Am I Being Haunted?

Hi, I’m 15 years old and ever since I was little, I have been able to see these… shadow figures? My family and I call them The Shadow People, but I’m not the only one in my family who sees them.

When my mother was little, she also saw these shadows and same with my aunt, big brother and my grandmother. Is my family and I haunted?

A lot of other weird things happen to me, like yesterday morning, I had a hand print of my right thigh. It wasn’t a full hand just fingertips, and it looked like it was sliding down a little. And when I was little, I used to wake up screaming and crying but wouldn’t wake up.

I also experienced sleep paralysis a few times, and when I looked over at my wall, I would see a shadow figure holding me down, but when I looked back, there was nothing above me, only on my wall.

I’ve woken up with scratches and cuts and bruises.

Am I dealing with ghosts? Demons?

Please help, I’ve been trying to figure this out for years.

Asked by L

Dreams and Sleep Sleep Paralysis

Why Do I Have a Bruise After Lucid Dreaming?

i am not an expert when it comes to lucid dreaming, I have been able to catch myself dreaming and interact with my environment such as changing colors on the wall or continue to fly in the air when I feel like I’m falling. I can tell myself no this is my dream and I want to fly and will get back into the air.

I have had re-occurring dreams and have been able to change the dream around based on what I remember from last time. Recently, I was able to go back into a dream- I remember an empty bedroom and a blue light from the TV illuminating the room a little. I heard a voice yell HEY and I woke up scared. I told myself to go back and I DID- this time I tried not to move and just opened my eyes in the dream to look around. Then I felt a phone drop next to me and go off with lights and sounds and again I woke up. The third time I went back in and this time I heard the voice behind me say. “are you kidding me?” and I realized I was late for work. I have heard voices and seen shadows of people but never interacted. I just took on a watchful approach and left when I was scared.

One night – I remember a buzzing in the air getting louder and faster and then almost like an pulse I found myself dreaming and heard a women say “He’s in! I can hear him now!” Not being used to interacting with energies or spirits I was scared and woke up. This time I wanted to interact a little more and was able to catch myself dreaming again, except this time it was different. I couldn’t remember what my room looked like! I kept waking up in the dark in my old bedroom as a child when I would have nightmares a lot! I kept trying to bring myself back to my room but I couldn’t so I tried to wake up and was hit with sleep paralysis going in and out of my room and my old room if that makes sense?

I was finally able to pull free, I took a deep breath-envisioned a bright light around me and went back in. This time there were more shadowy figures ( I dont know if I cant see their face because I don’t want to or not ready for it yet?) They started talking to me and approaching me. I again became scared and tried to wake up but sleep paralysis made it difficult a second time. I was going in and out and could see snaps of shadows getting closer and one managed to grab me. I yelled and tried to pull as much as I could but couldn’t break free so I relaxed a bit to think and the next think I remember was feeling this hot powerful pulse build up inside me and I looked up at everyone and yelled LEAVE ME ALONE! They all disappeared and I woke up in my own bed.

I looked for things that belonged in my current room to assure myself like the carpet, the dresser, the tv etc. Long story short I now have a bruise where I was grabbed on my arm. It doesn’t resemble a hand more like a blotch of spots, that is tender to the touch.

I also want to say I don’t bruise easily which is why I am concerned. I have gotten hurt many times but never had the appearance of a bruise. What do you think this could be related to or am I attributing something to that place? I don’t remember running into anything and my partner mentioned I was tossing and turning more than usual but nothing out of the ordinary? Any guidance would be appreciated.

Asked by Miguel

Sleep Paralysis

3 Loud Knocks Now Sleep Paralysis

About 3 years ago I had just fallen asleep when I heard 3 very loud bangs at my bedroom widow. The knocks were so hard that they rattled my window. At the time I had a very yappy Chihuahua that would go crazy barking whenever there were knocks on the door. My Chihuahua was asleep on the bed at my feet. She didnt seem to hear the loud knocks so I thought maybe it was a dream. I stood up and looked out my window just in case it was someone had some sort of emergency and needed me. There was no one. I decided to check the front door in case the person knocked on the window to wake me walked to the front door to be let in. When I opened my bedroom door my 21 year old daughter opened her bedroom door and asked what was that loud banging? This is when I became a little fearful because I keept thinking why did the Chihuahua not jump up and start barking? There was no one at the front door. No one died in our family and we never heard it again.

Fast forward 3 years later I am newly married 1 year and now I am expecting a new baby so having a big belly I mostly sleep on my back.  One night I was sleeping and suddenly became aware of my husband getting out of bed and walking past me out of the bedroom (my eyes are partially open and my head is turned to my right and I sleep very close to the right edge of the bed) as soon as he walks out the door that is on the right side of the bed I see a man/beast come up from beside my side of the bed. I cant move or open my eyes any wider.  This creature kisses me, puts its tongue in my mouth and I can taste its awful breath, I can feel his tongue starts to fall apart and dissolve in my mouth, at the same time he is sucking my breath out of my lungs. I feel like I’m suffocating then I can see him move his right hand and feel him cup my pubic area and I feel and orgasm happen. (Sorry for so much detail) at that exact same moment my husband walks back into the room and the man/beast is gone. I take a huge breath in relieved that I can breath again. I was so freaked out. I just turned to my left and pretend to still be asleep while my husband settles back into his side of the bed and all the while just laying there thinking what the hell just happened?

Asked by Florence


Waking Up And Cannot Move And Something Touching Me

Possibly Sleep Paralysis Or Paranormal Experience

Questions About Sleep Paralysis And Vibrating Sensations

Knocking And Whispers

Does Hearing Three Knocks Have A Certain Meaning?


My 5 Year Old Sees Shadow People

I work third shift, and when I walked in our house the other night, my husband and five year old were laying on the couch. I asked my husband why, and he said my child woke up screaming bloody murder saying a guy with crazy hair and beard was trying to hold his hand. Let’s just say this creeped me out.

After he woke up I asked him about it, and he said and I quote “there’s something wrong with our house, there’s shadow people everywhere.”  He’s never even heard the term of shadow people, and I didn’t even know it was a thing until I googled it.

Fast forward to this afternoon, I was talking to my mom and she was asking me about it. I told her about the one time I had sleep paralysis. I had just had my first child, who is now 10, and I was laying on the couch when something woke me up, and all I felt was fear, while the couch was shaking uncontrollably and I couldn’t move at all. I had no idea about sleep paralysis at the time, my husband explained it to me after I told him what happened.

Anyways, after I told my mom about that episode, and she said I may have a spirit or something following me. Well when she said that, I remembered this picture my sister in law had taken of me two years ago that she swore had orbs on it, which again, I had no idea what those were.

I’ve never felt intimidated or anything weird like that, but I have seen shadows out of the corners of my eye, and I do have crazy dreams from time to time.

I’m just wondering what could possibly be going on? Am I just hallucinating thinking this could all go together?

Asked by Michelle

Ghosts And The Spirit World

What Are These Beings?

I’ve lived in my house for 15 years so pretty much all my life a lot of strange things happen and all start from the beginning.

When we first moved into my home all my siblings and me dispersed trying to find the best room to take for ourselves I ran into the middle room it was pink and blue frilly and extremely girly I loved it but for some strange reason I closed the door and walked over to the closet probably just to look inside but when I opened the closet I walked in and stuck my hand on the wall for some weird reason I started pushing on the wall something was telling me to luring me to, so when I pushed the wall I some how ended up in a whole knew house it was read and black and had a long stairway it was really elegant looking but as I made my way towards the stairs something screamed at me not outside but in my head it told me to go back and the voice scared me so bad that I ran as swiftly and as quickly as I could and I somehow ended up downstairs in this little closet room underneath our stairs I opened the door and looked out there sat my big brothers poking at a television that was left behind in the living room basement.

I tried telling my parents about it but they told me it was just my imagination but my older sister backed me up when she told them when she saw me close the door to the room and she chose her room she went into that room and couldn’t find me she even looked into the closet. After that happened a few weeks later when I wasn’t scared anymore I tried pushing the closet wall trying to get back in and nothing happened. My parents thought I was a little weird but they let it go and nothing happened.

Me and my siblings loved playing this game that was like hide and seek but in the dark and you would flash a camera light in the area you thought someone was in a few times when I was hiding I’d feel someone breathing down my neck and when I moved my hand around behind me to see if I could feel someone there was no one there.

The same things were happening to my siblings too and once when we we’re playing the flash went off in front of the laundry room and we saw a figure of a man it was so scary that we all ran upstairs and decided we wouldn’t play again. (we ended up playing several times what can I say we were stupid kids) anyway that’s when he started coming around I’d first see a shadow figure of a really tall man looking at me from the corner of my room I’d get so scared that I’d run out of my room then at night I would get sleep paralysis and it was so scary because it felt like I was being molested it was embarrassing and weird so I didn’t tell anyone about it then I would hear whispers when he was in my room soothing words that told me not to be afraid but I couldn’t control my fear my parents are very religious, so I thought he was a Jinn (demon) and was scared since my parents would tell me story’s about their country and how people would “marry” or go away with Jinn and never to be seen again after years but when they would come back they would be older I thought that was a crock of bs but that fear was still in my mind sometimes I would dream of him and it would always be in a really dark room with a light in the middle of it there was always a chair he was sitting on and he would draw me to him and I’d end up sitting on his lap but for some reason instead of feeling anything I’d just feel this eerie creepy feeling about him.

A few times he would portray himself as a white male with unusual black eyes and curly hair that went to his chin he was handsome yes but when I would stare at him it was like his mask was slipping he just really creeped me out and he would continue making nightly visits touching and caressing me it felt good yes but it also felt scary when I kept asking him to leave me alone is when my older sister (by  4 years) came and told me about this weird dream she had it was of this man and she explained how he looked the same way as I saw the man that kept visiting me and he was in the laundry room and he had asked her to come with him and reached out his hand as if to take her’s well since my sister grew up in the same family as me she was scared too and told him no and when she did she said his transformed into a shadow and looked so scary but then she woke up after that all of us started experiencing strange things my little brother was laying in bed in my parents room ( then my parents were the only ones with a tv in the their bedroom) anyway while he was sleeping and I walked in I saw his hands come up and he started to choke himself I stared at him for a few seconds not really understand what I was seeing then he started making these weird weezing strangled sounds and I ran over trying to pull his hands from his neck it was so hard it was gripped on like steel finally he woke up choking on air and looking around scared and when I asked him what happened he said he was dreaming that some tall shadow man was choking him after that my parents had a few Sheikhs come in and read the quran and all was well for a bit but then my oldest brother (he lives downstairs) when he woke up saw an old lady sitting on his office chair just staring at him and he got up and ran upstairs and told my parents we all rushed downstairs but saw nothing so we thought maybe he was dreaming but then we started seeing the old lady and she wouldn’t say or do anything she would just sit or stand and be silent after a bit we saw another man but this one would hold a doll that had red hair and a blue dress his hood was always up but you could kind of see his face and it looked really messed up.

A few times if someone was in the kitchen they would hear someone climbing up the stairs and think it was just one of us but then no one was there we all blamed it on creaky stairs and pushed it aside but a few times if you aren’t completely staring at the stairs and look sideways at it after you hear the creaking you would see a shadow figure just staring at you and a few times random stuff would fall when you’re by yourself or with someone else it was really odd but the man that would visit me went away and I thought all was good then when I was 16 I felt really depressed a lot of things were happening none good and I just hated life I tried to commit suicide but while I was laying in bed after taking a bunch of pills I fell asleep then woke up to a ear piercing scream and ran towards my bathroom I ended up puking out everything and my mom for some reason was awake at 4 am she usually went to sleep way before then but that night she said something just didn’t feel right anyway.

After my visit to the hospital and stay I came back home that’s when I started having strange dreams this time I was in a forest in the winter and something was urging me to keep walking till I saw a huge cabin and walked towards it  when I went in I saw fireworks from outside and for some reason the cabin started on fire and I started running up the stairs when I got to the top room I saw a boy laying naked he had really pale skin and hair his eyes were red and his tears were red but what scared me was that he had thin wires that went through one cheek to the other and it closed his mouth and his body had more wires but he was so beautiful and he looked like he was begging pleading for my help when he reached out his hand I really wanted to grab it but as I was sticking my hand out something pushed hard on my chest the force was like being punched by huge strength.

I woke up I told my mom and she told me she would as a friend of her’s who interprets dreams but what she had to say didn’t really make sense so I ignored it after that he started coming back again enticing me touching me I didn’t like it so I would go to my mothers room and lay in bed with her he would only touch my feet then like he was asking me to follow him I would look away and stick my head under the blanket and try to ignore him but some nights he would come back into my dreams and that dark room would appear and that chair he would be doing something to me and when I would try pulling away it would feel like he was pulling my hair to keep me in place after fighting him off over and over and imagining myself actually hurting him physically he stopped coming around but I would sometimes feel him lurking like he’s waiting for something.

Sorry if this is all jumpy but I would remember other stuff and add it in this kinda also happened in our old home also but there we would see my sister walking around the house at night and when we would go over to her she would disappear and when we looked in her room she would be sleeping and we would hear our voices calling out to each other in the middle of the night for example I sometimes would hear my mom or dad having a conversation I can hear their voices then they would call my name and when I went over they wouldn’t be there and when I looked in their rooms they’re knocked out for the night we also saw these trippy eyes in the closet at our old house the eyes would change colors staring at you from the closet it was really scary I’m glade that house was demolished but back to this I feel like my house is haunted and I also feel like I am too I’ve also tried talking to him and asking what his name is and the weirdest thing is he would never tell me but he would smile like there was a secret or something I know I have sleep paralysis but sometimes it’s so strange that I’m wide awake and feel hands all over my body lifting me up carrying me towards the closet and when I would fight it I would end up laying on the floor in front of my closet like I was put there and I when he used to visit my clothes would be messed up like someone was trying to take them off me so I know what’s happening is real and not just a figment of my imagination like most people tell me it is can someone help me?

( sorry again if I’m coming off confusing I also want to know what “he” is) and what the old lady is because she doesn’t really do anything she just scares us just by being there. My half brother also said when he came to visit and was sleeping he was awoken by this beautiful woman she had pointy ears like an elf and she was touching his cheek and he had a strong urge to follow her but when he saw the old lady come into the room and he said her face looked really weird not the empty look she usually has but this creepy pissed off look that scared him into action and he got up and ran upstairs telling us about it when we checked we didn’t see them so I’m not sure is she some kind of protector or is she something else?

Asked by XoxK

Shadows Sleep Paralysis

Sleep Paralysis, Orbs And Shadow Men

I had my first sleep paralysis experience with visuals at around 15 years old. When it began I heard a loud vibrating hum. I became paralyzed and had a great feeling of dread or a doom feeling.

I should mention that I had a very small room at the time, only about 8 x 8 and when you walked up the stairs to get to my room… it was right there, no wall or hallway or door… and my stepdad and mom and sister had to walk through my room to get to their rooms.

So anyways after I was paralyzed I could see my ceiling open up to the brightest, white light, it was light like no light I have ever seen before. The humming continued, I felt pressed against the bed and I was blinded by this white light. As I lay there I felt like I was looking through cellophane. That is when I noticed my stereo at the end of my bed (against the wall) was turned on and the dial was moving back and forth, back and forth. I felt fear like never before and felt like I was totally helpless because of not being able to move or scream out.

I don’t remember falling back asleep but the next morning I told my mother (who was extremely religious (Pentecostal sunday school teacher) and she called our church and had someone sent there waiting for me after school… that person told me it was the devil trying to take my soul.

Now this house we lived in was “haunted” I believe. Which is another story… but we moved in when I was 8 years old and I was very sensitive to the fact that I felt an evil presence right away in the downstairs bathroom area and never liked to go back there. Many other things of a paranormal nature happened at this house but I will stick with the sleep paralysis experiences here…

Now moving ahead to when I was 24 years old and living in Ann Arbor Michigan… I had another very memorable sleep paralysis with visuals. It was afternoon and I was fully awake and dressed and was cleaning around my apartment when I became very tired all of a sudden. I went into the bedroom and laid down on my side at the end of the bed (with no covering myself with blankets). INSTANTLY I was in sleep paralysis and I saw right away 3 brightest white EVER, tadpole shape “beings” about a foot in length each. The feeling you get when you see these visuals is TOTAL amazement and shock at what you are seeing… and I knew immediately that these were real and living things. They were flying in a circle above my head toward the ceiling in a perfect circle and I WAS not afraid of these things. They just flew round and round and it was a beautiful thing to see.

Some years later while living in Chesterfield, Mi I had an out of body experience where I flew around my house and was suddenly yanked very hard and fast by my ankles backwards… I wooshed backwards and was thrown to the ground and then all of a sudden I was back upstairs sitting on my bed with my back to one of the outside walls. A presence came through the wall and I felt it was enormous, I began to lift of the bed and float because of this presence picking me up. It then began someone putting energy into my body through my skin. It was the most amazing thing I have EVER felt in my life. It was somehow putting energy through my skin all over my body and I could feel it everywhere going in… It is so hard to describe in human words. I felt an over whelming desire for whatever this “being” was at this point and I kept trying to turn and look at it but it was impossible for me to do so… Like a force was keeping me from turning to look… And then just like that it wooshed back through the wall it came through. I could actually feel the woooshiing when it came and went…

A few years after that I was living in a condo in Sterling Heights, Mi and I went into sleep paralysis and this is my most frightening experience yet… I began feeling a very evil presence and then two beings that looked like shadow men came through my wall into my bedroom and were moving in extremely fast motion (their motion was so creepy and fast, they moved liked no human being) they were without any light whatsoever and so that is why I refer to them as shadow men. They both had hands raised with what I believe were knives that were as black as they were. And they stabbed me through my chest. Then they swooshed back through my wall. This woke me up out of my very panicked state and I actually sat up in bed.

I was so scared with such a presence of evil that I thought I would never fall back asleep but oddly enough I slipped right back into sleep paralysis. These two things then came back through my wall two more times and did the same thing to me… with me waking up again twice out of sleep paralysis and feeling such terror… my heart racing and the thought coming forth in my head of “these things are REAL and they wait for that moment of sleep to come forth” (I’ll never forget my thoughts at that instant) I know these things really happened WITH NO DOUBT because of the effect they have on you… YOU can NOT stop thinking about it and it feels like it was just yesterday that they happened… so fresh SO VIVID and nothing you could ever imagine on your own…

But now for the validation! because you see I never told my children about this stuff happening to me and a few years ago two of my daughters came to me (who are of age and out of the house now) and they told me that one of them saw TWO shadow men at that same apartment where I saw them in Sterling Heights. She said she saw them pass through coming back from my bedroom and going through the wall that leads out to the public hallway.

My other daughter, who is older than her, has moved back into my childhood home (the one where my sleep paralysis began and that is haunted) and she told me that she has seen things there since she was small (when she used to spend the night there) and use to tell my mother (who never told me) and that she sees things NOW. She went on to tell me that she sees TWO shadow men there who come out from the back bedroom (would have been my mom and stepdads room back when I was a kid) and when they come out they just linger on one of the walls and never come past it. She then went on to tell me that she also sees glowing white “tadpole” things flying up toward the ceiling in that back bedroom!

I never ever told my daughters about my experiences and the fact that she sees TWO shadow men and sees what she describes as “tadpole” glowing white things flying around the room is just so much of a coincidence! She still lives there now and see’s these things and just the other night she said my 78 year old stepdad (who would talk to me about what I would experience and would just say they were demons) is now telling her he sees orbs of light coming down the stairs and wondering through the house.

Now I have to say this… back when these things happened when I was a kid and young adult I DID NOT have a computer and did not know about orbs or shadow people or aliens. I only refer to these names now because of research done by me in the last 10 years or so and seeing and reading the descriptions of Shadow men and orbs and comparing them to what I saw and experienced. I feel with no doubt that what I have experienced is NOT dreaming or hallucinations that it is a VERY real phenomenon that we just don’t understand YET.


Sleep Paralysis

Bad Sleep Problems

I was in a bad car wreck broke my back in two places, lacerated liver, knocked teeth out, and broke my collar bone, and all around butt kicking from getting ejected from a car at sixty mph.

I have been on pain meds since the wreck whitch has been for eight years or so. Now I have to take much more a day to ease the pain than I did eight years ago. Now when I try to sleep after taking my meds all day it is the most scariest thing since the crash I get stuck or paralyzed or something, I’m awake but cant move. Sometimes I can move my toes and my girlfriend knows to get me and help me.

What is happening to me and can anybody help me? I’m really worried.

Asked by William

Dreams and Sleep

Visions Dream and Choked

When I was a young boy I have always been a believer of god I would see this visions when I was awake black out and see them and then wake up and a few seconds or minutes later. They would come true know things about people they would ask me how do I know that, dream certain things and they would come true.

I had turned 16 and went to a Christians men’s home to learn about my gift and learn more about god. We were on our way back from a bible retreat when arriving to the men’s home in the van driving I blacked out saw a vision of water running down the front window of the van and then my set belt turning on fire. I then woke up and was kind of confused. I then saw a few seconds later running down the front window was water just like my vision but no set belt burning.

I then came out of the van went up stairs to unpack. I then started to fall asleep was in a deep dream I saw burning trees mountains and like a lake of lava with burning rocks like the end of the world. I then woke up quick and then felt my body twisting and my body was moving it felt real and was like I was day dreaming but wasn’t it was like something was holding me down by force on my chest and then choking me. I gasped for air but couldn’t speak and then out of my voice came “are you ready are you ready” and it wasn’t my voice that spoke out it was something else.

I then new what it was and pleaded the blood of Jesus Christ for it to go away I said it in my mind two times then it stops like my body had just feel down on the bed I then fell asleep then some with a like scaled burnt raw flesh face came out from no where and then took a lash at me. I then woke up again and felt something hurting on my right stomach. I lifted up my shirt and there it was like some one had cut me. Tell me what you think.

Asked by Santos

Dreams and Sleep

Confused For Real Dreams Is It Sleep Paralysis?

A few nights ago, I had this dream, where I was sleeping in my bed exactly the way I was (lying on my back) and from the corner of my eyes, from the left end of my bed, I saw a black figure, about 3 meter high (looked like a girl) and within seconds, it started growing, and I couldn’t move my head to the right to see what it was as if I had been paralyzed, all I could do was get up, which I did and opened my room’s door to run away (as I can reach my door’s handle from my bed) but a black mist came in from the door and I couldn’t see anything… now I thought it was really happening until I woke up, thank god!

These types of scary, ‘confused for real’ dreams, I have had previously as well so it’s not new to me, but what is it? Is this called sleep paralysis? Or is it something else? It’s really scary especially because the dream starts from my very room, and I’m usually in the same sleeping position, which again adds to the panic!

Asked by shreesa