The Paranormal or Scientific Phenomenon of Shadow People

shadowpeople2You may be sitting in front of the television set, or curled up reading a good book, when all of a sudden out of the corner of your eye you see some movement a shadow, fleeting by. You shake your head, sure that you are imagining things and go back to your book or program.  Suddenly, there it is again, that shadow figure.

Shadow people are becoming a frequent phenomenon witnessed by believers and skeptics of the paranormal.  The mysterious sightings have been hot topics of conversation in paranormal chat rooms and on the popular radio show “Coast to Coast with Art Bell.”

The Wikipedia claims Shadow people “are supernatural shadow-like creatures of both modern folklore and traditional native American beliefs.    According to folklore, they appear as dark forms in the peripheries of people’s vision and disintegrate, or move between walls, when noticed.”

Many folks erroneously believe a shadow that just went through a wall is a ghost. But those who have been in contact with ghosts or spirits and shadow people can tell the difference.

Halloween and Sugar Skulls; Celebration of Life and Family

Happy Halloween! Lately, I’ve noticed a lot of Mexican skeletons and sugar skulls appearing alongside traditional Halloween decorations.  These fun, whimsical figures are popping up everywhere, so I wanted to write more about them and how they can help connect us to the celebration of life, death and our loved ones.

In Mexican and Latin communities throughout the world, “Dia de los Muertos”   (Day of the Dead)  is observed on November 1st and 2nd  in festivities to  honour, commune with, pray for,  and celebrate deceased loved ones as they visit the physical world in spirit on these special days.    Related to the Catholic holidays of All Souls Day and All Saints Day, these celebrations have been tied to societies in pre-Hispanic  and ancient Mexico as well.

Honoring the Dead on Halloween

All Saints Day, All Souls Day, All Hallows Eve, Halloween, all traditions seeped in mystery, and the mystical.

Traditions designed to remember the Dead, whether it be in Japan, Cambodia, Mexico or the U.S.A, October 31 to Nov 2 are dates honor all those who have passed before us. And we keep them alive through our memories.

All Saints’ Day is a solemn holy day of the Catholic Church celebrated annually on November 1. The day is dedicated to the saints of the Church, that is, all those who have attained heaven.