btw, did you read my first post re: my experience. No red eyes, no sense of evil. Just a tall dark man in a cowboy looking hat, staring down at me. I remember it very clearly though most of my childhood at that age is now just random bits and pieces. I remember squinting at it so that hopefully it would not realize that I was looking back at it. I keep reading all these other version about fedora's and Lincoln like top hats. Not my experience. I am a genealogist. If I google a one of my ancestors, Zacharie Cloutier, there is a drawing and the hat is of the same look. As a child I thought cowboy hat but could be more like the hat Zorro wore (gaucho?) or the hat you sometimes see on Pilgrims (also my ancestors). Not the tall hat with the buckle but the wider brimmed hat like the drawing of Zacharie Cloutier. I am just fascinated in this one version of the hat man because it it what I experienced and I find it uncanny to read that a few people report the same version of their experience. It's not like they copied it off me because I hadn't spread my story around in any way before having started to read stories of such amazing likeness to mine. Granted those similar stories are few and far between that match up with mine, but they are there nonetheless.
btw again, never heard of the Slenderman or the Strongman until now. Only ever heard of shadow people when I started watching The Ghost Hunters. Still didn't really relate that to my experience, as I didn't consider it a shadow. It appeared solid and real, not like a shadow.
Edited by Murlin54, 24 January 2014 - 09:23 PM.