I have experienced sleep paralysis, at least once a week, my whole life. I usually “wake up” unable to move, sometimes I get the pins-and-needles feeling over my whole body. The worst is when I “see” shadowy shapes in my room or on my bed. They come in two varieties, tall skinny slenderman or floaty hooded nazgul. I tell you this because what happened was very different from my sleep paralysis experiences.
My husband, three kids, and I were staying at a resort hotel in Ohio (I’d prefer not to name it). I was sharing a bed with our daughter, my husband shared one with our middle son and our younger son was in a crib at the foot of my bed. I woke up and looked over at the clock, it was 2:30 AM. I rolled onto my back and looked up at the ceiling. There was an old woman floating above my son’s crib. I could clearly see a wrinkled face, frazzled white hair and most of her upper body, she kind of faded away at the waist. She was staring at my youngest son.
I sat up and her face snapped over to me. She let out a howl, which I felt rather than heard, and charged at me. I was slammed back onto the bed and immediately felt the full body pins-and-needles and paralysis. Except, this time it felt like something was trying to force me out of my body. I fought back and after a few minutes I could move again and the evil feeling went away.
I was too scared to go back to sleep, s0 I grabbed my phone intending to play some games until breakfast. My phone told me (and the alarm clock confirmed) it was now 5:20AM.
I have never experienced anything like that before or since.
FYNK James: 8/10 That sounds rough. Thanks for sharing the scares!