I wasn't sure. It was funny but you must understand, I'm still confused as to the importance of THE HAT as it applies to Shadow People.
If I was a Shadow Person, What kind of hat would I wear? Hmmmm...
Briefly beaming in from electronik wyrking vakation... Yes, a ten minute vacation from vakation, though my goal was to be "unWIRED" for the duration. I've been checking in to read, but no time to post anything worthwhile.
The two types of shadow people most often reported are the cloaked figure and the hat figure. See wikipedia link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_people
(Personally, I would also add a third, the "smooth" alienesque leotard style figure.)
Noory asked about the hat because he is attempting to show he is "informed."
Just as when someone mentions Tesla, he will automatically mention "the government came in and took Tesla's papers when he died.
Same old Noory. Name dropping. Idea dropping. Just skating by. He stores mainstream points and uses them as what I refer to as interview cenotaphs
, never moving, never yielding, often removed or irrelevant to the real topic at hand. Witness how he could not acclimate and change his opinion of the Loch Ness flipper pic, despite the firsthand witness/guest explaining to Noory the National Geographic pic had been retouched before Nat'l G received it, and that the original flipper pic was far less impressive. After the guest laid out the evolution of the photo, George said again
how great the flipper pic looked! (CTC, June 17-18, guest Lee Frank explained the original flipper pic was initially just computer enhanced, but then the enhanced photo was actually "retouched" by another newspaper to make it look even more "flippery." That pic was the one published in National Geographic. Lee was on the boat when the pic was taken and was a witness to the original photo.)
Noory's a robot - a NORBOT.
I believe 99.9999999999999 of shadow people reports are simply peripheal pareidolia or a symptom/side effect of sleep paralysis.
Though, to be sure, shadowy forms have existed since there were campfires, the term and phenomenon as we know it is relatively recent and easily influenced by modern pop culture, similar as to how Whitley's Communion
bookcover and story influenced abduction accounts, or even how Hollywood's version of little green men
with antennae still
shows up in reports.
Many are familiar with the "hat" that the radio and comic character "the Shadow" wore.
Additionally, (and more recently) episode 10, season 1 of the New Twilight Zone
featured a specter wearing a hat and living under a boy's bed.
(There is a very good reason why I am attracted to the idea of aliens who look exactly human. I've mentioned elsewhere I prefer my Venusians human in form, able to smoke a good cigar merely by holding it in hand. Retro UFOs all the way, baby. Fight the influence of the media. Your neigbor could be a Martian.)
Similarly affected group: individuals who are "demon possessed" will speak in a deep voice and spit profanities relevant to popular culture because that is what is expected. Any demon worth his salt (laughing) will come in the form of a little blue-eyed girl whose voice never
changes. I loathe the dunderhead teens who visit evangelical crusades, claiming to be possessed while a healer/exorcist casts out the offending spirit that sounds suspiciously like the lead singer for Mot?rhead
.The Ace of Charades
, indeed - apologies to Lemmy
I recall when Coast first started talking about shadow people and the first thing I thought of was that specific New Twilight Zone
episode that aired on November 29 1985, "The Shadow Man
I hope this answers your question, but what do I know? I'm certainly not a NORBOT of information.
A snapshot from the NTZ episode:
(I have no doubt praeternatural entities exist, but I also have no doubt that most shadow people reports are erroneous.)