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I Couldn't Move Or Yell And I Saw A Black Figure Beside Me

by Kaelon
(Kenel, SD)

Well when I was sleeping in my room I woke up at 3:00 in the morning and my room was dark and all that was on was my TV and I was sleeping then I soon woke up and I couldn't move I couldn't yell.

Then I looked next to me and there was a black figure or I think there was a black figure and I thought someone was in the room with me watching me so I tried to reach for my lamp but I couldn't move anything. Then I tried yelling and I was yelling but it wasn't so loud it was really really quiet and then I didn't know what to do I just laid there. Soon the black figure that was sitting next to me was coming toward me then all of a sudden I woke up the next morning...

And if this was a dream I couldn't have remembered, so I now know this was real and wasn't a dream.

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Oct 27, 2014
by: Kevin

Hi Kaelon, Thanks for sharing your story. Because sleep paralysis is caused by REM sleep, the stage of sleep we dream in, many people experience dream imagery during episodes of sleep paralysis. This imagery is also called hypnopompic hallucinations. Because sleep paralysis often occurs with our eyes open, this dream imagery can be projected into the actual room around us, often in the form of something very frightening.

If you would like some tips on how to deal with sleep paralysis, check out Ryan Hurd's book on the subject on our Sleep Paralysis Treatment page.

Nov 23, 2014
same NEW
by: Anonymous

The exact smart thing happens to me once every 3 weeks a black figure appears at the side of my bed starring at me sometime I get the feeling it's laughing at me . At sometimes I can feel the anger and tension it has towards me. It happens every time that I pray so I stopped praying Idk what it means

Nov 26, 2014
I Couldn't Move Or Yell And I Saw A Black Figure Beside Me NEW
by: Eric

I been having kinda the same dream, can't move or talk and see a black figure but not sure if I can see it but I can feel its presence.. And its not one time a week or so, I been getting these 3-4 times a week and its really getting frustrating.

Dec 03, 2014
My story NEW
by: Anonymous

I had a vision like that but it was a lot more vivid and the action of the black figure was more detailed it came over to my bed bent over the bed face to face with me and screamed in my face I prayed then it all went away. The black figure was about 7 feet tall had dark red eyes and fang like teeth it was horrifying

Dec 19, 2014
Black Figure NEW
by: Divine

Same thing happened to me but it spoke to me saying my real name and he is always with me!

Apr 01, 2015
by: Anonymous

Please pray people! The things you are seeing are not "dreams". They are really happening, When you dream, and wake up from a dream, it is impossible to remember everything in that dream but in these visions you remember everything. I hate to say it but the "7ft, dark shadow" you are seeing is a demon trying to take you away (aka kill you) you wake up before it can do anything because God or an angel helps you wake up, trust me. Pray everyday. Pray for any forgiveness from sins you have committed. PRAY! Please don't let it get worse. I had a friend who had these visions and after a while he kept brushing them off like it was nothing, then one day the police found him in his room above his bed hung to death and he was never that kind of person.

May 24, 2015
Always sleep with pillow magnetic south to cure yourself of monsters NEW
by: Anonymous

Your sleep posture is making you vulnerable to nefarious entities!

What direction is your pillow/headboard of your bed facing?

I suspect you may be sleeping with the top of your head facing magnetic north or equally bad magnetic west. Magnetic north is called the "death position" because coffins are buried facing north and if you sleep north ghosts appear in your life, says the folklore.

The people of Bali say "sleeping magnetic west means you will have no love, everyone will hate you and you will experience violence" I paraphrased but Google search "Balinese sleep north"

Many cultures recommended that you sleep with the top of your head facing magnetic south and feet facing magnetic north. An alternate position is your head facing magnetic east and feet facing magnetic west. Use an electronic compass, it has to be exactly south, any deviation such as south west of south east makes you open to nefarious entities.

Never sleep with head facing magnetic north cuz you are guaranteed to see ghosts and have nightmares.

Also never ever sleep on your back. Sleeping on the back is the posture of the corpse in a coffin and "vastu" says sleeping on the back ruins the brain. Try to sleep on the left side of your body always to get wealthy. Sleep on the right side is ok but not best and monsters probably attacked you while you slept on the right side of your body of slept on your back. Sleeping on left side is best and you get rich wealthy. Never sleep on the stomach you suffocate, sudden infant death syndrome.

I recommend you read this website, it explains the significance of monsters in sleep.

Also Google search "vastu sleep direction" and search also "sleep facing south" to get more information. Sleeping facing south makes you wealthy and healthy, sleeping east makes you intelligent but not wealthy so east is for children still attending school.

The information I wrote was for the northern hemisphere, I dont know about sleep position for the southern hemisphere of earth.

Also, what is your blood type? If you are blood type Rhesus Negative (Rh negative) then this website might be informative

Best of luck! Feel free to Pass this information on to non-demonic people.

Nov 18, 2015
any ideas NEW
by: Andrew

Last week i woke up and at the end of my bed was a tall dark figure and you could not see his face was all dark , it looked like he had a cloak on and the cloak was over his head , to which when i woke up all the breath was removed out of my body , i suppose i classed it some ones last breath and also my body i had no control over , well thats what happened to me and i would like any ideas , thanks.

Jan 21, 2016
same NEW
by: Anonymous

I had a dream like this but i walked in my room in my dream and saw a tall dark figure standing there I couldn't move, run, or scream I was being forced to see him and I can't really remember what he was saying I couldn't understand but then I ran to the door but then the dark figure and a women put me on my knees and they did witchcraft on me and everything went black and took me to hell when I woke up I couldn't breathe well and I was running to my moms room in tears with bruises on my body and I fainted

Mar 09, 2016
What the fuck NEW
by: Konner

This shit wasn't sleep paralysis i had the same fucking thing happen to me it started with my door opening and closing then i saw one at the end of my bed it was tall and realllly dark dark and it looked to have a cloke. That was the first time second time i woke up to 2 of them at the end of my bed and i felt uneasy but for skme reason calm and some words in my head kept telling me to not show fear so i turned over and went to sleep the third time i had it next to my face utter darkness was by my face i saw blacksholders and afull head but no eyes or anything i just looked into it and tried to yell but all i felt was just a numb tingle down my spine i actually closed my eyes then woke up the next day wondering wtf happend and then i moved out of that house and it hasn't happened sense

Mar 23, 2016
Dreams NEW
by: Anonymous

Last night I woke up after 1 am and couldn't get back to sleep long after. My dream was shutting g louvres and when I moved to shut the other louvres the same ones i shut suddenly opened so i went to the window and this black figur jump at me to scare me I jumped back then as I was going to close this black hand was reaching again to close louvers. Then I woke up.what does that mean

Mar 25, 2016
black shadow of a man NEW
by: shirley

Hi im 41 now but bk when i was seventine the same thing happened to me, i woke up early in the morning while still dark an was unable to move or yell out as i looked across i could see a tall black figure with what looked like a old style hat i tried to shout out tomy mum but nothing came out all i remember after that wad fallin bk asleep thenwakin up the next day fine but confused.

Mar 25, 2016
black shadow of a man NEW
by: shirley

Hi im 41 now but bk when i was seventine the same thing happened to me, i woke up early in the morning while still dark an was unable to move or yell out as i looked across i could see a tall black figure with what looked like a old style hat i tried to shout out tomy mum but nothing came out all i remember after that wad fallin bk asleep thenwakin up the next day fine but confused.

May 01, 2016
sleep paralysis and black figure NEW
by: Anonymous

Every time l have this experience...l fight it by calling Jesus. It disappears immediately. Try it.
You may struggle to say the name but fight to say it. The black figure does not want you to pray. Its evil. Please try it.
Just say ...Jesus...l am covered with the blood of Jesus. It will go.

May 01, 2016
sleep paralysis and black figure NEW
by: Anonymous

Every time l have this experience...l fight it by calling Jesus. It disappears immediately. Try it.
You may struggle to say the name but fight to say it. The black figure does not want you to pray. Its evil. Please try it.
Just say ...Jesus...l am covered with the blood of Jesus. It will go.

May 02, 2016
It keeps visiting me too NEW
by: Anonymous

The shadow person keeps visiting me. I keep trying to get out of bed and kill it, but by the time I get up that shadow man is gone. Someday soon I will catch him in my grasp and when that day comes he will stop stalking me forever.

May 22, 2016
First experience NEW
by: Anonymous

I am so glad I am not alone!! This just happened me today so I ran to the Internet to try and find out what this means. It happened at 8:00am right after my sister left to work. I was laying on my side facing my wall when all of a sudden i feel someone sitting on my bed. I thought it was my sister but she had just left. I felt the pressure on my bed & as soon as I want to turn around and see I felt a heavy feeling on my side, I couldn't get up. My mom walked passed my room and I tried screaming her name. The pressure kept getting harder & harder. I heard so much wind passing by my ears. Like how you feel while driving on the highway with the windows down. All of a sudden I open my eyes and I saw a black cloak floating next to me bed. Didn't see the eyes since I was laying on my side. I closed and opened my eyes and there it was. 5 seconds later I was able to scream my moms name. Worst experience of my life.

Jun 01, 2016
Similar but different NEW
by: Anonymous

I had something similar happen to me but my experience was a little different. I was going to sleep on my bed facing my wall and it felt like I was only sleeping for like two two minutes but then I was in a dream or something I felt like something was staring at me so I turned to the other side of my bed and I saw this big shadow looking guy and for some reason I was scared and then I woke up taking in a bunch of air like I was holding my breath for a long time it was scary because it felt real and I dident know what it was.

Jun 06, 2016
The real world NEW
by: Kevin Hall

Honestly if you think science can solve this your wrong. My friend said she had woken up 3 days in a route and felt someone or something was choking her, so i went to her house. I've been shot 10 times so I'm not scared and don't believe her I fall asleep in her bed mind you it's 10 am I wake up not reminding my dream but I open my eyes a little and I see this cloud so I close my eyes not thinking anything. I think to myself the suns out and her curtains are all open. I open my eyes and the shadow expands then falls on me. This wasn't about rem sleep. Cause the cat she had came in and starting hissing and meowing crazy loud. I couldn'tcouldn't yell and her kids are in the next room. I live in Rhode Island and I live in a world of of angels and demons. God is real and if you don't believe you better start fuck science what y'all are experiencing is real and your awake. Goggle look stuff up cause sunday June 5 2016 change how i look at things. Thanks for your time

Jun 30, 2016
Evil shadows NEW
by: Anonymous

I had the same thing happen to me . My grandmothers house was very haunted . I used to live with her for a bit while I was in college . I was sleeping one time and all of a sudden I woke up and couldn't move . I had so much pressure on my chest I thought I was going to go right through the bed . I was trying to yell for my grandmother , I could barely squeak out help. I saw a very large shadow figure at the end of my bed . I started praying , reciting the our father and it stopped . I turned over to look at my alarm clock and it was 3am . As I was turned over , It felt like someone was sitting on me. I again recited the our father and it stopped . Scared the shit out of me . Over the years I've done lots of research on what it is . I never will believe it's sleep paralysis .
Whatever it is , it's very evil and could kill you !

Jul 05, 2016
help NEW
by: Anonymous

Doctors tell me i have night terrors. They say my "dreams are not real". How are they not real when i wake up with bruises, and scrapes? Every night they come, and take me away... where too i don't know. All i know is it makes me mad to see people suffering, and being told ,"its just a dream".

Jul 15, 2016
Terrible experience NEW
by: Anonymous

I had the same dream happen to me.. It was very short I woke up, couldn't move and I saw the black figure at the end of my bed. I closed my eyes and I guess fell back asleep though I was terrified. The next morning I turned to the Internet and was relieved to find out that it's just the figures we see because we're in "REM" sleep or whatever...

Yeah, fine.. Okay. Makes sense, right? Of course, science.

Well get this.. A few nights after that experience , it happened again. I woke up , looked at the clock and it was 3am.. Or around that time.. I fell back asleep and I think I woke up shortly after, I couldn't move.. The figure was right next to me on my left side just standing there, completely still. Cloaked and all.. It felt cold and i really felt like I was dying. The fact that I could not move is what got me the most.. Here's the thing though, my dog, who was sleeping at the foot of my bed, was looking right at the figure too, growling and about to bay at it (he's a hound dog so he bays at unknown figures or animals.) This experience went on for what seems like forever and I don't remember how I fell asleep again.. When I woke up my dog was awake and he was just staring at me in the same place.. He's usually still asleep when I wake up..

One dog in my house is always looking around like he's following something through the house.. His eyes move from the window, to the air vents , to the fan, to the corner and back. And when you ask him what he's seeing he wags his tail in a nervous way .. He's a very nervous dog and randomly he gets scared and goes to hide out in the closet.

I'm wondering if this has anything to do with this shadow guy.. I'm scared to sleep.. I don't want to see him again. This happened a couple nights ago and I haven't slept since. I can't believe this could really be a demon.

Aug 20, 2016
Dark human figure with white bright eye sockets NEW
by: Calling on God

About 12yrs ago, I was baptized and saved. I started living for God. Meaning, I stopped, cursing, fornicating, going to clubs, taking care of myself. Every morning, I read the Bible before doing anything else.I prayed like 10 times daily. I feel my relationship with the Lord was awesome. One night I fell asleep on the couch one night. I woke up,but was paralyzed. I began to hear loud footsteps and chains coming towards me, but didn't see anything. Then a tall black human like figure appeared before me standing over me. It had my uncle's voice. It called me by my name and started reaching it's hands out at me saying, "you think he can't get your soul!!" I could do anything but bite at it with my laughed at me. I called on Jesus Christ and plead the blood of Jesus. It sat down on the other couch, but continued to laugh. Eventually it disappeared and I woke up. I was terrified and scared that I wasn't strong enough to continue to be an obedient Christian. I was afraid to see that black figure again. I began to live like I did before I was saved. I truly regret letting that black figure scare me.

Aug 26, 2016
Same NEW
by: Anonymous

You know I was watching something on television and a man told his mom about the same experience and she told him it was death coming for him not too long after he was shot and killed. When I was 17 I lived at my moms house and I woke up around 2 something in the morning to a large black shadow in the door way. I thought at first it was my older brother bumping my bed so I told him to quit well then it came to my ear almost laughing and whispering I looked at the clock again and couldn't move I was so scared. I told my mom and brother and my brother said he never wanted to say anything but he had the same thing happen but it was at the basement door and my mom said she woke up one night with something sitting on her back. I do believe demons are out there waiting to take our souls i know my faith in God is what keeps them at bay but I'm so glad to know ppl other than my family goes through what I went through! I was wide awake and remember every detail 9 years later l, so no way it was a dream.

Sep 26, 2016
dark shadow NEW
by: Anonymous

this just happened to me this morning i felt someone walking over me on the bed i thought it was my wife getting up to go toilet as our bed is hard up on one side on the wall but when i opened my eyes a tall dark figure was stepping over me off the bed i closed my eyes and reopened them to this figure standing right beside me my whole body was paralysed i wanted to get up and defend myself but no chance i had no feeling in my body my lips were trembling and this thing made some sort of resonating sound in my ears it must have knocked me out and i woke up confused, this shit is real scientists saying its sleep paralysis are idiots this was as real as real gets.

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