Hey I'm new to this site but I just wanted to share an experience I just had recently. (I'm not sure if I'm posting a comment to this thread or if
I'm responding to anyone in particular, so my apologies.) Earlier tonight I was trying to fall asleep but I was bothered by this weird shadow by my
door. It wasn't anything from outside my window. This wasn't the first time I've seen it tho. This time I felt an eerie presence and was sort of
scared to go out my room and use the bathroom. When I went to turn on the bathroom light (which is close to my room) I saw a white hand in the mirror,
close to my shoulder. It freaked me out. Do you think there's anything bad going on?
Hi ItsYoBoiA, welcome to ATS. You're the first person to post to this thread in quite a while, and I'm happy you stopped by. First let me say that I
don't claim to know everything about anything; I'm simply offering a little advice based on my own experiences and what has or hasn't worked for me
in the past. I'm hesitant to call it counseling at this point in time, because I don't have enough education to hang out my shingle just yet! (but
I'm working on that)
I did some thinking on your situation and here's what came to me. I'm not too crazy about the shadow; from what I've heard they can be negative
energy. I did have an interesting experience at a house I owned, though. I didn't feel anything negative from these, but they managed to scare me
pretty good the first time I saw them. I woke up one night to see two head & shoulders shadows peeping around the door at me.
I saw them in the light that was shining on my bedroom wall from the bathroom across the hall, and of course I came up out of that bed fighting
because I was sure somebody had broken in on me. No one was there though, so I finally stated breathing again and went back to sleep. I felt it was
the previous owners, an elderly couple who loved that house. The fact that they were there isn't what scared me, it was the thought that somebody
flesh & blood had got in.
So I'm not saying 100% that these shadows you're seeing are bad OR good, but the fact that you felt an eery feeling is evidence in itself that they
may not be up to much good. I really feel the white hand you saw in the bathroom mirror is someone watching over you and saying, Hey, I'm here for
you. They may also be keeping anything negative from hurting you worse. Those red marks and bleeding scratches concern me.
If I were you I would get a smudge stick, usually made of a bunch of dried sage, and do a house cleansing/blessing. You might find one locally at a
specialty shop selling incense or other spiritual items, books and the like, or you could order one online. You will light the smudge stick, let it
catch good, and then gently snuff it out in rice or sand in a small container.
You don't want to put it out completely, just let the smoke drift from the end. Then walk room to room, taking your time and saying your chosen
prayer or statement suggested below in each room. Fan the smoke a little around the rooms as you walk, to let the smoke enter much of the room,
particularly in corners or other architectural recesses you may have.
I have a big sea shell I use as a snuffer, with rice in it. I don't know if you are a religious person, but if so you might want to say a little
prayer for protection as you go from room to room with the lit smudge stick.
If you're not very religious, you could "state your claim" on your space, proclaiming that this is your house and anything negative is not allowed
to come into your space any more. If you are uncomfortable with any spirits or energies at all being in the house, you could say that all ghosts,
spirits, AND evil energies need to leave you alone and they are not allowed back in.
Recently I heard that you need to leave a door or window open for the energies to leave, but I'm not sure if it's really necessary. Mine left, and I
didn't know to open a window back then. Couldn't hurt to open it up and at least let some fresh air in, though!
I would also say that no spirits, ghosts or any evil or negative energies are allowed to touch you any more. They might not leave immediately, and you
need to lay down some boundaries to let them know you are not going to take their manipulation. Your body and your space is sacred, and they do not
have the right to touch you or invade your home. If these energies mean you no harm they will usually leave you alone right away. If they persist, you
might need to repeat this a few times until they see you're not going to back down.
Also, if you feel at any time you are in any danger from these energies, for example, if the scratches get worse, or you're feeling severe mood
changes with no apparent explanation, having vicious nightmares, etc. please do not hesitate to get some help. You could contact your priest/pastor,
someone in the psychic or medium field, or a shaman; any of these may be able to help. It's a shame there are not more sources of help available to
people having problems with the paranormal, but many of the above practitioners I've mentioned will take you seriously, because they've seen it
Hopefully these shadows and any negative energies will leave peacefully when you do a cleansing or blessing on your house or apartment. In the
meantime I will be sending you some positive energy. The main thing to remember is DON'T PANIC. Negative energies feed off of our fear, so get mad
and don't give them the satisfaction of knowing they're getting to you. If the cleansing/blessing doesn't work, there are other things to do. Start
with this and see if the shadows and scratches go away. If not, we'll move on to the next step.