Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Shadow People: The Hat Man

The Hat Man is often described as a dark shadow whose shape includes a readily visible outline of a (usually) wide-brimmed hat. Sometimes a cape is also mentioned by those who claim to have seen Hat man. Some people report specific shapes of the hat, always an older style hat, but those who report seeing "Hat Man" with a hat in the shape of a Fedora seem to have quite negative experiences with whatever entity they've encountered.

Often, this fedora-wearing entity is what people are meaning when they say they saw, specifically, "The Hat Man."

Many who report a general shadow entity with a hat shape included in their description speak of a shadow person who behaves with curiosity toward the area it's in or toward the person who sees it. The hat shadow will usually vanish - sort of dissipate or fade away - but in any case, the encounter usually lasts a very short duration and the eyewitnesses usually report few negative details surrounding the encounter.

The Fedora Hat Man seems a different sort of shadow person entity and most often, people report a feeling of absolute terror upon seeing this particular shadow entity. People also report that they can feel this entity feeding off their terror and this hat man doesn't fade away - it walks away, much like a human being. Its shadow seems to have more substance and many paranormal buffs who believe this entity is worth studying up on and paying attention to generally believe that it is not like other shadow people at all - it is much more malevolent.

Some of the added fear might come from the red, glowing eyes that some people report with this specific hat man. The eyes are also something that most other shadow people do not have.

I'm still researching on what to do if you encounter this Fedora topped Hat Man. So far, I've come across some typical answers which don't satisfy me:

1) control your fear
(well, that's easier said than done now, isn't it?)
2) pray
(what if IT has no respect for this sort of thing?)
3) forcibly tell the shadow to leave and reclaim your space
(nice idea)

The problem here is that I've been reading up on this, checking out interviews, recent radio-show commentary and what I'm learning is that sometimes asking Hat Man to leave doesn't work. He/it may leave initially but those who've experienced hat man often report that the Hat Man returns again - same terror-inducing energy, same strange solidness of dark shadow, etc.

The photo below has been circulated around the net in many locations. It's considered a depiction of a general Hat Man shadow person.



Photo source: hatman photo

428 comments:

  1. Very accurate, i had a dream of the hat man and looked almost exactly like this. A shadow person with no facial features or distinguishable attributes save one -> just a shadow person with a hat. No red eyes though. I did have nightmares for three nights in a roll after the dream. In the dream with the hat man it stood in a field staring at me. Prior to this dream i had been praying a lot and meditating. A strange experience, thought i share that with yea.

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    1. same thing with me but i was awake and he walked over to me and i swear my heart almosted stoped this was the third time illed saw him

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    2. my daughter claims she had an incounter with this " man in ht ehat" , she s not one to admit she beleives in God, but she should and she should pray to God, especially when or if she sees it again,,that man in the hat does not like to hear the neme of God..bless yopu all

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    3. i want to find him, this son of a bitch has been haunting my dreams for 20 years, ever since i first saw him. now i want to find out if he bleeds, if you can think of any way i can get him to come to me email me at mikehuffer@ymail.com

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    4. The field thing, wow, that was in my dream too. Sort of like a showdown.

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    5. In darkness it follows me, whispers fear and agony. Why it wanders my shadow i do not know, all that i know is its hunger grows. These broken words shake even the strongest of man, my fight is endless and beyond those who can. His looks are very clear to say with bright orange eyes and the pale skin white to stay, when light reaches brow black as charcoal and as many spikes allow. Flesh and bone his body was created though not clearly related, bound with carbon fibers and flames he is elated. So if you see this fearful sight run quicky to its spite, chaos abound causing true fright. Where he comes from that i cannot say, for if i tell you; your soul will cease to obey. Take heed to my warning dear friend ,because this shall follow me to my end. ~My shadow~

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    6. When I was 8 I swore I saw him... I ran screaming to my mom's room and she told me it was probably the fan. when I went back to my room he was gone, I wrote poems and rhymes about him but my mom still doesn't believe me.
      He watches me,
      while I sleep.
      I know he's there,
      I make no peep.
      I needn't move,
      or say his name.
      He knows I know,
      He acts the same.
      if any of you see him too and no one believes you... just ignore him. if you don't you become as paranoid as me.

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    7. my name is Jamie douglas, i am 26yrs old, and i have lived in Tulsa and sand springs okalhoma my whole life. This entity has followed me through out my life only appearing to me and my cousin who is the same age and with all honesty he is not very nice and always appears with red glowing eyes and when he appears to me i get a sense that he wants to hurt me. I would greatly appreciate any replys back as to what this man is, what he wants from me, and maybe a better understanding of him. my email is mizzjuly1987@gmail.com

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    8. Interesting thoughts, I met the Fedora hat man many years ago. I was in my hospital bed and he appeared at my feet. Standing side ways not looking at me. He was dressed in the finest suit and long over coat. I asked him what did he want. he said nothing. I knew he was dangerous. Soon a lady dressed in silk white dress that flowed in the wind. She simply leaned down and hovered over me. He disappeared after this. Year later I worked in India and told the tail. The man there said this was common place there. that the man was death and the lady my saving angel! A strange even.

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    9. 8 years ago we bought our house. There were various encounters ( some physical). Less than 1 year into owning the house, my daughter was almost 3. She came to me and had drawn what she called "the bad man". It was more like a pic of frosty. Hat and all. A few hours later I was laying down with her and the bathroom door slammed shut. Hard. No one else was home. Around 2AM, I got up to use the bathroom and looked up through the open door and saw the figure at the top of the steps. My husband got home from work a couple hours later, so I did not talk to him. The next day he told me what he saw. It was the same thing. My daughter also had vivid "imaginary' friends. I had some help cleansing the house and nothing since. But, some years later I worked in a local hotel, one noted for spirits. The hotel rented rooms on a monthly rate too, and one of the renters did his own investigations. He told me of one of the little boys that saw the man in the hat. I asked him when this happened and as best we can figure, it was shortly after I cleansed my house. The stories of this figure are just so many and widely spread, hard to think its the same.

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    10. I had dreams with the hat man since I was 3. Almost every night until my 11. After i saw him again when i was 19. And i saw his face. Yes i saw clearly his face. He smiled to me. I thought i was dying. That was the last time i saw him. But, im 21 now. So i think he gonna visit me again. But this face ... I never see something like it.

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    11. To the man in hospital bed who saw him and lady...are u sure it was a fedora and not a top hat...please let me know cause if it was a top hat I think it was someone different all together..if that's the case I'll explain...u can email me at r.l.watson@live.com

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    12. In 2012 I was working at a nursing home. I was putting a resident back to bed; she was dieing. On the left side of her room, there was this tall shadow man figure, had a hat and a trench coat. Didn't think anything of it till I started researching shadow people and saw the hatman has been seen by many people. I walked towards the shadow thinking it was my own and it slowly mowed away and into the wall. I then tested to see if it was my shadow and my shadow was no where close to being at the height the hatman was at. I have been ghost hunting since 2008. I have seen atleast 20 different shadows but nothing like the hatman.

      when I first saw the hatman; I was not afraid but intrigued with adrenline and walked towards the shadow with courage, It was strange because I thought I would have been scared, but I wasn't. I have lots of Paranormal Pics. look for me on twitter.

      Twitter: CorruptFreak

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    13. To the man who sees the one with glowing red eyes, from what I have read those they do believe are more dangerous,evil and maybe even demonic,so I would seriously recommend st the very least to talk to a priest and have him exercise the house and you and I would even have a medium come into the house to better inform the priest and you what is really going on...good luck...god bless

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  2. Hey, even though you're "Anonymous," your account of experiencing a shadow person is compelling and interesting. Thanks for sharing. I understand if you wish to remain anonymous. I do hope you'll stop by again.

    It's interesting that the hatman was in the field, staring straight at you... I'll look up some more information on hatman and shadow people. It seems to me that I have heard a lot about the shadow people being very "aware" of those they observe - a contrast to "ghosts" who often seem unaware of who is around...

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    1. My name is tony and I have experienced the hat man too. It was in 98 I had dreamed that I was walking to the corner store in an alley, as I walked forward in the alley it got further and further away the more I walked the farther the alley stretched than as I walked I came across this dark figure looks to be a older suit a dark suit and a old fashioned hat kind of wide and we came face to face and and I asked who are u I got no answer and he reached out to me and within an instant I woke up, if anybody got any questions for me please call me at 1-502-712-1971

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    2. OK everyone you all have experienced an encounter with a shadow person..There are different types some are good and some are very evil creatures. These shadow people appear to look human during the day and look like a shadow when thy want to..they can switch back and forth whenever they want to..and the red eyes I have not heard of that but I will ask a friend of mine..I know these things because I to am a shadow person..well a hybrid. If anyone has any questions u can contact me at shuragehring@yahoo.com

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    3. Hi i had a very strange encounter with an extremely tall shadow person. Really skinny, black, 7 feet tall maybe, side profile (was the vantage point i seen it from) wearing a really old hat (black aswell), no facial features!! I was in the hospital with a severe case of pneumonia, my fever was about 107.6 and rising. I had been calling the nurse on the buzzer thing. When finally i hear these strange creeks coming from the hospital hallway, hoping the nurse would come and help me as i felt like i was about to die, i sat up and saw this tall distinctive shadow man (up against the wall) walking slow slow slow slow, it was really creepy. The hatman shadow figure stopped infront of my doorway, i was alone in the room, and just stood there staring at me, i knew this wasnt the nurses shadow because there were no feet attatched at the bottom, like running along the floor to the wall. I got up out of my bed and as soon as i did that i watched him walk away . I dragged the iv bag carrier to the doorway and i saw him peering into my neighbors door. And again his shadow walked down the hall and dissappeared!! A few minutes later i heard all the nirses running to the room next to me yelling and screaming, i believe the ladie or man had died. I was in the critical care floor, aswell so there was round the clock care so i could tell when a nurse was comig this was not a human being of any sort!!!

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    4. To Mythbuster 2009..they are not only aware of us they are aware that we are aware of them,for that is what they want because it elicits fear which they feed off of!!

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  3. I was lying down in bed, facing the wall, when i decided to get up, and put on my iPod which was lying in the dock on my desk, i rolled over and instantly i knew there was something odd. While is was darkish in the room, standing beside my bed was a silhouette, that no light passed through. It took a couple of seconds to register what the shape was. It looked like the silhouette of a man in a 1950s style Fedora hat. I freaked out, panicked and hid. When i looked back it had gone....

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    1. What you were seeing Matthew, was commonly known as Walter White

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  4. Matthew, your experience must have been truly frightening. I'm glad you were unharmed at the time - did this happen recently?

    Thank you for sharing this personal account. I hope you don't have a return 'visitor,' - sounds like Hatman, alright!

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    1. Does the hat man shape shift?? When I was young, well really as long as I can remember I've always had 'Ghosts' around. One stood out. I used to play in my neighbors basement as a child. One day I was walking down to the basement and midway down a man appeared in a rimmed hat and trench coat, it was dark so I couldn't see him even though he was RIGHT THERE. I felt dread, horror beyond beliefs, and it felt as though the happy had been taken away. And then he was gone. Then one night while I was sleeping, a pair of red eyes appeared in the hallway. Same feeling. Another night, I was@ a sleepover at the same house. My friend and I were getting ready for bed, the kitten she had was on the floor with me. Her bedroom door opens by itself and the cat starts hissing and clawing at me trying like hell to get away. It still haunts me.

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  5. I have an experience of Shadow People, which will take sometime to share. It's also now happening to a friend of mine who lives down the road. We ended up moving house because of it, but she has ties with the house she is in, and doesn't want to leave.

    Basically, my very young daughter had a baby monitor in her room. Over the monitor one evening came a horrid noise. Quite unearthly. This was the start of it all. She was awoken by this noise, I can only assume, and my husband and I ran upstairs. She was in her cot, screaming, unconsolable and pointing to the corner of her room shouting MAN. She had few words at this time, but knew what Man meant. It took us hours to get her back to bed.

    Over the next few weeks, we saw this shadow person in out upstairs hallway, in our bedroom watching us sleep, walking up the stairs etc. One night I found my husband, curled up at the bottom of the bed, hiding in the duvet, shouting for it to leave him alone. He was terrified. Apparently it had come over him in the bed, and tried to hurt him. I was unaware as I was asleep, but each night from then on, I would see the eyes. I ended up sleeping with the light and television on as it was the omly way I could settle, but still I would wake up and see the eyes. Always at around 3am.

    As my daughter learned more words, she would tell us there was a horrible man in her room at night, and she didn't like it. He just stared at her, and then left the room.

    When my mother in law came to stay to look after my daughter for the weekend, she was woken at 3am. She went to make a cup of tea downstairs and the lights wouldn't work, the kettle wouldn't switch on and she said she felt like she was being attacjed mentally. When she called for my father in law, everything worked fine in the house, but all the clocks stopped at different times.

    I have just spoken with my friend, who as I said lives very close to our old house, and she was telling me her youngest son complains of a man in his room, won't go to sleep out of fear, that other people have seen a shadow man in a hat in her house, particularly one sighting of him leaning over her while she sat on the sofa.

    I really want to help her, as she can't move house as it is her family home. If you have any suggestions, then I would love to know.

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    1. Has anyone turned and face to face this fear feeder.As in with strength i did in a dream and woke instantly.in my dream it was stalking me and i ignored it until it came close than turned and angerly and stared back instantly i woke up. I was scared many times and decided to try this happened to be in a dream though!

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    2. I'm not sure if it was the Man in the Fedora or the Hat Man or what it was, but one night in a house I used to live in I woke up suddenly in the wee hours. I couldn't see anything, but I felt somebody watching me from across the room. I rolled over and tried to ignore it, but then felt somebody literally crawling into bed and beside me. I freaked and yelled for it to leave. It did. But not for long. Off and on throughout the night I felt myself being watched, or felt somebody on the other side of my bedroom door. At one point it tried using my sons voice in my ear. I was home alone, my son at his dads house. When I heard it trying to imitate my son (whos voice sounded off and kinda tinny) I snapped again "Don't you DARE use my sons voice in my ear! I've seen too many horror movies to fall for that shit! He's not even here, what the hell makes you think I'd be stupid enough to believe that you're him?!" It left, but again, not for long. However that was the first and last time it tried using my sons voice. As I said, throughout the night I kept Feeling Someone on the other side of my bedroom door. They did stay out of my room after I kicked them out of my bed. Still, it was one freaky night.

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  6. I saw what I think was a hatman in Torrington Ct about 20-25 years ago. While driving, I saw, in a distance, a very tall, very thin person walking the same way I was driving. This was from about 100 yards. He or she was walking very fast, with a long flapping cape and a wide, wide brim hat.

    As I closed in, say with in 20 yards, he quickly turned around to look at ...ME. Not the car,not my wife in the passenger seat, no look of surprise, but he looked directly at me. And he was grinning.......a reel wide menacing grin. As he was turning around I noticed one thing first, his nose. His nose was HUUUUUUUUGE. I mean, huge. LOng and thin and crooked. His face was pale, extremely emaciated. He was dressing in a black cape, black overcoat, black pants, white shirt, red bolo tie and pointy black boots......

    As I passed him, he kept his eyes on me, and started to laugh. I watched him out the rear view mirrow and he was still looking, knowing that I was looking at him. I stepped on it and sped away.

    I couldn't wait to get away from him.For some reason, I was afraid. He was a weirdo, and I've seen weirdos before, but I usually feel sympathy, not fear.

    I've never seen him again, and I don't want to. I hear they may follow people around, glad he backed off of me.

    So, what do you think?? Hat man or weirdo??

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    1. I saw him tonight. I've read reports and people seem to think he is satan. He was on my ceiling choking me. He had red eyes. I tried to pray but I couldn't speak. But when I thought of Jesus Christ and tried to speak several times, he left, but came back a few moments later. A few hours later, after I went back to sleep, another shadow demon, pulled at my cover and when I turned over, it touched my head, waved in front of my face, and dove in my body. My first experience with shadow people was January 30th, 2012, and had 6 experiences with one of them. I was attacked twice during that week. It morphed into my cat's shadow on the ceiling and shot across the ceiling and down the wall under my bed. It growled at my kitten. Many people who have e.s.p./remote viewing/visions/seeing events in their dreams see shadow demons. I often see things before they happen in my dreams and then they happen. I've had this ability for a few years and have seen around 30 events months, weeks, and days before they happen. I burned sage and said a lot of prayers while blessing each room in my house to get rid of the shadow demons initially, but now they are back. The hatman's nose is huge and he has red eyes. His shadow has rested on my ceiling before. He choked me today around 2:30 p.m. in the dark. Anyone know what I should do to keep the hatman and shadow demons away for good. Please assist. Thanks.

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    2. It's not "Satan", it's the grim reaper.

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    3. hat man, thats almost exactly what i saw as a child. i want this thing to come to me. if you can think of any way i can do this contact me at mikehuffer@ymail.com funny i never called him the hat man until i googled it today

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    4. I am curious to know, has anybody had any non-scary experiences with him? As kids, my best friend said that her grandma often spoke of "the man with the hat" with affection. He would dance and entertain her (I picture him juggling) then disappear. My friend thought her grandma was losing it, until her grandmother passed away. Before she learned of her grandmothers passing-before anybody knew, I suppose it was the night she died- my friend saw "the man with the hat" and suspected something was up with her grandma. Sure enough, the next morning she heard her grandma was dead. She told her sister and I that 'the man with the hat" had visited her and thinks he was trying to tell her that her grandma was no longer with us, but that she was okay...and that she hadn't been crazy.

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    5. I currently have a "hat man" watching me sleep, even though I'm scared and uneasy at first, it never does anything. It doesn't always disappear either. Sometimes I talk to it to see if it will respond, which it does not. I think of him as a companion.

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    6. The only answer a professional psychic would give me without paying for a private reading was this "DO NOT TRUST HIM"!!!!!! HE MUST OF FELT STRONGLY ABOUT THIS TO TELL ME WITHOUT PAYING HIM MONEY...AND I ASKED AT LEAST TEN OTHERS AND HE WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO WOULD TELL ME ANYTHING FOR FREE!!! It sounds like you are falling in a trap...trusting the serpent like eve did in the garden of eden...be very careful!!!!

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    7. When I was 3 yrs old I saw this entity then at 8 yrs old, each occasion was in a different country. That was over 40 yrs ago. My niece in Canada mentioned to me when she was 8 at the time saw something similar, it is described correctly by many on this blog. A child on a TV show I was watching about Guardian Angels described her Angel with this description and even drew a sketch fitting the profile. I don't think its evil in many of the cases, however it does bring about fear. I think this person/entity watches over children mostly.

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  7. I saw the Hat Man in the summer of 2005. I was working in a hotel in a small mountain town during my summer break from university. The hotel had transformed the old hotel into staff accommodations and built a fancy new hotel for guests. One morning, very early just as the sun was starting to rise, I woke up for no apparent reason. I propped myself up in bed and turned to face the door. I saw a man standing in the corner - or, more accurately, a shadow in the shape of a man wearing a wide brimmed hat. My immediate reaction was fear - then disbelief. I thought "this isn't possible", so i turned around to see if it could be explained by a shadow being cast by some light coming in from the window. There was only one small strip of window that wasn't covered by the curtains and there was no way that it could create such a distinctly formed shadow several feet away at the opposite corner of the room. I looked back and it was still there. I still couldn't believe what i was seeing, i thought maybe i was still half asleep or something. So, I turned away again and counted to 10, and was certain that when i turned around it would be gone. I turned around after 10 very deliberate seconds, and it was still there. By then, I felt like my heart was going to jump out of my chest. The fear was intense - terror. I couldn't take my eyes off it. I started shaking my boyfriend awake - and when he mumbled "what's up" - i said - "do you see that, in the corner of the room?". He reached to put on his glasses and the Hat Man disappeared. My boyfriend said that he saw something - a shadow - but he saw it only as it faded. The next day i went to work and told one of my coworkers what happened. The rumours spread very quickly and one of the old timers came and asked me about it. She said that it made sense because a little girl had been killed in the room next to ours. Now, regarding this Hat Man, I have some advice for anyone who has ever seen him or any other shadow creature. What they do is none of our business. They are not of this world, and we should not concern ourselves with them. If you give them our time, if you talk about them or to them, they will stay and maybe more will come. Just live the life you've been given, as a human, and don't try to understand things that are beyond our comprehension anyway. I'm always very hesitant to talk about these things out loud.

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  8. I have one to many encounters with the hat man only i don't know him as the hat man but as the shadowman. when I see him it is nothing but sheer and imence terror. when I was younger I would always see him in the halls of my house and in my parents bedroom looming over everything as to say I am here to stay. but more recently I have moved into a new house and have come to beleive that he has followed me and or my sisters. But one night as lie in my bed having a futile attempt to sleep i turned on my side to stare out my door and saw the most terrifing man staring at me dressed in a cloak and fedora no matter what I did he would not leave so finally my mother came home after about an hour of the worst stare down ever and it gave me the strength leap past him to my mom. I have yet to see him after that, so in my own conclusion I think the shadowman has a job to scare you to the max and then as soon as he has suceeded he leaves to terrorise some one else.

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    1. I agree walk through him

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    2. I agree also...the best way to get rid of him is to eliminate what he feeds on...fear

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  9. I have been basically "haunted" by what I've been calling the Dark Man for about 30 years now... It's very similar to the Fedora-wearing Shadowman you describe and has been following me from house to house since I was very young.

    I've been doing some research of my own on this character for some time now and thought I'd mention something entirely bizarre that I stumbled on. It seems that there is a correlation between this fedora-wearing Shadowman and people who suffer from sever sleep disorders (like myself)... especially people who have extreme cases of narcolepsy.

    I know it's a bit different than the usual angle these things take, but thought you might find the connection interesting. From my personal experiences with the thing I am more than convinced that this is not a ghost or specter but something with far more tangibility... Quite a few of my friends have also seen this thing as well when overnight at my house. It has become something like my own boogeyman and, although not use to it, I have become accustom to it strange visits (which happen periodically through out the year). It's a weird creature, whatever it is and it has been seen all over the world for centuries...

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    1. shadow man came to me when I was terminally ill not when I was sleeping and when people die they're auras become black like he does.He is the grim reaper

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    2. a guy from my work told me about hatman. please write me back so io can help him.

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    3. i didnt develop a sleep disorder until i was 18 at least 10 years after i first saw the hat man. yeah, yeah with what happened to me hes pretty tangible. and now i want to see if he bleeds, 20 years of this, 20 years of nightmares, i want him to come to me if you can think of any way i can do this contact me at mikehuffer@ymail.com

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    4. What I have come to believe from research and experience is that the ones that install fear are the ones who feed off it..like myself you have replaced your fear with anger...if you know longer have the fear he wants he goes and finds another place he can create fear...so I don't think ul encounter him cause UR anger has taken control off your fear...I hope you find peace

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    5. I would also try making a conscious effort before you fall asleep to confront him in your dream and let him know you will no longer be controlled by the fear he has been inflicting.. Let him know you don't fear him anymore and that he needs to find somewhere else to go cause fear no longer exists within you..

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  10. In the Summer of 2008 I was residing in Tampa Bay. My best friend and business partner had moved back up North and I was down there trying handle things on my own for awhile until I finished wrapping up our business there.

    One evening while at my desk working, I nodded off. I was having a most unique dream. Im my dream, I had walked out of my office and was talking to my best friend as I often did in reality. He noticed a noise and looked at me perplexed... The irony behind this is normally I would be the one to notice a noise and check it out. The fact that he noticed it and made comments on it was not a normal reaction for him.

    Anyway, he interrupted the conversation we were having to ask me if i heard anything. I said yeah, and went back to talking... He interjected something else to me and I stopped talking and I slid the pocket door from the kitchen to the Foyer a tiny bit to the left . I looked out and the front door was opened a few inches. I saw the profile of this Hat man (very much like the picture on here. There were no noticeable eyes. It was facing the Master Bedroom suite. Didn't seem to notice me at all... No movement nothing discernable in the way of it being aware I was looking at it.

    I slowly slid the door closed and I ran over to tell my best friend what I saw. He had visable discomfort of the situation and I said to him... "Don't worry I will scare it away... I will scream until it leaves" End of dream sequence...

    In reality I awoke I'm thinking around 530am to the sounds of this horrible noise, I was screaming not from my mouth as much as from the depths of my chest. The sound was horrible and so loud that I woke up startled. I grabbed my dog and I made a snack and turned the tv on. gr fell back asleep watching tv in the family room.

    Around 8:30am I awake to a bunch of commotion. The phone was ringing and the doorbell was going off. The dogs were barking out of control. I picked up the phone to find out that the alarm in the house had tripped around 8 to 830 am. I found it odd that i slept through it. I hung up the phone and went to the alarm panel and noticed that the alarm had tripped.

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  11. continued from above:

    The master bathroom window was source of the fault. I opened the door to find the police there... They came in and we checked the house out. Noone was there, No sign of entry. At this point I had lived in this home for over 2 years and never had there been a false alarm. This stood out in my mind for quite some time especially since I had recently been noticing electrical oddities. It started off I'd replace a light bulb that burned out and then two others would go out... So I'd replace them and then another bulb would go out. I chalked it up to old bulbs. So I went out and replaced every flourescent tube and ballast for the kitchen and bathrooms. I then replaced about 95 percent of the remaining bulbs with Compace flourescent bulbs ( cfls).

    The probem got worse and worse and worse to the point where I was having problems with the low voltage architechtural lighting that had been professionally installed during the preceeding exterior renovation of the property.

    I had replaced an uplight on one of the palm trees out on the side lawn. As soon it was done I looked up and noticed the other tree flanking the other side of the driveway was now dark. I get up to look at it obviouslt frustrated I say a few choice words and I get another bulb from the garage. As I walk toward the light fixture, it starts to blink at me. Very steady and very slowly almost deliberately then darkens. I changed the bulb and its working fine, as soon as I turn to leave... The light goes out and starts blinking.

    Keep in mind all the other lights on that side of the house in the gardens were low voltage also. No others were blinking or showing signs of dimming; they were all on the same circuit. Something was toying with me at this point and I knew it so rather than feed into it. I walked in the house and shut the outdoor lighting off.

    Back to the alarm going off, the police left and I reset the alarm panel... Incidently all the windows and doors were locked from the inside nothing had appeared tampered with. After few months my life took a drastic turn.

    My business partner/best friend passed away suddenly while on vacation a day before he and his aunt were to drive back north. His aunt and cousin flew home ahead of me while I made arrangements to get the dogs kenneled and the property secured.

    I booked my flight home for the viewing and that morning the flights were pushed back due to icy/snowy weather in the North East. My flight kept getting pushed back I stayed up by the computer monitoring the flights while I waited for a friend of mine that was supposed to pick me up and drive me to the airport. As the day wore on I realized he wasn't coming. So I load my car up with my bags and the items for the dogs as I was taking them to the kennels on my way to the TPA International. I got in the car to start it and nothing.. Not even one click or one light turned on. Another odd electrical anomaly... The battery was only 1.5 years old and the night before it started no problem. Not even an indication it was weak.

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  12. Continued from above:

    Now I'm really running late, grief stricken, exhausted, and worried I wouldn't be there for the burial. Needless to say, I missed my flight There were no more departures that night, I went home tired and worn out and depressed. Within a few weeks I found myself in bad straights. I had been left as executer of his will... His family decided to not honor his last wishes and a member of his family threatened me if I went forth with the will.


    Anyway, I feel like ive been typing forever... Long story made shorter, Everything fell to hell in a hand basket after that dream. I almost wonder if it was the grim reaper of sorts... I never saw it leave in my dream... the breach in the security system that tripped was from the area of the house the hatman was facing. My best friend that passed away... in the dream was in tune that that thing was there...almost as if for him normally, hed not notice noises actually I should say he'd hear things but discount them and in this case in the dream he was very aware it was there and seemed uneazsy about it. He was the one that ended up passing away.

    If anyone has insight on this I'd appreciate hearing it... The problems and horrible experience we had down there were just one bad thing after another...

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  13. I cant believe there is folklore on the hat man. I cant express in words how weird and wonderful it is, to think that what I use to see on my bedroom wall every night as a kid, might have actually have been something and not just my imagination.When I was about 8 or 9 I startd to see a silhouette of a man wearing what looked like a trench coat and a hat like Dic Tracey, he never made his own shadow but grew out of the one the center post on my window cast on the wall. When I first started seeing him, it would petrify me so much I wouldnt move, `i`d just lay there frozen in fear. He wouldn`t make his on shadow but more morph out of one my center window post cast on the wall. He had really wide shoulders but got narrower toward the floor with no definition of his arms or legs, like he had his hands in his pocket and his legs faded into a point. He would never do anything not even move but just slowly form out of the shadow and stand there watching me like he was waiting for something. Even when I got use to him being there and started putting what I saw every night as my overactive imagination I still wasnt brave anoth to roll over and turn my back to him, out of fear. I remember seeing him the whole time I was in that house but have never seen him after we moved out. Sometimes thoughI get that feeling that there is something lingering when I go to bed and still dont feel comfortable in complete darkness.

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    1. I saw hat man when i was 8 or so. i was going to the bathroom and used to run from the bed to the bathroom and he was right in front of me. I stopped instantly and was afraid to move. he was right in front of me looking just as you described. He was looking through me it seemed with no eyes or facial features. I was the most scared I had ever been in my life. after what seemed like forever he finally left kinda floating/flying no feet, out the closed kitchen window and the curtian blew like the wind moved it. I ran straight back to bed and covered head to toe.

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  14. I too see shadow man/Hat man...although mine does not wear a coat...I am 40 yrs..and my shadow guy (as i call him) has been around me for 35 yrs. He does not scare me..I feel he is just observing---and will wake me up in the middle of the night.. I tell him to go away or tell him I see him and he will leave my room. I know when he is around I feel his presents...My son is 4 and he sees him sometimes when I know he is in the room with us..my son asked me a few times "who is that mommy" and I said "who is what" and he said "never mind he's gone."...
    So--I just wanted to post that I too have a shadow guy...and he doesn't scare me...I think he is linked to me somehow for some reason. I am okay with that....

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    1. i agree. I had the same experience. He was curious and watching me when I was sick. I felt more he just wanted to understand what was going on rather than to scare.

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    2. Likewise. My visitor was not harmful or scary in any way. In fact he helped me. I'm happy to see there are other people here who are not afraid just because it can't be understood.

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    3. Those who have studied them found that these shadow men are not all exactly alike! Some have red glowing eyes while others do not...they believe the ones who have red eyes do create and feed off fear...some even suspect those red eyed hat men are even demonic...so that would explain why some have experienced them as mere observers while others have been filled with the fear those shadow men feed off of! Either way it is NOT WISE TO TRUST ANY OF THEM!!!

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    4. I first saw him during the worst time in my life..I had lost everything... My house...my car... My health insurance..my marriage was taking a hit from the stress...I was in a tremendous amount of emotional pain...and I believe some are not just mere observers of our pain ...but they feed off the negative emotions... They are also known to frequent places that are already haunted..that have spirits there who most likely cannot rest in peace due to the pain and tragedy of their death...so it would make sense that they are feeding off even the pain of spirits

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  15. One evening sometime in November 2009, I was transferring pictures from my camera memory card onto my computer and it was taking forever and I was already late for bed for work in the morning. As I was sitting here in the dark just by the light of the computer screen, I got this strange feeling and it started as a nervous feeling, comparable to being nervous before a sporting event or speaking in front of a large crowd. Then I saw something slowly moving out of the corner of my left eye about 10 feet away from me by my front door. I glanced at it very quickly without turning my head and all I could make out was a dark mass that seemed to be moving/expanding. I could not move and that nervous feeling was replaced with absolute fear, my face and the back of my neck both felt as if they were burning up and my heart felt as if it were about to pop out of my chest. The seconds felt like minutes and I couldn't take it anymore, so very quickly while in my chair I turned and looked at it directly thinking that it would be gone. But it wasn't. It was a very, dark shadow of a man, huge shoulders with an old style fedora looking hat on, he was also looking downwards. The bottom half of his body was just this dark gray and cloudy patch. I was able to look at him for a good 2-3 seconds before he began to fade out and when I started to see him disappear I got out of the chair and walked towards where he was standing. By the time I got by the door, there was still a light gray mist of some kind down below like I mentioned earlier, then it too faded completely out.

    Afterwards I went into the living room and turned on the light and sat in the chair trying to figure out what I had just seen. I thought that it was just my mind messing with me, but I just couldn't shake that terrible feeling I had gotten from it. The next morning while driving to work, I kept telling myself that I had seen something, but I just couldn't explain it. The nights that followed were rather difficult for me. I couldn't pee without thinking that someone was watching me and the worst was going to bed at night. I could not sleep on the side that was open, I had to sleep facing the wall, but even then I kept getting this feeling that something was standing on the other side staring at me. Nights like this lasted for some time up until around Feb 2010. Then just like that it seemed that everything was back to normal.

    Just a couple weeks ago, I started getting those strange feelings again like i am being watched, but I haven't seen anything or seen the man with the hat again. I am posting this as anonymous, but if anyone wants to contact me, my email addy is...

    nineofhearts9@yahoo.com put "shadows" in the subject so i dont delete ur message.

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  16. I am a 55 year old man. I am a licensed attorney and hold an MBA. I am the father of two sons, the older of which is in line to be valedictorian of his high school class. The point is, I have a "real" life and have no interest in spending much time discussing the paranormal. I'm writing here simply because (though very brief & bland) I once saw a couple of Hat Men.

    I was 18 years old and driving from Pennsylvania to Kansas. Being very sleepy, I pulled into the outer drive of an industrial plant somewhere during the middle of the night just to get a few minutes' sleep. After dozing off, I awakened to see two men in green trench coats and black fedoras walking past the front of my car, walking left to right. They were slightly crouched down at the shoulders as they walked past with their hands in their pockets. They were both looking away, such that I could only see the backs of their hats (I.e., not their faces) as they walked past. Watching them walk by, I experienced sleep paralysis for the only time in my life.

    There is NOTHING remarkable about this experience, except: (1) This was in 1974. I had never heard of shadow people; it wasn't until thirty years later I was even introduced to the concept; (2) Having no concept of shadow people in general or "Hat Men" in particular, I had NO pre-conditioning that would have caused my imagination - even in sleep paralysis - to project "Hat Men" in front of me, as opposed to a giraffe, a Beagle or a six-pack of beer! That is, being a total blank slate, why is it that I would have been thinking about trench coats and fedoras at all?

    It is the consistency between what I saw all those years ago (with no prompting) and the similar experiences of so many others that leads me to firmly believe - those guys are there! But why do they dress like "Spy vs. Spy" from Mad Magazine? ... Weird stuff indeed!

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    1. Funny im the same as you as in Normal and was always quite skeptable. Was 26 when i saw what i saw and am now 28 but not seen it since. Not the hatman tho the being i saw had no hat but a hood with no features other then bright red eyes. I had just left the army and was staying at the inlaws farm in newbury uk while me and the future mrs was looking for a house. Neways i went out for a smoke around 8-9 pm by one of the barns as i usually did. Compleatly awake no beer etc etc. Was having my smoke by the barn and strait ahead in my direct line of site only say ten metres away was a black hooded figure with red eyes looking strait at me. I got a instant sence that it wasnt friendly and ran and i mean ran into the house. (soldier for 8 years and this thing beats anything ive ever seen). Never mentioned it again but stumbled on this site and brought it all back. Dont know what it was and i dont want to know frankly.

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    2. I feel exactly like you do. Why is it always a hat man? Why did I see it exactly like thousands of others without having any prior conception. I do not believe in spirits, demons, etc. but why that type of attire kind of like zoro.

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    3. Strange, isn't it? I thought I imagined it, or created it in my mind. Until tonight when I came across this website by chance. What I saw matches the drawing above almost exactly. Well... it is exact except you can't draw pure shadow. Anyway, I would like to add that my visitor was completely neutral. Nothing scary, menacing, or evil about him at all. In fact he helped me. I think people on here are getting each other all worked up about how bad the shadow people are. I disagree. Hat Man is welcome here any time. Cheers.

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  17. i havnt seen 1 but my wife and i think my 3 kids have. my wife says she has seen a small hat man with red cat like eyes, not once but 3 times and has even spoken to it. it has a deep scary voice. and it trys to tell her,more like possess her to taake revenge on every body thats done wrong to her, she has had a rough life being abused all her life. it even trys to make her attack me. ive seen it in her eyes, its like somthing out of a horrer movie, she has just only 3 days ago admited to me that she is being tormented by this little demon in a black trench coat and hat..the storys here are simmiler but this one is difrent..let me explain, the first time she said she saw him was when she was in the toliet, there was no light in there at the time and no one eles was home. she left the door open a few centermeters, suddenly the door slums shut and she gets a real bad feelin come over her. she looks down on the floor and see's 2 little black polished lookin shoes..thay was so small thay looked like kids shoes, she looks up to see this little man dressed in wat she says looks like leather trench coat and a Fedora hat with red cat like eyes stairing at her a couple of inches away..it went on for about 2,3 minutes and then he just vanished in to the door..that was the first sighting. the 2nd was in the end bedroom down the hall at night, its aways at night when she see's him. he was justing there in the bedroom stairing at the wall. she says that he annoys her when she is trying to sleep at night he pinches and pulls hair and all sorts of menaceing stuff. and she says that he can controll her sum times. and i get the stranges feelin that my 4 and 3 year old little girls are being visted by him too. even possessd tha same as my wife, when thay get angry and it could be over nothing its like there voice changes and can sound realy realy deep and scary. ive never seen the hat man because i think im to positive for him to take any notice of me. but i have noticed things in the corner of my eye. he has told my wife in his deep scary voice to kick me out of the house a numberd of times..this has been going on for 4 years and she only told me 3 days ago, because she thought she was going mad.untill i goggled little man in a black hat and trench coat with red eyes..please if any one can help me get at me on my email tonyantonio@live.com.au

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  18. I was attacked by the Hat Man 3 times in one night in my bedroom with each attack landing me flat on my back on my bed. Pushed out of the bed and drug out of my room and pushed thru the air down the stairs and the last time at the end of my bed where he was choking me..I looked up and he was sooo tall no features just black with hat and trench coat. His hands were wrappped around my throat choaking me.
    The next morning I noticed finger marks in the carpet going down the side of my bed around the corner and stopped at the top of the stairs where I was pushed.( I landed on my back on my bed ). That was all the proof I needed to know that this THING is very real. I was in Arkansas when this happened in 2000. I now live in Texas and have seen it "briefly" one time in my room 2 years ago. That's his trait - choking.

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    1. Where at in arkansas? i also live in arkansas and am curious to see how close this happened.

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  19. When I was a baby, my mom once said she saw a man in trench coat and a top hat hovering over me. He was looking down at me. I think he was death itself putting a death date on me.(he dissapeared when my mom went in there trying to see who it was) My mom also says a friend of hers saw this same thing. and then an hour later alarms blarred off in her house and then an hour later after that, her mother died.

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    1. That's exactly what he is, the grim reaper because he came to me before I died and still follows me knowing I am marked.

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  20. Hat Man? Can anybody Help or comment? During Vatican 2 between 1957 and 1974 the HAT MAN is believed to have stalked little children from infants to 12 years old. It was rumored that the Catholic church was behind these stalkings. The catholic church was politically powerful during this time. And is beleved to have had access to Master keys and so forth. These stalkings are still happening but to a lessor extent. And older people who grow up in that time period are still being stalked but rarely.

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  21. When i was little the Hat man in his black cloak, and Fadora hat would just omniously pass my doorway.

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  22. Hey everyone,
    I haven't personally ever had an experience with the "Hat man," but I would really enjoy seeing him. I've noticed that alot of you have had a lot of firsthand experience with this shadow person, so I would like to ask a favor. the next time you see him, please shout "Go to Alex Hight! He's not afraid of you!!" Hopefully if enough of you do it, I will get the chance to meet this shadow man and possibly destroy him once and for all. I have a black belt in Karate and I'm fairly good with nunchucks! Please everyone send the man with the hat to me, Alex Hight, thanks everyone!

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    1. Dear Child: this IS the grim reaper. He came to me with light shining through his heart,and months later I wrote " for even death himself hath wept for me" and couple more months later I died at EMory in Atlanta GA. It is the grim reaper, a spirit not human so your human nunchucks will not work against death himself. You need something stronger- Love

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  23. I was around 7 or 6 when i saw "hat man". I was in my room (upstairs) when i heard some one walking u the stairs. I figured it was my dad so i said "dad?" i said this once or twice before looking back at the television. Then when i looked back over to my right where my door was i could see a tall shadow of a man wearing a fedora witch at the time called "a cow boy hat with out the dip in it." I was instantly struck with fear. I looked back to my T.V. once more and back to where I saw "hat man" and he was gone. I ran down stairs and told him. He believed me because he once saw the "hooded figure" shadow person. He said he was my age then when he saw him. He was at a friends house sleeping on the floor and he look in the hallway and first he saw a small boy walking holding a box while shaking. Almost as he was scared. Then followed by the boy he saw the "hooded figure" who turned to my dad with red glowing eyes and held a finger to his mouth and said "shhhhhh". My dad said he screamed and pulled the sheets over his face. And when his friend turned the lights to see what happened the figure was gone. He googled up shadow people after watching " a haunting" with a little boy that was his age when he said he saw the figure. He was shocked to find two pictures. One of the thing he saw and the other on of what i described to him when i was little. So i found it odd that both me and my dad saw a shadow person. I find t even more so that i saw "hat man" witch i read that he is the one you really dont want to meet since it said he feeds on your fear.

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  24. I had a dream with this 'hat man' just last night. He seemed kind of friendly, until one part in the dream. I'm not really sure if he was wearing a fedora or another type of hat, but I know that he had purely white eyes and pointed teeth, which though not described here, is rather notable. And also, after I had woken up, at about 1:26 PM, something from my kitchen dropped onto the floor, which was originally on top a of a small toaster oven and very well secured. It landed just in front of the oven, which was right next to the toaster oven. I'm not sure if it is a different case, but I am rather curious, as I do have some unregistered mental problems, which have been noted by my friends. But I'm not sure if this 'hat man' is actually roaming about in my apartment, and I'm not sure if he is a peaceful one or not. In my dream, he seemed rather hostile to anyone but me. I'm quite confused about this as well. Any help for me?

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  25. Around 20 yrs ago I had an encounter with the hat man. It was a typical encounter from what I have been reading these past 2 days. I had mostly forgotten the whole experience as I had put it the past but it was something I had thought about from time to time and shared with very few people.
    2 days ago I started to look into the shadow people on an unrelated topic when I came across some videos on peoples encounters with this hat man. I was freaked out by how similar the stories were to mine.
    He came to me in the middle of the night with a glowing light in his hand and said "this is haunting isn't it !" before gliding/floating out of the room. What he said to me I never thought of as question, more rather a statement and I never thought of him as a ghost either.
    I was paralyzed through the experience and it probably only lasted a few seconds but the memory will last me a lifetime.

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  26. It was really strange for me to find stories about this particular shadow man. I thought I was the only one that had seen him, and even to this day, I still doubt my own mind in that regard. It happened about three years ago and I was really getting into the Bible. I had reached the point where Jesus says, loosely paraphrased, that what he is doing now is for the children of Israel and the petitioner stated that even the dogs sit under the master's table and eat the scraps. Of course, I eventually got to the book of Acts and that was the point where I saw that what was happening was meant for Israel and not for the gentiles, yet.

    I was overtaken with incredible grief, for some reason, not sure why now, but regardless, I was sobbing, and that is when I saw him. I had turned off the lights and was crying in the dark and over my left shoulder he stood in the corner and watched me, just watched me. He did not move, he did not say anything. The only thing that I could tell about him regarding his features was that, he was approximately 6 feet tall, with a medium build. He wore what looked like a cloak, or trench coat and a medium brimmed hat. I could not make out his features, I just new he was there watching me in silence.

    I also saw other creatures as well, they almost looked like maggots, except they were huge, maybe the size of a medium sized dog, and they were squirming all over the floor. I didn't feel any fear, or any sense that I was in danger. I decided that if God had chosen Israel and that was his plan, then I would trust in him, even if it is to my own destruction. After that the man and the creatures were gone. I know this sounds crazy and pretty much almost like a religious sermon, but I don't mean to make it sound that way, however, this is what happened and I remember it as if it were yesterday, and probably will for the rest of my life.

    Any information on this particular entity would be greatly appreciated because I think he is still with me.

    Thank You,
    Sincerely

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    1. Hi Nick......I was drawn to what you had to say. The one reason you caught my attention so much, is that you had also seen other black shadows with this tall man. On night I had went to bed had been there about 5 minutes or so and I for some reason had to open my eyes and at the foot of my bed was a very tall man, long trench coat, small brimmed hat and with him was a shorter non defined black object. In my mind at that second it struck me as one of his pets or something to close to that. I seen them and kicked at them and screamed. Because you try to make seance of it and you instantly think someone is in your home. As soon as I kicked at them they just disappeared. I have been choked, slapped, scratched but not by him but by something else. At least I think it is something else. This is the first time that I have actually went online and have shared this event. I have been tortured by bad spirits for over 40 yrs. Trust me you can go for years and all is good, then for some reason or another it starts up again

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  27. Ok, I Need help!!! My son was in bed last night and started hearing a humming noise that paralyzed him. He saw a shadow man, Hat man. It was walking around the room and kept going back to his sons crib. My son couldn't move at all until the shadow left and the humming stopped. He is worried about his baby. Please help!! Any suggestions as to how to protect him from this?

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  28. If they're just shadows, and not actual real human beings, why the heck do they need to wear hats?? I mean...where would they even GET a hat from? Why just hats? Why not have them wearing shoes? T shirt? Underpants??

    It's basically sleep paralysis, isnt it. I've had that loads of times - you feel like you can't move, theres a weird buzzing sound, and you think you're seeing strange shadowy things, but its in your head, its not "shadow people".

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    1. Hat Man is the grim reaper- came to me when I was terminally ill telling me I was about to pay a price for God and I did at Emory Hospital Atlanta Ga. Entities like to take form of familiar things to humans

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    2. hahaha Shadow underwear! I love it!!

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  29. My experience happened when I was about 7 or 8 years old. This would be in 1969 or 1970. I am 49 yrs. old now. It was June or July. We had an uninsulated back porch that we used quite often in the summer. Well, on the night in question, I happened to be alone on the porch, playing on the floor, when I happened to look up and standing just outside the porch window was 'hat man.'
    Or as I called him at the time, Mr. X. I have never in my life, before or since been more terrified. I bolted from the porch and ran inside to the den, which was just a few feet away, where my mother and brother were watching tv. They thought I was just playing around. I never mentioned what I saw. It was only much later that I told my brother and some friends. It took me until I was 19 or 20 to finally be able to sleep without a blanket over my head. I have had a few other odd occurrences since then, but I have never seen the hat man again. By the way, my description of him is almost exactly the descriptions given here.

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  30. I saw this shadow as a kid...at the time I was having a lot of nightmares as well. If you want to get rid of the view, just actively think of positive things. I don't know why, but that's how most of my nightmares and with them the hat man dissapeared.

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  31. I’m wonder if anyone Recalls a television show from the 80s- a sci-fi/horror anthology series- where there was an episode about this nerdy kid who meets a shadow person and this dark being takes revenge on the kid’s bullies at school. It spooked me as a kid and I vividly recall some of the images from the story. What I’m struck by here is that the shadow being was wearing a dark fedora and a long black trench coat- not unlike the classic super hero called ”The Shadow.” Does anyone else remember this and/ or find the connection to these stories a little odd?

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    1. I remember that show, I think it was the newer "Twilight Zone" series and at the end the hatman in that show chokes him to death in the end. I don't think the connection is odd, it actually seems like the shows and even the hat and trench coat fashion were inspired by this hatman. I think there's a possibility that this entity is actually more than just one, and "hatman" is also a "type" of entity that a lot of them share that actual look. I just read a story of someone who had a hatman that tried to possess her, but it was actually just a few feet tall with the same fashion description.

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  32. A year or so ago i had a nightmare and it came in two parts,it began with me in my living room and my mother and brother were asleep and i was 15, i was watching a movie but fell asleep watching it, anyway, It started in the hallway of my high school were cafeteria is and there was a couch and a chair and a tv my friends were on the couch and i was in the chair. We were "watching" the movie but it was over and it was on the movie. It was weird because they werent talking but just looking at the tv and not doing a thing, so i just talked for no reason im still not sure why if they wouldnt respond. Then all of a sudden i saw a figure of a man at the end of the hall, i couldnt see his hat but i could see the eyes and they haunt me still, but then the figure disappeared and reappeared closer to me and i kind of got scared, so then it started to disappear and reappear closer and closer at a faster rate until it got up to my face and i fell back in the chair and i woke up sweating. This dream bothered me a little and i thought about it while i got up and played the movie again, but i just went back to sleep but then when i was asleep i thought i woke up and i sat up and i thought i saw a shadow in the hallway at my house and when i looked forward a bit and all of a sudden it came straight up to my face and i saw straight into the eyes and i saw just red, and darkness consumed my eyes and i woke up in a sweat again and i couldnt sleep for about an hour or two, it terrifies me still to even think about it. It happened again a couple of months ago but the first [art was different but the second part was the same as this. I want to know what it wants and why it still haunts me

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  33. Jung has written smth about the shadow:http://psikoloji.fisek.com.tr/jung/shadow.htm - not sure if it's psychological or occult thing. Anyway I tried some lucid dreaming sounds over the headphones and once I felt asleep and there was a shadow man in a hat. It was more like a shape on the closet, close to my bed and I kinda felt it is a person, who is watching me. I got scared and woke up. I believe this shadow arhetype is older than the movie characters, so not everybody has the imagination influenced by Hollywood. Anyway there is a rule that anything apearing in our dream might get a strong influance on our live - like in Kruger's series. You might dream of smth dirty, having a very strong pleasure you might release the demon to this world and try this kind of experience in material world. The best way is to say NO, otherwise you can become a slave to it, hurt someone else or yourself.
    I would also warn about some of the weird video clips, movies, subliminal messages hidden in it. You wont spot it consciously, but your subcouncous will record it and bring in a dream. I had such a vivid, scary, kinda prophetic but demonic dream after watching Beyonce's black and white video clip with some kind of the symbols similar to the 4th kind with Mila Jovovich, btw. check propaganda with Michio Kaku about the 4th kind (UFO? demons!) You have to also know who you get yourself to influence by. Who rules the music industry and Hollywood (politics?) These guys are cabalists, satanists and occultists. They promote Gaga, Niki Minaj on purpose to affect young minds.

    There is also technology, which uses brain as a receiver of the waves mostly at night. So computerised voice might be some kind of satanic ' psychic warfare experimentation. It mostly includes hearing voices in your head. Brzezinski wrote 'Between Two Ages' about this kind of technology.

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    1. ive done that too, not the same thing. it seems a lot of the stories on this site are either trolls or just bs. i know what i saw, to this day my family avoids the topic. this thing wrote something on our family car window in blood suing a goddamn human finger. and ive had nightmares for years, but never him, not ever again. i want him to come to me. i want to fight him. and i f i die doing it i die on my feet not my back 20 years of nightmares, 20 damn yeasr. ive written my email addy above on some stories i think are real. contact me if you think you can get him to come to me

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  34. my 6 year old has recently told me that she sees this man at night in her door way. the only thing different from the stories i have read online is that she says he has green eyes. she is not scared of it and says she does not talk to it and he does not talk to her. he just stares at her. at first i thought she was lying just so she could sleep in my room, but this wasnt the case. she also sees him when she stays over at her dad's house. my daughters room has a baby gate at the doorway, she said he had never crossed it before until the other night. he crossed it and stayed by the door way away from her starring again. i dont know what to do, or if i should do anything. in need of advice. thanx, tgonzalez

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    1. Hi, just wanted to mention that I had a shadow visitor and I can tell you it was not evil or scary in any way. I think people get scared by things they can't explain and assume the presence is harmful. Mine was helpful.

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    2. I feel the same way, my experience was not scary, I always felt safe and protected when he was around. And it was helpful

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  35. yesterday about 12;00 and again last night about 1:00 he came at first the shadow of my fan hit the corer of the wall and shot aross the room every thing whet black my heart almost stoped than last night i was too afrade to turn around something was breathin down my neck and patting my head i saw him just fine i never once saw red eyes still i could make out this horrible grin scares me even now

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  36. I've seen the Hat man for as long as i can remember, mostly before something bad happened. I had a nightmare so to speak,where he was standing at the end of a black hallway,finally being 10 i was frustrated w/this man who was all black w/the old style hat,hollered at him, who r u? He laughed n said u know who i am. I woke up scared n the phone ringing, the lady who raised me up til then had just died.. he also appeared when i had my 4 sons,just standing there. Whenever ive seen him the feelings r intense, fear, n dread. He's followed me from state to state for over 30yrs. Now my boys have seen him periodically over the years too. I've read the stories here n my Hat guy sounds like the same one..

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    1. the hatman is the grim reaper- he came to me a few months before I was ill with a hole in his heart where light was shining through and even after recovery he still follows me knowing full well I am marked as a living zombie.

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  37. So i had an exsperience with the hat man about ten years ago and i will always remember it as clear as day. It was early in the morning and i was geting ready for school i grabed my backpack and was ready to go to bus stop. i started to walk down this long hall we had when i look up and stop in my tracks. I see the hat man, tip towing out of the grandfather clock next to the side of the wall. It did this real slow until it stops, turns it head and sees me, then starts running away. Being brave and curious i ran at it, only to watch it disapar through the wall. i believe it ran away from me because i did not fear it so it couldnt feed off of my fear. i will always remember my encounter with the hat man

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  38. I have actually personally met the "Hat man" - he is the grim reaper. He was standing in my bedroom doorway and I drew a picture of him with light shining thru where his heart should have been. He has wiry hair, red eyes, and yes the federa hat,a long jacket, 6ft and his face is old as time itself. Couple months later I wrote here on blogspot "for even death himself hath wept for me" and I fell ill at Emory Hospital- the Shadow still follows me because he knows I am marked. I have also been awakened at 3 am 3 n ights in row and I believe it was God not Shadow Hat Man. There are other spirits who follow as well, but living or dead- all are confused by me.

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    1. I should also mention Hat man and God himself reveal to me when things about to get bad and when someone is dead they are "black" like hat man.

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  39. I had never heard of this hat man until my girlfriend, who I might add does not believe in any type of paranormal activity, had an experience in which she watched an entity that fits this description pace back and forth just over our property line while watching me and my mother talk. my parent's home is protected so I am assuming that is why it could not come into our yard but the way she described it was very creepy. This was about a year and a half ago and then just last night at our new house, she told me she saw him again. Said he was sitting in our living room chair and when she passed through the living room to go outside, he allegedly stood up. She told him that he was not welcome and he turned and walked through the wall. I had been feeling a very threatening presence in our house and especially in the living room prior to her experience. I have never seen him myself but I have felt him and even been attacked at night as I lay in bed. They call it sleep paralysis but I'm not asleep when it happens. I thought I was going to suffocate about a month ago when I felt this evil presence enter the room and press on my throat. I could not open my mouth to speak as I was staring at the back of my girlfriend's head. I could not move my arms or legs. I was completely paralyzed. It was like being trapped in my body. Very frightening. If any of you have ever had any experiences similar to this you know how terrifying it truly is. It usually stops after about 5 minutes. I associate this hat man with this experience.

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  40. Late 70's, me around 9 yrs old.

    Parents had people over one evening-- small party.

    I fell asleep on couch which looks into the kitchen.

    Not sure why, but awoke to see someone sitting at the head of the kitchen table facing me. I thought it was someone still from the party over sitting in the dark. I called out thinking it was my uncle. I focused a bit more to see what appeared to be a tall, broader shouldered man with a hat quite similar to one above. He had a trench coat on.
    I froze in fear and tried to call out but nothing would come out -- couldn't speak. I pulled the blanket over my head.
    He just watched me. I didn't get an evil feel, but I was fearful to the point I froze.

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  41. cont... (Anonymous September 6, 2012 1:07 AM)

    I didn't recall anyone wearing this attire. The 'Hatman' or 'Trenchcoat' man was quite still.

    In the morning I asked my mom had anyone stayed over that night -- no. She said everyone had left that night and she covered me where I had fallen asleep on the couch.

    It is interesting so many people have experienced a similar person, entity, whatever you want to call him.

    Again, no evil felt, but would like to know 'Why' he watches us at any age it seems.

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  42. Lately, these memories have had me obsessing.
    I was 5 or 6 years old. He came to me in a dream.

    1st night:
    He presented himself to me in front of the window in my bedroom. It was blacker than night, and he was darker than my surroundings. I stood in the hallway facing my open door which directly led to the window He was standing in front of. There was no glare, no light, just nothingness. A sodium light suddenly flashed on and draped Him, and only Him. The light surrounded Him in a perfect circle at what would have been his feet. I was paralyzed in my dream, in my sleep. I wasn't allowed to speak. And just as the image of Him began, he disappeared.

    2nd night:
    Before falling asleep I was reminded of the dream the night before. I slept on the top bunk bed and in my mid-slumber I awoke with tremendous fear in knowing that something was coming to get me. A clown filled with evil intentions and an appetite for souls came flying, floating straight towards me. I tried to hide under my blanket begging for my eyes to be sewn shut. I had no control. It grabbed my shoulders, held me down, and forced me to look. It was a mix between 'IT' and 'The Joker' but without a body- just a huge head and hands. I screamed for my mom four times but nothing came out. I was paralyzed. He let go as my mom touched my shoulder.

    3rd night:
    He came again. He had a revolver this time. It was shiny and new. With it, he coaxed me into the next room. I thought he was being my friend this time. There was a birthday party from the 50's. The women were setting up a folding table. There were tons of presents and a huge cake. Children were running in circle everywhere- just in that room. The objects I was to look at were in vivid colors, but their skin was grey. The walls and floor were grey. He went to hid in the closet by a window. He floated up to the ceiling corner. He opened fire on the party. Everyone was killed. He went away. I was left alone to pick up the pieces. I woke up.

    4th night:
    My brother is a year younger than me. He gave me one neon colored brain to share between the two of us. I traded it back and forth so we could walk. I was heading for the front door to get out. As we passed the hallway that lead to the original window that He appeared, the brain shrank and the task to leave became unbelievably difficult. We didn't make it to the door before He did. He came floating out from that window and right past us, opened the front door and left without a word, a glance, nothing. It was like his job was done.

    I'm 25 now. Every place I've lived in there has been some sort of shadow figures that I've seen out of the corner of my eye. The last place I was staying at I had to sleep with Christmas lights on in another room so I couldn't see the figures as well. The place I'm in now I hear a 30's-40's radio program when all of the electronics are off, thus I always leave something on.

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  43. My name is Christian. I have had an encounter with this shadow man before. Until today i never knew that others have seen him too. This infamous "hatman" showed himself to me when i was 16 years old.
    My family moved into our first ever house in 2004. I called dibs on the attic or basement or garage for my room before we moved in. In this case garage. Long Beach doesn't have many basements.
    As i settled in my room and was "pimping" it out. my brother kept coming in and out of my room bugging me about bothering him.(my thoughts exactly)He was whinning about following him upstairs and running away as he would investigate the persuing footsteps only to find no one at the bottom flight. After his first whinning he tried to his room again to hear the footsteps a second time. only this time, he continued up the stairs. At the top of the stairs, he peered down the hallway to find that our parent's bedroom door was wide open.(it is usually locked) my big brother stood in the doorway of my parent's room to see that the computer chair had been dragged to the middle of the room. As he rolled the chair back into the desk a whit cat ran out of from under and vanished. My bro freaked out and you can hear his size 18s stomping around upstairs and he barged again into my room. i was irritated and demanded him out. but he explained there was a "ghost cat" and i laughed at him. he then got real pissed and frustrated and slammed my door shut. He went back upstairs to his room and the footsteps mimicked him again and when he reached the top this time, my parents door was closed. so he just ignored it and went into his room. as he let go of the door knob and shut the door, the knob turned on its own, the door opened, and then shut gently. he backed off into his bed and prayed.
    by the time i finished my interior masterpiec of a bed room it was round 3 a.m. the garage light switch is controlled from the kitchen so i set up a florescent long light and had it powered by a power brick that hung at my bedside. after i switched the room off i layed back in my corner bed and soaked it in.thinking "i finaly have a room of my own and it is huge!! as i tucked myself into my blankets, i felt really strange. i looked up at my doorway to the kitchen it was closed and someone stood in front of it. immediately i stopped breathing because i left it open to catch the kitchen glow into my dark, spacy, no window garage room.(scared of the dark when im alone) A tall skinny black figure stood there silent. it had a tall hat and a cape. i freaked out because there was no explaination about him. he just stod there. i could see the light shine one side of his face but there was no light source. i new it was a ghost of some sort and it was my first exclusive encounter. like a dumb 16 year old american football player i figured i could run through him and bust towards my brother's room. but it was a stupid plan but i was too late to think because as my right leg hung over the edge of my bed, my bedframe squeeked and as i gasped, the figure ahead levitated slowly towards me. my whole body jolted and i sprung back into my blankets and like i child i prayed in fetal position hidden in my blankets with one peep whole to breathe. I tried my best to pray the most meaningful articulate prayer ever hoping it had a stronger effect. there i would get hotter and hotter and it smelled like something burning. and when my sweat would trickle down my face it was freezing. I felt like i was gonna die or something. then a cold hand grabbed my arm and pulled me out of my bed. the next thing i knew, it was day out and my sister was dressed up for church yelling at me to get ready because we were late. i jumped out of my room and screamed my story all over the place. my dad said i think too much and my mom said i swear too much. until my big brother walked in and said his " i told you so"s. and my mom finally listened.

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  44. Christian hatman 2
    6 months later, my moms younger cousin, Rosemarie came to visit the states from Samoa. my family always talked trash about her because she was possessed by a evil spirit a couple of years ago and hasn't really leveled out.(that's a whole other story) she was strange and i tried my best to make her comfy. she was still so strange. she slept over one of those nights and so did the rest of the children in our family. they ended up telling ghost stories and then as soon as i walked in, Rosemarie called me out and told me that i saw a spirit.(creepy) i didnt try to lead her on. instead, she told me everything that happened in detail. scared the crap out of my that i had to ask her to stop talking. she then described the "hatman" to me and i grew silent. she told me that he is the devil and all the black dogs around the house are his too. and i said bullsh** and she said dont make him mad. so she and I got into an argument about it and it was like we were 3rd party message sending between me and the spirit's intentions. it frustrated the crap out of me and the kids all wsere spooked. so i had em all come downstairs with me and sleep to some cartoons. that was my first encounter with this guy. i was paranoid for weeks after that night and took me a while to get back into my room alone.
    Since him, many more of his kind has come through my house. i have no fear of them anymore. it seems now that they run from me.

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  45. My name is nate short for nathaniel ill tell u this story it true I do not jump on the internet to lie I live with my girl and I have better things to do like sex lol but true. Now I say that to say this even as a kid. Crazy things always happen like go to sleep in on room wake up in another room saying the sky is fallin never know what that mean then ill throw up..anyway first the hat man I had a dream I was in a mid evil room no windows I just there looking around seen torches on the wall as light look I'm a black man trust me I dount dream of stuff like that anyway I seen out of nowhere the hat man a good 15 yards way next thing I know he was like 3 inches from my face he spoke and told me t5hings I can not rember but I do remember it was about america goin down hill since 1960 or 50s when he talked it was in my head I seen pics of white men in top hats and dick trecy suits but the shadow man did not have on dicks hat anyway white men walking close together walking down stairs in a city hall type place any way the shadow man was blowing my mide with the word he sa8d I do not remeber I just remember staring at my hands shockedit felt like we talked for the whole night then I felt fear I do not know if it say something fearful or what the most dark I can tell u the fear I felt I never felt in my life and I been to 6 flags the fear was like, the fear was coming off me like perfume odor this was not even one year ago please please belive me. Now listen to this dream please. I had a drem I was in a house with a girl and a bad man was up stair I was in living room I know the man was bad and I was scared of him ,and then a knock on the door an old lady with old clothes like great depression, she said do u want me to make the man go way I say yes she came in with a clear tank of water she put it on the floor and start to put her hands in it and she start to shake the water and some water fell to the floor but it turn to acid just when I senn that a box fell over a group of white dogs ran to it she nevver stop with the water and it burn the dog I'm seeing water with blood so I went to grab the dogs but they keep going to the water then I fell in to a dream inside a dream I'm geting off the train and I. Can see cop every where I seen in best friend and he join the group he told me get down with it I said u know I'm with god next thing I know I'm back walking on the train I. See lots of cop again on ever street corner I was scared but god said fly out the exit. I bend my legs to fly but when I did ever cop turned my way and start shooting they turn so fast anyway I flow out I was scared of flying because the height but a house came over me I. Could not see the ground just me in a house with nothing in it the house was protecting me I know I was still fly6 cause my feet was not on the floor of the house then the house vanished and I was look down people was screaming I could see people running , fire explosions then god start talking bible verus pop up and I could see word up the like magic cop are taking me away they put me in a jail like place but not jail the place was under ground then they put me in small room to stay by myself I spent 4 years in that room I was crying , bangin on the door at times , time I was just quite when I came out the other people respected me for trying to run (that what go me in that room) and gave me food then I pop out that dream back to the 1st I came out to see my brother I told him god sent me a dream and he said I know that's my dream got 3 more tell u later mybe. Got kids so like I said I'm not a internet writer this is not a lie I tell u this story to tell u all give ur life to god cause trouble coming thank u for reading

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  46. There is a fedora hat man that comes to visit me periodically in the bedroom that I sleep in when I am visiting my grandparents. I am now 24, I have seen him 5 times and felt him many more. When he is in the room, I am so terrified that I can't move without serious concentration and thought. It is sometimes difficult to breathe, as well. My brother, who was 4 at the time, one time pointed to the corner that this hat man always stands in and said "There's a monster there." It was daylight and I couldn't see anything out of the ordinary, but it sent chills down my spine because I know that that is "his corner." It's truly terrifying- there is no other word. If you find a solution, please share it. I can't stand going to sleep when I'm visiting them because I'm afraid that he'll show up again.

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  47. when i was younger living in our old house back when i was between 3rd & 6th grade i would often see the black shadow man with the fadora hat at my bedroom door way. At first i thought it was my step father but he never wore a hat. Our old house was haunted so my natural reaction was that i was seeing a ghost of the old man that was rumored to have died at the home. But once i kept seeing it over and over i realized it was not the same person or thing i thought. At that house i would sleep walk, i would have a tendacy to wake up with scratches in my face, family will find me sitting in the living room eyes open and talking but would not be able to understand what i was saying. Once we moved out to our current home all those things stopped. Less than 2 weeks ago i had a dream, but did not feel like a dream more like i was awake. I "woke" up feeling scared and very anxious, i happen to roll over and i seen in my dream a shadow man but different to the one i have seen before. Weird thing for me is that i seen and felt the presence of my two friends. I told one of my coworkers about these accurances and she seems to believe that they are good not bad shadows. So me trying to apply her logic with the hatman thinking back i guess it was good since the nights that i didn't see him i would not be visited by my molester. But for the resent one i am at a lost to it and what it's meaning may be.

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  48. when i was pregnant with my youngest i woke up one night dont know why i woke up but i did i happened to look over at the closet which was right by my bed and my ex was sleeping on that side of the bed and there was a tall black figure of a man in a tall hat it did not scare me at all i didnt even wake my ex up to tell him i only looked at it for acouple mins and went back to sleep i did tell him the next day but he didnt believe me til he looked on the internet ans found out alot of ppl have seen it

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    1. Hi Wendy K, just wanted to mention that I was also visited and that my shadow visitor had a very neutral presence. Nothing scary about it at all. In fact my shadow man helped me out. Just wanted to share that with you because everyone else seems to assume that these shadow guests are evil and I don't think they are.

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  49. This entity started appearing to my son when he was about 6 years old. He came through a black portal in my sons room & has haunted him for years. When I moved from the area my son woke in the night screaming & when I got there he told me this entity had followed him. I reminded him of an angel that had come to him at the same time & told him if he feels him coming to visualize the angel & that the angel would keep the hat man from him. It worked but several years later after another move a new friend came to visit & wanted me to walk her to her car because she told me that a big dark man with a hat was out in our yard & he scared her. I had never told her about my sons encounters so it freaked me out. Years later I remarried & my husband & us moved onto family land & he reappeared again. My husband who doesn't believe lost his grandmother & was freaked out by all the shadow people that was in our home. That Halloween I did a ritual that forbid any spirits from entering onto our land & home. This entity keeps popping back up in different ways & the only way to keep him out is to believe in your own powers & call upon your savior Jesus to give you the power to banish this evil from your life. Look deep within yourself & believe in your own power & banish this entity. Even as I walked through my house to come write about this I felt his presents. So again I put forth my own powers & banish him from my home & land.

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  50. Hello everyone, these are a few of my experiences with "shadow people" 1. When I was a young child(about 7) me and my 3 siblings would push the twin beds in me and my sisters room together so we could all fall asleep together. We would purposely turn out all the lights and wait for our visitor whom we called Mr. Boogity. It was a large clown like floating head with a wide evil grin, glowing green eyes also two large floating hands. The game we played with it was to put your foot over the bed and snatch it back before he grabbed it. The second experience I would like to share was a brief encounter with the hatman. I was about 12 years old. I woke up paralysed and saw him looking into my bedroom door. I remember wide rimed hat, red eyes, trench coat and very long fingers. I had to focus my will power very hard to break the paralysis and regain speech. I cant remember how he left. The 3rd I would like to share happened in 2010, I was asleep with my back facing the stairs leading up into my bedroom, I heard very heavy footsteps coming up the stairs(which was odd because they were carpeted)I felt something breathing on the back of my neck and couldnot move, turn around to see what it was - just as I forced myself out of this "trance?" I heard the most demonic voice say "I love you"... scared me poopless. I am on this site now because the past few nights my 12yr old son had been getting up in the middle of the night and turning every single light in the house on. We discussed it and he described the same shadow man scenario. For now both of us are sleeping with the lights on.

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    1. Wow. I think i'd be more scared of the clown than the other two. Still really creepy though

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  51. I have seen a "shadow man" for a while when living in my old apartment building. The first time I saw him I was walking up the stairs with my friends (I lived on the 3rd floor) I glanced up and saw a black figure, couldn't and never saw his eyes, and couldn't see a face, it was completly black, but not transparent, all I saw was a black cowboy hat, black clothes and long black trench coat, as I looked to my friends & asked if they could see him, we all looked up but he was gone. After that I started seeing him every time I walked up the stairs, he was leaning over the railing, looking down, no one else ever saw him, even when I was with other people and could see him, no one else could, I never understood that. I am religious, my apartment has been blessed by a couple of priests, i did not & still do not do drugs, so wasn't hallucinating. I saw him for a few years, it got to the point where i could sense his presence, but he only ever stayed in that one place, never moved, he was not transparent/ see through. Two very creepy events lead to me moving out of that building, one night after getting home & locking the door, I heard a knock at the door, looked through the peeping hole, thinking it was one of the neighbours, but it was dark so I didn't open the door, I asked who's there then the door handle started turning and the door shook, I screamed & it stopped, my friend run out from the bedroom, she said she heard when i came in, and when I asked who's there & then me screaming, but she didn't hear the door shaking and someone trying to get it...it kind of freaked us out a bit, she knew I'd seen the shadow man for a while, but this was the first time he moved from the railing & the first time he made any type of "contact" . second one was worse, I was getting ready to go to bed, as I sat in bed I felt him, then I felt as though a cold wind was passing through me, I looked up (all lights were on in the apartment as I was scared since the door incident) and I saw him standing in the living area looking down, couldn't see his face, but saw him, I tried to move to scream to my roommate to wake up, but I was completely frozen, no not sleep paralysis, I have had that too, this was completely different, and I was wide awake, hadn't gone to sleep yet...I looked at him feeling terrified, he suddenly disappeared into thin air, but I could still sense his presence, then I heard footsteps coming from the living area towards my bedroom and it stopped at the end of my bed, I have no idea how much time had passed, but just as suddenly as I froze I unfroze and couldn't sense him anymore. I woke up my roommate, she asked me to draw what I saw, him in our apartment, I did, but as I was drawing him, I felt that cold scary feeling again, so after she saw it I tried burning the picture but it wouldn't burn, my roommate didn't believe that a piece of paper couldn't burn, so she tried to several times and then she started freaking out as it wouldn't burn, I ripped it into as many little pieces as possible and put it away. I moved out of the building shortly after & haven't seen him since, but still can't understand why I was the only person to be able to see him

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  52. Years later I found out what it was. In 1987 I moved to GA to live with my husband to be in his parents house. A two story old house with fire places. He said it was haunted.They stayed up but I went to bed around 10 or 11 in a spare room on the second floor. First night I was asleep and felt the bed on my right side dip down and someone was rubbing my right arm and shoulder. Leaning over me, very real. I slowly woke up and look up at him. I thought it might have been my boyfriend. I saw a dark solid shadow of a man with a wide brimmed hat and cloak. It felt bad. He stopped, stood up and back away slowly to the wall by the fireplace looking at me. Faded. Slightly still there. Greyish. I went downstairs and told what happened. It happens to anybody thats stays there. This happened two more nights, I got tired of it and we stood in front of the place told him to leave me alone. There were some other very scary times there.

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  53. I was 8 when i first saw him. I was the only one awake in my house at the time (as it was well after midnight). I shared a room with my 3 year old brother at the time so the room was messy. I wasn't able to sleep no matter what i tried. Just as i was finally beginning to drift off, i got a very uneasy feeling. Almost as if i was being watched.

    I sat back up in my bed and looked around. My eyes kept getting drawn to the pile of toys my brother had been playing with earlier that day. I was just lying back down when something black jumped up from behind the pile of toys. It stood facing me and even though it was completely black in the room, i could see it clearly. It stood facing me with its arms down by its side wearing older style clothes. I couldn't see a face but i could see the hat on his head. It was a wide-brimmed hat with what looked like a feather sticking out of it.

    After what felt like an hour, he turned toward my window and ran out it. Well more like through it. I never saw him again in that house but i often woke up feeling like i was being watched. A few years later we moved into a new house by my grandparents out in the country.

    A few weeks after we moved in, my dad brought home a go-cart. We were so excited about it that we spent the whole day driving it. When it started getting dark, he told us we could each drive it one more time before putting it up for the night. I decided to go last because my brother and sister are terrified of the dark.

    When i started my last turn, it was dark enough that i had to turn on the headlights to be able to see. I was on my last lap when i saw something out of the corner of my eye. I slowed to a stop and turned toward it. Standing there just like the first time i saw him was the hat man. My dad and mom were standing on the other side of the field (about 400 yards) calling my name and asking why i stopped. I couldn't hear them i was so scared.

    I just sat there staring at him and him back at me. When i didn't answer my parents they came running across the field. It wasn't until my mom shook me that i was able to scream. When i finally was able to talk, i told them what i had seen. When i saw him the first time, they didn't believe me. This time they didn't brush it off as easily seeing as we lived in the middle of the country with lots of thick and dense forest around us. They thought i had seen someone not someTHING though. My parents don't believe in the paranormal like i do.

    Since them i haven't had encounters as terrifying but i have caught glimpses of a black hat or leg out of the corner of my eye and i often feel like i'm being watched.

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  54. My encounter with the shadow man. He was not wearing the hat. I woke up and he was standing over me. I could see through him to my TV when I open my eyes He lunges at me. For months straight after that had bad dreams that he'd kill me and everyone I love. I've also seen him under my couch with red glowing eyes and sharp teeth. I am a 20 year old man in the army and I'll still stick by what I saw

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  55. I was sitting outside in a recessed area at the front-side of my house, near dusk. I saw the black silhouette walking by, about ten feet in front of me. It was a hovering above the ground, in a jerking, slow locomotion. I watched him as he disappeared from view, going toward the front of my house. He was wearing a crumpled fedora hat. He had a long, hooked nose. The next day, I saw him again, at around the same time, same place.
    I went to the doctors--neurologist and eye docs that week. I described him as almost Freddie Kruger-like in his silhouette. The eye doc said it was a "floater," and the neurologist told me to see a shrink.

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  56. Wow. I didnt know until googling this entity that others have seen him. Until I met with a friend of mine thats a meidum, i thought he was a delusion or a hallucination. What I found out was that he thrives off of negativity, and people's misery. He is not of this world, a dark soul. He can control your dreams and manipulate them to be scary as hell. A body cleansing is a good way to ward him off, and being spiritual. Not necessarily believing in god, but at least a higher power. The "hat man" was especially strong when I was in my bought of deep depression, wanting to hurt myself. That is when I saw him the most.
    I almost fell out of my chair when I read about the red glowing eyes, because they have always been prominent when I see him. I have drawn this figure, and the picture on this page is almost exactly what i see. THe large brim hat, the cloak, the red eyes. I am relieved to know others have seen him besides me.
    The cleansing you can do yourself with sea salt. Just take a shower or bath, and use sea salt on the top of your head, make sure to get your third eye (located in between your eyes on your forehead for those that didnt know) and just rub it in and rinse it off as you would soap, and let the bad energy wash down the drain. You have to have an open mind though, and praying to your higher power helps. I did not believe in a god or a higher power when I was seeing him the most, but finding a healthy spiritual connection is important in getting rid of him. Asking him to go away simply does not work, he comes back, and usually angrier than before. I also call on St Michael the archangel for protection before and after any cleansing. Hope this helps everyone.

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    1. He would not show me his eyes..his head was down and hat covered his face..some think the red eyed ones are in fact evil

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  57. the hat man has always been following me since i was a baby. my mother used to see him peer at me. but i always had a problem with him. i could be in a very good mood, he shows up, and my mood goes dark, creepy, and lets just say strange.i am a sensitive who is more in touch with energies, and he is an angry shadow. just the other night he was in my dreams. my neighbor is going through kemo and his wife is afraid of him dying. in the dream he had died a month and a half earlier, and i went to visit her. she said she knew i was a sensitive who could feel spirits, so she had me search for her husband, and i didnt find him. i found that the shadow man was tormenting her. when i enter her bed room, it grabbed hold of me and i undergone a possession. i woke up. then since that dream i have been feeling his presence, also the ghosts who are normally hanging out at my house are more terrified than ever. what ever i did to upset him, i apologize.

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    1. stephany interianoJuly 22, 2014 at 5:53 PM

      I have experiences with a shadow men at first he would be in a corner of the room but my new recent encounters are when I wake up from sleeping I can't move and he's above me watching until I finally get strength and move I feel out of breath

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    2. When I feel or sense him I too feel like I'm out of breath!

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  58. I saw him once in a dream, standing across the street from my house looking up at my window, then 5 years later, he appeared during a sort of sleep paralysis phase...standing over me

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  59. hello my name is brandilyn i have enjoyed reading everyones stories it has helped me to feel not so alone. i am wondering what it means when this thing hangs out and talks with me, when i was 10 it started it always came out of my attic sat on the edge of my bed and comforted me as i was being abused i felt safe it went on for years one night i woke up and he wasnt there so i looked for him i found him sitting on the edge of my mothers bed he had a pillow in his hands i asked him what r u doing he sais im going to hurt her the way she hurt you i screamed no i screamed go away then i was sitting in my bed and my window smashed i got up and ran to my mom she said whatever go back to bed she didnt believe me i went back to my room and looked at the window it was spidercracked the whole thing i showed my mom she said my dreams were getting out of control then she called the police thinking someone threw something at it they looked at it and said i dont no whats wrong with your daughter that window was busted from the inside out! it went away after that but came back once i think i think it used a family friend and neighbor same person to rape my mother , it was so wierd they were best friends for 15 years he was or neighbor in our complex we knew his kids great guy came over and raped my mom i walked in... just felt wierd like he was posseded we moved 18 hours away my mom has been messed up since not in the normal sense bark at the moon on all fours sense but the girl whos family moved in there after us facebooked me 20 years later to ask if i ever saw the hat man.......sadly same stuff happened to her he was nice then horrific email me if this is something u understand wind_chi_melady@hotmail.com

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  60. Hi. I have only seen him once, in 2008 in the weekend before my birthday (the 18th one when I became an adult). As my birthday was during the week I decided to hold it in weekend so my friends can join the party. In the day of the party a friend came by my place and helped me put baloons and stuff on curtains and make sure the house is all set for the evening. When we decided to have a rest, I sat on the living room sofa, facing the opened door which leads in the entrance room of the flat. My friend was facing same door, standing next to sofa on a chair. We were not talking and I was just staring into nothing. I seen this tall man made of a thick black shape with no transparency getting inside the flat from the wall between the entrance door and my bedroom door. He walked forward from it until he was aligned with me, turned only his head to his right and looked at me for few seconds (he had no eyes, no figures, just a black shape with hat and long coat) then he turned his head back to face forward and he started to walk again and went towards the kitchen. I felt nothing . No fear, have not been amazed or stunned by him or anything. My only reaction was to keep looking into nothing and tap my friends leg asking him "hey, have you seen that guy? the dark guy with hat and coat that just passed and looked at us?". He seen nothing even tho he was staring into nothing same like me. But he believed me and still does. He told me that giving to my staring into nothing phase I was able to see him. He believes that we see things when we don't pay attention. I did not feel like he wanted something. In fact I felt like he was checking on me, if I was doing ok and stuff. But he did not have a lot of care in his movements either. He was like a cold guardian of mine. And even to this day it kind of make me smile when I tell friends I seen him. I kept reading that he would be an evil man and such, this one was not. I seen many strange things even before seeing him. I once woke up with a corpse man staring at me while I was sleeping. That was so frightening as he was all purple and green skinned and standing in bed on the side next to me. I suppose the Hat Man came to me and let me see him because I could see stuff before? Because I could have some weird paranormal gift? I don't believe I have any gift ( even tho some friends insist on that) I just believe that some random stuff happened to me. Anyone has any ideas who or what was that shadow man? Was he a bad guy or not?

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    1. I had a shadow visitor and he was helpful. I think people just get scared because they are startled by seeing something they can't explain. He had a good presence.

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    2. I was excited to see you use the words "checking on me." I woke up the other night around two and he was peering around my bedroom door looking at me. I felt no fear and received a strong impression that he was "just checking on me." Those same words you used. I went back to sleep. Who is he and why is he checking on us?

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  61. Something like this may have been posted before (though I doubt it). I didn't have time to read ALL the comments. For a while I experienced a different sort of shadow person phenomena. Sometimes I would wake up in the middle of the night and look up at my ceiling where the wall and the ceiling met and see a mass of shadowy tentacles connected to a central mass (this phenomena has been documented before, sometimes referred to shadow "pets", who's appearance foreshadows the appearance of a greater shadow being). I wasn't afraid of this shadowy mass and considered it more of a curiosity until i searched the internet for similar phenomena. Shortly after reading about shadow people and their various forms, I woke up one night and the shadow mass was more present than ever before. It actually reached towards me, growing from the space it had occupied before. It came to (what I percieved to be) inches in front of my face and I felt actual fear. I did manage to stop that fear, realizing that if it had wanted to hurt me it would already have done so, and in that moment I developed a strategy that I (for whatever reason) knew would work. I got up from bed, went to the bathroom, and convinced myself that I WAS the hat man. Upon doing this, my whole body tingled, like when you experience a revelation, and I went back to bed. the shadow being was gone and I haven't seen it since. I've tried to encounter it again, but it has not appeared. My belief is that it now has nothing to gain from me, since I can dispell it at will, and has no reason to come to me.

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  62. I've seen The Hat Man three times in the past year. The first encounter that I can recall is in my bedroom when I was half asleep. Another time next to a lamp post on a bike trail on July 1st, then last night, he was standing next to my car. I have never seen his red eyes, but I know I don't want to. I've read and heard that shadow figures mean a demon or possibly Death. If it were Death, I wouldn't be as scared because I certainly can't avoid that, but a demon is definitely not something I want to stalk me. I'm not sure why he keeps appearing to me, but quite frankly, I am frightened because I don't know what it means. =(

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  63. I have seen this man almost my entire life. He always wears a fadora and a suit. I saw him two days ago outside my window just standing there staring at me. I had a panic attack. The first time I saw him I was four maybe and I had a bad dream. I woke up and he was standing over my bed. I have always just called him The Man in the Hat and learned just last night that I'm not alone. If anyone wants to talk about it and share with me, I'd love to chat with you. I have seen him so many times and it seems he likes to make me scared. You can always email me at Cassierooh@yahoo.com to talk about it.

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  64. I saw him a few times when I was a kid, around twelve. Everyone of our meetings would begin with me having trouble to sleep, just tossing and turning in bed. After a while I would give up on sleep and just lay flat on my back, opening my eyes. That's when I'd see him.
    A man with an old fedora hat, he was completely black, like he was made out of solid shadows, not any eyes, though. He was leaning over, staring at me. I was filled with terror and I tried to move, but it was like I was tied down to my bed. I tried to scream but nothing more than a pathetic whimper came out. And he just continued to stand there, staring.
    At that point it was like I woke up from a terrifying nightmare, and for years I just shrugged it off as such until now that I decided to research it. But now that I know that other people has seen the exact same thing as me, I have my doubts.
    Now, I don't know if he's real or not, but if he is, I don't think he had the intention of hurting me. For instance; Firstly, he really didn't do anything but stare. I mean, it says that he feeds on people's fears and just staring is pretty much the most terrifying thing you can do when someone wakes up to find you in their room. But he just didn't seem like he wanted to do anything but stare.
    Secondly, if he wanted to, he could've. I was completley paralyzed, he could have done whatever he wished with me at that point. No one would've heard me scream either, the only to notice anything would've been my older sister who was sleeping above me (it was a bunkbed and we were sharing room at this age).
    Now, I don't know if this was just a dream or if it was real, but it felt real enough for me to wanting to look him up. I just wanted to know that I wasn't the only one to have seen him. I'm still terrified that he'll show up again.

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  65. I saw the hat man 3 times when I was a kid. I live in North-eastern South Dakota. The first time was when my older sister, little brother, and I were home alone. The power went out (even though there was no storm) so we sat on the couch waiting for our parents to get home. All of a sudden we saw this man standing in the doorway, not moving, just watching us. He was wearing all black, a full length trench coat, and a hat. He was between 6 1/2 and 7 feet tall. My sister ran and got my dads shot gun and pretended to load it and we were yelling at him to leave, but he just stood there silent. Finally he took one step to his left which put him where the stairs to go upstairs were, but we couldn't see him go up because there was a wall there. Finally our parents came home, and dad went to the basement, checked the fuses and said something had been tampered with. So maybe it really was a person, I don't know, but he couldn't have gotten out of the house without us seeing him leave and our eyes were glued to that doorway. Dad searched the whole house and found no one. The next time my little brother and I were playing in the den and he screamed and pointed at the stairs. I looked and saw the man walking up the stairs. He didn't turn and look at us, he just kept walking, slowly. My older brother went up and searched for him but didn't find him. The last time I saw him was when my sister and I were out mowing the lawn. He was standing next to the garage just staring at us, although I never could see his face. I just stared at him for a few seconds before it registered and I screamed. He just took one step and was on the other side of the garage. I ran and got my dad who was also outside. We looked everywhere for the guy but he was no where to be found. We lived out in the country on a hill surrounded by fields, and there was no where he could have gone that quickly without being seen. I expected us to find him and my dad to question him and find out why he was there. And I wanted dad to beat him up for scaring me. I have always had a hard time believing it wasn't a real man, but since he didn't seem to have a face I never knew what to think. And the way he just walked away each time never to be found. I dunno, it still scares me just thinking about it. Well, thanks for reading, and thanks for having this page.

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  66. I feel compelled to share....

    The hat man described above I believe is the same hat man who may have visited my boys when they were 6 and 7 years old.
    My oldest son came up from his room one morning for breakfast telling me about the man in black wearing a hat that went to play Monopoly with him in his room last night....my response was you must have been dreaming......there was nobody in the house. Just then my youngest came up for breakfast and asked me if his brother told me about the man in the hat that played Monopoly with them last night.....I froze...... I had them show me Where the man was, what he looked like, where he came in, thinking someone unlawfully entered my home. (what else am I supposed to think. )
    The odd thing, my oldest son could not sleep in his room after that, and for a full year he had to go to sleep with a cross and a picture of me his brother my sister and my parents. ( this happened over 15 years ago)

    Last night was my second experience with a man in a hat. Completely jet black, no facial features, mid- length trench coat, or what appeared to be, and the hat was more of a witches hat with the point cut off and a narrow brim, guess it looked more like a Derby hat. It came to me in a flash vision just as I turned off the lights to go to sleep. I was in my car, my BFF was driving it, we turned on to a street we drive almost daily. The car stopped running. It was night, dark, we immediately locked the doors. I picked up my cell phone and saw myself dialing 911... then the man in the hat appeared in front of the car, then sat down on the passenger side of the car, I stared at he as he stared at me....the visual stopped I felt like something was behind me ....I was really uncomfortable, but fell asleep.
    I woke this morning to have a very bad feeling when I went in my garage. Almost like something was watching ....my youngest son, started to show me a funny video of a 911 call?? Now I have an overwhelming feeling there is some kind of connection here.

    lorilm@rogers.com

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  67. I was visited by the hatman in 1969, I was 17. I woke up out of a deep sleep to find him at the side of my bed with his hand extended as if he wanted me to reach out and take it. I sat up,rubbed my eyes, he was still there! i finally turned around and would not look back towards him. he was gone by morning. I didn't know anything about him until 1974 after stumbling on an article on the internet. I was and still am amazed at what I am reading about him and other peoples experiences.

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    1. Every night from the time I was 13 til I moved away when I was 17 (76-80) he would stand by my bed each night reaching out his hand palm up. I knew not to reach out to him somehow. I would pull the cover up and repeat the "now I lay me down to sleep" prayer over and over as it was the only thing I knew how to pray.

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  68. I stumbled across this article at random and I can't believe that other people have seen this. A shadow figure, almost exactly matching the drawing above, stood at the foot of my bed one morning. It was not a menacing presence. On the contrary, I felt like he was there to help me. This is going to sound silly but during the night the power had gone off and my alarm did not wake me up in time for work. The shadow man at the foot of my bed clapped once, loudly, and woke me up. He vanished a moment after I saw him. I made it to work on time. I know it sounds stupid, but I swear this happened. Thank you shadow man. I never knew until tonight that other people have seen the same thing. So strange. Don't go thinking that just because you can't explain it that it is evil.

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  69. I saw this "entity" climb out of a mirror behind my friend at his house. This mirror is in the middle of a wall to wall hutch , and quite frankly is totally out of place IE: what the hell is it doing there?, and absolutely makes no sense whatsoever. I have never seen another shelf/hutch with a huge mirror right in the middle of it and still have never seen another example like it.

    He was walking towards me (my friend) and I caught a stray movement behind him not matching his movements properly reflected and it peered out from his reflection and walked closer like up to a window and manifested/crawled out of the mirror behind him. It scared the hell out of him but I was trying to confront it but it kept dematerializing when I came near it.

    We eventually left because the activity was picking up and we were hearing some kind of "old song" like coming from the attic; it was totally throwed off. I haven't encountered it ever again but I saw this thing before looking it up or hearing about it; definitely something I won't forget.

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  70. I had a dream where i was running through a forest and the hat man was chasing me on a dark horse with red eyes and he said in a deep voice "I almost have you" and then I tripped and woke up and then there was a pull at my legs. and there was the figure at the end of the bed saying "your lucky this time" it was creepy as hell

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  71. I watched a hat man stand up from a pile of clothes on my bedroom floor when I was a teen. If I could move I would have jumped right through the ceiling I was so frightened. I wanted to yell for my mom so badly but my voice would not work. As he rose up he was actually wearing a hoodie of my own but it hung limp over his dark face. Watching him move toward me was unbearable, I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I did seem to be experiencing some limbo of reality, my senses were so vivid I could feel my heart pounding and and the breath in my mouth, i could see every little detail around me exactly as it were, i could even sense my family sleeping just beyond my bedroom walls. I was, however, isolated from all hope beyond my own mind which was reeling with the sense of utter dread and doom being so near this evil thing. That's when "he" turned to sit right next to me on my own bed. When i felt his weight sink into my mattress and saw the imprint of his seat right at my side i knew i wasn't dreaming. He laid down backwards over me then. Right across my chest i saw and felt my own hoodie filled with this demonic, ghostly entity lay over me, pressing me down with an eerily normal weight and feel of a human body. Then, in an instant, i was free, i could move again and in a split second i bolted for the light switch. Thank God the light bulb worked and the horror was over. The old hooded sweatshirt was right back on the pile of clothes and I seemed to be all alone.

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  72. i am in a situation in witch i have a few people in my life that are being followed by what appears to be either a shadow person or Fear Dubh. i have had no interaction with the figures they seem to avoid me and leave me alone. However my friends are becomming afraid. my question is do any of you know any wards against them or a way to purge them from existance?

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  73. A few years ago I was laying in bed turned away from the closet. I kept hearing this hard breathing and I though it was my step dad messing with me , shortly after in a deep voice but sort of a whisper someone said a name into my ear. This sent chills throughout my whole body. Right after I heard the shower turn off in the bathroom. It wasn't my step dad in my room trying to scare me. When I turned around I saw a man wearing all black with an old black hat . He was staring at me. All I could see on his face was those bright red eyes that I will never forget. I started to scream at the top of my lungs and he stayed in my closet / or beside my bed until the lights were turned on and my stepdad searched my room. I used to remember the name at the time it was scary I have now forgotten but it's started with an M

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  74. Let me begin by telling you that I am so blown away by all this. I have seen him. All the time I have spent on the computer I never thought to look up- "Hat Man". Ironically, we have always called him " The Man in the Hat." It was the end of Nov 1998 and we were living in Northern California. Concord California, to be exact. My 2nd daughter had been born 3 weeks prior and we took her with us to the movies. She was a really good baby and slept through movies well. My mother in law was also with us. I had a white blanket around her. The theater has an unusual set up. The screens are down a long ramp. Before the ramp are the concessions. You can't see what would be to your left or right once you come up this ramp until you get to the very top. I was holding my baby girl and my mother in law was standing with me. The theater was closed at this point. My husband had gone to get the car because it was cold. We were standing in a dark corner by a window. This man came walking VERY quickly up from the ramp and walked directly to me. He walked up that ramp about 2 min after I walked to the corner. Even if he had been in the theater with us and followed me, he wouldn't have been able to see which way I walked until he got to the top. He knew right where I was and walked right at me. He walked with purpose- fists clinched- pumping his arms by his sides. He looked like he was wearing some sort of costume. He was wearing clothes similar to the demon in Jeepers Creepers. This was 3 years before that movie. He walked right up to my face. There was a window at my back. I was cornered. He was no more than 3 inches from my nose. He put his hand very gently on my baby girls head and stroked it. He whispered in my face. "She's beautiful" He NEVER looked at her. Only at me. He said it almost seductively. Every hair on my body stood on end. I went cold and my mouth went dry. I couldn't move. He did this for about 10 sec and then turned and walked away. I heard my the horn of our car and turned to leave. I felt like I was startled awake. We got in the car and my mother in law asked me if I knew him. I said, " I don't know what that was." I explained to my, now alarmed, husband what had happened. He immediately began looking for this guy. I figured he couldn't be hard to spot. He asked me what he looked like and I couldn't remember that details of his face- at all. I knew he was white and had dark blonde hair and I think light eyes. Nothing more- Nothing! My mother in law couldnt remember either. A year or so later I was telling my half sister about it and she had seen him too only with her it was at night and he had laid on her back. She said she could feel his finger nails cutting into her hands and worse. I won't go into too much more here. She moved in with a friend right after that. After she moved there were 3 odd deaths in the apartment building she had moved into. I have no idea if that's connected. Then one night she woke up and he was sitting in her bedroom watching her sleep. She woke up and saw him and he said "Ah Ha- I found you!" She screamed and her boyfriend turned on the light. He was gone. After that I spoke with a female cousin and she explained seeing a shadow of a man in a hat outside her bedroom window at night. The only other time I have seen him was in a dream. I dreamed he was coming for my family and we were trying to prepare to fight him. In teh dream we caught him but no matter what we did we couldn't hurt him. I tell you this because, at the exact moment I was having this dream my sister was being robbed at gunpoint in another state. She was thrown down and dragged by her hair. She had a gun pointed to the back of her head and the guy told her to close her eyes. After that they ran out of the store. She was fine but I find it odd that was the only other time I had ever seen him.

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  75. I have had general shadow people ruin my life since i was five. Shadow people with red eyes. Never really seen a hat on them. But i dreamt when i was five that i woke up and my pooh bear had fallen off the bed. as i went to reach for him an arm grabbed me and threw me off the bed and loads of them starting coming towards me and i couldnt scream and they were trying to kill me, however when i woke up my pooh bear was on the floor and i remembered the dream just as i was about to reach for him and slept with my head under the covers for months. Things happen in the house all the time and i see them all the time at night. They have invaded my husbands dreams and mine especially when my son was born. I had dreams that they were stopping me from seeing him. I can't go anywhere in the house at night without turning the light on since i see them at the bottom of the stairs sometimes without eyes and seem to dissapear through walls or starts to come up the stairs which i turn and run. I really would like them to go away since they have followed me into 4 houses but too scared to face it and ask why they are here and for them to leave. The most scarest thing that has happened was at 6 in the morning couple of years back i couldnt sleep all night and it felt like i was waiting for something to happen and then i heard something heavy footed coming up the stairs with something banging on the banister. at first i thought we were being robbed but it ran up and down the hallway then stopped. moments later my nan got with the dog and went downstairs where i joined them. If anyone has any idea on these shadow people then that would be great since I dont know what to do.

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  76. My name is Andrew Johnson. I am 26 years old and I live in saskatoon Saskatchewan canada. Ever since I was 16 years old I have had the same run in every night with the hat man. So 2 years ago I went and talked too a Roman Catholic priest about it cause I was starting too get really scared. The hay man would talk too me and tell me my time is coming soon. So anyway I went and had a meeting with the priest. I am not a religious person I don't go too church and I don't pray or anything so the priest gave me a bible. This was about 2 years ago. So I would say around July of 2012. So last night March 20th 2014 I went home and my bible that I had beside my bed for the past 2 years was gone it just disappeared and I asked my wife and my kid and they didn't move it it just vanished. So I went too bed last night and at 2:35 am I woke up sitting straight up in bed and the hat man was sitting at the end of my bed his icy cold hand on my feet. He looked at me I couldn't see his face. He opened up his pocket watch and told me that my time was coming soon. It really scared the crap out of me and the creepier thing is that I haven't seen him until the bible was gone so just figured I would share my story let me no if anyone has had the same encounter thanks
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  77. I also randomly found this site about the hat man, or shadow man. I had him appear in the doorway of my bedroom when I was about 6 or 7 living in Los Angeles and would have been in the early 60's. The figure just stood there not saying anything, I couldn't leave the room because he was standing in the doorway, all I could do was cover my head with the blankets and hope it would go away. At some point it left but I never forgot what it looked like to this day and when I saw the picture posted with this article it was like seeing it all over again. I only saw the figure the one time and that was one time too many. I never knew anyone else had ever seen this entity.

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  78. I have a picture of 'the hatman' caught in a old psychiatric hospital in Holland while I was on a ghost hunt.
    You can see him stand in the back of the hallway with a briefcase and a hat.
    Very eerie and creepy, but they don't do anything if you have respect for the afterlife.

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  79. To me the Man in black long coat and what seem to be a black cowboy hat, turned up to be helpful.
    As my BF started dreaming of him few months ago, describing him as wearing only black with no facial features, also has the number three on end of each sleeve.

    In first dream he said he was climbing up the stairs to my house as white masked people were watching him (each had different facial expressions). After arriving to my door he saw The man in black standing and giving him three choices "YOU ME OR SHE" BF chose him, man in black disappeared in laughter.

    After entering my room, man in black standing in the corner aiming a gun to us. BF grabs me and we both jump out of window. In mid air BF realize he have been shot in upper stomach.
    Then he described me taking out the bullet saying "White flowers" and telling him to start over again. Then he woke up.

    He had 10 dreams at least of that sort, always being shot or hurt in same place on body.

    Few weeks ago he started feeling pains under his right ribs, became worst every day. Few days ago had cat scan turns out he has some abnormality in his Gallbladder.

    Anyway most of you think this Man in black must be some kind of evil, but ever since BF got the cat scan results, he didn't have any more dreams of the man.
    I advised BF to say thank you to the dude. Can't wait to see his response :)

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  80. sorry, my email is follen_rein@yahoo.com
    I can explain it to anyone who can properly describe the true scene of where he is always seen. " and there are no numbers on his coat" lol its not even really a coat.

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  81. And for the record, if the hats ends are not sharply pointed, then it was just an apparition. but in turn, his presence is not to be feared. It is to be respected.

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  82. I live in Alabama. I have never had any type of paranormal experience before one night a couple of months ago. I had sat down on the couch and began to drift off to sleep. As I was going to sleep, my leg jerked waking me up. Standing there in front of me was the black shadow in the shape of a man. He was wearing a 1950's style hat and was bent over with this arm stretched outward with his index finger pointing as if he was fixing to touch me before I woke up. I didn't feel scared of him; he just seemed curious. He disappeared immediately and I have not seen him since.

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  83. Years back in my old house when i was pregnant with my first child i suffered sleep paralysis ever morning when my husband went to work. I would be in bed and see the shadow of a tall man all in black with cloak and wide brimmed hat on. I couldnt move or speak but could she his shadow coming along the hallway and into my bedroom where he would sit on my bed and i would feel the bed move down at the side he sat on. I never got to look at his face as he it was from the side of my eye and i couldnt move my head. I woke up with him gone and feeling very freaked out. this happened almost daily.

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  84. My name is Kim, I'm 33 years old. I have had encounters with a shadow man. I always felt fear when I saw him, and yes, I always got the feeling that this was a man. He didn't have hat though. He was very tall and large, and he also seemed to be very curious about me and my family.
    The one time that he made himself seen by all of my family at the same time was when my baby nephew had passed away. He watched us all through the window as we were outside.
    My dog would freak out when he saw it. He would growl but cry in fear at the same time. And it's true, they don't like to hear Jesus's name. I would say his name out loud repeatedly until he would go away.

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  85. My family and I been having experiences with a man in a black top hat and a long trenchcoat. But I have only seen him in my dream. He was coming out of a cornfield and up to the house. He said nothing as he stood in front of the door and I couldn't make out the rest of his face but he was either white or a light skin man. My mother told me that a man called her phone and told her to tell her daughter (me) to keep her blinds closed. And I was instantly worried. My mother also said that she saw a man dressed like that through our peephole n he was floating. She also told me that she saw a shadow of the same man in my doorway. I'm more worried than ever. What should I do?

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  86. My daughter is 10 (almost 11). A few months ago she came downstairs, asking if I had just been upstairs. (I hadn't - I was in the kitchen making dinner) She said she saw a shadow of a person with long hair go into the room across from hers. Today she was eating breakfast and said she saw a shadow of a man outside the window (full length window) wearing a fedora and a trench coat. When she looked at it, it walked away down the walkway. She says she has seen "shadow people" about 5 times....the Hat Man about 3 times. Then, this same morning, our dryer turned on all by itself. Creepy.

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  87. I for some reason acknowledge that I have seen him. But one part of me is too nervous to admit that I have, for fear he may soon find me again.

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  88. The first time I saw the shadow man that I can remember, I was 6yrs old. I have always been the last person in the house to fall asleep. Once my parents would fall asleep, like clock work the shadow man would walk down the hallway. I would just watch him quietly. I always felt like it would be bad for me to talk or get up and bring attention to myself. He never looked at me or said anything, but just walked down the hallway, and when he was gone I would fall asleep.

    When I turned 10, I started having nightmares about shadow people trying to attack my family, and I decided to start closing my door at night. I stopped seeing the shadow man for a few years.

    When I was 13 I asked my little brother if he had ever seen a ghost, and he in detail started describing the fedora wearing shadow man that walked into his room at night and stared at him. It was freaky because my brothers room is down the hall from me, and he was 1 when I started seeing the shadow man. I now believe the shadow man was always going to my brother's room when I saw him.

    When I was 16 I would feel someone sit on my bed at night when I went to sleep. I could never see anyone because it was dark, and when I used my phone as a light there was no one there. I believed it was just my mind playing tricks on my until I was 17.

    One night I was really upset and decided to go to bed, and I was facing the wall while laying down in the dark, when I felt a hand on my shoulder. It was comforting, and when I reached up to feel the hand there was nothing there. I was freaked. I just spoke out loud and asked whatever it was to please leave me alone. It didn't, and for several weeks when I went to bed I would feel someone sit down and feel a comforting hand on my shoulder. Then it went away on its own. I wonder to this day if it was the shadow man.

    Close to my 18th birthday I saw the shadow man from my childhood again. I was sleeping, and then I woke up. I have no idea why i did, but I was wide awake. I decided to get up, so I rolled over and as I looked out towards the rest of my room, the shadow man was standing three feet away from me. I stared at him, and then shut my eyes laid down and rolled over. I was awake until dawn, and didn't roll back over until light was coming in my window. When I got up he was gone.

    I always felt watched after that. When I was home alone I heard things move around in the house, and things have disappeared to only reappear in the very place I thought they were at after I have given up on looking for them.

    I am 21 now, and I still live at home while I am in college. I don't get that feeling of being watched very often, but when I do I am alone in my room usually late at night when my insomnia has kept me up. I haven't seen the shadow man since that last time when I was 17, but I still feel like he is here. My stuff still disappears and reappears again, but I'm now used to it, and sometimes ask the ghost to leave me alone. The newest thing is that my bedroom light flickers, and my room, year round, is the warmest one in the house. There is no explanation for it. the house has no electrical problems, and my room used to be the coldest year round.

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  89. I live at the base of the Superstition Mountains in AZ. Last year my daughter & her family were visiting. My grand daughter who was 11 then slept on the couch like always. The last night she did, she stated that a black showed man with a cowboy hat on & had red glowing eyes, leaned over the couch and was looking at her. She was petrified & will no longer sleep anywhere but in the bedroom where her parents stay. What can I do to make her feel less afraid in my house? I know spirits do come here, because I am a sensitive. I thought maybe she is as well. But she is afraid to stay in my house & I dont know what to do.

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  90. When I was just a little kid, very young, I ran into him. I remember he was about half a foot tall on the wall. I had talked to him, but I can't remember my conversation. My parents weren't able to see him/it. Can't explain it in any way. He was wearing a fedora, and I remember his voice being a calming man's voice. My little sister recalls seeing it as I was talking to it, but this had to be when I was about 3-4 years old.

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    1. I was 6 years old when something woke me out of my sleep. I looked out my window and there standing was a man looking in my window he was wearing a rounded top top of a hat with a brim, and he was wearing a cloc tied around by his neck. he was real the neighbor lady seen him cutting through the yards.

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  91. I seen a shadow man in a trailer park in Illinois, close to Fort Sheridan, we had a trailer moved to that location and not to long after we were there I saw the shadow man. I was sleeping one night and I open my eyes and seen this cloak and hat shadow man standing in front of the window some 7 feet away from me. He was just standing there curiously watching me. I seen he was just watching me. Then I closed my eyes slowly so not to let him know I seen him. I kept my eyes closed and pretended to be sleeping. He did kinda scare me but not crazy scared. I calmly laid there and fell back to sleep.
    We moved from there shortly after that . It could be he is still there cuz I don"t think it was the trailer which made him appear so it must be the land. There was no shadow man until we moved our trailer into that trailer park close to Fort Sheridan , Illinois. I still remember him even after more then 20 yrs. passed since I had that experience.

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  92. My name is Jesse Robbins, Iam 20 now. And back when I was 6 I stayed over at a friends house. I remember getting up around 2am ro go to the bath room (in basement) as I walked into the hall I saw into the bathroom that the moon was shining in and there was a tall black figure in a coat/cape with a hate exactly like the image. I was terrified.

    I didnt think much of this until last year when I heard of it and i connected the puzzle.

    I see it still. The black figure. What is it.

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  93. EVERYONE WHO GETS BOTHERED BY DEVILS OR HAT MAN, SHADOW MAN ETC , PLEASE GO TO http://tvquranserver.com/download/TvQuran.com__Rouqia/TvQuran.com__r09.mp3 RIGHT CLICK
    ON THE BACKGROUND AND SELECT ``SAVE PAGE AS``
    CLICK SAVE . PLAY IT DURING THE NIGHT , SAVE YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILIES PRAYING TO GOD TO GUIDE YOU TO THE TRUE PATH.

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  94. So I have much experience with these entities. I'm a medium. I started seeing and hearing spirits at the age of 6. My house is haunted-- it is located over groundwater and it is in a very rural area and is a hotspot for the paranormal. Shadow People started appearing since we moved here when I was 4. After that I distrusted them. Even 5 year old me knew that though they seemed curious I should never approach them. There are shadowy entities that I often see, but my worst memories revolve around shadow people. One time when I was home alone at the age of 12, I was walking down the hallway and someone shoved my right shoulder. In fear I turned and gasped and saw a black shadow person dart into the bathroom and felt a breeze as they went. Another time, the most terrifying time, after dozens and dozens of shadow people had stalked and followed me, I was home alone and quietly drawing when a massive shadow person ran past me and bumped into me. It must have been 6 feet tall and 3 feet wide, a formless cloud of black energy. It absolutely darted away and in terror I ran to my bedroom and slammed the door. I heard footsteps creak to the door, then there was a single loud knock at the top. I'd never been so full of fear ever....it was awful. I was bawling my eyes out and screaming and clutching the phone and shouting prayers at it. It has returned various times, but i saw it most often after our first dog died when I was 15. My old dog was very perceptive and saw what I saw. One time I was training my dog and when I turned around a solid black shadow person was standing 20 feet behind me in the backyard. It was the same massive shadow as before

    Being a psychic and medium I can only warn those who see these beings. I have heard them talk. If you are highly attuned to spiritual noises then you may be able to sense them standing just around the corner, clustering together. They speak in unearthly whispers. You will try to define what they say but they speak in a language you do not know. They are behind the veil and are companions to death and illness. one of my parakeets had a stroke shortly after the appearance of many shadow people. I have fallen into a deep depression when shadow people have disguised themselves as my spirit friends. They are tricksters and will pretend to be the spirits you already know. They have the power to send fear even into ghosts. They are not demons. Demons seek to cause madness and chaos. They will scratch and scream at you. In a way, shadow people are the silent agents. They are far more secretive and unknown than those of demons. They are powerful and you may succumb to them if you are not careful.

    Good luck

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  95. All of the entries and comments that i have read about the Hat Man seem so strange to me as i have had a completely different experience. I was twenty five and going through some very difficult times in my marriage, i was crying and all the time and depressed, thats when i started to see him. At first i was scared but gradually that went away, he was everywhere i went, even on the beach, during the day in the hot sun just standing there looking at me. I asked if anyone else was seeing the shadow of a man standing there but i was the only one. I walked past him on many occasions, dropped a cup of hot coffee when i accidentally walked right up to him in my kitchen and went to sleep with him standing in the corner of my room but i felt safe with him around. I felt as if i was being watched over and protected when he was there. And the most amazing part was my marriage was getting better, my cheating, abusive husband was changing and by the time he left i was happy and today five years later i am still happily married to the husband i wanted him to be. I felt like he was my Guardian angel. I used to cry and beg god to help me that i was tired and fed up with my life and there he was like an angel.

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    1. My encounters with him have always been good, euphoric and loving.. like lost souls traveling eons seeking eachother out.. he guides me in life choices and protects me in nightmares.. there's deep chaos and quiet anger inside him, but he is never bad with me..

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  96. The Fedora Hat Man seems a different sort of shadow person entity and most often, people report a feeling of absolute terror upon seeing this ... afedorahat.blogspot.com

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  97. I've encountered a shadow hat man twice, both times at night while i was awake and only at my parents house. I was home alone the first time i was alerted to his presence by my dog. He was growling low and was facing the open front door. it was a windy night, i admit there were shadows (which made me second guess myself) but all the shadows were moving except for one, the tall silhouetted hat man. My heart instantly fell into my stomach in shock. it didn't move until i got up and walked towards it. In hind sight had it been a flesh and blood human walking towards it was a bad idea, but i felt compelled to. We have sensor lighting in the garden and if a flesh and blood human had just walked out there the way it left it would have turned on, but the lights were all off.

    The second time i had woken up to find him standing at the foot of my bed. Again it was a shock seeing such a figure but i did not sense any negative feelings. I pulled the blankets up around my face though and kept watch until he faded away. Both times he never said a word and I never saw any detail in his appearance. He appeared 2dimensional-ish and solid black.

    I haven't thought about him for years until a new friend of mind was telling me of a recurring dream her and her brother had shared of a tall silhouetted man standing at the end of their street on a windy night watching their house. I had goosebumps instantly as she was talking, there were too many eerie similarities, despite her encounter being solely in dream and mine occurring while i was awake, and both experiences happening states and years apart.

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  98. Im 24 years old and I heard about this entity about a year and a half ago, but had what I think was an experience with him about two or three months ago. I still think about it daily and reading about it makes me nervous it'll cause it to reoccur somehow.

    I had a nightmare where he first appeared as a shadow form in my bathroom mirror with a predominant wide grin. He then became a shadow entity that was able to move around my apartment, chasing and terrorizing me, and eventually manifested himself into a full fledged figure, still shadowed with his wide brimmed hat and grin. I can honestly say I've never been more terrified in my life.

    As the dream progressed he became increasingly violent and manevolent, torturing, maiming and even killing other people who appeared in my dream - people I knew in real life and a few I didn't. I'm talking horrible, brutal, gruesome violence like you'd see in a gore-fest horror flick.

    The dream seemed to go on forever and he would just grin at me and laugh while he did these awful, awful things.

    I woke up in a panic, sweating, trembling, almost in tears around 5AM and my boyfriend thought I was being absurd and told me it was just a bad dream. I tried not to fall back to sleep, but I did and had a second dream. He appeared to me again. This time he just grinned at me and said "This one's going to be worst than the last," not long before he strung a girl by the wrists and hacked her feet off from the heel down. He'd also... Let's say done some damage to some intimate areas of people I knew in my dreams, as well. It was a straight up blood bath.

    After the second dream I woke up in much the same state as before around 6AM and I don't think I slept until 2-3AM the next day. I have never been so petrified in my life.

    He hasn't appeared to me since but I'm scared almost every night.

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  99. What exactly does he do to terrorize someone? Is it that we are just scared because we do not know what is going on, or because we do not understand this strange thing? I am just curious

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  100. I had a dream last night that I was in a field with my family and a meteor got blew up by a plane and two piece flew next to us and when I ran to it and it was black energy trying to form and it was all black with a flat hat and cape does anyone know what this means

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  101. Well I have seen this man about 7-8 ft tall all black no face and a hat like the guy has on in braking bad I think it's called. I have seen him twice in little over a year. The first time I saw him I was walking my kids to school and Hurd my dog barking he sometimes jumps up on the windows so I look back and I see this man in my house. I was more confused then anything wondering why he was there i just stared at him I could not tell if he was looking at me but it seemed like we where looking at each other. I looked away then back and he vanished. The second time was this morning. I was packing we are moving in 4 days so I'm going into the kitchen and as I'm Turing the conner I catch a glimpse of him and try and turn to get a better look I almost fell on my face. I thought maybe it was just my sweater on a chair on top of the table. (Everything's getting organized need floor space) but where I saw him was not nere it and it was black all the way to the floor. I don't know why I see him he don't scare me he just startled me. I would like to ask him why he's here I have seen alot people in my family say it's nothing probably lack of sleep or stress.

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  102. I've had this same thing in my dreams for the last few weeks now. But last night was the first time I confronted him. He had a long grey beard and had silver eyes I told him that he needs to leave me and the boy I was with alone. He got angry and I started to back up a little bit and I said why can't you just cross over, thinking he was a ghost. He said this at the same time as me and he got enraged and chased me to my nans house he wasn't running he was gliding and kept repeating the words "I see you". When I got to my nans I closed the porch door and then commented in a tug of war with him with the sliding door. We seemed evenly matched so he stopped trying to get in and then I woke up. But the thing is at the same time I was fighting his physical presence I was also battling for control over his actions and over his mind. It was like I was fighting my subconscious because my own subconscious was controlling the hat man. Do you know what any of this means because I don't feel like I could face another encounter.

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  103. Cool story! I never knew this creepy urban legend until now. ^^

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  104. Ok well what I have encountered might be considered the hat man but not sure. The first time I encountered him I was like 11 or 12 me and my friend were walking home from the movies. I started to have a feeling like we were being followed. When I turned around the first time there wasn't nothing there. So we continued to walk I still had that same feeding, but this time there was something there. We both couldn't make it out but saw a dark male figure with a hat. And it had stopped right in the same spot we had the first time. We started to get freaked out, but figured it must be just a fluke. This continued three more times. We really started to get freaked out so we both agreed to run as soon as we reached the gates of the apartments. We had agreed to run to his apartment since it was closer. When reached the gates we both ran as fast as we could. That's when it really got scary. As we both ran we started to hear what sounded like a horse behind us. We didn't even want to look behind us so we ran until we reached his apartment. We pounded on the door until somebody answered the door, but as the same time we continued to hear the hoofs steps getting closer to us. As soon as somebody opened the door we rushed in almost knocking them over in the process. We locked the door and went to the Window to see if it would go by but all we saw was a single autumn leaf blow by. There wasn't another visit until I was like 15 or 16. Again I was walking home with my friend who was a very religious kid. When I had that same familiar feeling of fear. We continued to walk he had no idea why I was scared. I whispered to him to not ask questions until we get home. I needed to make sure it was the same figure which it was. He did not turn around cause I told him to keep looking ahead. When I gave the word we both started to run. This time the hoof steps sounded louder and my friend was very scared. We got to the apartments and bolted the door. I listened to see if the steps had stopped which they did. I started telling my friend what had happened to me the first time. And he started telling me it was the angel of death. I didn't want to believe him but it sounded good. The final time I was visited by this figure was in my parents apartment that same year. My little brother was a sleepwalker from time to time. I was sleeping on the couch in the living room when awoke suddenly by sick feeling. I saw what I thought was my brother so I started to tell him to go back to sleep by this time I started to make out that it wasn't him. I wanted to get up and run but was paralyzed with fear cause I never had it come this close. Some way I mustard up enough courage to tell it to do whatever you came to do. That I was tired of running from it. That is when it started to walk towards me. By this time I was sitting up. When it started to reach out to grab me. I don't remember what happened after that just remember waking up the next morning still sitting up. I never got another visit from it again but my baby sister had told me like five years ago she saw a figure that matched the same description I told her I seen several years ago. I still to this day know exactly what it was and why I encountered it 3 times.

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  105. I woke up from a dream when I was 8, I was instantly awake, very clear, he was staring in the corner from my room, the only one the moonlight didn't reach, the corner was pure blackness but somehow the figure was clear, his hat was bigger, just on the edge so his eyes peeled out, different tones of black in the darkness, his eyes were huge and white with small pitchblack pupils, like a hunter, ;)


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  106. Hello Everyone i am here because i have questions and wonder what all this can mean..
    I'm going to say going on maybe two weeks i had a dream on of a man with a hat and a long coat.
    I was putting gas when getting in my car i had looked into my right side mirror to see if anyone was coming. keep in mind my passenger window was half way down. so as i look into my mirror i see him walking toward my window. so my instinct was to put my window up as im doing that hes getting closer so i start panicking im trying my best to do it fast when he trys reaching into to grab me his hand didn't reach all the way in. i suddenly had woken up my heart was beating so fast it felt so real. i woke up scared outta of my mind i had the chills and started praying then calmed down i remembered the dream so clearly. So when i had the second dream i knew i wasn't crazy that it was the same man this time he was even closer to grabbing me then the dream before. Second dream. i was getting picked up by a goup of friends ready to leave when that man in a coat and hat crossed are way he looked drunk and kinda dirty but i never visually seen his face i was back seat and my friend was driver when he goes to her window and asks her for change she had told him I'm sorry i got nothing and starts putting her window up so i had seen that she was being rude so i gave him 50 Cents cause i felt bad when giving him the change we start driving off when he takes a grip of the window and door and doesnt let go as we start moving so i start yelling what are you doing let go help! my friends in the dream try pushing him away from the car so we can drive off the more they pushed the more aggressive he was getting he was trying to reach in and grab me! i never physically touched him but he was way closer then last dream i woke up from his dreams so scared that i start praying out loud. i need answers why am i dreaming this man?
    what does he mean?
    did someone do something demonic towards me ?

    Erica

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  107. I've seen him since before I can remember, but he's never embodied fear or menevolance, he talks to me without words, calm, slow. He offers me comforts and advice, he guides me thru terrible nightmares to safety. He gives me a feeling of love, like seperated souls meeting again. We've dined together even in dreams, always in a rounded booth, with s red heavy privacy curtain. No glowing eyes, no eyes at all on him. Everytime I've taken his advice in dreams it's been my best choice to mske in life.. I've searched to find the shadow msn/hat man... all I find is account that sound evil, but who I see has deep darkness in him, but it isn't him.. he is safety filled with chaos, he is calm filled in rage.. but he is gentle and good to me... does anybody know my shadow man?

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  108. Everyone who I've asked about him who has knowledge about him have told me.."do not trust him" he can mislead u into death..he maybe gaining ur trust for something not even imaginable... Please be careful..I hope you're right but if ur not the consequences could be severe..

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    1. The stories about him go back centuries. If your not careful he steals your soul.Don't trust him. Don't talk to him.I don't care if he was related to your great uncle joe. He's a soul reaper- he takes tortured souls, living or dead. Once you see him, your on his list. It's belived he sometimes gives souls that can change a secound chance.

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  109. I see things all the time, but when I saw Him, I knew his name off the spot. It happened when my parents left me home alone to see a drive in movie. I was sitting on the couch brushing my dog, when she started growling at something. She normally so sweet, but her lips were back and she had a look of pure fear in her brown eyes. Then the wave of cold hit me like it always does when I see something, but it was different this time.
    It felt like it's eyes were directly one me. I remember looking up and seeing him. He was standing two feet away and he had his hand on his chin like my teachers do when I say something studious. I didn't fear him, which doesn't mean I shouldn't, but we stared at each other for about 60 secounds. He was solid like all the others but he was pure shadow. I remember him smiling after I thought "Do I have something on my face?"
    When he smiled, I remembered all the hairs on my arms standing on end, and my dog jumped up a yapped as he turned away and walked down the hall. My mother and father don't know about what I can do. I tried telling them ,but since I'm thirteen that gives them the right to think I'm making it all up.
    Why did he smile at me?

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  110. I just woke up from a dream where every night I have to fight multiple shadow creatures by myself. Each night I got more terrified of fighting them again and on the 3rd night I was almost hysterical begging my family that I can't fight them alone. But they insisted that I was the only one strong enough to fight them off and then just before I had to fight them again I woke up and now I am typing this.

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  111. He did it to elicits the fear which it created in you

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  112. When u did ur research are you sure you weren't looking up baron samedi?? They r close in description.. But baron wears a top hot and tuxedo like suit...

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  113. he came from behind me and had top hat and new york type suit with cane .He could control my muscles and lifted my arms .I liked it and he did some ritual dance with my upper torso.I was not scared because I know there is much stronger powers then him .It was sweet to be with him .Then we played cards and evrytime I won he would reveal me secrets ...Ill keep those for myself unless someone will pay me .Suckers .He is there and he rocks this world.

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    1. That is a different entity ..his name is baron samedi

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  114. sometimes he comes very fast like in corner of eye,like lightning ,sometimes he just walk across ,sometimes hes not there but I know if I want he is always with me

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  115. He's a messenger,thats the sensation that we've got.he likes to observe people(or their souls,specifically).he's chaos,dark and neutral.not good,not evil.but survives on energy(doesn care if he scare people).My family has seen Him more than one time in Spain where we lived and in other countries.And he's got all the time in the world,he will never disappear.

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  116. I definitely agree that he lives and thrives off of energy because when I saw him in was during the toughest moment of my life,there was a large amount of pain and emotion

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  117. So it seems a lot of people have seen this figure. He had followed me since I was young. I've been followed by spirits, had dreams about the future and even people who have died being me for help, I've been attacked by an entity and can sense things about people. This makes be feel crazy. I have a sister who predicts the future and a child who sees ghosts and beings who talk to him. This shadow man with a hat comes every once in a while now. It used to be frequent. It makes me feel like I'm going crazy. To cut the cake I've had payouts, deacons and people deep in the church come to me and say the same thing. "God has a plan for you" goats have even showed themselves to my husband(he thought it was me). I'm the point that I don't know what to do or where to get Answers.

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  118. Before my mom passed away in 2008, she would tell us this story of this fat man in a black trench coat, wide brimmed hat, boots and a glowing abnormally long nose/pale face that looked like white flames with black holes for eyes. She had brought this story up after watching Mad TV's Spy Vs. Spy, said that he looked just like them except fat.
    She was 5 yrs old (1960-61) and was running a high fever, because of her not feeling well she woke up in the middle of the night to go to my grandma's room which was right across the narrow hallway. when she looked down the hallway that lead to a big window in the kitchen, she saw what she called "The Boogey Man". he was looking straight ahead walking from where the living room was to the kitchen, he stopped and stared right at her, he then started grinning and laughing, then walked straight ahead into the kitchen. my mom said she told my grandma but all she said was her fever was making her hallucinate.

    Two years later passed, my mom (7yrs) totally healthy, looked out her bedroom window into the dark creepy backyard. She said that the "Boogey Man" was standing behind the tiny Pomgranate tree which stood in the center of the yard, i don't remember if he was starring or pacing back and forth.

    Anyway, I always forgot to look this creature up for her to see if anyone else has seen this thing, i think she would've been happy to know that she wasn't the only one.

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  119. oh! forgot one detail. He was laughing at her because she was frightened. So she had said.

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  120. I've had a few experiences with shadow people. At my dad's house growing up, there was a mirror at the end of the hallway that you'd see shadows moving around in. To this day, I can't remember how that mirror broke. :/ In the house I'm living in now, my aunt would see a shadowman in a puffy Michelin-man style jacket, with shaggy hair standing by my bedroom door, and others (who hadn't told each other what they've seen, have seen the same man. I never saw him, but I'd always have auditory experiences. I did see a shadow man kneeling in front of a lit candle one time.

    Anyway, this thread struck a small chord in me. It reminded me of a dream I had back when I was in my early teens (I think). It started with me laying basically inside my aunt's body, like I was her. The bedroom door was open, and I was facing down the hall towards the living room, where I could see a younger form of myself laying on the couch. As I look down the hall, there's a man, tall and skinny, wearing a cowboy hat, silhouetted against the light in the living room, standing halfway down the hall, just staring at me. All of a sudden, my aunt turns over to wake my uncle, freaking out, and I'm floating facedown over her, watching as she manages to wake my uncle. I turn my head to look down the hall, and see myself in the living room, sitting up on the couch now, with the man still in the hall staring at me. My uncle runs right past him into the living room where I am, not even noticing him, and checks on me. I woke up after that.

    But it was weird still. I told my aunt about it the next day, and she agreed it was weird. Especially since she had the same dream the night before I had mine, just without me being her then floating above her.

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  122. Please help me. I've been reading these and then my computer went nuts. When i looked around my room, i saw a shadow outside my room. PLEASE!!!! I AM NOT LYING!!! HES STARING AT ME!

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  123. What was he wearing or what did it look like

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  124. I had an experience and this guy is real. I punched him though and now he stalks me

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  127. That makes no sense what so ever

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  128. This site has been a great comfort to those terrified by their experience with the "hatman" so anyone who thinks about using this site to make up experiences for whatever reason most likely their own immature, selfish amusement or those who think this site would help them sell something, you should all be ashamed!

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  129. Saw him last night, was asleep and then woke up and the hat man was in the corner of my room. I have had things like this before happen, but normally it is some objects in my room making a shape and in a short time I realize was just an illusion of the objects...

    This time was different, there was nothing to make a shape of a guy in a hat... I screamed and kicked out at the figure after which it disappeared. Damn freaky, hope it doesn't come back...

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  130. Real Experience-
    When I was around three years old my family had a front room where we would usually have christmas. This is also where the front door is. So at maybe about 8 at night i walked in. I saw an ungodly man with deep red eyes that illuminated the room. He didnt move but stared, I ran the hell away to my family room. Never seen him since, well i cant say that, while i was trying to fall asleep one night. I opened my eyes and saw him right in front of me. I blinked again and he was gone. Just like a weeping angel

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  131. I would contact a priest close to you and tell him what you have been experiencing

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  132. Until I read this I just assumed I didn't look far enough down to see his feet but now I think maybe I did and he just didn't have any! Never told that to anyone cause until now I didn't realize it! And u do think they are around during death cause they feed of pain emotional pain especially for that is truely the greatest pain.

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