My name is Taylor I live in Florida and I'm 17 years old. I'm not putting this here for dream interpretation. I'm submitting this story because, as cheesy as it may sound, mine don't seem to be the same as everyone else's. I have Sleep Paralysis dreams at least once a week and at the most maybe 10 tops, because I usually can't help falling back into the dream once I've really woken up, so usually about 3 or 4 times when it does happen. It's been going on for a year and a half, maybe two years now.
When it first started, I'd just lay there and nothing weird would happen. I'd just look around the room and I'd start trying to move. Sometimes I couldn't breathe, but that hasn't happened in a while.
I moved to Florida a year ago and I used to live in Georgia. I had lived there for about 5 or 6 years. So a few months before I moved to Florida I had a Sleep Paralysis dream and it was normal, and I could see because I sleep with the light on. I looked around and I saw this little girl at my desk. She looked like she was drawing with my stuff because I'm an artist and I always have that stuff on my desk. This little blonde girl, who I assumed was my sister, was sitting at my desk just drawing (but this girl looked younger than my sister).
I eventually woke up and got up to see my desk and my stuff was all there and my papers were blank. So I went to ask my sister if she had been in my room and drew on anything and she said she hadn't gone in my room all day. So I just forgot about it.
Then a week or two after I moved to Florida, I realized I was in another Sleep Paralysis dream and that little girl was there right next to me and she had her hand on my arm. I could see her dress, it was yellow with blue flowers on it, and she had blonde hair and she looked like she was maybe 5-7 years old.
And then suddenly I was in a different strange dream. I was outside in a graveyard next to a big tree and I saw the little girl from a distance and right as I was about to walk over to her, the dream changed. I was suddenly right next to her but there were two other people there: a male and female adults, and they started trying to kill her with a knife and I could only watch. It was terrible. The dream ended and I haven't seen her since.
Someone told me I should check out the graveyards near me and see if I can find the one I was in maybe, but there's like 3 or 4 and I have no form of transportation right now so I can't. Then a week or two after that dream I have another one.
After having these dreams so often I've gotten better at moving and getting out of them and into them if I wanted to. I had this strange Sleep Paralysis dream that I couldn't get out of as easily and I just felt like I needed to move to badly, so I kept trying. I have a big mirror in my new room and I sleep with the lights on so I could see myself in the reflection. I was trying to hard to move but I accidentally drifted to the side a bit and fell off my bed.
Then I saw myself in my mirror and my body was bent up in a way it clearly shouldn't even be able to do. It was unnatural and scary. I wasn't in control of my body though anymore. I started getting up but I wasn't trying to. My body just kept going and I stood up and I could see I was walking down the hallway for some reason and then, as I was entering the living room, everything went dark. It was a while back so I can't remember where, when or how I woke up. I just remember feeling really scared.
About 5 months ago I remember a specific Sleep Paralysis dream. I saw a boy standing at the end of my bed. He was wearing a yellow shirt and he had his hands on his hips and was just staring at me, then I woke up it was pretty short for some reason.
This is a separate part of the story because I think it's stupid, but you never know it might be worth mentioning.
My friend told me about this game called "Slender Game" so I played it for about 10 minutes until it scared the crap out of me and I quit. So I looked it up and turns out there's this fictional guy called Slender Man. I look into it more and see some fake videos and pictures.
Then I have a Sleep Paralysis dream. I realize I'm in it but I keep my eyes closed. And I felt like someone was in my room and I started thinking... "I've just learned about this Slender Man guy and I'm probably paranoid enough about him to hallucinate him in one of these dreams."
So I get the courage to open my eyes and I see him at the foot of my bed. And I quickly shut them, I try opening them again to see if he's gone and he's standing RIGHT next to my bed next to me (I sleep on the edge of my bed I don't like the middle). I close my eyes again and open them one final time and he's kneeling down staring me in the face. I just stare back for a few seconds and then everything goes dark and I wake up, which is a pretty weird way to wake up from one of those dreams. Usually it's very instant.
That dream was about a week or two ago, but two days ago I had a lucid dream that I couldn't control. I was in the woods and it was dark but the moon lit up the huge forest I was in enough for me to see. Slender Man was chasing me. I kept trying to run and hide but he kept finding me. So I hid behind some log and I peeked over it and saw him walking by and I felt like he was pretending not to see me, and then everything went dark while I was staring at him and I woke up.
I haven't told my parents about this or been to a doctor or anything because they're just dreams and I figure they probably don't mean a lot. But these don't happen the same way people describe as I've read online. People talk about dark figures in the room and what not and I haven't seen any dark figures and I've gotten pretty good at moving around a bit in those dreams. I can't walk around but I can move better than other people. The room always looks exactly the same as I left it; the lighting isn't weird, I can see just fine. Sometimes, not often though, I've heard a growling like noise in my dream. Not like a dog or anything, just a strange growl.
I'm not looking for a way to stop the Sleep Paralysis either. It's mysterious, strange and different and makes me curious, so I think I kind of like it and experimenting with it. Trying to figure out if there's something specific triggering what I see.
This is probably too long and won't be read by many people but if you do read it or most of it then I appreciate it.