The first and most common type is Shadow People are the human figure Shadow People. These entities are described as generally humanoid in shape and size. Anatomical details such as ears, eyes, nose, hair and hands are missing from the description of these experiences. When asked, witnesses usually attribute a male characteristic to these figures. The shadow form is semi-transparent and dark. The duration of the sighting of this type of Shadow Person varies among reports but is usually stated as between two and five seconds. In many cases witnesses describe the sense of being watched, looking up to see if someone is in the room and discovering the Shadow Person observing them. Once noticed, the Shadow Person seems to flee quite rapidly, sometimes traveling through walls or closed doors.
The second most common type of Shadow Person reported is that of the black smoke-like or black mist experience. At first it may seem odd to label these entities as 'people', but in many cases witnesses that have encountered these beings have described them as having intelligent characteristics and reactions to events. Strangely, many of the encounters with the black smoke Shadow Beings have been associated with overwhelming feelings of dread and malevolence, much more so than the experiences related to the human shaped variety.
The Hat Man Shadow Person is a variation of the human-like described earlier. While the experiences and description of this type of entity closely matches that of the plain Shadow Person there are noticeable differences. The most notable and obvious being the inclusion of a wide brimmed hat in witness descriptions. The hat worn by this type of Shadow Person is described variably as having a brim the width of the entities shoulders. In most other instances the description of this entity mimics that of the human shaped variety. The Hat Man seems to exhibit a certain degree of curiosity towards witnesses involved in sighting it. There have been the occasional reports of dread and paralysis associated with this entity, but to a much lesser degree than the black smoke Shadow Being.
This type of Shadow Being is much less common than the human shaped or smoke variety. Sightings of these entities have been describes vaguely animal like creatures of dark and semi transparent appearance. Many witnesses have described these beings as being roughly rabbit or guinea pig sized. These entities have been witnessed indoors and outside equally and exhibit some other worldly qualities of other types of Shadow Beings. Travelling through solid matter and un-natural speed are some of the traits ascribed to these beings.
This phenomena has been described as a vaguely child sized, shadowy, human form which appears to peek around corners and quickly vanishes when noticed. Many who have witnessed these mysterious shadow forms describe seeing them through peripheral vision, out of the corner of the eye. Like other Shadow People, a sense of curiosity has been attached to these entities.
Perhaps the most frightening of a Shadow People experiences is that of the red eyes shadow. This form of Shadow Person is described as having glowing red eyes which cause the viewer to feel paralysis and extreme terror. They have been described as the embodiment of pure evil.
Originally posted by flexy123
I have a problem believing that you remember things in detail when you were 4 years old including the time the clock showed. But let's leave it at that.
Originally posted by Rapha
PS. How do you paste the actual image to the posting ?
Originally posted by Vrill
reply to post by buggy166
Interesting story about your Grandfather. Was it common that he had run ins with these entities?
Originally posted by dreamingawake
One of my paranormal favs, I have a book(partially done) that I am writing on them. I have a few experiences with them. One in particular, wasn't just myself that seen it. Thanks much for sharing!edit on 17-1-2012 by dreamingawake because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Vrill
reply to post by AEthereal
Its interesting that you mention 3am with your experiences. That is known as the witching hour among Paranormal research circles. So if anything is going to happen, its usually around that time.
Nice story too, thanks for sharing