Thanks for starting this thread, Perceval. I actually was just in a facebook "conversation" with a friend who had a serious sleep paralysis alien abduction scenario last night. I shared with him that I had a similar experience a few weeks ago. It really is terrifying, although the event Laura describes sounds far more scary then what I experienced.
For me, the creature who was communicating with me was understood by me in my dream state as a non-human looking vampire. I only heard very dry and calm descriptions about what was to be done to me: namely, that I would be taken out of my body. A shadowy "agent," who was not the vampire, shot a weapon into the air in an arc which landed a bullet into the top of my head. From that moment, and for about 20 or so agonizing seconds I had no control over my body, which I could see gradually slipping from me. I felt fully awake at this point, and could see a sliver of light and the contour of my cheek out of the slit of my closed eyelid. The vampire kept up the dry commentary and I fought fought fought to regain any faculty of speech or movement as my fiance was sitting next to me. I tried to scream out to her and also to the vampire that I do not accept this process. Finally, I got a toe wiggle and a tiny groan out. The spell was broken and I shot awake, totally freaked out.
As I have been meditating on this experience, I have been trying to grasp the implications of the exact session you posted to begin this thread. For me, this was never a "real alien abduction" type of experience, but instead a very visceral interaction with my shadow. The experience demanded a choice from me, and it was to STOP BEING PASSIVE to the machinations of this force in me. I was reminded of Paul Levy's story in his book 'The Wetico Virus' in which he found himself in bed with a vampire, paralyzed, in a very similar situation. It seems very realistic to me that these battles represent the non-linear way in which our "STS-ness" attempts to exert control over multiple timelines when we engage The Work. This is an act of desperation from a "future" self that has very much manifested in a powerful STS fashion and is facing literal annihilation. We engage the work, and mirrors start to appear, and cracks of light begin to burn that "future" self-creature's skin. Expressing "NO" to this manipulation (self-manipulation?) is taking a step toward a self-awareness that isn't fractured and compartmentalized across multiple "little i's" be they in parallel lives or acting in one's psyche in this one "now."
Don't know if I made myself very clear, but this discussion has given me much food for thought regarding this issue. Ever since that dream experience, my life has felt different somehow. The dread is hanging a bit thicker, and I am experiencing physical ailments that I haven't had trouble with in a while (inflammation, nausea). My fiance is having similar experiences. We feel "psychic attack" but are trying to remain objective and map out all of the probabilities we can discover. For one, my diet can absolutely improve. Another factor I certainly connect to this experience is that I have finally worked through all of the Narcissism Big 5 and I am starting to recover childhood memories that are connecting the dots. My family's narcissism was very very covert, and I'm finally breaking though with the chisel. Didn't quite expect that it could literally bring a monster into my bed!