From: Franny
To: The Official Shadow People Archives
Sent: Sunday, October 26, 2008 10:01:17 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: response to shadow people

Hi, my name is Franny and I live in a brownstone that was built sometime in the late 1800's. I've always been interested in scary stuff but one night 4 years ago was the scariest night ever for me.

I was in 6th grade and it was President's Day Weekend, I got up (I sleep on the third floor) and was scared (I woke up every single night from when I was five to twelve) and walked down to the first floor to try to find my dog. My dog wasn't downstairs but I decided to go towards the back of the house towards the kitchen to see what time it was. All of the sudden, I heard glasses rattling, and I saw someone in shadow figure standing at the sink, not moving. I thought it was my mom so I walked closer (very scared) and said "mom?" took a few steps closer and said "mom?" Then I thought it could've been my tenant, Jack, but I was confused, because I didn't know why he would be in my house in the middle of the night. I kept walking towards it, saying "Jack? Jack?..." and getting no response. I felt a feeling of ‘dread’ when I finally figured out it wasn't of any human nature. I couldn't breathe or scream so I ran upstairs and collapsed in the hallway, before I started crying, and my dad came out to see if I was ok.

I slept in my parent’s room the rest of that night but I couldn't stop shaking. My dad thought there was a burglar in the house and said I was just imagining his coat was a ghost, but I know what I saw.

The strangest thing was that exactly 3 years later, (when I was in 9th grade during Presidents Day Weekend) ,I was in the kitchen with my friend. We were alone and decided to go upstairs to go on the internet, (not even thinking about anything scary). Half-way up the stairs, I said, "Do you smell something burning?" She said "Yeah, what is that?" I looked into the room at the top of the stairs, and she looked at the top of the 2nd flight of stairs, screamed, and then we both ran downstairs. We sat in my kitchen while she said she saw a little girl in old-fashioned clothes, standing at the top of my stairs. Then out of no where, my vision goes 'wack', (I can't describe the feeling). I saw the same figure standing at my sink, (3 years previous), coming at me like it was going to take me. I ran for my backyard door, trying to get out, but my friend wasn't letting me out. I felt like I couldn't breathe and I felt a feeling of dread—like this figure was coming after me. Finally she let me open the door and run outside.

There have been many experiences where there is knocking on my door and no one's there, showers turning on and no one's there, things of this nature. All I wanted to know was someone's opinion on what I'm saying. My family doesn't believe me and they make fun of me, but I know what I see is real.

Thanks for listening.