My name is Alexander. I'm 23-years-old and I live in London.
I started having sleep paralysis in my first year at Drama school, in my halls of residence. I could describe the numerous episodes, but I was prompted to write down the most recent and most vivid one to date, which I had a couple of days ago.
I woke up from a negative dream, to find myself on my back on my bed in my room in my flat in London. Immediately I was aware of this dark presence, a slimline figure hovering to my left as if at my bedside. Because I've had a few of these experiences, I was like "Oh, here we go again!" Like always, I couldn't move anything but my eyes and always frustratingly the dark figure is just out of reach from locking onto "it" fully. But like everyone else in this situation, I can still use my mind. And because I have faith, the first automatic response from me was, and always is, to pray.
This "being" was chanting over me, which had the essence of black magic or voodoo, and I felt a sensation in my stomach area as he did this. It clawed at me and scratched at my shoulder/chest area. It wasn't painful, but more like an unpleasant or undesired one. I said directly to it confidently and satisfyingly, in my mind, "Jesus Christ is my Saviour." At this, he said back the word "Jesus" in a acknowledging but kind of fed up response. Then it lifted and retreated to what I felt was the floor of my bedside.
I have been in a negative state recently as far as anger, drugs, sex etc, and I fully believe I attracted some negative energy. Yes, sleep paralysis has scientific explanations but the spiritual experiences cannot be passed off as "hallucinations." They have real substance of lucidity, such as me thinking this is real and me then telling it to "f" off, in a way!
I know from experiences there are higher realms, but sadly also lower realms, which can sometimes penetrate into our realm. I would like to conclude that my call of help to Jesus was an effective and powerful one. So my message to people who experience these nasty minutes with an "evil" presence is to know you're not alone and help is there in your soul and the direct connection to God is never lost.