OK, this is my first real post here and I'm nervous but I'm going with it.
This all started when I was a child, about 7-8 years old. I discovered lucid dreaming and was fascinated with ghost stories like most kids, my older
brother and I would play with the Ouija board a lot, and we started to have some strange things going on.
I started sleepwalking, having night terrors, a lot of weirdness. We had some poltergeist like activity in the household. Then I dreamed about this
strange man and everything stopped for a little while. I don't remember much about the dream, though.
When I turned 13, it started again. Again, most of it was in dreams, but my friends and family also saw the same entity and I've been looking for
others who may have encountered the same or similar.
It seemed to show itself in stages, first with just feeling 'watched' in the dreams, then with a shadow shape (about 6 feet tall, wearing a hat and
cloak or long coat, eyes visible but the rest of the face shadowed and at first the eyes were just shadows too), then I would get 'peeks' of him
once in a while. That always happened at the scariest part of the dream.
They always seemed designed to generate fear, and I'd be aware I was dreaming but unable to wake myself up, which made them even scarier. Same for
friends, but only for female ones. The male friends were usually attacked.
This all went on well into my teens, then one day it just stopped and I still don't know what it was.
About the entity him/it-self, it looked male, with longish blond hair and dark eyes that sometimes went totally black from corner to corner. I
remember it had kind of a deep voice that was weirdly scary-sounding, like it echoed? It spoke more than one language but I don't know what it was
saying as I only speak English myself.
If anyone else has similar experiences or a guess on what this thing was, I'd love to hear from you. I've been reading stories about shadow people
hoping someone will describe what I encountered.