My boyfriend has had many spiritual experiences with a black hooded figure. At times, he has seen it in the distance, sometimes watching him or even following him at times. He describes the figure as very tall, around 7 feet in all black with a hood that is lowered over the face. He tells me that he has never seen its face, but on one occasion saw its red eyes. It does not really communicate with him and has not in a while. However, he described that a couple years ago, when he was in a bad phase in his life, it did speak to him. He describes its voice as being very low, inhumanly and almost as if it were ten different voices speaking all at once. The spirit was very threatening and demanding, telling my boyfriend to harm others and himself. Since then, it has not spoken to him. He had not even seen the figure for almost a year up until yesterday.
My boyfriend was walking late at night on a very dark road when he heard footsteps walking behind him. Whenever he would turn to look around, the footsteps would step and he would see nothing. This went on for about 15 minutes until he turned around and saw the figure only ten feet from him and approaching quickly. He said that he started to run from it and when he peered behind his shoulder it was literally right behind him. My boyfriend started to pray, but the spirit did not leave him. It followed him until he got to his destination.
My boyfriend I are very confused as to what this may mean or if this is a sign. Yesterday was just an average day, he doesn't recall having any negative feelings or thoughts and as far as we know, it truly seemed to occur out of the blue. Another thing is that the spirit has never made its presence known unless my boyfriend is by himself. He wonders if the spirit is of an evil nature, or could it be a different one from the one that spoke to him? And also, what should he do when he sees this spirit, even when prayer doesn't seem to make him leave.
Another thought my boyfriend had would be that he sees them because of near death experiences he had, or possibly from witnessing death first hand. (During both of these occasions the spirit was present.)
Anyone with any similar experiences or information would be a great help. We are kind of at a loss about the whole thing and really don't know what to make of it. Thanks much!