I think I had an OBE and since I’m a total noob it scared me a great deal. I’d like to point out that I didn’t try to induce it whatsoever (I wouldn’t even know how to do it) and in general I don’t know much about OBEs, so here it goes.
I went to sleep at 10 pm (i know cause I texted my gf goodnight at that time), then I woke up at 2.30 am to drink some water. I went back to sleep immediately thereafter and had a number of normal dreams (I can remember all my dreams very easily).
After one of these dreams I became very aware of my body, in the sense that I could see both it and the room in the darkness as if my eyes were open (not from above: from my normal sleeping position). I sleep on my back with my arms crossed on my chest. My body was incredibly heavy, like if it was made of stone, and even if I felt very awake I didn’t have any control on it.
The part that scared me is this: I heard quick steps approaching me in the darkness. I didn’t see anything but I knew in my bones that there was something lurking there in the darkness. I panicked and tried to move my body to run, but I couldn’t. I was petrified, completely paralyzed. So with an extreme effort I tried to move my right arm. I thought I succeeded in doing so, but when I watched at my chest there were both my arms crossed as usual. In the trajectory through which I thought I released my arm there was a silver trail and my arm as if it was made of a silver fog.
Meanwhile I felt the steps keeping approaching and I started screaming. Granted, I couldn’t open my lips so it was a muffled sound, but it was strong enough to wake up my brother who came to wake me up. Two things here: I totally heard him waking up from his bed in the other room and coming to me and I was aware he was coming to wake me. I couldn’t see him when he arrived in my room but I could hear him and I knew it was him. And two: I couldn’t be waked by just talking, I had to be violently shaken to wake up. I was shattered by fear. I am sure it wasn’t an ordinarily dream/nightmare because it felt extremely real.
I woke up thanks to my brother at exactly 4am, and I couldn’t sleep anymore till dawn. I talked with him and he suggested me it could have been helpful to tell this story here, so here I am. I am very afraid to experience again that sleep paralysis and even more to feel that ominous presence lurking next to me.
This is not the first time I get sleep paralysis and I panic due to “it”, but never like last night (last night was the first time I could see a trail of my arm moving and the single time I succeeded in screaming). What is going on? Thank you if you arrived till here, I will appreciate any help.