SUPPORT THE SHOW AND ENJOY A PREMIUM PARACAST EXPERIENCE! Welcome to The Paracast+! For a low subscription fee, you will receive access to an ad-free version of The Paracast, the exclusive After The Paracast podcast, featuring color commentary, exclusive interviews, plus show transcripts, the new Paracast+ Video Channel, Classic Episodes and Special Features categories! We now offer lifetime memberships! You can subscribe via this direct link:
The mind is a pattern recognition machine. It looks for familiar patterns and fills in the blanks if some bit is missing. Shadows can become people, ropes can become coiled up snakes, and ice falling from the ice maker can become a late night intruder.Our mind can make us both hear and see things - it's not a stretch to say that these "shadow beings" are in one's mind. I'd say that thinking that they are some sort of other dimensional being is infinitely more of a stretch.
Yes, I have. But I didn't get the drift that everyone was sold on the reality of those things.
Some ghosts constantly appear as shadows though. I can't count the number of times I've been watching Paranormal State (just this single show, although I watch others) and have seen shadows that they've documented on camera. Like moving shadow entities. On video camera. One case was a guy who'd committed suicide in his house. The house was later bought by a family and they started seeing a shadow figure that would walk around the premises and through the house on a regular basis. So not all shadow figures are related to the half-waking state.
As someone who has witnessed "shadow people" DOZENS of times in many shapes and sizes while not being fully awake (AKA sleep paralysis) it is hard to take MOST of them as anything but a stretch of our imagination. However, I remain open to the possibility that there are some valid cases.I don't mean to be completely dismissive, but the thing that gets me about the shadow person experience is that they are commonly and almost always associated with sleep. People were sleeping, they were going to bed, it was late and they were tired, they awoke from a dream, and so forth. While this isn't adequate reason to dismiss all shadow people, it is enough for me to just not bother thinking it is in fact a "real" entity. I would think this is a clue to the shadow people phenomena.
Certainly there may be other factors involved. So whatever you ask the thing, you might in a sense, be answering yourself, ... or at least a part of your brain. This could only further confirm and reinforce the bias of shadow people being "real". Does anyone have a story involving more than one person seeing the same shadow person??
Now this is contrary to ghosts. Apparitions are seen by numerous people at times. I don't know what to think about ghosts as there seems to be more intriguing and compelling cases. I know it may sound contridictory. But from what I've read shadow people = sleep component, ghosts = varied situations and multiple witnesses. Don't know if either are "real" entities.
So what would I ask?? Can you appear in front of James Randi in a controlled situation so that I can make a million dollars??
I would try and communicate with anything that i thought might be able to communicate with me.
What it looks like is irrelevant from my pov, bar the obvious fear aspect, ie its appearance scared me speechless.
I communicate with animals all the time, some wild birds here follow me if i walk to the shops, chatting to me all the way, if i go outside and its silent, local birds will fly in and begin chatting away, they seem to enjoy it when i mimic their calls.
Can i communicate with a shadow being, i dont know ive never tried, would i if given a chance ?
Shadow people are reminiscent of vardøgers. I saw a shadow person once, but it was a fleeting phenomenon. Maybe they are some kind of alien or agent with the ability to cloak? Or maybe they are an evolution of the MIB? I don't know what they are exactly or if it is even possible to communicate with them. No doubt some of them are merely optical illusions in people's peripheral vision. A very few might be related to hallucinations of some sort. But there are too many reports of them to think that everyone is crazy. Something starnge is going on, but what?
Of course i am, I can tell my dog to get his ball, and he will do so, if he's hungry he tells me by bringing his bowl and dropping it on front of me, i taught a dozen of the local parrots to say "hello" and they will come down and say hello if they see me in the yard, ive even had one say hello to me as i exited the local post office, obviously one of my feathered friends who recognised me.You communicate with animals? You serious?
. The act of communicating; transmission.
a. The exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, signals, writing, or behavior
The shadow person I saw wasn't while I was asleep. I was fully awake and it was daytime. I was at my computer. The neigbors dog started barking and I looked out my window as it darted out from behind my neighbors fence between our houses toward the front yard. This thing was not simply a person dressed in dark garments, it was ... well ... shadowy ... semi-opaque ... three dimensional ... humanoid, and it had a distinct pose of someone running, yet it seemed to glide or float instead. My son had seen it in the house a few days earlier. The neighbor's dog was definitely spooked by the thing and tried to chase it, but this thing was too fast.
We have hybridised the wolf to the point where its almost gone too.In 1886, Victoria's parliament passed what became known as the Half-Caste Act and started to remove Aboriginal people of mixed descent, known as 'half-castes', from the Aboriginal stations or reserves to force them to assimilate into white society. These expulsions separated families and communities, causing distress and leading to protest. Nevertheless the Board refused to assist the expelled people. It was assumed that the expulsions would lead to the decline in the population of the reserves and their eventual closure