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  • Paperback: 204 pages
  • Publisher: Anomalist Books (April 27 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933665378
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933665375
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.2 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 240 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #606,740 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Balanced look at mysterious topic July 3 2009
By Derek P. Gilbert - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
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.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Excellent book on the paranormal Shadow enigma Nov. 22 2010
By Paranormal Investigator - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
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.
30 of 39 people found the following review helpful
collection of incidents June 8 2009
By Dagmar - Published on Amazon.com
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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.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Someone get me an editor PLEASE July 16 2012
By barbaraj - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
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.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
you knocked it out of the park! June 16 2014
By Kerry Pinon - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
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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