For starters, I feel that it's important that I give a small synopsis on me and my past life before recounting this experience. I am 20 years young and a recovering addict - and have now been clean for over 15 months. I started using young and used a wide variety of substances but preferred indulging in opiates/benzos/dissociatives.
However, this experience happened in November last year in my flat in Notting Hill, London. (needless to say I was sober). I have since questioned myself incessantly whether or not it was in fact a mere hallucination and hence due to past drug abuse. Nonetheless, I will share this story and hope I can get some clarity on the matter.
As I said, this was in my flat in Notting Hill (Powis square to be precise if anyone is familiar with the area) and I got into bed hoping to get a good nights rest. It wasn't too late - perhaps around 1 am - and i'd only been under the duvet for approx. 5-10mn. It usually takes me around 30mn to eventually fall asleep and I recall not being particularly tired enough to do so; I say this because some people (who I've told this story to) say that it was sleep paralysis or something of that nature. I can assure you that it wasn't because I've experienced sleep paralysis on a number of occasions in the past.
Anyhow, I suddenly felt this sensation in my body - sort of like a rush of euphoria - but it is extremely hard to describe so please forgive for being so vague. The sensation starts from my feet and moves to the top of my head where I end up feeling in somewhat of a trance, confused... This bodily experience only lasts a couple of seconds but it is not the fist time I'd experienced it. Nevertheless, this lead me to sitting up on my bed and I opened my eyes in confusion where I saw a lady-like figure sitting at the end of my bed. She was there for a second and vanished. My room was dark and the woman was sitting with her back facing me thus not being able to see a face; she looked old, due to the long (and what seemed to be) grey hair. She was wearing some sort of silk dressing gown. The room was dark and I could only perceive her at a mere glance.
After seeing her I was slightly freaked out simply because it felt so real. But after a few minutes I felt surprisingly calm and went to bed rather peacefully. I've always been a believer in the supernatural but am no expert. I was just hoping whether some of the more knowledgeable folk on here could please shed some light and offer their opinion.