“I was laying in bed and saw a silhouetted figure walk across the cabin. I assumed it was just a counselor and ignored it until I saw the figure just walk right into a wall.”
The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word cryptid as “An animal whose existence or survival is disputed or unsubstantiated, such as the yeti.” For the following witnesses to living cryptids, there is no dispute. In this series of National Cryptid Society’s case files, you will read what the witnesses have experienced in their own words.
Keep an open mind when reading these accounts, and also remember one’s perception and memory of an event can be influenced by the emotions felt at the time of the occurrence. The contributors to this series of articles are doing the best they can to recount what are in some cases very shocking and traumatic experiences.
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NCS Case File #58: Shadow person walks through the wall of a cabin in Battle Creek, Michigan
Submitted by Josh
No date given (will update upon contact with the witness)
“I was at a school camp trip one year and one of the nights I was laying in bed and saw a silhouetted figure walk across the cabin. I assumed it was just a counselor and ignored it until I saw the figure just walk right into a wall.
I was thoroughly spooked but nothing malicious had happened and I chalked it up to my eyes playing tricks and went to sleep. The next morning I woke up perfectly refreshed and had completely forgotten the incident until I overheard a classmate ask his friend if he saw the man walk through the wall.”
- I don’t usually include such short reports, but there is something about these sightings of “shadow people” that really creeps me out.
- Although “shadow people” are not usually thought of as cryptids, this is an unusual type of sighting that can easily cross between an unknown creature encounter and an observation of something completely paranormal.
- So far, there have been three other shadowy humanoid sightings that the NCS has collected:
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