Sp mostly happens to me while sleeping on my back but have had several time when I sleep on my side.
I just made a video about my sp experiences, you can see it at You Tube.com/barnabusdonn...are some of my experiences and my take on what sp is: I had my first experiences with sp in 1996 when I was 16.
I woke up in total paralysis and could see around my room.
Also, when fighting so hard to get out of sp, I had strained so hard to move a limb that I have actually moved my "spirit" arm or leg up out of my body.
This is also how I explain the ability to look around the room while in sp, It's my spirit that is moving all the while my body is paralysed.
I find it strange that other people would envision similar shadowy figures.
I fought them, dare I say I killed some of them and cast them down to hell to await judgement.
I have read extensive material on sp over the years and tons of theories but have come up with my take on what sp is.
Although I am an active Christian, I don't agree with what most Christians say about sp.
I believe what the Bible teaches about demons and that there is a spiritual dimension that is unseen to our human eyes. I have yet to find a commonality as to why sp happens or what causes it but as sure as I know the reality we know and live in everyday, I know these are not hallucinations.
Sp is so strange that it forces us to figure out what we truly believe in..that comes with much unbiased searching.
At that moment, a hideous voice said audibly, "we're gonna kill your children!