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Walking Shadows

Teresa Thompson, Virginia, USA
February 2001

It was around the year 1962 or maybe 1963, and I was about 4 or 5 years old. My father was in the military and was overseas, while my mother and I lived back here in the states.

I was asleep one night, and woke up needing to go to the bathroom. As I was getting out of bed, I looked up at the doorway to my bedroom, (my mothers room was directly across the hall from mine) and there was a shadowy figure of a man walking back and forth in front of my doorway. It was taking steps like it was walking, but it was not touching the floor. It was gliding. It scared me so bad I chose to wet the bed that night.

The next day, I told my mother what I had seen, but me being such a young age, I think my mother chose to think I was making this story up.

Many years later, after I had a daughter of my own, and she was about the same age that I had been at the time of the first encounter, again I was sleeping, and I woke up feeling a strong need to go in my daughters room to check on her. My daughters room was straight down the hallway from mine, and I could see the doorway to her room if I leaned over the edge of my bed. So as I was getting up from the bed, I did lean over toward the door and look down the hallway. As I looked toward her room, what looked like the same shadowy figure was leaning out her doorway looking down the hall toward me. As it saw me looking at it, it glided out into the hallway, down the hall toward the livingroom and was gone.

My daughter is now 23 years old and has a daughter of her own now, who is 4 years old. My grand daughter woke up screaming one night and my daughter ran to her room only to find "something shadowy" hovering over her bed. Even the cat was hissing.

We have no idea what this is. But I have read several stories on this website that are similar to mine.

Teresa Thompson, Virginia, USA
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