Originally posted by Zoopedia
reply to post by Regensturm
Wow that really freaked me out XD. Gave me goosebumps.
Out of all the strange occurances I and my family have had, I know this is wierd to say, but looking back, this one with the shadow girl was the least
scary, probably because the figure was harmless like a statue, and took the form of a child as opposed to a monstrous entity.
But after seeing what one poster said, about how the shadow people are tricksters, and can take on any form.....let's just say I'm not going to be
sleeping so easily tonight!
We have had so many strange occurances, not so much in recent years for some reason, but we used to have visual and aural phenomena rather
With the subject ongoing about shadow people, I am reminded of my brother's experiences as well, and I will share his as well.
My brother used to have to get up really early in the morning for work, and as he did not at that time have his own house, his girlfriend used to stay
over for the night as well.
Well he told me and my mum what happened to him one morning, and do you know, my Mum told me that her full-grown adult son was unusually ashen-faced,
his face drawn with fright as he recounted his story.
It was early one morning, and he had got up as normal with his girlfriend, washed, dressed, had a quick breakfast.
It was about 6-7 am, and as everybody else was still asleep, both he and his girlfriend were being painfully quiet.
They remembered standing at the bottom of the stairs talking about something when all of a sudden they both had the feeling they were being watched
from the top of the stairs.
They both turned and looked up to the top of the stairs, and saw a tall, dark shadow standing there, looking down at them.
Good grief, I'm getting the chills as I write this!
My brother, thinking it was one of the family, said hello, but there was no reply, just silence.
And then both my brother and his girlfriend watched on as this shadow at the top of the stairs, just vanish where it stood.
Needless to say, they were both shaken by the incident and both got even earlier to work than normal!
My brother's second experience was during the day, when he and Mum, alone in the house, were talking just off the side to the bottom of the stairs,
where my brother and his girlfriend had their experience.
Just to help explain better, directly at the top of the stairs is the landing that leads to different bedrooms, and straight ahead, a second floor
window, so on a sunny day, if someone crossed the landing past the top of the stairs, their shadow would be cast on the floor at the bottom of the
stairs as they passed the second floor window.
My brother and Mum were deep in conversation about something, when they both noticed movement on the floor at the bottom of the stairs.
They looked just in time to see a huge shadow cross from one side of the floor to the other, cast as if somebody had crossed the landing, and passed
the window at the top of the stairs and their shadow was cast on the floor.
My brother and mother, thinking a burglar had got into the house, immeadiatly rushed up the stairs to investigate, but found nobody, nothing.
Later on in the day, my Mum told this encounter to me, and I immeadiatly was intrigued. I got out the tape measure, gave it to Mum, and told her to
watch and measure my shadow cast on the floor on the bottom of the stairs, to see if the shadow would be comparable as I crossed the landing on the
path seemingly taken by the shadow.
So I, all 6 foot and few inches of me, crossed the landing, and my shadow was cast on the floor at the bottom of the stairs.
My Mum measured my shadow, but said my shadow was far shorter.
In short, we worked out that whatever had crossed the landing that cast that shadow on the floor at the bottom of the stairs had to have been at
least, at least
7 foot tall.
There is a public footpath that is lower down that the second-floor window looks out on, but for a shadow to be cast by someone or should I say
something walking along that, the figure that cast the shadow would have to be even taller.
My brother's last experience, or rather the last experience he was willing to tell anyone else about, was when the family went on holiday but my
brother and his girlfriend stayed behind to look after the house.
Well the rest of us had a nice holiday, but when we returned, both my brother in his mid-twenties and his girlfriend were pale and looked frightened,
and could not be more relieved at seeing us.
They told us, straight-faced and serious, how every night something would knock and rattle on their bedroom door, which was downstairs, and somebody
or something could be heard walking around upstairs.
My brother would charge out with baseball bat, ready to confront an intruder, to find the house, apart from his girlfriend, empty.
On at least one occasion, my brother's girlfriend was in the bath, my brother asleep in bed, and she could hear what she thought was my brother
But it was not my brother.
Eventually it got to the point where my brother and girlfriend would lock themselves into their downstairs bedroom at the first sign of Dusk, and
would wait for dawn to break before even thinking of venturing out into the rest of the house.
I am actually sort of wishing I had not typed this all out here, as I am at the moment of writing, alone in the very same house!
In regards to shadow people, I have heard before that they could be connected to emotions and times of stress, as someone else here suggested.
Apparently Poltergeists, so research by Parapsychologists suggest, seem connected to teenagers during puberty.
Whether this is energy that is manifested or projected by the teenager's emotions is something that I think is the focus of the theory.
To the OP, I don't think either your girlfriend or yourself are mad, but I would say don't be frightened, and think of the experience as a shared
moment of the unknown that only you and your girlfriend have had, and nobody else.
Never forget the experience, as it is something you and your girlfriend shared.