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Product Details

  • Paperback: 204 pages
  • Publisher: Anomalist Books (April 27, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933665378
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933665375
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #704,631 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Drawing on personal encounters and his experience as a journalist, author Jason Offutt has created a well-researched, balanced analysis of a phenomenon that's only become widely known over the last couple of decades. Shadow people are present in many cultures around the world, yet nobody really knows what they are or where they come from.

Darkness Walks is easy to read and the stories Offutt relates of those who've seen these ghostly apparitions are compelling and, in some cases, chilling. But he digs deeper, drawing on his skills as a reporter to explore possible scientific and metaphysical explanations of the phenomenon. Offutt touches on physics, psychology, biology, and religions of all types without advocating any particular view as the definitive answer.

There are consistent themes that emerge, however: almost universally, religious scholars cited by Offutt view shadow people as ambivalent entities at best. The most one can hope for if a shadow person appears, it seems, is that it takes no notice of humans nearby.

Offutt details the categories of shadow people reported by experiencers, and he includes chapters on why some people seem haunted by them and how to rid oneself of the shadows. While not an explicitly religious book, Darkness Walks seems to confirm the research of deliverance ministers who believe that certain behaviors can open metaphysical doorways through which shadow people -- and demons -- can enter.

Darkness Walks is highly recommended.
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I found this book to be very interesting, educational and informative on this subject matter. There is very little in book form on this subject so I was pleased when I found this book. The stories do get a little "old" at times in the book; you really want information on shadow people, not always someone else's experiences. There were no photos of shadow people which was a disappointment as they are out there, especially if you look on line. All in all, I found this book to be a keeper for my library and would recommend it to anyone who is in the paranormal world for the long haul and is building up their library.
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Not a bad book, not outstanding, not worth 10 bucks. I would have rated it higher, but the shocking amount of grammatical errors made it a real chore to read and made it hard to understand. This guy definately needs a proof reader or a decent editor. I found myself having to read it over twice to understand it!. Nothing in it that you won't find yourself on the internet. I was hoping for some new information or new approach to the subject. Overall I wouldn't recommend it. If this subject interests you, surf the internet, don't waste your money.
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Interesting reading, but know what you're getting; it's essentially a compilation of incidents regarding the shadows, with not much analytical work. Unfortunately religion permeates the text, so there's not even an attempt at objectivity.
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I gave this book five stars because it is the only book on shadow people you'll ever need to read. Every kind of experience is here.

The problem is that this book is so SCARY that I couldn't finish it.

It has me starting at every unfamiliar noise, no matter how faint. It has me looking over my shoulder and looking around the room at intervals. It has me looking twice at every shadow cast by anything in my house to make sure it isn't moving. It has me sleeping with the light on. And I may not be able to ever sleep with it off again.

This book is that scary, so be warned. You may never feel safe and secure again after reading it.
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I was at a friend's place when I first saw this book. I picked it up and flipped through it. Caught my attention right away. I decided to get my own copy. This book is scary, and highly recommended.
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I have always been facinated by the 'shadow people' concept. I heard of this book and just had to get it. It is the kinda book that you read a few pages and then you must set it down and look over your shoulders, yeah it's that creepy. A majority of the book are various peoples encounters with these 'darker than night' creatures. And each story is an absolute story of terror. I had never actually made up my mind on if these creatures are for real, until i had an encounter myself, but thats another story. Now I know they are real. Whether you believe in them or not, it's a very good read.
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I'VE SEEN EVERYTHING THESE PEOPLE HAVE DESCRIBED TO HAVE SEEN AND MORE. I HAVE EVEN TAKEN PICTURES, DRAWN THEM, PRAYED , SAGED AND THEN QUIT DRINKING TO GET THEM OUT. I KNOW HOW ITSLEEP PARLYSIS WORKS, PARASOMNIAS, SLEEP TERRORS, GREAT JOB EXPLAINING.THERE ARE EVEN MORE QUESTIONS I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW BUT NOT ENOUGH TO PEAK THE INTEREST OF ANOTHER SHADOW MAN. THERE ARE A MILLLION OTHER THINGS I CAN SPEND MY TIME TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THAT WON'T FOLLOW ME HOME, LOL.
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