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Repeated Instances of Shadow Figure and Paralysis

Posted on March 12, 2011

Around 3 years ago, while still living with my parents near Chesterfield, I awoke one night to see what looked like a black figure stood next to my bed. I could see a black outline of an average size figure, but I could also very clearly see a face. It appeared to be a man, and he had a rather sinister look on his face. He was just starring at me. I jumped out of my bed but as soon as I did so, the figure had gone. I passed it off as it was just me seeing things…

About a year later, still in the same room, I again woke up to see a hooded shadow figure at the end of the bed. I began to panic, as it seemed as if I could not physically move at all, like was glued to the bed. I attempted to call out to my parents but I couldn’t even speak. I also felt like I was being suffocated, I could not get my breath. It was an absolutely horrible feeling and I had no idea what to do…

The shadowy figure began to slowly come closer to my face, until he was right in front of me.I was so cold and paralyzed in fear. I decided to just close my eyes and try hard to move again. I prayed in my head that it would be gone my the time I opened my eyes , thankfully it was, but I had no idea what to think of what just happened…

I now currently live in Sheffield with friends and I’ve had no paranormal experiences here, until today (01/03/10)

Around 7 am this morning I was sat in my bed. I was awake, but just had my eyes closed, when I suddenly heard a rustling noise at the bottom of my bed, as if someone was scratching their nails on my bed sheets. I opened my eyes and once again saw a figure at the bottom of the bed. I didn’t believe it! This time I could clearly make out that he was wearing some kind of robe, like what a monk would wear. The material of it looked tattered and old. The paralysis kicked in straight away, as did my inability to talk. I fell icy cold all over. As I tried very hard to move my arm, the figure moved the side of my bed, leaned over, and actually pinned down the arm I was trying to move. I closed my eyes again, concentrated, and after about a minute of still being unable to move I managed to speak and say to the figure “You do NOT have power over me. Get away from me”

After another minute or so, I could move again, and the figure had gone.

I thankfully haven’t had any experiences so far where the figure has tried to speak to me, and hopefully I won’t. I honestly don’t know what I would do if I heard it speak…

Sent in by Liam Cleaver, Copyright 2011




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5 Responses to “Repeated Instances of Shadow Figure and Paralysis”
  1. Desirae says:

    Wow! This is interesting…I’ve had a similar experience in which I was laying on my stomach and watching TV late at night. I closed my eyes for just a moment when I was pinned down and heard a loud growling sound right in my ear! I prayed in my head and it stopped. The thing is, I know I hadn’t been dreaming because the TV show I was watching was the same….Best thing to do? Pray!

    • Robert says:

      I have had a similar experience, I was just about to dose off when I heard this loud growling sound when my eyes was closed,it was as if it was like a dog trying to attack me.

  2. emigrate2007 says:

    this is very true, i would know if someone was making up a story. this hooded figure, let him speak. you must find out what he would say to you

  3. Natalie says:

    I had a similar experience….well ive had others but about 8 months ago I had woke up in the middle of the night to see what I would describe as a hooded figure at the foot of my bed. It didnt feel frightening to me, it didnt feel bad… I then noticed it was leaning more toward me and I could feel a pressure on my chest and legs, I said what do you want, and then the pressure on my chest and legs grew stronger and it seemed to grab my feet..around the ankles in a way that felt like the palms of the hands were pressing the tops of my feet down, but it was all a slow steady motion, again, not frightening, but the pressure on the tops of my feet were getting more intense and severely pointing my toes and it started to scare me then, so I tried to speak…at first i said in a regular voice, to my husband, someone is pulling me feet, then I said to it, stop youre going to hurt me please stop, it didnt so I began to get scared at this point and I yelled help me something has my feet…my husband woke up and scrambled to my side I said something has my feet, he saw nothing and when he pulled the sheets back (yes they were still on) he saw that my feet were pointed…he thought it was some type of foot cramp….and thats when I realized that the hooded figure had disappeared. I sat there for a long time still feeling the remnants of the pressure on my chest, legs and feet…I still had pressure the following day, so much so that I scheduled a doc appt because I thought maybe there was something wrong with me..and that maybe that was the grim reaper or something. 24 hrs later my best friend (which was a male) died in an auto accident… he was driving and had been hit on the drivers side, his chest and legs had been pinned…he died from a severed aeorta…I found out through emts that when they tried to get him out, his legs had been stuck, his feet had been pressed from the tops..pointing severely…. it is my belief that the dark figure was telling me something was coming, that it was a spirit, either one that I know or one that wanted me to know what was coming…. i do not believe that they are bad, I believe that they are messengers or premonitions if you will or what is coming. Just my thoughts

  4. marcus says:

    I have had this happen about 6 or 7 times, same thing, black hooded figure at the end of my bed, when i wake up suddenly in the middle of the night. When i look at it, it only persists for a few moments before vanishing, the last time i encountered it having done so a few times before, i knew that if i looked at it it would vanish. So when I felt its presence instead of looking at it, I asked “who are you” and it replied ” I am the art”. I have no idea what this means. I saw it only one time since then, I woke up and it was at the feet of the person I was laying next to, she was still asleep. What got me thinking about this again was that recently I woke up and to the side of my bed was a strange dog/giraffe like creature, it was not looking at me at first, but somehow it noticed I was looking at it and it looked right back at me into my eyes, we were both startled. It had strange featureless pale red eyes. It vanished shortly after looking at me.

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