I'm new to this site and have only been reading stories on this site for the past couple of days, so thought I would share my experience as well.
I'm not religious, but am interested in religion. Also I would say I'm a little skeptical in regards to the spirit world, I would love to believe but I keep my guard up in case I realise one day that none of this is true and am sadly disappointed. So here's my story.
It happened about 4 or so years back when I was 16 nearly 17 years old. As I stated earlier, I'm not religious nor is my family or my close friends, I never go to church etc. I went to bed as usual, roughly 10.30pm. I remember feeling comfortable in my room and there was nothing out of the ordinary so I soon drifted off to sleep.
I awoke suddenly, a few hours later, I didn't know the exact time but I could still hear the TV on downstairs and my mum normally goes to bed around midnight. My whole body was paralyzed; I couldn't feel my legs, my arms, couldn't move my head nothing seemed to be working. I realised this could be sleep paralysis, but what I saw I can't really explain. The vision in front of my eyes was that of the vision of Jesus, just to explain this image of Jesus was similar to the 'Jesus' image we are all subject to, so that's how I identified it.
The image was just of his face, and it flickered like an old black and white movie, his mouth was moving and I heard his voice loud in my ear, with a distant buzzing effect, he kept saying 'forgive me of my sins' and 'For father I have sinned'. I was in complete shock, a little scared, I wanted to run away but I couldn't as I said I was under sleep paralysis. His voice was so loud and commanding; I wondered why I was having this dream/vision. I do remember my eyes being wide open and I was very aware that I was awake.
After a good 10 minutes or so, things started to slow and the image faded, his voice grew softer until both eventually disappeared. I could start to move slowly and after 15 minutes I was able to sit up in my bed. My bed was right by my window so I guess as a way of comfort I pulled the blinds up and peered outside. I think I was trying to make sure I was really awake and what happened wasn't just a dream.
As I looked outside, the tall street lamp outside of my bedroom window turned on and off several times, went very bright and then returned to its normal brightness. After that everything seemed to be fine, I felt as ease and wasn't scared. I almost felt happy about possibly being visited by Jesus! And I don't even believe in him!
I know there are reasonable explanations for the street lamp but it was just how that affected me that was so strange.
Anyway I got back to sleep and in the morning felt confused but didn't really tell many people because they would just dismiss it off as a dream. Which it could be, but I would like to get other people's views on this as I know this site is for open-minded souls.
I really don't know if this was just a dream, a vision or a spirit.
A few days after I had a dream which I think relates to this vision but I will go into that some other time.
Thanks in advance for your comments.