The Top Hat Man
The Top Hat Man is a shadow person, or a demon depending on your source, that has been reported all over the world. The entity is usually described as a tall shadow man dressed in a long black trench coat and wearing a wide-brimmed hat or a fedora. He is distinctively male and witnesses say that he has no face or a shadowy blurred face. Most shadow entities are usually seen for a moment or two before disappearing, but the Hat Man seems to be different often staying for a prolonged period of time and sometimes he even touches, chokes or assaults his victims.
Another aspect of the Hat Man that is eerie and more sinister than other shadow people is that The Top Hat Man is often associated with hostile environments, aggression and is sometimes an indicator that something evil will happen. Here is what the Strange Accounts website has to say: “This seemingly dark presence is known to cause – or be attracted by – hostile environments and aggressive behavior. Those who see him often witness domestic disturbances and family breakdown, noting a tangibly negative atmosphere, sense of dread or hopelessness. For this reason, many have labeled the spirit a “demon”. An intelligent haunt, capable of both physical and psychological manipulation, the Hat Man may well be able to “oppress” those it comes in contact with, seeming to lend credence to this theory.”
The Hat Man also seems to take pleasure in the terror he causes and witnesses have reported the feeling that the Hat Man is somehow feeding off of their fear. Other witnesses have reported that the Hat Man sometimes has glowing red eyes or black featureless, solid eyes. Others have said that the Hat Man is a fallen angel or an angel of death and that he comes just before a death.
According to everyone who’s seen him, the Hat Man appears as a completely dark figure like other Shadow People. The obvious difference is that Hat Man wears a hat that has appeared as a top hat in some sightings and a fedora in others. While many people are unable to make out what he is wearing, some report seeing old-fashioned clothing, a long trench coat or a cape, and he always appears at least six feet tall. The Hat Man’s face is also usually indistinguishable but many who he has visited have claimed he has glowing red eyes, unlike other Shadow People. There have also been reports that Hat Man carries a gold watch attached by a chain to his belt and will occasionally look at it.
There are many theories regarding what Shadow People actually are and why humans see them, and the Hat Man may have a similar explanation. Perhaps he is an inter-dimensional being, visiting humanity from another dimension and only partially visible since he’s on a different vibration than we are. He could also be an astral projection, the shadow of a person who’s currently traveling out of their human body. A demon is certainly a possibility, based on all the negative feelings people feel around him. Other theories about the existence of the Hat Man include aliens, time travelers, and ghosts, as well as just a wild imagination. Currently, there’s no scientific method to test any of these ideas, so, for now, the Hat Man remains a very creepy mystery.
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