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Posted 24 May 2017 - 08:48 PM

I don't believe in ghosts but what I experience was extremely odd to say the least. About a month ago I woke up in the middle of the night and had something standing over me about about a foot away at the side of my bed. I thought it was a person that broke into my house so just by reflex I tried to punch it. As I swung it moved back twice as fast as I could throw the punch and I ended up on the floor looking up at this thing. On the floor I just sat their looking up at it about 5 feet away now and it vanished in front of my eyes about 15 seconds later. I turned on my bed side light after it disappeared and nothing was their. I grabbed a hunting knife I keep at the side of the bed and checked all the doors and windows but they were all closed and locked. It's by far the creepiest thing I have ever encountered and continue to loose sleep over it. Theirs no way I could tell anyone about this because I'm sure they would just think I'm crazy but after so many nights of no sleep I felt the need to share this very odd experience with someone. Thanks for listening

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 09:00 PM

Hello and welcome to the boards :)

Wow, a person of action!  It must have been a terrible experience and I don't know what would have been worse, that it disappeared or it could have been flesh and blood!

I think you might be surprised how many other people have experienced similar. Thankfully I am not one of this club's, members :confused0068:

Thank you for sharing :yes:
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Posted 24 May 2017 - 09:44 PM

I personally wish it was flesh and blood because that way I could setup traps and be prepared if it came back but as of now I don't know what to do. I literally stay awake at night wondering if I'll wake up to it again and if it does come back, what could I even do?

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 10:40 PM

I have heard leaving some type of light can deter them, whether this is from not being able to see them or they don't like the light it is hard to say. I think since you have seen it and interacted with it and it didn't hurt you, it might be something that observes and hopefully won't be back.

There is a lot of speculation what these things are. I haven't seen a dark shadow but scary enough, I saw my partner cross to the ensuite when I was in the hallway walking to the bedroom (and a small light was on). I was surprised/ shocked to find them still in bed fast asleep after entering the room. Glad that only happened once too! I would rather hear than see something as a rule :yes:
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Posted 25 May 2017 - 01:13 AM

The thing that also creeps me out about it is why did I even wake up at such a odd time in the first place? And the feel I got waking up to it standing over me instantly put my stomach in a knot. I hope it never returns but I'll always be thinking about it now.

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 01:52 AM

Wow... that really was an extraordinary event!
Almost like a script from a movie where you swing at it, it moves back swiftly and you fall to the floor. Then as you look up, it's still standing there!  :o  

I envy you for still sleeping in that room! As Klainey mentioned, keep a low watt light on in the room... and even one in the closet. They like it best with no light. So we want to make them/it as uncomfortable as possible.  ;)

I would also suggest you think about anything you might have done lately that may have attracted something like this to you...

Ouija board use?
Occult?
New meds?
Brought something used into the house?
Or anything else that may have triggered a visit?

If you are religious at all, pray for protection especially before bed. And thank him in the morning if all went well.

If nothing triggered it... and it hasn't returned in the last thirty days, it most likely won't be returning. But if it does, the first thing you need to do is stop sleeping in that room, for starters.   ;  )

Keep us posted. And if there's any other usual things going on in your life presently, let us know, maybe it can be figured in to this somehow.

Oh, and some here may suggest sleep paralysis. Or even an hallucination of one sort or another. That's just another way of eliminating all possibilities.

Best of luck to you and welcome to the forums, SuperMario!
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Posted 25 May 2017 - 08:31 AM

Probably for the best that it was a ghost and that you didn't have a slaughter on your hands... :starwars:

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 02:35 PM

The thing is I just moved here about a year ago. It's a small 1 bedroom house that's pretty old but the price was right. I thought it was someone that broke into my house because I never believed in paranormal stuff and their is a pretty shady house at the end of the street. I've been staying up till the sun comes up lately because I really don't want to wake up to something standing over me like that again. Also I'm not religious, if anything I believe in reincarnation. I still don't know what I would call it but it seemed pretty big like 6'5-6'7 and it was definitely in the shape of a person. When I tried to punch it, it moved very fast and kind of flowed like smoke if that makes any sense. When I was on the the floor looking up at it, it was blocking my doorway into the hall and in front of my light switch. My bed side light was on the opposite side of where I fell and at the time I was still thinking it was a real person in my room and didn't want to turn away from it. After I searched my house the first thought I had was that all those people claiming to be abducted by aliens may not be as crazy as I thought.

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 03:45 PM

There is also the possibility that what you experienced is not paranormal.
You may have been experiencing sleep paralysis and/or a hypnopompic/hypnogagic hallucination. (I know the members here probably think I sound like a broken record, sorry) I would suggest you google those terms and read up on them, it might put your mind at ease.

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 04:11 PM

View Postlorac61469, on 25 May 2017 - 03:45 PM, said:

There is also the possibility that what you experienced is not paranormal.
You may have been experiencing sleep paralysis and/or a hypnopompic/hypnogagic hallucination. (I know the members here probably think I sound like a broken record, sorry) I would suggest you google those terms and read up on them, it might put your mind at ease.

:) No it is sound advice, it is always best to cover all possibilities.

As I have mentioned, I have never had a dark shadow person experience but I have woken to people in my bedroom. It scared the life out of me! They were riving around at the foot of my bed; I got out of bed and made my way to my partner. It was then that I realised I was still asleep, my partner was in his 20s AGAIN. I remember telling myself that I am dreaming and to wake up.

So good point!
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Posted 26 May 2017 - 12:12 AM

Since it comes up so often as advice, maybe after the member posts about his/her haunting, a second post should automatically post stating... "Rule out sleep paralysis and/or a hypnopompic/hypnogagic hallucination before posting again." :)

Just kidding, but I do agree, it is one of many things to consider as a haunting is studied.

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 01:15 AM

I believe in sleep paralysis, as I have experienced something at age twelve that was never explained. Keep in mind that I did not see anybody standing there when mine happened. I just woke up one morning and could not move any part of my body. My parents had to carry me out into the living room where they called my doctor. it was gone an hour or two later.

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 01:20 AM

View PostPortia2012, on 07 February 2018 - 01:15 AM, said:

I believe in sleep paralysis, as I have experienced something at age twelve that was never experienced. Keep in mind that I did not see anybody standing there when mine happened. I just woke up one morning and could not move any part of my body. My parents had to carry me out into the living room where they called my doctor. it was gone an hour or two later.

Wow, I bet you were glad you only had the one experience, scary for all concerned!
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 12:17 PM

View PostKlaineyGStudy, on 07 February 2018 - 01:20 AM, said:

Wow, I bet you were glad you only had the one experience, scary for all concerned!


Actually, it happened again when I was an adult and lived with my boyfriend. He went to get some groceries, and when he came back I got up to answer the door, I stood up and I fell straight to the floor, I had to crawl to the door to open it for him.

It is a very scary experience. My doctor when I was a child mentioned rheumatism as a possible explanation, but when I heard sleep paralysis it made sense to me, for some reason, even though I never saw the old hag.
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:50 PM

View PostPortia2012, on 12 February 2018 - 12:17 PM, said:

Actually, it happened again when I was an adult and lived with my boyfriend. He went to get some groceries, and when he came back I got up to answer the door, I stood up and I fell straight to the floor, I had to crawl to the door to open it for him.

It is a very scary experience. My doctor when I was a child mentioned rheumatism as a possible explanation, but when I heard sleep paralysis it made sense to me, for some reason, even though I never saw the old hag.

I think I would be glad not to see the old HAG :confused0068:
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Posted 01 March 2018 - 10:56 AM

A hallucination  more likely than sleep paralysis. In sleep paralysis you wake up unable to move for a short while, hence the term paralysis. I had a simular experience a few weeks ago. It was about 2 am, I woke up suddenly, opened my eyes and right at face level staring at me was the dark shadowy like woman. Right at face level to mine. I jurked the blanket over my face, counted to three, and removed it. Not once moving my head from the original position. When I looked again, she was gone and the night stand was in her place. I laughed to myself and went back to sleep.

What you seen was more than likely a hallucination, much like mine. There common when first waking up from a deep sleep.
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Posted 01 March 2018 - 11:01 AM

When ever I have sleep paralysis, I wake up seeing giant bees or giant spiders on my pillow next to my face, they fade away and I then roll over and go back to sleep
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Posted 21 July 2018 - 02:30 AM

CCTV is very cheap and easy to install. Put a camera in your room and record 24/7 if anything happens you can check and see what it is.

I did this for my youngest son but all I have caught so far was a mouse (live gift from our cat) running up my arm then sitting on my neck as I slept (woke and thought it was a spider in the dark) arrrrhhhh lol

I'm not sure that having a knife near the bed is the best tool to respond on any situation as we wake a bit groggy and accidents happen. A pepper spray is better imo

Also point a camera out the front and rear of your property for extra security and peace of mind

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 02:50 AM

View Postrainmaker, on 21 July 2018 - 02:30 AM, said:

CCTV is very cheap and easy to install. Put a camera in your room and record 24/7 if anything happens you can check and see what it is.

I did this for my youngest son but all I have caught so far was a mouse (live gift from our cat) running up my arm then sitting on my neck as I slept (woke and thought it was a spider in the dark) arrrrhhhh lol

I'm not sure that having a knife near the bed is the best tool to respond on any situation as we wake a bit groggy and accidents happen. A pepper spray is better imo

Also point a camera out the front and rear of your property for extra security and peace of mind

Oh my god! A mouse running up my arm would be the worst thing  :confused0068:
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