One of my best friends from high school always claimed he could see auras and guardian spirits of people. I was a sceptic, so I never really believed him when he told me I had a powerful guardian spirit and that I would never have to worry as I would always be protected from harm. (In contrast, he said his was weak which is why he believes he will die early from a supernatural cause. We're still in our early twenties and thank goodness, he's still alive and well.)
When I was in college, I woke up one night and I believe I was suffering from sleep paralysis as I couldn't move, but was conscious. At the foot of my bed was a shadow in the shape of a man - I don't know what it was. I could sense he was trying to harm me in my paralyzed state, but he couldn't because something invisible was preventing him.
I saw the shadow man move from the foot of my bed to right next me and try harder to harm me and then I sensed the invisible thing that was protecting me start to chant in some weird language. It was weird, I didn't hear any chanting, but I could sense that it was being done. I could sense a lot of rage from the shadow man before he disappeared and then I was relieved he was gone and moments after, I could move again.
I quickly jumped out of my bed and ran into the living room outside my door to where one of my roommates was watching TV. I didn't tell her because I didn't want her to think I was crazy. The rest of the night I slept on the couch in the living room with all the lights on because I was too afraid to sleep in my room.
The next morning, I called my friend and told him what happened. He told me that the invisible thing was my guardian spirit - the one he told me about years ago and I didn't believe him. After my experience, I'm still not completely sure I believe in guardian spirits as my logical side nags at me and also why I could see the shadow, but not the guardian spirit. Whether I imagined the whole thing or not, I'm glad there's a guardian spirit protecting me or at least I imagined I had one to protect me.
I wasn't afraid to sleep in my room in the dark that night and thankfully I haven't seen the shadow man since.