Hi, my name's Al.
This is my story, and I'm sticking to it! No one I tell, believes me, so let me share.
About 3 months ago, I moved into a new house. It was built in 1979, so it's not actually THAT old. Since I have been in this new house, I hear noises of all kinds throughout the night. I try to put an object to the sound. "Oh that's the boiler, or Oh, that's the house settling, or the coffee pot, or the stove, or the dishwasher". I'm still quite unsure of the sounds, but it helps me to sleep better, kind of...
Well, like I said, I have been here for only 3 months. In this time, I have woken up at night to about 3 instances that I can remember. I'm absolutely terrified! I can't move, I can't open my eyes, I can't do anything. I know I'm awake, because I am thinking to myself while this is happening to me: "Oh god, here we go"..."Open your eyes"..."Sit up in bed".
I feel as if something is almost like hovering over me. I mean, I can sense "something". I'm not sure what it is. My body shakes uncontrollably during this process, well, let me re-phrase. It's more like the feeling of shivering in the bitter cold, but I'm not cold. It's a "massive" shivering. Not just a chill. I don't feel anything heavy on my chest, like other stories, I don't hear any breathing, I don't see, or hear anything. I can just "sense" something over me. Almost like this entity, or whatever it is, is instilling this fear into me. Like I said, I can absolutely do nothing when this happens. I am at a total loss for what I can do. I'm not very superstitious, so I'm wary of water under the bed, etc.
Its funny no one believes me, not even my g/f. She claims she can sense the deceased. For instance, we were in our kitchen in our previous house, and she got really quiet. I asked her what the matter was, and she said nothing. I repeatedly asked her if something was wrong. She randomly blurted out, "Think of me more often". "Huh, I said!" She kind of snapped out of whatever she was in, and said, "This message was meant for you". "Uh, ok, I said". What's going on? She tells me, someone told her to tell me to think of him more often. She then goes into explaining to me how this person was sitting. I freaked out, because it was the way my friend used to sit in my Volkswagen beetle. She didn't know him, as he was a friend from before I even met her. He was my best man in my wedding 8 years earlier, and he died in a car accident.
So, my point is, SHE doesn't even believe me that this is happening to me. I would expect her of all people, who claims she has this small gift, to at least be sympathetic to what I tell her, and I get no rise out of her. Almost like she thinks I'm kidding.
SO is this a spirit? Is this some sort of sleep paralysis? I'm completely open for any suggestions on this. I don't like to sleep in my bedroom anymore since this happened to me. I find myself almost opening my eyes at random times, expecting something to be visible. If there's anyone out there, that has had this happen to them, and knows how to stop it, please respond. Anything, please! =)
Thank you for taking the time to read this.