These shadow creatures, whatever they are have been the main source of fear for my friend and me. We call them Shades. The first time I can clearly remember seeing one was in my basement once, many years ago, when I was watching TV on my couch and I turned to look to the dark back of the room (because I felt like I was being watched) and there was a strange shape at the far end of the room, totally black, nothing else but a shadowy outline and it was in a bizarre, possibly hunched over or crouched position. Just sitting there. I whirled back to the TV in fear and looked back again but it was gone.
Now, I’m going to stray a little from the subject BUT it’s still relevant, I believe. When I was 6 years old, at elementary school, in mid fall, my friends and I wanted to make a leaf tornado. Obviously the odds of it being a very spectacular one were a million to one, but we were kids and of course, what would be cooler in recess than a massive vortex of spinning leaves?
The freaky thing is that’s exactly what happened. And I think I did it.
We put them all in a massive pile in a small, square, 3-walled nook which had an entrance to the school’s boiler room. The sky was perfectly accessible right above us, and we could feel a very light breeze around us. We were waiting for the pile of leaves in front of us to spring to life in a literal whirlwind of excitement. I remember saying something along the lines of: “I’ll do it.” the three other friends with me snickered a bit at me and that’s when it started getting supernatural. I couldn’t control what I was doing. I don’t remember what I did except say something with intense concentration on the task of making these leaves fly around us. It was as if I was watching myself summon some kind of power. After I was done doing whatever I did, I remember very clearly, right after, a massive gust of wind, much more powerful than the breeze that day, come in and blow the leaves around perfectly just as we wanted. I felt mystified, tired, and confused afterward. I tried to tell my parents what I believed I did, but they didn’t believe me.
I’m not saying that I have control over the wind, but I’ve tried to do minor things like intensify or reduce a breeze or change wind direction, with some results sometimes and no results other times. And maybe it’s just all coincidence. But I’ve experienced the same kind of “elemental power” in a close friend of mine which, if it was coincidence, was a goddamn convincing one.
But back to my other friend’s crazy Shade story. Or at least I thought it was crazy. He has 2 encounters, both very close, but only one something like I’ve never heard of before. He went down to his basement, as he puts it, “just because”, and he looked over at his dad’s workbench in the area of their cramped basement where a lot of tools, and weapons are kept, and there it was. A black, human-shape figure, looking down at his father’s gun case in a curious, a very curious way. He made small noise and it looked over at him. Piercing red eyes and nothing else on its face. No hat, no nothing. It they stared at each other for only a second and then it narrowed its eyes and glared at him in an angry way, then retreated under the staircase, which he had just come down from, where it was darkest, and disappeared.
His other experience was when he let his small, dark gray dog outside at night to to go to the bathroom, and when he went back inside he saw his dog. Right away he knew something was wrong. There, on his couch, was a pitch-black, red-eyed copy of his dog, looking at him. Now, this friend of mine is mildly schizophrenic, but his sister was there, who is not, and she tried to pet the dog before she saw the eyes. It looked at her, and she backed away. My friend and his sister went to retrieve their dog from outside and when they came back the imposter was gone.
That friend has had some interesting experiences with fire, and claims he can make a flame move at will. I’ve seen this firsthand and can vouch for him. We’ll call him S. My other friend, the one mentioned earlier, seems to be able to manipulate water. He’ll be called B. Now, I know how farfetched this sounds. But hear me out. When I was at an over-nighter with S and B, I asked B if he could really prove what he had claimed he could do; harness the power of water. It was story that night and sprinkling off and on. I asked him, during a period of no rain, if he could make it rain. He said it would take about a minute, and sure enough, after just about a minute a light sprinkle could be felt. When he looked up and was obviously done concentrating, and I mean a second after he did so, it stopped.
We’ve all had encounters with them, and even once together.
It was at S’s house. Another over-nighter. We all went outside, after dark, with toy light sabers to just mess around. You know that feeling when you’re being watched? We all felt it. So we looked around the neighboring yards. The dog was also with us, and barking in a frightened way at the house behind S’s. We all heard a muffled roar that was unlike anything we had ever heard. It was definitely not normal and It definitely did not want us outside.So we went back in, and have kept it to ourselves ever since.
We believe that we might have these capabilities over the elements and that these Shades have a significant interest in us because of it. S and I are 18 now, and B is 19. We just started college and haven’t seen any Shades for a couple years now. We hope its the end of them.
Sent in by J, Copyright 2012 TrueGhostTales.com