What You Should Know About Shadow People

What You Should Know About Shadow People

Have you ever had the experience of a shadow person?

shadow person (also known as a shadow figureshadow being or black mass) is the perception of a patch of shadow as a living, humanoid figure. This concept is particularly as interpreted by believers in the paranormal or supernatural as the presence of a spirit or other entity.(1)

Throughout history, millions of human witnesses have reported accounts of Shadow people appearing before them.  An increase of reported sightings over the last decade have brought these mysterious occurrences to mainstream consciousness.

So, what are actually Shadow people? 

Both children and adults observe these beings as dark, fast moving human-shaped silhouette in their peripheral vision. While some have seen them from a distance, others have had face-to-face encounters. 

Usually they are seen as males but they generally lack any other specific characteristics of gender. In several cases, witnesses describe the sense of being watched and once the persons realise they are being watched and notice the shadow person, chances are the shadow person will flee.

They are even seen to sometime travel through walls or closed doors and bushes. Sometimes they simply seem to appear and fade in the periphery of the night’s darkness.

It is believed that these shadow people are some sort of other-dimensional beings whose dimension of origin occasionally overlaps with ours, which explains their ethereal appearances and fleeting nature.

Let’s start with some common features that they have:

  • Many of them wear hats
  • They might wear an old fashioned cloak.
  • They are aware of us and react to us noticing them.
  • Generally possess a male-figure, though gender is not always specific.
  • They can pass trough opaque objects like walls, furniture etc.
  • They never try to vocally communicate with us.
  • Mostly very tall but can be short too
  • Have no visible eyes (although occasionally red eyes have been reported).
  • Their form has a depth, mass, 3-D shape.
  • Move with lightening speed.

The appearance of shadow people is often accompanied by a misty or foggy view. The black mass gradually begins to take the shape of a person or animal form but without any specific details of facial features. If the manifestation continues, the shadow person may become a see through apparition.

Shadow people come in different forms and shapes and there are several different types of them. Here are the 3 types:


1. Lingering Shadow People

Mostly found lurking in homes ,especially bedrooms. These shadow people will watch human beings from a distance but never directly encounter them. They do not try to communicate; they appear to just be observing us. Once someone detect them, they will often hastily flee, going through a wall or disappearing around a corner. They usually have a human-figure, covering themselves with cloak or hat.

These types seem to give us a creepy feeling or feelings of dread. The feeling might be because of their sudden appearance in the middle of the night. This class of shadow people is known to get attached to other humans and keep staying with them when they move.


2. Visiting Shadow People

This type of shadow people are the ones who have their special agendas and are least interested in our lives. They typically go from one place to another and do not seem to care even if we see them.

These are the least understood of the types, as they do not appear to want to communicate with us or understand us.


3. Haunting Shadow People

This type seems to be tied to a place or location. Often times these shadow people come in a group and try to claim that particular place.It is generally believed that these shadow people have a strong emotional tie to the location they are found in. We often see them lurking around in this place.

Shadow people are very mysterious beings and they are very difficult to understand. They are a myriad of beings that exist in our surrounding dimensions, but which ones are ones that have crossed over from another dimension or ones that are earth bound souls?

How to get rid of a Shadow Person:

  • Prayers often help.
  • Emotional harmony: positivity, grounding, changing your emotional state.
  • Spiritual cleansing.
  • Detoxify your mental state.
  • Leave the lights on, as this appears to disrupt the Shadow Peoples energy.

Often times we are afraid of these types of experiences because we do not have any concrete explanations to why these happen. Some, on the other hand are enthralled by such experiences because they get to come to encounter the bridge in the dimensions. Either ways, it is nothing to be scared of.

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2 thoughts on “What You Should Know About Shadow People”

  1. The house I grew up in had one, id see it come around corners alot. When I was young in would wake up in the middle of the night wake in a bad sweat, but shivering as if i were cold..I felt like something was hovering over me really close..id be too scared to move at first..when I finally talked myself into it I’d dart up the stairs, literally arching my back cause I could feel it right behind me..as i got older I came more comfortable with it’s presence. It did not like the vacume..i would feel it moving in on me then moving out like the walls were breathing almost – (in and out) – and id get a dizzy warped feeling in my head. Twice I was hit in the back of the head, I’d turn around and nothing was there, both times this happened I was cleaning and moving stuff around. My mom could see it, a few of my friends also was aware it was there. My parents still own the house but rent it out, we’ve had 2 other people that have lived there and they both have had experiences as well.

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