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Black-hooded Figure


My girlfriend has been seeing this black-hooded figure around during the nighttime, and she is freaked out. It all started when she was staying at her cousin's house, and when she woke up in the middle of the night, a black-hooded figure was hunching over her. She started screaming and threw her pillow at it. The figure stepped aside and dodged her pillow. When she went to turn on a light and looked again, it was gone. This has happened a few other times, and we are both scared for her.

For some reason, it seems to get more "angry", and it has been throwing things at her. She says it lookes like the grim reaper, but a little different. I am scared for her. I used to be in the paranormal field, but I never experienced anything like this before. It is like it has a vengeance or something on her, but she has never done anything wrong in her entire life. She is becoming more and more frightened by this figure, and is becoming convinced that it is going to kill her.

Her cousin has come up to me and has explained it to me, but I am still very puzzled. I have investigated a little, but there is no signs of break-ins or anything like that. Now I am asking for some serious advice here. What do you think it is, and can you think of any reason why it is targeting her? Please help if you can, we are becoming very scared.

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temple (1 posts)
8 years ago (2014-10-19)
i have had somewhat of the same exp and until now I could not discribe what I was seeing it looked like a reaper but with out the staff thing I woke up and went to go out into my parents kitchen at the time and I saw a black figured person standing in the kitchen with long black looking hair it just stood there looking at me you could not see the face it was really scary and gave me an un easy feeling the only reason it went away was because my sister had come up from down stairs and switched the light on and it disapired I have try'ed resurching this thing I saw and have found nothing on it until I came accrossed your story today and it matched when I have been trying to exsplaine it never hurt or throwen anything at me but I wounder what would have happened if she did not come up stairs or why it was evan there in the first place if any one could help me figure what it was out please let me know to.
MaryRiddle (4 posts)
10 years ago (2012-10-03)
I had a simlar thing happen to me. This black-hooded, cloaked figure, that looks like the Grim Reaper/Voldermort, came into my room. It was walking slowly and then in way, but without exactly looking up, looked at me. It had weird, sinister aura about it. I stared at it and I was sleeping right next to my grandmother and my mother. It moved to the window and killed my mother and my grandmother, ripping their flesh out, then their bodies vanished like thin air. I was shocked and I new I was next. I have no idea, how it got to where I was, but in a way, but not exactly, it "launched" towards me and tried to kill me. It ripped my shirt and part of my bra and in the process, scratched me with both hands in my hips. He had "fingers" like Wolverine/Freddy Krueger, but his hands were non-human, very long and bony too... As I tried to escape, he suffocated me with a pillow, but I kicked it and went to the corner, near my window, while crying and sat on the corner like a little scared child, it reached out for me and I looked up, but it was like I was watching a movie at that point, not me looking through my eyes, I never saw it's face and as it reached a hand out for me, it said to go with him and that I would work for/with him or something like that and I don't know why, but I took it and suddenly a white light flashed. I was in a different place. It was like some sort of mansion light green and white and gray and black. In a way, it was a castle. I was in the future, the cloak hooded guy revealed himself and said he loved me and whatnot, then we had sex. It was really weird... He had a snake and some weird followers. But this time, this guy, was not the demon as I like to call it. It was human... Cloaked at first, but human and it did have supernatural powers of some sort. *Epic Harry Potter fan-moment xD* The weird thing, is that part of the mansion had modern things, but outside, it was like the medieval ages. There was a humongous gate made out like, wood like those that beavers use to create dams *o.o*, and the guy was the oly one that could allow anyone go through, but no one when out, except for me... I did, and when I did, I ended up near some trees and there was a lake. I caught myself staring at my reflection and something was in it. Something passed swiftly in the water and it looked like the hooded creature and part of me, I don't exactly remember, but I swear that it had blue, red, gray, and black eyes (I saw the two circles going from blue, gray, red, and black, but in a really quick motion), then the guy was right behind me (the one from the mansion thing) and we started talking, he was with this lady, and then the dream ended. Wait, actually, those are two "seperate" dreams. I woke up panting at 3:28 A.M. After the hooded-cloaked figure and then I went back to sleep, then I had that dream and then woke up at 10:28 A.M. (7 hours of coincidence... Oddly strange...) , so anyways, when I go take a shower, and the look at myself in the mirror, I notice that my bra is partly broken, and (oh, yeah, I had felt this deep pain in the stomach when I had woken up, like if it had actually had happened and everything in the room was the way it was in the dream...) and right at both sides of my hips, I have 10 long scratches and they were recent because I hadn't had that the day before. Until this day, I have 5 scars on each of my hips. Never before, have I had that dream - (mmh. This actually happened when I was 11, now that I remebered clearly) again or seen that figure *relief*, but my uncle had painted our door that same year and it was painted normal, but somehow, in the middle, there is the face of a man/ghost until today. So maybe it has to do something with a past life, or a incubus, or an evil spirit lurking around where she lives. In my case, I honestly am not sure, but I can tell you this: I am a Wiccan/Christian, and other stuff (not religion related tbh) and there is a saying "Once a with, always a witch." So, ask your girlfriend about it (I know that 3 years have gone-... This happened to me 3 years ago too...) So yes, ask her about it and pray or tell her to keep a Bible close to her, unless she belives in something else, keep something to protect her or whatever it is, just anything to keep her safe from harm. That's the best advice I can give you and if she does happen to be a Wiccan or a Pagan (I'm not a Pagan, just saying), or whatever, there are home protection spells and protection spells for one-self or even she can wear like a charm bracelet, necklace or have some incents in her room or whatever it is. I hope this helps. C:
akin123 (1 posts)
10 years ago (2012-07-19)
I think me and your girlfriend experienced the same sort of thing. (I can post the whole story if you want) but i'll explain in summary. Well I'm an extremely deep sleeper -I slept through a 7.1 earthquake without flinching- but just over a year ago something I can only describe as a sense of unease woke me. My bed is pushed up against the wall and for some reason I always sleep facing it, but on this night something woke me from my dreams, it was a darkness that sort of swallowed up my room. Startled, I woke with a feeling of panic. I new something was wrong but couldn't quite put my finger on it. I cautiously turned to find the figure of a man standing a few inches away from my bed staring down at me. I really hope someone can give me some insight into what this was because it definitely resembled a human man. I've read many ghost stories of people seeing translucent figures, or shadowy blurs, giant creatures, or horned beasts, but what I saw was not a silhouette of a person or a glowing orb... It was a person as human as you and me but at the same time not human. Well physically it resembled a man and was wearing a long jacket but its eyes implied something much more sinister. It didn't seem to have a soul as corny as that sounds but I don't know another way of putting it. I stared at the man intensely for what felt like hours but was probably only a few seconds before screaming my head off in fear. The man was sooo vivid and mad looking that I literally thought a murdered had broken in and was about to murder me but as I screamed and closed my eyes he vanished. (bear in mind the windows in my room can't open after the earthquake and my door was tightly closed so I'm almost %100 certain that it was not an actual person who just hid or left) The thing that still haunts me about this experience was the look on the mans face. He looked angry, no not angry that's not an intense enough word. He looked at me with complete hatred. Almost as if I was the one who had killed him. The anger overwhelmed the hollowness in his eyes and left me speechless. I don't even know why I'm using the term 'he' because I'm not sure it was ever human. I heard that sometimes entities come in any form? Maybe they were appearing to me in the figure of a man? But I could really use some help. I haven't stepped in the room since that night but lately i've been getting the feeling that it's not the room that's haunted. A lot of strange things have happened to me since then that I won't discuss now but i'm very creeped out. Idk, I'm just confused I guess because I'm not sure if it was a ghost, entity or figment of my imagination completely. If anyone can share anything they know it would be much appreciated!
ghostboi (22 posts)
11 years ago (2011-09-01)
ok I know what it is it is a succubus there's no easy way to say this it was trying to have sex with your girlfriend the same happened to my sister I seen the exact thing you described and it is coming after her because she is particularly sensetive to spirits and stuff you need to get her blessed and get your place blessed I'm giving you serious advice here get her blessed she will be hurt if you don't man sorry for being so blunt about it but it had to be said 😢
AlienHive (4 posts)
12 years ago (2010-11-22)
The Last thing you want to do to it is acknowledge it's existence by talking to it. Furthermore, demons, spirits, and fey cannot kill you. They can however make your life a personal hell and hurt you. As others have said, use the name of the god you believe in. Belief is powerful and if you believe in Christ than use his name; if your Muslim than use Allah's name; heck, even pagan gods work if you sincerely believe in them.
krill123 (1 stories) (6 posts)
12 years ago (2010-09-30)
I've read a lot of books and studied these black hooded figures. I can;t talk about other religions... But here's what I've learned from a christian point of view. These black hooded figures are demons that hide behind this dark form to avoid divulging it's identity. Because anyone who can guess what it's name is, has power over it. And the reason it's showing itself to you to scare you as it feeds off of your fear. The only thing that can rid you of them is prayer and invoking the name of jesus christ. Walk around every room and spray some holy water in every corner saying "Bless this house from any evil".
Hang crosses that have been blessed by a priest and also add other religious artifacts in every room (such as Saint Benedict medals as they have latin anti-devil writting that protect you. And most importantly, start praying for jesus's help... To give you strenght and protection.
Ignoring these things will make matters worst as they will infest your home. Ultimate goal of the demon is to oppress you and then try to posses and cause suicide.
Good bless you and good luck.
rane (3 posts)
12 years ago (2010-07-20)
I have seen this type of figure but it did not scare me or seem menacing- I am someone who is paranoid about most things but the robed figure seemed to mean me no harm. Maybe like people some are good and some aren't.

My question is; you said it is throwing things at her? What is it throwing?
Roxx (1 posts)
12 years ago (2010-07-14)
Maybe it is an omen of some kind? Hmmm? 😉 🤔 😕 It is trying to tell her something maybe? I'd be freaked out. You should go to a priest of some sort. Did it have a hunch back?
Jaden (4 posts)
13 years ago (2010-05-09)
I've seen these types of spirits everywhere, I also am in Ohio and I've encountered at least three that have come after me personally, but I have also seen them just around the house, to be honest I think these things come after most people. I've seen many versions of this spirit as well, but the ones that scare even me are the ones with the red glowing eyes and that sinister smile. They don't like me very much;). All I can say is I hope you can help your friend and if you need to you can email me.
Blackrobedspiral1 (7 posts)
13 years ago (2010-05-04)
I have been remembering more and more about early childhood experiences. I remember being young and being in the backyard of my home. I was probably 5 years old at the time. I was underneath many stars. It was calm and dark. But not so dark that I couldn't see.
I remember looking around and seeing a particularly dark shadow in the corner of the yard. I remember being so terrified/puzzled of this mass that I was drawn to run over to it and investigate. It looked like it was of the form of a man wrapped up in the blackest possible robe. Darker than the night. That is how it stood out. It was more black than the night. It was like a robe. A dark robe that wrapped itself around an unseen figures body.
It seemed like it was 7 or 8 feet tall. The mass resembled a spiraling tower of black wrap up to the highest point. There were bright stars high above this hooded figure. I recall the brightess of the night and the moon compared to the robes darkness. The night appeared purplish... Not black as usual.
That's really all I can remember at this point. I am trying to remember more.
Student3 (1 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-31)
I had a very similar experience to this. I was woken up in the middle of the night. I felt like this figure woke me up. A black figure was hunched over the side of the bed with its "face" inches from mine. (I could not make out any features, but it was shaped somewhat like a head.
I have not had anything like this happen since, but it gave me chills to read your story.
RainMegami (2 posts)
13 years ago (2009-09-16)
Hmmm...maybe in a past life your girlfriend did something to a person and now this spirit is back for revenge? For some reason when I read this I immidietly thought that maybe something had happened in a past life. I wish you and your girlfriend the best of luck and the protection of God or any other deites.
Jitow (362 posts)
13 years ago (2009-06-10)
It is not a person, do not talk to it. Unless you want it to leave your girlfriends house and come home with you. Rebuke it in the name of Jesus and it will be a shadow streak it will leave so fast. Do what works and what lasts. It is not there for conversation or to be your friend. It is there to watch you and wait for you to become familiar with it. She does not have to live with it. Get rid of it now.
Love_in_the_Darkness (1 stories) (9 posts)
13 years ago (2009-06-10)
Go to her room. Sit next to her on the bed in the dark. If it doesn't appear, start talking to it. Tell it that you mean it no harm and ask it why it is against your girlfriend. Don't be harsh or mean to it, be open and welcoming. I wouldn't try to make it leave. How would you like it if you were driven out of your home, just cause you were dead, it might not even know it is dead. It most likely is confused. It could feel threatened that there is someone on its territory. You have to treat it like a person. Be kind to it, and it should be kind to you.
2BaD4U69 (2 stories) (3 posts)
13 years ago (2009-06-10)
I know I'm probably not as experienced about spirits (good or bad) then most people but my question is have you checked the history of the house where she started seeing the hooded object? Or have they recentley started remodeling? That could have caused a disturbance. Either way the history could help you out to at least find out what it could be.
glen (1 stories) (4 posts)
13 years ago (2009-06-10)
Ok. Thank you Alastor. If anyone else can give me any major advice, please tell me.
Alastor (1 stories) (11 posts)
13 years ago (2009-06-09)
I meant some things happened in my house which attracted some other things and that black hooded thing noticed me and followed me around for a few years. I'll try to write it down and post the story here shortly.
glen (1 stories) (4 posts)
13 years ago (2009-06-09)
There hasn't been any seances, or anything like that that I know of. Her family is christian. And she has told me that she has never messed with anything like that. Alastor, what did you mean by it "caught your scent"?
Alastor (1 stories) (11 posts)
13 years ago (2009-06-08)
I am not really saying that it feeds off negative energy, just that it is attracted to energy. In my personal experience and from every story I have ever heard they tend to follow people not haunt places. I believe the one I encountered caught my scent cause of some people at my house messing with things they shouldn't have messed with, they attracted all sorts of things. Anything funny happen at your cousins house? Seance? Violence? Anybody trying to use magic? And as for moving out of the way of the pillow, maybe it did not have to, maybe it wanted to...
glen (1 stories) (4 posts)
13 years ago (2009-06-08)
Well, I don't think she is giving off any negative energy. Would it be able to draw off negative energy from someone who is far away from the destination where my girlfriend lives?
glen (1 stories) (4 posts)
13 years ago (2009-06-08)
Well Carpediem, I see what you are trying to say. But I am just wondering, does ot know that the pillow cannot do anything to "it"? I am not arguing, I am just asking for some help.
Carpediem (2 stories) (10 posts)
13 years ago (2009-06-07)
I am not one to normally criticize others experiences with the paranormal as I myself have had a couple contacts with the other side but I have to comment here.
I have been told many stories and have read even more but not once in the past can I recall a spirit, ghost or entity ever stepping aside and dodging any objects. The very nature of the spiritworld is that they are no longer of this world and the physical aspects of our realm are of no dire consequence to them. For this reason why would a ghost feel the need to evade, of all things, a pillow.
I mean no disrespect but merely feel the need to question this particular aspect of your story.
dreamergal72 (6 stories) (793 posts)
13 years ago (2009-06-07)
Hello, I have the same Problem before in the 90's and 2008. Always By the window.
princess123 (7 stories) (186 posts)
13 years ago (2009-06-06)
i have also had an experience like this, well not me but I was there when it happened to 2 of my friends on Friday the 13th... Like the grim reaper... Scary. The reason I think they saw it is because my school was built on a graveyard and there is a garden of remember-ence with graves and all that! Scary... Xx

Princess123 x ❤
princess123 (7 stories) (186 posts)
13 years ago (2009-06-06)
okay first, do not worry it won't kill her, no ghost can kill anyone... That's what I heard. It will not do any harm, than it is already doing, if you experience this again please contact me, (comment) on one of my stories.


Princess123 x ❤
musicperson (10 posts)
13 years ago (2009-06-06)
i would be really scared if I was her it is problerly a a sign of somthing bad is going to happen in the future or so I think

Good luck any way ❤ ❤
Dimber (1 stories) (50 posts)
13 years ago (2009-06-05)
It maybe a sign of bad faith or something bad is coming her way. Maybe a sickness or death of the close one. The reaper is a sign of bad omen. May GOD protect/buddha/etc you all believe in protect your friend.
Lone_Wolf (36 posts)
13 years ago (2009-06-05)
Being partial to metaphysics I'm forced to agree with Alastor. I've seen a lot of reports like this without a lot of followup. I'll keep looking around and see if I can't figure out what we're really dealing with.
Alastor (1 stories) (11 posts)
13 years ago (2009-06-05)
Hey Glen, I am going to make a couple of assumptions here. Your girlfriend has a lot of energy and she tends to project emotions? I had one of these in my house growing up for a while, it was high stress environment with a lot of negative energy running around. Its a long story but let's just say its a creepy story and we got rid of it. These things like to follow people who project energy, especially if they are projecting negative energy. It isn't really getting angrier, she is just giving it more control over her. So here is my advice to all of you who run into this thing: first totems, symbols or whatever you want to call them are great. Use your gods name, say some magic words whatever gives YOU strength. This thing looks tough but it is scared of you. You need to show it that you are way more powerful than it, because you are! It doesn't even have a body! How strong could it be? Use whatever symbols give you strength and the next time you see it in your house get up and punch it in the face, make sure you talk all kinds of trash like how god will destroy it! Seriously, she has to face that fear or it will keep following her. And you really need to make her understand its not going to kill her, its a trickster more than anything. Notice how it tries to look like the grim reaper? It tries to scare you into thinking its stronger than it is, just let your own power flow and it will run!
Purityknight93 (2 posts)
13 years ago (2009-06-04)
I'm worried about something similar too. I know some people who wanted to teach me stuff about chakra manipulation and all that other stuff and eventually I realized I think they were trying to deceive me and got out of it. Whenever I would talk about them with my girlfriend she'd feel watched. One night she tried to use her third eye because I asked her too and she saw a blacked robed figure and then a skull or something. This really worried me because I know a lot of the stories about these things. It makes me think these people I've been friendly with are cultists... I don't want to go into detail but I want to help her get rid of it. But not to sound narrow viewed but concerning this stuff God tends to be the greatest defense. It got rid of it the first time she saw it. She also saw it when she was taking a shower. All within the past month actually... And they know she got my head out of my ass. I hope all goes well. Try prayers of protection. I'm trying to learn more. Deliverance prayers or anything. I don't know. Research always helps.

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