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Robert A. Goerman

It's NOT Sleep Paralysis!
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Do paranormal prowlers visit your home at night while you sleep? Men, women, and children everywhere awaken to discover that we are not alone. Who are these mysterious beings? What do they want?


These are not hallucinations related to

Awareness during Sleep Paralysis or ASP.


Awareness during Sleep Paralysis occurs when the brain is in the transition state between dreaming sleep and waking up.

These FIVE classic symptoms of Awareness during Sleep Paralysis eliminate ASP as a blanket explanation for paranormal home invasions:

#1) The essential symptom of Awareness during Sleep Paralysis or ASP is waking up unable to move a muscle or speak. This paralysis lasts from several seconds to several minutes. If you do not awaken paralyzed, then you are not experiencing Awareness during Sleep Paralysis. Witnesses to genuine encounters report the inability to move less than twenty-five percent of the time. In any case, even encounters involving paralysis should never be dismissed out of hand. It happens!

#2) One of the more commonly reported symptoms associated with Awareness during Sleep Paralysis is that of the "sensed" presence. Nothing at all is ever seen. This "invisible" or "just out of sight" presence is at odds with our reports of visible nonhuman intruders. Genuine encounters deal with eyewitness sightings.

#3) Terror is not just a consequence of Awareness during Sleep Paralysis, but an integral part of it. Even chronic sufferers who are knowledgeable about sleep paralysis still experience intense fear unlike anything they experience in waking life. Roughly twenty percent of the folks that encountered legitimate nonhuman intruders kept very calm and composed. Maybe too calm, given the circumstances. Their unruffled responses to the events at hand were, perhaps, more unnerving than any natural fight-or-flight reactions. Something else might be at work.

#4) Many people have a sense of suffocating or breathlessness while suffering through Awareness during Sleep Paralysis, which likely relates to the limited muscles that are active to help you breathe during REM sleep. Some people experience this as a chest pressure as if someone is standing or sitting on their chest. Practically none of our witnesses to home invasion by these nonhuman intruders report this frightening signature folklore symptom of chest pressure.

#5) In a distinct minority of cases, the mental fusion of normal wakeful awareness and dream overlap can result in wacky and often scary hallucinations projected upon actual physical surroundings. Some ASP sufferers have reported "watching" common items transform into nightmarish objects. For example, clothes lying on the floor may become corpses or a ceiling fan might turn into a "fairy" with the blades as wings and the central bulb as an animate, speaking face. In most cases, the visions are vague, described only as being blurry or shimmering.

Just remember that this dream overlap almost always manifests itself in negative or frightening forms. It sometimes seems as absurd and ridiculous as it does real. The environment tends to feel like holographic theater, the experience climaxes rapidly, and then the "visual" hallucinations evaporate when the sufferer regains control of his or her body. ASP is so easily distinguished from genuine paranormal home invasions.

Encounters with real humanoid intruders end when:

1.) The nonhuman exits through walls or vanishes.

2.) You will be compelled to sleep!


Where do we go from here? My first priority will always be the witness. You are not alone!


Valuable information is lost when genuine encounters are dismissed as ASP-induced hallucinations by eyewitnesses who are comforted by this advice, whether this counsel originates with the medical community or comes from a book or website on sleep paralysis. It is less upsetting to believe that it was all just a dream, rather than confront the fact that these entities can violate our homes with impunity.


These incidents merit immediate and serious study.


As a witness, only you can supply the information necessary for this research. Please contact me if you can help.