From: Name Withheld by Request
Subject: My experiences (Edited)
Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2004 14:20:36 -0700 (PDT)
To: The Official Shadow People Archives

Well I just found out about all these websites about what you all call Shadow People yesterday while I was listening to a 2pac song. I remember the phrase he said was:

"Do you believe in ghosts?
Real live black, ghosts..."[1]

Also in another song he says:

"Thou I walk through the valley of Hell,
The shadow follows me."[2]

I thought it was very strange because it reminded me of all these experiences that I've had with these shadow people so I decided to do some research about them and found this site with similar stories to mine.

Now the first experience I remember with shadow people was around the age of 7 or 8, though yesterday night when I brought up the topic with my mom she told me that I have seen them at an even younger age than that. The shadows that I see seem to be one person; a very vulgar looking person in a basic male design but completely jet black. The only difference between my story and the ones that I have seen so far is this shadow always seems to walk towards me in a fast pace every time he appears and there is nothing that I find calm or docile about him. Luckily for me I have been sleeping during the day and staying up all night, all through this summer break.

My experiences at younger ages, when I lived in my old house at the age of 7-12, I remember I would always see him at night and he would always come out of a door in a dim lit area like my closet or the door leading to the garage. I moved to my new house at the age of 13 and since then the experiences have grown and the shadows have become more vulgar and frighten me more.

Now with all the times I've seen them, I've never slept a night since the age of 7 without some kind of lighting in the room because if I'm in a dark room, then I know that they come, its strangely similar to the 2002 horror movie "They." [3]

Now on this particular night I wasn't expecting to see anything because I had moved from my old house and figured that whatever was there would stay, but no, I have a habit of continuously opening my eyes to look around the room before I fall asleep. I guess its just being paranoid. But sure enough, I opened my eyes and there was the shadow standing in front of the foot of my bed, blocking my door and pointing his arm at me. I was shocked and tried to yell because I had never had such a close experience with them but when I tried to yell, I couldn't produce any sound, so I just stayed there trying to talk and yell. After a while he just faded away. I immediately grabbed the remote for the television off my night stand and flipped on the TV to calm myself with some sound in the room. I eventually ended up sleeping in my dad's room that night on the floor.

I've had about 3 or 4 experiences since then, each one I get scared and run to my room and flip the light on and shut the door, but this last one was really bad. It was a dream, but nonetheless, I had an encounter with the shadow man. I was falling asleep with the TV on when I decided to walk to the kitchen to get a quick glass of water before I went to bed. As I walked toward the cabinet to get a cup, I noticed that the glass kitchen door leading outside was unlocked. I went over to lock it and when I looked out the window, I could see the shadow man standing right in front of me; the only thing between him and me was the 2 inch glass door. My memory isn’t perfectly clear since it was a dream but that was the first time I made eye contact with him and he seemed to have green eyes but no face. I just stood there making eye contact with him and neither him or I moved. After the initial shock wore off, I started to yell and woke up scared and sweaty. The awful thing is that is where he was standing is right next to this room also and there’s a big window there so one of these nights I'm sure that he’s going to be standing there and we're going to meet again through that window.

That is all I have to say, believe me or not, I just wanted to share it with you.

  1. Shakur, Tupac, (1971-1996), So Many Tears. By Tupac Shakur, G. Jacobs, R. Walker, E. Baker and S. Wonder. Rec. 13 June 1995. Shock G, 1995. CD.
  2. Shakur, Tupac, Ghost. By Tupac Shakur, Marshall B. III Mathers, Luis Edgardo Resto, Mark S. Jordan
  3. They (2002 Film). Dir. Robert Harmon. Perf. Laura Regan, Marc Blucas and Ethan Embry. Dimension Films, n.d. Web. 27 Sept. 2016.