I think of myself as agnostic. I'm unsure how much of what I've experienced is explainable by science, caused by imagination or over thinking, and perhaps influenced by others who had more belief in a higher power than I did/do. Below is about what I called the energy ball and black shadows that seemed free from touching objects that would cast shadows.
Back in my jr high school years (12/13 yrs old) and in an area where the closest city with more than 15000 people was roughly 30 miles away from the county, I experimented with meditation that left me questioning the typical placement of your hands. I ended up holding my hands out in front of me like a prayer with my hands held parallel to my lap and my hands about an inch apart. After meditating like that for 15 minutes or so, I felt a tingle sensation or two that I hadn't been expecting between my hands. Instead of trying to blank my mind I focused on that feeling between my hands which then grew.
I was always the silly/corny humor type around girls. So when I suggested to a few them that I put their hand between mine, they thought it odd, but i was a silly guy anyway so why not. There was the obvious girl that giggled at everything, and a few others whom I had tried to tickle the normal way and were not very ticklish or if they were ticklish were very minor compared to the girl who giggled about everything. When their hand was placed between mine 3 of them found it tickled them. Even into the wrist and forearm. The other girl said she felt something but it wasn't tickling her. When I got to her forearm, it turned into a very sharp static shock. When I think back on it, that seems to be more obvious that it was static based because of the girl that shocked (or at least I think it was a shock like static electricity; however, I hadn't felt a shock myself - just the sensation between my hands), but I do find it curious of the girls that said it was ticklish. Was it because it was flirting or a weird situation for them? Are their instances where static electricity would tickle?
As I got older, I kept trying to understand the feeling between my hands and I was told by a few people who were pagan, wiccan, or a mix of the two that you could mold and use for shields to protect against demons, which i didn't and still don't believe in by the way, but these people did and perhaps still do. Upon the suggestion of one of them, three of us combined our hands to form a cube and focused on creating that feeling between our hands. What resulted was the feeling of a tornado or some or rapid moving of a chaotic thick wind if you will. it was very interesting feeling and I'm not sure how static electricity would play into that, but it is what I felt.
I suppose I was about 16 or 17 (driving age for where I lived) when one of the group from above decided to drive me around in an attempt to prove that demons and other things exist. It, for the most part, was a waste of time, but I found it interesting as I was still exploring other people's beliefs at the time to get an idea of where I stood (Christianity, Wicca, atheism, etc. One day, when we were driving around we had stopped at a dock that was secluded. There were a lot of trees around and the lot itself was about 30 yards square. It was there that I saw my first black shadow that was seemingly very dark for a moon lit night and still. After the one showing me being excited and pointing it out and rambling for a few minutes, I noticed that the shadow seemed to have started to gliding towards us. The shadow was human shaped, but fuzzy on the outlines of it. The bottom did not seem to fully touch the ground. The middle of the shadow seemed to have depth to it instead of the flatness one comes to expect from shadows that lay on the ground; however, this shadow was not laying on the ground. It was vertical. I'd say from my memory that it was roughly 7 feet high. We left before it got too close.
I was intrigued by what I had seen. I was also in disbelief. So when i finally got the chance, I drove around to secluded but public portions of the town such as a football field, a couple of the parks, hay fields, etc. Once in awhile I would find another. They were not all the same width or height, but they all resembled human form. I'd say in the year or two I was looking for them, I saw 6 or 7 of these shadows. When I saw them and even sometimes before, the hair on my neck would stand up. I wasn't so much scared as I was curious about them; however, I never dared to walk up to them. One day, I took a friend with me who at the time was not into paranormal or wicca type beliefs to get them to verify what I had been seeing. At the football field of our high school, we had found a gate that lead into the field, which was normally locked at night, unlocked. We ventured in. I did not see it first. She did. This particular black shadow was huge. It was still human form in that it seemed to have a head, arms, and legs, but the width of each was monstrous. We verified the size of it we each saw so that we could believe a bit more of what we were seeing. This shadow was roughly 20 yards wide and 30 yards tall (perhaps not this big, but it seemed like it). The moon was only half full, but the stars were also unclouded, which together provided enough light to reassure us it wasn't connected to anything. We must have stood there for 5 minutes talking about it. Finally, I walked slowly forward toward the shadow, which was roughly 50 yards away, as she made me feel a little braver tonight. It wasn't long after I had started to move forward that the shadow seemed to have finally started to glide forth. She rushed to grab my arm and pulled me back. She claimed she had felt some pain in one of her arms as we went back to the car. She showed me her arm when I dropped her off that she had a bruise on the spot she claimed she felt pain. I don't know if she was pulling my leg or if she was fooling herself about a bruise that was already there.
These days I'm not sure if what I saw was real even though all of the trouble I went to verify that I was indeed seeing those black shadows that seemed to be more than just shadows; however, as far as the energy ball is concerned, I can still create the feeling between my hands. I'm comfortable calling it static electricity that i some how create or experience simply by meditating and focusing on the feeling that is seemingly created from static or another type of energy between my hands.