For the last (20) years or so I have awaken from sleep (4) to (5) times nightly. I have seen Doctors to try and get help but to no avail. For the last few years I have not worked. About (3) years ago after taking NSAIDs and asperin for many years for rheumatoid arthritis I experienced severe stomach problems and missed most of a year from work. While getting a cat-scan (2) aortic aneurysms were found so I had to retire from my job. I also started sleeping with my head and back lifted. This has improved my sleeping somewhat but I still wake (2) and sometimes as many as (4) times each night. About (18) months to (2) years ago while sleeping in a lounge chair I began to see a black cloud, oval or semi-rectangular shaped about (3) to (4) feet across. This cloud was across the room about (10) to (12) feet away and (6) to (7) feet high. It would be there just as I awoke and disappear within a second or two. It wasn't there every time I awoke but after about (6) months appeared more and more frequently. As time passed it also started to appear closer to me each time until (6) months or so ago it was just a few feet in front of me.
Several months ago I awoke after approximately (1) to (2) hours of sleep and over my head and all around my head was a cloud of what looked like cigarette smoke. This was so real I thought I was burning and I tried to wave away the smoke, jumped up and started looking for what was burning. The cloud didn't move when I waved my hand through it but quickly disappeared as I sat up. After that night I became frightened. This thing was now right over top of my face, maybe a foot away. I began to pray for God to protect me from this. I didn't know what this was but I was afraid it may have been evil. I also thought this could have been death coming for me and if I didn't wake up it would enter me and it would be my time to go. I didn't know what it was then and still don't know. Last night I fell asleep without praying first, I had not seen this for a few weeks and had become too comfortable. After sleeping for a little over an hour, (I have been watching the clock for years to see just how long I actually do sleep before I wake) I woke to see this black ball about the size of basketball with flickering luminous particles in it a few inches above my face. When I woke and saw it, it very quickly shot across the room, floated there for a second an a half maybe and then disappeared. I am positive this is real I am not imagining this, I am not still asleep. This thing is getting closer and closer each time and it now appears to have condensed into a smaller more compact object. I believe prayer does help but I also wonder what will happen when I don't wake up and it comes again.