I submitted a story a few years back about my first sleep paralysis encounter. Since then I've had it frequently. I have learned that I shouldn't sleep on my back as that brings it on more. I have taught myself that the less scared I am the faster I can get out of it. I can open my eyes (but I choose not to after seeing a dark figure standing in my room) and move my arms.
I've just not long awoken from an afternoon nap. I haven't had sleep paralysis for a few months now (which is great considering I used to get it a few times a week) and I've just had the WORST and most TERRIFYING sleep paralysis of my entire life.
I awoke to find that I couldn't move, as usual. I managed to get myself out of it but forgot to turn onto my side so it happened again, and again, and again. The last time however I was so angry that I reached out to my left hand side and grabbed something's neck. Still screaming for my Mum, who I could hear answering me back, however she was downstairs the whole time and didn't actually hear me, as usual with sleep paralysis. My bed is very low, so whatever I grabbed couldn't have been much more than a few feet tall. I looked over when I felt skin touching my hand and dared to open my eyes and there was nothing there, but I could feel it. My brother died in my house at 5 months old, could it be him playing tricks?
When I finally woke up properly I screamed for my Mum and she ran upstairs to find me nearly in tears and breathing heavily. I went to the toilet and remembered that before I actually fell asleep, my bed was shaking slightly, and every time I sat up it stopped, then it would start when I lay down? It was very strange. I am now absolutely terrified to sleep.
Has anyone ever been able to touch a ghost?