So after reading all of your accounts I started writing a short story called "Shadow People." The story is about a man named Jabari who has witnessed Shadow People on a couple of occasions. They always precluded a tragedy. His life starts to get comfortable and he almost forgets about the shadows... almost.
Jabari's new wife is pregnant with their first child and he starts to see the Shadow People again. He fears for the safety of his soon to be family and searches out a way to rid his life of these unwanted and horrible creatures. In the process Jabari is introduced to Dr. Prado a demonologist, together the two men face off against the apparitions. I don't want to give away any spoilers, but the story is now available on Amazon.com click on the link below to get it!
Here are some of the eyewitness accounts that have been posted on this blog. Thank you to everyone who posted, your stories were so inspiring.
Posted by Juan on July 7th 2014:
"The hat man. The other day my sister in law was telling a tale about slender man and I stated that I had experienced with a similar apparition many years ago. We looked up slender man and told her that is not the figure I saw years back. Then I looked up dark figure in coat and hat and the pictures and drawings are exactly what I saw. I was astonished by how many people have seen this figure. My first encounter was about 13 years ago when a presence woke me up. I saw a tall lanky man in a coat and a wide brim hat standing next to my bed looking at me. I jumped up thinking someone had broken in and started swinging at the figure only to catch air. This is when I realized this was a ghost or something. He vanished. In coming weeks I was awoken by his presence about 3 more times and every time he was standing there looking at me. Never moved never made a sound but I could clearly make him out. I have not seen him since. Nothing bad ever happened but I will never forget the eerie experience."
Posted by Spencer on November 2nd 2014:
"The Hat Man visited me 3 or 4 times when i was 9 years old. I'm 57 now. I remember like it was yesterday. But I hadn't thought about it for many many years until someone on coast to coast am w/ George Noorey mentioned shadow people and the Hat Man. That got my attention FAST!!! My experience was like so many others. Wake up late at nite. Dark figure of a man in a trench coat and that hat. Standing in the doorway observing me. and i could tell he was really there but not. I couldn't see thorough him but he didn't seem solid. If that makes any sense?? And he would just stand there. That's all he ever did. I got the idea for some reason that he was of some importance that i couldn't comprehend. I always pulled the covers over my head when i got tired of looking at him. I would still like to know what the hell the Hat Man is all about. I'm amazed that it is reported world wide."
Posted by Brandi on September 27th 2014:
"It was late at night when I had finally gone to bed and I don't quite remember the exact date nor day of the week, but it was sometime in the school week and not the weekend. I do not remember if there was anything special about the night other than the fact that I did not dream, which is EXTREMELY rare for me. Instead, I had been abruptly awaken in a sweat and had some kind of adrenaline-spike, breathing hard and scared for some reason. The most horrifying part was that I could NOT move, which absolutely terrified me just as much as the fact that I could see a tall man, dressed in a black trench coat and sharp-rimmed hat just like how everyone has been describing him. Unfortunately, my vision is terrible and I require my glasses if I want to see any facial features from that distance, but of course I had been sleeping so I did not have my glasses to aid me and even if I had, I was completely paralyzed at the time, unable to do anything but think. Not even scream.
Anyways, so the man's features were unknown to me and it was pretty blurry, kind of shadowy like people have been saying. However, I could have sworn that he he had long-ish, kind of wet hair that was almost shoulder-length. Here's where the True Blood possession moment."
Posted by Querube on October 23rd 2014:
"For years I tough this only happened to me, and now just doing some research I found this blog.
I must say, this was the most surreal experience I had in my 30 years of life, I was only 13 years old when I was seating in my kitchen alone, eating a bowl of cereal and watching tv like any normal kid just waiting for my parents to arrive from work. (this was around 3pm)
Suddenly I felt the urge to watch the hall next to the kitchen, and I saw this super tall shadow wearing a trench coat and a hat, not a regular hat, but a really old one, a top hat of the 20s or 30s, he didnt have legs, he was floating across our hall, and went straight to our door and dissapeared.
I never saw his face, I just saw him so clearly, I started screaming and crying, I was so terrorized by this thing, whatever it was, I called my father crying on the phone telling him what just happened, he was so scared he tought a thief was in the house, but I told him that thing vanished in our front door.
This was the most terrifying day of my life, it was so real, I still cant understand what happened, I never saw him again, and I hope Ill never see him ever, Im a really analytical and logical person.
I hope some day I can find an explanation of who is this man that appears around the world, its more scary now that I know Im not the only one.
*Sorry for my english, I dont live in the United States, Im from Panama."
Posted by Cierra on December 31st 2014:
"I have seen the hat man one time. I am just now finding out that this is a common entity people have been seeing. About a year ago my boyfriend and a buddy of mine were at my house. My buddy left around 11 or so. The side door next to my room is hard to shut just right. Basically only myself and my family know how to close this door properly. My mom woke me up in the middle of the night screaming that the door was wide open. She was very angry closed the door and went back in her room. I drifted back off to sleep. I woke up shortly after terrified. I felt something was not right. I tried to nudge my boyfriend without making sudden movements but he would not wake up. At the foot of my bed was the hat man. He just stood there staring at me. I stared back at him unable to move or even blink. He may of stood there for a few minutes. He smiled at me and disappeared... but I could not see his face he was only a silhouette. Somehow I knew he smiled at me and I could see it. Kind of hard to explain. After he left my room I had this feeling that he took something from me. I don't know what it was but the feeling was extremely over whelming. Not physically but he definitely took something from me. I think that the door being open in the middle of the night may have invited him in. I have not seen him since that night."
Posted by Marz on January 1st 2015:
"I was for Years old so 1984. We were in a parking garage, my mom left me in the car to go get her check or something. I seen him clear a day. He was about 6'5 long trench coat black lIke Josey Wales type hat. Red eyes and I mean like fire red. I've been looking for this guy forever and now all.of a sudden it a phenomena everyone is talking about. I thought I was the only one who seen this Thing. I remember smelling smoke like electrical smoke really badly. He had long claws and scratch the cars he walked through. Then next thing he was gone. So two years go buy and I see him again in the same parking garage. This time I asked my mom why this guy she works with is so scary and I explained it to her and she said she don't work with anybody in that description especially with red eyes. She blamed it on movie my sister watched with me to scare me. I researched not one movie or show ever featured this Haman guy I looked for months every twighlight zone every night gallery tales from the crypt, nothing so I know I wasn't daydreaming and I say that cause it always occurred around like 3 in the afternoon. I'll never forget him I've had nightmare about that apparition for my entire life....."
To read more of these stories you can go back in the archives and find the two shadow people blogs or follow this link.
In other news:
My novel "The Third Gender" is now ranked on the Amazon Best-seller list. It's the first time it has made the list in it's categories. Thank you so much to everyone who has bought a copy. I appreciate every single reader.