When I was a kid, I used to dream everynight of a creature that resembled a reaper (It was tall, black and I couldn't see its face. I dont think that it carried the weapon reapers do although.) It used to chase me and I would run away, laughing. (I used to think that the "reaper" chased me because we were playing a game?).
I sometimes used to see this "thing" around my house while I was awake.
That went on for almost 2 years, until one day, I dreamed that I was tired of them chasing me, so I apperantly did something (sadly, I don't remember what I exactly did) and I trapped it in a box. From that day, I actually stopped seeing that thing in my dreams or in real life, but I've been seeing multiple shadows from the corner of my eyes. I usually don't pay attention to them, but some times they make me extremely paranoid.
I wanted to ask, was the thing just an imaginary "friend", since most kids at that age usually have one, or was it a real thing? If it was, does anybody actually knows what it was, or maybe have a theory about it? What about the shadows?
Thank you for your time, I hope you all have a nice day.