Wellness

Here's What's Really Happening When You Wake Up And Think You See A Ghost

The nightmare (Photo by: Leemage/UIG via Getty Images)
The nightmare (Photo by: Leemage/UIG via Getty Images)

It was an ordinary night, but Salma, a 20-year-old student at The American University in Cairo, had a particularly frightening experience. She woke up, unable to move a muscle, and felt as though there were an intruder in her bedroom. She saw what appeared to be a fanged, bloody creature that looked like "something out of a horror movie," standing beside her bed.