Welcome to the Hatman Project

Hello. My name is Timothy M. Brown, Jr. and I am the site owner, administrator, and researcher for The Hat Man Project. The purpose of this site is to research the phenomenon that has come to be known as “The Hat Man.” Reports of The Hat Man and other shadow beings have been on the rise within the last several decades. It was due to my own experience with this being, as well as my awareness of other people’s sightings of The Hat Man that I decided to begin this research project.

I started this project in 2001, collecting what few stories I could find on the web at the time. Since that time, this site has received hundreds of stories from people all over the world. It has taken me the better part of 20 years to fully understand what this phenomenon is all about. And after years of research I have finally come a conclusion of who or what the Hatman is, why he is appearing now, why he is appearing to people all over the world, and what to do if you are (or have had) and encounter with him.

I am currently writing a book about the Hatman called The Hatman Revealed. In this book I plan to go into detail about the commonalities of the many hundreds of stories we’ve received over the years and what those commonalities reveal about this being and phenomenon. There will be no cost for this book, and I believe that this has become more of a mission of mine more than anything else. This information needs to get out there.

The aim of this website is to explore the stories of the many sightings that have been reported. This is the very first and only web site solely devoted to researching, collecting, and archiving information and stories relating to The Hat Man. As more stories are researched and collected they will be posted on this site regularly.

Have you seen the Hatman? If you or anyone you know has had this experience, we would love to hear from you and add your story to this site. If you have a sighting or an encounter you would like to tell, please post your story here to the right of this page. Once reviewed we will post it online and give others a chance to comment on it. We look forward to hearing from you. If you would like to reach out to us personally, you may do so by contacting us here.

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Here Are The Most Recent Hatman Stories

If you have a story of an ancounter with the Hatman or any shadow being, please feel free to write it in the story submission section above.
We read all the stories that come in, and with your permission, we would love to add it to the archive of stories here.

In Between Sleep And Waking

By |August 10th, 2022|

I always thought that this was just a chronic nightmare that I somehow passed onto my child, though I never spoke of it before. Then I found this site and saw that I’m not the only one who’s seen him… When i was young, I would get nightmares frequently, they'd go on for a few weeks, then stop. When i was about 9, i started getting nightmares again. I started having one that repeated every night. In my room, there was a full body mirror on the back of my door. Every night, my nightmare would start with a tapping

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I Didn’t Know This Was A Thing…

By |August 9th, 2022|

One night a few years ago (2019ish), I woke up and looked toward my closet. In my closet I saw a man standing slightly hunched at the neck and shoulders in my closet (there isn't standing room in my closet). He was probably close to 6'. I couldn't see any distinguishing features as he was all black....like someone dressed in all black in the dark. He had a hat. I was half sitting up and couldn't stop staring trying to figure out what I was seeing. My husband eventually woke up and started tapping me on the arm asking if

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The Shadow Man?

By |October 18th, 2021|

The night of july 23rd 2019, is when i saw the shadow man. My cousin and friend were staying the night because we had plans in the morning. We slept with the tv off because they were light sleepers. During the night I had woken up and my door was open and a tall black male figure was watching me. My parents had divorced back in september and my brother was too short to be the figure. The hallway lights were on but the light went around it causing me to only see a black figure. The man did not

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The Hatman In My Doorway

By |October 18th, 2021|

I must have been 6 or 7 years old when it started. It was the early 1980’s. I lived in San Diego, CA at that time. We lived in an average house in an average neighborhood. I was an imaginative child and I always enjoyed make-believe. It is no wonder that my family didn’t believe me when I began to tell them that there was a man who stood in my doorway at night. I remember waking up night after night, terrified as I saw him there. (Just writing this makes me sick to my stomach.) He was dressed in

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A Lifetime Of The Top Hat Man

By |October 18th, 2021|

Hello, my name is Jennifer Chinn from Versailles, MO. I have been haunted by the Top Hat Man since 1982. This haunting began when I was just eight years old. My mother had just married my step-father who was very abusive and we moved from Missouri to Texas to begin our life with him. I began seeing figures at the end of my bed and two were pleasant and one not so much. Let me explain my first recollection of the Top Hat Man. My step-father wanted to take a photo of me and my then three-year-old cousin. We were

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A Bright Flash

By |October 18th, 2021|

Translation from Google Translate: It was an ordinary evening after a long sleepless night. As always, we sat in our room: I was lying on the bed and watching my favorite series on TV, nearby my boyfriend was sitting at a computer and playing online games. The location in the room is as follows: the bed stands against the wall, and parallel to it on the other wall there is a window near which there is a TV, a computer table near the bed and sitting behind it you turn your back from the windows. Night was approaching and it

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A Camper Visitor

By |October 18th, 2021|

My husband and I lived in a camper for a while, for some context it was a fifth wheel with a step up into the bathroom and the bedroom. We were laying in bed arguing one night when we both looked to the door frame of the living room which we kept open. We saw a black figure with a trench coat and a cowboy hat that was BELOW the step up into the 5th wheel but was just about as tall as the door frame, so i'd say a good 7-8 feet tall figure. We were the only people

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Trench Coat Man

By |October 15th, 2021|

While living on base in Anchorage Alaska I saw a tall man in my bedroom twice. One night I woke up to who I thought was my husband standing at the foot of our bed. I called out my husband’s name and heard him groan next to me. I quickly looked at my husband then back to the figure but it had vanished. About a week later I woke again to see a tall man standing next to the bed on my husbands side. This time I could see that the man appeared to be wearing a top hat and

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Trench Coat With A Cane

By |October 13th, 2021|

One night i was walking, tripping on lsd, and i realized the dark got darker and the air got hard and stale. When i looked at my buddy i was with, he was shivvering and looked scared. I looked behind me and about 10 feet behind us, never closer stood a tall man with a long coat a small top hat and a cane but this was no man, just a shadow the lights passed through. He just followed making the others… dark hounds and other entities crawled from shadows and stared at us waiting for courage to leave. Another

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The Hatman: His Identity Revealed

Have you seen the Hatman? Have you seen other shadow beings? If so what do they mean? What should be done about them? The Hatman: His Identity Revealed is the culmination of over 20 years of research into the Hatman phenomenon. After carefully reading, researching and experiencing the Hatman and other shadow beings over the last two decades, Timothy M. Brown, Jr. now offers his understanding of exactly who or what these beings are, in his new book The Hatman: His Identity Revealed.

There will be no cost for the book. If you are interested in receiving a copy as soon as it is released, click the button to the right. You will be added to our mailing list and you will be sent a copy of the book as soon as it is complete.

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