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Reader’s story: Is this presence in my house a danger to me and my family

paranormal-encounterI have lived in my current house my entire life. My parents built it over old strawberry fields. When I was younger (3-5) I would spend most of my time at my grandmother’s house because my house scared me. I would still see/hear things from her house but I’ve realized that this happened wherever I went and still does to this day.

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Anyways, some things that have happened in my house are:

1) When I was 7, I was in my bedroom at the end of the hallway upstairs trying to go to sleep. My entire family was downstairs and since I was afraid to sleep, my mom left the hallway light on. My bed faced the doorway that way I could see down the hall, and I remember seeing a large shadow walking toward my room. I felt sick upon seeing it and felt very, very unsafe. This was the first time I saw what I call The Shadow Man.

2) The bedroom in my downstairs (directly underneath my bedroom) is a spare bedroom. I do not like to go anywhere near that room because I always feel threatened or like I’m being watched. One of the only times I’ve ever been in that room, I was sitting at the dresser that has 3 mirrors attached to it doing my makeup when the mirrors started to violently swing back and forth until I backed away from it. My 2 friends were in the room at the time. Any guest that we have that sleeps in the room tells us that they feel watched or intimidated.

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3) Everyone in my family constantly hears voices (I hear a man or sometimes a little girl, my family usually just hear whispers that are unrecognizable.) Footsteps are always heard by everyone in my house, going up and down the stairs or up and down the hallway at least once a day.

4) Other times I have seen the shadow have been in the downstairs bedroom, the hallway multiple times, the upstairs bathroom, the laundry room in my basement, my bedroom multiple times. The most terrifying experience I’ve had with it was once I was sitting on the floor with my 3 friends in the downstairs just talking and eating pizza, when I was pushed down (until I was laying flat on the ground) and I felt the pressure of a body laying on me, trying to crush me. I could see that it was the shadow man because over top of me the air seemed darker and more fuzzy plus the outline of of a man, but as soon as I started screaming I started to feel as if I was also being choked.

After about 30 seconds of not being able to break free, the pressure was lifted off me and I ran upstairs. This happened about 4 months ago. My 11 year old brother is starting to see the shadow now as well.

Two months ago a paranormal team came into my house, but never did an actual investigation. I have always known that something is in my house, and also no matter where I go I can see/hear things that others can’t. I find it difficult to focus when having a conversation with someone because I always see spirits or negative energy (Im not very sure how to explain what I see when I speak to people, other than if it does not feel evil I see a person with them, but if it feels threatening I see black figures/shadows that make me sick but I cannot make out any features) I find it difficult to explain this to people without having them judge me or think I’m doing it for attention because of the age I am. (Im 15) I don’t feel as if when I try to explain them, they do not take me seriously.

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Lately I have been waking up from terrible nightmares or because I feel like someone is in my bedroom watching me and I wake up feeling sick. Every time I feel the presence of the shadow, I feel physically ill.

I just need some advice as to what I should do about this, like if I should contact another paranormal investigation team, or if I should be worried about whatever that’s in my house actually being a danger to me and my family. I would also appreciate if someone has experienced the same things as me or can tell me why I always see good & bad energy around people no matter who it is.

I’m not really sure what else to do but like I said, if anyone could give me advice or opinions or anything at all, it would be greatly appreciated.


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Jake Carter

Jake Carter is a researcher and a prolific writer who has been fascinated by science and the unexplained since childhood. He is always eager to share his findings and insights with the readers of, a website he created in 2013.