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Held by a Dark Figure


When I was 8, I lived in a house where there were many weird things that were very eerie, such as doors closing by themselves without it being windy. As the day fell and night came, I had to go to sleep. Some nights, when the closet door was open and the lights were turned off, I could see a disturbing dark figure in the closet. I could see it staring at me, but I thought it was just the clothes inside.

My room was pretty big, it was probably 12 ft. wide and 32 ft. in length, and the closet was 30 ft. away from my bed. One day I went to sleep forgetting to tell my mom to close the closet door. I awoke and looked to the right, I could see the thing right there, just 30 ft. away and I got scared but went back to sleep. I awoke again and I looked around and noticed that I was being held by a dark figure that had no apparent facial features. At first, I thought it was either my dad or my mom and so I went back to sleep.

The next morning I found myself in my bed and noticed the closet door open, I immediately closed it. Later that day I asked my parents if they had picked me up in the night and they said "no, why" but I didn't respond to them. Since then I have been terrified of closets being open.

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Tilis (2 stories) (16 posts)
16 years ago (2007-09-15)
It was holding you?! Scary! I have been touched by supposed spirits before, but only a mere poke. Well, then again, one night I was laying on my stomach on my bed and suddenly felt as though someone was on my back, pinning me down. . . But anyway. That's so scary! I wouldn't be able to sleep if it was me!
Lexiluca (8 stories) (78 posts)
17 years ago (2007-07-27)
It was just holding you? Like sitting up in your bed? Or you were being held off the ground by this figure? Either way - if this is true, I would have absolutely lost my mind. I wouldn't have been able to fall asleep at all. Gah. Creepy.
looney85 (3 stories) (188 posts)
17 years ago (2007-07-26)
😭 Cool story, yet very creappy, I too am scare of open closets! Except, my would open and close by it self (it had the doors that slide)Creepy!

but I hope everything is well!

Looney! 😉
Abby (710 posts)
17 years ago (2007-07-26)
Dear Phantom,

The only way to get over a fear is to tell others about it, ask for help and in the end to take steps to confront it. The more you get your fears out in the open the better, as well as proving them to be unfounded. You may try leaving a small night light on or have a small flash light with you. Darkness and dark entities usually disappear when light is shed on them. You may want to take good care of yourself physically and emotionally, keep your room uncluttered, remove a lot of electrical and electronics, watch what you read or listen to on TV or radio before going to bed, and make your room peaceful and inviting for you so that you actually feel strongly that you "own" your room and act like you do too with empowered intention. You should feel safe always and if you do not, you need to seek help from your parents or other adults you trust.--Abby
xLadyTastyx (4 stories) (18 posts)
17 years ago (2007-07-26)
Another wow story! I feel really sorry for you I wonder do you still live in that house? But really that's really bad and at the tender age of 8. At least it hasnt happened now anyway I wish you the best of luck and I hope that you soon overcome your fear of open closets! In the meantime stay blessed xx

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