So I'd like to share with you a very weird thing that happened to me last week. For those who reside in Johannesburg South Africa, you probably know of Gandhi Square in the CBD area. Well my experience happened around there last week Wednesday when my boyfriend and I went to go help a friend of his whose tyre burst and didn't have a spare. Luckily for him we were in the vicinity so we quickly drove to where he was.
Just to brief you on what's been happening in my life, my boyfriend and I moved in with his parents beginning of the year so we can save up to get a place of our own. His house is very big and we occupy one third of the house and his mom and dad live in the rest. We do have our privacy and it is a very lovely house. Only problem is it doesn't have enough windows to allow the sun in so it is always dark and chilly. My nose was runny throughout this winter, it was a horrible experience for me. The transition itself has been hard because I went from being an independent person since the age of seventeen who's been living by herself for a whole decade doing things my way and never having to answer to anyone, to someone who now has to change her whole lifestyle in order to respect their way of living which, just by the way, is completely different from the way I've been raised. My parents being more modern in their ways. Anyway all of this has left me feeling very depressed and unhappy even though my boyfriend has tried by all means to make me feel comfortable and welcome.
Back to the story
My boyfriend got out and helped his friend change his tyre and while they were doing that I got out of the car and wandered off because it was a beautiful sunny afternoon and I tend to get motion sickness a lot so I can't stand sitting in a car for too long. I stood outside a McDonald's and this old beggar approached me and asked me for money but unfortunately I wasn't carrying any cash on me and I told him this which he seemed to understand. Now this man was probably in his forties if I were to guess, but because he was a beggar and therefore dirty I can't be too sure.
He then just stood there staring at me which kind of made me feel uncomfortable and as I was moving away from him back towards our car he said I must wait. Don't know why but for some reason I stopped and complied. He then proceeded to tell me that I looked very unhappy and that there was a shadow next to me. At first I thought he was nuts but what he said next freaked me out, he said, It's not the house that is cold, but this shadow that is always next to me. He told me someone doesn't like me and has sent this thing to drain me (not sure I understand what he meant).
A few feet away my boyfriend and his friend were done and he called out my name for us to get going. I must've turned away for a few seconds but when I turned around again the beggar was gone. I assumed he must have walked away so I walked back to my boyfriend and his friend to tell them what had just happened to me, but when I got to them before I could even tell them my boyfriend's friend laughed and asked me why was I talking to myself. He's one of my boyfriend's not-so-mature friends so I just assumed he was being rude towards the beggar and told him that wasn't cool and that they are people too. My boyfriend and him exchanged looks and my boyfriend said there was no one next to me and that I was standing alone all this time.
The man I spoke to looked as real as you and me and I still don't know why he said the things he said to me. I know it's not an exciting encounter but it's left me baffled, am still wondering who would want to harm me and what is this 'shadow' he was talking about. Maybe it wasn't a literal one, I don't know. Am open to any suggestions here because my boyfriend doesn't believe in the paranormal so he isn't much help. His mom is a Christian and shuns all talk about such.