Who are Shadow People

This is a guest post from Julie Barrett of A Clear Sign.com

Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

As a psychic intuitive, I see and sense a lot of very strange things. There was nothing odder though than the day I met a Shadow Person.

Ghosts are one thing – I get them all the time, or at least I used to until I learned to shut that down and protect myself from their energy.

Ghosts (or memories of people who used to be living here on Earth that sort of flicker on and off) are quite prevalent.

If you do intuitive readings for other people, as I was commonly doing earlier this year around the time I met the Shadow Person, you are working in the ether’s or encountering other dimensions.

When you are in that mode or accessing that higher vibration, you start to simply notice what was always around you but invisible.

Your typical visitation by human spirit, other than Spirit Guides, may be something that you see as a “ghost” but more often it is something that your “spidey-sense” alerts you is present.

It could be something out of the corner of your eye that seems to be moving. It could be a scent or a whisper or footsteps.

Usually with ghosts you don’t see the whole thing, plain as day.

You’re not 100% sure, even if you “know” there’s a presence in your presence.

Doubt lingers. Ghosts usually show up in unusual places or at unusual times, like 3 A.M..

Ordinarily, when I am aware that a ghost is around, I instinctually ignore it and wish it to go on its way, wherever that may be.  I don’t engage with it.

What ghosts don’t ordinarily do (at least to me) is fully apparate.

They don’t appear in broad daylight and float on by.

They don’t appear so suddenly and obviously that you KNOW they are there without any doubt at all, so much so that you speak to them like you would to another human being.

Not so, Shadow People.

One day when I was sitting out on my back porch in the middle of the afternoon at my computer, I glanced up into the reflection of my French doors.

There was a Shadow Person.

It looked like a man who was larger than any actual man. It had no features. It was a black shape, almost as if someone had thrown a sheet over a person and magnified him by about 50%.

Instead of walking, it floated just behind me, from right to left.

The only thing was, where I sit, is 8 feet off the ground.

There is nothing to walk on behind me.

I am calm when these kind of events occur, just from pure training. So I looked up and asked, ”Who are you?”

That’s how certain I was that he was there.

I didn’t get an answer. He was gone.

I was momentarily confused.

Maybe he was IN the house?

How do reflections work anyway?

I actually walked into my living room and checked every room in the house.


I had never heard of a Shadow Person before. A few months later, I had a clearing done on my house because we were having a lot of ghost activity.

Purportedly, there was a portal (to another dimension) in my house or on my property, which was guarded by a demon (a demon merely being an angel who has decided to work outside the light, but as powerful as an angel nonetheless).

I did not like the sound of that at all.

It did explain some things, however. Just in case, I had the house cleared by a practitioner who does these things. But, not all the activity stopped.

So that practitioner referred me to a mutual friend who “checked his work.”

One of the many things he said was that he “banished the Shadow People” in no uncertain terms, and I should let him know if they ever came back.

I did not make the connection between my dark figure and that Shadow People conversation until about six months later when I was speaking to a relative, who knows I do intuitive work.

He said, “You won’t believe this but I was looking in the mirror from one room to the next and I saw this black figure float by. He had on a hat. I was so sure that he was there that I actually spoke to him. I asked him who he was. Then he disappeared.”

Sound familiar?


Shadow Self

I did some research into Shadow People and the stories are all similar.

Black shape. Sometimes with a fedora. Floats. Presence absolutely not in dispute. People feel compelled to speak to them.

Some of the stories are a bit scarier and come from children who see menacing figures by their bed.  Some claim to see red eyes. I saw nothing like that.

No one has an explanation about who or what they are really are, at least not that I could find.  Should we be scared of them? Just what are they, anyway?

The theories are these:

It’s an optical illusion or a hallucination. Maybe if you were waking from a dream, but not out of the blue in broad daylight, sorry.

You’re seeing an overlap from another dimension. It’s as if their reality and my reality just overlapped for a second, making them partially visible to me.

They are no different from me (necessarily) and may not even see me at all. Possible – who’s to say?

They are negative energy. Could be, but I’ve met scarier ghosts.

They are weak ghost-type or astral energy trying but failing to manifest.

That might make sense since they were not able to apparate. I don’t feel like that’s what it is, but it is a logical explanation from a metaphysical point of view.

They are guardian angels.  Doubt it.  I’ve “met” angels and their energy is extremely strong.  This energy was just…there.

If I hadn’t seen this with my own eyes, I never would have believed it.

I would have thought anyone who suggested Shadow People were a genuine occurrence was just mocking me.

How about you – have you ever encountered a Shadow Person?

About the author: Julie Barrett is a psychic intuitive and medium. She blogs about spirituality, intuition, signs and synchronicity at A Clear Sign.com

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