Thursday, March 27, 2014

Sleep Paralysis, Old Hag Syndrome and Alien Abductions

Here are links to the Non-Christian Wikipedia articles on:

Sleep Paralysis



Alien Abduction

Out-of-body experience

Near-death experience

Christian Perspectives

I'm personally convinced that what people call sleep paralysis, hypnagogic states and hypnopompic trances are sometimes merely physical and other times have their ultimate source in demonic attacks. The same thing with the experience of alien abductions. When it comes to out of body experiences, I believe that sometimes they are hallucinations and other times real experiences of the soul "leaving the body" (either induced by demons, by some other non-malevolent cause or by death).

It is commonly believed by non-Christians that whatever the cause (or causes) of  Old Hag Syndrome and the similar experience of "alien abductions" are, that those experiences are very difficult if not nearly impossible to be stopped. However, there are hundreds of cases where both types of experiences have been stopped by calling on the name of Jesus. This suggests that in many instances something spiritual is the source rather than something physical.

The following are some resources from a Christian perspective. is a Christian website that provides evidence and arguments for why the alien abduction phenomenon is usually demonic. The website has articles, videos and testimonies. Videos

Here are links to my blogs on:

UFOs and Christianity

Some resources on Old Hag Syndrome and Sleep Paralysis
Sleep Paralysis: A Modern Connection to an Ancient Evil
by Michael Tatar, Jr.
Michael Tatar's website Stop Sleep Paralysis

How To Stop Sleep Paralysis - Old Hag Syndrome
(excerpts from the book  Sleep Paralysis: What It Is and How To Stop It by Chris White)

Steve Hays blogs related to Old Hag Syndrome and the occult:

Bell, book, & candle 

Interpreting Old-Hag syndrome

Miracles: now and then

More related blogs by Steve Hays 
(sometimes the relevant material is in the comments section)

UFOs, Ghosts, and a Rising God: Debunking the Resurrection of Jesus

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

Things that go bump in the night

Animal clairvoyance

Ave Maria

 What Should Christians Make Of UFOs?

 A mind at the end of its tether


 Quest for the historical atheist

 Ne'er shaw yir teeth unless ye can bite!”

Both Steve Hays and the other bloggers at Triablogue have written much more on the topic of the occult and the paranormal. Click the Label links below to access more of them.

For a more thorough search go to and type "" in the "site or domain:" field.
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Then type in keywords like "occult", "paranormal" (etc.) in the "any of these words:" field.

Related blog posts of mine:

Evidence and Testimonies of Demonic and Angelic Encounters

Links on the Subject of Miracles in the Context of Craig Keener's Recent Book

Recommended Resources on Divine Healing

Testimonies of the Supernatural Among Respected Christian Leaders

Evidence and Arguments Against Materialism and Naturalism

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