About 10 months ago, in August, I had been having very strange occurrences. Every time I'd go to sleep, I would feel a presence as if someone or something was watching me. There was one night that I was trying to fall asleep, but I couldn't because I heard something else breathing with me. That's when I told my ex-boyfriend, he thought that I was overreacting. I tried to ignore the presence as much as I could, until one night my ex-boyfriend and his friend came over my house at around 2am, his friend said that he thinks the Santeria bracelets [click for picture] that I had on were the reason something was watching me.
He looked at 1 of the bracelets and found that one of the eyes had 2 black dots instead of one. That means that someone had placed an 'evil eye' on me. We burned it and checked if the other bracelet had anything, but it didn't so I left it on.
That night I fell asleep without a problem. I had a strange dream though that the bracelet was still intact. All of a sudden, I woke up laying on my back, which was strange because I had fallen asleep on my stomach and I don't move that much in my sleep. I could hear my brother getting ready for school so I figured it was around 5:30am. Being that early, I tried to go back to sleep but as soon as I closed my eyes I felt something touching my shoulders and before I could even try to figure out what it was, I was pinned so hard that I could feel my bed denting.
I could still hear my brother's footsteps outside my door so I tried to scream but all that came out was a wisp of breath. I began to panic, trying to kick myself free but no use, the pressure on me just increased. I started to hear a strange sound that I can only describe as the sound of wind blowing, it was rushing through my ears, growing louder and louder. I started to feel as if my insides were moving (not painful but not a comfortable feeling either). I felt like it was trying to pull me out of my body. I prayed silently to God to please make it stop, and as soon as it did I ran out my room and went downstairs. My brother was eating breakfast; it was 6:15am.
I checked the bracelet that I still had on again and was shocked to see that one of eyes had 2 dots in it, but when we checked it didn't have anything. I later found out trough my grandmother, who has contact with spirits (not by choice they just come as they please), that there is a spirit (man) that is envious of my body and wants it (an incubus... sort of).
Whenever I let my guard down, that spirit takes the advantage to haunt me in my dreams... He takes the physical form of a friend or family member and has his way with me. He also tried to pin me down again but it never works... All I can say is that ever since that night, I have heightened sense to when a spirit or something is in the room...
For those of you who have had this problem too, here are some things you can do:
1. Rearrange your room (mostly your bed since the spirit knows where you sleep) - what this does is confuse the spirit so it can't find you.
2. Place a small glass of water under your bed (and if not, then somewhere close to your bed) don't be surprised if the water evaporates fast, if you have a spirit in your room that's exactly what is supposed to do. IF YOU SEE IT EMPTY REFILL IT...
3. Place a shot glass of ammonia under your bed (same as #2) - what this does is scares the evil spirits away (they don't like strong smells) IF YOU SEE IT EMPTY REFILL IT...
4. Lavender incense (the real lavender) -it helps you go to sleep.
*The more things you do, the better*
I don't know about that REM state but I really don't want to find out what would've happened if I just laid there and taken the experience. If it was a dream state then how did I hear my brother walking down stairs, and why did I feel as if something was moving my insides... DO NOT JUST LAY THERE AND TAKE IT.