Lengthy: Part 1
When it comes to my experiences with the "shadow people", I have determined a distinct difference between them and what most refer to as ghosts. But,
first a little background.
Most who know me on ATS, as well as those who know me in person, are aware that I have a certain fondness for anything paranormal. And, although my
reasons for investigating and researching these subjects may differ, I generally use the same methods, modes and techniques as most scientists,
inquisitors and explorers do. The main difference between them and I, though, is how I incorporate unfounded, unproven or abstract data into my
theories. For whatever reason, I have a knack or "gift" if you will, that allows me to position a piece of the "puzzle" without having another
connecting piece. I can't really explain it any better than to say that, I just KNOW if something is part of the answer, without it actually tying to
another part, yet. Now, I'm quite sure that I'm not unique when it comes to this ability, and I've even went as far as attempting to assemble those
who may possess this talent, to try and establish it, and/or enhance it's usefulness to humanity. To date, I have been unsuccessful in these
Now, to the shadows...
It has been my experience that the main difference between the shadows and "standard" ghosts, is the sheer intelligence displayed by the shadow folk.
I have interacted with several "entities" at different times and in different places in my life. I am unsure, at this time, if they are related, or if
they could even be the same entity. I do know when I became aware of them for the first time. And as cliche' as it sounds, it was immediately
following the first time that I used an ouija board, ALONE! Now, of course I had been warned of the danger involved in doing such, and of course I was
too arrogant or dismissive to heed those warnings. (I was 18...go figure) Without divulging too much, I wish that I had listened. Now, the experience
itself, was the strangest that I had had, to that point in my life. It's nearly indescribable, the fear and uncertainty, that transpired in those
brief moments. I wasn't quite sure exactly what was going on, and I wasn't quite sure if I liked it or not! Whether it's needless to say, or required
at this point, every aspect of my life was very different from then on...
Now, it may be of interest to note, that I have encountered every type of entity described in previous threads, with the exception of the red-eyed
humanoids. The typical types are the ones only witnessed in my peripheral, and as fast as I may try, I only catch them fleeting, and they are gone
when I turn my head to see more. The ones that really weird me out though, are the ones that block the lights behind them, as they pass. They are the
type hardest to dismiss, by natural phenomenae or mind/eye tricks.
Another point of interest, when discussing the apparent intelligence displayed by these creatures, is the correlation between their actions and that
light experiment where the two photons become three, or vice versa, when the camera is looking, but not the naked eye? You may have heard of it. When
you consider the ramifications with regard to any spirit or ghost, and the possible manipulation of light during their photo op's, it definitely stirs
In summation, as a former colleague stated, "Are they ghosts? Demons? Astral travelers? Time or inter-dimensional visitors? Aliens? Or are they no
more than the product of fertile imaginations? No one seems to really know."
I, too, am unsure what exactly we are seeing. What I do know, is that they exist in some form. Be it, in our minds or in "real life" they do exist.
And, therefore deserve investigation.
While proof may be required, for some, we here at ATS know, it's not always cut and dried. What one can prove, may make a difference. But, if you
truly believe in something, that changes lives...
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