From: Sarina
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2016 5:07:37 AM
Subject: shadow people, and maybe ghost?

Before I go into my encounters with the shadow people a little locational background.

So, I've lived in New Jersey all of my life; I've moved only three times all in the same city. The first time I saw shadow people is in the last move, the house that I’m currently living in. I've moved bedrooms since the last sighting, and they haven't bothered me in my current room.

The first time I saw the figure, I had to be 10/11 years old. I was always a night owl and after getting an iPod, I stayed up even later. It was during one of my later nights and I usually kept my iPod brightness low so not to blind myself or alert my parents that I was awake.

The night was going on as usual when I glanced up because I thought I heard someone coming up the stairs to check on me. When I looked up, I could see that the stair lights were not turned on so I knew I was safe. I went back to whatever I was doing but I then glanced over something. I didn't know what it was but it made me look back up to the corner of my room. I kept my bedroom door shut as well as my closet and the only window I have is in the back of the house, meaning I don't get any outside light during the night. The thing that I had begun to stare at didn't really have a shape; it was very vaguely in the shape of a human. The only reason I even noticed it was because it was darker than the rest of my room. my room happened to be pitch black at night and yet, the being was somehow even darker; almost as if it were pulling in all the light it could and replacing it. I don't remember all of what I felt. I was afraid but of what I can't remember. I just vaguely remember looking at and having an overwhelming feeling of “not right”: it's not good but it's also not bad, it just was… but it wasn't right.

I don't really remember how it left or if it ever left. I just remember staring at it and feeling afraid but then I don't remember falling asleep. I just went from feeling afraid to being woken up. And when I woke up, it was gone and I had a hollow feeling in my chest. Similar to how a person with a larger chest feels when they fall asleep on their back.

That was my first experience with a shadow being. I had to stay in that room for years and I had similar experiences all in that room. I'm not sure if it's this house in particular that doesn't like me, or what. But, besides seeing impossibly dark figures watching me from varying distances, people that aren't visible sitting and standing from my bed or walking in my rooms, all have occurred here.

In all these years, none have ever tried to seriously harm me or at least succeed in their attempts. I mean, sure it's probably not healthy to be freaked out/annoyed every time you roll over from reading something on your phone, and have a shadowed figure just gazing into your soul scare the crap out of you, but I never got physically harmed.

I hope this is acceptable. Anyway if you find the recounting acceptable, that'd be awesome because I’ve dealt with not knowing if it was just me being stupid or if it was legit. Finding that many others deal with this, is reassuring.