|The character was but a shadow, though was clearly wearing a fedora and a trench coat.|
I was in between wakefulness and sleep the other night. My room was lit up in a strange, ethereal way, and standing right next to my bed was a character, but I could only see a shadow and an outline. He seemed to wear a fedora and trench coat, and from what I could tell, was looking right at me.
I felt no sense of malice or ill intent from the visitor, and truly felt a sense of wonder from him, and imagined he was smiling at me. But no sooner had I become aware of the being, he vanished in a shadowy wisp, like in a cartoon character, toward the door of my room. When I woke up, my room was dark and the shadowy character was gone.
|Journeys to "other realms" reveal that the true nature of |
Self far exceeds our "normal" experiences in this life.
As I lay thinking this experience over, I only wondered why the being had fled so quickly. I had a couple of ideas: that perhaps this was a visitor from another time, or another dimension, or that perhaps it was me, in some future time traveling back to my current station in life. I also considered that perhaps this was a spirit guide, or some other being sent to help me.
I later looked up “shadow people” in an image search, and the first picture in this post came up. I was struck by how well this drawing seem to depict my own experience, that clearly I had experienced something that you might call "the usual unusual."
|This was my first, real paranormal experience.|
When I saw the drawing, I was really shocked. I might have continued thinking this was a dream, but now, I am pretty sure it was some kind of an out-of-body experience. And that being the case, I realize I've had these experiences before and they tend to be the "dreams" I very much enjoy.
This was my first "paranormal" experience, at least that I remember or that I understood was paranormal. It is a part of this journey, to understand the full scope of our existence and place in this universe. It felt like a step in the direction of my destiny. How very cool.