I'm nineteen years old and within the past couple of years I've suffered from what I imagine to be night terrors. What happens is, I am lying in my bed and my eyes are barely open. It's like looking through your eyes when they are as squinted as possible. I feel something next to me holding me down, and I try to scream for help, but I can't. I can barely whisper. Eventually I snap out of it and wake up terrified and shaking.
After this happening so many times, I decided to try and control it. When the thing next to my bed held me down, instead of screaming for help, I tried whispering to it. I asked who it was and what it wanted. My bedroom is in the basement of my house. A place I was terrified of as a kid, as every kid is scared of their basement. Once I started trying to control my night terrors they came even more frequently, until one of them changed the routine. I was having the same night terror as always, could barely see out of my eyes, couldn't scream, couldn't move, had pressure on top of me, but this time my bedroom light was on. In all of my previous night terrors my light was off, and it was dark. Also in this night terror, I managed to fling myself out of my bed and crawled ever so slowly towards the door. Half way there I gave up in anguish and rolled to my back, when I saw a person standing above me. Not a mean person, not someone I didn't know, but my grandfather who passed away when I was 6. He didn't speak, but a feeling of comfort overwhelmed me. Then I woke up, but not terrified, or shaking.
Now that I'm back at college, and living in a different house, I thought that I escaped my haunted basement. Then I started having my night terrors again. It's the same scenarios as it was at home, except now I'm starting to feel things when I'm awake. It's like something is watching me, but it doesn't come everyday. I know this all sounds crazy, but now weird things are starting to happen to my roommates.
Yesterday, when I went to take the dog outside, I noticed my roommate's bedroom light was on because it was shining through under her door. This was kind of weird because I thought she left to take a test, but I just rationalized that maybe she finished early. When I brought the dog back upstairs, her bedroom light was off. Maybe she was taking a nap, I thought. Then I heard our front door open and my roommate came to tell me about her test. I asked if she had been home within the past hour, and she told me she had been taking tests the past two hours. I told her about her bedroom light being on and then off, which seemed to really upset her.
She told me about how the previous night she couldn't sleep because she felt like something was standing in her bedroom. I have never told my roommates about my night terrors, or how I feel like I'm being watched sometimes, so when she told me this I started to get worried.
I don't know if it's me that brings these weird occurrences, if it's something I own, or if it's all in our heads, but something isn't right. Does anyone know what could be happening?