Research shows that individuals who experience Sleep Paralysis often report sensations of floating or flying outside of their physical body, non-physically. This ethereal or spiritual body can do far more than the physical body, and those who experience it can travel to different places instantaneously, regardless of gravity constraints, mental limitations, or conscious thought. These out-of-body experiences (OBE’s) are known as Astral Projection.
Lucid Dreaming – the ability to know that you are having a dream-like experience whilst it is taking place – can also accompany Sleep Paralysis. Dream loops can also occur. This is when you experience waking up, only to find that you are still asleep. A surreal experience, where you remain in a dream like environment.
Some people who experience Sleep Paralysis have a paranormal ability to communicate with spirits. For some, there is also the belief that they are God’s (the Creator’s, the Universe’s, Source’s or however you term it) special agent, endowed with spiritual gifts to help humankind.
The recalling of entering a spiritual realm or alternative dimension is also common in Sleep Paralysis, with the individual being spiritually endowed after the experience with gifts like, clairaudience, claircognizance, clairvoyance etc.
Currently, the relationship between Sleep Paralysis and extra-terrestrial activity is being researched, due to the similarity of experiences between UFO abductees and those who experience Sleep Paralysis.