Here goes my second post. I had previously posted a story called "Podunk Poltergeist" about my experiences in a small town outside our main city.
Over the past few months I have been experiencing some strange phenomena. It started when I was at home alone about 3 months ago, as my boyfriend had yet again returned to the Podunk town in my previous story for seasonal work.
I was watching TV on the weekend and it was about 2:30 - 3:00 in the afternoon. I saw my cat playing under the TV stand and thought nothing of it, she usually gets her toy mice stuck under it. I got a flashlight and lay down on the floor in front of the TV stand and tried to find the toy. Nope, nothing there. I brushed this off as just her being silly. As I was returning the flashlight to the kitchen which is attached to the living room I caught movement, for a few minutes, out of the corner of my eye. It was a shadow on the carpet coming out from under the TV stand.
I am aware of the concept of shadow people but the movement and shapes I caught a glimpse of were reminiscent of an octopus' tentacles (I saw three) wriggling out from under the TV stand. I retraced my steps about 5 times trying to create the shadow myself, thinking it was just a shadow of my arms and legs but the daylight was not coming in from the proper angle to cause my shadow to form in the proper direction and the flashlight was off. I know it was off as it was a MAG type flashlight and pushing the on/off button clicks loudly. I was still skeptical I had seen anything. I do believe in the paranormal but don't easily jump to conclusions that every shadow or noise is paranormal.
Following on this, it was a few weeks later I was in bed reading when again I caught movement over the top of my book on the ceiling in the corner directly across from me. The corner was dark as I was using a book light not a bedside table light, but I again saw the tentacles wriggling in the corner. They were darker than the rest of the room. This time there were 5 of these tentacle-like shadows. They were visible on the walls and ceiling but did not extend towards me (like so many of the shadowy hands do in horror movies). They were simply there and wiggling slowly. Again I brushed them off as a figment of my imagination and went to sleep.
For the past few months these wriggling shadows have been haunting my peripheral vision and have become more frequent. I feel no change in mood or atmosphere when they catch my attention. I do not feel frightened or scared just curious. They never make any attempt to reach out at me. I have no idea why I am seeing these or what they could mean. I have never really been able to find anything on shadow tentacles. Most shadow forms are those of a human shape.
Any ideas or input would be greatly appreciated.