Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 12:46:47 -0700 (PDT)
From: The Story Page firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Story Submission
I have lived in the same house all my life. The upstairs bathroom is right in front of the stairs that take you to the second floor. Because my mom kept a nightlight in the bathroom, the stairs were always faintly illuminated.
Sometime ago, when I was a kid, I went to go upstairs to bed. The hallway light was off, but I figured it didn’t matter because my bedroom was close to the stairs. With the nightlight, I could see my way just fine. However, when I looked up the stairs, I saw the outline of someone standing on the fifth step. Thinking it was my dad waiting for me to go by, I flicked on the hallway light, but no one was there. From that point on, whenever the light was off, I could see the outline of a figure (it looked like a guy to me) standing on the same step. It looked like a shadow (for lack of a better word), just standing there. I hated going up the stairs at night, even with the hallway light on. After several years, it stopped “appearing”, but I was still freaked out.
I tried to do some research on what the thing could have been. The closest I ever found was a half an inch paragraph in a large book that mentioned beings called Watchers. The problem was the person who wrote the book stated that no one knew who they were, if they were good or bad, or why they would “watch” people.
Some of the stories entered in this site mentioned ghosts that sounded like the thing on the stairs, Shadow Guy being one. Although my shadow person never moved, made any noise, and I never was able to make out a face, I think they are beings of the same kind.
If you ever find out what these things are, please e-mail me. I’ve been trying to find some info, any info, for years and haven’t had any luck.