This happened in Pondicherry, India. I was on vacation 4 years ago to my in-laws place. From my mother-in-law's place I went to my sister-in-law's place as she had college-going kids and we all chit chat and spend time late night. On this particular day, as usual we all were talking, maybe not much late but until 11 pm and we all slept in the same room.
Maybe in the middle of the night, I didn't see the time, I heard some heavy breathing near me. First I thought it was my own breath but then I noticed the breathing was still there as I was awake. Now a small night light was on so I wasn't scared. Then I got up and sat but still I could hear that heavy breathing and then the breathing sound increased and I could sense it. It was just in front of me for sure. Then I thought may be it's the dog which is hyperventilating, so I opened the window and saw outside but the dog was sleeping and there wasn't any street dog or something like that. Then I closed the window.
By this time the breathing had increased too much but it was not growling only very heavy breathing. I could in fact feel the breath touching my skin. This is when I got a bit scared and immediately all I could remember was Jesus (although I am not Christian but have great love and reverence for Jesus, Buddha and all Hindu Gods/Goddesses). I imagined white light coming from his hand and engulfing me fully and protecting me and I also prayed that this light protect me from anything that is evil/negative.
As soon I did this, the breathing had increased immensely and at this moment I felt something tried to jump on me like a pounce and I felt it on my hands, cold air but somehow it could not and it tried two more times and when it was trying to pounce the breathing was very, very heavy and like angry one. I also thought since it was pouncing I remembered we had a dog who passed away due to old age in the same home. At that time I thought may be it's her, so I was not much scared but told whatever it was, "Hey, Moni. (It's the dog's name.) I know it's you." Since I thought it was the dog I did not panic or get scared. But after that thinking back now I wonder if that is the dog (the dog it stayed in my in-laws' house and I get to see it whenever I go on vacation) or something else?
I told my mom about this. She feels that might not be a dog and she told me after a long time as she was worried that I might panic and get scared.
I too wonder if the dog could do that heavy breathing? If it was a spirit or ghost, I wonder what it wanted with me.
I had my sister-in-law and her 2 teenagers were also sleeping in the same room but they didn't feel anything, and I did not wake them up or disturb them either when this incident happened.
But I would like to hear from you all what you guys think of this. I am also wondering if that could be some black magic thing?