So last night, my mother had sleep paralysis. However, what struck me was what she described. She described feeling movement at the end of the bed, something being there. She saw a figure, black and large, creep up the end of the bed and climb on top of her. She screamed but nothing came out. She ended up being able to yell the words, "Stop, please" and she was able to throw the covers off of her, making the figure disappear. My sister and I both had encounters last night along with her. I heard my closet door make a strange noise and heard a faint deep laugh just before sleep. I shook it off, telling myself it was a movie my sister was watching or something. My sister heard rumbling in her closet as well. What could this all be? Is there a presence in our house? Possibly and incubus due to the nature of my mother's encounter?
In the herbs dictionary article series you'll find usefull herbs. By the way, I don't think it's an incubus. From what I've heard, incubi (and succubi) only appear in dreams and not in the physical world.
Re: Presence in Our House By: WhiteRav3n / Knowledgeable
Post # 6 Jan 05, 2016
Call it a hag, a night elf, or just plainly a witch. The legends and lore surrounding the ones that sit upon the chest at night are innumerable. Really the name doesn't matter.
Smudging doesn't remove spirits, it only cleans away foreign every and purified. That's like trying to get rid of a raccoon with Lysol. It'll sure make them smell nice and clean but they will still be there.
I would try good old iron as an amulet under the mattress and over the doorways. Be sure to leave open a window (a way for them to leave). Sometimes people lay out protection so well it talks the being inside the house! You have to give it an exit.
Guys, she asked if there was anything stronger than sage for goodness sake, answer her question!
*sigh* Sleep paralysis comes with the Shadow People, and only some of them actually are accounted to do anything. Such as the hag that sits on peoples chests and presses down, making it hard for them to breathe. Such as the man with the top hat.
As for a presence, I'd say the chances are 50/50. It seems your mother is into herbal witchcraft, since she uses sage or into a similar belief system. White salt might be best for the perimeter of her room as well as for your and your sisters rooms. Thats what witches commonly use to protect themselves during a ritual and as long as the salt is undisturbed, on most circumstances you are protected. Now I know you might ask about the doorway. Use the tape people use to box up packages with when they're moving. its big enough tape to where it will hold the salt in place, also grab onto the salt.
so far, nothing in your house is breaking or anything so whatever you have, if you do have anything, is probably not as strong as an incubus or a succubus. I'd think that what you have is a little lower. Have your family do common herbal cleansing baths and cleanse them with sage. I generally use white sage for my cleansings, but you don't have to it's simply a preference.
Also, theres something about the little gargoyle statutes having some kind of protection attributes I'd try that as well. I've never tried it before, but then again I have my Rowan plant I keep by my front door. There are some plants that have natural protection, but mostly I know trees. Even the saplings can be used, such as my Rowan. The Rowan is also a strong energy tree, but usually generates good, clean energy.
If you have any more questions or concerns, do mail me on this site and I may be able to give alternatives. But otherwise, this is the advice I give for now. Goodluck Blueowl.
To be completely and utterly honest the advice you are all giving us great. But the thing is it's not very helpful. Unless you can strictly identify what it is, it's all guessing what to do and what it is. Once you figure out what it is, then look for a solution. I can't persay what this may be, I could be a number if things to me, but I could get it wrong, because I'm not there. Descriptions that you have can be many things, and it's not me saying it's useless, but in moments like that we don't get all the information we need. Which isn't your fault. I would recommend, starting with a common factor in each if the events if that night, like when you compared the voices could you agree their similar. It could be one thing it many. Yes this isn't a science experiment, but follow some steps like one for an answer