I've been a fan of this site for a long time but I've never taken the time to write about any of my own experiences. I have a little free time right now so I thought I'd finally share. This is not a scary ghost story; just a strange experience that happened to me. A few years ago when I was around six months pregnant, I was sleeping in bed with my husband and our cat.
We live in Norway and in the summertime the sun doesn't go all the way down. So, although it was middle of the night or early morning (not exactly sure as I didn't check the time) it wasn't completely dark in our bedroom. I woke up from sleep because I felt my husband standing at his side of the bed. Which is not unusual because he wakes up early to get ready and go to work. But he never just stands there until I wake up. Anyway, I watched him (a dark shadow shaped as a man) move from his side of the bed and walk over to where the dresser is near the foot of the bed. Since it was dark in our room but not pitch black, I could see the shadow and realized very quickly that it wasn't my husband. It was a man, but not the build of my husband. The shadow man was tall and thin. My husband is big like a body builder and not as tall. I looked over to my right and my husband was there sleeping. I looked back at where the shadow was standing at the foot of the bed. At that moment, the shadow made a startled jerking movement. Shoulders went up and arms kind of flailed. Like it was surprised that I saw him and was startled. Immediately the shadow quickly disappeared into the wall behind it. More like quickly evaporated.
This shadow man had no features, just looked like a regular shadow you would see of yourself on the pavement during a sunny day. It all happened quickly. And the strange thing is that I looked down at my cat who was lying near my big pregnant stomach. She had watched the whole thing and was looking directly toward the shadow too. When the shadow disappeared, she jumped off the bed and ran toward that wall, which is right next to the bedroom door. She then exited the room and I rolled over and went back to sleep. Sleep was no joke when I was pregnant. I am not sure but to me, the shadow didn't feel attached to our house but more like it was checking up on me, maybe because I was pregnant. The reason why I think this is because I didn't feel scared or uncomfortable. In fact, it seemed so startled by me instead.
This isn't the only experience I've had in my lifetime or in this residence. Another quick experience in this condo was when my mom was visiting after our baby was born. She told me she was awake in the living room late one night, texting on her phone and the baby's floor gym flew across the floor. No explanation as to how since we were all asleep and everything was still.
I don't know the exact history of our condo but I think it was built early 90's and no deaths in our residence. It is a really small, quiet and safe neighborhood so I think we would have heard if something strange had happened here that would result in a haunting. But the history of the town we live in is ancient. It was founded by Vikings in 997AD. Not sure about the exact area that we live in though. I guess what I'm mostly wondering about is the vibe of shadow people in general. I've read stories on here where they are menacing or creepy, yet I've also read stories similar to mine where they were no bother at all. Strange how that is.