First, I would like to start with a simple background of the town I live in. I live in a small town in PA called Skippack. It is a known fact that George Washington and his troops marched down the streets of this town on their way to Valley Forge. Along the way, many soldiers died. In a barn only a few miles from my house is where George Washington stayed a night during his long journey. There are TONS of reported hauntings in this area. I also have heard that when the soldiers would die they would simply bury them in unmarked graves.
My story begins with a common phenomenon called sleep paralysis. Basically, I want to explain to you why I know this is not a dream. It will start when I am really tired and usually when I first fall asleep. I personally believe that being really tired means that my mind is not thinking of anything when I fall asleep, leaving room for my brain to possibly pick up on paranormal activity. It starts when I hear a loud whispering noise in my ear... I always know that I need to get out of this now or I will be screwed. If I can't snap myself out of it, when I open my eyes, everything looks red.
First of all, I do not think you can dream in color. I make a point to try to look around the room and see if things will look the same when I am finished with the experience (if my blinds are up or down, the clock to see the time) I try to escape the experience by trying to sit up, but I cannot move, I feel like there is something right behind me staring at me while I am being paralyzed. I will try to scream and all I can seem to do is make a faint whisper. I feel scared stiff. Sometimes I can hear screams or phrases being repeated over and over such as "I am back" or an evil laughing. Most of the time I just hear a loud breathing.
In one of these experiences I remembered looking at the clock and seeing that it was 3:02am. When the experience was over it was 3:05, so I know that at least my eyes were open. Usually after about a minute I gather enough strength to force myself to move and I will jump up out of this. I have learned that if I go right back to sleep I fall right back into this same experience, so normally, I turn a light on and keep myself awake for 5-10 minutes. Usually this helps. There was one time in particular where I could not fight my way out of this. After what seemed to be a long period of time I started to hear a name come to me. I ended up typing it on my computer, but it was strange, the entire thing is fuzzy. I thought I wrote it down, but I didn't remember until later in the day and the memory of it was very faint. I tried looking for it and couldn't find it. I remember it was a strange name and for some reason I think it started with an M.
Another fact that adds to my argument against it being sleep paralysis is that I go to college in Massachusetts and I live in PA. I ONLY get these dreams when I am in my room in PA when my blind is open and there is no light on in the room. I have never had this experience at school, but every time I come home it happens and it happens more than once. If this was something that just happened to me because of medical or scientific reasons, wouldn't this happen to me anywhere that I slept?
It just all seems too real. I am very fascinated by the paranormal and I truly believe it after this has happened to me. The fact that it is a dream, just doesn't make sense to me.