It lasted a couple of months, but stopped. I went away to college, served in the military, and through all of those years, NOTHING. When I ETS'd, I moved to MD with my husband. We moved into a house that has a history of it's own, and it started again. Something, AGAIN, started waking me from a deep sleep. At first when it started, it would just wake me & there would be an EVIL feeling. Then, the smothering & paralysis came back. It was even worse than before, not only because the feeling wasn't just hatred, but a true, menacing evil, but because while it was happening, there was someone lying right beside me. This went on for a few months until I became a total insomniac. I would actually cry @ the thought of having to go to bed. I could sleep during the day, but I could not sleep in that bed, at night. It sounds silly, but...I did, eventually sleep @ night and nothing happened. I thank God that it stopped and I pray that I NEVER have to deal w/that again. While I'm sure it sounds like nothing to some people, those who've experienced it know how AWFUL it is!