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I Tried To Scream


To be honest, I have a terrible fear of well... Old things, mostly because old things lead to dead things which lead to ghosts. And I can't punch ghosts.

The complete contradiction is, I LOVE music boxes, the older kinds... They make me happy, and I feel so much a peace when I listen to them, even the scary ones, they all are beautiful to me.

It wasn't very long ago, that my dad told me that my Grandma Tidwells house had been haunted, I didn't know (honestly I didn't like that house ever...EVER) My dad told me a story about when he made a ouija board out of a pizza box and used a glass to summon some ghost. He told me about the piano playing and jewelry moving and returning.

My Grandma tidwell, is a very religious woman, she is a born again christian and she told me the story of her "rebirth" and her meetings with the "devil" (while I myself am somewhat agnostic... For reasons) She invites us to her house often, and we reluctantly agree to it (we don't go often because she smokes indoors and we come back reaking)

But one night, my brother and I fell asleep, and we kept alternating waking up, because we would hear growling, or rumbling, like purrs. My brother eventually moved to the couch where Grandma and Papa were. I stayed in her room. I fell asleep, and after maybe an hour or so, I woke up, feeling this pressure all over my body, it pushed me into the bed and I held my breath, clenching my eyes shut. I gritted my teeth and tried to relax my breathing. I thought "maybe this is just a nightmare". It didn't stop, I felt fingers touching me, and a hand was grabbing my arm. These fingers touched me and trailed along my waist, but it didn't feel like people's fingers, it was like the left a trail of fire. I wrenched my eyes opened when I felt this crushing pain around my hips, and what I thought were lips, kissing my stomach. I tried to scream, but my throat closed on me. And ever so softly I heard these words whispered in my ear.

"Don't fight back." I apparently refused the demand, and uncontrollably began convulsing in the bed. I tossed and turned, and the pressure worsened, enveloping me, head to toe. I choked on nothing, and my throat stung awfully.

After a while, it stopped, and I layed in the bed sweating, the covers were half off the floor, and I felt exhausted. It felt so real, that I started crying, eventually crying myself to sleep.

The next morning, I figured it was a dream, like nothing had happened, but the night I got home, it happened again, but I was wide awake when it happened. I hurt everywhere, and just rocked on my bed, balling and sobbing like a baby.

And normally, I'm fairly mature about things, but I just felt like everything in the world was wrentched out of my hands by an invisible monster.

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cosmogal926 (9 stories) (1223 posts)
11 years ago (2012-07-11)
I am really sorry that you have been going through this. I can't even imagine how difficult it is for you being so afraid to sleep. Most of what I have read from this story and your other one Stalker Demon has got me thinking sleep paralysis also. Aussiedaz explains it best in his comment to you. I would just like to suggest that you do have it checked out so at least you'll know the diagnosis. However, there is that real fear of being attacked by this thing which I think by taking control of yourself and what happens to you is very important. Make it known that it is your body, your room, and it is NOT allowed to touch or hurt you. Tell it to leave, let it know that you are in charge. I know it easier said than done, but if you could somehow find the courage to do this, I think you will be ok. Good luck, and I hope you are able to get rid of this thing soon. Take care 😊
lady-glow (14 stories) (3094 posts)
11 years ago (2012-07-10)
Do you think the entity in this story is the same "Stalker Demon" from your other story?
Did it follow you from your house to your Gandma's, or was it the way around?

The fact that your brother heard the noise made by the entity gives your story some validation.
Have your grandparents experienced anything in their house?

I'm sorry for all the questions and the lack of advice, but after reading both your stories it makes me wonder if they are related or if you are talking about different experiences.
Vikstal (4 stories) (64 posts)
11 years ago (2012-07-10)
there's nothing else to prove. There is such a thing as sleep paralysis and it's a medical condition. If you like to think it's a fairytale it's your problem. Think about that yourself.:)
princessLotus (2 stories) (555 posts)
11 years ago (2012-07-10)
it is a fact that some facts are only facts until there proven otherwise. Think about that for a minute.
Vikstal (4 stories) (64 posts)
11 years ago (2012-07-10)
sleep paralysis is definitely not paranormal no matter what anyone believes:D it's a fact!
I suggest seeing a doctor about it.
Miracles51031 (39 stories) (4999 posts) mod
11 years ago (2012-07-10)
Siskakes - thank you for that vote of confidence on my behalf. When I read this story, I was thinking the same thing as aussiedaz: sleep paralysis. And since he has more experience with it than I, I'm glad he saw this story and offered his advice.
aussiedaz (19 stories) (1565 posts)
11 years ago (2012-07-10)
I do believe what you are experiencing is a bad case of sleep paralysis and I'm sure most of the advice here will be along those lines, let me start by saying that IMO, I believe Sleep paralysis is a form of paranormal activity and in some rare cases it may be instigated by something evil but not to the degree that the sufferer may comprehend... It is your own inner demon so to speak, empowered by your environmental thoughts and your sub conscious fears just waiting for the climate to be right to show its ugly head... When we fall to sleep we have a little gland in the area of our brain call the Pineal gland, it is my belief that our Pineal gland is our third eye, the tool that allows us to see and experience things from the other side and furthermore it is my belief that our sub consciousness, is our spiritual state of consciousness and sometimes acts separately and responds to our conscious/waking state of mind in a process or manor not understood with reasoning of a normal mind... I believe for the bigger purpose of our journey we are spiritually growing all the time, learning from our time here on earth and perhaps our spiritual self confronts our fears as a method of challenging ourselves in order to grow spiritually... Anyway getting back to the Pineal gland, as we are half asleep half awake, we are kind of between two worlds and it is at this point where Sleep paralysis plays havoc on the sufferer... Many many people have suffered and described exactly what you have including myself... The last time it happened to me, I woke up with something on top of me and choking me... Normally I start laughing as a means to snap out of it, but on this occasion I was unable to breath and had to wait longer than I'd liked to gain my composure and take control... When I did, I decided to do something positive and went on a diet as my inner self was telling me something? In the process I lost about 30 pound and today feel terrific and quite seriously am grateful for the experience of S/P... See where I'm heading with this, using reverse psychology is a means of diminishing your bouts of sleep paralysis and getting yourself on track to a better nights sleep... I do understand how difficult it may be to accept your experiences are caused by you and the fact that I believe its our spiritual consciousness causing them is why I believe your account is paranormal and not just your imagination.

Regards Daz
Siskakes (4 stories) (68 posts)
11 years ago (2012-07-10)
Oh Dear, that sounds aweful! I hope your o.k. I'm not sure what it is to be honest but maybe see if zzsgranny or maybe miracles or even rookdygin can help you!

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