Have you ever been chillin’ on your couch, reading/watching TV, and movement somewhere across the room catches your attention? You look and see nothing, and so return to your book and it happens again! this time, you look up faster and catch a fleeting but very distinct human shape dart across your wall. Then it disappears.
What was that? Your imagination? A shadow? A ghost? Or maybe it was something, some phenomenon that’s been gaining more and more support over the last few decades: Shadow People. It could be an old phenomenon with a new name, or it could be that shadow people have been seen more and more frequently, for longer periods of time than ever. Stephen Wagner says about them:
“Those who are experiencing and studying the shadow people phenomenon say that these entities almost always used to be seen out of the corner of the eye and very briefly. But more and more, people are beginning to see them straight on and for longer periods of time. Some experiencers testify that they have even seen eyes, usually red, on these shadow beings.
The mysterious sightings have become a hot topic of conversion in paranormal chat rooms, message boards and websites, and it is given widespread attention on paranormal talk radio.”
No one knows what they really are, either. Mainstream science of course calls them out as imagination. Some believe they could be ghosts, but some people (like me) think that’s improbable. Their overall appearance is dark, almost black, and even though they are human-shaped, they have no faces or visible clothing. They don’t talk, they don’t affect anything surrounding them, etc.
Another difference between ghosts and shadow people is the eyes. Shadow people’s eyes are often described as glowing red. That, along with the feelings of foreboding often reported with a sighting, lead many to believe that they are of demonic origin. That, unfortunately, begs another question: why are they letting us see them? Is it only to scare us?