I woke up at around 6:30 AM on Friday, February 19th 2010, I could hear things around me, but I couldn't move at all. It felt like my entire body was being pinned to the bed and I could hear my fan in my room turning on and off. When I tried to get up to look at it and see if maybe my cord was coming out from the wall (which happens often), I found that I was totally unable to move. I tried to open my eyes, tried to open my mouth and call for help - nothing. I felt something really heavy on my chest and I couldn't breathe correctly. Then I heard something that sounded almost like someone (or my dog) was sniffing me right by my ear, but I knew my dog was currently with my dad. After a few minutes - that seemed like forever - my eyes snapped open and I grabbed my blanket and ran out into the living room where my mom was. I was absolutely terrified and almost on the verge of crying. It took me awhile to calm down, and when I finally did I got on the Internet to look up and see if anyone else had these similar experiences and that's how I found this website.
I'm really freaked out and for the time being, I'm afraid to go back into my room. This is the first time something has happened to me and I don't know if it's Sleep Paralysis or if I'm being haunted by something. My entire life I've always felt like something was watching me, but I've never really had any type of proof. And for the record, I only feel like something is watching me when I'm in my room. Maybe like whatever is there has just manifested itself in only my room.
As I've said a few times already, I'm terrified. I don't know what to do. I told my mom about it and she said she's had similar experiences before so I don't really feel like I'm sounding crazy or anything here. My question is, should I go to a doctor and talking to him about Hallucinatory Sleep Paralysis, or do you think I'm actually being haunted by something? I really need help with this. Over the last few days, I've actually lost a lot of sleep thinking about it and I'm very nervous to be alone.