Shadow People Encounters - True Stories

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Are these shadowy figures ghosts? Interdimensional beings? Time travelers? Something darker and more evil? Whatever they are, they seem to be sighted with increasing frequency. Here are true stories of sightings and encounters with these entities.

In Cranbrook, B.C., Canada, Matthew witnessed a cloaked black figure glide through my closed door.

"My bedroom door would move on its own, and so would some of my books. Also, I would hear strange footsteps and voices calling my name...."

Tabby saw a shadow thing leaping around her boyfriend's room; it even knocked over a lamp.

At first Dawnelle hears a jingling sound and thought it was a dog with a collar, but when she got a better look at it, it was no dog!

Petra, a kindergarten director, was working when she saw a shadow figure walk through the hall, looking at her.

Amber is doing her homework when she gets that feeling that someone is watching her, and then....

Megan heard someone walking outside her window, and when she looked out, a tall, dark, solid-looking shadow was staring straight back at her.

In Godfrey, Illinois, Amber would see small, black, human-like figures disappear into the wall.

Lizzie was trying to nap when she saw a misty black fog that she believes was intelligent -- it was looking at her.

Maurice sees a muscle-bound shadow person peering in his kitchen window.

"There was something watching me just on the other side of my blanket. I could even hear it breathing just inches from my face...."

"There was a loud crash in the kitchen and the sound of heavy footsteps running up the back stairs...."

"I felt a buzzing sound. As looked up, a head, covered in what resembled an old, dirty potato sack, floated from behind a tree, passed me by 3 feet in front of my eyes, stopped, and then continued behind another tree where it simply vanished...."

"Alone in the dark bathroom, what appeared to me was a black-caped arm that grabbed the corner of the door and pried it open toward me. As I saw this, I was full of fear, knowing what I would see next was not my parents, and wondering what the heck could it be...."

You've heard of shadow people and maybe even shadow cats and dogs. How about a shadow bird?

When she was 7, A.M. saw a shadown person with a squarish head -- like the Frankenstein monster.

Spending the night at his girlfriend's house around Halloween, Tony is terrified.

This reader was watching TV, then during a commercial got up and came face-to-face. so to speak, with a shadow person.

"Christmas day, 2011, we were unwrapping our gifts when I noticed an enormous black misty form take shape in the adjoining room...."

Juan hears noises in his kitchen, then sees a shadow figure, a silhouette of a man walking like a soldier.

When Williow and her husband investigate some mysterious upstairs noises, they see shadow figures ducking around corners.

LP's aunt swears she saw a small shadow creature, and that it might have caused a blackout.

"I noticed this figure out of the corner of my eye, literally standing next to my bed. It was black, extremely thin with long arms and legs...."

Samson sees the shadow figure of a long-haired woman -- and other apparitions.

Feeling depressed, this girls becomes so obsessed with the occult that she and my environment begins to change.

A blue shadow person in the shape of a little kid is seen.