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The Shadow That Dragged Me


I recently had moved out of my apartment and decided to room in with my brother until I found one of my own. My lease had ended in March of this year and I was more than halfway through with my classes for spring. I had quit working at a local auto shop due to their unstable shifts and workers. I acquired a job at the hospital where my mom worked; I was hired on as a pot washer for the meantime while I looked for a better job. As soon as I started summer school I ended up going out more than usual. I would drink all night and come home tired as heck and fall asleep.

Well, one night I went out with a friend but decided to take it easy on the beers. I could honestly say I had about four within an hour and a half or so. My friend and I finished our last round of pool and decided to head home for the night. He dropped me off at my brother's apartment at around twelve in the morning. I was not so tired so I decided to surf the net for an hour until my eyes started growing heavy. I turned off my laptop and decided to turn in. I fell asleep pretty quickly from what I could remember.

I don't really remember the dream I was having at this point but it was scary enough to wake me in the middle of the night. As I opened my eyes I saw a dark figure hovering over me. I saw no face on the shadow; however, it was possible for me to make out its body as that of a normal human being. It was trying to drag me. I honestly don't think I was imagining it because I saw my own arms going up and my body was moving involuntary. As the entity proceeded to attempt to drag me, I asked God for help. Suddenly the shadow disappeared and I stopped moving.

I eventually passed out again and didn't wake up until morning. Before I opened my eyes I remembered what had happened earlier and thanked God it was a dream. However when I opened my eyes I noticed I was facing a different direction on my bed. Actually, my upper body was on my bed and the lower part was on the floor. It was kind of weird because I remember falling asleep with my legs in the opposite direction. So there is no way I could have completely turned around without having to wake up. I have never had a sleepwalking problem, not even as a child.

My only question to you all is: Has this ever happened to any of you?

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zoeallan1992 (1 posts)
11 years ago (2011-08-15)
I was wondering if any of you could help me. My best friend in london fell asleep and she said she woke up in her dream and was being dragged around the room and could not move or scream all she could do was clench her fist. 45 later she woke up and was on the floor clenching the bed. If any one could tell me what your opinions are I would be greatfull she is realy freaked out thank you.
cguerra (4 stories) (16 posts)
12 years ago (2010-06-29)
Hi Hudini,
You know this is something that does happen because like the poster before me, my sister claimed that on a few occations she was also dragged out of her bed while she and her husband slept. She said she yelled and cried for help but couldn't stop it from taking her by her feet and dragging her from her bed to the bathroom sink. And as far as her husband, well he heard her and woke up and saw the whole thing but could not get up to move. He said he felt like he was stuck. Now she says she prays before and the have stopped. Both her and I have had our share of encounters. I had a shadow sit on the foot of the bed I was sleeping in and it moaned at me. Many things have happened. All I can say is pray and if you haven't done so yet, stop the drinking binges. Take care. 😉
4d (15 stories) (167 posts)
13 years ago (2009-08-19)
Thanks for clarification! 😁 I wasn't sure exactly what it was until now. I guess I've never had sleep paralysis then. Many people will probably say it was, but I know it was not. 😉

I hope all is well with you.

Aloha - 4d
Ninja666999 (1 posts)
13 years ago (2009-08-15)
look ill tell you how to get it to stop what you need to do and is to make it as dark as it can get and call it out and make sure to face it only when you get over the fear he will lose his hold over you... Don't punk out if that happens then you will be hurt
Tonith (1136 posts)
13 years ago (2009-08-15)
Not sure about this phenomenon. I tend to think of anything that happens in repose to be skeptical. Unless it happens if full daylight or when you are not in bed or half asleep I would dismiss it.
Trudy (92 posts)
13 years ago (2009-08-14)
Dear Hudni,

A lot of people go to sleep in one direction and wake up in another direction. A lot of people toss and turn while they sleep. I don't know if my experience counts or not, but I've had a feeling of being dragged down into hell. I did not see a spirit rather I felt myself being dragged. Yes spiritual warfare can also take place in a dream. Many times in my dream I would call on the name of Jesus and then I either wake up or my dream changes.
hellcattiff (1 posts)
13 years ago (2009-08-14)
your not alone. I too have had similar occurrences. When I was in high school a dark force would hold me down in my dreams and the only way to rid him off was to call out to god for help. When I did he would let go and I would wake in paralysis like others here have mentioned. The more I tried to fight it the stronger it got. The weird thing is it only did this to me no one else in the house had the problem. Demons prey on the weak or the ill. They try to attach to those who are vulnerable. Because you were going through tough times and drinking you were a welcome mat asking for them to come to you. I hope you were able to over come this.
TigerLily (3 stories) (145 posts)
13 years ago (2009-08-14)
Hudini: I haven't had a simular experience like yours before although research shows that many people have. Maybe this entity was some sort of demon. Have you asked your brother whether he has had any simular experiences?

4d: 'Sleep Paralysis' is a form of paralysis that occurs when a person suddenly finds himself/herself unable to move for a few minutes, most often upon falling asleep or waking up. Sleep paralysis is due to an ill-timed disconnection between the brain and the body. Thought you might like to know 😁

God Bless
book_luver123 (227 posts)
13 years ago (2009-08-14)
I have not had this experience but I think it was some sort of demon get a blessing and if it starts again pray to God almighty for he is our one true savior. ❤
4d (15 stories) (167 posts)
13 years ago (2009-08-13)
My sister had an experience with a dark figure dragging her. 😨 Every night for more than a week she would hear someone walking down the hallway that lead to her room, but no one would be there. She decided to move her bed so she could see who was coming, bad move. The sound came to her again and when she turned to look down the hallway a shadow swooped up and yanked her more than a foot down her bed. 😕 She told me about it after I told her my experience when I was in that room. I'll be the first to say that it could have been sleep paralysis. I don't know exactly what that means, but it seems to afflict those who are in a phase of sleep. I experienced so called "Sleep Paralysis" once, but I was wide awake talking to my girlfriend, maybe I had "Day Dream Paralysis"? 😉 Anyways thanks for sharing your story, Aloha - 4d

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