Ive been seeing some sort of shadow man pretty much since I was a young girl. I used to see him back then only at night. I didn't know it was such a common phenomenon so I would call him a "stick man" because he was as skinny as a match stick and wore a hat but he was pitch black and I couldn't make out facial features or anything. I was terrified because everytime he appeared, he was sitting astride me in the darkness of the night. I was sure I was awake but I couldn't move no matter how hard I tried to bump him off me nor could I scream. It was terrifying.
When in my mid-thirties, I started seeing a man in my peripheral vision in broad daylight. He was a debonair chap in shirt, vest and jacket. He had one of those old chain watches hanging from his pocket and he also wore a hat. When I spotted him and turned to get a better look he would disappear. He wasn't at all scary and I even had a good feeling when I sensed he was around. I felt he was in my home as some sort of guide. A few years later I returned to uni as a mature aged student and I wrote some amazing assignments which got me high distinctions. For some reason I felt that my debonair chap was the one who was guiding me in my writing. I felt he was my academic guide!
The strangest thing about my "academic" is that my daughter, who was about 5 years old at the time, also used to see him and she wasn't scared of him either. Strangely enough, she also became a distinction student at uni.
About 5 years ago my daughter, about 22 at the time, told me that she had started seeing a skinny shadow man with a hat at nights. She said he scares her because she feels he wants to rape her. Could this be the same "stick" man that I used to see and why is he now visiting my daughter?
I am now 54 years old! A couple of nights ago I "woke" to a strange noise in my bedroom. I was petrified and thought there was someone in my room and decided not to move. I was sure it was a burglar and hoped that he would take whatever he would take and if I pretended to be asleep he might go away without bashing or raping me. I was lying on my side when to my horror I felt somebody creeping up against my back. Rising on his elbow he slowly put the side of his face down against mine. I froze and then decided to calmly ask who he was. However, I couldn't get a word out hard as I tried. Eventually I got out a mumbled "whooo" and when I did that, he disappeared. Of course, I got up and went around the house checking doors and windows and there was nobody in the house. Of all my experiences, this was the scariest because of the skin to skin contact. I've been terrified every night since.
I've read a lot on the net and most people describe dark shadow men with hats. Some say they take varying shapes. I don't think that my visitors are one and the same. At least my academic is definitely not a bad guy. But are the other two one and the same in different forms? My feeling is that they are both bad but the one who came the other night made me feel that he had more on his mind than just scaring me. He felt so real, his face felt like real flesh. I couldn't actually see him but I felt his clammy skin against mine and sensed a sleazy grin on his face. I was sure I was going to get raped.
Has anybody else had actual physical contact with their shadow man visitor? Is there a psychological or parapsychological explanation to the shadow man? I've heard lots of stories from people who have seen them but no explanation from some sort of expert.