I'd like to share my story on this page as it puzzles and scares me until today, and is very real in my mind. I would appreciate any helpful comments on what it could mean.
I'm a mother of three. I was sleeping on a mattress in my children's bedroom. They were unwell and it was easier to attend to them if I slept in their room.
It started with a clear vision of an unidentified man sitting behind my pillow. He was seated cross-legged on the floor behind me. I had the most amazing feeling of my hair being caressed and straightened backwards on the pillow, gently moved away from my face and neck as if I was getting a head massage. It was very relaxing and soothing.
Then suddenly it's as if the guy clamped my hair down, I could not move. I think it was like he was reading something, while holding my hair in a vice like grip. I could not move an inch, there was a feeling of being completely trapped. I tried desperately to speak but nothing was coming out of my mouth. I felt an intense struggle inside me. I could not move or speak. I felt extreme panic and could feel myself crying. It was by far the most horrifying feeling I have ever experienced.
In desperation I was trying to say any prayers I could remember. There was a feeling of utter confusion. I could not remember the prayers clearly, I felt desperate and trapped.
Suddenly I heard one of my babies voice very loud and clear calling out to me, that shook me awake. When I finally sat up, my pillow was soaked with tears and my heart was pounding in my mouth. Funnily, both my toddlers were fast asleep, but I am certain that it was one of them that woke me up.
If any one has any idea what was happening to me, please do share. The whole event is so vivid and clear in my mind that, I can't believe it was a dream or a nightmare.