Entities twitching at the bedclothes
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
I'm fifty nine years old and have only just discovered that what I have been experiencing since being a teenager are hypnagogic hallucinations.
When I was nineteen, I tried to 'rescue' a newborn baby that was falling out of a crack in the ceiling and woke up to find myself standing on my bed with my hands outstretched to catch it. I woke up as I was doing it because my mother called out my name in alarm. Since I have been an older adult, there have been many times I have heard members of the family come into the house and start talking and I have tried to open my eyes and move and could not. When I have awoken, there was no one there and never had been. It wasn't terrifying but neither was it pleasant.
In the last few years, the experiences have become more frightening in that I have felt a presence in my bedroom, someone/thing pulling and twitching at the top of the sheets to get at me and a roaring wind blowing about me and blowing the sheets.
I can see the alarm clock and the room and I feel myself pull the sheets around me to protect myself and I start to pray as I am so frightened.
I found that when I managed to call out "Jesus" loudly, it stopped. I think that forcing yourself to do or say something if you can, breaks it - I usually fall back to sleep and am o.k. but recently it really unnerved me and I started to be frightened of going to sleep so I talked about it with a professional and am seeking help.
Some people say there is a link to childhood abuse and some people deny that outright.
As abuse was part of my childhood, I'm not sure if there isn't a connection in my case but I won't say that for everyone. I know that most of what I have read on the internet about hypnagogic hallucinations indicates that prior abuse isn't a factor. so I don't want to alarm people. --DSE