reply to post by ZombieFinny
I'd like to offer some advice, and perhaps a more efficient way to communicate.
Imagine that you cannot speak due to a physical injury. Keep that in mind.
Imagine you can't see clearly either, imagine you are a person that needs glasses but aren't wearing them.
How would you communicate with others?
I think that is what you are up against with your communication issues. Paper and pen won't work because they can't see clearly enough for fine
detail. I think they can see us as clearly as we can see them.
Speaking is out of the question, because speech is nothing more than air vibrating at a certain frequency past our vocal chords, and must be picked up
by the eardrum of another being that is fluent in the same language. Otherwise, verbal communication is very difficult at best. It would seem they
have no vocal chords or ears, not being able to be physical beings in this reality, only able to interface with it somehow.
You would gesture, as your shadow did. I interpret his gestures as such: "arm behind back"=his hands are tied behind his back, and he can't do that.
"head tilting left and right"=same as shaking his head left and right meaning no, he can't do that either. "leaning forward"=we are getting closer
to being able to communicate.
What are you left with?
Blurry vision, gestures, and perhaps a rudimentary form of telepathy. (I am, of course, compiling a sum of everyone's interactions and methods of
communication, and ways that don't work.)
I also think there could be a spoken form of communication, not based upon content, but tone. There may be a frequency of vibrating air that they are
sensitive to. I am thinking singing or music. Have you every tried that before? The human voice can attain many octaves in ranges above and below
that of normal speech, and I have an inkling they may respond in some way to either your singing voice or the music you like. Don't just talk to
them, sing, and try to hit different octaves when you talk/sing, and watch their reaction. It's obvious this shadow is tuned to you some how, and
without getting into specifics as to why, try singing some of your favorite songs, and then try songs that with more emotion in them. Think of the
sound wave you are sending. Try music that has a lot of bass, try music that is instrumental, etc., and report your results.
Do slow body motions while you sing or play music. Put your arms out to your sides for ten seconds or more, straight up in the air for ten seconds,
etc., and watch the reaction.
These are by no means malevolent beings. You don't fear them either. I would ascertain they are trying to communicate somehow, and something
important, you simply need to find the proper way to break the "language" barrier.
You also need to "name" your "top hat shadow", as you get vibes from him. I'd say "Tom", but use a name you can feel that fits. What ever name you
give him, he'll be bound to it, and experiment with saying it faster and slower to see the range he most responds to, meaning saying, "hheeeyyy
Tooooooommmmm", or "hy tm", but don't use your normal voice, as it is out of their frequency range.
With gesturing, for example, Tom would be "T", arms outstretched standing straight, "O", standing straight, but your arms circled over with your palms
on your head, and "M" would be standing straight with your arms downward at a diagonal, or something. They don't have good eyesight, so be slow and
gradual, and pause between gestures. Make them slow and obvious.
Just a few suggestions. I think you'll find something that works. Be creative.
edit on 4/21/11 by Druid42 because: can't spell, had to fix. OCD, sorry. 2 errors.