I couldn’t sleep very well last night. Whether that was because the AC in my room is broken or not or the fact that my roommate snores; is to be determined another time. But, when I finally did fall asleep (sometime around 1AM). I obviously didn’t have the best time. I remember dreaming about being in my family home. I was in this weird state of conscious, but also dreaming. I remember feeling as though I were having a nightmare. I woke up in my home and remember just seeing darkness and hearing sounds. I couldn’t move. I felt this feeling like others were in the room with me. I remember seeing the shadow of a figure that had sharp claws. Reminiscent of Freddy Kruger. I screamed as I pushed though the sleep paralysis. I had grabbed my phone and shined it through the darkness as I ran to the door. I remember seeing a face light up from the darkness. It was actually multiple faces. A family possibly. Whether they were ghosts or not, I don’t know. They were as surprised to see my phone light as I was to see their faces. Then in that instant I woke up. But, this was the first time that I actually was able to fight through an instance of sleep paralysis. I wish I didn’t have to experience scary nightmares to do so though.