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Moving Shadows In The Dark


Ever since I was a child as far back as I could remember, if I slept in a dark room with no light. I would see shadows moving around the room. It always made me feel uncomfortable. I got used to sleeping with the TV because a night light wasn't enough to make them go away.

At times I would wake up and feel a presence hovering over me, or have that feeling of being watched. As if someone was sitting in the corner watching me. Sometimes I will hear my name whispered, or hear someone says something but it is not a voice I recognize. It is always faint and almost far away.

Even weirder, I could always tell it was sunrise or close to it even if no light came in the room because everything would go away and become quiet. Only then can I turn off the TV and get real sleep. It has been really hard to deal with since I have three kids. Many times I will wake up at 3 a.m., and just watch the clock and anticipate sunrise.

Now at 26 years old, it affects me. My husband has to sleep in the dark, the TV keeps him up, yet I can not bring myself to fall asleep in the dark. I know all this sounds really silly, or hokey. I swear it is all true. Does anyone know what this is or how I may cope? Any thoughts or suggestions would be very helpful. Thanks.

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E_M_Stone (1 posts)
5 years ago (2019-06-08)
Anyone else seeing multiple shadows or entities at once? Also one big one darker than the rest with tentecle like appendiges. I can feel these entities entering and exiting through my body. As it is only a vessel... I can sometimes ward off these solicitations by telling these faint apparitions telepathically they are not welcome and to leave. However that does not always seem to work. In other instances I have had to ask for the assistance of God/The Holy Ghost/Jesus the same way. I have also had the occasional stubborn ones who need to actually be spoken to directly. I believe there is good and bad out there. Actually as I type this I kind of feel as if the lighter in color ones are defending me from the darker ones.
Darkelmz (1 posts)
7 years ago (2017-04-15)

I can see I am not the only one with this visions and with trouble sleeping at night, also at a younger age 4 Or 5 I used to see this shadows when the lights were out! Have dreams with monsters, dreams I would never be able to get out unless someone would wake me, they were too real and I was deep in them, the most common I would be falling constantantly and endlessly, in the streets I would hear my name! Echoing in the middle of the noises I had trouble focusing but I could remember things my mom would always say "it's impossible you were too little but yes it happen somebody must have told you" let me describe my worst dreams: at the age of 4 or 5 a dreamt being in a rollercoaster "never had seen one before" and a giant monster worm like was chasing me eating the rest of the trails.

At the age of 8 at midnight I was in my bed asleep and suddenly I stud up and lots of ghosts came to my room sorounding me and passing to my body! And yes I have trouble sleeping on the dark! Sometimes I have no option,

I am 26 now and this past Midnight I saw things I could not explain, I was asleep but I am not sure if I was, I think that if I would close my eyes I would see my room the same as it was! I was asleep and I felt a force like I was being pressured agains my bed I could see nothing but some forms appeared in the shadows and some objects in my room where also being moved! I forced myself out and pushed myself out of that situation! When I looked at the screen of my laptop and I saw a green thing with tentacles and two eyes, when I turned the screen on it got smaller but it was still there. Two shiny eyes, I know it sounds crazy but I felt like sharing this experience!

One good advise do not do Kundalini Yoga if you don't want to see shadow people. I attempted and had an out of body experience! And I looked straight out of my house and saw a shadow man looking back at me, this was last year and when I went back to being me I could not move for some time and I was freaking out.
Snowgirl (1 posts)
7 years ago (2017-01-22)
If you really need to sleep in the dark either get a night light or just run and turn on a light that's what I have been doing. I really hope this stops for you
JohnSeeley (1 posts)
10 years ago (2014-08-22)
I had these experiences off and on for a few years. These moving shadows ARE NOT THE SAME as Shadow People. As soon as someone says shadows, someone HAS to mention shadow people. Shadow people are supposedly blurry outlined monotoned shadows of humanoids.
On the other hand, my experiences are with shadows that have sharp edges and details and if these experiences are intense, you will also notice color and whole backgrounds or "scenes". One theory says that this is from dimensional bleeding where one timeline or reality is touching or slightly overlapping our own. When you focus on these slight shadow differences, more detail will come out.
DarkDaysBrightNights (1 posts)
10 years ago (2014-03-15)

These "Shadow People" whether you have seen them or know someone who has. Proceed with extreme caution.
Some are Friendly helpful or curious, while most are evil scary and downright harmful. They can and will kill. Their sole purpose is unknown. I do know that while some seem evil and are considered to be a "bad omen"

Some are very helpful and can show you (mostly in dreams) things while you sleep. What they do show you are things to avoid or possible future events that can be avoided. If they do show you something I will warn you that the Dream will seem so real that you will feel as though you were awake until you actually wake up. Smells, Colors, Taste, and touch all feel real during these Dreams.

My thoughts are generally this. Trust what you FEEL above all else. If the shadow seems unfamiliar, under no circumstance are you to trust it.

If you are trying to rid yourself from these things find an old native American cleansing ritual that chases away all things that will cause harm. (this will include some form of burning sage, possible spreading salt through out the entire house then sweeping it out the front door.) do not burn the sage at both ends. As this counteracts the cleansing. If you must burn all the sage use a shell bowl.

If any shadows do remain they are either the helpful ones or very powerful evil ones. If they are the evil ones find and replace all bulbs in the home with UV bulbs with a blue tint. I Don't Know Why but the evil ones cannot stand the blue light and the UV seems to be the most harmful to them.

If you have a newer TV that has a blue screen in place of the Static/snowy/salt and pepper, (or whatever you call this phase of viewing) screen and you can sleep by that light please do so. Seems I am most protected and safe with this on and my blue tinted UV flashlight at night
godsa1nt (2 posts)
11 years ago (2014-01-09)
I am 37 (about to be 38) and have been having these experiences with moving shadows since I was around 4. Between the ages of 4-7 my parents had me in therapy because I would complain about seeing things, hearing things and having knowledge of things I knew nothing about. I was raised in a VERY strict southern Baptist environment so of course my mother thought I was being possessed by demons and had preachers and deacons pray over me and our home. I still see movement in the shadows and have watched solid shadows "melt" off of objects such as parked cars and houses, shadows that I had been watching for some time trying to figure out what was casting them. I believe that some of us just "see" things differently than most people and should not be afraid of these phantoms but instead confront them and your own fears. I have experienced good and bad ones, its just a "feeling" you get from them and will simply say to the "good" feeling ones 'can I help you?' or something like that and to the "bad" ones I'll often try intimidating them by saying something like 'if your going to do something then do it, otherwise get the hell out of here!' Only on one instance did this backfire on me and the "shadow", which gave me the "impression" of a very thick and tall male literally held me down in my bed and I thought I would suffocate before it finally just left. Also, if anyone else has had this particular experience, I have noticed for more than 25 years now that when these shadows are following me down the road street lights will go out in they're passing. I noted in my hometown four such lights that would stay on for hours until I approached them and then they would go out.
theKelos (1 posts)
11 years ago (2013-12-25)
Hi The same thing has been happening to me for as long as I can remember I'm 19 now, and recently I've started to ignore them, I can still feel their presence but the voices have stopped, and if one gets too close I use my hand to brush it away, I think they are attracted to fear, so being scared of them won't make them go away.
Hope this is useful.
annnancy (2 posts)
12 years ago (2012-10-05)
Hi, hope you can read this.
I'm 18 years old, and I cannot speak English very well, but here it goes:
I have a similar problem. I have seen shadows, I've seen ghosts, I've heard voices, I've had premonitions, I've had many experiences before.
I never felt comfortable at bedtime, so I ended up having to take medicine for it at the first time at age 15. At 17, I went through a terrible crisis, after 1 year living in my new house (my parents get divorced), I had my first experiences with the shadow. I can tell you, the apartment where I live is very small and from the sofa in the living room, I can see the end of the apartment which is in the room ahead. Even so, I'm afraid I can not sleep through the night, don't like being in the dark, if I'm in the dark I have to turn on the television. And I can't stay in the bedrooms, only in the living room, yet can not avoid the shadows to appear. I don't feel afraid when I see them, I'm just a little scared after their apparence. They don't exactly make me feel scared, I just feel like a bad thing, as if there is someone here or something. Once upon a time I was sitting on the sofa in the living room, the lights were on, then I turned off the tv that was facing the sofa, suddenly I saw a shadow in the reflection of the tv, the shadow sat beside me on the sofa. I immediately left the place.
My mother likes to change the place of sofas, the sofa was facing the other sofa, I fell asleep sitting on there, when I tried to wake up 'cause I felt something strange, I saw two people sitting on the sofa in front of me, and another standing right beside, they were looking at me, then fell asleep again.
I've been psychiatrists and psychologists, and they think i'm a 'medium' or a 'indigo child'. I had to take medication to try to sleep 'cause I used to sleep during the day light, and live lonely night. I dropped out of school, lost my social life, that wasn't that good. Now, I'm trying to get used on my own. I hope you the best. Ann, ❤
DestineeC (1 posts)
13 years ago (2011-12-11)
I'm not for sure what kind of psychic I am but I can dream and feel things that are going to happen or are wrong. I describe shadow people as spirits that are not see through but are completely black and that I cannot see details of the face but just the outline of the body. One thing I do to help with my fear of these beings is to pray about it. Mostly when I am fearful is say "leave me alone" in a firm voice or "get behind me satan" for I have experienced this and it has helped tremendously you have to take control of your house especially if it happens more than once. Goodluck and I hope this helps.
broncomas (guest)
13 years ago (2011-12-11)
hello I had a very special night I was playing my keyboard so I decided to go to bed I left my keyboard on I coverd it with a purple silky cloth and went to bed I closed the lights and fell asleep I woke up a few hours later it was dark out side in my room there was a faint light coming from keyboard so I was stairing at the ceiling I coud see some shadows like moving as I focused on the lines of this shadow I could see like a lotus flower it seemed to be moving the more focused I looked I could see like little lights runing along the out lines of this shadow the more I looked the more I could see orange green blue lights first they were white and did not move but green and orange lights were moving in circles I would follow them and they would glow more as I followed them around these lights was like a gray smoke moving inbetween them so I closed my eyes after a few moments I opened my eyes it had all gone there was no shadows or lights that creept me out a bit because I thought it must be my keyboard light under the cover but nothing had changed so I decided to turn on my side in bed looking at the wall and again I could see some shadow so I focused on the shadow again I could see again this orange light moving slowly so I followed it with my eyes the more I followed it the more it would light up it would stop moving and glow for a moment and in this moment I could see in the white of the glow a face the more I would look at the orange light moving the more this happed it was amazeing it was like I could see into a new dimention I thanked the lights for showing me them selfs as for me it shows me how small we are in this universe the last few months I have be gathering infomation about STRING THEORY maybe that's why they want me to see them iam honored to have this gift
suzi (1 stories) (1 posts)
13 years ago (2011-07-27)
Ok so I've always been scared of the dark to. Why? Because if I keep my eyes open long enough I can see those moving shadows.

We have recently moved into a new home and we've been there for a few months. And I've never had such a strong feeling that I am not alone in a home before.

Anyway when I go to sleep I've been so curious lately I keep my eyes open and I see this big hovering mass above my bed and its only in the corner because I've moved my bed a few times and it stays in the corner.

Also, I see the moving shadows and they're not human figures... They're big birds... Like hawks or owls I'm not sure but they're flying everywhere like vultures. I want to say its creepy but I'm beginning to become more curious does anyone have any ideas?
jonnytapia88 (1 posts)
15 years ago (2009-06-13)
The thing that concerns me is that most of these suggestions imply that your fear is the issue at hand, and that nothing is actually happening to you. I do not believe this is the case. Most of these suggestions also permit avoidance as the remedy to your problem, which I also disagree with. If something was not going on, and if something was not wrong, you would not be waking up in the middle of the night when you sense a presence. I have also seen these shadows in the darkness, and heard these voices, which you are talking about. I have seen them my entire life and have dealt with them in a similar fashion, until I read a book which changed my life. It is called "The Sorcerer's Secrets Book 1 by don Jesus M. Ramirez". The author has had similar experiences to you. Through his own life experiences he helps people to understand exactly what it is we are dealing with. I believe that the shadows in the darkness which you are sensing are inorganic entities. You are able to see them because you have a heightened level of perception. I have come to learn through my life experiences, dealing with the paranormal, that no one who has never experienced them can or will ever understand. The only suggestion I would agree with is for you to demand that these inorganic entities leave you and your life alone. ***BUT I would also advise caution***. Before you embark on such an endeavor you might want to ask yourself what you might do if this entity decides not to leave? I would however under no circumstances engage in conversation, questioning, or an engagement of any kind with these inorganic entities. There is no way to know for sure if these entities are who, or what, they are presenting themselves to be. I will also say that I never wanted to have these experiences, much like anyone else who has ever had them would most likely agree. They made my childhood a living nightmare. Don Jesus Ramirez's book literally saved my life. I would suggest anyone who has ever had paranormal experiences read it. The book can be bought at look in the "book" section/ link. And go to to read all the books reviews. Best of luck
-J. Tapia
miss_OMEGA (2 stories) (8 posts)
15 years ago (2009-05-18)
oh those are the shadow people/person.they watch people while they sleep. I have seen One when 1 was like 2 or 3 years old.
obliquemind (1 stories) (1 posts)
15 years ago (2009-04-20)
Thanks for all the kind comments and advice. I appreciate it and will try the many things suggested. It's nice to know I am not alone either! Thanks so much! ❤
revsilverson (guest)
15 years ago (2009-04-12)
your fear has gotten the best of you. Let it go. Nothing is happening to you to merit this kind of paranoia. You have had this fear since childhhod- it's time to grow up now and let your husband (and YOU) get some sleep.

Love and Light
isisevangeline (3 stories) (172 posts)
15 years ago (2009-04-11)
I don't know how to make the shadows go away for you I'm sorry about that.
But maybe if you buy a howlite and moonstones they might able to help you sleep a bit better. I know they work for me.
Camillarose (guest)
15 years ago (2009-04-10)
Im not going to say 'remember the shadows can't hurt you' because I'm sure your fed up of people saying it. People said it to me and the fear didn't go. Maybe you or your husband should wear a eyemask. Because when I was scared I would have to wear one, it made it slightly better.
I wish you the best of luck
P.s I know how it feels to be so scared you can't sleep. 😊 ❤
girlygirl89 (guest)
15 years ago (2009-04-09)
Yea I have a night light still because I don't like to sleep in the dark either but, I also think that you shouldn't be afraid of the shadows unless they are harming you in any way. They just may be attracted to you because you have abilities. I hope you get a good night's sleep because I'm guessing that you need it. Good luck! ❤ 😁 ❤
kaybird74 (2 posts)
15 years ago (2009-04-09)
Hey, I don't think that they are harmful shadows. They come back because they are watching over you. Since you have not protested openly to them being there, they have stayed. (For a long time it seems) It may be that they want something, but they might serve no "purpose" at all. They may just be roaming. Like BlindWind said, it's a good idea to confront them one night on your own. Let them know exactly how you feel - make them feel as though they've burdened you and they will leave you alone. Tell them that this is your house, and that you need your rest.
Sometimes, the key to getting them to leave is acknowledging them. Let the shadows know that you see them, and let the voice know that you hear it, and that you want to be left alone.
Remember that you have not been harmed this far, and that you are in control. (Have you spoken to your husband about this?) Keep in mind, as well, that your husband is there to protect you, even when asleep.

I pray you sleep well tonight.
BlindWind (2 stories) (35 posts)
15 years ago (2009-04-09)
Hi, I think that the shadows that you've been seeing are shadow people. There supposed to be harmless, but I have heard a few stories of them trying to hurt people. You shouldn't worry about that though, if they were going to do something, they would have already done it. If you want to get rid of them, you can try a few different things. One night, when it's just you and them, stand up and in a brave and strong voice, tell them to go away and stay gone. Tell them that it's your life and they have no right to be messing with it. If that doesn't work, then the next time you hear your name being called, answer back. Then you should find out what they want.

Good luck My Friend,
Mariah ❤

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