Okay, so I had my first experience with a shadow person?
So just to share, I was in my room (I live in one room) and I had all the windows open and the door open. I was watching the news and I had the light off. I face the street so the streetlights light up my room in a sort of orange glow. Anyways, I was done watching the news and I went and turned off the tv and shut and locked the door. The very moment that I turned from the door, I saw a very dark figure rush past me, go behind me and out the door.
When I saw it from the corner of my eye, it looked like a person completely in black...like someone's shadow come to life. Then when it went behind me I felt it brush my whole back...(most solidly at my shoulders) and for a very quick moment all I saw was dark and then I heard a stumble outside my door. It sounded just like someone tripped out of the threshold of my room.
I wasn't scared at all but I was very perplexed. I could still feel where it brushed by me. Those who are empaths will understand the next bit. I felt fear on my shoulders. Like someone who is really scared...but I wasn't scared. It just felt like since it touched me, it left that "scared energy" on my shoulders and upper back.
The whole experience was almost the same as if a friend of mine brushed by me to leave, except that when it was right behind me, my peripheral vision went dark on both sides.
In my life experience, I have never encountered an entity like this. It didn't feel like a spirit...it felt like a living thing. It didn't feel like a negative entity or anything like that. And it wasn't projecting fear at me to scare me (like a negative entity would) it was very scared.
The other impression I got is that it was trying to get to the door before I shut it. That is why it rushed.
So anyways, I had a thought that maybe these shadow people are actually people who are astral projecting and maybe our souls are cloaked when we travel.
For the skeptics:
With all due respect, please do not tell me I was hallucinating or that I was half sleep. I was wide awake and sober and I am 32 years old. I know myself well enough to know that what happened, happened. Thank you! :)
Protection: I smudged my room after it happened and burned some Frankincense and Myrrh. I didn't put my shields up because I didn't feel threatened. I have learned that things aren't always what they seem so I don't immediately go on the defense when something strange happens. I don't need a priest and it was definitely not a demon but thank you for the concern. :)
If I had some hedgehog looking shadow go under my bed and brush my feet, I would probably lose my mind and be really, really scared! That is a totally different story than what happened to me....maybe because it was in human form, it didn't bother me so much.
I really like your theory on the fear having something to do with a primitive survival instinct. As you said, the possibilities are endless but that is a really good theory.
And just as an example, I have seen a coat stand out of the corner of my eye and it looked like a person to me but when I turned around, it was still there and it was still a coat stand. That coat stand didn't disappear or walk behind me and out of a closed doorway. As I said, I am 32 years old, I have seen things out of the corner of my eye probably a thousand times in my life and I haven't jumped to the conclusion of it being a ghost.
I understand why you don't understand. Had it happened to you, I think that you would have to dig a bit deeper and come up with a better explanation.
I'm not trying to make up a ghost story. What happened, happened and I am not convinced by your explanations that it was something different. If I had any doubt that it was paranormal, I would have stated it as such.
If you had experienced it, as I said, you would have to delve deeper for a better explanation. I saw it, felt it and heard it. That is one too many senses for me to write it off as something else.
But anyways, I didn't share this to convince skeptics of anything, so I don't mind that you don't believe me. I do thank you for your time though.