I have never posted stories on a site before pertaining to this, but I was researching sleep paralysis and came across incubus. I believe I have experienced both of these. I thought that it might be a good idea to post my experiences for any feedback as to what readers thought of them both.
Sleep Paralysis - first experience (only experience), two weeks ago, age 28.
I was sleeping in my bed one night. My kids tend to sleep with me since the separation of their father and me. Anyway, I was having a lucid dream. I was being pinned to my bed and my arm was hanging over and something under my bed was pulling it. To me it was a crazy nightmare. I woke up. At least I thought. My eyes were open and I was looking at my son. But, I couldn't move. My whole body was tingling and I had this horrible feeling that someone was doing that to me. I was lying on my stomach and I could only look toward my son. He morphed into someone different. It looked like his father but it was evil. His eyes looked different...dark. This threw me into a panic attack because I knew I was awake. And for 5 minutes I had to lay there paralyzed enduring this. I was screaming my name in this so called dream state but couldn't hear it physically. I was trying to wake my mind and body up. On the 3rd scream of my name I heard it not just in my dream but really out loud. My body came to after that and I went to my couch to sleep because I was so disturbed.
Incubus? - First experience (only experience) 11 or 12 years ago, age 16 or 17.
When I was about 16 or 17 I would wake up and see a figure of a man standing next to my bed watching me as I slept. It was really frightening. I would always run to my brother's room and sleep when this happened. My dog always slept with me. One night, something spooked my dog. She kept growling toward the side of my bed I always saw the man on. I had my light on so I found it a bit eerie. About the fifth time she growled her head slammed into my bed as though someone shoved her down. Her whole body was shaking. It only lasted a minute or so. She shook her head and she left my water bed. I was fully awake for this because I had just laid down. I laid there for a minute calling her back. Then my waterbed moved as someone crawled on the end. I could see the imprints of knees but not the person. It moved up and startled me at my thighs. I could see my pillow next to my head move and I turned too looked. A large hand print formed in the pillow. I felt cold breath on my face like they purposely blew on me. I was able to turn my head but the rest of me was paralyzed. When I screamed for my mom nothing came out. I tried screaming for about 4 minutes. And this thing or entity stayed on me. It was as though they were pinning me down. Then it disappeared the same way it came. The hand print lifted and the knee imprints moved slowly to the end of my bed and off. From that day forward my dog never slept in my room again.
Now when I read about sleep paralysis and incubus. I feel that these are two completely different things. The first story had to be sleep paralysis, but the second story I am assuming is an incubus. The only difference between my story and others is I don't remember feeling as though it had sex with me. Unless I blocked that morbid part out. I just remember the startling and cold breath on my face and the events that led to that. Thinking about the hand print now sends chills up my back. Any opinions?