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Followed by a Dark Figure


There is a fair amount of psychic ability that seems to run through the women of my family. Ever since I was a child I would have small bursts of psychic experiences like deja vu, dreams that would come true and just knowing things before they happened. However when I hit puberty this all changed.

I started to feel as though I were being watched, it was a thick panicking feeling that I would be overwhelmed with suddenly. I mentioned my experiences and feelings to my mother and she would always tell me to "pray it away". My mother has many experiences of her own but does not see her ability as a gift and prays to God to take it away. I tried this and it seemed to help for a while, then one day it got much, much worse.

One day, in the middle of the afternoon, I was home alone. I walked into the living room and I was stopped in my tracks. The living room was empty, but looming in my mind was this tall black figure standing in front of the couch. The only way I can properly explain it would be to say that he was invisible to the naked eye but I could see him with my mind.

Ever since that day he's always been near. I can see him with my mind if he's in the house, but when he's not I can tell how far away he is by the "thick" or "heavy" feeling he gives me. The closer he is the thicker or heavier the feeling is, and if he's in the house I see him. I have gotten somewhat used to his shocking appearance but he frightened me so much at first. He is very, very tall and sickly thin. He's all black and has very long fingers, they almost look like claws. His arms are long too, everything about him is long... Arms, legs, face, fingers everything. He doesn't have regular feet either... His feet are hooked and he stands on his toes. He looks as though if I were to touch him he would feel like sand, very rough.

I think what scares me the most about him is that I don't know what he wants. Whenever I see him he is just standing there, I never actually see him walking or moving, and he never talks. I can't see any facial features either so I can't even begin to tell what he is feeling. I get the feeling that he wants something from me though... In times of pain, sickness, or stress he gets closer to me. When I'm stronger I can keep him out of the house, but when I'm sick, hurt or tired he's right there in the room with me. I still have other more mild psychic experiences like deja vu. I have that a lot actually. But I don't understand what this means. I'm afraid.

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RedWolf (31 stories) (1292 posts)
9 years ago (2015-09-11)
I don't know where you live but I *think* that the English people were the first to believe that a pure black dog was a harbinger of death many many
Years ago. When they came to America the superstition came over with them. Now most people don't believe that anymore and those who do are just superstitious, just like people who think that a black cat crossing their paths is bad luck. Although some people say they have "visions" of black dogs and that means there will be a death in the family. Then when a 98 year old relative dies they swear it's because of the "vision" they had. [ laughs ]
I personally don't believe in either superstition and I have 3 dogs and a puppy. One dog is almost all black, she has a little white on her back legs. I also have a black and brindle and a black brindle dog. The puppy is a Malamute who just turned 4 months old today and weighs 44 pounds. I used to own a Newfoundland Hound/Chow mix. He had a long black hair, a black tongue and yellow eyes. We named him Bear and he scared the hell out of everyone who didn't know him.
zzsgranny (18 stories) (3329 posts) mod
9 years ago (2015-09-11)
RyanMaze: The comments section is intended for comments pertaining to the story. We do not allow posting one's story in anyone elses comments thread. Sorry. You'll have to be patient until we can review your submission. 😊
RyanMaze (1 stories) (2 posts)
9 years ago (2015-09-10)
I did but its under review and I've felt very uncomfortable today so I posted it here in hopes I could get a quicker answer
lexi-loo (1 stories) (175 posts)
9 years ago (2015-09-10)

I think you may have meant to post this in the story section which comes under 'submit my story'... You should maybe copy and paste it in the story section as this is a quite an old story and I'm not sure if many people will read it 😊
Petrova (1 posts)
13 years ago (2011-11-08)
What could be the reason for the interest
of this dark figure of a man's life?... Bobshailer, your response provoked my interest... Please tell more about Belial. What could be the reason a person who does not deal with magic, witchcraft, occultism, etc. To have frequent meetings with such a phenomenon?... I apologize for my bad English. Greetings from Bulgaria:)
Archangel01 (1 posts)
13 years ago (2011-03-29)
One time I heared dog noises in my house and when I turned around I saw a dog figure running away and it was pure black. What is it?
MissHill (6 stories) (67 posts)
14 years ago (2010-04-01)

Looks like that, I don't know how that goes, and now I don't think it was called a music box, and it goes across, up back the other way and down, as I said rectangle

Sorry I don't know how to deal with something like that
MissHill (6 stories) (67 posts)
14 years ago (2010-04-01)
I don't know if you have this fair ride called 'Music Box' basically a row of seats that go up and back down in a circle/rectangle, anyway I had deja vu when I was in mid air riding it with a friend I had only met 7 months earlier, and it wasn't just the ride it was her as well it was freaky to be having it in mid air!

Sorry that's all I got
xLaurzx (1 posts)
15 years ago (2009-04-24)
Your'e story sounds very much like mine, I can see a black figure everywhere I go, at home, at school but I see some kind of hooded figure. I also have that feeling, I know what you mean. Can you feel anything? Something tapping on your shoulder? Please tell me more. 😊
Laura x
Becca (1 posts)
16 years ago (2008-11-01)
I have a story but I can't publish it on here yet for the simple reason it just won't let me. I get Déjà vu all the time and I also have dreams that come true too. Believe it or not but my story is about a Black figure well... Two black figures. I have only seen them once but a couple of days after seeing them two black crows were sitting on my fence. They stayed there for three days even after me chasing them of. Obviously they might not be the two same black crows the whole time but... It's a possibility.

Thanks for sharing your experience with us!

Love from
jayman3381 (1 stories) (3 posts)
16 years ago (2008-09-24)
I have had a similar experience and the way you describe the longness of his fingers, hands, face and feet are almost identical to what I saw. It is my personal belief that this is not a shadow apparition but a demon. Since my encounter on Halloween night 2003 I have wondered if anybody has seen what I saw and why it came for me. My theory is that when you get depressed, lose your sense of self worth or in my case, do things you are not proud of you weaken your spiritual constitution and become vulnerable to his influences. I have not posted my story yet but I will soon. Please, read it when you get a chance and send a comment on this site or e-mail me with your thoughts. Thank you for the graet story.
Piscivorus (1 posts)
16 years ago (2008-08-24)
I actually have seen almost exactly what you've described. I was still a child when I saw it but I remember it clearly. Only thing that seems different is the fact that it seemed like it was there right in front of me. Also when I looked up at the dark figure it was looking at me from a hall way. As soon as I gave it eye contact it ducked into a doorway but, was still half visible. Almost seemed like it didn't want to be noticed. Anyways I just wanted to briefly share my experience because I randomly got the urge to see if anyone else has seen something like this.
SeeThroughMe (1 stories) (1 posts)
16 years ago (2008-06-02)
Bobshailer- I was very interested in what you had to say, I would like to know more about this demon.
princess123 (7 stories) (186 posts)
16 years ago (2008-04-24)
awwwwwww... That sounds and looks scary! Hope you are alright did the ghost do anything else to you your family friends...etc...?
Bobshailer (8 posts)
16 years ago (2008-04-13)
I study demonology as a hobby, and different demons actually have different personalities, so you can often tell what demon is involved from the nature of the encounter.

Demons definately feed off of negative emotion, so it makes sense that the activity is more pronounced when you're feeling negative emotions. In fact demons seem to deliberately provoke negative emotion in people so they can feed on it.

SeeThroughMe - If it's a demon it could be Belial, he tends to show himself as a dark figure, he also tends to stand and stare at people from a distance, but doesn't confront or attack them directly. He also hides his face (since he's a coward), plus he doesn't say anything. Although he usually appears as a hooded figure, but maybe he felt like a change.
FRAWIN (guest)
16 years ago (2008-01-20)
Hello SeeThroughMe. At first reading I came to the conclusion that you were just imagining things but upon closer reading and more serious pondering I figured it was possible. If a person could have a "haunted house" then it is also possible to have a haunted mind.
My advice is to take every precaution to keep him out of your mind. Just as you would lock the doors and windows of your home to keep it safe from prediators, do your mind the same way - after all your mind is where YOU live. I wouldn`t care what he wants. You wouldn`t open the door to a intruder to see what he wanted, would you? God Bless.

whitebuffalo (guest)
16 years ago (2008-01-20)
Hello SeeThroughMe,
I know you tried to explain how you see this dark figure but I am still trying to get a grasp of it. He/she is not really there, you just "imagine" (for lack of a better word, I do not mean to imply that you are simply imagining things) he/she is?
The distortion of his features is not something that I have encountered. But if I have the picture clear in my mind, it would sound as if he was still in the process of figuring out how to make himself clear to you, that is if I have a clear idea of what he physically appears to you as. I wonder, as you "see" him in your mind, could you ask him what he wants "through" you mind also?
Thank you for your story.

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