Tuesday, 20 December 2011
Benylin and Sleep-Paralysis
Have you seen this advert on TV? It’s being broadcast regularly at the moment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk_eT7yoht4
This is not an advertisement and I’m not promoting this product; on the contrary I find Benylin, and all cough medicines, absolutely useless. They have never had any effect on me at all and I don't bother taking them nowadays. The reason this one interests me is that the creator of this advert has knowingly or unknowingly made a parody of sleep-paralysis and attacks by the various monsters encountered during these experiences. In a way it’s just like the Nightmare painting by Henry Fuseli, see below.
This phenomenon is explained by Skeptics as a hallucination caused by a sleep-disorder, but I have reason to think otherwise as I describe in these two articles: