When I was about nine years old, I remember waking in the early hours of the morning, about 3am, and was completely paralyzed. I was extremely hot and sweating all over. My room was in the attic of our house and I had my own staircase to my room, I knew something was coming up those stairs, and at my doorway, I suddenly saw a dark figure, it was a man's outline. I couldn't move and I couldn't scream either, he came closer and all of a sudden I felt my bed go down at the side, as if someone had sat down on it. I could see him next to me and his hand reached out to my throat, I couldn't breath and I remember screaming for my mother, but no words would come out. I began crying not only because of the pain, but also the fact I was trying so hard to speak or scream but nothing would come out. I became very hot and panicked as it lasted a good 3 minutes. I actually thought I was going to die. All of a sudden, it stopped and pulled away, it must have left. When I look back on it now, I believe someone must have interfered with the entity for it to have stopped suddenly like it did. Possibly one of my guardian angels or guides. I now feel very protected by them as it hasn't happened again.
What's interesting is around the same time, when I was about nine, I remember seeing a young soldier wearing a helmet and holding his rifle walk through my bedroom quite often, it could have quite possibly been the same man, or else my house was just very haunted!