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.

However, I was having a lot of trouble getting to sleep, I was very restless. But somehow, I was aware of everything going on around me at this stage. There was a large window in our bedroom that would reflect pretty clearly what we had in the room. By some means, an ominous presence let me know that it was there, so I got up and looked at the window’s reflection.

That’s when I saw it! There was a man, dressed all in black holding a cane in his right hand! He looked like a normal person, mostly, who was maybe 70–80 years old. I could see him SO clearly and as he just stood there, staring — watching me closely!

The strange thing is, I didn’t feel any fear. But I got fearful when he raised his right arm holding the cane. That’s when I suddenly felt an electric shock all over my body and became paralyzed! I tried to call out to my brother next to me, but it was all in vain. Sometime during my struggle to move, I fell unconscious!



Heidi Hollis

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