Darkness Walks: The Shadow People Among Us by Jason Offutt

By Jason Offutt

The Shadow humans: They lurk in obscurity. Looming human figures, blacker than darkness. hundreds of thousands around the globe see them. the unlucky think their contact. and a few conscious in horror to their pink, unblinking stare. sign up for Jason Offutt, who has interviewed dozens of eyewitnesses, as he shines a few gentle at the global of the Shadow humans, viewing those beings in the course of the lens of technological know-how, faith, and metaphysics. Are they ghosts, demons, hallucinations, or whatever else totally? Who, or what, are the Shadow humans? have you ever visible them too?

From the Foreword by means of Brad Steiger: “Jason Offutt’s very good learn of the phenomenon offers us with the main thorough and whole paintings but written in regards to the mysterious beings that we've got come to name jointly, the Shadow People…Jason won't have any final solutions, yet not anyone has performed a greater activity of defining who or what those colors could be.”

JASON OFFUTT is a author and school journalism teacher. At quite a few instances in his occupation, he has additionally been a newspaper editor, normal project reporter, photographer, newspaper advisor, bartender, farm hand, and the mayor of a small Midwestern city. His books contain "Haunted Missouri: A Ghostly consultant to the Show-Me State’s such a lot lively Spots," and a suite of parenting humor entitled "On Being Dad." He lives along with his spouse and kids in Maryville, Missouri.

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This is hardly an easy claim to advance within our present order of knowledge and the possibilities it dictates for us. Paranormal phenomena, after all, dramatically violate those firm epistemological boundaries that, since Descartes, have increasingly divided up our university departments (and our social reality) into things pertaining to matter and objective reality (the sciences) and things pertaining to human experience and subjective reality (the humanities).  well, whatever that is. Paranormal phenomena, however, bring the subjective component back in, and with a vengeance—the return of the repressed in all its fury.

Paranormal phenomena, however, bring the subjective component back in, and with a vengeance—the return of the repressed in all its fury. Whatever they are, it is clear that such events cannot be understood without reference to consciousness and the material world: Wolfgang is in town and the laboratory instruments fizzle and fry; the physical location of Elizabeth’s harp is pegged by a mind over a thousand miles away; my analyst colleague feels a sharp stabbing physical pain in relationship to an emotional story she has not yet heard; and so on.

This is how they escape the various social, political, and intellectual censors of their own social surround—by being serious by not being serious. Essentially, popular culture “flies low,” well under the radar. It is also worth underlining the fact that Partridge’s central notion of reenchantment requires for both its logic and energy an earlier and equally Off the Page 29 profound disenchantment. Occulture is not a matter of naive belief, much less of orthodox faith. ” Like Owen’s occultism, then, Partridge’s occulture is a very modern phenomenon that has already incorporated the secular and the scientific.

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