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.

I Saw Him Clapping

By |October 12th, 2021|

I have never had sleep paralysis in my life. I saw the hat man when I was about 8 years old. My little brother (who was about 5 at the time) and I we’re both sleeping in my bed when I woke up to hear a loud clapping sound. My immediate thought was my cat was making this noise. She does this thing where she stands up on her hind legs and scratches at smooth surfaces like TVs, windows, even bath tubs. So I assume she is scratching at the tv and I immediately stare at the tv. Nothing is

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The Hatman and the Mean One.

By |August 27th, 2021|

So I don't know really where to begin with this, but I've seen two different shadow people for the majority of my life. Even as a small kid, I remember seeing things in my peripheral vision, and have had nightmares about creatures in the shadows. It never progressed further than that until I moved in with some friends of mine, and got a job at a gas station working the graveyard shift. All my other friends in the house had day jobs, so usually right as I was about to go to sleep they would be getting off work. This

Through Hat Man’s Eyes

By |August 27th, 2021|

I live in Australia and the only time I have seen the Hat Man was when I was a teenager living with my family. I never had any paranormal experiences, night terrors, or sleep paralysis. I don't recall any significant events around this time in my life except for when my best friend in another state had attempted suicide and subsequently became an amputee due to her injuries - I think this was after seeing the Hat Man, but I'm not sure how long after. I was laying in bed one night and a dark shadow of a tall man

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The Hatman’s Favorite

By |August 27th, 2021|

As a young child between 1st-7th grade I used to see this shadow man. At first I would see him passing by lit door ways, some times I would see him at night, during the day. One time I remember I was at my friends house and he walked right past the front window of her house and the crazy thing is SHE asked me first if I had seen it and I was like ??? You saw that too? Anyways years go by I tell my family they think I’m crazy, fast forward to a very drunken night junior

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Who Was That Guest There?

By |August 27th, 2021|

Me and my sister recently discovered that we saw the same shadow then. It was around 4 years ago, and we were sleeping in the same room. "The chair" with clothes that everyone has in the bedroom was between our beds in the middle of the room. I remember clearly waking up in the middle of the night to turn into a comfortable position when i saw a shadow of a man in a trench coat and a fedora sitting on the chair casting the shadow on the opposite wall. The shadow was there, broken on the wall like being

My Boyfriend Saw The Hat Man

By |August 27th, 2021|

ENGLISH TRANSLATION My boy is 17 years old and has a problem with his heart as a result of which he is taking pills. One summer night while he was eating with his family outside in the yard everything stopped, he saw the others talking without listening, when he turned his head he saw a man in a hat looking at him. She approached him and he took her by the hand and suddenly found himself with her again his family. When he told me in the morning I was scared but we both thought it might be from the

I Always Called Him Cain

By |August 27th, 2021|

I was on a Reddit thread the other day where people were talking about crazy encounters and saw where people were talking about the Hat Man...well, my stomach just dropped because I used to see this guy, I called him Cain because he looked like the creepy guy in Poltergeist 2. I saw him multiple times as a teenager in the late 80's thru early 1990...never during sleep or nightmares and never in my house, thank god. I would see him out of the corner of my eye outside...driving down the road, I'd see him standing out in a field,

I Have Seen Him 3 Different Decades Of My Life

By |August 27th, 2021|

My first encounter of the hat man was when I was about 7 years old. By this point I had been seeing spirit for years and was terrified. I awake after it felt like all the sound was sucked out of the room. There in the doorway in the light of the street lamp against my bedroom wall, he stood. Tall, all shadow, dense dark shadow. He had a wide brimmed hat and a trench coat. I had just learned to set my first circle for protection from spirits shortly before this incident. Fast forward 10 years. I am 17

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The Hatman in Riverton, Illinois 1980’s

By |August 27th, 2021|

I am guessing the first time I would’ve been very young 3-4-5? So that would put it 1979,1980s. It continued from then until I was about 11, I loved my bedroom. House was still haunted somewhat but no more yellow man. He was More frequent in the summer but would happen all year. I remember telling my mom about the yellow man, because at the time I couldn’t properly communicate exactly what I was seeing. He was a black figure sometimes had red eyes sometimes didn’t, the yellow came from the street light glow behind him. Grew up in a

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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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