So up until recently, I didn’t know they was something called sleep paralysis. For those of you that don’t know;
Sleep paralysis occurs when a person wakes up but finds themselves unable to move or speak. It is accompanied with the thought that someone is in the room watching or hearing them. They might feel pressure on their chest, hallucinate etc.
Well, after reading Winnie’s blog about sleep paralysis, I realised it is the exact same thing I have heard countless tales about. I have never experienced it but my older sister has and she told me she rebuked the first person she saw and hasn’t experienced it since.
It is believed that the first person you see after the occurrence is the winch responsible for the act and should be dealt with harshly.
In boarding school, a lot of people got pressed by winches or so we thought because no one knew about sleep paralysis.
Onetime a senior was pressed and she flogged all of us with a broom stick behind our ears cus it is believed that flogging a winch with a broom stick will make her confess.
By the way, nigerian witchcraft is not the kind you see in movies like vampires dairies or originals and it is not passed down from generation to generation. It is believed that one could be initiated into witchcraft by eating things from strangers. In one of the schools I attended, about 10 people were expelled because they confessed that they were witches. So witchcraft is a terrible thing.
While writing this, I asked my mum if she believed that witches pressed people. She said she had experience it first hand and I shouldn’t publish or doubt it if not I’ll be pressed too. She doubted it and was pressed twice.😂😂
My heart goes out to all the innocent people who have been wrongly accused of witchcraft because someone saw them first after an episode of sleep paralysis.
Please let me know in the COMMENT SECTION if: You have ever experienced sleep paralysis and how you dealt with it.
Stay unapologetically weird.💕