I have sent this story to other groups discussing shadow people before, but no one helped me much!
So, for a background this story happened when I was going through a very difficult period of my life... Suffice to say that the house I lived in had witchcraft practiced in it (we think) and that I was not living in that house voluntarily!
My 2 younger siblings and I shared a bedroom. The bedroom was in a rundown state and on that day my step mother decided that her store room needed the A/C more than we did. In the UAE'S heat that decision was inhumane, but then again her decisions were always so. But I digress.
The room's door led to a long narrow yard, more like a roofless hallway. To enter that yard you needed to use the kitchen door, which was a creaky old thing that made a ruckus whenever opened. Once past it there was a sink and a bathroom to your left. Right after that there was a man hole on the floor with a led that clanged loudly if any weight was put on it, including people's, the yard was so narrow that there was no avoiding stepping on that led. This usually alerted us that someone is coming our way down the yard. Right after the led, on your left hand side, there was the storage room door then our room's door. The right hand wall was all windows and window A/Cs from the main house then. Straight ahead was a 3 meters high wall creating a dead end. I think it is worth mentioning here that obviously the only way to the yard was through the rickety kitchen door or climbing down from the roof or wall.
So, it was summer and the air conditioner was removed so we had to sleep while the door was open... I had this bad feeling so I argued with my brother as to not leave it open... I told him that if he insists on opening it; then he should be the one sleeping at the door and no matter what he should never leave me closest to the door. He agreed and we left the door open with him sleeping on a mat at it and me on another close to but not at the door like him with my head in the door's direction. However, at midnight my brother got up and moved on to another mat away from the door... That made me the closest to it as I was afraid... I saw him move and was about to tell him to go back but I was too hot and annoyed to argue with a sleepy kid (he was around 12 at the time). I really regretted that one hour later.
Now, I am very light sleeper... And it was hot and I was uncomfortable so I was lying on my back fully awake but with a hazy mind out of boredom when I heard the clang of the led! That woke me up completely! I didn't hear the kitchen door open! Even if someone climbed in I could hear them because the floor was covered in a layer of cement; even a bug can be heard when it walks on it at such a silent night!
After the clang came footsteps so I looked up while still lying down to see who is coming. I swear upon my life that I saw this shadow of a human shape... Only that you can't see a human who is about 2.5 to 3 meters high wandering in your house at night... It was walking towards our room, gaze fixed upon me and coming to my direction. I froze with fear and the fact that this shadow was heading straight to me didn't help. When he reached me he knelt on his knees and sat on the floor nest to my mat, slipped his hands under my head and gently lifted it up it on to his lap... And then bent over onto my ear and started whispering something. I was too scared and I could only say stuff like "leave me" or "go". The scary thing is that this exact same position was one my little sister used to do to me and I liked it. Putting my head on her lap and whispering into my ear or singing together.
After a minute or so of whispering and me scared half to death and not even listening to anything said he put my head back gently on the floor and left the same way he came. When I heard the clang of the led again I got up and banged the door closed. I never allowed anyone to open it that night again.
I still sleep with the lights on and lock my door with the key, even years later and in my own apartment.