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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.

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elnoraemily (guest)
11 years ago (2013-03-03)
This is sleep paralysis. It is a scary but harmless sleep disorder. It's not paranormal. I would do some research or consult a doctor to see what you can do about it. Dreams are just dreams. The reason you are paralyzed when you wake up is because even though you are awake, your brain is still in rem sleep. The brain is dreaming so moving and talking become impossible. This is not paranormal. It's actually extremely common. I
Manofmystery656565 (6 posts)
11 years ago (2013-03-02)
Sounds like to me something is following you and now your daughter. When did you first feel this feeling of being followed? What home was it? Do you here footsteps at night? In order to help I would like to know was this following you at a young age or did you receive this in a home you lived in. I man here if you wish to talk. I am a spiritualist.
rookdygin (24 stories) (4458 posts)
11 years ago (2013-03-01)

Thank you for sharing this with us, let us start with your experiences...

Do you feel that the smell of your Grandfather is keeping this figure away from you? Or is the smell coming from the figure?

As for your question concerning there being 'more activity' when your attic is open...

Yes it could be a factor... The crosses and your personal beliefs may help change the energy in YOUR ROOM, and help change it in the rest of the House and this 'spirit' may have moved into the attic because of a build up of 'energy' that it prefers and when the attic is open that atmosphere 'leaks' into the rest of the home and allows it this 'spirit' to manifest in other areas of the home (i.e. Your bedroom).

I am going to offer a method that may help you, but first...

Your Daughters Experience...

First I am going to say that 3AM HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH HER EXPERIENCE, and here is why...

"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 was having a nightmare, fought to wake up, had to search for her phone and then saw it was 3AM... The nightmare, fighting to wake up and looking for the phone all happened BEFORE 3AM, THEREFORE that particular time has NOTHING to do with her experience. (Besides its MY PERSONAL OPINION that 3am is the Witching Hour is a total 'CROCK'!)

First question, Have you seen this shadow man sense your daughter started seeing him?

Second question, Is your daughter going through a 'rough patch' in her life?

Third question, Did you ever tell your daughter about the shadow figure you have seen BEFORE she began seeing him?

Forth question, Is there a pattern to the times you see this figure? Times of 'high stress' or 'rough patches' in your life?

I ask because this figure may be a manifestation your your own/daughters stress... Negative feelings...worries...

This of course is just my opinion based on what you have shared with us. Please try this Method, it works for myself, my Family and on my Home...

Recipe for a Home Cleansing/Shielding... (allow for two or 3 days to complete)

Day one: Open all curtains window and doors with screens installed, let fresh air and sunshine into the home. Have all closets, cabinets and other 'dark spaces' open so that as much natural light as possible can enter those spaces. After 2-3 hours take a broom and 'sweep' out each room (this is symbolic and you do not have to really sweep) focus your thoughts on sweeping (pushing) out all negative energies / entities /thoughts. Close home up after completing each room of your home... Please do not forget your garage if you have one. (Optional) Light incense (sandalwood or Dragons-blood works well for me) and let aroma fill the home, and/or play a tape that contains your favorite Church/Positive, Upbeat (songs that give you good thoughts) songs before you begin sweeping.

Day two (or three): Once again open all curtains, windows and doors. Take a White candle (Optional) to the center most point of the home, sit on the floor and place candle in front of you. Light the candle (visualize a white ball of light) and then focus on the flame... Visualize the flame (white light) filled with positive thoughts, energy. (Say a prayer at this time if you so desire... Ask for cleansing positive energy to fill the candles flame/white light). Hold this 'image' in your mind and then visualize the flame (light) slowly expanding outward, visualize it filling the room your in, every corner and 'dark space'. Continue to visualize it's outer edges pushing away (burning away) any and all negative energies/entities out and away from each room in your home. Once you have visualized this flame (light) filling your entire home, picture it expanding to your property lines. Hold this image in your mind for a few moments then visualize 'anchoring' this flame (light) where you are sitting which is the center most point of your home. Once you have done this. Take a deep breath, relax a few moments and then blow out the candle. (If you didn't use a candle just let yourself relax a moment or two.) "

Now you can create a shield for yourself using the 'home shield' technique but instead of focusing on your home visualize the 'flame' simply surrounding you instead of your home... Best time to do this is after a nice shower using a rosemary scented soap (rosemary is good for purification and protection.)

Make sure you open your attic when you do this and ensure you visualize EVERY nook and cranny of your home when (if) you choose to use this.

Please keep us updated and feel free to ask any questions you may have.



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