My name is Paul, and I am 19 years old. This happened last year, at 18. This is my very first time submitting a story for you guys to read. I have visited this website many times, and thought it would be appropriate to submit my own. I suffer from sleep apnea, a type of disorder where your airway closes while sleeping, blocking air. It is during these time I believe demons can take advantage of your sleeping, weak state, and paralyze you. I have learned this from hours of research after my first experience:
I used to share a room with my younger brother (17), because we had let some relatives move in for a little while due to financial issues. It was early in the morning, around 8:30, when I awoke in my bed, which is across from brother's. I went to get up, but I couldn't move! From head to toe my body was entirely paralyzed, and the only working part of my body were my eyes. For someones first time this was freaky enough, but it got worse. I was laying on my right side, facing my brothers bed about 5 feet across the room. However, sitting right on the bed, about 1 inch from my nose, was a large black figure. He looked to be about 7 feet tall, with no hair. He was sitting on my bed facing forwards, hands on his knees, looking over his shoulder, observing me struggling to move.
At first, I thought it was my brother playing a joke, so I tried to touch him. Surprisingly, I actually managed to move my hand enough touch his back. As soon as I did, I remembered my brother had left for school 2 hours earlier. And as soon as I remembered, the thing disappeared, and so did my paralysis. I DID think it was a dream, but when I got up, I noticed the crease where he had been sitting. It was then that the terror fully washed over me, when I realized I had probably touched a demon.
This was the first experience of many sleep paralysis horrors, and I plan to tell them all here, soon! It was a slow descent into very scary nights before it got any better!