I see myself as a light sleeper, any noise would wake me, but this night was different. It took place the night before last and hasn't happened before nor has it happened since.
I was extremely tired but was too concentrated in the book I was reading, Shrine by James Herbert. I had read 35 pages and I had to put it down as it was 5am. I closed my eyes and was breathing heavily but peacefully. I was dreaming that the girl in the book was on top of me holding me down. I forcefully opened my eyes as I felt a heavy weight on my chest, my arms were spread out at either side of me. I tried to sit up, I couldn't move. I was whimpering as I didn't know what was happening. I looked at my hand and used every power I had to move my wrist even, but nothing happened.
I closed my eyes and next thing I know it was morning. I could clearly remember how scared I felt just a few hours ago. I know it's silly to think a fictional character from a book came to life and did that to me. Not even Mr. Herbert is that good with his characters. So what could it have been?
I read a few Sleep Paralysis stories on here and used to think those people are just overtired and there was no such thing. But having no control over my body's movements was a frightening feeling. I could compare it to the unfortunate victims in the House of Wax as I was fully awake but my limbs were not moving. I have no idea why it occurred only that night. Was I simply so tired my body went into shock? And what explains the pressure on my chest?
Please, if any of you can help, I would much appreciate it. Thanks.