Once again I'm submitting some short accounts that are not my own, but I have been given permission by the owner themselves to publish them. I also think it serves a more specific cause for those on here who regularly experience sleep paralysis and night attacks to see if you recognize any of these beings that have occurred to this person, who wants to remain anonymous. Each brief story correlates to a picture.
I woke up from a nap with my boyfriend, Andy, to see this awful thing crawl out from under his bed, up his wall, and onto his ceiling. It stopped above the bed and twisted its head completely around to reveal a gaping mouth and wide, blank eyes. As I lay helplessly paralyzed, its head appeared to grow larger. It took me a moment to realize its head wasn't getting larger, it was getting CLOSER. Its neck was stretching Mr. Fantastic-style down toward the bed. It then stretched one of its arms down in the same manner, bringing its hand toward Andy who was beside me.
I tried as hard as I could to scream and whack the hand away, but I couldn't do a thing. Andy must have noticed I was breathing hard, or my eyes were open or something, because he turned to me, asked me if I was okay, and touched my arm. I instantly pulled out of my paralysis and attacked Andy with blubbering and broken sentences. My poor Andy. He must have been very confused.
After having a fight with my mom one morning, I fell backwards onto my bed and cried myself to sleep. When I opened my eyes, I found I could not move and this sinister being was standing at the foot of my bed. It stood (or floated?) about 8 feet tall and was clothed in a ragged, red, orange, and yellow hued cloak. Its hands were covered in olive green, oily skin. The fingers of the actual hallucination were a little bit longer than in the picture, but I did not feel like re-drawing them. I pulled out of this episode of sleep paralysis fairly quickly, only getting a brief glance of this monster.
This horrible little thing is what I saw standing next to my bed during my first sleep paralysis experience. I woke up on my back and glanced at the clock (4:30 AM) before noticing lights outside my window. I followed the lights with my eyes from window to window. When I came to the last window, I saw this being, its huge, yellow, owl-like eyes staring blankly at me and its oily, thin, brown skin glistening in the strange light. That's when I realized I couldn't move.
I looked away, desperately searching for some sort of weapon, and when I looked back, the creature was standing next to my bed. I tried to flail and scream to no avail, so I did the next best thing: I closed my eyes as tight as I could. Suddenly, I felt a weight on my chest.
My first thought was that one of my cats had jumped up to lie on me, but then I realized I had no cats in this house. I tried to focus all my energy on removing the weight from my chest. After what seemed like an eternity, I slipped back into dreaming.