This is my first post and I am so glad I found this site!
I have a relative who has been severely depressed of late and she has been seeking professional help and is now on medication.
Anyway, she is now opening up to me as well and it turns out that she has been seeing a creature regularly.
She describes it as being a black cat/rat/bat. It sits and stares at her and if she stands up or moves, it darts under a table or chair. If she is feeling really depressed or scared then the creature gets closer.
A couple of times when she felt suicidal, the creature is a couple of inches from her face. She sees it whether alone or with other people. Sometimes it is even sitting on someone else's lap! Her shrink has told her it is a manifestation of her anxieties and depression but it sounds weird to me and perhaps something supernatural?
She hasn't said how big it is or whether she sees it in the day or at night. She did say that to begin with it would go away if she told it to but then seemed to get 'stronger' than her and would stick around.
It never made a noise and it never touched her.
Has anyone else ever heard of anything like this before or have any suggestions? She is currently on some medication that makes it go away (so perhaps it is anxiety related) but she still sees it on occasion (once every couple of months).