I am Sakshi and I am 18 years old. I have always felt intrigued by the supernatural phenomena although I had not experienced one myself, until last year when I had my first brush with the paranormal. My narrative is quite long so please bear with me and my pathetic English of course!
As a preface, I would like to tell you that my family which includes my dad, mum and my elder brother (who lives in Delhi) are total skeptics and don't tolerate such talks in the house. Also we do not have any history with the metaphysical and everyone is highly religious in my house. Now a little briefing about my house where this incident took place. I live in a two-storied house and my room is on the upper floor. In front of it is the terrace. Our neighbour's house is quite similar to our house and their terrace is also like ours only with slight modifications. In the middle of the colony is a big and beautiful park with big trees all around the walking track. There are houses all round the park.
Now coming back to my narrative. Last year during mid-September, I had my half-yearly exams going on and the incident first happened on 9th of September to be exact. I was studying in my room as I had my physics exam the following day. Around 10:30 in the night I decided to stretch myself a bit and go grab a breath of fresh air as I had been studying for close to 4 hours continuously. I went to the terrace which was sufficiently lit by a CFL. There was a good wind and I felt relaxed. As I was walking I happened to glance at my neighbour's terrace wall (they have cemented structure built like a shade to cover the staircase) and I saw a black silhouette which moved from one end to the other end of the wall. There was no one on the terrace so I was a little puzzled but then shrugged it off as my imagination. After few minutes I again looked and still it was there same as before. I thought my mind was playing tricks as I was quite stressed out and tired too as I had been studying since 5 in the morning. Therefore, I locked the door and went to sleep.
A week passed by and I got really busy in my exams so the incident got blurred and also I did not come to the terrace those days. Towards the end pf the month, it happened again.
My exams had ended quite well and I was pleased. I was strolling on the terrace, this time a little early around 9. I had taken a nice shower and was feeling fresh as a flower. I again saw that silhouette on the wall and though I was startled at first, nevertheless this time I decided to look more carefully. I could make out easily that it was a man's profile not full, but from the chest and above with broad shoulders. I stopped in my tracks. It was continuously moving, like when you are restless and you pace the floor. My first thought was that maybe my mind was again playing tricks so I closed my eyes inhaled sharply and then opened it gain, but it was still there. In normal circumstances I would have run for my life as I am one heck of a weak-hearted gal! But curiosity took the better of me and I thought of possible explanations.
First I thought it was my shadow but there is quite a distance between the two terraces and also I was still while it was in motion. So I dismissed it. Then I looked down towards the road to see if there was anyone but it was deserted though such a notion seemed absurd cause the wall was so high. Then I thought that maybe the trees in the park could have cast their shadow as they are very tall and I might have had an illusion, but there was no wind that day and also the tree was not in front of the house and, moreover, it had never happened before that. Also a theory that someone was on the other side of the wall seemed totally erroneous.
I was freaked out and I rushed inside the safety of my room. As I entered my room I felt as if a weight had lifted and I was at peace (maybe because I have my pooja ghar joined to my room which is interlinked and also I have pictures of deities on the wall of my room). Next morning I decided to probe a little in the matter. I could not go and ask anything directly to my neighbours as I would have been grounded for talking such crap and spreading rumors. So I decided to go on some other pretext but my mom told me that they had gone on a vacation last night only. I shard my experience with my mom who did not take much notice and said that I was imagining it as she had never seen anything. But she gave me a locket containing lord Krishna's photo (as I am myself a very ardent devotee of lord Krishna).
I let the matter drop for the time being. A month passed and I never sighted it gain. So even I came to the conclusion that maybe I was hallucinating or something.
During early December my best friend Kritika came to my house for a sleepover. Let me tell you that she has been seeing things out of her peripheral vision since childhood and also is an empath, so she is quite sensitive to stuff like this. At night, we went to the terrace with two mugs of hot chocolate and were having a nice cozy chat when Kritika suddenly stopped midway. I followed her gaze and I saw the silhouette again. My heart almost leaped into my mouth and blood froze in my veins seeing 'it' again. Kritika had turned pale as if all the color had drained from her face and she stood there staring at it as if in a trance. I called her thrice but she did not respond. I got really petrified and shook her violently by the shoulders. She suddenly snapped out. She grabbed my hand and rushed to my room, locking the door behind her. We both were shaken and I asked her why she behaved like that. She told me the as she looked at that she suddenly felt a surge of emotions inside her unlike anything she knew or had experienced before. She could not put her finger on what kind of feeling it was but it was so overwhelming that she felt that she had to go away from it anyhow.
We went to the pooja ghar and prayed to the lord after which we felt relaxed. We did not tell it to my parents as they would have worried and my dad was not doing well at that time. So we went to sleep.
Next morning, we told everything to my mom who got worried naturally, though she found it hard to believe. She told us not to worry and believe in the power of the lord. We went and asked our neighbours about it casually only, without sounding too serious but they said that they had also not experienced anything and none of them was upstairs at that time. We reached a dead end there.
Five months have passed and this never happened again. During this period, Kritika came over many times and even she did not see anything. We thanked lord for sending it away whatever it was. But still, when I think of it I cannot make either head or tail of it.
One thing I would like to mention though I am not sure of its relevance here. Last year in February, my neighbour's granddad passed away due to stroke. He was 92 and was quite fond of my family, especially my brother and me. I mentioned this cause I thought that maybe you all can relate something. Apart from this, they do not have a history and their family is also quite happy.
It is my request to all the experienced people on the site to throw some light on the matter and bashers stay away please! If you believe this story is a fabrication keep it to yourselves only (sorry, I don't intend to be rude). I have posted this just because I believe that you may not think that I am nuts!