Subject: Seeing a shadow person
Date: 2/29/2008 10:46:28 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
From: name withheld on request
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I Googled "shadow people" and your site popped up. It definitely explained some things! I didn't know about shadow people, per se, until I watched a show called "A Haunting" and one of the stories they told was about shadow people. It interested me because a person on the show said that shadow people were, in his opinion, demonic. It also explained a little bit about something I saw when I was eight years old.
It was night time, probably midnight, and my mother and I had fallen asleep on the couch in the entertainment room. The door was wide open and you could see into the room across the hall, which was my bedroom. It was fairly dark, except for the light coming out of the television. Well, I woke up because I felt something looking at me. I thought ghosts existed (especially since I saw something that looked like a human: facial features, clothing, etc., just before it vanished in front of my eyes once…not too much before this incident). I looked up and saw this shadowy figure. It was denser than a shadow, if that makes sense but I couldn't separate clothing from the body or make out features. It was like a blob but with a human shape. It definitely conveyed the sense that it was at least copying a male figure. Whether demons or ghost have a gender, I don't think that they do.
Anyway, as I was watching this figure (not scared exactly, but I didn't like the evil that emitted from it), it started moving towards me. I repeated John 3:16 (For god so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son and whosoever believed in him shall not perish but have everlasting life) a few times and closed my eyes. But I knew that wasn't going to be enough, because I felt the shadow move closer, move across the hall and into the room I was in. Then, I couldn't move. Maybe it was out of fear finally gripping me but I never felt afraid, so it's just as likely that the shadow was paralyzing. Well, after I was unable to move, I felt fingers pressing against my leg and I opened my eyes to see the shadow figure touching me. I looked at it and said, "Go away. I am not afraid of you, so leave me and this home alone." And it disappeared.
You may wonder why I didn't wake up my mom. I firmly believed then, as I do now, that as people grow older and skepticism sets in, that they are unable, or at least less likely, to see ghosts/demons/the paranormal. I also believed I could handle it on my own. And I guess I did because I have not seen that shadow person since. I also haven't seen as many ghosts or other shadow people as I used to, but I do know that many times there is something else in the room with me. I went through a period of being a practicing Wiccan when I was a teenager and may have opened the door for other evil spirits/demons to follow me. But whenever I say John 3:16 and a little prayer (because I believe these things hold power to expel anything with less than good intentions), the evil presence leaves.
I also have an experience, age ten or eleven, when a ghost, white and feminine, appeared before me and said to me, "Move!" and I stepped back. Right after, a log that had been stuck in a tree after a hurricane went through the area, fell down right on to the spot I had been standing. It weighed at least fifty pounds and could have done serious harm to me. I had the feeling that it was my father's mother, whom I was named after, even though she died almost a decade before I was born.
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