I've always believed in ghosts and although I have always had a strong belief about them since the tender age of about 3, I never thought that I would ever encounter ghosts in my lifetime. Although in my house in Kennington (London), as a child I had experienced ghostly encounters where I would leave the living room and the whole house would suddenly be freezing cold and only the living room warm and especially in the kitchen while every one is asleep, I being a light sleeper, would hear things walking around and dropping things and I knew it wasn't my family as they all could sleep through a hurricane!
At around the age of 11 we moved up into the outer skirts of london (essex) and got a pretty big house for a good price. Everything was normal until about a year ago when I started experiencing being held down and not being able to move or breathe and this would always happen in the middle of a nightmare mostly of which something or someone was after me and I was seeing visions of something very terrible happening in the house.
I would open my eyes and it would be pitch black except for the tv and terrified, I would try getting up to stay with my mum and dad in their room until I'd realize that I couldn't move and this only used to happen like twice a month until it started happening more frequently days on end and I got scared of going to sleep.
My most recent encounter was this morning, I was awake and waking up from a pretty bad dream and tried getting up but I was laying there unable to breathe or move. Thank God for my mother, who when I told her about my encounters taught me to try moving my toes and fingers, because with the encounters I also would be unable to speak or shout out for help and I noticed too that even after my mother had taught me to move my toes and fingers it worked for some time then stopped working.
Sometimes after waking up in the middle of the night after the encounter and being able to breathe and move again I would make to sleep again and instantly slip into some sort of hypnotic state of which I'm not asleep and then I won't be able to move again... It still happens and it stopped for about 2-3 months and this morning it happened again I don't know what to do but if any one has any suggestions to help then it would be much appreciated!