This happened quite a while ago, and it still happens to this day. I'm sick of it, I want it to die.
I first remember seeing it around the age of five. I'd had a rather interesting dream about skittles, and how they were planning to take over the country when I was jolted awake at 2:00 in the morning by what seemed to be nothing. I, being five, was unnerved. I felt like I was being watched. I always get that feeling, but this time it was readily apparent that my watcher was sitting in plain sight. My eyes darted around the room, finally reaching it, standing in the doorway of my room. It was like a silhouette, except of me.
It looked exactly like me, if you know what I mean. I could see that it was sort of me, but it was, well, a silhouette. It was wearing a hat... My favourite hat... Except the hat was a silhouette too. I blinked. It moved forward about a centimetre. I glanced around at everything except for it, looking for something to ward it off. When I looked away from it again (It had been getting closer each time I looked past it), I heard shallow breathing. I felt warm air down my neck. I didn't dare look around. I just ducked under the bedcovers and stayed there until morning, hearing that shallow breathing, over and over, lying in a pool of sweat until my parents woke up and the breathing stopped. I dared look up. I was feeling the happiest I'd been that week! The thing was gone! THE THING WAS GONE! That's what I thought... Oh, how bloody wrong I was.
Ever since, I've felt like I was being watched, closer than before. Now I am 13. Whenever I feel like I'm being watched, I turn around and pay close attention to my surroundings. Sometimes I see it. It disappears. Other times I don't. I no longer feel like I'm being watched.
Can somebody please explain? I have named my 'friend' "Shadow". Apparently, three of my friends have had the same experience, though I think two are jumping on the bandwagon.
Does anyone know what's going on?