“Nicholas Blackston was only seventeen when he divined his future. The omen that would seal his fate appeared as he sat, crying, on a creek bank in the woods behind his parents’ home in semirural Paducah, Kentucky. He’d come there, as he so often did, to pray for God’s guidance. Nick had always felt he had an open communication with God, a closeness that was the negative image of the separation he felt from other kids, and even his parents, who loved him but couldn’t fully understand him. His problem had a primal cause: he saw things others did not. As a child going to sleep in the tiny room he shared with his sister, Jessica, in the family’s trailer, he watched as small, fuzzy dots appeared above his Lego table, then flowed toward him like water, undulating closer until they engulfed his face with an animate presence that made him tingle and fall into morning. By day a stuffed animal might flip across his bed of its own accord, or the hands on his alarm clock would start spinning. He often had the eerie feeling something shadowy followed behind him. Sometimes the sense was so strong he’d whip around, hoping to catch full sight of whatever it was, but he never moved fast enough.
When he was four or five, sleeping on the couch with his mother, his head to her feet, Nick woke in the middle of the night to discover a demonic figure looming over his face, staring. Suffocated with terror, it slowly dawned on him that his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toy had somehow morphed into this malevolent, breathing thing. He screamed. “I actually heard myself scream, so I know that I was awake,” Nick says. “And as my mom shot up, I saw it go back to its original shape, and I tried to explain to her—and I told her, and of course, she just comforted me and told me, ‘You were having a nightmare.’” Excerpt From
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