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 Hatman Visit 1989

By |November 17th, 2023|

I was 15, living in a small apartment with my single mother and my much younger sister. My sister and I shared a room, but she liked to sleep in my mom's room. One night, I woke up in the middle of the night and needed to use the restroom. As I passed my mom's room where she and my sister were fast asleep, I glanced inside and witnessed what I now believe was the hatman. He stood tall, perhaps around 6'3", but not overly so. His presence seemed darker than black, only revealing an outline of his figure. I

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Me, Myself & The Hatman

By |November 17th, 2023|

My story with the Hat Man began about 12-13 years ago, but I have always been sensitive to the supernatural, even from a young age. I attribute this sensitivity to almost dying when I was born. They say that when you're born or when you die, your brain releases dopamine. I believe that my brain was flooded with dopamine during my birth, causing my third eye to open. However, that's a topic for another time. It all started in 2011 when my ex-girlfriend (and mother of my children) brought the Hat Man into my life. One night, she called me

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Hatman At The Sleepover

By |November 17th, 2023|

This incident occurred in December of 2017 when I was 13 years old (I am currently 19). My friends and I had planned a sleepover to celebrate our friend E's birthday at her house. During the sleepover, I shared a bed with my friend A, while E shared a bed with another girl named S. As we were winding down in the dark room, with the door slightly cracked letting in some light, we positioned our beds facing the door. This allowed the light from the cracked door to serve as a makeshift nightlight for us, as we were not

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Multi-generational Hatman Encounter?

By |November 14th, 2023|

In 1998, I was 16 years old and still living in my childhood home in rural Tennessee. This is when I saw the Hat Man for the first and only time. Of course, I had no previous knowledge of any kind of Hat Man or Shadow Person up to that night. It wasn't until weeks (months?) later when a friend of my parents informed me that what I saw was indeed an occurring phenomenon, and it had a name – Hat Man. She had learned about it herself from a Coast To Coast radio show. Since then, I've read many

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The Hatman and The Old Farm House

By |November 14th, 2023|

I was 6 years old, living on a farm in a small town in Maine. We had just moved in, and something about this house didn't feel right. Each member of my family had experienced something supernatural. But none of us had ever seen The Hatman until we moved there, we all wished we hadn't. When bedtime came, I would go to sleep, but I never remembered walking to my window. It felt like I was stuck there, staring out at the field that my window overlooked. In that field, there was a cemetery. Night after night, I would see

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The Man Behind The Doorway

By |November 14th, 2023|

When I was a child, I had horrific nightmares, mostly about a man slowly walking down the hallway of my parents' home. I would be hanging out with my parents on the couch, watching a movie, and when I looked behind us, I would see a man with a skeleton face slowly pacing towards us. When I looked back at my parents, they had vanished. Another dream I always had was of a long black car slowly driving down my street. All my neighbors would be gone, and my parents were nowhere to be found. I would run and hide

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He Visits Before They Die

By |November 14th, 2023|

I live in Chile, and I am currently 23 years old. Since I was 12, I started dreaming about this silhouette. The first time was like a kind of presentation. I didn't know that from then on, my life would change. My dreams have always been terrifying (it should be noted that I usually have dreams within my dreams), and I have not been able to make them disappear from my life. I have lost family members in the years 2015, 2018, and 2021. In all those years, previous to the deaths, I dreamed about that man. He appeared only

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Multiple Sightings

By |November 14th, 2023|

I have seen the Hatman multiple times throught my life. The first time I remember seeing him was when I was about 10 just outside of Florence Alabama. We were on a vacation sleeping at my grandma's house and I was on the couch. I remember waking up and having this overwhelming sense of fear. I looked outside and there was the Hatman leaning against the light pole. I remember staring out there for what felt like hours and he never moved. I went and got my mom because I was still scared and she came and looked and he

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The Grinning Hatman Wants To Take You Away

By |November 14th, 2023|

This happened to me a couple of months ago and has since left me more fearful than anything. Instead of happening at night, it occurred around sunrise. I saw a shadow with what appeared to be a smiley face, unlike a featureless shadow. It had a hat and was staring at me while I laid in bed, trying to sleep. When I saw it, I felt scared but not paralyzed with fear. The shadow was moving back and forth in the closet, almost as if it was peaking at me or playing a game of peek-a-boo. It lasted for 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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