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White Figure Growling


I have had a history of experiences but the most recent chain of events recently has me questioning if I have a hyperactive imagination or if I am going insane. These are the most recent events and please forgive any grammatical errors:

Monday morning-

I heard a very loud set of knocks on my bedroom door. I assumed it was my dad picking up something. I opened the door and no one was there.

This past Monday evening sometime between 5-7p.m.:

While home alone in the den, I was sitting on my computer listening to music reading up on random gossip (was seriously bored). The song ended and I heard a noise behind me. I turn around to see my blinds (thick vertical blinds not the traditional ones) moving. I figured it was the fan but I looked up and fan was not on. I knew the window was closed because I never open that window. The blinds were blowing and moving away from the window as if it were open. A second later the blinds settled back to normal.


3 a.m.

I was home alone; I was in a semi-deep sleep. I heard a growling noise in front of me. At first I thought I just heard myself snoring and it woke me up. I still had my eyes closed and decided to go back to sleep. Now due to past experiences I refuse to sleep without some sort of light source in my room it doesn't help but it's comforting. I know it was three am because my phone alarm goes off at that time. I leaned over and turned it off and went back to sleep. I heard growling again. I woke up and I saw a white figure standing directly across from me. I was lying on my side. It was standing right in front of my head. It was blurry kind of like it was out of focus. BUT the dresser behind it was in focus. I blinked a few times thinking maybe I was still half sleep and hallucinating. It was still there. Its mouth opened a little and kind of growled. I tried to make out its features but had a difficult time. The head was kind of long. The mouth was unusually wide, what looked like pointed teeth. Again I can't be for certain it was very blurry. I assumed maybe I was still half sleep and closed my eyes to try and go back to sleep. But the growling continued but it sounded like it was moving along that side of the bed. And ONLY the front half my body went numb. Again I was lying on my side. The numbness travelled along with the growling. I don't know if I was unable to move because I didn't try to. I started to pray but my voice was coming out as a whisper the growling was that loud. It stopped after I was able to forcefully yell my prayer my mother taught me. It felt weird though because the more the longer and louder the growling the got it felt like I was getting weaker. It all stopped... I tried to go back to sleep. I

This happened again 2 more times. I got fed up and turned over and I looked at the clock and it was 4 a.m. I thought to myself I really need to lay off a game I have been playing. And assumed it was due to that despite the figure I saw and the growling was not in the game.

Sometime between 4-5:30 a.m.

I have carpal tunnel syndrome (a mild case) and sometimes the pain in my hand wakes me up also I know it's normal for people to turn while sleeping but for me this is impossible. I don't know why but when I need to turn I wake up fully, turn over and go back to sleep. So I am always aware when I turn. But this particular time I do not remember turning onto my stomach. But that did not concern me. I woke up because my hand to about half way up my forearm was tingling and numb (I assumed carpal tunnel) I was on my stomach with my arms on the side of my head on either side of the pillow I was not sleeping on my arm because I would have felt my arm under my head. ANYWAY, I felt cold from the fan and did not understand why because I sleep under 3 covers (2 heavy and one light). When I woke up from my arm bothering me the covers were pulled down to a few inches above my knees. I know what you are thinking... I could have easily just pushed the covers off of me while sleeping. That is possible but NOT in this instance. The covers were NEATLY pulled down and fan folded EVENLY. The first thought that came to mind was (WTF). I did not know the covers were so neatly pulled down until I reached down my sides and pulled the covers up. The way the covers were as I pulled them up let me know they were fan folded. Now I NEVER make my bed up...EVER, and when I take the covers off my when I sleep it's always only ONE leg and I am awake for it.

I have no clue how to account for this chain of events but it has me questioning my sanity and wondering if anyone else ever experienced it. I know what sleep paralysis feels like and I was not experiencing that to the best of my knowledge.

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agnusdei (2 posts)
9 years ago (2013-07-08)
I don't know if you would find this relevant or not, but in the Christian spiritualist practice, 3:00 am, the witching hour, is consider one of active period for demonic activity. It's popularly believe this is because 3:00 am is the rotational opposite to 3:00 pm, the time Jesus Christ is believed to have died. Again, I don't know you can take anything from that but there you go.
Amazinghost (7 posts)
11 years ago (2011-05-27)
[at] TillyWinks, I feel that this creature you are describing, is something I have seen outside my sleep, a white figure ran past a window at my house once I only saw the top of its back, at first I presumed it was my neighbours cat, but wait, my neighbour had no white cat and when I thought about it it was 5 times the size of a cat and there's a wall in the direction it ran past and nothing could of jumped over it, also, I heard a noise outside the window, possibly growling, it was a murmuring noise, and I turned and saw it run past.

But I have studied cases like this, that's why I joined, so I could give advice and share some of my ghost encounters, sleep paralysis is most likely what you had, but no a blurred figure is not the right sign, some say that SP is contact with the other side, but most people always see the same thing, a grim figure that can sit on your chest and it feels like its strangling you, if this happens again try swearing in your mind or moving your fingers, if you manage to do this and the white figure remains, then I'm afraid:

Things in your mind are more real than they appear

Bare that in mind my friend

LouSlips (10 stories) (979 posts)
11 years ago (2011-05-03)
This will probably sound pretty weird, but has your family or your neighbors lost any pets lately? Your description sounds canine to me, please elaborate on the description if you are able... Could you make out anything more than the head?
Javelina...I know I'm going to hurt myself the first time I try to walk through a wall, I just know it...

cosmogal926 (9 stories) (1223 posts)
11 years ago (2011-05-03)
Hi Tillywinks, I could be way off, but the creature you described seeing; white with a long head, wide mouth and pointed teeth reminded me of the creature from Pan's Labryinth. If you haven't seen the movie this creature is described as the child eating "pale male". I'm not saying that this creature is real, but there have been stories on this site where people have encountered fairy like creatures. So this could possibly fall into that category. Thanks for sharing your story, and let us know if anything else happens. 😊 ❀
Tillywinks (1 stories) (1 posts)
11 years ago (2011-05-02)
[at] Micacles51031
I have a camcorder I have to find the battery and start recording. I found it odd as well. I have never heard of anything like it.

[at] Francyne28
Yeah they are very random I did not assume they were connected. I just listed the most recent of that time period. It could just as well be the game but I can not account for the blinds or my covers. I am not very concerned at that time. I try to stay calm. Some times I do flip out. Like you know when my bed shaking wakes me up or the door slams while I'm sleep.

[at] Darkness
I was scared and curious but I just refused to move. I have no clue what it could be. I have not seen it since that night and I don't want to. After a while I got very annoyed. I was so exhausted that night. Working on finding my camera battery and I will record. If something happens I will be glad to share it. Cause I honestly want to know if it happened or if I was just imagining it.

[at] JustCurious
I was scared but not enough to scream or jump out of bed. I was trying to actually see what it was. Um I have had some experiences since that night. Lately I have been hearing whispering, heavy breathing or just a ticking against the medal headboard of my bed. A few times I have been awoken by the door closing kind of hard or by my bed shaking or rocking but that is nothing new.

[at] Javelina
HA! That is a very interesting theory. That is the first time I have heard the growling or saw this figure. I started hearing whispering a few nights ago but could barely make it out. I try to eliminate or be real-world before I automatically assume its paranormal. Compared to my very first traumatic experience this was just a what the heck moment.

I will gladly keep you guys posted on anything that may occur. I just want to make sure its not me letting my imagination run while. Well I can give an update right now but I doubt it means much. Since that night sometimes while I lay in bed and after I just barely start to dose off, I feel like sometimes hands are pressing and touching my stomach or thighs. Not sexual but kind of a annoying kind of way. It usually stops when I turn over or get out of bed. My covers are still being tampered with but not on a nightly bases.
taz890 (12 stories) (1380 posts)
11 years ago (2011-05-02)
tillywinks what an interesting story thanks for sharing.
Some good advice given here, the camcorder for starters and agree with darkness it does sound as though it was messing with you. I personaly think that your praying showed it that you were not allowing it to frighten you as it might have wanted and faded (got weaker)
[at] javilina no flack from meπŸ˜† do like the idea of a spirit in training trying to show its self but not fully getting it right 😊
Please keep us posted on this would like to hear any updates,
Javelina (4 stories) (3749 posts)
11 years ago (2011-05-02)
Wow, that was different, I must say. The growling is what's getting me. I'm thinking it may have been trying to find it's voice. Almost like a practice session or a rehearsal so to speak. You say it looked blurred when compared to the dresser in the background, which had clarity to it, so at least you can eliminate any vision problems.
I have a silly thought, and forgive me for this if it sounds crazy guys, but it almost sounds like a practice run. Like a "Spirit in Training". (boy am I going to get flak for this one) I realize it's a stretch, but we all have to start somewhere, right? I mean, would we just become spirits and know it all upon arrival? I don't know, but it seems more likely that becoming a spirit and knowing how to navigate as such would maybe include a probationary period. To get accustomed to using your spirit legs?
I have to admit it is a wacky theory, but this is the place where wacky just might work. πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†
JustCurious (2 stories) (434 posts)
11 years ago (2011-05-01)
This was an interesting read. Not completely sure (Not to say it wasn't real) what to make of the white growling thing. I haven't experienced something like that before but I am curious as to if you had felt threatened by it at all or not. If so I may have a few suggestions if you want to get rid of it (depending on if you want to get rid of it, or if you have even experienced at all since this time).

DARKNESS (3 stories) (2022 posts)
11 years ago (2011-05-01)
Firstly thanks Miracles for bringing my attention to this story shamed to say I missed it also and I have no idea why someone voted you down so sorted that also.

Tillywinks: The Growling white thing you seen that night I am also interested in wether you have seen or experiences thing before? By the description you have given us it doesn't seem to be a human spirit more of a trickster, I'm saying this only because the way you described the head and mouth features. It seems as though it wanted to get a thrill of giving you a scare I think, its reason for being there can be put down to a number of things, have you any ideas? The remainder of the experiences seem as though they are attention seeking and it does give me the impression of an intelligent haunt as what Miracles has previously mentioned.
The camcorder idea is a good start also please keep us posted. 😊

Thanks for sharing.

Francyne28 (5 posts)
11 years ago (2011-05-01)
You don't seem real concerned... So I think you were just sleeping. Also think you are putting random things together that are not paranormal. Take it easy. Like you said "maybe it was the game you played":) but hope everything is ok now
Miracles51031 (39 stories) (4998 posts) mod
11 years ago (2011-05-01)
Tillywinks - I want to apologize for not seeing your story before now.

Now, the knocks on the door. I've experienced those many times and have gotten up to look. Nope, nobody there. These have also been at my living room door. My kids and I have experienced it many times. We still check, even knowing chances are slim there's someone behind the knocking sounds.

The growling and blurry thing. That one I can't even begin to explain. Was this a one-time occurrence or has it happened again?

As many experiences as I've had, I've never had one that folded my blankets down for me while I was still sleeping. That would have freaked me out 😨, I'm ashamed to say πŸ˜†. I have carpal tunnel also, so I completely understand what you're saying about your hand.

The only advice I can offer, if these things are still continuing, is set up a camcorder in your bedroom. See if any activity occurs while you're not there versus while you're there. If it only occurs while you're there, see if you can determine whether or not this is residual or intelligent. If it's residual, there really is nothing you need to do. These events have no bearing on you at all. It does sound intelligent though, considering the blankets being folded down, but I'd start with a camcorder. That is only if you are comfortable with it. If you're not, don't do it, okay?

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