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Attack in my Sleep


Last week I returned home from Oak Harbor, WA, where I live happily with my boyfriend, to visit my parents in old camarillo, CA. It's the holidays, so with lots of people in and out of my house, I was naturally a bit tired. I walked upstairs to my old childhood room to catch some zzzz's. I was drifting off, dreaming, or so I thought. I'm afraid, and fighting, I can't remember so much what my dream was about, though trying, that's almost not important. What is important is what I awoke to, my hands being held down, my head demobilized by restraint of an unknown force. My eyes being the only thing I can move, I catch a slight glimpse.

It was a ghost struggling to keep me from seeing its face. I couldn't move, in fact, I couldn't breathe. It took one finger and stabbed into my side which stung like energy shock, a pain I never knew. I finally managed, threw the loud grumblings of this ghost who by now had its hands around my throat and shoulders, to ever so slightly move my head and mutter, "I can see you". It was very soft.

Almost as soon as I said it, the experience was over, it was gone along with my fear. Since then my mother has seen the ghost of a man in our house though, I have not since that night. But I do have one long bruise on my side from the finger he dragged against me. It won't seem to go away...

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hatethatiloveyou1322 (3 posts)
12 years ago (2010-08-05)
Ive been attacked too. I don't know what it is but it won't let me move and talk and last night it made me do the sign of the cross. I promise you it wasn't me doin it. It happens to me every night also and I struggle so much to wake up. I wish itd stop... 😢
Templar (1 stories) (24 posts)
14 years ago (2008-08-23)
You fought back and you understand the power of religious symbols and God. They are nothing more than a malicious person and are afraid of fought as much as we are. They will move on.
Katona1700s (8 stories) (168 posts)
14 years ago (2008-06-19)
Forgive me if I'm being a little too excited about learning that I want to be a ghost hunter when I'm older.
Katona1700s (8 stories) (168 posts)
14 years ago (2008-06-19)
Actually a demon is a spirit that never was born human but born in hell, released by an open door and a Ghost is the spirit of an actual human being that never pasted over.

I have to learn this stuff at a young age in order to get an Paranormal Investigator job. I am 13 now, so that will be in 6 more years. 😁
tanthegamer (2 posts)
14 years ago (2008-06-05)
Ok hi every one I'm 13 years old and I'm muslim (I know I'm young) I know what attacked you its a Jinn they are humans like us but they are invisible I ben attacked 3-4 times by those jinns, the jinns goes in you body and paralyses it for like 30 sec to 1 minute you can't talk and move if one day you say at anyone that you don't believe at ghost,spirits...the jinn maybe will come back to prove that he exist there good jinn and bad jinn, don't be scared of those things becose they do nothing to you if one day you kill a guy in a bar exemple wthe next time you sleep the jinn may come to kill you (advice never ever sleep the face in your pillow the bad jinn may strangle you to death).
discodevil (1 stories) (7 posts)
15 years ago (2008-04-10)
how scary! I've been attacked in my sleep before by a demon, and I've never been able to say anything no matter how hard I try. And it never went away. 😠
phsychic_freak (2 stories) (10 posts)
15 years ago (2008-03-10)
you must have been very brave to actually talk to this demon. Since I'm partly phsychic with a sixth sense, I could feel the pain you were going through although it hasn't left a mark. It was just a feeling, not reality. Now I understand how painful this attack was, God bless you.

❤ Heather ❤
hayley308 (9 posts)
15 years ago (2008-02-16)
Thanks for the story.

and ghostlovr... Demon is a ghost... Just a really evil one. Well in my religeon it is.
ghostlovr (2 stories) (54 posts)
15 years ago (2008-02-01)
This story is really weird. I think that it WASNT a ghost what I thin k it was is a demon. Tryin gto posses you. Thats just what I think.

melonlover (3 stories) (50 posts)
15 years ago (2007-12-30)
That's quite strange, whoever and whatever it was as a lot of power to gold you down. I think the others are right it may not be a ghost on your hands. So be careful 😁 ❤ Melonlover
Shane (13 stories) (1258 posts)
15 years ago (2007-12-27)
Hi Mo Z glad to hear that the advise given to you worked. Thanks for the update.

Peace, Love, and Luck be with you.
Anna12 (1 stories) (44 posts)
15 years ago (2007-12-26)
Wow! How frightening! I have heard of many ghost attacks but only a handful of them had been as painful as what you had gone through. While reading your story, I swear I could almost feel the pain you were going through. I hope you are feeling good now. Be very careful cause this is an angry Spirit.
Best of luck dear.
gigideee (1 posts)
15 years ago (2007-12-23)
it is a lucid dream. Do some research about lucid dreams you would be amazed. The same thing used to happen to me. It can be cured
Bellissima (12 stories) (792 posts)
15 years ago (2007-12-23)
Hi, Mo! There are a whole bunch of knowledgable people on this site, they've given you some good advice and it seems to have worked for you. That's great! Let us know if anything else happens. Thanks for sharing your story.
Mo_Ziese (1 stories) (1 posts)
15 years ago (2007-12-22)
hey guys, thanks for all the advise, one little thing I forgot to mention, I think the reason it happened now is the fact I recently moved from that room to WA, well all my crosses moved with me leaving me with no protection. I've always been a sensitive, therefor I've alway enlisted the protection of god in a physical form... Via cross... I smudged, and heard some load banging that night in the dead hour, as though something was trying to get in but couldn't... Nothing more has happened.
mustang (5 stories) (749 posts)
15 years ago (2007-12-22)
Hi Melissa. Wow! Very scary situation! I too wonder who this man your mother has seen in the house is. I also wonder if the man and the entity that attacked you are one in the same. I'm glad that you took the fear away from this being by saying, "I can see you!" I bet it didn't count on that happening! He wanted to scare the crap out of you but you turned it around and shoved it in it's face. HOW COURAGIOUS OF YOU! It seems like you may have had experiences in the past by you showing very little fear towards it. Have you? Take Shane and KimSouthO's advise. Thanks for sharing your experience. ~Shelby ❤
KimSouthO (27 stories) (1960 posts)
15 years ago (2007-12-21)
i would like to suggest placing a cross in the rooms of the home especially the bed room above the bed. Place a Bible on the night table. Tell 'it' (even if you can not see it that it is not welcome in the name of the Lord. Read from the Bible aloud I like John 3:16. Take back the power.
It sounds as if for wahtever reason this 'thing' did mean harm and would have continued had you not issued the first warning by telling it you could see it. That statement and removing enough of the fear you felt at that time that it decreased 'its' energy level. There is a theory that 'entities' need enrgy to manifest, fear provides them with an abundance of energy, remove that energy head on by trying to take control of the fear.

Please keep us posted!
God Bless!
FRAWIN (guest)
15 years ago (2007-12-21)
Melissa, thanks for sharing your story. I would take Shane`s advice, he knows what he`s talking about. This seems to be a very powerful entity, so be very careful. Seek a HIGHER POWER to help you, you may not be dealing with a ghost. God Bless You.

whitebuffalo (guest)
15 years ago (2007-12-21)
Hello Melissa, thank you for sharing this story.
I appreciate the fact that you wrote the entity was TRYING to hide his face. I am so thankful that you had the presence of mind to tell him that you could see him. Unfortunately it almost sounds as if the attack may have continued had you not. Smart move.
I wonder where this ghost had come from? You make no mention that this had happened before and you were in your childhood home, so you would know. Also, your Mother started seeing him after your attack. I guess that just proves the point that entities do not have to have passed on in the home, or on the land.
Listen to Shane, he is very wise. I also think a cleansing is in order. Good luck!
Thank you for sharing this with us.
Shane (13 stories) (1258 posts)
15 years ago (2007-12-21)
Melissa, Try putting some Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) on the bruise. You can find it online. I would then recommend having your home blessed or smudge to remove the negative energy that is trapped within. This entity may require more than one kind of intervention if it is a particularly strong one. So be prepared to bless or smudge your home more than once. Keep us informed of the out come. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

Peace, Love, and Luck be with you.
siddharth (4 stories) (37 posts)
15 years ago (2007-12-21)
Hi Melissa. Your name is wonderful. Your experience made me scared. It sounded as if the ghost was very furious with something or someone like you. I want to ask you something although I don't have any right to ask such things. Ddi you had any man previously in your life or was there someone who wanted to take revenge from you?. Please forgive me for asking such personal questions but I'm very excited to know about the cause. 😲 Please do write.
-Siddharth ❤

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