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Sleep Attack

Posted on August 3, 2010

My story starts when I recently right before I moved back to my mother’s house. My friend had just gotten a new apartment with another friend so I had to move back home as I could not afford rent by myself. My mother and stepfather had always told me that they suspected a ghost was in their house, and I had even lived there for a year just the previous year with no paranormal events occurring.

Just before I moved back, I had purchased the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition that comes with real working night vision goggles. I was excited to show them to my family and have them try them out as well. Well, it just so happens that I had also just seen the movie Paranormal Activity as well, and ghosts were actively on my mind.

Anyway, I went with my sister over to my mother’s house for a few hours, where we played with the night vision goggles, talked, and watched TV. As my sister and I were preparing to leave, I decided to go outside and use my goggles, as it was now night. I started to look around outside, seeing nothing interesting until my gaze came to the side of my mother’s house. There is a small vent on the side of the house where the attic is and what I saw astonished me. I saw what appeared to be two glowing balls side by side between two of the boards in the vent. What’s even more peculiar is that they were about the size of human eyes and the same distance apart as a human would have. This of course freaked me out and I then proceeded to have my stepfather try on the goggles and look to see if he saw them too. He did, but we were all too afraid to look inside the attic for fear of what we might see. So we left it at that and went home. I moved in about a week later.

One night about a week after moving in, I was practicing guitar with my shirt off. I suddenly felt what I thought was a breeze move past my back. What was very peculiar was that my window was shut and the air-conditioner was turned off at this time. I thought then that it was my cat that was sitting on my bed that had maybe ran past me, but I looked to my side and she was asleep where she had been for around an hour. I started talking about this event to my family and even went so far as to openly mock the supposed “spirit”. I even used my night vision goggles around the house, and I even used them to look in the attic to no avail.

About two weeks after this is when the event happened that has truly scarred me to this day. I had gone to bed early one night, and found myself awoken and unable to move. Suddenly, it felt like someone started grabbing my throat to choke me. I was fully awake at this point as I realized what was happening to me. I noticed that the lights were on in the other room and I heard my sister and her boyfriend talking with my mother and stepfather. I desperately tried to yell for help, but no matter how much I tried, I couldn’t manage more than a whisper. This continued for several minutes as I started to believe that I might actually die there in my bed, helpless against whatever invisible entity was attacking me. Suddenly, after what seemed like an eternity, I was able to move and I got up and out of the room as quickly as I could.

I told my family what had happened, but they didn’t believe me and said I was just having a nightmare. I know otherwise though. After that night, I stopped using the night vision goggles and sold them on craigslist. I also stopped talking about the spirit and I haven’t had any events happen since. If anyone can shed some light on what may have caused this event to happen or can get me in touch with a paranormal investigation agency, please comment. And to think, my girlfriend’s father doesn’t believe in ghosts…

Sent in by Josh Wilson, Copyright 2010

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11 Responses to “Sleep Attack”
  1. Pat says:

    Sleep paralysis is very scary but to be choked- REALLY BAD! I am so relieved that nothing else has happened…maybe the entity just wants to live without any fuss or acknowledgment at all… maybe in life this was a shy or reclusive person….for added protection I would have the house blessed…good luck!

  2. AnNa says:

    maybe you disturbed what ever it was and wanted to teach you a lesson.did you have any marks on your neck from the chocking?if so you could of showed your neck and said i told you i wasnt lieing.well im glad it left and hopefully it wont be back.thanks for the story.

  3. wow im a ghost xpert and thats the most intresting thing. use some sage. also this cud help. try gtin a preist to ur house and bless.post sum evps and pics of any scathes on ur neck or injurys. post more stories

  4. the real deal says:

    Dude you have a demon and have it mad. MOVE as soon as you can or you may have more trouble then you can handle

  5. martha says:

    wow almost the same thing happen to my aunt, she was staying at her brothers house for some days and one night she had gone to sleep like always early everything was fine until she was woken up by the same thing, she told us that she had felt some on her and could not move or yell for ah few minutes she was every scare about this situation but our Latin race knows about this happening alot so as they would do to make them “spirit” leave just yell bad words and tell them your not there to harm them and that you dont want them there…

  6. Rosendo Twins says:

    We’ve heard about these sleep attacks from 2 of our relatives. My aunt at her house felt the same thing at night and though she tried to yell she couldn’t move. She said she prayed in her mind but she suddenly forgot the prayer. The next day she told us she had been yelling at the spirit and telling it to go away. This is a BAD idea. Ghosts feeed on negative energy- yelling at it will only make it stronger.
    I (the older twin) have also mocked the spirit who dwells my other aunts trailer and as soon as I said “I’ll take pictures and post them in the news!” I felt a strong push so hard I hit the wall. My twin is witness to this. Since then I have not mocked anything relating to the spirit real. Its unkown and its best not to tempt them. You don’t know what they can do!

  7. Tabitha says:

    One factor may be that you were experiencing seziers due to the night vision goggles. It’s a stretch but a lot of gaming systems have many warnings against prolonged usage because they cn cause seziers. While never experiencing this myself I have had ver blurred vision and headaches after playing for long periods. There are many different types of seziers, and this may explain why they stopped after u sold them and were no longer using them.

  8. Anonymous says:

    i think you were distrubing its peace so it distrubed yours. yes i believe in spirts stuck between wordls that are getting judge were it will go but it probaly doesnt want you to mess with it

  9. Chivers says:

    Something similar happened to me. It was on a weekend, cuz I remember staying up. Some time I went to sleep and I woke up, and I was fully awake, with something on me. I couldnt move or anything. A few minutes later it got off and I shot up. I was calm but yet very shocked. Then I called a friend of mine and told her what happened.

  10. Athena says:

    Well it sounds like you provoked the ghost into proving it was there. By joking or being a skeptic sometimes a ghost will get angry and prove to you that it is real and really there. I agree that it is scary to be choked while awake; however if no further activity has been reported you may be fine.
    If further happenings come forth, decide to get a priest to bless the house or at least your room; there are lots of ways to keep a ghost at bay. But other than that if it’s not harming you or anyone you know don’t provoke it to do so again.
    Good luck.

  11. Joseph says:

    I have felt this exact same feeling. I have been sleeping when all of a sudden I woke up and felt something or someone on top of me. I could not move and I felt a breath just above the side of my face and felt hands holding me down. I could not move or yell for help. Last year it happen to me but I felt something hold me down with hands then something stung me in the ear and it felt like a scopion sting in my ear. I do belive in ghost, spirits and demons but I also belive in angels and god. Most people experienced this once or twice but this has happened about four times already. I started to mone and make wineing noises and it got off me. I stood up and grabed my holy water and started to say a prair and bless my room with the water. If god loves me then why is this happening to me? Iam starting to get afraid of going to sleep fearing that the next time I might not wake up or it might get worse. Can someone help me please cause I don’t know what else to do?

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