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?

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

  1. Every time I sleep with all the lights off I wake up to a spider on web hovering over me I run to light screaming and its gone..always happen when I sleep in complete have to have a television or light on room scared..I wonder what does it mean..

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  2. Curious as to if this has happened to anyone else i found this site.i have had 2 previous experiences with shadow people both of them caused me to rethink my sanity. till this day im sure of what i feel like i experienced both of these instances happen while wide awake but last night around 5 am im not sure what awoke me but something brought my attention over to the wall and what i seen i wish i hadnt.what i seen was a sort of shadow like ball with spikes coming out but there were also a few tenticles that moved around violently as it seemed to just quietly scatter up the wall very fast it seemed to stop at one point as i sat up and tried to scream for my husband it took me a few times before words actually came out i felt paralized with it got to the ceiling it just disappeared.


    1. ive seen that before it sounds like youre describing the spider. sometimes they can have a large number or legs/tentacles that seem to have no relevance as to how they move. i would guess the more legs the stronger/faster it moves…judging from my experience


  3. From the age of about 3 years old tothis present day I have been seeing these black overal shaped figures appear at the side of my bed. They can move quicker than anything I’ve ever seen and change shape. They have never touched or physically attacked me. When they appear at my bed side they are just there staring at me really close to my line of vision. They give me this really coldish overwhelming gear sensation and if I look directly at them I will feel like all my happiness security and vitality has been drained from me and I am left only with the worst possible parts of myself and everything else feels empty and this complete feeling of fear. My friend calls them melators and said she used to see them too. I have never heard of that name and I tried googling it nothing. She says I will be able to control these black overal shadow figures one day. Does anyone else know more about this and why this is happening to me are they dangerous or harmful to me. Thanks for any feedback. Blessed be.


    1. U are not alone. I been seeing these spiders for like 5 and several yesterday. This morning i was laying down watching a show and went for my vape and blam on my left side came crawling this big fuzzy ball once it realized I seen it did a little hop and poof it was gone however I did get a little pressure on my chest after it vanished. Hadn’t felt something like that since a I was attacked in my sleep by some entity. Had to force myself awake. My wife even asked way was wrong cause I guess i was moving a lot b4 I awoke


  4. I’ve experienced shadow people and insects on numerous occasions and would like for you to reach out to me since I have a lot of questions and concerns. What happens if you’re wide awake and feel paralyzed? Also, during that paralysis, you feel someone sitting next to you? Lights on, playing video games and that happens?


  5. I’ve had this sleep paralysis happen to me a few times, this year in particular. When it would happen I could see my whole room in great detail, but would only have the ability to move my eyes. I generally only ever looked in one direction which was towards my wardrobe, the back right as that’s where ‘they’ appeared, they would just stare towards me whilst getting closer and closer. I would desperately try to move each time, but to no avail. Once the fear got to a certain point I would break free, they would be gone and I could move freely once more. I had one of these again today, clear and fresh in my mind. There was this form, It was shaped as a man, misty and white which stared me down. It started to slowly move towards me. I moved my eyes to the left to see if he would stop moving if I stopped staring, but it did not work as I could see him reappear into my vision. I looked back at it, it was to the side of me. Out of nowhere it quickly stretched out it’s arm and hit me on my left shoulder, then harder and faster on my right. Having enough I closed my eyes and in the next few seconds was back.


  6. Matter of fact, just experienced 2 “incidents” last night. I see spiders 75% of the time, Shadow people about 15% of the time, but rest of the time (like last night) I see large Monarch Butterflies. Large as in the size of my hand. Last night I saw something different. It was a small green glowing cylinder object. It hovered just about a foot from me, between me and my dresser. Yes, ended out throwing my pillow at it, yelling and running out of my room. This happened just after 3am (I had gone to bed a little after 1am). After an hour, settling myself down, I went back to sleep. Then was awoken again, around 5:30am to the Butterfly. It fluttered in from my door, then fluttered up to my left ceiling corner, and then fluttered down to my rotating ceiling fan and dissipated. This time dud not run out of my room. I have experienced “visits” all my life (I am 62). I am used to being visited by someone passing and needs to give me message to pass on. 98% of these visits are from the unknown, and hardly ever get to pass the message on. Some say it is a “Gift” I call it a curse. I am relieved, greatly, knowing there are many out there that experience the same thing. Thank you for posting this. I always thought something was wrong with me. Now I know there isn’t.


  7. It’s really interesting reading through the different comments about these show figures, in particular, the spiders. I’ve been seeing these figures since I was 15 (I’m 28 now). What I have learned is that these figures are like parasites feeding office the living. They feed offve psychic energy and our emotions primarily fear. Some reference them as demonic however I tend to believe that they are interdimentional like Angels and Spirits. Some come in the form of a shark, a spider, a snake or a crocodile. Whatever form they take it’s usually predatory and the eye colour usually ranges from white, yellow, green through to red. They eye colour is a good indication of the potency or seriousness of the entity (I.e white being the least threatening to red being the worst or most potent). I’ve also found that these entities usually attach themselves to individuals during times in their lives of extream emotional imbalances/ changes (I.e stress, anxiety, etc) to major life events such as trauma, mental breakdown, divorce and the list goes on. I find these parasites tend to come around teens (12 through to about 17 or 18 years old). They also tend to target people who are very psychic such as well psychics, mediums, healers or Reiki practitioners. They are increasingly challenging to get rid of as they are very good at evading or eluding even the most seasoned medium and healer. They tend to target a persons chakra system (you can google this) targeting the third eye and crown. These entities send a lot of people crazy, understandably, and create a lot of chaos in a person’s life. These entities like the spiders, etc, create a state of perpetual fear and anxiety in the host or victim. They target our most primal or basic human fears typically a fear of the dark. So many of my clients have to sleep with one light on or multiple lights on as well as a Rv and sometimes music as well. They target a persons routine and start to break this down over time by perpetuating states of fear. Anyway back to the spiders. The spiders are very nasty. They create gateways or an opening for other lower level entities to come through. If you see the smaller spiders then you can guarantee there’s a bigger one above it that sits outside of your clairvoyance. The little spiders are used to endure states of fear and to keep perpetuating these states. The bigger entity feeds offve the victim. HOWEVER, if the victims starts to let go of their fear and heal themselves then that’s when you will see the bigger more aggressive entity as it tries to pull the host back in line. Also these entities will create failed images of other entities or scary things surrounding the victim but it’s all a smoke screen once again to enduce a heightened state of fear. Basically these spiders and the like draw on our psychic energy or our essence hence why they target the third eye and the crown.

    Oh p.s. The reason why I know this is because I am a Clairvoyant and Reiki healer and work with this rubbish a lot. I also have a lot of experience with this rubbish in my culture (New Zealand Maori). These kinds of attachments are rampant amongst my people. It’s no good. I’ve also encountered this rubbish in my own life and still get hit with these entities every now and then. They are honestly like dealing with an ex-partner that won’t leave you alone lol. Getting regular healing is a must. Also having a faith of some sought helps or a higher consciousness other than yourself. Always remember that you are safe and that you are always protected by your guides / the universe even if it doesn’t seem Like it YOU ARE! You are safe and protected. Take care.

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    1. I’m speechless right now, you’ve explained exactly what I have been going through, and it started with someone very close to me, then moved on to me… I feel better when I am not alone, but that doesn’t always work.


    2. Thanks Victor! Finally I have some insights into what I’ve been experiencing. I have been seeing these “spiders”, first small, now bigger and they seem to wake me up. I first saw them when I had a newborn baby. They seem to be coming at her by lowering themselves from the ceiling towards her, my instinct was to cover her with my body and ask them to leave. It only happened when my daughter was sleeping with me, mostly during afternoon naps while it is light outside. My daughter is now 6 years old and it happened again last night around midnight while she was sleeping with me!
      Does this only happen if I witness it? Or is it happening when I don’t notice too?
      Usually they only go after my daughter, but I woke up last night coughing uncontrollable as I saw one of them lowered themselves down my throat! While the others were lowering themselves on to her… I asked them to leave and watched as they quickly raised them selves up their “web” back onto the the ceiling and left. I was coughing so hard and spitting up phlegm from the experience. We were both fine after the experience. I’m just wondering why they are attracted to us? I am not a very fearful person, but I do want to protect my daughter so I am very stern with them about leaving, and they do.
      Have you ever watched the movie Tortoro? In the movie they have something similar that the children see… I find it fascinating that it is so common… it does seem very real and not imaginary at all.
      Any advise?
      If I am able to see these things, is it also possible for myself to train, somehow, to communicate with light beings, spirit and creator? and how? Thank you! I am most grateful for your post and response 🙂


    3. I don’t feel safe and this is affecting my waking hours. I have been seeing these huge light coloured spiders hovering above my bed in the dark now for several months. They just seem to be observing me. My partner cannot see them but when he tries to catch them for me they wiggle away. I’m a middle aged woman and do not understand what is happening to me.


  8. I have been meditating not long after midnight. I was focusing on nature spirits. After a while I opened my eyes and witnessed and large spider, made of what appeared to be light crawl away from me off of the bed and then disappear as I became a little stunned. I guess my mindful focus change and it disappeared. If this was a parasite or smoke screen for one, What is my best action for healing?

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  9. I have always had nightmares about spiders but lately they have become more vivid and real. I will be drifting off to sleep or sometimes even feel like I never went to sleep and see them. I have woken my husband up on several occasions because I see them and he doesn’t see anything. They sometimes come down from the ceiling on a thin web over my or my husband’s head. I will see it on the blinds on my window and it will crawl behind the blind and I will see the shadow. Last night I saw this web on my ceiling blowing in non existent wind. I woke my husband up for that and argued with him about seeing it for a minute and then went back to sleep. I vividly remember seeing it but have no memory of talking to my husband about it. It’s very frightening and I have these dreams or whatever they are called almost weekly and sometimes a few times during the week.


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