The strange dark human shapes that continuously invade your peripheral vision, who are shadow people and what do they want?
In 2002 paranormal author Heidi Hollis made an appearance on Coast to Coast AM radio talk. Her normal interviews would revolve around one of her publications but this particular day she was at the radio station for another reason.
She was on the show to promote the existence of Shadow People – beings of negative energy that are all around us.
The radio host that day was a man named Art Bell and he had been trying his best to promote the idea of Shadow People many weeks before Hollis’s show appearance.
The mix of Hollis’s beliefs and Bell’s sense of mischief led to the radio show being inundated with callers. People were ringing up to explain about their experiences with the so called ‘Shadow People’.
Hollis was swiftly offered a contract by the radio station and she became a weekly feature of the Coast to Coast AM radio talk show. Her weekly segment was always dedicated to the topic of Shadow People.
Much like the viral feel of The Slender Man, the idea of Shadow People quickly spread to every corner of the internet.
But The Slender Man was a known fable – a number of religions, legends, and belief systems throughout history have made various references to shadow entities.
Numerous online forums were invaded by people claiming to have come into contact with these shadowy figures. Many of these witnesses believed the entities to be menacing creatures out to harm them.
A number of paranormal authors followed Hollis’s beliefs and began to publish their own take on Shadow People. Some of these authors even claimed that the creatures were helpful entities sent from another dimension.
One of these paranormal authors named Chad Stambaugh insists that he has many examples of captured video footage of the entities.
Who Are The Shadow People?
Many medical experts believe that these shadowy figures are the result of physiological and psychological conditions. One such condition is thought to be sleep paralysis.
Many sufferers of this sleeping condition claim to see some sort of shadow figure approach them when they first slip into this state. It is thought that this shadow illusion is the cause of the heightened panic sleep paralysis brings about.
Many psychiatrists believe that elevated emotions contribute to the apparition of Shadow People. For example, that feeling you get when walking home alone in the dark – what’s that you just saw out of the corner of your eye?
Numerous speed addicts ( methamphetamine ) has reported contact with shadowy entities and are convinced they are real. Scientists believe that these addicts are hallucinating due to the amount of sleep they miss out on.
One interviewed addict subject said that:
“You don’t see shadow dogs or shadow birds or shadow cars. You see shadow people. Standing in doorways, walking behind you, coming at you on the sidewalk.”
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