I know we have already have a thread for Prayer Requests, but I'm a bit shaken up by this and would like some Prayer.
I've been having Sleep Paralysis. It happened two or three times in the past, but for the past year it's been more frequent than usual. I did some research online and many people believe that Sleep Paralysis is a form of possession. I've said Prayers to prevent Sleep Paralysis, and sometimes they work, sometimes they don't.
I've discussed the subject with my parents, and they always shake their heads, saying there's no such thing as sleep paralysis and that I was probably just having a nightmare. It's very frustrating to tell them this time and time again and never have anyone believe me.
The Sleep Paralysis started for me back in 2006. I was going through a lot of problems back then and was still coping with the loss of a loved one. I don't want to go into detail about that subject, but I basically had the mindframe that life wasn't worth living with that person out of my life. I didn't care about anything and would spend many late nights just walking around my town in the dark, with nowhere to really go.
I'm afraid that during those times, I may have had a spirit follow me home, because it was shortly later that I had a terrifying experience. I woke up with no control of my body and was completely mute. I could breathe, but it was very hard. I began panting heavily. I tried yelling for someone to help me, but nothing came out. I opened my eyes and there was a black figure standing in my doorway walking towards my bed.
I said an Our Father and a Hail Mary and broke free of the Paralysis. The figure was gone. At that time I didn't tell anybody, because I knew nobody would believe me. A week or two after, I realized I needed to make changes in my life. I tried moving on, and stopped wandering around in the dark every night. I went just about three years without a single episode of Sleep Paralysis.
Then in 2009, I had Sleep Paralysis again. In 2010, I had another episode, this time the black figure returned. It was standing over my body, strangling me. I felt like I couldn't breathe. I reached my arm towards it trying to fight it off. I managed to wake up. I had a few other occurrences. One time, I felt like my entire body was being poked with needles, (My eyes were closed so I didn't see the black figure) another time I felt a burning sensation, (again, eyes shut) and a few weeks ago, I was lying on my back and had another episode of Sleep Paralysis. There was mucus buildup in my throat, (I had a cold) so I could not breathe AT ALL. But I couldn't get up due to the Paralysis, and couldn't alert anyone that I was unable to breathe. I was lying there, frantically saying Prayers my head, thinking I could die at any second.
Please say a Prayer for me. I want to stop being afraid. I keep a Rosary and Bible next to my Pillow every night, but I still get these attacks. I just want them to stop.
I know I must sound crazy to a lot of you, but believe me, this is real.
Edited by Myst, 25 June 2011 - 04:54 AM.