My experience is that it is demonic and that it can be easily dealt with. I used to live in fear of it until God told me what to do during an attack. I know what it is like to be the victim of sleep paralysis and I know what it is like to helplessly watch my own child under attack night after night and not know how to stop it. Now I live in faith, never ever fearing it because I know that all I have to do is think in my mind, "In the name of Jesus Christ!" and the demonic is instantly broken. I rarely have this happen to me any more and if it does it is totally broken when I call upon the name of Jesus Christ.
Below are notes I put together from a Chris White video that is no longer available:
One night, about 27 years ago, shortly after I left the organization, I detected an evil presence in my bed room. I was fully awake. I saw a shadow person with a hat on it's head. It came to the side of my bed. To my surprise, it touched me and at the same time it created a force field around me that paralyzed me. It's touch was like a solid hand. As it touched me I felt it was filthy in a sexual nature. I felt violated just by it's touch and panicky as it began moving it's hand to a more private area on my body. I used every bit of strength I had to move my head enough to see my husband sleeping next to me. I desperately tried to call out for help but my sounds were soft and muffled through my closed lips.
and he is the saviour of the body.
Johanna Michaelsen recommended that I pray daily for my children, claiming the covering of the Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ over them and to go into their rooms after they had fallen asleep and pray for them again claiming the covering of the Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ over them. I blessed the home in the name of Jesus Christ and put the home under the authority of God. I asked God to send His Holy angels into our home to protect us during waking and sleeping.
Parents, listen to your children. If they are fearful, do not dismiss their fears. They will learn that they can not trust you or count on you to protect them. It is a very lonely and frightening reality to feel alone and helpless. You don't understand that often the fear is so great that a child will actually fear for his very life. It is that frightening for some children on certain occasions.
I wonder how many people do not trust God because they learned that they could not trust their own parents to protect them.