This popular expression (title above) is used amongst Mexican teenagers who appear to have sleep paralysis an extraordinary high rate. One study done of three high schools showed that 92.5% of the children had experienced this.
The study showed these findings: In the vast majority of the cases, the students said they can't move (85.5%); there was an inability to speak in 72.6% of the events; chest oppression was felt 43.5% of the time; and there was a sense of a presence in 46.8% of cases. Hallucinations were also common: visual hallucinations were reported in 29% of the events, audible hallucinations in 24.2%, and tactile hallucinations in 12.9%.
I find this very interesting that such an enormous majority of youth have experienced sleep paralysis. In my recent studies for the post I just did on the subject a few days ago, it came to my attention that reports of alien abductions and sleep paralysis marry each other well. However, upon realizing that a place such as Mexico, which has an enormous amount of UFO reportings and flying humanoids, has such a high incidence of sleep paralysis, I had to wonder.
In the theory department my brain gets spinning and I wonder. If I were an alien visiting the earth and wanting for whatever reasons of curiosity or genetics to abduct people, why not take advantage of their sleep state? During sleep, the brain is already creating hallucinations and paralysis and we know that pineal gland that controls it is affected by geomagnetics. Why not enhance what’s already at use at a time when people will write it off as sleep issues? When you can manipulate deeper sleep in other occupants of the house? When everyone else will tell them it was just sleep dysfunction and not abduction? When someone won’t be missing because they should be in bed?
Just my perplexing thought of the day…