The first time the vision appeared he was calmly playing alone in his room. He said that he saw a shadowed man creeping into his room wearing red boots. When I asked how he saw the boots, he explained that the man was sneaking past his door with its boots leading the way and its head peeking from behind the door. When I asked what the face looked like he said that it had no features, it was just a black body like a shadow. He said that he looked away to see if it would disappear, but when he looked back the image did a “replay” with it sneaking into his room all over again.
Later that night he was eating dinner with our family when he quickly ducked his head down under the table. Then he cautiously peeked back up then returned to his meal. About twenty minutes later he mentioned seeing shadowed men again. Then my husband asked if that was why he ducked under the table when eating dinner and he responded, “Yes, I saw a shadowed man leap from the playroom into the dining room, then disappear.”
The next day when he was making his lunch he turned around and saw the shadowed man walking towards him from another room. He said he turned away and when he looked back the image did a “replay” with the man starting over and walking towards him again. He then left the kitchen to find me and when he ran up the stairs he peeked back and saw the shadowed man chasing him up the steps. Once he found me he appeared panicked and the image of the man was gone.
My son seemed to handle this pretty well. When I asked him if he was scared of it, he said, “Not really, I’m getting use to it since I’ve seen it before in the past. It just freaked me out a little when it was following me up the steps.”
As his parent I can’t help and wonder if this is his imagination, his mood disorder or a side effect. When I consider his scared reaction at the dinner table, it makes me believe that he’s really seeing something. Also, he wasn’t engaging in bad behavior and using the “visions” to distract me from giving him consequences. Instead, he was always in a calm state doing something ordinary in full daylight, so nightmares and nighttime shadows are not even a possibility.
Thankfully he went through the weekend with no visions and seems to accept it as part of his brain problem. As for me, I find it disturbing.