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Seven Shadowy Ghosts at Once

Posted on February 24, 2011

It was either 1987 or 88, I can’t remember. I had just returned from a Memorial Day weekend at Lake Powell. I drove back up to Salt Lake City from Lake Powell to spend the night at my moms house that she was renting and I was flying back to Denver the next day. The house my mom was renting sits in an older area of Salt Lake City on the East side. This house had a full apartment in the basement and that is where my mom and my sister lived. The woman who owned the house had moved out so the main level of the house was completely empty except the master bedroom.

The master bedroom had a queen size bed that was actually attached to the wall. Since my mom and my sister occupied the 2 rooms downstairs, I thought it would be easier for everyone if I just took some blankets and a pillow and slept on the bed on the main level. The door to the bedroom I was staying in was right next to the door that led to the basement apartment, and the way the bed was mounted to the wall, like most rooms, the door was at the foot of the bed.

It had been a very long, hot and fun long weekend at the lake and I was definitely very tired from it by the time I went to bed. I walked up the stairs, shut the door to the basement and entered the master bedroom. I left that door open. It was within just a few minutes after lying down that I heard someone coming up the stairs. I heard the door open and then I heard water running in a sink. I remember thinking that it was my mom or sister getting a drink. This happened 3 times in a matter of about 4 or 5 minutes, except that the first time was the only time the water ran.

Although there was moonlight coming through my bedroom window, I could not see who it was that was doing this. I remember that I was starting to get a little annoyed because I was so tired and whoever it was, was making no effort to be quiet. Now, this is how tired I was, I remembered that my sisters dog had gone up and down the stairs a little earlier that day and I somehow convinced myself that it had to be the dog. I guess I just thought that her dog could open doors and turn on a faucet.

So once again I close my eyes and get ready for some much needed sleep when the footsteps come up the stairs again. As I hear them reach the top I strain my eyes in the darkness to see if I can see who it is. I look and look and look and nothing. Once again I shrug it off and close my eyes. I guess that’s when my brain starting working and I realized a couple of things. First, the apartment downstairs was a fully equipped unit with a kitchen and 2 bathrooms. So why would any of them come up for a drink? Second, this last time I did not hear the person go back down the stairs. So I lay there with my eyes still closed, for the sound of the footsteps going back down the stairs, but it never happens.

I open my eyes again and, without actually sitting up, I just kind of look down towards the door with my eyes only. I couldn’t see anything… until I shifted my eyes more towards the foot of the bed. That’s when I saw them. THEM. 7 of them to be exact. They were not solid nor transparent, the only way I can describe them is they looked liked shadows of people on a wall except they were standing at the foot of the bed. The tallest one was in the middle and it appeared to be about my height, 6 foot. The rest were smaller, one of them was about a 4 or 5 year old height. I did not sit up or lift my head or anything, I just looked at them. It was so weird because I could see facial expressions but I couldn’t actually see their faces. They were talking to each other but I could not hear anything, but trust me, they were talking.

My first thought was, this was awesome. I have never been afraid of ghosts. Then I thought this has to be some kind of shadow play from the moonlight and me being very tired, and just about the same time I was thinking that I noticed that one of the smaller ones had turned its face towards me and looked right at me. As that happened, the others seemed to all stop talking and look at me. It was just like something out of a scary movie. It was like they just realized that I could see them. I just froze, determined that I wasn’t going to be afraid. After a few seconds the tallest one said something to the others and then crawled on to the bed and on its hands and knees, it slowly made its way up next to me and the next thing I knew, it was laying right next to me with its face about 3 inches from mine. Still no features but I could see that it was trying to scare me. It did. As fast as I could I threw my arm into its face and, as my arm went through it, they all disappeared.

I laid in that bed for about an hour wide awake trying to rationalize what had just happened. Don’t ask me how, but I managed to sleep in that bed that night.

That is just one of many things that has happened to me over the years. I have often wondered if I have just managed to be in the right place at the right time or am I able to see ghosts?

Any of you ever experienced this? Anyone seen what I call shadow people?

Sent in by Daniel, Copyright 2011 TrueGhostTales.com

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8 Responses to “Seven Shadowy Ghosts at Once”
  1. Skylark says:

    Right when I saw them I would have closed my eyes and pretended I was asleep. Anyways, were you able to feel the person on your bed like someone was actually on it or was it just on your bed…if you know what I mean? And also, when your arm went through it did you feel anything? I think your story is cool ’cause I live right next to Salt Lake and my cousins live there. Anyways, I loved your story! Wait, one more question, do you want to see them again? I actually have a few more questions, did you ever tell your sister or mom? have they seen the shadow people? Well, thats all my questions.

  2. Anonymous says:

    All I have to say is your story is very interesting and you are a very brave person. Normally people would be very scared and panic, but you didn’t. I guess that is why they didn’t do much to you since they knew you were not afraid of them.

    My friend used to live in an apartment. Both she and her husband saw a shadow person. The shadow person is mean and strangled her while she was sleeping.

  3. Christina says:


    That is pretty freaky. I don’t know that I wouldn’t have screamed bloody murder with their face so close to mine. We all react in different situations, right?

    I saw several shadow people when I was about 5/6 years old. Three, and of course just the outline….with one wearing a top hat. Whispering amongst themselves; I perceived them to be a man, (the top hat) a woman and the third, not so sure. They were a good 10 feet away; I just looked and wondered and put the blanket over my head and went back to sleep. They were in the doorway to the bedroom I was in, with the door being ajar about 1 1/2 feet to 2 feet. They were all different heights so I could discern that there WERE three. Crazy! I never saw them again and this was in the house I grew up in….I guess they just paid a ‘visit’………makes you wonder if they stop along the way to where they may be traveling to.

    Take care,

  4. trolldoll says:

    i haven’t the faintest idea why they would crawl in bed with you. 7 shadow people is alot to take in at once. must of been a family. if you can look it up, they probably all died together!

  5. june4002julyxx says:

    what were their facial exspressions? did you feel a cold feeling on ur arm when you touched it? have you found out any history behind the room that you stayed in that caused the ghosts presence?
    anyways, great story, i would of screamed as soon as i saw them if i was you.

  6. Lindsay Walker says:

    I myself would have been so scared that I’d probably passout. I’m 23 and ever since I was a little girl I remember my seeing thing and things would happen while she was in bed. When i was pregnant with my son i had remembered once my mother told me a story that happened to her befor I was born, my sister was 12 so id say my mom was about 32 years of age. She was sleeping upstairs at my grandmothers house (her mother) and (from where the bed was u can see the top of the stairs) she her someone come up the stairs, she figured it was my grandmother checking on her. As she laid there she felt as if she was being watched. She looked at the top of the stairs, she saw 3 of them and could hear them talking to one another, also she said the one in the middle was the tallest… just like u described them… She was in shock and couldn’t move, the 3 started coming towards her to bottom of the bed. At this point she shut her eyes and started to pray and she was doing her best to move her foot. When she opened her eyes they were at the foot of the bed she then jumped up in bed in a sitting position, in a split second they were gone. I’ve never known my mother to lie and she has had many more things happen to her, the day I asked her about it I even had her drawl me a picture of what the 3 looked like, what she drew is just like what u described. I don’t know if this helped any but good luck and I hope I never see anything like that, I’d loose my mind lol

  7. Jordan says:

    Hey there, interesting story, but I’m starting to think that a lot of these shadowy figure stories might be just a case of the devil on your chest, or sleep paralysis. Now my mother suffers from this every now and then, where she’s asleep but awakens to see a shadowy figure cross the room and walk up to her bed. Now my mom is always scared, and she tries to move but she can’t. This is because in all actuality she is asleep. She tries and tries to move but can not, which naturally freaks her out even more, and finally when she can move she lashes out, hitting my father beside her and occasionally screaming. When she finally moves, the shadowy figure is gone. Now in your case you moved your arm to hit the figure beside you, and they all disappeared…. I think you just woke up is all. I’m starting to think that about a lot of these stories about the shadowy figures, it’s just a sleeping disorder.

  8. eisbrecher says:

    wow punching a shadow, thats new. i wouldve sheiss myself right in the bed and legged it downstairs

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