My ghost story began when I was 18 or 19 years old. I'm a Muslim and at that time I was still living with my parents. I had my own room in the house and I always sleep with all the lights off. I was never afraid of the dark until that one night.
I remember I went to bed that night, switched all the lights off in my room and went to sleep. I am usually a heavy sleeper but during that night, while I was asleep, I felt someone or something was hovering on top of me. I was well aware of the presence but could not wake up. Suddenly this thing was pressing me down like something very heavy was on top of me. I could not breathe or move my whole body. I could not wake up or even yell for help. It was as if I had lost my voice. I began to I had fight it, fighting for my life, trying to wake up and using all my strength to break free. And I did, I broke free and woke up. I opened my eyes and looked around the room with only the lights from outside my window. There was nothing in the room but I felt that something was in the room. I did not want to believe anything, and I thought that the most logical explanation was that I was having a nightmare or a bad dream. I went back to sleep and not long after that, the thing was on top of me again and suffocating me. I fought hard to break free and manage wake up. This got me rattled a bit but I thought to myself, I must be having a bad dream again.
I went back to sleep again and not long after that, the thing was on top of me and this time pressing me down very hard. I remember I heard voices but I could not make out what was said. I was struggling to breathe and trying to break free. I remember I manage to open my eyes a bit, I vaguely saw a black shadow on top me. I recited a verse from the Koran by heart and broke free. This time I realize that this was not a dream. Something has attacked me. I was really afraid; I got out of bed, switched on the lights and put a Koran beside me.
That was the only night that I was attacked and still I do not know what it was that had attacked me. Until this day, I now sleep with the lights on.