Three years ago, I was asleep and something woke me up. I saw a figure of a very tall man, about two meters, very thin, with a cape or suit and a large hat. He was bent over looking at me and I could feel how evil he was.  I rolled the other way quickly and turned on the light and there was nothing there. It was not a dream, something woke me up and I saw it very clearly. He was leaning over and looking at me and he didn’t say anything or hear any noise. I sleep with the blind up and the street lamp dimly illuminates the room, so everything is perfectly distinguishable. I quickly turned on the light but there was nothing there. I was so scared about this thing that I slept with the light on that night.  Three days later as my little daughter was sleeping with me and the same thing happened. I woke up and saw this tall man all black with no face and a wide brim hat leaning over and looking intently at my daughter. It didn’t have a face that I could see, but I was terrified it was going to take her away. When it realized I was watching it suddenly it disappeared. A few months ago, by chance I heard a story similar to what I lived through. I searched on the internet and I saw that many other people around the world have had a similar experience so I came to this site. I mean I’ve never had sleep paralysis before or had anything paranormal happen before this encounter. I did not even know that The Hat Man existed, but I know it is real now. I don’t know what its meaning is or why it came but I am scared for my daughter.