Up until recently, I never believed in these beings. When someone mentioned 'Shadow Person' to me I immediately had visions of a shadow on the wall suddenly taking on a life of its own. I thought, there is no such thing. Well, there is no such thing as what I envisioned a Shadow Person to be, but Shadow People do exist and you may find yourself becoming a victim of one if you are not careful.
Before I tell you how you can protect yourself, let me explain first what a Shadow Person is.
A Shadow person, basically, is the complete opposite of an angel or a spirit who wants to do good. These beings may very well be what many associate as demons and they appear just as their name says, a shadow, but as in a three dimensional form. They appear as shadows because they have no light, they lost their light when they chose to turn away from God.
If you have ever read a book by Sylvia Browne, I very much believe that these Shadow People are what Sylvia is referring to as 'dark entities.' For whatever reason, they choose to turn away from God and because of this, they have lost the white light that many of us have. For most of us, when it is our time to pass on, we carry on over to the spirit world where we will meet with our loved one, and carry on over there. However, there are some beings who for whatever reason, lose their faith in God and choose to turn away from his light and lose theirs. I believe this is what a Shadow Person is. They are basically souls that have lost their way.
Now before you start feeling sorry for these shadow people and want to open your home to them so you can show them the way, think again.
As I've mentioned, they CHOSE to turn away from God. It was THEIR choice, they were not SENT to the dark side, they were not banished from Heaven or the spirit world, they are dark entities because they've CHOSEN to be this way. If God, angels, and spirits couldn't convince these souls to not turn away, what makes you think you're going to do any better?
Shadow People are the bottom feeders of the Paranormal World. They are miserable and because they aren't happy, they don't like you being happy either. They feed on weak people, those who are suffering from depression and even children. Those shadow people may very well be the monster who likes to hang out in our closets when we are children.
SO NOW, HOW DO YOU PROTECT YOURSELF FROM BECOMING A VICTIM OF A SHADOW PERSON.
As I mention, Shadow People are the bottom feeders of the Paranormal World. They like to feed on the energy of people who are already down and out. Their favorite type of people to pick on are those who are already suffering from depression. They also tend to target those who have somehow lost their faith in God. I also worry about those who abuse drugs or alcohol, as well as people who tend to jump from relationship to relationship, you know those people who break up with someone and then a week later are with someone else. The fact that they are going for the first person who pays attention to them tells me there is self esteem issues, and Shadow People love that.
I don't believe Shadow People are demons, but I think this is where the belief in demons began. They certainly seem to fit the profile of one, but keep in mind, Shadow People are like this because it was their choice, not God's.
The best advice I can give to protect yourself from a becoming a victim of one of these beings is stay positive, don't let anyone take your self confidence and don't lose your faith in God. Remember you have angels around you, as well as your loved ones who have passed as well as Spirit Guides. You also have a white light around you that is from God. Whenever you feel scared, or are going through a hard time in your life just remember that we all go through hard times and it will eventually come to an end. Remember your white light and surround yourself with it. Shadow People run and hide from white lighters and if you stay positive and strong, chances are a Shadow Person will leave you alone.
SIGNS TO LOOK FOR IF A SHADOW PERSON HAS DECIDED TO TARGET YOU
A Haunting that suddenly seems to come out of nowhere. If you have lived in a house for a while and suddenly there are noises and weird things going on in the home, chances are you are not dealing with a ghost but a shadow person.
Shadow People only come out at night time, although they are always around, they only really act up at night time.
It's not uncommon for those who have become a target to be awaken for no reason at all during the night, it is also not uncommon to wake up with bruises.
Some Shadow People are aggressive, while most just want to attack your self esteem, some will actually rip your sheets off while you sleep, rock the bed or furniture and of course, leave you with bruises. Shadow People also like to evoke fear, they WANT you to be afraid. This just feeds their ego to see you shaking in your boots...just like a typical bully.
WHAT TO DO
If you believe you may have become a target of a shadow person, you may want to give me or another paranormal group a call. However, paranormal groups can only do so much. The only one who can get rid of a shadow person is you. Change your way of thinking, stop doubting yourself. If you feel you are depressed, seek medical help. Regain your faith in God, surround yourself with the white light. I would even recommend visiting a New Age Shop and buying yourself a crystal or something that is meant to keep bad spirits away.
People who have seen a Shadow Person, claim that they are either wearing a long coat and a hat, or donned in a cloak. They are also reported as having red eyes, why they have red eyes, I don't know. I would assume it has to do with the whole dark entity thing and no white light.
There are more and more people reportedly seeing these things and dealing with them. Why there seems to be an up rise my only guess would be because we live in a world that is full of hatred and negativity. A world that tells us what we should look like, how we should dress, how we should act and if we don't, we don't belong. No wonder so many people are suffering from depression.
I know some of you are going to read this and think that I've gone all religious on you, however, you have to remember that as I stated earlier, I never used to believe in Shadow People until I started speaking with other paranormal groups and eventually, was called to a home where the woman was being harassed by a shadow person. I've also been told by others that I am wrong when it comes to what a Shadow Person actually is. I've been told that Shadow People aren't bad and that they don't hurt you. Well guess what, they can and they do. I understand that everyone has their own opinions and not everyone has to agree with me. All I ask is that you keep an open mind, and keep yourself protected. If you do all that I mentioned earlier, you will have no worries when it comes to Shadow People.
So in the end, stay happy, Shadow People don't like Happy People!
Oh, and one more important thing to mention here, Shadow People are often associated with Ouija Boards. Many times people who play with these things often attract a Shadow Person. So think twice next time you decide it might be fun to play with one of these things. You may just get more then what you bargained for.
I was completely unaware at the time that I had seen a Shadow Person, but now as I make myself knowledgable about Shadow People and know what to look for, I realize now that I have in fact come in contact with one.
My very first encounter happened when I was in my early 20's. I was living in Barrie, Ontario and my two room mates had gone away for the weekend, so I had the condo we were renting all to myself!
One night I stayed up and watched an old movie that was playing on the TV, which just happened to be 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.' The movie was great, it was probably filmed in the late 1930's and me being a lover of old films was right in my glory! When the movie ended, which was about one in the morning, I headed off to bed.
At some point in the night, I believe I woke up. Something seemed to be off in my room, the energy around me suddenly seemed odd and rather menacing. My eyes darted around the dark room and as I scanned the room I started to become more and more agitated. I had the overwhelming feeling that I was being watched. It was at this point that I decided it best to turn on the light. As I reached for the light on the table beside my bed, I saw it. Standing against the wall, near the foot of my bed stood a tall, BLACK figure, no features just a BLACK SHADOW. To me, it appeared as though this thing were wearing a top hat. I reached for the light and illuminated the room and whatever it was I saw, was gone.
Come the next morning, I had myself convinced I had been dreaming. I had after all just watched Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde before going to bed and the figure I saw did look a lot like how Mr. Hyde dressed with his top hat and cape. I dismissed it and never saw it again.
My second encounter happened when I was 32 years old. By now, I was right into the ghost hunting and in a few days, I was to visit a home here in Peterborough that was said to be haunted and had even been featured on the TV series 'Rescue Mediums.'
I remember that it was a very hot and humid night. I had laid down at the bottom of the bed to try and catch a bit of the breeze that was blowing through my bedroom window because the fan just wasn't helping me any.
Once again, I found myself waking up. I was still laying at the bottom of the bed, my cat was laying beside me when suddenly I noticed that something seemed to get the cat's attention. She was starring intently at the bedroom door so of course couriosity got the better of me and I looked toward the door. What I saw scared the living crap right out of me. There standing at the my door was once again, a BLACK SHADOW figure, no features but this time, it wasn't wearing a top hat, it was dressed in a cloak. The moment that I set my sights on this thing, it moved at lightening speed so that in a blink of an eye it was standing above me. Before I could react, this thing had picked me up and threw me off the bed and as I felt myself being lifted off the bed, I heard in a demonic voice 'YOU BITCH!'
Then, I woke up. I was not lying at the bottom of my bed but was now up by my pillows. My cat was laying beside me and looking at me like I had lost my mind. My heart was thumping and I was so scared from this vivid nightmare that I had to turn the light on to calm myself down.
The dream was SO REAL!
Although many people will dismiss the second encounter as just a dream, the one thing that has to be pointed out is how REAL it was. I literally felt myself being lifted off the bed by this thing and literally heard it's demonic voice call me a bitch. I may have only been attacked by a Shadow Person in my sleep, but it goes to show that spirits, good and bad can repress themselves on your dreams. Good spirts give you wonderful dreams of water falls while the bad ones, the bad ones being Shadow People, give you nightmares.
Although I was only in a dream state, I still very much believe that I still had an encounter with a Shadow Person. After describing my encounter with another fellow Ghost Hunter, I was told that I had in fact, without a doubt, encountered a Shadow Person.
So in my life, I've seen both, I've seen Hat man and I've seen the cloaked figure. They may look different but their intentions are all the same, to scare the living crap right out of you. It seems to be the more you fear these things, the more powerful they become.
As a ghost hunter, I have learned to NOT fear these things, in fact, I laugh at them. You have to remember that Shadow People are your typical bully and what does a bully thrive off of? Fear! Once you show fear you become their victim and I refuse to be a Shadow Person's victim.
Just knowing that is the reason why I can sleep at night!