Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Mind Fuck Tuesday: Shadow People
It’s another issue of my Tuesday special, trying to open your minds and make you question everything.
Today’s subject is Shadow People, those creepy things caught out of the corner of one’s eye at first, then whisk away when they realize they’re being seen. These “beings” are a dense black color, sometimes 4-feet tall and human shaped, other times tall and slender and with a top hat, as well.
Here are some theories tossed about:
They are noncorporeal beings (having never been in human form)
They are evil demons
They are spirits having trouble forming
They are beings from another dimension
They are a projection of our own dark side
Okay all these explanations being told, let’s look at some things a bit more unconventional.
Today's Mind Fuck:
What if shadow people are a being that is always there, thought we couldn’t see them, but are being seen more and more because people use TV and computer screens that refresh so rapidly our eyes are becoming sensitive to things we couldn’t see before.
This is the theory I've probably hung onto the longest of all of them. It's universal that when you look at these things, they tend to startle and rush away. Sometimes, they come back curiously to watch you again and perhaps see if you can still see them. That they are shocked you see them says that they thought we never could before. It also explains why they are seen nowadays and not so much historically. It also explains why people who use computer screens all day seem to see them more often. It also explains why they show up anywhere--even brand new homes, gardens, graveyards, wherever, as this would mean they aren't necessarily earthbound spirits. It does not, however, explain why this being has to be shaped like a human. Why does it need to have our shape? It comes and goes without needing good running legs or arms to reach for things. Why is it shaped like us?
What if shadow people are people in an astral form who are in the dream state acting out dream scenarios and sometimes being seen by us or those who are purposely entering the astral plane during astral projection, therefore creating a form with their mind's intent that is similar to human shape.
This theory appeals to me in many ways. I often dream I'm in foreign countries and I wake up even speaking another language, feeling exhausted as if I truly traveled and have, in fact, been told by others that they saw me when I visited them in my dream state. So, it's possible we can project our spirit elsewhere in our dream state. That we literally act out our dreams. Depending on the stage of sleep, perhaps the imagery of the dreamer, we are nothng more than noises and chilly air and other things we call hauntings, but other times we project ourselves and in the dream state, our minds being rudimentary we project a dark human-like shape but no detail. The moment when someone sees us and we whisk away is when we are entering our awake state. It might even explain some of the feelings of dread people feel when one is near--they are actually feeling the anxiety of the dream state. This one fits nicely in that it finally explains why these beings suspiciously look human-they are a conception made by a human and a head, arms, and legs are our projection of what we know, our point of reference.
Those being tossed out there, hope your mind works in overdrive to chew on these theories and consider them. Let me know what you think.