Paranormal researcher Heidi Hollis discussed Shadow People and provided new information on the "Hat Man," a form of evil incarnate. In discussing her research into Shadow People, she said the phenomenon can take many forms, including "big, hairy, shadowy spiders," cats, streaks, clouds, or instances where "a head is directly connected to a set of broad shoulders and, at times, you can see red glowing eyes." Hollis noted that she has received numerous reports of malevolent Shadow People, saying "the most common physical contact that these Shadow People do to people is jump on their chest and choke them."
Hollis also talked about the "Hat Man," a being that she originally had thought was another incarnation of the Shadow People, but was overwhelmed with letters from people insisting that it was solid. She described the creature as having "a Zorro-type hat. He wears a three piece suit and a cape or a long trench coat." Other attributes ascribed to the "Hat Man" included occasionally wearing a watch that dangled from his hip, having either a goatee or being clean shaven, and possessing glowing red or solid black eyes.
Based on her correspondence with witnesses to the "Hat Man," Hollis speculated that the being is the Devil. She recounted a story from a soldier, stationed at a haunted base in Germany, who saw the "Hat Man" in his mirror. The soldier asked who he was and it responded, "I am Scratch." Hollis explained that "Scratch" was an old term used for the Devil. She also told the story of a man who had attempted suicide and woke up in the hospital to find the "Hat Man" sitting at his bedside. The being then said, "I almost had you" and disappeared.
First hour guest Matt Moneymaker responded to the story of a policeman claiming to have a dead Bigfoot. He explained that this story has been brewing in the Bigfoot research community for the last few weeks but has just recently garnered mainstream press. Moneymaker passionately declared the "Bigfoot body" tale to be a hoax.
Later, he talked about the Ohio "Grassman" and said that this was just a regional name that had been given to Ohio's version of Bigfoot. Moneymaker observed that the state has a high number of Bigfoot reports and speculated that this was due to the strong deer population in the area.
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