Thank you for reading my story, first off. I would like to share my very first two experiences. I was only a baby in a household who, as far as I know, never had any particular interest in the paranormal, they had far too many other problems. I make that point because I don't think I could have imagined something I knew nothing about, especially being so young.
Anyway my first experience is of being in my cot, I cannot remember how I was woken up but gripping the edge of the railing, and a very uncomfortable feeling, the door was halfway open and the hallway light on. I seen a big, very substantial black man shaped thing sort of slowly walk through the door, no face, just pure black. His walk was unatural but I cannot remember exactly why, it was like his feet slid across the floor; there was no noise and the floor was carpeted. I was terrified.
I screamed and screamed, stood clinging to the edge of the cot, my two youngest aunts were around 8 and 9 at the time, and they ethier didn't wake up or decided to ignore me and let someone else collect me (the youngest aunt has since apologised haha) although it seemed like an eternity to me, this hulking thing slowly getting closer and closer to me, and I knew it was looking at me, even thinking about it now creeps me out.
It had gotten so close to me when my screeches were answered, an older aunt (havn't a clue were my mum was!) appeared at the door and smiled, I can still see her cheery face looking in, she didn't see anything at all. I clearly remember it actually walking right past her and out the door, it was as if nothing was there! She picked me up and then the memory fades. I called it the mud man for years, it took place in a creepy house that was across from a boggy muddy stream thing, all grass, water and muck maybe that's why I thought it was from the muck?
Some time later in the same room, the cot had been moved against the wall opposite the window and the moonlight was shining into the room. I was entranced at how my hands were making shadows on the wall, the way they moved exactly as I was. I don't think I had ever noticed shadows before in that way.
The next bit is kind of hard to explain but another kind of darkness seemed to ooze from my own shadow, and grow. I didn't think to look around to see if there was anything stood next to my cot, I just stared at this person shaped shadow on the wall, for some weird reason I wasn't at all scared!
It's so hard to describe but I thought this shadow was getting shorter but it must have been bending down into my cot because I was then lifted up by this shadow and it sounds really stupid but it was like my astral body was lifted because I was in this things arms. It was more of a transparent shadow, didn't have a male or female feeling to it, no nurturing feeling just nothing. I remember feeling strange, very light and it as it lowered me on to the floor I could still see myself in the cot, I will swear to this day it wanted me to see that, I don't know if it turned me a little so I could see myself or what, I just know I did.
It put me on the floor although I have no recollection of feeling the floor underneath me. And something else I know for sure was that it was deciding what to do with me, I have no clue what that was about, but I still have that feeling so strongly. I mean what could it possibly do with me? It picked me up and laid me slowly back down then my minds just blank.
I never knew anything about astral bodies until I was 12 years old and when I got my first pc and googled 'dark ghosts'. I ended up finding out about shadow people and I'm telling you... My tummy lurched, glad I wasn't a nutcase baby but so creeped out that so many people have had the same kinds of sightings because it kind of confirmed the first sighting. I have no idea what the second, thinner, more transparent shadow was all about, could it have been a dream? But can a toddler dream about things it knows nothing about? Any input would be really appreciated.
Ps I found out when I was 17 my cousin seen something similiar in that same room.