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Shadow Figure Attacking While Sleeping

Posted on November 26, 2009

I just recently turned 29 however when I was 15 I was attacked by a shadow figure while sleeping. I remember it like it was last night. I just read somebody else’s article about a similar attack and still have chills on the back of my head. Here is what happened to me that night;

I was sleeping upstairs in my parents house sometime in November or December and often slept with the window opened because it was always hot in my room. I heard voices, more like whispers, coming from outside my window. I woke up thinking it was some of my friends wanting me to sneak out. I soon realized that it wasn’t quite human voices talking to me. It almost sounded like voices do when you talk in a fan and there were faces, several of them, but I could only see their heads out of the corner of my eyes. When I tried to look at them directly they would sort of turn away and disappear. They kept saying “It’s coming! It’s coming! Don’t let it inside you!” For some reason the entities that were seemingly trying to help were familiar to me and somehow I knew what they were talking about.

It was dark in my room. The street light shined in a little but it was still very dark. I looked at my door and a very dark shadow, almost smoky in appearance, started coming up through the bottom of my door. It didn’t have a figure at that point, but I had very high ceilings in my room. It then slowly rose above me and slid behind me while I was sitting up. I put a pillow over my face because I thought it was trying to take my body over as its own.

All of a sudden two shadowy (if that’s even a word) arms wrapped around my face with such force it felt like a punch right in my face. The pillow I was using to try and stop whatever this thing was from entering my body was now causing me to suffocate. As soon as I thought I was going to die everything stopped, the pillow fell on my lap and I took several large gasps of air. I immediately turned on my lights, TV, and shut my window. It was sometime between 3 and 4:30 in the morning.

I didn’t tell anyone because I didn’t think anyone would believe me. It wasn’t until several years later when I was visiting home over the holidays from college and drinking with my family did I say something to my mom about what had happened to me that night. To my surprise she told me about a few paranormal experiences that happened to my younger sister but nothing like I went through.

Another thing that started happening to me shortly after this encounter is I started getting these strong vibrations in my sleep, almost deafening vibrations and paralysis and if I was awake late at night I felt like I was being watched in a sinister manner. I would get so angry, not scared that something was watching me. I would curse or walk up to where I thought it was and tell it to leave, but I always got the feeling it was laughing in my face which made me feel helpless.

The strange thing from this whole experience is that since the event I’m not the same as I used to be. I constantly find that I have a short temper, paranoid, and very moody. Furthermore, my best friend growing up who used to basically live with my family at that house developed a rare case of respiratory cancer and passed away when we just turned 22. I know this sounds irrelevant but I have heard that evil entities can harm your health.

Written by Brandon, Copyright 2009 TrueGhostTales.com

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17 Responses to “Shadow Figure Attacking While Sleeping”
  1. Dylan says:

    Hey Brandon,I am sorry for your best friend…perform a ritual at your house to get rid of that spirit…

  2. Abigail Miller says:

    wow that is so…..freaky.

  3. Kimberly says:

    I’ve had that strong vibration thing and not be able to move thing, too. I always described it as being electrocuted without the pain. Along with the worst feeling of fear you can imagine like something was coming after me. Glad to see I’m not the only one.

  4. LMC says:

    Wow Brandon you should do a cleansing in your house and on yourself… sorry about your bestfriend! i hope everything will work out for you!

    Have a blessed life!

  5. Gregory Brown says:

    There is a story in the Bible about a man named Job…, in the Book of Job. I read that book many years ago. What I recall is that the angel Lucifer was persecuting Job, hoping that Job would forsake God. God pretty much let Lucifer persecute Job until he was near death. Yes, God gave Lucifer permission to test Job, but that Lucifer was not allowed to take his life.

    Little wonder when bad news comes. Bad things happen to good people. Actually bad things can happen to anyone, good or bad.

    In the end God restored everything that Lucifer had destroyed, and Job had twice what he had before Lucifer persecuted him. Back to the point. The answer is YES, God permitting, Lucifer and many like him may possibly harm your health. Job was diseased all over his body, but he survived in the end.

    I like to believe, and I do, that inspite of anything that would harm me, God may restore me if He pleases…, or I could die. Hey!! The reality is, none of us is going to get out of this life alive. When your number is up you gotta go! That goes for everyone human.

  6. otto says:

    About a week ago i was also lying on my bed in the dark and then i noticed from the corner of my room n dark face looking at me, i was not scared but more curious about this dark face staring at me. it was there for about 2-3 minutes then just vanished, i really don’t know what it was or why it was there, cos i don’t play with any strange stuff..

    Any ideas anyone?

  7. Hossam hamdy says:

    Hi Otto;
    Did you have any paranormal activity before in your house or this was the first time?pls give us some short details about your life to share you with our ideas.

  8. otto says:

    I live in South Africa and never had anything like that happen to me before, i am 22 now and that was the first paranormal activity that i know of.

    This last year i went through a very sad and hard time, i don’t know if this might me the reason why something like that might have been attracted to me because of all the negative feeling?

  9. Hossam hamdy says:

    HI otto:
    How are you . Did you watch the dark face again? I mean if your house was haunted, you may observe any other paranormal activity.you just wait now to check what is going around you.I wish that everything will be O.K with you.Kindly to keep on touch.with my best wishes.

  10. otto says:

    Hi Hossam.

    i didn’t see the face again after that but did notice at some stages that the light in my room will flicker on and off for a few seconds and then it will stop.

    but other than that, no other strange things did happen again.

  11. anna says:

    that so sad about your friend.thats weird about everything whats happening.u should find out about the house maybe something happened that you dont know about.thanks for the story.

  12. freakout says:

    That is so freaky and I don’t take well to things that talk to me or try to harm me. As of last night I have no idea what time it was but I do know it was past 1am my 14 month old son woke me up by screaming at the top of his lungs I had gone into his room and placed him on the couch in the living room where my mother also sleeps when she stays over. There are times where my son refuses to not sleep in his crib at all. So I figure it must be the ghost or whatever that is here. Because their have been things happing in my apartment as in a child crying that are not mine. I hear something going through my son’s room like his toys but when I go in there, there is nothing there. I would hear things over his baby monitor laughing whispers things rattling and when I would go into the room there is nothing there. SO anyway after I had taken my son out of his room and placed him on the couch I had went back to bed about 5 mins later I had heard loud strong breathing I had looked around and thought I seen a dark figure by my door I thought maybe it was just a shadow so I had lyed back down when I did my stomach started doing flips and acting weird and then I felt something move to where I was and then all of a sudden I felt pressure holding me down and I couldn’t move I had opend my mouth to cry out to my mom but I couldn’t move my tongue. I couldn’t move no part of me and I felt as if I was being pinned down to my bed I was so scared because I felt something on me but I didn’t want to know what so I didn’t open my eyes. I heard my mom coming down the hall to go to the bathroom and when she did it was gone and I could move. What could I do about this?

  13. Carlos says:

    Wow.Very Scary Brandon.Fan voices,dark smoke figures,coming closer to you.Your account scared me.Anything else happen lately.

  14. Erin says:

    My advice would be to go to a Christian church, find a priest and explain what all has happened to you.He will be able to help you, trust me. Trust in God with all of your heart, and he will protect you from these evil demons.

  15. ash says:

    Hey man, what you experienced is completely Biblical. Nothing strange here. You really need to go see a Protestant pastor of a church. Perhaps Reformed Baptist or Reformed Presbyterian preachers. Tell them what happened. You show the signs of being possessed by demons, which are fallen angels. They find rest and solitude in bodies of human beings. There probably needs to be an exorcism in Jesus’ name to force them to leave. They hate Jesus Christ and His past blood shed is the only thing in the world they cannot control…simply put…they are terrified of Christs power and will flee almost instantly merely hearing His gloriously loving and powerful name.

  16. airbornejmo says:

    i too have a story to tell maybe yall could help me in figuring what it was that night that attacked me!!
    i am 24 now it happened when i was 17 or 18 years old dont quite remember!!
    anyways i was alone in my room i went to bed as usual nothing strange there. i woke up in the middle of the night for whatever reason nothing unusual just woke up and so i try to go back to sleep i was laying on my back wit the blankets over my head with both my arms at a 90 degree angle holding the blanket over my head!! also let me emphasize that i dont fall asleep very fast i always have a million thoughts running through my head so it takes me a good minute to fall asleep!! well within a couple minutes i would say 2 or 3 minutes lof trying to go back to sleep i hear a voice say “LETS GET HIM” at this moment my body gets completely paralyzed and these 2 little creatures as i would descibe them for the fact when they jumped on me they felt small in size and were trying to get at me!! i could feel there feet and hands just pushing around on me just tryiing to get at me!!! i couldnt do anything but me scared out my mind trying to yell for help but couldnt i was completely paralyzed!! after a minute or 2 i broke free pushed the blanket from over my head got out of bed and turned on the light looked around and there was nothing there!! i couldnt believe what just happened it was something i never experinced before!! well i have experienced the paralyses part many times before but nothing like that that happend to me!! it almost happen again i was going to bed and then i start hearing some moving around noise but this time i got up really quickly turned on the light and once again nothing!! ever since then it had not happen to me again but i do get that paralyzed feeling alot atleast more then i think its normal!! its a scary feeling but im sort of used to it!! if yall can give me some kind of feedback on what happen to me i would greatly appreciate it!! thanks!!

  17. Tigranes Karamyans says:

    You are not alone… I’d like to share what has recently happened to me.
    I recently turned 20 and this year has changed my life, I figured out that my family has a few curses set but my lover recently confessed to cursing me as well. I was skeptical of curses and spells up until now. A month back I had woken up because of a heavy weight on my body, sure enough I opened my eyes thinking that some one might have been messing around with me in my sleep. It was around 3-5 as well and when I opened my eyes I saw a shadowy figure, It was in the form of a human body (form of my lover to be exact) the figure had No face and no features, all black as if it was a thick shadow or the smoke you get from burning a car tire.It was sitting on my knees and looking directly at my face It laughed with a sinister laugh. I tried to scream but my voice was not working and I could barely move my arms. Everything aside I thought that the room might have been haunted so I didn’t sleep there ever again. When I returned home from my uncles house which is where that happened I was sure that this will not happen again. I was wrong, I woke up to the same heaviness only this time I was sleeping on my side not my back and I saw it with the side of my eye it felt like it was choking me. I am not sure what to call this a poltergeist or demon all I know is I still cannot sleep until the sun rises…. If anyone experienced this before please share.

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