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Shadow In A Catholic Church


I am new to this site and have really enjoyed reading some of the experiences.

Firstly let me tell you a little about myself. I consider myself an empathy and "partially psychic". I have much to learn still and hopefully with time I will develop my gift - once I get over my fear. I guess in a way I'm afraid to open up fully if that makes any sense? I am able to feel emotions of people and atmospheres etc. I sometimes can see peoples auras but again I'm not developed enough in that area. I feel most of my messages, for example if something is wrong I can feel it without you needing to tell me.

I also think I'm unable to receive messages in my waking life due to my fear so I most of my dreams convey messages to me. My dreams are very symbolic so I need to analyze and journal them in order to understand. I don't always understand them until later when things occur.

I am also able to astral travel without realizing it, as if I can't control it. It doesn't happen very often but when it has iv visited places in the past. For example I went way back to what I think was the 1800's and I was in London. I've never travelled out of SA.

Ok enough about me - moving on to my story.

A friend of mines dad passed away a week ago and I went to his funeral yesterday. It was held in a Roman Catholic Church at 3pm in the afternoon. While the priest was giving his sermon I sort of zoned out and behind him I notice a sort of hazy shadow. At first I thought it was my eyes playing tricks on me because I had zoned out. After his sermon the priest moved to the back of the podium and when I looked back to where he was standing there was a definite shadow of a person still standing there. I stared at the shadow for a while, it didn't move then I looked back at the priest for a moment and on looking back at the shadow figure it started to get lighter and lighter and eventually dissipated. I didn't feel any fear in fact I didn't feel anything at all. It was as if my mind was numb. Normally I would have been scared.

The church was extremely cold in a temperature way as well as atmosphere. I wasn't really uncomfortable but got the feel I didn't belong there.

I am a Christian but not roman catholic. I'm not sure what I saw, this shadow person. I don't know if it was my friends dad? - it was his funeral after all but I why would he be visible to me as a shadow? I mean, was this shadow good or evil? Because my perception of a shadow would naturally be bad but why would it appear in a church?

Oh and also, when the priest was busy sprinkling holy water over the coffin I kept getting this strong metallic smell, this could have been anything I suppose but I just found it strange.

If anyone has any info or views on what I could have seen your opinion would be much appreciated.

Love and light.

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Storm2 (2 stories) (11 posts)
10 years ago (2011-07-19)
I have never heard of a shadow person being inside of a catholic church... It probably was not evil, as you said though it could have been your friends dad. The strong metallic is very interesting, although I have no idea what could have caused it, the only thing I can think of that gives off a metallic smell is arching electricity, for example when something electronic shorts out... Odd. Anyways nice story, hope I helped a little.
Indigo_child2 (1 stories) (3 posts)
10 years ago (2011-07-14)
Hi Fox, thanks for your comment.
Much appreciated.
Yes, I have had many weird experiences and my parents always brushed it off as my imagination.
I will write about more of my experiences soon soon.

As for the shadow person I sort of had the feeling it was perhaps the spirit of my friends dad and I didn't really know him well, I was just there as a support for my best friend.
Perhaps that's why I didn't feel fear and I just felt nothing really as he wasn't a threat to me.

Funny enough the height of the shadow was about the same height as her dad and it def was a male...

Thanks again for your comment.
fox13 (3 posts)
10 years ago (2011-07-14)
Hey there, I'm glad you posted your story, I don't have much insight for you on the shadow figure, I have seen many but theyre always different. A shadow doesn't mean its evil, you should be able to tell by your gut feeling at the time if it had meant any harm and was most likely just a spirit, possibly from the recently departed or could be attached to the church.
I was excited to read this because I've grown up in a very similar way, having the same gifts and experiences. My parents always said it was my imagination or watching too many scary movies so I'm just now opening up to them and trying to learn more. Id love to read more of your experiences as I am also having trouble getting past my fear.
Thanks for sharing!

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