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Demon, Shadowman, Or What?


This happened to me a few years ago; I posted to a site once asking for help but didn't get a solid response.

Ok, So in High School, my mom went away for a vacation so I ended up sleeping in her bed for a few days, one night my brother's had some friends over, pretty normal, nothing really going on, they ended up passing out in the living room I went to my mothers room and fell asleep. I woke up to some movement at the bottom of the bed, we had 2 cats so I thought it was that, I looked down to my feet to see what he was doing and crouched down right at the bottom of the bed petting my cat was a black figure, basically just a shadow. I got SO scared, I sat straight up and pulled my legs up away from it and just couldn't take my eyes off of it.

It then noticed I guess and stood straight up, it was pretty tall, the TV behind it was shining and I could see through it a bit and I tried to see the face but there was nothing, a blank face, just all black, like a shadow.

So this is where it got freaky, for me at least!

The figure then turned and was gone out of the room in a split second, I got up, remembering that there were other people in the house, so I went out through the dining room to look into the living room, everyone was there, fast asleep.

I turned my head to the right and saw into the kitchen, the black figure was standing right in the corner of the kitchen, so I walked into the doorway and just looked at it, we just stood there like that for maybe 15-20 seconds, but it felt like forever, then all of a sudden it started coming near me and just as it got a few inches away from me it turned down the hallway, stopped for a second then was gone, out the door...

It has puzzled me for the longest time what this was?!

It gives me the worst chills whenever I think of it.

Ever since then it has always felt like someone is near me, or watching when I'm laying in bed or in a really dark room.

It's incredibly scary sometimes.

If anyone has any bit of info that would help, it would be greatly appreciated!

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april_0 (3 stories) (4 posts)
12 years ago (2010-02-12)
interesting I had an experience with a shadown being at my friends house one night and it scared the daylights out of me it mustv been like seven feet tall no exaggeration 😨
sawwheeler (13 posts)
12 years ago (2010-02-09)
if it as a demon it would want to hurt you so I doubt its a demon but what ever it just reading that story freaked me out
TraumatizedbySin (1 stories) (4 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-15)
This founds very similar to an experience I had. I wrote about it and I'm still waiting for the site to accept and publish it. All I know for sure is that prayer works. What I saw standing at the back of my bed watching over me was all black, a black who but had a white face with no features. It was leaning over looking directly at me which caused me to almost explode with fear, but as soon as I began to pray and beg God for protection it left. To this day I'm not sure what it was and have heard many similar experiences but nothing with the call white face like I saw.
roselover13 (4 posts)
13 years ago (2009-07-18)
I'd say if you really want to know about the shadowman try doing call and responce. What you do is go into your mom's room with a voice recorder asking it questions. The voice recorder would most likely pick up the shadow responces. You might find out if it's good or evil. Hopes it will help you out.
link21 (7 posts)
13 years ago (2009-06-10)
concidering the cat wasn't afraid of it and it didn't try to hurt you it probably wasn't bad actually I'm fer sure that it wasn't bad at all 😐
Moongrim (2 stories) (871 posts)
13 years ago (2009-04-21)
"I looked down to my feet to see what he was doing and crouched down right at the bottom of the bed petting my cat was a black figure, basically just a shadow. "

How very interesting. Your cat didn't mind being pet by this entity.
crystal8495 (guest)
13 years ago (2009-04-18)
hey, hey not all of them are bad. I read a story on this site about a guy who had a black figure as his friend and always protected him and brought him to the bathroom when he was afraid to go...
Bloodhare (3 posts)
13 years ago (2009-04-13)
i heard that if someone sees a shadow man,he/she will scared to death, because that's the goal of them to scare people.
Once I saw a shadow man in my dream and that dream was really real like. I felt asleep and after 10-15 seconds I had a dream (very quickly eh? 😕) and first I didn't thought that it was a dream because as I said it was very real like. Well that happened that I felt that my bed started levitating and it started to fly a round in my room very slowly. I was too scared to open my eyes, I was like "what the hell".I didn't really know what was happening, but then I opened my eyes and I saw that I was between my wardrobe and window and I saw a little girl standing in front of my at the wall next to the window watching me. She had a short curly hair and she weared a skirt. She was all black and had no face. I didn't feel any negative energy from her, but I was totally afraid, then I finally woke up. I was too scared to go back to sleep again, but I did. After that I had two other dreams too in a very quick time again. The second dream and the third dream started after 3 seconds when I felt back to sleep. After those dreams I got enough and I was very sweety, the temperature was cold though. I couldn't sleep all night, and on the next day was school. So I didn't sleep on that night anymore, I was still awake at 4:00 am too, and when I was awakened by my mom at 6:30 am, I was very energetic, but usually I'm not that "full of energy" 😢
miri_chan (6 stories) (69 posts)
13 years ago (2009-04-06)
I have a demon/shadowman too! I havde the same feeling of being watched and there are other scary experiences.
I don't believe in god but sometimes I pray thinking that the 'demons' might leave. ^^ good luck...
Vero (4 posts)
13 years ago (2009-02-25)
In my opinion, what you experienced was a ghost. If you had seen or heard a demon, you would have known (trust me.
blackhwk506 (3 posts)
13 years ago (2009-02-08)
Just rember this prayer:

Saint Michael the Archangel,
Defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
And do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host -
By the Divine Power of God -
Cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,
Who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.


It seems like a demon but I'm not sure. All I know it isn't good.
And if your scared Read Psalm 23. Pray to God also
ChrisB (6 stories) (1515 posts)
14 years ago (2008-12-11)
Hi and thank you for sharring this story with us. Indeed it was very scary! I would be scared like hell if I went through this. Mustang gave a good theory. Maybe you did corner it. Thanks for sharring. I hope to hear from you soon and take care
KimSouthO (27 stories) (1960 posts)
14 years ago (2008-12-10)
Have you had any further experiences with this figure or occurances at your home?

I am not sure why Peter feels it is necessary to cause friction. Advice is one thing, but...

Not all dark shadows are demons or negative entities. It may be all of the energy that could be garnedred to manifest.

Regardless of what you believe, I am certain this entity needs to be at peace and rest... Say some prayers for this being to cross over and find that needed rest and peace.

I and my family where members of the Catholic church for many years, I don't think purgatory is something some one can pray you out of according to Catholic doctrine, just from what I recall

God Bless!
AngelaListedMIA (21 posts)
14 years ago (2008-12-10)
have you seen it since?

If so, how often does it visit you?errr, that sounds really scarry, I don't know what I would have done. You're quite brave
mustang (5 stories) (749 posts)
14 years ago (2008-12-10)
I have had similar experiences MANY times. They are very quick to leave once you speak to them or they know you are awake and see them. It's like they speed off within less than a second and disappear before they reach the door. Kind of like warp speed. Honestly, I do not believe that you have ANYTHING to be afraid of. I to, flew out of my bed after the 'shadow man' when he darted out of the room. I did not feel threatened at the time but more curious. I looked all over the apartment and there was no one or no thing there. Just because it is black DOES NOT mean it is a demon or bad. I always had the misconception of black being bad. It is not bad all of the time. He/It probably came towards you because you cornered it in the kitchen.
Thank you for sharing your story.

JerseyGirl (3 stories) (16 posts)
14 years ago (2008-12-10)
When I see postings like the ones from Peter, it just makes me cringe. I am a practicing Catholic, and from the way he rants on, no wonder other Christian faiths think we're all deranged! Lighten up, Peter, why don't you? My late uncle, a Jesuit priest, had several paranormal experiences during his lifetime. To hear him tell the stories, it was obvious he really believed he saw unusual things, but he didn't make a federal case out of it. He was a respected and insightful priest and educator, and that is all that really matters. I learned a lot about my faith from him. Too bad more people couldn't have known him and learned about what it really means to be Catholic from him.
rookdygin (24 stories) (4458 posts)
14 years ago (2008-12-09)
I do not mean to be rude here and thank you for the references, but...

""Go therefore and TEACH all nations.""

If that is your calling and a teaching of the Church then you should welcome questions, answering them is a Great Way to Teach people about you views and beliefs.

That is just my two cents however...


peter1589 (1 stories) (10 posts)
14 years ago (2008-12-09)
It seems many of you desire a response from me. Suffice to say, it would serve no purpose. If you want to know what the Catholic Church teaches, go to the Catechism at the Holy See site, or Catholic Answers or listen to the radio or watch the internet TV at They are highly qualified to pass on the Apostolic Traditions upon which the only Church which Christ instituted was based, "Go therefore and TEACH all nations." God bless each and every one of you.

DeviousAngel (11 stories) (1910 posts)
14 years ago (2008-12-09)
Bella--"demons," which in my opinion are merely negative or evil spirits, would not necessarily have horns. Many people have experienced sightings of these beings and have not cited horns. If I am not mistaken, it is the Christian (Christian meaning every denomination of people who believe in the Bible) belief that demons are merely fallen angels who joined Lucifer in his pursuit of godly power. Wouldn't they then be excrutiatingly beautiful with angelic wings? Sometimes bad things come in beautiful packages.

Anyhow, again, redletterday, I agree with the other posters here about what it might have been. I certainly don't think that it was a demon because it was nice to your pet and it didn't make any attempt to attack or accost you.

Warmest blessings,

icescorpion99 (6 posts)
14 years ago (2008-12-09)
Redletter: I totally agree with the others. I don't believe this entity means you harm, but if you feel scared or threatened try telling it that it is making you uncomfortable and if you feel you are up to it try sending it on. Sorry for using your story for voicing such a lengthy opinion in my previous post, but I truly felt it should be done.
icescorpion99 (6 posts)
14 years ago (2008-12-09)
How refreshing it is to see a place where people recognize fundamentalism when they see it and will call the person out. Before I continue I feel I should point out that my mother was a practicing Catholic as was her entire family, and that I attended a Catholic church for quite some time. Please note that I used the past tense, my mother has passed, I have fallen out of touch with her family, and I personally have issues with the Catholic church... NOT CATHOLICS... Only the structure and teachings of the church. I noticed that you quoted the Bible, did you miss a few of the most quoted passages?...'Judge not lest thou be judged'...'Let he who is without sin cast the first stone'...Please check your narrow mind at the door.
MOTHERPANN (10 stories) (77 posts)
14 years ago (2008-12-09)
glad to see others responding to Peter, when I read his response I cringed. BA Christians teach that ONLY Jesus is the bridge to God and anyone can cast out demons in His name. We are also taught that there is no such thing as purgatory as it's not in the bible and neither is praying on a rosary or to saints. Also BA Christianity looks upon Catholics as a cult because they added to the bible, pray to saints (idols), baby Jesus, left him on the cross and many other practices that are not in the bible. It strikes them funny that they think that only priests can cast out demons. So not to start a religious war, I just wanted to say that every religion feels it's the ONLY way and everyone must convert to theirs to be saved. Each person should research all religions and find the one that makes them most comfortable and not listen to anyone scaring them into converting so they can be "saved".

Sorry redletterday for getting on my soap box on your site
Motherpann (minister)
dreamergal72 (6 stories) (793 posts)
14 years ago (2008-12-08)
ghostseer is right, sound like something from resident or travel who made had come from and land or house that are old can be something. But SOund like something you seen everyday.
Bella (1 posts)
14 years ago (2008-12-08)
Usually if its a demon you would see horns. If it was a demon/evil spirit it would have entered your body and basically it would turn you evil and your brothers and friends could have been harmed or killed by this demon in your body. See they enter your body so they can feel, smell, speak, see, and most likely they harm others and yourself at the end. Have you ever watch the discovery channel? If not they have this true events that have happened to people and they all have been the evil/demon kinds. I live in Michigan so the show is called "Haunting" and it comes on around 2pm for me. Probaly different time for you. I have had 1 experience with a evil spirit and I have nice but like to mess with you ghost in my house. Hope this has helped you. I really don't think it was a demon but a ghost who wanted to be notice for a second. Have you seen that ghost since then? Well again hope this has helped and maybe in a way eased your mind. I will be on this website again on Wednesday or you can e-mail me.
rookdygin (24 stories) (4458 posts)
14 years ago (2008-12-08)

" Additionally, the entity you see may also be a soul in purgatory which needs prayers and fasting to be let loose to see the bliss of the vision of God."

Peter, are you implying that those spirits in purgatory can 'learn and convert'? I always thought that, for Catholics, at least, purgatory was where all souls went to await Judgement Day, and on that Day they will be called forth to be Judged by their actions in life. Please tell me if I'm wrong.

I too believe in the Trinity and within the teachings of my Church the 'spirits' of those that have departed can be reached where they are at and they can learn about the plan of salvation and move on to a higher level of 'the after world'. (for lack of a better description.) Humm questions, questions, questions. Please write back Peter, I'm not trying to start an argument, I really would like to understand.


DeviousAngel (11 stories) (1910 posts)
14 years ago (2008-12-08)
peter1589--trying to scare people into converting to your brand of religion again?: (For shame! This is a place of community for people who have had experiences that they can't explain and want help with, not a place to vehemently pursue conversion of confused and frightened people. It's one thing to offer an opinion with a religious solution in mind, but it's another to try to scare someone into converting to your religion with a long list of rituals and rules.

I couldn't help thinking that you forgot to add "skip in a circle ten times while rubbing your belly and patting your head..."


finangle123 (1 posts)
14 years ago (2008-12-08)
Aside from the creepiness I think that this is a nice spirit just letting you know of its presence. I'm pretty sure it doesn't want to hurt you.
mauzie (guest)
14 years ago (2008-12-06)
Gosh that sounds so scary, I would have lost my life! Seems it's a nice spirit if it was petting your cat though so I wouldn't fear it doing you harm! Liked reading your story! Well written! 😊
Xyno (1 posts)
14 years ago (2008-12-06)
this is really interesting... Cause I saw somthing of the same thing... What I saw was a figuer drapped in black... He wore a cowboy hat... And I only saw its back but it was also very tall... Taller then any man... And for the dude that said when your laying down everything seems tall... Well in my case I was standing on the stairs so I was looking down at it... And this this was pritty tall for a human... I only saw this thing in my mind... But I'm tying to find out what it is.
shawnxmonkey (1 stories) (9 posts)
14 years ago (2008-12-06)
I am really not sure what to think of that. I mean it sounds like it could be a number of things. I have had a few encounters with Dark unexplained figures which I hope to publish here in the near future.

Like I said I have encountered a shadow like spirit in my day It sometimes to me had seems to me our minds want us to block out certain images that may be one of them.

Thanks for sharing hope to hear more from you.

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