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Sleep Paralysis

Have you ever encountered a terrifying shadowy presence looming over the foot of your bed? Was he wearing a hat?

In this episode Cat and Rebecca talk about their experiences with sleep paralysis and chat about a documentary that explores the phenomenon through the lens of several different cultures.

If you’ve woken up unable to move and seen something terrifying whether it’s an old hag, a ghost, a batlike creature with terrible claws or an alien wielding a probe you’ll know how real it feels, but is it? Listen and decide for yourself.

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The Nightmare (The documentary discussed in this episode and our intro clip)

The Nightmare (The scarier documentary recommended by Rebecca but strongly advised against by Cat)

A systematic review of variables associated with sleep par DanDenis, Christopher C.French, Alice M.Gregory.

Sleep Paralysis: Historical Psychological Perspectives, Dr Brian Sharpless, Karl Doghramji

Abducted: How People Come to Believe They Were Kidnapped by Aliens, Susan Clancy.

Horror, Personality and Threat Simulation.

Joe Nickell’s article on the Popobara

Coast to Coast episode featuring Heidi Hollis discussing Hat Man.

The inspiration for Wes Craven’s Nightmare on Elm Street

The Hat Man: The True Story of Evil Encounters, Heidi Hollis.

The Shadow Man (episode of The Twilight Zone)

Freddy’s Song (Our outro clip)