Is it just because they are talked about more and more in paranormal circles, or are people really experiencing encounters with shadow people in increasing numbers? Or have these entities always been around? To be objective, we also have to consider that these experiences might be strictly illusions or psychological disturbances. However, you’d have a hard time convincing the people who offer the following stories that what they saw and felt – and what terrified them — wasn’t real.
Since moving into the house across the road, though, I haven’t seen or heard from him. I can’t go in my old house upstairs, because there’s a very unwelcome and hostile feeling to it. I still can’t work out who he is. I’ve also seen him in my friends’ houses, and he just stands there… looking at me, although there’s no face, just a shadow. — Lauren
As a child of between 8 and 10, I had regular but always terrifying visits from what I always described as a tall shadow of a man in a cloak and a top hat. All black, very tall. Once he was carrying a cane and once a briefcase. He spoke to me one time in a loud, booming voice. He would disappear through the wall at will and return the same way. They were experiences that I would recall to friends throughout my life, and I have always described him as the “shadow man”. He has not returned since I worked up the courage to run past him and out of my room. — Sandy
UNABLE TO LEAVE
and I watched each other for some time. I didn’t think it was real, but then it started walking toward me slowly.
DRIVING ME INSANE
the black shape moves and turns to look at us with those horrible red eyes. I honestly wish I could say I didn’t see what I did, but I sure as hell did. Still freaks me out. — Dath
When she was around 15, she was home with a friend, sitting on the couch watching a movie. Both she and her friend saw a dark shadow in the shape of an adult upper torso hovering by the front door. Within seconds of seeing the shape, it “flew” toward them and then straight down the stairs. My daughter said it was scary, but she’s been more accustomed to bizarre happenings. The friend never came over again. — Lisalu68
About four years ago, I was lying in my bed wide awake in the middle of the day. The windows in my house were at least 10 feet off the ground, so it could not have been someone’s shadow from outside. No one else was home at the time. I looked up in my hallway and at first, I didn’t see anything… but it saw me, apparently, because I guess I frightened it. I looked directly at it. It was transparent and of gray color and had the shape of a man. When this entity saw me see it, it got scared because it shook like a person would and then it took off down the hallway. — Amy
I WAS BITTEN!
I know this sounds crazy, but I swear it’s true. Years ago I was visited by what I now know is a shadow person. I was lying on my sofa and fully awake. It was approximately 10 p.m. and I remember thinking, I’ll go to bed shortly. Then I saw this tall dark figure come from my front door. It was male, all black, long coat and a hat. I asked, “Who are you? How did you get in?”
He walked over and I felt drowsy and unable to move, yet not afraid. He leaned over me and breathed on me. I watched him disappear into the wall. With that I looked at the clock… and it hadn’t changed! The next morning I woke up and my left arm was sore. I looked and saw a red, tent-shaped mark on the top of my arm. I’ve even shown the mark to a relative just to confirm it. — Donna
I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS
This started happening to me about a year and a half ago. One of my friends and I were walking to a friend’s house and we were taking a shortcut. Then out of nowhere, there was a shadow figure about as tall as me, which is 6’3″. It had a tail like a wolf and was all black. When I first started seeing it, it had eyes about the size of two pennies. But as time went on they got bigger and bigger. The last time I saw it, its eyes were about the same size as a lime. Not only that, they changed color.
What scares me the most is the fact that the last time I saw it was about two months ago. It used to show up a few times a week, and its eyes were crimson, which is the aura color of hatred. I’ve been attacked by it before: painful ear ringing, nausea, and dizziness. It might have gone away, but I think it might be planning something. Nothing has happened yet… just waiting for it to show up again, then I’m going to banish it as best as I can. — Cameron
I was slapped by a ghost in Baghdad city in one of the old houses that we rented, my mom got shoved from the stairs and dislocated her elbow
steve Ramsey, Okotoks, Alberta