Updated: January 9, 2017

From: Tahlia
To: shadowpeopleorg@comcast.net
Sent: Thursday, January 7, 2010 2:06:35 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: My Experiences With Shadow People

You have my full permission to use this on your website. My name is Tahlia, please exclude my email and last name. Thank you.

I'd just like to state, that I've never really believed in ghosts, or anything in that form; mainly because they scare me beyond belief.

The first time I encountered a 'shadow man', I convinced myself that it was a trick of my eyes. My first encounter occurred when I was doing my hair in a mirror. It was about 6pm, and the mirror had full view of the room. I noticed a figure staring from behind the rooms entrance, very high up on the door frame (making me think it was really tall). I couldn't see a body, kind of just arms and head leaning around. It disappeared as soon as I'd seen it. It was black, no distinguishing features, however it immensely reminded me of a male. I tried to reason with my self, thinking I hadn't really seen anything. that was until I saw another shadow person.

I was walking down a hallway, when I gazed into a room, just in time to see a black, short figure disappearing. Again, I thought it was a trick of the light, and I'm still trying to convince myself it was, because after it occurred, it seems less real, however deep down, I know that it was. I couldn't tell whether this figure was male or female.

The third time I saw it, I really began to question my eye sight theory. I was standing in our kitchen, when I turned to look into the dining room. I saw a hunched figure move before disappearing, almost as if it was walking. The hunched figure seemed fairly tall, and again male.

I have had no feeling of fear when I see these things, however at night time, when I think about them, they scare me half to death. Mainly because I worry about demons, however the actual experience is interesting, and I do not find it scary. I'm glad I finally know what they are.

From: Jennie G
To: shadowpeopleorg@comcast.net
Sent: Friday, February 5, 2010 5:50:29 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Walked right through the wall!

I was standing in the kitchen one night, at the sink doing dishes. My husband was way down the hall, in the shower. There wasn't anyone else in the house. One could enter our kitchen from either the hallway or living room.....I suddenly sensed someone moving to my right, in the dining room, and said out loud "That didn't take long", thinking my husband was already out of the shower, which would've meant less than 5 or 6 minutes....as I started to turn my head to the right, and already seeing what I thought was my husband out of the corner of my eye, I stopped dead in my tracks! This black, human-shaped "thing" was moving in my dining room, and went right through the wall leading to the outside! I was surely taken aback, but not frightened......after a few days and doing some research, I realized it may have well been a lost gold miner, as we lived in the middle of California gold rush country, and right down the road from an old gold mine that was now a museum......I can still see it.....

Jennie G.

From: Riki
To: shadowpeopleorg@comcast.net
Sent: Saturday, February 13, 2010 3:57:10 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Protective Shadow People

My mother tells of when I was a baby in 1949 and one day quit breathing as she was dressing me after a bath. If I had been sleeping at the time, I surely would have simply been another tragic case of SIDS death, even though the diagnosis was not popularly known at the time. My parents spent the first year of my life alternating sleeping at night to watch over me; frequently having to awaken me and "puff" air into my mouth to restart my breathing. As I got older, the incidences of apnea (not breathing) decreased and they trusted me to sleep in my own crib in my room.

From a very early age I would ask my mother who the people were who came into my room at night. Generally two dark shadows on each side of my crib, one at the foot, and one at the head. They continued to visit me till I was about four or five years old. She always tried to distract my questions, was uncomfortable by my questions, and avoided discussing the figures who always seemed quite benevolent. Their purpose apparently was to awaken me when I quit breathing while sleeping. Slightly startled (but never truly fearful) by their appearance, I would take a gasp of air and resume breathing.

As an adult my mother is willing to discuss the possibility that these shadow figures were some type of angelic beings sent to keep me alive. She said she didn't feel it was appropriate to discuss these paranormal experiences when I was a child, but concurs with me now that I am still alive because of them. Whether they were angels, ghosts, spirits, or some other entity is a mystery to me but I will always be grateful to them.

If you think your readers would be interested in my story, please feel free to share it with them. Some people are afraid of these interactions and I think they need to know that it is very likely whoever these beings are, they may be here to help us and not to hurt us.


From: "xMATTx" wings_of_lead@msn.com
To: shadowpeopleorg@comcast.net
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 4:27:40 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: shadow person experience

Hello, Now I did not experience this first hand, but I was in the room when it did happen. My girlfriend has told me a few times she has seen 'shadows' dart out in front of the car, or walking in hallways, but they are always quick.

On Valentine's Day this year we decided to go on a short get-a-way trip. We were in the bathroom of the hotel, trying to shower when she reached for the shampoo and froze. She was just staring at the corner by the closed door. I asked her what was wrong but she didn't really say anything. She just turned to me and said 'nothing.' I knew something was up. I asked her again and she repeated 'nothing' and got really close to me. So I asked her if she saw a shadow. She nodded. She said it was still there, just standing and slightly moving back and forth. We quickly hurried out of the shower.

Later she told me when she had reached for the shampoo it had lightly touched her shoulder. As if to show her it was there. The next morning we tried showering again and the shadow was still there, but this time it moved closer to the shower curtain, as if trying to see in. She said by the time we were getting out it was right up on the curtain, just looking. I just wanted to share this experience.

It was very eerie and I even felt a presence in that bathroom, even thought I did not see anything.


From: tinkerbellrae@gmail.com
To: shadowpeopleorg@comcast.net
Sent: Saturday, February 27, 2010 9:52:34 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Shadow seen before dads death

My dad died in an accident the monday after thanksgiving. I think someone was trying to tell me the friday before because right before I went to sleep I saw a white figure right in front of me and it walked through the wall the eyes where black.. We all have seen weird things mostly blackish purple figures. Then in june last year we found out my grandpa has stage 4 cancer he admitted to seeing him right in front of him. Then in july I was sleeping and heard someone say "they are coming" a few weeks later I told my mom and she asked what did it sound like and I told her she had heard "get out get out now" we found out our landlord was close to foreclosure in january.. Also one of my brothers toys started going off we all checked no cats was in the yard. We are moving and I am noticing stuff again stuff out of the corner of my eye. This past wednesday I felt the blankets move and something sit down on my bed.

I give permission to use this story. This is the truth.

From: Lisa
To: shadowpeopleorg@comcast.net
Sent: Sunday, March 7, 2010 9:59:40 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Dark Shadows

As a child about 7-8 yrs old, my mother and I would stand in the kitchen and watch this dark figure go down the hall and into my room every night. It was always the same black hat, and what look like a black trench coat. My door would open and then close. I wouldn't see it again until I would go to bed and I would see it sitting at the end of my bed at night. Once I was old enough to ask questions I ask our preacher about ghost. I was told "well angles come in all forms" I thought it was weird because I didn't think angels wore black. The preacher said "they come in all colors" A month before I turn 16 (August 94' ) was the last time I seen it sit at the foot of my bed. The night after I didn't see it again someone had broke into our house and we were shot. A few months later at my grandparents house I seen the basement door open and close so being curious as I was. I open the door and it was going down the stairs. That had went on for years. Until I bought my own home and my soon to be sister in-law seen the same. Except the front door came open and closed and she seen a figure go towards my room. Then the bedroom door open then closed. this went on for years. Now that I moved away to another state my son has the same figure in his room, and I can't have pictures on my wall. They tend to be knocked off the wall. So now I keep my walls bare. Along with the tugs I get every now and then, only on my shirt tail. I was recently told about shadow people and after googled the site the dark figure was the same as I had seen all those years. Now I'm at ease with it knowing I'm not the only one that sees these dark figures.

From: "Alana Riggle" perfect_preppy@hotmail.com
To: shadowpeopleorg@comcast.net
Sent: Monday, March 8, 2010 8:40:33 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern

I saw a shadow person for the first time in my life last night. I was looking out my window watching my boyfriend walk away. My boyfriend and I talk at my window every once in a while because I don't want my parents knowing he is there. So anyways, he was walking back to his car and as soon as I heard his car door open, I heard the sound of twigs snapping and I immediately thought it was him coming back to my window to say goodnight one last time. I see a six foot male figure walking very slowly behind a tree that is about 12 feet away from my bedroom window. To get a better picture of this, my window was open and it was about 8:30 p.m. my porch light was on so that's how I got a good look at the tree and the "thing" behind it. Back to the story so I talk to the figure thinking it's my boyfriend and I say "hey sweetie what are you doing?" as soon as I said that not two seconds later I notice two red tail lights halfway down my driveway. The red tail lights were those of my boyfriend's vehicle. I look back at the tree and see that the shadow man is walking very slowly behind the tree. You need to understand that I live in the middle of NOWHERE so it's impossible for a "human" to be lurking around without my German Shepard ripping off a leg. I went over every possibility in my head but nothing added up and I know it wasn't my boyfriend because it couldn't have been possible. As soon as I saw my boyfriend's tail lights and looked back and saw a man there I felt a deep sense of dread not fear just plain dread. I believe that whatever it was, it was evil. I went outside to the tree about 2 minutes after it happened armed with a bright beam flashlight, my sister, and my German Shepard. We found nothing.

From: popeseth100@aol.com
To: shadowpeopleorg@comcast.net
Sent: Sunday, March 14, 2010 12:15:19 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: shadow people during meditation

Hello my name is Seth,

About 2 years ago when I was 18 I was in a deep state of meditation, as I was laying down I saw 3 dark silhouetted figures come out of my closet door. I remember them being abnormally tall and skinny. They just kinda stood there for a minute and then just sorted walked but it was more like gliding across the room. They walked past the foot of my bed without stopping or even looking at me and went out the opposite wall to the outside. It was very weird because I was not at all surprised to see them nor did I feel any negative presence coming off of them. The most weird thing was is that I didn't look into it for 3 months after, it was like it was a normal thing, and then I realized this isn't normal, I shouldn't have seen that. I have not seen them out of this state but every time it comes to mind now I always get cold shivers throughout my body, and my hair stands up on my neck.

Any ideas anyone? Thank you

From: David G.
To: shadowpeopleorg@comcast.net
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2010 9:13:28 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: shadowpeople encounter

Thou this was not my first encounter with shadow people it is the first one to scare the daylight out of me .I've seen shadow people crawl up my bedroom wall and just stand there or just walk on through going about their business and not bothering me but the night of March 14th is a different storey. I was watching T.V. when all of a sudden I became extremely sleepy, like I was about to pass out, my bedroom light was still on but I was trying to turn the t.v. off. Well for some reason I was having a hard time turning it off; press a button on the remote and that's it. I kept pressing the button but it would not go off and the whole time I'm about to pass out when I turn to look at the the t.v., I got the scare of my life. Standing there next to my bed was a shadow person, about 4ft. tall just staring at me . I looked right into its face except there was no face ! Just a darkness that I have never seen before.

Scared half to death and still feeling like I was going to pass out I started to swing at it with the remote still in my hand. My head was bouncing of the pillow trying to keep from passing out and still swinging at this thing until it left. When it did finally leave I didn't feel the intense sleepiness that I felt before and wondering if what had just happened...happened. I usually burn church incense but on that night I didn't, though shadow people usually don't bother with me, for some reason this one wanted me to pass out. The next day I was extremely exhausted and out of energy. I wonder if it just wanted to take some of my energy.

Very puzzled, David G.

From: "Danielle Estraca" danielleestraca@yahoo.com
To: shadowpeopleorg@comcast.net
Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2010 8:19:28 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: My Experience

My name is Danielle and I'm 18 years old. When I was about 6 years old I had an experience.

It was late at night, about 2 o'clock in the A.M. I was sitting at my window watching the moon and stars glint in the sky when I had this feeling; it was a feeling of someone in the room with me. I brushed the feeling off and kept staring out the window when I had the urge to turn around. There, in the door way of my room, was this black person, but in some way, it was not a person at all. Whatever this thing was, it was staring at me. Scared, I huddled to the corner of my bed and didn't move. I tried to scream for my mom when this black silhouetted person hunched over and hit a laundry basket with a few school clothes in it. The basket was knocked over and spewed clothes everywhere. Just as my Mom was opening her door to see what the ruckus was, the dark black person was gone.

I give you permission to use this story and my name and email.

From: "carl lang" carl.m.lang@gmail.com
To: shadowpeopleorg@comcast.net
Sent: Friday, April 9, 2010 11:40:06 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern


Ok, I'm 28 a freelance web developer. I live in South Africa.

I've had 2 experiences with what you guys call shadow people. The first one was when I was younger, like 14. It was at night around 9pm; I was half asleep, and my bedroom door was slightly open, letting in some dim light from the passage. All of a sudden I noticed 2 dark heads looking at me 'through' the window. They were outside but somehow I could see them. I only saw their upper body, the heads. They were very dark, and had a 'jagged' or rough texture.

I couldn't move or shout and I was scared. I remember I started praying and my head became very warm and was seeing just a bright light within my head, and slowly I could move again and see again.

My other experience was 2 years ago on the day of my father's funeral.

My friend and I were on the way to a pub in the evening around 7, the sun had set and the street lights were on and my friend was driving the car. I was sitting in the passenger seat and talking to my friend about something and was looking at him. Then I remember him shouting out: "What the fuck!" I looked ahead and saw 2 very dark figures standing in the road in front of us, not moving, seeing their silhouette and again, they were very dark and jagged and almost had an electric vibe to them that I sensed.

So my friend swerved out of the way (see note) and then stopped the car. We both turned around and the dark figures were gone.

That's it. I dunno wtf to make of it.

Note: When I meant 'swerved out of the way of the 2 figures', we were actually so close to them we would have hit them, but we didn't.

From: Kathy O
To: shadowpeopleorg@comcast.net
Sent: Saturday, April 17, 2010 1:21:43 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: re:shadowpeople

Hello, I am a private duty CNA. Recently while doing an overnight shift at a local hospice house, I saw a shadow person. I have had other occasional spiritual experiences, it goes with the territory in this line of work but I have to tell you that I never believed in shadow people until I saw one.

I was sitting on the floor in front of the TV in a room that was well lit. I did see it out of the corner of my eye initially, but turned my head and looked directly at it. It passed by me less than 5 ft from me. It came out of a wall, walked straight across a hall and went into the next wall. It was black enough to have substance and clear distinct form. I had the impression it was male, no hair or female attributes. It was on the move, walking like we do, and all business with somewhere to go. I didn't feel at all frightened or menaced; my first thought was, 'Huh! I'll be damned.they are real.' And then I thought, 'Well, where the heck is he going in such a hurry?'

From: Matias
To: shadowpeopleorg@comcast.net
Sent: Saturday, April 17, 2010 1:47:31 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Shadow in the hall.

I'm Matias from Argentina. I tell my story:

It was about 3 am the day, January 26, 2010, when I go into the kitchen to get something to drink.

When I leave there, I find a kind of shadow down the hall in my house. I was staring, as I remember correctly, was about like me, a little higher. It was scary, very dark in color.
He was among a cabinet and the wall, had eyes as dark gray, which differed little from its color.

Seeing him left me paralyzed; he was looking at me, straight in the eye, as if seeking something in me. At the moment, I felt as if a chill through my body. I returned, very quickly to the back kitchen, turned on the lights and I stayed in there a long time. When I decided to leave the kitchen, I found that this shadow was gone, as if he had vanished into thin air.

Nose was the appearance, only that from that day, I still feel something.

Editor's Note


 - Author's primary language is probably Argentine Spanish. This last sentence might be read as: "This was the only appearance I had of the shadow, but from that day on, I still feel something there."

From: Rhiannon
To: shadowpeopleorg@comcast.net
Sent: Sunday, April 18, 2010 2:00:40 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Shadow Experience

I was around 8 years old when one night I woke up in the early morning feeling that I couldn't sleep. Usually at that age, when I woke up, I was able to go back to sleep, but this night was different. I just couldn't get back to sleep. I went through to see my mum, and told her I couldn't sleep, and asked if I could read in bed. Against her nature, my mum let me read, (she would usually make me go back to bed) and she came through to my room with me and made sure I was settled in.

It was around 3am when I felt a compulsion to look up at the door. (My bed was directly along the wall with the door, giving me no view of the hallway but a good view of the door.) I looked up and to my horror, saw a shadow of a man in a top hat; he was only partly in my room and his hand held a knife, the knife held at the height of his face. I was frozen in fear for a bit and I thought that he was going to kill me, but then I thought the best method of defence was to roll over and not look at him (which seemed to work because I've never seen him again).

One important thing to note here, is that there was nothing in my room or hallway that could have caused this shadow, especially seeing as it just appeared and was not there in the morning (I believe I feel asleep while I was reading.that, or my mum came in and turned off the light.)

From: billtrybu@yahoo.com
To: shadowpeopleorg@comcast.net
Sent: Monday, April 26, 2010 2:56:05 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: shadow figure

I have never told this story to anyone because I was afraid of peoples reactions. However reading some of the literature posted here I don't feel so alone anymore. I am highly educated as I was an air traffic controller for the air force and am currently enrolled at Cornell. When I was about 15 I was spending the night at my grandparent's house in upstate NY. I was awoken suddenly out of a deep sleep and saw a dark figure standing in the corner of my bedroom. It was all black with red eyes and was clearly wearing a top hat. I will never forget the evil sinister grin this thing had on his face. I wanted to jump out of bed but was paralyzed unable to move or scream. I have never been so terrified in my life. I always wondered why I was visited by this thing. I never had any other experiences since that night but I will always remember that night. If anyone has seen something similar I would love to hear your story. You are not alone.

From: Laura
To: shadowpeopleorg@comcast.net
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 6:59:39 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: My Experiences


I am visiting a spiritualist tonight and it has got me thinking about various things that he might mention to me as well as certain experiences I would like him to clarify.

I have had 3 experiences of "shadow people" in the last 3 years. 2 of which in the last 6 months. My 1st two experiences were similar, waking up and seeing a black figure at my bedroom door, the figure appears to have red eyes.

The experience is more about how I feel rather than what I see. I feel very scared and then a rush of heat flows through my body I feel feverish. I am unable to move and despite trying to shout or scream to my husband nothing comes out. Once the feeling passes and the figure disappears I am soaked with sweat and very scared.

My final experience I was too scared to look by my door but I felt the same physical feelings as before, hot and unable to move or speak.

As anyone else who has experienced these shadow people felt the same sensations as me? I had never heard the term shadow people before today when I tried to research what I have been seeing.

I look forward to hearing from you.


From: Lauren
To: shadowpeopleorg@comcast.net
Sent: Friday, May 21, 2010 1:31:22 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: True stories of my experiences with Shadow People.

My name is Lauren and I give permission to use my story on your website. I hope that you can use it! I give full permission to use this story on the site. I also give permission to use my first name.

All of my life I have seen dark figures and apparitions. They have always scared me but they have become part of my everyday life. A lot of the time when I see the figures they are crawling on my ceiling above my bed or on my walls watching me sleep at night. They are a mix of plain, dark, figures with no features or characteristics and there are some (that are very seldom seen) that have sharp teeth, red eyes, claws, and look more like a lizard figure.

The lizard figure, which I will refer to as "lizard" for this story, has been known to stand above me while I am sleeping and watch me. Upon occasion it has actually reached out and touched me. Most recently it touched me on my shoulder and it bruised immediately. The "lizard" is rarely seen but it has haunted me since childhood. I have even seen it in places such as school, friend's houses, even in public places like Wal-Mart. The "lizard" remains the most frightening one of them all.

The other night I was lying in bed and had reached the in-between sleep and awake state when I heard someone that sounded exactly like my boyfriend call my name very softly. I turned over to face the direction I heard the voice and instead of seeing my boyfriend I saw a tall, dark figure with no facial features. It looked at me and opened its mouth and lunged at me. After it lunged at me it disappeared into the wall. I turned on my television to see if I could find it but the room was empty. I then looked at the clock and it was exactly 2:23 a.m. The next night I experienced the same thing, except this time it didn't sound like my boyfriend it was a deeper voice than his and it said my name louder than it had the night before. After it disappeared into the wall I looked at my clock and it was exactly 2:23 a.m. again. This time I didn't bother with turning on the television or a light. I figure it will come to me with or without it.

From: Unrealdarkness
To: shadowpeopleorg@comcast.net
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 2:08:45 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Shadow People story!

Hello, My name is Missy. All of my life, I have seen shadow people and I have heard dozens of stories from friends and family about them, and I came to this web site to find some answers. This is my account with a shadow person, one that has stood out in my mind ever since.

It was about four years ago, in my old house, which I still believe was haunted with several spirits, any spirit who was passing by would be present in my home. I had come out of my room one night to go into the kitchen, and as I walked down the dark hall, I saw that in the living room, every light was off accept for the Television blaring bright and casting an eerie glow into the room. In front of the TV, there was a couch and as I was passing the living room, I distinctly saw a figure sitting on the couch, slumped forward with his elbows propped up on his knees, staring straight at the TV as if engrossed. The figure was completely black, and I thought this was normal at first since the room was dark. He had a bald head it seemed, and a large build like a man.

I walked into the kitchen for a split second, flipped on the light and leaned back into the living room. I stared towards the TV and asked, "Whatcha...wat..ching..." And my sentence broke off as I realized...I was talking to no one! The couch was empty, and no one could have possible got passed me without being noticed. I was shocked even more when I realized that I had seen a man sitting in front of the Television, when no men lived in the house! To this day, it is still vivid in my mind...because someone had been sitting there, I know now it was just a visit from a spirit...or a shadow person I believe. It isn't one of the most scary stories, but it still bothers me to this day.

From: Billie
To: shadowpeopleorg@comcast.net
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 12:39:55 AM
Subject: My story

My story took place when I was four years old and I remember everything because to a little kid it was very dramatizing and I remember it clearly.

I always went to church every week and I never thought much of why I went to church and I kind of hated it I didn't know if there was any purpose of me doing so. During the day and at night I was bothered by shadowy things that were lurking around in our house. I seen them during the day and they resembled some sort of an ashy looking person, but had no human skin, just skin that looked like ashes. And sometimes when my family was around they'd show me that they were there by running by so fast through our hallway or even right through our wall. They'd do this and start appearing more often as my dad drank and had a huge beer party in our house. They began to get stronger in their presence and form, by my dad's alcohol addiction. I didn't know how strong they got until one night while I was going to get a drink of water and I wasn't scared of the dark and walked into the hallway to go to the kitchen. Something unseen began to push me and I was little so I began to scream and scream. Something in the dark was actually pushing me really hard. I woke up the whole family and my family became frightened and they didn't know what to do. The shadowy things just kept trying to grab me even when they turned on the hallway and dining room light. They didn't hesitate to get to me. Then one of my siblings grabbed a Holy bible that was nearby and those shadowy things ran like sissies. I now know the power that is in God's word. I am born again and think of this whole experience as God proving to me how powerful his word really is.

From: Amyre
To: shadowpeopleorg@comcast.net
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 5:32:38 PM

Last night I had dream but it almost seem as if I was half conscious and all of sudden I had feeling of being held down and I'm not sure but I could have sworn felt a breathe on my neck. I tried to say something or scream but I couldn't...it was like I had my mouth open to do so and couldn't. When I woke up my heart was racing but I still felt like there was something or someone there, someone say look up shadow people and here's my story.