On Monday this week I woke up at 3.12am and couldn't get back to sleep. I lay awake for a while and think I was just on the verge of falling asleep when I heard the sound of what I describe like a camera shutter. There was a green flash (the green colour was like the colour you see on the news when they show footage of soldiers on night duty) towards the right corner of my room just above the height of the bed and another camera sound and another green flash in my door way. These sounds and flashes were in quick succession. I then felt someone pinch the skin on the first finger of my right hand. The skin was pinched between the first and second knuckles - and not gently either. I was so scared, I tried to scream but I couldn't. I am 50 this year and I have never experienced anything like this before.
I have told people about my experience and have had the usual comments "Are you on drugs"? "It must have been something you ate - what did you have for dinner"? I collect vintage clothing and have pieces from 1850s. Someone has suggested this could be the reason, though I have been collecting for years and have not bought anything for about 6 months. I also have some interesting astrological aspects at the moment including transiting Jupiter making an exact conjunction with my ascendant, and 1 degree off having transiting Jupiter trine my natal Pluto.
If someone could please confirm my experience that it was likely to be a ghost that would be great. Because I could not scream does this mean that I was dreaming? I know I heard the shutter sound, saw the lights and definitely felt the pinch.