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Types of Shadow People – What They Are And What They Want

Several Types of Shadow People

Shadow people haunt our darkest nights.A good bit of confusion exists over just what a shadow person is and how to define them.  It is obvious that there are several types of shadow people all with different sources and motives.

Shadow people are a pariah to our darkest fears.  Anyone can imagine waking in the middle of the night only to see in their sleepy haze, a shape standing in the dark doorway to their room.  A shape that is darker than the surrounding night.  A shape that seems malevolent, standing and watching you as you sleep.

You can imagine the thoughts that would go through your head. What is it? Where did it come from? What does it want? How long has it been there?

In this article we will look at some basic information that is common to all shadow people and then break things down into some possible classes of shadow people that people may encounter.

Basic Definition Of Shadow People

Before we delve into the types of shadow people, we should go over the commonalities of the entities that fall under the category of shadow people.  Some common features of shadow people are:

  • A shape that is generally male in appearance
  • They are aware of us and react to our ob serving them
  • The typical shadow person is tall, ranging from about 6′ to 7′
  • Very often they seem to be wrapped in a cloak or large old fashioned cloak
  • Hats are not uncommon
  • Their appearance has depth to it, unlike a shadow cast on a wall that is flat
  • Quite typically they have no visible eyes, but some will have glowing red eyes
  • Shadow people are rarely reported to have spoken or tried to communicate
  • Physical objects seem to not matter to them and they can walk through walls
  • Can have a demonic shape and demeanor

This list encompasses the bulk of the entities that fall under the very broad heading of Shadow People.

Tips On Protecting Yourself From Shadow People

Shadow People Motivations

Because the classification of Shadow People is so large, their motivations are fairly wide ranging.  Often times the apparent motivation of shadow people is tied to their source.

Lurking Shadow People

Cloaked is just one of the types of Shadow People you may encounterGenerally found in homes and very often around bedrooms, the classic shadow people tend to be lurking.  They will stand in door ways or corners and just watch their victims. These types of shadow entities don’t generally seem to have any intent, they are just there observing.  Sometimes they will wander a location, following people, or stalking them. Quite often they flee at being noticed, vanishing around corners or simply by going through a solid wall.

Typically these are the classic human shaped shadows, sometimes with a hat and often times with a cloak or large coat. Less common is a vague figure, more like a human with a cloth over them sort of shape.

Encounters with this class of shadow people typically install a sense of dread or foreboding. Whether this is just part of our instinctive reaction to seeing something dark in the night, or if they actually exude a sense of fear around them is open for debate. Some seem to just be observing us with unspoken intent.

This class of Shadow People seem primarily to be attached to an individual and have been known to follow people from one location to the next.

Caution  should be used though with any of these entities, as a neutral in intent shadow person may actually be a hostile one waiting for an opening.

Dangerous or Aggressive Shadow People

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that some shadow people fitting the classic description are in fact malevolent. This is why I think all shadow entities should be treated with a high level of caution. Even if a shadow person is not initially hostile, it may just be a ploy. Considering that we are dealing with entities that may have a much different perception of time than we do, they are very capable of waiting for humans to break down or have a weak moment, giving them an opportunity to act on us.

If you experience a persistent shadow person, use a significant level of caution!

Visitors And Transient Shadow People

There seem to be a class of shadow people that are less interested in what we are doing but have their own agenda. They are seen typically going from one place to another, and seem not particularly interested in the goings on of those that observe them.

Of all the types of Shadow People, these are the least understood as they do not linger and interact with us.

Shadow Figures As Omens

Some sightings of shadow people appear to be omens or portents of something bad happening, much like the the legends of seeing a Barghest (Hell Hound) is a portent of death.

Similarly to the lurking type Shadow People, these entities are generally associated with just one person and are a more transitory occurrence, stopping after the event or tragedy has taken place.

Haunting Shadow Figures

The last main class of Shadow People are those tied to a location and seem to haunt only that area. Several types of shadow people make up this large group and their motivations vary considerably depending on the type of Shadow Person.  In general though, those that haunt a location tend to be more malevolent and dangerous to encounter.  They are less likely to flee when spotted and may actually choose to attack instead.

In my estimation, the least malevolent of this class are simply spirits that are negative in nature.  At the extreme other end of the spectrum are the worst of the Shadow People, the demonic shadow creatures.  What they want is usually to express their emotions on us.  For weaker ones, that could be scratches and sick feelings.  Stronger entities, are capable of full on possessions, throwing objects or shoving people.





If you decide to investigate an area with a known, repeating shadow entity, please use extreme caution.

4 Main Types Of Shadow People

Now that we have explored their motivations and where you may encounter them, we need to talk about the main types of shadow people.  There seems to be some relationship to the shape or form that a shadow person has to where they are found and what their intent is.

Human Shaped Shadow People

These make up the bulk of the Shadow People sightings, and include the typical cloaked figure and  shadow people wearing hats.  These can come in a variety of combinations.  Obviously what these shadow people are is pure speculation at this point in time.

The persistent shadow people of the lurking variety don’t generally seem to be purely evil in intent, and almost seem more interested in us or at least in feeding off our energy.  Others are simply negative manifestations of spirits. Almost universally though, they are a sign of something negative.

Black Mass Shadow People

Less human in form, but still of that general size and the black mass type of shadow people give the impression of being a human figure but more fuzzy or blurred.  They can change in shape, forming more of a cloud, but the impression is always that an entity it there.

It is my assertion that many of these black mass Shadow People are former negative spirits that have begun growing in power and are losing their human identity.  As they absorb more and more negative emotion their sense of being human and who they are fades and becomes distorted. In the end, the become a form of the following type of shadow people, demonic.

Demonic Shadow People With Red Eyes

Definitely the most dangerous of the types of Shadow People, demonic shadows should be avoided at all costs.  Among Shadow People, these are one of the few types that you can sometimes see the eyes of.  Many accounts of them talk of glowing red eyes, which is a particularly bad sign.

Demonic forms vary widely, but usually retain a humanoid shape, but are often exaggerated in height, have wings or horns or elongated fingers. They do not give the impression of being a normal ghost or sentient entity.

Luckily these demonic Shadow People are typically tied to one location

Other Forms Of Shadow People

There are yet more forms that fall into the Shadow People categories.  One that is more common is the Old Hag shadow person.  Other less common reports are of shadow people that are non-human, but seem more alien than demonic in nature.  Of course there are also other shadow entities, such as dogs.

In fact, there is likely a class of shadow people that actually are aliens, but simply present to us a shadowy forms as they interact with us.

Final Thoughts On Shadow People

Obviously all Shadow People are nothing to take lightly. They can appear for what seems like no reason and start meddling with our lives in less than pleasant ways.

If you are experiencing one that you cannot get rid of, I would highly suggest contacting a professional and enlisting their assistance in ridding yourself of these entities if at all possible.

The site Psychic Universe has a few suggestions on dealing with Shadow People and protecting yourself from them.

Have You Encountered Shadow People?

Have you had are are you encountering shadow people?  If so, please write in and let us know about it.  We would love to share your experience with the world so that others will know that they aren’t alone in their encounters and so we can get a better grip on what these shadow people want.

 

Photo Credit: Eric McGregor

 

 

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  1. A couple years ago I was walking down the street with two friends around 11pm. We were all about 15 and I live right next to the ocean so we were walking down street towards the cliff to see the ocean cause we were bored. Right when we started to turn off the road and walk up to the cliff which was about 20 feet in front of us a man popped out of the dark and seemed to just appear walking towards us. There is a street light on the road and so we stopped and this strange man walked right up to us and stopped a foot in front of us and just stared at us. This was very weird because he came in the light without making a single noise and looked very pale but pretty much normal besides his clothes. He had gray hair and was wearing a sky blue bathrobe with translucent silver moons all over it. So when I looked at the moons I could see thru them to the ground which was the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen up close in the light. We said “hello” and he didnt reply. He looked frozen still and then suddenly turned around and walked away down the road. We were all just saying “wtf was that” and kind of creeped out so we decided to all go home. We turned on a different street that goes the opposite way and got to the top of the street and then I got a feeling I was being watched. I turned around and saw a black human figure directly under a streetlight looking at us from a distance.(about 30 yards) So I pointed it out and my friends were freaked out but I started running towards it yelling “who are you” just out of curiosity and I wanted to know who was creeping on us at 11pm. It stood there watching us run at it until I was really close to it and then it calmly turned and walked into the woods. We were all right there like 5 feet away when it was taking its last step into the thick bushes and there was no noise, nothing, it was gone. It disappeared right into the dark and I witnessed it so I know this stuff is no joke. About a week later I was walking home around midnight by myself and saw what looked like the same black figure walking down the street towards me. I was overwhelmed by a sense of fear and my instinct told me run to my house which I was already going to thru my neighbors cut thru in their back yard. So I ran thru neighbors driveway up the side to not turn sensor light on and I got to the cutthru and bam. The sensor light turned on so I looked and this black figure was directly in the light sprinting towards me like it was about to get me. I was so scared I think I shit ITS pants. I ran faster than lance armstrong on a bicycle, I swear I made it from my neighbors backyard to in my house in about 5 seconds. I did play with an ouija board by myself about a month before this all happened and it really scared me. Now I am 21 and that memory vividly stays with me to this day. Just yesterday I had a nightmare and woke up to my girlfriend going to the bathroom and when she walked out of the room I saw a small shadow figure run by her into my room and go right to the closet in the corner of my room. I was telling myself that this is all in my head but I could still see it over there and I felt like I was being watched by it. I hope someone finds out more about these things because I know for a fact they are 100% real and if you want to do yourself a favor then don’t touch ouija boards and don’t mess with anything paranormal so you can live a normal happy life unlike I have been for the past 6 years.

    • there are white ones too far more dangerou than black ones…if you know anything about the white ones tell me

      • Katie Grace says:

        My sister had the white one. He never did anything but he always made an appearance before something bad happened in her personal life.

      • Melissa says:

        A white one stalked my daughter as a toddler. She called her “the pretty lady” I had an encounter with the entity and it told me that my daughter was hers. One night I had an OOB experience and saw it’s true form, It looked like a corpse. I kicked this things butt and It never came back. The next morning, my daughter could no longer remember her at all.

      • I had saw two shadows before in different houses before,one time i was sleeping then a shadow was beside my bed….I looked ounce and then didn’t look it scared at my mind,When i was a 12 year old…i saw a human shaped figure in front of my white dresser,then i was freaked out very much after that.I sometimes sense them in my room or in the halls watching me in the dark just looking at me every time i get something in the kitchen every night…this is true…i just stay in my room with the lights on when i stay up.

      • Was sleeping in the guest room at my families house and there was a figure walking toward a pole with a bike locked to it. He had on a tall hat and white cloak and then levitated and then disappeared completely.

    • I had something like this except I was in room really trying not to shit but then I needed to go and as I was walking back to my room I could see two red eyes and a figure then it ran at me and scratched my cheek and Then I ran for my life. This happened yesterday as me posting this and I’m only ten and from now on I’m going to use duct tape to keep my door shut and always stay underneath the covers. The problem with this is when I told my nan the next day she just said it was my imagination but it was not I felt REAL pain.

    • I had something like this except I was in room really trying not to shit but then I needed to go and as I was walking back to my room I could see two red eyes and a figure then it ran at me and scratched my cheek and Then I ran for my life. This happened yesterday as me posting this and I’m only ten and from now on I’m going to use duct tape to keep my door shut and always stay underneath the covers. The problem with this is when I told my nan the next day she just said it was my imagination but it was not I felt REAL pain. Now I am always staying in my bedroom in the night never ever leaving again

  2. Hello,

    Please review and share.

    Documentary Preview Link:
    https://youtu.be/fnNO9A6t2bw

    The three students went missing in June of 2016. Sarah McCormick, Kyle Miller, Joseph Moore all three went missing together on their trip from Florida to Tennessee. The three students were making a documentary about the mysteries of the Shadow People. Their documentary was cut short at the abandoned Yost house. They were not to be inside the Yost house but the decided to go inside and set up cameras in effort to investigate the Shadows They found it. Nothing but mystery surrounds this case. Police have no leads in the case. Video surveillance captured the event.

    Sarah McCormick 23yrs, Kyle Miller 27yrs, & Joseph Moore 28yrs. The students of Tampa, Florida went on a road trip to document the witnesses of Shadow People also known and recognized as the Shadow Man, a ghostly aberration that stalks people primarily in their sleep. There are tens of thousands of cases related to the Shadow Man. Deaths and disappearances alike. Millions of people believe the Shadow People are real and most of them have reported seeing the figure at some point in their lives. The three students went missing of June 2016 and not a single clue to there whereabouts. Police have no answers in the case at this time and are asking for anyone who may know to come forward with any information.

    This is not the first case related to Shadow People. There are thousands just like it. Parents of Sarah McCormick are demanding answers from the authorities but there aren’t any answers. Sarah and her camera crew vanished police say. Authorities have now come forward with the information that video surveillance was found inside of the abandoned Yost home that shows the crews last few moments documenting the Shadow People before their mysterious disappearance. Strange anomalies were found in the home before they disappeared and police say a shadowy figure was caught of video right before the students vanished. Still no answers in this case.

    Mazz

    • StarChild says:

      You do know this is just a movie?

      • But people actually experience this stuff I’m 14 rn and ive experienced this from 5-9 and people say it’s on the corner of your eye….I’ve never seen it in the corner of my eye ive looked right at them and they just ran away….. And its scary because my mom and sister and Dad have been experiencing sleep paralysis and I’ve. Heard my mom try to call on me to wake her up it just happened to my mom 20 minutes ago that is why I’m on this site rn but idk it’s scary I’m hearing stuff all around me rn….it’s 1:36 rn

        • the Giz says:

          You just said you were 10!?… Stop trolling!

          • Eugenia Marie Redman says:

            I THINK THAT SOME TIMES SHADOW PEOPLE CAN BE CONCIDERED SOMETHING EVIL.. NOW IF YOU HAVE ANY THING IN YOUR HOME THAT IS EVIL, GET RID OF IT, AND OPEN BILBLE / BIBLES UP IN YOUR HOME TO ANY PAGE BASED ON WHERE IT HAS BEEN TAKING PLACE OF COURSE, BUT IF IT HAS BEEN SOMETHING MORE OUTSIDE THAN REBUKE IT, AND PROTECT YOUR FAMILY, AND YOUR SELF. YOU PROTECT YOUR FAMILY, AND YOURSELF ETHER WAY.

          • Right?!! I came on here seriously trying to find out if I going insane or if what I have experienced is for real. Interesting at first and turns into a child (?) telling ghost stories. That being sad, I am 50 yr old female, living alone and I am seriously scared.

  3. I woke up one night with one standing between my bed and my bookshelf. It was very tall and a bit thin. I had the impression it was wearing a beanie and either a jacket or a sweater… It was just standing there. I don’t think it was even looking at me. I think it was looking at my cousin who I shared a room with at the time. It wasn’t scary… it was just chilling.

    I saw it another time where it was closer to the door, also watching my cousin. I can’t say if it was before or after the other time.

    • I had the same reaction to one, not scary, but chilling. I think what I saw was the black mass shadow people. That scared me because the article says that the next phase was a demonic shadow person. I had my encounter at a hotel in Alabama. It stood, or more slighty hovered above the ground. It would keep leaning in toward the bed but then backing away. It eventualy left though.

    • Eugenia Marie Redman says:

      I THINK THAT SOME TIMES SHADOW PEOPLE CAN BE CONCIDERED SOMETHING EVIL.. NOW IF YOU HAVE ANY THING IN YOUR HOME THAT IS EVIL, GET RID OF IT, AND OPEN BILBLE / BIBLES UP IN YOUR HOME TO ANY PAGE BASED ON WHERE IT HAS BEEN TAKING PLACE OF COURSE, BUT IF IT HAS BEEN SOMETHING MORE OUTSIDE THAN REBUKE IT, AND PROTECT YOUR FAMILY, AND YOUR SELF. PRAY, AND GET HELP

  4. Hello I hope you guys could help me I have a 8 year old girl and a 2 year old boy my oldest have been seeing things for a while now I didn’t know how to explain to her at first because she was younger and I didn’t want to scare her but now that it has increase and she’s a little older I told her that what she’s been seeing are shadow people to just ignore them they’re trying to feed off her fear and to tell them to go way. Now my youngest has been seen them to,he used to be able to sleep in his bed almost every night now he all ways goes to my bed all scared. Oh and one more thing I forgot to say that my daughter didn’t tell me she told her aunt that she all ways see shadows behind me. My has passed away 5 months ago I really don’t think it’s her. What do you guys think?

    • If you don’t see them, it makes sense. Children and animals have a closer connection to the paranormal, then adults. What she is seeing is probably a shadow person tied to a specific location. As long as she is not harmed, she is safe. As for right now try to figure out what type of shadow person it is. When she stops having fear reactions, it may move to another home, or person in your home.

  5. My wife and I bought a little place in southern Oklahoma. From night 1 we both have seen these thing. Shadow people. Not 1 or 2, sometimes as many as 20. Moving around all over the block. Didn’t believe what I was seeing at first. But I have noticed after 5 years of it, they follow my wife everywhere she goes. They have not engaged her, or tried to communicate. She is terrified.

  6. We have a shadow person who lurks outside of our home. It’s very hostile, but it doesn’t fallow us when we go anywhere. It usually disappears when it gets light outside, but as soon as the sun goes down, it stands in our driveway by the cars. A few times it has gotten in and hasn’t gone past our kitchen or living room. I’m so afraid of it that I’m making my fiance and I move out. Over time it has gotten more aggressive. I could be wrong about it being a shadow person, but reading this article made me think it was an angry one. I want to.get rid of it, but I don’t know how, or if getting rid of it is even possible. Anyone have any suggestions?

    • I’ve had a shadow man appear off and on when my husband and I are fighting. I will often sleep in a different room and the shadow man will show up at the door and watch me. It started watching my daughter and that’s when my husband became a believer. It would crouch in the top corner of the room by the door. We have to cleanse our home about three times a year. 1. We open all of the doors and windows. 2. Command it with confidence “in the name of Jesus Christ, you are not welcome here! go away!”. 3. With a rosary in hand we do the sign of the holy cross over every doorway and window, while my Husband is burning sage and sweet grass behind me. 4. Close the windows and doors as you anoint them with holy water or oil ( top, bottom, left, right). This has worked for us for several years. As soon as it comes back you do the cleanse again

    • melissa leola brady says:

      My sister says white sage.

  7. Just saw one in my bedroom. Did some googling which led me here. This isn’t my first encounter with them. This one though, appeared as a dark shadow in my corner on the floor. At first I thought my eyes were just playing tricks on me in the dark cuz if I stared long enough the shadow would slowly get brighter before vanishing. I was dozing off but something made keep opening my eyes and then I saw two small pin pricks of light for its eyes. They weren’t red light everyone always describes, I’ve never seen one with red eyes. But if this was a shadow person I’ve never had them appear to me like this. The ones I’ve seen usually look like a human, no clothes, no hair, just a solid black mass.

    • they are quite strange how ever unlike most i see and sense them on a daily basis you learn to live with it they never have caused and true harm to me besides freaking me out although now I’m getting use to them they seem almost curious of us who knows but I do know I would like to learn more about them

      • Yeah. Mines keep coming through the window. Slowly gets closer and closer. Until I get a scream out.. Then it postures as if it says what a punkass, and leaves lol

  8. I don’t know what type of shadow person i saw or if it even is a shadow person, i don’t know what time it was but i had just opened my eyes for a few seconds or so i thought and i saw a young male figure in a bomber jacket and crystals all over his chest just staring down at me, i blinked once, still there, blinked twice, still there, blinked one last time, gone, i thought i was facing the wall in my bed but i had been staring blankly at my closet door for who knows how long. i know i wasn’t dreaming because i sat up after i realized i wasn’t facing the wall and turned my lamp on. i don’t know if i was just seeing some random figure or i just saw a shadow person that didn’t fit the description of a regular one.

  9. I’ve only had one experience with shadow men, it was when I was about 5 or 6 years old but remember it like yesterday. And unlike many of the other comments there was no malevolent feeling to them, and they were actually quite helpful and caring. Anyway I had been asleep in my bed one night and has awoken to my little sister crying in her crib on the other side of my room. I tried to go back to sleep but her crying continued for a couple minutes, I began to sit up and noticed her blanket had come off her while she was sleeping, I think she was cold which was why she woke up. So I was about to get up and go cover her back up, and that’s when I watched three shadow men come into my room through the wall that led to the street. When they entered they were all side by side and came through at the same time. One of them was the or a “Hatman” which looks very similar to what has been described by many others and resembles the illustrations I’ve come across. He was tall and wore round brimmed hat, and what was more like a long trench coat rather than a cloak. I don’t remember much about the other two as the Hatman was the one who stood out the most. None of them had eyes, just large dark figures. I watched them as they entered from the wall, they walked/moved towards my crying sister in her crib. And one or all of them covered her up with her blanket and she went back to sleep. They proceeded to walk through the wall behind my sister’s crib and never saw them again. The experience itself was a little different than when reading this, and by that I mean, when you read this it’s kind of broken down and you imagine the shadow men stopping at the crib bending down grabbing the blanket and covering my sister. But it wasn’t quite like that, it was idk smooth, one motion I guess, no stopping or bending, it just happened. They were in and out and gone. Anyway that’s my story.

    • Back in 2013 I was pregnant with my first child which is when I had my third and last visible shadow person experience. The night started out pretty normal. We were both dozing off while watching tv when I heard a splat sort of sound. At the same time that I was hearing this sound he sat up some and was surprised to see a huge water bug on his chest. In the same moment that he realized this thing landed on his chest he swiped it to the floor and killed it. This was particularly odd because my ex is neat as hell and I had never seen anything crawling around in his room EVER. He got up to wash his chest and hands and came back to bed. (This is where it gets creepy) We both talk about how weird the bug falling from the ceiling was and turn over to go back to sleep. While I’m dozing off I can hear his cat jumping around in the pitch black hallway (hallway has no windows) as if its playing with someone or something. All of a sudden his tv goes completely black (this makes me open my eyes) and red light appears on it like the tv is becoming bloody or something. I scared as s***!!!! All of a sudden a the balloon he has in his room begins to float to my side of the bed. Let me stop here and tell you why this is absurd. I was laying on the side of the bed nearest to the window. The window was situated at the very end of the bed with an air conditioning unit in it on full blast. Yet the balloon was still floating directly towards it. This is when I said to my self “ahh f$%%”. I knew I’d better close my eyes before the balloon stopped floating. I laid there tense. I could feel my baby tensing up in my stomach as well. I knew my babys’ father knew something to because his body was stiff as a board. Anyways though, I could feel something watching me intensely. I curled up into a fetal and shoved my ex in the back and whispered his name but his punk a** pretended to be sleep. I told myself to “stop girling” lol and so I peaked down the bed to see a huge, wide, pitch black, shadow in the dark behind the balloon. It looked as though it were hunched over some. I guess that was because the shadow fit the whole height of the room and then some. The ceiling was not really all that high. I’m about 5’6” so the ceiling was maybe 7′ at most. (it was a small room in height and width). I peaked just long enough to be able to make a description and I snapped my eyes shut again. I tried not to think but all I could think was “wth does it want? Is it watching me or my baby? You can’t have my baby.” At this point I wrapped my arms tight around my stomach and asked God to make it go away. I laid this way until the sun began to come up. When I heard birds tweeting I sat up, stared at the balloon and I kicked my ex for being a punk. He told me something along the lines that he knew something was happening but that he wasn’t crazy enough to look.. After thinking about it alot. I believe this same shadow had something to do with the cat jumping around in the hallway and I believe it threw that water bug on my ex. That night still creeps me out.

  10. Not important says:

    Ok, so I am not the type of person to buy into paranormal stories. I work for an industrial company, like to party with friends, fish/ hunt etc. Nothing like your typical “paranormal believer”. I am currently in the process of moving across country with my fiance, and to be honest our move has been extremely stressful. Money plays a big part, but a lot of things haven’t been going our way, and because of that me and her have been having some intense fights, to where we almost broke up over it. So what ended up happening, is she left the day we were fighting the worst, and drove to our moving destination. She took her clothes and small stuff, whatever she could fit into her car, and left without any plan of ever seeing me again. Almost 8 hours later, she starts to text/ call me saying how sorry she was for leaving without me/ saying how much she regretted everything, proclaiming her love through tears…. and I did not handle that situation the best. I was hurt, and angry. I told her I wasn’t going to move with her anymore, and was playing hard to get. It was at that point that everything changed. She starts threatening suicide, saying goodbye, and then goes silent. This is at about 10pm. Apparently she said these same things to her mother, because her mom calls me shortly after hysterical, crying, not knowing how to save or even find her daughter…. We tried calling the police, but being so late the only number that answers is 911. And they hung up on me after saying there was nothing they can do, since she was out of state! The police hung up on me! So obviously at this point I am a complete wreck. I’m screaming please. I’m clawing at the carpet, I’m blowing up her phone, trying to think of anything I can do… this lasted for what felt like an eternity, but was actually just a few hours, until I finally was able to get her on the phone. She was ok. She thought about driving head on into a Truck, but thankfully changed her mind at the last second. So anyway, she makes it to her destination the next morning, and I agree to finish packing and cleaning the house, and to meet her there in a few days. It is now a few days later, and I am planning on leaving in the morning. Since that night, very strange things have been happening here. Three first thing I noticed was hearing the door open. Not what I thought was a door, not a noise that was far off. I heard the door open and knew someone was in the house. I’m not a paranoid person. I knew. I immediately got up, and walked into the main room. Nothing. Absolutely nothing. And this was in the middle of the day, at a house in middle of nowhere. Not near any main roads, or other houses. I wasn’t scared. More confused than anything. So I shrugged it off. Then today, I was on the phone with my fiance, when I heard the front door slam shut… It was so loud that my girlfriend heard it on the other end of the phone. The problem with that, is the door wasn’t open in the first place. It was latched shut. I went to investigate and again, found absolutely nothing. Now tonight I am in bed, scrolling through Facebook until i fall asleep, as to being the tv, and everything else has been packed in the truck. When I came across this article. It intrigued me, because when I was very young, like 4 years old, I had a dream. Well, more of a nightmare really. I remember feeling alone in a dark space…. Nothing around me but darkness. I was lost, and scared, when suddenly a hand grabbed my left shoulder. It was so sudden it woke me up immediately. And that’s when I felt my shoulder. It hurt. And when I looked, it appeared to be a red mark in the shape of a hand in the exact spot that something had grabbed me in my dream. I ran to my parents room, woke them up, and then I remember my father running around the house looking for an intruder. Of course he found nothing, and insisted that it was the way I was sleeping on my blanket. But I could tell that he didn’t even believe that himself…. anyway that was the only time that kind of thing happened until now…. and I hate to say this, because I truly dont want to believe in this stuff, but the entire time I’ve been writing this, I have been hearing a lot of things I can’t explain. Even right this second… I’m hearing footsteps, and tapping on the walls all over the house. I’ve been here for 2 years and have never heard anything like this. The more I type the louder, and faster it has gotten. I have even stopped typing, and walked through the house several times since I started writing this, but every time I get up and walk out, all the noises stop immediately. And as soon as I start typing they start back. I’m seeing things out of the corner of my eyes, and at this very moment, I am completly terrified. It is so loud now. My dog even started barking and racing around the house, but he is now on the bed with me with his hair straight up. Something is in this house. Something angry…. I might just leave now if this doesn’t stop

  11. Christine Lee says:

    At 3am today, my daughter came into my room like she usually does. She layed down, her chest to my back and hugging me. I told her to close my bedroom door. I saw her get up to close the door, but she didn’t return to my bed. I layed in bed for about 5 minutes and then I got up to check on her in her bedroom. I asked her why didn’t she close my door or return to my room? She looked at me like…huh? I asked her, ” Nala, didn’t you come in my room, lay down behind me hugging me?” She said, “No mama, I never left my bed.” I was spooked when I realized it wasn’t her. You see, my daughter have braids, and I put them in two ponytails. It dawned on my that the figure I saw had braids, but they weren’t ponytails. Also, the figure had my daughter’s physique, and it was a black dark shadowy figure. This is just the recent event. THere’s way more that’s happened to me, to the point of me calling in my uncle who’s a pastor to bless my house. THings resided until now.

    • Shana Larae says:

      I was seeing these shadow figures and never thought they could be real till my son said about seeing them. My home has had previously been lived in with the previous dying of cancer—then I had developed many health issues and almost died. I was becoming closer to the Lord and felt he had saved my life with my asthma doctor catching my internal bleeding. The amount of bleeding I had? I would have died that night. I began praying regularly and began seeing beautiful bright white orbs in my home recently and felt extremely blessed with their appearance…realizing I haven’t seen any dark shadows in my home for months.

  12. Chris Silva says:

    I find this interesting.I first started noticing these occassionaly out of the corner of my eyes. The minute I made contact they disappeared.Thru the months the figures began to stay longer and become more defined.Just standing and watching. It is at the point now where I can stare back at them without their flight.Its important to point out that I have had the red eyed figure once and thank fully it has never returned.We have recently moved and for the first few months, there was no contact. That has since changed. I feel no ill intent from these but it is somewhat disturbing to wake in the night to one or see one coming down your hall.

  13. This morning I woke up and saw a shadow of a thing with horns at the foot of my bed. I have had things happen before. I have seen things, heard growls next to my bed (I don’t have a dog), etc. nothing that scares me but this did.

  14. The reason I looked up about these shadow people article was because my aunt has just called me yesterday and was telling me how she set up her phone and records things and one night she said a black shadow figure it horns started walking to the camera and made loud breathing noises. I’m not entirely sure if she’s being truthful but she also said that her youngest son won’t go back to his closet Because he saw a man standing in there. But a few years back my aunt was sleeping one night and she turned over and she saw a tall shadow figure looking at her in the corner with a top hat on. And then her brother my uncle would see a shadow man in. Corner and the house just has a creepy feeling to it… The weird thing is I had a dream just last week about my cousin and my aunt’s Boyfriend being possessed… Any ways that’s just a coincidence?

  15. Kevin Hancock says:

    Strange i see black shadow people out of the corner of my eye looking around my door into my lounge. I walked into my kitchen and one had it’s back to me and in a instant it was gone…it’s not a scary feeling that it portrays..just inquisitive I think is the word thst springs to mind

    • Mine are very similar to what you describe. A shadow flicking out of corner of my eyes. You know what you saw but kinda think..maybe I’m just tired. But, I always have an uneasy, seriously scared feeling. My home now was the old someplace of my daddy’s parents and where I was raised. My dad died in middle bedroom June 2013. My husband and I moved in with my elderly mom right after. He died (53) Oct 2016 taking my mother to her Dr appt. Massive heart attack, wrecked and she died June 2017, in back bedroom. I alone and have felt weird sense of dread or unease. Not all the time but a lot more lately. Same flicking shadow moving low on same knotty pine wall in hallway. It kinda reminds me of the scary demons in movie Ghost
      Sat night it got worse when I went in bathroom off hall, looked up(like I’ve done 1000s of times) I saw a evil, wild armed image come out and around doorway. No shit…i felt like a little girl being chased back to my bed. Sorry post is so long..what I have done?? I talk to my hubby, mom and dad all the time..this is for real, sleep with all lights on shit. Trying to register on website took me 45 minutes..couldnt type my name

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  16. A few months ago I saw a shadow person standing over me while I was laying in bed. I was just trying to go to sleep, but I couldn’t get comfortable. I rolled over onto my back, and I saw a large, shadowy figure standing directly over me. He (no disrespect is meant to the shadow person, but I will refer to it as a male because it had the physique of one) was very big, and had large, broad shoulders, which is why I refer to him as Box-Man. He, unlike many other shadow people, did not seem to be hostile, but actually friendly. He gave off a peaceful aura, and I got the feeling that he did not want to harm me. We stared at one another for several moments (at least I assume he was looking at me, as he only had dark circles where his eyes should have been), but then I squeezed my eyes shut, not because I was scared, but I just wanted to see if he was real, if he would still be there when I opened them. Alas, he was not. He had disappeared when I opened my eyes, and I actually felt a bit sad. I have since looked for him at night, but he has not come back. My girlfriend has said that she has never seen the same shadow person twice, which makes me sad, as that increases my odds of never seeing the Box-Man again. My girlfriend and I have had numerous arguments over this topic, as she thinks all shadow people are evil, and she thinks that I’m crazy for liking a shadow person. I can assure all of you from personal experience that not all shadow people are bad, and although you should heed caution when dealing with them, there is no need to be frightened unless you feel that they are there to harm you 🙂

  17. I was sleeeping one night and woke up because i was uncomfortable. I looked at the wall near my shut door and saw this short shadowy black figure. It scared the life out of me , so i started praying with a cross in my hand and it disappeared. This didnt start happening until after i saw the realistic paranormal movie. Then sometimes i wake in the middle of the night to breathing and i thought it was the fan in my room above me but it wasn’t because it wasn’t on. I thought it was my grandma because she appeared in my dream but she has this unique smell to her but this thing smelled different . Like nothing ive smelled before. Do you know how to tell if it is a family member or a random person? If you do i am taking suggestions.

    • scaredy kat says:

      Well u say you know the difference with your granma smell now am not an expert the one you need to watch out for is the smell of rotten meat usually. Means demonic and they are the most hatefull oc them all if that’s what your experiencing call a priest to do a blessing on your home

    • the Giz says:

      Assertively ask it, “what is your name? “…. I have to ask you what makes you think it is a person? It’s not. People are flesh bound spirits. Once we leave this body we are no longer human beings. But yea to answer your question ask it its name. Be assertive when you so though…. And it smells??? Like what?

  18. One time when I was younger,10, at a residential. I saw the human one I remember it just staring at me sucking out my energy. And every time I looked away it was still there. I don’t know why it was there or what it wanted with me but it has haunted me to this very day, I’m now 12.

    • the Giz says:

      You’re 10 you’re 14 and now you’re 12??? Come on bud you can’t say you’re three different ages on the same page? There’s no need to share your age to begin with…. But just invade you’re telling the truth about your experience (which I doubt you are)… Next time you see something ask it in a strong confident voice “what is your name? “… Then if it doesn’t answer, say, “I am not afraid of you spirit!” “in God’s name I command you to be gone!”

  19. scaredy kat says:

    Just thought id share my story with you’s so it was one afternoon and me and my mum were at her friends house with the kids across the road from our house and my mum wants a ciggie and realised she left them at home so she asked me to pop over to get them so I did pulled the house door to and ran back over to give mum her cigs so an hour passed and we headed back home so as we did mum tried to open the door and it was locked so mum said give me the keys a said I didd t lock the door she didn’t bilieve me so we looked for the keys at a friends house cymudnt find them so frustrated mum phoned a locksmith so as he was chipping away at the lock he stopped and looked at mum n told hrt that the keys were in the door that it had been locked from the inside no one was at home horrified mum called the police they came done a search and cudnt find anyone at our all the windows were closed as well no one cud get in or out without using the door,mum went into the kitchen to realise That the mol,bucket bad been knocked over and on the kitchen floor were tiny footprints so mutch more happens in that house it was so,uneasy,there hard to talk about still scares the hell outa me thinking about it

  20. I have also seen one of these things I’m 14 I was in my room trying to sleep when I looked across the room and saw what looked like a little girl I couldn’t make out a face but unlike a real shadow she seemed to have depth so I was siting there in my bed staring at it It was looking in a mirror at its self when it turned to me looking strait at me or i think it was I couldn’t see its eyes but I could feel it watching me we both kinda looked at one another then i decided to try to talk to it when i said hello i jerked back and seemed to move deep in to the corner of my room i didn’t know what to do so i tried again to talk to it i said hello again and i let out a ear ripping scream that made me cover my ears and i closed my eyes when i opened them she was gone and ever sence that ive felt her around at random times of the day if anyone has info to explain this to me plz tell me plz

    • the Giz says:

      She is probably a sad harmless spirit. OT sounds like you scared her. She might not even realize that she’s dead. Next time you feel her, instead of looking at/for her just ask in a soft sweet voice, “what is your name?” if no response, tell her you mean her no harm and ask her again “what is your name? “… If still nothing then just ignore her until you see/feel her again and again ask her her name. Keep asking her ever time until she answers. But just invade she is dangerous (which I doubt ) make sure to never offer to help her or invite her into your life in anyway. At least not until she tells you her name. If she doesn’t tell you her name just ignore her.

  21. Selftaughtwitch says:

    I need advice! I’ve seen one but I didn’t know what it was until my girlfriends mom told me last night about a shadow person she has seen. When she described it I knew I have seen one too and decided to do some research and was glad to come across this site. I shared a house with my younger brother and saw on many occasions a tall, dark, man-shaped figure standing in his hallway. My brother had his own side of the house where his kitchen and bathroom were. I’ve seen many things in my time and knew not to be scared since these things feed on fear but it creeped me out to the point I would sage the house regularly and I wouldn’t go past the kitchen towards his side of the house at night. I also knew the first time I saw it that it was not an intruder but something supernatural watching me. My brother moved out a week ago and I have not seen it since, at least while awake. I told my girlfriend that I could feel the negative energy the other night and she is a believer in these kinds of things but told me she didn’t feel it. I fell asleep in her arms on the couch in the living room (which is past the kitchen just on the other side of the wall to my brothers former room) and woke up confused and honestly a little freaked out. I dreamt we were in the house, which is the first weird part since I have never dreamt about my house before. The dream almost mirrored reality since we were trying to watch the show she was watching while I was sleeping but that “thing” as I called it was there and it kept grabbing my arm, hard, squeezing it like it wanted to pull me somewhere. I don’t remember seeing it in my dream only feeling it. We burnt sage and banished it in my dream and it let go of my arm as I threw it out my brothers bathroom window. I woke up as I said confused and a little unnerved. I was still half asleep and she says I just kept repeating “it grabbed me” and kept running my arm on my way to the bedroom. I had a redmark on my arm and I have two bruises on my arm where he grabbed me in my dream now two days later (I take a couple days to bruise). One is shaped like a long finger and the other just looks like a finger tip. We went to visit her parents for the last two days but I’m returning home tonight and will be staying by myself (and my puppy) for the next few days. I think banishing it in my dream may have been enough but for good measure I’m planning on burning sage and blessing my house but was wondering if anyone else had any other suggestions? Also I think this thing has attached itself to my brother and I think it follows him. My mother had many issues when he lived with her and I would have to sage and bless her house regularly. Once he moved out of there I was able to get rid of whatever was lingering for good. I worry for my brother tho. I think he played with a ouija board years ago when these problems started. He used to complain about his tv turning on by itself even when he unplugged it but then one day, out of nowhere it seems, stopped believing in the paranormal and now thinks I’m crazy. Since he doesn’t believe (or is just pretending like he doesn’t so it goes away) do you think he’s safe from it? Is there anything I can do for him? He refuses to let me sage and bless him in person. Any advice is greatly appreciated!

  22. the Giz says:

    One morning before dawn in September or Oct 2015 I was awoken by an acute sense of dread and despair… Now let me explain first I’ve had less nightmares than I can count on one hand in my entire life. I’ve spent many nights alone in the woods and typically feel safest in a quiet dark room alone. What in saying is I’m not one to panic or feel irrational fear. I’m extremely self secure…But this one morning was VERY different… So it’s just before dawn(i never wake up that early… Ever). I’m in my bed sleeping alone when I’m awoken by this overwhelming feeling of fear and panic. I literally woke up with a loud gasp and immediately felt like I wasn’t alone. Right away I notice 4-6(at least 4 but I was so scared I’m not exactly sure how many, but no less then 4) dark shadowy figures. They were all around me and very large… Now I want to explain that I’d never experienced anything like this before and had never heard of “shadow people ” until I stumbled onto this site yesterday reading about Beks. When I started reading about the shadow people I started feeling intense chills all the hair on my whole body seemed to be standing on end. When I read the basic description of shadow people I knew immediately that they were what I saw that one morning almost 3years ago… OK back to the story… I was there in my room in the predawn darkness surrounded by at least 4 very large shadowy figures. I was in a state of shear panic! I looked left and right and tried closing my eyes but they were still there and moving around my bed like they were toying with me or something. They’d move in really close, within inches of my face, then back to the edge of my bed in turns, reaching their “arms” out towards me. I tried putting my covers over my head thinking it was all in my head or a dream or something. But their presence was unwavering. When I took the blankets off my head they were right there like on/in my bed right in front and on both sides of me. I started rolling back and forth with my face in my pillow, telling myself “this isn’t real this isn’t real”. I looked up and noticed they went back to circling my bed and taking turns “touching” me (swooping in really close then back out to the edge of the bed). My thrashing back and forth along with whimpering seemed to amuse them. I was experiencing feelings of shear terror, dread, regret, and sorrow, as well as physical pain (like nerve pain) all over my body all at once. I wanted to get up and out of there but I couldn’t, I was able to move but just unconsciously rolling violently back and forth on the bed. I couldn’t think clearly enough to make any sort of intentional movement. Eventually I started crying and screaming into my pillow “I’m so sorry lord I’m so sorry! Oh God please forgive me! “… At the time I didn’t really notice but as soon as I started asking God to forgive me they probably started to disappear. Though I can’t be sure since I wasn’t looking, I had my face in the pillow still tossing my body back and forth writhing in physical and psychological torment. I just kept saying “I’m sorry lord I’m sooo soo sorry” and crying for maybe 10 minutes or less before I realized I wasnt in physical pain anymore and didn’t feel nearly as dreadful. Then I finally lifted my face from the pillow and looked up and they were gone. I started sobbing in relief and thanked God, though I still didn’t feel right at all. I tried to go back to sleep but I couldn’t catch my breath, while I felt slightly relieved they were gone I still felt panicky. I got up and walked around trying to relax I tried to sit in meditation(which I did and still do frequently ) and just focus on my breath, but no matter what I couldn’t shake that feeling of panic and existential fear… I even ended up calling a suicide prevention hotline haha for the first and only time in my life. I chalked it up to experiencing my first and only(so far) “panic attack ” … Eventually once the sun was up completely and I started watching talledaga nights I started to feel a real relief. Eventually I was able to breath again and actually started to feel relaxed. Then I smoked a little pot and think I even got some lorazepam from a buddy and finally felt normal again… . I had never and have yet to see shadow people or feel so panicked as I did that day. Thank God!

    • Yes. You described the feelings I get to a tee. The crazy way I can describe what I saw sat night after the low moving shadows would be like one of those crazy armed blow up men at car dealerships!! It’s so ridiculous that I am unable to describe what I saw . I just can’t find the words…and like you, I never have been scared to be alone. Maybe I am just overwrought..i don’t know ..

  23. DeAnna McCullough says:

    I had some WEIRD stuff like that happen to me! And noone believes me! I saw a man with a golden aura. I was getting ready to leave my unless and was parked on the curb. My ex was in a car behind me, I could see him plugging in his ipod in my rearview mirror. We met up there and were on our way home. Suddenly, there was a man with a golden aura. He was translucent almost, and gold. so shiney. He looked as if he had the same eyes as my ex. I know his grandfather passed many years before and he was really close to hom, and looked alot like him. But, nope. It was not my ex. I could see my ex fiddling with his ipod right through this man. It was as if he was sitting in my back seat. I turned around, saw nothing. But, there he was, looking right at me in my rear view mirror! I pulled my glasses off, rubbed my eyes, looked again, and he saw me see him, looked right at me, and grinned, then disappeared! I just got goose bumps all over my body from retelling this story! Noone can tell me what that man was! I have done so much research too and still have no clue!

  24. Jonathan says:

    I have had experiences all my life i thought my eyes were playing tricks on me as I got older I noticed they are spirits I’ve seen grey spirits it was small like a child I sensed it’s fear and it pushed on my bed trying to wake me , I’ve seen dark clouds hovering off the ground I sensed their anger they are always moving fast they seem restless and agitated ,I’ve seen light blue like someone just passed and are trying hard to communicate they get in you face they can’t believe I see them I’ve tried communicateing I have to read lips and they can send me pictures telepathicly but if one knows I see they all follow but I believe they are spirits some angry some sad some mad the darker they are the angryer they are probably stuck in this world just to observe because who would want to help I believe they have a choice they may not have boddies to speak but they can choose not to be bitter about their death and except it instead some spirits are mad because they can’t do crap anymore they are bitter because they were slaves to this world and continue to be.to answer your question about a golden spirit it must be hevenly and if you seen it plain as day and it smiled all is well who they were is up to you to decide if it’s a Angel then it’s watching someone’s back

  25. I remember sitting in my room once, at my desk by the far walk from the door. I dont remember why, but I had my lights off. I was listening to music on my computer. Suddenly, I saw movement by the door and quickly looked up from my screen. I saw a shadow man walk into my room and stand by my bed. He was clearly Male, but had no defining characteristics except for his extreme height. He was partially see through, almost like a thin fog. When he stopped by my bed, I could tell we made eye contact, even though I couldn’t see any eyes. The second we made eye contact, he started to slowly fade, like steam from a pot does as it rises. That was about half a year ago, have not seen him since.

  26. Patricia Bennett says:

    I had been ready for bed. The lights had been off and I could barely see light from the closed blinds.I then noticed that the night dark was getting much blacker starting from tbe edges of my room and moving towards me. Inky black and totally devoid of light .I had my eyes open .This is not the only time it has happened. I know others it has happened to. What is this???

  27. Hunter freeman says:

    When I was young probably 8-10 years old I was asleep but woke up then I saw a black figure it was n my bros bed then jump frm tue very top and land on the edge of my bed and choke me from far away I dont know how it did it but when I put the blanket it couldnt hurt me so when I left the blanket on and sleep and the nxt day y I didnt see it at all

  28. Eric Nyame says:

    You seem to all have experience the hybrid human ie extraterrestrial human. They have big dark eyes when they interact with you. It is true that they can change forms and they have a an agenda. The powerful ones are indeed doing possession yet to eliminate them you have to drink either a mix of ginger and holy water or whisky and holy water. Per a pastor that i just spoke with you have to constantly read the psalms and listen to christian music. I believe the agenda they have is to steal, kill and destroy whatever gift you may have received from The Holy Trinity.

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