Michelle Spitler sent us her ghost picture and story of a shadow apparition that has appeared to her. Earthbound spirits often appear dark, as it represents their inner condition of being lost. Shadow and darkness does not mean that a ghost wishes to harm another.
"My previous husband died eight years ago to cancer. I am remarried now to my new husband of six years. He is a retired Chief in the Navy.
One night in November at 11:30 pm, I was cleaning our fish tank. I felt like someone had just walked into the kitchen. The light in the kitchen was off, but the living room light was on, so it still lit up the kitchen. I saw a shadow standing in the kitchen up against the counter. I thought it was my husband Michael, so I said, 'What is the matter honey? Could you not sleep?' There was no response. I focused and realized the shape of the body was not my husband. At first, I thought someone had broken into the house. Then when focused, I realized I recognized the silhouette: It was (my first husband) James."
"I was filled with pure terror. I jumped up to the couch behind me, covered my eyes and repeated out loud, 'Don't be scared.' I stood up, peeked into the kitchen and he was gone. I ran into the bedroom and woke up Michael. I was hysterical. Michael was very tired ,but he said, 'Don't worry honey. If it was James, he will not hurt you. He loved you.' I had to call my parents in the middle of the night and wake them up. It was very traumatic to me, affecting me till this day. For months, I would get up extra early and take a shower while my husband was still here before work. I am still afraid of walking into a dark room.
Two months later in January, Michael's parents came to visit our home for the first time from Missouri. We were cooking in the kitchen, and I decided to take some pictures of their visit. When the pictures were developed, there was a shadow in the kitchen behind Michael's mother. When my husband saw the photo he said, 'That was freaky.' It made me feel good that someone else could see what I had seen, except when I saw James, he was more defined. I could see his legs and arms, as if he was standing in the kitchen."