I grew up in rural NWPA, surrounded in forest. I took an early interest in cryprozoology and sharks and have read many books on various crypto subjects such as Bigfoot and Megalodon over the years. I am not a professional writer or a journalist, but I do the best I can. I have a quirky, obscurely dry and sometimes sarcastic sense of humor than can get me in trouble. Some love me and some hate me, but I am who I am.

  • antoinette wardell

    I just read your story and I found it so terrifying. I have seen the dark shadow man all my life, but never in broad daylight. I can’t explain what I see when it happens, but I know I wake up screaming and feeling I am going to have a heart attack. I know I have hiked in many forests in my lifetime. I felt that foreboding feeling of someone watching me and my friend at the time. I now pay attention to that feeling, so does my current partner. He is avid outdoors man and a hunter. He knows and understands there is reason for fear in the woods. He looks at it a different way than I do which is to say that he feels there is a mountain lion or a bear that is watching us. I feel it may be another reason. I know we pay attention and just leave the area. The worst experience I had was in the woods of Crater Lake in the 80’s. My partner at the time were taking a break on the side of the road making coffee on the camp stove. This area had nothing but lodge pole pines. He and I were just sitting there and for what ever reason we both got the chills. He turned to me and said,” Toni we are leaving right now! We turned off the camp stove and threw everything in the back of the van. We jumped in and fired up the van and sped down the freeway until miles later we stopped and just looked at each other. We both felt the same dark dread and we both responded the same way. He was just as scared as I was and he was ten years older than I was and he has never felt like that before…all I can say there is a reason we feel fear and our hair stand up behind our neck and that is to say run like hell. Many years later I was in an office waiting to see my doctor about my back, and there was a picture of Crater Lake on the wall. I told her the same story to the nurse that was taking my vitals and she looked at me and told me that she and her husband had the exact same experience in that same area of Crater Lake. She was so taken back by my own personal experience. We both had theories about what happened to us, but we both felt that we did not want to go back there again.

  • Tonya Rose Wayne Stephens

    This hat man I stumbled upon today by accident, I think. I was googling why I had lost a family member every four years since 2004 and this information came up. What’s
    Weird is a couple months ago we had a bad storm and I glanced at our home security camera and seen what looks like a man in a hat on the roof looking down. It seemed strange so I recorded it too let my husband see and I just remembered it because of reading this. I do have it recorded and I remember joking with my husband on how weird the black figure looked with the hat just looking over the roof of the house toward the bedroom window. Not moving through wind, rain and lightning. That’s the only night he’s been seen and not since. I’m still struggling to get over the loss of my stepdad in 04′, mom 08′, dad, 12′ and brother 16′. That’s why I was trying to find some answers and this is where I am??? Coincidence???

  • Miriah

    Agreed. My experience has never been negative with him.

  • dammien

    okay thats not the real “hatman” on the picture but very good demonstration.
    to clear everything up for you all . The “hatman” is not a ghost or phenomenon . He is someone that you all know and learned about since a child . I saw multiple of times . when i was mostly alone at night and sometimes during the day . i started having unexplainable seizures for years and went to thousands of doctors and no one could help. Then after years researching and looking for answers …. I found exactly what i wish i did not .. i stumbled across a book pon the internet that explained everything exactly how i and others experienced it . and when i scrolled up a few pages i saw the names “Matthew” Luke etc (all the names of the ‘Bible” ) and then I realized that what i was reading called “The Codex Sinaiticus” was the worlds very first complete handwritten scripture of the “bible” except it had 2 extra books and somethings were changed (e.x luke had 26 verses less than the modern bible.” long story short . The Hatman ,The shadow with the gentlemen outfit ,the grim reaper shadow and the one with the hoodey is all ONE PERSON. and the shadows around the corners thats disappears quickly when u turn to look at them …. they are his “workers” in reality he’s fallen angels . So sorry but your dealing with the devil here. 2 days before my baptism he tried to literally kill me twice to make me give up on my GOD. but did not succeed (almost did) after my baptism he tried me a few times again ,but could easily rebuke him by asking the Lord to rebuke him or to rebuke him myself by saying a few important verses from the bible (In my case the codex ) and he still tries but doesnt prosper cuz the fear i felt for him once , turned around but beware he then targets your loved ones . GOD BLESS YOU ALL , And resist the devil and he will flee from you . Make sure to learn your authorities and permissions as a child of God (or else your screwed) but the most important part is to know . He already lost and only has a short while on earth.
    Please take my word seriously . i had a drug problem and didnt know back then it was sorcery/witchcraft …. like who the hell would?! and that why he came for me . but got alot worse in terms of attacks after my baptism but atleast he isnt the only one now i can see in the spirit realm 😉 GOD Is the first and the last

  • someone new

    my uncle is in the hospital and he has been hallucenting and he was talking to someone in the room while we were in there when we asked him to describe him i knew exactly who he was talking about because me and my grandmother seen him before, my uncle then started to ask for his own hat so he could leave with him.

  • someone real

    you should keep researching the cause of their deaths and then see if any of them where drawn by anger or depression it says in many articles that’s what he is drawn too in people

  • Cole Marquise Diamond

    I completely forgot I posted this year’s ago an I’m just seeing this now

  • Cole Marquise Diamond

    Just seeing this now… do you still have the video? I’d love to see it