posted on Apr, 14 2014 @ 05:43 AM
I've experienced just this evening, and on others previously, an event almost perfectly-similar to that the OP describes. While I have considered the
late hours, and what comes with them--the possible fatigue (mental and/or physical), conversely, the effects of any late-night beverages or mild
stimulants, such as caffeine or food so close to bed, the dim and shifting lighting a late-night room is subject to by nature, shadows, peripheral
vision--and in recalling each instance such as that described, I can discern none of these being factors immediately linked to my experience, and
perhaps the OP can agree. While, otherwise, these factors would account for perceiving faceless forms pass fleetingly by in dark hours and locales, in
those which stick-out vividly as memorable incidents, the factors do not add-up rationally.
I often, and almost exclusively, encounter a presence (when it occurs), on my left side, and it seems perhaps to be the figure or feeling of a person
leaning over me from my left side, behind me, and very close to me. This only happens in the room in which I currently sleep in my home. Now, my
rational thought to consider in this instance is that since it occurs in such a controlled setting--the same room, same position, largely, it must
simply be the lighting, of the layout of the space, but it occurs all over the room, if I am standing, pacing, walking, sitting, lying down, each of
which, of course, requires different angles and positionings of myself. My convoluted explanation of the otherwise not-so-complex physics of my
situation, the presence does not seem hostile, and seems to stay once I notice it, however, if I turn to acknowledge, or speak to admonish it, I feel
it disappear. It feels perhaps male, and possibly protective if not simply curious about me.
There are, of course, superstitious traditions of the left side being inherently a sign of something evil; indeed, in Latin, "sinister" is typically
the word used to describe what we term the "left" direction ("dexter" is "right", for context). Conspiracy theorists bereft of a linguistic
education might think we call the left side of orientation evil or "sinister" after the fact, but the etymology is actually the reverse--the
superstition emerges after the historical collisions that brought "sinister" into the English language, and it was not originally a connotation of
what we now associate "sinister" in English to mean. That digression aside, why do I only sense this immaterial but fleetingly visible presence on
my left side?
My ocular health is pristine, and my neurological similarly sound, so I believe it not to be glaucoma or mild strokes or other explanations posited
here. Does anyone else share the OP's experience or mine? Do your "shadow persons" appear only on one side, but follow you 'round the room in
which you sense them? To answer the original post, I am someone else who encounters the same, and with slight frequency, if not multiple times through
the week, though I can detect no environmental phenomenon rationally permitting it. I happen to reside, presently, in a very aged structure--which
gives rise to an observation I posited in another thread, here: why is it that paranormal entities seem so tied to historical structures? Are the
spirits themselves "old" and original to the old building? Is there some "turnaround" before "newly dead" entities can "haunt" the living?
I've never encountered the paranormal in any more-modern structure in my life, mind you, much of my life and work is in heritage properties in
A great post, though, and one to which I am glad to have an ability to reply.