My experience with the Hat-man or something similar at least was when I was maybe six or seven. I went to my grandmothers cabin in the Sierra's like we did almost every weekend, and every morning I would wake up around five in the morning to watch Lifetime Movies with my Grandpa (lame I know.) This particular morning I woke up, but I was little early and my grandpa was still sleeping. I walked over to the microwave to see what time it was and I believe it was 4-430ish so I decided to just lay down for a while longer. When I turned to walk back to my room, I passed the living room and on the couch was a man. He was really pale, top hat, black suit, white shirt,bright red lips, reddish eyes, not glowing red, just like a reddish-brown. He looked up at me and just smiled like he was silently laughing. I remember staring at him, running into my room and grabbing the bottle of "ghost-repellent" (that was really just hair detangler) that my friend told me would make monsters and ghosts go away. (I had always been afraid of the cabin and my grandma's house.) When I came back to the living room, armed with my bottle of hair detangler, ready to spray the thing and make it disappear, it was already gone. I then ran back into my room and didn't wake up until much later. I think about that experience a lot wondering if it was just a dream. It couldn't have been another ghost haunting the house because it is in the middle of nowhere essentially.
What do you guys think is this the guy or was I just a weird little girl at the time.
As I mentioned I was scared of the cabin and my grandma's house because my grandma had told me we had a "ghost in the family" that followed us everywhere. I like to describe it as a sort of prankster. It would move things around, like putting the creepy glass doll that I hated in my room even though everyone in the house swore they didn't do it. I don't believe to have ever seen a ghost besides whatever I saw that day. Doors would slam, toys would go off on their own, little things like that. Even my aunt who was a major skeptic, couldn't stay in the house for fifteen minutes by herself because she thought she was being watched or hearing things. Did you guys experience anything like this too?
The description sounds right when you call him a prankster. I never heard of hatman laying on a couch before, but it's possible, I suppose. No doubt it was just to scare you! I love the hair detangler as 'ghost repellant' spray! The feelings of being watched and the rest of it fit the M.O. Have you seen him as an adult?