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valkricry (39 stories) (2731 posts) mod
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10 months ago (2016-12-16)
Manafron,
I can't help but wonder if your age at the time allowed you to accept these events with ease. To borrow from my mother, "You weren't old enough to know you should be afraid." Since they did nothing to instill fear in you, and you probably didn't realize yet not everyone has a shadow lady turning off their light, you felt it was 'normal'. Same with the rocking.
Anyway, I really enjoyed this!
Manafon1 (5 stories) (480 posts)
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10 months ago (2016-12-16)
Miracles--Thank you for your nice words. I just read your shadow man account and the parallels are quite striking! Both of the shadow figures we saw were featureless and absolutely black. Your Alfred Hitchcock analogy was vey appropriate. Like you, I only saw this figure once.

Very interesting too that your son wasn't afraid of your shadow entity either. I do believe that there are many instances where a person's fear clouds what they are perceiving. Suddenly an innocent visitation is painted as a dark, evil spirit. All of my paranormal experiences have been of a benevolent variety.
babygoatpuller (4 stories) (358 posts)
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10 months ago (2016-12-16)
I agree with Miracles Manafon. We need a LOT more of the "good feel" about the other side. I know exactly what you mean about the "black cutout" of the shadow figure. My cat alerted me to the one I saw and it was just as you described. Except as it zipped into the other room and passed by the mirrored wall in the dining room, it had no reflection.

The arguments were most likely residual. Anybody's guess as to who it was.

Can't wait to read part two! 😊
Manafon1 (5 stories) (480 posts)
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10 months ago (2016-12-16)
Tweed--Ha Ha! At least in my case the "shadow woman" I saw just seemed to be doing a kind act. I have to say if I saw that figure now my reaction would probably be of much more alarmed variety. These things just didn't frighten me as a kid and the figure and the rocking seemed truly gentle. Maybe when many adults who see what they refer to as shadow people assume it's a negative presence because of their appearance. This entity exuded a positive vibe, which I possibly detected because I wasn't afraid.

The rocking occurred whether the lights were off or there was a night light on. You hit the nail on the head with what you stated about the figure--the light did make her appear even darker. Her image is still vivid in my mind.

Your thoughts on the identity of the people arguing are interesting but I don't really know who it could have been. I have always attached the woman's voice with the woman who had previously lived there. For some reason I have always felt strongly it was the husband and wife who had previously lived there. Thanks for your take on these long ago events!
Miracles51031 (36 stories) (4802 posts) mod
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10 months ago (2016-12-16)
Manafon - I don't know if you read my experience about our shadow man, but that's how he was to me... I had ever seen such a solid, black "thing"...

I enjoyed reading this as I did your others, and will read your next as well. Thanks for sharing this, Manafon, as it gives a good feel about ghosts, spirits, non-living (whatever term people want to use). We need more of that.
Tweed (22 stories) (2034 posts)
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10 months ago (2016-12-16)
Shadow figures are evil. 😜

This is great. I love how you didn't think much of it but quickly learned to accept these odd events. Maybe this is why you experienced them so frequently.
Congrats on getting to know your Bio-Mom, by the way. I remember you brought this up in a comment in like April or something. I like the idea this was your grandmother or at least someone from your bio-family, that somehow makes sense.
Did the bed rocking always occur with the lights out? Maybe she was turning off the lamp as part of some kind of routine.
You really have a lot of ghosts turning lights off! Maybe it's always her. Fascinating how she was pitch black. The way you describe it makes it sound like the lamp light made her even darker, as you say it's like she absorbed the light. That's just fascinating.
The residual argument is intriguing, if not the previous owners, might it have been someone from your bio family? Perhaps the woman you saw was arguing with one of her pals, or maybe even the former man of the house? 😕 I don't know, just thought of another angle for you to consider.

Cool experiences Manafon, as always a joy to read!

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