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Witness: Vanessa
Location: Bronx, New York
Date of Encounter: June 2006

I feel kind of funny sharing this experience but here goes…

One night my daughter and I were laying down watching TV. At the time, my daughter had just turned 3 and her brother had just been born. She was getting used to sleeping in her own bed until she stared telling me that she was seeing a monster. I just thought that she was acting up because of the new baby or she was just having bad dreams. This went on for about a couple of days when I started feeling something watching me every time I moved. Well, one night she started complaining that she didn't want to sleep in her bed because of the monster so I took her around the house to show her there was nothing there. I laid her back down and was almost asleep when I heard her gasp and I saw her sitting up in her bed. When I went to reach for her I saw a dark shadow pass in front of my cable box which blocked out the light. I was unable to move or talk for about 5 to 10 seconds when suddenly my daughter got up from bed and said, "See mommy, cuco [monster]." As she got up to chase after the shadow it wrapped itself up and disappeared. I grabbed my daughter as hard as I could and didn't sleep for the rest of the night. It was exactly 3:17 AM. My birth date.

The next day I went to see someone about what happened and they told me that this is nothing new to me which is true. I've felt and seen things since I was a child but never spoke about it. He told me there was an evil spirit that wanted to cause us harm. As I left I told myself that I could not fear the unexplained but I did send a warning to the dark shadow. As I entered the house with my daughter I said out loud, "Do whatever harm you want to do to me, but you leave my babies out of this. This is between me and you." As I finished a plate from on top of the stove feel to the floor and broke into pieces. Suddenly I felt a cold gust of wind, then quiet. From this day forward I try to protect my little girl the best I can because I now know that she has the same blessing and curse that I have.

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