Growing up, my family has always been into the spiritual side of life. I was always told not to mess with spirits, to not fear the unknown but be leery of it, and to never use Ouija boards since there was no real control.
That being said, I was always fascinated by the spiritual side of things, and couldn't get enough of it. My great, great-grandmother came from Poland with a Ouija board that had been in the family for quite some time. It was rumored to be cursed, but that is just hear-say, with no real evidence to back it up.
At fourteen, during the summer of 2010, my aunt decided that we should play with the Ouija board as a way to end the summer. We always did something fun on the last night before everyone headed home a good two weeks before school started, and since it was raining we couldn't really go out. Only girls were involved: my aunt, my two cousins, and me. While, yes, the Ouija board spelled out some things, nothing came out correctly. Everything was jumbled up and didn't spell any kind of word I knew no matter how much we mix matched the words. Everything about that night is a bit foggy, so I can't really tell you everything in detail. That really wasn't the important part anyway.
The important part is that after playing with the Ouija board I started seeing this shadow wolf. It was like a wolf made of shadows that could only be seen when it emerged from the shadows. I first noticed it racing through the trees, following me as we drove back to Baltimore. I thought that I was just seeing things out of the corner of my eye, but it became more prominent and started showing up more and more.
I've never been scared of it, and I can't really explain why. It just became a part of my life and I was getting used to it being near. It always stayed at a distance, and never came inside or anywhere close to the house. I only ever noticed it when walking somewhere, or when driving in a car.
Fast forward two years, and it began getting extremely close. It went from being across the street, to maybe three feet away from me. I was unnerved by this because within the course of two years there, was always that established distance.
A week later I was in the hospital with a busted appendix. I wasn't supposed to live through it and I was one of the lucky ones. After three weeks of being in the hospital, I was finally released. The first thing I noticed when I got outside, was that the creature was gone. I don't know how to explain this, but there was a sense of loss, I mean, it had been with me for so long and now it was just gone.
Fast forward another two years, and an old friend of my mother's is driving me back to my dad's since I lived with him during the week. While driving I thought that I noticed the creature, but I am not really sure. A week after I thought that I saw it, my mother's friend was killed.
I don't mean to ramble on, and maybe I lost a few people with this, but I've been really confused as of lately. I can't find anything about the shadow wolf, and while some people have similar stories, it isn't quite the same. The wolf didn't have yellow eyes, and it definitely didn't have a solid body. It could only exist in the shadows. I don't know if there is anyone with the answers, but I am tired of thinking that I am seeing things and going crazy.
Ever since it showed up again, I have started noticing other stuff. I wrote it off as me being tired, or having an active imagination, but my little sister noticed the shadow person too. I am kind of scared to acknowledge that there is something there, but at the same time I am curious as to what exactly is going on.
I can't keep this to myself anymore, and I am tired of pretending that things are normal. I am sorry for spilling all of this out, but I have been holding it in since I was 14.