On Wednesday morning, terrified student Stephanie Adams woke up to recall horrifying tales of seeing her psychology paper during sleep paralysis. The paper in question, assigned one month ago, was supposedly in her laptop as an empty file entitled “Pls do me.” The file, and many others, have since been deleted due to a reasonable fear of them jumping out of the screen.
“It was one of the most horrifying moments of my life,” recounted Adams, in the middle of throwing away her laptop. “One moment I was sleeping peacefully, the next there’s my psych paper standing right in front of me screaming about being due at 11:59.”
As this horrifying story spread through campus, other students reportedly came forward about having similar traumatic experiences.
“I remember it like it was yesterday,” said senior Jason Camp, eyes glazed over as he stared off into the distance. “I put off writing my first English paper until the night before it was due. I’d rather not go into detail about the sleep paralysis, but my therapist and I agree I’m pretty much over it.”
At press time, the CAPS center has offered free group therapy sessions to students in hopes of helping them get over these experiences and maybe even learn how to turn their papers in on time.