Matthew in Monroe, Louisiana called in to tell of his 'shadow man' experience:
“It first starts in 1999. The years 1999 through 2000, that time frame. I was 16 years old in high-school. One night I woke and I was doing what I do on a regular basis – woke up and used the restroom. The hallway leads straight across, parallel to where I'm at is my parent's room. When I opened the door, I noticed there was a figure at my parent's door, right outside. What was unique about it was that it was darker than the dark. We didn't keep the lights on. My stepdad didn't leave the lights on at night but it was darker than dark.
At first I wasn't thinking anything paranormal. I was thinking it was one of them. I said, Is that you? I said my stepdad's name. I didn't hear anything. I said, Is that you mom? And it talked to me. It wasn't their voice. It said, go back to sleep. I said, I have to use the restroom. It said, Go back to sleep. It was leaning up against the wall. I went back to sleep and didn't think anything of it.
The next morning I went to get something to eat before school. I told my mom. I said, Were one of the you all outside the door last night? She said, No. I said, Well, ask dad if he was outside the door last night. She called. I told him there was someone outside the door. It wasn't my brother because he was not that tall. I told him about it and he kind of laughed me off. My mom kind of gave me a serious look but didn't say anything else.
Anyway, about a month or so passed and I woke up in the morning and my brother said he'd been up a couple of hours. He told me he saw the same thing. Well then my mom, I went back to her. She told me in confidence about when we lived in our former house that something similar happened to both her and my stepdad. They never told us. She saw something coming back from the laundry room – totally different house. And my stepdad had seen a figure pass through the dining room area. They didn't want to tell us. She went further back and said that when she was young, her and my aunt, who had just passed away...but at the time they had played with a Ouija board. This was back... they were young, I'm just making a guess, maybe 60s or early 70s. It had to be the 60s. Anyway, they did this at her parent's house and at the time her grandparents were staying there with them in their last days. They started hearing crashes around the house. There was loud noises. They said they could hear footsteps and they would get up in the morning and their grandfather would say, You making all that racket at night and what not?”
Source: Coast To Coast AM - October 7, 2016
Transcribed by JLB
NOTE: I suppose the Ouija board could have had some bearing in this incident...but there needs to be a bit of explanation given. Actual 'shadow beings' are drawn to specific people or households...normally where there is sickness, young children, dysfunction or depression. They are seekers of opportunity...and if the conditions for securing life-force and energy are available, they will stay at the same location. Prolonged infestation can be dangerous...and deadly. These entities are very difficult to remove...but if successful, they simply move on to another location. I believe that this particular shadow was the manifestation of an earthbound entity that is attached to one or both of the parents. I am unsure if I have ever heard of a 'talking' shadow being...which is why I believe that this was another type of energy. Lon
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