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The Shadow People Files

Compiled by Christopher Ree

Hi all, this article (on going file) touches on “The Shadow People”. It is a bit lengthy, but does shed some, no pun intended, light on the shadowy people that many report seeing. We get quite a few letters from folks on this topic. Many report seeing a shadow man wearing a hat.

Shadow People are an age old mystery. They have been with us since the dawn of Man. Some say it the classic appearance of the Boogie Man used around to the world to keep children in line. How many of us have been told as kids to behave or the Boogie Man will come and take us in the night! We have received numerous letters here at Global Psychics concerning these strange, dark, and shadowy apparitions. These reports come in from all over and have a constant thread. People are seeing shadowy figures flitting in and out of their range of vision. There, but not quite. They lurk in the dark corners of people’s bedrooms and closets. They are frightening, but so far there have been no reports of anyone being harmed by these shadows, none the less, they are quite disheartening.

What are these things? No one really knows. I have some thoughts, though. Throughout the centuries of metaphysical and alchemical investigation, these shadow beings have been linked to what has come to be known as the doppelganger , the dark twin of Man. Could these shadows be the dark side of us? This is a good question to ask and ponder. I think there is some merit in this line of thought. These phenomena could be the parts of us that the shadows our souls cast the part of us that is not really humanized or spiritualized. These shadows could be the form our negative karma takes as we struggle to find the light of our souls and balance the good and bad within ourselves. Are these shadow beings the shadows of our souls?

There is a common theme shared by many who encounter the shadow people. It is claimed that these shadows come in the night while people are sleeping. A feeling of pressure on the chest and an inability to breather is reported, often accompanied by a sense of paralysis. These symptoms are more than enough to cause fear and panic. Even if the shadow is standing across the room, this sensation of being immobilized occurs. People have reported striking out at the shadow in order to push it away. Their hands just passed right through it with no effect.

No one really knows what these shadowy shapes are. Some have even reported seeing shadow animals, mostly dogs and cats. I have had some thoughts that maybe, just maybe, that these things are actual shadows, but the shadows from beings in a parallel universe, one that is in such proximity with ours as to occasionally “bleed” through a thin spot in the ethers. That is one theory worth considering. These could be beings from another dimension that is just on “the other side” of ours. Greek mythology referred to Hades as the home of the “shades”. Could this shadow world of Pluto’s Hades be poking through a dimensional wall and appearing? Maybe that shadow dog is Cerberus!

As mentioned above, so far, there are no reports of injury or death related to these shadowy forms, though some claim to be nearly frightened to death by them.

Read the letters below and let Global Psychics know what you think. If any of you have had anything like this appear to you, please drop us a line. Some folks have taken photos and are posted on various web sites. Just type in Shadow People into your search engine and you will be amazed at how many sites deal with this topic.

I find that encounters with the Shadow People are somewhat reminiscent of encounters with ETs. The paralysis and inability to breathe is similar. The “grays” could be considered shadowy. This is another theory to entertain. Maybe certain types of aliens have a shadowy form that has little physical property to it other than shadow.

One thing is certain. These Shadow People are real. Too many people have encountered them. Reports come in from all around the world. Paranormal talk radio shows have frequent calls concerning these occurrences. Listed below are six possibilities:

  • These Shadow People are a form of doppelganger , an evil twin, the dark shadow of one’s self.
  • These Shadow People are dark beings from a parallel universe poking through a thinning veil that separates our two universes.
  • These Shadow People are from another dimension that exists on a different light frequency than ours.
  • These Shadow People are the shades of Hades who somehow have escaped.
  • These Shadow People are ETs that use special wormholes to travel here instead of a spaceship.
  • These Shadow People are really ghosts of deceased humans who have refused to cross over to the light in reaction to the fear of judgment and punishment for past wrong deeds, and therefore stuck in a shadowy world.

Cast your votes and let us know what you think. If you have any additional information, by all means, send it to

Read the letters below (following the images) and let Global Psychics know what you think. If any of you have had anything like this appear to you, please drop us a line. Some folks have taken photos and are posted on various web sites (a few photos are posted below). Just type in Shadow People into your search engine and you will be amazed at how many sites deal with this topic


























I was just going to share what I experienced when I was about in the 5th or 6th grade. This was about 5 to 6 years back… One night about 3:00 am I woke up to a shadow figure at the end of my bed… I was scared and couldn’t move.. I was in some state and then about 2 mins later a Larger Old lady appeared behind him. The old lady spirit seemed to advance in my way. And then I felt this massive pressure on my chest, I couldn’t breathe. In panic I tried to move but I couldn’t. And then the old man seemed to go psycho? And come to my throat and started choking me for about 5 seconds. After that they vanished! I was very scared. My mom woke up about 10 mins later for a drink. I could hear her in the kitchen, and ran right into her arms. Then made up a bed in my parents room and slept there for the rest of the night. Now my house was only 4 years old at the time.. And very haunted. We have moved since. But I was just wondering if you have heard of this evil pair doing this to people before? Thanks for your time. Garrett

What most likely happened to you was a visit from some “Shadow People”. This seems to happen more frequently than you would think. There have been many reports of such occurrences. Some psychics, such as me, believe that they are the shadows of a parallel universe that appear in shadow form. Sometimes the beings from there break thru to our universe. They usually are not very cheerful or friendly from all the reports I have seen. That must be a very unhappy place they come from. No one has been harmed by them to my knowledge. They do exist and have been seen by many people. You may be able to find out more about them by googling Shadow People. I hear there are shadow animals too and a man who wears a bit top hat! The Coast to Coast AM radio show, which airs every night (see their website for the radio station near you), has had several shows about them. You can look into their archives by going to Hope this helps. Love, Light, & Laughter, Christopher Ree

When I lived in NY at my moms house I slept with my sister in her room one night. I woke up in the middle of the night feeling smothered. I heard a loud static buzzing sound in my head and I felt like I couldn’t move no matter how hard I tried. I made sure that I woke up just incase this was a dream. Awake and paralyzed I was laying there. I looked to my right side and I saw a black figure out of the corner of my eye. I know somehow it was a woman she had a feminine figure. And when I noticed her and reacted by stiffening up more she seemed startled and I felt the buzzing stop. Then the figure slowly faded as it exited out the door. And I got my body back and woke up my sister. We stayed up all night that night. There was no way I would go back to sleep after that. It was just plain weird. Holly

What you experienced is an encounter with a shadow person. Their appearances have been more frequently reported lately. That may be due to the fact that people are now more willing to talk about such things, or there just may be more of them happening. The overall consensus about these beings is that they are inter-dimensional. They exist in some other universe that is parallel to ours. Once in a while the boundary between our universe and theirs frays and things “leak” from one to the other. There are numerous accountings of comings and goings throughout history. We can only see them as shadows as they are not within our laws of physics. The buzzing sound is common and is said to be the sound of the two universes rubbing up against each other. No one knows for sure, but it is the best explanation we have to date. Don’t worry. None of the shadow people have harmed anyone, though they are rather spooky, not what I would want to open my eyes to, a black shadow and a buzz saw sound in my ears. The paralysis is also noted, almost as if being weighed down and with pressure on the chest. I would guess this would be the intrusion of the other universes, such as energies/atmospheric pressure/its laws of physics, take your pick. A story like this one will be good for some mileage around the camp fire down at the Blue Springs campground in Deland. Take care. Let us know if we can help out again. Love, Light, & Laughter, Christopher Ree

I’m male 24 and a happy person. My experience? Well when I was 17 I semi woke up and saw this big black shadow above me on the other side of the room. I just froze and it went into my body. It was something I have never experienced before!! I felt like it was fighting me inside. I couldn’t move…I tried to grab my door handle but then my arm froze and I tried to hell but only a little bit of voice came out. I was frozen and couldn’t do anything. This was for about a minute or so….then I just had to fight it and it finally left…I have had this happen to me every so often….like once a year or twice a year…I know to fight it. I just want to know what it is. What harm it can cause? Why me? I’m a really happy kind of guy, love my friends and family and would help anyone. I keep fit and eat well…..please send me some answer or if anyone has had the same thing happen to them, many thanks, Chris

I lived in Brisbane once upon a time, lovely city. I liked it very much. Chris, what you are experiencing is called contact with “shadow people”. More and more reports of the very same thing you had happen to you are being received by us and other paranormal groups. You probably can Google Shadow People and come up with a number of sites to explore. The theory is that they are from some parallel universe. The veil between our world and theirs is thinning and they are popping up here in our dimension. They appear as shadows because they cannot fully manifest on this plane. So far, no reports of anyone being harmed by them. Keep us posted, Chris, and let us know if you have further contact. We would appreciate knowing your observations. Love, Light, & Laugher, Christopher Ree

Hi Chris, I am remembering something that happened to me right after Greg was hit by the motor home…he was in ICU “dying”….and then one more time again when I was walking to my car…after the trial verdict…that he should go to prison for life… The first incident I mentioned to Karen (Greg’s mother) and she just smiled….like she “knew”…..

First time: Karen, her lawyer and I went out of the hospital to a restaurant. The purpose of this lunch session was to discuss legal process to get hospital to do more for Greg…question how neurologist had been with me…ultimate legal outcome was of course transport to Univ. Washington and that local neurologist was ultimately taken off of emergency room duties for this main hospital in Alaska….Anyway…while sitting at the lunch table I swear I saw a spooky looking man….looking right at me…he had a long black cowboy style rain coat and black cowboy hat on…I could see a scar going down his neck from his hat. He kept looking and smiling at me as we discussed Greg…then I looked a final time and he wasn’t there any more. This was a mall type restaurant ..I looked around for him…he was gone!!! No one could have moved that fast. I thought it was me hallucinating…of course I was operating at heightened stress levels…No sleep….etc. I rationalized it away….

Second time: I was very sad walking back to my car from court house with Clif….I swear I saw this man again…he was laughing…it is hard for me to remember this…my heart is pounding as I tell you …maybe I told you about this when all of that was happening so long ago…He had a definite smirk and such a look as if to be saying “yes this is what I wanted to happen…” Poof… then he was gone…I asked Clif if he saw him…and he didn’t.

After reading your shadow people article…well I wonder if this was one of them? It was absolutely the same “person” I saw both times…very, very eerie…sometimes I think I will be “somewhat crazy forever” after all that I experienced at that time. I am thankful that you and others have been in my life to make sense of things during such a black horrific time that others would not understand…because I am not crazy! Patty

Wow, It sure sounds like some kind of shadow person, but your experience almost sounds like you were seeing the Grim Reaper himself. Holy Moly, Love, Light, & Laughter, Christopher Ree

There will always be that old classic radio show from the days of our parents and grandparents


shadow people“Who knows what evil lurks…?”
The Shadow as depicted on the cover of the July 15 , 1939 issue of The Shadow Magazine . The story, “Death From Nowhere,” was one of the magazine plots adapted for the legendary radio drama.

The Shadow is a collection of serialized dramas, originally on 1930s radio and then in a wide variety of media, that follow the exploits of fictional vigilante The Shadow. [2] One of the most famous pulp heroes of the 20th century, The Shadow has been featured in comic books, comic strips, television, video games , and at least five motion pictures . The radio drama is well-remembered for those episodes voiced by Orson Welles .

Introduced as a mysterious radio narrator by David Chrisman, William Sweets, and Harry Engman Charlot for Street and Smith Publications , The Shadow was fully developed and transformed into a pop culture icon by legendary pulp writer Walter B. Gibson .

The Shadow debuted on July 31, 1930, as the mysterious narrator of the Street & Smith radio program Detective Story Hour. [3] After gaining popularity among the show’s listeners, the narrator became the star of The Shadow Magazine on April 1, 1931; a pulp series created and primarily written by the prolific Gibson.

As the years passed, the character evolved. On September 26, 1937, The Shadow drama officially premiered with the story “The Death House Rescue” and imbued the character with “the power to cloud men’s minds so they cannot see him.” The Shadow did not truly have the ability to become optically invisible , and could be detected by photoelectric beams and other mindless devices. Rather, the minds of his opponents simply overlooked him due to his psychic influence, even if they knew he was in the room. Even after decades, the unmistakable introduction from The Shadow radio program, originally intoned by actor Frank Readick Jr., has earned a place in the American idiom : “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? Heh-heh-heh-heh-heh-heh-heh! The Shadow knows … “These words were accompanied by a haunting theme song, Le Rouet d’Omphale {“Spinning Wheel”}, composed by Saint-Saëns . At the end of each episode, ‘The Shadow’ reminded listeners, “The weed of crime bears bitter fruit. Crime does not pay! The Shadow knows….heh-heh-heh-heh-heh-heh…..”

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