Parallel Universe Dream | Sleep Paralysis Story

There has been more than one instance wherein I have succumbed to sleep paralysis. But the dream I saw was no less than a parallel universe gateway for me. It was the first time I dreamt something so clear and the horror in it left me brooding about it for years. The only theory that my fantastical mind sways toward is the parallel universe theory.

The Thing About Dreams

A dream is a poem. There is so much going on in its verses that it isn’t what we think it is. With its stark unreality, it eludes us, haunts us to seek answers and theories to bring us towards a conclusion. But we fail every time we try to put a pin to it. The erratic behavior of involuntary thoughts is constantly fleeting from one junction to another. It is a train impossible to catch, a pattern surreal to comprehend.

I was miffed by this one dream that I like to call – “a gateway to the netherworld”, where I am somehow darn sure and convinced that I had a peek into a world that wasn’t ours. My constant pursuit to find a place which is beyond us instinctively led me to it, I guess.

I was fast unto a heavy siesta when all of a sudden, the parallel universe dream happened. The child in me believes it to be more than a mind trick. Eventually, when it was over, I found my thought rhythm broken, and the mundane called me back to my senses. That’s when I felt the following chain of dreams instigated for the first time. I have penned the first dream here that I had about the newly discovered alternate universe portal.

The Parallel Universe Dream

I used to live alone, sleep on a mattress in an empty room. It was the same room I had told you about, if you have been reading me for a while. Read Dud Horror in the inanimate and A Rental in the Wilderness if you haven’t.

The hall was big so I used to sleep on one side of the room. I was really tired that day and exhaustion got the better of me. So, I slowly dozed my way towards slumber. I was fast asleep and wading in deep-dream waters when I suddenly felt the need to wake up. It felt to me that I have been sleeping for a while and that it is time to get up. So I tried opening my eyes. I distinctly remember putting immense pressure on my eyelids to disclose them. As I did, I found myself wide awake. To my surprise I was no longer in my room. It looked like the same big hall I had slept in. Lights were out so it was dark everywhere, but within that darkness I could still see hazily.

The Gatekeeper of the Alternate Universe

I was in the same mattress, in the same position I had slept. But the room was entirely different. I squinted my eyes to see more clearly, confident that I have finally found a portal to a parallel dimension, something mankind has failed to find hitherto. So, in the same sleeping position I started scouring. To my left I found on the wall, a TV, I was quite surprised to find, as I didn’t have any. Then with squinted eyes I scaled a 180 degree view towards the right. I found the room empty, but suddenly in the remotest corner of my eye I caught something.

The Darkest Blog Parallel Universe Sleep Paralysis dream

There was someone sitting right at my heel patiently waiting for my attention. It was hard to tell what it was, or who it was. It was small, coiled up, looked like a rugged dog. The moment I realized that something sat there in utter silence, I tried looking at it. Suddenly it pounced on me with a rampage making a growling noise and I woke up with a start for real.

Waking Up from the Sleep Paralysis

I realized I was in the same room in the same position that I had slept first in. It was still afternoon, and the world was bright outside. I tried going to sleep again, but couldn’t. That flow was broken. There was horror in the way that dog like thing had jumped on me. It seemed as if it had realized that I was venturing into the unknown, a restricted territory. It seemed more like a gatekeeper to keep such wayward stroll under check.

In a way, I was happy with my latest find. To my fantastical head, it was like a portal that I had newly discovered, maybe a passage to a parallel universe somewhere.The only problem was that it wasn’t voluntary. If I wanted to go there again I couldn’t. That and that silent gatekeeper who didn’t let me explore the uncanny world.

I feel like my netherworld mystery has become suddenly tangible. All I have to do is try to open my eyes real hard and in betwixt reality and dream would stand my netherworld, the alternate universe with me leading a different life. How great it would be if only we could hyper-jump and lead two different lives at the same time!

Conclusive Notes

I know this sounds too far-fetched and the rational explanation to this is a hypnagogic dream, that I had succumbed to sleep paralysis and that gatekeeper was nothing but a sleep paralysis demon that my mind had unknowingly created. But the fiction a mind inadvertently carves is too gorgeous to overlook. I would like to stick to my juvenile theory at this point of time, just to tell you all about similar sleep paralysis dreams that followed few months after.

Yes, I revisited the supernatural netherworld in my dream thrice afterwards. I intend to store them in the dream book category in some of the upcoming leaflets. Keep visiting the category if you too think we are onto something here.

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15 thoughts on “Parallel Universe Dream | Sleep Paralysis Story

  1. Hi, I just woke up from a very deep sleep that I hadnt experience in a while and I swear, I was just in the parallel universe. I woke up gasping for air with tears in my eyes and I felt so scared. I never felt THIS scared from a dream before. It just felt so real. I cant remember the entire thing from my dream, and I kindof dont want to. The memories alone were enough to make me frightend. The people I know in this world were all there, but theyre different. I just knew from the start that I was dreaming and that I am not from their world. I encountered families and friends who are very close to me in real life but barely knows me there. The last thing I remember before I woke up was that my boyfriend (who was only a stranger that i met in my dream), all bloodied and tired, asked me about this world I came from and if we’re together in this (reality) world. I told him, yes we are. And he smiled at me and said that he’s glad that somewhere, in some universe, that we’re together. And then I woke up.

    I dont know if this makes sense but I’m still from the aftermath of that dream and I dont wanna remember it again. But hell, I know it’s a parallel universe.

  2. I have had similar dream experiences and agree with you that it is some sort of gateway to another parelallet universe. Stephan Hawkins last paper before passing away suggests that the “big bang theory” has happened many times suggesting that they’re are other parallel dimensions to ours. I believe some people like yourself and me and many other have some sort of gift that while we are asleep our “subconscious mind” while sleeping is able to go into some sort of other dimension that is unexplainable. I have spoken to psychologists and doctors about these dreams of other dimensions and have been told I’m crazy. I know myself and you are not crazy and that our mind achieves while sleeping to go into some other universe.

    1. Michael, you might be interested in Robert A. Monroe’s *Journeys out of the Body and subsequent books. He was a normal, rational, and successful media executive and creator/producer in his 50s when he started spontaneously leaving his body during sleep. After his doctor and a psychiatrist friend assured him that he was fine, he started exploring the territory. He wound up writing three books and founding an institute for the experiential study of these experiences and teaching of this skill. Those who tell you you’re crazy just don’t know the territory, like someone who thinks China or France must be imaginary because they seem so strange. Good luck!

  3. I experienced sleep paralysis from puberty to my mid 30s so regularly that I slept with a rosary. In my experiences, the room I was in remained the same, but the “hallucinations” differed. Back then, there was no internet, and no one knew what sleep paralysis was, not even any doctor I talked to about it. One of them thought I was reliving childhood sexual abuse.

    While I understand the physical reason for the condition, I don’t understand why so many people envision the same things – beings, human shapes, all with evil intent, when experiencing sleep paralysis. My experiences were terrifying, full of human like creatures, both male and female, that without a doubt meant me harm…the physical sensations were as real as real life. There was a sexual component to them at times…and my only escape was forcing myself to fully awake. I’ve always wondered if being in that state of mind where sleep paralysis occurs might somehow open one up to other dimensions or universes.

  4. Hi,

    I must say that this is my torment, at least once a week , I awake in my room but I don’t recognize it. Still I know is the same room but Ifeel that things are just missing on it. And I awake almost in panic, most of the time searching for pets or people that don’t live there with me in real life. Sometimes I awake afraid because I don’t see my dog, but I have none in real life, yet in my half awake state I am so sad and afraid because my pet is gone. Sometimes I awake afraid that I awake and the house is so quiet, Where are all my children (at least three of them are gone); but in real life I have two and they don’t leave at home with me. I awake and see details gone from my room. There are things, details that make me feel uncomfortable when I awake and I don’t recognize my own room even when I know that it is actually my room. I don’t have any mental issue, I live a normal life and work as a teacher, but still, once or twice a week I awake in panic because I have the awful feeling that I just jumped into a parallel Universe. It has become so frecuent that, one morning I awoke, and my partner wasn’t beside me, and I was in despair , I trew myself downstairs shaouting his name, I coudn’t find him and I was telling myself “I knew it, I knew this shit was going to happen for real, I am not in my normal universe, I am in the parallel universe. He was smoking in the garden and it was such a relieve to see him there. Why? Why do I keep dreaming this shit? I am really tired of this.
    I don’t think other people dream such things.


  5. I just experienced this 15-20 min ago . I true,y believe your theory , it was a alternate reality . Kind of horrific when I realized that it’s dream and I am trapped . It was the same room where I slept , I knew what was going on as it has happened couple of times before . I knew all my efforts of waking up will go in vain . I tried to hurt myself thinking the pain might help me get back . I told my family member in the dream that I am trapped and to help me get back . I remember especially that when I realized it’s a dream I am in , I noted the color of bedsheet as blue just as a reference to know where could I possibly be .Its a bedsheet which we definitely own but in reality there was a red bedsheet on which I was . In my dream , I tried falling of the bed too , it was probably a very low gravity region as it took me 20-30 seconds falling through the bed and impact on ground . I really want to figure out what’s going on . Currently , I just know it’s access to a parallel universe , but how did I get it ? Why don’t I get it everytime I sleep ?

    1. Thank you for sharing your experience. It indeed is a mystery, my friend. I have come to believe it happens because of irregular sleeping habits. I used to sleep a lot during the daytime, at irregular intervals, push myself to the limit while working at night and then catch a quick nap in the afternoon. That’s when it used to happen. You just have to be conscious at such times that you are dreaming, and try to open your eyes voluntarily. The world could be a figment of your imagination, or it could be a parallel universe. We can only wonder and share experiences to study its definite pattern.

      Meanwhile, you can check out other such accounts of sleep paralysis and alternate universes that we have on our site. We hope to garner all such weird accounts with hopes to hunt down an answer. Here’s the link for the same:

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