April 9, 2011

Trippy Tale #10...(Part Two)..."THE RETURN OF THE HAT MAN"

And now, as promised, "Tales From The Dark Side"...(of the shadow!)


"The first experience I remember, was before I was school age; I am guessing I was about three years old. I was in my grandmother's living room, sitting in front of an end table. My grandmother was sitting on the sofa on one side and my mother was sitting in a chair at the other side of the table. I was playing with cards or small toys on the table. It was evening, so the rest of the house was darkened.

I turned to look at the hallway to my left, about twelve feet away, and saw a figure of a man about four feet tall, all black, wearing a low hat with a very wide brim. I did not see a face or any features, but I did see that his coat was covered with hundreds of little strips of black cloth, each maybe an inch wide and about six inches long.

They asked me what I was looking at, and when I turned to look at them and then look back, it was gone. I told them what I saw, and while they assured me that there was no one, I insisted that I saw it. I don't remember crying, but I must have looked frightened, for both of them to ask the question of what I was looking at, and also because they made a show of looking through the rooms down the hallway and assuring me that nothing was there.

This happened so far back in my memory that I was inclined to think it may have been a dream. But it has stuck in my memory all my life, and so many people have seen a similar figure with the hat and/or ragged clothing, perhaps it was real?"

Another Sighting:

"My retired mother and father moved to small town in western Montana, located in the Flathead Valley back in the early 1990's, that her father used to live in before he passed away.

My mother and father’s health was not real great at the time, as my father was suffering from the early stages of Alzheimer’s and my mother had her own health issues (both have since passed away, my father in 1992 and my mother in 1996).

One night at around 3am, she awoke in the darkened living room where she had fallen asleep on the couch watching TV, having shut the TV off before falling asleep a few hours earlier.

She was startled and frightened when she awoke to see a man dressed in a black suit, wearing a black derby style hat, with no visible face standing next to the couch staring down at her.

Paralyzed in terror and disbelief, she gazed back thinking she was dreaming or imagining this figure. She said this went on for a minute or two, before the figure eventually vanished.

She was still shaken when she told me the story the next day.

Very creepy, I hope to never have such an experience.

She was a braver woman than me...I would have been OUT of there!"

And Another...

"I saw this man. I was up late one night, when I heard what sounded like footsteps on the outside deck. I opened the curtains slightly to look, this was hard, because I was terrified! What I saw was a tall man in large trench coat and hat, standing on the neighbors roof. He was standing very tall, and his coat was flapping in the wind. He appeared to be staring back at me. I shut my eyes and opened them several time and he was still there. However, I ran and woke my sister to come and witness this man, but although I could clearly see him, she could not!"


"As a child, I remember my parents and siblings often telling stories of a house we lived in that they say was "Haunted". Doors slammed, objects moved and fell, voices in rooms and laughter, footsteps etc.

However, none frightens me as much as my mother's "late night" encounter with a Man in black, big hat, trench coat, very tall, dark presence.

He was standing over my baby bassinet, near the foot of her bed,staring at me as I slept.I was only 2mos.old. Though she knew my dad was working out of town, and not due home for days, mom said dad's name anyway, thinking it must be him. When the dark man looked up, she realized he had no face!

In fear for our lives now, she grabbed the alarm clock off the nightstand and threw it as hard as she could at him! It went right through him as he vanished in a split second! The clock hit the wall with a crash! It woke my siblings who ran in to see what was the matter.

No one slept that night, but instead, huddled together in the downstairs living room, waiting for the morning light. What's weird, is that I can still see him in my mind. I shudder to this day, feeling his dark presence near me then, as an infant. There's no doubt in my mind that this "entity" has truly bad intentions for humans."

Thank you for joining me, as we explore the weird world of shadow people!

Stay Tuned for many more dark tales, in Part Three!

Coming Soon!


No comments:

Post a Comment