reply to post by Levita
Just to be clear on something, I've never invited anything to visit me. I'd run barefoot through broken glass before I'd ever touch a ouija board
or attend a seance or anything like that. I don't "play" around with that kind of crap. By the same token, I'm pretty well rooted in my
Christian faith. Things like ghosts, shadow people, hell, even demons do not frighten me because I am protected. It just so happens that for some
reason I see, for lack of a better term, "things" which "normal" people tend not to see.
When I say I've amused myself with them playing peek-a-boo please don't get the idea of a man covering his eyes with his hands, then bursting
forward shouting "peek-a-boo!" and giggling like a schoolgirl, because that's not at all what I meant. I have sat on my couch in my old apartment
in Tucson, AZ and watched out of the corner of my eye something pitch black and about the size of a Nerf football and maybe 6 inches off the ground
poke it's head out of one of the 4 doorways down my hall. After multiple nights of this, I got a little bit sick and tired of it so I took to loudly
saying "I see you!' "Hey!" or "There you are!" at it, only to watch it dart back away out of sight.
The incident with my then girlfriend, now wife involved something much different which I'm still not entirely sure was a shadow being. It was human
sized, and according to her on at least 2 occassions when she woke up in the middle of the night, it had a face... something which is not indicitive
of shadow creatures. My only interaction with that particular whatever it was involved fleeting glimpses of it also down the hall, but it absolutely
If you want the entire backstory, maybe it will help you understand. The dangerous being was completely independent of the smaller catlike entity.
The catlike shadow never bothered anyone in any way shape or form and, actually, acted very much like a domestic cat that was shy. Every now and then
I (and on two occassions someone else) would actually see it running playfully between doorways in the hall. I actually mistook it for our cat
numerous times, only to realize the cat was sound asleep on the couch or under the diningroom table. This other thing was very different, on the few
times I saw it it was more of a brooding, lurking presence in a dark corner. When my wife and I found out we were expecting our first child, I
decided to move us away from not just that apartment but clear across the country and that did have some impact on my decision. I did not want to
have my child in that apartment. We constantly heard footsteps, doors would slamm every now and then, my wife flat refused to use the shower unless I
was home because she swore as soon as she got in it she felt like she was being watched and twice that she told me about she believes she saw someone
through the shower curtain and the open bathroom door, she was shoved in the back on the stairs, the already mentioned middle of the night incidents
where she woke up, saw someone in the bedroom, and freaked out, the contents of our kitchen drawers turned upside down without waking us up at night,
About a month before we moved, I found out something from our neighbor who had lived there for 15+ years. 7 or 8 years beforehand there had been an
Asian family living there. A couple teenagers and the parents. One night the oldest kid shot himself in the office/second bedroom right across the
hallway from our master bedroom. He somehow shot himself while laying in bed and the bullet went straight down and through the floor. That night I
crawled around on my hands and knees and verified that there was a hole of some sort under the carpet right in the middle of the room and about 2 feet
out from the wall. I have no idea if this was a true story as I never found anything to confirm it in the online paper records. She (the neighbor)
also asked me if we'd had our kitchen drawers messed with, asked about feeling something in the place, basically she went right down the list of
everything we'd experienced. There had been several tenants living there between the Asian family and us and she had been friends with a couple of
them... her friends had moved because of all this happening to them.
That is one of the only times in my life when I've ever felt scared about the paranormal. When we packed to move, among the last things to be packed
were the numerous crucifixes from my wife's collection (she's a cradle Roman Catholic) because I wanted them to stay up until we were no longer
Like I said, I'm not even sure this was a shadow being. From what I have read and what I know, the shadow people aren't usually associated with
actual residual spirits of humans, but are rather something else entirely. So in my experience (I stress that this is in MY experience) I cannot say
I've ever encountered what I knew was a shadow creature which was also dangerous.