reply to post by melvin2012
It's pretty interesting to me. I've been quite curious about all things paranormal since having some pretty weird and unexplainable experiences
myself. So, I kind of follow these stories and try to see if there is some type of pattern that emerges that makes sense.
What is interesting here is that in the last month or so I've heard of a lot of shadow people who have shown up very recently. I'm a moderator on a
paranormal site (I must tell you I'm also a skeptic first, and try to encourage people to debunk and look first for normal explanations to things).
A cluster has appeared there. One happened to someone on the site I have known for a couple of years whose veracity I trust.
But what really got my attention is TWO people in my family have seen them. My daughter three by her bed one evening, and my sister saw one behind
her, reflected in the car window as she was getting in to go to work. She turned to say good morning to her neighbor, and nothing was there. Then
she turned to get in again, and it happened again! It was a dark shadow figure, moving fast behind her. Shaped like a person, but indistinct. She
didn't know about my daughter's experience because she hadn't talked about it to anyone but me, and i certainly didn't tell anyone.
The two members of my family live 5 hours apart, so this wasn't the same location. My sister saw hers last week, and my daughter saw hers last
month. Weird, huh?
From what I understand, looking it up online, they tend to be watchers and not the kind of entity that throws stuff around or makes noise. They are
also allegedly associated with negativity. I say "allegedly" because I don't necessarily swallow the conventional explanations you get online.
Most of them are suspect. But what is interesting is the pattern. When do these things appear? What, if anything, is amiss or different in a
person's life who experiences them?
In my sister's case, she had just had a huge health scare (turned out okay), and she has a stressful job.
In my daughter's case, their house has been torn up because they have been remodeling the whole downstairs. At the time of the sighting, the bedroom
was stacked with boxes because they had torn out the kitchen to remodel it. She was sleeping and woke up with a start, sitting up in bed. They were
at the foot of the bed. She screamed for her husband. He came running, not knowing what was going on. She knows she was awake and not dreaming
because she saw both her husband and these entities at the same time. They vanished as he came stumbling into the room. He did not see them, but she
was shocked, and she isn't easily spooked.
OP, in your particular case, the sound of the keys jingling does sort of point away from a typical shadow person event. Another poster suggested it
might just be a ghost. I'm not sure of the difference because we tend to give names to unseen things that fit our understanding. I'm not certain
what difference there is between a ghost, a shadow figure, a light anomaly, an apparition, etc.
If I were you, I'd keep watch. If it bugs you, sometimes people have had some luck with yelling at spirits and telling them they need to go. Shadow
people are reputed to be a little tougher to convince, if you believe the stories. My own feeling is that when you get the chaos under control and
bring peace into your life, these sorts of things settle down and go way on their own.
Good luck to you.