Paralysis in Incubus/Succubus Encounters

This report of an unpleasant succubus encounter was culled, by Blue Resonant Human, from "The Haunted" by Robert Curran. The Q & A is from a transcript of a taped interview with the victim:

How did you first know something was wrong?

The way I came awake, I guess.

There was something different about it?

Yes, it was like I'd been - oh, thrown off a cliff or something. You know, as if some violent action woke me up.

Can you describe what you saw?

At first I didn't see anything at all. I just felt this tremendous sort of panic - I wasn't sure if I was having a nightmare or not.

What convinced you that you weren't having a nightmare?

Her scales.

Her scales. You mean by that serpentine - snakelike - scales?


You said "she." These scales were on a woman?


Would you describe her?

To be honest, I even hate to think about her. Her skin was paper white, but it was covered in some places with the scaly surface I mentioned, and then in other places with open sores, the kind you'd think a leper would have or something, And these sores were running with pus.

How old was she?

I would estimate around sixty-five or seventy. I can't be sure.

What else did you first notice about her?

She had long, white, scrabbly hair and her eyes were all red and the inside of her mouth and her gums were green. Some of her teeth were missing but those she had were very long and vampirelike.

What about her body?

That was the weird thing. Her body itself was firm, you know, like that of a younger woman.

What did she do?

She paralyzed me in some way. I saw her walking out of the shadows to our bed and I sensed what she was going to do but I couldn't stop her.

Then what?

Then she mounted me in the dominant position and she started riding me. That's the only way I can describe it.

Was it pleasurable?

No, no. In fact, I don't remember feeling anything at all, other than panic and complete terror.

What was Janet doing during all this?

Only after I'd been awake for a time did I realize that Janet had earlier gone downstairs to sleep on the couch, which she occasionally does in the hot months.

What was the being doing next?

Coming to sexual climax. She just looked at me and smiled showing those incredible teeth. I tried to look away but something held my eyes to her. I could tell when she was having orgasms because she would give little jerks and her smile would broaden.

She was having orgasms?

Oh yes, you could tell that by her expressions and her movements.

Then what happened?

Then she vanished.

Just like that?

Just like that. Just vanished. And that's when I noticed the sticky substance all over me.

Sticky substance?

Yes. I suppose you'd have to compare it to semen, the texture of it, anyway. It was emitted from the creature's vagina. And I was sore, too.


Yes, as if I'd had prolonged sex, even though it had been only a few minutes. But then I began to wonder if I hadn't passed out during it or something because, as I said, my genitals were extremely sore.

What happened next?

I went into the bathroom and looked myself over. The fluid on my body had a very pungent odor. I took a shower and washed it off as quickly as I could. I had to scrub very hard.