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The Tall Shadow Figure and Footsteps on the Stairs

Posted on May 18, 2011

So my husband is an atheist and had absolutely no belief or interest in paranormal… until about 2 weeks ago. He states he woke up in the middle of the night because I was breathing “weird, as if blowing out b-day candles.” He said this happened twice so he knew he was awake. He went to wake me up and then out of the corner of his eye he suddenly saw a ceiling-tall shadow figure lurking in the corner of the room by the mirror. What really freaked him was that it responded like a person would and when it realized it had been spotted it took off super fast out of the room into the hall. He said he could see it’s elongated arms swinging as it walked out. He also could see something resembling a hood. He drew me a picture of “it” which creeped me to the bone! I have researched the topic and was shocked at the theories but more so at how many folks have experienced similar occurrences.

Now at this point my husband, whom I have to say has not once exhibited true signs of fear or being scared about ANYTHING in our 7 years of marriage. NEVER. Anyway he flew back against the head board like he saw the most horrifying thing imaginable and he was just so pale, panicked that I cannot even truly describe the terror I witnessed in his eyes. He was completely and totally freaked! Now this terrified me to the core, like nothing I have ever experienced! He screamed, did you see that? And no I hadn’t and when he tried to tell me I freaked at him and began yelling at him to turn the light on and don’t dare tell me until the am which is when he did. We laid there in our own house, in our own bed with the lights on all night. I kept saying, “I cannot talk about this now. I just can’t.”

We laid there in terror as we heard footsteps on the stairs outside our room and then up in the attic right after the occurrence. I haven’t really been able to tell anyone else about this because it just sounds so crazy. I start and then just can’t get it out in a way that makes sense. My husband did have one previous “Old hag” experience years ago. We are aware of sleep paralysis and theories surrounding. This was different. We still sleep with a light on!

Now here’s some other weird info that may or may not have anything to do with the other. We took a picture months prior to this recent issue and there is clearly a spirit in it. You can see the outline of a man in a seeming soldier attire. It’s very clear. Our house is about 100 years old and we also know of one death of a child that occurred here. I am agnostic and yes I know people can fake these type of pics but believe me I have absolutely no motivation to do such thing! Over the past 6 months or so there has been a great deal of possible paranormal things going on. All I know is my husband and I are both changed people and do not look at the world the same.

The craziest thing is that I finally convinced my husband (since I failed miserably) to tell his father. He (his father) is also probably agnostic and is also a fairly serious CEO type of a major company. He believed my husband instantly and told him (as I listed on speaker) that when he was a kid his sister called him into her room one night because she was scared of a shadow “thing with a fedora style hat and cane.” Well guess what he went in her room and saw it too and they were both wide awake! It never happened again but he recalls it as if it happened yesterday! I’m sorry but we clearly don’t know squat about this world/universe and are fools if we think we do!

Sent in by Desiree, Copyright 2011 TrueGhostTales.com

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Comments

4 Responses to “The Tall Shadow Figure and Footsteps on the Stairs”
  1. BekkieLassy says:

    I had something like that happen to me aswell.
    I was terifide to the point that I sat up straight in my bed frozen.
    Can you maby post the photo you took. I would love to see it

  2. Kim says:

    you are so right when it comes to our understanding of the dead

    I remember seeing only faint white/black shadows growing up, but about 6 months ago, I saw my human figured spirit.

    I was home alone, on the couch, flipping through the channels and out of nowhere, I felt an energy change in the room, like somebody just made their presence in the hallway.

    In corner of my eye, I could see a young adult male, with a bald-fade, he stood about 5’7”, and had on a white muscle shirt & baggy blue jeans.

    When I shifted my whole gaze to the spot where he was standing, he disappeared. After a couple of seconds my hands got cold. I felt like I was watching TV with the spirit because I had goosebumps for a good 10minutes.

    It wasn’t a scary experience like yours, but a more gentle ghost, I guess you could say.

    I hope you and your husband find a good and safe way to deal with this experience.

  3. Carri says:

    yes a death of a child can cause a haunting. I know it happened to me. when my brother at 17 died in a car accident. our home became haunted for over a year.

  4. Natalie says:

    I believe that the fear comes from it being an uncontrollable unknown, as in waking up and there’s someone in your house kinda thing. My experience, which is also published on this site, under forewarning of friends death…. was not like that, I mean it freaked me out at first, but I had no feelings of being in danger of any kind….I believe that they are spirits either of peeople who lived there or a deceased relative or something, I believe that they are ‘breaking’ through to tell us something and that if we are patient and open the answers will reveal themselves. I do not believe that the ‘other side’ can punch through strong enough to do damage to someone who is living… look up the history of your house and the people there before you, see whose trying to contact you and figure out why and it will stop, that’s what I have always found, I also found that once this has occured it makes u sensitive to these things…its true there are things in this world we can barely comprehend, but its also quite amazing and wonderful

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