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Shadow Man and Sleep Paralysis

Posted on January 23, 2010

Hello my name is Crystal, I’m your average 18 year old that doesn’t have a care in the world. Everything that has happened to me started when I was about five.

My parents divorced when I was three, so my dad and brother raised me. My dad and I slept in the same bed because I was just five and scared to sleep by myself. Well I suddenly awoke and the room as always was dark. I remember looking at the closet door and a small shadow figure was standing there. I could make out the outline, it was about the size of a three year old and had a cone shape hat. I remember it was putting things into a bag and it looked up and stared at me. I got really scared and started crying and woke my dad up. I told him I wanted to go to my aunt Nelly’s house (she’s really religious). He turned on the lamp walked outta the room and went to grab a small bible. He told me that this would protect me and to go back to sleep. After that I didn’t see it and I fell back asleep. That was my first encounter with something paranormal.

When I was about 12 my older brother and I shared a room. He was older already so he would get home late and knock on my window to open the door for him. Well one night I remember it was about 3:15 or so and he knocked on the window. I got up and unlocked the door. I went back to my room and he made his bed on the floor. I laid on my bed and felt someone or something staring at me so I opened my eyes and thought my brother was sitting up. I called his name but he didn’t say anything. All of a sudden whatever it was started crawling like a spider on my dresser, it was some kind is shadow thing. I was scared outta my mind. I was frozen stiff and couldn’t even speak. I wanted to yell for my brother or dad but I couldn’t move. So I did the only thing I could, I started to pray and say how it didn’t scare me. Which really didn’t work, so I finally got enough balls to jump off my bed and run to my stepsisters room.

I laid down beside her thinking I was safe, but I wasn’t. She has this shelf with porcelain dolls and the Raggedy Ann. Well all of a sudden the Raggedy Ann dolls head started moving forward and backward. I ran out of her room into my parents and started screaming, “the bad thing is gonna get me, help! The bad thing is gonna get me!” My step-mom calmed me down because my baby brother was sleeping in the crib. So my dad got up to see if my brother was trying to play a prank on me. But my brother was asleep. Since that had happened I didn’t wanna sleep in there. I got a sleeping bag and slept in my stepsisters room.

So what is the deal with closets? It seems everyone has a phobia of them including me. When I first got my room, which originally was my brother’s but he moved out, I was about 11. It was my first time sleeping in the room by myself. I didn’t care much for the closet door so I left it open, bad idea. I was trying to go to sleep when I heard scratching noises on the carpet next to my bed. We didn’t have any pets, well only fish at the time. I was startled because something with claws was scratching the carpet! I was scared.

After the incident with the shadow thing and the Raggedy Ann my sister bought me this cross, which of course I put in my closet. Nothing has really happened since then. Except when the movie “The Ring” came out. I went to my room and was trying to go to sleep because it was a school night. I was the only one in my room and I remember I was trying to tune everything out so I could go to sleep. All of a sudden out of nowhere I heard someone say, “Shhh…” My heart stopped. I got up, turned on my light and the only thing I could think of was a portrait of me when I was in kindergarten. I went and slept in my sisters room that night. The next day I took all of my pictures on the wall off. I have no pictures on my wall, at all.

The most recent things that have been happening to me though is that I’ve been getting sleep paralysis. That’s where you are asleep and you go into the sleep mode called R.E.M which is rapid eye movement. It’s when your brain is awake but not your body so you’re paralyzed. Many people can mistake it for an evil spirit holding them down or something paranormal happening. Well it only happens to me when I spend the night at my friend Lizzie’s house. I sleep on her living room couch and the couch faces her hall way, which is creepy by the way. Well one morning I was awake but paralyzed. Something was standing at the entrance of the hallway staring at me. How I know my eyes were blinking rapidly and I could see everything. It’s as if I was having a seizure. But I wasn’t. Well I started praying and I wasn’t paralyzed anymore.

It happened to me three more times after that. I would just fall asleep and even with my eyes closed I could see everything in the room. I was paralyzed and something was on the floor next to the couch laughing at me. I don’t know if these are hallucinations because it says when your in R.E.M mode you can still be dreaming while your awake. So it may seem real but it’s not. I’m not sure. But I told my friend about it and she said that a guy was killed on the porch. Which is right there in the living room. After that all I could picture was the boy from the sixth sense with a gunshot wound on the back of his head.

I have many more stories but I don’t have enough time, I’ll write some more next time, but I really don’t know what these things are. I’m kind of a skeptic. I don’t think Hell is real and I’m kinda second guessing God. Don’t judge me I’ve just been open minded on other peoples beliefs. So if anybody can give an opinion on what they think these things were it would help.

Written by Crystal, Copyright 2010 TrueGhostTales.com

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2 Responses to “Shadow Man and Sleep Paralysis”
  1. giselle says:

    hi im giselle i know how you fell! try telling it to go or burning sage or blessing the home. god will help you!

  2. anna says:

    I do believe in god always have always will.thats up to you what you believe in.It sounds like the movie nightmare on elm street.they want to wake up but they cant sometimes they dont they end up dieing.with you and your closets is how i am with doors.not so much now.when I was little I would keep the door open until i say a black figure coming to me never got me always stayed in that spot but I was under 13 years old and Im 29 and I kind of do get scared but I cant shut it cause my 4 year old comes in sometimes.So I kind of know what you go through with closets.

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