originally posted by: Ghost147
...please let me know if you currently Do, or Do Not believe in anything paranormal
I most definitely do, for various reasons. I will relay one of them here for your consideration.
originally posted by: TotalAddict
I'll be honest, when living with something strange like that with unexplained things happening from time to time, I did get accustomed to it and it
really did not bother me as I always thought if it was going to hurt me, it would have done so already and most of the time my mind would defence it
as only a coincidence, although deep down I knew it was something strange.
I can relate.
This isn't exactly a ghost story but close enough. This is my prolonged
shadow person experience. First I should give the layout of the house
my family and I lived in at the time. This image
is ugly and not to scale but it will tell you what you
need to know lol.
It started when I was around 14 or 15 (I'll be 27 this June). I would stay up into the early hours of the morning during the summer, laying or sitting
on the couch watching television. From the couch you could see into the next room. My mother had a mirror hanging on the wall and in it would reflect
more of that room. It was rarely pitch black in there, often there would be some light, from the moon or porch light. Every now and then I would see
out of the corner of my eyes the light being blocked in the mirror, like a shadow of someone walking around. This went on for about three months and I
didn't think much of it other than my eyes were playing tricks on me. I had not seen any forms, or heard sounds. There was no reason to think anything
of it. It was just a shadow seen in a mirror. Easily explainable. Then one night, I walked into the next room, heading towards the light switch for
the kitchen. When I reached to flip the switch, out of the hallway a bodily form, pitch black, rushed towards me
. It got about a foot from me.
This happened very fast. I felt paralyzed. Not in the sense that I was frozen, but in the sense I was unable to react. I was already in the action of
reaching out to flip the switch and that's what happened. I flipped the light switch and it was gone. That night I knew for certain my eyes hadn't
been playing tricks on me over the past few months. And after that night, I continued to see the movement in the other room while staying up late.
was walking around that room at night obscuring the light and lesser shadows. There was even a time I looked into the kitchen and saw
it walk past and obscure the coffee maker clock briefly. You bet your ass I was scared! But I wasn't terrified. In fact I got used to it. It never
rushed at me again but it continued walking around that room, I would see it often. This went on for a long
time. I think about two or three
years in total. I wasn't the only one that saw it, or felt its presence. My mother, and one of my brothers also did (my father had left us, and my
other brother was too young). Eerie huh? Well that isn't the entire story...
I saw it up close a second time.
One night my friend, my brother, and I, were playing hide-and-go-seek in the dark. We were all dressed in black
. My bro was the seeker. He
started counting! My friend hid in some tall bushes on one side of the yard (1/2 acre) and I ran to the other side. We had a swing-set and on either
side a fort. When I say fort I mean the kind you get at Toys-R-Us or something. You know the type, a ladder, a slide, and a tarp for a roof. After I
had climbed up into one, I heard someone run into the tool-shed nearby. I looked out and saw my brother poking around the other side of the yard so
logically assumed it was my buddy that had ran into the shed. I jumped out of the fort and dashed into the shed to follow him. Except when I probed
the shed nobody was inside. I looked out of the shed door and saw my brother, talking to my friend! They were walking towards the house, and I watched
them go in. Whatever. My mistake, right? I ran to the furthest point from the house, and crouched behind our above ground swimming pool. As soon as I
crouched, I saw my friend rush past me, dressed in white and with a red hat
, and behind a huge pile of logs next to the aforementioned
tool-shed. I peeked over the top of the pool to make sure the coast was clear, then dashed behind the wood pile after him. Nobody was there. I got
very uncomfortable and decided I was done playing. I stood up to head back towards the house, and saw my brother, and friend, coming out of the house.
My friend was still dressed in black, and without a red hat (and ofc could not have ended up inside the house after having just rushed past me).
I started seeing it walking around that main room less and less. It eventually stopped completely. But I believe I saw it leave.. I don't know exactly
how to describe what I saw but I will try. One night (but not really late, just after dark)
I was in that room (the one with the mirror obviously), trying to "talk" with it. I don't know what I was expecting but when your curious, and
investigative, you try things. The previous night I had left a note for it to read (or w.e). I don't remember what it said but it isn't important.
Spoiler alert: It never responded. Anyway, I was back in that room retrieving my note and talking to it out loud. Nothing happened so I turned to
leave and.. the best way I can describe the shape/color, overall appearance, of what I saw is this. You know those blotchy orb shapes you see when you
rub your eyes too hard? That. But a big one, maybe five feet in radius, judging from my own height. It was quick, and white with that blurry/blotchy
outline I'm trying to describe. I only saw it for an instant. I believe this was it leaving or w.e because after that I never saw it, or shadows
moving in the corner of my eyes again. Nor did anyone else.
Addition to seeing it walking around via the mirror, our patio light (motion activated) would also sometimes turn on with no reason. I do not know if
that can be contributed to the shadow person or not though. Sometimes those lights are just wonky. I do feel it happened more often than it should
have but who knows.
I do not know what shadow people are, or what exactly the paranormal is. There is a lot of cool things that can be discussed on why people see shadow
people (or other things), what they (as in anything unexplainable) are, or where they come from (other dimensions, made manifest from our own minds
etc.). But that's for another thread, and I've already contributed my wall of text.
tl;dr version: shadow person played hide and seek.
edit on 7-5-2014 by WakeUpBeer because: (no reason given)