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Shadow Figure


2011, August.

I don't believe I'm psychic or special at all. In fact, I am extremely lacking in faith religiously, spiritually and also in the paranormal.

Yet I cannot deny that odd things have always happened to me since I was a little kid. Like seeing chains slide across the floor making the sound of trains when I was three. Or having my bed shake around while a glowing green light shined beneath it when I was 6.

What I'm writing about though is a shadow man. First seen when I was about 7 years old. The shadow was so black that I could still see it on the wall. It had two bright round eyes make of a shining bluish white light and when it noticed that I saw it, it quickly ran along the wall and out of my room. I screamed and my mom thought I was crazy when I told her what I saw.

Years later my aunt said she believed me because she saw a shadow slide under her door the day my uncle's cancer became terminal; he was having a seizure when she chased it to him But her description didn't sound like mine. My shadow has the body and figure of a man.

I'm only writing because now I'm a 22 year old man, will be 23 in a couple of days, and I am a soldier stationed in Babylon Iraq. And I saw this shadow again for the first time since I was a kid. He hovered over me while I was lying in bed, almost like he was sitting in a chair with his hand under his chin like he was thinking. Only this time he had no glowing eyes.

What is this? Am I crazy? Is something wrong with me

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acadiannymph (4 stories) (13 posts)
11 years ago (2011-09-05)
Well first of all your not crazy. I guess I'm kind of like you in a way. I started having experiences when I was younger and then for the longest time it stopped (so I thought)...I was so much in denial that whenever I saw something at the corner of my eye or heard anything I kind of brushed it off to being " maybe I need glasses or I'm just really tired"...I'm not saying this is what is happening for you, but it might be... Maybe the shadow is trying more radical ways to get your attention. I know it's not easy but the next time you see it try not to freak out, stay calm and you will be able to tell if it's there to hurt you or not. I hope I helped
Panhil (4 stories) (79 posts)
11 years ago (2011-09-05)
Okay this is quite simple. I'm not sure what others have read or learnt but I have dug up as much information as I can on these things. Shadow people are ghosts, ghosts who can materialise enough to produce a shadow. Now there has been debate whether the light producing the shadow person is in fact heavenly light as in the cases of night time sightings. Now your a soldier, your around death the shadow people are naturally attracted to you. Perhaps they are there to help you perhaps not you'll have to find out on your own.

Summerflower (guest)
11 years ago (2011-09-03)
I used to have a shadow stand at my door and look in but there were also a lot that would walk up and down the hallway near my room. But thankfully I no longer see it! But good luck! 😊
itallconnects (1 posts)
11 years ago (2011-08-28)
I was meditating yesterday and recalled three images that popped into my head. One was of a cyclist, one was of two white wolf-like animals playfully fighting and the third was of a shadow. I tried to follow the shadow and to look closer, but it moved away from me as I tried to look deeper at it and I lost the image.

It's also worth noting that today, less than 24 hours later, I was driving and decided to take a small detour to see the ocean. I heard sirens and when I got back on the road I deviated from... A cyclist had crashed and was being loaded onto a stretcher by paramedics. I don't think the shadow was related to the cyclist though.

You're not crazy, ikaboo. Don't assume the shadow is a bad thing. It could be a spirit guide watching over you as a protector or just checking up on you.

We tend to dwell on the premonitions that come true in a negative light, but have a hard time reflecting on the positives. Like I said, don't assume this is a bad thing and don't fear it. That's just my two cents.
stephyw2001 (3 stories) (108 posts)
11 years ago (2011-08-23)
ikaboo, I'm not sure if you've already done this, but under the "Articles" tab at the top of the page, there is an article called "shadow people". I suggest you read that.
There have been many many people post stories of shadow people on this site, you're not alone. I just saw my "shadow cat" on the 18th which lead me to writing my recent story.
What many people will suggest is that they're just spirits wandering. Some will say that they're guardians or even hosts waiting for people or watching over them.
I can't say for sure what they are but I don't think you should be afraid. The world is full of spirits, we just can't always see them.
I never heard of them having glowing eyes, but everyone sees them differently. I haven't seen any shadow people myself, so I'm probably not of much help.
What I would do, if I were you, is focus on YOUR SAFETY. Not from the spirits around you, but from that blasted place you're in. Please watch yourself! I've had friends get shot over there, and I hate seeing our boys (or girls) get hurt. Perhaps that shadow is a reminder to be extra vigilant in your current affairs.
Whatever you do, know that you're cared for by both the living, and the dead. ❤
InjuredAngelHeero (4 stories) (87 posts)
11 years ago (2011-08-23)
There are many stories of shadow figures here, and I'm dealing with a poltergiest and two shadow figures. The best of luck to you, and god bless you (if you believe, I do not intend to offend you).
eye24 (guest)
11 years ago (2011-08-23)
i did, and never came back but now I see white and colorfull shadow and figures lol
ikaboo (2 stories) (3 posts)
11 years ago (2011-08-23)
Please help. I only found this site because it bothered me so much that I typed black shadow on google and it led me here. I'm just curious if anyone has experienced this also, and if anyone thinks they may know what it is. I haven't seen this shadow since I was a kid. Things like this stopped happening to me after age 8. Then I'd just continued to have dreams of things that would oddly happen a few days later, but that's not crazy, like seeing black shadow men again is. I need to know, do other people deal with this, because if so I'll know its not from the stress of being in Iraq and dealing with rockets. I have numerous experiences in my childhood, which make me think that I may have been a crazy kid. Finally that stuff stopped, which is why this scares me. This is not a joke, I'm clearly desperate for answers, if anyone reads my post, please give me whatever insight you feel you have. If someone else knows of these things, then maybe I'm not crazy and I can worry less.

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