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Ink, brush, kleenex and cotton on carboard. Please listen to this song watching the image www.youtube.com/watch?v=oS6oSk…

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Shadow people are supernatural shadow-like humanoid figures that, according to believers, are seen flickering on walls and ceilings in the viewer's peripheral vision.

They are often reported moving with quick, jerky movements, and quickly disintegrate into walls or mirrors. They are believed to be evil and aggressive in nature, although a few people consider them to be a form of guardian angel.

In 2010, the apparitions were described as one of the most regularly reported paranormal phenomena in the United States. This is attributed to occasional reports on the Coast to Coast AM show, where paranormal researcher Heidi Hollis has been interviewed several times on the subject of shadow people. Hollis believes that shadow people have always existed, that they feed upon emotions of fear, and that they can be repelled by thinking positively. Others believe that shadow people may be the extra-dimensional inhabitants of another universe.

The stories of shadow people have been compared to those of the Raven Mocker, a witch from Cherokee Indian mythology who sometimes appears as a shadowy phantom, and the Islamic Jinn.

Several scientific principles can be used to explain reports of apparitional experiences such as shadow people. These include optical illusions or hallucinations brought on by physiological or psychological circumstances, drug use or side effects of medication, and the interaction of external agents on the human body. Another reason that could be behind the illusion is sleep deprivation, which may lead to hallucinations.

The explanation we get from skeptics and mainstream science - and who are usually people who have never experienced the shadow people phenomenon - is that it is nothing more than the active human imagination. It's our minds playing tricks on us... our eyes seeing things in a fraction of a second that aren't really there - illusions... real shadows caused by passing auto headlights, or some similar explanation. And without a doubt, these explanations probably can account for some if not many experiences. The human eye and mind are easily fooled.

To call these entities ghosts demands first a definition of what we mean by ghosts. But by almost any definition, shadow people are somewhat different than ghost phenomena. Whereas ghost apparitions are almost always a misty white, vaporish or have a decidedly human form and appearance (very often with discernable "clothing"), shadow beings are much darker and more shadow-like.

In general, although the shadow people often do have a human outline or shape, because they are dark, the details of their appearance is lacking. This is in contrast to many ghost sightings in which the witness can describe the ghost's facial features, style of clothing and other details. The one detail most often noted in some shadow being sightings are their glowing eyes.

The dark countenance and malevolent feelings that are often reported in association with these creatures has led some researchers to speculate that they may be demonic in nature. If they are demons, we have to wonder what their purpose or intent is in letting themselves be seen in this manner. Is it merely to frighten?
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Lewis3265 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
I saw a shadow person hovering over my bed 4 years ago.  I have seen them three times in my life.  I don't think they are a figment of the imagination.  If seeing shadow people, or ghost was a figment of the imagination, then why have millions of people seen the same things?  Since everyone's mind is different, we wouldn't be seeing the same things. 

The last time I saw the shadow person was face to face.  I didn't see any facial features, only a figure with a top hat.  It scared the crap out of me.  I hadn't fallen asleep yet, I had just went to the bathroom and laid down before, after I covered myself up is when I saw it hovering over me.  I don't ever want to see it again, it is that scary.
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MrDarkseed Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
I swear i saw a shadow move down my hall when i was little but there was nothing
I always thought it was my brother but not sure how it could have been. This is some creepy but cool stuff
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sisterjude Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student General Artist
I see these all the time while tripping on shrooms..I teared up just by reading this. Amazing work.
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Really? Is a common phenomana today, i know so many people who saw that things too! I want to know more about it! And thank you so much for the comment, im glad you like it!
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sisterjude Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student General Artist
I see them all the time! I wanna contribute a drawing of one now.. and you're very welcome. Your entire gallery is incredible.
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A7XFan666 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Amazing like always dear :3
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FreeFallHero Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't stop thinking of them as those Shadow People that many see during Sleep paralysis
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Really? Im working on a work about it, with some really interesting info, i know some people who live that things too, is interesting and creepy.
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FreeFallHero Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh :DDD
Can't wait for that one :D
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WhiteOrchyd Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I sure love your shadow, dude. :meow:
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D My next coffee is for you mys sister, you really deserve it!
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WhiteOrchyd Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hahhaha, thank you so much, and this cigarette I'm smoking right now is in your honor, my brother. :meow:
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iKestrel Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist
Woa! this is soooooo interesting!!! Ghosts and stuff like that are really too cool!!! Especially someone who can put them down on paper/cardboard like you!
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Damnit, the best comment ever!!!!! Thank you so much, you made my whole week!!!
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iKestrel Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist
=D
I'm soo glad to hear that!!!! :happybounce::squee:
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahahaha :D
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iKestrel Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist
=D
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Sasha-Drug Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
this is cool =)
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!!!!
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duraluminwolf Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
I'm amazed the resulting image is so
controlled considering the technique
you used.
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, after some works ive my own methor and tools, but is so easy, just water, kleenex, and cotton. Glad you like my dark art!
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duraluminwolf Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
What do you do? Do you dampen the paper
first, then dab the ink on with cotton?
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Is so easy, but abstract. I draw the shape of the image, and then i start paint it with water, with or without ink, and scratching the cardborard, with more or less water, i use the cotton in the eyes. Is abstract because ive the image in my head. And of course, coffee, cigarette and loud music are made the rest.
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ChazzleDazzle61 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
White people sure know how to scare the shit out of you. Even when you're a God like me. lol
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Its ok but im not white bro, and if youre a God... i want to know all about it, maybe ill paint you! :D
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ChazzleDazzle61 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I don't know much, I am on a journey just like you...
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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Moon-Phace Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I used to see shadow people all the time at my old job, and I wasn't the only one. I never thought of them as scary, though. They were just kind of...around. Of course, the job (coffee shop) required constantly being on the lookout for people--customers and coworkers alike--so maybe it stemmed from that, the expectation of seeing someone. Still, there was one in particular that seemed to recur. It was male. I don't know why, but it just was. Like I said, there was nothing frightening or even terribly unfriendly about him. He just sort of hung out.
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Is interesting because the 90% of the "cases" are in your country, so is a local thing ?
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Moon-Phace Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I didn't know that, that's odd. I have no idea. You mentioned something about Native American tradition so...maybe? Although where I live didn't have much of a Cherokee population, although I wouldn't be surprised if other nations had similar figures in their traditions. I should look into it.
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Moon-Phace Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh yeah, I just remembered something: I used to see really big ones, too, that were not human-shaped. They used to pop up in my boyfriend's neighborhood a lot. They were bigger than the houses, and I would "see" them peeking over the roofs. Again, though, they weren't scary. They actually seemed sort of friendly.
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
What??? i want to know more about it!!!!! :O
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Moon-Phace Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
They kind of looked like dinosaurs.

If there are shadow dinosaurs, I am going to be so happy.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional
freaky cool

very nice work
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks man!
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Sleepwalker1803 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great picture, man! :iconepicclapplz:
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahahahaha thank you so much!!!! :D
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R9A Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Cool work!
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!!
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Pieohpah69 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Awesome ink job! Love the character and your introduction to them.
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!!! I really appreciate your words man!
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Kgustafso Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is spectacular! Great job:)
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Thank you so much, im glad you like my dark stuff!
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Kgustafso Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your more than welcome friend:)
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N-E-K-R-O-S Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome Man.
Awesome.
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I really enjoy with the ink, more coming soon!
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MWeiss-Art Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love it MASTER :D and I like as you used pure black and pure white here, very strong elements in this composition. Everything is great as always!!!
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Im not happy with the face but is always cool making new ink works, take care, the next one will have real 3D elements!
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MWeiss-Art Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
3D? I'm very curious and I can't wait! I'm sure that will be awesome :D
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
;D
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