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by Kaitlin Taylor
My name is Kaitlin, I am 15 years old and I am from Australia. Last night I woke up at almost 1:00am. I turned on my light, sat up and checked the time on my phone and to see if I had any messages and then decided to lay back down and go back to sleep, but with the light on though. I was thinking about moving house and then suddenly this wind-like thing came from the direction of my feet and took control of me. I couldn't move. I could hear this "wind" it came in waves of about every 1/2 second. I can't remember how long it lasted for but I was terrified! I tried to keep my eyes open but it was so hard, like there was magnets trying to pull them together. I also couldn't breathe. When I could finally open my eyes it all stopped, as suddenly as it had started. But I was so scared, I couldn't get to sleep for hours. I hope this doesn't happen again, it is so terrifying!
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