This paranormal experience was submitted by Kyle:
It happened about 6 months ago, in the middle of the night in my bedroom while I was in a half asleep, half awake state.
While on my bed, walking the tight rope of waking and dream state, I felt and saw this presence on top of me. At first I felt like it was someone I knew. It’s almost like I slipped into a dream state for a moment and thought the presence was a familiar being. Then I slipped more towards a conscious state where I was able to get a closer look at the being and really comprehend what was happening.
I was lying on my back and the being was straddling my groin area. I sat up to get a closer look at who it was and I noticed that the face was extremely distorted. It almost looked like a gnarly demonic being. My initial reaction was one of fear. A moment of, “I should throw this thing off of me.”
Instead, the thought of something I read in a book about meditation popped into my mind. It said that one of the most profound experiences is when you meditate while lucid dreaming.
So I decided to lie back down and ignore the being on top of me. I stayed conscious but in a meditative state. I felt that the being was manipulating my energy in an inappropriate but almost pleasant way. The best way I can describe it is that it felt like I was taking a bite out of forbidden fruit.
Then I felt and heard this loud whooshing sensation. It felt as though I was standing in front of a jet engine. Wind was rushing towards me but wind was also rushing out of me. I stayed in my relaxed and observant state and then I felt myself floating around the ceiling of my room. My room was pitch black so I couldn’t make out anything specific. Though I did see this red light moving around like a laser pointer.
Then I heard this very distinct deep voice. It was so clear and I knew it wasn’t anything from my thinking. It was separate from me. Again, it didn’t seem like a friendly being but I kept calm and didn’t jump to any judgments or conclusions. I just tried to listen at first. It said “you were an important leader in your past life”.
After hearing that I thought about two things. I thought about meditating while in a lucid dream state and what would happen if I meditated while in this odd state. I also thought about trying to communicate with this voice that I was hearing.
I decided that I wasn’t ready to go further down the rabbit hole so I decided to try to communicate with the voice. I tried to say “who are you?” but nothing was coming out. I tried a little harder and then I felt myself floating back down. I felt the sensation of falling back into my body and I stayed lying down with my eyes closed for just a moment and really thought about what I just experienced. I also had goose bumps all over my body.
I didn’t take too much time lying there before I opened my eyes and started to freak out a little bit. The first thing I saw when I opened my eyes was the red LED light that was on my TV. Instantly my experience was validated. The red laser pointer I was seeing was the LED on the TV.
I stood up and just started turning lights on all over the place. I stared in the bathroom mirror for a little while and talked to myself about what just happened. I obviously didn’t sleep at all for the rest of the night.
The next morning I had a realization that I had an astral projection experience. I looked up other people’s stories and they matched my experience. Once I truly came to the conclusion that my experience was real, it made me wonder about who I was in my past life, since the voice said I was someone important.
I’ve been on the path of spiritualism ever since. Learning more about astral projection, I’ve also come to the conclusion that I floated back into my body because I was trying to communicate with the being in a verbal and physical way. That made my consciousness associate itself with a physical form and setting the intention of reuniting with my body.
Great experience Kyle, and you actually handled it extremely well!
Feeling a presence on top of you is very common during the sleep paralysis state. Scientists will tell you it’s a hypnogogic hallucination, but in my experience it’s a conscious entity attracted to your light who wants to absorb (read: steal) a little of your energy. But instead of freaking out and entering the typical fear state, you kept calm and made a conscious decision to ignore the being.
That raised your vibration to the point where you were then able to meditate. You made contact with a being who gave you information about a past life. That could have been a spirit guide or it could have been another ethereal being. But because you raised your vibration you were able to connect with it. You could follow up this experience with a past life regression, or a lucid dream where you ask your guides to tell you about your past life, or you could even go astral again and visit that past life.
Either way, you did a great job of staying calm and using the experience the way you wanted to. Well done!