posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 04:37 PM
I too have had a similar experience. I was in bed sleeping and I suddenly felt the need to wake up because I felt uneasy and when I opened my eyes the
front door was wide open and there was a very very tall figure, about five feet tall while crouching over, and it was right in front of my bed. I
actually thought it was a thief trying to steal my laptop because it was standing over where I had left it, but this "thief" was far too tall, rather
spindly physique, and all in black. Head to toe,maybe wearing some sort of hood or cloak. You see, I would have thought it was real had I not looked
to the door again and realized that it was opened in the wrong direction. That was the only part of this experience that was not realistic. As soon as
I realized this everything slowly faded away, the door was locked and closed, and no shadow figure was in my room.
I am not sure what to think of experiences like these, it seems to be a common image for some reason or another, as a child about eight, I would see
these tall shadow figures walking around the street at night. I've heard of these figures being referred to as shadow people or thin man. I do not
know where it comes from. If it happens again I would urge you to look for inconsistencies in your surroundings, like my door was opened in the wrong
direction. Keep a book or a clock by your bed and try to read it if this happens again. If you cannot read or if you find something out of place, the
vision will go away as soon as you realize that. I hear people call these waking visions hypnagogic or hypnopompic hallucinations. They are a normal
form of parasomnia, often accompanied by paralysis or a weight on the chest. Suddenly waking from sleep supposedly your mind doesn't fully terminate
your dream and thus you perceive it in waking life. For people who have seen the shadow upon waking, I wonder if you can recall what you were dreaming
of before opening your eyes?
Although I do accept the idea that these are hallucinations, I do wonder why so many people have the same hallucination. My mother has had a
hypnagogic hallucination when sleep deprived but she did not see a shadow, she saw her boss. Other people I have spoken to saw other people they knew,
or children. The fact that we see a featureless figure and not a "person" is strange to me. I think there is something more to them, while I was
seeing these shadow figures I was also hearing many loud banging and scratching noises in my house and a very negative atmosphere. Those might have
precipitated my mind creating the shadow figure or it might be evidence that there is something more to it. I do not know. I don't think they should
be feared, though. You have complete control of them as they are hallucinations, they are projections in your mind, you can make them go away by
realizing what they are.
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