I've had three experiences with sleep paralysis so far in my lifetime, and they all have occurred this year.
My first encounter was in a dream. It was the middle of the night, and I dreamt that I just went to bed. I woke up in my dream seeing some text floating on the ceiling. It was a prophesy. It said something about Tom Sawyer, and the ghost was going to haunt me. I was frightened and tried to go to my mom's room. Along the way, I froze multiple times. I couldn't move, talk, or scream. I felt like a statue in a moving position. The hallway to my mom's room lengthened and it took longer to reach it. Just as I was about to step into the room, I woke up.
My second encounter was in a near waking experience. I was half awake, half asleep, and was laying face-up. I had an awkward dream. There was this random guy from my school saying, "Every time she looks at me, she looks at me as if I'm a freak or something..."
I certainly didn't look at people like that, and was pondering on the thought, until I heard footsteps arriving in my bedroom.
Then I heard in a lower tone, "Every time she looks at me, she looks at me as if I'm a freak or something!"
I started to freeze up, and couldn't do anything. I tried moving my arms, but it felt as if they were being stuffed with miniature beads, like a stuffed animal. I felt hands choking me around my neck, and this process happened for several minutes. After that time, I was finally able to move again.
My third experience was less frightening, because I knew I would snap out of it. It was again in a dream, and I went to the bathroom to wash my hands. Suddenly, something possessed me, and was paralyzing me. I came downstairs to see my family, and another person I knew just sitting on the couch, thinking that I was a freak. I tried to tell them, but they wouldn't listen to what I was saying. I was thrown onto the couch, and started to slide off. Again, I woke up after that.
Does this have anything to do with ghosts? Am I just hallucinating? Thank you!