Lately for a little over a year now I've been experiencing strange things. I'm the only one out of my family of eight who's ever experienced it, and I'm pretty sure everyone else thinks I'm nuts.
While I'm asleep, out of nowhere, I get this overwhelming fear and terrorizing pressure that either starts in my legs and moves to my chest and arms, or starts in my chest and moves to the rest of my body. I can't move, talk, or open my eyes. The feeling of fear/terror I get is indescribable, but it's like the fear isn't coming from me but from the pressure, as if something is trying to put fear into me, and it works. I just don't know how else to describe it. Then, when I begin to pray to God for help (I'm a Christian) the feeling of fear intensifies even more so I just stop praying. Then the feeling eventually lifts off.
The most recent event was last night. It felt as though someone was picking at my blanket like they were going to pull it off. I got the courage to ask, in my head of course since I couldn't speak, "Who are you! State you name!" Again the feeling of fear intensified. I thought I might have heard something respond, but it sounded so very faint, maybe I imagined it.
I highly doubt its Sleep Paralysis since when I prayed to my Lord Jesus Christ for aid the terror and pressure dramatically increased an unbearable amount. I'm so sick of it. I a lot of other people have similar experiences, so how do you deal with it?