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.

Did The Hatman Play Hide And Seek With Me?

By |July 8th, 2023|

A few years ago I was suffering from severe lucid nightmares almost 3 times a week. I guess I had it pretty bad because I can’t remember many nights when I didn’t hear/see/feel something. I constantly felt like I was being watched and sometimes during the day I would avoid my room altogether cause that’s where I felt it the worst. Anyways, There is one time when I had two episodes in one night. But for some reason, these episodes were different than normal. they felt so much more real than the rest. I was having a sleepover at my

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The Hatman Through Our Generations

By |July 8th, 2023|

I was recently talking to my mom about the intuition of animals when I brought up one of the strangest experiences I had as a child… When I was around 10, I had a very vivid dream of my bedroom at night seen from the perspective of me lying in my bed. In said dream, I also saw a tall dark figure standing in the corner of my room, watching me. The only features I could make out were two white glowing eyes. I remember waking up instantly frightened, but it only got worse. My cat, Oreo, who had been

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Scared to Go Upstairs

By |June 5th, 2023|

I have only recently come across the phenomenon of the Hat Man when I was looking up shadow people. It was then I realized someone else has seen what I saw as a child. Thank God, over the years I have wondered if it was just my imagination but now I believe what I saw was the Hat Man. I am 63 years old but was somewhere around 10 years old when I saw the Hat Man. I lived in Birmingham, Alabama in an old house on Red Mountain in a subdivision called Forrest Park. It was the 1960s. The

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I called The Hatman “Lurch”

By |June 5th, 2023|

I was on my way back from out of town, had plenty of sleep the night before, and was well rested. It wasn’t really all that late, it was a beautiful night and the moon was more than half full. I had never heard of The Hatman or Shadow People before, so this wasn't in my mind. But I'll never forget it, and I was so thankful I came across this website. This has been years ago, 2012-2014 not exactly sure. I was passing by a familiar graveyard as I was walking home from work. That's when I saw him.

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I Didn’t Believe My Brothers…I Should Have

By |June 5th, 2023|

When they told me a man wearing a hat was in their bedroom some nights, I assumed they were messing with me and my sisters. But I believe them now, though I am torn between thinking they saw the hat man this website is dedicated to, whether it's a paranormal entity or hallucination, or, just a man in a hat. I've heard tons of stories of people seeing a hat man, but I've never heard one of two people seeing him at the same time. It is important to mention, my brothers are both sleep talkers, and one brother is

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The Hat Man In Appalachian Country

By |June 5th, 2023|

I've lived in Southern Appalachia most of my life and my story takes place between the ages of 18 and 23. Now where I live is very rural and infested with drug abuse, so many friends and neighbors have become shells of themselves. It's common for people to throw their hands up and announce themselves long before coming upon someone so they know you're there. This is important for later. So, we're tough people and it takes a lot to rattle us generally. I've always had trouble sleeping at night so I'd take long walks along the roads where I

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A Terrifying Afternoon I’ll Never Forget

By |June 5th, 2023|

When I was about 6 or 7 years old, I lived with my mother in a one-bedroom apartment. The apartment we lived in was pretty scary now that I think about it as a grown-up! The name of it was the "Deville" and it was surrounded by a cornfield with no other building structures around it. Our bath water would run black for a few minutes until it was clear as well! It was creepy but was what my mother could afford at the time. One afternoon my mother was in the bedroom napping and I was in the living room

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I was 11 or 12

By |June 5th, 2023|

I remember around the year 2012, I saw this thing called The Hatman and I've never been the same. At this time, I was living in a small apartment with my Dad, Stepmom, and two siblings in southern California. Every night was the same, finish dinner, teeth brushed, maybe watch a show, then head to bed around nine because I had school in the morning. One particular night I was going to sleep as usual, it was a bright moonlit night and it was hot out that day. I was sweating like crazy, and half woke up and realized that

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The Burnt Hatman

By |June 5th, 2023|

When I was pregnant with my son in 2009, I glanced Into the hallway of our home and was shocked by what I saw. It was only a moment, and I quickly turned away, buried my head on the couch, and began to explain to my boyfriend why I was acting strangely. That split second has been seared into my mind ever since. There was a man, around 7 feet to 8 fee tall and thin. He was standing in the hallway with his arms by his sides, staring at me under the brim of a hat. His clothing was

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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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