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The term used to describe these alleged beings was apparently coined by author Heidi Hollis, who has penned several books on paranormal phenomena. And it appears that these beings have, in fact, been around throughout history, as descriptions of shadowy, human-like figures have appeared in folklore dating back to ancient times. Similarly, in Hollis' book about shadow people, titled The Secret War , she describes them as "dark silhouettes with human shapes and profiles that flicker in and out of peripheral vision.
There are, of course, many theories about where shadow people come from and whether or not they're even real. And of course, there's always the explanation that your peripheral vision is basically guaranteed to play tricks on you — because it's designed to detect motion and movement, not detail, it's likely that you could make mountains out of molehills or in this case, shadow people out of shadows if you were in the right mindset.
But then there are the paranormal theories — the ones that seem to resonate more with the people who have actually lived through the terrifying encounters and feel strongly that shadow people are more than just imaginary.
Hollis, through her research and experience, apparently believes that shadow people are extra-terrestrial in origin — in other words, they're aliens. Author and leading paranormal expert Rosemary Ellen Guiley appears to also have seen an alien connection. So perhaps these beings are alien in origin, but others believe they may be ghosts, demons, or other kinds of interdimensional beings.
According to Natalia Kuna, a psychic medium , "Shadow people are said to be conscious, intelligent, interdimensional beings that can shapeshift into various forms and figurations, and move back and forth between dimensions. But not so fast