While I've never really heard of the "glowing red eyes" thing being compared to Bigfoot or werewolves, there's obviously all the cartoons and movies
and stuff where the "monsters" are hiding out in the woods and their eyes are glowing in the bushes.
But I have actually had a few strange experiences with "shadow people" or whatever the things are - the first time was when I was a little kid, and it
didn't look like a person at all, it looked like a cat.
At the time, I was afraid of the dark like most little kids are, so I used to fall asleep with my closet door wide open and the light on - staring
straight into it. Then one night, something very strange happened. I saw this black cat with bright red eyes standing in there staring straight at me.
At the time, we had a cat named Smokey that used to love hiding in the closet, it would run in there and sleep on top of boxes and other stuff a lot -
so when I saw this thing I immediately thought that's what it was, and I started yelling at it to try and get it to jump out of the closet.
Then it started hissing at me, so I yelled some more. This went on for a little while - who knows how long, then out of nowhere this thing jumped
straight at me, flew over my head, under the top bunk (I had bunk beds and was on the bottom bed), then hit the bedroom wall beside me and slid
straight down it under my bed - exactly like a shadow moving really fast. But, yea.. I never saw a shadow with bright red eyes that hissed at me over
and over again before...
Obviously I went running out of my bedroom screaming at the top of my lungs and my parents just did the typical "You just had a nightmare, go back to
bed" scenario. However, other very strange things happened to both me and my sister in that same house later on that I won't get into, because it
didn't involve anything with bright red eyes; it was more like a "poltergeist" or something along those lines.
In fact, the experiences I had in that house freaked me out so much that as I grew older I used to drive past the place every now and then just to
check it out, and it always gave off a weird feeling - don't know how else to explain it. Even when I'd show the place to some random person they'd
tell me how it looked "creepy". The room where my sister and I had the "poltergeist" experience always looked like there was and outline of a man
standing in the window looking out of it. Then one day several years later my parents told me there was a fire in the house, and oddly enough the fire
was in that same room - just a coincidence I guess, right?
A much more recent experience I had with these shadow things I posted on the forums here:
But I did NOT see any red eyes that time, and I thankfully haven't seen anything since.
edit on 29-9-2013 by Time2Think because: typos