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Shadow people, poltergeists or demons ?

By T.K. Randall
March 12, 2009 · Comment icon 14 comments



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A man details his terrifying experiences with the unexplained during the 1980's in Toronto, Canada.
My experiences took place in the early 80's in Toronto, Canada, and just like the fellow writing of his experiences on your site, mine also took place in a very old house. The house then was at least 75 yrs old and has since been razed to the ground and a brand new structure built in its place. When my family moved in there we experienced the same sort of events, arguments, abusive situations, strange phenomena but not to the point where we all noticed it right away. In fact my younger brother was a skeptic up to the point where things began happening to him as well. "


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Comment icon #5 Posted by Strix 14 years ago
I just wanted to make a correction. This article is written by a very good friend of mine. I just want to mention that she is not a man.
Comment icon #6 Posted by jbondo 14 years ago
With individuals, yes sleeptime is the time when people see them. However through my few sightings, on one occasion coming back from the bathroom got into bed reached up for my blanket and Mr. Hat again was there. At this point I knew I wasnt asleep, flipped out of bed kicking at a shadow while I was flipping for the light switch. This was all before I had even heard of a shadowperson. Point is seeing that your alpha brain waves are at their lowest frequencies at rest, in my opinion and a few others as well, this puts you on that wavelength to be able to see one. Maybe I am wrong ... but as fo... [More]
Comment icon #7 Posted by DeepSkyFlier 14 years ago
Said Authoress of article quoted in the beginning of this thread says: In fact during the experience with the globes of light I literally looked away and pinched myself vigorously on the arm so as to assure myself I was not asleep. I even wrote it down in my journal in case I should think I was imagining the experience the next day. This experience according to my alarm clock took place over the course of an hour and a half. At the time I wished I was asleep dreaming but that was not the case at all. I lay in my bed with my eyes like saucers waiting for the fear to subside so I could go to the... [More]
Comment icon #8 Posted by jbondo 14 years ago
Said Authoress of article quoted in the beginning of this thread says: In fact during the experience with the globes of light I literally looked away and pinched myself vigorously on the arm so as to assure myself I was not asleep. I even wrote it down in my journal in case I should think I was imagining the experience the next day. This experience according to my alarm clock took place over the course of an hour and a half. At the time I wished I was asleep dreaming but that was not the case at all. I lay in my bed with my eyes like saucers waiting for the fear to subside so I could go to the... [More]
Comment icon #9 Posted by Paracelse 14 years ago
These are all common experiences during sleep paralysis/hypnagogic states. I have experienced every single one of these (as below, quoted from the article) and the following are links to explanations for such occurances. Exploding head syndrome is a condition that causes the sufferer to occasionally experience a tremendously loud noise as originating from within his or her own head, usually described as the sound of an explosion, roar, waves crashing against rocks, loud voices, or a ringing noise. This noise usually occurs within an hour or two of falling asleep, but is not the result of a dre... [More]
Comment icon #10 Posted by DeepSkyFlier 14 years ago
A couple have said they woke up and saw apparitions and couldn't get back to sleep from fear until dozing off after 2+ hours. Guess what? All of these subjects slept thru the night without waking or rising from bed. But they could have swore..... Yes I've had these experiences as well. Waking up later and realizing I'd dreamed the whole thing. In these instances I've stated here however there was no waking up later. And as a mother who's gone through having to get up in the middle of the night to feed infants I'm very very familiar with the feeling of being awake and of being asleep. Fortunate... [More]
Comment icon #11 Posted by CausticGnostic 14 years ago
If a person tells me a crazy story and prefaces it by saying, "I know how crazy this sound, but . . .", I treat the story as just that. A story. Stories aren't true or false. They're just well-told and entertaining, or badly told and not. Story-tellers aren't liars (in the derogatory sense) unless they try to cash in on their stories and the stories aren't well-told. If so, they're entertainers. If not, then they're conmen.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Ignus Fatus 14 years ago
I just wanted to say that I am not in any way trying to insult or cast dispersions on people who see these things. I'm sure you believe in your heart that this was actually happening to you but let me present this: Even when people get up in the night to go to the bathroom there is a definite possibility that they are in fact not awake at all and just in automatic pilot. Not to say they are sleepwalking but more so performing a function that doesn't really take any cognitive awareness to perform. Now, when you saw this thing in your room it may have been part of your state of suspension and it... [More]
Comment icon #13 Posted by 1Batman1 14 years ago
it may be something of the mind or the other thing .but i think something esle had happen to those kid.don't known what
Comment icon #14 Posted by logicalspririt 12 years ago
Several principles based in science can be used to explain reports of shadow people, including optical illusions or hallucinations brought on by physiological/psychological circumstances, drug use, and the interaction of external agents on the human body. When a specific region of the brain called the left temporoparietal junction is stimulated, it can create the illusion of a shadow person.[9] Images seen in peripheral areas of vision can be caused by pareidolia, a condition in which the brain incorrectly interprets random patterns of light/shadow or texture as being familiar patterns such as... [More]


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