The recent story about the shadow person made me think of something that happened a little over a month ago. It's nothing exciting but it made me wonder.
Some background. I've worked the graveyard shift for years because I like it. I'm most awake in the middle of the night and I'm very used to it being dark when I go to work. We have street parking. I always park in front of our house in the same spot where there is a street light about ten feet in front of the car that shines in the car. There are seldom any other cars near mine and this night was no different. I have a four door sedan, tan leather interior, and my windows are not tinted.
I was on my way to work. I walked out of the house towards my car. As a habit, I always look at my tires and inside my car before I get in. As I was walking, I looked through the rear passenger window and saw a figure in the driver's seat. I kept my stride but I kept looking. I could still see it when I looked through my back window. Rounding the drivers side, I could still see it through the rear and front driver's side windows. By then, I was pressing my remote to unlock my doors and the light came on as usual. There was nothing there.
But I had seen the same three dimensional, vaguely human-shaped figure from all three angles. The shadows from the streetlight were no different than any other night and I could see the figure clearly against the tan interior. It was a very deep black 3-D shadow-like thing with a head, shoulders, torso and I think arms at its sides (I couldn't see into the car for anything lower). It didn't have the shape of hair or facial features such as a nose, mouth, eyes or ears that I saw. It was just sitting there with its head bowed, like it was sleeping. I'm a large woman so it was smaller than me and probably the size of a man who was maybe 5'10" and 160 lbs.
I'm fanatical about being on time (early) for work so I didn't take the time to be scared. I did instinctively grab the necklaces of amber and hematite that I keep hanging on my rear view mirror as a way to ground myself (I keep them there to protect the car and me in it). I wondered though as I got into the car whether it was an omen that I was going to die in a car wreck on my way to work. Obviously, nothing happened. I did half-way expect to have a funny feeling in the car or a coldness but everything seemed okay.
I bought the car when it was a couple of years old but it had never been in an accident. I've had it for 9 years so I'm very used to how it looks and the normal shadows in it. This wasn't normal.