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Urban Legends: Shadow People

“The world we live in exists only in our denial of the real world” -anonymous

In my research I have come across the urban legend/myth of shadow people, a phenomena that seems to plague many people. These creatures, or whatever they are, look like shadows or silhouette’s of humans and are usually seen out of the corner of your eye and sometimes appear on walls in your house. When you try and look at them head on, they will dart past and disappear into a wall or another room.

One of the most misunderstood entities to be seen, they seem to come out mostly at night and usually hide in dark corners of hallways. They are similar to the legend called Slender Man, an unusually tall dark suited figure that stalks humans and is purported to steal children, according to ancient myths.

But unlike Slender man, which claims to be a legend born through forums on the internet, shadow people are more believable only in the sense that so many individuals of all ages that have claimed to come in contact with this anomaly.

Shadow Takes Shape of Humans and Animals

Descriptions of the entities range from a dark dense form taking the shape of a human, to dark hooded figures, whispy or smoky orbs, and even shapes of animals. The main factor is that they are a mass of dark matter that standout as a solid object in the darkness itself. It is said that flashlights cannot penetrate through their shape.

From countless stories that have been told, they hang around humans but do not wish to be seen. That is why they hide behind doors and furniture and why they rush out of sight when spotted. Other times they like to watch as we sleep and have been caught standing over people’s beds or even watching from the ceiling.

It is not certain what exactly the shadow people are. Sometimes, they are explained as spirits that are earth-bound who refuse the light afraid of what waits for them on the other side. Others have described them as inter-dimensional explorers who have found a way into our realm to study us. Some have been seen with red or yellow eyes.

Most are benevolent creatures who, like insects, are more afraid of us than we are of it. But there are also shadow people who carry more hostile personalities and give off a feeling of dread right before being seen, and many people have told of being paralyzed while being conscious and awake. These types of entities have been reported as speaking to their human targets saying things such as “come with me” or “here we are”.

Experience With a Shadow Person

I myself have had a personal experience with these beings. One night I was standing outside my house having a smoke when I spied a dark figure way down the street. He crossed to the other side, walked down a bit, then did a zigzag to the other side. He walked fast back to the side he came from then crossed again, this time down a sidewalk on the adjacent street. After about 30 seconds he walks back up the sidewalk and crosses the street at a diagonal. This time he was almost running down the sidewalk right in my direction. I threw my cigarette on the ground and booked it into the house in a cold sweat. Just writing about this gives me goosebumps and to this day I can’t explain what the figure was. What stuck out the most, and leaves me questioning my sanity, was that the dark figure was just that. A dark outline of a tall man with no distinguishing features and absolutely no detail. Needless to say, I stopped going outside by myself at night.

So many descriptions and tales from all around the world have been reported on this phenomena but with no conclusive evidence. I mean, how could there be. Everyone has a different story about where these beings come from or what they could be. Spirits, inter-dimension entities, alien entities. So many possibilities.

There is even a website dedicated to shadow people where you can read the countless testimonials of people and their experiences. Link to website:

If you have any stories of your own, please feel free to tell them in the comment section below. In the meantime, if you see a shadow person walking in your direction, I would suggest running the opposite way.

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Published on: July 13, 2012

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85 Responses to Urban Legends: Shadow People

  1. Jess says:

    Last night I was having a cig in my back garden stood by my kitchen and living room windows both light was on, I was reading a text on my phone, so I also had the light from that but the garden was dark. All of a sudden from my left in the corner of my eye it went darker I felt like someone was running up upon me I stared into the black paralysed exspecting someone to be there, I couldn’t hear footsteps and I didn’t hear anyone climb the fence, I used the light on my phone but no one was there the feeling of being alone though had also gone, I new I wasn’t. I changed my location to the side of the house finished my cig and went in a brushed it to the back of my mind. Last night I had a strange sleep, I was a sleep but it felt like I was restless. The bed a mess when I woke up and I had been sweating so much I had to take a shower straight away. Has this shadow figure now attached it’s self to me?

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  3. Teri says:

    Does any of you know what this means! Our small dog has been waking me up around 2am/3am barking out towards our backyard for the last couple of weeks.. Well last night my fiancee spelt on the couch and our dog was barking like crazy once again, he went outside with the gog to see what he was barking at and he saw a women all in black, even her face was covered in black, her eyes where glowing red and she was on a horse!!

  4. Unknown says:

    I had my first experience with a shadow person on Halloween night of this year. I was walking home from work and it was around 12:30-1 and I felt at many times that I was being followed then out of nowhere I heard whispering in my ears even though I had ear buds in. Out of the corner of my eye I seen the shadow of a person laying on the ground. I turned to get a better look and it stayed there until I shinned the flashlight on my phone towards it but it disappeared right before the light got to it. I stood there for a minute to gather my thoughts and continued on home but every once in and while the whispering in my ears started up again. When I tried to focus on making out the whispers it would fade out and the whispers would become stronger/more occuring if I tried to ignore them. Once I got home it stopped. The one person I trusted made me think that I was crazy saying that it was Halloween night and it was in my mind… I know what I heard and saw, it was not in my head.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Has anyone else seen a 7-foot shadow figure with glowing red eyes? IT also has long spines/spikes on its head and long sharp claws and long fingers. i see this every 3 years and i think it feeds off my fear. it usually comes out of a door or is just standing in the corner of my room watching me sleep. i see it at about 3 am. i have talked about this with some friends and 2 of them said that they see the shadow figure every 3 years too at 3 am and describe the same thing i keep seeing. just wondering of anyone else has seen this too.

    • Jamie says:

      I have seen the same thing? Are these the regular shadow beings or something else? Have u found out anything more about them ??

  6. mike says:

    i had a dream with one telling me i hasd 12 hours till i die.

  7. Jennifer says:

    Can anyone please give me any advice on a tall dark man with a large hat, its a dark figure where you cant see the face. My son said he was screaming at him and he pulled the blankets over his head and the figure disappeared. Mind you my son is 6. My five year old son screams saying people are coming out of the cracks in ceilings when we have no cracks. The other night I saw this figure in my dreams and it stabbed me in the foot with its nails or something like that and I woke up with a severe throbbing in that same foot. Fast forward two days and I went to sleep fine, no issues and kids are asleep, I wake up with a straight line bruise and a scratch on the outside of my left eye socket and the next night go to bed and wake up it has turned into a burn!!!! There is no way shape or form that I could have done this in my sleep or by accident. If anyone knows any kind of information I am wracking my brain trying to figure out what is going on.

    • Ghost says:

      The man is known as a slender, not a slenderman. He is a demonic creation sent to watch targeted children, you need to get a preacher to remove this aura of a figure immediately. He won’t hurt you, but if you want him removed, get a preacher.

  8. Cina says:

    Last night I went to sleep and when I got comfortable laying on my side I looked straight ahead at my dresser. Mind you, the scenery never changes. Anyway, I saw two long figures with either white faceless heads or masks. I wasn’t sure if I was looking correctly so I say they may have had “masks”. I stayed in bed but moved my head different ways to try to get a better look. They never moved. One was standing by my dresser and one was sitting on my dresser. The one standing by the dresser had to be around five feet and a few inches. The one sitting was small like a child. They stayed still for the most part. I could tell that the one standing moved a bit, but not out of the general place “it” was in. I was nervous but not scared. I wanted to wake my husband but I didn’t want to scare him. I kept losing my breath. Probably about 10 times until I finally just said whatever and closed my eyes to sleep. I did have negative thoughts about my life and how I try to be a good person but I know it’s not the best I can be. And if they were there to take me (like and Angel of death) I know I would go to hell (not because I’m a bad person, but I never give my life fully to God) I seriously felt in my gut that my time was up and they were their to suck my sole for the afterlife. It’s weird, but I feel like I heard them talking to me through my thoughts. Like I had my own thoughts, but they weren’t truly mine. I did look at them for a while, but they didn’t run and I wasn’t scared. Anyway, even though I felt that, here I am today writing this and sounding all crazy thinking they were going to take my soul in my sleep.

    Also, as for paralyzed sleep, I’ve had a few encounters with that. The first time (and every time I was alone) a huge shadow figure was attacking me. I was struggling to move I couldn’t and I was scared. It punched me on the back and I “got out of it” and sat up and had a mark on my back. The next time was in the morning. I boyfriend left for work and I went back to sleep. I woke up to probably four of them surrounding me. I tried so hard to fight it and scream for help. I couldn’t. I would get out of it then get uncontrollably sleepy and be trapped 3 times before I got completely out of it. After I was totally conscience I saw a door open to a cabinet in the wall we never used. The day previous to that was the first night at that house and I opened a slim Jim. My boyfriend at the time was upstairs cleaning the tub. After I opened it I heard a faint voice say “can I have some?” So I hollered upstairs because I thought it was my boyfriend asking. Just by the echo and tone he answered back in made me know it wasn’t him. The last time I was laying on my stomach. I couldn’t move and a man stood beside me (all black) was wearing a trench coat and a hat. I was scared but not totally freaked because it wasn’t my first time at this rodeo. He said something to me that I don’t remember but I do remember he touched my shoulder and vanished and I could move. I had these experiences all when I turned 18. I’m 22 now and haven’t had them since.

    If anyone can give me answers to my experience from last night I would be greatly appreciated. And not about tall all black stick figures. These had luminous white heads or masks and not specific features. They didn’t run away, have red or yellow eyes. They had no eyes to be exact. Also note, I wasn’t under the influence of anything. I was completely sober. Through all my experiences. Thank you for taking the time to read!

    • Cina says:

      Also as I was laying there I knew I was drifting to sleep and I heard several voices scream. About the pitch of a child’s. I opened my eyes and I knew my husband was disturbed by something too because he moved at the exact moment I opened my eyes.

    • Anonymous says:

      I have been seeing the dark man figure on my wall since I can remember. And now I am 54 years old. He doesn’t have any red or yellow eyes, as fAR as I can remember. He comes everynite, at the same spot and same time. I know when he is has been here, because the next day I wake up with deep purple and blue bruises that are unexplainable. They last for days on end, or even hand prints on my body. But never on my face. Only my arms, inner thighs, legs, hands etc. The only thing that has changed, is that I get older every year. Can anyone explain that? Oh yeah I also wake up the next morning very tired, but never sore. Explain that. …..

    • Anonymous says:

      When your not terrified is when you are fine

    • Magdalena says:

      My friends and I saw the same things you’re describing. We lived in a rural area in Wisconsin, USA. All of our houses are surrounded by little parsings of woods that connect to the larger forest in the back of our neighborhood. At the time, I was 13 or 14, and acted as the older sister for our group of friends (they were all 2-3 years younger than I was, and our families weren’t the best so we tended to stick together). I’ll reference them as B, G, M, & N here.. Long story short, I am not someone easily scared, or likely to see anything unidentifiable in the dark. I grew up in these woods, and these creatures weren’t any animal I’d ever seen–despite how some tried to tell us otherwise.
      It started off like any other night, we just went outside lit up a campfire and started throwing stories around, playing a few games, etc. I’m not sure if you’ve ever played Ghosts in the Graveyard or not, but the premise is basically one person is ‘it’, everyone else hides, and you have to get to a ‘grave’ (usually a tree, or a porch, etc.) without being found/caught by the person who’s it. If you do get caught, then you join up with the person who’s “it” to get the others. After years of practice, you learn to become very, VERY good at this game. I was practically a professional, plus I had the added benefit of being a hispanic brunette with a black shirt, so I hid very well on the forest floor. This time I hid at the edge of the property line, underneath the fence about halfway into the woods. I was there for probably a good 30-45 minutes, listening to some of the others making their runs for it. I decided to get up and get moving, but when I picked my head off the ground I saw these two creatures standing there staring at me. They couldn’t have been people, or animals. They were too tall, probably about 7-8 feet, and weren’t breathing. They were swathed in just black, but had these white faces with no eyes–just empty black holes–but I still could feel them watching me. I felt like someone punched me in the gut. They didn’t do anything for a good couple seconds, so I said, “Hello?” They didn’t respond, so I asked again, when all of a sudden they started fighting with one another, grabbing and trying to drag one or the other to the ground. It was the strangest thing, and I knew they weren’t breathing because there was no grunts, pants, or any sounds outside of my heart and their feet shuffling with the struggle. I bolted out, going back to the firepit crying and freaking out. B was it and came out to try to tag me until he saw that something was wrong. Like I said, I don’t get scared, and I think seeing me like that might’ve freaked him out more than what I told him had happened. He ran off to get his older brother, so we could go corner whatever it was. That’s when I heard G’s scream. He came running out of the bushes on the other side of the plot panicking with his shirt stretched by his shoulder, M came running from the church parking lot not long after, looking suitably shaken. N was already inside, having lost the game. They started panicking and grabbing onto my arms, telling me they’d been chased by black figures and that one had grabbed for G when he ran. We locked ourselves into B’s house, staring outside his back windows waiting for these things to come out at us. B’s brother woke up and went to the garage to get his baseball bat. Looking back, I know we probably should have called the police, but we weren’t thinking at the time. All B’s brother wanted to do was find the ‘punks who were messing with us’, and there was no chance we weren’t about to let him. B grabbed another bat, and then with me the three of us went back outside to search, beginning over where I was hiding. I led them over there, but I couldn’t walk back in there with them–I was too scared about what they might find. They came out, but they didn’t find anything. We walked back to the firepit. M & G came back out to talk to us, and we decided to go back inside for an hour or so before walking each other back home just to be safe.
      We got ready to leave, and went outside when we saw them hiding in the treeline by the church, just staring at us like before. We could feel them surrounding us and watching us again, it made my head feel heavy, like my brain was covered in cotton. Obviously, we ran back inside and waited again for a while. At this point it was probably around 1 AM, and my mom actually called B’s house to check up and ask me where I was. I didn’t tell her what happened because I didn’t want to worry her, since there was a lot of stuff already happening with my sister.
      We checked again a little bit later, and “the black & white people” (as we ended up calling them) seemed to be gone. M lived the farthest away, while G and B were both my neighbors, N was staying the night with B, so I decided to escort her home. We ran the entire way, and when we got to her place I waited a bit longer to prepare myself for the way back. If I have one weakness, it’s that I don’t tend to think about myself. That, along with teenage arrogance, meant I decided it was fine to walk back by myself.
      Luckily nothing happened, but it was still a stupid thing to do. Afterwards, everything seemed fine for a couple of weeks.
      Then I went to my grandparents for the holidays, and when we got ready to go I saw them again, standing in the treeline just watching me. They stood out even more now because of the snow, but I felt more numb rather than fear seeing them this time. I think they had been watching me the whole time and I just hadn’t noticed since I’d been avoiding looking into the woods at night (a difficult task in Wisconsin, trust me). I told M about it, and she immediately told me that she’d been seeing them intermittently since then–most vividly by her garage, but she thought it was just her. We talked to G, and then to B again. G hadn’t seen them again, and B pretended that nothing had happened, he still refuses to acknowledge it. N is the same way, but I can understand where he’s coming from since he didn’t actually experience any of it except when we went outside to check. M, G, & I though still remember everything though, even if those two refuse to. We didn’t play any more games at night for a while, and eventually stopped altogether over the years. I still don’t go into the woods at night anymore. If I went out there, I feel like they would be right there again and spirit me away.
      Later on, I found out through various psychics and others that this experience, and other experiences I had before and afterwards likely meant I had a special connection to the the ‘spiritual world’ and that I should feel open to pursuing it. I started joking around and pretending to read fortunes for people…only for what I said to end up being entirely true. I’m just starting out, and trying not to let this one experience I had let me be afraid of exploring this side of myself. Maybe I’ll even work up the courage to go back into the woods one day. As for the man in the hat and trench coat, it sounds like another experience with a spirit, and you might have entered into a dissociative state that’s common when experiencing a supernatural event. My best advice, (trust me I know this might sound crazy, because I used to be a huge skeptic myself) would be to try and find a trustworthy psychic or aura reader and see if they recognize a gift in you. If they do, they’ll tell you about it. Even if you don’t sit down for a reading, you might find that they’ll actually approach you first. If they’re genuine, they won’t hesitate to help you and give you a few tips about how to move forward, test what strengths you might have or not. Think of it like finding a sponsor of sorts that can vouch for your genuity. I’m just glad someone else has seen these creatures beside my small group, and if nothing else I hope it’s helped validate your experience.

  9. madeline says:

    i was getting driven home from the hospital i was in for a few days by my mom and i was rested my head against the window and passed by an empty driveway with a man who was tall in black and a top hat, i couldn’t see his face, i just knew my mom didn’t see him too because i started crying yelling at her saying i saw a tall man and she wouldn’t believe me. the next day she gave me a ride to school, it was foggy and i looked in the review mirror and saw it, it was slouched and tall and was dark but it’s face was empty, but looked like a skeleton almost. every night i feel like i am being watched and when i close my eyes in bed, my body shakes and i hear a weird noise making me so scared i sit up and try to find out what it is. i don’t know who it is or what it wants, and i know it’s following me, i am so afraid to go outside now. i see it everywhere, at my doctors, school, home. i don’t know what to do. my friend laughed at me when i told her and said, “ooh like slender man is real” i just read about it and don’t know what’s real anymore. only one thing i know is i am not insane, maybe there is just something we don’t see. maybe it’s true that kids see what really is there and that’s why they fear the dark. they see the monsters.

    • Hi I am Emily and I have a story for you guys. So I have an older sister named Clarissa and she had a friend his name is Aieden and I can’t believe I am telling you this but he is a show person trust me he is nice even tho I am only 11 I always see this really dark cloudy figure above my sister when we sleep and if you stare at is every thing turns black. So one day on December 17 both of the sixth grade classes and I were practicing for our Christmas concert and all of a sudden I see the cloudy dark showy figure next to my teacher, since I’m tall I am on the second bleacher I usually see mostly the entire MPR I saw it and I was so confused then it got closer my heart started beating really fast my eyes started turning all black and I hear this voice say to me “come with me Emily” and all of a sudden I fall off the bleachers and I was taken to the nurses office and the shadow figure said to me are you okay and I said yes he said he was sorry for making me fall off I said it was okay. Yesterday,I was sleeping and I saw him again and whenever I stare at him I could see his past he got shot. I could only see it for a little while he was being chased and I heard this loud noise but there is one thing I don’t get which is that he was showing me it by clouds and it all stopped. So here was my story.

      • So a few months ago my sister made new friend named Emily like me but she kept on getting these strange texts to leave my sister alone he said his name was jack he scratched my sisters friend very badly that she sent my sister a video and she showed us. It was weird until my sister had to leave her a they stopped being friend and everything stopped.

      • So a few months ago my sister made new friend named Emily like me but she kept on getting these strange texts to leave my sister alone he said his name was jack he scratched my sisters friend very badly that she sent my sister a video and she showed us. It was weird until my sister had to leave her a they stopped being friend and everything stopped and the scratches disappeared.

  10. Unknown 2 u says:

    I was a fourth grader and in my living room looking at where the back porch enters the room. I was trying to get some sleep in an army style cot when this thing comes out of that doorway, I’ll never forget it. It stood ab 6’2″ and wore a black cloak that was tattered at the bottom. The thing is it had no feet, it just hovered. It also wore a white mask with two diagonal slash like red marks across each side of the face. No eyes. Just darkness. It turned and I could feel it staring right at me. Like others I was paralyzed in fear. It started moving towards me and I finally gained control of my eyes. I closed them to a squint and watched it as it stopped at the head of my cot, looked at me, then left. I have one more instance or two technically, one I was waking in the small town my friend lives in, we decided to take a different alley than normal, it was all fine until there was a third shadow walking next to mine and his. The last one so far was in the same town with the same friends as before mentioned, we were taking a back road to his house when I felt like I was being watched. I turned around to see a dark figure way back watching us, following us, he saw it to, we turned around again and it was gone, then again turned around and back and this time it was moving closer towards us. Needless to say we ran.

  11. andy says:

    Last week i woke up and at the end of my bed was a tall dark figure and you could not see his face was all dark , it looked like he had a cloak on and the cloak was over his head , to which when i woke up all the breath was removed out of my body , i suppose i classed it some ones last breath and also my body i had no control over , well thats what happened to me and i would like any ideas , thanks

  12. C. S Caspar says:

    I have had a similar experience as many of the comments above. I wrote a story about it called… Don’t Let Him In… and it is available free at Smashwords or other eBook distributors. I added something at the end just to freak you out, but the rest is so true…Cheers.

  13. Rebecca says:

    I have seen Shadow People more then once. My question is Has anyone ever had a Shadow Person Walk Through Them? A close friends daughter saw the figure of a Shadow Person she said she thought was a woman look towards her from 6 feet away then walk directly towards her and pass through her body. She said she felt weird but it olny lasted a minute and was gone. Thank You

  14. Chardonnay says:

    It happened a few years back. I still don’t know if it was a dream or not, but it stuck with me ever since. I’m 18 now. Anyway I was doing homework at the table. I was getting late. Seeing how it was really hard math work. I was looking outside my house back door. Going back to my homework, my eye caught something. Something tall, dark, and scary. Eyes were red and piercing my back. I thought it was my uncle at first though when I first saw it in the darker part of my home. I knew my grandmother was at the meeting that with her wife. I kept staring at it from the corner of my eye. My heart was beating as I looked at it. When I finally turned around it was gone. I am not sure what it was going to do but I felt somewhat relieved but scared because my uncle was in his room that entire time.

    Of course I came to site to see what it was or if it had a name. A few nights ago pushed to see. It was a brief second I saw a black tall creature move behind me. I was at my computer screen it was like 3 am I believe. Of course during that time I was a little paranoid, so hopefully it cause me to see that. But it looked real as can be in my monitor. Solid black, and it seem like the tv light couldn’t break through. I turned around quickly and nothing.

    I don’t know if both times were a connection. Or just coincidence in my case. But it left my a gut turning feeling now whenever I roam around my house at night. I do hope they latch onto their victims or something. I might do more research and try to sleep at night. Hopefully I won’t encounter anything like that again.

    • Seems like more and more people are having experiences with the Shadow People… Pretty creepy.

    • Anonymous says:

      The same thing happened with me. There’s a solid black figure if a man with red eyes, right? I’ve seen it before. So has my father and my best friend. I first saw it at age 8. It would just stare at me until I was 11. Then it would start to talk to me. Now every night it’ll watch me and tell me to kill myself. If I ignore it, it’ll grab my shoulder (burning me) and scream in my ear. Supposedly my fathers family is cursed and my best friends uncle who is dead now did a lot of stuff with black magic

      • Anonymous says:

        My wife is mentally ill I am not. She has not seen the figure. After 2 years of her telling me about the voices in her head and being controled by such and being told to killherself by the voices. Well I dont hear anything. April 18th 2016 @ 7am I was walking to my front door to leave for work. I was about 5 ft from the door when I stoped, I had forgot something. I turnedaround and there was a black figure standing there with no features. I turned to look at the front door then back and it was gone. I am starting to believe my wife now. She has not seen the figure.

  15. ISO says:

    I was maybe 14, we were staying at a big hotel in São Paulo. I was playing a Nintendo video game, and in the corner of my eye, I saw a human black shadowy figure rush between widows on the outside (those windows we’re permanently sealed), we were some 20floors up, and there was no window cleaners that day.. to this day that memory sits in the back of my mind. I’ve never seen birds in the area that big, as the size of it was like a crouched adult.

  16. StaticRain says:

    Hey everyone. I used to have dreams about a shadow like creature when I was in middle school. it had yellow eyes, I always woke up terrified and sweating. it was always the same dream. the only significant difference between the dream and reality was that the house next door was shaped differently in the dreams… well when i was in highschool the neighbors remodeled and now it looks like it did in my dreams.
    i didnt think about the thing for years and then a couple days after i started dating my fiance (I was 21) i was driving us to the laundry mat and almost swerved off the road because I thought i saw it in the middle of the street accompanied but another entity. (a busy ish well lit street) i was terrorified but didnt want to sound crazy. he asked me if I saw something and said yes… then when we got to the laundry mat we both sat down and drew out what we saw and when we showed eachother, it was the same thing. turns out that the thing haunted him when he was in middle school as well and he showed me old drawings of it…


  17. Andrea says:

    I had the same experience at my house but this shadow was standing over my bed while I was sleeping I felt like I was loosing my breath once I woke up my body jumped up and at the same time I caught the shadow reaching towards Me and as I did I passed out think in my head was this real or a dream?. I believe what I saw was really there because everyone in my family have seen thm n had their own experience we always thought it was one of us just getting home but what I felt was one of the scariest feeling that I can’t explain till this day .

  18. katie says:

    I’m 14 and this started when I was 9ish and red eyes as I call it stands in the corner of my room I can’t move or cry out but I still see it when it’s daytime. A group of kids my age saw it to. I see it at the side of the vehicle no matter what time it is. I heard it say my name and laugh nothing could have faked it, it was to evil. I woke up with a six inch handprint on my right arm and it lasted for days. I have nightmares almost every night and when I don’t have nightmares I can’t remember my dreams. Sometimes I wake up with a feeling of terror. I wake up soaked in sweat most times. whenever I end up going into sleep paralysis and sleeping I always have vary vivid sexual dreams. Other nights I dream thing and they happen, it’s not deja vu I remember dreaming it. What’s wrong with me??

  19. MsHero says:

    I keep having this experience, it’s been going on for sometime now. After i shower or when i’m in the bathroom doing my hair or something and i’m standing in front of this big mirror, i often see the same shadowy figure when i look behind me in the mirror. It’s not every time and it’s not even always at MY house. It’s happened in other mirrors too.

    Last night it was about 10:30 and i was home alone, i took a shower and i had left the bathroom door open. When i stepped out of the shower on to the bath mat i looked out of the bathroom in to the FULLY LIT hall way and saw the same tall shadowy figure with what seem to have very long black hair. I didn’t see the shape of arms or legs or anything. It moved so fast it must have only been in sight 1 or 2 seconds.

    Since this first started happening, me seeing this figure in the mirror, i also have these weird what i call hallucinations. I see sludge or slime on walls and tables covered with slugs and roaches. But it’s not really there. It’s like i see it in my head but i don’t really “see” it.

    I don’t know what this is. I’ve never believed in this. Is this mental illness or is this something else.

  20. Mary says:

    I have had 2 incidents in recently. The first was while I was at overnight training and I felt like I was awake but I was looking down at myself sleeping but I was being held up against the ceiling by something?? The 2nd time was last night. I dreamed that I woke up and there was a shadow figure over my babys playpen. Not touching her but hands? On her playpen. It saw me look and it did a silent yell and then disseminated. Then I really woke up and looked and everything was ok…no figures. Am I crazy?. Lol. Im guessing these things are not good?

    • Vince says:


    • Father of twins says:

      A couple of nights ago I had the same thing happen. I have a set of twin boys seventeen months old both blonde blue eyed who share our room until the house addition is done. I dreamed that I woke up and a very tall featureless hooded shadow in a gown with sleeves draped over the hands was picking up one of my twins. It’s as if the wall and window his bed is against was non-existent just a hole where the shadow stood. I tried to move to stop whatever was picking up my baby and could only sit up and speak. I could not approach. I yelled “No Please take me instead.” The featureless hooded shadow looked up at me and instantly everything was over and normal. I say looked up but there was no features or eyes, just the movement of the hood. I really woke up and all appeared normal in the room. I checked both babies then went to my 5 other children s rooms to see if they were okay. Just in case the whole experience was meant to confuse and distract me from something else. I know not what it means.

  21. Vincent says:

    Very Very detailed description of my experience.
    Moment 1. Woke up in fright.

    Moment 2. Sat up (automatically) only from my hips, my legs were still flat on the bed.

    Moment 3. I was FACE to FACE with this man. Wearing a hat, and a drapey kind of suit/cape.

    Moment 4. I felt immense fear, at this time..he pushed my shoulders back into my bed. It was almost like he broke my chest/shoulders.

    Moment 5. I remember having a heart attack (or it at least felt like it)

    Moment 6. I see him fade slowly backwards to the right side of my door.

    Moment 7. I wake up with my left arm being numb, and my shoulder semi dislocated. Tingly.

    I only ever experienced this once.

  22. Mabus says:

    mar 27 2015
    For the past 3 weeks I’ve had that feeling that i wasn’t alone.
    i can’t shake that feeling,also over the past few days I’ve noticed what seemed like dark shadows around me but not in the form of people ,in odd shapes that are dark black that i only see at night when outside.
    I’ve seen these shapes before in my life and death always follows …
    this time it will be my own…

  23. Maggie says:

    I used to see one every couple of days in my apartment whenever I left my room, usually a silhuette of a man or of a cat. Of course I always mistaked the cat as my cat since I have a fluffy black cat. It was always odd, I never really knew what they were, I’d always thought I was just seeing things. Glad I finally know what to call them. :)

  24. Michelle says:

    I’ve seen what I believe to be shadow people twice in my life. The first time I was maybe 4 or 5 years old and my mom, brother and myself shared a room at my aunts. There wasn’t a door on the bedroom so my mom would push a dresser to block the doorway on weekends so that my cousins wouldn’t wake her super early. I remember waking up and rolling over and there was a very large white figure shaped like a man moving the dresser and walking towards me, I screamed and woke my mom terrified. Once she woke up he was just gone but the heavy dresser was still moved.
    My second experience was actually multiple experiences with what I believe was the same shadow figure in the same spot every night for months. I was about 17 when it first began. My cousin moved in with us and I shared a room with her. I gave her my bed and slept on an air mattress next to it. I would wake up and could see a very tall and skinny make figure standing in the corner of the room by the door. So tall that his shoulders would hit the ceiling and his head would be hunched forward. I never said anything because I didn’t want to scare my younger cousin. One night in particular once I had woken up and noticed the man was there my cousin asked if I was awake once I said I was she asked if I could see the man watching us too.

  25. Erin Branson says:

    Three times my son and my daughter and I saw a very tall (9 ft) skinny ( 12 in) shadow in the house. It went through the house diagonally from north east and exited south west. My daughter saw it first and came screaming in the bedroom and said I saw a shadow man come in the bedroom and go through the wall outside. She slept with me for two weeks. Then one night I was having sex and I saw the exact same thing coming from the living room and into my daughters room. I jumped up and ran in there and it was gone. She was at a friends house. Then I was talking to her about it and my son walked in the room and said the shadow thing? Yea, I have seen it too. it came through while I was playing video games. I was ashamed to tell yall cause it would scare Mary and I didn’t want you to know I was scared. It came through at about 1:30 AM each time. It was in the shape of a man, only elongated.
    I called a Indian friend of mine and she said to take evergreen boughs and burn them and take the smoke into every room of the house, including the bathroom and laundry room. So I did that, and we never saw it again.

  26. Lucy says:

    I woke up in the middle of the night and I looked at the foot of my bed and I sore a black shape that looked like a human standing at the foot of my bed I closed my eyes 2 seconds after I sore it. I laded completey still for 45 minits then I opend my eyes ones more and It was still their looking right at me I did not know what to do so I closed my eyes and laded completey still for the rest of the night. The day after
    I did not tell my mom what happened last night. I tryed to Drew what I sore but my hand stared to shake and I stared to forget what it looked like.
    Please if you have any idea what it is.
    Oh and sorry for the bad spelling

    • Sarah says:

      The house I live in is swarming with Paranormal Activity. Shadow people. Orbs. Etc we even have a doll In our guest bath that the entitys like to move and manipulate…. There is on shadow person that I feel has begun to attach its self to me following me around.. Moving things.. Tapping on my book shelf last night it stood behind my closed bedroom door and watched me and my fiancee… Make love.. It won’t leave me alone and I get sense that it wants to tell me something

    • Jen McEntire says:

      A few questions.
      Have you ever experienced any kind of paranormal activity in your house?
      Do you mess with ouija boards or the occult?

  27. Luci says:

    i have had lots of experiances with them though was when i was around 3 or 4 years old, i was being naughty so i got locked outside i looked out the door way and saw these two figures laughing and running down the driveway i quickly turned my head and hid in the doorway i turned back to look and there was one of them up in my face so close it said “come play with me” i instanly closed my eyes and screamed and being locked out curled up in a ball

  28. Amy Herrera says:

    I have also seen them. I also seem to be sensitive to spirits. People who are nonbelievers even start having strange things happen to them if they are around me alot. One night I woke up and a short black hooded creature with red eyes was standing in the corner by our closet staring at me. Thinking I was dreaming I rolled over and snuggled to my husband. (If I can’t see it, its not there right) I went back to sleep. The next night we were all out on the front porch and he was cutting our roomates hair. I was like I had the craziest dream last night. Everyone was like what happened so I explained to them what I had seen and what had happened. My husband looked at our Roomie and was like you told her about my dream didn’t you? He assured my husband that he hadn’t and I asked him what he had dreamed. He said he dreamed that I rolled over to snuggle to him and it woke him up. He said that when I turned my back to it, it walked up behind me and was leaning over me in the bed staring down at me. We never spoke of this to my son. He had just finished his treatments for leukemia and was in remission. Not long after he relapsed. We moved out of the house and never really talked about it. Fast forward 2 years. My son was completely cancer free and doing fine and he out of the blue starts telling me about a black shadow man with red eyes that used to climb up his walls and onto the ceiling in his room at the old house. He said he thought he was dreaming but that he had also seen it in the hallway. I told him our experiences and needless to say we basically validated that we weren’t dreaming! I have no idea what it is but I think it is something evil, and demonic. I haven’t seen it since then and I hope to never see it again!

  29. Lucinda Crewe says:

    about 6 years ago i moved into my new flat, the flat was in a building that had burned down and been rebuilt like 3 times. i am not the only person in this building to have experienced occurances and at least 4 of the residents who lived here over the past 10 years since it re-opened have ended up in mental places. one resident even set fire to himself…on purpose.
    anyway during the last 6 years roughly in order here are some of the things i have seen, heard and felt.
    firstly i started hearing noises as though someone was shuffeling round my flat but there was no one there so i thought it was a draft or rats or something but that quickly escalated to seeing shadows out the corner of my eye and what sounded like children clapping coming from the center of the room on a few occasions.
    then one night my ex was staying over and i left the room to go to the bathroom, when i came back he sat up in bed and freeked out because he said i had already come back and got on top of him about to have sex but as i walked in the room whoever was on top of him vanished… he definatly wasnt lying because this also happened in the exact same way with my current partner. a couple of months later i heard my friend outside my door talking so i went out to see what he wanted and he also freeked out when i answered the door because he said he was already talking to me and didnt understand how one minute i was to the side of him the next i was comming out my door. on another day i walked down my corridor to find another of my friends passed out on the stairs, i awoke him and he quickly said something about an old lady telling him he had to leave the building before walking through him, he then quickly walked off sweating and shaking and it was about a year before he steped foot back in the building.
    next was other people saying i had been talking to them especially at the weekends when i am not even at home as i stay with my family then although they all comment on the fact that i seem to look slightly older. also people who come into my flat say they feel strange start shaking and sweating and seeing faces in the tv and in the windows, they describe these faces as ashy and burned,

    one night i had just lay down on the bed face down and felt like someone was right there i turned over and saw a tall figure of smoke standing over me. he stood there for about a minute before walking halfway across the room and vanished, my partner who was staying that night was a bit shaken up by it… the man would apear most nights and just walk around a bit then dissapear so i deffinatly didnt feel thretend by this one, he is different to the others. one of the last things to happen was a dream i had in which a greyish skined man with shadows around him and green/red/yellow eyes (like those old 3d images) stood in the doorway between my front room and kitchen, he was very angry with me so i shouted at him that he was no longer welcome and scince then nothing apart from the sound of smashing plates in my kitchen. obviously when i go in there there is nothing broken or out of place.
    i must add that all these things have happened when i have been fully concious… i do get sleep paralysis/ more frequently scince i moved there but never whilst any of these things have happened. over people im my building have seen this activity but not on the scale or freequency as in my flat.

    • Simon says:

      heh can’t comment as to the significance of your dreams / experiences, but just on a hunch, buy yourself a decent smoke detector and sprinkler system. Oh and don’t assume that emotional or frustrated equates to ill natured :)

  30. Fuck Your Feelings!.. says:

    Hey guys,whats does it mean when you half sleep and you cant move,but some how you hear a voice in your ear,buy you can’t turn your head?,,That shit happan to me many years ago

  31. Stacey Smith says:

    well I’m just as glad I’ve found this story I’m turning 26 this year and have been seeing shadow people all my life!!! till this day… it freaks me out, cause I know what I saw and when I look to see again it’s GONE!!!!

  32. Misa says:

    I have always seemed to have this shadow like “creature” follow me since I was about four years old. This creature in appearance is about 7’4″ broad shoulders, wearing a set of full plate armor with spike paldrons. He has feline like ears with piercing ice blue feline eyes. It normally stays in an incorporeal form in a corner watching me whispering, unless it comes near me it always pulls out a claymore going into a more solid form trying to stab me. In those times when it goes after me, it only retreats with the sound of a bell. I’m almost 23 now, does anyone have any idea what this may be?

    • Demi says:

      It has been quite awhile since you posted this but I have always dreamed about a tall dark shadow with blue eyes since I was about 7 im only 16 now and although I cannot relate to the Claymore and stabbing, this is the only description of a dark shadow with blue eyes I’ve come across so I hope you get a chance to read this.

      • Jen McEntire says:

        Hi, sorry for the delayed response. A few questions:
        Do you only see this figure in your dreams?
        Does the figure ever touch you in the dreams?
        Do you see this figure outside of your dream state?
        Answers to these questions and a little more detail about your situation can help me to better understand your predicament and try to help. Thanks!

  33. Elvis Guerra says:

    My 1st encounter was at about 5 or 6 year old age. I see a silhouette with blue aura watching at me. I don feel any fear, but curiosity. I know somebody is watching me but not certain who are. I have a theory, I use to have SLEEP PARALYSIS, vivid dreams and some astral projection. Once, I awake in a very real astral projection and walked on my room, when I see what can I do, I try to go to my neighbor house to see the sexy girl who live there. I can’t, and back to a dream. Maybe if I can do that, I BECOME a shadow people. And if she see me when I do that, maybe I have to run like somebody uncovered at peeping

  34. Manny says:

    Well I’m glad i found this blog, for I have many encounters with “The Shadow People”. This particular encounter that I’m about to tell, was the most recent one.
    It took place back in the Fall of 2007.

    I had been sleeping for a couple of hours, when I felt somebody or “something” had entered my room. I woke up and I looked around the room. I saw nothing, or so I thought ( mind you that my room is pitch black. I love sleeping with no lights on). As I went back to sleep, I felt the presence of something in my room. I got HOT and Sweaty chills running all over my body. As I tried to sit up, I heard some kind of weird noise coming from the corner of my room. I still cant describe the noise but, I ilke to compare it to the noise the monsters from the movie THE DESCENT make. The blind, white monsters when they are listenting to the noises. Anyways, back to my story. I found myself to be paralyzed from the neck down. Since this was not my first encounter with the Shadow People, I knew exactly what to do. I started moving my finger tips, curling them in towards the palm of my hand. Once I had formed a fist, I started pushing on my fist, trying to loosen myself, and somehow fall over the bed. At that moment, The Shadow quickly jumped on top of me holding me down from my hands and breathing on me. As I tried pushing IT off, I kept on screaming and telling the Shadow to go FUCK some one else.

    Somehow, I was able to break free from the Shadow. I sat up Sweating and panting, and look around for the Shadow, but it was nowhere to be found. So I went back to sleep. Or so I tried to.

    I Had just layed down and decided to sleep on my stomach. Within a minute, I felt the presence again. This time, I thought to my self, ” I’m going to jump of the bed and go straight at the Shadow”. But, unfortunately, I wasnt able to move. It was too late and the Shadow was on top of me pushing me down. As, I tried moving, I started noticing that i was getting weakier and weakier by the moment. I kept on hearing the Shadow like hiss at me and I felt it right behind my head.

    It got to the point where I told my self that I needed to fight this Shadow somehow or I was gonna die. I decided to fight this Shadow they way I learned when I was little. I used my spiritual energy to fight it off. It took me some time, but I was able to get it off.

    The Shadow and I came face to face. I was able to take a good look at the Shadow. It had no trace of a human spirit. It was black, and it was floating. Kinda of like smoke in the air. What I did notice, or what stand out to me is that, The Shadow seemed to have very long hair floating around the face. I was not able to see anything else, except the hollow red eyes. I also noticed that the Shadow seemed to be sucking some sort of White energyy out of me, and I think thats why I felt weak.

    That was the last encounter I had with a Shadow.

    A little bit about my self;
    Ever since I was little Ive been haunted. I see stuff that other people cant. I have what some people call A Sixth Sense. For some reason, I attrack Entities and I can communicate with them. Ever since I was Four years of age, Ive had many encounters with Shadows, spirits and Twice with a Demon. My father never told me that I was born with a gift. A gift that every first born of the first born son gets. As I grew older, I started to understand my gift. I learned from it and I became stronger. Now, I understand that WE, Humans, too can harm the Supernatural Entities. I must say, When you encounter this Shadow people, and they dont leave you alone, It could be extremely terrifying.

    Thanks for reading

    • Elvis Guerra says:

      Great story. I really like to send you a sketch I make about a shadow I saw when I was a kid. The only thing different about my experience is the blue aura, I can’t find nothing about that

    • Elvis Guerra says:

      This is the sketch

    • Daniel says:

      You seem to know alot about this kind of stuff it seems, I am the post from before this one, the story of when i was younger and my experience, recently i re-read your story and though about my past experiences and I don’t know why I didn’t put two and two together, shortly after my experience with a shadow person I had a terrible 4-5 years when i slept in the room, I never saw the entity again, however I still feel it and for those 4-5 years i had terrible night terrors, they are like a living nightmare where your in between being asleep and awake, I always though its because I had gotten to warm in the nights since when i finally came to after each Terror I would be sweating buckets.

      Recently I have been reading up on connections and I found an interesting article about the different planes of existence, Some people have the ability to project them selves above their body and have an out of body experience called astral projection and this takes place on the astral plane however there are other planes and it has been agreed that there is a place called the Ethereal state where shadow people are said to be and it has been said that they can draw people out from their earthly body and take then to the Ethereal plane which is why you are momentarily paralyzed since you are not connected to your earthly body, I just wanted to get this out there just in case people have these same experiences.

      But you talk about the first son of a first son, that would be my older brother and when these night terrors took place I cant remember what exactly i could see however i would always call for my brother but when ever he came into my room it wouldn’t be his face it would always be someone/something else’s face it definatally wasn’t human it was torn up and it sends shivers down my back just picturing it. Hope this helped anyone who was wondering about why they felt paralyzed when ever having an encounter with this type of entity.

    • Fuck Your Feelings!.. says:

      Yo,do you gotta skype or fb .,im interested in your story,i also have a lil in counter with shawdow,and Paralizie sleeping problem

    • Simon says:

      Why would you want to harm anything, even if it was real? I’ve had a similar experience – in my case two smaller ones with glowing red eyes. I felt like I was weighed down too, but despite that I sat straight up. Was like time in reverse then. I went down my hallway, outside, somewhere in the sky was a star. I was in a cavern surrounded by what’s best described as stereotype grays, pink skinned and with bright blue eyes, with two irises.

      I know it’s easy to jump to conclusions when lots of people have the same sorts of dreams, as is apparently the case here, but that can happen at a smaller scale too. My kids independantly told me one morning they had a rough nights sleep as they dreamt I was a huge white giant and they thought I was scary. I will of course point out that I don’t appear to be a giant, nor do I recall being one at any point lol. A logical explanation would probably be a better one.

  35. Sammy says:

    I’m kinda glad in a way to know that other people have experienced something similar that I’ve been experiencing periodically for the past 21 years…it started when I was house-sitting at a late seventeenth century estate. I woke up one night and thought I had dreamed about a dark shadowy figure hovering above my body . Except I’m not so sure that I dreamed it. The next episode occurred approximately 5 years later while on a skiing vacation in Colorado. Only that time my sister, who was sleeping in the same room, had the exact same experience…a dark figure hovering above our bodies. Ever since I have had repeated episodes. I wake up screaming at the top of my lungs, drenched in sweat, heart racing…truly a terrifying experience. The last episode, it was hovering on top of my headboard. I’ve never seen red or glowing eyes. Just a dark, shapeless, hovering figure that literally levitates above my body. I’ve never seen it besides at night in a so called dream state. I do not ever have any other repetitive dreams, besides this night terror. Nothing in particular brings it on. I don’t know what it is, but I sense that it’s not something good or I wouldn’t be so terrified.

  36. Douglas says:

    Ok I experienced the same tall dark figure with red eyes last nigjt. it didn’t speak to me or touch me. It just sat far away smiling at me. I also heard many voices in my ear mumbling things and I couldn’t make out what either voice was saying. I didn’t wake up and see this I fell asleep and experienced it. I had fell asleep a little after 12:30 am and after I fell asleep and saw him just staring at me it frightened me so much I woke up. I was scared to check the time because I knew it was some time around 3:00 am. And sure enough when I checked my phone for the time it was 3:03. Before this dream I had been having extremely vivid nightmares two convective nights before and all day seing shadow figures out the corner of my eyes. I figured I was just going crazy but when I seen that tall skinny black shadow man last night I had to do some research. I’m sure its not that sleep paralysis crap because I didn’t wake up paralyzed. I went to sleep for 2 and a half hours and the red eyed man woke me up. I could feel someone in my room through the rest of the night. I did fall back asleep and had no dreams after, or at least I just don’t remember if I did upon waking to go to work. And the second night when I had a nightmare it was a wonderful happy dream that turned into a very scary dream with a wall that had three faces on it, the two outside faces were on fire and the middle one wasn’t on fire but it did speak to me so I went closer to it and it said do you remember what you did and I said no. Then the face told me I had sold my soul to satan. It gave me an exact date and quoted me but I had never done any of what it said I did. At least I don’t remember. And keep in mind this is the night before I seen the tall skinny red eyed figure sitting from afar staring and smiling at me. I don’t know if I’m going insane because no one can tell me any of this is fake. Im not scared to go to sleep tonigut but I’m thinking it could possibley get worse. I will be back to tell because I know I’m not alone. I think its just something evil trying to manipulate and scare me and that’s all. I am 21 I will be 22 this weekend on Sunday.

  37. Stepheyy says:

    I’ve seen the shadow person like 3 or 4 times. I saw it up close like twice. And all the time I saw it , it was in the hour of 4 (said to be the hour witch the ghost wake up and roam the earth). I was asleep and woke up exactly at 4:00 and by the foot of my bed it was sitting there and saying my name and was like if was comeing closer. At this time I couldn’t move or speak I was trying so so hard but nuthing and I closed my eyes and reopened them and it was gone . And the 2nd time I woke up and it was on top of me like holding me down i couldn’t move and talk or anything. And that time I closed my eyes like 3 times and is didn’t disappear till the 4th time. The first two times I saw it in a door way and going in the hall. I’m really curious about them ? Like what are they ? What do they want ? Are they good or bad ? Why do they choose to be seen by certain people ? If you have any answers or stories I’m veary intrested please e-mail me at : [email protected]

    I’m starting to feel okay knowing that other people see them too.

    • Manny says:

      I dont think they are good, the Shadow People.
      I have some encounters with them too.

      And, just like us, they too need to eat.
      I believe they feed off on us. the energy we release when we are scared/frighten.

      Thats just my conclusion due to all of my past experiences.

      • Simon says:

        So you’re saying they are real and the fear we give off feeds them? If that’s the case I’ll try harder to be scared next time.

        After all, the idea of helping another, even at small cost to myself must surely be a good thing. I guess you’re not a fan of charities or giving in general? :)

  38. Madison says:

    The first experience you had sounds like sleep paralysis. I have had sleep paralysis many, many times so I understand how it scared you. I have seen some pretty freaky stuff in that state. There are some people who believe that sleep paralysis is actually a demon attacking you, but I believe the scientific explanation. It helps me sleep better at night.

    • Evan Taylor says:

      Hey I have experianced this for the past month and the discription of the Shadow Person from the story is 100% right with my dreams I’ve had for a month.

  39. Praeradio says:

    Wow, very few people on here can spell, anyway. I was home alone in my house (which I am for hours a day) just playing my computer when I decided to walk to the neighborhood cemetery. That night I realized I brought something home with me. It’s only able to crawl along the ceiling, its joints seem to be broken to the point where they bend the opposite way, it’s head doing a full 180 so it could look down. Every time it moves a series of loud “crackling” sounds, like popping joints, fills the room. A few days later I found the grave which he came from by aura purging. His name is Phillip, he was a slave who was hung and burned for knowing to read, they broke his limbs so he could not run.

  40. Jay says:

    Sounds like ninjas to me.

  41. Jacob says:

    Hi I have been seeing a Dark figure with red eyes he tells me orders to do but I yell at him to stop telling me orders in my dreams also in real life he points to a case and I reach for it and it has a note and it says orders and what is in the case.

  42. Michael says:

    If this is related, i used to see whote figure run through my living room. If you heard about the three police officers killed in a domestic dispute in Pittsburgh, PA… One was a very good and close friend. The spector starts where he used to stand at parties.

  43. One night I WaS in my apartment, I had company. I was walking down my hall past my doorway entrance and there it stood, a black shadow figure in the dark corner as if it was hiding frm me. It was facing in my direction in the corner still as can be. I was walking by so fast to get to my friend, I froze speechlessly, doubled back in stilettos spontaneously as my guest could see because my bed was in front of the doorway of the hall I was walking down. It was gone just like that! I got goosebumps for the next five months every time I had to go in that closet of that corner. Talking about Eerie feelings. Well my son saw it about 10 months later. I’m thinking is he mocking me or making a joke out of this situation? Absolutely not, Ifelt my 11 yr. Old sons heart it was beating so fast I hugged him and told him it was our cousin who passed away. To clear his mind. So I asked him how tall was it, then I myself had to encounter this corner just to not show fear for the sake of my child. He estimated the same exact height and size of the one I witnessed. My son sleep in my room on the floor on the opposite side of the doorway until I moved. But guess what about one year and a half later, I was sleep by this time my son was still sleeping in my room but he was sleeping at the foot of my bed. I was about 7-8 months pregnant. My best friend was in the bed with me. I wake up because my phone is ringing continuously. As I opened my eyes there it stood a hooded black robed thing with RED gleaming eyes standing high over the foot of my bed. All I’m thinking is this thing is standing right above my son who was at the foot of the bed. It was high off the ground, It had it arms straight out as if it wear carrying a try. But its hands held nothing. It was so freaky and weird mind you my phone is ringing. I was so scared of this one because it was so large and it looked so powerful and strong. I grabbed my pregnant belly and turned over to answer the phone it was my neighbor down the hall. At this point her voice is so loud because of the complete silence, that I could hear her through my front door and the phone. She said, “Nick wake up Nick I’m at your door.”. Knock-Knock-Knock that thing turned so quickly and zoomed out of my room as quick and swiftly as a theif in the night. It was broad daylight approximately 10:30 A.M. I mean as it swept out of my room I could see its black robe floating away like a ghost from a scary movie. It went exactly to the same damn doorway I spotted the other one in. Just to think I had to go that same way to open the door for my neighbor. I was frantic. My bestfriend said she saw my face and she said I looked frozen still with my movements. She saw nothing because she was faced towards the pillow. Talk about scared to death. I had my baby, well I was scared to leave my children alone in that apartment. I was watching my 4 day old infant sleep. I turned my back for 5 seconds and then I turned around to adore my precious new baby and you wouldn’t believe what I witnessed. It was a face towel over my baby’s face. I felt like I couldn’t breathe! How do you explain this madness to yourself or another individual. You can’t, I looked around my room and said to myself, I gotta get the hell out of this apartment. I moved two months later. I thank God I got out of there sane. Never seen one since. But, I lived less than 3 blocks from a cemetery. I also lost a child I was pregnant with at four months at that location. I believe all your stories. You have to actually see it yourself to believe it. Those shadow people are real. I know what I saw I wasn’t intoxicated, on drugs or meds. They are here in America this is not a game. Rebuke all evil, people will bring evil into your home with them. Watch your circle and your back. #TrueStory

  44. I had these problems when I was a kid. I also had the feeling of “not being able to move” my dad also had this happen to him a-lot; when he was about in his 20’s he said he realized when you zone-out or are very tired you slip into dream like-mode; if I tired enough I could think of a song long enough and it would sound like they were plying downstairs in my kitchen… and there really is a chemical that restricts movement so you don’t act out dreams. GET A GOOD SLEEP SCHEDULE and the black man will be no more than a part of your tired mind. Really its all BS.

    As for consciously being outside at night and seeing something run toward me you can rest assure that trusty GLOCK21 is coming out of it’s holster (or someones gone looney).

  45. ian says:

    i was on my computer doing a school paper when all of a sudden i heard my name and it sounds like my sister witch she moved out 2 weeks before so i got out of my bed and walked out side i love spending time with my sister than i see this one out line of her and it turns to me and starts ruing away so i told it to stop it turn and i say this two blood red eyes looking at me i was stunned i could not move and all it sayed was my name and when away i ran in to my bathroom and puked until i had no food left in my stomach i here that nose ever night scene then

  46. allegrea says:

    Same thing happened to me in the shower and well i started to scream for my mom or brother. they came and stayed with me till the end.then i soon learned that was the evil wacthing me

  47. Nate says:

    This happened when i was in High School, I am 25 now. I was up late writing a report the was due the next morning. When I finished it was 3:00 AM. I walked through my living room turning a into the dinning room where I could see into the kitchen. As soon as I did, I saw a darkened shadow person, with dark red eyes that stood out. It was in my kitchen and did not move. It was not out of the corner of my eye but in plain sight. once I saw it I froze and for a moment I felt like I was looking down on myself from out of my body. Once that was over It took all my strength almost crawl upstairs to my room. the whole time I could feel it watching me. I got in my bed and It felt and sounded like someone was standing in my doorway. I tried to speak but nothing came out. then It all went away. I was home alone.

  48. Noe says:

    Ithis happened about a year ago, I was sleeping and I saw them but it was about two of them they moved to the cornor of my room and that’s where they stayed until they left for about two weeks they will show up off and on then one night I woke up and saw one over me I couldn’t move and it felt like it was holding me down the more I tried to move the more it would pin me down, it spoke and said”worship me!” I prayed in my mind to God and then I moved and It left the next day we moved my room around I got saved and I never seen them again. And i hope not to it was the scarist thing in the world, it gives me chills i told my friends and people this story and nobody thinks Im telling the truth, but I know what I saw its scarred in my mind.

  49. Alex says:

    The first ‘encounter’ you experienced, the one where you couldn’t move, is just sleep paralysis, where people wake up and are unable to move, and sometimes hallucinate, nothing supernatural i’m afraid.