posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 01:34 AM
Well, I spend very little time in this forum normally, but consequently I could very much use the help of people who do, because I just don't follow
this subject, and it's suddenly become relevant.
When I was a freshman in highschool, there was a short time when my mom began having serious breathing problems when she slept. She would take a few
deep irregular breaths, then stop breathing. Luckily she worked nights, and because it was a one bedroom apartment, my brothers and I would be there,
notice, and wake her up, at which point she could breathe fine.
I always had a very dark feeling about it. It never even really occurred to me that it might be medical- somehow I just had a sense that there was
some entity behind it.
I had never actually heard of a "shadow person" at that age, as a real phenomenon, although of course I had read things that were not to be taken
seriously about shadowy demons attacking astral projectors and such. I'd always kind of envisioned it being that kind of entity- only real. I never
saw it, it was just kind of the sense I had for some reason (and I don't claim to be psychic).
Well, just recently I found out something I never knew before. My mom does in fact see shadow people, or something she believes to be shadow people.
Not out of the corner of her eyes either- she claims one rides her motorcycle, sitting directly in front of her, and not exclusively at night as I
initially suspected (I was looking for a rational explanation because I don't actually believe in shadow people).
The common thread between the phenomenon she's experienced is that they seem to show up when she's in or just coming out of bad relationships.
When she left the meth-crazed cross-dresser, the breathing thing started.
When she lived with the 6'5" Hessian biker (who has since become wanted on federal charges, and marked by his former gang, I hear), she started
seeing "ghosts", hearing noises, having lights and the air conditioner do odd things, and occasionally coming home to an empty house to find that a
cup had apparently let itself out of the cupboard, closed the door behind itself, and smashed itself in the middle of the floor (more than once!).
They always assumed it was her boyfriends deceased wife.
Now that she's left him, a shadow person rides her bike with her.
So long story short, I would really like to know if there's any generally accepted explanation of Shadow People. Are they the good guys or the bad
guys or neither, what attracts them, etc etc etc?