From: Barry
To: The Official Shadow People Archives
Sent: Friday, August 7, 2009 9:04:24 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: My Shadow Guardian

Since I was a young boy, I have been kept watch over by what I always called “Shadow People”. I’d talk to them at night, my parents would tell me to be quiet and go to sleep, but they were my friends, they watched over me at night.

Now over 50 years later, I discover that I’m not alone in seeing them. I’ve had a whole room full of them, they come and go, but I’ve had one that has always been with me. He stands over six feet tall, wears a long coat and wears a top hat… has always reminded me of Abraham Lincoln. He has always stood motionless, just inside the door to my room and it doesn’t matter what room I’m sleeping in, he’s always been there. He travels the country with me at every place I’ve ever lived, from Utah to Montana, back to Utah, then on to Arizona.

I’ve never been scared of him. I’ve always felt as if he was my guardian, there from the time the lights went out, until the first rays of light entered my room. When I changed rooms, and moved to the basement, my room was dark enough that I could see him during the day. Blacker than black, darker than dark. Never moving, ever there. Until last night. I experienced something that scared me more than I have ever been before.

I woke up, sitting on the edge of the bed. My legs were almost numb from cold, as was my right side and a band around my back. Then I felt as if my head was going to explode with the sound of 1,000's of voices screaming in pain. Almost as if the gates of hell had been opened and I could hear everything happening there. I felt, if I allowed it to happen I would be sucked in for eternity. I fought to clear my mind enough to at least think the words you advised me to say when I first contacted you. I just prayed that I would be delivered from the evil I was feeling. As I prayed, the feelings of dread left me, I felt the cold slide off and out of me. Then I saw a large shadow person standing in front of me. As it appeared, the tall one that has always been with me, floated more than walked between us and the new shadow vanished through the wall. I was 100% awake, as soon as the shadow left, the tall one retook his place at the door. I went in the bathroom and splashed water on my face and just stood there in the dark, wondering. I returned to bed, feeling safe, that I could make it to dawn.

Am I crazy, going mad, I’m just not sure anymore.

Feel free to publish my name and email address. I welcome advice, comments, help or whatever. I've discovered from reading that I'm not alone.