Phasmophobia (fear of ghosts), yes I have it. Who could really blame me? I went from a non-believer to a man whose hair stands on end from the mere thought of it. It all started around midnight four nights ago. I lay in my bed, so close to falling asleep when I began hearing voices to my left. The voices sounded so close that I had to sit up. The voices continued, but I could not see a soul.
I shook my head to make sure I was not dreaming. The voices stopped for a moment, which was when I saw a flash of gray light out of the corner of my left eye. I quickly turned my head, but saw nothing out of the ordinary except that the clothes hanging over my computer chair were swaying.
Again, I saw something from the corner of my eye and jerked my head in the opposite direction to catch a glimpse. This time, the flash of light stopped. I stared at what I saw. It was six feet tall and thin as a rail. Its body shimmered in a strange gray light. Its face was no more than moving shadows. Instant fear had crept in and I had become a child again. I pulled the covers above my head, curled into a ball, and shook miserably.
The voices started again, but stopped abruptly. Next to my feet, I felt the covers start to tighten and pull away. Something was sitting down next to my feet! Without thinking, I kicked madly at the area the being had to be sitting, but only struck air. I stopped and panicked when I realized the pressure had moved to the sheets on either side of my head. Out of instinct, my hands went to the top of the covers to hold them in place. I felt a powerful force resisting me, trying to remove the covers from my head.
Unfortunately, I came up with a bad plan. I would take it by surprise. I'd let it pull the sheets down and I'd hop out of bed and out of the room. I loosened my grip and, as expected, the sheets came down to around my waist. I couldn't move though. Within less than an inch from my own face was the face of the creature, staring eye to eye. I did the only thing I could, I screamed like a girl. The face vanished instantly.
I was frozen except for my eyes. I felt a little shaking at the edge of my bed so I looked down. I saw a pair of hands hanging onto the footboard. Slowly I began to see the top of its head between the hands. When the full face came into view it lunged into the air, hovering above me. It got closer to my face and screamed the exact way I did and disappeared. The whole room shook for seconds after its disappearance.
I haven't slept since.