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Shadows in My Basement

Posted on February 6, 2011

Hello. I’ve been living in my new house for about eight months now and have been experiencing some strange things. Let me start off by telling you, my father died six years ago on the 21st of this month. I believe that my father and my grandfather (who has now been dead for 32 years) follow my family wherever we go. They don’t really concern me as far as ghosts go. They’ve never bothered me as far as I know, but I know they are there. I have a hard time seeing ghosts, but I can feel their presence. Usually I don’t even know dad or grandpa are there. I’ve lived in haunted houses before and can tell the difference if it is one of them, or something else. And I strongly believe that this is something else.

Before I tell you about my basement, I’m going to tell you that the hallway leading back to my bedroom and my brother’s bedroom and our bathrooms creeps me out. I don’t like being in that hallway even in the day time. However, I can be in the kitchen or living room (both which touch the end of the hallway) and I don’t feel creeped out. I have heard footsteps at night walking in the hall, and also my cousin (who also has a hard time seeing ghosts) has heard them while spending the night. Actually, we thought somebody was breaking into the house. I heard footsteps outside my window, she heard them in the hallway, then I heard them in the hallway. We were going to wake her brother up to go investigate, but they stopped. We have heard the footsteps many other times also.

Another thing that we experience often is a tiny white orb in the corner of our eye. It goes by really fast and that’s all we see of it… First I thought it was just a flake of my mascara catching the light, but both my cousin and her sister have seen it too, even  when the room is dark and nothing can catch the light.

Now, the basement is what concerns me. My cousins and I play a game in my basement, which is basically hide and seek but with the lights off. So obviously, there is very little light in my basement once the lights are out (it is played at night). We often have two teams – girls vs. boys. One night, us girls had to look for the boys hiding. There is a narrow hallway at the back of the basement, which is where we wait for the boys to hide. We then walk out of the long narrow hallway and start looking for them. On the way out of the hallway, my cousin said she thought her boyfriend had started walking back the hallway, but it wasn’t him. Right after she called for him, (which he was not in the hallway at that time), I saw a shadow, I assumed it was a person and it was too dark to see who it was, walk right up to me and as soon as it walked right into me it disappeared. I clearly saw the outline of a person’s head and shoulder, and the shadow blocked all the light from the main part of the basement out. None of the boys were back there and neither of my girl cousins had turned around and started walking towards me (I was in the very back).

This shadow looked to be around my cousin’s boyfriend’s size – 5′ 8″ and of a decent size build. Not fat, just husky. My cousin said she saw the same thing. So I would like somebody’s opinion because it concerns me a bit. I’ve heard about shadow people, and that they are very bad to run across. Also, it is not my daddy because my daddy was 6 feet tall and real skinny. It does not match my grandfather’s description either. Please help?

Sent in by Stephanie, Copyright 2011 TrueGhostTales.com

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10 Responses to “Shadows in My Basement”
  1. Pete says:

    Hi Stephanie,
    it dounds like your resident is a shadow person, don’t worry too much, I don’t
    bielive they are bad, they are just spirits, they will do you no harm, I’m sure
    somebody with mory experience will be along soon to reassure you about it.
    Good luck

  2. 1TxLady says:

    If what you saw was a shadow person, it doesn’t mean it is evil or demonic which IMO is exceedingly rare. It can however be negative energy or merely a spirit trying to manifest. If they were negative or positive in life, they will be the same afterward. Spirits don’t change personality once they pass. It could also be a Watcher.

  3. Stephanie says:

    This is Stephanie again – adding onto my story.

    Last night, my boyfriend and I were sitting at the kitchen table playing cards, and heard something that sounded like a voice coming from the living room. The only person in the living room was my mother, and she hadn’t said anything.

    A few minutes later, we both heard knocking at the door. My outside screen door sometimes bangs around in the wind, but it wasn’t windy at that point in time and the door makes a much different sound than what we heard. It was just a light knocking, definitely on the inside front door (not the screen door).

  4. trolldoll says:

    do some reserch on the house and you may find out who he is.

  5. Anonymous says:

    All I have to say is I feel your house is haunted by some harmless spirits.

  6. Stephie says:

    Im sure whatever it is isnt Good. Talk with your Mother and let her know what you are seeing and experinceing. I do Hope you get some help somewhere. Also you get answers you seek as well. Please take care and Bless you. Thanks for Sharing. Oh and by the way. you have a nice Name! :-)

  7. Stephanie says:

    Thank you everybody for your comments. I think what I’m going to do is try to capture some of my own evidence, which just reminded me of something else that happened in my basement. We have tried to capture evidence before, but caught nothing. However, it was before the shadow people appeared.

    One night my cousin and I were taking ghost pictures, and her brother and my brother came down to the basement to check on us, and when we snapped pictures of her brother, he had a red mist-like over his face. In every picture. No matter what angle he was in. And nobody was wearing red, there was no trace of red in that basement. I think it is something to do with his aura. After looking up aura colors, the color red does match his personality so I think that’s all it was, but still creepy nonetheless.

    Thank you all very much, I think I will post some more stories of my experiences for you all to read, because I’ve sure had some wild ones haha. Stephie – you have a nice name too thank you :)

  8. Stephie says:

    Stephanie.. Thanks so much. I do hope you Have found some helpful advice from others on here. Please do keep us updated. Keep your Faith and God keep you and your Family Safe!

  9. Jules says:

    Hi, Stephanie. Do you feel afraid of the happenings in your house because they are unknown, or do you feel in danger? Ask yourself that. You stated that you don’t usually see ghosts, but you seem to still be sensitive to the goings on around you. (IE:, you’re able to sense your Grandfather & Father).
    The hallway is intriguing as you stated you have a definite dislike of a specific area. I agree with the statement that you should try to research the house’s history as best as possible.
    It doesn’t seem to be an extremely strong negative energy. Dark shadows can be many things, but not necessarily “evil”. If something negative happened in the house, it could have left some definite negative energies behind, but if you concentrate on ignoring them, they shouldn’t harm you, psychologically or physically (very rare). It may be scary, but realize that it really can’t harm you. To be on the safe side, though, I wouldn’t recommend atagonizing it (insulting it or calling out challenges), and I’d stay away from ouija boards & such, as well , as they may act as a conduit for “living” energies to pass to non-corporal entities. Other theories state that ouija boards and the like might open doorways or portals to “invite” other entities in.
    Spirits need energy (whether “psychic” or electrical, energy is energy) to form or do anything. Extreme emotions, whether fear or anger, can aggravate the situation and cause
    the occurance rate to elevate.
    Basically, remain calm, respectful, & aware. It does not sound as if you have any major issues, but keep an open mind, & continue to post & ask questions! You’ll be fine. :)

    • Stephanie says:

      Thank you so much for your advice…. I’m going to post a new update because there have been weird things happening not at my house but to my boyfriend. Thank you to everybody :)

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