This is my first post on here, and after my experience and reading a few others' experiences, I decided to post my own story and get some opinions on what this might be.
One night when I was 18-years-old I was laying in bed, wide awake and on my back. I know I was awake because I remember thinking how tired I was but wasn't able to fall asleep. So I laid there staring at the ceiling thinking to myself.
I always keep a TV on in my room and my bedroom door open where light from the living room dimly pours in. As I lay there staring at the ceiling I noticed that it started to get REALLY, REALLY cold in my room and REALLY, REALLY dark at the same time. When I realized this, I looked down at my feet and noticed a black mist just hovering at the foot of my bed. When I saw the mist, the amount of terror that hit me is unexplainable.
Immediately something started slowly pushing the cover in around my body, starting at my feet and moving all the way up to my shoulders. When the cover got pushed in around my shoulders, immediately I got SHOVED into my mattress. It felt like I was pushed down two inches into my bed with the bed folding in around me. All I could move at this point was my head, and I looked at the mist which slowly started moving from the bottom of my bed over me until it got right at my face. When it got to my face, a skeleton black mist face with no eyes, just eye sockets (kinda what you would think the grim reaper would like like) started SCREAMING into my face.
It was so terrifying I closed my eyes and tried to scream for my mom to help me. I tried four or five different times to scream for her, but this thing just kept screaming into my face and nothing I was saying was coming out. I finally turned my head to the side and started crying when it just let me go, and I immediately jumped out of bed and ran into my mom's room, trembling. I dared not tell her for I figured she would think I'm crazy.
Now I'm 24-years-old and married. Nothing like that has happened since except I NEVER sleep on my back again. But now, sometimes I will lay in bed and it will feel like my bed is shaking, and sometimes if I fall asleep on my side something will grab my arm or arms and hold me there and I won't be able to move. No matter how hard I fight I cannot move. I remember even once I couldn't move, but at the same time something was pulling me slowly off the side of the bed and I tried reaching out to my wife or screaming to wake her up but I couldn't. Then, just before I fell off the bed, it let me go.
Please, can anyone tell me if I am haunted or is it sleep paralysis or demons? Any opinions please would be great.