A Newfoundland Nightmare - THE HAGCity: St. John's
Sleep paralysis affects 7.6% of the world’s population on average, but Newfoundland and Labrador has an extremely disproportionate amount of cases with 60% of the residents experiencing it at least once in their lifetime. With many variations on how it presents, the most prevalent involves a seemingly supernatural entity known as “The Hag”.
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Lifelong artist and storyteller Clifford George invites GRIND MIND to relate an experience of sleep paralysis he experienced as a young man in outport Newfoundland during the 1950s.
Coming from Ontario to enjoy a road trip across Canada's most eastern province, twins Elizabeth and Natalie recount their unlikely tale of sleep paralysis that occurs within the first hours of their setting foot in Newfoundland.
Writer and planning analyst Sara Swain recounts her terrifying experience of sleep paralysis when she chooses to skip school one day to sneak in an afternoon nap. Her truly bizarre and startling attack would prove to stay with her for the rest of her life.
In a case that stuns sleep specialist Chris Earle, GRIND MIND sits down to speak with Liam Walsh, who is a rare example of a chronic sleep paralysis victim.