Shadow People, Astral Spiders, & Hypnagogia


So what are Shadow People, Spiders and Beings?

We all know what spirits or ghosts are, so I suppose we can place them in that category except, there is no proof that these beings are dead, are repetitive echoes, a haunting or formless.

They appear void at times if not strangely solid. By solid, they are still dark as Shadow but an even blacker color outlines their features.

One of the most common sightings has been the figure of a man or someone in a cloak. Sometimes they are seen wearing a hat or hooded sweat shirt. Whatever they are wearing, they lack color.

Imagine– you are staring into an actual person who is nothing more than solid smoke or even slightly transparent at times. The strange thing is, you can catch detailed outlines concerning their face or clothes.

It’s hard to think that anything which appears to be solid or merely bleak can have any sort of outline about it. But people have reported that at times they can make out their features clearly as well as the smaller details of their clothes. Some reports claim they have glowing eyes, mostly red. Some reports claim that they act unaware (as if you are not there)– as if passing from one room, while others claim these beings have had their attention directly on them.

Many reports claim that the energy or feeling in the room changed to something fearsome. Other reports claim that the person witnessing this act was attacked, unable to scream, or paralyzed.

Now before we fix our minds on a notion of fear—let’s reserve that until later because I have some theories of my own.

When do these sightings happen?

I call it the Twilight (No, Stephanie Meyers has nothing to do with this) but a more technical word is Hypnagogia. Basically, it is known as a sleep paralysis which has the attention of many doctors and scientists who are studying it. The easiest way to describe it is–

You go to bed, close your eyes, go to sleep.  Only you do not sleep deeply nor are you fully awake. You are stuck somewhere in between.

Now do not confuse this with sleep walking. That is NOT what it is. People who experience this are completely aware of everything that is going on around them. They can sit up in bed, walk through their house, pet a dog or see their wife or husband sleeping beside them. They can talk and interact even though their minds are not fully awake.

So what is so different during this time that they seem to think they’re partly asleep? Good question.

Even though they can interact with their normal environments, not everything is the same. It is as though they are lingering between two worlds. Their subconscious mind is in equal balance with their conscious mind.

Meaning, they are open to whatever may come, eyes open beyond the veil but their conscious minds do not have the draw backs–jerking them out of this moment or to prevent them from seeing, experiencing, and interacting with whatever may be.

This is when some people experience the Shadow Beings, Spiders, or other types of Other Worldly phenomena. It is NOT the only time, but this is a common one, as well as wide spreading.

Now it should be known that Science and Doctors have their own explanations of this but NOTHING is for certain simply because they’re pretty much clueless as to what Hypnagogia is and what these people are really discovering during this phase. The experts are blaming it on sleeping positions, among other things, saying that if someone sleeps on their back– that this is what causes it.

Now it should be noted that I did say above that this phenomena is becoming widely spread. That doesn’t mean  it did not exist before. I think because of the internet and the loss of fear in speaking about these things has made it possible for others to realize that they are not alone.  It should also be mentioned that Shadow beings have been reported since Ancient times but we will get more into that later.

A direct quote from Wikipedia concerning Hypnagogia:

Early references to hypnagogia are to be found in the writings of Aristotle, Iamblichus, Cardano, Simon Forman and Swedenborg.[11] Romanticism brought a renewed interest in the subjective experience of the edges of sleep.[12] In more recent centuries, many authors have referred to the state; Edgar Allan Poe, for example, wrote of the ‘fancies’ he experienced “only when I am on the brink of sleep, with the consciousness that I am so.

So you see it is not new by any means, only our awareness of it since we still seem to be in the Dark Ages concerning anything other than what is socially accepted. Being taught not to believe in such things or that it is against some sort of religion– has really blind sided us I think. 

Let it be also known that during Hypnagogia or what I call ‘Twilight’, Shadow people or beings are not the only thing experienced.

Many people claim that they have got up from their beds, walked out the door to new or past worlds. Some have experienced or revisited past lives or countries.

One woman I read about, reported standing by her bedroom window, waving to people who were passing by outside her home. They stood there waving at her while she waved back at them. At some point she snapped out of it, finding herself standing there waving– only the people she remembered in every detail were no longer present.

Other people report having long conversations with deceased relatives who are possibly standing by their bed or sitting in the same room with them. Some people claim that they are visited by those who are not dead. They have absolutely no idea what they are, but they do know death did not bring them to their bedrooms.

Now even though Twilight is not the only time this happens, this is one of the biggest reports of the Shadow Beings that people claim to experience. Possibly because our minds are so open during this stage and we can see beyond the Veil—my theory.

Now the down side–some people say that they are attacked. That this black mass or presence paralyzes them so that they can not move or even scream.

Others claim that they are not attacked but wake up finding these beings standing over them, simply watching which may be how they came to be called, ‘The Watchers’.

One woman I know claims to have woken up, been fully awake, while a young man in a hooded sweat shirt swept through her room and went out the window. Now she did not think that he jumped, but simply  leaped through his doorway, to where ever he came from. This woman has had this happen quite a few times, same boy, same details (except the exit)– only she was not experiencing Twilight during any of those times. In fact, she told me she had never experienced Twilight. She sees them wide eyed and awake.

So you see Twilight is not the only time you can experience this.

Many reports say that they were standing in their kitchen (or somewhere), felt the energy or the room temperatures change, caught something in the corner of their eye, turned around quickly and the Shadow Being was standing there, watching them.

Shadow or Astral Spiders

People claim to be sleeping or rather Twilight, while watching these HUGE spiders of abnormal size crawl around their beds, glide down over their heads from webs and so on.  By big—sizes ranging from fat puppy size to smaller.

At times they see smaller ones but it is usually the bigger ones that cause them the greatest shock and fright. It is usually scary enough to snap them out of the Twilight completely, where the spiders are then gone.

There hasn’t been to many people offering them any enlightenment concerning this. In fact, I was shocked that on these forums that I researched, to find that quite a few people who rattled away concerning their belief in the Shadow People in other threads, literally make fun of the people who were seeking answers concerning the spiders.

Unfortunately I can not give anyone any hard crusted evidence here but I can explain some common points about them.

One, you do not have to be in twilight to see them. Some people will see them there, wake up completely to find them still in their reality—fading away.

Two, no reports of anyone being bitten.

Three, no reports of anyone being attacked.

Four, some believe they are other dimensional.

Five, others don’t have a clue as to what the hell they are, although freaky, they don’t seem to be harming anyone or anything.


Well I hope we have touched based on some of this as I will probably write more about it later.


However, let me leave you with this question…

Have YOU had an experience with any of these Paranormal beings that you’d care to share?

378 thoughts on “Shadow People, Astral Spiders, & Hypnagogia”

  1. I’ve had paranormal experiences all my life, but in my 20s I awoke one night to find a giant black humanoid spider looking down at me it was very black and spiky with big red eyes and three to four arms on each side of it’s body. What I always found strange is that I’ve seen a lot of things in my life that can’t be explained when I was really young a tall white being would come and get me every night I was so use to this being I would wake up and take it’s hand and go with it , it seemed to have a white glow I’ve seen many apparitions and my daughter started seeing what they describe as ” the Grey’s” she called HE HE when she was two years old, despite seeing these creatures and beings I would sit straight up in the bed and look at them be frightened one minute and then go straight to sleep with them still there I could never understand that I should have been trying to get away, but I’d go back to sleep. Ive also have seen the shadow man in the trench coat and hat I’ve seen him several times in my life, once he peeked out of my closet my mother has also seen this entity come from the same closet. Another time I had just had my son he was only a few weeks old, I went into sleep paralysis my back was turned away from my son but from the corner of my eye I could see two black figures enter my room and go towards my son, I knew they were doing something to him and I felt so helpless because he was right behind me on the bed and I could not turn around to help him I was terrified. I have many many more experiences but I would have to write a novel to get everything down, I’ve been told I’m an intuitive person I also I’ve also woke up in another place didn’t know where I was it was all black I tried to remember where the light switch was and I remember counting as I was going to jump and try to find the light switch as I got up the darkness faded away melting with a yellow substance and then I found myself back in the room if anyone has that any of these types of experiences I would really like to hear about them sometimes I used to think I was crazy.


    1. I have seen tons of spiders big ones after waking up through my life . I also have seen a humanoid octopus looking being at night crackling with white light and glowing eyes .


  2. I was not asleep simply laying in bed ready to fall asleep. I felt like something fluttered in my face so i waved my hands over my face and as i did i looked in the mirror facing my bed and i could see a shadow of a black spider about two feet long with long spiny legs crawling on the wall behind my bed. I sat up looked behind me fully awake and can see the shadowy creature climbing to the corner of my curtain rod on the window next to my bed frame. I got up turn the light on and the creature/shadow was no where to be seen. I thought it was weird and thought maybe it was my imagination until yesterday when by accident my brother told me around that same time he experienced the same thing only he was sitting in my mothers house mid day. My mother and sister were also sitting there but they didn’t see the shadowy spider. It did the same thing to him flutter in his face the disappeared towards the TV. He mentioned to his wife when he went home. Yesterday I mentioned what i saw to the two of them and they freaked out that i was describing the exact same thing that he experienced. My sister inlaw was totally freaked out because it was so random that both of us would experience the same thing without knowing around the same time.


  3. During various sleep paralysis episodes I’ve seen: a translucent torso of a man wearing a plaid shirt, without a head, floating above the foot of my bed; a holographic looking head of an old woman directly above my head, facing me, a foot away from my face, that mirrored my every move; a black, smoky, hooded torso fly out of my closet and grasp at me before disappearing; tiny skulls with dragon fly wings floating around my room; hundreds of spiders, ranging from dime size to quarter size with a few the size of a dinner plate, gliding up and down my window blinds in my room; a 3 ft. tall bipedal creature with an elongated head walk by me while sleeping on an air mattress at a friend’s house; a blazing phoenix on my ceiling and glowing blue hieroglyphs on my wall; countless normal looking people (when I actually project or lucid dream that I’m projecting and go out my front door exploring) including a woman who called herself Ezele or Esele or Eselie. Good times. Really. I was terrified when it first started happening, but now I hope for it every time I go to sleep lol. One time my shadow looked like I was covered in fur and had big bull’s horns. Sometimes when moving around in these dreams/projections it feels like my feet are tied together or my vision is obscured or tunnel like. Anyone else have similar visions or experiences?


    1. Yes just spiders shadows as if spiders were see through but bronson the famous prisoner always draws tiny skull with wing things


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