Ep 26: Shadow People


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They watch us. They wait. Lurking in the shadows or in bright daylight, from afar, in the corners of our eyes or in our very own bedrooms, staring directly at us, sometimes with eyes of red fire. They observe us and learn our behavior or they try to choke the breath and souls from our bodies. But why are they here and what do they really want with us? Or are their sightings and interactions just a physiological or psychological anomaly, Hypnogogic or Hypnopompic Isolated Sleep Paralysis, a trick of the light, perhaps a wayward spark causing an electrical stimulation of the brain’s left temporoparietal junction? Maybe this phenomenon is only one of the many unfortunate side-effects of a methamphetamine bender, but then why do sober and healthy people also see them? Join us tonight as we explore what these uninvited paranormal intruders might be, perhaps either interdimensional or bioelectrochemical and why they seem to enjoy the abject terror they instill in us in our 2nd Annual Halloween Special. If these spectral watchers are real, one thing is certain: they feed off our deepest, darkest fear.

Tonight’s Quote:

“The boundaries which divide life from death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and the other begins?”

– Edgar Allen Poe

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Episode 026 – “Shadow People” Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle. Copyright Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess 2015, All Rights Reserved.


1) “Hat Man” sketch from a post by David A. Nova called “Shadow Mansion and Shadow People,” from his blog at https://davidanova.wordpress.com/ ; 2) Artwork by Priscilla Hernandez called “The Shadow People – The Underliving” for her illustrated music book called “The Underliving.” Found here http://yidneth.deviantart.com/art/The-Shadow-people-The-Underliving-377870011 and her webpage: http://yidneth.deviantart.com/ ; 3) Shadow Person sketch by Jason Jam of jamcomics.com; 4) A Prague reproduction of the Golem; 5) An artist’s depiction of the FICTIONAL Slender Man by LuxAmber; 6) An artist’s depiction of inter-dimensional being Indrid Cold; 7) What’s in the corner?; 8) A sketch by illustrator, artist extraordinaire and friend of the show, Rohitash Rao, depicting his own frightening encounter with a Fedora wearing Shadow Man. Rohitash is the illustrator for the popular series of children’s books, entitled Creature Keepers, along with his partner, author Peter Nelson. Their latest book, Creature Keepers and the Swindled Soil-Soles can be found here: http://amzn.com/0062236458