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My story begins from the age of 2, ever since then I have been in and out of hospitals for issues with my ears. When I was younger, I always talked and interacted with a man named Logan, who remained my best friend until I got old enough for real friends. I never put much thought into it and eventually forgot all about him, until my mother mentioned him to me about 4 years ago.

I started to think back on it really hard to try and remember what "Logan" looked like. Then he came to me in a dream and told me, and I quote "I have never left you and I never intend to leave you." I woke up freaked out beyond believe that night because it seemed too real.

I continued to have the dreams for roughly a year then they just stopped. Until about 6 months ago, roughly 2 1/2 years later, then I saw him standing next to my door. He looked like he darkness itself. It was like he was shadow and I could see his ribs and eyes because they were glowing. I screamed so hard I lost my voice for the next day. I live in very conservative Indiana, which people do not accept stories like this. I have seen him nearly every night since and he is getting relentless in his requests.

I do not know what he is, but he doesn't feel normal. So if someone knows info on why he is here with me or what he is, please help me. He hasn't tried to hurt me, but I know he can touch me because I remember he used to carry me around my room when I was younger.

P.S I'm not a good writer, so if it seems a little everywhere I apologize.

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kariorit (1 stories) (23 posts)
9 years ago (2015-02-03)
How did the cleansing go? I was going to recommend Rooks, but saw that somebody already did. I agree that you are not powerless against this thing... And nobody had the right to control you...
snowraven37 (1 stories) (10 posts)
9 years ago (2015-02-02)
Wow, that's frightening but pretty cool!
What I think is that Logan probably died somewhere around your house before you moved in.
He probably was very lonely, and made friends with you when you were younger.
Because you were his only friend, he probably grew attached to you and hasn't ever left you...
If he really starts to freak you out, I would suggest asking for an explanation. He may answer back.
Good Luck!
❤ - snowraven37
nillix91 (1 stories) (12 posts)
9 years ago (2015-01-31)
Thanks Elnora. I will be doing a cleansing tomorrow. I will let everyone know how it goes and honestly though... I could care less of what people think of me. You also have to know how to bring it up to them and really anyone else. My technique of doing so results in less "yeah right" moments.
elnoraemily (guest)
9 years ago (2015-01-29)
I am happy to hear that you were honest with your psychologist- few people tend to be fully honest out of fear of being judged, at least at first. It's good that you got a fully checkup, from cognitive testing to actual MRI's.

I would also agree that a cleansing seems to be the best choice.
nillix91 (1 stories) (12 posts)
9 years ago (2015-01-28)
Thank you tweed and valkricry. I like the incense idea for sure and I'll try that shielding method, I have considered zen meditation. Maybe if I combine that with some techniques I'll get good results. I have 3 friends that are zen fanatics so I may go to one of thier gatherings.

Valk, yes I did tell the psychologists everything, but they did so many tests from brain scans to mental tests. Everything came out to be normal, like I said I tried to tell them they were wrong but it didn't matter.
valkricry (49 stories) (3275 posts) mod
9 years ago (2015-01-28)
Now, I am NOT saying you do suffer from a mental illness, but were you forth coming when you talked with the psychologist (s)? It just seems to me that if you told one that you have a 'shadow' telling you to do harmful things, that they'd at least have you in counseling. Now, hear me out on this: counseling is a GOOD thing especially in your situation, because they will help you gather the tools you need to keep resisting him.
We have a poster here named Rookdygin, that has a cleansing/shielding method on his profile. Many on this site have used it and say it gives really good results. Http://
The other thing I can suggest is when Logan starts talking, drown him out. Recite a prayer, or a verse that you feel good about, or sing a song that makes you feel good. You can even do this silently. The trick is to focus your mind away from him.
I hope this is of some help. Keep us posted.
Tweed (35 stories) (2501 posts)
9 years ago (2015-01-28)
A cleansing ritual seems to be personalized to every individual. That is everyone has their own ways of doing them or their own spin on a traditional method.

You'd be right to be cautious about what you read online as there's a lot of nonsense out there.

My advice is to do what feels right to you.

One of my music teachers was big on visualization techniques where you see in your minds eye positive things happening to you and around you. This is pretty much the basis of all cleansing rituals.
She taught me what she called a 'grounding exercise' which I still use to this day. It's a form of meditation.

You get yourself comfortable and relax, close your eyes and imagine white light coming down and entering you through the top of your head. Imagine it softly flowing through your entire body filling you with positive energy and cleansing away all the negative energy.
Then imagine your feet are becoming at one with earth so to speak. (This is the grounding part.) See your feet like tree roots absorbing nutrients from the ground up. This nutrients comes up your body and centers your feelings and thoughts.

I know it sounds like hogwash but I've been using visualization technique since my early teens, they've helped me a lot.

My mum uses a technique she calls 'golding' where she visualizes a gold protective barrier over herself, her house or anywhere she feels bad energy.

Scented candles, oil burners, incense are popular tools for protecting the home. Some cleansing rituals use these kinds of tools in a ritual. But you don't have to spend money on anything special to do one effectively.
I use incense a lot, not just for protecting but for creating an atmosphere and I love the smell.

I really want to say this next thing in caps lock because it's something I feel very passionate about. I used to live over the road from a fireman and he said a high percentage of house fires start from candles and the like. Since anyone could read this I'd like to say...

CANDLES, INCENSE, OIL BURNERS all have one thing in common:


Hate to create such negativity but yeah, it's important!
On cleansing, I noticed this here yourghoststories site has a few links to other websites that might be useful for cleansing rituals. Might be useful to check out.
It all boils down to visualization really, just do whatever feels right to you.
nillix91 (1 stories) (12 posts)
9 years ago (2015-01-27)
Tweed, yes, I have considered mental illness. There is no history of it in my family, but I have went to several doctors and psychologists and I've even had MRI'S to see if I have a tumor pressing against my brain. I have come back normal with all of it...I've even tried to tell them they are wrong so I wouldn't have to accept he is real... And I only drink on occasion, like when I got a buddy over at the house or you know and I never get hammered drunk ever...don't care too much for the taste of beer or liquor.

I have never heard of a cleansing ritual. What do I have to do in order to get it done? Should I look it up? I may be 23, but I was raised like someone from the sixties. Not too good with tech stuff. Thanks.
RitaCMW (2 stories) (16 posts)
9 years ago (2015-01-27)
Nillix91 I agree strongly with Tweed's suggestion that you see a doctor, if only to rule out a medical problem. Once you have ruled that out, a cleansing ritual may help. It is alarming that you fear he may want to use you as a weapon. No one or thing has the right to terrify you or to try to control you.
Tweed (35 stories) (2501 posts)
9 years ago (2015-01-26)
The glow of the man I see looks like a neon sign soft glow. It's pink with undertones of blue. He's mostly dark though. His outlines are somewhat glowing, if that makes sense. But his clothes look normal.

No one, spirit or otherwise, has the right to use you or threaten you or make you feel bad in any way.
Have you or are you aware of cleansing rituals? Cleansing yourself and your living space will put up a protective barrier so that nothing untoward can get to you.
Regardless of how powerful Logan is, if you feel his intentions aren't pure I strongly suggest finding a cleansing routine. It doesn't matter what method you use, just go for what makes sense to you.

The glowing weirdo that visits me from time to time isn't the nicest ghost either. He's very creepy but I like him regardless, we have a peaceful understanding. But that might not be right for you with Logan.

Also, and I don't mean this to sound rude or judgmental, please don't take it as such. Have you ever considered the possibility of a physical explanation such as metal illness or some form of hallucination brought on by alcohol etc?
It's very important to rule things of this nature out. Obviously when you were young you weren't drinking. But even still I would try to cover all bases if it were me.
nillix91 (1 stories) (12 posts)
9 years ago (2015-01-26)
P.S. What is the color of the glow you see tweed?

Griff, requests I would rather not talk about... Just know I'm strong enough to resist at the time being. He started talking in my dreams at first, until I challenged him one night. Just has gotten out of control, he doesn't stop... Every 2 or 3 hours... I hear him. It is starting to drive me up the wall. It really got even more scary when he started answering questions I would ask someone who would be with me.

Ex: Me: "Hey bro, want a beer" Logan: "He wants a shot of jack in your Purdue shot glass" Buddy: "Na, but I will take a shot of jack, if you got it, in old faithful (Purdue Shot glass) "
nillix91 (1 stories) (12 posts)
9 years ago (2015-01-26)
Tweed- Logan doesn't wear a coat, but it's not like he is naked or that I see flesh. Maybe that is why you can't see ribs on the one who follows you. He would only speak to me in my dreams at first, then one night I woke up and saw him (as usual) and stood up and said "you want some? Come get it!" I got very sick for a few days, after sometime he started talking to me again... But during the day now. So I think he could have attached to me even more, I don't know. I am 6'7 and 345 lbs, I fear I will make a good weapon for him. Maybe why he chose me...
Griff84 (5 stories) (289 posts)
9 years ago (2015-01-26)
Hi nillix91,

You say he is 'getting relentless in his requests'...what exactly is he requesting of you? And does he only converse with you while you are asleep and dreaming?

Thanks 😊
Tweed (35 stories) (2501 posts)
9 years ago (2015-01-26)
Nillix, I'm sorry you're feeling so terrified.
Your story has really struck a chord with me.

I've been seeing a similar partly 'glowing' dark shadow of a man since I was 2 as well. Mine has never spoken though. He wears a long coat so I can't speak to glowing ribs, but his eyes sort of glow.
I don't know if it's relevant or not but I've had issues with my ears all my life too. There's probably no connection between ear problems and weird glowing shadow men, but it's intriguing none the less.

I'm sorry I don't have any real insight to offer. I don't have a clue who or what these men are. But wanted to let you know I kind of get what you're describing.

You said he's getting relentless in his requests, can I ask what are his requests?
It's astonishing that he picked you up when you were a kid. That could have been a dream, perhaps one he was able to influenced.
nillix91 (1 stories) (12 posts)
9 years ago (2015-01-25)
You know its hard for me to understand... I just wake up at random times and I'll see him. He looks like a shadow, like all jet black, but then I can see like dim glow of a skeletal body in that figure. I mean I've been closed my eyes and shook my head and I open them and he is still there. I know it sounds crazy... Trust me I don't even fully understand it... I even see him in my dreams and I hear him speaking all the time, not only at night. You know like little whispers of stuff. I'm never in my house alone... Completely terrifies me and I'm a big guy. Never been so scared in my life.
valkricry (49 stories) (3275 posts) mod
9 years ago (2015-01-23)
A bit confused by the description too. Did you mean you could see his ribs (on a shadow?), and his eyes glowed? Or like elnora asks that both the ribs abd eyes glowed?
elnoraemily (guest)
9 years ago (2015-01-23)
His ribs were glowing? How can someone's ribs be glowing? Sorry, that probably sounds rude, but I am having a bit of trouble understanding that. Was he a shadow or a skeleton?

As someone who grew up in small town Indiana, I have found a large portion of people believe in the paranormal there. I am sure a friend there would be willing to talk to you about it.

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