Subject: Shadow People
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2004 03:53:39 EST
To: The Official Shadow People Archives
I have only told a few people the story about my experience with shadow people, though it happened many years ago.
It started (in Ohio) when I was about 6 years old and continued until my parents moved out of the house when I was 8 years old. I can clearly remember to this day, a dark figure of a man that would come out of my bedroom wall, between two windows. I would lay in bed each night, with my older sister sound asleep next to me and I would wait for the shadow man to appear out of the wall.
He would come out and then walk around the room to my sister and made motions with his hands, as if he were tucking her in to bed for the night. Then, he would walk around to my side of the bed but before he would get to me, I would fall fast asleep. This would happen every night until we moved out of the house.
I do remember, on a few occasions, he would tuck my sister in, and then go back into the wall between the windows and disappear. I never saw the shadow man again once we moved away. I do remember feeling scared and afraid to move or talk when he appeared out of the wall. I would hold the covers tight up to my neck, and had the fear that he was going to choke me. This fear stayed with me for several years after we moved out of the house.
Now that I look back, I don’t think the shadow man ever meant to scare me or wanted to hurt me. I feel it was someone who was looking over me and my sister, as if to make sure we were safe. The shadow man was about 6 feet tall and I could not see his face, because he was completely black but I knew from his shape that he was a man. I could see the shape of his head, shoulders, arms, and hands. I could only see him from his head to his waist, as the bed blocked the rest of my view. He walked and moved around the room like a normal person, and appeared completely human.
I never told anyone until I got much older (I am 44 now). I told my older sister about it, but she told me she never saw anything but I think that was because she was always asleep when I would see him.
I have never seen the shadow man again, but there is no doubt in my mind that this really happened to me. Please write to me with your comments to my experience. Also, I would like to write to others who have shared similar experiences, if you know of any that I can contact.