Some say the Peeking Shadow is one of the smaller shadow people. It is usually child sized with the shape of a human being. This entity, when noticed, appears to be peeking around corners and objects and very quickly vanishes once seen. A lot of people who report seeing the peeking shadow describe the experience as like having seen the shadow in their peripheral vision. The shadow person is seen out of the corner of the eye, and often people aren't quite sure they really saw what they saw. This type of shadow person is generally described as harmless and is often reported as seeming 'curious.'
Could this just be a type of paredolia - the tendency for people to make a significant image out of something seemingly random. Ever swore you saw a bunny in the clouds overhead? Or a famour person's profile - there's the nose, the hair, etc? Well - this is paredolia. More often, it seems, people tend to sort unclear stimuli or random visual bits into human faces.
Could the peeking shadow just be paredolia?
Seeing what we think is something - out of the corner of our eye - having the psychological effects of our brain 'make sense' of what we ever-so-briefly caught a glimpse of?