Having replied to painter here http://www.cassiopaea.org/forum/index.php?topic=11521.msg81756#msg81756
I'd like to expand on this thing that 'would devour you if you moved', and its striking similarity to what I posted about in this thread.
And having reread my posts, it they take on a slightly different context perhaps.
Now, it has been evidenced time and again that certain phenomena/entities/ghosts/etc can be manifestations of a person's own energetic 'programming', as it were - that these things manifest because of unresolved issues within the person themselves - not as an external attack by some unseen entity. I think that is where GB was trying to go, though he could not get past 'himself' to get there.
I wonder now if this is only partially the case.
The first time I remember encountering the thing, it was in an entirely different context that what I have previously posted.
I tend not to like to repeat this story, but it is there and may be relevent to piecing together parts of this. I've tried to recall it without adding details that I may have added later.
I must have been about 3-4 at the time. I slept in the back bedroom of our old house at the time.
I remember waking up at some point in the night, with the room bathed in white (slightly fluorescent) light.
I then remember seeing small humanoid beings, sitting up in my bed (swinging my legs over the edge) and saying 'Hello' to them.
There where 2 or 3 of them, and they where roughly 3ft tall (because they where exactly the same height as the chesta-draws [I think they are just called 'drawers' in america] they where stood next too). In later years I measured the height of it to check.
Things had a sort of fluidity about them, in that a few items that should have been in the room where they stood didn't appear to be there, and the wall itself appeared to be glowing.
The humanoid beings did too. They tried to appear to me as 'teddy bears', but it was somewhat unsuccessful.
My mother had given me a teddy bear from her childhood that was almost devoid of fur now, and they looked like that.
Thin, 3ft tall, brown leathery skin with the odd tuft of straggly fur (like the teddybear). It was comforting, amusing and disturbing all at once (but I think these are more resent interpretations).
There eyes however where black. Not very big, but totally black.
The next part I remember was being elsewhere (I think), somewhere noisy and busy (lots of voices around), and being shown a small silver pyramid sat on a pedestal. My view seemed disconnected and I sort of zoomed in on this object, I couldn't take my focus off it.
The next memory after that was being back in my room, the room being dark, but this 'pyramid' sitting on my chesta-draws 'watching me'. I and that I was to 'lay still or it would devour/destroy me' (which from digging I can only figure was some sort of post hypnotic suggestion, or similar).
I lay there staring at it not wanting to close my eyes for fear of falling asleep, not wanting to barely breath, for fear of moving too much.
I lay there until the sun started coming up, and I couldn't really see it any more....at which point I fell asleep from exhaustion.
Weather in subsequent years this thing that showed up is the same thing, or something else I am uncertain, but that's where the initial idea seems to have come from.