I'd been thinking a lot about registering today, then I looked through this particular forum pretty thoroughly and thought I would give testimony to
My experience is near-identical to that of the opening post on this thread:
6 or so years ago I had the third and worst encounter I've had with a shadow. I call it the black shape. The word 'shape' seems obvious and
oversimplifying, but it was righteously kinetic in appearance. I had a sensation in between being asleep and awake, and something was coming..and then
it was there, with no time passing.... black mass, easily visible in total darkness.... the feeling it put out is comparable to perhaps going deaf,
but with all of your senses. There was, as has been documented by a few posts very similar to mine, a voice, and it was nothing like what anybody has
ever heard. It shriked/hissed/screamed/emenated a sound in some communicative way that might partially be described as a small child burning alive and
amplified with knives..and I percieved this as 'noise', but I understand it was not as simple as an aural sensation. I was stricken, and I did speak
the name of Christ, mentally, and the real world was the real world again. However, this WAS real. I was merely in between consciousness, and it
appeared to me, demanding of me. I have kept my Bible extra close to where I sleep since then; one may call it superstitious, for me it's a symbolic
comforting, and if it had been you, you would also be needing comfort. It has not returned since.
I don't know if I would describe the black shape as 'haunt' or a ghost. I also WANT to say it's one of many, but things are not really the same
where that realm is concerned, it's not as cut and dry where I would be ok saying there are such and such amount the way I would looking at a group
of people on the street. It seems to me there is some kind of unification in form or purpose or whatever it is that makes it 'it', but that 'it'
can also be 'many', out of necessity, but for all intents and purposes, it is a singular encompassing thing. It does seem many people have had
experiences with it/them. Also, I want to emphasize the word 'emptiness' when talking about it. Maybe void is a better word. Consider the
possibility of something evil, yet without malice or regression from good. We approach evil as the opposition of good, but try to think of it as
self-sustaining, challenging the definition, as if there has never been good in it or with it, as sure as water has never been dry. That will help to
understand my experience the said entity brought to my awareness.
Indeed...to branch out for just a moment... one of many reasons I consider 'hell' to be an 'un-state', a bastard of physics and spiritual lore
that humans will never fully solve or understand, the literal seperation from God who IS in all things. To join or inherit it, the torment that is so
rich there's nothing to define it against, existence without existence, and so forth, and so forth. That might not sound too 'eventful',
'colourful', or 'exciting' to bells and whistles Christianity, but for me that's the best and most sensible explanation of what awaits some. *We*
have no idea what it's like to be out of God's presence, even in the worst of situations in the realms, God is there...the infinite energy of what
Is, is there. Without, it would be like existing without blood or oxygen, the literal living death. It goes without saying I never want or intend to
be closer to the feeling then where I was by witnessing the shape.