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Living with Shadow People

This post was written by Anna
on August 9, 2011 | Comments (13)

Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Debi Chestnut, author of Is Your House Haunted?: Poltergeists, Ghosts or Bad Wiring.

I saw the shadow person that lives in my house again today. A shadow person is a type of entity that appears as a shadow. My shadow person appears to be fond of the stairway that leads from the first floor of my house to the second floor.

If truth be told, my cats saw it first. I was watching television and noticed the cats staring at the stairway. I glanced that way and noticed the shadow of a man coming slowly down the stairs. I could see the outline of his fingers on the white railing. As soon as he knew I spotted him he took off faster than the speed of light down the remaining stairs and disappeared.

There’s much speculation among paranormal researchers as to what exactly shadow people are. My observation is that they seem to be shy, make no attempt to interact with the living, and are relatively harmless. Some paranormal researchers believe they are a negative or “bad” spirit, while other ghost hunters believe them to be “watchers,” observing humans as they go about their daily lives.

Personally, I’m not sure exactly what their purpose is, but there have been reports of shadow people with red eyes. Although I’ve never seen one with red eyes, I don’t discount their existence. They are curious beings and I only hope one day we learn more about them.

Have you ever seen a shadow person? If so, I’d love to hear about it! You can email me your shadow person story at debichestnut@yahoo.com.

Our thanks to Debi for her guest post! For more from Debi Chestnut, read her article “5 Reasons Your Home May Be Haunted.”

Reader Comments

Written By Sherry Soule
on August 13th, 2011 @ 8:04 pm

There are many types of shadow beings; there are hooded shadows, cloaked ones, solid or wispy, and even smoky shapes. They dart into corners, through walls, into closets, or behind bushes, and buildings. Sometimes they simply fade into the dark recesses of the night. Lacking in the description is one common denominator unifying the many different types of shadow people that enter our world… They are “intensely dark.”

Your paranormal encounter sounded scary. Thanks for sharing!


Written By Cheryl Webb
on August 18th, 2011 @ 1:57 pm

We have something causing a bit of trouble at my place. My son, who is 25 and high functioning autistic, is the one who is bothered by him. My son is very perceptive and always has been. I’m not sure it’s a shadow figure. The few times I saw it, I saw it in a flash kind of way and although it was dark, it was not without details. Once it seemed to appear as a black knight. I thought that was a bit melodramatic. My son says he appeared as a knight because he considers himself to be very dark and goth. He doesn’t bother me and I’ve only glimpsed him a few times, but he is bothering my son, especially when my son is in the shower. In fact, my son is afraid to take showers and has been for months. He prefers someone to be in the apartment with him, too. So we got some sage to smudge with and I’m going to use some salt, as well. I’ve talked to my son about ways to protect himself, too, but he has to work on being less intimidated. We are planning to smudge later today. My son also says that this guy moves things, just slightly, when he’s ignoring him to get his attention. So he’s probably not a shadow person? In spite of the fact that he has always appeared as entirely dark colored? Do you have any further advice you might want to offer?

Written By Paula Hifner
on August 18th, 2011 @ 3:13 pm

We have a resident spirit at our house. He made himself known almost imediately. I call him Louie, because the song “Louie Louie” was playing on the radio one day as I was leaving, and I just tossed it over my shoulder, “see ya later Louie, I gotta go, Ay Ayayayayay”. He used to lock the front door on the boys when they were playing tag, and running through the house. Lol.
My two boys are both open to spirit, the youngest the most. He sees them full body, and hears them as well. They both used to complain about something that kept them up at night and wouldn’t let them sleep. So I started putting the whole upstairs to bed, so to speak, when they went up. I am the “Mom”! All of the visiting and activity had to stop up there, and I would be in the den if they were lonely. Many evenings I was aware of a persence with me watching tv or at the computer.
The neigorhood children tell me that there is a little boy that runs up and down the stairs. I have heard it, while standing in the shower. It sounds like a heard of elephants stomping up and down the stairs. Once I came out dripping wet, wrapped in a towel, to yell at the boys for playing on the stairs, and they were both sitting there watching tv, “what…?”. The little boy used to share his toys with my youngest son. He said they were old looking, and made out of wood or metal. When the boys would be doing something they shouldn’t be doing, a voice would call out to me, “mom…?”. so I would go look, and they had no idea how I knew they were being mischevious.
When I was a young child, my sister always told me that there was a guardian that stood im my doorway and watched her all night, guarding my room. She had to sleep with her door closed. When I moved out, she told me to take my spook with me. Ha Ha… Sometimes he appears as a dark cloaked figure.
I have rules at my house, only Love and Light are allowed to enter, and everyone gets along, no matter the dimension, rather like having an extra large family.
There is the one thing that bugs me the most. When I hear of someplace that has a lost soul, or a tv show that airs someone calling out for help, and no one does anything about it. Absolutely unthinkable…
I am not bothered by spirit activity. My youngest and I do spirit rescue from time to time, when one needs help, and we are aware of it, and can help. I like the feeling, of making a difference in any life…

Written By Anton Pfohl
on August 18th, 2011 @ 5:41 pm

When I was kid my sister and I would see them in the hallway of my grandmothers house. The hall led to the bathroom and bedrooms. Sometimes on entering the bathroom they would be seen, and at times just inside the living room before entering the hall. They never did enteract in anyway and I never felt threatend.

Written By Shelley Brown
on August 18th, 2011 @ 5:54 pm

My grandaughter has been beset by shadow people for the past year or more.She has more than one that “bothers” her , and has differing descriptions of them. One is small and has a spiky head, one is very tall , moves quickly, and has moved small things when its presence was not enough to shock her. When she encounters them she knows they are there before she sees them because she feel “scared” she says. She tells me that she can make out the appearance of vague features but not the exact faces of these entities.
She has also seen white figures but is not afraid of these…just cautiously neutral. One of them seems to enjoy comming right up close to her face…and that very much frightens her.

Written By Alex
on August 18th, 2011 @ 7:51 pm

Please continue to post such things. I am battling with a ghost who is enjoying making his presence known and sooner or later something of value will be broken. So far it only cost me 1/2 a dinner and a broken plate as well as a few startling moments lol. Any help or ideas?

Alex in Illinois

Written By Kristina
on August 18th, 2011 @ 7:55 pm

I have encountered shadow people several times. To me they seem to appear when I’m straying from my path or in an ill fated relationship. I used to be alarmed until I realized they were more of a signal to get my act together or move on. They don’t seem interested in interaction and are usually off in the distance. With the exception of one occasion when one came in thru the back door of my apartment, I have only seen them outside in the early morning on my way to work. They are around when I need them and I find their appearances helpful.

Written By maurveen
on August 29th, 2011 @ 11:29 pm

I Also had someone who used to Watch me when I was alone at night maybe guarding, but he used to make me scared I was told to tell him to leave if i wasn’t comfortable with him. I was laying in bed one night when he came and I told him in a stern voice how he made me feel and told him to leave. He has now left and has taken with him some of my perception so to speak I used to be a very light sleeper now thats gone– I miss that part.

Written By Halliwell
on October 2nd, 2011 @ 5:34 pm

I’ve had encounters with these kinds of beings. It’s a quite scary experience.

Written By dana
on December 14th, 2011 @ 1:56 pm

Hi, I experienced a shawdow person a few nights ago. It happened on the exact date that my dog passed away two months ago at about 5 am in the morning. It was very dark, still night. I had just gone to my bed after awaking to the sweaking sound of my front door to find out if anything was wrong. I was about to cover myself when I saw mist passing over me with two bright red lights and one green light. I followed the mist as it moved up into the ceiling and across the room. It went into my curtain on the right and formed into a shape of a dark dog. It went across to my wardrobe to the right of the room and then formed into an outline of a woman wearing a cloak with a hood. I could not see the face and had to focus hard to see what was happening. The figure or shadow person’s arms became the most visible. The arms were folded and there was a bright orange light in the arms. It was holding what appeared to be a dog in its arms and moving a few steps back and forth towards me. However, it never came up close to me. I was not afraid but curious to know what it was and why it was there. I made the sign of the cross. This is the first time I have ever experienced this. The experience lasted for a good while roughly five minutes and then the shadow just vanished into thin air. What could this mean?

Written By Carrie
on January 19th, 2012 @ 2:20 am

I have seen shadow people too. I live on an old military base and have seen them as long as I have lived here (about 4 years now). The shadow I see looks like an outline of a man, super dark, darker than any shadow I have ever seen – jet black is almost an understatement. It doesn’t have features, and although it’s always startling I haven’t felt fearful of it. I just mostly ignore it.

Written By Memory Mattson
on May 6th, 2012 @ 5:07 pm

About a month ago, I looked up and seen about 5 people. I asked them how they got into my house and they were gone before I got an answer. Since then there are now about 25 people that shares this house one of which is scaring me to death (pervert type). Also there are two girls setting in my car that won’t leave Is there any way I could get you or someone to call and talk to me I need help from someone. 865-310-6841 or if no one can or won’t call please “E” mail me as quick as possible I am at wits end. Thank you ahead of time. Memory

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