I've suffered from night terrors since I was 12. I am now 34 and still experince them. I've trained my husband in how to respond to them, and have tricks in dealing with them. I say this to establish that I know how to tell a night terror hallucination is happening.
The last few years though I have been experiencing more. I wake up and my room is not my room. A wall is a different color, the dresser is smaller, my husband (who is white) was black. Little subtle changes that fade away. (Just as a side note my terror hallucinations are never "solid", any coloring looks more like a hologram than reality) The warped reality is more a nuisance than anything. Lately though the real issue is the shadow. It comes in from the window (same window every night) and goes to either the dresser or bathroom door. Some nights I can banish it, I channel (?) some thing and it goes away. Other nights it makes me give it something (which I can't remember by morning, only that it wanted something).
It never speaks, I just seem to know what it wants. I have spoken (once) to someone who passed but that was different, it was all cerebral and hard to explain. I seem to remeber what it wants between dreams but cannot as soon as morning comes. I only remember later in the day that it came the night before. This shadow though has me worried. I cannot get rid of it and it is happening near every night unless dogs are not crated, it doesn't come then. I would like to knows if anyone else has experienced this and got it to stop.