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Full Name: Hat Man
Origin: Dream Paralysis
Power/Skills: Supernatural abilities


Supernatural abilities

Classification: Shadow Man

The Hat Man is a demonic entity that many say they have seen and each of the descriptions mentions that he wears a top hat and trench coat.



Hat Man is a phenomenon in which witnesses report seeing a shadowy entity dressed in an old top hat on some occasions, and on others with a "fedora" type hat (typical detective hat) and sometimes , A layer.

The Hat Man acts like a ghost, and is almost always seen there, just standing up. This form can simply fade until the witness no longer sees it and has no apparent reaction to people. For example, many people reported "bumping into" this entity, which does absolutely nothing for seconds or minutes, then moves around a bit and just vanishes, as if it couldn't detect who saw it. This type of entity sometimes appears as a ghost by those who study this phenomenon. It looks like a ghost, with the shadow of a person wearing an old-style hat.

Unlike a ghost, who might have visible facial features, the Hat Man is a shadow in the dark in its entirety, with no details. Only the shadow.However, it is not always reported to be harmless, Hat Man has sometimes been mentioned as a distinct entity and many times, witnesses report that they feel utter terror upon seeing it.

Many have reported that this entity feeds on his terror and does not vanish, he simply walks away as any normal person would. This shadow has substance (that is, some have touched it) and many paranormal researchers believe that this entity should study. As a curiosity, this phenomenon is only reported with the Hat Man of the top hat.


This Being is extremely dangerous due to his evil nature because he feeds on people's worst fears.


  • This phenomenon is related to “sleep paralysis” a mental illness that can be dangerous and lethal for those who suffer it if there is no cure.
  • Also the filmmaker “Wes Craven” was inspired by this phenomenon to create the iconic character Freddy Krueger.