My experience took place in 2014 in Adelaide Australia. I am a very level-headed 39 year old female who has experienced several paranormal activities over the years and the most disturbing is as follows.
I arrived home at approximately 9pm and, unusual for me, I was extremely tired after a long and exhausting day at work so I decided to have an early night. I was in bed and turning off my bedside lamp before 10pm. I have to share my bed layout as it's important to the story.
My bedroom is very large and facing north is a wall of windows overlooking the back terrace/garden and my bed is set in an alcove so that I can only enter/exit my bed from one side only (other side is against the back wall). Anyway, when I sleep (on my own apart from my poodle 'Sailor' laying at my feet I rarely if ever sleep with my back facing the open room; therefore, exposing my back to the open. Ever since I was a child I have always wanted a clear view of my room 'just in case'.
Okay so I was fast asleep but hadn't yet started dreaming. I was suddenly awoken from my sleep with a bad feeling inside. I was laying on my right side (facing north) and I suddenly opened my eyes being 100% fully awake and besides my bed (at my torso level) I saw two beings standing by my bed, side by side, 'looking' down at me (I will explain how they looked before I describe my initial shock and reaction).
They were both about 5ft tall, although one was a little taller than the other. They were wearing heavy looking dark grey robes with ties at their waists. They had hoods on but I could not see their faces at all as there was only blackness within the hoods. I could not see their hands. Now my reaction was one of extreme horror and an overwhelming feeling of evilness and foreboding so I instantly tried to reach up and switch on my bedside lamp (mind you it was a bright moon night and I have a wall of windows allowing for me to see a good deal even without a light).
Anyway, as I attempted to illuminate my room I found myself totally and utterly paralysed. It was as though all of my muscles were dead from my neck down. The sheer terror I felt knowing I was vulnerable to these two evil beings before me! I had absolutely no choice but to continue laying on my side facing these hooded creatures standing not 15cm from me and being completely at their mercy. I then heard them talking amongst themselves and, although their language was foreign, I somehow knew beyond any doubt that they were threatening me with harm, and I knew that if I stayed there then I was in trouble.
Now let me tell you that I was raised in a devout Christian home and my parents always taught me that if you are ever faced with an 'evil' encounter or have a bad feeling with something unseen that we (my 6 siblings and I) were to say "Get thee behind me satan" and all will be well again. Well, without hesitation I immediately tried to say these words and all I was able to do was open my mouth. My tongue was also paralysed and no words would come out no matter how much I tried. The only sound was an open-mouthed garbled sound but I was trying so hard to speak that I had saliva pouring from my mouth onto my pillow. By this time I was SO incredibly terrified and never once taking my eyes from the grey figures (solid form) and they never stopped looming over me talking in a quiet yet evil tone.
I was at my wits end not knowing what to do, so instantly and in sheer desperation I let my mind think the 'Get thee behind my satan' words and instantly without a millisecond of delay those two 'creatures' disappeared! And at that exact moment I have full use of my limbs and voice again. Of course, the first thing I did was turn on my light and start crying both with relief it was over and foremost the dark terrifying event that I had just experienced!
I imagined that it was about 2am but when I picked up my mobile phone to confirm I saw that it was only 10:45pm-WHAT, not even an hour since I went to bed?! Well as you can imagine I refused to sleep the remainder of the night. I sat up in bed looking all around my room until sunup.
The strange thing is my poodle never stirred once during my horror experience. He slept in peace oblivious to the surrounding events, awaking the moment I was able to illuminate my room.
Well, that was a year ago now and thankfully I have not had another encounter. I have in the past experienced other paranormal things of which I will share in another post. I would love to hear your feedback and if there is anyone who has also been visited by similar evil hooded figures.