Feb 18

Salt Lake City ‘SHADOWMAN’

Category: Evidence

April Slaughter (previously known by the name April Page) founded Utah’s Unexplained; a paranormal research and assistance team, with her investigative partner James Boley in 2006. The team was invited to investigate claims of activity at a location called THE DEPOT in downtown Salt Lake City. It is a historic site that once housed the Pacific Union Railroad station. The upper floor of the location is now a lounge and concert area. While in the Men’s bathroom, April witnessed what she described as a ‘large shadowy black mass’ that at first glance she believed to be one of her fellow investigators. However, no other investigators were present with her in the pitch black bathroom at the time. She reported feeling what she thought was a finger run up her spine, and then the mass quickly dissipated.

She then moved to the Women’s restroom (where dozens of experiences had been reported) and the team all experienced the sense of an ominous presence in the room. It is also interesting to note that when the investigators asked for a sign of the presence, one would occur in the fashion they had asked. For instance, when asked to slam a bathroom stall door, one would inexplicably slam. When asked to flush a toilet, one would flush. This went on for several minutes.

April moved toward the end of the stalls and again saw the shadowy mass. At this time, she asked James to snap a digital photograph in that direction. The photo below is what he captured. This photo in its original file format revealed no altering of the EXIF data (history and details of the photograph). It is shown here in PSD format, but has had absolutely NO re-touching. The black & white photo obviously has had editing to bring out the contrast in the mass itself. Upon his initial review of all of the photos taken that evening, James contacted April and informed her of his hesitance to share the photo as he felt it was ‘too good’. Upon April’s urging, he released the photo and it has caused quite a stir in several arenas.

Rosemary Ellen Guiley uses the photo in her lectures on the Shadowpeople phenomenon, and Chris Fleming has also featured it on his website www.unknownmag.com

SHADOWMAN PHOTO (Non-contrast)Shadowman (non-contrast photo)

SHADOWMAN PHOTO (High-contrast)Shadowman (high-contrast photo)

14 comments

14 Comments so far

  1. Buffy Clary February 29th, 2008 8:45 am

    No words can express my thoughts. Very cool! I like how you took it a step further and added the high contrast photo.

  2. Frank Lakeman May 25th, 2008 11:04 am

    That. is. very. cool! I don’t think I’ve seen one any better. And kudos for the high contrast, well done there.

  3. Megan July 13th, 2008 11:50 am

    Love this. This is amazing evidence!!!

  4. James Boley October 8th, 2008 1:12 pm

    It is very nice to see this photo still getting attention.

    I haven’t had an experience this profound since.

  5. Valerie January 2nd, 2009 11:57 pm

    It’s heart stopping when there’s such evidence caught on film. Good to see.

  6. Bill April 21st, 2009 8:55 pm

    Some call them shadow people, but are they really people? Satan appeared to me in this form over 25 years ago. Ive seen hundreds of these in my time. Good catch!

  7. Cassandra May 7th, 2009 5:21 pm

    Wow. I’ve seen some amazing pictures and that is amazing!

  8. April July 10th, 2009 3:18 pm

    What a wonderful picture!!!

  9. kris October 5th, 2009 10:29 am

    That is pretty impressive. Is the shadow standing in the stall and peeking out? or walking into the stall?
    freaky

  10. Paul McNally October 29th, 2009 6:23 am

    Superb, you don’t get many as clear as this!

  11. Hannah November 19th, 2009 3:44 pm

    looks fake! I’m not saying it is but it looks too perfect to be real! I am just starting to get into the paranormal stuff & I am very much skeptic at this point, but very very interested…thanks for sharing!

  12. Dave December 7th, 2009 7:08 pm

    Excellent

  13. Sam December 10th, 2009 7:53 am

    AWESOME!!! Can’t wait to see something like this myself.

  14. stuart May 13th, 2010 3:38 pm

    I agree with Hannah and James. It does look too good, but on the other hand, it looks great and ciuld be one of the best pics out there. Great catch.

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