I have had many paranormal/metaphysical experiences but this one continues to haunt me. It was during a tough time in my life when my son and I moved back in with my now estranged mother.
It started with a dream of a woman and two men talking in very hushed serious voices in a dark alley with a dim reddish glow. The two men were wearing suits and discussing what seemed like a deal of some sort on behalf of the woman. I slept on the living room couch and the family picture slide show screen saver from the family computer was always glowing, but it suddenly started flashing which woke me up. I lifted my head to see what was wrong and the screen was stuck on a picture of my mother and spazing out like the computer was about to crash or something. Then all of a sudden I heard a low deep throated growl in my left ear and felt hot breath-like moisture on my face and my body seized up. I was paralyzed with fear as a large, heavy, hot and hairy thing that I can only describe as a large cat-like thing began to climb on my back and smother my face coming from the left side first and then the right side. I could feel the hair, it was very hot and heavy like someone trying to smother me with a very heavy fur coat. I kept trying to scream but was so frozen with fear that all that was coming out was a hoarse cry but I finally pushed out a real scream and my mom came rushing in the room. Only then did I actually wake up and realized that it was actually a dream, except for the fact that my face and back for burning and bright red. I didn't sleep well for weeks and it still haunts me. I don't know what it was or what it was about but it was the most scared I have ever been.