I very much believe in the paranormal however, I have never had a negative experience until last night. I can't recall ever feeling so scared and helpless. I had been up and down all night as we just got a new puppy that I have to get up with approx. every 2 hours. After waking up one time I went back to sleep. The whole experience began as if a dream.
In the beginning of the dream I had gone outside to take the dog out (it was a totally different house, surroundings, etc). As I looked to the left I saw that I had apparently scared someone off as there was a lit cigarette sitting on the corner of the house to my left held by I don't know what. It was not on the ground - it appeared as if it was being held by a bracket sort of thing. I started getting scared at that time. I went back inside (this is still the dream) and I'm not sure what happened then. This is where it gets really scary.
I was in bed, my husband was beside me sound asleep (he is a hard sleeper). I was laying face down, yet I could hear noises (not loud, maybe like a shuffling) going on around me. I remember feeling at first as if there was 1 person, but shortly after I realized that there were 2. I remember feeling like I had been drugged. I couldn't wake up, move, or scream. It was so vivid. I remember fighting to wake up. I remember trying to make some sound and eventually trying with all of my strength to scream and I could make no sounds.
There were times that I was able to wake up and in one of these I put my arm around my husbands waist (I was still on my stomach). The consciousness didn't last long at all when it did come. After this I was trying so hard to move my arm or fingers to wake my husband up, but nothing would move and again I couldn't wake up or scream. I would occasionally hear things around me. I remember thinking that my husband and I had both been drugged (like the scene in the movie "What Lies Beneath" where Harrison Ford has drugged Michelle Pfeiffer and puts her in the bath tub and turns the water on). The only difference was that she had her eyes open and despite all my effort I couldn't open my eyes.
I can remember thinking that they had really drugged my husband so he wouldn't realize what was going on and were leaving him alone. I remember thinking to myself that whenever I had encountered spirits in the past none have been aggressive. There were a few times I was able to fight off the fatigue and I was eventually able to wake my husband up enough to tell him to save me and that 2 ghosts were trying to get me. Him, being the non believer that he is, told me that I needed to tell them to go away. He didn't seem to realize that I was petrified. I had been fighting this for what seemed to be forever. Each time I was scared to go back into the catatonic state but couldn't fight it off.
The one time that I was successful in getting my husband's attention he got up, went to the bathroom, came back and we laid facing each other with our arms around each other. I remember feeling the energy behind my back and repeatedly flinching like they were trying to get me away from my husband. I guess they eventually left because I was able to go to sleep feeling like it was safe.