So, I had posted part of this story under another person's story (Seeing Shadows) a few days ago. I found this website while searching for something to help explain what has been happening to me, and I am glad I landed here. Please, read and give me any helpful insights you may have.
I had an experience after falling asleep at the foot of my great-grandmother's bed just a few days before she passed. I was awoken by a wave of intense energy passing through me, which literally felt like it was vibrating my brain. This was followed by much talking and laughing, like a group of people coming to a party. I felt frozen and could not move, and I did not open my eyes until it was over.
Just recently (about 5 months after the initial incident), I have been getting the same feeling of energy (except to a much lesser degree) and have been seeing human shadows when I am trying to fall asleep. One was a female who was bending down with a hand out to my dog. When I speak to these shadows, it is like they suddenly notice me and come close, crowding around my bed, but they do not say anything (or I just cannot hear it). This is usually the point where I panic and turn on a light. I've been getting very little sleep because of the anxiety I now have.
Something else that may also play part in this: I was in a 4-car-pile-up about 4 months before all of this started. My car was totaled, and I had some whiplash, but I walked away relieved that everyone was okay. Since the accident, I have suddenly started getting panic attacks (seemingly out of nowhere).
I am 27 and do not understand why all of this is suddenly happening. I am concerned that there may be something wrong with me.