Other than one other soul, I have never discussed this before. I have researched sleep paralysis in depth and for a while I believed it to be the cause of my experiences. These experiences have only happened in my parents house. On numerous occasions I would wake up in bed, totally incapable of moving anything, but I could blink my eyes. I felt an immense weight on my chest, but nothing was there, just darkness. Not really like a shadow but a darkness. It would speak to me... Always saying similar things, and it was always the same grim raspy whisper. I could not move or say anything. I tried to scream and scream, but no sound would come out.
I know this sounds exactly like sleep paralysis and I rode it off as such for a long time. I would have liked to believe these visits where just me dreaming and nothing more. However, whenever I am not sleeping at my house this has never happened. Not once. When I was living elsewhere it never happened, but when I moved back home it started again. Never anywhere else. I kept all this to myself until my cousin came to stay with us for a few months. He had never had this type of experience until he came to stay with us. Several nights in a row he said he woke up with something choking him, and he couldn't move or talk. He didn't tell me this until after it had happened about three nights in a row. He asked me out the blue if I believed in ghosts. I didn't say anything. He then began to tell me about what had been happening to him. I began to tell him about what had been going on, and I told him I thought it was odd that it hasn't happened to me since he came to stay with us. He was very frightened by the whole ordeal and we began discussing it. The thing that really bothered me has how he was explaining exactly what I was going through without me saying anything to him about it. Even the types of things in which it said to him where almost exactly like what it was saying to me. Even the voice matched the once I had been hearing. Now up to this point, I guess a person could chalk all this up to sleep paralysis or some rational explanation.
What happened next, however, is far more chilling and much harder to rationally explain. While we were discussing this I noticed a sharp change in the room's climate. In seemed very cold, but only in one part of the room and no where else. I don't remember exactly what was said right before the noise, but we where talking about ways to get rid of it when we where silenced by a strange growling sound. It did not sound like anything else I have ever heard in my entire life. The best way to sum it up would be a high pitched wail like a cat in great pain. The noise seemed to move around us like it was moving towards the door. He looked at me strangely and then suddenly my door slammed shut. It was wide open and it rapidly closed... and I mean hard. This all happened within several seconds.
Since that day neither him nor I have ever had a similar experience. I sleep much better now, and I haven't had anything even remotely similar to this happen to me this that day nor has my cousin.