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Couldn't Move, Heard A Drilling Noise, And Saw A "Ghost"

I'm 27 and have never experienced sleep paralysis, but last night I went to bed at an "early" time for me (9:30pm). Around 3am I perceived that I was awake, because my eyes were open and I could clearly see the doorway that connects my bedroom to the hallway in the nightlight. However, I couldn't move or say anything.

Meanwhile, I heard a drilling noise coming from the living room area of my apartment, and I immediately began to panic as I perceived this as either an intruder trying to break in or someone already in my apartment drilling something. I was powerless to get up and investigate or perhaps defend myself and I became more and more frightened.

After a few seconds of this, a friend of mine walked through my bedroom door, spoke to me, then disappeared into thin air. A few seconds later the drilling noise stopped and I was able to sit up in bed, scared beyond belief.

I immediately grabbed my phone and pulled up some info about sleep paralysis because I had heard of it before and thought that's what might have happened, and upon doing some reading it calmed me down to know that is more than likely what I experienced.

I was able to go back to sleep, but today have felt a little groggy, almost as if I didn't get a good nights sleep. But that's pretty understandable.

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Dec 24, 2011
when i was sleeping a ghost spoke to me NEW
by: Leroy

i heard noise like drill and when i shut my eyes for 5 min to fall to sleep a ghost spoken to me and i jump and open my eyes it was so blurry and i was sleeping with my girlfriend at her grandma house and she told me the guy spoke to her to and she told me i was ice cold body ...

Jul 21, 2012
3am is the witching hour. NEW
by: Anonymous

I too experienced this since I was 17 at my old home in Indiana. The first experience I heard a very disturbing voice in latin say something that made no sense to me but knew it was latin by the context. I played with the Ouija board when I was younger and after playing at the age of 16 things started happening like my sisters picture was moving for no reason swinging left and right the night I played the ouija board. I moved to Naperville IL and thought the demons that haunted me at my old home would stay, they did until now. I am now 33 and for the first time since I was 21 I have had at around 3am my encounter with an unknown entity that appeared to me as a black hand when I opened my eyes as I was just falling asleep. I wasn't even sleeping yet! I immediately felt immobile, then I saw a dark shadow hover over me. I closed my eyes and tried to yell for help to my wife which was next to me with no avail. I opened my eyes again and saw a nun in a white vail and outfit and she was moving closer to me. I insisted to try and scream or move or say something, it worked. I was unable to speak but was able to pant in trying to speak that my wife heard it. As soon as she awoke the ghost immediately dissapeared, I was able to move and it went away. I said nothing to my wife as I was emberrased and she said I scared her that she heard me trying to speak and breathing heavily which is what made her wake up. I am going to do more research, I think I have been found by my old demons (literally). I don't go to church and I will start going, I even bought a cross that had all my prayers engraved because I knew one day I might need it. I know I sound crazy but I don't say a word to anyone because I myself can't believe it? I did read that 3am is the witching hour when the demons can cross to this world but who know how true it is. I wasn't even sleeping yet when this happened!!

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