A shadow person, also known as a shadow figure, shadow being or black mass, is the perception of a patch of shadow as a living, humanoid figure, particularly as interpreted by believers as the presence of a spirit or other entity.
numerous religions, legends, and belief systems describe shadowy spiritual beings or supernatural entities such as shades of the underworld, and various shadowy creatures have long been a staple of folklore and ghost stories.
We do both find the topic very interesting, just as we do the MIBs or the BEKs, or any unusual topic, I don't feel we are closed minded.
Some feel they are alien entities, they may very well be, but I need a little more information to be convinced on that thought.
Shadow people have been scaring people for thousands of years, recorded as early as 600 CE.
Some believe these humanoid figures are a supernatural spirit or entity that manifests as a dark shadow.
Shadow people stories come from all parts of the world and are eerily similar. The Quran mentions of pitch-black sapient beings created from fire that were not purely spiritual or physical in nature.
They Look Like Huge, Ominous Black Shadows In The Shape Of A Human, The most common form a shadow person presents themselves in is the classic shadow being, which is described as dark, inorganic, phantom-like bipedal figures that look just like a dark black shadow of a figure, but don't seem to quite have full human form or facial or bodily actions. They feel very masculine and oppressive and like something that is beyond human and out of our scope of understanding.
Some describes the figures as tall...about 7' in height, though they can configure and transform into different sizes and shapes. Often their arms and legs seem quite long, and very occasionally fingers are seen.
Others believe their dark form is used as camouflage and they take on a rough humanoid form to blend in with us. While some report seeing shadow people with red or green glowing eyes, or even wearing a hat, like the Hat Man, who often appears in a cape or trench coat and a hat which can range from a top hat to a fedora or cowboy hat.
Most believe The Man In The Hat to be an extraterrestrial. Some believe the figure's hat could be a form of disguise to cover up an unusually shaped head that could be alien in appearance, or it is some kind of otherworldly technology or even protection device.
Still others believe The Man In The Hat may belong to an alien species known as the greys. These types of aliens are what most people associate with extraterrestrials.
While still others describe shadow people as conscious, intelligent, interdimensional beings, which are also able to dematerialize very quickly and shape-shift into other forms such as in the figure of a cat, dog, rodent, oddly-shaped spider, insect or other creature or shape. Stating that The Man In The Hat is an intelligent consciousness from another dimension or time-space reality, possibly the future.
Still more state that shadow people are extra-dimensional inhabitants of another universe.
Ancient Egyptians believed in shadow people, and called them the khailbut.
Romans believed these people came from the Underworld.
Greeks thought shadow people were literal shadows of themselves, which they often gave up to Zeus as a gift.
In Ancient Egypt, in particular, shadow people often went and did the bidding in the spirit world for humans who couldn't reach it, sometimes for good and, sometimes, for evil.
It's thought also that seeing shadow people may be connected to having sleep paralysis. People who suffer from sleep paralysis may perceive a shadowy or indistinct shape approaching them or standing over them during an episode.
Meaning these visions might not be supernatural, but just a perception inside your brain. Others, prefer to believe these hallucinations may have neurological explanations as well.
Here's an of an encounter with a shadow person:
While lying there unable to sleep, I became aware of a presence and suddenly and silently a figure moved through our bedroom door and proceeded to our bed. Then rounding the corner of our bed took up a fixed position at the foot of our bed. I was aware that this entity was conscious of us and was intently watching us as we lay there. It can best be described as a something that had the appearance of black smoke or a shadow, however it was more material that either of these but less material than a real person.
The most odd thing about this is my lack of fear. Although I was acutely aware of this being and the fact it was not of this Earth as we perceive it, it did not seem to arouse any fear response in me, I would say it aroused a feeling that would fit somewhere between creepy, awed, and curiosity, especially considering the fact that it was aware of me as I was aware of it.
After some time I almost convinced myself that I was imagining it but then I became aware of the fact that my wife was no longer breathing like she was asleep but was breathing almost silently.
I then said "Honey you awake? to which she answered Yes.
Then I said: Do you see anything? Expecting her reply to be what do you mean? but much to my surprise she said: You mean that thing standing at the foot of the bed?
At this time I did become somewhat nervous. We laid there for about 10 minuets and then it was gone.
It just over a period of about 10 seconds became less solid and our perception of itís presence became weaker until it just wasnít there any more. Then it was if it had never been there. Nothing like this has happened since and the only evidence it ever existed is my wifeís and my memories of it.
The Coast to Coast AM late night radio talk show helped popularize modern beliefs in shadow people. The first time the topic of shadow people was discussed at length on the show was April 12, 2001 when host Art Bell interviewed Native American elder Thunder Strikes, who is also known as Harley SwiftDeer Reagan.
During the show, listeners were encouraged to submit drawings of shadow people that they had seen, and a large number of these drawings were immediately shared publicly on the website.
In October 2001, Heidi Hollis became a regular guest on Coast to Coast. She describes shadow people as dark silhouettes with human shapes and profiles that flicker in and out of peripheral vision, and claims that people have reported the figures attempting to jump on their chest and choke them.
She believes the figures to be negative, alien beings that can be repelled by various means, including invoking the Name of Jesus.
Two years later, radio talkshow host and shadow person expert George Noory invited a couple onto his radio show Coast to Coast A.M. to discuss shadow people and the Hat Man. Noory mentioned he heard reports of shadow people attempting to jump on their chest and choke people. This would suggest shadow people actually have the ability to make contact with the physical realm.
A registered metaphysical practitioner, said while she's no expert with shadow people, she's studied instances where people said they felt antagonized by suspected shadow people. In such cases, metaphysical practitioner believes these shadow people are more than just your average spirit, they could possibly have demons attached to them. But said she doesn't think all shadow people are malevolent or harmful.
She claims that most shadow figures are parasitic, malevolent or evil, although on rare occurrences people claim to have encountered shadow people with neutral auras. Some describe shadow people as benevolent"and guardian-like. However, shadow people with red or green glowing eyes are believed to be extremely evil humans who have passed and transformed into this dark ominous form in order to continue their evil, malevolent ways. They are dark force discarnate' entities.
she added the same thing: Not all shadow people are evil, but the ones that are definitely are. She said this is because shadow people feed off the energy they're given, so if their spirits are stuck because of a negative experience, they can become evil, while others living in a positive environment won't feel motivated to lash out.