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3:12 Held Down By Something Or Someone


I was searching online for some similar stories to what happened to me two nights ago.

I was sleeping at a friend's house and he had moved out but still had things at the apartment so I told him I would stay there and make sure everything would be ok. I put on a movie and waited for my wife to get off work, I ended up passing out and she ended up coming to the apartment around 1:50. She put on a movie and we passed out around 3:00. My wife heard some whispers then went back to sleep she didn't wake me up to tell me then a few minutes later I was woken up suddenly and I looked up I could move everything then the bed mattress started to indent like something or someone was walking on it then it attacked me and held me down I could not move, I could not talk or scream then the worst of it all it was talking in my ear it sounded like gibberish but it was an evil deep voice and I could feel its breath in my ear almost like a dog was growling in my ear... Then it released me and I turned on every light I could and told it it's not welcome in this house it needs to leave, I was super cold, lots of goose bumps my wife could see and feel my fear. I also recited some lines from the bible and recited psalms 91 after that we kept hearing noises so we both slept in the car for the rest of the morning...

Is it possible for this to happen to me again I was really scared... Any advice is welcomed.

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Fogu (1 posts)
9 years ago (2013-08-23)
Someone said succubus or incubus. I don't think so as these tend to have a sexual nature. You didn't describe anything like that.

Also, Incubus, I've never heard of one attacking a man. Woman yea, man no.

I had a similar experience and after I did some research I found out about something called a Drude. Though female, they seem more intent on suffocating, or creating nightmares for, their victims.
Javelina (4 stories) (3749 posts)
10 years ago (2012-10-05)
YO! Godfearing1!

Try staying in the timeframe these things were written. It does no good to make a comment like you just made when the story is 3 years old.

godfearing1 (2 posts)
10 years ago (2012-10-05)
look this up succubus and incubus the attack men and woman they are nasty vicious demons that pray on your immobility, fear, and sexual drive. Unfortunatally it will attack you again if you don't ask god to remove it
They like to hold you down and violate you. The gibberish you heared was demonic and very bad, and this kind of attack means it has some power. It might not be the home they can attach themselves to people directly
rookdygin (24 stories) (4458 posts)
11 years ago (2011-09-20)

Ummm... The Title of 'BLACK MAGICIAN' and YELLING (using all caps in your post) Does not an expert make. Take a seat, read and learn before you put your foot in your mouth.


sean_paul (2 posts)
11 years ago (2011-09-20)


Iamstrongernow (1 posts)
11 years ago (2011-09-18)
I believe God won't let you see anything that you can't handle and weak minded people don't have these experiences because God knows they couldn't handle it. I know from my own personal experiences that what happened to you is scary because when its happening you feel like your trying regain control over your own body, but you must always remember that as long as you have faith in God this thing can not hurt you. Remember that you are stronger and it wants to make you doubt your faith.
Rustum (3 stories) (25 posts)
11 years ago (2011-06-17)
It is a demonic entity. I have experienced very similar events like yours. I believe you may have angered a resident demon or somebody of evil character who frequents your house from amongst your friends or relatives has brought this demon with them unintentionally to your residence and now it has decided to stay in your house. Keep your toilet door closed when it is vacant and cover all your food. You may have heard noises such as loud bangs and crashes etc. This is the demon trying to frighten you and pushing you to move out. Seek help immediately or you are welcome to try a solution from the Islamic faith. If so then google Surah Baqarah and play the recitation in your house once everyday for 3 days. Peace
DaAlpline (1 posts)
11 years ago (2011-06-12)
This happens to me at least twice a month. This is what most people call sleep paralysis.

Some reports read that various factors increase the likelihood of both paralysis and hallucinations. These include:

* Sleeping in a face upwards or supine position
* Increased stress
* Sudden environmental/lifestyle changes
* A lucid dream that immediately precedes the episode.
* Excessive consumption of alcohol coupled with lack of adequate sleep.

In this case Sudden environmental/ lifestyle changes.
stefaniejade (1 posts)
12 years ago (2011-01-21)
I used to have similar things happen when I was a kid. Have a read of this and see whether you think it might be what you experienced.

DirtyD (3 posts)
12 years ago (2010-11-23)
This wasn't a ghost. At least I don't think it is. This was an alien talking to you. 😨
Sar-osity (3 stories) (20 posts)
12 years ago (2010-07-29)
[I haven't read other posts]It's possible your friend moved because of this thing, ask him if he ever experienced anything there. 3:00 AM is supposed to be the "witching hour" or "the Devils hour". Maybe that had something to do with it.

-Sar-osity. ❤
simpsom20 (1 posts)
12 years ago (2010-04-12)
The same thing happens to my dad and nan.
But it happens to my dad about 5 times a week. He has waken up with hand marks on him about 2 times bigger than his or my hand and bruises. He has also seen an aprirition of a green demon looking thing.
The night me and my dad watched the entity it happended again to him but worse. He was dragged of his bed and nealy strangled to death. If anyone has any help please tell me.
RNR (1 posts)
13 years ago (2010-01-24)
to all that's ever had this cloud, its happened to me and my children, be aware your in a fight with the devil, you are chosen from god and the evil one fears you, you have to choose to fight for christianity or he will come back, when he comes you pray to our lord until he realizes he will never have your soul, this happens becuase the devil still thinks he has a chance to take you, he will loose his power to all are faith.
SmartBoy6198 (15 posts)
13 years ago (2010-01-11)
yeah it was probably the devil just stay positive anfd try not to be scared of him (if the devil talked to me and if I had a shot gun at that time I would've shot me)

Yours truly Smart Boy
kyah (1 stories) (3 posts)
13 years ago (2009-12-07)
that was the devil. 3am is his time. He comes to me alot. Its scarey at first but its nothing you can do but chant phraes from the Bible... My friend herd me speaking in tounges one night... Go figure... He will taunt you and follow you... Stay positive
heatheranne (1 posts)
13 years ago (2009-11-13)
This is the closest thing that I can find that realates to what happened to me yesterday morning around 10:15 am. I have never had anything "paranormal" ever happen to me... Nor have I really ever known if I even belived in stuff like that. I droped my boyfriend off at work... Put on a movie and fell asleep. We have two pretty decent blankets on our bed and I was getting really hot so I was tossing and turning in bed... Next thing I know I just feel this extremely intense wind... But nothing in the room was moving. I started hearing really angry sounding whispers that I coulndt make out I didn't see anything or anyone. I was so terrified that I closed my eyes right after that I felt an enormous pressure on top of me... Like I said I didn't see anything but I could just tell that it was something straddleing me holding me down whispering. I could not move or even think about it. I definatley couldn't think about what to say. It finally got right up in my face I could feel the breath on my neck and in my ear then the voice got it seemed more angry... And all I could make out was "you will call me"...or you will fall me or small or somthing. Then I opened my eyes and everything stopped. I opened my eyes and my blanket was half way off the bed and as cliche as it sounds I was freezing cold. I was extremely terrified I just layed there in shock for about 20 minutes. My dog was in the room the whole time. I didn't really seem to notice her acting weird or anything... But like I said I closed my eyes. When I opened my eyes though she had moved from my feet up near my head. I feel crazy. I'm terrified it will happen again... I can't even tell anyone for fear they will think I'm insane. All I want to know is if has happened to you more times? Or if you ever found out what it might be? I'm scared to be alone in my house. I feel like now I have become paranoid... I feel like its there... But it could be in my head... Where you as confused as I am?
Trudy (92 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-23)
Dear Rockstar84

If you are a Christian then you need to remember that we are in a spiritual war. Yes, it can happen again. Will it? I don't know. I'm smiling from ear to ear when you said you read scriptures from the Bible. The Bible is the sword of God, so when you read it out loud it acts like a sword against evil spirits. If this happens again e-mail me and I'll give you advise on how to bless your house.
jazzeyjay (3 stories) (215 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-23)
Mr_Burnz: You might want to go back and read my comment again, because I never mentioned a silver cord connecting ME to my spirit, I said there have been cases where people have woke up and saw THEIR spirit hovering over the top of them with a silver cord connecting them to their spirit. That's what I said. Sorry if you haven't read it anywhere in your research because there are plenty of other people out there who have. Haha

Zzsgranny: Thank you for your comment. Their have been many cases of these things happening and people waking up to a loud popping sound or seeing that silver cord.

Trudy: I totally agree with you on the growling, that does sound demonic.
zzsgranny (18 stories) (3327 posts) mod
13 years ago (2009-10-23)
mr_burnz, all OBE's that I've read or heard about have a silver cord attached to the two... This sounds like sleep paralysis to me... I suffer from such attacks, as well as all three of my kids... Sometimes there's a "shadow person", sometimes not... But it's ALWAYS frightening... Read up on it...
rnahrstedt (1 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-23)
When I first saw this story the first thing I noticed is the 3:12. I have been doing a lot of researching on everything to do with paranormal and found out 3:13 is known as the Devils Hour. My guess is, it wasn't a ghost, but a demon. I would personally recommend not staying there anymore and to keep God close with you. God Bless.
Mr_Burnz (3 stories) (69 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-23)
Jazzy... I've read plenty of sleep paralysis stories and stories about OBE's (out or body expierences) and not once have I came across a suggestion like you've made here with your own body cuddling up against you and holding you still to get back inside your body or a silver cord connecting you two haha...

Anyways as for the actual story itself I agree with the majority of the people on the comment board saying it was actually an evil spirit messing with you or trying to intimidate you. Best bet is to just follow the readers' advice and keep that Rosary on;) keep us updated! Take care and God Bless

Trudy82 (5 stories) (57 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-23)
Jeezyjay: I totally understand what you said, and that's really cool! However, my own hunch in his situation is that it was probably a malevolent spirit. The growling, menacing voice, the noises heard afterward, the gut feeling of terror... I have never felt terror during a peaceful encounter with spirits. It just doesn't seem right...
jazzeyjay (3 stories) (215 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-23)
I meant to say it was YOU! It was your spirit trying to re-enter your body. I have had this happen to me before and I have felt the foot of the bed indent and have actually known that it was me and when the spirit put it's knee on the bed, I knew it was the right knee being placed on the bed first and then the left and it/I crawled on up into the bed and I was sleeping on my left side so I felt my spirit as it snuggled up close to by back and wrapped it's arm over me in the very position that I was laying in and entered my body. I actually felt the arm as it was placed over me just as a person would do if they got into the bed with a loved on that was laying on their side and then wrapped their arm around that person. It was such a weird feeling because I was aware of what was going on and aware that it was ME!
jazzeyjay (3 stories) (215 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-22)
rockstar84: You may get more frightened when I tell you what this more than likely was. But here goes. I was YOU! Our spirits actually leave our body and astral travel several times a week. It sounds like you woke up as your spirit was making it's entrance back to your body and I'm sorry to say, but the spirit will do what ever it takes to make it's entrance. People have been known to have woke up to a loud popping sound and it has frightened them and some people have woke up to see their spirit hovering over them and a silver cord connecting them to their spirit. That would be scary. Why not do some researching on Astral traveling and see what you find. It doesn't sound like anything evil at all.
mickijwat (1 stories) (7 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-22)
This happened to me one time before. I was sleeping on my couch and I had actually just fallen asleep and I woke back up, tried to open my eyes, tried to get up, tried to move at all, and I was unable, it lasted for no more than a minute or so but I was very terrified. It was 3 years ago and it has not happened since. So do not worry. I did recently watch a documentary about a troubled woman who had difficulties in her life and this happened to her nightly. She had looked into it and found out it happens all over the world, and in Europe it is known as a visit from the Hag. A old witch like woman whos coming trying to take energy. They supposedly prey on the weak, people that are having life troubles and such. I would suggest keep strong faith and trust that GOD is all powerful and you have nothing to fear as long as you have him in your life. It comforts me having faith. I hope it will you too.
maryelizabeth88 (3 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-21)
I've had experiences with things like what has happened to you, but never have I been pined down. I only see or hear them once and never again bc of the simple thing that I do. I simply rebuke them and right after I cast it out I replace it by asking God to send an angle to protect me. There are a lot of storys I have but talking about them only excites them and apparently negativity doesn't help either. Communicating with them only makes it worse bc then you've allowed them to bother you some more. Good luck
rockstar84 (1 stories) (1 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-21)
I talked to my friend and he thinks I was overeacting. He doesn't believe me he thinks its a sleep disorder. This has happened to me before but it was along time ago I think I was 13 or 14 I am 25 now but the house that it happened to me when I was younger was a male ghost who liked to harrass my mom a lot it would hold her down call her names turn lights on and off and open doors and also would move rings and neckles's. I believe it was something evil from the other night it was almost as if a dog jumped on the bed and was holding me down and growling, breathing and talking into my ear. I could see the imprints on the bed as it moved toward me and then I could feel all the weight onto my body. It was very scary. Nothings happened since, I have been going to sleep with a rosary neckless so maybe that's helping.
americangirl101 (7 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-21)
3:00 AM is the devil's hour aka the witching hour and it's usually when ghosts, spirits, and demons come out.
vanelle22 (2 stories) (13 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-21)
If this has NEVER happened to you before then it is probably the apartment. And you did a great thing by telling the entity that it was not welcome, and pulling out the bible and reciting some verses. I'm sorry this has happened to you, I know it scared your boots off cause I know I've have my boots scared off plenty of times back in the day. But I hope this helps and ask your friend about the apt. You know something is strange if you and your wife heard voices. Peace be with you.
Hoochler (1 stories) (263 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-21)
Ask your friend why he moved, or if he ever had anything weird happen to him while he lived there if you want to delve into exact specifics.

If you want a generalized guess...
The most common explanation for this sort of thing is that someone dabbled in the occult (usually a Ouija board) in this place you were staying sometime in the past and this evil entity is now anchored to this plane through the space that was used as a result of this activity. If this is the case, the entity will most likely be bound to the area and not you.

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