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Darkness Walks: The Shadow People Among Us Paperback – April 27, 2009
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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.
Whether you believe or not when you start, Jason Offutt will have you thinking twice by the end. For anyone with an interest in the paranormal and the world of the mysterious, this is a must read.
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Not well written and feels more like just a bunged together collection of 1/2 stories from a bunch of people. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Alexandra S.
The book documents several eye witness accounts of shadow people encounters and puts the numerous sightings into eight or nine categories. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Mitchell Wilson
I have an interest the paranormal, and I thought this to be an excellent book on the subject of the shadow people.Published on December 4, 2013 by Chris
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. Read morePublished on August 10, 2013 by Ms. Melissa Goldsberry
Darkness Walks attempts to pass off a paranormal study - one deeply embedded in religious and cultural mythology - as a common, hitherto undervalued, phenomenon. Read morePublished on April 25, 2011 by Matthew
I have always been facinated by the 'shadow people' concept. I heard of this book and just had to get it. Read morePublished on October 18, 2009 by Joe Krenn