I have had a history of experiences but the most recent chain of events recently has me questioning if I have a hyperactive imagination or if I am going insane. These are the most recent events and please forgive any grammatical errors:
I heard a very loud set of knocks on my bedroom door. I assumed it was my dad picking up something. I opened the door and no one was there.
This past Monday evening sometime between 5-7p.m.:
While home alone in the den, I was sitting on my computer listening to music reading up on random gossip (was seriously bored). The song ended and I heard a noise behind me. I turn around to see my blinds (thick vertical blinds not the traditional ones) moving. I figured it was the fan but I looked up and fan was not on. I knew the window was closed because I never open that window. The blinds were blowing and moving away from the window as if it were open. A second later the blinds settled back to normal.
I was home alone; I was in a semi-deep sleep. I heard a growling noise in front of me. At first I thought I just heard myself snoring and it woke me up. I still had my eyes closed and decided to go back to sleep. Now due to past experiences I refuse to sleep without some sort of light source in my room it doesn't help but it's comforting. I know it was three am because my phone alarm goes off at that time. I leaned over and turned it off and went back to sleep. I heard growling again. I woke up and I saw a white figure standing directly across from me. I was lying on my side. It was standing right in front of my head. It was blurry kind of like it was out of focus. BUT the dresser behind it was in focus. I blinked a few times thinking maybe I was still half sleep and hallucinating. It was still there. Its mouth opened a little and kind of growled. I tried to make out its features but had a difficult time. The head was kind of long. The mouth was unusually wide, what looked like pointed teeth. Again I can't be for certain it was very blurry. I assumed maybe I was still half sleep and closed my eyes to try and go back to sleep. But the growling continued but it sounded like it was moving along that side of the bed. And ONLY the front half my body went numb. Again I was lying on my side. The numbness travelled along with the growling. I don't know if I was unable to move because I didn't try to. I started to pray but my voice was coming out as a whisper the growling was that loud. It stopped after I was able to forcefully yell my prayer my mother taught me. It felt weird though because the more the longer and louder the growling the got it felt like I was getting weaker. It all stopped... I tried to go back to sleep. I
This happened again 2 more times. I got fed up and turned over and I looked at the clock and it was 4 a.m. I thought to myself I really need to lay off a game I have been playing. And assumed it was due to that despite the figure I saw and the growling was not in the game.
Sometime between 4-5:30 a.m.
I have carpal tunnel syndrome (a mild case) and sometimes the pain in my hand wakes me up also I know it's normal for people to turn while sleeping but for me this is impossible. I don't know why but when I need to turn I wake up fully, turn over and go back to sleep. So I am always aware when I turn. But this particular time I do not remember turning onto my stomach. But that did not concern me. I woke up because my hand to about half way up my forearm was tingling and numb (I assumed carpal tunnel) I was on my stomach with my arms on the side of my head on either side of the pillow I was not sleeping on my arm because I would have felt my arm under my head. ANYWAY, I felt cold from the fan and did not understand why because I sleep under 3 covers (2 heavy and one light). When I woke up from my arm bothering me the covers were pulled down to a few inches above my knees. I know what you are thinking... I could have easily just pushed the covers off of me while sleeping. That is possible but NOT in this instance. The covers were NEATLY pulled down and fan folded EVENLY. The first thought that came to mind was (WTF). I did not know the covers were so neatly pulled down until I reached down my sides and pulled the covers up. The way the covers were as I pulled them up let me know they were fan folded. Now I NEVER make my bed up...EVER, and when I take the covers off my when I sleep it's always only ONE leg and I am awake for it.
I have no clue how to account for this chain of events but it has me questioning my sanity and wondering if anyone else ever experienced it. I know what sleep paralysis feels like and I was not experiencing that to the best of my knowledge.