When I was younger, maybe 4 or 5, I’d wake up every morning to the Hat Man standing in my doorway. I lay in bed and watch him as the sun filled my room and then I’d blink and he’d be gone. I’ve seen him intermittently over the years since. The last two times, which were months apart and the last being almost two years ago, he was standing right over me when I woke up. The first of those times I was sleeping on the top bunk of a bunk bed and he was standing over me as though the bunk was on the ground. The last time I saw him I got angry that he was right over me and I took a swing at him. He disappeared and I haven’t seen him since.

I never thought much about all of it until I mentioned it to my roommate who knows quite a bit about the Occult. When I described a figure with a wide brim hat and pin prick eyes he immediately replied, “oh that’s a Black Hat. You can Google them.” So for the last couple of hours I’ve been bouncing around on the internet researching. It positively terrifies me that The Hat Man is a reoccurring phenomenon and that I’ve witnessed it. I’ve lived in north western Ontario, Canada my whole life and I’m 21 years old now. What is the Hat Man?

— AmaranthNF