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Shadow People Series: Hoodies

Updated on June 15, 2011

Shadow People Likely To Get Attached To You

Hoodies, or Hooded Shadow Men

For some reason, "Hoodies" seem to attach to certain people and those who see the Hooded form of Shadowmen often have recurring, spooky, and negative experiences with this type of shadow being.

Quite often, the 'certain type of person' who sees the Hoodies, especially if he/she sees them repeatedly is one of two sorts of people.

1) someone who has recently suffered trauma, particularly loss of a loved one

2) someone who has a dark personality and a negative (either short-term or long term) outlook on life

For the reasons above, paranormal enthusiasts have a theory connected to the Hoodies which says the hoodies may be either manifestations of negative behavoirs and psychic energy of the people who encounter the Hoodies or else the Hoodies are attracted to this negative but powerful negative energy/emotion and psychic state of people who see the hooded shadowmen. Almost always, red glowing eyes are reported as being part of this hooded shadowman type.

Almost always, these Hoodies are described as having less defined shape than many other shadowmen. Apparently, hooded shadow entities are often indistinct in shape at their lower visible levels. ie: shadowy, flowing masses that look like someone or something in a long, flowing robe with a hood.

Some who have reported encounters with the hooded type are unsure as to whether the shadow entity is a person-shaped being in a hooded, long robe or whether the shadow being is a female shadow with long, flowing hair.


Trauma, Negativity and the Hoodies

Many people who report seeing these hooded types of shadow people have recently experienced a life event that is very traumatic. The trauma is often the death of a loved one or some kind of monumental financial disaster.

It seems a fairly common belief among most paranormal enthusiasts that the hooded shadow people tend to latch on to those we might deem as 'bad apples' in society. Negative people who have previously been wrapped up in questionable behaviors, negative mind-sets, and who have also already gained some sort of connection into the occult and paranormal activities considered 'dark.'

ie: dabbling with ouija boards as a newcomer or amateur is almost unanimously considered a 'dark' activity in most paranormal circles, while some people trained in a number of paranormal methods of investigation tend to use ouija boards with a great deal of respect and caution. The former group of newcomer/amateurs will be much more likely to encounter the hooded shadow person than the long-term paranormal investigator or enthusiast.

For the example above, I can't help but add an extra note here:

I don't mess with the o-boards at all, and this is because I feel there are many more paranormal concepts and knowledge bytes I need to learn and understand. In the accounts of people who feel almost like they're being 'followed by shadow people' - the hoodies, in particular - it seems these people dabbled with the occult or in paranormal realms without much pre-investigation into what they were doing. In accounts of the use of ouija boards I've come across where the experiences have yeilded no negative effects, these accounts usually involve people experienced in the paranormal or who are at least highly respectful about parts of our world that are currently misunderstood and mysterious. The same can be said for seances and those who are inexperienced 'dabblers' versus experienced individuals involved with paranormal/occult practices.

It appears almost unanimous among paranormal enthusiasts that the hooded shadow people end up attaching to people who are 'into bad things' and because of this, it goes hand in hand to assume that hooded shadows are somehow connected with negative energy, negative psyche, negative psychic activity, and that they feed off all the negativity that a person might be exuding from their person, in their thoughts and behaviors.

The reason for this last statement is that most people who are frightened and are experiencing the hooded shadow people are often told by paranormal supports to "SHED NEGATIVE THOUGHTS" as soon as possible and as thoroughly as possible... DISCONTINUE any 'dark' occult practice they may have recently gotten involved with and to turn to as positive a source of support and belief system as they can muster.

It also appears that Hoodies aren't absolutely particular about the negative source they feed from. I've been reading accounts of reasonably stable (mentally, financially, emotionally) people who have a fairly positive outlook on life - but who got involved with 'the wrong crowd' (those dabbling in the 'dark arts'/occult) or an individual who "messed around with the occult in ignorance," and consequently a rather innocent person experienced the effects of shadow people. It seems the way to solve this dilemma has been to get away from the person who stirred up occult/paranormal trouble.

Consequences of doing nothing:

Hoodies begin to work on a person's psyche - mental and emotional states, bringing down more negativity on a person.

Chaos follows hoodies around - expect to sleep less, develop paranoia and more negative thought processes if you end up doing 'nothing' about 'hoodie experiences' you might be having.

Hoodies influence depression and make it worse. Note the combined features already stacking up here - sleeping less, fear,'s all a mix for mental instability...naturally, human behaviors will deteriorate. People who try to 'chalk it all up' to something that is 'no big deal,' generally find out that HOODIES ARE A BIG DEAL and that extensive effort must be employed to move away from these experiences. Cultivation of positive thinking is really important here, including MOVING TOWARD BENEVOLENT INDIVIDUALS whose thinking, presence, attitudes and behaviors are all very positive.

In short...ASK FOR HELP if you determine that a Hoodie has attached to you.

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This lens is part of a March 2010 Hub Challenge I'm doing. I started March 1 and have a personal goal to publish at least 60 hubs over the month of March.

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This Hub is part of a Shadow People Series set of articles. The matching Shadow People article links are below:

Shadow People Series: General , Shadow People Series: Hat ManShadow People Series: Old Hag , Shadow People Series: Hoodies , Shadow People Series: Shadow Things   


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      4 years ago

      Wow this is quite odd to me. When I was a very young boy one of my earliest memories was waking up to see a short extremely dark hooded figure at the left corner of my bed. I had perceived its body to be covered in a cloak but in all actuality it looked more like a dark blob with a hooded head. I was so terrified at this thing that I screamed and nothing came out .

      I do not recall ever seeing this thing again or ever having any other paranormal experiences in this home. Now that I'm almost 30 I still find myself wondering what this thing was. I mean what are they, where do they come from, are they other forms of life, are they spirits, etc. I now am a very emotional, caring, and loving man towards strangers and my family. However, I've always suffered with depression and even had thoughts of suicide as a child.

      In my adult life I find it very difficult to find work and oftentimes feel cursed. I'm very unlucky, 9 times out of 10 if the possibility for something to go wrong is present it will happen. I know that sounds crazy but its the truth. My question is this; do I not see this hoodie but still have bad luck because I become a loving person in my adult life but seen this thing as a child?

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      6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

      Hello Tomato-Steph - In John A. Keel's book, A Complete Guide To Mysterious Beings, chapter 14 is called "The Grinning Man," and chapter 16 is called "The Bedroom Invaders." I have heard many accounts like the one you put down here though I don't recall experiencing anything like this myself. I dream very vividly most of the time and feel I know when I am sleeping or half-asleep and waking out of a dream but still have never experienced something like the details above, myself.

      In the Keel book, Chapter 14 contents contain accounts of strange things like your sis-in-law says she experienced. Chapter 16 has some similar accounts but they seem more "Alien/hybrid" focused while the chapter 14 contents appear ghost or humanoid focused. Similarities greatly overlap. Your details most closely resemble the stories in chapter 14 where people awake in the middle of the night with a man near the bed and inside the bedroom. Many people besides your Sister-in-law attest to waking suddenly to see a strongly/bulky built man near the bed. ALSO - other accounts describe this entity/person as a lumberjack with lumberjack, stocky build. Many also say there are details to the clothing - checkered shirt/top/jacket - hence "lumberjack" comes to mind. (Checkered shirt is also related to Harlequin-humanoid sightings).

      In everything I have read on unexplained "Humanoid" topics, most are quirky, unsettling but harmless... save for the checkered shirt ones who may have Harlequin-type natures.

      (NOTE: it is important at this point that you not "feed into" your sister-in-law's memory or prompt her right now with details - just basic, open ended questions. If you are researching and she is willing to talk some more, please have her tell the story/account again and just listen and take notes... have her write out what she saw, as well. Then have a good look at the writings. Please understand that our memories are very faulty, our minds open to suggestion. As well, waking from dreams into reality is a process that isn't well understood. If you see things in the writings or hear different details that concern you or your in-law, take appropriate precautions ie: locked doors, stay as well rested and stress free as possible, take care of yourselves - be spiritually connected with positive things, the earth, etc).

      All I can suggest is that you keep looking for answers, use critical thinking, stay in contact with each other, keep/build healthy relationships with each other, and keep communication open on this topic in case a problem develops.

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      6 years ago

      Hi,I wondered if you could give me a answer or if you experienced something simillar and what it means.I've tried to look up the following myself, unfortunately without any luck. Here it goes: My Sister in Law poped in for a cuppa yesterday morning.As soon as she got to our place she started to talk about her "Dream" she had the previous night.My first reaction and words to her "Dream" was "This wasn't a Dream and you want to be careful chick,keep an eye on the time-spans of appearances!" Please read the below,any helpful comment or advice would be great.

      Before I start, I'd like to let you know: She also mentioned,this was her 2nd time she saw "Him"-only this time, she had a chance of seeing details and give a discription of her "Night-time Visitor" which I written down in order to make my research.

      She awoke in the middle of the night,to see a Hooded figure standing by the the wall next to the bedroom-door(which was slightly ajar to let her cat in and out. She usually sleeps at her foot end of the bed).

      This hooded Figure stood in an angle and had his body turned "almost" all the way to her but seemed to look into the corner of the room (sidewards).There is nothing but an empty space.She didn't feel scared,afraid or frightened and looked at him for quite a bit of time (ca 30 Sec - this was when she took in his features and 'details') before blinking+rubbing her eyes.When she re-opened them this figure was gone!!! Being half asleep she didn't think anything of it and told herself not to be silly - "nobody is here,in your room - don't be silly". She turned and fell back asleep, only to feel that someone was standing next to her and breathing ON her.She awoke with a jolting-Start as this really took her by surprise/startled her.She grabbed her mobile to shead some light into the room but no-one was there!!!

      Here are some usefull/interesting points she could give me regarding the above:

      - the features of figure were 100% male

      - she could not see his face,as his head was turned sidewards to her

      - Age: guess 25-40 yrs

      - he was not big but strong built

      - the colour of his Hoodie was grey (could not see if he wore trousers)

      - he wore a Glowing Pendant (almost like a glow star)

      - she could NOT make out the shape of pendant

      - there was no smell

      - her Cat wasn't at the foot-end of her bed

      - she didn't feel scared,frightened,afraid,...

      - all windows were closed and all access doors to the house locked

      - the empty corner space did NOT have a window near by (reflection or draft,...)

      - in order for this figure to end up standing next to her and breathing on her, it must have moved all the way around the bed

      Do you think the above is something to be worried about? Surely it's a good sign that she didn't feel afraid,... could it be someone who looks after her? Why breath on her? Glowing Pendant?......????

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      7 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

      jamm_333, check out the talkparanomal .com forum. There are a lot of members there who have had experiences with Shadow People - some believers and skeptics alike, all with reasonable and helpful discourse on this subject. It is the site online that I have found with the most reasonable members and discussions online on paranormal, ghost, shadow people, etc., topics.

      In my interactions with members at said forums, I have learned that, often, making a stand, displaying confidence in yourself (providing you really know yourself and are confident), telling the entity, "I have not invited you here, I want you to leave" in a firm, reasonable manner is helpful for many people when they feel troubled by shadow people or other entities they do not wish to have around.

      I was skeptical about shadow people and after studying about them in depth for about 2 years, I had an experience (just last summer) that was disconcerting. I told what I perceived as a shadow person - to go away because it was not welcome and I did not invite it into my home. I haven't had any troubles since and haven't had a repeat experience or sighting.

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      7 years ago

      As a child I saw a shadow person clearly, and called out to it thinking it was my dad and it looked at me. I never saw eyes but the shadow was blacker than black. It walked across the room and into the wall opposite the door. It has followed me ever since, watching me. At one point it would watch me sleep, every night. It stopped for awhile but I have never lost the feeling that someone is watching me... And recently I have started seeing shadows out of the corner of my eyes in strange places (ceilings, top corners of doorways, around corners close to the floor, etc.) I really do not want the nightly visits to start again. Please, any advice would be greatly appreciated

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      8 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

      bella, try reading the posts related to shadow people and demons at the talk paranormal forum:

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      8 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

      bella, I left a message about "fear cage" details on the other hub you commented on. Try to sort out if or how much of the "dread" feelings and "fright" feelings may or may not be caused by "fear cage" possibilities before trying to figure more of this out.

      If something physical is happening - scratch marks on someone's stomach - it's still good to find out if there are high amounts of magnetic or electrical energies around. You'll see more at the other comment post.

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      8 years ago

      I believe my friend has a "hoodie" with her in her house. I left a comment befor on a different one &i'm sorry i just read this right now. It's a long story and i don't even know where to begging. She would see it a lot, &i would feel it everytime i was at her house. She says it's appearences have been rarely now. but befor it's left scratch marks on her stomach. blah. i just don't know where to begging:/

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      8 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

      Yes, Ivorwen, in reading several accounts of people who have been fearful about their experiences with Shadow entities, the "Grim Reaper" phrase comes up, too.

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      8 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      So these hooded beings look similar to The Grim Reaper?


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