Around 9 pm on the night of Sunday May 13th (this past Mother's Day) I was on the computer in our apartment. I was called out into the living room by "Anne" (name changed at her request) and we were chatting about something she was watching on t.v.
I was holding our cat, playing with her feet and she was batting at my hands, everything normal for an average Sunday night. Suddenly "Anne's" eyes got big and she was looking behind me. At the same instant that her facial expression changed I felt what I can only describe as a small hand rub my back from the center, just under the shoulder blades, down my spine to about an inch above my waistline. I got goosebumps from head to toe, my legs felt as if someone had wrapped a cold blanket around them, and I know it sounds really bizarre, but it felt like something was trying to use my eyes to cry.
I kind of freaked out, ran over by "Anne" and she told me she saw a solid black shadow about 3.5 to 4 feet tall with what appeared to be either a hood or a pointed hat run from the hallway and when it got behind me it vanished. I reached around to tell her where I felt the rub (I also felt the material of my shirt pull and bunch as it went down my back) and there was a very warm spot on my shirt. I lifted my shirt and along the entire length of where I felt the touch, the skin on my back was about 10 degrees warmer than the rest of the skin on my back. Not only did I feel it, but "Anna" also felt it. I just told her to feel my back and she was really surprised and more than a little creeped out when she felt the heat difference from the spot to the rest of my back.
I am not sure what exactly to make of this experience. I have had other times where I thought I had been touched, but wrote it off as my shirt shifting due to gravity or whatever. I am a firm believer in the afterlife, in spirits and all the related areas of the paranormal, but this is by far the weirdest, scariest, most disquieting thing to have happened to me in many years.