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shadow like "apparitions" that are seen slithering, sneaking or lurking in one's peripheral vision; typically due to sleep deprivation as result of amphetamine use.
"I've been awake for 4 days straight. The shadow people should be coming out soon."
by scg September 17, 2004
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Here are the 3 types of Shadow people.
Types:
Category 1
This category falls into drugs use, seizures, and other mental issues. This category covers a very vast description and is known to have descriptions that may or may not match what others describe in category 2 and 3. Category 1 actually may not be considered shadow people at all due to the non consistancy in the descriptions.

Category 2
This category falls more into the ghost and spirit category. The descriptions in this category are as follows: non human shaped shadows or masses of human shaped shadow people in one place, insect shadows, animal shadow people, and women shadow people. These are mostly see thru shadows. Category 2 shadow people tend to be drawn more to a location than a person. It is common for this category to actually try and not become seen. Light may affect this group.

Category 3
This category does not fall into the ghost or Spirit category. This category has only 2 types of shadow people, One tall shadow man and several small hooded "twin" style shadow people. These are usually seen non see thru however they may be see thru. This category is more drawn to a person rather than a place, this category may actually be drawn to a certain spirit or ghost as well as humans. This category tends to not care about being seen. Light has no effect on this group.

Types:
Category 1
This category falls into drugs use, seizures, and other mental issues. This category covers a very vast description and is known to have descriptions that may or may not match what others describe in category 2 and 3. Category 1 actually may not be considered shadow people at all due to the non consistancy in the descriptions.

Category 2
This category falls more into the ghost and spirit category. The descriptions in this category are as follows: non human shaped shadows or masses of human shaped shadow people in one place, insect shadows, animal shadow people, and women shadow people. These are mostly see thru shadows. Category 2 shadow people tend to be drawn more to a location than a person. It is common for this category to actually try and not become seen. Light may affect this group.

Category 3
This category does not fall into the ghost or Spirit category. This category has only 2 types of shadow people, One tall shadow man and several small hooded "twin" style shadow people. These are usually seen non see thru however they may be see thru. This category is more drawn to a person rather than a place, this category may actually be drawn to a certain spirit or ghost as well as humans. This category tends to not care about being seen. Light has no effect on this group.

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A common visual hallucination that occurs from sleep deprivation and stimulant drug use. Believing you see a person when no one is there.
I was on day four tweaking but decided to stop because the shadow people were freaking me out.
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Shadow people refers to the hallucinations caused from severe sleep deprivation. Often seen with heavy meth and bath salt users.
Derived from severe anxiety. Often contributed to the sensation of being watched or followed.
After 5 days awake the shadow people begin to arrive.
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Shadow people are what manifests in a person’s imagination after they’ve been awake for approximately 72+ hours on methamphetamine. The exact purpose for their existence and/or intentions of aforementioned shadow people vary considerably from tweaker to tweaker depending on their mindset upon “seeing” them.
Tweaker #1: “Dude, can u take a look out the blinds real quick? I swear I just saw someone looking in at us!”

Tweaker #2: “Calm down bro, they’re just shadow people. They can’t hurt you.”
by Chickenfcuk3r December 03, 2017
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a common derogatory term used to describe an african american so that they don't know you're talking about them. Also Ninja
"Those Shadow people came into my store accusing me of ripping them off!"
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A term recently coming into common use in Seattle, WA. The term refers to African Americans and their skin tone, also derived from the stereotypical actions usually associated with African Americans. The term is commonly used after a ROAN, BlackOUT, or Nigger Moment.
I can't believe that people actually refer to blacks as Shadow People.
by The StereoTypist August 20, 2006
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