I saw a 8 foot tall Shadow Thing spying on me in bed. "Top Hat Man"

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posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 03:11 AM

Originally posted by Raxoxane
reply to post by Jenn9

Hey there Jenn9,im also South African.Interesting experience-though for a kiddy,terrifying for sure..When i was 16,i had an experience with a black shadow-person.I woke up from sleep and sat straight up in bed,thinking "What woke me up?!" -a very instant awakening,you know..

I had a very similar experience to what you've just described in that I was once woken up in that same fashion. My bed (in my old house) used to be right against a _ I don't know what I was thinking but when I woke up with a start, my first instinct was to look outside the _ It was quite early morning but light enough to see across the road. Across the road was a tall shadow and even though it had no face or eyes that I could see, I could feel that it sensed me and was watching me. It freaked me out and two seconds later it was gone.

Some bizarre stuff going on that's for sure....

It seems the common thread is that we see these "things" when perhaps they don't expect us to see them. I woke up with a start - was it because this thing had just done something to me or was in my room and then escaped across the road instantly?? Who knows.

I can't remember for sure, but I think there's a Carlos Castaneda book that talks about them too.

posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 01:56 PM
The tales of the hat man intrigue and terrify me at the same time. I have never seen one but the amount of people who have and all report similar things is really interesting. But it just leaves me thinking what is it?

I was thinking perhaps it is something other Worldly and the reason for
The hat and cloak is to give it a human ish appearance but probably underneath it is quite
Different shaped. That's what it seems like to me the fact that it often moves when spotted means that although it has some kind of disguise it doesnt want you to know it was watching it.Also the fact that it is really dark could be because it is using a cloaking mechanism that messes with light? As someone suggested it may be the reason it comes at night is to observe our dreams or just to look at us when it will not be seen. We may think its not very interesting to watch someone sleeping but if this thing is other worldly then our actions may be completely abnormal and interesting to them.

Another thought is that if it a visiting creature from
Somewhere else then perhaps it is not always the same 'one' it could be multiple ones that use the same cloaking device. That might explain why some watch and disappear and some stay and watch for longer as they have different personalities.
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posted on Oct, 29 2013 @ 03:05 PM
If you see a moving shadow without a person it means you need to get someone to remove the bad spirit. They are normally thought of in occult circles to be demonic entities usually made from bad energy or vibes( emotional energy) and are not usually fallen angels. I have heard of many of these and they also tend to be around people who are depressed: either making them depressed or being made from the depression. I have removed many of these and if anyone has one they should contact a priest, or rabbi or contact simonrob on oranum as I have remove lots of them ( also priests etc seem to not do these things like they used to)

Seriously people commit suicide because of the depression these things bring. So do not let a little problem become a big one. Best deal with them before they get big enough to be an actual person shape or size; best get rid of them when they are just small moving rat shape shadows.

posted on Dec, 18 2013 @ 04:03 PM
I have found a website that explained what you meant I think.

I too have had this happen and my girlfriend said that she thinks she has seen someone with a hat in our room.

Its strange but by the looks of it quite a few people have seen this before!

anyways heres a link


Pretty much is the description of what I saw so thought it might help.

Again I know this thread is old but thought I might help as I too have been wondering recently!

posted on Dec, 18 2013 @ 04:25 PM
The picture in this blog might look familiar.

Shadow Man

Hope it helps


posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 04:37 PM
I too have had a similar experience. I was in bed sleeping and I suddenly felt the need to wake up because I felt uneasy and when I opened my eyes the front door was wide open and there was a very very tall figure, about five feet tall while crouching over, and it was right in front of my bed. I actually thought it was a thief trying to steal my laptop because it was standing over where I had left it, but this "thief" was far too tall, rather spindly physique, and all in black. Head to toe,maybe wearing some sort of hood or cloak. You see, I would have thought it was real had I not looked to the door again and realized that it was opened in the wrong direction. That was the only part of this experience that was not realistic. As soon as I realized this everything slowly faded away, the door was locked and closed, and no shadow figure was in my room.

I am not sure what to think of experiences like these, it seems to be a common image for some reason or another, as a child about eight, I would see these tall shadow figures walking around the street at night. I've heard of these figures being referred to as shadow people or thin man. I do not know where it comes from. If it happens again I would urge you to look for inconsistencies in your surroundings, like my door was opened in the wrong direction. Keep a book or a clock by your bed and try to read it if this happens again. If you cannot read or if you find something out of place, the vision will go away as soon as you realize that. I hear people call these waking visions hypnagogic or hypnopompic hallucinations. They are a normal form of parasomnia, often accompanied by paralysis or a weight on the chest. Suddenly waking from sleep supposedly your mind doesn't fully terminate your dream and thus you perceive it in waking life. For people who have seen the shadow upon waking, I wonder if you can recall what you were dreaming of before opening your eyes?

Although I do accept the idea that these are hallucinations, I do wonder why so many people have the same hallucination. My mother has had a hypnagogic hallucination when sleep deprived but she did not see a shadow, she saw her boss. Other people I have spoken to saw other people they knew, or children. The fact that we see a featureless figure and not a "person" is strange to me. I think there is something more to them, while I was seeing these shadow figures I was also hearing many loud banging and scratching noises in my house and a very negative atmosphere. Those might have precipitated my mind creating the shadow figure or it might be evidence that there is something more to it. I do not know. I don't think they should be feared, though. You have complete control of them as they are hallucinations, they are projections in your mind, you can make them go away by realizing what they are.
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posted on Jan, 2 2014 @ 03:38 AM
When I was five, for about a two week period, I started walking in my sleep. I have not sleepwalked before or afterwards in my life. Until my mom secured the doors against me, I was always walking toward a stairway. If awakened during these sleep-walks, I started screaming uncontrollably for several minutes. I would not go back into my room after one of these sleepwalking episodes. If forced to, I started screaming again.

At this same time, I started telling stories about something "floating" at my bedroom window (and this was on the second floor of the house ... that window was easily 25 ft off the ground.) I called the something "Black Frankenstein" ... because it was very tall, it had a flat head and triangular-shaped eyes.

I've never told anyone about that experience, particularly, the odd detail about the unusual shape of the eyes. As I'm reading this discussion, my rational mind is offering all the usual culprits for the explanation (e.g. sleep paralysis, hypnagogic states, etc), but what is curious is that I haven't thought about this childhood episode in easily ... 20 years. I was triggered by the triangular eyes. And now, as I've been trying to remember details to write this post, I have suddenly found myself walking aimlessly about my house ... twice in a row.

Most peculiar.

posted on Jan, 6 2014 @ 08:24 PM
This thing has been seen a lot at my parents house. It's been around for many years. My dad and mom told me countless times of seeing it walk through their home, or even walk by a window outside. They've seen it walk up on the front porch too. I've seen it a handful of times throughout the years and it is soot-black, about 8ft tall, with a top hat, and sometimes it's either wearing a suit, or it looks like it has a cape on. Very strange that people all over see this same thing. When my daughter was 3 she seen it in my parents laundry room and it scared the hell out of her. She gave the exact description.

posted on Aug, 5 2015 @ 12:54 PM
He leaves the room because you offended him. But it's ok he forgives you he sorta has to so he can be set free but that's only if he can fulfil his job god gave him to show someone the path to enlightenment.
He was bad his hat was his halo thats now old and dirty and his coat was his wings he was once an angle that wanted to be his own boss and fell from heaven so to be set free from this world god assigned him this mission.
I feel I know him his always got my back his mean and his a big guy.
he don't like many people but he likes me. He's a shape shifter but when I first seen him he was wearing a cowboy suit but u never see his face that's why his called the tall man

posted on Aug, 5 2015 @ 01:05 PM
Iv seen him come just at the nick of time I was 13i was angry at mum I'm aboriginal by the way so yeah his presence is very strong and easy to sense so we lived on a farm in Australia near Goondiwindi and I took off down the paddock toward the shed and over a hundred crows shot up in the sky and turned the sky black and then came for me. I thought what the are they chasing me then I started running I was being chased down by a murder of crows screaming crying yelling out MUM MUM U BITCH MUM andarms length I closed my eyes as I was running waiting for who knows what opened my eyes to galahs flying around me then disappeared

posted on Aug, 5 2015 @ 01:44 PM
Well as for the sleeping thing see we have this thing in the middle of our brain its a cone shape muscle wich is aligned with the center of the forehead it was used to foresee but that part of the brain over the years shrunk not sure whether it was due to culling of indigenous people when they were found and noone was left to pass it down.
So it's still there its just tiny a weak so when we sleep and dream sometimes we astro travel but we're so use to our body's and this world we can't control our unconscious state therefore we want to be somewhere we can control.
If u can see that tall man and believe it then u can believe this.
I met a guy and just a stab in the dark we grabbed hands and yeah we saw the same things but then he saw me get chased by the crows and then he yelled out YOU GOT A PROTECTOR , I knew it all along I said what happened when the crows got to me cause ten years ago I was that scared I missed it.
Me mate said I was being chased by crows and it was like the tall man came out of my shadow or something and he had like a big drench coat and a cowboy hat and he was like a wizard and he banged it on the ground and the crows turned into galahs but I was more worried about who the crows were

posted on Aug, 5 2015 @ 02:00 PM
He will never stand in front of me because his in my shadow and Ur shadow never stands infront of you he's always got my back.
He's bad yeah his the meanest out of the lot which is why he was chosen he not the slightest bit scared of nothing let alone being seen from us he has a job to do and if I'm just throwing my life away he will grab me and choke me in my sleep and he can't kill u but he can take all ur sleep and energy and drive u so crazy Ull kill urself so that way they can move on to the next person who maybe won't waste there time

posted on Aug, 5 2015 @ 02:13 PM
a reply to: [post=17136111]werewolf99[but just because it's scary it doesn't have to be bad the devils was the most beautiful angle wasn't he maybe he was made Satan for a reason just to put the fear there in people so they will turn to god

posted on Aug, 5 2015 @ 02:22 PM
a reply to: Gryphon66

His was watching you

posted on Aug, 5 2015 @ 02:29 PM
a reply to: muzzleflash

They are harmless, I have three of the same that comes on and off for years, one is incredibly tall and have to bend because of that while the other two are no as tall.

The last time they showed themselves I noticed that it was another figure with them more human looking and normal dress they got surprised that I was staring at them as I could see the startle look.

They are dark and dress in long dark robes with hats.

Until this day I have not been harm on anyway or form, but they can care the living lights out of you.

posted on Aug, 5 2015 @ 03:13 PM
Not everyone sees them and mine has been around long enough I can tell it's still him now under the coat still with me.
And there not watching you sleep he holds the key to your third eye spiritual and physically he can follow us to the dreamtime when we sleep he has to follow me he has to watch me because there's something alot worse then him.
But I think his looking at you also because someone in the house is doing something very bad and need to confess because I bet it felt like he was waiting on purpose for you to get up and when u seen him he made out as though he should have moved. Before u seen him but really he faded away with a smirk on his face.
Aw and the power they have is unbelievable real magic wizards

posted on Aug, 5 2015 @ 03:21 PM
a reply to: ShadowScholar

Lol he can hurt u alright he doesn't even like u he likes noone he likes me

posted on Aug, 6 2015 @ 06:38 PM
Maybe it's an anthropologist form the future, wearing a suit to travel back in time and observe humanity, which would make sense since these days we have to rely on historical books. So, I'm sure in the future it stands to reason that studying history would use methods like time travel to just view it with your own eyes.

posted on Aug, 6 2015 @ 07:58 PM
I have seen this figure a few times with an out of body experience..
But long before that one time I felt 2 hands on my throat and because of this my mind starting to wake up with my body still sleeping (sleep paralyze) and I tried as hard as I could trying to wake up (my mind was awake but I mean trying to get in state that I could move and open my eyes) and turned the light on to see who did this. But of course nothing there..

Back then a dog was in our house and often it did see something and his hairs went straight up and he would stare at some point in the middle of the room (also he would growl sometimes but he looked scared), I wonder if dogs can see this figure much faster/better then us?
Also mostly just before getting an out of body experience I often felt something pressing very hard on certain body part (like my leg, my arm, back etc), very annoying and since my body was sleeping I couldn't move or do anything to stop it, except trying to get awake.
The last time I had this encounter with an out of body experience I went after this shadow and tried to strangle it (with my outer body) and since then I never had an out of body experience or sleep paralyze or an encounter with this shadow figure.
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posted on Aug, 13 2015 @ 02:19 PM
Seems there is a documentary/movie about it just recently:
The Nightmare

Funny reading the comments there as well like this 1:

Your wrong they attacked me in my sleep. my bedroom felt so evil I count sleep in my bed I opted for the living room floor. My dog could see them and many times couldn't stay in my bedroom because thy freaked him out.

So dogs seem to see such presence or whatever it may be as well and much faster/better most likely, at least that is my experience as well.

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