Shadow people, sleep paralysis, and discarnate dark entities: My guest spot on Darkness Radio

Four days ago, on October 11, I was the featured guest on Darkness Radio, the popular paranormal radio show originating out of Minneapolis on KTLK and hosted by David Schrader (of the Travel Channel’s Paranormal Challenge and Ghost Adventures). The topic was sleep paralysis, shadow people, and discarnate dark entities — all things I’ve talked about here at The Teeming Brain several times. As you know, I’ve also talked about these subjects and/or related matters previously this year on Spiritually Raw radio (twice), the Mancow Muller Show, and the Genre Traveler podcast, and in an interview with Waco Today magazine titled “Tapping into Darkness.”

Below is the podcast of my Darkness Radio appearance. It’s an hour-long show. David and his two cohosts did an excellent job, and it was an enjoyable conversation. Note that if you’re really into paranormal matters, you might want to check out their show archives for some interesting and out-there subjects and guests.

STREAM THE SHOW:

You can also visit the episode’s webpage to download the mp3 for later listening.

TRANSCRIBED EXCERPT:

DAVID: When you’ve had these experiences, have you ever had the feeling that the beings that you’re encountering are not of a ghostly or supernatural ilk, but more of an alien or extraterrestrial one?

MATT: For me to talk about that, I pretty much have to say that my understanding of the alien phenomenon and the extraterrestrial phenomenon is really in line with a lot of what you hear from Patrick Harpur, who wrote Daimonic Reality. Or I’m sure you’re famliar with Jacques Vallee, or Terrence McKenna, and people like that. It’s possible that there are beings from other planets that are visiting us, but I really view the whole thing, and my experiences, too, more in terms of some sort of archetypal thing that’s happening in the psyche. So that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have an objective reality, but it’s an objective reality within the psyche. Jung was big on that: the objectivity of the psyche. It really is something real that we as ego selves are encountering as an “other,” only its otherness is somehow behind our own subjectivity.

About Matt Cardin

Teeming Brain founder and editor Matt Cardin is the author of DARK AWAKENINGS, DIVINATIONS OF THE DEEP, A COURSE IN DEMONIC CREATIVITY: A WRITER'S GUIDE TO THE INNER GENIUS, and the forthcoming TO ROUSE LEVIATHAN. He is also the editor of BORN TO FEAR: INTERVIEWS WITH THOMAS LIGOTTI and the academic encyclopedias MUMMIES AROUND THE WORLD, GHOSTS, SPIRITS, AND PSYCHICS: THE PARANORMAL FROM ALCHEMY TO ZOMBIES, and HORROR LITERATURE THROUGH HISTORY.

Posted on October 15, 2011, in Paranormal and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Interesting… since coming out with my story, I have learned that this is a very common phenomenon and one that cannot be explained away by science. Whatever we imagine this to be, or who or what is behind it we have to understand that it is not a biological chemical mixup within our bodies, nor is it brought on by flights of imagination.

    I dealt in silent torment for over 13 years, and I thought I was going crazy, the few people I told, thought that it was a dream- or that I was having siezures. These like ‘alien’ attacks can be stopped… I am attack free… and there is only one way that sets the captive free…

    Thank you for your willingness to talk about this horrific and terrifying phenomenon… this is real and don’t ever let anyone convince you that what you have experienced is not!

    • Thank you for sharing, Shannon. The whole set of experiences associated with these phenomena can indeed be a knotted mass of torment, and one of the most tormenting parts can be the sense of isolation, of going insane with a set of purely private, unshared, impossible, preternatural-type sufferings.

  2. When i was about thirteen. I saw a group of shadowmen. I was sleeping in the back of a van with windows on both sides and behind my head. I voke up and could not move. And there they were. Standing around the van. human figures, tall and with big all yellow eyes. it was like the windows were gone. one of them streched his neck and came about 10 centimeters from my face and just stared at me. then i blacked out and awoke in the exact same position i was in when it happened. freaked me out later when i remebered it. told my dad. he credited me for my active “imagination”.
    fun stuff

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