Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login

More from DeviantArt


Submitted on
February 24, 2011


619 (1 today)
Watching Ghost Lab seasons 1 and 2 for the past few nights while recovering from a throat infection, I suddenly recalled my own personal experiences with the alleged "shadow people".

Two most terrifying yet awesome encounter is back when I was a high schooler. There is a saying in asian superstitions that if you play Hide and Seek in the dark, the dead will play with you. (or snatch you away - which is the more gruesome version)

Yep, so I played hide and seek with my friends inside our boys dormitory on the 3rd floor. Shutting down all the lights in the hallways to corridors, we began our epic game of hiding from our seekers where my schoolmate named Azman and I have dodged a few seekers and attempt to avoid them in the study hall. At this point on (unknown to me, )I've lost him in the darkness ahead of me and assuming he hide himself under the study tables. So I followed suit. My eyes have already adjusted to the darkness so I could see well what's ahead of me and right in the corner of the tables, I saw what I thought was Azman crouching in a fetal position and crawl towards him.
To my horror, my hand caught air instead of a solid figure. The next thing was me just crawling out backwards and knocking my head under the tables and fled to my room with the lights on. Yup, I never get caught but something else did!

Second encounter is my trip to the washroom where just as my hand was on the door knob to the washroom, in the right corner of my eye, I caught something black coming towards me in a steady but (fucking fast) pace! Quickly pushed myself into the brightly lit washroom, i kept staring back at the closing door anticipating whatever thing is there to get me. After regaining my courage, i dashed back to my room and tried to get some sleep afterwards.

Fast forward to 2007, after a few months getting use to my new job, I rent a middle room of a decent cozy apartment not far from my office. But unfortunately, the hauntings soon followed. First were the sensations of being watched every corner from my desk. Second, an encounter of possibly two or three shadow figures hovering outside the living room where the dining table is near to an altar.  One of the figure I nicknamed it the "hanged figure" or "broken neck man" because that is what I saw.

Supernatural disturbance? Lack of sleep? Hallucination? I'm a believer of these stuff yet I'm also a skeptic. But I ruled out the possibilities, when I learn the source of the hauntings:

Another popular belief that the chanting songs of the Buddhist monks will attract lost spirits that seek to find a small measure of solace and peace in their already tormented afterlife. So when that chanting song was being played on the altar dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy, Kuan Yin, it already attracted some unwanted visitors to the apartment.

So getting rid of the chanting song, and placed a talisman above the front door of the apartment, I have restful nights afterwards.
However, the rest of the apartment block is said to be haunted by the ghosts of suicide victims.

2008 - The "running man" is a brief shadow being that darted past me while i was walking back from work at 11pm at night.

from then on, the encounters are getting lesser but who knows. They might be watching us still in the dark.

Commissions in progress:

Matt     - 100%
Duarte - 100% avatar profile complete.
            - 0% second artwork
Felipe   - 40% sketches refining
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Everyday Paranormal - Mutiny Radio
  • Reading: everyone's ghostly experiences
  • Watching: Youtube vids
  • Playing: random thoughts in my mind
  • Eating: simple stuff
  • Drinking: warm water
Add a Comment:
SunburnedVamp Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Student General Artist
my mother "claims" she saw a shadow person when we moved into our new house.
She said that she was woken in the middle of the night and she saw a dark figure at the foot of her bed.
My mother is a Nichiren Buddhist, so she told him about the teachings of Nichiren.
Afterwords, she said that his entire aura changed and he became happy and left the world in peace.
she might have been dreaming but you never know! If it did happen then my mom converted a shadow person to buddhism!!!!!!!!! LOLOL XD
tohdaryl Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
If a void could absorb good energy and turn into a being of light, then what happened is possible. :)
hebi89 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Man, the belief than the older you get the less encounters with the supernatural apparently did not apply with me. I had more frequent encounters last year than i ever did during my childhood and early teenage years..and the places were not even reported to be haunted!!! D8< last year, every night at 2, 3 or 4 am i would hear whispers ( like many all at once) I've heard things like my name, words in both english and spanish and heavy exhailing coming out of nowhere! At first i was really scared-then it got annoying ( apparently it runs in the family-yelling at the spirit to leave and stop bothering) so i yelled at whatever it was. It did not get any better until i open a bible and started reading chapters-proverds, psalms, etc, and told by family members to speak confidently and say 'in the name of father, son and the holy spirit along with demanding it to leave that the hauntings are gone. =D and what a relief, i hated those stupid things and glad i did not have to resort to other methods that would have made worse the situation. Apart from that, as a child ( 9 years ) i saw a faceless blond child with ash grey sweat pants and baby blue long sleeved shirt; sibs and me believed there was a shadow person in our closet-disprove it by sleeping there for one full night-which was quite cozy) and my mom spoke to spirits as a little girl until my grandmother scolded the spirits and sent them away. Yeah, that's my experience..-.-
tohdaryl Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
true, im turning 25 soon and less frequent activity with the supernatural. thanks for sharing ur personal experiences with us.
hebi89 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
You're welcome. C: I'm glad there are others with experiences with supernatural.
HummbleD Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
this is creepy. ive never had anything as bad as that but my old building elevator use to be haunted, and my apartment now use to creep me out with hauntings too lol out of the two i think my apartment now takes the cake out the two hahaha
(still creeps me out all now thinking about it)
tohdaryl Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
apartments are magnets for hauntings and suicides. haha
HummbleD Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
i know lol. im just glad we had a understanding with ours ^-^
Blackismycolor Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
ok, our house is 2 stories but they're not connected. Our upstairs’ doesn’t have shadow people (I lived up there for 2 ½ years) but our down stairs does, because I see figure shadows out of the corner of my eye, also when I’m standing at the sink, I can feel some one behind me and a shadow is casted over me. late at night I can hear some one walking in the kitchen in slippers. I can feel like I’m watched all the time. And my dad built this house about 30 years ago with my family. So the only explanation is that some one was buried here or some thing bad happened. Before my dad build this house.:fear:
tohdaryl Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
well, if the hauntings occured in the ground level, u need to check for sources of energy that fuels it. The more EMF (electromagnetic current) the more frequent the activities get.
Add a Comment: