For years I have been experiencing something strange, it's hard for me to explain it but I will try my best.
The first experience I can remember having was in an old Victorian house in LA, where some friends lived. I was asleep but conscious of being asleep (almost awake but sleeping state.) I felt as if I could leave my body if I wanted to but I was afraid. I felt like something else was in the room with me and it said to me "life is but a dream". This feeling has happened a lot to me since but that was the only time it spoke to me.
At other times, I have also felt something move across my body starting at my feet, moving between my legs and up my back. It's very light in weight and it rested on my upper back. It felt like a small animal, maybe a cat or small dog. The first time I felt this thing walking up the back of my legs, I threw the covers off with my hands.
Sometimes when these things happen, I am afraid to move, most of the times I can't move and other times I don't try to move, I'll just lay there. I started praying when these things happen and that seems to help me move but even with praying, I can is still feel something in the room with me and it doesn't leave right away.
I am interested in anyone's thoughts on this or of anyone else's experiences that might reflect this.