I have always been intrigued in the paranormal. In fact I've spent days on this website just reading stories.
I'm seventeen, be eighteen this month, and this morning around 7am I had my first (or so I thought) sleep paralysis encounter...
I was lying in bed, and I had this vivid, scary dream about a woman and a man staying in a hotel room, and they were asleep when there was a loud banging at the door. The woman got up to open the door and there was nobody there but someone was standing talking to her. And she started screaming like hell.
After that, I 'woke up', and realised I couldn't move at all, I couldn't open my eyes but felt a dark presence above me holding me down by the chest. I struggled for ages then managed to move my head to the side. I peered my eyes open half way and seen a black figure standing next to the bed. I immediately started to shout on my Mum, I could hear my voice but it was extremely muffled. I literally felt like I wanted to cry.
I have experienced similar, but less intense, sleep paralysis twice earlier on this year, although I can't really remember them now.
After looking into this the majority of today, I realised that I'd came across this a few years ago when I was fifteen.
After a drunken night with a few of my friends, my friend Shona had asked me to sleep over at her house. We got in, went up to bed and put on a movie to fall asleep to, it must have been around 3am when I woke up, as I normally do when I've been drinking, and I opened my eyes and there was this black figure floating around above me with small red eyes but nothing else. This being didn't frighten me at all, I actually thought it was quite pleasant and felt very at peace. I know I wasn't dreaming because I could see the light from the tv and heard the menu screen music playing. It wasn't until I realised I couldn't move or speak that I got frightened. I could kind of move my legs but not enough to wake my friend up. I eventually fell asleep and woke up pretty weirded out the next morning, as you can imagine, she thought I was nuts!
However last nights experience was much much more intense and I'd like to know how people deal with this?