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A Ghost Of Sorts Following Me For Years


About eight years ago I was on a sleepover at my Grandma's. I usually would sleep on my aunt's bed while she wasn't there, but this was one of the times she was home, so I crashed in the couch. For some background, the living room goes straight to the dining room, which leads to the only bathroom of the house. My grandfather has a bladder problem so he needs to pee constantly during the night, therefore to light the way the dining room has the lights on the whole night so that he won't trip on the way.

That said, I went to sleep that night and nothing seemed out of ordinary until I woke up alarmed, covered in sweat, to realize that the light from the dining room was off, but there was somewhat enough moonlight to allow me vaguely see a person walking in my direction, I was about to ask who I thought was my grandpa if the light broke down or something like that, when in the middle of the sentence my voice died on my throat. The closer the "person" got to me, the harder it was to breath, to think and I couldn't even move. I saw it's hand starting to reach me, but when it was starting to get close I passed out, and when I woke up sometime later the lights were lit this time, and took me until morning to finally fall asleep again.

I told my family about it, but everyone told me that it was probably a dream, and in the bright day I convinced myself that it probably was that as well. I even read about sleep paralysis, and it became clear to me that it was probably what happened, but it still felt bad just to think about it, and sometimes I felt watched in bed, mostly when I laid down facing the wall away from the door. Sometimes I felt the very same cold sweat dripping on my skin, and a strong presence on my room, but I always tried to brush it off as sleep paralysis, paranoia or something in that lines.

Until a couple months back, when it happened again, that is. I work as a freelance translator and I spend a lot of time with my notebook on my living room, and sometimes I fall asleep there. On one of those occasions, I woke up with some of the same symptons from that time, the lamps that I can see from my living room were off, but this time I was sitting, not laid down. So I start to look desperately around and then I saw him on the barcalounger across the room, sitting comfortably and looking me in the eye (or so I felt), hands on the supports. As soon as I saw him, my whole body froze and in my attempts to move I felt my notebook slide from my lap to the couch and then I fell as well, but I got in a very uncomfortable position and yet I could look to him, and he watched me for a while and then got up, and as soon as he gave the first step I passed out in the same way than before, but this time when I got to my senses again I was sitting on the barcalounger that is by the one where he was sitting, instead of the couch. I got really freaked out by it and ran to my bedroom. Since then I avoid as much as I can sleep on the living room, but even then, I feel that presence in my room while I'm struggling to go to sleep.

I don't know if it'll happen again or not, but I think I'll try to talk to him.

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AugustaM (7 stories) (996 posts)
8 years ago (2016-12-02)
OCGirl, no one ever expects the Spanish Inquisition;)

I agree with Biblio it seems like something in your system is reacting to your paranormal experiences - so you may well have two situations on your hands. Either way, a bit of investigation should improve things. Getting a good physical and discussing things with your doctor is probably a good idea. And maybe try meditating in your living room (by yourself or with a friend) and trying to get a better feel for this entity and its motivations. Cleansings typically remove evil spirits, so if he means you no harm, a cleansing may not make 'him' go away but it would at least give you peace of mind with regard to his intentions.

I also second Biblio's assertions that it might not be evil just frightening because it is different and unusual and that it may be attracted to you because you are a translator - a communicator. Your gifts may extend further than you realize:)
Monty998 (1 stories) (50 posts)
8 years ago (2016-11-23)
Is your house built on a graveyard? Call him Raul and see what he says or at least send him a telepathic message. If you want to get rid of him then let me know.
OCGirl (4 stories) (64 posts)
8 years ago (2016-11-22)
Hi Thiago:

Thank you for your story. Do you think it's the same person both times? Were you able to see the face? I certainly hope you can figure out soon who or what this is about.

(Biblio - I wasn't expecting the Spanish Inquisition) 😜
SensitiveCail (1 posts)
8 years ago (2016-11-21)
I have had similar experience but I was totally awake and had been frightened for sometime of what I was feeling I was 19 at the time and was sleeping in my mothers bed downstairs with her I reached over with all my strength and woke her asking if she saw it and what it was we both just stared until it got close enough to touch me and she grabbed her flashlight and as soon as light touchd it it was retreating then gone... We still can't explain it or anything about that house... I still dream of the house all the time and just want to say if lights are out when you see it and its dark figure and you've been somehow moved or taken over by it then you need to see and feel that its intensions are not good...that's why your passing out... Your so scared your body knows and shuts down trying to shut it out... But when your unconscious it can easily take you over... Lights are your friends... Get back up lighting on a timer from dark to sunlight that only switches on when it senses darkness yes they have those... Keep lights on...
Bibliothecarius (9 stories) (1091 posts)
8 years ago (2016-11-20)
Greetings & welcome to YGS, Thiago.

While sleep paralysis would account for several parts of your experience, here, I have to ask a somewhat-personal question: Have you ever had a panic attack? Your sudden inability to breathe (which is not a function of sleep paralysis, to the best of my knowledge), followed by passing out *both* times you saw this individual, has me concerned that your fear response (commonly referred to as "fight or flight") has caused you to fall into a faint. It may be best that you give this serious thought, and perhaps see your doctor to ask if should participate in a sleep study to monitor your nocturnal behavior. My concern in this paragraph is not about the supernatural, rather I'm concerned that you may have some of the symptoms of narcolepsy, in which over-excited or over-stimulated individuals suddenly pass out.

As you've seen this individual two times, I wonder if the fear you felt was caused by him, or if it was just your natural fear when confronted with the inexplicable. After you fell over during the second encounter, it seems that he put you into the barcalounger; this does not sound like the behavior of someone with dangerous intentions. [You may not be familiar with the British comedy troupe "Monty Python's Flying Circus," but they performed a silly sketch in which the Spanish Inquisition is trying to terrify people into confession of sins with threats like "The Comfy Chair," "The Soft Cushion," and "The Cup of Tea."]

As you are a translator, it could be that your natural affinity for communication has drawn this individual to you because he wants to give you a message, but you keep passing out every time you see him.

Just a different perspective, to see if it helps.


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