From: Kristina
To: The Official Shadow People Archives
Sent: Wed, Apr 21, 2010 1:16:49 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: A little short story

Hello my name is Kristina.

After starting to believe that I'm a ghost magnet, I only just recently found out what the 'thing' I saw as a thirteen year old girl, is actually a shadow person. Call it what you want, but the name hits on the head with a nail. I've only just seen some pictures of shadow people and I went, "Oh my god, that's it! That's what I saw!" Needless to say, I'm quite shaken and pretty frightened sharing the experience on the web, however, I have always told friends over a drink.

I'm 21 years old now, I have had ghostly experiences all my life. Some you can logically explain but the illogical experiences scare the hell out of me. The one I clearly remember above all is the shadow person I saw. I was 13 years old and we lived in a council estate in Colchester, Essex. One night I couldn't sleep, I was wide awake playing on my Nintendo gadget - because of the ghost experiences I have had before I sleep with the light on and have the hallway light on. I can see the hallway right down from my bed - nothing was in the way, so before you start claiming that it could have been a car passing with it's headlights on and a coat was hanging on the window - you're wrong. I am telling you now, everything paranormal that occurs in my life I investigate into to find a logical answer - and this time there was none.

The thing is I looked up the shadow people and a lot of people see these things in the corner of their eyes. I saw my shadow person full on! I can't remember what time at night it was now; just know it was past 1am. My dad and his girlfriend were in bed, usually dad snores his head off, but I don't think he did that night. Because I couldn't sleep and actually full of energy - (here we go) I heard my dad’s door open and I thought it was his girlfriend going to the loo. Because she was Asian and had long black hair, you can understand for a split second that I thought it was her. The shadow person opened my dad’s door and walked into the bathroom. I remember hearing footsteps (I'm getting chills just writing this down). It shut the bathroom door behind it, "Sita!" I said, somewhat happy thinking she was awake for me to talk to, "...Sita?"

So I got off from the ground and I noticed the bathroom door was open by a couple of inches, but I heard it shut, how could this be possible?! Someone tell me please...So I went to my dad’s room and knocked on his door. I peaked my head round the corner asking for Sita and she was there sleeping peacefully next to my dad! I didn't know what to think of it. I did eventually get to sleep that night. I told Sita and she told me she didn't leave the bedroom that night at all.

About the Shadow person I saw, believe it or not I was not scared at the time - because I thought it was Sita, but it was like she was just totally dressed in black. So if you can imagine a tall figure, now imagine that figure in a nuns outfit, but there's no white, just all black, it's like the shadow person wore a black robe. I cannot describe this thing in much detail, but the pictures you see in Google images of shadow people is pretty much what he/she looked like. I cringe at the thought of hearing its footsteps. I can't believe I have only just found out what that thing was! The sound of the door handles turning, I remember those sounds like it was yesterday it happened! I didn't see its face; it was as if it didn't even know I was there! It just looked and went straight for the bathroom. And from the sounds of its footsteps it was bare footed.

That's all I have to tell you really, I hope people can relate to this somehow!

Kristina x