The Hat Man that I saw looked similar to this, but with a smaller fedora-style hat.
I was laying in bed trying to fall sleep. Falling asleep is often difficult for me because my brain does not shut down very easily, and this night was no different. I was lying in my bed thinking when all of the sudden I just knew that “something” was in my room with me.
At the time I worked at a movie theater, and I had several large movie posters on all my walls. I started to get the feeling that there were "things" that were watching me through the eyes of my movie posters. I looked around the room and into the eyes of the faces on the movie posters, but could not see any difference. However, I knew that things were around me. I somehow understood that these things meant no harm, and that I had no need to be frightened. Amazingly I wasn’t, and I felt like they were just there to observe me.
After some time of being observed, I began to feel a little sick to my stomach. I continued to attempt to fall asleep for a while, but then I had to pee. I looked over at the clock on my nightstand and saw that it was 1:30am. I thought to myself something like "I have to be up so early, this is terrible." I wasn’t upset about being observed, but I was a little upset that I was not going to get much sleep.
I went to the bathroom then returned to bed. I was laying face up with my eyes looking up toward the ceiling when a human-shaped shadow form wearing a fedora type of hat leaned over me. In my mind it telepathically told me "we gave you an hour." The form then moved out of my scope of vision and I looked over at the clock and saw that it now said 12:30am! I also realized that my stomach was no longer upset and the feeling that there were things in my room was gone. I knew that they had left. I don’t know why I wasn’t awake the rest of the night wondering what had happened, but instead was able to fall right asleep.
I have seen several shadow people since then, but never another one with a hat. I have to admit that even though I knew in my heart that this experience was real, I always wondered if it was just a dream or a hallucination. But later in my life I started reading about other people having experiences with shadow people, and sometimes with a shadow figure wearing a fedora-style hat. These outside experiences convinced me that indeed the experience was real. I’m still waiting to find another story involving time manipulation, and honestly, I don’t think I will ever find one. It’s an experience that I am glad I was able to have, and one that I will never forget.
Here are some shadow people images from around the web:
I don't know what these things are, or where they come from, but I do know they are real and interacting with humans in our world.
Tags: Hat Man, shadow people, telepathy, time manipulation
Links: Here is a quick blurb about Hat Man, with some experiences in the comments.