I have written three experiences on this site about "The Stalker Clad in Black". I do not know how many people are familiar with it and I believe not that many, so I will post links to them here:
About two years ago when I was 17 years old, I was having a surge in sleep paralysis and dreams concerning a 19th century-looking man. These dreams started when I lived in New Jersey and peaked when I moved to Florida. Suddenly, the dreams and sleep paralysis just stopped and I no longer hear a chain jingling. Around that time, I had a lot of anxiety and felt mentally weak. I still get some anxiety here and there, but I am much more mentally stronger than I was. I was in a bad relationship and am now in a good one. My past stressors have been replaced with school and job hunting. I am in a much better position and am closer to my own independence, which I am sure has been a major boost in my mental clarity and perspective.
While the dreams have ended, certain phenomena have remained. I sometimes feel gentle pressure on my face or on random body parts like my thighs, hands, back, or shoulder and hear whispering voices in my house. In the past, I assumed this must be an entity touching me, but I do not know if I believe this to be the case anymore. I am older and more skeptical now. The gentle pressure I feel on my skin is probably not ghostly in origin and I believe there is a "natural" reason for this, but I have not found any explanations for it online and am wondering if anyone on here suspects what it could be. I assume it would be a form of paresthesia, but I do not know if gentle pressure falls under this category. I do not have an explanation for the whispers I get in my apartment, but I think it might just be my ears receiving pressure and sounds that my brain then interprets as words (kind of like the audible version of pareidolia if this is a thing? Yanny or Laurel?).
When I first posted my experiences, some users (I do not remember which ones) pointed in the direction of tulpas or pent-up teen energy expressing itself. I personally theorize that much of the sleep paralysis and dreams were natural and ordinary and the phenomena and stress I dealt with when awake was fodder for my imagination to run rampant.
The only experiences I believe to be true were my shadow men experiences and that of the burnt apparition I saw one night. I also believe my mother seeing my doppelganger. Now that I am a bit older, I feel embarrassed for posting my experiences regarding the stalker because I feel like members on here might have been rolling their eyes and thinking "this child is a mess of psychosis and wet dreams!". Maybe it was an entity, but I highly doubt it. Personally, I am less open about much paranormal phenomena and ignore anything that happens now whereas a younger me was a bit more receptive. I want to be left alone from whatever lies across the veil, if it is real. I am just glad the dreams are over (now that I am writing about it and alerting my brain, watch the dreams come back at full speed lol).
Thanks for reading everyone.