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Hey all. I know I haven't posted anything in a long time, but here's a little backstory on that. I suffer from depression and sometimes I go weeks, months, even years without wanting to interact with very many people. So, it's not because I don't like this site, I actually love it. It's just me dealing with my own inner demons the only way I know how. So anyway, here's another experience that happened just a few nights ago, and it is one of the most terrifying things that has ever happened to me.

I don't know if I should stop watching paranormal/ghost hunting videos just before I go to bed because I think it's really starting to affect my brain. I'm saying this because the other night I was watching YouTube videos on paranormal/ghost hunts. I think it was either Proving Demons or OmarGoshTV. Shortly after, I decided to lay back on the couch and relax. I fell asleep and had one of the most terrifying dreams imaginable. You know in these ghost hunt videos, the investigators use a spirit box to communicate with entities? Well, in my dream, I was the one who was talking through the box. Like, I was the one who was dead and talking to the investigators. I remember being really scared in the dream. I didn't want to be dead. I can't really remember much after that, but later on in the dream, I was alive again for some reason. I know, weird right? Anyway, in the dream I crawled into bed and laid on my stomach, which is weird because I'm usually a side or back sleeper. This is where it gets truly terrifying. As I was about to fall asleep, I felt someone or something getting on the bed. And before I could react, he/she or it was on top of me, holding me down. I couldn't move. Then I felt it bend down and whisper something in my ear. I couldn't hear what it was because it was all garbled. I started to panic, and this is when I actually woke up. I was on my back this time. You'd think I'd be relieved, but no. I still felt that weight on me. Pushing me down. I couldn't move. I couldn't speak. Nothing!!! It was maybe 10 minutes before I felt the pressure ease off. It truly scared the living shit out of me.

I have never experienced sleep paralysis before, so I really don't know if that's what it was. In my heart, I don't believe it was because I've had feelings of being "Watched" before. In this very house. What are your thoughts? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Hi and glad to see you return. Actually, your description is much like sleep paralysis. I would put it in that category. HOWEVER, that doesn't mean you aren't having other paranormal activity. For some sensitive people, and by your description you may be one, watching ghost shows on TV can open doors for this kind of thing. I'm not saying that's it, but it's possible.

My suggestion would be you use the prayer of St. Michael before bedtime for a bit to set up some protection around yourself before sleep.

I'm about to be off for the eve, but I'm pretty sure you'll get some other ideas from others in the next 24 hours. And I'm so glad you enjoy the site! Don't be such a stranger, my friend.
 
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Hi and glad to see you return. Actually, your description is much like sleep paralysis. I would put it in that category. HOWEVER, that doesn't mean you aren't having other paranormal activity. For some sensitive people, and by your description you may be one, watching ghost shows on TV can open doors for this kind of thing. I'm not saying that's it, but it's possible.

My suggestion would be you use the prayer of St. Michael before bedtime for a bit to set up some protection around yourself before sleep.

I'm about to be off for the eve, but I'm pretty sure you'll get some other ideas from others in the next 24 hours. And I'm so glad you enjoy the site! Don't be such a stranger, my friend.
Hi. And thank you for the advice. I will try that next time. And I will definitely try not to be a stranger to this site. For I have many stories to share with you and everyone else. Thanks again.
 

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Spook, Your Instincts may be correct about what you watch before going to bed. Personally, I'm a big believer in keeping it light, funny, and positive. The Simpsons is my nightcap.
Over the years I've spent a lot of time with sleeping friends and relatives who were in hospital beds. Many liked to watch the news. When they go to sleep I shut off that Doom and Gloom. The sense of hearing is still awake, but gets filtered through a sleeping mind. That's when dream perceptions can get weird. A comprised body doesn't need further aggregation while asleep. At minimum you get restless sleep.
Possibly in your case, much, much worse. And I'm sorry to hear about what you went through.
Same way with your mind processing the last things you saw that day before bed. Like Debi said, you can open yourself up to negativity.

In The Screwtape Letters, CS Lewis tells us that a demon doesn't have to haunt you, if he can trick you into doing it yourself.

Welcome back, and I hope you can find a way to make your world a little bigger.
 
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Spook, Your Instincts may be correct about what you watch before going to bed. Personally, I'm a big believer in keeping it light, funny, and positive. The Simpsons is my nightcap.
Over the years I've spent a lot of time with sleeping friends and relatives who were in hospital beds. Many liked to watch the news. When they go to sleep I shut off that Doom and Gloom. The sense of hearing is still awake, but gets filtered through a sleeping mind. That's when dream perceptions can get weird. A comprised body doesn't need further aggregation while asleep. At minimum you get restless sleep.
Possibly in your case, much, much worse. And I'm sorry to hear about what you went through.
Same way with your mind processing the last things you saw that day before bed. Like Debi said, you can open yourself up to negativity.

In The Screwtape Letters, CS Lewis tells us that a demon doesn't have to haunt you, if he can trick you into doing it yourself.

Welcome back, and I hope you can find a way to make your world a little bigger.
Thank you for your advice and for telling me about some of your personal experiences. Also, thank you for your kind words. I really appreciate that. Going through what I go through is an everyday battle for me. I struggle with my inner demons (not paranormal related, but depression related) on a daily basis. And sometimes, just hearing a few words of encouragement pulls me out of my shell, if just for a little while. So thank you so much.
 

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Hi Spook300, glad to see you here. I agree with the above advice. The St Michaels prayer is a powerful protector. I really recommend you pray it morning and night. With a sensitive person like yourself you need to be extra vigilant against the negative things roaming about. Also you may be empathic and the picking up on others emotions. We have articles and discussions on that topic here. Learning to shield yourself maybe a good idea too. Debi also has advice on shielding.https://paranormalforum.net/threads/talking-about-protective-shields.12890/#post-371726
 
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Hi Spook300, glad to see you here. I agree with the above advice. The St Michaels prayer is a powerful protector. I really recommend you pray it morning and night. With a sensitive person like yourself you need to be extra vigilant against the negative things roaming about. Also you may be empathic and the picking up on others emotions. We have articles and discussions on that topic here. Learning to shield yourself maybe a good idea too. Debi also has advice on shielding.https://paranormalforum.net/threads/talking-about-protective-shields.12890/#post-371726
Thank you, Lynne. I was wondering. When you say sensitive, do you mean because I have depression? Because I've heard that people who suffer from this are more open to entities, especially negative ones.
 

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Thank you, Lynne. I was wondering. When you say sensitive, do you mean because I have depression? Because I've heard that people who suffer from this are more open to entities, especially negative ones.
Spook, I'm gonna jump back in here because I know quite a bit on the topic. I have an adult son who is mildly autistic (very high function...drives, etc. and you wouldn't know it on first meeting him) who also battles depression. He's also very psychic and open to most energies. I've studied the link of this over the years with many others and there does seem to be a link with this.

People with chronic depression disorder appear to be much more susceptible to sensory processing disorder, and this includes incoming energy of all types. You may have some empath ability, which is going to leave you open to others feelings and emotions on a much deeper level than most feel, which is why many people pull away from others and avoid groups. It can feel like an overload. If this has happened before with you, you need to work on building up some shields to avoid the overload. One of the questions I've had people ask themselves is "Is this something I'm feeling as my own or am I feeling someone else's mood/emotion right now?"

It's not easy, but I do want you to know that several other people here deal with this on a regular basis and you have a place to reach out here if the depression hits and you need someone to talk with.
 
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Spook, I'm gonna jump back in here because I know quite a bit on the topic. I have an adult son who is mildly autistic (very high function...drives, etc. and you wouldn't know it on first meeting him) who also battles depression. He's also very psychic and open to most energies. I've studied the link of this over the years with many others and there does seem to be a link with this.

People with chronic depression disorder appear to be much more susceptible to sensory processing disorder, and this includes incoming energy of all types. You may have some empath ability, which is going to leave you open to others feelings and emotions on a much deeper level than most feel, which is why many people pull away from others and avoid groups. It can feel like an overload. If this has happened before with you, you need to work on building up some shields to avoid the overload. One of the questions I've had people ask themselves is "Is this something I'm feeling as my own or am I feeling someone else's mood/emotion right now?"

It's not easy, but I do want you to know that several other people here deal with this on a regular basis and you have a place to reach out here if the depression hits and you need someone to talk with.
Thank you so much Debi. I really appreciate that.
 
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Hi and glad to see you return. Actually, your description is much like sleep paralysis. I would put it in that category. HOWEVER, that doesn't mean you aren't having other paranormal activity. For some sensitive people, and by your description you may be one, watching ghost shows on TV can open doors for this kind of thing. I'm not saying that's it, but it's possible.

My suggestion would be you use the prayer of St. Michael before bedtime for a bit to set up some protection around yourself before sleep.

I'm about to be off for the eve, but I'm pretty sure you'll get some other ideas from others in the next 24 hours. And so glad you enjoy the site! Don't be such a stranger, my friend.
I believe watching ghost shows can open the door. I used to like to watch some ghost stories, but stopped watching one series think was called A Haunting because every episode was about demons and I started picking up bad vibes from it.