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 Wasn’t Alone

By |May 31st, 2023|

Hi, I wasn’t real sure about what the hat man and shadow people where until about three days ago by comparing ghostly experiences with one of my best friends. He and I have both seen this figure you speak of and others to my experience was extremely frightening prob the scariest I’ve been in my life. I remember I just came home from the army me and some of my buddies showed up at the airport in okc where I live at about 3a.m. in the morning. There was really no one there but us and the janitors and as

My Life Has Never Been The Same

By |May 31st, 2023|

This is the story about my encounter with the Hat Man. A story burned to my memory, one that I can never forget. Three years ago I was living at my aunt’s house in Ashland, Oregon. I was 16. I was asleep on the living room couch when I awoke to a loud gunshot noise coming from the front door. I couldn’t move anything but my eyes. I heard slow, loud, heavy footsteps. I watched as a tall figure stepped around the corner and turned to walk toward me. He was very bulky, with broad shoulders, trench coat, a very

Attacked In 1983

By |May 31st, 2023|

Was tormented my a large shadow person since I was 7 years old in 1983. My bedroom was in the basement with no windows but you could still see it. As tall as the 8-foot ceiling. In some kind of robe (no hat) with red eyes. None of my instances were sleep paralysis. I was able to try and run. I felt intense fear on my part and hatred on it. I tried to find the stairs and could only feel 4 solid walls. Finally ran for my bed being flung to the headboard with it on me. Don’t know

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Tobacco Pipe Hatman

By |May 31st, 2023|

My name is Jacob and I am 17, this story took place when I was roughly 8 or so. I was laying in bed one night when I suddenly awoke with an unnerving feeling, and as my eyes darted to the foot of my bed, I was greeted with the sinister sight of a tall man wearing a top hat, and a trench coat. Not to mention he also appeared to have a tobacco pipe in his mouth, and I could even see the smoke. My first instinct was to scream, which awoke my little sister who was asleep across

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Someone Is Holding Me Down

By |May 31st, 2023|

Every now and then I think about my experience with this unknown “Hat Man” and thought I should do a search on Google to see what is out there and wow, it’s so great to read other stories of people having such similar encounters. Makes me feel a lot better in a way, knowing that it’s not just me. Several years ago I was in my room, it was late and I had just finished painting my nails. I went to bed and a few hours later I was having trouble breathing, it would wake me up in a panic

Through Hat Man’s Eyes

By |May 31st, 2023|

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

I have seen the hat man when I was 17

By |March 24th, 2023|

I have never told this story to anyone in person; I always felt people would call me crazy. I was around 17 when I first encountered "The Hat Man". One day, I was upstairs getting ready to leave with my family, who had already been downstairs waiting (I take forever, lol). There was a loud thud downstairs, indicating they had already gone out to the car. I was just finishing up when I heard them again, suddenly they were screaming for me to come downstairs. So, I yelled "I'm coming" and rushed all the way to the kitchen where I

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Dark Walker

By |March 24th, 2023|

On a summer evening in 2018, I was walking back from my neighborhood corner store after a short ten minute trip. I always look back after every corner, even though my neighborhood is usually peaceful. But this was the beginning of my worst experience living here. I was about three street blocks away from my house and, at every corner, there were very bright LED lamp lights, providing excellent visibility even in the fog. As I was walking and getting closer to my house, I looked back as I normally do to see who else was out in the evening.

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I Was A Physical Medium

By |March 24th, 2023|

I used to be a physical medium, but I turned away when I became close with Jesus. Recently, I took company with a new friend (of a friend) and as I was ‘feeling’ a ‘familiar’ spirit's presence, she said “Yes, bla bla bla my spirit guides”. Well, I’ve been a demonologist working in the paranormal field for years and I also know Christ. I know the law; no spirit communication. So why did I see Hatman? (I’ll tell you how I saw him in a second). I saw Hatman because I yoked myself together with an unbeliever (anyone who seeks

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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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