I was 6 years old when I encountered my first shadow person.
Most shadow people, to my understanding, are quick to run if you look directly at them, or will stand in dark corners/dark closets, staring from afar. This shadow person was quite repetitive. Every other night for a year, it would peek his head around the corner and stare. Then, SLOWLY move to the open doorway (my parents always kept my door open), then walk slowly towards me, then continue to stand at the foot of my bed. I always felt paralyzed, and for awhile, I couldn't stop looking as it kept coming towards me. But I learned to expect it. I would cower and shake under the covers, childishly hoping it would act as my barrier. After awhile, when I felt the terror in the air become less intense, I would peak up and it would be gone. It wasn't the hat man or the hooded man, however, it did have the common outline of a man. It wasn't see through, it was pitch black, and had a slight black mist around its figure.
During that year, I had a dream that I believe were related to its frequent visits. It was the hooded man. I was standing on the sidewalk. It was nighttime, buildings were burning and people were screaming and running every which way. I turned to my left and I saw my mom. I rushed over to her, frightened, screaming that we needed to get out of here. But she kept staring forward, completely frozen. Even shaking her wasn't doing anything. It was like she was a statue. Then, a man with a hooded black cloak with red eyes came riding up on a black horse who also had red eyes. He grabbed my mom and me and forced us onto the back of the horse. He then took us to a dark facility, where he experimented on us, only claiming once that we were going to become just like him. And we did. And then I woke up.
Fast forward to a few months ago. I was asleep next to my boyfriend when I was awoken by my boyfriend whimpering frantically in his sleep. I woke up, and my eyes were directly drawn to a figure in the closet. He was pitch black, I don't remember if he had a hat on, but what I remember distinctly was it's PURPLE eyes. I've scoured the internet, but I haven't found any stories of a shadow man with purple eyes, only a couple of claims. For the past 2 years, I've seen shadow figures every day. "Sentinels" in my closet and corners of my room, shadow people flickering in the corner of my eye during the day and night.
I just want to know what people think of what I've said, and especially if anyone has encountered a shadow person with purple eyes. And if people are "haunted" by shadow people as frequently as I am.