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A Shadow Person


My eyesight isn't all that great so I got new glasses last week. I'm the only one in my household, out of my mom, her boyfriend and my 2 year old sister. With that being said, I know that I saw something in my home when my mother went to work and my stepfather went to the super market.

This happened this past weekend. I was doing some cleaning and feeding my sister some lunch. Now I live in an apartment brownstone building. My family and I are the only ones living here out of three apartments that have yet to be rented out. Below us used to live a guy named Danny who was dying of HIV. He recently passed away in his apartment downstairs; perhaps a month ago. I had no idea that this happened, being that I haven't seen him since September.

At night I would always hear someone walking across the floors of my apartment but my mom would always say, "It's Danny walking around downstairs." I would also hear someone stomping up and down the stairs that would lead down to where his apartment door is.

This past weekend, my sister started to scream her head off, but just a moment ago she was okay! I was told that babies and animals especially could see things older people couldn't. So I took her in the living room and tried to calm her down. In the living room's mirror looking back into the kitchen, I saw a black shadow. It was tall and moved quickly once I seen it. But what made me more afraid was seeing it a second time! When I was younger I always used to see shadow people, but I always thought it was my eyes playing tricks on me since I never wore glasses.

As soon as my mother got in, I told her what I saw and for once she believed me. Other times she would laugh in my face and call me crazy. She said she'd seen the same thing and told me that the guy downstairs died a few weeks ago. My stepfather says he never believed in ghosts, but when he's alone he'd hear someone walking up nd down the stairs.

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_LalaBesos_ (2 stories) (4 posts)
9 years ago (2013-03-03)
No but I was always afraid of the apartment, I see stuff in daytime/nightime. It's pretty creepy
JennZ (72 posts)
9 years ago (2013-02-13)
That is deff freaky... Did any of this happen while your neighbor was still alive?

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