my friend has seen things in the dark since he was a child. something like shadow people, I suppose you could say. except they’re more like figures and limbs and sometimes just faces. and when I say he sees them in the dark, I don’t only mean at night. he sees them in any dark space: a tire, a black curtain, a black backpack.
he has experienced sleep paralysis since he was a teenager. in these experiences, he’s told me that he has seen shadow people, often surrounding his bed, sometimes on top of him. however, these other visions are different, according to him. he says he’s not afraid of these “figures” the way he’s been frightened by shadow people. he’s simply used to them, and he speaks about them so calmly.
for a while, I thought maybe he was schizophrenic. but he claims he doesn’t hear any voices or anything along those lines. just the figures that are constantly there, whether he chooses to acknowledge them or not.
he does not use or need glasses or contacts. he doesn’t have any mental conditions, that i’m aware of, and he just earned a masters degree in his field of study, so I don’t think he’s making this up…
could this be schizophrenia? an eye condition? something paranormal? I dunno where else to look for answers, so possibilities are greatly appreciated!
Asked by Lizette