Ghosts & Demons Paranormal

How to Get Rid of Shadow People in 4 Essential Steps

Are you seeing shadow people? Do the shadows seem to follow you or visit you on a regular basis? These paranormal beings are usually harmless yet unnerving. Sometimes their harmless natures morph into something a little more threatening. If you’re tired of dealing with shadow people, it’s time to eradicate them from your life. Learn how to get rid of shadow people effectively here.

How to Get Rid of Shadow People in 4 Steps

Theories abound as to what shadow people are and whether they’re related to the Hat Man, ghosts, aliens, or demons. I have my own theories, which can be read here. To put it simply, they’re low-level spirits of some kind. Typically when shadow people are seen, they observe us from the corner of a room, dart in and out of our peripheral vision, and sometimes follow us. Many people claim shadow people are attached to them for one reason or another. What do shadow people want? We don’t really know but most people agree it’s one of two things: they want to observe us and/or they feed off our energy. If it’s the latter, we quickly need to learn how to get rid of shadow people. STAT. Here’s how:

1. Cleanse Your Space

The first thing you need to do is cleanse your space. Physically clean your house top to bottom. Get out the vacuum, mop, dust rags, windex, pledge, etc. and give your house a good scrubbing. De-clutter it, as well. Energy gets trapped in dirty, dark and cluttered spaces which can attract (or sometimes produce) low-level entities like shadow people. In addition to cleaning your space, a spiritual cleansing is a MUST. This can be done in multiple ways, but the most effective is by smoke-cleansing. Sage and rosemary both work wonders to cleanse a space of negative energy and spirits. Don’t forget: you must. open. the. windows. If not, the spirit could get trapped and you’ll just p*ss it off more.

2. Cleanse Yourself

Just as you cleaned and cleansed your space, you must do the same with yourself. Shadow people are attracted to individuals who are in low-vibrational state and to those who have grime in their auras. Time to take a long, herbal bath with purifying herbs like rosemary and lavender or smoke-cleanse yourself. There are other methods of cleansing including: Reiki, using high-vibing crystals, meditation, etc. 

3. Raise Your Vibrations

Want to learn how to get rid of shadow people for good? Follow all the steps above, but also remember it is IMPERATIVE to raise your vibrations. What does it mean to raise your vibrations? Everyone and everything is made of energy, and energy moves at all times. It never stops moving. It vibrates. When you vibrate at a high frequency, low-level entities are unable to attach and feed off your energy. Low vibrating people are in a weakened state, which allows for shadow people to move in and take advantage. Low vibrations come from depression, chronic illness, drug and alcohol addiction, etc. Raise your vibrations by taking care of yourself: eat healthy, drink lots of water, give up unhealthy habits like smoking and excessive drinking, exercise, get plenty of sleep, and get healthy mentally through therapy, etc. 

4. Spiritual Protection

In addition to cleansing your space, yourself, and raising your vibrations, spiritual protection is required. How can you spiritually protect yourself? Depending on your religion and beliefs, use symbols to ward off negative entities. The cross, runes like Algiz and Thurisaz, Helm of Awe, Nazar, the Star of David, etc. will all work when kept on one’s person.

Jewelry bearing your protective symbols can be worn to get rid of shadow people. Remember to pray or charge your jewelry with white light and protective vibes. Stitch the symbols into your favorite jacket or bag and carry it with you. Draw or inscribe these symbols on the bottom of your shoes to protect you everywhere you go. Dip your finger in olive oil or holy water and draw the symbol on your doors and windows to keep shadow people out of your space. Refresh your the symbols on your doors/windows once a month.

Another way to ward is to place protective objects in the four corners of your property. Crystals with protective qualities like tiger’s eye or black tourmaline, gargoyle or angel statues, etc. I’ve even drawn symbols on rocks. Bury your wards or if they’re statues, you may keep them above ground. Pray over them and ask your guides/gods for protection. Learn more about warding here.

If All Else Fails…

Sometimes we need extra help when learning how to get rid of shadow people. If any of this information didn’t sink in or you need help getting rid of shadow people that don’t seem to go away, contact a local religious official such as a priest, pastor, medium, shaman, rabbi, Reiki master, etc. 

How to Get Rid of Shadow People in 4 Essential Steps


  1. Candi

    September 19, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    I’m curry experiencing issues like listed above my 8yr described Minecraft like figure me kinda too hat but both thought rectangular. It’s not only bolder it’s attached to my 20yr innocent sweet autistic son who attacks me his dad and brother. In videos it seems to be grabbing my so n and talking to him. Cant really make it out clear and makes me seem crazy. I know I am not though have felt that way. My son is lost and scared I know this!!!! Nothing makes sense like it use to. I have had visions of things then lived them and seen one thing widen a child but write it off usually. Don’t want anything but my family safe and this over.

  2. Linda

    June 21, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    I have several experiences, with ghosts an shadows. But.. I thought that the shadows where ghosts as well? Am I wrong? The day my mother died, We saw a shadow, exactly like her shape, how she would stand. She turnd and left. Wasn’t this my mother? Also about 16 years ago, I was getting ill. I had a hard time to wake up and get out of bed. For about a year, someone was calling me, said I had to wake up, and get out of bed (luckely, otherwise I would have lost my job at that time). I did’nt had any other experiences like seeing someone or something. Just this, every morning I had to go to work. And I alays said thank you. Untill I was talking with a friend. He was sitting across me, when I felt something really cold and havy come over me, like a blanket. Everything tingled, and I bowed. Whn I came up and looked at my friend, he had big staring eyes, and stared at soemthing behind me. I turned, and we both saw a shadowfigure leave alongside the wall. After that, I wasn’t called anymore in the morning, and didn’t see anything anymore. Would this really have been something bad? He made me get out of bed every morning and keeping my job…

  3. Grace Hawkins

    April 11, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    Hey there! I recently have discovered an interest in white magic. Ever since, I have been seeing dark shadows with white eyes. I would like to know if they are evil, or are protecting me? They never have glowing lights behind them or seem evil. I am a bit confused.

  4. Sherah Mays

    February 26, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    I need some help, please. I’ve had a shadow person attachment since I was 10, I am now 47. What I’m about to say is very difficult for me. Please don’t think I’m crazy. This thing raped me from 10-21. Frequently. Since 21 its turned to big time annoyance. Except one night 12years ago. I have many medical issues and I’m bipolar, complex PTSD and an anxiety disorder. This one night I was going on my 7th day of no sleep and in severe pain. My 13 year old son happened to be sleeping in my bed. At some point I made it to bed. We don’t know how many time passed but my son said he doesn’t remember waking up all the sudden he was just kinda over me. He said I looked horrible and I had a blue glow coming from me. Something drew his attention to look straight ahead. He saw 5 yes 5 shadow people with a red glow behind them. He knew he had to get me out of there; he knew they wanted to do me harm, possibly kill me. He hopped over me, grabbing my arm and pulling me out of bed. As he did this, I also saw them. He said he believes they want to drain me. He said there’s a reason my nickname is sunshine. I’ve been told over the years that I’m a witch and I’m an empath. I don’t know if that is true. I’m getting more and more worn down. Please help if you can.🙏

    1. kitty fields

      March 3, 2021 at 3:19 pm

      Sherah – have you taken the steps in this article? You need to take back your power. You’re allowing these beings to have power over you. Remember you are ALIVE. You are HUMAN and sentient. They do not have physical bodies and therefore are less powerful than you!

    2. S

      August 5, 2021 at 5:04 am

      Sherah….The one very powerful thing you can do is play the Kadoish mantra out loud on a device. You can find it on YouTube and then play it on a loop. The ancient Hebrew is extremely powerful. It will keep evil away. To also help get rid of attachments you can get in a bath of white vinegar. Bathe in it for a good 15 minutes. Don’t dry off with a towel. Air dry. Try this…good luck. I don’t believe in coincidence. There is a reason I came upon your post while I researched something.

  5. Zolgard

    November 10, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    Hey I bet that is happening to you because you can manage it! I am sure many people would be a lot more scared, but you seem like there is a mission you need to do, i am sure there is a reason that the shadow is around you! Try finding the reason please and dont mind the fear, it is normal. Breathe and investigate! Peace and love

  6. Joyce167

    September 12, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    I see them all the time . Sometimes at night their is one that always try to get me when I’m sleeping . My boyfriend wakes me up I’m usually screaming From the top of my lungs. I have a cancel Burning in my room at all times What if the candle goes out at night That’s when it comes.

  7. Chris

    September 1, 2020 at 4:50 am

    Is there a way to kill a shadow person? Not just dispel it but end it entirely

    1. admin

      September 1, 2020 at 10:35 am

      That would be like killing a soul. It’s not possible. Energy never dies only transforms.

      1. Megan Morris

        September 8, 2020 at 2:58 pm

        Hi I disagree. I’m also clairvoyant and clairaudient. Shadow people and dead people are different. Yes they look similar but they have lover vibrations than dead people

        1. Heather L Graesch

          March 31, 2021 at 5:45 am

          I was thinking the same thing! I dont think they were ever human. My daughter is 7 and being terrorized by them , but last week something else has come something evil. I’m scared and reading everything. Thank you

      2. Charles Nemitz

        October 9, 2021 at 10:34 pm

        Wisdom – That would be like killing a soul. It’s not possible. Energy never dies only transforms.

    2. Christina

      December 26, 2020 at 11:22 pm

      How do you get rid of it completely? My house is brand new. We had it build 2.5 yrs ago. The property was farm land. I keep seeing these black shadows just about every day.

  8. Mimi

    August 2, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    Are there certain Incense we can buy and burn to help raise vibrations and energy levels in the house for positivity?

    1. Aisha Minor

      September 16, 2020 at 5:21 am

      I use sage,Yerba Santa and dragons blood… we need to cleanse our homes once a week

  9. Reggie

    July 28, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    Great article. I need to keep this for a reference. I first encountered a shadow figure about 15 years ago. I watch a shadowy figure move away from me along the living room wall and then it disappeared. My daughter, who is 11, recently saw multiple shadowy figures moving away from her bedroom door and down the hallway. So I did a cleanse with sage followed by lavender to usher in positive energies. Looks like it worked but I will do more or regular cleansing throughout the months ahead. The best advice I’ve seen thus far is keeping your home and space spic and span. thank you.

  10. Ila

    April 1, 2020 at 3:34 am

    Thank you this article is very helpful. Is there anything specific I should say when burning the sage? My son see’s them and I just bought some white sage to cleanse and hopefully get rid of the shadow men. Thanks

    1. admin

      April 1, 2020 at 11:52 am

      Open some windows. This is a must! Just be stern and say, “only positive energy can stay, all negative energy must go away.” start at the front door, move counterclockwise from room to room, don’t forget closets, showers, and garages! then end up at the front door where you started and say, “this home is cleansed and is a receptacle of positive energy, love and light only. so be it.”

  11. Ila

    April 1, 2020 at 3:32 am

    Thank you for the info in this article. It is very helpful. I have one question please. My 6 year old has been seeing a shadow man and shadow people for a few years now. We’ve had enough so I bought some white sage to cleanse the house with. Is there anything specific that I should say while I’m burning the sage? Thanks!

  12. blue

    January 25, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    I had a car accident a week ago an 4 9foot fingers faceless light gray shrouded my car my 11year old gorl saw them to she freeked right out ive never seen her screem so much now we see them all the time an when i think or talk about them i go hot an cold starl to shake an cry were so sceard our house is lit up 24/7 i dont no what to do i feel like we wernt ment yo servive thr crash can you help

    1. Blanco

      March 28, 2020 at 4:50 am

      If it is something demonic you should buy palo santo and pray to the religion entities you believe in.

  13. Robin Mozingo

    June 19, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    I have experienced these shadow people and none of them are good. I have been having a hard time getting rid of them because I talked to them before I knew how truly evil they were. Please read Heidi Hollis book The Secret War. She talks to a Heavenly being that tells her about the shadows and their agenda. Also, she writes a book called The Hat Man, a guide in comics on how to get rid of dark beings for all ages.
    I had experiences with a hat man. That is how I found Heidi and her book. From my experience and talking to others, I concluded that there is more than one hat man and they are truly evil. These shadows drive people to do horrible things. They can shapeshift into anything, making you think that they are someone, or something else. They paraded as my deceased ex husband, deceiving me. If you need to talk or have any questions, my email is

    1. Storm Herring

      September 1, 2019 at 6:33 am

      Plz contact me I have a very serious situation going on and I need help please no one to turn to that believes me please help me

      1. Anonymous

        September 4, 2019 at 5:02 am

        I believe you trust me I been through it but I also figured it out on my own! Plz feel free to contact me

    2. Robin Mozingo

      July 4, 2020 at 12:11 am

      I wrote this comment before I began studying the Bible. I learned that the things in the Heidi Hollis books that I mentioned are not biblical, so do not go by those books. I have had much experience with shadow people. From studying the Bible and the things that I’ve learned through experience with these shadow entities, I believe that they are made up of Satan, demons and fallen angels. What you need to do if you are being plagued by these entities is to anoint your home and yourself with olive oil that you’ve asked God to bless. Ask that God send them back to the abyss where they came from. The etymology of the name Christ itself means to rub with olive oil. If you need advice, you can email me at

  14. Christine

    December 20, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    I was pleased or rather relieved to read your article. My mother, sister and I have had horrible nightmares of this sort of black, shadowy, silhouette of a man for many years. I cannot speak for my family members as they did not like to speak of him, but I was tormented by him when I was a teenager and then again as an older adult. He seemed to come and go with no warning. My dreams were particularly horrible as he would tickle me and it would feel so uncomfortable, almost painful. I was so sure he was feeding off of me in some way because I woke up tense, irritable and this defensive feeling would last all day long, sometimes it would last a few days until I was sure he wasn’t coming back. Your article struck a chord with me because I used to be Christian a long time ago and became Pagan, so my beliefs didn’t change, I just changed religions to fit my beliefs. I also doubt this “person” is a devil or sorts the way a Christian believes. I feel like it is a lost soul who takes advantage of people who like you say, travel. I have been a night traveler long before I could even understand there was a word for it. So, bravo for giving out sound advice to rid oneself of this annoyance and for mentioning sleep paralysis as well, because that is what it feels like when he visited. I’m glad to say he leaves me alone, probably because as a Pagan, I faced him and know how to keep things spic and span now.

    1. admin

      December 21, 2018 at 1:11 pm

      Christine – These beings are the same no matter what religion the person follows! I’m so glad the article helped. Let me know if you need anything else.

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