Last night my 18 year old daughter experienced something that scared her very much. She stayed at a friend's house and had a nightmare with the whole family in it. She could not move or speak even in the nightmare.
When she finally awakened there was a shadow figure and a dog staring at her. She tried to reach for her cellphone to see what time it was and it was pushed off the couch and was found behind it. It was 3 a.m. She then tried to wake the other girl up and still could not speak for around ten minutes.
When she finally woke the girl up, the figure was still standing there staring at her. She cried for awhile and did not go back to sleep. This has happened to her many times before, always this same with not being able to move or speak, but with the whole family there. It is always a different nightmare but with the same figure.
I, myself, have had these experiences before many times. But it is very different when it happens to one of your children. I see the same figure that she has seen. Sometimes he sits on my bed and when I doze off to sleep, he growls at me to wake me up. I have seen him stand in the corner of the room and stare at me. When this happens I can smell my grandfather there who passed away 14 years ago.
Since I have hung crosses in my room it doesn't happen as often. It seems that it happens more often when I open my attic door. Does this have anything to do with this figure? I have seen him in other places that I have lived so, maybe he has followed me and now that it doesn't happen to me as often he is trying to get to my daughter.
I don't know what to think of all of this. I am a believer of the afterlife, but my daughter is not religious and doesn't believe in angels or demons, even after she has seen this figure.