My father's side of the family has always been kind of a mess (divorce, lawsuits, gang problems, etc!) that's why it was seldom for my family to visit them. I only had a three cousins that I was pretty close to, the oldest was Joey (he was a year older then me, I was 8) the second born Amy (6) and the youngest Emily (4).
They lived in the second floor of a three-floored building, so they had a good view of the neighbourhood. Even though Joey was closest to my age I liked hanging out with Emily. Amy and Emily shared the same room and in thier room there was large closet that was used for their toys and clothes. It also had a window inside, but it was stuck shut so you could never open it.
Anyway, every time I walked in their home I felt so glum, I didn't know why. My aunt Mary (she's not the one who gave me the doll) was a bit of neat freak, she kept the house spotless. Amy and Emily's toys would always end up all over the floor and aunt Mary would always put them back in the closet, but here's the weird part.
My cousins and I would play in the backyard with our grandma, the doors would be locked and nobody would be inside and yet somehow the toys ended up all over the floor again. My aunt used to put them in time out for not putting their toys away and they would always say, "it wasn't me", but she didn't believe them. I did because was with them when it happened, I told her that and she said not to make excuses for them.
You would always get a negative feeling when you were around their closet, I asked my cousins about that, Joey and Amy didn't know anything, but Emily did. She said that there was something in there; she referred to it as "sombra" (Spanish for shadow). My sister and brother didn't notice anything either, but when I went in there you felt watched, Emily felt it too.
She only told her siblings and me about that. Her mom became a believer soon after, one night my family went to see a movie at their home. Amy was feeling chilly, so my aunt went to get her a sweater from the closet. She ran out shrieking and she was so pale! We asked her what happened this is what she said.
"I went in to get the sweater and it was cold inside even though the window was shut. Then I felt sick and when I looked at the wall I saw this moving shadow." She described the shadow being wide with this sort of pointed, lopsided head, with long crocket arms.
After that we didn't visit them for over four years. When I went back (I was 12) I found out their family had been having a lot of trouble, so much so that the parents ended up divorcing. My aunt took away all the furniture and didn't want custody of my cousins. I also found out that Emily was really quite at school and when I asked her why, she just said "because". She also kept saying "I have no mom because of sombra"