Shadow Thinker


the-thinkerOkay internet, I need your help. First you’ll have to hear a story but I am going to keep it really short because I understand your time is precious with all the beliefs you have to defend, the politics you have to argue and the exes you have to stalk (*wink, wink).

When I was around 3 years old, I saw a shadow figure in my living room. It wasn’t like the experiences most witnesses describe. This figure was not something I saw out of the corner of my eye. I was looking at it head on and it did not seem to be in a hurry to go anywhere. It didn’t feel evil or make me feel afraid. It also had a very specific shape.

This has bothered the shit out of me my entire life. WHAT DOES IT MEAN!!!??? Well, maybe nothing. A friend of mine says it is all in my head, or from my head. Mental phenomena is what he calls it. He may be right but if so, someone just a state over from me experienced the exact same mental malfunction, the exact same year.

I was searching ghost story forums with the phrase “shadow figure in shape of thinker statue” to see if possibly anyone had also seen what I did and I found this:

Benton, AR

I commented and left my contact info for the author to get in touch with me. That was 4 years ago. I don’t give up easily SO, I need to find Greg who lived in a neighborhood called Dark Forest in Benton, Arkansas in 1989 and saw a shadow figure shaped like Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker.

I just wonder what his life experiences have been like. Maybe they’re similar to mine.. I don’t know…  I grew up to be really interested in philosophy. Also, The Thinker was intended to be Dante at the Gates of Hell (Divine Comedy). I lived at 111 Beatrice Street when I saw the Shadow figure. If you have read or know just a little about The Divine comedy then you know why that is significant. I am aware of the sheer level of insanity but that is how my brain works. It connects things that are seemingly unrelated and I draw meaning from those connections.

I also wonder if anyone else has seen a shadow figure in the shape of The Thinker statue. If you have seen this or if you know where I can find Greg, you can contact me HERE. I’m also on twitter:


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