My name is Amber and I’m almost 22 years old. I have always been a firm believer in ghosts, but was never a believer in evil entities. So the first time I saw a shadow being I thought it was just my imagination playing tricks on me. It was the Spring of 2007 when the first encounter occurred. I was working on a short story for my high school science fiction class when I suddenly felt like something in the room had changed, something wasn’t right. I couldn’t detect anything so I just shrugged it off as having an overactive imagination and went back to writing. Again the feeling came back and I was overwhelmed with dread, so I turned around, looking all around the room and that’s when I noticed it. Huddling in the corner, it was black, short, no distinct features really. I saw it reach it’s hands out and I screamed at it to go away and it sank into the other shadows in the room (shadows that were obviously made by the light shining on objects). That was my first encounter with the shadow beings.
The second encounter occurred about two years later. It was a bright sunny day in Summer, I was in bed with the fan on, trying to beat the heat. I decided to call up my friend Katie because I was bored and wanted someone to talk to. Our conversation didn’t last long because she had to get ready for work, so there I was again, with nothing to do. I was about to reach for a book when I noticed something near my window. I thought it might be a kid blocking the window, but this thing, it seemed to have materialized out of nowhere. It was like a giant blob, with no form. At the blink of an eye it was just gone! It had me running out of my room in fear and I definitely didn’t sleep in there for quite a while.
My last encounter occurred months before I moved into my own place. I was watching TV in the dark upstairs, a horror movie of course. I had to pause the movie because it suddenly became chilly in the living room and I went to grab a pillow and blanket, wanting to keep warm and also deciding that I would sleep upstairs that evening (some comfort thing that I’ve had since a kid after I’ve watched a horror movie, it makes me feel safe knowing that my parents are in the next room). Well when I came back upstairs I noticed that there was something huddled in the corner. I thought it was my sister Santana because she always made her way upstairs to the living room because she thought her room was too cold to sleep in. As I approached the corner, I realized it wasn’t here, but one of the shadow beings that I had seen before. As quickly as I noticed it wasn’t my sister, it had disappeared, as if evaporating.
These shadow beings are not just a figment of my imagination. They’re not my eyes playing tricks on me because of the way the room is lit. The shadows are pure black and look as if they could be solid. Sometimes they take the shape of a human, sometimes they are shapeless, or at least in my experience with them that’s what has happened. I don’t know why it targeted me to be the one able to see it, or where it even came from and if it’s still in that house (my whole family moved away and I’m in an apartment on the opposite side of town, with no shadow being encounters for at least 9 months). I do know that my mind was telling me that this thing was evil and something bad would happen if I stayed there with my family any longer, so I immediately began searching for an apartment after the last encounter, finally feeling free once moving into my own place. I was and still am glad to be free of whatever it was that was haunting me.
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