“Old Hag Syndrome” has been around since the Middle Ages. It was thought that witches, or hags, would sit on a person’s chest at night and cause exhaustion, leaving you very fatigued the next day.
Old Hag Attack Symptoms
Have you been attacked by a hag? If so, you may have experienced these symptoms.
- Repulsive smells
- Ghostly footsteps
- Ghostly sounds
- Shadowy movements
Nowadays, doctors blame the phenomena on night terrors, narcolepsy and repressed sexual tension. However, they can’t really explain why it repeatedly happens to some people. This is also unique because an attack can happen during the day. People of faith use religious objects near their bed to ward off old hags. Interestingly, atheists and agnostics rarely suffer from the syndrome.
Note: Please don’t point these attacks towards Wiccans. This isn’t the case at all. Wiccans are not the witches noted in this post. They wouldn’t attack someone with magic.
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Jacob ‘Jake’ Rice has always loved ghosts and scary stories. When he’s not being a tech nerd for work, he’s the gadget guy on the team. He hunts ghosts, spirits and other paranormal entities in Seattle and the Puget Sound area.