Member Mike Pike recently sent this in to us regarding a recent experience with Sleep Paralysis. Here’s what he had to say:

I recently had sleep paralysis for the first time and witnessed some
kind of ominous dark shadow figure at the end of my bed. It just stood
there watching me, and even though it was hard to make out exactly
what it was, I could feel and sense with all of my being that it had
nothing but evil intentions. it was the most terrifying experience of
my life. All I wanted to do was get up and scream to get it away from
me, but I couldn’t say a word and I had no control over my muscles. My
breathing was very shallow and tight. I was completely paralyzed. I
wasn’t sure if I was dreaming or not, it seemed so real, but I was
very confused and startled.

I’m a rationalist and a very skeptical person with no previous
interest in paranormal activity, but after doing some research it
seemed like there was a possibility that this entity is real. So many
other people from all over the world report seeing the same thing and
have had very similar experiences.

So I decided to set up my video camera and leave it running whilst I
slept. I really didn’t expect to find anything. It was more for peace
of mind as I was still very shaken up by the experience and was
finding it difficult to get to sleep with the fear of having this
experience again. After scanning through the footage it seemed like
there was nothing out of the ordinary, but I decided to have a look at
the audio signal. I noticed a little raise in the audio graph a few
hours into the filming so I looked at that part of the video. My heart
stopped when I observed what seemed to be some kind of ghost or entity
evaporate above my bed.

I have watched the footage over and over trying to figure out some
logical explanation for what could have caused the image of what seems
to be a ghost, but I haven’t been able to come up with a solution. I
am really starting to believe that I captured the entity I saw during
my paralysis on video. This terrifies me so much that I can no longer
sleep in my room. I have slept in my friends room since it has
happened as sleeping alone is just too scary for me to deal with right

Here is the video. You are welcome to use it if you like, and I’d be
interested to hear your take on it.