The 2 stories I submitted earlier had to do with the most significant sleep paralysis experiences. However, the demonic attacks happened when I was awake as well. What I find interesting is that this attack happened while I was researching sleep paralysis!
We used to have internet access on a video game console in my living room, before we traded it in for another console. I would surf the internet on my television at night, as part of the relaxing process from the day. It was one night in particular, around 11 PM, when both my parents and brothers were asleep in their rooms. I was alone in my living room, reclining on my couch, researching sleep paralysis and reading stories.
I had found one website in particular, similar to this one, but was only about paranormal sleep paralysis experiences. Reading these stories naturally creeped me out and set a very eerie tone to the silence in the living room. I was about to shut the system off and go to bed, but I decided to read a few more stories. I began reading one, when all of a sudden I noticed a shadow out of the corner of my eye, right on the wall next to my head. Oddly enough, it was shaped like a crow. The shadow "swooped" down right on my head, and it was that instant that fear overcame me so severely I couldn't move. It was like the other experiences, only I was awake!
It was so bad that I didn't want to talk, because I could feel a presence all around me. I called for my father, who was sleeping in his room in the other side of the wall. I managed a few weak "Dad"s before he came out of his room. I explained to him what was going on and we commanded it to leave. It did stop, thank God, and we began talking about the experience together and discussing our theories. About 15 minutes after our talk began, my dad looked out the open window to our left, on the far side of the wall. He walked over and looked outside into our driveway and the rest of the street.
Confused, I asked him what was wrong. He explained how he felt the presence flee out of the window, and right past him! You see, I was skeptical in the beginning about all this paralysis, but after it happened when I was awake, and my dad felt it as well, I was certain something was haunting me!