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Your True Tales
August 2005
Page 29

Darting Shadow Figures
by Josienne

My first experiences seeing ''shadow people'' started happening about two years ago. I started seeing them everywhere in my house, and I assumed only I saw them, so I never mentioned anything. At the time I had no idea what they were. I assumed it was my eyes playing tricks on me. I first noticed it when I sat down on the couch and watched TV one day. I saw this dark figure to my right just standing there as if it were watching me. And when I turned my head as fast as I could to look at it, and it wasn't as if it disappeared, it was more like it darted and then disappeared.

The same routine went for when I was on the computer and in bed. I noticed I sometimes saw them on the patio and driveway in the back, and they would dart from one end of the patio to the other. One night I had been on the computer late at night for a bit and I remember I just happened to glance out the bay window and instead of dark figures, there were figures of dark and light grays. I dismissed it as me being tired. I went about my business and a few minutes later, I glanced at the window again. I immediately saw this faint white misty figure walking in a human-like motion at an extremely slow speed toward the other end of the patio. It was so close to the window, it was as if it were walking on the garden. It looked like a very wispy mist, with a few clear white lines to define the skeletal structure. It all happened so fast, but as it was happening, I could only stare at this bizarre apparition in disbelief. I was so freaked out, I bolted upstairs so fast, with my music still blaring downstairs and my email still on the screen. I never went downstairs again that night.

The next morning I checked the garden, and there was no evidence that anyone had walked on the dirt or stomped on the flowers. After these frequent experiences at least two or three times a day, I had remembered the house on this very location had burnt down in 1994, and then rebuilt a house on the location, which I now live in. I know nothing else about the accident and I don't know if anyone died here, but I thought maybe because of this something of the paranormal had started occurring.

Then one day, completely out of the blue, my mom said, ''You know, its the weirdest damn thing... Lately I've been seeing these black figures darting everywhere outside in the back. I thought it was me and I just got back from an eye exam and they said my sight was perfectly normal.'' I could hardly believe what I had just heard. The first thing I said was "So I'm not crazy!"

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