Very interesting stories I've read here, and I've oddly had a few strange things happen that I've always attributed to dreaming but makes me wonder now how can so many people share so similar experiences and there not be some sort of truth to it? I tend to be a skeptic by nature, and generally think my negative energy towards spirits and ghosts keep them from materializing however over the years random experiences like this make me wonder if its a dream or not?
Anyhow I sought out this site to look up my dream/encounter with a succubus (I'm male) to see if others have this type of thing happen... Sure enough it looks like.
Well, this isn't the first time I could recall having an experience but since they aren't so memorable that I could describe I'll just describe the one I had yesterday night.
At about 2:30am I was just falling asleep, it normally takes me a while at times to fall to sleep but yesterday night I fell asleep fairly quickly. What seemed to be a few hours into my sleep I woke up to something caressing the back of my head/neck. I normally sleep either on my stomach or back but I felt like something was propping me up so that I was sleeping on my side - which never happens because I generally feel uncomfortable on my side. But oddly, I was incredibly comfortable; in fact it felt like my back was being well supported so that I could lean back but still sleeping on my side, basically like spooning. When I woke up to it, I found myself saying something like 'forever baby'...my guess it was a semi-conscious response to a question. As I responded I was semi-awake, I was lying on my side and reached for what I thought was a hand caressing my ear. As I reached to grab it and prop myself on my back, basically to look over my should to see what it was, I was surprisingly searching for a face which at initial view was just a dark area with the outlines of a face, then for whatever reason as it dematerialized (disappeared) it made a dark silhouette that registered in my mind for only a split second before it was totally gone, at which point I was totally awake.
The whole idea that this isn't something more than a figment of my mind still weighs on me, but I've had similar experiences for the past 10 years of my life. It's odd I know and probably just our mind that plays tricks on us. On the other hand, it's possible there is some energy that is behind it that we cannot yet understand.
Over the years I've tried to be a bit aggressive with these occurrences to the point where I don't really experience the sleep paralysis like when I did when these things first started.
The first time this happened to me, I was shocked with sleep paralysis, it was a sensual feeling like someone hugging me and I took it as the presence of my grandfather who had passed as a way to show I was still being cared for in the afterlife. However over the years I've had experiences that lead me to think possibly there are separate entities that have come to me... I don't know just some random thoughts I have on that. As the experiences occurred, I taught myself to break from the sleep paralysis by getting myself to flex my big toe, and then work up rest of my feet and legs, that then get the rest of my body up and going. More recently not experienced the sleep paralysis so in essence feel more in control of these types of experiences.
What I didn't like were experiences where I felt being taken advantage of, so what I've come to learn is that if these entities do exist, they DO NOT want to be dominated. If I let my mind fantasize a little bit here, perhaps the sleep paralysis is a means of control, and when that control is lost, the entity loses ability over the situation and fears it. I think it might be something to think about... When I felt an advance that I did not welcome, I made it a point to switch the roles, to get myself to the point of overtaking the entity and making myself the dominant sexual being rather than the submitter, it's worked terribly well... Sadly some experiences I've wanted to last but unfortunately the entity was not so agreeable.
Anyhow these thoughts will seem fantastical to lots but for what it's worth, it's something to occupy the mind and consider the possibilities of.