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I Was Not Alone


Just wanted to know what you would think.

It was Monday night 12-14-09, I was getting ready to head upstairs to go to bed, it was 11 p.m. I had to turn off the Christmas tree lights and the TV., which, at this point, the only lights on were the Christmas lights on the dinning room window. I headed upstairs to unplug them. As I bend down to unplug them I had the feeling that someone was standing behind me. I was afraid, just annoyed, since I thought maybe it was my son was trying to scare me again. As I unplugged the lights and turned around, there it was, a large black mass, I would say 7 feet tall, somehow I got the feeling it was a person, but it did not look like one.

It scared me so hard, I threw my arms up in the air as I was trying to maybe push it away and that is when it disappeared. It was gone.

I stood there for a second and then turned the hallway light on, but there was nothing.

My aunt says our family is sensitive to things like that, but this was the first time for me. I am 33 now. She said maybe someone is coming to communicate with me. I did not feel threatened or scared, I guess kind of surprised... I had a feeling there was somebody.

What do you think?

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mysticn (27 posts)
12 years ago (2010-01-07)
Karen77, what a nice encounter you experienced with your grandfather. You are right, we are not alone. Our loved ones are always around us and are very interested in what is going on in our lives still.

I always encourage all my clients whom I do readings for to talk to their deceased relatives and friends, whether out loud or silently in their minds, because trust me, they do hear us either way.

It is good that it didn't frighten you, and I hope you will continue to speak to them in the manner that I described above. They are still a big part of your life and love you, and interested in what is going on around you. Know that they are always near, and sharing in your joys and your tribulations.

Great story and thank you for sharing it with us!:)
mysticn (27 posts)
12 years ago (2010-01-07)
Targ_Collective, you are also correct in that one should always be cautious when dealing with any spirit-including those whom you think are friendly and you also think are your dear ol' grandma who passed away recently or 20 years ago.

The thing to remember when dealing with any spirits is that you honestly do not know for certain who or what it is. So always-always-always protect yourself first and call on your guides to help you and help protect yourself too. This is so vitally important and is something that I think all good psychics and mediums would stress and practice themselves.

It is also a good idea to always ground yourself as well. Grounding is something that is very simple, just as protecting yourself is. It can be as simple as planting your feet solidly on the floor in front of you and imagining roots coming from your feet and going through the floor to the earth below.

Both are quite easy and people probably do this in their daily lives anyway without even thinking of it. It's a wise practice to engage in, whether you are openly practicing psychic and medium skills or not!
Karen77 (1 stories) (5 posts)
12 years ago (2010-01-05)
I have experienced the same thing you have and you are not crazy for it either. One time, the night before my Grandma on my mom's side died, my Grandpa who had passed away a few years before, came to me in spirit to tell me (telepathically because he did not talk to me audibly) that my Grandma was going to pass soon and I needed to pay attention to that and be aware of it. My Grandpa was pretty good sized too, about 6'4" and broad as well so there was no mistaken his presence behind me but when I turned around I didn't actually "see" him as felt him but he was there and I will never forget it. Was a neat experience. Have also dreamt about him as well. And I miss em both, actually all four of them.

Things like that have happened to me all the time actually and it doesn't matter where either. Sometimes for whatever reason I will feel like someone is behind me and no one is there. Is a really weird feeling. You are not alone.
Targ_Collective (1 stories) (49 posts)
12 years ago (2010-01-05)
mysticn, you could well be right - appearing as a shadow does not neccessarily mean that a spirit is malicious in intent.

My experiences (and there is a certain amount of personal experience in there too) lead me to take the cautious approach, however. Beings from the lower planes can lie and mislead, whereas those from the upper planes don't. Beings from the lower planes are dark in nature, beings from the upper planes have light in their nature. Not being able to appear as more than a shadowform could be down to energy concerns in punching through, but if a being appears dark to me then that's a warning flag for me. Having red eyes is another.

If in doubt, then ask for protection and clarification of the nature of the form from any guides or higher beings you might have looking out for you. Unless you are absolutely certain, I would counsel caution.
mh09 (3 stories) (18 posts)
12 years ago (2010-01-05)
cw22, nobody is alone, there are spirits good and bad all out there that cross our paths mysteriously sometimes intentional and unintentional. They invade our domain and invade our space or we do the same to them, that is the question, and they may stay with us a while and move on whenever and for reasons unknown to us. I too, witnessed a 7' tall black shadow, since 1975. It moved with me when I moved it appeared again at my new residence. Then throughout the 80's, 90's, it stopped then reappeared again. I believe it to be a bad spirit of some kind, if not, why does it appear only at night or when I'm alone? In 2009, I had shadow figures in my house in the day time as well and always feel the presence of someone or something around me all the time, but learned to live with it going on 40 years now. It's not right and highly unusual, but we got to learn how to live with these unexplained spirits.
epoy1984 (14 stories) (644 posts)
12 years ago (2010-01-02)
Oh I I felt sorry for you being scared by the shadow folk. I think I also felt the same when I encountered one in the past. 😨 😢
mysticn (27 posts)
13 years ago (2010-01-02)
cw22, I can understand why this might be a bit unnerving. I think that midnightgold gave you some excellent advice if you ever encounter a shadow or spirit, that you are not wanting to be in contact with.

Take an assertive roll, and in a calm and strong voice, tell this shadow or spirit to leave you and not return that they are not welcomed in your home. Generally they will do as you wish and ask, and it is very rare that they will not.

You may feel better also learning to ground and protect yourself and your home and all in it. I do this through out the day, and always first thing in the morning and the last thing at night before going to sleep. It can be as simple as saying a short prayer each time or just visualizing a protective white yellow coming down over you, your home and loved ones.

I do not necessarily agree with Targ_Collective however. I've seen black figures and never had problems with them. I'm not an expert by any means with spirits, but am a psychic medium. I have a feeling that perhaps shadow people are just spirits who lack enough energy to appear as anything else but black shadows. I could be wrong, but as I've said before, I've encountered black shadows who were not bad in anyway.

You have to understand that it takes a lot of energy on the part of a spirit to appear to us, and then to also speak with us and give us information either verbally or by symbols/pictures. Sometimes they lack the energy to do this, so we may only 'feel' their presence or only see them as a black shadowy figure.

As for a good prayer to recite before sleep or contacting spirits, (as SoutherAtHeart) requested--any prayer you wish to say will work. I am a Catholic, and I pray to all my guides to watch over me and my home and property and all family/friends contained within. I also ask Archangel Michael to watch over us and protect us from all evil spirits and energies, allowing only those who walk in the light of Our Lord.

That is how I phrase my prayer, and it seems to work well for me. Adapt it as you see fit. I rely on my faith to protect me, thus praying to Archangel Michael.

Btw, I am a 4th generation psychic-medium,so yes, it does definitely run in families. However, it is not limited only to running in families. I am convinced that anyone can develop their abilities and communicate with their passed loved ones.
mizzphytt (9 posts)
13 years ago (2009-12-31)
Hi, I can relate to this story. I am 30 years old and dealt with this kind of thing my whole life. If you look back in your life there are other things you may have brushed off for imagination. I believe you are sensitive. As long as you don't feel threatened, it helps to ignore them the best you can. I do not believe that any ghosts need anything from the living. They can be very rude:)
midnightgold (30 posts)
13 years ago (2009-12-31)
It sounds like you saw a shadow person alright cw22. I can't tell you if It's good or bad because I get a different vibe off each shadow person I've seen over the years. My way of dealing with things is actually quite odd. Years ago I was reading Ceasar Milan's (dog wisperer) first book and had watched his shows, and he discusses how feeling calm and assertive (in control) sends out certain vibes that animals pick up on. Well ironically I was reading the book when some things started picking up around the house and with this calm assertive attitude, I put my hand up and said "Stop" when something shadowy tried to rush up behind me. I didn't like it's vibe and told it to leave. Sure enough it not only stopped from getting any closer but vanished on the spot. Ever since adopting the calm assertive attitude when dealing with the non physical side of life, I'm not afraid of them since I know I can draw the line. They can't do anything scary or bad to you if you don't let them. I make rules and enforce them like a manager of a company would enforces it's policies. Except there are no three strikes rule with me in my home, car ect. I've never had a shadow actually hurt me but some of them can be downright scary to see, or send out the angriest vibes while others seem to be minding their own business and content. 😉 Go with your gut and good luck.
Daydream (1 posts)
13 years ago (2009-12-30)
Hi I have been getting some trouble with spirits- I Have No Idea what is going on I Have been getting dreams where I have been seeing spirits talking. Apparently my Mum said I used to see my dead nan when I was a baby and she used to talk to me. Also A few weeks ago I fainted but I saw dead people while I was unconcious please help me

Kittykaty9 [at]
seanmichaelgriffin (3 posts)
13 years ago (2009-12-30)
i somehow commented on the wrong post. Maybe I was supposed to.
seanmichaelgriffin (3 posts)
13 years ago (2009-12-30)
I'm 21 and I have been experiencing for awhile the thing where you close your eyes and see your entire room. Like, not imagine it but SEE IT. Its usually just before I reach sleep. I got crazy goosebumps when I read your story. So many crazy things happen to me in my sleep. There was one time when I woke up and saw my room and it was daylight and I was most definitely awake but stayed in bed and there was a voice speaking to me. I asked him many things but the only parts I remember is asking his name and he told me something with a J like jim or james. I was awestruck and I asked him if he was real and he answered almost like he was offended and said "yes I'm real, are you?" the way he said it was like, "of course I'm real. Are you?!" I never heard from him again bot often ask to speak to him before bed. If anyone can help, I have literally hundreds and hundreds of experiences to talk about, both of dreams and life. I know my abilities are extremely high and very real, I just need someone to talk to about them.
Belinda (1 stories) (5 posts)
13 years ago (2009-12-28)
To me it seems like a shadow person. I've actually seen those often when I lived in my other house that was haunted but it was new. It was creepy because I was laying in my bed trying to sleep and I looked at my closet (Which the doors were actually mirrors, which is creepy bc I hate mirrors for some reason) and I saw a black mass like yours that seemed to be above me on my bed. I wasn't frightened by it and actually went to sleep right away.
I don't think it means harm, just keep your eyes open.
Targ_Collective (1 stories) (49 posts)
13 years ago (2009-12-27)
Sotheratheart, I ask for protection on a daily basis. That's all you need to do. Lately I've been imaging myself in the centre of a Star of David of pure light, or it could be white fire, before bed. My Higher Self projected the technique into my mind I think, it seals the space around me when I sleep and protects me. I sleep exceedingly well these days!
Targ_Collective (1 stories) (49 posts)
13 years ago (2009-12-27)
Oh, I'm sorry, missed your post Milkyflap. Okay, bad experience and it got you freaked out, but if you work with me I can show you somewhat cheaper ways of protecting yourself.
Targ_Collective (1 stories) (49 posts)
13 years ago (2009-12-27)
yoh4n, click on my name to see my addy to contact me.

Now listen y'all. Black figures are bad news. I have provided you with three methods for dealing with these things. Use 'em. It works - over the past few days I have worked with most of my immediate family and everyone who I worked with felt much better. But no higher-dimensional being can help you unless you knowingly allow it. If you're really worried, contact me and I'll guide you through the process.
empa73 (1 stories) (7 posts)
13 years ago (2009-12-27)
to: idontbelong a.k.a. Austin... Just trying to be helpful, if you are still learning how to control your powers, don't experiment with demons. Especially if fear is taking over, it just may be taking over because you are not strong enough to be dabbeling with demons... That sounds silly and very unsafe to me... If you want to strengthen and work on your abilities, try contacting your spirit guides instead, I assure this will be much more helpful...
Stark (2 stories) (52 posts)
13 years ago (2009-12-27)

I to have seen such a being and I think it was his doing wiping my memories. When I did see it I was about 7 or 8 years old. I was in my parents room keeled on the floor, I felt something behind me. I turn around and see this shadow being (the same one you described). Thats about all I remember of seeing it. The next memory I have after that was receiving a scar on my left wrist (which could have killed me) and I was completely blacked out for the next year of so and I never fully regained consciousness until new years eve 1999.
yoh4n (7 posts)
13 years ago (2009-12-26)
Targ that would be nice if you could help me develop psychic ability. 😁
Martyb4 (2 posts)
13 years ago (2009-12-26)
cw22 - I was coming here to ask a very similar thing. I'm living in my late grandparent's home and they both passed away in the master bedroom (which is now my room). It was a very tough decision to move into this house because of that fact. I have my own furniture but there are several picture hangings and trinkets of theirs still in their places. I've never felt totally comfortable in the bedroom, and I see black shadowy masses all the time in there. I always try to pass it off as my eyes playing tricks on me, but I know better. I talk to my grandmother all the time as though she is still with me "Grammy don't watch as I change my clothes" or "I'm washing my hands all the time now like you used to Grammy", but I haven't spoken much to my grandfather. He was a loving man to us grandkids but I heard some not so nice things about him from my mother and my aunt after they discovered my Grandmother's diary. It makes me sad that she lived that way in silence. She died of bladder cancer in 2006, and my Grandfather died 2-weeks after. Anyway... I'm making this a long story... Sorry. I guess my question is... If it's a dark shadowy mass, is it bad? Or could it be good? I've seen it standing at my bedside and I believe it to be a man. I usually cover my face and tell it to please go away. I'm 38, so I feel rather childish doing so, but I guess when you are afraid, you are afraid. I'm the only adult in the house, but I tell my kids all the time that Grammy and Grampa protect us. We also adopted a dog last year for peace of mind. Could this be my grandfaher? What does he want? Is he upset with me? Would he be watching me all the time, possibly inappropriately? I believe I have mild psychic abilities... I felt that I had a conversation with my other grandfather at our cottage a few summers ago. He wanted me to deliver a message to my father and his feuding siblings. He gave me specific stories to tell them so they woudl know I was actually talking to him. He did not appear to me as a person, he spoke to me through blinks of lights and in my head. There was nothign audible, but it was very real, and I wrote everything down. Another time, I had been upset by recent political stories in the news and woke up that night almost fully awake having heard a message to "google Ulysees S. Grant". Ironically, there were extreme similarities to events in his Presidency that are happening now. I also start singing songs and as I'm switching the radio dial, I'll come to a channel that is playing the song in tandem to the part where I am. Anyway... If anyone could please tell me what they make of my dark shadowy figure in my bedroom, I would really appreciate it! Thanks so much!
Milkyflap101 (1 posts)
13 years ago (2009-12-26)
i have experienced a black blob similar to you aswell, one night, at 11. 11 p.m. I was sitting alone on my couch watching an adult programme because my kids were at summer camp, and I looked up at my staircase and I saw a black blob similaur to the one you did, it was big, black and very tall, and masculant too, I could tell its features and it looked like a person, it had eyes and it was looking at me, I paused my programme and got up to turn the lights on to see if it was an introdur or something like that, I thought I might have been getting robbed by a freakishly tall man, but when I turned the lights on it had disapeared, I lock all my doors and windows now, and I sleep with a numerous amount of weapons incase it ever comes back, I burnt my lounge and disposed of my tape I was watching, and I now sleep with every dark part of the bouse lit up. And turst me paying an extra $500 in lighting bills is worth me feeling safe. My kids left me they think I am crazy, but iom not I am normal.
SoutherAtHeart (1 stories) (12 posts)
13 years ago (2009-12-25)
Do ya'll meditate with your eyes open or closed? Does anyone have good prayers to bless yourself before sleep or contacting spirits?
dreamergurl (guest)
13 years ago (2009-12-25)
I believe it was a spirit =]. All of this can be pretty scary at first, for sure, but don't worry, you are definitely NOT alone. Your aunt is right when she says being psychic, or different, can run in the family. Contrary to pop. Science beliefs however, it's not a genetic thing, entirely anyway... It's more growing up exposed to people who are like that, or living in the facts and wondering of that special other possible world, where everything definitely isn't as it seems. If you have any questions, or just want somebody to talk to, please feel free to email me... Annie.haftl [at] I always answer =].

Love and Light,
Targ_Collective (1 stories) (49 posts)
13 years ago (2009-12-25)
Oh, yoh4n, if you're interested in psychic development I'll gladly teach you.
Targ_Collective (1 stories) (49 posts)
13 years ago (2009-12-25)
Negative entity, shadow person or demon - they all mean the same thing. Bad news.

I have three techniques for dealing with these.

Take a white candle, pen, paper and some matches. Write on the paper these words.

"To the dark parasites that are attacking me, by the power of the DivineRealm you are banished!"

Light the candle and burn the invokation - this will set the negative being on fire. Trust me, it works!

The second technique you might want to try is invoking light energy into yourself. Visualise yourself lying in a garden and focus on the sun above you. Light will fill you which repels negative beings - expect stinging before it gives up. You can 'will' Light to where the parasite is attached.

The third technique is here. Http://

They all work a treat and will clear up your problems. If you have further questions or seek personal attention, contact me via PM and I will provide you with my Skype address - that goes for everyone who reads this.

Angels are quite real - in the past I have had the honour of fighting alongside Gabriel. If all else fails I *will* attend to your problem - just ask.
gothicgal (2 posts)
13 years ago (2009-12-24)
if it was a black mass spirits don't usualy come to our world fully formed so they could be scary at first but if they continue to come to you then they may become more life like. Pardon the expression.
ashley1325 (7 posts)
13 years ago (2009-12-23)
To: Idontbelong

I am also very new to this site =) I just came across it lastnight actually. Well I probly won't be able to help you much because I need many answers myself... But I am 20yrs old & I posted one of ny stories befor your post & I was wondering if you would read my story & since you said you have had experience with deamons (witch I def would recomend you not have any further contact with) you could tell me if you think I'm seein a deamon in my case? Thank you... Ashley.
Idontbelong (5 posts)
13 years ago (2009-12-23)
Look I'm very new to this site, but I am 14 and a male I have had my abilities all my life and I can't control them, I need answers and maybe some teaching, I have been expirmenting with demons and astral projection. But I can't past my wall of fear, I need to talk to someone so if anyone of feel like you can help me Austin.emo[At] ok? Msn messenger please and thank you. -Austin
ashley1325 (7 posts)
13 years ago (2009-12-23)
Hello, my name is Ashley & I'm 20yrs old. I once saw something close to this & its been comming to me in dreams ever since... When I was about 6 or 7 my mother & I were sitting in our ketchin late one night talking & all the sudden we both saw something really tall in all black that looked like it had a black hood over its head walk by our hallway really fast. I imedently stood up & yelled dad!? Is that you!? My mother just looked at me in shock & said you saw that too? So we both got up & walked to the hallway & nothin was there so we checked the house & my dad was sound asleep in bed. A few years later I was prob 8 or 9 I was sleeping at the foot of my parents bed & I had this dream... The dream seemed SO real... It was the same hooded fiqure standing beside the bed looking down at me... It felt bad & scary & when I went to yell at it to go away & leave me alone I couldn't talk... I tried so hard to scream go away but nothing ever came out no matter how hard I tried it felt like it had a hand squeezing around my throat & all the sudden it just dissappeard & I just sat up in bed looking around but nothing was there. I have that exct same dream randomly every few years... I have lived in a few different houses since I first saw it & no matter where I am I still have this dream... I always know when I'm fixin to have it bc I start thinking about it a lot like a week or more b4 I have it & I can just feel I'm fixin to have that dream again... I just know it... & sure enough I do... Its been about 3 years since I have had it & I'm gettin that feeling again... Could someone please help me & maybe tell me why this is happening to me or tell me what it is I'm seeing?
yoh4n (7 posts)
13 years ago (2009-12-22)
Nevermind I already got my answer from venddeta thank you very much!

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