Crawling Rats and An Invisible Demon

The first time was when I was 11 years old. I was lying in bed, staring at the various objects in my room as I waited for sleep to set in (as you do.) Gradually, the chair across the room that my eyes were resting on became covered in rats. I could very clearly see their matted fur and their squirming, twitching movements in the half light. I'm not scared of rats in real life, even though I find the ones from the street digusting, but I felt terrified. And that's when I realised I could not move.

I heard my parents come upstairs to go to bed and tried crying out to get them to help me, but my voice didn't work either. The only thing working were my eyes (and I was seeing a hallucination through them!)

Somehow, I managed to will myself to move by concentrating on wiggling my finger and then I screamed: "MUM!" When she switched on the light, the rats were all gone.

The second time was a few months ago. I was exhausted, so I fell asleep in the living room. I had a strange nightmare about an invisible demon in my house that wanted to kill us all. It strung up a girl who knocked on our door at night time. At that point, I woke up. But the demon was still there. I couldn't see it but it wanted to kill me. My parents were in the same room, but they had no idea that anything was wrong and thought I was still asleep. I tried to shout at them, but only felt my breath rush out of me noiselessly. Then the demon started pressing down on my chest, so it was getting harder and harder to breathe. Again, I somehow managed to break the paralysis through sheer will, but still felt shakey for an hour afterwards.

musicspirit musicspirit
18-21, F
4 Responses Feb 22, 2009

oh.. not any more i'm afraid. She was great though. :)<br />
It's not happened to me for a while, I think it usually isn't a permanent thing. :)

Damn...I need a dog then. I've always wanted a dog. What kind of dog do you have?<br />
It isn't a nice experience...but at least I won't have to wonder what it's like for the rest of my life.'s still nasty to experience.

Oh.. I was actually waiting for "pressing down on my chest"<br />
Yeah, i get this too. Not really often. Usually if I'm stressed.. It really is horrific every time.. I shake too! Best thing is taking the dog out.. if you have one.