Subject: (no subject)
Date: 10/7/2008 9:15:08 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time
My mother, brother, and sister have seen or felt these shadow people as I have. Since I was 5 or 6 years old, I have always seen these shadow figures wherever I went. I will always remember the first time; I was at my grandparent’s house. I'm not sure what time it was but I woke up and there was a hooded figure floating above me. It was the scariest feeling not being able to move. I knew I was awake. It wasn't a dream. After that night, I would see them on a regular basis. It didn't matter where I slept. They were always there. There has been one or sometimes up to three. They come in different sizes.
Another time, in the afternoon, I was watching TV at my other grandmother’s house. While I was laying there on the couch, I felt the presence of the shadow man. I was paralyzed. I'm used to the feeling of when they are near. I just went with it. As I become paralyzed, the shadow man goes by me, (it was sort of hovering) into my grandmother’s room and the door closes behind it. After a couple of seconds, I was able to move and continued to watch TV.
Another time, I was napping in my room in the afternoon and woke paralyzed. Above me was a glowing orange light. It was like an orange flame but soft and circular. Suddenly, the top half of my body was pulled up and almost sideways off the bed. Just then, my brother walked in the front door of the house and I was gently set on the ground and the light faded into the ceiling. Another time, I felt the presence slowly enter the room as I was going to bed. I was paralyzed and this time my sheets began to slide off of me while the shadow man was at the foot of my bed. It then came around to the side of the bed and was whispering something to me. It sounded faint and in a strange language. Then he went through the wall behind me.
Another time, I was in New York at a hotel. I was there to play a show at Carnegie hall. (I played jazz in college) I was taking a nap after practice and woke paralyzed. The shadow man was standing next to me and immediately whispered into my ear again. This time it was very fast and it had a lot to say but I still couldn't make it out. Then it left the room leaving the door open.
After a couple of years, I joined the military. I was in the barracks on base and, on a regular basis, these shadow people would visit. They were the bad kind. I had met a friend who found himself called to God. He and I went to church EVERY Sunday. They started visiting in pairs, then by threes. My friend told me I should go to confession. So we went on a Saturday afternoon and told the priest about all this.
That night they came very angrily. I woke up to see one standing over me, one at the foot of my bed and a smaller one right next to me. They were telling me evil curses but in a language I couldn't understand. These had red eyes. One had a laugh. It was very low toned. I was trying to scream for my roommate to wake up, but not a single sound came out. I told my roommate immediately after I woke up. He probably thought I was crazy. Another time, I was napping at a girlfriend’s apartment and woke to find a small one on my right. I watched it float above me and then swoop through me and into the couch. I literally felt wind through my insides. It was the most bizarre encounter yet.
My mother has a friend who goes to third world countries to help people. She is very strong in the Lord and prayed for me along with my mom and grandma. It has been 5 years since I saw them. 3 weeks ago, I saw it again. I was staying at a friends and I woke up to use the bathroom. While I was in there, I felt that presence. I tried to ignore it, but it didn't ignore me. While I was lying down, I felt it come into the room like so many times before. I was paralyzed. This time, I saw a faint blue flame near the ceiling and it slowly lit to a bluish white light. It wasn't very bright but it was there. Then the figure came through the door and stayed next to the light. I was scared and tried to roll over. It only lasted for about 15 seconds until I was able to move again.
The night before last, I saw them again like never before. I was out walking my dog in the morning. As I walked near the pool, I saw one swoop down, fly right over the pool and disappear up into the trees. When I made my way to the other side of the front office, it was hovering over the bricks by the sidewalk and it was looking at me. Then, it turned and went into the parking lot and went behind some cars. It happened within about 5-8 seconds. It seemed like 2 different ones but it may have been the same one.
These shadow people are not the only types of apparitions I have seen. I went to my sister’s house to troubleshoot her laptop. This day we had some visitors from out of town. My cousins came and brought their kids. When I arrived, they were leaving to go shopping. I was to going to work on the computer and stay till they returned. As the computer was booting up, I was watching cartoons through a mirror from across the room. I looked towards the door because I felt that same old feeling and a girl was looking at me. She had straight, dark brown hair, a pink shirt, blue jean shorts and white shoes. Just as looked at her, she ran giggling past the door, through the living room and into my grandmother’s room. She closed the door behind her and then the room fell silent. I immediately thought my cousins left her behind for me to watch over till they returned.
I wanted to see who she was so I walked into my grandmother’s room while calling out to her. “Hello?” I said. Nothing…the room was quiet. I opened the closet door. Nothing…I started to get scared. I looked in the bathroom,…nothing. I looked under the bed,…nothing. Then, every hair on my body stood up! I walked quickly out the front door and phoned my sister. I asked if they left anyone here with me. Nope. No one was here but me. After a few minutes, I mustered the courage to go back in. I picked up a pink bouncing ball and asked her to come back out. She never came.
My grandmother told me about my nephews’ playing with a little girl sometimes. She had put them to bed one night and when she went in the room to check on them, the little girl was lying between them.
My theory is this; they exist here but in a separate dimension. We only notice them when they want to be seen and appear to us. I have seen them more times than I can account for. It was normal to me when I was younger. Here’s an example; a colony of ants doesn't acknowledge our presence until we kick over the anthill. Then and only then do they see us. (I can't say they actually do, but I hope you get what I'm trying to imply.) As if another lesser intelligence notices us when we cross paths as these beings do, but with the exception that they can choose to be seen by us.
There was an article in the news a few weeks back. It was about a woman who was able to hear ghosts, spirits, deceased people who once lived as we do. They told her that they are able to watch us at any time, day or night. They will watch a couple have intercourse but see it as a beautiful act of nature.
Apparently, when you die, you become aware of your life...you see 'the big picture'; when you die, your spirit leaves your body. You transform into an alternate state of being/existence. It's an alternate dimension of existence. Everyone who has ever died since the beginning of time is still here. If God has taken someone to Heaven, then they are with him. This does not happen to everyone who has passed. Only the Almighty selects those individuals who are pure in heart to ascend into Heaven. Everyone else is still here. Jesus has yet to return to judge the living and the dead. He hasn't come yet. He will though. He will come sooner than you think. Until then, all these billions of spirits still roam the earth. If you had passed, wouldn't you visit places like the depths of the sea, the top of mountains, a high-rise or the view from a front row at a concert? Think about it. Your relatives are not always with you but they are there.
Starting immediately, I’m going to try and hone my abilities. My mother says it’s a gift but a very dangerous one. I agree. It’s not something to be taken lightly. I will report back with my experiences as they occur. Wish me luck. Oh, and just FYI…I believe in God, Jesus is my Lord and savior; He will come again to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. Amen.