So I was remembering an experience when I was a teen where I nearly died had it not been for my mother’s sensing shadows and jumping up from her bedroom out of her sleep to explore.
I Googled man in top hat with watch and there were all these stories. He seems to have appeared all over the world. 🌸
The top hat man is usually described as very tall black no face figure with a top hat and tails that appears at night but sometimes when someone is awake and it’s daylight as well as with shadow people.
My case was different other than the top hat, gold watch on chain and shadow figures.
It was around 11pm 🕚 and I’d been reading a Louise Brooks biography and was so tired I started falling asleep but we had a little gas fire and I thought I’d quickly turned it off before I went into a deep sleep on the sofa.
The next day my mother said she was woken from her sleep and saw lots of shadow figures all around the sofa peering down at me sleeping. She then said a man in shinny silver with a top hat came through the wall and looked at me then looked at a gold watch on a chain and then left again.
My mother was startled and saying what do they want with clara? So decided to tell them to leave… They then all started disappearing through the wall but one turned around before leaving and put her hands out as if she was pleading with her.
That did it, my mother said it was the pleading that made her jump out of bed and come in to look at me, but as she looked around she couldn’t see anything wrong… So she was just about to go back in her room when she heard a faint sound like gas makes when there is no fire. She walked over to the gas fire and saw I’d not turned it off properly and although the fire had gone out, the gas was still coming through.
She said whoever they were if it hadn’t been for them ~I’d have died.
The weirdest part was when I asked what the top hat guy looked like she replied he looked exactly like Fred a stair! I now have a lovely picture of him and ginger Rogers on my wall in memory of that night.
This is not like the related stories I’ve read as he was not black he was shimmering silver but it does make me think why do they like their top hats and gold chain watches.. 🌸 🌸 🌸