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.
Shadow People: Profile
What are shadow people? Put simply, they are shadow beings. They are typically seen in one’s peripheral vision. Though some people see them face-to-face. Shadow people morph into different forms but are most frequently seen in the shape of a man, tentacled-monster, or large spider. Sometimes they have glowing red eyes. I’ve noticed a pattern with my shadow people encounters – they all happen when I’m in a hypnogagic state. When I’m between sleep and waking, in the “twilight” zone, so to speak. But many people see them when they’re wide awake.
The Hat Man: Profile
The Hat Man’s presence is typically ominous. He stands at the end of your bed, staring down at you, showing no fear. Is he feeding on people’s fear? It’s quite possible. A close family member tells a terrifying story of staying the night at a friend’s house in high school, only to wake up and see the figure of an incredibly tall man wearing a fedora hat standing at the end of the bed. He was staring at her. Let’s just say she refused to visit her friend’s house ever again.
Most eyewitnesses agree the Hat Man is tall, standing between six to eight feet. He is always wearing a hat of some kind: a top hat, fedora, or wide-brimmed hat. In some instances, the Hat Man wears a cape or a long coat. The difference between the two is the Hat Man is more of a solidified figure with no fear, while shadow people are translucent and tend to dart away when spotted.
Typical Shadow People Theories
Most people believe shadow people are demons. The author Heidi Hollis claims the Hat Man is the devil himself. She also says the Hat Man controls the shadow people, sort of like the Devil directs his demonic legion. Another theory is shadow people are alien beings sent to observe us. Sleep paralysis is occasionally coupled with shadow people and Hat Man sightings, giving a scientific explanation for this universal phenomenon. Sleep paralysis is a state in which you are still dreaming/sleeping but your eyes open. Your whole body feels paralyzed because it hasn’t woken up along with your mind. At the same time, you may experience “hallucinations” or dreams with your eyes wide open.
A Witch’s Perspective on Shadow People
I don’t subscribe to the idea of all shadow people being demons. Nor do I subscribe to the idea of the Hat Man being Satan himself. As a pagan witch, I first had to breakdown my beliefs about the Christian Satan. I don’t deny the possibility of an evil being existing in the world that may be the “Satan” Christians fear; however, my take on Satan’s origins is a bit different than the Abrahamic view. If Satan exists, he is a tulpa (a thought form) that people have thought into existence. I highly doubt he shows himself in Hat Man form.
The Hat Man wears different outfits, different hats, and manifests itself all over the world. If the Hat Man is Satan, that means Satan is omnipresent and omnipotent, which I don’t buy. Secondly, if the Hat Man (aka Satan) was one being why would he change outfits? It’s like, “hold my fedora for me Beelzebub, I must change into my cape and top hat now. This victim is a fancy one, so I need to impress him.” Doubtful.
Furthermore, if Satan does exist, why would he be wasting time on random people all around the world? If anything, he’d be showing himself to the higher ups – politicians, royalty, the richest people in the world not Bob the plumber from down the street.
Are They Demons and the Devil or Something Else?
The Hat Man isn’t one finite being – there are multiple Hat Men. Whether these were men who dressed in a certain fashion when they died and now carry that over into the afterlife is yet to be determined, but makes more sense to me than an all-powerful being who enjoys changing outfits from one victim to the next. And again, why would Satan be wasting his time on any Tom, Dick, or Harry instead of going after bigger fish to exact his plan on destroying the world and humankind?
My experience with shadow people is connected directly to my bouts of sleep paralysis. I am also an astral traveler and lucid dreamer, so my take is astral beings and low-level entities will feed on your energy while your soul is out traveling in the beyond at night. This is why you see them when you’re in that hypnogogic state – you basically catch them feeding on your body’s energy as your astral body is re-entering your physical body.
How to Get Rid of Shadow People in 4 Steps
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. First, 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, 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-vibrational crystals, bathing in the ocean, energy healing, 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 protective 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.
Ward Your Property
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. You’ll want to refresh your wards every 3 months to keep the protective seal around your home powerful.
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.