I have had episodes of sleep paralysis since I was young, but today I had an episode that I do not understand. I felt like I was lying in my bed and couldn't talk or move. Since this has happened to me many times, I know how to deal with this a little better.
I always feel as if there is a presence in the room with me. Sometimes, in this state, I am able to move around in my room after some time. Today something very strange happened.
After being paralyzed for some time, I was able to turn my light on and walk around my bed. I knew that I was still dreaming but it felt real. I wondered what would happen to me if I tried to hurt myself so I banged my head on the wall to find that there was no painful sensation. I very much just wanted to wake up but when I am in this state, it is very hard to snap out of it.
Then, I thought that I could open my window and jump out to escape. When I tried to do this, all of a sudden, a black, ghostly figure appeared. It slammed the window shut and I saw it put arms around me, as if to stop me from escaping or jumping out. I did not see it's face or anything.
Next thing I know, I am back in my bed, just as I had started, but now there is a black ring around my whole body. I felt like it was that black figure making sure I wasn't going to try to move or escape again. I tried to make myself wake up or turn my light on but to no avail.
I just naturally woke up, incredibly freaked out. I had this sense that the spirit liked me or loved me but I was resisting it, I wanted to escape its grasp because I was scared. I don't understand what would have happened to me or my personal spirit if I had jumped out the window and I am not sure why the "ghost" (for lack of a better term) stopped me.