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Since posting that blog I have received an incredible amount of emails on the subject and there's been some people willing to share their stories in the comment section below the June post. The emails I've received were all stories from you guys; most have been personal experiences and tales of blog readers waking up to see shadow people, especially "The Hat Man." I was sent stories of shadow people appearing both during the day and at night. I even heard a story about one coming out of the ceiling.
So just to rehash the previous post a little for people seeing this for the first time. Shadow People are paranormal entities of some kind. They are often associated with sleep paralysis; which is a condition where a person wakes up and feels like they can't move. Often in cases of sleep paralysis the sufferer feels as though they are being held down, feel a weight on their chest, have to struggle to breathe or all of the above. Shadow people are most commonly seen during this period of paralysis. Sometimes it is multiple shadow people or a group standing over the terrified victim. These reports have come from all over the world and a lot of them are eerily similar.
That brings us to "The Hat Man." The Hat Man is one particular shadow person who seems to consistently appear to people. He is described as being tall and thin, wearing what looks to be a black trench-coat and a nineteen twenties style fedora. Many eye-witnesses seem to describe him in a near identical appearance with few, if any inconsistencies. Again reports of the Hat Man come from all over the globe. The Hat Man usually is seen alone, but in some reports he is with other Shadow People or Shadow Minions.
Many of the paranormal researchers who have looked into the subject seemed convinced that Shadow People aren't necessarily ghosts. The most common explanation I have heard is that they are inter-dimensional beings that exist in a dimension very close to our own. At times these beings can cross into our dimension, but they only appear here as shadows. Could they be here to observe us, are they studying our world or are they here for a more diabolical reason?
Others state that they are in fact ghosts that have taken on the Shadow Form because of their dark nature. The scientific community of course believes that Shadow People are figments of the viewers imagination, dreams or actual random shadows that happen to resemble a human silhouette.
When it comes to the Hat Man the theories seem to be very inconsistent. I have read that he could be the leader of these particular entities or simply very strong and able to cross into our dimension more often than others. Another theory is that he is some type of Demon. I have even read a theory that states that he could be extraterrestrial and he is desperately trying to take on human form, trying to blend in right down to the hat.
What do you guys think? Also keep your personal experiences coming in through the comments section or contact me through this site. I am currently finishing up a short story about Shadow People and the Hat Man, so all of your experiences are really helping with research and inspiration.
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Below is a short documentary that goes into detail about the Shadow People Phenomenon.