I have always been into Halloween and the paranormal even as a young child. I remember when I first started seeing signs of a possible paranormal encounter when I was about 7 or 8 years old. My youngest sister would have conversations with someone I couldn’t see. It looked like she was literally talking to the walls. I didn’t understand… and when my mother and I would try to snap her out of this conversation she would not listen, she would simply keep talking.
At the time I didn’t think anything of it. I thought maybe she was at the age where she had created an imaginary friend or something. When I asked her about it she said she had no idea what we were talking about. This continued for at least a year, then it seemed to decrease and slowly stop.
About a year later my friend had spent the night with me at my house. She slept on the top bunk, and I slept on the bottom. I was in and out of consciousness… almost asleep when I felt a hand grab my shoulder. Automatically I got a chill, jumped up, and ran for my moms bedroom. Ever since then, I was afraid to sleep in my room. I know this sounds cheesy, and not real, but I was literally afraid of the devil coming in my room. I would scream, cry, and have panic attacks because I felt like the devil or something evil was going to possess me. This went on for years, I was terrified.
I started writing horrible, dark lyrics around the age 8. I had no idea what was going on. My older sister had woken up one morning with scratches all over her back. Some were in the shape of a cross. I balled when I saw this because I knew something was happening when nobody seemed to believe me.
Later that week I had another panic attack. I was again, terrified the devil was near so I slept out in the hallway. I was falling asleep when I looked up at the closed closet door and saw a dark hooded figure. At first I was scared, terrified, but I couldn’t move at all. It seemed like I was frozen. There was no face, no hands, no feet. All I could see was the shape of a body, square shoulders as if it was possibly a man. It had a hood that was up. As I looked up at it, I was puzzled for a moment, then I just simply smiled at it. I know this sounds fake, but it’s not. To this day, I have no idea what that could mean.
This last year I actually found out that my cousin had seen the same thing in her house, no face, a hood, she was frozen, and it made her smile. Some say its an evil thing, some say its not. Though, I do believe this was a paranormal encounter because I’m not the only one who has seen it. If anyone knows what this could mean, please comment. I am 15 years old and its been almost 9 years and still I don’t understand it. Thanks for reading this, I appreciate it.
Written by Lindzie Makenzie, Copyright 2009