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Seeing Shadows?


I'm just wondering if people see "shadows" like I do? It's sort of like dark slightly transparent figures that are not on the walls like normal shadows, but stand up straight like a person. I had my first experience with "them" when I was 6ish. I was heading to the restroom when they just where kind of there. Like, I was walking down the hallway, and I saw them. But it was dark so I didn't think anything of it, then when I was closer I could see the individual shadows and kind of panicked, I don't know what happened, but when I got to the bathroom I coughed up blood. I don't remember much of the rest, but for god knows why, I didn't tell my parents XD

Anywho, I still see these "shadows". It's at random times to, when I'm walking through my house, or biking somewhere, or even sitting in class.

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I see the shadows a lot more at home than anywhere ells.

And I see them pretty much every day, like, once I was sitting in math class and suddenly there was one in the little area between the board and the teachers desk. So I just kind of stared at it for most of the hour, and I swear that thing had a face on it. Just standing there like it runs the class or something! Eventually it faded away, but it was the first time I got a clear look at one of those bastards. I have also developed a fear of the dark, mostly because of shadows. I still think that they can hurt me.

I'm not sure if this is Schizophrenic thing or if I'm just some weirdo or something. But if anyone can tell me what is wrong with me, that would be greatly appreciated:)

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MightyMohawhMidgit (1 posts)
6 years ago (2018-06-23)
Hi, when I started seeing shadows, in the corner of my eye, flash by, one room to another, down hall, I was puzzled at first, what could that mean, and why me? Well I told my grandmother and she told me never to be scared, it was a messenger... Coming to warn me or it was trying to get some kind of message to me,, She said every time this happens, mark it on the calendar, any were from 7 to 10 days I will here something important,, And I always did, from a sickness to death always within those days,, Also, near death experiences, Years ago, I had an uncle sit at the end of my bed, hand out wanting me to come with him, took all I could not to go, Out of body experience, It felt so good, the light, heat so on, I wanted to go wherever I was supposed to go, but then I thought of my children and then such a bang, back to the bed I was lying on, with such force it seemed, then last year I was having the colonoscopy and while I was under, I was thinking of my dad who had passed away not long before, I had missed so much, as I was waking my dad was at the end of my bed, the warmth, the light was unreal, and I saw dad there and I said, oh dad it is so beautiful here I want to stay with you, he looked at me and said, No babe not now, and I looked and said yes please, and he said no not now and disappeared with his smile and that as that... And now my 13 year old granddaughter just told me she is having those experiences, just the last 6 months, with a shadow here at my house, first one ever, and the sleep paralysis, at her dads house in the one room only, no were else... Why is this happening, to her, because of me, none of my other grandchildren have this,, she is close to me,, but I ask myself why... Can you help me with this, I also told her not to be scared of the shadows,, thank you
Rob9640 (1 posts)
11 years ago (2013-06-09)
Ok I have never done this before but here goes, I see shadows at home at work and even out and about, I can't explain it, I used to see shadows until me and my family moved from the uk to france and then they kind of stopped, then 4 years ago now I moved back to the uk, theyve started again and when I speak to them they vanish I tend to feel like I have been touched sometimes. I can't explain it the only person who believes me is my mum who has similar thing happenin but she sees silouettes of old people and I see younger people. Could the younger ones be coming to me because they want a young listener?
Sjenavuk (1 posts)
11 years ago (2013-01-08)
I'm now 40 and I've seen "shadows" as far back as I can remember. When I was little I actually played hide and seek with them in my grandparents house... My grandparents thought they where my imaginary friend named the Black Shadow. Through the years I've seen them in every house I've lived in. I pretty much gotten used to them and can ignore them for the most part. Recently though I've been worried because it's changed some. Just after Christmas for the first time I can ever remember I've seen color too and I've been woke up twice in the middle of the night. Once by the sound of a door closing and once by a voice. I got up and checked the whole house but everything was locked up and empty. My wife thinks I'm crazy or something, because after we put our son to bed I'll sit in the living room and can just see into the bedroom where we have a mirror in the corner. Every so often now I'll see an image moving across the mirror that light grey. And once I swear I saw either my sons baby blanket hanging in the air or a blue image the same color as his blanket. I'm worried that it all seems so focused on my son now. Everytime I see it, I have to go in to check on him. The one night even though he was under blanket he was really cold. I spent the next hour in the room with him, just so that I could calm down. I didn't mind when it was just me, I could ignore it all, but I'm worried about my son. I think that he sees them too, even my wife, who doesn't believe me at all, has seen him stare off into a corner like he's looking at someone and once he even tried to show us something that wasn't there for us to see.
BSB (1 posts)
12 years ago (2012-08-12)
Hey everyone! I have seen shadows too and my sixth sense tells me that they are BAD and not something to be taken lightly. I've found that not showing fear and remaining confident and portraying a dominant air, really helps. Of course if you can avoid them and not grant them any attention, that's even better. I kind of think of it like how I deal with my dog - I'm in charge and I never let him feel an ounce of possibility that he could become the alpha. I know that sounds weird, but it's about taking charge and setting the boundaries. It has helped me. These things prey on weakness.

Ultimately though, if it's really scaring you and/or hurting you, you should firmly tell it/them to go away and that they're not welcome. It may even help to consult a professional medium or perhaps a religious leader to help you stand up to it.

I had an experience with a shadow that took on the voice of my 4 year old nephew. I went to bed one night, had just turned my light off, and heard my nephew crying "Momma, Momma". I laid there with my back to the door waiting to hear if my sister heard him and went to him, but instead, I heard my bedroom door open and felt him climb up into bed with me. I twisted around to pull him up to me, but he wasn't there. Instead, it was the shadow. I was so pissed off. These things are super sneaky. This same shadow has done this to my sister several other times since then.

Anyway, good luck to you! Remember, you ARE strong and you can overcome this - just tell yourself this regularly. Positive thinking and internal verbal reinforcement will help you build your confidence!
cross39 (5 posts)
12 years ago (2012-07-11)
Also I am a deeply spiritual person so I am always looking for answers.
cross39 (5 posts)
12 years ago (2012-07-11)
Funny thing about shadows. First off I have aspergers and always have always will. I saw shadows when I was a kid a lot and still do even where I used to work, now I am also seeing smoke-like mists. The shadows I have thought to be an aspergers thing, so I thought that it was common among people with autism essentially aspergers. For me to hear that other people than myself outside of the spectrum are seeing shadows is a bit of a refresher and a shocker.
Mikkeron (guest)
12 years ago (2012-07-08)
i thought I was the only one who sees those, I came one this site beacuse of that, I just want to know what they are and if they are going to try and hurt me, and someone let me know what they might be?, they are ussually just in the corner of my eyes, when I look, they dissapear, they stand upright, and some times seem to fly around... I am also kind of scared of the dark now... Could someone tell me what to do? I ussually just tell them to leave, and I feel like I am being watched alot, esspically at home...
destineelynne (guest)
12 years ago (2012-07-08)
Alright, well, I am assuming, you will eventually be able to hear them also. My advice would be, as of right now, if they frighten you, sternly tell them to leave, that at this point in time they are not welcome. When you can hear them though, I would try to listen to what they are saying. I can understand why this would be very unsettling for you. But, if you believe in Christ, have faith in him, ask him to help you through this time. He will listen and help. Eventually, you will know naturally what to do. And I will listen anytime
infoseeker (1 stories) (3 posts)
12 years ago (2012-07-08)
As far as listening, that is part of my problem. I cannot hear these shadows. These recent things I can only see. The only sound I've heard (except for the "party") was last night. I was about to fall asleep and clearly heard my dad call my name twice. As I have my own house, I called my dad on the phone. When I called, he said I had woken him. He said he was dreaming but couldn't remember what about.

This is all very new and frankly unsettling to me. Thank you for taking the time to respond.
destineelynne (guest)
12 years ago (2012-07-08)
Hi, as I have already said there are some things that I still myself do not understand. Because it was not long ago that I started seeing spirits. One question I have is how close you were to your great-grandmother?

I was once told that tragic events can cause you to realize your ability. I am not sure if it is true or not, but in your case it seems that it may be. Maybe her death cause you to realize your ability.

Now, it seems that you got this ability at once so it would be normal to see very many spirits at once. Or you could have been experiencing a vision of some sort (because you said you felt as if it were a party).

When you say that if you acknowledge the spirits there that they come closer to you. I completely understand. This happens to me alot. They some how know that you are able to see them, so they are naturally attracted to you. When you acknowledge them, they know that you are there and you have to listen to what they are saying.

Maybe these people around your bed just need your help, as scary as it may be you may want to listen to what they are saying. Sometimes that's the only way they will leave you alone. I have learned that. I have had a spirit follow me for days, until I finally sat down and listen to what she had to say.

I hope this helps you. If you have any other questions feel free to ask. If I don't know the answer I will do my best to find it for you!
infoseeker (1 stories) (3 posts)
12 years ago (2012-07-08)

You seem to have some good insight with this, so I thought I'd write to see if you might be able to help me out. I had an experience after falling asleep at the foot of my great-grandmother's bed just a few days before she passed. I was awoken by a wave of intense energy passing through me, which literally felt like it was vibrating my brain. This was followed by much talking and laughing, like a group of people coming to a party.

Just recently (about 5 months after the initial incident), I have been getting the same feeling of energy (except to a much lesser degree) and have been seeing human shadows when I am trying to fall asleep. One was a female who was bending down with a hand out to my dog. When I speak to these shadows, it is like they suddenly notice me and come close, crowding around my bed. This is usually the point where I panic and turn on a light. I've been getting very little sleep because of the anxiety I now have.

I am 27 and do not understand why this is suddenly happening. I am concerned that there may be something wrong with me. Do you have any input or advice on my situation?
destineelynne (guest)
12 years ago (2012-07-08)
Sorry let me make a correction. When I say 'actual 'I meant that he will progress to being able to see them more clearly than he does now. Sorry about that:)
destineelynne (guest)
12 years ago (2012-07-08)
All you can do is comfort him, it's a very confusing time for him right now. He will eventually progress to seeing actual spirits. And I can really relate to his fear, when I first started seeing shadows, I felt so alone. Just ensure him that he is NOT in any way alone. There are others like him. You can't make him accept it, he has to do that on his own. I hope this helps. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have. I am not very experienced as it was not long ago that I first seen spirits myself. But, I can help you with what I know.
Kimmy (1 posts)
12 years ago (2012-07-08)
I am new here and was immediately drawn to your post. My son, who is 16 also sees shadows. He is scared to death and I don't know what to do to help him. We have a very strong connection and I feel his fear. I have also seen a shadow and small orbs in our house. I didn't mention the orbs to him and he started telling me about seeing those too. He described what he saw and showed me where he saw them and it was the exactly what I saw and in the same place. He is not making up this stuff. He has also seen a white mass at the end of our hallway. He said he watched it move and go into the bathroom. He has also been in the bathroom taking a shower and the light switch turn off. He has always been very preceptive but has never mentioned seeing things before. I wish I could help him be comfortable with this.
destineelynne (guest)
12 years ago (2012-07-08)
I am so sorry. LOL I spelled your name wrong. I was guessing and just realized it was wrong. Really sorry about that.:)
destineelynne (guest)
12 years ago (2012-07-08)

Your mother is just worried. Some people can't handle seeing spirits. So, being a mother, she just worries about you. If you think you are ready, ask them to remove the shield so that you can resume strengthening your ability. But, you need to remember that if they take the shield off it may all start at once, which may be a lot for you to handle. You need to talk to a trusted adult about what you are experiencing, there will be many more frightening experiences to come, but with that are amazing experiences also. I was once told that it can be a gift or a curse, it all depends on you... I am here to help you with any problems you have:)
Argeneus (2 posts)
12 years ago (2012-07-06)
destineelynne thank you, I have seen a lot of these shadows... Usaly they come and go preaty fast... And more or less I see them frome the corners of my sight, I think I can't see them direcktly becose I once had a bad breakdown and my mother... Strong medium put a shield on my sight so I could get some time to recoperate...
I have notist some shadows prefer spesifick places and lokations...
Some seem to whant to be seen... Some don't like that... Not one bit...
Some like to play with me... Repetedly coming and going... Just so I will get distrackted and take a look at them...
I realy whant to lift my mothers sheild so I can again see them straight and as I did, I also like to see... Well see them better... Seeing shadow is pretty emty fealing... Like be around faceless friends... Its just unconfterble... Also if the spirit need help I don't know who he/she/it is... But I can to day more feal what they whant then see what they whant I can also feal if they whant good or bad things... That realy helps, I don't whant to inpower or help a evil entendy, and ther is no chanse they can fool me... So far... But if I could SEE them and not just as shadows... I would be happy 😁
HeavenlyGlory (3 stories) (8 posts)
12 years ago (2012-07-05)
i been seeing shadows ever since I was 4. Like destineelynee says they are spirits. I see them more at my house than anywhere else, but I do see them in other people houses. There is nothing wrong with you. So don't worry. 😊 I know some of my relatives can see these shadows. So there are more.
destineelynne (guest)
12 years ago (2012-07-05)
You may just be starting to see spirits. When I started to see spirits. Most of them were transparent shadows. I talked to a psychic Medium and she told me that these "shadows" were spirits and that I would eventually progress and see them more clearly. And in a way I actually have. I have seen them any and every where you could possibly think of. This MAY be what you are experiencing but I can not be 100% sure. Hope this helps:)

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