It’s hard not to believe in the paranormal when you constantly run into it. Some of my experiences have been down right frightening, to the point where I didn’t know what was going to happen to me. Thankfully out of all of my experiences, I’ve had more good than bad.
There's one experience that affected me the most; it happened years ago but I still think about constantly. It was my first encounter with a Shadow Person. If you aren’t caught up with the different type of entities, a Shadow Person is one that resembles a humanoid silhouette. Generally, they lurk and watch you and when you turn to look directly at them, they disappear as quickly as they appeared. There are Shadow People that were found to be malevolent. There’s multiple types of the entity and I just happened to be lucky enough to get one that only watches.
My first experience occurred when I was home alone working on cleaning the dishes that were in the sink. I looked up from the plate I was washing when I felt like I was being stared at intensely. From the corner of my eye, I saw a figure that stood about the height of my older brother, around six feet. It hadn’t even registered in my mind that I was home alone and that no one was supposed to be standing there. I turned my head to look, but there was no one there and as I turned, I jumped because there was no one when I was so sure that there was. I was standing alone in my kitchen with wet hands and a soapy plate. I then turned back around and finished up the dishes because there was nothing else I could do. I continued to feel like I was being stared at so I avoided looking over my shoulder and avoided walking through the doorway until my mother came home from work. When she did get home, I had told her about my experience and she told me that she had had the exact same experience. She, too, was home alone, washing dishes and saw someone over her left shoulder, standing next to the fridge in the doorway. She had jumped just as much as I had when she thought someone was there with her.
I like reading other people's stories to see similarities between mine and theirs. I usually look it up on Reddit since it's a forum formatted social media website. If you want to read another shadow person experience, check it out here. I know that people have been, and will always be, skeptical of my stories, but I know what I saw and how I had felt. There isn't a way for me to share what it feels like to be watched by something that you cannot see, but you you know it's there with you in that room. Once when you've live it and come face to face (or should I saw face to side of face?), you realize that it isn’t the imagination. Some things can't be so easily explained away.