I recently learned about sleep paralysis a few weeks ago, until then I thought that I was being tormented by a ghost or a demon as the things that were happening could not be shrugged off as a dream. I have had a few episodes but none of them this realistic and scary which made me research into it. Here is what happened to me...
I woke up with a terrible sense that someone or something was in the room with me, I heard footsteps coming from the corner and slowly making their way to where my bed was, some people who experience sleep paralysis see horrible hallucinations but thank god for me that I was facing the wall so I could not see the contents of my room or what was about to happen next. The footsteps grew louder until I could make out that they stopped right next to my bed, I could hear a deep breathing in my ear and could feel its breath like it was leaning over the bed and within millimetres from my face. A weird sound started almost like a high pitched sucking noise, kind of like a hoover and I could feel like something was draining me of life, I could also see a misty gas like substance in the corner of my eye.
I started to panic and tried to move but couldn't, suddenly a great sense of deja vu occurred and I knew exactly what to do, I told myself to relax and stop panicking and soon after it stopped, I shot up out of bed to see what happened and nothing was there, I was terrified to go back to sleep and so stayed up the rest of the night. I can't remember if anything else happened, but it was certainly the most realistic and scary thing I have ever experienced.
The other time that I can make most out of what happened was, I woke up and could feel something moving on the bed like something was moving and crawling up to my chest and face, I thought it was my dog but realised that he was with my mum that night. It suddenly stopped I tried to move but was again paralysed; I could feel a large weight on the end of my bed like someone had sat down on it and that's all I remember.
Has anyone else experienced sleep paralysis episodes similar to the things that happened in mine, I am terrified to go to sleep ever since the last episode and what happened. Thanks for reading