You are here: Real Psychic Experiences :: Visions / Trances / Altered States :: A Shadow Of A Man

Real Psychic Experiences

A Shadow Of A Man


I've been able to 'see' things pretty much as long as I can remember. When I say things, I mean people that have passed on. As a child it freaked me out, but as I've gotten older I've come to terms with it and can differentiate between who is alive and not.

When I 'see' ghosts they look just like normal people but they seem to have a different light about them, almost like a shimmer, and I have a friend who has always stayed with me since being a child, his name is Ila. Which in turn is funny as my name is Ali... Ila backwards.

Now recently I have been seeing shadows in my home. I know it's a man, and he seems to have taken an interest in my 2 year old daughter who refers to him as the 'monster' She is truly terrified by him.

Now obviously this worries me a lot, I have tried asking him to leave, telling him he's not welcome, as I can sometimes communicate with them. But it is troubling me that I can't see him. All I can see is the shadow of him. And it's not just a fleeting glance, I see him just standing in my door way, and it's really unsettling.

The air in the whole house feels really thick when he is around, and my daughter see's him too. She just stares saying 'monster mummy, monster' and gets very scared and won't settle until I feel that he has left.

I have spoken to a few friends who are experienced in this field and they seem to think that this man, doesn't know he has passed on and that's why I can't see him. And also it has been suggested that he has been wandering for a long time, and this is the first time he has gotten a reaction from anyone, so that's why he's hanging around...

I'm getting worried as he is coming around more often and as I said before my daughter is genuinely terrified of him...

Any help of ideas would be most appreciated

Thank you

Medium experiences with similar titles

Comments about this clairvoyant experience

The following comments are submitted by users of this site and are not official positions by Please read our guidelines and the previous posts before posting. The author, AliStarr, has the following expectation about your feedback: I will participate in the discussion and I need help with what I have experienced.

Dalrie (3 posts)
10 years ago (2012-11-12)
Look I don't mean to come off as rude but the first time I saw the shadow man was four years ago. For four years I have been searching for answers. And nobody knows what they are but the consesus is that they are NOT ghosts. That they are some sort of interdimensional being, or some sort of parasite that feeds off of emotions, and some people even claim them to be demons.

But nearly every person whose ever seen one says the same thing. It's not a ghost. It's aware. It seems to study you. It's not confused. It's not lost. It knows exactly what it's doing. Whatever the hell it is. I believe fully that it's not a dead person. I've seen ghosts, I've heard ghosts, my family has a long line of psychics and no one has ever spoken about the "shadow men" as ghosts.

Here's some links to some of the hundred of webpages I have visited in my singular quest to find answers and explain the phenomenon I experienced. And many people say the same thing. Ignore them, don't fear them, don't acknowledge them, or the "haunting" will get infinitely worse even dangerous. Now is this just my experience, yes. But as you said, You haven't had an experience with a shadow man. I have. Instinctually I just know it was not a ghost. I have no idea WHAT it WAS. But it was most definitely not a a trapped, confused and/or helpless spirit.




The show "Weird or What" (William Shatner) also had a show on Shadow People. You might want to google it or check YouTube.
Dalrie (3 posts)
10 years ago (2012-11-12)
I agree you don't always have to be afraid. However she said her daughter referred to it as a monster. If it's doing something to torture her child or make her child afraid then her allegiance is to her kid. Hence ignoring it.

My shadow man never gave me any reason to fear him. I never felt terrified during the times I saw him. But I draw the line at my children being scared. If they are scared, being woken up in the middle of the night, or otherwise being frightened in their own home then I don't think its wrong to try and rid yourself of the spirit, in fact as parent it's kind of your job to protect your kids, from anything and everything; living or dead.

Most pychics who deal with house hauntings tell you not to engage, no ouija board, no tape recording sessions, nothing that could encourage more activity. From what I got from the OP is that shes afraid, her daughters afraid and given that she doesn't know the what kind of entity it is (benign or malevolent) encouraging her to investigate and talk with it seems insane. If she wants to know more, if she wants to figure this stuff out then she should hire a professional; otherwise my statement stands as the most logical given that she has young kids in her care.
vanillabean (9 stories) (168 posts)
10 years ago (2012-11-05)
Sorry, but I have to politely disagree. While I have not seen shadow people myself, they are not always bad. I have been terrified out of my mind by spirit beings that turned out to be my allies. Children and adults alike can both be terrified of things they don't understand--being terrified is not always an indication that the entity is a bad one. When our brains take over with "fear of the unknown," we are not calm enough to sense our true feelings. This forum is littered with stories of people who felt terrified by "ghosts" or other entities... And these people eventually figure in time whether there was really somehting to fear or not.

I have a close friend with very long, black hair who moved into a house where the previous owner had a wife who died of cancer. The woman who passed also had long, dark hair. My friend began to see the shadow of a woman with long hair (she didn't know what or who the shadow was for some time until the previous owner showed her a picture of his deceased wife). This was a dark shadow, like a black silhouette. Even her husband saw the shadow woman downstairs in the kitchen and asked how my friend could be coming from upstairs when he just saw her in the kitchen. My friend said she was never in the kitchen. When she eventually figured out who the shadow was, she said that one day she was on the computer when she felt the shadow woman's presence come in. When she turned around, the shadow woman gasped as if she was "caught" and began to run away. My friend said, "Wait! Stop! Don't be afraid. Your husband doesn't live here anymore. I'm sorry." And she never saw the shadow woman again.

You must be sensitive with spirits and not go chasing these entities off or hurting their feelings unless they overtly threaten you. Some truly do need a helping hand. That's why I ask you if you are CERTAIN this shadow is to be feared. If he's been lingering around yet he hasn't done anything demonstrating he's evil, be brave and talk to him. Also you need to teach your daughter that nothing can harm her. Practice doing the white bubble with her, have her gain confidence that she is the one in power.

Lastly, the same friend of mine eventually saw a different shadow that she was certain was not good news. I went over there and did a cleansing with white sage. We called upon her ancestors and the Angels for help and told the shadow he must leave immediately and is NOT welcome here. She told me everything was different after we did that. The energy was totally different, and the shadow never came back. She said she was much happier and felt lighter.

Further I've never seen a shadow, but there has been a presence in my house for 25 years. I know because things move on their own in totally impossible way--it's crazy. Most people would be scared to death. But this entity has never done anything to make me think it's evil. I suppose it could be the former owner of our house who was an elderly lady, I don't really know. So I just shrug my shoulders and let the presence do what it wants. Doesn't bother me.
Dalrie (3 posts)
10 years ago (2012-11-03)

I was browsing the internet, with no intention of looking for shadow men, when I stumbled across this post. I want you to know I have seen him too. My shadow man appeared at my back door (I have french glass doors) a few weeks after my daughter was born.

He was large. 6ft - 6 ft 3 inches tall. Darkness personified. A shadow that was so black you almost can't even call it a shadow. So dark it seemed to eat the light. He was also broad shouldered. I remember thinking that if I needed to fight him I wasn't sure that I would give my kids much of a chance. (I didn't automatically think ghost, I htought intruder). We stared at eachother for a while before he turned and walked away... He walked through a few solid objects - that was my first indication he wasn't corporeal... LOL. Anyway I wrote about it on my blog and someone searching for shadow men in my neighbourhood found my post. They saw the same guy. I talked to my neighbours and many of them have seen him.

I have done lots of research the general consensus is that shadow men are from a seperate field of existence. If you understand anything about quantum physics you'll understand. But basicially people think they are "interdimensional travellers". No one knows why they are here but if your daughter calls him a monster than do not engage him.

Ignore him. Do not give him any power at all. As soon as I told my son (he was almost two at the time) that the monster could be defeated and did some mock karate moves my son stopped being afraid. I never react when I see anything. Lots of these beings feed off of energy. The more you are afraid the more it will show up.

Thats the best advice I can give you. DO NOT ENGAGE. DO NOT TALK TO IT. DO NOT EVEN REACT. I had one conversation with my shadow man. I said it had messed with the wrong family, that I would not be scared into submission, that I would fight with any tools at my disposal. I have seen him only one other time, walking up my stairs. I completely ignore him and activity has nearly ceased.

Good luck! I wish you all the best in dealing with this weird paranormal phenomenon.
vanillabean (9 stories) (168 posts)
10 years ago (2012-11-03)
Maybe this is an instance in which it might be a good idea to communicate with him. Thus far, has he actually given you a reason to be afraid? Or is it just his presence? If he IS indeed an earthbound soul, you can have the "go to the light" conversation with him. Tell him he passed away and must go Home now and join his loved ones. I guess I can't say more than this because I don't have any issues with earth-bound spirits. The spirits I interact with are much higher ones.
De-Mo (1 stories) (25 posts)
10 years ago (2012-11-02)
Sometimes, people die in their sleep. They don't know they're dead so they think they still belong here. That's why he's just a shadow. The second thing was that this guy died in the house you're currently living in. I don't know when but he did. A wandering soul like that is very dangerous. You have to bring it to a place it likes so that he can move to the spirit world.

To publish a comment or vote, you need to be logged in (use the login form at the top of the page). If you don't have an account, sign up, it's free!

Search this site: