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My First SP - Why Does It Feel So Real?

by Litzander
(Vancouver WA)

It all began when I was around 8 years old, I lived in a small apartment complex with my family of about eleven people. As a boy I watched a lot of scary movies and I read a lot of scary stories like goosebumps. There was a big tree outside my house which I was always afraid to look at in the night because I felt as if there where evil elves lurking in its leaves, I don't know why I thought that but I did. On that same apartment complex one day I saw a little girl with blood stains on her face and wearing a white dress her face was also really pale. Anyways around the same time period this was all happening experience my first which I now believe it is sleep paralysis.

It all began one night I was sleeping with my brother out of nowhere I wake up feeling something evil in the room, I try to move my hands, my legs, turn my head to the side but I cant. Something is pushing my body down something I cant see just constant pressure all over my body every time I try to move. I try to yell at my brother who is right by me sleeping in the same bed, I can see him but he cant hear me. Finally I feel myself mumbling a few words but my brother still cant hear me I try to reach for him and attempt to wake him when I need
help but I cant move, it all feels so real the room is the same I can feel the bounciness of the bed as whatever is holding me down releases its grasp on me and I fall to the ground on the side of the bed. Out of nowhere I suddenly wake up look towards the ceiling and I see a weird shadow I can clearly see where a smile and eyes form and I notice the time 5:30am suddenly I fall back asleep feeling really tired.

That day I wasn't sleeping with my brother I was sleeping on the ground right next to his bed, and ever since that day for about a week I kept waking up at the same time 5:30am every day. Im 18 now and these SP dreams have been happening more and more, but now they are always different, now they involve dark figures or a feeling of someone watching or breathing on me, I cant see the whole parts of the dark figure just maybe their elbow grazing my cheek or their fingers on the side of my head but I can feel them. I do not believe in the paranormal nor am I religious but I feel like maybe there is something out there.

Next time it happens I will just do nothing and let whatever evil I feel pass and attempt to sleep though it every time this happens I wake up feeling really tired but who would continue sleeping after a nightmare like this right.

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