While giving tours here in Charleston,S.C. I became acquainted with a most interesting entity. Most people would refer to him as a shadow person of sorts. I say he, because the shadow outline seem to appear as a man. Slightly taller than me so I would guess five foot seven.
One evening while driving to work in downtown around dusk, I had my first encounter with him. I was cutting across town on Beaufain St. And when I reached Smith St. I stopped at the intersection. Right there before me was a wispy shadow of a man walking down Smith St. The apparition continued by walking cross the street in front of me. When I passed through the intersection I was able to see him as he continued to walk down Smith St. Towards Queen. St. This was the beginning of my acquaintance in May of 2009.
One evening in June 2009 I had finished locking up the jail on Magazine St. After giving tours; which is near Smith & Beaufain streets. I was crossing the rear of the jail yard to my car when from the gate crossing the lot is shadow man. I had to flash my light on him briefly and he stopped in his tracks. I asked the entity to let me pass to my car and he did.
I saw him again in the beginning of June 2009 crossing that lot. At the same time as before when I was closing. Since shadow man never approached me to harm me I asked him if he could understand me and he nodded. I told him that I can understand him. Once again in June toward the end of that month I saw shadow man in the lot once more; only this time in a voice that sound as if it were dusty from the earth of a grave, chillingly he asked "Help me" I nodded back yes.
Since I have not met many shadow spirits, I went to the library and began research to find out more about what I may be dealing with. As I continued to read his behavioral patterns seemed to mimic the behavior of a zombie worker. Through further reading into root (Vodoo) culture I found some information about zombies. Some of my research lead me to the idea, as stated in books, that salt could cause a zombie to be able to relocate their original grave site. Thus allowing them to return to the spiritual pathway and break the control cycle of being incarcerated by the curse of the person who created them.
The last time I saw the shadow man was in the beginning of August of 09 once again at closing crossing the parking lot. As he passed me I said to him "Salt". I have not seen him since.