reply to post by ColeYounger
I used to see a cloaked shadow man wearing a large hat for years when I was a kid. It was always at night usually in Winter, I was allowed to play
out until it got dark. I used to get the feeling I was being watched and when I looked in the direction I felt it coming from he would be their
facing me from a distance. I was around aged 9 to 12 when I used to see him. At first I thought it was imagined, I thought that I was creating it in
my mind because it would be pretty dark and quiet where I lived and easy to imagine things creeping around. One night I saw him and decided to get a
really good look, rather than my usual glance as I'd turn and run home.
I was trying to see how solid and real he was, he seamed pretty solid but a pure black heavy mass, he then developed two red glowing eyes, but they
were more like small lights than eyes. I was terrified and ran home. I eventually confided in my friend. She told she sees him too, with the hat,
cloak and eyes. Then one evening when I was walking home something inside told me that he can't hurt me but he wants to scare me. My fear of him
eased and when I saw him waiting at one of his usual spots (also the same area my friend had seen him), I just wanted to laugh at him, it felt so
silly he would be their when I couldn't care less. I told him in my mind I'm not scared and I never saw him again after that. I told my friend
that he's just trying to scare us and she said she knew. She also stopped seeing him after that. I can remember him clearly, this entity does exist
but I do wonder if it's simply a dark menacing energy that has been shaped into this form by the minds of those who feel its presence.
I never got the feeling this 'man' had any power, but his ability to shaken you seamed to be what he wanted. I've seen a many odd things in my
life but this one was creepy until I was able to see him for what he really was. In my opinion a lost dark energy, it's only purpose is to survive
by feeding on fear.