From: Jana
Sent: Sunday, June 7, 2015 4:00:12 AM
Subject: Shadow people

My first encounter with a shadow person occurred 3 years ago I was 38 years old. I had just moved into a rental home. I was lying in bed one night; my bed was against the far wall. If I turned my head to the left, I would see the door and dim light from the kitchen radiating from the hallway.

I was in a sound sleep and woke with the feeling that someone was watching me. I turned my head toward the doorway and saw a dark, black silhouette, of what appeared to be a man in a long trench coat with a wide brimmed hat and shinning amber eyes. It continued to look at me for maybe 3-5 seconds then was gone. I was startled but thought it may have been a ghost. I remembered, something that I heard from a psychic on television many years prior, which was “if you think you are encountering a ghost or spirit say “ if you are peaceful and are from God you may stay, if not you must leave”. I said this out loud, I felt unsettled, I did get up and check all my doors and windows, everything was secure.

The next day I did research on the house and area, thinking that maybe someone was killed in the home or that something had happened, but there was nothing to be found. I mentioned it to a friend at work; at that point I was not overly alarmed only more curious as to what happened the night before.

About a week later I woke up around midnight, in pure panic and terror. I could not move. I was terrified but could not move or scream, my eyes were wide open, my heart was racing. I thought someone was in my room, I could see out of the corner of my eye the dark shadow silhouette. After about ten seconds I began screaming and frantically reached to turn on my bedside lamp. My room was empty but I was terrified, I began crying and could not stop shaking. I slept with the lights on the rest of the night.

I did a web search about 3 days later and came across a term I had never heard before “shadow people”. Reading the accounts of others was like reading my own story.

The shadow person did not have loving or peaceful intentions. It was not a guardian angel or a creature of love; it felt like “pure evil”. It was malevolent and I believe the goal was to terrorize me.

I continued to see the shadow person, approximately 12 times. Each time the shadow person was closer to me. I was afraid to go the sleep at night. I can honestly say I have never been that scared of anything in my entire life. I would wake up and began chasing after him, swinging my fits to hit him, screaming at him. I could track him moving across my room. His movements were hard to describe but looked like static steps. His form also changed. Initially he was in a trench coat and wide brimmed hat, but then looked like he had a hooded sweatshirt on. I never saw the glowing amber eyes again after the first night.

I didn't share my story because one I was afraid and two who would believe me. However, after the fourth or fifth encounter and fearing to go to sleep I told my best friend.

She is a very religious person and gave me crosses, blessed crystals and tried to comfort me, advising that it was probably a reaction to stress.

I started sleeping with the lights on, praying every night. I placed crystals above my bed, religious symbols, and evil eyes on my walls and played a prayer of protection from the Quran before bed each night.

Eventually, I stopped seeing him. I moved out of the house and to a different state. It was about 5 months, with no sightings; I did not feel that I was being watched.

But then I did feel and see him again. Strangely, I was not as afraid, and he was not as close. I was still startled, and still felt the presence of evil but for whatever reason I was more inclined to fight him than fear him.

I’ve seen him a total of three times in my new home. The first I immediately began praying. The second two times I found myself jumping out of bed yelling “get out “ “get out” as I ran toward my bedroom door.

I try not to think about shadow people and do not tell people about my experience, because I don't know what the trigger is, if there is a trigger. I’m afraid giving them any mental energy will cause then to come back.

Prior to shadow people I have never had paranormal encounter. It has been the most terrifying experience of my life.

Jana P.