Just a Shadow of a Man

7 thoughts on “Just a Shadow of a Man”

  1. Sounds like your dad was haunted.

    I don’t think it was him. There are lots of other stories I could tell you to clarify that, but I don’t think he was haunted. My mom’s side of the family pulled some real bonehead stunts, so I’d be more inclined to say it was her, but this is just one incident. 🙂

  2. I love family’s bonehead stunts. My mom loves to hide and my dad loves to not look for her, lol. I really loved today’s story, I think most of us can relate to feeling like a stowaway managed to get in the house. I know he is not the only one that has flipped on lights in an empty house. Love it!

    He tends to be braggadocios about those days — how tough he was, what a macho man, that sort of thing — despite being a wimp. So for him to admit to not having found anyone sort of validated the claim. He won’t, however, outright say it was a ghost. “I don’t know WHAT it was” is the most you’ll get from him now. 🙂

  3. Sounds like you have plenty of ammo to write from your family. Even if it was your mom playing a joke on him. Still, very awesome Dane!

    Nope, not a joke. Mom’s never chimed in on this that I can recall, but now that I think about it, she might have been the one to wake dad up. Maybe SHE heard something and this is what ensued. Can’t remember now. Thanks for reading!

  4. I had a friend in HS that had unexplained things going on but not as the paranormal shows always show things happen at night, these occurrences were most often during the day. I was there after school on one occasion and felt the “cold spot” in the hallway that wasn’t there before and no vents or fans to blow cold air to that spot and I saw items move. Not much but definitely on their own so who knows what your dad experienced.

    Cool telling of the tale.

    Thanks, Delaney! I’m glad you enjoyed it! I know there were many other stories I could’ve told, this was just the only one with a full-bodied apparition as I recall. But yes, many other stories like the ones you’re relating. Thanks again!

  5. Scary and well-written! It’s amazing the tricks our minds can play on us, especially in the dead of night when we’re all alone!

    Hi, Jared, and thanks for stopping by! I appreciate the kind words. I’m not sure my father would say this was a trick of his mind, but I agree with you; we can convince ourselves of a lot when it’s dark and we’re alone. 🙂

  6. It’s heart warming to read something about your father that makes him a hero of sorts trying to protect his family. What if he did see a man, one that was only visible in the dark?

    I don’t know what he makes of it. Last time he talked about it he only mentioned it as not knowing what it was. I guess he didn’t want to try and pin it down. I won’t either. 🙂

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