Seen and heard on Ms. Theary C. Seng's Facebook accounts:
99.999% of all Cambodians at one point experienced this, including me when I was a child and the first couple of years of having become a Christian.
The International New York Times | 31 Oct. 2013
Another example of a real psychological event that may partially explain our folklore is sleep paralysis. A quarter or more of all Americans report that they have awaked to find they cannot move. Often they feel a weight on their chest, hands clutching their throat and a dark malevolent presence in the room.
“I was a college sophomore,” one man recalled. “One night I went to bed early. I was awakened by the sound of my door being opened, and footsteps approached the bed. I tried to turn on the light beside my bed, but I couldn’t move or speak. The footsteps came to the side of my bed, and I felt the mattress go down as someone climbed onto the bed, knelt on my chest and began to strangle me. I had an overwhelming impression of evil. And then I did move, first my hand and then my whole body. I leaped out of bed, heart racing, and turned on the light to find the room empty.”
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