Hi, my name is Jamie, and I have a quick story to share with you! I think you may find it interesting. My story takes place in Hattiesburg Mississippi, in 1987, I was 9 then, and my mother, my little sister and I were all living in a 2 bedroom apartment. My mother was recently divorced, and both I and my sister had just begun attending a new school. Well, we hadnt been living in the new apartment for very long when strange things began to happen! I remember my little sister who was then 5 began to complain about going to the bathroom alone, late in the evening. She would always say that there was a shadow man standing by the doorway in the hall. I never believed her. We used to watch a lot of scary movies when my mother was working late, movies like Freddie, and Tales from Dark Side (well not a movie, but TV). Anyway, I thought that the kid might just have an OVER-ACTIVE IMAGINATION. And also, the thing is that when she would tell me things like this, she would always say it with a slight grin on her face, almost as if she were embarrassed. Anyway, I can see that now, but at the time, I didnt really believe her; I just thought that she really enjoyed giving me a good scare late in the evening!
Well then she began having these night terrors! I remember it would always scare both my mother and I pretty badly, because we would always seem to wake up in the middle of the night, and having heard her gut-wrenching shrieks, all I can say really is that it is a pretty crazy way to have to wake up to the sound of something like this. A lot of times she would tell my mother that there was the SHADOW MAN in her room. My mother would have to stay with her until she fell asleep again. Well one night I remember I was lying in bed (in my moms room) looking through a bunch of Seventeen magazines, and as I was talking on the phone with a friend, I could have sworn that right out of the corner of my eye that I saw this black cat run past me, anyway I passed it off, my imagination right? Well, then I remember I hear this knock at the door, three times. And yet, I was alone, really it made no sense! I checked anyway, thinking that maybe my mother might have come home early for whatever reason. Well, later on that night around 4 am I was lying in bed asleep, and I hear it again! Someone had knocked 3 times, but it was like Id heard this in my sleep. Well when I woke up, I remember I saw something that I will never forget! In my doorway there was this black mass of / well really all I can say is that it looked sort of like a blob, but it was so scary! I couldnt really make it out, but I remember that the eyes had hit me like a bolt of lightening; they were like fiery, burning embers. And to this day I will never forget it!