One night when I was younger like 8or9 I was laying down in the game room playing on my DS(most of the lights in the house where off and I slept in the game room instead of my room) I saw a shadow figure that looked like a hooded aldult standing at the door way like its head or hood reached to the top of the door way and that's a good 5-6feet,but so when I looked up and saw it I slowly shut my DS so it couldn't see the light but it just stood there and it looked like it was looking around the room for something after I watched it for a few minutes I got a bit scared and decided to hide under the blanket.
I suppose that is was a shadow person, entities made of darkness that it's said to be lost souls, some people says that they curse innocent people, others says that they protect us, i believe that they're neutral
If I remember right they are generally neutral but that is just from what I remember and also believe, everybody thinks differently so yeah.
That could be a shade, which is from what I remember from doing my research, is the spirit of a ghost or dead person residing in the underworld. Or at least what I remember seeing, correct me if I am wrong on that.
I find some ghosts and shadow people look similar. It's quite possible it was a family member visiting (if you have deceased family), or a curious ghost. My sister saw a ghost/shadow looking over her crib when she was little. Scared her half to death. We think it was our late Grandfather or our great grandfather, who was carted away by Stalin's Secret police around WW2.
Some Shadow people can be tricksters and pretend to be your friend, but then they show their true, and quite malevolent, colours.
Our family has encountered a shadow person several times, one of which while I was an infant. I have a vague memory of seeing a person made of pure darkness looking down at me.
The shadow person left messages that suggested that it was my grandfather, who was killed by the Nazis in 1943 because he was a Jew.