I'm not writer or a story teller; I\'m someone in need of answers. I\'ve always had an encounter of Sleep Paralysis, when I can't move and see someone holding me down and grinning. The last time this happened was in the last month of September 2013 every night until the beginning of November. I would switch off the light in my room and get ready for bed I\'d fall asleep and by 2:55 a.m. Or 3:15 a.m. I\'d feel stuck not being able to move and in so much fear there's no way of explaining that fear. I would see this old lady in a white Gown on top of me Laughing and grinning at me and would Whisper in my ear "come with me". I would try to fight it off and move away but I couldn\'t. What felt like hours of being trapped was only 5-10 minutes. Once it would let me free I'd run to the light and switch it on and didn't sleep anymore.
The next day I told my mother what had happened and my sisters at first they didn't believe me which I don't blame them I sounded crazy. The next night same routine lights off go to sleep and be woken up 2:55 or 3:15 a.m. Only this time I saw the old lady in the corner of my room coming towards me. I got up so fast and ran to switch the light on. When I switched it on I didn't see it anymore but I sat in my bed and cried because of the fear. My mother got up to use the washroom and saw my room light on and she walked in and asked me what's wrong. I told her and she went to the kitchen brought a tall glass of water and said "that is for your spirit to drink some when it leaves your body. After she put the glass on the middle of table she said I\'ll be right back going to washroom. As soon as she turned around the old lady Appeared in the corner looking very angry and smacked the glass cup towards her and my mother was by my room door and the glass slammed against the door splashing my mom\'s feet when it fell. I was sitting all the way on the corner of my bed shaking and terrified. My mother also terrified realized something bad was going on.
The next night she told me to go sleep in my parent\'s room on the floor just to see if something would happen. I fell asleep and woke up but this time it was to 3 tall shadows and a small Kid like shadow, but when I looked around the room I wasn't Home. Till this day I call that place where they took me "hell" it was so pitch black yet I could see only the shadows grabbing me and feeling a very strong depression over me and hearing people scream and beg for mercy.
It only got worse that I couldn't speak they had my voice on mute. When they finally let me speak all I could do is scream for my mother nothing else. I kept screaming to the point I felt really loud and that was when I could see the room and the kid like shadow pulling on my feet towards them. My mother heard me screaming and she rushed to switch the light on and when she did she saw my shirt pulling away from my chest as if something was grabbing. All I could do is scream and move my arms trying to get the shadows off me.
My parents couldn't see what I was seeing and they would hug me saying everything is going to be okay. It got the point when my sister talked to a co-worker about it and the co-worker said she knew a psychic and she would give them a call. A Couple hours later the psychic called the lady and told her she was sorry but couldn't help because what was in my house was very powerful. The co-worker in shock that she didn't even ask her yet called my sister to let her know what had happen. What I didn't understand was that I was fine during the day I wouldn't think of what happened ill just chill hang with friends like nothing, but during the night was when everything bad would happen. This went on for about two and half months.
The last night I slept in my parent\'s room was the worst, they had a lamp and they left it on hoping nothing would happen. The lamp wasn't as bright but I could see around. That night I saw the clock hit around 2:40 a.m. I got up and did not want to lay down because I knew what would happen. I prayed and prayed my mom was up with me.3:00 a.m. We heard steps creaking walking towards the room I asked my mom if she heard them and she said yes. I had a cross necklace and I pointed during the direction of the door and we saw a shadow moving underneath the door like it couldn't get it.
I kept praying until I couldn't see that shadow by the door anymore, after I saw it wasn't there my mom said to lay down and try to get some rest. I told my mom no because it was a trap that's what it wanted me to do. After an hour of standing up I decided to lay down and as soon as I laid down right by my feet there's a dressed and something knocked on it 3 times. I got up really fast and my father did also sat on the bed. When I got up this really Tall Black creature with a very long tail just walked right by me.
Once it did that I screamed in fear and right away I jumped into my Fathers arm. What I don't understand is when I jumped it felt like I flew straight into my father\'s arms. My mother seen it also and asked me about it also and we don't know how that happened. After that I spoke to a close friend I know about it and he knew an old Cuban guy known as an IFA a West African religion somewhat like voodoo, a man who could help me with what's going on. When he took me to this man he sat me down and asked for my horoscope and my name and birthday.
He talked to me for about 5 minutes and then he paused and said "I\'m seeing what you are seeing child"; Note that I have not explained anything to what was going on yet. He said he sees a very tall black shadow moving around in the house. As soon as he said that I had tears in my eyes because he confirmed it for me that I wasn't going crazy. My sister and my friend who took me looked around and couldn't see it and I couldn't see it neither when I was there. He then asked if it comes around at night and I said yes he then said he\'s following you everywhere you go.
He then said well let's begin, he had this round wooden plate with different signs on it, around his neck was rocks and marbles and two cups of water next to him. He started to talk in a different language and making grab the rocks and marbles and shake them and put them on the wooden plate. Then he would splash water on each side and ask me personal questions that no one knew and stuff about my life. He said he had two spirits he called to come and help him he wasn't the one telling me about my life. The spirits were the ones telling him, he then brought a big black book and told me sister what page to go to and to read it. When she did the parts were she would real would be about my life and what's going meaning like the book said I had this many sisters and a deceased brother and it was true.
Only my family knows about our deceased brother because he was the first born but that passed away. This was only consultation so he gave me advice on what I had to do and that was pray and change my bad habits and be a better man. After that I went back home and I slept for the first night in a long time because he said some prayer over me. But it came back only this time I'm in my room now with the light on and I see shadows moving around all the time on my walls they scare me a little but not so much because I have the light on. But I can't sleep at night anymore.
It\'s August 2014 and I still cannot sleep at night and still see shadows every night and still have the lights on at night. I know I'm not crazy, ever since it happened and still happening I have not turned the light off at night or I will panic and have a great fear I cannot explain. I just want to be able to sleep through the night, I want a normal life. I no longer have sleep paralysis but these shadows won't go away and won't let me sleep at all.