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Why are shadow people suddenly acting so strangely

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posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 11:43 AM
I grew up with them being around constantly as well...some were playful and curious. The tall hooded ones were much more ominous, but the "hat man" was the worst of them all.

The strange thing is, I havent seen any in a I know where they all went. Party at your place I suppose.

And for all you nay sayers, my friends used to make fun of me and say the same things...until they experienced it with me. Once on a camping trip, myself and two other people saw the hat man shadow. Another time, me and a friend were walking at night, we saw dark shape of a person walking towards us, we thought nothing of it, until the "person" got close enough that we could see there were no discernible features. No clothes, no real color, only blackness. As it walked past us, it stared us down, and we both felt terror, even more so when we realized there was no face!! Only black.

Now those people believe me, and I know we're not all schizophrenic.

posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 11:52 AM
It is safe to ignore anyone who attempts to make a diagnosis by internet, or who even just suggests that they might know one after reading one post.

To a mental health professional, guessing at a diagnosis based on hearing about one symptom from a stranger would be so wildly inappropriate, unprofessional and dangerous that anyone who even begins to think it is possible is clearly so uninformed their opinion cannot be useful at all.

Some people on the internet have vaguely heard that something happening sounds like something related to some disease. They've picked one they particularly enjoy, though of course there are many, many psychotic disorders and other ways that people can (depending on your particular perspective) lose connection with reality or gain a deeper connection with a deeper reality. But heck, they know the word schizophrenia so they're using that word a lot, despite the fact that there's nothing here which is unique to that disorder or indeed even necessarily indicative of any disorder.

In order to be considered and diagnosed mentally ill, the symptoms MUST cause problems in your life. This is a fact, and if you don't like it, go learn something. If a person sees unicorns every day, but is functional and happy, they cannot be diagnosed with a mental illness.

Every single diagnostic criteria that exists includes the necessity of the described symptoms causing some kind of impairment or difficulty. That's what mental illness is -- something that destroys your life and eats you from the inside out, slowly or quickly. Someone who sees unicorns or hears angels is not EVER going to be diagnosed as mentally ill by ANY professional unless there's something else wrong with their life -- whether you like it or not.

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posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 11:54 AM
reply to post by SaturnFX

There's a couple possibilities. Something to do with tv or too much dungeons and dragons.
Your avatar forces me to believe Futurama's really at fault here.

Someone earlier asked the OP what movies he/she has watched in the last year. I know after I watched Paranormal Activity, it sounded like someone was walking around my house. Then I remembered I lived in Apartments.
Alot are so open to their personal experiences being supernatural, be open to the idea that it's really not. Sometimes when your car won't start though, it's just out of gas. Just sayin......

It's possible that someone sees evil shadows. It's also possible that some of you are in plain denial and don't want to admit that there is maybe something wrong.
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posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 11:59 AM

Originally posted by NewEmpire816
three letters.....'___'!

Hey brother man. Listen i know some of this may seem a bit off to you, but this all simply comes from experience. These people are really going out on a limb here and expressing things that they might have been holding in from others due to the fear of ridicule.

Im not going to speak for the others, but i myself dont care if you would like to have a civil conversation on the topic. Im sure you have to have some questions on the issue on account of this isnt your typical type of conversation.

But listen, if you're gonna flame, i respectfully ask that you and aynone else do it another thread. We here are really getting somewhere and we dont need flames filling up the thread space.

So here you go, i made this thread just for you.

posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 12:02 PM
I saw Shadow people once... It was several years ago When I was using Meth after being up for 2 days at night I was sitting in my living room in pitch black the only lights illuminating the room were from outside street lights and my porch light. for 2 straight hours I thought I saw shadow people stacking up on my door about to bust in like SWAT... and I thought I saw the neighbor standing by his truck just staring in the front window the whole time too. my friend went outside to check to no surprise to him nothing there... little did he know about me using back then...

posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 12:10 PM
Jest for everones info i only smoke home grown buds. That is it and it is not a drug and i don't drink. From what I have read most on this tread can probly say the same thing. Meth and other drugs can make you see things only problim is your buddys won't see them, AKA probly jest the heavy drugs that made you see things in that case.
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posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 12:11 PM
reply to post by loves a conspiricy

I'll bet Monsanto has something to do with the OP being able to see shadow people, I'm sure they have used shrimp genes in some part of their food chain manipulation

Judging by the replies to this thread, one concludes that the OP is not alone in seeing this phenomenon and I have to wonder whether the ability to see shadow people is an illness (as some have put forth) or a gift?

Either way I'd never heard anything about these elusive people so thanks for the info

posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 12:35 PM
reply to post by Elbereth

Care to upload on here the more interesting ones?
Imageshack gives me unholy hell when trying to nav through.

And will say the obvious...still pictures are not as good as video feeds overall considering a single frame can seem very strange...shadow effects, etc...whereas a video gets perspective overall.

Not saying don't take pictures, just that a single picture of something shadowey may just be an effect...but judging from these pictures, you seem to be a hobbiest ghost you know that already anyhow.

posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 12:37 PM
reply to post by ZombieFinny

I have a shadow following me everyday, he copies evereything i do, even gets into the bath with me!
Strange thing is, he dissapears when the sun goes down, and appears again the next morning, often in my bedroom!!
Crazy things these shadow people
Where do they go at night?
And why do they copy everything you do??

posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 12:42 PM

Originally posted by TheMaverick
reply to post by SaturnFX

your just here to argue about anything.....

No, I am here to kick at anything weak to see if it crumbles..if it crumbles, then it is false..if it stands up still after me kicking it with reason, logic, and whatever possible facts may be available, then it suddenly becomes interesting.

note I have not said anything about anyones sanity here...I think that is the obvious first answer that doesn't need to be said anyhow in such threads, however, I enjoy considering other alternatives beyond the first obvious one.

i never claimed anything to be a fact let alone put limitations on fantasy ...i was merely speculating/thinking outside the box,on a explanation if these things are in-fact real on what they may well be.

Right...and I was kicking at the speculation, showing flaws in the speculation, etc
this is what is called having a push an idea forward, I counter it by saying which parts fail, you then speculate, game called hypothesising.

If your going to take offense whenever anyone counters your speculation, then your not really speculating, your creating your own personal fantasy.

Are you storytelling, or are you speculating on something that may be real in an attempt to understand it?

so stop being patronizing in your reply..


Your putting your own emotional bias into my replys

posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 12:47 PM

Originally posted by awakeningsandman

besides this thred is about the shaddows and why they are bugging the OP, not do the exsist and can you prove it.
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Understandable, however, consider this:

"Every night, 4 UFOs hover over my house, shooting blue beams at my roof, and then leave after about 20 minutes of what appears to be taking measurements of the entire roof. Why are they doing that?"

Now, clearly in this case, the poster is seeking out the why, however, before the speculation of intergalactic roofers begin, what is the first obvious desire from any potential responders?

Do you film it? Can I see?

Until such things are proven, or at the very least, some interesting enough video evidence presented to move onto the why, then people are simply going to be trapped not in the speculation of why, but the plausability of the claim in the first place.

posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 12:48 PM
reply to post by sepermeru

I agree with that. You obviously have greater than common knowledge about that area. That widely known, but often misunderstood term is being thrown around far too much. Obviously that isn't going to stop people from labeling it, just as it won't keep anyone from "feeding" into that reality or trying to correct it.

posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 01:00 PM

Originally posted by SaturnFX

Originally posted by awakeningsandman

besides this thred is about the shaddows and why they are bugging the OP, not do the exsist and can you prove it.
edit on 20-4-2011 by awakeningsandman because: left a word out

Now, clearly in this case, the poster is seeking out the why, however, before the speculation of intergalactic roofers begin, what is the first obvious desire from any potential responders?

I think the more common experience has been with intergalactic plumbers.

Facts are usually born from two opposing ideas.

posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 01:07 PM
reply to post by SaturnFX

Well I am not trying to reach the first obvious desire from any potential responders. I would rather give food for thought. And as I said I am only speaking from my experance. If I come acrose proof that can be belived like a shaddow in a cage then ok. As for film, when any picture or vid on the internet can be faked or changed with ease it can only be believed when you are there to check the image directly on the camera and even that can be faked so if you haven't experanced it you probly won't believe it logic follows pictures and vids are useless other than to attract people like you that would rather look for a vid and talk trash than think..
and as for you if you don't like the lack of vids go elsewhere. We are not keeping you here. You will NEVER see a vid from me. ON ANYTHING
Video and pics are not evidence of anything in a digital age, so they are useless to me. Videos and pics are no more than entertainment to me and evidence of nothing.
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posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 01:08 PM
reply to post by SaturnFX


For what it's worth, if you scan back to page 2 and then again on page 5 I believe, I have posted my own observations and the observations of others concerning this topic. The Shadow Being phenomenon is well documented across a long range of history. The most compelling part is that all of the anecdotes are consistent with each other. It's gotten to the point where there are classifications of the three different types that people typically see. They even seem to demonstrate a hierarchical structure. While I am also frustrated at the lack of "real" photo/video evidence (seeing as I have never been fast enough to get one on film myself), I think the empirical evidence speaks for itself to a certain degree.

Out of all the cases I have read about concerning the paranormal, the Shadow Being cases are the only ones which are almost 100% consistent throughout the cases. Like I said, the fact that they can even be classified into different classes makes me think that there is really something to all of this.

Peace be with you.


posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 01:26 PM
i've never been into the "shadow people talk", but the other day..i could have sworn there was a dark cat, made of black, but see through. i just glanced it, but it seemed to move a few steps, then evaporate. i thought it was my imagination, but i had never seen anything like that. i thought it was my cat until it disappeared. not sure what to make of it. i process sensory information more efficiently than most, given that i have asperger's syndrome

posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 01:29 PM

Originally posted by truthseeker1984
While I am also frustrated at the lack of "real" photo/video evidence (seeing as I have never been fast enough to get one on film myself), I think the empirical evidence speaks for itself to a certain degree.

Fast enough...

ok, so I know a few things about you based on likely assumptions

1) you have a computer
2) you have some spare money at the end of the month..enough to afford internet access.

Now, knowing that, I know you can purchase a surveillance camera for under 100$ (used for under 50) that isn't total crap.
I know then you can connect that up to your computer and use some free software to create a 24/48/weeklong feed, depending on quality settings, etc.

So, fast isn't an issue here...just set up a surveillance cam in the main areas you may come across such potential entities

posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 01:39 PM
reply to post by SaturnFX

Your assumptions are correct, and I do have a motion sensor camera that I have used in "hot spots" for investigations that I have done in the past. Not once have I been able to capture these Shadow Beings on film, video, etc. This goes for many other paranormal groups I have been in contact with. They can see them with their own two eyes, but when it comes to putting "your money where your mouth is," they elude "capture."

My only point to posting in this thread is to show the mountain of empirical data on the existence of these things. The stories are consistent and they go back generations. People can observe them, their behavior, and even classify them. Go back and review my posts very early on in this thread. I added a few links to sources that have collections of these stories, and they are all quite compelling, if not consistent.

I truly understand your skepticism, and if it weren't for the fact that I have seen them myself (among thousands of others), I would be just as skeptical.

Peace be with you.


posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 01:43 PM
I'm just going to clear some things up...

-i see them full on... not out the corner of my eye, they don't seem intimidated by me, so they don't run away from me when i look at them... like some do.

-i am under 18.... i'm actually 16 but i hope this doesn't damage my credibility. I've seen them my entire life that's why they don't scare me. And i've been a lurker for at least a year before i joined up a few weeks ago (I am NOT a troll!)

-despite what some people are saying... you do see them during the day. they also do appear in public places. i was with our family friend (the same one i mentioned in an earlier post). and we were watching a shadow person in a bar, a woman approached us and introduced herself as she saw that we were seeing we discussed it and parted ways... (doesn't this at least help me prove i'm not schizo...)

-i see them when i am completely awake, they are fully formed (not blurry)... the regular shadow people seem to be naked, quite skinny and appear to have mittens (it's the only way i can describe it) instead of fingers. They are entirely black and appear featureless.

-i have tried to capture them on photo and video... it's just not happening, as for the person who said get an audio sample, there is no discernible noise... an audio recording would be pointless.

-In my opinion prayer, scripture, etc... doesn't work. Also these beings do not seem to be fussed if i command or will them to leave, yes this works on some occasions. but think of it this way, if you're in someones garden and they shout at you to get out, you're going to leave... unless you want to stay and you aren't scared of them. These shadow people do not seem to be afraid of me!

-I'm not schizofrenic, i've been with other people and they have seen the shadow people doing the same things at the same time (there is no way they could have imagined the same things at the same time as me).

-I can't touch them, they seem to retreat as i approach (i don't want to chase one and be too pushy)... but i believe they have no physical mass as people who can't see them seem to walk through them in public places

despite what i said before they seem to be bound by some of out physics, they enter through doors and windows (i haven't tried keeping the door closed to see if they have another way of entering as i don't want to offend them), they can't walk through walls and they don't fly.

-doing some research into dimensions and dimensional beings i've become more inclined to believe in this theory. SOm,ething interesting i found is that... if there are infinite paralel dimensions there are infinite possibilities. meaning at any point one of these dimensions could crate some sort of power, machine or have a naturally occuring event that collides their dimension into ours... this could possibly be what's occuring, something connects our dimension to theirs and the veil between is breaking down (for whatever reason)...

-I tried to address the shadow people verbally and they don't seem to understand me... although they respond to movement. the only one who seems to interact with a moderate level of intelligence seems to be the hat man (possibly the normal shadows aren't authorised (?) to interact)

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The following happened last night...

-the hat man was in my room (the must have followed ME as i moved into a new house last night) he was turning and glancing at me momentarily (does this mean they have eyes where we do... we just cant see them) but appeared to be watching doors and windows calmly while 3 regular shadow people were jittering around.

-the only response i get is from the hat man and it is only that he knows i'm adressing him, when i tried to interact with him he looked at the other shadows and they stopped going crazy towards me and left (that was strange but proves the heighrachy theory) he then appeared to try and signal back... but these were strange as if their symbolism is different.
i tried to signal who are you (i pointed at him and then shugged to symbolise that i dont understand) he responded by twisting his arm behind his back and taking a few steps backwards... he then tilted his head to the left then right.
it seems like we're (at this stage) to different to understand each other... but maybe some of you have some interpretations

it's just good to know that they can see (and recognise) out movements... the fact that he tried to interact back means that they know that we possess an intelligence too.
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I believe that i possibly have a hat man 'assigned' to me i just can't tell the difference between him and others due to the lack of features. this is because he appears to watch me intently and doesn't appear to want to scare me...
the fact that he kept looking towards the windows and doors last night worries me as it seems he's worried about something (possibly trying to protect me?)

i also don't feel the fear or sense of malevolence that some do when they are around me. i believe that if they were here to harm me i would know something is up

I HAVEN'T FINISHED READING THE THREAD (i'm only on page 8) SO IF YOU HAVE SOME QUESTIONS FEEL FREE TO POST THEM... i'll be online for the next hour or so... and even if i go offline i'll answer as soon as i'm back...

by the way... has anyone found wy they are acting strangely yet or is it still a mystery ?

also if anybody wants me to interact with them feel free to ask me to do something... i'll do it tonight when i get home and i'll post the results tomorrow (providing it isn't invasive, stupid, offensive to them or just plain stupid)
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posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 01:46 PM
reply to post by truthseeker1984

If you want to get video use a magneticfield camera, infered camera, or static field sensers. infered works barely. the other two are jest a theory but i suspect a good result from a static field senser. I don't mes with vids or picts. but i do know a thing or two.

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