Firstly let’s define the meaning of the word shadow. Merriam- Webster defines it as …
Definition of shadow
(Entry 1 of 3)1: the dark figure cast upon a surface by a body intercepting the rays from a source of light2: partial darkness or obscurity within a part of space from which rays from a source of light are cut off by an interposed opaque body
Shadow people are a common sighting and experience. People tend to associate them with negative entities. I tend to disagree to a degree. I do not believe all shadow figures are negative, but rather the phenomenon is more likely caused by either materializing between dimensions or a spirit that isn’t fully manifested. I suppose it depends on how you view the veil. I feel like it is a small separation between dimensions and if we were to peer at images and silhouettes of spirit through a surface that is not fully transparent and they may appear as a shadow more than a fully manifested physical form of a person. Of course one might argue we are just experiencing these two dimensions bumping into each other and we are seeing people in the other dimension who are alive and well. Either way one does wonder what we look like from the other viewpoint.
I definitely believe dimensions bump into each other. I have been waking up and seeing overlapping images and I had not been dreaming anything related to this. It was a jarring experience and it took me a bit of confusion and then trying to sort what I had just seen. Upon waking I was facing the wall but instead of my wall and my reality I was seeing a totally different scene but only in this area. My wall no longer looked the same and was instead a stone wall may be brick that had collapsed into rubble and it was outdoors only it wasn’t what our outside looked like. It had a red-orange and barren look to it. Climbing over the wall was a large spider, very large. I would describe it as 2 feet in diameter. I watched in complete confusion as I saw this spider climb over the wall and then disappear and soon the whole scene was gone and my wall was once again the way it should be.
I had a few more encounters with spiders in some weird spirit-like form. These were much smaller. I awoke once to a very tiny one seeming to dance my pillow and then it was just not there I saw it disappear right in front of my face. These experiences led me to a phenomenon I had never heard of before called astral spiders. I believe astral travel occurs in other dimensions so for me it just makes even more sense that dimensions can collide or overlap. I have had a few spontaneous and aware out-of-body experiences that all ended up being hilarious something I would describe as an obe fail. I do wonder though if shadow figures are those alive elsewhere or if they are spirit bodies, I am still undecided on this hopefully someday I will know more.