Ever since I could remember, I suffered from night terrors, from being little up until now (20 years of age). It doesn't occur for a while and then suddenly I experience it, or it occurs for weeks and then disappears.
Usually I know I am about to experience a night terror because I become aware that I am drifting between sleep and some other state. My body becomes tight and I hear overwhelmingly loud static, voices, and noises I can't really begin to describe. Sometimes screams, sometime not.
On many occasions I have seen things in my room: what looked like a witch, a dark figure leaning over my bed, etc. I get the feeling of complete panic and terror and try to scream, but in reality I am not screaming.
The reason I am writing this is because I experienced one last night. I felt myself drift into that horrible in-between and I saw eyes staring back at me. Just eyes in the darkness. It felt like my body was being sucked completely into that in-between and it frightened me because it feels more real than reality. So I tried to pull myself out of the state, but I still remember the eyes. I remember my dreams and night terrors a lot and definitely think there is more to it that psychology articles would have you believe.