Shadow People: What Are They?
Did you see that dark, fleeting shape out of the corner of your eye? Perhaps you caught a glimpse of a strange entity that is being seen with greater regularity around the world.
Scariest Shadow People Encounters
What are they? Dark ghosts? Beings from some other time or dimension? Whatever they are, they can be terrifying to those who see them, as you’ll read in these frightening encounters. In all of these cases – including some in which these shadows have actually been felt – they seem to have intelligence and may even be following some mysterious purpose.
Encountering the Shadow People
Readers report their own unnerving experiences with the mysterious shadow people phenomenon, and also offer some additional theories to explain them.
Are these shadowy figures ghosts? Interdimensional beings? Time travelers? Something darker and more evil? Whatever they are, they seem to be sighted with increasing frequency. Here are true stories of sightings and encounters with these entities.
Shadow People - Readers talk about Shadow People
Readers describe their experiences and ideas about shadow people.
How Do I Get Rid of a Shadow Person?
A reader asks how to get a shadow person out of their home.
Contact with a Shadowman
Mike W. has a very close encounter with an entity we've come to know as a shadow person.
House of Shadows
Something strange once happened in the upstairs bedroom, and it may be the cause of the terrifying haunting in this house.
Jason Offutt on Shadow People
Do mysterious, shadowy entities drift into our world from some other existence, dimension or time? Shadow beings seem to be reported with more and more frequency. What are they? Where do they come from? We spoke with Jason Offutt, author of "Darkness Walks: The Shadow People Among Us" about this unnerving phenomenon.
Night of the Shadow Creature
Consider the story told to us by Ted who, with his friend, drifted off to sleep after watching a horror movie, only to have something more sinister invade their consciousness. Was it just a dream... or was there evidence that the nightmare they shared was quite real?
Not All Shadow People Are Scary
Some people report positive experiences with shadow people. Perhaps is all in how we look at them.
Shadow Man, Shooting Stars and Missing Time
In South Australia, Chris R. experiences a perplexing mixture of strange phenomena, which begins with an encounter with a shadow man.
Spookiest Shadow People Encounters
Readers tell of their strange, often terrifying encounters with the dark, mysterious entities known as the Shadow People
Video: Upstairs Shadow Person
A kid making a videotape encounters a shadow person
Flying Shadow Object
Flying Shadow Object - Your True Tales - December 2012
Ghouls of the Catacombs
Your True Tales of Ghouls of the Catacombs - April 2011
Night Shift Terrors
Night Shift Terrors - Your True Tales - December 2012
Shadow Man and Suicide Ghost
Shadow Man and Suicide Ghost - Your True Tales - December 2012
Xenomorph Shadow Person
Xenomorph Shadow Person - Your True Tales - December 2012
Your True Story of Shadow Frankenstein - January 2011
Ghosts from the Old Cemetery
Ghosts from the Old Cemetery - Your True Tales - January 2013
A Year of Shadow People Attacks
A Year of Shadow People Attacks - Your True Tales - January 2013
Shadow People of the Haunted Parque de las Ciencias
Shadow People of the Haunted Parque de las Ciencias - December 2010
Smoke Monster - December 2010
Entity with a Vulture
Entity with a Vulture - Your True Tales - February 2013
Shadow People and Protective Light
Shadow People and Protective Light - Your True Tales - February 2013
Dark Figure from the Mirror
Dark Figure from the Mirror - Your True Tales - July 2013
Shadowy Cloaked Entity
Shadowy Cloaked Entity - Your True Tales - February 2013
Haunted House Tale
Your True Tales of Haunted House Tale - April 2011
Haunted By Shadow People
Your True Tales of Haunted By Shadow People - April 2011
Hooded Figure on New Cut Road
Your True Tales of Hooded Figure on New Cut Road - April 2011
Tails Doll Materializes
Tails Doll Materializes - Your True Tales - February 2013
Watched by a Shadow Man
Watched by a Shadow Man - Your True Tales - March 2013
Tall Shadowy Figure
Tall Shadowy Figure - Your True Tales - April 2013
Nazi Shadow Man
Nazi Shadow Man - Your True Tales - August 2012
The Shadow Ghost
The Shadow Ghost - Your True Tales - Auguat 2012
Super-Fast Entity - Your True Tales - August 2012
Thick Shadow Demon
Thick Shadow Demon - Your True Tales - August 2012
Shadow Figures in the Graveyard
Shadow Figures in the Graveyard - Your True Tales - September 2012
Shadow Man in Trenchcoat
Shadow Man in Trenchcoat - Your True Tales - September 2012
Cloaked Figure Mocked Us
Cloaked Figure Mocked Us - Your True Tales - September 2013
Haunted by Tall Men
Haunted by Tall Men - Your True Tales - September 2013
Shadow Man at the Cupboard
Shadow Man at the Cupboard - Your True Tales - September 2013
Three Eerie Shadow People
Three Eerie Shadow People - Your True Tales - September 2013
Beside Me As I Type
Your True Tales of Beside Me As I Type - October 2013
Fearful, Curious, and Nervous About Shadow People
Your True Tales of Fearful, Curious, and Nervous About Shadow People - October 2013
Your True Tales of Ghostly Activity - October 2013
Haunted by a Black-Cloaked Entity
For over 15 years, a mysterious hooded entity appears to a young man for no apparent reason other than to terrorize.
Dreadful Shadow Creature
Your True Tales of Dreadful Shadow Creature - December 2013
Shadow Attacks or Abductions?
Your True Tales of Shadow Attacks or Abductions? - December 2013
Your True Tales of Shadow Poltergeist - January 2014
Evil Messing Around in My Apartment
Your True Tales of Evil Messing Around in My Apartment - January 2014
Something Nasty in the House
Your True Tales of Something Nasty in the House - January 2014
Hooded and Black Dressed Entities
Your True Tales of Hooded and Black Dressed Entities - February 2014
Shadow Man of the Woody Swamp
Your True Tales of Shadow Man of the Woody Swamp - February 2014
Grim Reaper Nearly Brought Death
Grim Reaper Nearly Brought Death: A mysterious figure in black could have been a warning of great harm
Two Encounters with Hooded Beings
Two Encounters with Hooded Beings: And he learned one thing -- they don't like to be touched
Ghostly Monks Around the Bed
A boy is terrified by mysterious beings coming into his room.
Shadow Man Haunted Out Home
A shadow figure creeps out of the corner every night, getting closer and closer.
Shadow Man Haunted Out Home
Emily's family home is haunted by a tall shadow man that wanted to get her.
Shadow Figure Grabbed My Arm
Fourteen-year-old Jennifer has several encounters with a shadow being.
Dark Phantom Watches Me
Jennifer is haunted by a menacing dark phantom in the corner.
Shadow Ghost of the Hostel
A young schoolgirl is frightened by a shadow ghost in her hostel.
It Sure Wasn't the Tooth Fairy
A seven-year-old sees a dark cloaked entity with a small pouch.
Recent Shadow People Reports
Shadow people are almost certainly the most widely reported type of ghost phenomena. How many might actually be a paranormal manifestation is difficult to prove or disprove. And theories as to their nature include ghosts, angels and evil spirits, interdimensional beings, and even watchful time travelers. Here are a few shadow being reports recently received from readers.