Halloween Week Ghost Stories: Shadows in the Dark
Have you ever seen shadows moving? I have. It was many years ago when I worked in law enforcement. While on patrol at night I would see the shape of a person standing on the side of the road. As the headlights of the car would hit the figure it would begin to run. When I turned on the spotlight there would be no one there. At first I thought I was seeing things until other officers in the department started reporting seeing the same thing.
A quick search on the web will pull up stories of shadow people moving through the corners of people’s peripheral vision. There are various speculations as to what the shadow forms are from ghost to alternate dimensional creatures. Having experienced seeing these shadows myself when Joshua contacted me with his story I had an understanding of what he might have seen;
It was about about half an hour before midnight we had recently moved to a new home in a field surrounded by trees. I had gone outside to have a cigarette and while looking around I notice something in the dark. There was no light except moonlight but I could see that there was an area that was darker than the areas around it. As I am standing there smoking I realize that the shape is moving towards me. When it gets about twenty feet from me I start to get a little freaked out so I move towards the door. I looked back and the shape had almost reached the steps. As it got close the shadow begin to morph into a body and started crawling up the steps. I ran inside and shut the door but ever since it feels like it is still with me.