Ghost crushing body, also known as pressing tiger in rural areas, is a common phenomenon of "ghost" that is difficult to explain from a scientific point of view, and many people have experienced this phenomenon.
I've had this experience twice, and the one that terrified me the most was when I was 18 years old in the summer when I experienced tiger crushing. At that time, I was in my third year of high school. Once I had a two-day vacation at school, and I went home to help my parents with farm work. At night, my mother asked me to go to the watermelon field to look at the watermelons. Our watermelon field is next to a temple at the east end of the village. Before going out, my mother repeatedly told me to sleep with my head facing the temple wall, so that the unclean things in the field (ie: ghosts) would I dare not disturb me because I am afraid of the temple god.
When I came to the watermelon field, I spread a mat on the open space next to the temple, and didn't take my mother's advice to heart, so I casually lay down on the mat and fell asleep. In the middle of the night, when I was sleeping soundly, I suddenly felt that there was a heavy, but transparent thing on my body that made me unable to breathe. I moved, but I couldn’t; I wanted to yell, but I couldn’t. After a while, I felt that the mat was lifted up, and I was about to fall off the mat. I felt very sad. Fear. This phenomenon lasted for about seven or eight minutes. It was not until I could move my whole body that I realized that I was so frightened that I was covered in cold sweat.
After running home, my mother saw my panicked expression and my head was covered with sweat, and asked worriedly, "Son, what's wrong with you?"
I told my mother about the terrible experience I had just had while sleeping. After listening to my mother, she comforted me and said, "Don't be afraid, my child . The situation you encountered is called pressure on the tiger and ghosts on the watermelon . This phenomenon It’s very common, but luckily it’s not something unclean, so when you sleep in the future, don’t sleep on your back, but sleep on your side, and this phenomenon won’t happen again.”
Hearing what my mother said, I gradually got rid of the shadow of fear.
In fact, pressing the tiger is a physiological phenomenon. When people are suddenly awakened in a dream, part of the nerve centers in the brain have already awakened, but the nerve centers that control the muscles have not yet fully awakened, so they will feel uncomfortable and even fearful. , but can't move, and can't make a sound. At this time, if someone pushes him or wakes him up, the phenomenon of pressing the tiger will disappear immediately. The more effective way is what my mother said, don't sleep on your back when you sleep, but sleep on your side.