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  • @hcfornwalt
    @hcfornwalt Před 16 dny +397

    You might want to specify that Indira Ghandi was assassinated in 1984. By just saying "Ghandi was assassinated," the first thing people think is that you mean Mohandas K (Mahatma) Ghandi, who was assassinated in 1948... which is when Orwell wrote 1984.

    • @proph7543
      @proph7543 Před 16 dny +10

      Fairly certain it's a reference to 1948 by llewrO egroeG. Sorry, 1984 by George Orwell.

    • @swiftflight7927
      @swiftflight7927 Před 16 dny +15

      @@proph7543 While that would be perceptive, I think his script team just went too fast and did not check to see the first name, nor thought that there was a second Gandhi to be assassinated. Though, it is interesting that they were assassinated in reverse years.

    • @myscreen2urs
      @myscreen2urs Před 16 dny +4

      Ooohhh, an Easter egg😲

    • @mementomori29231
      @mementomori29231 Před 15 dny +4

      Not sure many millennials will think of the OG Ghandi.

    • @HiThere-ig5iz
      @HiThere-ig5iz Před 15 dny

      ​@@swiftflight7927My thoughts exactly

  • @Hessekimojo
    @Hessekimojo Před 16 dny +214

    Worked with a mason foreman somewhere in circa 2015-2017. He was a Vietnam Vet, and would shudder at even the thought of war. One day during lunch, him and i actually got to talking about his time spent over there. You could see how much bent up angst he had, and he went on to explain how he was affected by Agent Orange..and had been fighting in court for a long time over the apparent effects it has had on his body. He then took off his shirt and showed me and my buddy the damage it had done to his upper torso, mostly on his arm. The best i can do to explain what it looked like was raised and malformed looking skin, that looked as though he was seriously burned. Something I had never seen anything like it in my life.
    Poor dude passed away a few years ago, without settlement from those injuries. RIP papa smurf, you were the man.

    • @dionh70
      @dionh70 Před 16 dny

      As a Gulf War veteran trying to get the VA to deal with ANY of my problems, I ask you to write your federal representatives (email thru their websites) to get the fuckin VA to quit screwing veterans over and just handle their medical problems. The assholes at the VA act like it's their own goddamn money or something.

    • @butterfacemcgillicutty
      @butterfacemcgillicutty Před 13 dny +3

      Support our troops! Wait, no, support weapons manufacturers and military contractors getting rich and politicians getting more power via war on the backs and lives of our troops! There, fixed it!

    • @noonynoonynoo
      @noonynoonynoo Před 10 dny +2

      How I wish more military resources could be refocused to things like building schools in impoverished areas all over the world, medical missions to far flung areas that doctors and dentists can't easily visit, rescue operations for dangerous disaster-wrecked communities (flooding, earthquakes, etc). I feel like so many more people would see it as an honor to serve if instead of being paranoid about war they could become beacons of goodwill and peace.

  • @Nefville
    @Nefville Před 15 dny +29

    What's great about Freddy Kruger is just how much fun he's having while he's wreaking all kinds of havoc. Its always nice to see someone that loves their job and is good at it. He's a real inspiration that no matter how bad you have it, its what you make of it that controls your reality.

  • @moonlightalchemist
    @moonlightalchemist Před 16 dny +153

    My stepfather was a Marine veteran with 2 tours in Vietnam. He died in 1999 at the age of 52 from a severe nightmare/ flashback. We found him a couple days later. Official cause of death was listed as adrenaline overdose likely brought on by a nightmare as he was found screaming in a crouching pose in his bedroom with his hands raised defensively. PTSD is a terrible affliction and even though he sought and received treatment, the demons still got him. No drugs in his system, btw.

    • @MrBizteck
      @MrBizteck Před 16 dny +21

      Jesus.
      Im sorry for both your loss and his passing its must of been terrible.
      Im very fortunate to have had the privilege of never having to fight.

    • @deadeyedaddy7418
      @deadeyedaddy7418 Před 16 dny +10

      I'm sorry for your loss. Some guys just can't turn it off. S/F.

    • @joescott
      @joescott  Před 15 dny +55

      Sorry to hear that man. My wife's grandfather was a WW2 vet who screamed in his sleep until the day he died about 5 years ago.

    • @michelebeuttel3289
      @michelebeuttel3289 Před 15 dny +12

      Lost my husband to PTSD and Agent Orange he was 55. Prayers

    • @kellyhoward6941
      @kellyhoward6941 Před 13 dny +3

      @@michelebeuttel3289 I'm truly sorry for your loss, and for what he went through.

  • @mikemoore4033
    @mikemoore4033 Před 16 dny +163

    I used to have the opposite of “sleep paralysis”, “night terrors”. When having a nightmare, occasionally I would leap out of bed and literally run for my life, not great in a house at night in the dark. This led to minor injuries from running into walls or doors, but nothing serious. Until this happened to me when staying at a friend’s house, sleeping in a spare room. I ran out the door and unfortunately turned right, straight onto the top step of the stairs. This was about 2 AM on a winter night. I woke up lying on the floor halfway through a large window at the side of the front door. I must have smashed into the glass with my left arm which was seriously broken. The only good thing was there had been a heavy curtain in front of the window, I would have been ripped to pieces if not for that. The postscript is that after two days in hospital I came back to retrieve my car and noticed the smoke alarm above the stairs was hanging from it’s wiring. I stood on the step under the alarm and I was unable to touch it with my good arm. I must have been literally flying through the air into that window. Thankfully I never had another incident of night terrors again, that was thirty years ago.

    • @Philofasus
      @Philofasus Před 16 dny +13

      Yo thats crazy story lol thank you for sharing that for real

    • @360.Tapestry
      @360.Tapestry Před 16 dny

      so you need real danger to teach your body to ignore the imagined danger.... we done found the cure, boys

    • @ahobimo732
      @ahobimo732 Před 15 dny +5

      Sometimes we have to learn the hard way. ¯⁠\⁠_⁠(⁠ツ⁠)⁠_⁠/⁠¯

    • @projectdeveloper9311
      @projectdeveloper9311 Před 15 dny +11

      No offense, I really hope you don't take this too seriously, but if I watched you do that, I would laugh my ass off so much I might have passed out of hipoxia lol

    • @ThaBeatConductor
      @ThaBeatConductor Před 15 dny +3

      @@projectdeveloper9311 Agreed, that's pretty funny image sans the injury.

  • @racookster
    @racookster Před 16 dny +217

    Americans who think a second civil war would be glorious should look into the history of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. It wouldn't be your 19th century civil war, which was America's deadliest war and horrific enough. It would be beyond your wildest dreams of horror.

    • @sn1000k
      @sn1000k Před 16 dny +14

      Absolutely

    • @360.Tapestry
      @360.Tapestry Před 16 dny +15

      americans are actually way more united than most people think. if someone were to attack the country, we'd immediately close ranks. we just bicker because we live in relative comfort and don't know what to do with the genetic trauma from deep time that carries in our collective psyche

    • @Thurgosh_OG
      @Thurgosh_OG Před 16 dny +11

      @@360.Tapestry However, of no one attacks the US, the pressure to go to civil war could grow to the point where it's 'pick a side' time.

    • @SonsOfMars0
      @SonsOfMars0 Před 16 dny +7

      @@Thurgosh_OG lol yeah everybody pick a side between texas and the entirety of the u.s. stop the fear mongering

    • @jamescarter3196
      @jamescarter3196 Před 16 dny

      @@Thurgosh_OG What is wrong with you? You're just trying to find excuses to force war to happen over nothing and what you're saying is beyond idiotic. There's not some correlation about 'either we have to get attacked or we'll end up having a civil war'. That's a bonehead thing to assert and it's scary that anybody would be so stupid as to believe that.

  • @binaryguru
    @binaryguru Před 16 dny +32

    My first experience with sleep paralysis was very positive. My step mother's pet dog was the one who came up and layed on my chest. It made me happy and I felt loved.

    • @ThaDoggo
      @ThaDoggo Před 12 dny +1

      Lmao

    • @theradiofreejenn
      @theradiofreejenn Před 4 dny +2

      My friend, that is not the definition of sleep paralysis by most people. Sleep paralysis is terrifying to the point I have thrown up after I finally have woken up.

  • @Wordfishtrombone
    @Wordfishtrombone Před 16 dny +154

    I work with a man who was exposed to Agent Orange (he calls it White Rain) while he was a young man in Laos. The damage to his mind, body, and nervous system is unforgivable! He is in constant pain, and his body is deteriorating! I’m ashamed of what the U.S.

    • @chrisprescott2273
      @chrisprescott2273 Před 16 dny +26

      Same exposure happened to my next door neighbor. He recently passed away from the all of the terrible symptoms. I don't know if he called it white rain because he couldn't speak anymore. His poor wife never left his side and had to do absolutely everything. It was incredibly sad.

    • @paulhaynes8045
      @paulhaynes8045 Před 16 dny

      If you lot aren't very careful over there in the US, we're all going to be exposed to Agent Orange again!

    • @eronelnosnhoj5545
      @eronelnosnhoj5545 Před 16 dny

      It wasn't developed as a weapon, it was developed to clear foliage and the latent unforseen effects of agent orange affected people in ways that weren't planned.

  • @kellyhoward6941
    @kellyhoward6941 Před 16 dny +280

    Possibly the most startling thing for me in this great video is Joe having to explain what Agent Orange was for people who've never heard of it. I missed the Vietnam war twice, being born in 1960 & female, but even at my relatively young age during it, it had a huge impact. Plus my ex was a veteran. We really see the world thru the lens of our own experience.

    • @Bonedagi
      @Bonedagi Před 16 dny +10

      US is still doing cleanup in Vietnam because of it, I've heard.

    • @Vee_of_the_Weald
      @Vee_of_the_Weald Před 16 dny

      Joe’s audience isn’t just American. I’m French and I live in the UK. Of course I know about agent Orange, but I bet you remote populations who didn’t have the opportunities for further education, access to foreign languages, travel, etc. Those people might not know about it. They have their own history to worry about

    • @tims8603
      @tims8603 Před 16 dny +12

      It affected me a lot too. If it hadn't ended when it did, I would surely have had to go. I'm not the soldier type and was filled with fear and dread. My brother, who was a lot like me, got drafted but Truman died the day before he was supposed to be inducted. The Federal offices were shut down in honor of the former President.

    • @ianbillmorris
      @ianbillmorris Před 16 dny +8

      I missed it by not being born until after it and being born in a country not involved in the war, but much of the cultural zeitgeist of America in the 80s and 90s kept it fresh in people's minds. I think that had gone by the early 2000s when 9/11 changed the outlook of the US so much. It's both understandable that today's under 30s are less aware, but also makes me feel really old.

    • @kevinamery5922
      @kevinamery5922 Před 16 dny +8

      I completely get younger viewers not being familiar with Agent Orange or the rest of the Viet Nam war. I was born in 1969, and while I certainly heard the phrase Agent Orange I had only a very hazy idea what it was or what effects it had. For someone born 10 - 20 years after me I imagine it would be much like the stories our generation heard about the use of gas warfare in WWI -- something abstract that happened "long ago".

  • @michagardea7253
    @michagardea7253 Před 16 dny +80

    It's unbelievable how much atrocities humans waged against each other 😥🤦‍♂️

    • @0x0michael
      @0x0michael Před 16 dny

      Especially those countries that claim to be descendants of the roman empire, i'm looking at you US and Germany.

    • @TalEdds
      @TalEdds Před 16 dny +26

      And we still are, right now.

    • @360.Tapestry
      @360.Tapestry Před 16 dny +4

      it's easier not to believe - maybe even healthy in some instances

    • @Syncrotron9001
      @Syncrotron9001 Před 16 dny +3

      Between nightmare on elm street and Inception and the other evidence Ive seen of sci-fi secretly being real im giving this theory my seal of approval.

    • @omegahaxors3306
      @omegahaxors3306 Před 16 dny

      Always seems to be the same nations doing the atrocities too.

  • @zeniascreativespace3890
    @zeniascreativespace3890 Před 15 dny +13

    I am an army veteran, and I have generations of military service members prior to me, and I can personally attest that PTSD lasts long-term, and can indeed kill you if it’s left untreated, or treated improperly, including in your sleep from severe sleep terrors and paralysis and nightmares. I am of course alive, but I had to seek medical treatment for a couple of sleep paralysis episodes that were that terrifying. The condition discussed in this video is living proof that it’s never just “all in your head“ and unfortunately has taken lives. Maybe your video and other research done will help the medical community understand how to better help those who suffer from any preceding conditions that can cause this to happen.

    • @TherapyGel
      @TherapyGel Před 15 dny +2

      A friend of mine's father died of a stress induced heart attack, the stress of which was induced by PTSD from a botched anesthesia during surgery. The surgery healed one ailment, but gave him that trauma.
      People generally aren't aware of how your mind can directly affect you physically, the two are inextricably linked.

    • @ClimbLikeAGirl-vz3gt
      @ClimbLikeAGirl-vz3gt Před 14 dny +2

      I was diagnosed with a panic disorder and while what I experience during panic attacks feels a lot less serious to me than what you and other people describe, I can absolutely confirm that it puts a toll on the physical body. Oh boy. When I had regular attacks I was so used to constantly being tired, having aching muscles and tension headaches, digestive problems etc that I thought that's just what its like for me. Now I only get those symptoms when shit hits the fan again which confirmed for me that they are related to the psychological stress.
      Thankfully I am slowly but surely working through. I hope you and your family find recovery as well

    • @Psycorde
      @Psycorde Před dnem

      If you die in the Matrix...

  • @CherokeeBird
    @CherokeeBird Před 16 dny +34

    My husband was born with agent orange birth defects, and his son was also. His dad was a Vietnam Vet, passed away from cancer a few years ago.

    • @weegiewarbler
      @weegiewarbler Před 16 dny +3

      Hugs from Scotland ❤

    • @DavidTremblay
      @DavidTremblay Před 16 dny

      I've seen the enduring effect of agent Orange on site. Even decades after it was sprayed. I can't believe it's not considered a war crime. They must have known it was toxic

  • @toucheethao6300
    @toucheethao6300 Před 15 dny +10

    Very well done Joe! As someone who's first generation Hmong American, I grew listening to these exact stories from my parents and older family members . The atrocities they face impacts them to this day. I appreciate you bringing attention to this topic

    • @BadWebDiver
      @BadWebDiver Před 14 dny +1

      I hope you don't fall victim to the syndrome. 😔🙏

  • @christianadam2907
    @christianadam2907 Před 16 dny +28

    This is what my mom most likely died of ... She died in her sleep with an undiagnosed whole in the heart. My dad said, she was moving, and seemed to try to wake up but did not make it. The scary thing is that the evening before that she said she will not wake up... She was unfortunately spot on 😢 So this sounds very familiar.

  • @threestans9096
    @threestans9096 Před 16 dny +21

    I was on an apparently too high of a methadone dose for heroin addiction recovery. most nights i would die in my dreams, and my gf and i would swear the other was “stealing the others air” while sleeping/cuddling.
    i was not breathing enough, essentially having apneas because of the depressant activity of the drug and that manifested as legit dying in dreams before i would wake up because i was basically dying..i was suffocating.

    • @weegiewarbler
      @weegiewarbler Před 16 dny +3

      Ouch. Hope you've moved beyond that part of your life now.

    • @sn1000k
      @sn1000k Před 16 dny +1

      Jesus. I could see that methadone is no joke

  • @IslandHermit
    @IslandHermit Před 16 dny +22

    I've suffered from sleep paralysis all my life. When I was a child it would happen once every couple of months. Now, in my mid-sixties, it happens once every couple of years. When it first started happening it was terrifying, the worst part being that I couldn't open my eyes. Eventually I learned that the one bodily function I could still control was my breathing. I would start hyperventilating and then after a minute or two my eyes would pop open and the spell would be broken. I don't really know if the hyperventilation helps to dispel the paralysis or if it just keeps my mind occupied while my body wakes up normally, but having that tiny bit of control really helped reduce my fear.

    • @PermanentExile
      @PermanentExile Před 15 dny +2

      I learned to become conscious that it was happening, which kept the fear under a bit of control, and to focus all of my attention on my index finger. When I moved the finger, it broke the paralysis and all senses returned to normal. I’ve never heard of anyone having it into older age. I stopped getting it in my late 20s and am glad it never returned.

    • @Psycorde
      @Psycorde Před dnem

      It's scary to realise that something in your brain which is supposed to work subconsciously is misfiring. Essential functions like falling asleep, regulating heartbeat, breathing... That's the truly horrifying part. Unbeknownst to you, one of these switches could just flip the other way or not turn on at all one day, and that'd be it.

  • @alexanderbonnot
    @alexanderbonnot Před 16 dny +17

    Dab Tsog is pronounced "Dah Jaw". The B is a tone marker for a high tone and the G is a marker for a mid-low breathy tone.

    • @EinsteinsHair
      @EinsteinsHair Před 15 dny +4

      And it is just a coincidence that backwards it is "bad ghost?"

    • @alexanderbonnot
      @alexanderbonnot Před 15 dny +1

      @@EinsteinsHair It took me a minute but I see what you did there.

  • @mmmmmmolly
    @mmmmmmolly Před 16 dny +20

    My god. If i had a time machine, I'd use it to go back a minute and tell myself to not google agent orange birth defects.

    • @360.Tapestry
      @360.Tapestry Před 16 dny +8

      my rational ignorance immediately kicked in and i didn't have the slightest curiosity to search it

    • @larrywest42
      @larrywest42 Před 15 dny +5

      Thanks for the heads-up.
      Having seen Thalidomide birth defects is enough for me, for this lifetime.

  • @user-gg6hk2jo2v
    @user-gg6hk2jo2v Před 16 dny +41

    I find the easiest way to wake up from sleep paralysis, is to attempt to open and close your hand, eventually it will move and you'll wake up. I also find laying on my side helps as I can rock my self over, like your falling, and this will wake you up as well, Remember you are in control of your dreams. hope this helps somebody

    • @soulife8383
      @soulife8383 Před 16 dny +7

      Rapidly, or trying to rapidly, move a finger works for me. It's like a hook on reality, get your finger to move and the hand will follow then you can fling your arm out to pull your body back out of the in between realm...

    • @drfox96
      @drfox96 Před 16 dny +4

      Yea was a bout to comment the same
      It's a horrible feeling specially when u try so hard but your hand refuses to move

    • @tengonadacluewhatsgutsprec1419
      @tengonadacluewhatsgutsprec1419 Před 16 dny +2

      Btw the diaphragm doesn't get paralyzed, so easy to change how it moves by just breathing at an unnatural pace, which unlocks the rest of the body with no need to fight frozen muscles
      And yes once you're conscious of what's happening you can just will the hallucinations away so long as you stay calm

    • @soulife8383
      @soulife8383 Před 16 dny +3

      I have sleep paralysis going to sleep nearly every night. Over the past 10yrs of that Ive never once had trouble breathing. I sense the evil presence and pending doom, I even feel it get into my bed and lean against my arm hip leg back etc.

    • @LearndingLife
      @LearndingLife Před 16 dny

      ​@@soulife8383 Evil is a real thing and it actively seeks to kill, steal, and destroy. Asking for covering over you.

  • @craigh5236
    @craigh5236 Před 16 dny +33

    I started having a reoccurring nightmare after some stuff happened. At one time it got so bad I would stay up for 3-4 days in a row.

    • @Syncrotron9001
      @Syncrotron9001 Před 16 dny +1

      Nightmares I had in the late 90s keep coming true systematically. Ask me what a mininilator is

    • @360.Tapestry
      @360.Tapestry Před 16 dny +3

      "after some stuff happened"

    • @Psycorde
      @Psycorde Před dnem

      I, too, have been to twitter
      Stay strong

  • @VercenGetorix525
    @VercenGetorix525 Před 16 dny +7

    Joe, my childhood bestfriends family is from Laos. I'm glad you're bringing attention to this, especially the fact that the most bombed country in history was done to a country not even at war with us. Unexploded ordnance still claims victims to this day.
    Great video as always

  • @St.MENGELE
    @St.MENGELE Před 16 dny +256

    Joe: "Attacks you when you're most vulnerable"
    Me: "When you're sh1tting"

    • @bedhead4728
      @bedhead4728 Před 16 dny +16

      Im...I'm shitting now tho

    • @user-hn3px1zj7g
      @user-hn3px1zj7g Před 16 dny +10

      Hey quit that, I'm shitting rn for real 😅

    • @tims8603
      @tims8603 Před 16 dny +8

      Or taking a shower a la Psycho.

    • @thenewtalkerguy496
      @thenewtalkerguy496 Před 16 dny +4

      In jail, dudes have another inmate stand near them so they don't get attacked with their pants down and poo half way out their butt 😂😂

    • @Belenus3080
      @Belenus3080 Před 16 dny +1

      Like that scene in ghoulies II

  • @OllamhDrab
    @OllamhDrab Před 16 dny +7

    A trick to get through sleep paralysis is actually to do the opposite of what might be first impulse. What you want to do is focus on trying to actively keep *still, and relax, that catches yer nerves up with your brain and soon you can move normally.

    • @360.Tapestry
      @360.Tapestry Před 16 dny +2

      sometimes i just give into the fear (stop trying to wake up against your own body fighting to keep you paralyzed) and it immediately fades. but of course, you're out of your mind in those moments, so you won't always be able to recognize what is happening

  • @krystalspringer
    @krystalspringer Před 16 dny +10

    My grandmother was sprayed with agent orange in New Brunswick, Canada. She also remembered frolicking in white herbicide spray as a child with her friend as they sprayed it on the sides on the road. No warnings, no justice, her and my grandfather were given 20k each. Grandmother died to cancer, Grandfather to heart complications.

    • @denisemcdougal6445
      @denisemcdougal6445 Před 13 dny

      Deepest condolences

    • @Psycorde
      @Psycorde Před dnem

      Shit like this is why I'll forever be skeptical of government and any sort of authority

  • @SteveEwe
    @SteveEwe Před 16 dny +3

    Even if you suggest that someone died of fear, you still have to show evidence of how "the fear" precipitated a state of the body that kills the person. When people actually die of fright, this is usually accompanied by a heart attack or injury to the brain, an aneurysm, stroke, etc.

  • @vlchek1
    @vlchek1 Před 16 dny +2

    I've been through college and law school and never had a professor that was as pleasant to learn from as you. Well done, Sir.

    • @jamescarter3196
      @jamescarter3196 Před 16 dny +1

      Yeah, he doesn't have to deal with students and it makes his job a lot more pleasant.

  • @ehmmmjay9907
    @ehmmmjay9907 Před 16 dny +5

    I like Joe's "Earth is a caprese salad" shirt. I don't know what it means, but I like it.

    • @Thurgosh_OG
      @Thurgosh_OG Před 16 dny +1

      Not quite sure what Joe means by that but - Caprese salad is an Italian salad, made of sliced fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and sweet basil, seasoned with salt, and olive oil. It is usually arranged on a plate in restaurant practice. Like pizza Margherita, it features the colours of the Italian flag: green, white, and red.

  • @noisetheorem
    @noisetheorem Před 16 dny +3

    Sleep paralysis is no joke the freakiest experience I've ever had in my life. If I'm exhausted and drink caffeine before trying to get to sleep, it WILL happen to me. It's terrifying

    • @kewakl8891
      @kewakl8891 Před 11 dny

      it seems that you know how to mitigate it!

  • @DavidGravesExists
    @DavidGravesExists Před 14 dny +2

    Oh man. Serious tears watching this video. I grew up in Central California around Hmong folks and visited Laos as an adult. So much generational trauma.

  • @ringkunmori
    @ringkunmori Před 16 dny +13

    MLK Jr: I have a dream...
    CIA planning his assasination: Hear me out...

  • @clementmartinez121
    @clementmartinez121 Před 16 dny +17

    its monday already?!/ stayed up too late. doh"

  • @rickyscott9351
    @rickyscott9351 Před 8 dny +1

    I wish I had someone like Joe as my teacher when I was in high school/college. Class would've been so much more fun and easy. He has an amazing way of explaining information that keeps you interested, listening, and makes you want to learn more. I have ADHD, and I lose attention pretty fast and easily, but when watching Joe's videos, I'm glued to the screen, listening to everything he is talking about. I think I've learned more watching this channel than I did at school. Thank you, Joe! Your channel is one of the greatest on CZcams! LET'S GET THIS CHANNEL TO 2 MILLION!!

  • @kennyhogg5820
    @kennyhogg5820 Před 14 dny +1

    My sleep paralysis problem cleared up from something a doctor said on a show about sleep I saw years ago. She said we have more power over our dreams than we think. She said you decide before you go to sleep that anyone coming after you you will fight back and defeat them. It totally worked. If I feel like someone is "standing over" me, I just lash out. It was actually addressing nightmares but I just applied it to my sleep paralysis. I never have unsettling dreams anymore.

  • @stephaniebramer1781
    @stephaniebramer1781 Před 15 dny +2

    Error correction - Hmong populations are in Minnesota and WISCONSIN (not Michigan). It's even dark red on the map that was shown.

  • @soulife8383
    @soulife8383 Před 16 dny +8

    Why do soo many people experience the same thing during sleep paralysis? A feeling of a presence in the room, pending doom, evil, sometimes varying contact with you such as a weight on your chest or back (I often feel something get into my bed, and if I ignore it and don't pull myself out of paralysis I'll feel it begin to lean against me).
    I had no knowledge of sleep paralysis until it became regular in my sleeping routine so I started Googling my experience looking for spiritual meaning, then discovered the world of sleep paralysis...

    • @SpiceAndFox
      @SpiceAndFox Před 16 dny +7

      Most likely explanation: The weight on your chest is because you want to breathe, but you cannot control it. The situation of not being able to move+darkness is very scary, so your brain probably gets in all sorts of alert levels including increased perception. And since humans excels at pattern recognition you see figures were are none (since you know, being scared too often is better for survival than being scared not often enough).
      But if you really want spiritual explanation: Evil demon wants to get you! Watch out! Luckily the demon is quite incompetent as it doesn't manage to do anything but scare you when you are not able to move an inch.

    • @shadw4701
      @shadw4701 Před 16 dny +1

      Mostly fear and superstition. The more you understand sleep paralysis the less scary it becomes

    • @soulife8383
      @soulife8383 Před 16 dny

      @@shadw4701 Thats bizarre considering I knew nothing about it until I researched it, it was only then I learned its nearly identical for everyone. I'm American, have no culture, Im not religious or spiritual, and my only superstition is when Im driving and street lights go out as I pass them.

    • @green7449
      @green7449 Před 16 dny

      @@soulife8383A lot of street lights have sensors on top to detect if it’s day or night. Sometimes your cars headlights will hit these sensors and boom, street light turns off as you’re driving past. I used to go outside with my buddy and use his dad’s super powerful flashlight and shine it at street lights to turn them off.

    • @360.Tapestry
      @360.Tapestry Před 16 dny

      i've only experienced sleep paralysis a handful of times so far and some small part of me (despite being deep in the psychosis of whatever dream i was having) always knew what was happening. sometimes, i catch myself trying to wake up (kinda feels like breaking above water), but knowing how much worse that makes it, i just give in and tumble back into the deep dark water of sleep and nothing more comes of it 🤷‍♂

  • @davidhjdebrecen
    @davidhjdebrecen Před 16 dny +2

    Been watching you for years and you come across so likeable. Keeps me coming back ;)

  • @EricStott
    @EricStott Před 19 dny +44

    My wife is Hmong and she has had debilitating dreams.
    Dab Tsog said 'Da jo'
    The last letter is the tone of the word
    B: spoken high
    G spoken breathy

    • @weegiewarbler
      @weegiewarbler Před 16 dny +4

      Give her a hug from Scotland ❤

    • @EricStott
      @EricStott Před 16 dny +1

      @@weegiewarbler are you Hmong?
      I sure will!

    • @weegiewarbler
      @weegiewarbler Před 16 dny +5

      @@EricStott no, but everyone needs a hug.

    • @360.Tapestry
      @360.Tapestry Před 16 dny

      it's a fairly common phenomena among hmong men and has led a lot of them to accept christianity

    • @weegiewarbler
      @weegiewarbler Před 16 dny +3

      @@360.Tapestry a fate worse than death. I hope they maintain their own values and customs and don't become polluted by that.

  • @mathieuleader8601
    @mathieuleader8601 Před 16 dny +2

    these sleep deaths would make for a great Halloween special for King of the Hill with Khan taking the central role

  • @vansdan.
    @vansdan. Před 15 dny +1

    "weird dream shit starts to happen" yep. as someone who's experienced it twice, its truly terrifying

  • @paulgracey4697
    @paulgracey4697 Před 16 dny +1

    Before my brief four day visit to Saigon on a U.S. Navy ship in late 1962, I had known about where Laos was, but not that Viet-Nam was right alongside. The folk group The Kingston Trio in my high school days sang an old Southern song about a Tom Dooley whose name was the same as the then famous doctor working in Laos. It much later turned out that a sideline of his well recognized humanitarian efforts in South East Asia was to provide local information to the CIA.
    That diplomatically significant visit by the ship I was serving aboard also bore a connection to JFK's intelligence efforts in that region, though I was not aware as a young sailor back then. The visit also was overshadowed by another Kennedy administration crisis, as it was simultaneous to the peak of the Cuban Missile Crisis in October of that year. I remember discussions with shipmates as to whether we would have a port in the USA to sail home to. Interesting times,... as the old alleged Chinese curse "May you live in interesting times."goes.

  • @jlb73
    @jlb73 Před 16 dny

    This video is now in my TOP 5 Joe Scott Video’s. Engaging, informative and I really liked all little connections. Great job.

  • @WretchedIcon
    @WretchedIcon Před 12 dny

    It’s crazy that this video focuses so heavily on Laos. I’ve been getting acquainted with Laos culture recently.
    A friend (who is Laotian) from work introduced me to his sister-in-law, who is currently living in Laos and considering moving over here. His family owns a Laotian restaurant that his wife operates and he’s been trying ingratiate me to the culture by giving me food, haha. I’m digging it, haha.
    I thankful to be learning more history about the culture, so thank you.

  • @LimitedCapacity
    @LimitedCapacity Před 16 dny +4

    Sleep paralysis is awesome lol. I mean when I get it, I get it in/off the entire night. Every time i wake up, and the first time it happens can be scary but after that you know what’s going on, it’s less frightening.

    • @springbloom5940
      @springbloom5940 Před 16 dny +1

      You haven't had sleep paralysis

    • @shadw4701
      @shadw4701 Před 16 dny

      ​@springbloom5940 The scary stories are from people with superstition or the inexperienced. Sleep paralysis has an entire positive side that most people aren't aware of because the scary stories go more viral. The nonscary ones are usually within dreaming communities and such

    • @springbloom5940
      @springbloom5940 Před 16 dny

      @@shadw4701
      *CITATIONS NEEDED*

  • @tw8464
    @tw8464 Před 7 dny

    Joe, great work on this video. Incredible how you connected all this and thanks for educating me on more of the Vietnam war era history. Learned some things didn't know from this. Keep up the good work

  • @mengy007
    @mengy007 Před 14 dny

    Joe. I've watched your videos for years. You have a way of breaking things down and explaining so everyone can understand. Thanks for the great videos!

  • @stevebuffinton1094
    @stevebuffinton1094 Před 16 dny +2

    This was super interesting. Good job Joe.

  • @emariaenterprises
    @emariaenterprises Před 16 dny

    Excellent research. Kudos to you.

  • @gtbkts
    @gtbkts Před 16 dny

    Thanks for all the awesome content and great videos!

  • @JV-ks3eb
    @JV-ks3eb Před 16 dny +4

    Wasn't there a film called Dreamscape with Dennis Quaid. This is where people could enter your dreams and kill you??

    • @jamescarter3196
      @jamescarter3196 Před 16 dny

      Yeah, that was a killer movie. Awesome ideas in that one.

  • @StrafeKing1991
    @StrafeKing1991 Před 15 dny +1

    As always, great videos Joe 😎🙏

  • @lloyd9819
    @lloyd9819 Před 16 dny

    A heart condition I have runs on my dad's side of the family. We often experience sleep paralysis. And it is always... ALWAYS a nightmare. So I find this fascinating! And I'm extremely thankful I didn't find this video at bedtime.

  • @jamoore2581
    @jamoore2581 Před 16 dny +1

    I had nightmares for quite a while, they got so bad I didn't sleep for days or i wouldn't sleep at night for the longest time and only a few hrs during the day.
    I still have them just not as frequent

  • @michelebeuttel3289
    @michelebeuttel3289 Před 15 dny

    My husband was dropped in Laos on his 18th birthday and eventually died from his injuries and agent orange exposure at age 55. Thank you for educating others about what so many suffered - here and abroad as a result of many factors but one being the loss of jfk.

  • @MaxDraper-cc7yn
    @MaxDraper-cc7yn Před 13 dny

    Joe! Love your stuff; you should bring back some of the dark historical/biographical videos. The one you did of the Harpe brothers was one of my favorites. I enjoyed the HH Holmes video as well

  • @sam1812seal
    @sam1812seal Před 16 dny +27

    I’ve had sleep paralysis a few times. The worst was when I was about 10 years old. I woke up, couldn’t move, couldn’t scream, while a 17th century man looking a bit like Charles II, walked up to me whilst sharpening a knife, and started cutting strips of flesh from
    me 😱
    Sweet dreams 😂

    • @bradbole6853
      @bradbole6853 Před 16 dny

      I have it often .

    • @wihdinheim0
      @wihdinheim0 Před 16 dny

      Sounds like a glitch in the reincarnation program.

    • @theophany150
      @theophany150 Před 16 dny

      I have sleep paralysis too, and in my case is that it has sometimes continued after I am up and walking around. Once I was all the way in the bathroom and still hearing this very strange sound I am pretty sure was just an episode of hypnopompia.

    • @user-ec3rm9wr1n
      @user-ec3rm9wr1n Před 16 dny

      Bart Simpson 😂😂😂😂😂😂 and Showpop

    • @theophany150
      @theophany150 Před 16 dny +1

      @@user-ec3rm9wr1n I wish. It has actually happened more than once. I never see anything strange, but hear a noise like gigantic marbles rolling around in a huge pie pan very loudly. It has happened maybe 4 or 5 times, but not recently. About a decade ago I had a few episodes of something "exploding head syndrome." Now that was pretty weird.

  • @tysonb1460
    @tysonb1460 Před 12 dny

    Glad to see you back Dan!! Your running channel was one of the first I started watching and inspired me to do the same

  • @mauriciomanassero4502
    @mauriciomanassero4502 Před 16 dny

    Hello Joe! First of all, I love your channel! I wanted to tell you that the last videos have the sound a little lower compared to other CZcams videos, it's just for you to see :)
    Keep up the good work!

  • @genghisconnie
    @genghisconnie Před 14 dny

    This was a particularly excellent series of segues from start to finish.
    Sort of a circular railway or puzzle. Nicely done.

  • @3abxo390
    @3abxo390 Před 16 dny

    Thank you for your storytelling and narration style(s)

  • @AllegedlyControversial
    @AllegedlyControversial Před 16 dny +2

    "it wasnt a nerve gas.... but it did affect peoples nervous systems" lol

    • @jamescarter3196
      @jamescarter3196 Před 16 dny

      Yeah that seemed pretty silly the way he diced it up. I'm still looking for the thing about how 'the CIA made murder-dreams'. I've watched the whole thing, almost twice, and haven't found whatever the clickbait title was referring to.

    • @aelolul
      @aelolul Před 15 dny +1

      It wasn't _intended_ as a nerve agent. I think that's the most charitable thing one can say about it.

    • @devildoughnut1788
      @devildoughnut1788 Před 7 dny

      This part of the video is odd to me because it’s pretty well documented that chemical warfare with nerve agents was used against the Hmong population as part of the genocide against them.

  • @axnyslie
    @axnyslie Před 16 dny +80

    Sleep paralyses and repressed trauma is the most logical explanation for the alien abduction phenomenon.

    • @DemoDick1
      @DemoDick1 Před 16 dny +1

      Sure, except for cases where the reporting person was wide awake.

    • @semkovych
      @semkovych Před 16 dny +27

      ​@@DemoDick1Have you ever experienced sleep paralysis? You feel pretty damn awake.

    • @springbloom5940
      @springbloom5940 Před 16 dny +5

      *CITATIONS NEEDED*

    • @Jmjmjmjmjmjmjmjmjmjmjmjmjmjmjm
      @Jmjmjmjmjmjmjmjmjmjmjmjmjmjmjm Před 16 dny +9

      Not if you watch the History Channel. 😂

    • @DemoDick1
      @DemoDick1 Před 16 dny +10

      @@semkovych Yes, to the point that I can induce it. I’m well versed.
      Sleep paralysis *is* the most likely explanation...for people lying in bed. I don’t think Betty and Barney Hill were asleep while driving. LOL
      There’s more to it, and it gets weird.

  • @dwilliamsnetosnet
    @dwilliamsnetosnet Před 13 dny

    Woah! great topic and deep dive. Thanks Joe. I have always thought there is almost always more than 1 reason for everything that goes wrong. And I meant to ask you last week if you are feeding your film dreams beyond "answers" - glad to see you mention that here. By the way, we barely made our flight last week. I assume you missed it?? Sorry. We missed one on our way back tho! (-: It took the pioneers months to go out west. It only took us 2 days to return. (-:

  • @BuddhaFpv
    @BuddhaFpv Před 11 dny

    i was having episodes of sleep paralysis for years eventually i stopped having them but found i was having "waking" dreams, out of body experiences, deja vu..this would happen up to 20 times a day and would last a few minutes at a time. I resisted going to the doctors and wasnt until i had a tonic clonic seizure in my sleep breaking both shoulders in the process. I was finally diagnosed with epilepsy and although I have it under control with medication I do fear what they call SUDEP, where people with epilepsy just die in their sleep without any warning and no real signs of why the person has died...the brain is more than a powerful thing, its literally what makes up all of your individual reality. Its amazing how different reality can be from person to person.

  • @dusseau13
    @dusseau13 Před 16 dny +1

    I met a Laotian in college who worked with the CIA fighting the Khmer Rouge and was brought here "after" the war.

  • @champymanchamps2591
    @champymanchamps2591 Před 15 dny +1

    Joe the new background music is fire I love it

  • @ElDJReturn
    @ElDJReturn Před 15 dny

    Wow, well done video and topic Joe! Thank you!

  • @hin_hale
    @hin_hale Před 15 dny +2

    I think you've misunderstood that nighmare thing from scandinviam folklore. The "mara" isn't a female horse but a woman. It was thought that a girl, born under circumstances where the mother used magic to try to escape the pains of child birth, would become a mara. If the child was male, he became a warewolf. The mara was a sort of magic backfire, a cursed woman who after falling asleep herself, turned into a mara, got up and tormented men and animals while they slept. She would ride on a man's chest or she would ride the horses in the stable, leaving them all sweaty and worn out when the farmer came to take them out in the morning. This is why the word for nightmare in norwegian and danish is "mareritt", meaning mare ride. She could also take the form of a cat but to my knowledge, never a horse. The two words just look identical after it became a loanword in english.

  • @Arkantos117
    @Arkantos117 Před 16 dny +1

    I remember waking up with sleep paralysis on my side and thinking that I was going to suffocate.
    I managed to slowly wobble my shoulder back and forth which gradually woke up the rest of me until I could breathe normally.

  • @sandyclaflin2844
    @sandyclaflin2844 Před 15 dny

    Really good video. I was a child when all this was going on, but I remember the nightly body count on the news and the grewsom photos. You put things into perspective. War socks.

  • @chrislong3938
    @chrislong3938 Před 7 dny

    I had a bad motorcycle wreck a little over twenty years ago and they put me on a flight-for-life helicopter.
    They gave me some kind of drug that totally paralyzed me to the point that I couldn't speak but could still feel the pain in my leg.
    I was beyond scared that I couldn't tell them that I was awake and 'alert' and that they would chop my leg off while in this state!
    I'm actually still not sure if I was really drugged or not! I still remember the EMT guys in the helicopter doing EMT things during the flight and that I couldn't move or speak but was in a helluva lot of pain!
    P.S. The surgeons at Denver Health were geniuses who saved my leg and I'm forever grateful!
    Especially Wade Smith, my main orthopod! Salute!!!

  • @gacattack1234
    @gacattack1234 Před 13 dny

    On two occasians this happenened to me, I was sleeping and I was litterally trying to fight for survival while feeling somewhat paralyzed. Something, that I couldn't see as my eyes could barely open, was trying to smother me. Once I broke free and could open my eyes there was nothing there, It was quite baffelling.

  • @maxbloom6670
    @maxbloom6670 Před 16 dny

    I grew up in Poughkeepsie. The energy of those inserts is so real

  • @adamdanielson8674
    @adamdanielson8674 Před 16 dny +4

    Anyone else hearing an odd echo for the audio on this video?

    • @360.Tapestry
      @360.Tapestry Před 16 dny

      that's just your sleep paralysis demon hiding

  • @ksplatypus
    @ksplatypus Před 11 dny

    I grew up with a lot of Hmong friends in Wisconsin. There's a lot of trauma in their family history and when you mix that with a very spiritual and superstitious culture, it creates some truly frightening stories.

  • @bkThund3r
    @bkThund3r Před 14 dny

    I recently watched your video on the victorian era. And it is so true, there are crazy things people do and believe these days. Especially renowned scientists who actually believe in simulation theory, alternate/parallel universes, evolution, etc especially when the so called "proof" or "evidence" is non existing or shotty at best.
    keep up the videos, i used to hate history but you make it fun.

  • @scrocrates6380
    @scrocrates6380 Před 16 dny

    Great to see a reprise of Tokamak with their special guest, Stellarator. Some of my favorite acts

  • @traian2041
    @traian2041 Před 15 dny

    Had that sleep paralysis in a nightmare, and I remember becoming aware I was in a nightmare and forcing myself to wake up and move, with all my will, and finally when I moved and relaxed I so something weird that should not have been there, and I realized I was not awake , but still dreaming and the paralysis was there still (and there was sleep apnea there as well), and so I struggled again, with everything I had, as the feeling of dread and unease from the nightmare came back full force, and finally I managed to move and turn in bed, and it was all over... Only to suddenly see an element from the nightmare and with ever mounting dread realize I was still dreaming, and the whole struggle started again... and again, with ever increasing nightmare produced fear and a ever louder droning in my ears (probably from the hypoxia) as this repeated 10 times or more and every time I had to give it my all and then some just to wake up and take a breath or move a little. It only stopped when I came to the conclusion that moving just a little wasn't enough and I had to get out of bed and go sit in a chair.

  • @Rapiddrive1
    @Rapiddrive1 Před 15 dny

    I’m beginning to think of answers with Joe as the mental health equivalent of a piton anchoring us in on an arduous sheer north face climb in a winter storm. You know- otherwise known as Monday.
    Thank you Joe.

  • @georgeblackwell2306
    @georgeblackwell2306 Před 16 dny +3

    Brought to you by Dreamscape…

  • @mellissadalby1402
    @mellissadalby1402 Před 16 dny

    OK, that Death Metal commercial was totally boss!
    I am subscribed to Nebula, and I watch things on there sometimes, but I have difficulty finding things on there. Maybe it is just me?

  • @alexabalgenorth8249
    @alexabalgenorth8249 Před 15 dny

    I have narcolepsy and I experience sleep paralysis a lot. You described sleep paralysis very well along with the hypnagogic hallucinations.

  • @abesauer2189
    @abesauer2189 Před 16 dny

    this feels like an old and gold joe video
    and i love that

  • @williamcozart8158
    @williamcozart8158 Před 16 dny

    when I was younger I got sleep paralysis a bunch of times, like EXACTLY as is commonly described. Even a "dark presence" in the corner of the ceiling and wall, and the end of the bed.

    • @Psycorde
      @Psycorde Před dnem

      I might have an explanation for this. Sleep paralysis is otherwise failure of the brain to properly transition into sleep.
      It's likely that rational part of our brain, conscious thought and memorial are basically turned off, while perception and instincts aren't. So you're basically like a child seeing darkness for the first time.

  • @studiosandi
    @studiosandi Před 5 dny

    Love your channel.❤

  • @shadw4701
    @shadw4701 Před 16 dny +4

    Sleep paralysis isn't a bad thing. All these superstitions and scary stories are what make it seem so terrifying (and if course first time experiences).
    Truth is sleep paralysis isn't scary as long as you understand how it works. You can actually use it to your benefit. You can break out easily or even use it to lucid dream

    • @Sletty73
      @Sletty73 Před 16 dny +1

      I confirm this. I have on average 3-4 episodes of sleep paralysis per month. Most of the times I prefer to just wait for a couple of minutes and then you'll be able to move again. In some cases I go into lucid dreaming. However, in many cases you are too awake (and pissed off) to start dreaming.
      That being said, over maybe a hundred of episodes or more, you get used to it and learn to manage it but it is never pleasant.
      Also, have never seen any demon... Just immobilised in the bed with open eyes and see the bedroom. If you do not believe in demons, you pretty much know that even if you saw one you know that you are just dreaming.

    • @360.Tapestry
      @360.Tapestry Před 16 dny +2

      well... you know... ignorance is like an invisible disease

    • @jamescarter3196
      @jamescarter3196 Před 16 dny

      @@360.Tapestry Yeah, and you're setting a great example by blurting out something meaningless when you think you're making a point.

    • @jamescarter3196
      @jamescarter3196 Před 16 dny +1

      The real truth is, sleep paralysis isn't scary if you can control it, and it CAN be scary if you CAN'T control it, and you're not speaking for anybody but yourself. It's very easy for YOU to "break out of it" apparently but that doesn't mean anything about anybody else. Go ahead and start teaching people how to do that instead of just acting like your experience is everybody's when it's not.

    • @shadw4701
      @shadw4701 Před 16 dny

      @@jamescarter3196 I already do teach people. I never said my experience was like everyone's, didn't even make that implication

  • @MikeP2055
    @MikeP2055 Před 15 dny

    Holy sh#t! What a wild, informationially dense episode. I was so captivated (and simultaneously upset), I'd completely forgotten we were talking about A.N.O. Elm Street until you brought Kennedy's assassination back around.
    I've only experienced sleep paralysis once and I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that it was the single most incomprehensiblly terrifying thing that by brain has ever attempted to compute and rationalize. I was grievously incapable of doing either. I'm fairly certain I woke up screaming bloody murder at 3 a.m., alone, in my flat with neighbors directly above, below, and to either side. I still can't believe nobody called the police or came to see if I was being attacked.

  • @jenniferbailey2214
    @jenniferbailey2214 Před 15 dny

    Way to bring it full circle Joe!👏👏👏👏👏

  • @tedshea102
    @tedshea102 Před 16 dny

    Thanks for the idea!

  • @DANIELMENDOZA-mo6bg
    @DANIELMENDOZA-mo6bg Před 16 dny

    Great video Joe. One can notice all the work u and ur team put in this videos. I noticias as weal u are experiment whit New stiles. I feel in this video it feels more autentic to ur clasic stile. I like tha a lot. 🎉 sorry my bad inglés

  • @lh3540
    @lh3540 Před 15 dny

    I had sleep paralysis on post operative pain killers. I kept seeing the neighbor's black dog in the corner of my room, but huge and malicious. It was so disturbing I asked the surgeon to dump my opioids and decided to rough it through the rest of the recovery.
    According to my veteran family, a lot of men in all sides of that war came home on a ton of drugs.

  • @EricStott
    @EricStott Před 19 dny +14

    When my wife had debilitating dreams, she would breathe really heavy where I would wake up and have to shake her to wake her out of the 'dream'
    She would say that she was paralyzed and couldn't move in her 'dream'

    • @mmmmmmolly
      @mmmmmmolly Před 16 dny +6

      Isn't that sleep paralysis

    • @HerbaMachina
      @HerbaMachina Před 16 dny +3

      Sounds like she has sleep paralysis.

    • @Junkpusher77
      @Junkpusher77 Před 16 dny

      Same but I’m the dreamer. Glad we have folks to wake us up

    • @shadw4701
      @shadw4701 Před 16 dny

      If it's sleep paralysis and not just a dream where she's paralyzed it's possible to break out.
      Wiggling fingers and toes, holding your breath and/or breathing sporadically

    • @EricStott
      @EricStott Před 16 dny

      @@mmmmmmolly I don't know, it is what Joe is describing in his video. And she is Hmong (she escaped when she was a year old, her mother sneaking at night across the Mekong River to Thailand from Laos)

  • @eddy7346
    @eddy7346 Před 16 dny

    As someone who gets sleep paralysis at least once a week, it's not as bad once you're used to it. I've never seen the shadow figures people describe, but I have experienced the pressure around the chest area and a weird sensation around the neck almost like someone is rustling a feather on it.
    A tip to snap out of it as quickly as possible:
    Try to wiggle your fingers or toes as much as you can. Once you get those moving, the rest of the body wakes up immediately. To avoid it all together, listen for a muffled static while you drift to sleep. In my experience, this muffled static begins right before a sleep paralysis episode. Move your fingers immediately and sit up for a few seconds and go back to sleep.

  • @wemtiafi
    @wemtiafi Před 13 dny

    "Bring the kids" had me laughing for five minutes straight XD

  • @nicolecreighton2714
    @nicolecreighton2714 Před 15 dny

    As a resident of Poughkeepsie, I love the ongoing civic center joke (even if it is, in the reality, the admittedly less funny named “Mid Hudson Civic Center”)

  • @stevenjlovelace
    @stevenjlovelace Před 12 dny

    Freddy Krueger: Every town has an Elm Street.
    Me: Yeah, we got one in Dallas.
    Wes Craven: Yep, that's the one!

  • @alan_whoneedstiedye
    @alan_whoneedstiedye Před 12 dny

    Good episode you covered it well. Thank you.

  • @AdhityaMohan
    @AdhityaMohan Před 16 dny +3

    Uh in 1:34 MK Gandhi(Also knows as Mahatma Gandhi) was assassinated in 1948, in 1984 Indira Gandhi(daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru) was assassinated. Its weird because you usually don't refer to Indira Gandhi as Gandhi, its usually Ms. Gandhi or her full name.

  • @johannaverplank4858
    @johannaverplank4858 Před 11 dny

    Sleep paralysis is terrifying. I was a psych major in college, so I had studied the phenomenon, but when it happened to me it was still extremely disturbing. It used to happen to me often, and it never got any easier to bear.

  • @paulhaynes8045
    @paulhaynes8045 Před 16 dny

    A strangely sudden transition into the sponsorship ad? It woke me up! Nothing personal, Joe, I just had a bad night last night (rather fitting, given the theme of the video!). I didn't even know I'd dozed off, so it was all rather confusing - especially when I rewound and discovered it really HAD been that abrupt! I guess you shouldn't watch videos about lack of sleep when you're suffering from lack of sleep...

  • @ryanoliver4110
    @ryanoliver4110 Před 16 dny +1

    Grew up in Wisconsin, we have always pronounced Hmong as “mung”. Even the Hmong people there say it “mung”