Seeing Shadows? (Discover What It Means and What You Should Do)

If you're seeing shadows and shadow people it's critical you know exactly what to do. Good thing you're reading this article.

If you’re seeing shadows and shadow people it’s critical you know exactly what to do. Good thing you’re reading this article. Photo: flickr/Rachel Titiriga

It’s not an uncommon experience to catch a glimpse of something dark out of the corner of your eye.

Most often, upon turning towards the glimpse of dark, you no longer see anything.

But you did see it in the first place, right?

Though it’s easy to feel crazy if you start seeing shadows, that just isn’t the case.

In fact, the shadowy figures and flashes you see are probably really there.

But what exactly does seeing these shadowy figures mean?

What are they?

Do they mean you ill intent or are they a positive force like angels?

We explain exactly what seeing these shadow spirits means and what you can do about it.

– Updated 2/11/2020

What are Shadow Spirits?

Most of the time, if you see a shadow out of the corner of your eye, it means you are catching a glimpse of a shadow spirit.

Though there are many ideas of what these shadows are exactly, they are, in fact, shadow spirits the majority of the time.

The organization goes on to state that shadow spirits, or shadow beings, are similar to ghosts and other spirits in many ways.

In fact, these beings go by many different names in various cultures and have been a part of recorded history for thousands of years.

While there are dozens of different types of shadow spirits, all of them seem to be conscious and intelligent.

They’re able to shapeshift and travel in between dimensions with ease.

What Are the Types of Shadow Spirits?

There are various types of shadow entities, each with their own purpose and desires.

There are various types of shadow entities, each with their own purpose and desires. Photo: flickr/Eden, Janine, and Jim

If you’ve ever seen an entity made of shadow, you probably want to know more about the specific type.

Though there are literally hundreds of examples discussed throughout recorded history, a few are most common.

5 Common Types of Shadow Spirits

The 5 most well-known types of shadow spirits include:

  1. Classic Shadow Beings – Appear as a dark, phantom-like figure in the shape of a human, most often in the dark of night.
  2. Figures in the Forest – Dark figures that appear in heavily wooded forests and move around without causing normal moving sounds.
  3. Dark Figures with Glowing Eyes – Usually described as an evil or demonic spirit, these dark figures have green or red glowing eyes.
  4. Ghosts – Appear as dark figures and are said to be the spirits of humans that passed away.
  5. Men in Black – Appear as humans, often dressed in dark clothing, hats, and glasses, and keep to themselves. Have a secretive and even robotic manner about them.

Other people theorize that some shadow beings are not supernatural, spiritual, or demonic beings at all.

Instead, they insist that a large portion of these shadow entities are actually humans in the form of astral travelers or even time travelers.

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Are Shadow Spirits Bad?

Many of those that have experiences with seeing shadows claim that the shadowy figure created a feeling of negativity in them.

These same people often describe a feeling of dread or evil that accompanies such sightings and experiences.

However, there is no evidence that such shadow beings are actually dangerous.

Scary and frightening, yes. Dangerous, no.

It seems that all most shadow people and entities can do is scare you.

They show up briefly, most often in the night, causing feelings of fright.

Keep your wits about you while in the shadows.

Keep your wits about you while in the shadows. Photo: flickr/Gajman

Despite the fear they cause many people, there isn’t even any evidence that shadow beings are malevolent.

Many people even describe a neutral, or sometimes positive, feeling after seeing them.

There’s a good chance that most shadow spirits don’t have any ill intent at all, but the way they physically manifest in the dark is just scary to humans.

That said, it’s still a smart idea to remain wary around shadow beings and shadow entities.

What Should You Do?

There are a countless number of hypotheses about why shadow people appear.

These range from them being attracted to negative energy (such as stress or anger) to the changing of the earth’s energy to congregating in areas with a lot of electromagnetic activity.

What is important to note is that these figures will disappear on their own. Stand up to them and try not to be scared in their presence.

Work hard to lead a positive life and shun negativity.

Spiritual strength often keeps them at bay by itself.

Even just telling them to go away in a forceful tone has been shown to major effects.

Final Thoughts

There’s no denying that seeing shadows can be scary – but it doesn’t need to be so.

Understanding what shadow beings are is part of the solution.

Knowing what they are, what they want, and how to deal with them is the key to preventing these experiences.

At the same time, it’s important to initially be open to these experiences, as visits by positive beings such as angels can sometimes be misinterpreted as a negative being if you are fearful.