Updated: January 9, 2017

From: Phaedra
To: The Official Shadow People Archives
Sent: Sunday, July 12, 2015 1:03:58 AM
Subject: Shadow person story

The hallway…

For as long as I can remember, I always had this ‘off’ feeling about the hallway in between me and my parent’s room. It was usually just barely light at night when go went to bed but I would never walk to my room. The light switch was directly across from the door of my room, so I couldn't turn on the light so I would feel safe. I would always run into my room and shut the door as soon as I could. After this, I would have a shaky feeling in my chest, it was always off-putting.

I never started seeing a human figure till a few months ago, I remember the first time I saw it. I was heading up to my room late at night so it was dark in the house. When I got to the bottom of the stairs, I looked up to see this tall figure which pierced the darkness of the hallway. It was about as tall as my door and looked wispy. I could clearly see the outline of a human body. It just stood there as I made my way up the first step. I got the unsettling feeling in my chest and felt sick to my stomach. I ran to my room, shut the door and stared hyperventilating after I leapt onto my bed.

I always see the figure now and I still run to my room. I have tried to walk but it's almost impossible with the feeling in my chest. I have told it to go away many times but it never does. This shadow person it the reason I'm horrified of the dark at the age of 15. I can feel its presence as I sit on my bed typing this.

I'm afraid to leave my room now...

From: Laura
To: The Official Shadow People Archives
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 8:04:00 AM
Subject: My encounters

I have had two encounters with what I now know to be shadow people since I moved into my house less than a year ago. Both took place in my bedroom with myself and my partner in bed and it felt like I was between being awake and asleep.

The first happened when my partner was asleep and I saw a very dark figure drift from the foot of my bed and stop beside me. I freaked out and my heart beat raced faster than I knew it could. I shook my boyfriend awake and told him there was somebody in the room but it was nowhere to be seen or found.

The second happened sighting happened few days ago, very similar to the first sighting but this time it was on my boyfriend's side of the bed and quickly drifted from the base of the bed up to next to him and into the disappeared into the darkness. I asked Ben if he saw it but it was just me again and my heart was racing fast as that is how real it was to me.

The figure was black and human like, I remember seeing a pinkish armor like clothing around the waist, everything else was solid black.

Neither sighting did the figure try to harm us or make contact, very short exposure and after each experience I was left asking myself, "Did that happen?"

From: Grant
To: The Official Shadow People Archives
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2015 11:32:25 PM
Subject: My experience in Rhode Island

I had my first experience with this about a week ago. I was in a dreamless sleep and for some reason woke up, this waking up almost felt forced. I was sleeping on the side of my bed and I opened my eyes to find a pitch black hooded figure-darkness covered the face completely, about my height (5'9) standing about 2 inches from the side of my bed. In the limited time I saw it, I could only make out the torso and above. As far as legs go, I didn't see anything but if I had to guess I'd say it didn't have legs, just what looked like smoke underneath the waistline. I immediately jumped and quickly felt a freezing cold sensation in my stomach as I gazed at it for what was only half a second, but felt like an hour. The "shadow person" as soon as I saw it went through the wall and disappeared in a panicked fashion so quickly that my eyes could hardly follow it. I don't quite know why, but I had the feeling that this being was female or sent out a feminine vibe.

Strangely enough, after the experience, I felt a great sensation of peace and almost felt as if it was watching me in a loving way, despite the intimidating appearance. I decided to just assume it was a hallucination. However I have begun to think more and more on the experience and still keep seeing a shadow darting around the corner of my eye in my home where the incident occurred, but I continued to assume it was just me-up until today. I didn't want to see this nor did I know what a "shadow person" was up until today, however, if the being is benevolent, I will do my best to respect it.

Lastly-I live in Rhode Island. Apparently, many shadow people are sighted in Rhode Island and North Carolina, from the research I did today.

From: Elijah
To: The Official Shadow People Archives
Sent: Saturday, July 25, 2015 10:09:00 PM
Subject: The Family

I am currently 17 and living in Abilene, Texas. For at least 4 years I have been seeing these 3 deep black figures that seem to be following me around.

The 1st figure I saw was a young male. I had been sitting up in my bed blaring my music in my earphones with the lights off when I noticed a figure crouched down in front of me. A fear of the unknown washed over me and I was unable to move or speak. All I wanted to do was scream for help but I could only lift my hand and flash it with light from my phone just to see what it was but it was still indescribable blackness. Then after 4 seconds it disappeared and I jumped out of bed and turned on my bedroom light.

The 2nd figure was a tall full body male figure just as black as the 1st, I had been swimming at my aunt’s house at night by myself when I had noticed a tall figure standing on top of the house watching me swim. I stopped were I was and stared back at the man for at most 5 seconds before he sprinted down the other side of the house without a sound and I stood there for another couple of seconds trying to figure out what just happened and then got out of the pool and went inside.

The 3rd figure was the black figure of a young girl. I had seen her in my cousin’s room. She had never done anything to me but I fear her more than anything else because I had an indescribable fear when I saw her that she wanted to harm me or take me from this world. She stood there watching me for maybe 15 - 20 seconds before I turned the light on and told my cousin everything.

I actually saw the tall male figure face to face two nights ago he stood about 6 - 6 1\2 feet tall looking down at me for couple of seconds before disappearing, I now fear the dark and have horrible paranoia.

From: anonymous
To: The Official Shadow People Archives
Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 8:21:33 PM

This happened at the first apartment we lived in.

My sister and I slept on the couch because we only had two bedrooms. My mom had one of the rooms and my brother had the other. I am the youngest of my siblings. It was dark in the living room when I woke up. I remember moving my head up and I saw a figure; it was solid black and I could see it fully. What I saw, it had legs and feet. There was the figure, but the shadows blurred outward and it had eyes that were bright red. They were glowing. It was at the edge of the couch and it seemed to be looking at me, like it knew I could see him. The figure stared at me in curiosity, but seemed threatening, in a way, but yet I wasn't too worried at the time, since I was only 5 or 6. It didn't run, just stood there, as if he were frozen. A minute or two passed and he disappeared.

We moved out of there just because my mom felt like leaving and a few years later, I was told what might have been either the cause or what it was. Turns out, there were satanic symbols on our mirror. No matter how many times they wiped it away, it kept returning. I think it might have been a demon.

Well, at every single apartment since, I've seen a shadow figure, like the last, but without the glowing red eyes, whether they would be right in front of my face, or in my peripheral vision.

Since that apartment, I gained a terrible fear of the dark. I still have the fear to this day and it's still very strong and likely not going away. Every time I'm in the dark, I can make out shapes, like the shadow figures and it terrifies me.

From: Kathleen
To: The Official Shadow People Archives
Sent: Friday, August 14, 2015 2:51:05 PM
Subject: Shadow man

I moved into a new apartment a few months ago with my fiancé. The day after we moved, we had a few friends over and we all saw a shadow run across the fence at around midnight. We didn't really think much of it; we just thought it was a little strange. As everyone around the apartment complex started seeing it, we all agreed it was a thin man who was a little devious. That was when the weird stuff started happening. The neighbor’s kids were playing around taking pictures on their mom’s phone and in one of them there is a man looking straight at the camera, lurking in a dark corner in the bathroom. Right after that incident, as I was taking a shower, I felt this searing pain across my stomach. I looked down and there were three fresh claw marks on the right side of my stomach.

About a half an hour later, I was vacuuming the bathroom floor (by the way, the electricity has never worked in my bathroom for some unknown reason-it is constantly dark) a toilet paper holder was thrown upwards at my head. I ran out of the bathroom almost stepping on a piece of broken glass in the middle of the floor; I picked it up and threw it in the trash. The next morning when I got out of bed, I step on the same exact piece of glass. I have been trying to ignore the spirit, but it has just been getting worse. My fiancé and I hear maniacal laughing coming from the kitchen-when he hears it. It sounds exactly like me, which creeps me out. A few days ago the fridge started violently shaking and a painting in the bathroom started swaying back and forth. I hope the story ends there, but I have a strong feeling there is more to come and I'm terrified.

From: Amy
To: The Official Shadow People Archives
Sent: Saturday, August 22, 2015 4:31:58 PM
Subject: My shadow man experience

I am sharing my story from so long ago because of an experience my sister-in-law had last night of a similar nature. I was doing some research this morning and came to realize that I wasn’t the only one.

In late 1995/early 1996 I was living in Montgomery, WV attending college at WV Tech. At the time, I was married and had a one year old son. One night, I awoke sitting up, and noticed that there was a man standing at the foot of my bed, staring at me. For the few seconds I saw this figure, it had the body style of a man. He was a solid black form, like an actual person, standing in my room. I also noticed that he was wearing a hat. Not a top hat, but a shorter, soft hat with a brim. I quickly lay back down and covered my head for a long time. I figured, since he didn’t attack me, he was gone. I do not recall being so afraid that I woke my husband up. I felt scared and numb at the same time. Clearly I was afraid because I covered my head with the blankets and didn’t move for quite some time. But, I didn’t feel panicked, like I should have been considering this “man” looked quite real. Thinking back to the event, I would say that my actions and feelings were somehow separate. I felt scared, but couldn’t react.

The next morning, I told my husband. He was interested, but not too worried about it. He seemed to think I was dreaming or imagining the event.

About a month later, I awoke in the middle of the night by my husband hitting me in the arm and screaming, “there is a man in our room”!! He was clearly shaken. He told me he woke up to go to the bathroom and saw a man standing at the foot of our bed, staring at me. He said the man noticed he was being watched and jumped back and disappeared toward our computer desk. My husband also noted seeing the whites of the man’s eyes as he stood in our room.

At the time, I could never find out any information regarding an experience like this. But, apparently I am not alone in this.

You are welcome to share my story and the location.


From: anonymous
To: The Official Shadow People Archives
Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2015 7:15:54 AM
Subject: My Shadow person experience

Well a few weeks ago I have an experience with a shadow person but it wasn't bad in fact, I would say experience was positive.

Me and my wife went to sleep on a Saturday night about 4 am in the morning. I woke up but could not move. I tried looking around but could not. About 30 seconds later I heard a lady's voice. She told me, "Do not to worry.” In a calming voice she said, “I am a friend," so I just laid there in bed and suddenly there was lots of lights in colors of the rainbow and loud music like wind chimes all over the room.

Later the shadow moved and sat down at the end of the bed and started talking to me again. I don't remember the details but it made me feel peaceful. I do remember that I told her that, “I need to turn my head. I needed to wake my wife and let her know about my new friend." She replied that if I looked away, she could never come back or talk to me again. Well, I just looked at my wife, just for a second but that's when I woke up in a cold sweat at 11:30 am. In all honesty, it was most likely a dream, but it felt so real. Honesty, it felt like real life. Very cool.

Anyway, just looking if there is any one else that has experienced shadow people like I have.

From: Alicia
To: shadowpeopleorg@comcast.net
Sent: Monday, September 14, 2015 11:50:20 AM
Subject: Follow up

I've experienced what I've come to believe as shadow people only twice, thankfully! The experienced happened only 2-4 weeks apart at separate locations.

The 1st experience was in the morning after a guy I had been dating, left me alone in his home to sleep while he left to go out of town. Feeling half asleep as I lay there, I hear loud, unexplainable sounds of possibly…running? The sound was consuming but felt like I was dreaming it because it wasn't hurting my ears, if that makes any sense. This black shadow was running up and down the hallway outside of his bedroom door. It was terrifying. As soon as it stopped I ran for my keys and left!

The second experience was exactly the same except it happened in my own home. I had no idea what was happening. The vibe was evil and very scary! Looking back, it was a time in my life where I was dating bad guys, drinking too much & partying a lot (the joys of 21!). I believe people carry demons with them, maybe he had an attachment and it followed me for a while. Maybe it was a warning or maybe I was too involved with bad things and was unknowingly opening myself to evil?

I calmed down a lot and went back to school. I haven't seen another shadow person in 8 years! To do believe shadow people are a sign of evil in our lives.

From: anonymous
To: The Official Shadow People Archives
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 1:06:35 PM
Subject: Shadow people.

After stumbling across your website on a random search and reading the article, I felt compelled share my story with you that I still remember in vivid detail.

It was 1983 and I was 11 years old living in Atlanta with my mom, step-dad and step brother. Ever since my mom and step-father got married, I had been bullied by my step-brother. When we reached puberty, the abuse became sexual and violent.

Earlier that year, my step-brother decided we should move from our bedroom to the enclosed porch for obvious reasons; no one could see him sexually abuse me at night. To save space, we put our beds together as bunk beds. He slept on the top bunk. Our beds faced the sliding glass door leading into the family room and the kitchen window was to the left of our beds. The door leading outside was to our left as well. Right beside the beds was where the light from the neighbor’s telephone pole showed through the window in the door.

One night, not sure what time, I awoke with a terrible fear. When I turned over, there, standing over me and reaching down, were two shadow figures. They didn't have eyes or legs; just a mass with outstretched arms reaching for me and fingers that came to a point like knives. Instantly, I couldn’t breathe because of the state of fear I was in. So I did then only thing I knew to do, and that was to throw the covers over my head. I practically died on my own carbon dioxide from breathing so hard. I couldn't see through them despite the light shining in from the lamp post outside. Every few minutes I peeked my head out to catch a fresh breath of air and there they stood, continuously reaching for me like black formless statues. I finally fell asleep and when I awoke the next day, they were gone. I never saw them again.

Years later, when I was an adult, I asked my mom if she and my step-dad were playing a trick on me to get us to move back into our bedrooms and she said, no. But to this day, I can still feel the fear and evil of their presence and will never forget that night as long as I live. I once heard they visit people who are going through rough times and feed off of the fear and negative energy being produced, and since my step brother was sexually and physically abusing me, I always attributed them being there because of that reason.

Thank You kindly,

From: David
To: The Official Shadow People Archives
Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 10:27:35 PM
Subject: Shadow Sighting

Location of Sighting

- Cumberland Hospital
- Westmead
- Australia

Date Of Sighting - 6 am, 14 September 2015

I arrive to work 6 am on a weekday and I am first to arrive on my floor. This particular morning though when I turned the lights on, I saw something that I still remember with crystal clarity. A black form of human shape approx. 6 feet high. I couldn't say if it was male or female. I could not see through it.

The figure was in the aisle, it didn't seem to be facing me though it appeared to be aware of me as there was a perceptible movement of the head toward me. It then appeared to move in a diagonal movement towards the floor and disappeared. I am certain it didn't go through the floor. I also remember it being dead quiet and not hearing the air conditioning

This all happened in a matter of seconds. At no time did I feel threatened though I was unnerved by the experience. I'm sure if any there was any movement towards me I would have run through the wall to get away.

I would also like to mention that about a week prior, I was getting my first coffee of the day in the staff kitchen when near my right ear, I heard a whispered, "Hi." I immediately turned and no one was visible, I thought I was imagining it. However, as I was leaving the kitchen, I heard it again: "Hi," but further away.

I haven't heard it since


From: anonymous
To: The Official Shadow People Archives
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 2:59:15 PM
Subject: Shadow People Experience

Three years ago my Father passed away, I stayed at his house in suburban Las Vegas in attempt to sell it.

While sleeping in my Father's guest room, I awoke from a nightmare and felt pressure on my chest as if I was being choked. As I awoke, I saw a "pitch black" hand and arm (darker than the night itself) let go of me and disappear in the corner of my eye, but as I quickly followed the distorted (pitch black) hand and arm, it retracted into a big black mass toward the closet ceiling within a "split second," it totally disappeared into the closet ceiling as if it evaporated.

Its presence had an evil aura, I could sense it fed on fear. I did not want to show I was afraid and spoke out, “Go away! I'm not afraid of you!" but I was very afraid. I did research the next day and it appears I was visited by a "Shadow Person"

I never slept well in that guest room for years even before the "Shadow People" incident, I would have nightmares, unsettling sleep and one time I experienced sleep paralysis. I felt myself hovering outside my body and I fought to return to my body (so it seemed) and finally and was able to make a fist and break free.

My Father always said he never slept nights and preferred to nap during the day, never explaining why. It appears to me now he was aware of the entity's presence. I have never experienced this again and hopefully never will.

To: shadowpeopleorg@comcast.net
Sent: Monday, October 5, 2015 3:22:45 AM
Subject: The Man with the Pointed Head

Presently I am a 17 year old guy but when I was in 3rd/4th grade, I lived in Kimberling City, Missouri. It's close to Branson. I was a pretty scared kid (my family didn't believe me when I told them), but I know what I saw.

Since I was such a scared child, I often slept with my parents. One night, my parents didn't want me to be too dependent on sleeping with them, so I slept on the floor next to them or at least tried to. On the wall in front of me appeared a dark shadowy figure. To this day I remember what he looked like. He had a tall pointy head or hat, if I had to compare him to an actual figure, I'd say a KKK member, which made it even more frightening. There was definitely something evil about him. He moved from the left to the right, either walking or gliding. I can't remember. Every time he came near me to the left, I'd see his hand reach out to me, and I could see him laughing.

I was so scared, I begged to get in bed with my parents. And eventually, they realized I was extremely scared and almost crying, then let me in with them. That's when I saw the head of the figure just spring off like a jack in the box, and move back and forth side to side. After that, I don't remember what happened. More than likely I hid under the sheets, hoping that would solve the problem, and it did. That was my one encounter with a shadow person.

From: Robert
To: shadowpeopleorg@comcast.net
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2015 11:17:34 PM
Subject: Shadow at work

Well I'm from upstate New York and this happened at a customer’s home. Me and my friend were putting the finishing touches on a bathroom that we had just completed constructing. It was middle of the day and he was facing me towards the center of bathroom and I was facing out into the other room when suddenly the room started to get noticeably get darker. I suddenly noticed something that was standing or floating behind my buddy. It looked like a shadow but more solid black. It was looking right at me. It didn't really startle me; I was kinda waiting to say something to my bud to see if my eyes were playing tricks on me. Then all of a sudden it reached over to my buddy then touched him on his shoulder. He stopped working and looked behind him as if someone just tried to get his attention. The shadow then suddenly disappeared to my left and into the other room.

My buddy looked at me puzzled. He wasn't sure what happened but he felt something. I immediately said to him, “I Just Saw That!” He said, “Saw what?” I burst out laughing, I mean, I've never seen anything like that before. I thought it was so cool!

I was always a skeptic bit not anymore. Glad me and my buddy had the experience. It happened to is about 7 years ago every now and then we bring it up.

Still Cool.