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      Open eyes during SP?

      From what I've heard, most people can open their eyes while they're in SP. I've experienced sleep paralysis quite a few times (all unintentional), and I have never been able to open my eyes during it. I'd just like to know- is this normal? What about the rest of you?
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      I've opened my eyes during sleep paralysis. There should be no physiological reason why you should not be able to. The few times it has happened to me, my eyes were open.

      The thing that really messes people up sometimes is when they are in SP and it is a false awakening for them. Those are the times you hear people reporting that aliens are experimenting on them. Think about it, almost all of them report that they cannot move and that all kinds of extraordinary events are taking place.
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      Experiments

      That makes good sense. I think I had heard that before. It is much more probable than thinking it really happened IRL.

      Originally posted by Seeker
      I've opened my eyes during sleep paralysis. There should be no physiological reason why you should not be able to. The few times it has happened to me, my eyes were open.

      The thing that really messes people up sometimes is when they are in SP and it is a false awakening for them. Those are the times you hear people reporting that aliens are experimenting on them. Think about it, almost all of them report that they cannot move and that all kinds of extraordinary events are taking place.


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      The first time I had SP:

      I was sleeping on my couch. I was in a half-way state between waking and sleep. I could feel myself laying there but didn't really realize I was awake yet... Then I hear someone come into my room--I assume it's my brother coming into the room to get the cigs he left in there--and leave. So I just keep laying there, not moving or anything...a little while later, I start hearing two male voices on my bed behind me talking, although I couldn't quite make out what they were saying...

      Wait, it's morning, no one would break into the house at this time of day...this can't be happening...so with great effort, I open my eyes. I see a black shadowy figure standing next to me, who immediatly leans over me and vanishes into my chest. Then I try to turn around to see what exactly is going on behind me, and I couldn't move. I was laying in an awkward position, and thought that maybe the circulation to my head was cut off and I was dying. I tried to yell out for help to no avail... I couldn't move at all except my eyeballs. After a couple minutes I started trying to wiggle my foot...it took a while, but then it started being able to move a little...then a little more...then I moved my whole leg, rolled over, and got up and looked behind me...nothing there.

      As soon as I got up, I realized what had happened to me. I saw something on the discovery channel a few months before this SP episode, about alien abductions, and they said it was sleep paralysis...opening your eyes and being in your room, but really still sleeping...sleeping with your eyes open...dreaming with your eyes open...but while it was happening, I was too freaked out to realize what was really going on...

      I only had about 5 dreams in my whole life before this happened. I barely knew what a dream was like. Every night, I would go to bed and wake up and remember nothing...but after this experience I became interested in LDs and OBEs, since everything I read said you could use SP as a 'launching point' to achieve these altered states.

      So I started reading about it online, then went to the library and got a bunch of books on LDs and OBEs. Check out 'Have Lucid Dreams in 30 days', and 'Have and Out of Body Experience in 30 Days', good books from your local library--no religious spin (I'm athiest; my dad used to be a pastor...hmmm.) Since then, I've had many regular dreams, a few LDs (I guess about 20 so far...) and 2 OBEs.

      Anywayz to answer your question, Yes, you can open your eyes durring SP...but expect to see reality (your physical eyes are open) mixed with more intense hallucinations than you'll ever get from magic mushrooms, LSD, or PCP. BTW, I didn't do any hallucinogens for about 10 months before I had this SP episode...

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      Originally posted by Seeker
      I've opened my eyes during sleep paralysis. There should be no physiological reason why you should not be able to. The few times it has happened to me, my eyes were open.

      The thing that really messes people up sometimes is when they are in SP and it is a false awakening for them. Those are the times you hear people reporting that aliens are experimenting on them. Think about it, almost all of them report that they cannot move and that all kinds of extraordinary events are taking place.
      i had a previous topic on this a few days ago. im quite happy to hear that, i want to awake in SP and experience "the hag" any further suggestions or is it just coincidce?
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