Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Shadow Had Red Eyes

Shadow People have followed Daniel Pestana of Portugal for years. Blacker-than-night human-shaped shadows visit Daniel often … and stare. Some wear hats, some a monk’s cowl.

“They are never hostile to me. They seem to be mere observers,” Pestana said. “I used to see them in the hallway of my house, in the reflections of mirrors and sometimes floating quickly from door to door.”

He became used to these frequent visits until the night he encountered something different. Something he feels is evil.

“I just saw it once,” he said.

Pestana was walking his now-ex-girlfriend home when they stopped in a small park in the center of a quarter.

“When we were saying good-bye to each other we heard a noise coming from a tree (next to) a house nearby,” he said. “I looked and I noticed that the top of the tree fanned itself with violence.”

Violent rustling and the snap of breaking branches bit through the night.

“Then I heard a muffled sound of something crashing into the ground,” Pestana said. “A strange feeling arose inside me that I still can’t explain.”

Pestana and his girlfriend watched silently as two hands grasped the top of a wall that surrounded the house’s yard.

“They didn't seem (like human) hands,” he said. “They were dark, as if it was burned paper.”

As the two stood frozen, a head as dark as the hands pulled itself up from behind the wall.

“Two brilliant and red eyes stared directly at us,” Pestana said. “The creature loosened a roar of some kind and it jumped upward (onto) the wall. We saw it perfectly.”

The figure was human-like and “pitch-black from head to toes.” Neither Pestana nor his girlfriend could make out features, only the fiery red eyes.

“I grabbed my girlfriend's hand and we ran through the streets without looking back,” Pestana said. “It was the only time that I felt truly threatened by those creatures.”

Shadow People are seen worldwide. Some seem oblivious to the people who see them, some curiously watch, and some seem to be mischievous. But the ones with red, glowing eyes have one common trait – they elicit terror.

A student of the paranormal, Bishop James Long, of St. Christopher Old Catholic Church in Louisville, Kentucky, says these red-eyed entities are demons.

“I have found that through my research and field experience, Shadow Figures that contain red, or very dark orange color, eyes tend to be negative in nature,” Long said. “The entity is clearly demonic. It is … fear that it preys on.”

Pestana is fortunate to have run.

Copyright 2008 by Jason Offutt

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34 comments:

Anonymous said...

this sounds like a description of mothmnn

Anonymous said...

I've seen the red glowing eyes before too when i was 8 years old. I was taking out the trash for my mom and it was a very dark night with no moon and I was passing through my dad's boats and between them was something that had to be at least 6 ft. tall. I couldn't see any silhouette. It just stared at me scanning me, as I was frozen completely. Unable to even think, as I just stared into it's red glowing red human shaped eyes, straight into the cat like pupils. I was frozen there for something like 3 mins. until I was able to run back in the house wishing i had talked to it. I ran back outside 5 mins. later and the trash bags were there in tact but no sign of the thing. I had told my friend and mom about it and they laughed. I'm scared to this day that the thing will come back and collect me or something.

Anonymous said...

I have had a different experience from when I was just 5 years old Always had that feeling of being watched while walking down the dark hall in my grand parents home and playing outside in the Yard. Came home one night and went to the Kitchen backdoor to check on my dog and when opening the door there was this dark figure standing in the door way and filling the entire doorway and it had blood red eyes and it just stood there and whispered my name.....I have seen things that I so should not have seen and at times know when something bad is going to happen. Years later me and my ex, we were walking home from the garage and took a shortcut through the church premises and she stood still and thought she heard someone calling out but we just kept on walking. Then she heard it again and turned round and there it was again...big dark black with those red eyes and she said that there is something calling my name and it is behind us. I took her hand and we ran and as we came to the front of her house she suddenly stopped dead still and stared into a dark corner and I couldnt move her. I had to slap her to get her to blink and I closed her eyes and took her inside the house.That night after i went home...she called me at abut 3 in the morning and asked what the hell is going on...I eventually told her bout that thing and when I first saw it. I have never mentioned it to her before that. It stayed with her that night.If anyone has any advice or any imput regarding this, please feel free. I feel like im losing my mind here. And the past couple of weeks I have been having weired dreams of dead people and roaming the streets at night with blood running from my eyes, ears,nose and theres also a holy man in my dream. Please help

watcher16 said...

i have watched these things for a long period of time in my old town. they seem to hang around the city parks, and can turn the lights of to the park and even city street lamps when in high numbers. after a while i started seeing them go into peoples houses starting with elderly. i thought i was nutts so i brought some friends and they were so scared on of them was brought to tears. they never hurt me physically but they bring a lot of negative energy to your life, and i have no doubt that they do hurt some people.
i would like to know what their plans are.

Anonymous said...

i've seen them 3 times.2 times in the daytime with my sister,and once by myself at night.what realy is it?

Tai said...

about a week ago my dad was telling me about this time when he was a freshman and him and friends were playing with a ouija board and that night he woke up cuz he felt like someone was staring at him soo he woke up and saw a tall, black shadow with glowing red eyes staring at him and like he ran into his closet and stuff. his girlfriend hads similar things happen that night too. but its a really long story but it was similar.

Anonymous said...

Its funy, I dont believe in the supernatural, nor god or any religion. But I must admit that when I was young I saw one of these things or at leat I think I did. It was late at night, I woke up from a nightmare and went up to my parrents room, I entered the room and closed the door behind me. In the bed, were my parents should have been lay a figure who I thought was my dad, as I called out to him, two glowing red eyes appeared on head of the siluete. I have never been more scared in my life nor have I ever been since then, and its interesting because I was only 4 when this happened. I didnt know of fear, nor monsters, but whatever that thing was I was afraid of it. I tried to open the door but couldnt, i was so scared I remember crying, the door was then opened for me by our maid and a ran out of the room. Im looking for any information regarding this matter, today I heard of a similar story which happened to someone I know, involving the same shadow with red eyes. So far I've herd of two people whove seen this, I feer that it is no halucination.

Jayna said...

When my sister was eight years old, I was four, she said one night she was awake as our parents came up the stairs and she listened to their chatting and footsteps. Then she listened and watched the light disappear as they entered their room and closed their door for the night. A few minutes later she heard a single set of footsteps coming up the stairs. I was in the bed asleep next to her at the time and she'd already heard our parents talking and moving and knew they were up in their room. Then after the footsteps she said she saw a shadow, but it wasn't on the wall and it had red eyes, standing in the hall and looking at her. She seemed more upset about that fact that it was more solid, off the wall, than about the red eyes. For the next ten years it seems she believed something was 'following' her in some way or another and strange, inexplicable things happened through out those years. Some of those things were even witnessed by others around or near her. She said that she only saw that shadow with red eyes that one time though. I'll always wonder about all that.

shadowrj said...

bout 2 weeks ago my dog fell down the stairs, he was going down the stairs as if it was a slide his feet couldn't touch the stairs them selves. but at the top of the stairs i saw a black figure with red-eyes. it was in a shape of a person but it had a dark pressence, it felt so dark that i couldn't move due to it as if i was paralized with fear of its pressence.

shadowrj said...

i also seen it 2 other times once wen i was at my mates house, my mate and I was watchin t.v when we decided to go out for a ciggurette (how ever you spell it) and we saw at the end of his garden near his shed the shadow with red-eyes the third time was again at mine my mother was cooking when a sound from the dinning room sounding like someone had knocked something over when we looked the shadow with red-eyes was standing there as if it was stairing right through us it was earry ( how ever you spell that word too)

Anonymous said...

I have seen these things twice in my life. The first time was when I was a young girl maybe 6 or 7. I was at my father's house he had a tiny forest in the backyard (it is no developed)anyways my sisters and I were asleep in our room, I on the top bunk facing the window. For some reason I woke up and as I did looked at the window and saw this strang creater all black shadowlike with a wild looking mane around the top of his head (black) and these glowing red eyes. I couldn't move for what felt like the longest time. and then finally was able to let out a scream and thats when it left. The Second time I had seen these creatures was at my mothers house, we were walking late at night to a neighbours home I was about 8 and as we walked I could see these creatures jumping so fast up into the trees and staring down at us in a crouched like position. i was to scared to say anything so I just held my mothers hand and and huried along. That was the last time i have seen these things and I will never forget.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if anyone has had this experience but lately I've been experiencing the red eye shadow quite frequently. Now Ive been able to see shadow people since I was young, always passing by walking around at night not seeming to notice me, but this shadow is different. It notices me which I'm not used to. It has also done other odd things. The first night I experienced it I was trying to sleep, it was around 4am (I have insomnia) I heard a strange noise and when I opened my eyes above my window there appeared to be smoke. The odd thing was is that the smoke was illuminated in a deep red light. Im a skeptic by nature so I tried closing and rubbing my eyes but that didn't make the smoke go away so I kept looking at it to figure out what it was and I saw the smoke and light slowly dissipate. The very next night around the same time I was laying in bed and suddenly I had the urge to look in the corner. That is the first time I saw it. I couldn't make out its head very well it seemed to me like it was behind some window or portal but what I could see where its red glowing eyes. It was a very deep red that emanated from what I'm assuming where its eyes, and it did appear to be malicious but it didn't come any closer. I wasn't afraid of it though. it might be me personally but I was more curious then frightened. Ive seen it about 3 more times since then and always it seems to keep its distance.

my-shadow-angel said...

I experianced that 2 nights ago in my kitchen, I'm 17 n I don't get scared that easily but I was lookn out the window n in the corner of my eye I saw a black shadow but I ignored it, but I felt a presence, but the feeling was weird so I looked n on the top on the room ther was a shadow man or thing in a frog like position staring at me with red eyes, idk wat happened, but I felt cold n scared but weirdly enough I felt safe, but it felt like it was trying to contact me or sumthing , idk it felt weird, like ur scared but safe .. I doubt it wad going to hurt me, but I stared right at it n it just stayed ther staring bak, n then it vanished, but now I feel weird, I wanna b happy but my body n mind are sad, ever since I saw it, I don't feel the same

emeraldwulfe78 said...

The story by "Anonymous" sounds almost exactly like an experience that happened to me. I was around that same age and was taking out trash late at night. I made it to the dumpster and tossed the trash in. I felt like something was watching me and began to walk back towards the building

emeraldwulfe78 said...

I had an experience much like "Anonymous." My mom used to take me with her to alcoholics anonymous meetings and one night it was her turn to stay behind and clean up. I took the trash out to the dumpster behind the building and had that feeling like something was watching me. The hairs on the back of my neck stood up but I was determined to be calm thinking it was stupid to be afraid of the dark. As I walked back I stopped at the corner of a small shed that was behind the building. There was a street light on the other side so it cast a shadow down the side I was passing. I don't know why, but I stopped to look into this shadow and saw two red eyes staring back at me at about my height. I was frozen in terror for a few seconds. Suddenly, I was able to break off running and went so fast screaming at the top of my lungs that I bounced off of the back door. My mom swore it had to be a cat or something perched on the fence behind the building. The next day we went out there and I noticed the fence was twice my height. I've never seen anything like that again in my life but will never forget how scared I was.

Krystal said...

ok i need help too. i have no idea what this thing is, but i saw it when i was around 7 or 8 and ever since then i keep seeing the red glowing eyes. and the scary part is my two best friends have seen something like it too... well after my parents had gotten a divorce i had went to stay with my mom at her parents house. since gram grams house is small me my sister and mom all shared the same bed upstairs. i have problems in the middle of the night when i wake up at the same times repeatedly and cant fall back asleep. well tonight was one of those nights, so since i couldnt sleep i stared into this mirror thingy that my grandma had on the wall. then after like 5 min of that the mirror went black and the light outside shut off. then i was in the middle of my mom and sister and the door swung open. a HUGE black shape like human shaped or something, walked into my room and walked to the foot of the bed right at my feet. ill never forget the fear in my body as i was looking into its red glowing eyes, almost as bright as diamonds. than i fainted. now like 7 years later when i go on my porch for a smoke i see the red eyes flash in the door one second, and the next their gone... what does it want?

Krystal said...

I had this same thing happen to me. I think i was about 13 or 14. it was in my dream at first and i was walking around my town and saw a black shadow with red eyes in the middle of the road. just staring at me. I was really scared and i woke up. Then one night i was in my room with my friend and the door flung open. I don't know if anything was there in the doorway because i was so scared i put the blanket over my head. Then my friend was staring into the mirror and she freaked out because she said she saw in the mirror a black shadow with red eyes laying above me. it wasn't there for real but in the mirror it was. she told me like 2 mins after she saw it because she was so frightened by it. then we both sat there scared. we didn't know what it was. then a few months later my mirror in the kitchen was acting weird. i didn't think much of it. but i saw a smoky image in the background like a fire smoke. but when i turned around i saw nothing but my kitchen. it was in the mirror only. then my sister had a dream that night and she saw the black shadow with red eyes. she said it was like 6 ft tall and it was trying to kill her. or hurt her. i was conferting her telling her it wasn't real. but i think its so real that it could never be a myth. So now i ask you, what are these black shadows with red eyes? and why is it in the mirror?

Dizz said...

this figure is similar to a figure that i often see. the only difference is that the one i see has bones for hands and has tried to harm me my story however is different. I moved to a flat with my partner when i was only 15 years old. one night i woke to see a someone sitting on the edge of my bed. at first i thought it was my partner till i laid down and saw he was fast asleep. i wasn't scared of this ghost as i could sense he was watching over me. every night he would come and sit on the end of the bed. a few months went by and i had gotten used to it. waking early one morning i noticed he wasn't there. as i was walking downstairs i heard a scream telling me to move as i spun round i saw this dark figure with bright red eyes. its hands were nothing but bones. I felt it push me but because of the warning i had i was able to grab the bannister before falling down the stairs. after that it disappeared but i still see it when i am out at night as if it is waiting to get another chance to harm me

gergdashton said...

when i was 4 i went to the kichen for water and to use the wash room so i got my waterr finish and went threw the hall way and was about too reach the door untill i herd a whisper i turn around and there it was 6 ft tall and it was a foot away it bent down and looked at me i was scared. nexted it whisperd if i could see it i nodded in fear it wrapped it arms around me and then i wook up in my washroom and every month when im up late i see a glimps of it, but resantly it spoke again i was in my bed and about to sleep i bliked and it was there, but it was differnt it was closer and leened iin and said have you chosen do you remeberi was confused and then i blinked and it was gone it would sometimes talk and i would respond and then nothing it said why i can see it but i can remeber that much anymore

aserah said...

I awoke one night with my eyes focused upon a shadow like beast with beaming red eyes watching me. I stared at it for a few seconds until i believe i startled it and it came at me like the speed of light. I sat up in my bed screaming and trying to get away from it as it came at me. I was on my knees upon my bed screaming in fear trying to get out my bedroom window. My partner awoke and grabbed my arm taking my attention from the"beast" which had gone straight through me and had appeared on the other side of the window.I looked at my partner and then turned back to the window to see if it was still there but it had gone. This was the most frightening thing i have experienced. I feel that the "beast" was almost in disbelief that i could see it. As if i was not meant to see it. I have been psychic since early childhood and have had many spirit visitors but this thing was like nothing i had ever come in contact with. I have not seen it since how ever i do feel things watching me as i sleep.

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892410f8-bcf5-11e0-85b7-000bcdcb5194 said...

In my old house when I was about 8 or 9 I saw some figures. Shadow figures. In the left side of my room was the dark version of an old fashioned family. A boy of 7-9 years, a mother in her late 20's, and father somewhere in his 30's. The boy was wearing overalls and seemed to pay much attention to me. This version looked angry with me. In the right side of my room was the spirit version of these figures. They seemed protective,nice and had pitty for me. The boy used to crawl up to my bed in a fast version like my mom would. She'd do it like a tiger and then tickle me. Anywho I receantly moved back to my home town where I've had other spirtual encounters. This new house I live in I automatically sensed something very bad about. Now that were all setteled in I'm the only one to see why. Shadow figures. They're men. They like to be on my winding staircase, my sister's bedroom (she hasn't been here for a few weeks while she's visting some friends), in between my mirror and door,and in the bathroom closet. These figures are all at least 6 feet tall and only one so far had red eyes. Everytime I leave my room at night I try to run and get to wherever I'm going quickly. But everytime I do I feel them running right behind me. The faster I run the closer they get. Seeing paranormal runs in my family. Like the man that looks like a preacher that stands over you at night because you have troubles with god. I know I'm protected. I have friends who claim to be half controlled by Fallen Angels and Demons. Their names are Belial, Aspen, Roux, & Caim. If you don't believe me you can research this. You'll find it to be true. Tom Brown has many books about this and he also has a website. If you look up Fallen Angel names every single one but Aspen will be there. I'm still freaked out. I always sense that they want or need me for things... & yes I do use Ouija boards.

4c14de84-defd-11e0-a8bb-000bcdcb471e said...

since like last week i have seen these sitting in trees just watching me.. i have 2 questions..
1. are they harmless?
2. how do i get rid of them?!

Marg said...

I believe,in shadow people because I also saw one in my parents house.I was fourteen years old when I witnessed this.This shadow had red glowing eyes and just starred at me and our cat.I never saw a animal act so scared and than run downstairs as our cat did.I always thought,it was strange and it bothered me but,it seemed quite intelligent.There really are strange things that do occur and that was proof to me.

Albert said...

I had a scary encounter with this thing when i was 6 or 7 years old. at around midnight, i was sleeping and for apparent reason i woke up, i don't know why i opened up my eyes and i saw two glowing red eyes staring at me while i was still laying on my bed, it had a shadow figure that was darker than my dark room, i could see that it shape resembles a giant ape or gorilla. it just was staring at me and didn't made a move, it put its 'hands' besides my shoulders, i didn't see its legs though. i was so scared and screamed but it didn't get away. i pulled my blanket on my face and were shaking like crazy until i get tired and fell asleep. reading some comments here get me the idea that that thing was a demon.

Administrator said...

These things exist nearly everywhere around us. They are people experiencing an Out-of-Body experience. I don't know what their intentions are (you could never know the intention of a random stranger). However, there's more to it. Turns out, some of the people who tried OBE got their bodies possessed. To put it simply, they got out of their bodies, someone else got in and now they can't get in. Some choose to use OBE as a way of seeing the world, others use it as a way to scare or stalk people. In any event, these figures don't typical "feed off fear" or get repelled by emotions. People should be careful. Also, they only reveal themselves on command. I appear to have developed some sort of natural awareness which allows me to reveal them to myself and I can sense their presence. In any event, I am unsure if those spectral forms can perform physical damage, although they appear to be able to move objects. If you confront one, KEEP CALM. If it attempts to attack you, run (I'm unsure if you can somehow harm them). If it just observes you leave it alone, or if you're brave and sure enough, attempt to talk to it (I am unsure if these spectral forms possess the ability of voice communication). In any case, if the person controlling this figure has any piece of conscience left in him/her, the only thing they should do is protect you (this applies for any human which means they could simply be protecting someone else). I have seen more weird forms of these figures. Some with more than 2 eyes. I've even seen some sort of jackal-shaped figures. I believe vampires are immune to physical attacks from the human figures. I am unsure if there is some supernatural state of the human body that could allow immunity to spectral-animal attacks as well. I see these nearly every day. They appear to concentrate on people who have some sort of awareness towards them.

Administrator said...

These things exist nearly everywhere around us. They are people experiencing an Out-of-Body experience. I don't know what their intentions are (you could never know the intention of a random stranger). However, there's more to it. Turns out, some of the people who tried OBE got their bodies possessed. To put it simply, they got out of their bodies, someone else got in and now they can't get in. Some choose to use OBE as a way of seeing the world, others use it as a way to scare or stalk people. In any event, these figures don't typical "feed off fear" or get repelled by emotions. People should be careful. Also, they only reveal themselves on command. I appear to have developed some sort of natural awareness which allows me to reveal them to myself and I can sense their presence. In any event, I am unsure if those spectral forms can perform physical damage, although they appear to be able to move objects. If you confront one, KEEP CALM. If it attempts to attack you, run (I'm unsure if you can somehow harm them). If it just observes you leave it alone, or if you're brave and sure enough, attempt to talk to it (I am unsure if these spectral forms possess the ability of voice communication). In any case, if the person controlling this figure has any piece of conscience left in him/her, the only thing they should do is protect you (this applies for any human which means they could simply be protecting someone else). I have seen more weird forms of these figures. Some with more than 2 eyes. I've even seen some sort of jackal-shaped figures. I believe vampires are immune to physical attacks from the human figures. I am unsure if there is some supernatural state of the human body that could allow immunity to spectral-animal attacks as well. I see these nearly every day. They appear to concentrate on people who have some sort of awareness towards them.

Dizz said...

I have recently spoke to a few of my friends about this being and was told that they have seen it watching me. My ex partner told me a few weeks ago he saw it standing over me while i was asleep on the sofa. I wear an Egyptian amulet for protection but have now stepped up protection in my home as i fear it may harm one of my friends in order to get to me. I have tried my best spells and nothing has worked. I spoke to a priest but he said as i was not Christian then he could not do anything. I have spoke to a coven that I have worked with to remove curses when i was younger and they are trying to help but so far nothing has worked. This being causes lots of negative energy and has had a massive impact on my life causing pain and misery.

Riverside,MD said...

My child and I were recently driving home one night. From the left side of the road in front of me I saw a dark shadowy figure that seemed to be crouched down, jump up into a standing position-that of a human. It seemed to be around 6'tall, it turned briefly to look at my automobile, as I was driving directly toward it, then it fled off into the wooded area on the right side of the road. For the very brief second that it looked in our direction,I noticed that it had red eyes, other than that, it had no distinguishable feature. It happened in seconds, and I wasn't sure that I saw what I thought I did until I asked my daughter if she saw it and she reported exactly the same scenario from seeing it jump into a standing position, turn to look as if surprised by the car's lights to the fact that it seemed to have red eyes.
We have no idea what it was, have driven the same stretch of road since and cannot reproduce it. I can't say that it scared me, but we haven't told my wife because we are sure that it will spook her. Interesting if nothing else.

Siobhan Opiela said...

does anyone think these are linked to death? i've seen these alot through my life and with each visit someone dies or almost dies. a priest called it the mothman but i call bullshit on that... if anyone can help me figure out wtf these r and make em leave email me: peacelovesiobhan@gmail.com

lauren lee said...

ive had something like this happen to me when i was 16 before i tell you what happened im going to tell you i seen him in my dream before i did in real life in my dream i was driving home from work and there was this other car that crossed the lane and made me wreck my car well i herd sirens i looked over and seen him standing over me then all i seen was this really really bright light then woke up i still dont drive to this day in fear that i will die the way i did in my dream anyways what happened to me in real life.. we lived in a duplex if nobody knows what that is its pretty much 2 houses put together separated by a wall anyways at the time i was asleep i use to sleep with my tv on and a nightlight cuz i always had this feeling like i was being watched well on that night i woke up and it was pitch black in my room my tv wasnt on and my nightlight was off i had one window and a little light was coming throw so i could kinda see the shoulder and half the head of a tall shadow man with red glowing eyes just staring at me i layed there staring at his eyes not able to thank or move or feel anything it was like it had a trance on me or something and what gets me is i had a fan blowing right on my face and i never once blinked it was like my fan wasnt even on anyways when i felt like i could move again i sat up never taking my eyes off of him and when i sat up my eyes started to burn really bad and started to water so i blinked when i opened my eyes again he was gone then i just layed back down and went back to sleep i told my mom about it and she laughed it off well when we moved from that place and i was older me and my family was talking about that kind of stuff and she said that are next door neighbour seen a shadow figure cross from are house to hers and fallowed it into her daughters room but there was nothing there when she got there it was crazy that wasnt the only time ive seen it i see it cross the street infornt of me when i went walking it will go from on side of the stree then disapear but when i see him its like time stops i cant move i cant blink i cant do anything till he is gone and i found out that im not the only one in my family who sees him all the females in my family have seen him they say he leave once you get older and i guess there right cuz i havent seen it in a long time but i still get this feeling is around watching me its crazy i just wish knew what it was

TorturousRequiem said...

I had an experience with a shadow demon before when I was 7. I'm 26 now and that is the only sighting I have had of it. I think it is because it actually did scare me so it got what it wanted from me and left.

Ron Acosta said...

I was about 5 or 6 when I saw him and I haven't seen him since. I was walking around the first house I ever lived in late in the evening. I believe I had been walking in and out of the kitchen grabbing ice from the freezer to chew on (a funny and curious old habit from those days :). Anyway, the kitchen which was situated on one side of the house had a door leading out. It being a nice cool evening in Miami, the main door had been left open with the screen door closed. I had returned to the kitchen for what seemed like the upteenth time to grab another piece of ice from the fridge when for some reason, I decided to take a peek outside the screened door.
Well, after coming into perspective against the darkness,there he was. A little black man, black as the night itself that surrounded him. He almost struck me as a boy. He had red eyes. I don't remember being frightened at all. We just glanced at one another for some time. And then like ships that pass through the night, we parted ways. I never told anyone about this until adulthood. Some local Miami Cubans have told me it was one of the afro Cuban Santeria religion gods whose name is Chango. Some have told me that his visiting me was nit malicious and merely meant that I was important to them or that I was important in general. Incidentally, I finally told my mother about the childhood visitation of the little black man with red eyes sometime in my teens. Without elaborating, she simply told me that she had also been visited by one as a child.

Macsen Wood said...

Saw one when I was seven but it was giant and it was looking through my window i didn't see the body just the eyes they were burning with hatred of some sort.