It is 3.30am here and just woke up after an intense nightmare. This dream was unlike any I've ever had, it somewhat resembled a sleep paralysis but different. In the dream I thought I was awake, lying in my bed drifting between sleep and awake. I could feel a terror in the room around me as I tried to watch a movie on tv. I fell asleep in the dream and was going through things that my ex had given me, even talked with her on the phone. My stomach was gurgling with a loud noise and I was letting out bizarre yelping noises, she kept telling me I should see a doctor. I told her that I'm going through the dark night of the soul. In the dream I was drifting into sleep again when I could feel the terror intensifying. At the same time I could feel a sense of peace and calmness, I felt ready to accept my fears. Things started slowly to turn more bizarre. A tall man with a black and white striped suit and a top hat appeared into the room. He was walking around frantically as if on stilts and shouting at me. I heard a loud noise as if a tarp was flapping violently in the wind. The terror was intensifying more but I had a sense of stillness at the same time, like a deep ocean underneath I could feel. The spirits in the room grew more and more violent and angry and they were trying to come at me full force. I remained there on my back, shaking violently and uncontrollably. In the midst of it I could feel the spirits being hesitant even though they tried charging at me with everything they had. As they came close to me I woke up. For a moment I felt a complete stillness in me, it turned to a slight unease after a while. There was no panic and dread like before when I've experienced sleep paralysis. Not sure though if this was it, I was paralyzed but I kept on falling asleep and false awakening inside the dream. I didn't also experience the usual feeling of paralysis, I couldn't move but it was oddly calm at the same time.