I am a healthy adult male, and I do not suffer from any medical maladies such as Bi-Polar Depression or related Anxieties. I have never been on medication, nor I have I ever been prescribed to be on any medication for these symptoms.
I can remember (3) times in my life where this event happened. All were in Connecticut, they were at different stages of my life, and occurred at different addresses. They were local, only miles apart. I never knew what to think about them. However, I was flipping channels on TV one night, and I came across a documentary that was going to discuss unexplained "Sleep Phenomena". I was curious so I watched the program. The doctor went on to explain that "most people will experience this phenomena at least twice in their life time". He went on to say that there was still no explanation as to what causes it. Some have said that it may be some temporary form of alien abduction. While I do not dismiss the presence of other life in our universe, I have developed my own hypothesis based on my personal experience. Also, none of the experiences had anything to do with sexual or perverse acts. It was more like passive momentary control. But, for what reason?
The program immediately caught my attention, as the Doctor of this study, was going to discuss a sleep study that he had conducted related to the very same events that had happened to me over the years. The feeling of awakening during the night unable to move or speak with the feeling of being "pressed" or "pinned down" into the bed. Naturally, I was glued to the TV.
My first occurrence happened in the late 1980's in a cottage that I was renting in Brookfield, CT. I was in my late 20's and I was awakened in the middle of the night. I had a digital clock/radio on my dresser which allowed the room to be slightly illuminated by its green digital face. I could see clearly, and nothing unusual was visible to my eyes. I was laying on my back with my arms to my sides. I could not move, and I could not speak. I do remember having a sense of concern, even a little fear. I tried to talk, but I may have only been able to produce a groan.
I can only guess how long the episode occurred, but my best guess is that it was less than one minute. I fell back to sleep. When I awoke at sun up, I was completely aware of the bizarre event. It was only a couple of hours earlier that it happened. I did not know what to make of it. I was absolutely certain that it was not a dream. That was experience #1.
The next occurrence happened at another location in New Milford, CT. It was 1996, and I was 36 years old. This time I was sleeping on my stomach. It was summer time, and it gets light out at 4:30am. This is about the time the event occurred. I once again was awakened from a sound sleep. The feeling, again, was of being pushed downward into the bed. I was in the middle of perhaps my last dream before I awoke. Between the dream, being awoken, and the feeling of being pressed downward... I was obviously confused. I believe the event lasted about 30 seconds and then ended. I had clear memory of it, and was left with the question of "what was that"? I said nothing to anyone during the day, but it reminded me of what I had experienced back in the late 1980"s in Brookfield, CT. Were the events related? I again was absolutely certain that it was not a strange dream. That was now experience #2.
The last, and most recent event happened in the Fall of 2013. It was Halloween weekend. The episode occurred in New Milford, CT at the residence of longtime family friends. They lived in an upscale lake community as the owner was a retired Chiropractor. They asked if I could stay at their home for 3 nights to feed their cat, and pass out candy for the kids in the neighborhood while they spent Halloween in Virginia enjoying the weekend with their young grandson. I agreed.
On Halloween night at about 10:00 pm, I brought the candy in, turned off the lights, and went to bed. At 1:00 am I was awakened by the sound of a chainsaw. I always know what time it is because I wear my watch 24/7. It sounded like the bedroom window was open. I remember waking up angry. Who could be operating a chainsaw in that neighborhood at 1:00am in the morning? This time, unique to the other two prior experiences, was an unusual disturbance in the hallway outside my bedroom. I can only explain my feeling as being in some sort of "aura".
The owners of the home installed a "cat door" next to the front door of the house. A neighbors cat would sometimes enter through it, and wander the house. I did not like the "cat door" at all.
Sometimes the family cat would climb up my bed, and sleep next to me for awhile then leave to her own bed. Still, there was a strange disturbance heading towards my room. Within a moment, an animal jumped on my bed. I thought it might be the cat, but it was not. Sitting now on my bed was a little dog. It was a beagle. The real problem was the family did not own a beagle? The beagle was translucent in appearance, and began barking at the hallway. Feeling that someone was heading towards me, I screamed "who the f_ _k is there"?!
The dog now disappeared, I was laying on my back, and tried to get up to head toward whatever was heading towards me. But, I became immobilized. I was feeling "pressed down" into the bed again. I began to wrestle with the weight on top of me, and told it to "get the f_ _k off me! I was able to free my left arm, and push the weight off me. At that moment, the entity presented itself to me. From under the covers, the face of a Jack-O-Lantern came right into my face. It looked just like the one's that we all have carved except it was angry. The mouth moved, and rather than having triangle pumpkin teeth, the teeth were sharp, and jagged like a shark. The entity roared at me. It was frightening. I screamed "who the f_ _k are you?!" It then disappeared as quickly as it appeared. The event was over. I believe that by fighting it, I pissed it off. What did it want with me? Perhaps, it did not fully get what it wanted or needed from me that night. I angered it. Experience #3.
I have never tried to explain these stories to anyone for obvious reasons. Why do they happen to some people, and not others. Were any of these events alien abductions? I have heard from other documentaries that spirits, that have not crossed over, are attracted to life. They linger, and hide among us. They have been caught on film since the beginning of the invention of the camera. What better night to hide among parents, and children then on Halloween.
So, what do I think the spirits want from the living, and why do some come so close to us? Well, I believe that they crave our "energy" or in other words our "life force". I feel that we are their battery chargers. And, the closer they can get to us without us knowing, the more their batteries get charged. Some spirits can show themselves in color, while most others are translucent. I have reason to believe that the spirits who can be seen in color are more powerful, or have managed to draw more energy from the living than the other spirits by getting closer to us. You cannot get much closer than being "pinned down" in your bed. The stronger, "more energized' spirits have the strength to move things. Like removing a night light from the wall, and placing it on the dresser.
This is the first that I have spoken or written about these experiences. Feel free to let me know if any of you have ever experienced anything similar. It would make me feel better to know.