Safe and Sound

I want to start off saying that I live alone in my one bedroom apartment and did also at the time of this incident. I’m not sure if incident is the correct word to use. I honestly have no idea what this was and I hope no one will be looking for closure. Because you just like me will not have any. I think this may be paranormal of some kind.

I had fallen asleep around noon. I work nights and get off around mid morning. Sometimes I’m a light sleeper and other times not so light. I use to always leave my phone charging beside me listening to music as I fell asleep and slept. I checked later and it was around 6pm when I had woken up or when I was woke up.

I woke up suddenly laying on my stomach. This is kind of weird as I normally fall asleep on my stomach and always wake up laying on my back face up. Another weird thing was my headphones were still in and my music was going. I’m the kind of person who moves and turns in my sleep always causing my headphones to fall out during my sleep.

The song Safe and Sound by Capitol Cities was playing ironically enough. It was towards the end of the song. With as much as I’ve listened to it over and over I know the song much like the back of my hand. At this point I was awake. Awake enough to know this next part was not a dream.

I felt a numbness start at the top of my head. Its very hard to describe the feeling. It was like a numb feeling being pressed on me. Slowly it made its way down my body all the way to my toes. Let me clarify it moved down my body not my whole body stayed numb.

It kind of felt like one of those kitchen rolling pins. Like someone took one of those and starting with my head slowly moved it down my body along with the numb feeling. Once it got to my toes it moved back up again to my head. I don’t know how many times I felt this sensation move across my body. That wasn’t the only odd thing I noticed either.

For some reason the song didn’t end. It got to the end part but it just repeated not all over from the beginning but it lasted longer then it should have. I was in shock complete shock. It might not sound scary or terrifying but believe me it was. Even thinking back on it now I still get the chills.

I was frozen laying there in fear. I had no idea what would possibly cause this to happen. I couldn’t see anything as I was face down head mostly buried in my pillow. I was afraid to get up. To see what was causing this to happen to me.

I laid there pretending to be asleep still hoping who or whatever was doing it wouldn’t notice I was awake. I always herd people in stories say it was only a few seconds but it felt like an eternity. I never understood how someone could possibly mean that. I mean a few seconds is obviously not an eternity. Those few minutes I laid there feeling this sensation I think I finally understood it.

After 10 or so minutes of laying there in fear. While that song kept going not ending even while it was way past its run time. I eventually got the courage to get up. Expecting to see maybe a ghost hovering above or around me. Or who knows what terrifying thing waiting for me to wake up so it could get me.

I did get up and as soon as I did it was gone. The numbness and the pressure was all gone. My room is fairly dark but still there is light coming from under my bedroom door or the window in my room despite my efforts to cover it up and keep sunlight out. I didn’t see or hear anything. At that point I took my earphones out to get that creepy unending song out of my head.

My room was quiet and nothing was out of place. Oh and no the song wasn’t on repeat. Once I picked my phone back up headphones and all the song had moved onto the next one on my playlist. No offense to Capitol Cities I did remove that song from my going to sleep playlist. For a while I left my phone charging beside kinda under my bed not even listening to music.

It never happened before. Its never happened again so far. I have no idea what caused it I havnt gotten any closure. But I think honestly maybe its better that way. Because when that song comes on and I think of that memory I have a feeling I was fortunate I didn’t get to the cause of it. Call it a gut feeling

One thought on “Safe and Sound

  1. Sounds like maybe an attempt at possession. I’ve read a pretty good amount on the subject, because of a couple of houses I’ve lived in with high levels of activity. I read about the pressure and numbness, usually starting in the top of the head. I can’t say I’m an expert on it or anything, but I have read a lot. Just an idea of what it may have been.

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