From: Looney
Subject: Don't know if it was a shadow person or not
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2004 16:33:31 -0800 (PST)

I've had this experience since I was about 16 years old, and it's happened numerous times over the years.

It first started when I was 16, and I woke up to find a hooded figure at the foot of my bed one night. I didn't think anything of it and it was touching my feet. I closed my eyes and opened them up again. This time it was standing next to my bed. I tried turning my back on it but it grabbed my arm. Now, I don't know if this was a lucid dream, or a trance, or what. I just know it began violently shaking my arm. It felt as if it were trying to rip my arm out of its socket. I said a prayer and it went away.

The next morning, my arm felt as if it were hurt so badly. But it doesn't end there. I don't know if it was the same entity, or not, but I was in my senior year in high school and I was taking a midterm. It was raining outside and all the doors and windows were closed. I sat at the very back of the classroom.

I was just about to write down the answer to a question, and a cold wind blew in my ear. I looked behind me to see if someone opened the door, but no one was there. I turned around to resume my test, and someone blew in my ear again. I looked to the right, (because that's where the air was coming from, and then a cold air filled my left ear). I raised my hand to ask the teacher if all the windows were closed, and she double checked them right in front of me. They were all closed, and the heater was on.

A few days later, (and mind you I was in my, "I need my privacy stage," so I had put foil on all the windows, so my room was constantly dark), I fell asleep with the television on. My mom always came in to turn it off after I was asleep. I woke up at about 3 in the morning for no apparent reason. I saw someone sitting on the desk where the television was. It was just a shadow, sitting there, hip propped up on the table really casually. I felt it staring at me, and it raised its hand to where his mouth should be...then I saw a puff of smoke (like it was smoking a cigarette). I turned on the television, and the figure disappeared.

Let's fast forward a few months later. I lived with my grandmother because she had a stroke, and she needed someone to be there with her at all times. Throughout the time I was there, no matter where I was in the house, every time I'd wake up, I'd feel a presence there. More often than not, someone would blow in my ear, and whisper something intelligible to me, or whisper my name. Sometimes, I'd wake up and feel someone's arms around me (which was really creepy since there wasn't anyone there).

This stopped for a few years, after I moved out of my grandmother's house after she died. I was 22 at the time and I moved back in with my mom to help her out, so I slept in the living room on her pull-out couch. This was a time when I was being stalked by a guy who I used to go out with in high school and he wanted to resume the relationship, but I refused. I fell asleep with the television on, and someone breathed in my ear. I froze in horror as I woke right up. However, I kept getting a telepathic message for me not to be afraid. I didn't listen of course, and whoever the presence was, touched the small of my back, and then I got a telepathic message that it would leave me alone.

At about 2:00 in the morning, the phone begins to ring. My mom answers it, and whoever was on the line wanted to speak to me. She told them I was asleep and not to call so late.

About an hour and a half later, after drifting off to sleep again, I hear my name whispered loud and clear as if they were trying to yell, but it only came out as a loud whisper. I woke up as my mom got up to go to the bathroom. When she comes out, I ask her who it was on the phone. She tells me that it's the guy that was stalking me (my mother has never changed her phone number so it's possible that he could've kept the number for all those years), and I started to talk about him. Then we hear something in the kitchen. My mom wonders what it is, and she goes to investigate. All of a sudden, we see this person push my mom out of the way and run toward the front door. He runs out of the house as I call the police. I know it could've been the burglar that whispered my name, but I have a feeling, that whatever presence was there earlier that night, was trying to warn me. Because when the police came, they checked everything, nothing was missing. I had a vintage Mickey Mouse watch and $20 in the bathroom (and he came in through the bathroom window) but he didn't take it.

Obviously, the ‘burglar’ was there for other reasons. When I mentioned the guy's name who had called earlier (and the guy that broke in was the same height and build of my stalker) to the police, they tell me that they just received a call about him from an hour and a half ago about him beating up his girlfriend.

I think that whatever being it was, was trying to guard me. I still feel someone blowing in my ear every now and then, but it hasn't happened in almost a year. I sometimes think these shadow people are ghosts, and sometimes I think it's just a spectre of someone living who is astral traveling. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.