This happened to me a few months ago. I saw what most people would call a "shadow person." However, I personally believe that it was a purely
psychological experience, brought about perhaps by sleep paralysis or hypnagogia (concepts anyone who looks into shaodw people shoudl be familair
with). However, I am always open to other interperetations, and there's a few peculiar things about this event.
First, a quick description of my room. My head is to the west and my feet to the east when laying down. My closet is along the southern wall of my
room, all the way on the east side. Which means that I cannot see into it when in bed.
I was lying in bed, attempting to fall asleep. I believe I did at one point, or rather entered into some sort of half-sleep state. However, I was
still aware, although things were a bit "foggy." After some indeterminate time, I noticed a shape exit my closet (the door was already open).
It was roughly humanoid, although very thin, its torso not much alrger than it's arms and legs. It seemed to be hunched over, and its head was oval.
While I couldn't make out any features, I could make out it's texture
. It's surface appeared to reflect some light, as if ti were oilly.
For lack of a better simile, it's surface was like that on an enormous piece of beef jerky or an overcooked hot dog, with deep wrinkles. It was
This figure stepped out of my closet, and seemed to look around for a second. Then it reached back into my closet, and pulled out what appeared to be
a whtie vest (I have no vests in my closet). It put the vest on. I got the distinct impression it was planning on going somewhere.
At this point, I was terrified. I couldn't move, but I don't want to say I was paralyzed. I was so scared that I wasn't even trying
move. I seemed to know in the back of my mind that I couldn't move even if I wanted to, so I never tried.
After putting on the vest, the figure looked around a bit more, and noticed that I was "awake." It leaned forward and looked straight at me. I
felt more terror than I have ever experienced in my life. While it didn't have any eyes I could see, I was aware that it was looking straight into
mine. It could have looked at me for 1 second or 5 minutes, time didn't seem to have any meaning at that point. It then calmy turned around and
went back into my closet.
My senses seemed to return to me instantly, and I literally leaped out of bed, ready to call the police or grab a weapon or something. After a few
seconds, I realized what happened had
to have been a dream. I calmed down a bit (looked in the closet to make sure there wasn't anything
, then went back to bed.
As I was writing the above, I was reminded of another dream I had many years before. I was lying in bed when I saw what I interpetted at the time to
be an alien. It was in the same shape as the figure above, although in the dream there were streetlights. It also had a white and purple marbling
throughout it's skin. It was somewhat like the "White Star" from the TV show Babylon 5, but a little more "stripey." It had classic black
Also, the entity in this dream had what I call "tentacles" hanging from it's arms. They were more like flat, rounded pieces of flesh rather than a
squid's tentacles. I realize it was too dark for me to have ever noticed if my second "shadow person" had these tentacles.
In the dream, I awake to see this creature through my window. It notices, and runs. I get up to give chase. I'm running after it down the street,
and it is headed for a grouping of lights around the corner I imagine is it's ship. For whatever reason, I stop chasing at the intersection and
notice a dark spot on the ground. It's the kind of spot that would happen in you took a pile of decomposing leaves, soaked them, then smudged them
along the road. A big dirty mess. For whatever reason, I was drawn to this smudge, like it had something to do with the creature. The dream
I awake the nest morning, and dismiss it as a dream, until I leave my house and notice that huge dark smudge in the street. I didn't remember
noticing it before. It's always made me wonder...
So here I have two events with two entities that are very similar. In fact, the "beef jerky" texture I noticed in the "shadow person" could have
been the same things as the "marbling" of the alien, but due to lighting in interperetted them differently. In both cases I seem to interrupt the
creature while it's in the middle of something. In both cases it immediately leaves once it notices me. Not exactly a recurring dream, but a
recurring theme. I've heard fo shaodw people wearign cloaks and ahts, but nevr vests (and this was a real vest of white material, not a "shadow"
I know I'm rambling but I just want to get this out there. It's among the strangest things ever to happen to me. Has anybody had aything like this
occur, involving a more or less "solid" shadow person?