Although i have been a member of ATS for some time i have never really had anything interesting enough to start a thread about, however yesterday I
was reading this thread
in which one of the posters named truthseeker made a comment
about shadow people (page 1 of the thread above).
Obviously, during my time on ATS i have seen the term shadow people referred to before however as it’s something i have previously had no interest
in I have never really taken much notice or put in the time to read any literature relating to this subject.
What piqued my interest were the comments that truthseeker made about how some shadow people are often seen wearing a long trenchcoat coat and a hat.
Now i don’t know why but this description immediately reminded me of an ‘imaginary’ friend that i had when i was a child.
When i was 4/5 years old i had an imaginary friend... His name was Doug.
Obviously i can’t remember that much about him as it was some time ago (I’m in my thirties now) however my mother, grandmother and other family
who were adults at the time seem to remember it all very well.
They have told me that throughout this period:
>I was never without him and that i would constantly talk and play with him.
>I would always have to seek his approval/praise through showing him stuff i had done (paintings, etc) and I would often say things like “Doug says
I’m a really clever boy, etc ”... Obviously that quote isn’t verbatim.
>Whenever i sat down for dinner i would not eat my food until they had set a place for him.
>The only time i would leave him behind is on a Sunday when we went to church and that i used to say to them that Doug had told me he wasn’t allowed
to go to church.
As i said i can’t remember too much about him although i do remember him and his name has always stayed with me. I do also have memories of seeing
Doug, i can remember where he was standing and funnily enough i can even remember the detail on the wallpaper that was on the wall behind him however
in my memories he has always remained this blacked out shape.
Up until reading the post by truthseeker I have always just assumed that the reason i was remembering a blacked out shape was because he was imaginary
and it was simply a case of my mind not being able to fill in the details of his appearance because he wasn’t really there (just my imagination)
however i can clearly remember this shape, i can remember him towering above me and i have always been aware that in my memories this shape consisted
of a long trench coat and a hat with a large rim. As i said i only have a couple of memories of this but to this day they are still very clear in my
Finally, another thing that seems slightly weird is that as I have written this i have spelt the name Doug the traditional way but something is
telling me that I’m spelling it wrong and that it should be spelt 'Dug' instead... When i say something telling me I don’t mean a voice in my
ear or anything like that at all but it’s more like a distant memory or a nagging in my mind kind of thing. A good way to put this is that i think i
know it should be spelt dug but I don’t know why I know this.
I do accept that there is a good chance that all of this is just pure coincidence and that all my imaginary friend ever was was just an imaginary
friend and nothing more however it really has got my interest and so I would love to hear your views on this.
Thanks for reading my first thread,
Have a cool day,