I have been experiencing some of these events again recently and I am not sure what is happening but it literally makes me jump out of my bed and sleep with my light on.
About 10 years ago I moved into my ex's parents house. Our room was in the finished basement. On this particular night I was up a bit late watching Iron Chef, nothing out of the ordinary. I turned off the lights because I needed to get to bed, my ex was already fast asleep. I closed my eyes and started to fall asleep when I was woken up by a very loud knocking on the window across the room. The first time this happened I assumed I was just hearing things as I fell asleep so I just closed my eyes again. A few minutes later I heard it AGAIN. It was louder this time and it was 3 distinct knocks or more like a pounding on the window. Then I saw a shadow dart away. I woke up my ex and told him what I heard. He got out of bed and walked up to the window and pulled the curtain back to see if anyone was there... Of course there wasn't. (I should mention that we lived in a sub-division that was in the middle of the country) He basically told me I was crazy and went back to bed.
So once again I laid back down and tried to fall asleep. A few moments later I was woken up again by the knocking but this time it was very fast and loud. I got him up again and told him I definitely heard it and he sincerely started to look a bit freaked out. He went upstairs to see if his little sisters boyfriend may have been trying to sneak in the house and wake us up because her room was on the second floor. He didn't see his car parked outside anywhere but went up to her room to ask if she had planned on him coming over that night. Her answer was no. By this time I'm so freaked out I didn't even want to sleep so I turned the T.V. Back on while he went back to bed (I never sleep with the T.V. On). I finally started to doze off when all of the sudden I heard someone yell my name so loud in my ear that I literally had flailing limbs and jumped so high out of the bed it instantly woke up my ex. I felt the warmth of breath and my ear was ringing so bad it was like I partially def.
I have no idea what was trying to get my attention and for what reason but things like this are happening again when I try to sleep. It's more subtle like a bit of a shaking bed or some pinches on my arm but it keeps waking me up.
Does anyone else ever experience this? If so do you have any advice on how to make it stop?