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.

The Hat Man In The Closet

By |January 1st, 2023|

Nobody ever believed me when I was a kid growing up in the mid-90s, my family poor and living with many relatives under one roof. Everyone said the house was haunted, but only I ever saw the 'Hat Man'. One night, my 12-year-old cousin was babysitting us and telling us ghost stories. When the lights started to flicker, it got too much for me, so I ran across the house and into my bedroom. I wanted to hide in the closet, but when I opened the sliding doors, there he was, towering over me. He had no discernible features, apart

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The Watcher: My Encounter With The Hat Man

By |January 1st, 2023|

I want to preface this with the fact that before my encounter, I had no prior knowledge of this entity. I hadn't seen any reports online, read any blogs, or listened to any podcasts. At the time, I had thought it to be a dream. Since then, it’s been on my mind almost non-stop, and I feel like I’m always being watched. I’m partially recording this as a means to get it out of my system, and hopefully stop thinking about it. To start with, a small amount of background information. My girlfriend has dysphagia, and has a hard time

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The Hat Man Memory Still Makes Me Want To Cry

By |January 1st, 2023|

When I was about seven, I woke up in the middle of the night while sleeping with my parents. I saw a tall figure that looked like it almost reached the ceiling, it was standing by the door, and I thought it might be my grandma. But then I could see it had a big wide brimmed hat on, and what looked like a long trenchcoat so I knew it wasn't my Grandma.  There were no facial features but the eyes did glow red, I slunk down into the covers and started to whimper but suddenly I was completely paralyzed and

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Shadow Man in Kansas

By |January 1st, 2023|

My encounter with The Hatman/shadow figure was in my childhood home which is in rural Kansas where I lived with my grandparents. My parents lived two houses down but I was always very fond of my grandparents and since we all were so close, I could “float” back and forth between houses. I’m not positive on my age but I would guess close to age 12. To preface, I have a younger brother who lived with my parents and is about 7 years younger than me and due to our age difference, we did not spend a lot of time

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The man with the black hat

By |January 1st, 2023|

When I was 35 years old my wife and I were sleeping in our bedroom. At the time we lived in Virginia Beach, Virginia back in 2016. My 3 month year old son slept in a bassinet next to my wife’s side of the bed. For some reason, I JUMPED out of bed and wheeled around as fast as I could and saw what I described as the man in the black hat. I have never felt fear like I had at that moment. The instant I saw him he disappeared as suddenly as I detected him. He was so

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Felt like something out of “The Conjuring.”

By |January 1st, 2023|

Buckle up, this is a long one. I was 19 the first time I encountered what is being called the Hat Man. I have called him “the tall man” since. I am 26 years old now. To set the scene, I was in an extremely abusive relationship in all forms. I was going through a really tough time. I felt like I was nothing and worthless. I let my depression get the best of me which is why I think the tall man came to me. I was an “easy target.” My mom, her boyfriend, my older brother, my boyfriend

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When I Was 15..

By |January 1st, 2023|

When I was 15 years old, I had a unique experience that I’ve never forgotten. My older brother and I shared a room with two twin beds on each side. One night, I woke up and found myself unable to move, but my eyes were able to scan the room. When I looked down towards my feet and then the ceiling, I saw a man standing over me with a menacing grin and glowing eyes. I was so scared that I leapt into the bed with my brother, who, half asleep, punched me a couple of times before I convinced

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How is this not more widely known?

By |January 1st, 2023|

I recently shared this story with a friend, having not really talked about the incident in a long time. She told me back then about it being an actual thing and told me to look it up. I forgot about that conversation as life got busy and we moved into a new house but remembered it tonight. I entered what I saw into google and landed on this site. I’ve decided to write the post before reading the others mostly out of the curiosity to see how much it lines up and to kinda prove it to myself after the

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By |January 1st, 2023|

I was a kid when it happened and It was truly terrifying, something I will never forget. To this day even as an adult, I still fear him coming back, the embodiment of pure fear is how I can describe it. It all started either very late at night or very early in the morning, it wasn't on my mind at the time. I was lying on a mattress in the middle of my floor when I all of a sudden had the urge to open my eyes, I woke to some sort of shadow-esque man leaning down at me,

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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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