I've been sick for the last couple of weeks. During this time, I noticed, there has been a big spark in paranormal activity around my town. For instance, my best friend Ravine recently Awakened - as in, she recently had a boost in psychic power, so now she has clairvoyance. I went through the same thing two years ago on the night before Thanksgiving. Since then, I've noticed winter is usually chalk full of activity for the other side.
One night, at my friend's house, I was suddenly wide awake and couldn't move. My eyes were open, but they stared into a black pit of nothing, which I thought was odd because my sight should have adjusted to the dark. I couldn't move, I couldn't breathe, and I felt like I wasn't even in my own body. I started to panic and wanted to call for help, but was tied down in a body I wasn't even familiar with. I knew I was awake, and it was so frustrating because I couldn't do anything, not to mention my airways were very constricted. A few moments later I was thrown back into unconsciousness, unwillingly. This happened five more times that night.
It made me extremely jumpy and anxious all day. But of course, the night after wasn't any better. I was half-way asleep when I felt a hand slip under my shirt and stroke my back, as if massaging it. Although it felt good, I thought it was uncomfortable for my best friend to be doing it, so I rolled over to tell her to stop - when I saw that she was on the other side of the bed, back facing me. And I could still feel the fingers under my shoulders.
Creeped out beyond all belief, I jumped and moved away, trying to escape by falling asleep more quickly. This happened one other time, when I was about 10 years old and staying at my parents' friend's house as they moved to a new city. While I tried to fall asleep in the guest room, I felt a hand grasp my ankle. I swore up and down that I had really felt the hand, and it was true. Of course no one in that house believed me, and I would just stay in the living room after that, only sleeping when exhaustion overtook me.
Although I haven't felt someone touching me since that recent night at Ravine's house, I can feel someone watching me sometimes, especially before I head to bed. Now my door keeps closing randomly, and shortly after I can hear light knocks on it. It makes me wonder - could something be after me, and another something protecting me? As in, could the thing protecting me be closing the door and watching me, while the thing after me knocks on my door or touches me?
Over the past winter, my dad and I have both noticed unusual and random knocks coming from my closet; part of the wall in the living room is my closet on the other side. Dad brushes it off as the fish tank, but I've gotten close before during the knocks and know for sure that the sound doesn't come from the fish tank.
Even with sleeping pills, I still randomly wake up with that feeling of being somewhere else. I looked it up, and it's known as sleep paralysis. Scientists know little about sleep paralysis, and have a few ideas for what would cause it, but don't know for sure.
So I guess my question would be: what do you all think of this?