For some reason, most paranormal buffs believe that the shadow entity described as the Hooded Man most often appears to those who are negative or 'dark' individuals who are sad, depressed, and unhappy.
This entity is usually described as a hooded shadow with long cape and glowing red eyes, mostly deemed a man but some reports are of a woman whereby the hood and cape might be a dress and a woman's long hair. They are often said to move in a 'flowing' way and seem to lose their shape somewhat when they move. Sometimes their form is recognized and then they seem to lose shape and become mainly a mass of dark area.
It is believed that the hooded shadow forms attach themselves to those who have a lot of negative life history and who have willfully delved into the darker paranormal and supernatural realms, perhaps looking to aquire some powers associated with these realms. These beings often show up immediately following traumatic live events or great material losses when the human being involved is already in a state of loss or great negativity. It seems the hooded man/entity works against the person, driving them further into despair whenever possible. The hooded man seems to cause further depression, fear, a great deal of paranoia and generally harrasses a person with these moods and conditions until the person can end up in a state of feeling totally worthless. Due to the way a person might deteriorate emotionally and mentally, the attachment of these beings to the person is very hard to break.
Of course, the best solution here is to not end up attracting a 'hoodie' to you at all. Precautions against these beings is important...not delving into dark arts or supernatural/paranormal darkness, particularly for seeking a particular personal gain is really strongly urged here. Most who believe these creatures exist will blatantly say, "Don't Temp Them Toward You" in any active way!
The best defenses if you end up being harrassed by a hooded man entity is to use everything positive that you know of against it.
Pray, positive affirmations, seek positive emotional and mental health supports, connect or re-connect in your relationship with any higher power you've come to know, meditate, avoid ISOLATION and start renewing friendships or making positive new ones...and believe in your worthiness.
These hooded shadow people are considered some of the worst from those who believe that shadow entities exist. Personally, I speak with my higher power every day or even if I feel I am having negative thoughts because I'm sure I won't be the authority who gets to say whether or not a shadow person will ever visit me. I only control a very small part of the space I'm in within this world - and sometimes even in this area, I only get to control what I do - not what others do, human or otherwise. I like to think I'm giving myself every opportunity to remain connected with something positive all the time, just in case...