Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 9:58:03 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Shadow People
The first time I encountered a Shadow Person, at first I thought it was the ghost of my father, who had passed some years ago. However, one night when I was driving from work, I heard an individual talking about Shadow People on Art Bell Coast to Coast. On further research, I realized I was not alone with this experience.
Several months ago, I was awakened feeling someone was staring at me. Not staring really, studying me. I sat bolt upright in bed, struggling for air. Leaning away from me was a person, a dark figure with a hat on. A few days later I felt the same presence in my den, as I was watching television. I have not experienced this again, since the day in the den. I know something, someone was there both times. And the way whoever this was staring at me, it was so intently, as though he, or she, had never seen anything as curious looking as I. My encounter with a Shadow Person is open to anyone. I am confused about this visit in the middle of the night.
Sent: Friday, May 15, 2009 1:07:40 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: (no subject)
My name is Connie, you may use my name and story. I'm a great-grandma and have always lived in north Texas. I have ALWAYS ATTRACTED, somehow, the supernatural. I'm 65 years old and I'm telling you the truth as I have seen it. When I found this web site, I didn't believe it was real: that so many people have seen these black shadows.
It got worse after we moved into the big old house we got as a bargain. We did not know that the former occupant had got killed in her own house. However, my husband and I didn't have any more small children at home.
We enjoyed ourselves for only a short while before two grand-kids came to live with us. We gave the girl the large back room because she practiced music. The boy got the smaller room, a go-between room. The shadow people would run in my back yard, sometimes two shadows at a time. They would be seen not only by me, but by my grown son, and my grand-daughter. They dashed from wall to wall. Mostly they were in broad light. I m telling you this is true.
Sometimes a visitor or two would catch a glance of them. While I sit at my computer, sometimes I feel someone standing behind me. I could see it only out of the corner of my eye, until I told it to go, it did.
Then one time, I went into the bathroom to clean; it was then that I saw a demon-like shadow standing between our bed room and my grandson's room. He had large pointed ears and black-as-coal body that had an athletic appearance. I called on Jesus, as I always do in an emergency and he quickly melted away, but this was also in broad light. Now you can use my story and print it and also use my name. I thank you
From: name withheld by request
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2009 1:12:13 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
To whom it may concern,
I am sending my shadow story to you but first want to let you know my name is to stay private. You can include the following because I hope it can help my credibility.
I am an afternoon security officer at a complex that covers multiple city blocks of what used to be neighborhoods but has been taken over by an expanding factory. The grounds are known/thought to be haunted by most guards and some employees who have shared in the experiences. The experience I had with the shadow person was in an office building. I was walking on the second floor of the building when I felt the area feel extremely warm. I felt as if something was squeezing me and I felt as if I was being prodded with pins all over my body. I slowly walked forward because I was worn out from the experience. As I turned the corner I saw a shadow in the shape of a man possibly holding something. The shadow was not a sharp image to me so I couldn't make it out too well. It disappeared quickly and quite frankly scared the hell out of me. I left the area and will not return to the floor and I avoid the building now. Keep in mind the sun was setting at the time and this is a mainly glass building that has been built within the last few years. There were family rises once on the area and it is the area of the city with the highest crime rate.
Thanks for your time,
Sent: Friday, May 29, 2009 1:55:16 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Visitor Story: Encounters with the hidden side or reality, veiled in shadow.
At the age of 3, late one night, I have no idea why - but I was awakened. I lived in an apartment complex at the time. All I remember about this time in particular was that I was in a heightened state of conscious - but not using the typical 5 senses. I was alert, but not sure what it was I was supposed to be seeing.
I sat up in bed, and looked in the doorway where TWO silhouettes stood. "They" gave me the "vibe" that one was male and the other female. I also got this message logically because "they" were "holding hands". I sat there for about what seemed to be 10 seconds straight staring at each other. They were nothing but pitch darkness. Then they walked out of my view (out of the entry of the door). I thought of whether I should pursue them or hide under my sheets. Being only 3, I just did the latter.
I've been aware of a few others since then. But none came as boldly as one night, at about 3AM in the morning. I was walking from my father's to my grandparents. I had a CD player on and was listening to some music. I walked by a well lit area at an intersection. Upon arriving on the destined corner, and a few more steps, I became instantly aware of a "figure" (vibe was male). I just sort of stared intently. "He" was of my height almost, maybe an inch under. I had my volume low, because I was just sort of in a state of relaxation during my trip. I got close so much so that I actually HEARD this figure BREATH. It was almost a loud heaving, not a pant, but as though "he" couldn't get air quite right. I said out loud - "Hello, what's up?" - just what first came to mind. Then "he" decided not to chat. He ran about 3 feet away, 'rounded a corner of a small parking garage (of a sort) and disappeared. I had tried to pursue this time, but was still a second behind from "awe". I studied the surroundings intently, talked aloud, and attempted to provoke a response. After 10 minutes and getting nothing, I left it at that. I have yet to see another quite as vividly.
From: "Charlotte Stewart" email@example.com
Sent: Sunday, May 31, 2009 1:53:51 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: my story
First, you do have permission to publish this.
A couple of years ago I lived in a blatantly haunted house. We had it all, from wailing to crying to apparitions, but what haunts me most is the red eyes peering from the dark outside to the inside where I was loading laundry. There were two red glowing eyes about 4 feet off of the ground and just inches from the window. I decided not to act frightened and went about my business. The eyes moved slightly, but were there for minutes -- as long as I was in there.
I never saw the shadow people, but my teenage daughter did. I did believe her because she wanted to go onto medication for it. Anyway, if anyone has any ideas about what this was, I'd like to know.
From: "Robert Adams" firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Sunday, June 7, 2009 5:09:47 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: shadow ppl events!
My name is Robert and I've encountered the shadow people many times throughout my life. It's almost always the same though, they vary in size, but most of them are the size of a normal adult male and they come into the room through the closet. I noticed that whenever I forgot to close my closet door before going to bed is when they came into the room. I have always had a hard time going to sleep, so, I just toss and turn trying to get comfortable sometimes opening my eyes to adjust the covers and the pillow and I usually see them when I open my eyes and turn towards the closet and almost as soon as I notice that it's open I feel them coming. Sometimes there might be one or two already in the room and I didn't notice till I saw that the closet was open and they start walking towards my bed.
When I got older they started to wait until after I was asleep and they would sneak up to the foot of my bed and then I'd see them watching me sleep and freeze up and stare at them until they walked very slowly back into the closet. The only time I have ever seen one move quickly and one of the only times it has not come out of my closet was when I was like 13-15 and I was walking to get some water and as I got to the end of the hallway it jumped out and went straight across my path and into the hall closet on my left. As he went across my path I felt him, because he was only inches from my face and I think if I would've kept walking I would've knocked him down or he would've knocked me down. The latest sighting was about 3 months ago I saw one walking around in the living room of my girlfriends house just kind of like he was lost. It was strange, but as soon as he saw me he just faded away so I went into the room and lied down and when I looked towards the door I saw him walking out of our room. That was the last time I ever saw one.
It's okay to use both my name and e-mail. Thanks for your time and sorry that it was so long.
From: "Paris" email@example.com
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 5:17:34 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Shadow in the Corner
Two months ago I got a Great Dane pup who barks at everything. He sleeps in bed with me every night and frequently wakes me up growling at something. I always pet him, reassure him its fine and go back to sleep.
But two nights ago, he started barking and growling really loud. This woke me up, I was going to pat him on the head, but as I came out of my sleepy daze I felt this awful pressure. Kind of like the feeling you get when you’re in an argument; you just feel the other person’s anger. I felt like I was going to be sick. I saw something move out of the corner of my eye.
When I looked up, there was a tall shadow standing in the corner of my room, I'd say it was about six, six and a half feet tall and looked very much like the shadow of a man. My room is nearly pitch black except for the light on my alarm clock which casts a bit of a blue glow around the room. The shadow was as dark as could be, I couldn't make out any features, just its body shape.
When I saw it, I gasped and flipped on the light that's beside my bed. It just disappeared as I turned on the light. I'm 100% sure it wasn't just a shadow in the room, there's no tall people shaped things in my room that could possibly cast something like that.
When it disappeared, my dog stopped barking and laid back down.
I tried to go back to sleep with the light off, but every time I did I got the eerie feeling I was being watched. I ended up having to go back to sleep with the lights on, and even then I still slept awfully. Later that day I went right out and bought some sage which I burned all around the house and in all the corners (my mother used to do this every time our animals began to become uneasy for no reason at all, she was a firm believer they could see things that we can’t). Since then, my dog has not barked at anything in the middle of the night and I have yet to see another shadow in the corners.
I hope sage comes in handy to someone out there having problems with shadows, it's always helped my family out.
You have the permission to post my email, story and name on your website, I hope it helps someone out.
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 2:18:11 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: shadow man
When I was 14, my cousin and I opened a pagan circle upstairs in my room. About 1 week passed until I started feeling things. When I would go to bed at night, I could see a very tall dark figure standing behind me in my mind. He would whisper in my ear and tell me how bad of a person and tell me bad things about my family. He stood about 7 ft tall, he wore a trench coat; he had a head but no face, all you could see was his black eyes. I still see him at night. He roams the halls and upstairs of my home. I can hear him talking to a woman at night but I can't understand the whispers. I haven't experienced any problems out of him lately, but he likes to show up in places when you least expect it
Sent: Sunday, June 21, 2009 9:18:13 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Shadow People
I am no stranger to weird things happening around me. I was living in a 3 bedroom apartment in Hudson, NY. At this point in time I was suffering from night shakes" not able to lay still while sleeping" ,so I started sleeping out on the couch so my fiancé could get a good night sleep. This all took place around 6 yrs ago.
Here and there I had seen this shadow person out of the corner of my eye but never directly, until that night. It was around 4:30 am when I awoke to go to the bathroom. I was lying on my back, I started to roll over to stand up when I looked up and saw it. Not more then 4 ft away it stood in the doorway. At first I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. I wiped my eyes to clear my vision and looked again. It moved slowly towards the door leading into the house. By the time I got up and moved to where it had been standing, it was gone. I thought it was my fiancé's daughter, maybe she stopped to get some coffee before she went to work.
I walked downstairs to the outside thinking it was her still, when it dawned on me that no one could move that fast. I went back upstairs and noticed the bathroom light was on. When I approached the bathroom, I found out that it was my fiancé in there, using the toilet. I first asked her if it was her that I saw, she told me no. I then asked her what her daughter wanted. She had no clue what I was talking about. She asked what this was all about so I told her what I saw. I checked everything and everyone I knew and none of them had stopped by my apartment at that time. One of them mentioned it might have been a Shadow Person. I told my mother about what had happened, she suggested I contact a close friend of hers who was a psychic. She contacted him and 2 days later he stopped by.
As soon as he walked in he pointed to the exact spot I had seen her. He informed me her name was Elisabeth and she had passed quite awhile ago. Mind you it was around 85 degrees in my apartment when he came; as we were talking I felt a very cold chill on my back. He knew it was gonna happen before it did due to the fact she was standing behind me. He also mentioned another spirit of a small boy, he then pointed to a place between two windows. It dawned on me that was what my 2 sons must have seen one time. It scared the hell out of them.
From: "Judy Robinson" firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 10:27:05 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
I first experienced a shadow person in 2006, driving down a street in Milpitas, Cal. I looked over to my left and there was a shadow person in a car, floating in the air, and was waving to me. My shadow person has always been a gray color. About three times a week this would happen to me. In my house watching tv, i would see a shadow person, out side walking my dog at night or day time. My husband was very sick at the time and I thought the shadow person was telling me something. And in Jan. 2007 my husband pasted away. Than the shadow person was white.
My father was ill and pasted away in June 2007. The gray shadow was there by me in may and june until he left. I had a neighbor that was recovering from stage 4 cancer. One day I was visiting her and the gray shadow was around her. No one else has seen this but me. I used to yell and tell them to leave me alone. I have moved north east of Milpitas and they have followed me here. They have not appeared now for about 2 months. I dread the day it comes back. I have a feeling they are around when someone is gravely ill or dying. Has this ever happened to anyone else?
Name and email withheld by request
Sent: Tuesday, July 7, 2009 10:08:55 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: shadow person experience
I give permission for my story to be added to the Official Shadow People Archive, but prefer that my name/email address remain anonymous.
I'm not sure if this qualifies as a shadow person story, but maybe others have experienced similar things.
My boyfriend used to have terrible nightmares when he was a child. He managed to force himself to stop dreaming all together for many years. Shortly after we met, he began having nightmares again. He is almost 30 years old and these dreams were so powerful and upsetting, he never told me what was in them and they'd leave him shaken all day. He always mentioned a horrible negativity in his bedroom at night.
I rarely stayed the night at his house, but decided to once about a year ago. We were laying in bed and I could tell he'd fallen asleep because he was snoring. I was still completely awake and suddenly saw a dark mist floating into the room through the doorway. It seemed to be drifting in towards the bed and I immediately knew THIS was the culprit of his nightmares. I started praying and imagined the entire room being filled with light and love. After a few seconds of strong visualization, it literally looked like the mist was SUCKED out of the room into the hallway, and then disappeared. I rolled over and went to sleep.
The next morning, my boyfriend excitedly woke me. He said that after months and months of horrible dreams every time he closed his eyes, he'd finally slept soundly and had a pleasant dream about the two of us somewhere. He was in complete awe. I had not told him about the dark smoky mass I'd seen, and did not mention it to him until a week or so later because I thought it would upset him.
When I did finally bring it up, I barely got out that I'd seen something when he blurted out, "Did it look like a black smoke??" He had seen the same mist floating in his room, as well as a dark figure out of the corner of his eye, several times before. He's very rational and thought he MUST have been imagining it until I'd seen the same thing. I have not experienced anything else since this time, but he continues to have unexplained uneasiness at night and feels like someone is watching him while he sleeps.
From: "Robert Pieprzica" email@example.com
Sent: Thursday, July 9, 2009 2:51:51 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: My Shadow Friend
I bought a house in Karnes City, Texas I had a breezeway separating my garage with the rest of the house and a kitchen with a door going to the breezeway. I was washing the dishes staring out the window and I saw a shadow move from the back of the house. I thought it was one of my friends coming to visit. I turned to the door and saw the shadow enter the garage. I figured it was a friend so I opened the door and followed. No one was there.
A few days later I was in my bedroom on the computer and I saw a shadow walking from window to window. Again I thought a friend was coming to visit. This time there was a distinctive knock on the windows and the shadow walked to the next windows and around the house to the next window in front of the house toward my front door. I went to the frontdoor opened it and there was nothing.
Each of these occurrences happened during the middle of the day with full sun. I have also seen a figure standing right outside my bedroom door just standing there watching me. This happened a few weeks after I was awaken one night unable to move and unable to breath. I was paralyzed for what seemed like an eternity, probably 10 to 15 seconds. I was wide awake during this and completely conscience. It felt like strange.
I started to write down all my strange happenings and then some of my friends, who have spent the night, have told me of things that occurred to them during the time they were here. I have asked them to also write down those stories. It seems that they all follow the same pattern. Walking around outside and tapping on the windows happens often and the figure outside of the doorways also is quite common.
I give my permission to upload my story to your archive. It is okay to attach my name and email address to the story as well.
From: Name Withheld by Request
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2009 3:49:13 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: A chance encounter
I wanted to describe our encounter with the shadowpeople. I have had a couple of encounters in my life with the paranormal. This one event was witnessed by myself and my wife, so I wanted to mention this one first.
It was the summer of 2003, and my wife and I were having marital problems. There was a great deal of tension between us at the time. It was very hot that night and we were sleeping on an air mattress in the daycare. At the time my wife ran a day care in the back half of our house. I was sleeping on the left side facing my wife who was to my right. I was lying on my side with the door at my back. The room at night is very dark because our back yard has many trees in the yard, and we are about 8 feet lower than my neighbors house behind us. There is a fence between the properties that stop most of the light. The only light was coming from the door to our left which used to go out through our driveway.
It was between 11:30 pm and 12:30 pm when the event occurred. We were both drifting to sleep when I felt something touch my right shoulder. I though it was my wife, but quickly realized that is was not because both her hands were in front of her. She must have detected that something was wrong because she turned around and saw the shadow person there. I quickly jumped around to look and noticed a hooded being moving very quickly toward the end of the air mattress. It quickly vanished into the shadow of the room and was gone. We sat up and talked about our experience, and have shared it with a few people here and there in conversation. Since that time our relationship and turmoil have subsided. We believe that this is what drew the being to come into contact with us. I have another theory, but it is to personally gruesome to share.
Email: Send Email to Erik
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2009 2:12:15 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: The fabric
Somewhere between sleep and being fully awake and aware there is an unexplored reality. Here, those who are open to this dimension, willing or not, can have extra sensory experiences, or are they just hallucinations or lucid dreaming? After experiencing many audible and now visual extra sensory experiences, I dare say they are a step onto another dimension and not hallucinations or lucid dreaming.
August 9th 2009, 2 am, I am awakened by the front door of my house opening and then closing. I live in a very small house, 690 square feet so I hear everything that happens here. I freeze, panic sets in, and then I go into a defense mode. I live alone and I am unarmed; all I have is survival instinct.
I lay silently ready to pounce and kill. The foot steps I hear walking across my living room floor are small and light. I am now no longer fearing what has entered my house so I sit up in bed and as I do so a shadow enters my bedroom and walks around to the side of my bed, my bed sits in the middle of the room with space between all four sides of the bed and all four walls of the bedroom. I reach out my hand and ask "Who are you"? The shadow figure, to me obviously a woman, five and a half feet tall and thin, turns to me and suddenly vanishes.
Chills run down my spine and through my arms and down my legs. What the hell just happened? I have to rationalize this situation. I have to, or I will probably never sleep again. I conclude: Shadow people are other living people who are having an out of body experience in their sleep or are in a coma and are wondering the earth. When I reached out to this woman, I believe she saw my hand and realized just as much as I did: We were in another dimension, and was frightened back to her living body. I got up and checked the front door, yes, it was locked.
It's now 2:11 am August 10th, I am still awake. I might need help.
From: name withheld by request
Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 3:24:30 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: my story
This happened in November of 1994. I had just had my first child Alexandra, September 27th, 1994. One night I woke to Alex crying for her usual early am feeding. At the time it was me, her dad and her living in a fairly small apt. I got up, went to the kitchen to warm her bottle and then went to the bathroom while the bottle was warming While I was in the bathroom I heard her dad in Alex's room, I was surprised because he usually never woke up. I came out and looked in her room, and what I saw I will never forget. I saw a shadow of a man, fairly tall with what looked like a men's raincoat and hat on.( just the shape of it, no detail) What really scared the crap out of me though was that in his arms he was holding what looked like a baby wrapped in a blanket, it almost glowed white against his black. I took a step back, looked in our bedroom where I could see her dad sleeping, I heard this man say "it's alright Alexandra", looked back to her room and he was gone. I went in and Alex was still in her crib, still crying to be fed. I was totally shocked. I never saw anything like that again or had any other experiences in that apt or anywhere else. I will never forget it and have always wondered if I was nuts or sleep deprived. I didn't get a bad feeling, I was just scared. I do not wish to have my email displayed but other types of feedback are fine. I would like other peoples input on what they think.
From: Sierra Wright
Sent: Thursday, September 3, 2009 9:45:01 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Late Night Visit
Last night I was at my mother's house. It was getting late and I had to work early in the morning. Around 1 am I decided to leave. My mother walked me to the door and we said our goodbyes. She closed the door and I proceeded to the driveway. The porch light of the entrance was out so it was dark. In order to reach the driveway, you have to walk along the side of the house about six or seven feet and then turn to your right to reach your car. My mother's car was the first car and mine was right next to hers. When I made the right to walk to my car from the walkway, I saw a man standing next to my car. I thought, at first, that he was trying to break in but as soon as I saw him, he ducked out of sight .I also realized that he had no discerning features. He was just a tall, dark shadow but I could clearly tell it was a man. I was petrified. I couldn't move. I just stared into the darkness and wondered what to do next. I stood there for another minute and then decided to check by my car. I went around the back of my mother's car and the back of mine. I approached the driver's side very slowly and looked but saw nothing. I got into to my car and immediately turned on the cabin light. I checked all the seats and in the rearview mirror but still nothing. I didn't feel the shadow man was a menacing presence, but I do wonder why I saw him. I hope that I can gain more knowledge about this topic to put my mind at ease.
P.S. You have permission to use this story with my name. Thanks.
From: name withheld by request
Sent: Friday, September 4, 2009 2:01:22 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: My Shadow Person story
My first experience with a Shadow Person happened in my friend's hauntedfarm. She claims that during the fall season when the apple harvest is, a number of "ghosts" show up in her house. I was very excited to try and have an experience there, so I packed my bag, a video camera, and a digital recording device. (I was into a show on TV, and I wanted to be just like them).
That night, we sat up in the attic alone and heard and felt some strange things, but at around 2, we gave up and decided to go to bed. Her house is in the middle of a renovation, so there's a lot of stuff lying around.
I went into my guest room. When I got in there, I just felt like something wasn't right. At about 3 am, I was awoken with a jump to see that there was something in the doorway. It was a dark shadow, darker than anywhere else in the room. It must have been over 6.5 feet tall, as its head was nearly touching the doorway. It had a human shape, but I couldn't tell if it was male or female. It looked male to me though. I couldn't look away- I was frozen. I couldn't say a word either. I had an overwhelming sense of dread, and then it just disappeared. It scared me so badly that I didn't sleep the rest of the night.
If you'd like, you have permission to post this story. My name is Lori, but I prefer my email address not to be used. Thank you for the great website!
From: identification withheld by request
Sent: Monday, September 7, 2009 6:46:20 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
When I was a little girl I often saw my "Zorro". It was always out of the corner of my eye and when I'd turn to look I'd see him quickly turn and disappear. I can recall one afternoon. I was sitting on the couch watching television. It was sunny out, so...no reason for a shadow to be present in the living room. Out of the corner of my eye I saw him peak around the corner that leads to the hallway and kitchen.
I call him "Zorro" because he most distinctly had on a flat Spanish style hat, like the one Zorro always wore. I don't recall any features but he didn't scare me. I feel like he might have been smiling. He seemed curious. I turned to look at him and I saw him pull a cape up, flinging his arm across his face. I saw the cape flare out as he turned and just like that he was gone. The movement was very quick.
It seemed like I would see him shortly before I'd get sick. Nothing life threatening but like the flu. The very last time that I recall seeing him was when I was about 19. I was working at an amusement park as a costume character. A television crew was there filming us and I had been standing in the sun in a heavily padded costume. I became over heated and was taken to the infirmary.
I laid down on a bed there and began to doze off. Suddenly something jolted the bed and woke me. I looked at the closed curtain around the bed and briefly saw a head peaking through. There was no hat this time but I'm sure it was "Zorro". When he saw me look at him he pulled his back through the curtain. Had this been a person the curtain would have moved. It didn't move. The curtains remained perfectly still.
I've read that other people have seen a "Zorro" shadow person and that they felt he was evil. I never got that feeling from my "Zorro". I used to think of him more like a guardian Angel.
To: The Official Shadow People Archives
Sent: Friday, September 11, 2009 7:45:42 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: shadow man
My experience with the "Shadow Man" first started around 1984, we lived in a split level home in a quiet suburb. My husband at that time worked as a police dispatcher, graveyard shift, around 2 a.m. my youngest son, 5 yrs old got up to use the restroom, bedrooms and restroom were on second floor, all of a sudden I heard him yelling, "Mommy, there is a man standing at the bottom of the stairs." I jumped out of bed, grabbed my gun and went to check the house, after calling the police. I searched the house, so did the police, and no one was found, nor was there any sign of forced entry. I believe in ghosts, so thought it might have been my recently deceased father-in-law, Nick, my son said it was a man, all in black, with no face. We had no more encounters with the "Shadow Man" there. We moved a few months later, about 5 miles away.
We lived in our new home for about 5 years without incident. Our new home was a ranch style home, one bedroom across from ours, bathroom and 2 bedrooms down the hall. We always kept a night light on in the hallway and we kept our bedroom door open. One night I awoke with a sense of someone standing at the foot of the bed; all I could see was a black silhouette. Thinking it was one of the boys, we have 2 sons, and thinking they were ill, told them to go, I would be right there. I put on my robe, went into the first bedroom across from us. There was the eldest son sound asleep, so thinking it must have been Nick, our youngest, went down the hall to see him. He too was sound asleep. A creepy feeling came over me, I went back to my room closed the door and threw the covers over my head till morning. There were no more incidents with the "Shadow Man" after that. We lived there for another 15 yrs with no problems, as far as seeing anything, but we would hear someone walking down the hall at night and many other unexplained noises.
In 2004, we moved to a new home, it was recently built and is located in a farming community, we are on 26 acres, surrounded by trees and a quarter mile off the road. There are times, when I am watching TV, that I will out of the corner of my eye, catch a black figure crossing in front of my front door, which is partially obstructed by our stairs leading to the second floor, I wonder if the "Shadow Man" is following us.
I give permission to use the story
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2009 4:50:00 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: 46 years of shadow people
Hi I've been seeing shadow people since I was a baby. Sometimes its only one with a hat. At times there have been three of them. They just stand over my bed or peek around corners. Sometimes they wake me up because I can sense them. They will leave if I ask nicely. About ten years ago I met a different kind of shadow people in the woods. They have cloaks and glowing red eyes very scary. I ve gotten bad vibes from them. The hat men seem harmless they've never done any thing except look . You have my permission to print my story.
Thanks deb b
From: email withheld by request
Sent: Monday, October 5, 2009 4:03:04 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Shadowperson Story
My name is Nicole and I witnessed a shadow person some years ago, however it was an experience I have not forgotten. On a hot summer's night I sat on the front doorstep of my parents' house to escape the heat inside. I witnessed a black featureless figure run down the street in front of me, turn sharply and run down a neighbour's driveway. It wasn't at the corner of my eye, it was very clear, and I watched it for several seconds. There were no obvious features and I couldn't see any eyes. The strangest thing was that although the figure was running, it did not make any sound. I hope one day an explanation will be found for this phenomena. You are most welcome to publish my story but please not my email.
Kind regards, Nicole
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2009 9:23:54 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: shadow experience in South Texas
Hi my name is Francisco and I have an experience to share with you.
It was probably ten years ago back in 1999 don't recall the month, when I was living in rental mobile home in Pleasanton south of San Antonio, TX. My ex-girlfriend and I experienced a shadow person in the form of a child. It was early in the morning around 3:30 to 4:15 when me and my ex were in the living room sleeping on the floor. When all of a sudden I just woke up; I opened my eyes and in front of me was a shadow that looked like a little boy, it was just a dark black that you can't describe. It had no physical appearance of clothing but just pure blackness. It was facing me for just a few seconds when it took off running to my right or down the hall way. The hallway light was on at the time and I could see the shadow very clearly. When it ran off all I could hear were the foot steps being created as it ran down the hall way. The noise sounded like feet running across a wood floor, but the weird thing was that it was carpet with a vinyl plastic cover so we wouldn't get the carpet dirty.
At that time I was so scared that when I saw it I didn't move. Another weird thing about the experience was that, my ex had woken up at the same time. When It ran off, all I heard was "Did you see that?" I knew I wasn't the only one that had seen it and that it wasn't just my imagination. After that, we both stayed awake the rest of the morning, just trying to understand what had just happened. My ex would always tell me she would hear scratching noise coming from outside but I didn't believe her. But this had gotten my attention. After this, I never experienced another encounter with the shadow. A couple of months later we moved out.
Sent: Mon, Nov 23, 2009 11:23:19 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Reno, NV Hilton Shadow Person
You have my permission to print or publish this story. Could you please respond to me so I know this went to someone?
I was asleep in my room at the Hilton in Reno, NV. I either heard something or was somehow disturbed from my sleep. I wondered what was happening so I turned from being face down sleeping to a position that allowed me to look around the room. The room had two double beds. I was in the one closest to the window. If you have ever stayed at one of these high rises in Reno, you know that there are numerous spot lights on and around the building. Some of that light was coming through the blinds that covered the window.
As I looked around the room I immediately saw a black shadow of a person standing just a few feet away from my feet. I was so scared and shocked that I did a triple take. Each time shaking my head to make sure what I was seeing was real. I felt as if the intense beating of my heart was going to make my heart jump right out of me. I thought the person in my room was a burglar.
I pulled my feet and knees up to my chest so that I could strike the person if he or she came closer to me. The person was all black and I could see the outline of the shape because of the small amount of light making it in the window. At this point the person started to dance like women might have done in a cabaret. The elbows were at the side and the forearms and hands were out to the sides and doing small circles. The legs and feet were doing a shuffle step. Then a sparkle happened from what looked as if the person was wearing a short dress of sequins and they were lighting up. At this point I screamed and the lights from the dress went out. The person turned to the door, took the posture of someone who was let down with head forward and shoulders rolled forward and proceeded to walk toward the door. I lost sight of the person as their body went into the area where you approach the bathroom and then reach the door. I fully expected the door to open and the person to exit. The door never opened. I watched the wall of the bathroom and thought the person must be by the door or in the bathroom. I was so scared I couldn’t move. I didn’t see the shadow person again nor have I seen one since.
Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 11:34:38 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: My paranormal experiences
My name is Patricia, I am from Gilmer, TX and I'm 20 years old.
I started having paranormal experiences since I was seven years old. I have encountered them in many different ways like seeing someone that looked like actual people, hearing voices, and now the most recent is seeing a shadow.
I moved in with my sister about two years ago and I immediately started seeing a shadow in my room, it appeared to be a man because its shoulders were really broad and had like baseball cap on its head. Well I have seen it countless times and it comes only at night, when I'm asleep. I'm a really light sleeper because like I mentioned earlier I've experienced so much and I have actually become quiet afraid and paranoid about these things.
Well I wake up in the middle of the night anywhere from 1:00 AM and 4:00 AM because I feel someone is watching me. I open my eyes and there it is; sometimes it's in the corner of the room, or walking back and forth form the dresser to the closet, and also sometimes it's at the foot of my bed.
Though before it stayed away from me, about a week ago, at like 3:30 AM, I had just laid down because I had just came home from going out, and I felt the bed go down as if someone sat with me. To my surprise I see it was the shadow and this time it was on the bed, it grabbed my right arm, tightly. It was very painful, the hands did not feel like hands, they just felt really cold, and it went on for about 15 minutes. Well after the whole thing happened, I ran to the bathroom crying because I was terrified and I was in pain and I saw my arm and I had bruises and 4 claw marks going down my arm. Although it has been almost a week, I still have trouble sleeping and when I do sleep I dream about it attacking me again and I wake back up. That has been one of the most frightening experiences I have had even after the other things I have seen.
I do give permission to have my story uploaded.
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 1:31:12 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: my experience
My Name is Brian. I saw 2 shadow people once when I was about 12. I was awakened by the door to my room opening. It's one of those doors that wasn't quite made right and just turning the knob causes the door to pop open slightly with a loud popping sound and the hinge creeks really loud as well. I look up and I see 2 figures in the hallway. One was about a foot taller than the other and I probably wouldn't have even seen them except their eyes were glowing white. They were just staring at me. I figured the only people they could be were my mom and dad so while I was a little unnerved by the eyes I wasn't panicking. I said to them, "Mom, dad, what's going on?" in kind of a confused tone. I heard a feminine voice that didn't quite sound like my mom (but again I figured who else could it be) tell me, "go back to sleep." I asked my parents about it the next day and they had no idea what I was talking about. I didn't think much of it for a long time until I heard that sometimes shadow people have glowing eyes and that's when it finally made some sense. I never felt any anger or foreboding feeling, it almost felt like they were a bit afraid/nervous, but I could be wrong.
From: Ben Thurkill
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 9:09:40 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: shadow people story
My name is Ben Thurkill and I do authorize my story to be uploaded.
I was somewhere between the ages of 5-8 and I was laying in bed with the lights off. I cannot recall if I was trying to go to sleep or if I had awakened during the night. My closet doors were across the room, and they were open on this night. as I lay in bed I noticed something odd in the corner of my eye on the shelf of my closet, I turned to look and unlike other recounts, the shadow figure did not disappear. It was a cloaked/hooded figure, the cloak appeared to be an almost dark purple/blackish color, and the only distinguishable feature were red glowing eyes. I looked at it for a few seconds paralyzed in fear then somehow mustered myself to run to my parents room. I told them about it and they came into my room to look, by this time the figure had disappeared. We checked my closet shelf for anything that could produce the red eyes I had seen and found nothing. They dismissed it as a bad dream, but I know what I saw. I have not seen another shadow figure since then. I am 23 now and to this day EVERY night I look in my closet and close the doors before I go to sleep for fear of seeing one again.
Sent: Monday, November 30, 2009 4:52:26 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Shadow People
I met my husband 3 years ago and we have now been married for 5 months. My husband has seen shadow people since he was about 12 years old when his father passed away till about a year ago. It has always been about six that he sees. He wakes up in the middle of the night to all six gathered around his bed and until our daughter was born our bed. I asked what he felt when they are around and he said it is always comfort like they are there for his protection or his benefit.
Since the last time he had seen them we have had some scary things happen. We both feel very uneasy when we are alone, i have waken up to cabinets in the kitchen being open. Lights turn on and off on there on and our sink facets turn on by them selves as well. Even though what we experience is a bit unnerving we have never been harmed, i have learned that if you ask or tell the spirits to leave that they are not welcome they generally leave or make their presence unknown.
Sent: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 12:10:01 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Trench coat man
My name is Deidra and I have a trench coat man story to share as well. I lived in a mobile home with my dad, mom, brother, and my cousin. Me and my cousin, Brittney, shared a room and always stayed up late. Well one night we were just sitting on our bed talking when we heard our kitchen cupboards slam shut. We thought my brother was just getting a midnight snack, so we ignored it. We heard it again so we decided to look down the hall but the lights were off and nobody was in there. We thought it was kinda weird and just went back in our room. when we heard it yet again. Brittney and I opened the door and there he was, a dark shadowy man standing at the cupboard staring at us. He had a top hat of some sort and was wearing a long trench coat. He had the ugliest face; it almost looked like his skin was peeling off or something. Me and my cousin ran into the room and began to tell each other what we saw; we explained the same exact thing so we knew it wasn't just in our head. We didn't sleep the rest of the night. The next day we told my mom and she said, years ago, she saw the same thing. It's quite frightening to think about what lurks in the night!
Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2009 8:30:42 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: My Experiences with Shadow People
There were 2.
One when I was 10 years old. The shadow person was black thin and tall. I looked at it straight on as it stared at me. It was so tall that it peaked under the top of my bedroom door frame at me. I noticed two arms extending out across the doorway in each direction. I shook my eyes and looked again. It was sill there. I shook my eyes and screamed and looked again. It was gone.
When I was 18 my sister went away to college. We kept her door shut. One day I was laying in bed when out of the corner of my eyes i saw a shadow very skinny and probably 5'4 tall. It's legs and arms seemed to be very mobile. It came quickly into my vision as it came to the top of the stairs. Turned immediately and began feeling the door to my sisters room very frantically as if trying to get in. It slowly faded away as it continued frantically trying to get through the door.
Many other experiences in the house. However those were the only two that dealt with shadow figures.
At the time I lived in Batavia New York. Both episodes in the same home.
Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2009 1:34:46 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Now that i have given thought to it, I have been seeing shadow people my entire life. I am open minded and interested in the paranormal and originally thought of that as why i was seeing these "people." I began to really take notice of them around a year ago. I knew I was seeing something with definite human form but wasn't convinced enough to believe it was anything more than an anomaly of the eye. Recently, i moved and began to see many more with more definition, finally to the point that I brought it up to a few people. Then, to the point, that i decided to search the Internet. I had no idea i was not the only one seeing them and am completely convinced that there are some kind of entities watching me with increasing numbers.
MY FACTS: I began seeing them only in my home and only at night. Then, when i saw them, it was one night out of ten and i would see the apparition 3-5 times that evening. They were always at the far side of my vision. They were tall with broad shoulders and their bodies came to a funnel shape towards the feet or the knees down was like smoke, with opaque upper-bodies. Know i see them everywhere for a little longer duration (up to five to ten seconds until i look in their direction) I do see them outside of my home but not nearly as often as i do at home. They still look the same although sometimes darker and sometimes wavering like a heat mirage. I see them most often in corners of rooms, behind doors, and in mirrors. Before it seemed like only one, now I am sure that there are many. I am open to this energy and don't feel like they are here to harm me. I have always felt very calm with them and has never been frightening.<
Sent: Friday, December 18, 2009 4:14:10 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Personal Story
Hello, my name is Dennis and I authorize you to use the following true story I have written.
In 1995 I was attending Bible College in Oklahoma City. I worked my way through college and had a full load of classes. I was working at Putnum City North High School as a janitor or as we jokingly titled ourselves, "Domestic Maintenance Engineers." Anyway, there were so many occurrences in the facility at night that the "ghost" was affectionately given the name "Elvis." Someone would come into the break room at lunch break and say, "Well, I heard Elvis again." In the Lit room the temperature would suddenly drop and my vacuum cleaner would shut off. I would stare at it and it would suddenly start up again. The whole time a dreadful presence was felt in the room.
The next year I was transferred to Downs Elementary School. While vacuuming I would wear headphones with music that had to be turned up quite loud. Many times over the noise of the vacuum and music in my headphones I would hear voices whispering. I would turn to the door and say, "What?" See, I had thought someone was talking to me, so I turned to ask them what they wanted. Each time I turned there was no one there. This went on for months. In my peripheral vision I would see a figure pass by the window in the hallway. I went to the door looked down the hall and saw nothing. Now, this is at 10 PM when the school has been locked down and there are only myself and another guy there who worked on the other side of the school. The gym lights would turn on by themselves as well. This was strange because a key had to be inserted into the wall and then lifted up in order to engage the lights. However, we found the lights on and off all through out the nights there. I told my friend about it but he stated I was crazy. One night he found me in one of the rooms I was cleaning. He was pale. He had heard the voices and seen the apparition. He was now a believer.
Sent: Saturday, December 19, 2009 11:45:54 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
This happened to me early November 2009. I was walking my dog down the road, saw three of these "shadow people" walking towards me on the road, the were in the distance. It seemed to be three men. I wrote them off to tricks of the light, having overreacted about things like this is the past. When I was about to cross the street to get to my house I passed through one, then collapsed on the ground. After that they vanished, and I've yet to see them again.
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 8:33:01 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: My experience
When my family and I went to Florida, I experienced many Shadow People sightings on the road and even once in my motel room. The first morning while we were driving, I was staring out the window. Every so often I would notice a dark figure of a humanoid. I wasn't able to tell if it was a man or woman, only because when my eyes focused on the figure, it would vanish.
Throughout the trip I kept seeing them. In fact, I had a feeling that it was the same being. On our second night, while I was talking to my boyfriend on my cell phone, I saw it in the bathroom area. I was immediately frightened and, like a child, hid underneath the blankets. I remember telling my boyfriend everything that happened. I was terrified.
I remember that on the road, I felt that the shadow person was following me, but I also felt that it was keeping me safe. Though, when it was in such a close proximity, it felt different, almost threatening. It showed up more on the first day in the fog than anything. It even hung around a bit longer. Though, through the fog, I was feeling real anxious.
Unfortunately this is all I can actually remember.
To: The Official Shadow People Archives
Sent: Friday, December 25, 2009 2:50:49 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Shadow People
Following is my experience with Shadow People. You have my permission to use this on your website; however, I wish to remain anonymous.
It was the early 1980's, and I was temporarily living with my parents. I was 43 years old.
I had just gotten into bed one night and turned out the light when I began feeling I was being watched. I told myself it was my imagination; after all, I couldn't see anything or anyone. I could see nothing; the blinds and curtains were closed, so it was pitch-black in my room.
I turned the light on, but there was nothing there. So I turned the light off and tried to go to sleep. I couldn't. I felt something in my face. Close. And I knew the presence was evil.
I covered up my head up and finally went to sleep.
The next night they were there. And the next. I don't know how I knew (maybe it was my third eye), but I knew there were three. I knew they were wearing long, black-hooded robes. And where their faces should have been, there was nothing. Just blackness. Their 'faces' were so close to mine that if they had been breathing, I would have felt it on my face.
Each night, as soon as I went to bed, I turned off the lights and covered up my head. That was my only alternative, since they were so 'up in my face.' I wondered if I was losing my mind. I wanted to tell someone, but I was afraid they would think I had lost my mind.
The entities were there every night until I moved out of my parents' house and into an apartment of my own (which was about two or three months later). I never told anyone. And I have never seen them again.
Not long ago, while surfing the Internet, I came upon a paranormal website. It was only then that I realized other people had had the same experiences I had. Most had actually seen the entities. Many were black-hooded, with blackness where their faces should have been. And they had a name: "Shadow People!"
I am very relieved to know that others have seen Shadow People. And I would like to know more about them, what they wanted, why some people see them and some don't.
Thank you for providing a website for those, like me, who have seen these frightening entities.