When I was married to my first husband I was living at his family's home and they claimed that there was some demon that would hold them down when they were sleeping. They said it was like someone was holding them down so firmly that they couldn't move like they were paralyzed. This happened to more than one member of the family. At first I didn't believe them. Until it happened to me.
After we divorced I moved back to my own family's home and I think it has attached itself to me. I started having the same kinds of things occurring to me when I was sleeping. At first I thought I was having nightmares until I realized I am not asleep, I was wide awake. It most often happens just as I am falling asleep, right when I start to feel myself drifting off. It's happened several times.
Some of the times it felt like I was being held down by the shoulders and was not able to move at all. Like there was something heavy on top of me, I feel the need to scream but have only screamed out once. Another time I felt like a hand over my mouth.
There was one time that I felt like I might have been dreaming but there was a swirling energy in my room that was palpable. Just last night I felt like someone was biting on the back of my neck and that spot on my neck felt hot. I mean really really warm and I could feel it like a bite. I thought I was imagining all of this until I started researching and found other similar stories.
I need to find out how to smudge my room with sage or oils. How do I make this thing leave me alone? Any help out there? Sometimes I just lay there and say in my head "Jesus help me" over and over again. I know I'm not crazy and this is very real.
Please don't give me medical advice. There isn't anything wrong with me. This is a spiritual issue.