When I was fourteen and living in my old house in the rolling green hills of Somerset UK, I experienced sleep paralysis for the first time. At the time I had never heard of it, and it scared me so bad that I couldn't sleep for weeks. But it was more than just waking up and being unable to move. I woke up to the bed shaking uncontrollably, I could hear it creaking very loudly. I tried to scream for help but I couldn't move or scream. I laid awake all night paralyzed in fear. The next day I asked my mother if she had heard any noise coming from my room, or if she had felt a small earthquake. She said she'd heard nothing, so I brushed it off as a nightmare.
A few weeks later, I was just drifting off to sleep, when I was awoken by what felt like someone punching the pillow three times next to my face. I opened my eyes and there was nothing there, and once again I was unable to move or scream for what felt like a couple of minutes.
Later on I did a bit of research on sleep paralysis, and it put my mind at ease knowing there was some sort of scientific explanation, and I was not alone in experiencing this.
I have experienced sleep paralysis quite a a lot through the years, and I put it down to being over tired. But in the past few weeks I have had 3 experiences that got very intense, and quite hard to explain, but I will try my best.
I woke up completely paralyzed, only able to move my eyes. I had a look at the details in my room, for example the clock ticking on my wall, an elephant tapestry hanging opposite my bed, an empty cup of tea Id left on my desk. I often do this to make sure I am awake and not dreaming. Anyway, I was definitely awake, and I could hear what sounded like a mother and her son talking very loudly right next to my bed. They were talking in a very old posh English accent, it almost sounded like a 1920's radio. I can't remember what they were saying, but I remember it made absolutely no sense. This carried on for a few minutes and the voices slowly faded away and I was able to move again.
After that I laid awake wondering what the hell just happened. I don't have a radio or television in my room, it was 4 am and everybody was asleep. I didn't see anything, I could just hear these voices.
The second experience was the same, I woke up paralyzed and could hear two men talking very loudly next to my bed, the same posh English accents, talking complete gibberish for a few minutes and then the voices faded.
The 3rd experience was the scariest. I usually sleep in the fetal position, I woke up, had a look around, went to change positions but I couldn't move. I suddenly heard this absolutely deafening screeching sound in my ears, and I felt something embrace me very tightly and something pulling my legs straight and pulling my arms behind my back. I actually physically moved, but involuntarily. It felt like something was holding my down and moving me.
It's safe to say I slept with the light on for the next few nights. It hasn't happened since thank god! I was wondering if anyone has had any similar experiences or explanations. I am starting to think that this is more than just sleep paralysis. Any questions please ask, and feedback welcome!