Sleep Paralysis in SEA Park, Petaling Jaya
I personally experience this phenomena of Sleep Paralysis when I was studying in Petaling Jaya – is it real?
I have heard the scientific reasons for Sleep Paralysis, that is when a person is unable to move or even to speak as if totally paralysed. That person may hear sounds, imagine an apparition or a ghost-like creature or feel their chest was pressing on them. This is what the scientific term of Sleep Paralysis is related to REM (Rapid Eye Movement) which occurs at the onset of sleep. The body’s muscles are relaxed but dreaming is frequent.
I used to live in SEA Park in Petaling Jaya, at my cousin’s place, while I was attending my studies at Taylor’s College (so many years ago!). My cousin invited a couple for a room and in addition she also rented to 8 guys who studying at FIT (now have closed down). As we were young, we did not mind the inconveniences, we basically just need a room to sleep.
One night, the water was not on and we had to do without any water. However my cousin and some of the guys from FIT were busy gambling and I was busy drinking my beer. When it was finally over, I slept on an old couch and three of the guys were sleeping in the living room.
An Old Couch in the Living Room