To: The Official Shadow People Archives
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 3:41:08 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Shadow people experience
Hello. This experience is instilled in my mind and basically I think about it a lot. First of all, I have lost many people in my life and have always had strange dreams about death and those who have died. I even have dreamt of my own funeral. The spiritual world fascinates me. I have been in a few places that have been "supposedly haunted". I, for one, believed them to be true. Its almost like you can feel it in your body, in the air and in your brain. Coming from those types of experiences when this shadow appeared to me, I knew it was real.
I have had sleeping problems for many years, now I tend to take a sleep aid so that I get a full nights rest, or maybe because I don't like waking up at 3am, the whole "witching hour" concept terrifies me. Maybe watching too many movies gave me the creeps. I am only 29 years old. I guess I have an overactive mind. I think about everything before I go to bed and this particular night was no different.
I fell asleep next to my boyfriend who sleeps like a rock. When I woke up around 3am, I was frozen with fear. This shadow figure float above me; it was a thick mass but human form though I knew that it was not a human hovering above me.
I was cold and terrified to death. The air in the room felt thick and took the air out of my lungs. I couldn't move or even think. I stared at this thing for what felt like 10 minutes, but I know that it was probably only 30 seconds at the most. I clinched my boyfriend as if it were my last breath. He lay there passed out as if he were drugged. As I tugged for him to wake up, I threw myself under the covers. It was all I could think of to do.
Growing up you always feel like a blanket is your personal shield from evil. Nothing could take you away into the night. As I lay under the covers, clearly not a child because I was 28 years old at the time, I felt paralyzed and helpless. I could feel this shadow in the room watching me. Even though I never saw its eyes, I knew it could see me and I knew that it knew I could see it.
I grew up Catholic but do not currently go to church although, I still maintain a healthy relationship with God. I pray nightly and feel as if God has protected me well throughout my life. All I could do at this moment was pray. I prayed to God all night under the covers. I didn't dare uncover my head because the blanket and God was the only thing protecting me. We were safe underneath. Finally, the next day came and of course people think I am looney when I tell them the story of this shadow.
This never happened again. I have actually moved and have never felt this feeling in my new home. The old home made me nervous, I still felt as if the shadow was watching me. Even though it never came back, something was not right but, see, I don't think the home was haunted. I just don't know what to think. My ex died before the experience and I almost felt like, maybe, it was him. He wasn't the best person in the world and he never got over me. Couldn't stand the fact I left. I don't know if this is even possible though he never lived in the home.
So that is my story. Not sure what you can make of it, but knowing other people have experienced things too makes me feel a little less crazy.