My name is Britney and I live in a very historical town called Upland in PA. I live very close to the site of The Pusey House which was owned by Caleb Pusey and was a plantation. All of the houses (including mine) surrounding the plantation are very very old, build in the late 1800's to early 1900's. They all have spiral staircasing, hardwood floors, and are just very very old. I mention all of this because, before moving into my father's house a year ago, I have never experienced any sleep paralysis, night terrors, or visions. Almost nightly now, I go through some sort of sleep paralysis that causes me to get no real sleep.
I noticed my "scary dreams" about a month or two after I moved into my dad's. I shrugged them off, and blamed the occurrences on my medication. I switched sleeping meds and the dreams went away... For awhile. The content of these dreams was always negative in nature and almost always had something to do with spirits or ghosts or things of the paranormal. Again, I told myself these things were probably happening because I watch too many ghost shows.
It wasn't until maybe 6 months ago that I started experiencing something completely separate from my nightmares. It wasn't until I researched it that I found out that what I was going through was called sleep paralysis. Contrary to what most people experience (the feeling that someone or something is "sitting" or "pushing down" on them), I don't really feel paralyzed. I'm conscious that I'm unable to move, but it doesn't really bother me. And I don't get the sensation that someone is pushing me down or making it hard for me to breathe. Anyway, it's important to note that I sleep with earplugs and an eye mask every single night.
The sensation usually happens right before I wake up. I will get an intense "vibration" that starts in my ears and travels down to the rest of my body. While these vibrations are happening, I'm usually having a vision/feeling that things are scurrying around me, or that someone is in the room, or hearing footsteps, radios, TVs, static, or people having conversations that I cannot make out. The feelings I experience during this are fear and anxiety. Sometimes I will have "visions" that I'm asleep, but I'm dreaming that I'm looking at myself sleep, but there are paranormal entities in the room with me. These experiences only happen in my father's home. Only once has it happened somewhere else... I was sleeping at my stepmother's home, alone. I've been there a million times and have never "felt" anything weird.
It is only as of late that I've felt that a presence was with me while I'm at the home alone. So I was trying to fall asleep, and was restless the whole time. I eventually fell into a SP state and saw a vision of the room, with a tall man with dark features standing in front of the bathroom doorway. He was telling me to wake up and, that's exactly what I did. I asked my stepmother if she has ever seen or felt the presence of this man and she said no. That was the only time I've ever actually SEEN an entity. Normally I just feel the presence.
These episodes were happening around 4-5 times a week. It was only until I purchased some black tourmaline and black obsidian that they diminished. Black tourmaline protects against negative energy, and I sleep with that under my pillow. Black obsidian absorbs negative energy, and I wear it in the form of a ring on my finger every day all day. I also sage my home and my bed frequently. All of these things combined have not eradicated, but have diminished my experiences.