The other night, It started in my dream and it wasn't an unpleasant dream either, but then I felt something was interfering in my dream, whatever it was, it wouldn't allow me to move, it felt as if gravity around my body was 10 times the regular force that it normally is. After awakening from this dream, I laid there for few seconds wondering if what I had just felt was actually an evil presence holding me down while I slept, or if it was in fact just a dream. Just after pondering the experience, I began to feel an unexplainable sensation through out my body, and then as I was awake, I could not move, some sort of force was taking place around my body, I felt paralyzed only because I couldn't move, but I still had control of my muscles, every muscle in my body was flexed to try and either get up or get out of bed but I couldn't. I was also trying my hardest to scream but all that would come out was a faint whisper. After a few more minutes of fighting my hardest against this force it finally stopped.
I don't know if it was an attempted for demon to try and posses me or what. I usually don't believe this stuff but that was freaky. After this experience, I got online around 3 a.m. in the morning to try and find some sort of explanation, after reading other information, people are saying it's simple, you awoke in REM state, which is when you wake up while your brain is not sending signals to the rest your body, leaving your body paralyzed but apparently you can still see and think in this state you just have no control of your body.
This was not my case, after the dream that seemed to have some sort of interference, I had fully awaken and was aware that I was awake because I had turned over to get more comfortable, with that being said I feel there was no way possible I was still in rem state, because I was able to MOVE, see, and think clearly moments before I began to have unexplainable sensation through out my body followed by being held down.
If someone can explain it other then being in rem state, please explain or help me understand Craigster586 [at] hotmail.com
The only advice I can give people who have had this situation is if you can, stay calm, but stay in control of your self. DON'T lay and try to be amazed like some people are also posting, this is nothing to be amazed about.