Ever since I was a child I had a shadow in the form of a human being that followed me, I would feel it over my shoulder and it would dissipate away when I looked at it. The Shadow grew with me over time and I began to ignore the apparition over time but knew it was always there. Nobody else saw it though and I did mention it to my family.
I joined the Royal Navy in 1989 and after a couple of years was posted to Gibraltar while here one Christmas I started talking too a barmaid in a local bar who I had known for some time. She said she had a gift that she could see people passed over and reckoned that everyone has a Guardian Angel. of course me being a skeptic I laughed at this and said “Who’s my Guardian Angel then?”
She looked at me and said “I am not going to tell you Stu I have known you some time now and I when ever I tell people they get angry with me or upset.”I promised I wouldn’t and asked her again and she told me after some persuasion “Your Brother!” I said getting quiet annoyed “That is impossible my Brother’s alive and well, living on Anglesey he works as a chef there” She said “Not him your twin.” I laughed and said “I haven’t got a twin never had one”
The barmaid muttered under her breathe about she shouldn’t have told me in the first place and how this always happens and we carried on celebrating Christmas.
Well later on I phoned my mother wishing her Happy Christmas and told her of the previous conversation which she confirmed I had never had a brother.
Well months go by until March when I am back home on Anglesey on leave. We have a celebratory late Christmas for me being away for the main event of course. The drink flows and I and my mother are left in the lounge and the next minute she starts to sob.
” I haven’t told you the truth you did have a brother 24 hours before you were born your Father (Who my mother divorced when I 12) punched me in the stomach. So when I gave birth the first born was still born and you were born with your umbilical cord ripped out and wrapped around your neck.”
This was a total shock to me but being born in 1969 all the doctor did was take the baby away and that was that.
Well ever since then this is the God’s honest truth I have never seen that Shadow behind me, I think all that John was after and that was his name was to be recognized. So all these Shadow People aren’t necessarily evil after all are they?
Stuart Ellison, Copyright 2011