In the darkness of the night non-human, non-animal steps can be heard moving closer to the room where you lie suspended between a wake-sleep state and paralysis. This evil entity slinks closer to you as it draws the breath from your body leaving just enough to torture and keep you alive. Try as you may to mumble the word “help” in hopes that…someone will shake you from this hellish fright. Words push past your lips with much effort, then fall way too softly to even be heard. The beast is on you. It can’t be seen or smelt, but its weight is crushing. Now, immobile with only seizure like activity occurring; teeth chattering as if one is cold. Head too heavy to move side-to-side, feeling as though it’s strapped down on to the bed. You hasten to have your spirit rejoin the body is a futile attempt alone. Somehow, you manage to muster up the ability to call upon the name of JESUS. The words are still inaudible to man, but heard by your Savior and the demon. As it flees, your respiratory system is returned to a 100% capacity via stimulation of the medulla oblongata and pons allowing you to….breathe and move as the nervous system awakens.
Is this just a myth or an actual medical condition like sleep apnea, seizures, poor circulation, or sleep paralysis? Obviously, something is happening to the body. Could it be spiritual warfare, an out of body experience, or dreaming? Growing up in the south my parents called it “The Witch Riding You.” Frankly, as a child living in the country with neighbors far away and no street lights; this scared the shit out of me!
Has this or something similar ever happened to you? Share your story below.
Dear238.com Quick Tip: Whether you consider this to be a supernatural presence, a medical condition, or out of body experience, talk to a trusted person. For some, it may require prayer, meditation, or medical care.