On a fateful July evening, a friend and myself had gotten really bored, so we decided to go to the park on the south end of town. It's dark, and in the middle of open nowhere, so I pocketed my knife without my friend knowing, because she hates instruments of violence.
A prenote to my story: My now-ex friend CLAIMS she has supernatural abilities, being able to switch souls with someone named Kira, see spirits, among other things.
The park has a walk way that goes farther south of town. We took the trail, and before you know it, I have a weird sense, as if something was watching us. Now, this park is notorious for having wildlife such as deer, cats, and others. But this was different, as if I knew someONE was there.
I tried to ignore it, but it got worse, feeling like it was getting closer. So I relaxed my hand on where my knife laid. As we got farther along, it was still getting worse. And then, I saw it.
A shadow-like figure walked across the path. Not very big, fast, and only caught it for a split second. So I took my knife out and hid it in my hand. But it moved again, this time, onto the path, towards us, and then off to the other side. It looked as if there was a man coming at us. She never saw it. But in the panicked state I was in, we ran back to the car, not once looking back.
Ever since then, on what seem like random occasions, I see the figure, and get that strange feeling. But recently things have changed quite... Drastically.
I was at one of my best friend's apartment, when the topic of supernatural abilities came up. The three of us, my friend, a friend of hers from out of town, and myself, were talking just about the whole possibility in general. My friend believes she is of a vampyric decent, but also is a wiccan. The other girl believes she's also of a magical decent.
A third person comes over, and this is where things seemed to change. After she arrived, I kept getting that same weird feeling. Like I was being watched. She claims to be able to read and feed off emotions. Throughout the entire night, things seemed weird, and this is when I saw it. It was in the kitchen, and again, I only saw it for a split second, but I know it was the shadow because I noticed the figure. It looked like a younger man, Early 30's at the oldest.
After I had gone home, and fallen asleep, I dreamt of what I believed was the shadow. Except this time, It had a face, or mask. It was light grey, horns but the left one was broken, the eyes and mouth were pitch black, as if nothing was there at all, and each eye had a red triangle underneath it. Also it had four what I think are claws on what I assume are hands, and they were cutting my chest. I awoke on a cold sweat.
The following night, everyone there insisted on asking what was wrong with me. I told them everything I knew, and then paused. I have no idea how long I was locked, or what happened, but as soon as I was right again, I had something drawn on my right forearm. The image I know now is called is a Wiccan's Pentacle. A right-side up star with a circle around it, with each of the elements around it: water/ice, fire, wind, earth, and spirit/energy. In doing some research, I found that this is either a conduit for wicca power and safety, but also a seal. The friend that believe's she feeds off of emotions came over, and even though I didn't feel near as wierd, my arm burned.
The only thing I have is something that happened yesterday, There is a chant that keeps coming to mind:
Take me o Shadow
Away from the light
Take me o shadow
Away from the fright
Teach me the things
That need to be told
Show me the power
That you can behold
What is this? Am I haunted? Is this some sort of connection to dark spirits? Or does talking about all the supernatural topics just make me paranoid and make my imagination go into overdrive?
If I could, I would have posted the images I have of it. The Pentacle, what I remember of the mask, the "chant", but I can not, so this is all I have. Can anyone help me? Please, I want to know what this is all about.
This is all of the information I have on this shadow:
Height: avg size of a 22-31 year old man
Image of the face/mask
Didn't start until after I was with my "witch" friend
Seems to become more present when spoken about
And I have some sort of chant
So does anyone have something to say about this? Or Know somewhere I can go to get my answers? Because it's starting to get stranger.
The only research I have seen is that there are certain spirits that are of this sort of thing get more "powerful" the more real that the person makes it. And that this spirit can get strong enough to hurt the person that it is haunting and/or family.