I'm new to this site, but I have read a lot of the stories and I'm hoping someone can help me with my problem. My name is Monica, 23 year old student that can't sleep anymore, and I need your help to understand what is going on.
I've always had trouble sleeping and had all kind of fears and terrors at night since I was a child. My mother tells me she always had to be behind my back when I'm sleeping because I told her that there was something standing by my bed, always behind my back, and my feet had to be under the covers all the time because the thing is pulling me by my feet, and I still keep my feet under the covers because that fear never went away. I always thought that those were night terrors all children have but this thing has always happened to me, and lately it's getting worse.
The thing that happens is that I go to my room and get ready for bed, and I would hear some noise like knocking on my closet or window. I just ignore it and lay in bed and fall asleep, but then I wake up in the middle of the night because something is holding my hands and pulling me, and I can't move, I'm paralyzed. I can feel something standing by my bed and holding my hands really hard and pulling, and I can't even open my eyes. I fight really hard to yell or do something. This happened to me last night, and I found the strength to talk and I immediately started to pray, but screaming praying, and this thing was still pulling me, and then I felt this cold breath on my face, and I opened my eyes a little bit, but then this thing was gone, I couldn't see anything, but I had this strong feeling that it was a woman. I always wake up with my heart pounding, and I feel this heat all over my body and in the room, almost unbearable, and my hands and head hurt. Although I can't see anything in the room, I feel the presence of something, and then there's another sound, like cracking, and that's when I get up and turn on the light.
One night my sister was sleeping over, she came by because I was too afraid to sleep alone, and nothing happened that night, but few days later she told me that she felt something in my room standing above her, and she felt the heat. She started praying and went to sleep. Similar things have happened to both my mom and sister, but never so strong and scary like it happens to me.
This is really becoming a problem, because I can't sleep normally, I'm afraid because it happens more often then before and it just gets scarier and scarier. I don't know what this thing is, I can't say it's a ghost or a spirit, I just don't know, and that is why I'm hoping you can help me with this. Maybe some of you have had a similar/same experience? How did you get through it? Does it ever stop?
I've seen a psychologist about it, but that didn't really help. The only thing that keeps me calm is the fact I pray before I go to sleep and when this happens. I'm not afraid when I pray and I feel this thing can't hurt me when I'm praying.
I just wish that this would stop; I want this thing gone forever so I can have a normal life and finally get a good night sleep.
I hope some of you have a few answers and I want to say thanks in advanced for your help.