Shadow in My Bedroom:
This happened when I was really young. I'm not sure how old I was but it was before I started school. I was so young that it was probably one of my first memories because it was so vivid that I still remember it even today, years later.
One night I was asleep in my room with my doll right next to me. (I mention the doll because it's part of the story.) Then I woke up and saw my doll moving away from me. I always sleep toward the edge of my bed so, at first, I thought the doll was too close to the edge and just falling off. So I pulled the doll back to my side and it happened again. This time I pulled the doll back and lifted my head to see if someone might be there, and what I saw terrified me.
It was this short little shadow just tall enough to see over the bed. The only features it had were white eyes and horns on its head. I just screamed until my mom came running into the room but when she turned the light on it was gone.
I slept in my parents' bed for the rest of the night and later when I brought it up to my mom she would tell me that it was just a bad dream. But I know it wasn't a dream because it was too real and it wouldn't have stuck with me all these years.
I've never in my life had a dream where I felt like I was awake in the dream. And I didn't have any dogs or pets at the time.
Someone Outside My Door:
I was watching TV late at night after everyone went to bed in the apartment I used to live in above my grandparents'. All of a sudden I heard the floor creaking outside my room as if someone was standing outside the door. I put my TV on mute and I could still hear it. So I opened the door and, of course, I didn't see anyone. I even checked my parents' and brother's room. I thought maybe my brother was trying to freak me out and get a good laugh, but everyone was asleep and snoring away so I went back to watching TV in my room.
This time instead of hearing the floor creak, I hear someone put their hand on the doorknob, like someone grabbed the knob. Not jiggling it but just grabbing it. So again I opened the door and checked everywhere but everyone was sleeping. So finally, I shut off my television, locked the door to my room and just went to bed.
I don't think I've ever told anyone about this, and I love reading these stories they encouraged me to share my own stories.
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