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Stalked by a shadow?
« on: August 30, 2006, 02:31:24 PM »
I posted this in another forum, given that the participants there have had some dealings with the abnormal before, and might be of some help. One suggested that I might be dealing with something called a "shadow" and he directed me here for more information.
I shall now post my story, and perhaps you folks could give me a bit of insight.

For the past year or so, I have had occasional encounters in the second half of the night. I'm not sure if they are entirely products of my own mind, but nearing the end of my sleep, I'll have the feeling of being in my bed, asleep, and something will be on top of me trying to drain life out of me. I attempt to fight, but it's vaporous and intangible, and I try various things to drive it off. Usually I fight it with my will, sometimes attempting to reverse things and drain the life out of it. IN any case, over the course of time, I seemed to win most of these encounters, and it gradually grew weaker.
Then, 3 months of NO encounters at all, followed by ONE encounter. At that point, I could tell it was considerably weaker than when it first begun, and I was able to easily dispatch it. It then did not return for quite some time after that.
HOWEVER, very recently, it has returned, stronger than ever before. I was not able to dispatch it this time, and had to force myself awake several times, then changing sleeping positions (Which is a good way to avoid a repeat of a dream) however that had no effect on things. I was fairly tired, and fell back to sleep easily. At one point I attempted to draw the being's body into my hand, basically preforming a psi-ball but using IT as the source of power. This disoriented it for a bit. I ultimately escaped and woke myself up enough by moving my thumb to my mouth while still in the dream state, and biting my thumb, allowing the pain to awaken me. Despite being asleep and dreaming, I had an awareness of what position my limbs actually were in, and was thus able to manipulate them.

I'm a bit worried at this recent development in things, however. Perhaps some of you have experienced similar, or have some knowledge on this. Also, in this most recent encounter, there were brief shots of some sort of... scream. Like the type you would associate with some sort of stereotypical ghost or... banshee or something. Just real short bursts, periodically.

I should mention, EVERY time, when they came, I always was asleep in my bed, or DREAMING that I was asleep in my bed, with my eyes closed, when first I felt a solid body, very comforting, but then gradually it would become vaporous and drain from me.

So... "Shadow" as this other person thought, or something else? And if something else, then what? I really wouldnt mind getting to the bottom of it. If it IS a shadow, from what I've read in the shadow forum, it's just another sentient lifeform trying to survive, and so I don't mind helping it out. But if it's something else, I need to take measures to deal with the situation.

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Re: Stalked by a shadow?
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2006, 02:36:56 PM »
This may seem irrelevant, but bear with me  :-)

Are you religious at all?

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Re: Stalked by a shadow?
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2006, 02:38:54 PM »
Just to get off topic for a little bit Viper, but what has relgion to do with these type of sightings?

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Re: Stalked by a shadow?
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2006, 02:49:18 PM »
I am, infact, a Christian. And I have no shame in saying such.

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Re: Stalked by a shadow?
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2006, 02:50:37 PM »
Oh yes, another one! Also, do any shadows take on forums with any distinct features? Like hoods, hats, capes, or anything that seem apart of them?

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Re: Stalked by a shadow?
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2006, 02:52:36 PM »
I have yet to actually SEE these... whatever they are. Whenever I attempt to open my eyes, I either "Wake up" and they're gone, or I just open my eyes, the feeling stops, and nothing is there.

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Re: Stalked by a shadow?
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2006, 05:02:31 PM »
I am inclined to believe that it isn't a Shadow. Technically, any being that feeds on energy could have done it, and Shadows are not the only ones by any means. Also, many symptoms of typical Shadow attacks are absent. If Shadows thrive on emotions, why attack you when you are asleep and quite relaxed? Why not scare you by assuming a shadowy form? Also, Shadows feed subtly most of the time. One can be fed on by Shadows for years and hardly realize one is being attacked. Shadows only make it obvious in extreme cases where they are desperate. Now, okay, perhaps this could have been a weak, desperatly, cowardly Shadow, but I think that it simply must be some sort of other energetic being. Even a psychic vampire could do that if it wasn't considered poor form to feed without a donor, no?


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Re: Stalked by a shadow?
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2006, 05:10:34 PM »
that info is certainly fine by me. Now that we know what it probably ISNT, how would I go about finding out what it is?

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Re: Stalked by a shadow?
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2006, 05:20:20 PM »
The only way one can- trial and error. May members on this site have knowledge of different beings, what happenns when they are near, etc. Also, many energetic beings are exactly that- energetic beings, and are simply too much work to bother classifying, seeing as there would be so many varieties. One way is sure to get it to leave, though- if it requires you energy, take it away. I am sure that online you can find protection amulets and other such things, which can keep your energy within you. I do not believe in the power of amulets any more than I believe black cats are unlucky.  However, I do believe that with the right mindset, you will not have to worry.


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Re: Stalked by a shadow?
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2006, 12:55:26 AM »
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Re: Stalked by a shadow?
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2006, 07:18:13 AM »
well, I still dont know if it means me harm, or just needs something from me to survive. I've been instinctively fighting back because I DONT know what Im dealing with. It's like slapping a mosquito, they only want to survive, and they dont MEAN to hurt you

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Re: Stalked by a shadow?
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2006, 05:35:10 PM »
if you are meditating  or sleeping and you do not ground yourself then you are open to attack by what ever they maybe. so try and ground yourself before sleeping and or meditating
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Re: Stalked by a shadow?
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2010, 01:52:06 PM »
i understand what you mean but tell me something, if the shadow was an evil spirit and your trying to help it out what if it uses you to do something evil or something. or tries to kill, will you help it then :crazy:

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Re: Stalked by a shadow?
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2010, 01:53:09 AM »
Id have to agree with animegirl11001, best not to take chances. You dont know for sure what it wants, and maybe you dont want to find out. It may not be evil, but then again.....
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