Shadow People: What You Should Know About These Dark Figures

Shadow People What Should Know About Dark Figures

Wikipedia defines shadow people as: “Supernatural shadow-like humanoid figures that, according to believers, are seen flickering on walls and ceilings in the viewer’s peripheral vision.” 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.

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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.

Types of Shadow People

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.

Related: Carl Gustav Jung – The Three Births of the Human Spirit

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.

6 thoughts on “Shadow People: What You Should Know About These Dark Figures”

  1. Early one morning my dogs were whining at the back door. I opened the door and they ran toward the woods. I saw a large black mass at the edge of the woods. It was blacker than black. As the dogs approached the mass, the form changed shape, roughly resembling a deer. It glided into the woods at an incredible speed. The dogs were frantically barking and searching for it, but it was long gone. One other family member saw the mass one night. It was next to the garage and could be clearly viewed. It was in the form of a cylinder, about 7-feet tall and 3-feet wide. When directly observed, it slightly shimmered, then shot into the woods. The general consensus among family members is the mass is observing us, as if curious. It makes no sound. So far, it is not menacing.

  2. I woke up one morning around 2 am. I was in a lot of pain with my shoulder and decided to take advil. As I turned to leave the kitchen, I saw something black and tall in my peripheral vision and it touched me three times on my back as if trying to get my attention. In my head, I began acting as I would if I had walked into a spider’s web and began swatting and flailing my arms. Not sure what I was thinking, but afterwards it was rather comforting as if someone was just letting me know they were there.

  3. I saw one, in the middle of the night…trying to fall asleep crying after a fight with my bf. Was tall with red eyes, as frightening of a sight as this should be I wasn’t scared at all, I was calm and it slowly approached me from the door way…it cloaked me with an invisible blanket and turned to growl at my bf laying next to me, and then disappeared.

  4. I Have witnessed a being such as this one before. I don’t know how to explain how, or where I saw it, But I can still describe it:
    Tall, all black but with white eyes (or what had seemed to be eyes), and I could make out a hat.
    This…said being…has made frequent returns to me. Since I was a child, up until now. My husband has described the same thing I have been seeing for years to me, and I am honestly glad to see that we are not the only ones. I just want to know what this thing is in-depth. I want to know what (he) wants. I would say he is like the first shadow figure described, but once spotted, he will still stay.

  5. 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.

  6. I saw a very angry shadow guy. I was awake I know. In be. I heard angry breathing in my ear, I sits up and at the foot of my bed tall shadow guy. Looked like a black trench coat and had a black hat wide rim. Anger breathing. I jumped and he disapear. Please get hold of me if you know what I’m talking about.

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