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Terrifying video shows just how scary sleep paralysis is

Anish Vij

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Terrifying video shows just how scary sleep paralysis is

Featured Image Credit: Filip Obr / Alamy Stock Photo / HandintheBoxInc/YouTube

A terrifying simulation video shows just how scary sleep paralysis can be.

The first-person POV 'Sleep Paralysis experience' is scaring the s**t out of lots of viewers because of 'incredibly accurate' it is. Watch below:

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Filmmaker Steal Adcock - who is known for producing simulation videos on his YouTube Channel 'HandintheBoxInc' - shared another brilliant insight into what sleep paralysis can sometimes look like.

For those unaware, sleep paralysis usually occurs when your body and your muscles are unable to move as you are waking up or falling asleep.

This can take place when you are in 'sleep mode', while your brain is still active but your body is asleep.

We don't really know why it happens but the condition has been linked to insomnia, according to the NHS.

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For those who have never experienced sleep paralysis, this simulation gives a glimpse into what it's like. Credit: HandintheBoxInc
For those who have never experienced sleep paralysis, this simulation gives a glimpse into what it's like. Credit: HandintheBoxInc

So, as the the clip begins we get a first-person view of an air fan, while lying down in the dreamer's bedroom.

The video starts off pretty normal as we can see a clear view of the electric fan, like you would when lying in bed.

But as the footage rolls on, a cat creeps into the image, which is only scary if you don't like cats - then suddenly a huge spider starts to dangle from the ceiling and things start to get pretty weird.

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Then, the first-person view of a fan randomly transitions into a vortex, which is - yeah - very weird.

After that, the view returns back to the fan in the bedroom - and just when things start to look normal - a horrifying grim reaper of a person scares the crap out of you by suddenly entering the frame.

Many viewers found the sleep paralysis simulation to be 'incredibly accurate'. Credit: HandintheBoxInc
Many viewers found the sleep paralysis simulation to be 'incredibly accurate'. Credit: HandintheBoxInc

For people who have never experienced sleep paralysis before, it just looks like a weird video, but for many viewers, they were stunned to discover how relatable the footage was.

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"I've very rarely managed to open my eyes but the sounds are on point," one person said.

A second added: "I've had sleep paralysis many times before. But the audible noises are so incredibly accurate."

While someone else commented: "Sleep paralysis victim here can confirm this is how it’s like."

Another viewer also thought: "I’ve experienced sleep paralysis for 32 years. I was five years old when I experienced it. It’s terrifying beyond any word or video can explain. This is child’s play compared to what I go through."

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If you're finding it hard to relate to this video, you might want to check out the director's first person simulation of a dream/nightmare.

Topics: Community, Health, Weird

Anish Vij
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