I'd like to offer my thoughts on such a wonderful opportunity as you haveexperienced recently with your Derby topped-shadow person. When we see'something', as you have, it might be relaxing to the heart and mind, tounderstand that these phenomena are energy forms appearing within theconsciousness in a way that is patterned on multiple structures of beliefand uncertainty of the unknown and what can be accepted somewhat to thepsyche. What's to come, and the like.We are the carriers and creators of these shadow people, ghosts, lightforms, fogs of light, extraterrestrials, parts of our own selves, includingthe gender of the thing is what the psyche can accept to a degree, come toremind ourselves to awaken and heal the 'body' of the dark shadow of thepast that it nurtures and stores. If he would have had the chance to tip hishat, he might have been saying hello and goodbye.Your shadow person wants to tell you 'something you already know' and itallows you to use your imagination in a way that you have never done beforeand I can say that I've not experienced an imagination as big and free asmany of you all appear to me to have...ha!So, a part of ourselves will just appear to us at times in response to thescheme of things that we volunteered to explore to help us to remember thatwe are that thing.
Yeah, I saw them all right. Dozens of 'em. They inhabited the
third story apartment of the tenement building I grew up in. My
brother and sister saw them. These shadow figures would become
active during twilight, and continued their nocturnal and seemingly
aimless ramblings through the dark of night into dawn. Their
variously shaped shadows hung or danced in the air, walked the walls
and ceilings, and occasionally stalled at our beds. We would awaken
suddenly to dark but humanoid figures apparently transfixed in
thought or gaze - on us. Just once I saw the features on the face
of a female shadow, a face distorted by malevolence. I was a small
child when this happened, and I was, as you can imagine, terribly
frightened. Although I rubbed my eyes and squeezed them shut many
times, each time I opened them she stood there - still. And she
didn't leave until the sun began to rise.
There were other supernatural events that took place in that
apartment; this shadow phenomenon was just one variation of a theme
that played only "tales from the dark side."
When we moved to our new environs on the 16th floor of a housing
project, the shadow people and their ilk moved with us. And they
followed me to my dorm at college. By that time, they had actually
taken on more substance, and manifested greater abilities at
manipulating the physical world I lived in. The taming of the
monsters is another story, but suffice it to say that only in
overcoming my fear of these wretched creatures was I able to defeat
them. Even now, they like to drop in for a visit or to challenge my
skills at keeping them at bay. But that's pretty rare, as there's
not much fun for them in being given short shrift by a wrathful
The subject of shadow people was discussed fairly frequently on Art Bell.
The whole subject was veiled rather mysteriously on the show, but I merely
thought people were seeing ghosts.
The most prevalent way of viewing shadow people is out of the corner of the
eye, and that makes alot of sense. It's a common practice among astronomers
to gaze through a telescope through the side of the eye. The eye is more
sensitive to light there, and perhaps this added sensitivity allows some
people to see spiritual entities.
I also wondered if these humanoid-like images were actually what they
appeared to be -- shadows. At higher frequencies most ghosts are probably
invisible to the human eye, but since they are inhabiting physical dimension,
they must carry a certain amount of density. In other words, despite being invisible their
energetic density could still create a shadow that is indeed visible.