There's no other way to say this: You'd better get some toilet paper, because you're about to get the crap scared out of you.
When we asked for your spookiest scary stories, we knew we'd get some freaky stuff. But we were not prepared for the creepy horrors to come. Many, many stories — including my own — involved cases of sleep paralysis, which is the totally terrifying completely real occurrence in which your mind is awake but your body is asleep and you feel like someone — or something — is sitting on your chest. The Hairpin recently had a great piece about sleep paralysis, and this famous painting really sums up with those waking nightmares are like.