I'm writing this to know what these things are and what to do if I see them again.
It was when I was a young. Me, my sister's and my dad were all out on bonfire night. It was nothing special, just a walk, and it was getting dark. Me and my sisters saw a small bonfire going on near the forest, so we went into the forest to get a closer look. It was a big drop down and we had to walk on a small ridge, so we were being careful not to slip. Everything was going fine, but we never got to see that bonfire, because we saw something else first. We looked down the ridge and right at the bottom, rooting through the leaves for some reason (I have bad eyesight so I couldn't see it in detail) was a shadow. Not a 2D shadow, a full 3D one. It was just completely black, in the shape of a man. It looked up at me and my sisters and then vanished. After it vanished, we saw the leaves and undergrowth being trampled and pushed aside as if somebody was running through them. We ran away after that, too scared to do anything.
I was also talking to my friend one day and he told me about how one day when he was in yet again another forest (not the same one that I was in) he saw a shadow (same description as the one I saw) watching him, but this time it didn't run, it just stared at him, so he ran away, just like I had.
12 years old. I was enjoying a nice sleep when I woke up at the early time on 5:00, looking back at it now, I noticed that I was sort of frozen, but it was fine because I didn't want to move anyway. As I looked on the floor I saw something that still scares me still today, a sort of small thing running across the floor on all fours, its complete strangeness got my heart beating. I share a room with my brother, and it ran towards him, then vanished. It was also a shadow, but obviously a different one to the other two. Since that day I have had no visits, but sometimes I have brief sightings of dark shadows running past me. Please help, answer those two questions I asked at the beginning, but any other help would be a great help.
Me- Good grades, good at computers and English. Interested in paranormal life but never done any rituals or anything. Had a couple of girlfriends but not anymore.
Friend- Quite violent, but doesn't do anybody harm. Plays lots of games. Not as good grades as me in school. Also believes in paranormal life, but never got into it. Has NEVER had a girlfriend.
Sister 1- Young. Plays with dolls. Scared of paranormal life but (as far as I know) has never got into it.
Sister 2- Again, scared of paranormal life. Also has never gotten into it.
Brother- Quite angry and can be mean to me. Often punches me and makes me do things for him. He annoys me a lot.ƒ¼
Family- Non-religious big family.
Area- Wales, UK.