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Aggressive Spirit - Not Sure And Very Scared


First, I'd like to thank anyone taking the time to read this. I'm unsure as to what happened to me this morning and I'm looking for comments or suggestions. I've been living in a pre-war bldg in Brooklyn for about 3 years. Not sure who lived in my apartment prior to my husband and I moving in.

First encounter for me was several months ago. My husband was traveling for work so I was all by myself. One night I was sleeping on my side but felt what seemed like a heavy hand stroking my arm. It was more like one stroke going from my wrist above my elbow. I immediately woke up and couldn't get back to sleep. Other times when my husband travels, I'll get this eerie feeling in my room alone but not all the time.

This morning has unnerved me so much I don't know who to speak to. My husband left early this morning for a business trip and after he left I fell back asleep. I was on my stomach and feeling really deep in sleep when I felt this pressure as if from a hand under my right buttock. It wasn't a cold feeling. On the contrary, it felt like a really bad tingle but not painful. And it was warm. This feeling started to go up my buttock and rest on my lower back. I couldn't wake myself up though. As if I'm aware of what is happening to my body but I can't protest. I recall trying to scream but couldn't. It felt like I was being forced to be still.

I did wake up eventually but I was too afraid to move. My heart was pounding and I was still for about 15 more minutes.

Since this experience this morning my lower back feels like it was zapped. I did go out to run errands but the moment I came home my back feels tingly. I have no markings but it's uncomfortable.

I know "something" was forcing me and kept it's hold on my lower back as I struggled to wake up. I've never felt anything like this and I'm petrified.

Could this be a spirit?

Aren't spirits supposed to be cold?

What could I be dealing with?

I know this is long but I do appreciate your time.

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kaya-stewart (10 posts)
12 years ago (2010-07-31)
that is actually quite interesting as I had an encounter like that recently. I am truly sorry about what is happening.
BinghamtonParanormal (19 posts)
12 years ago (2010-07-07)

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JimD (431 posts)
12 years ago (2010-02-16)
It appears to be demonic in origin. Rebuke it in Jesus' name, and use a lotta (Catholic) Holy Water, blessed salt, etc. Also, receipt of Holy Communion, Mass attendance, Confession, etc. Would help, as would daily Rosary. Good luck... Email my at Dukes2352 at, if you need more assistance.
Oasis-Founder (1 posts)
13 years ago (2010-01-06)
I would suggest reading a book that I have wrote (no this isn't spam, I am a real person) regarding the spirit filled world we live in, and what the score is here... There are a lot of people running around trying to figure out spiritual beings with science, while these invisible entities are laughing... I hope this helps you or anyone that has experienced spiritual interactions. There is a way to fight back, but you have to arm yourself with knowledge! Throwing scriptures at them will not help - I guarantee it... Plus, my book is free to read online, for that very reason


Take care

scrapmetalkitten (306 posts)
13 years ago (2009-12-06)
Spirit touch can feel very different depending on the spirit. It doesn't always have to be cold. Most of the time at least for me it feels tingly like something electrical and it's warm. It can also be quite physical like an actual person touching you as well although this has rarely happened to me. Fortunately I haven't been scared like you have and I wasn't molested. What I've experienced was very gentle and non-threatening. I think it helps everytime I go to bed I mentally surround myself in protective white light though. I hope this doesn't happen to you again.

-Sydney ❤ 😊 ❤
xxXEllaXxx (guest)
13 years ago (2009-11-20)
Im thinking it may be a Incubus I have never had a experience with them before but it may pay to do some reasearch on them and have your house blessed

Much Love Ella <3 xoxo 😉
aja (1 stories) (8 posts)
13 years ago (2009-11-06)
My wife used to get "sleep paralysis" before we were married and when I would go off to Iraq. When I am home she doesn't have it. I suspect there is no coincidence in this. If it is purely a medical condition then why doesn't it happen all the time? I suspect that it is at least partially supernatural. Contact a priest.
Preeti (100 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-15)
Some spirits do sexual activities with humans I would like to advice you to yell at it and say leave me in the name of jesus... And go to light... And keep holy water with you as your husband is out on trip when these things happen and keep ROSEMARY under your pillow... And holy cross would be best...
If need any help you can contact me...

God bless you ❤
clover (1 stories) (5 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-12)
Hello. I'm not sure what to make of the "spirit", but the whole not being able to move or scream thing is sleep paralysis. My best friend has it. She will wake up in the middle of the night sometimes and not be able to move any part of her body, or talk. She says the only thing that scares her about it is someone coming in to her room and her not being able to move. Try googling sleep paralysis and see ways to help prevent it, if there are any.
Sorry I can't help you with your spirit encounters.
greenpondmike (1 stories) (82 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-12)
Some of the comments on this page are out of line with what the Bible says. Somebody once said if you don't want to fight don't go looking for one -- so I won't name names so I can stay out an argument. Although I agree with some of what others have said, my vote goes to Trudy's comments.-----I also have a question:Can anybody fix it where comments can be rated?
sadistsdelite (3 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-10)
I'm so sorry that you're experiencing this. I understand how you feel. I had a similar experience that ended in a kind of rape. What did I do to stop it? I moved out. I don't know if you have that option but I know how I felt living in that apartment alone most of the time. The only thing I could do was get out. I hope your situation doesn't escalate... If it does, my advice is leave or seek spiritual assistance... I know it sounds cheesy but call a priest, minister, etc.

Good luck
Kirsten_pax09 (10 stories) (72 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-10)
It falls under the catagory of sleep paralysis or old hag syndrome. That paralyzed moment at waking when you are either sleeping flat on your back or on your stomach. It's always safest to sleep on your side to prevent sleep paralysis. I believe you are being disturbed by a spirit who is lusting after you. It may continue to try and molest you more if you don't take steps to get rid of this presence. It's possible that it thinks you are someone else.

But anyhow try tossing salt around your bed at night and even on your bed if you feel you really can't take the disturbances anymore. I would then say prayers before sleeping asking God to protect you and watch over you. If you come under attack again and you cannot speak, in your mind remember that God can hear your prayers to him. All you need to do is call out for help in your mind thinking the words; "God help me?! Please help me God?!" It worked for me in a matter of seconds. God Bless you!
Trudy (92 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-09)
Dear Starz73,

It would not hurt to anoint your house. If you are a Christian then my advise should help out.

1. Pray to God for help. Do not pray to Michael the arch angel. Hebrews 4:16 and Jude:9

2. Put on the armor of God. Ephessians 6:10-18 Pray it on.

3. Read the Bible out loud or memorize scriptures and say those out loud. I like John 3:16-17, John 14:6, Colossians 2:15, Romans 8:26-39,1John 4:1-4 and I like the book of Psalms.

4.Buy a small bottle of olive oil and present it to God. Pray over the oil and ask God to bless it that is how you present it to God. Anoint every door and window in your house make the sign of the cross as you are anointing your house. As you are anointing say "I anoint this place in the name of the Father and in the name of the Son and in the name of the Holy Spirit." If you are Catholic then you can use Holy water, if you prefer.

5.Command the demonic forces to leave in the name of Jesus. Phillippians 2:9-11

6.Go to a door that leads to outside and command the demonic forces to leave your house in the name of Jesus. Anoint that door.

7.Do steps 3,4, and 5 in every room.

8.Bless your house once a week for 1 or 2 months then bless it once a month for 6 months then bless it once a year.
Phoenix77 (3 stories) (38 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-09)
I do love a site that will encourage people of all thoughts to express them in such an open forum. To encounter a new idea is a wonderful thing and I hope others can see that also. Beliefs, ideas, thoughts and imagineings are limitless and ever expanding. I think it's fabulous, everyone have a grand day and Blessed Be. 😁
vulcan10 (5 stories) (332 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-09)
sleep paralysis seems like the most likely culprit. I've been reading up on that lately. Plenty of sources online too. And God does not need us to be God. There was a certain other group that thought much in the same way. They were thrown from heaven for such transgressions. I also find it very entertaining for humans to assume to know anything about the "laws of the universe". I've read much of this type of rhetorical dribble in books. And no I didn't buy any in order to make the delusional even more prosperous, merely checked them out from the library. It makes for decent copy, a little late night reading but no more. I just find it discouraging that anyone would actually come to believe any substance exists. There are things unexplainable to our natual senses we all agree to that on this site. Many things felt and seen, heard, and sometimes even smelled. For some throughout their lives. Anyone I've ever spoken too whom I have fully believed would be slow to sit down and write the laws on this unknown reality though.
honipop (10 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-09)
It appears that FearORiley is "very arrogant and self centered " for saying that I am. I came here to help someone in need, (compassion & empathy) my FIRST thing.

These virtues are not perpetuated by the "self-centered". Quite the opposite.

If my words offend, perhaps there is some truth in them? Or I am just a nasty person.
I know that I am not a nasty person.

What does Jesus tell us about judging others?

Where's the love? FearORiley...
honipop (10 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-09)
God made everything, therefore everything is God, including me. (Just an opinion).
FearORiley (2 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-09)
First things first. Honipop seems a little lost on one thing. "God" does NOT need us, in order to be "God". That is a very arrogant and self-centered thing to think. If you think this way, you are not humble and may not submit yourself over to the will of the Great One/"God". Christians are able to "rebuke" in the name of Jesus. You would say, "I rebuke/renounce any evil or negative entity from this house/home, and from my family and I". If it is an entity (demon), then it must leave. There is no way around the will of God. PERIOD! The entity does NOT have a choice. All MUST submit to the will of the Great One. You may even add, "The power of Christ/God commands you!".
If it is a spirit (meaning that it was once a human), it tends to be a bit more difficult. We have our own will. This doesn't change after death. Your will must be stronger than the spirit's will. It IS your home! It IS your plane of existence! Take ownership/possession of your home, your family and yourself. Do not fear. It doesn't belong on our plane. It's only as strong as you allow it to be. It only feeds off your fear. I'm not telling you to use anger. Please don't. Just be determined and as tenacious as a terrier! If it is a spirit, ask it to leave, first. Tell it that it's dead and shouldn't be here on this plain of existence. Tell it to go into the light. It's the only way it will get any relief, whatsoever, anyway.
If this is nothing but "sleep paralysis", then, simply, calm yourself down and relax. Once you've done that, imagine yourself lying back into your body - as if you had just stepped out of it. Have you ever had a "falling dream". Sometimes, as we sleep, we project our ethereal selves out into the universe. In this way, we are able to absorb free-floating, pranic energy. Sometimes, we awake a little too fast, and we end up not coming back into our bodies, completely. It's sort as if we're "sitting" on ourselves. If you calm yourself, you are better able to slip the rest of the way in.
courtneyOMGG (12 stories) (179 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-08)
First of all, thankyou for posting your story 😊 and I'm sorry you're going through this.
This could be one of two things.
Sleep paralysis or a being that does like to make you scared, and by you being scared, it will keep doing it.
I myself have experiences sleep paralysis, so I know how scary it is. I hope, for your sake, that this is just sleep paralysis.
Try speaking outloud, if this is an actual entity or being. Say that it doesn't scare you and it is not welcome in your home.
If you turn being scared, into anger or becoming stronger, it will soon realise that it has no place in your home.
I'm also sorry that your husband doesn't believe you 😢
Also, with the questions you asked -
Spirit touches are usually cold... I've been touched twice, the one on my arm just felt like a bit of preassure, but the one on my neck was definately cold.
So my answer is that they can differ.
Goodluck and take care.
Keep us posted with anything else that happens.

jazzeyjay (3 stories) (215 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-08)
Staz73: Thank you for your story.
So far it doesn't sound like you have a haunting going on.
You could be experiencing one of these things:

1. Sleep Paralysis, where our body is in a state of paralysis or feels like we are paralyzed. We can't move, scream, get up or anything. You can definitely hear what's going on around you, but you are unable to do anything about it.

2. You may have been astral traveling and just re-entering your body and that just may have been your hand that you felt as it found your body and was getting ready to make it's entrance. We humans do astral travel several times a week. This is when our spirit actually leaves our tired bodies and goes on an adventure. It actually travels! This is the reason why we wake up the next morning and say, hey, that's odd, I dreamed of a place I've never been and there were people in my dream that I have never met a day before in my life. We have met these people while astral traveling! Sometimes we remember flying over houses and cars, but we think that was a wild dream as well. While the body is in that travel mode, if for some reason we are disturbed or began to wake up, our spirit is going to do whatever it can and has to do to re-enter our bodies. I know it is scary, but it's the truth.

I sure hope this has helped you to feel better. Before going to bed at night, pray and ask God to surround you with the white light of the Holy Spirit!

God bless you.
mrsmla4ever (3 stories) (53 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-08)

Voicing your opinions should not open you up for further attacks. Even if this is just SP, saying your feelings out loud tend to calm the mind.
WReck72 (1 stories) (116 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-08)
This could be a number of things including sleep paralysis. SP is usually caused by you mind perceiving a threat and waking you up. This only wakes you up mentally, your body does a quick physical check to try and find the problem when nothing is found it does not trigger to wake up your body leaving you half awake and half asleep. Your brain translates everything gathered by your senses and gives you that info. When your brain is what's producing the information it will seem 100% real weather it is or not. This is why so many people with SP insist that no it was 100% real not a dream of any sort. You could still feel sore through out the day cause your brain is sure something happened to your back. You may be having increased issues because you are mentally distressed by the previous encounter. That's the rational explanation this could be a paranormal event to help with that mix up a cup of salt water set it next to the bed then just dump it out in the morning. I do have a VERY lengthy scientific theory as to why this would help however I will not go into that. I do highly recommend you try this because it will help with either problem SP or other wise if it is just SP this should help give you peace of mind which should reduce occurrences.
Disturbances in your sleep cycle can also cause SP issues you mentioned your husband left early and you went back to sleep. That could have been what caused it in that instance. I'm going stop here though you can email me if you have any questions I'll try to help Cryptic000 at gmail dot com
Staz73 (1 stories) (1 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-08)
Thank you for comments so far. I guess what is making this unbelievable is that it could actually be a presence or entity. I've always seen this in movies and it could be happening for real. Luckily my husband was home last night. I told him what happened but he's skeptical.

Last night I had a hard time getting and staying asleep. At one point I did feel like I was shoved... Like someone wanted to push me out of the way. It was a jolt that woke me up immediately. However, that could've been me being startled in a dream. Can't recall the dream but I want to keep all options open and not soley believe this is paranormal.

I'm confused as to why this is happening now after 3 years. More importantly, is this really a presence? If it is, I certainly don't want to communicate with it for fear of bringing something very bad into my home.

I haven't noticed anything else bizarre anywhere else in my home so if I can't sleep in my own bed then I can always retire to the couch.

Thank you again for your comments.
Pjod (3 stories) (978 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-08)
I had an incident that involved sleep paralysis. I was in/out of sleep, and thought I heard a large metal cylinder rolling in my kids room. I thought both boys were awake, and that my youngest was climbing on top of me. After what felt like an eternity, I forced myself awake in an upright position, only to hear everything quiet. I jumped out of bed to find my kids both sound asleep. None of it was real, first time anything liked this happened to me. I can see how some folks might mistaken an experience like it as paranormal.
mrsmla4ever (3 stories) (53 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-08)
I agree with honipop. This "being" is obviously enjoying tormenting you. I know it is hard not to get scared but try to turn that fear into anger. Let the ghost know that you are mad and tell it to leave you alone. If it is not getting the fear it craves, it will go away.

Please keep us updated on how things are going...
honipop (10 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-08)
There are interdimesional "beings". It enjoys your fear. Fear enters the moment we think,"this can't be happening."
It is breaking one of the laws of the universe, which is the Law Of Allowance, by disturbing your peace and comfort. We are to allow things be. So, it is in violation of this law. Which puts it in a postion of weakness.
Remember, your fear vibration is it's "candy", denying fear takes away it's motivation. You can reduce your fear by accepting that there are other dimensions, contrary to what you have been taught all your life. You are also a more advanced being than it, needing to scare and take your energy shows that, well, it's needy which means it is immature and undeveloped.
I heard they don't like salt. Pray to your higher source to will it away.
It needs our fear to be, even God needs us to be God.

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