This has been going on since I was around...I'd say nine years old and it still continues bugging me to this day. Ever since I was small I was afraid of the dark. I'd run to my parents room if I heard any little sound at night. Here is how the shadow nightmare started.
One night... I had woken up and was really thirsty. Being the scared child I was... I turned on my room light and headed towards the kitchen. The kitchen in our old house was straight down from my room. You'd pass the living room then you'd take a left. I slowly made my way down and suddenly a shadow of a man peeked out from the darkness of the kitchen and stood there. You know how shadows work... You need light so you can see them. Well the light from my room did just that and the shadow stood there on the wall in front of me just staring. I remember shaking so bad I ran to my parents room next door and jumped into their bed. I woke them up and told them what I saw. Like all scary movies go... They went to the kitchen with me and what I saw was gone. No more shadow man on the wall. Ever since that I had a couple more incidents where I'd wake up, want to go to the kitchen, turn on my room light on, then I'd see the shadow across the hall on the wall, staring like usual. I'd just keep the light on and go back to bed trying to forget about it.
Fast forward a couple of years to where I was eighteen. I had just graduated from high school and I was able to get a dorm for college. A few months passed and I saw this shadow thing again. Not on a wall like I did when I was a kid but in my dreams. I'd have dreams where I'd see the outlines of people on the walls of my dorm just standing there. They never would attack me and in every dream it was a different person. I shook the dreams off at first but I'd have a dream like that about every three months or so. Eventually they stopped.
I'm now 21 and still in college. I'm typing this story because just right now I awoke from the same dreams I've had except this time in the dreams... The shadow people move and follow me around. I don't know if I suffer from some sort of sleep disorder or what. I just want to know out of all the things I could have nightmares about...it's always been these harmless shadow people on the walls. I've never been afraid of the dark... Well as a kid I was but... Now In fact I prefer pitch black rooms to sleep in. It's just weird how I keep seeing these shadows.
Thanks for reading my story. Sorry if it's rushed. Like I said I just woke up and wanted to share my history of these shadows.