9 Year old Edward and the Shadow Man


August 13th, 1921
Prof. Herbert Clayton
Children’s Ward
St. Mary’s Childrens Hospital
Fife, Scotland

Dear Professor,
My trusted friend and mentor, I write to you in the hope that you may advise me on a matter of urgency concerning a patient of mine.

Edward is a boy of just nine years who arrived with his mother six days ago with a disposition so positive that we did not at first admit him. This did not last long.

Edward claims that six days ago, while playing in the garden, he became aware of someone or something watching him. He identified a shadowy figure ‘like black ink’ with large circular eyes and elongated limbs. Edward described that while it resembled an owl, it spoke as if inside his head with the voice of his recently deceased father. The voice apparently told Edward that it would come for him in seven days to take him to ‘The Desolate Plain’, a place name that I am unfamiliar with. Its mere mention brought Edward into a fit of hysteria.

His condition has deteriorated quickly in the last few days. The boy has become convinced that the shadowy figure has returned and is moving closer each time towards him. The delusion appears to have some connection to mirrors and glass, both of which Edward has banished from his room.

I write to you, Professor, because on the final night of Edward’s imaginary deadline, I went to check upon the boy and found that he was not alone in his bedroom. I could discern only two things in the moonlight, each of them a sight I shall take to the grave. First, a figure whose retracting limbs cracked like broken wood as it moved into the shadows. The second, a look of such tragic countenance etched upon that child’s face that none could suffer it and be unmoved.
I heard your voice from the shadows, emanating from two round eyes that glinted and lost themselves like waves upon a black sea.

But it was not your voice, Professor, and I write to you now because Edward passed away this morning and I am no longer alone even when I believe myself to be.

Dr. George Booth

Original Author: Anonymous

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  • Derpy dino
    Commented on December 1, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    He dies! Hahahahhahahahah

  • Commented on December 1, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    This in a very interesting Pasta. It is really good in the fact of imagery. If you elaborate on it more, you could make a well known pasta! 🙂

  • Commented on December 1, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    It would be cool if you made a series of stories about the Shadow Man and each one elaborates more on his mythos.

  • Commented on December 2, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    I actually approved this pasta…and still glad I did after the second read through.

  • Commented on December 3, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Very well made, there needs to be more stories to complete this pasta though.

  • Commented on December 4, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Truly wondrous. I love the fact that the “Figure craving shadows” or as I like to call it, coming after the person who saw them. 5/5.

  • Commented on December 5, 2015 at 12:16 am

    Very nicely done! Has the seeds of a series in it.

  • Random comment guy
    Commented on December 7, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Is the sevendays thing a reference to “The Ring”?

  • Commented on December 7, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    I agree with witchinghour, you should make more stories about this figure!

  • Commented on December 7, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    This story is amazing . You don’t beat around the bush you get straight to the point

  • camerons massive dong
    Commented on December 8, 2015 at 10:37 am

    this made my nipples quiver

  • Lauren's massive tits
    Commented on December 8, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    i neared creamed my pants from this thrilling story

  • Commented on December 8, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    It is short but sweet it is one of the better creepypastas for sure this dude should write more like this one.

  • Commented on December 10, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    Very good pasta wish it had more story though.

  • Commented on December 11, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    Wow, that was a plot twist. Lol=-O

  • Commented on December 14, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Nice pasta bro! now I can’t even look into a mirror without thinking that there is something paranormal in it! 5/5! keep writing!

  • Commented on December 15, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    That was good. My type of creepypasta.

  • Commented on December 15, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    The story is interesting and I would love a sequel

  • Commented on December 18, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    Awesome. Loved it, short but scary. Creepy if you say, though you could of described just a bit more.

  • Commented on December 20, 2015 at 12:53 am

    This is a good Creepypasta, it is very short though, which makes it good, some people don’t have time to read a very long one. Good job! The only negative thing I could say about it is that it is sort of similar to slender man or the shadow people.

  • Commented on December 21, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    This could become a very well known creepypasta, maybe even roleplayed about if you think about it, like most of the famous ones are. Keep writing and elaborating. I loved it. 5/5.

  • vexX
    Commented on December 24, 2015 at 4:33 am

    I absolutely loved and you MUST write more of ‘the shadow man’ it has to be a series it must

    P.S. Is it normal to see a…

  • BeautyOFtheDarkness
    Commented on December 26, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    This is awesome. Its exactly my life sometimes, I go to sleep with the lights on because read to much of this stuff, and I can’t look in the mirror in a dark room because when I look at myself in the mirror I don’t see myself, I see a grim reaper. Hold on I should write a pasta about this!!!! Thanks bro!!!

  • Commented on December 27, 2015 at 2:53 am

    I really enjoyed this pasta! I like how it was written to look like a letter, instead of just a regular story. Keep up the good work! 🙂

  • Commented on January 7, 2016 at 12:45 am

    Nothing creepy here. Shadows abound around me and i hear whispers in the twilight of my sleep from time to time.

    The mirror though, that will creep me out. But then again, it didn’t went beyond telling what’s in the mirror.. Just that the kid’s delusion is connected with it and apparently it wasn’t because even when the mirrors were removed, the delusion of shadows didn’t stop.


  • Commented on January 10, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    I feel this creepypasta has plenty of potential. if you continue to write chapters or more stories of this shadow man I feel it could become a very well known pasta. Also try and elaborate a bit more, you have a very good imagination that you should use to write with.

  • Commented on January 21, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    Creepy and breath taking. You should make series of this Shadow Man.

  • Commented on January 25, 2016 at 1:42 am

    Not bad. Could have visualized the fear/creature more for a better scare effect.

  • Commented on February 29, 2016 at 1:18 am

    This is creepy. Psychologically creepy.

  • Commented on March 2, 2016 at 6:54 am

    Deliciously creepy and morbidly entertaining! Loved this pasta! More more more!

  • Commented on March 3, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    reading this immediately made me feel like i stumbled upon an old box of letters in the attic that i didn’t know existed and that amps up the creepy factor in my opinion. this could definitely be elaborated and made into a couple series or even a short film. the idea is fresh and i really enjoyed this!

  • zoha
    Commented on March 16, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    it was a very nice pasta.I was scared first then I thought nothing will happen but at the last. poor edward so sad and thanks for putting this story in creepy pasta and you can put more nice stories then this and thanks again.Bye!

  • Commented on April 3, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    This is one of the best creepy pastas ive ever read it starts really good and it finishes pretty awesome
    who ever posted this, awesome job and id like to see more

  • Commented on April 11, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Its a great pasta. waiting for a sequel.

  • Commented on April 12, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    This is a well written pasta.
    It’s surprising you can make such a good pasta with less then 1000 characters.

  • Commented on April 19, 2016 at 1:45 am

    I like short pastas that still manage to be immersive and detailed. Very well written with a real creep factor.

  • Commented on April 26, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    Love that this was a letter!

  • Danae
    Commented on June 16, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    VERY GOOD use of voice. Would like to read more with this voice.

  • Commented on June 18, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    it’s good, just needed to be longer and bit more details but i enjoyed it

  • Commented on July 6, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Very creative! nice work

  • Commented on July 17, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    very intriguing…. 10//7 rare pepes

  • Commented on July 24, 2016 at 2:47 am

    Very good I love how you put such detail in a small writing.

  • Commented on August 2, 2016 at 4:55 am

    pretty good but could use more detail! a sequel would be cool!

  • Commented on August 28, 2016 at 2:13 am

    I love this story so much that every time I come across it I just have to read it again.

  • Commented on September 15, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Great Job!

  • Ellips8
    Commented on September 25, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Reminded me of a longer story Ubloo… this is a good Pasta. Short but intriguing 🙂

  • Commented on September 28, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Nice work you should make a mini series of this!

  • Commented on November 15, 2016 at 5:33 am

    Very good

  • Commented on November 19, 2016 at 5:41 am

    The story very interesting….
    But for some reason i don’t like it because it seems that the story still lacking for something

  • Commented on November 19, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Masterfully done, I love this new slender mirror conection

  • Commented on January 20, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    Not the creepiest pasta I’ve ever read, but still good, had quite the hint of mystery. This could be a truly amazing series if you keep adding on!

  • Commented on February 4, 2017 at 12:12 am

    Must write more,

  • Commented on February 4, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    This was very well thought out for such a short Pasta. Great job with this!

  • Commented on February 8, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    I thought it was it was well written. Could have maybe elaborated on the story some more, but, on the whole, very good.

  • Commented on March 8, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    Very well written! Reminds me a lot of Lovecraft.

  • Commented on April 18, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    Really good i love it

  • Commented on April 18, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    Gave me chills. I love it.

  • Commented on April 29, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    Well written. Great short story

  • Commented on May 23, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Pretty good creepypasta, might be worth narrating as a bonus story. I like the length of the story, as it kept the pacing at a steady pace and made it creepier IMO. 8/10

  • Jacob
    Commented on June 2, 2017 at 1:07 am

    I first shivered as the story was creepy enough on its own, Then i realised the address at the top… I live in Dundee, about 10 miles from Fife.

  • Commented on July 12, 2017 at 7:06 am

    oh meh god

  • CreepyDude452
    Commented on November 16, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    I liked this one! It had no mistakes and I like how it had detail. 10/10

  • Commented on December 4, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    nicely done! I think this tale, universe rather, could be expanded by perhaps a letter from Professor Clayton or a follow-up letter written by Booth in a more fervent tone.

  • Haunting Tales
    Commented on December 10, 2017 at 5:46 am

    Hi, I’m looking for some creepypastas I can read and upload to youtube. With your permission I’d like to read your story with of course full credit to you.

  • Commented on December 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    11/10 beautiful. Now I’m creeped out.

  • Nia
    Commented on January 22, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    You put such little work into this story

  • Commented on January 22, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    OH. MY. FLIPPING. GOSH. This is one of the best pastas I have ever read. But is This supposed to be like slender? Anyway, 10/10

  • Commented on February 6, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Very well written pasta, loved the twist of how the sight of The Shadow Man can be ‘transmitted’ from person to person.

  • Commented on March 2, 2018 at 5:25 am

    This was so cool obviously a 10/10!

  • Commented on April 11, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    Best pasta this week amazing 5/5

  • Commented on April 25, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Wish it would be longer but a pretty good story

  • Commented on May 17, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    its very interesting what profesor wiil be sayed for this

  • Commented on October 4, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Make it a series! It’s really cool and I want to read more [see how the thing affects other people maybe? ]

  • Commented on December 26, 2019 at 3:23 am

    I can’t wait to read what happens next. hint hint

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