Okay, I�ve been a long time reader of this site and only now have decided to post my own creepy experience with the supernatural. I really need help figuring this out please, because I can barely sleep and it�s really starting to wear down on me seeing as I go to college full time (I don�t work but I still take 18 credits).
Anyways, ever since I was a kid, around 8 years old or so, I�ve always felt this presence in my room, either right next to my bed or at the foot of my bed. We (my family and I) had moved to a new house and spent a few months there when I had just gotten back into bed after getting up to get a drink of water. As mentioned above, I was about 7-8 years old. I lied back own on the bed (my back was to the wall) and closed my eyes. Just as I was about to fall asleep, I heard my name being whispered right next to my ear. It was so clear, I knew it wasn�t �just the wind�. I snapped awake and sat up in bed, completely terrified. After I could not sleep.
Things got worse when I hit the age of 13. I started having sleep paralysis with hallucinations. Or hypnagogic hallucinations. Every night, I would lie down (it always happened around 2 – 3 am) after having gotten up either to use the bathroom or get water and then I would go into this weird state. I would honestly twitch and move my head as if possessed. I couldn�t control my body. I was completely paralyzed by the time I opened my eyes an when I tried to scream I couldn�t make more than a wheezing� noise. I could feel my covers being pulled on either side of the bed, pinning me down. The only thing I could move is my head, and when I would glance to the side of my bed, there was this dark-shadowy figure in the shape of a man just standing there, looking at me struggle. I could feel as if he was a male. I couldn�t see any facial features and I know it wasn�t human. Whenever I would fall into this sleep state, I would not being able to pull out of it the rest of the night. As soon as I would wake up gasping and scared to death, I would fall back into it, and unless I got out of bed, it would repeat itself 10, 11, 12 and even 13 times.
Things haven�t gotten any better and after years of vanishing, these hypnagogic hallucinations are back, along with the loss of control of my body. I often lie awake until 5am, feeling a dark presence watching over me that gets closer every time I close my eyes. I tried a night light and this helped for a few months, but then it provided no comfort, and I was lying awake again, feeling watched. I opened the door to my room, in order to let the hallway light in. Sometimes this helps and I fall asleep quickly, and sometimes it doesn�t and I feel terrified all night. After 5am I usually feel safe enough to fall asleep for whatever reason, but as a full time college student, this isn�t healthy seeing as I have morning classes.
Sorry this was so long, but please, I really need some good help here. What�s happening to me, and what�s the dark presence I keep feeling? My friends tell me that if it hasn�t hurt me yet, it won�t and that it is a guardian spirit. Please Help!
Sent in by Ivy Garcia, Copyright 2010