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A Strange Shadow And A Family History?


Honestly, I feel a little foolish sometimes when relaying my experiences with anyone, but I feel strongly that this is a good idea. I would like to point out right now that although I am still technically a teen, in no way is this story exaggerated. I am not posting this for attention. I truly wish to tell you what I have seen and felt and gain some insight and advice on what to do. There are three things I'd like to share with you:

First, that I have been followed by some entity or spirit since childhood. It has watched me from the shadows- quite literally. I remember when I was a toddler I would sit in my bed, staring through the cracks in the pantry door. I saw red eyes staring back at me, unblinking. Strange noises played through my tape player, and I could not stand to have any doll in my room for fear of it seeing me. I also have suffered from chronic nightmares since I was that age. On the rare nights I don't have them, I have precognitive dreams. My Grandmother has them too. This entity has never, I believe, openly threatened me. I can feel him near me always, sometimes chillingly close and others so distant I can forget about him. I constantly see dark shadows around myself that flit out of sight before I can get a good look at them. Also, the drams seem to stop whenever we move, but it always starts again after a short period, as if following me. A close friend told me that she saw him near me, but she didn't think he meant to harm me. He has kept me from astral projecting. I have tried on my own and with guidance, but he hovers above me like a shield, forcing me to stay earth-bound. I have never been able to contact him, but I wish to know who he is, what he is, and what he wants with me.

Second, as odd as it may sound, I am afraid that there may be some sort of curse on my mother, myself, or the family in general. Our family on my mother's side has a history of psychic gifts. My grandma is precognitive- she often has visions that are more often than not true. My mother is an empath and skilled at divination. So far, I believe that my main skills lie in dreams. But I'm still young, so there is time to explore. A tarot reader once said that I am gifted strongly enough to make a career of it if I choose, but provided no other details. The only other possibly relevant thing I can think of is that for some reason, our family (again, on my mom's side going up through the women) age very slowly. At nineteen I look fourteen. At thirty nine my mother looks thirty at most. Also, I've noticed something strange while looking at our family history. My great-grandma's grandmother was a wicked woman. She locked up children in closets and attics, a rather radical way of following the 'children should be seen and not heard' viewpoint. Her daughter was kind and everyone loved her. My great-grandma was harsh and cynical and loved bringing everyone down. My grandmother was always smiling and loving. My mother is selfish and does not think of others. I'm not evil or bad, just stupid- but like I said, I'm young. Now as to the 'curse'- My mother and I have suffered extremely bad luck. She cannot keep a husband and keeps having health problems and losing her job. I seem incapable of coming out of my depression and keep on hurting those around me. No matter what we do, where we go, we always end up at the bottom all over again. Things might be okay for a while, then next thing we know, Mom lost her job, bills can't be paid, we have to leave before we're evicted. Perhaps the dreams have something to do with this? Or is it bad karma?

Third, I would like to mention that while any help is welcome and appreciated, I am not of the Christian faith, so suggesting prayer, while thoughtful, isn't going to help. If anyone can offer any insight into this, please comment. Thank you.

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PrincessSerena (1 stories) (14 posts)
9 years ago (2014-04-09)
Our situations seem very similar. I have also had spirits follow me since childhood everywhere, even when we move. I also believe my family might be cursed...
ArfeaCuivie (1 stories) (2 posts)
12 years ago (2010-10-03)
Thank you again for commenting.

RoguePhantom- I'll be happy to message you! I will try what you suggested, but honestly I'm not sure if this shadow *wants* to make contact.

Fairygoddaughter- I would love to message you if it's alright. My email is kedalley91 [at]

For the record, My Mom and I have tried Tarot readings, but the outcome is always different and contradicts the last. This tells me that either the cards refuse to answer or the shadow doesn't want us to know. Does anyone have an idea what I can do to get a more direct answer?

Thanks again!
fairygoddaughter (1 stories) (2 posts)
12 years ago (2010-09-20)
Hi there, I am also fairly young and I have some of the same experiences as you do and don't quite know what to think about them. There is something that has been following me since childhood though I have never seen it and I feel that it is more than one being.

I believe that the women in my Mom's side of the family are Phychic as well. My mom and I both have, from what we have read and been told by another Phychic, phychic abilities though mine are stronger than hers are. My Grandmother I don't know about, she passed away when I was really young but from dreams I have had about her I believe she had very strong abilities. My mom has ALWAYS and still continues to have bad luck with jobs and life, as do I. It seems that no matter what I do I can never quite break through to a comfortable place, something always happens that sets me back.

A lot of what I see is in my dreams as well, I have a lot of the same experiences as you stated above however I am kind of chicken about it and most of the time when I know something is there I won't look lol I am afraid of what I am going to see.

I don't really know what to tell you about any of it but I wanted to comment and let you know you are not alone. I am trying to find out as well how to make sense of what I experience. But it does sound like this man that is with you constantly is a guardian of some kind other than the red eyes he doesn't seem like he is trying to scare you more than watch over you. Maybe he has something to tell you and is waiting until you are ready to hear it. Good luck in making contact with him and finding out what he wants!
Newblood (1 stories) (202 posts)
12 years ago (2010-09-20)
to all yes females are very subjectable to all gifts for they can be very loveing for I have been a very aportent female in my past life named Sativa and that explains all my happieness and the way I am but any ways one thing you do need to remember is so females do have genetics in them where certin gifts can cause mood famale or male children and or them self a good example is empathy for females first masterd it but it got out of hand and adventuly the gift dos become part of the body and that's when female hormons go up and the feel every little emotion just like pregnecy here is some thing I bet you guys didn't know prego females don't just feel there emotions the also feel they emotions of there mother even if not around and which like I said becomes part of the body and there you go you have a female with raised emotional leave which makes them a little more advence but it also raises the hormons. This also effect future issues with females or male that's why people need to make sure when they load there gifts into them they start in a good order, don't rush and there is some gifts that don't go to geather like the ones who helped lucifer fall for it was not just jelousy but he was an extream empathy and empathetic so he did not just make people feel bad emotions he had to feel the bad emotinos he made them feel 100 times worse now that's just wack but his own issue own and to clear the air lucifer really is gone gone hell is about redemption any more for god is in the good so if you try to reach hell or what ever some people do your just going to get god smaked by one of god fellow friends weather it be an angle or a spirit or even some thing new like christ ghost which is like a super spirit that good chooses to do stuff like protect people but heres the thing they can get very interactive I have had sticks thrown at me in the woods by one over and over and he kept say come firn me and they said it was to sharpen my sences. God is Love
RoguePhantom (2 posts)
12 years ago (2010-09-16)
If you want to see the shadow person, you should learn to clear your mind. I've learned to do this through self-hypnosis. I've also done some research on psychic abilities and found that psychic abilites are passed down via "x" chromosome; therefore, females are twice as likely to gain psychic abilities than males. 2/3 females have psychic abilities and 1/3 males have psychic abilities. I have some psychic tendencies, my mother shared some of her own experiences with me after I told her about my own experiences, and all my ancestors from my moms side are dead. I'm only 17, but I've been researching paranormal phenomena since I encountered the spirit of an animal under my bed on my 6th birthday. You can message me if you want at Lone_Warrior [at]
ArfeaCuivie (1 stories) (2 posts)
12 years ago (2010-09-12)
Thank you for your comments! Yes, I agree that the shadow does not mean any harm. I am interested in why it's here. My Mom has tried to help with that, but we never really get a clear answer. She may say that the shadow has a female presence, but I'm absolutely certain it feels masculine. My close friend says it takes on a human form, but I've only ever seen a mass of shadow- apparently it can't make up it's mind!

As for the curse, I have tried bringing positive energy into my life, time and time again. But there's no harm in trying harder. Is there a way to find out where it's coming from? Perhaps if we can find the source, we can direct our energies more efficiently to stop it.

Thanks to those who provided emails- I'll be glad to message you. And thank you again to everyone who has commented. If anyone has any more thoughts on this, please don't hesitate to share them.
taffyinky (4 stories) (108 posts)
12 years ago (2010-09-11)
I think I might be able to help you out of your curse (possibly). You need to open yourself up to the love that is around you. Think more positive thoughts than negative. Accept what is good into your life. Feel the love that which is around you. It is possible. I have that gift (I guess that is what it is) and it helps me throughout my life.

I read on another story that premonitions are a gift from the "light" as some people will say. That could possibly be why your grandmother has premonitions.

If the enity ever theatens you, remember that they cannot harm you. Push them away from yourself. Tell them that they cannot harm you and to go away or something similar to that. If they enter your dreams then tell them that it is your mind and to stay away. People have more power than they realize. That is how enities and things have "power over us." Also if you accept love and "light" into your life the enity (if it is bad) might go away. I have had one follow me throughout my life though I haven't felt him around me for a while now that I think about it.

Open up your mind to the possibilities around you and you will go far.
Newblood (1 stories) (202 posts)
12 years ago (2010-09-11)
yes shadows arnt bad I can controll shadow and the reason the are around you is because for awhile the astral plane was block because god wanted to clean it up and that shadow around isn't bad and it is there to protect you from my friend gabriel but I have a feeling it was also because they where delivering gifts to you but I'm pretty sure you won't need that shadow any more best of luck if you want to contact me my email is whiterynory [at]
PureCheese (4 stories) (79 posts)
12 years ago (2010-09-11)
Shadows aren't all evil
As I have looked through the site I have found that many others agree as well

If the shadow prevents you from astral projecting, then that means it wants to protect you
kirstolena (1 stories) (26 posts)
12 years ago (2010-09-11)
Hello! I would really like to talk to you about what you're dealing with right now. My email is sniffinshrapnel [at] (Yeah, please don't judge the email; I thought that was cool when I was like 14 hahah, but I don't care to change it yet because that's how my friends, family and other contacts know me...) I feel like I could be helpful in your journey to learn about why those things happen to you... I have similar experiences; my family doesn't have psychic history really, (that I know of at least, maybe they do thought) but I have researched a lot about dreams and what they mean, what they might mean at least (because I recognize that I'm just a person like everyone else and I can't claim that I know everthing).
Anyways I'm too wordy and I know that.
In conclusion I would really like to talk to you about these things, but either way, I wish you the best of luck!
Newblood (1 stories) (202 posts)
12 years ago (2010-09-10)
Hey I'm sorry this isn't dealing with the story but I am the one seeking quick help know I'm not in trouble it just angels started giving me past life memory and the other night I had a bunch of flashes of the past and it made me so emotional and I started to cry they where so strong I could see it vibedly I and when I asjked where it was because the sky had no blue color it was just black with stars yet it was day litgh to and I realized that I had dreams of that place when I was like 5 and they said it was my past life as Orien and I was in a familly of three brother my self Xavier and micheal. And they said we lived on mars as god first planet. An that's where I also met my first soul mate named Ruwlenda and in my visions I could see her face perfectly for she had icy blue eyes they sai the first pair in this univers and when I realized it onee of the people who happened to be my soul mate I went to Hich school with her name was melinda and she had such similer looks and I could never figur out why I was so atracted to her she was good looking but she became a little obssesd over me. Some or any do any body know who I could get this memories out better. When micheal talks to me about it it works a lot and same with ruwlinda and the only other one is Gabriel but he dosnt let me remember much for he said he was a bully to me there, they try to get me to remember but I would deffinetly like to find a lil faster way the way they do makes me extreamly emotional.
bloodredrose (11 stories) (162 posts)
12 years ago (2010-09-10) a native of alaska I'm here to to tell you that if you have a good charm, like, for no apparent reason, that you like it because it has some value to it, but no one thinks so, then that is something to hold on to. It can help you in tight situations, and that entity that's keeping you in your body, I think that if you do manage to get into the astroplane, you might not get back to your body. Meditation is good for everyone, you could try to have it talk to you. Its all I got so far.
WhoamI (1 stories) (5 posts)
12 years ago (2010-09-09)
I believe that the entity around you is there to help guide you threw the path you need to take kind of forcing you to do I guess, maybe your spirit guide or maybe even your great grand mother and there is no such thing as bad luck try meditating on the subject and force the negative cloud away and focus on drawing positive energy from the universe and ask your guides for the answers you seek. The universe works in very strange ways what may seem bad now could turn into the million dollar situation do as I do ask for help and ride along the best way you can... I'm sure it don't help much right now but give it a shot and see how it goes I may not always have the right answers to the problems but I usually pretty close.

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