The Hat Man Letters By Heidi Hollis

The Hat Man® Letters: By the Woman Who Trademarked the Devil

Heidi Hollis
5 min readMay 1, 2020

As a college student in 1995, I stumbled across two terrifying phenomena that I defined, named and told the world about: Shadow People® and Hat Man®. Both are demonic.

Shadow People® are dark beings who can shapeshift, aiming to blend with the night as they paralyze their victims. Hat Man® doesn’t always mind being seen and will step out from the shadows for you to get a good look. He wants you to revere him for being evil incarnate.

What’s a nice girl from Milwaukee to do? So I trademarked the S.O.B.s.

I have written books about them and have received thousands of letters. This series features some of your letters to demonstrate what a worldwide phenomenon this is and that there is hope in defeating this evil. Feel free to write me with your Hat Man® Letters via my site shown in the credits.

~Heidi Hollis

AKA, “The Woman Who Trademarked the Devil.”

Dear Heidi,

If you don’t mind, I have a story that I would like to share:

Growing up, my brother and I shared the same bedroom. My parents slept in the room right next to ours. On this particular night, my parents were still awake, but my brother had already fallen asleep.



Heidi Hollis

Originating author of Shadow People®& Hat Man®. Host on the Coast to Coast AM Para Podcast Network on “Dark Becomes Light” VISIT: