Let me begin with a bit of background. I was a Christian for a number of years through high school and college and took my faith very seriously. I was on the more "charismatic" end of the spectrum, meaning I spoke in tongues, took part in "spiritual warfare," etc. I was even a Biblical Studies major at a Christian college.
But over the years I began to lose faith. I'd never used drugs or alcohol or had sex at the age of 23, but once my doubts took over I began to abuse all three. Along with substance abuse came strange experiences with shadows and other paranormal beings from time to time. Sometimes I was under the influence when they happened. Other times I was sober.
The scariest experience of my life came just a few months ago while I completely sober. I was in an upstairs bedroom watching TV when suddenly this heavy, electric feeling/vibe came into the room. At the same time it began pouring outside and quickly developed into a severe thunderstorm. I noticed that the rain would dissipate and return with the heavy feeling in the room. It made me dizzy and a bit panicked.
I struggled to walk down stairs to my roommate, who is also quite perceptive to the paranormal, to find a distressed look on her face. She said she was feeling dizzy and a little panicked and didn't know why. We both went upstairs and began to meditate/visualize together because it was all we could think to do. The toxic feeling would ebb and flow as we meditated and prayed together, and my cat began acting very strange and eventually bolted out of the room.
Then the radio strangely turned on by itself and a HUGE thunderclap filled the room and I saw the biggest bolt of lightning I'd ever seen land not more than 15 yards from our apartment outside. At that moment the vibe in the room got so heavy I thought I was going to faint. But at the last minute I centered myself and again the feeling went away. The ebb and flow continued in decreasing intensity for another few minutes until it finally ended all together.
I have to admit I really don't know how to interpret all of this. I know it was real because my roommate was there, my cat acted strangely and bolted, the radio turned on by itself and the storm outside seemed consistent with the vibe in the room. All this while I was 100% stone cold sober. I'm thinking it was a demon or a VERY strong shadow trying to get into my head. Maybe even possess me. Not sure. I've been really shaken by it and would like to hear from anyone else who's ever experienced something like this. What do you guys think all this is?
(And trust me this story is real)