From: name and email withheld by request
To: the Official Shadow People Archives
Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 3:22:08 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Shadow Person At Night
Feel free to post this on your web-site, but leave my name and e-mail off - thank your for this site, as I had no idea what I was encountering until my internet research found your site.
My shadow person stands by my window in my bedroom and will move from the window out my bedroom door. It is a dark male figure. When I first saw it I thought it was my husband standing in our bedroom, my husband is 240 lbs and 6 ft tall. If I sit up to look at who is there - it's gone. I always see him at night and always in my bedroom. At first I wasn't afraid but as time went on it began to freak me out a little. It tends to appear more frequent when I am stressed or upset. And normally only appears when my husband isn't in our room.
It seems to grow more confident as time goes on and the behavior and frequency escalates. At first all I knew was that something would wake me up at night - but couldn't figure out what it was. Then I would feel the bed move like someone was bumping into it. Other times I could feel someone sit down on my bed. I just thought I was dreaming or imagining - so I didn't think much about it.
As time went on, it began to wake me up by walking around my bedroom - back and forth from the window to the door. I didn't see it at this time, but could hear the footsteps. It would always bump the end of my bed as is passed. The footsteps and bump on the bed are very solid.
Eventually I started not only hearing him walk around the room, but seeing him. He would actually block out light from the window when he passed by it. Usually it just stands by my window, when it moves it always takes the same path from the window to my bedroom door and back again. I can only see it if I lay very still and just open my eyes, but if I make a move it's gone. On one occasion I heard it moving around, and sat up, I'm not sure if it didn't notice that I had moved but I was able to watch it while sitting on my bed. He just paced back and forth. I said "what do you want" and instantly it was gone. This is when I realized, it had nothing to do with me dreaming, or being half asleep. I was able to watch it for several seconds fully awake.
I was relieved when recently my husband woke up in the middle of the night. He said he felt me get out of bed and saw me walking around the room, until he noticed I was still sleeping next to him. It's just nice to have someone else see it too.
I never feared my shadow person - but always felt like it was there to protect me. However after studying them, once I found out what they were - I did get a little scared. I am a Christian and recently prayed that whatever it is would go away, unless it was sent by God. I haven't seen it for several weeks. But it has gone away in the past and always comes back. We will see if it returns this time.