Sleep paralysis or a visitation
Posted: Posted June 9th by Cetasaurus
So I've had something of a rough week. Part of that was, yesterday, we put down one of my cats somewhat unexpectedly. I think my general emotionality about everything made me see something last night. I'm not usually the kind of person to genuinely believe in the occult, and I don't in this case either, but I'm still unable to shake this "haunted" feeling.
I was having some strange dreams last night. I don't remember how exactly they ended, but I know that I found myself (not unexpectedly or anything) in my bed, in my room. I keep my door open a little bit so that my cats can come and go. I saw, outside my door, a shadowy figure in kind of a short, slumped posture. It started to walk toward me, and as it did, it like moved into a more lighted area or something and turned out to just be my mom.
My mom must have noticed that I had been startled/scared by her approach, so she started making these kinda humorous sound effects as she walked into my room, as well as adopting a kinda dramatized gait. So she lurched toward me going, "Ksh-ksh-ksh-ksh" with every step. This is out of character for her, but I didn't think much of it because it was clearly just my mom.
She came to my bedside and stroked my head, and I said, "That was scary."
And she said, "What was scary?"
I was confused by this response, like, obviously it was the way she had just lurched toward me out of the shadows making weird noises in the middle of the night. I said, "The way you came in here."
Then she turned back into a shadow and dissipated.
After that I felt instantly cold, and I pulled my covers further up so that I couldn't see outside my door anymore. When that didn't do much to comfort me, I just turned on a light and spent some time reading until I felt calm.
I don't remember ever feeling paralyzed or anything during this. But it was my first time "dreaming" while also clearly being awake and in my room.
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