This is gonna get buried, but what the hell.
I was probably about 12 when this (first) happened. I woke up in the middle of the night because there was light coming into my room. I looked over at the door and it looked as though the hallway light was on, but there was the silhouette of a tall man hunched over in my doorway. He was completely pitch black except for a pair of burning red eyes. I tried to yell at him at first, to get the fuck out of my room, but I couldn't speak or move. After that, I tried screaming, but couldn't do that either, so I just lay there in silent panic, never looking away. After 45 second or so of this, he suddenly cocked his head sideways, accompanied by a sound like wood cracking, and everything went black. I woke up what seemed like seconds afterwards, but it was daytime.
A few weeks after, I learned about sleep paralysis, and figured that must be what this was. After all, most people experience sleep paralysis in their life. But then it happened again a few months later. And again. In total, it happened 7 times over the next 2 years. The only thing that varied was the length of time that I stared at him. The shortest was under 10 seconds, the longest was at least 5 minutes. Sleep paralysis isn't uncommon, but to have the same episode 7 times? For some reason I doubt that sleep paralysis was the only factor involved.