Held Down by A Ghost? A Terrifying Waking Experience.

09 August 2016 | Your Stories

Many people report what is termed sleep paralysis experiences or what is also known as “The Old Hag syndrome” when you wake up unable to move and feeling as if something is sitting on you. Usually, those that experience this unpleasant experience believe that something evil is holding them down and you will find many such stories posted on this site. I too have experienced this phenomenon when I was growing up. Today’s story is a bit different however…….. What do you make of it?

I was sleeping peacefully when I was awakened by what felt like two hands gripping my ankles and pressing them down onto the bed so that I was unable to move my feet. Thinking I was about to be raped by intruders, I screamed and yelled while trying to kick my feet,  but I could barely move. In a panic, I started swinging my fists through the air and struck nothing. As my eyes adjusted to the morning light in the room, I paused to catch my breath and  glanced quickly around the room. There was no one there. I could still feel the tight grip on my ankles and I tried to move my feet but still couldn’t. I took a deep breath and screamed my son’s name as I threw my pillow at the nothing that had a grip on me. My son burst into my room,

” What?! Mom, what’s the matter?”

I said, ” Something had a hold of my ankles and held me down.”

He said, ” I’ve been up for an hour. There’s nobody here, Mom. You were dreaming.”

I said ” Didn’t you hear me yelling and screaming?”

Our apartment is small. You could hear a whisper from one end to the other, but he replied,

” I heard you call my name just now. There’s nobody here, Mom. It’s alright, you were dreaming.”

There was no convincing him. I know logic is working against me, but I wasn’t dreaming. I was wide awake fighting and yelling. I felt the hands, I couldn’t move. I was awake and there was no one there. My ankles hurt.

The next day I had bruises. It was explained away that maybe I bruised myself from kicking my feet. But that’s not what happened at all.

Submitted by Anon to Weird Darkness.

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