Over the past few months I have had two encounters with a Shadow Person, seen orbs and also have seen a person in the hallway in the reflection of the bathroom mirror. I am 20 years old and I have had a few experiences when I was little, but nothing like I have recently with this Shadow Person. My grandmother has had many experiences with the paranormal as well, in fact, her great grandmother was a medium. So this kind of stuff is nothing new to her, however my grandmother has never told me about a Shadow Person, but has always says that there is "a 'man' in the house, but he is not here to hurt us." My brother and I would always say, "Grandma is crazy!" And we would just laugh about it with no other thought. However, looking back on it, I have had a few things happen to me when I was younger which made me believe in the paranormal, and the way it seems is that only my grandmother and I are the only ones that believe. Everyone else in my family don't believe in this type of stuff, so it is hard to talk about this with them. However, in this story I am just going to focus on the two encounters I have had with the Shadow Person.
My first encounter with this Shadow Person was a few months ago. I was just lying in bed trying to fall asleep. Across from the bed is a two door slide closet, which when opened, you can hear the door slide on the tracks. The room was not completely pitch black, the cable box blue light was on and also the light on my laptop was on, however it was pretty dark in the room. I always lay on the left side of the queen bed. So now that we have all this established, I was trying to fall asleep, when I heard a noise from the closet. I looked straight ahead of me which I saw the left closet door start to slide open very slowly. I was frightened, so I right away closed my eyes, but squinted them so I could kind of see what it was. It looked like a black shadow of a man and it was walking towards the bed. I closed my eyes again, and I felt pressure on the bed, it felt like someone was getting in bed which pushed the mattress down. I could feel it get closer to me. My heart was pounding and my body stiffened because I was so scared. Suddenly I felt it wrap its arms around me, and it whispered in my ear in a man's voice, "Don't be scared." I took a few breaths and started to relax a little bit and then it whispered again, "I know you need this." I was confused when it said that, but my body relaxed even more, and I was able to fall asleep. When I woke up I right away looked at the closet door and it was shut completely. Oddly however, I didn't feel too scared about it. I have only told a few people about this and they felt weird about it. I keep wondering about what it meant when it said 'how I needed that' which still doesn't make too much sense to me. The only thing I can come up with is that I was really sad and lonely because my boyfriend is in Iraq. Other than that, I have no idea what it could have meant.
My second encounter was last night. This time it was different. I was lying on my left side hugging my body pillow. I closed my eyes and suddenly, I felt arms wrap around me. It startled me because it was like it was waiting in bed for me or something, since last time I felt it climb in bed. So I laid still, yet again my heart was pounding, and I felt it pull me closer to it. I felt it whisper in my ear with the same voice as last time, but this time it whispered, "You mean a lot to me." It shocked me when it said that, because I have no idea why it would say that. I just laid still for a while, but then I wondered if it was a solid thing. So I moved my right arm to elbow the Shadow Person, and it felt like a solid person. Once I felt it, it scared me so I slowly moved my arm down as if I didn't do it. My heart was pounding, but I wanted to move so I finally turned over so I was lying on my back. I then closed my eyes tighter because I was scared to see what the Shadow Person looked like. As I was lying on my back I felt it wrap its arms around me again, but as it was touching my side I started to laugh a little because my sides are really ticklish. I felt it smile and heard it laugh a little. Then I felt it put its head on my chest, like in between my boobs. Then like instinct, I put my arms around its neck. I didn't think when I did that, but I felt its neck and it felt like a real person, like I felt its skin. It startled me so I put my arms down. I felt like moving again, so I moved back on my left side slowly. Again, it wrapped its arms around me and it tickled. I laughed a little and it did too. I oddly felt calm in the Shadow Person's arms. I just took a few slow breaths and fell asleep, which then I had a very odd dream and woke up about 20 minutes later to find that the Shadow Person was gone. So I don't know why this is suddenly happening but in a way, I feel like it is getting attached to me or something, but I have no idea. However, there is one more thing I will add which I have no idea if it has any relevance, but I thought it might be a good idea to add it. As I mentioned before, I have had a few experiences when I was little, which I was around 10 years old at the time of this one and this experience seemed to have a man or something. Possibly the Shadow Person, but I don't know for sure. This experience happened in a different room however, which all these experiences have happened in my grandmother's house in case I didn't clarify that enough. However, at that time, I wasn't living at my grandmother's like I am now, but I was just staying there for the weekend. It was late at night, and I was in a king size bed with my grandfather, brother and my grandmother. My brother and I were in the middle. Across from the bed and to the left was a little hallway to the bathroom in the master bedroom. Everyone was asleep, but me. For some reason my eyes were fixated on that hallway and I had a feeling of being watched. So as I laid in bed I kept staring at that hallway. But then I decided I should sleep because I was really tired. I pulled the blanket up so my feet wouldn't be covered since they were getting hot and it was bugging me. After I did that, I closed my eyes and a minute later, I felt something grab my foot gently. I was too scared to open my eyes, so I just laid there scared to death. Once I felt it wasn't touching my foot anymore I covered my foot right away. So as I said, I don't know if this has any relevance or not, but I thought it might be a good idea to add that in there. Any insight on this will be much appreciated. Thanks for reading!