I am not really sure how to describe what it was that happened to me but I will try my best.
It started when I was sixteen years old, after I had moved in with my mother. For the first few months nothing happened and everything was great. But then there was one night that I woke up in the middle of the night for no reason, which I found odd since I'm a deep sleeper.
When I woke up though I noticed that I couldn't move or speak and I began to panic. That's when I noticed that there was someone walking around my bed. It looked like a man wearing a black trench coat, but because I couldn't move my head I couldn't see above his torso. I kept trying to move but I couldn't, so I somehow asked the man who he was and in the most frightening voice I have ever heard he just said that that he was no one.
That was when I was finally able to move and the man disappeared. I was so afraid that I could not go back to sleep. Soon after I tried to figure out what it was that happened to me, and I learned about sleep paralysis. I keep trying to believe that is what happened to me, but what I experienced was so frightening I just can't believe it. It has happened many times since then, but nothing compared to that first time.
I spoke to my mother once about it and she told me it has happened to her as well and it started around the same age as me. She didn't seem phased by what I was telling her until I told her I had spoken to the man. After I told her that she seemed scared and told me to make sure I pray every night. I really just don't know what to believe about my experience anymore. Sometimes I feel I may be overreacting, but I can't help but be scared. I really want to know what is happening.
If anybody knows anything that could help I would love to know it.