Firstly, this could just be the result of an overactive imagination, but somehow I doubt it. Also I'm sorry if this is long.
To give you some background to help this flow better as you read, I live in the rural parts of Darwin, Northern Territory. My parents just bought a large block of land. It gets pretty hot here during the wet season (between October and April).
So one day it was a shocker (really, really hot and humid). I decided to go for a swim with one of my close mates Brad. He and I were having fun swimming and playing volleyball in my backyard when I looked over into the garden, which further back turns into bush-land, and I saw a man standing behind a palm tree. He was extremely tall maybe 6ft8. He had a hat like the Blues Brothers and a long dark trench coat. He sort of looks like this: http://exploretheshadows.webs.com/hatman.jpg
Anyway, I climbed out of the pool and he turned behind the tree. I ran to where he was and he was gone. Brad thought I was nuts (great mate, huh?)
Over the next few weeks I saw him often. I would come out of the shower and open the window to air the bathroom out and I would see him just standing there. Our cat Diego refused to leave the grass and venture into the garden as he always used to. Both of our budgies died on the same night with no apparent trauma. The vet said that they died from the cold?!? In the middle of summer as well, air conditioners are working overtime to keep the house cool and our birds die while outside from the cold?
While preparing for an upcoming motocross race one night, I was outside in the shed working on my bike. The weather was terrible, the wind was howling, the lightening and thunder roared. I just opened both the shed doors at each end to let the wind flow through.
I heard a huge BANG! I spun around, thinking lightening had stuck our other little garden shed. I was staring towards the small shed, when another lightening bolt stuck somewhere in the sky. I saw him clear as day standing next to the shed. I only thought that sort of thing happened in the movies! So as you can imagine I ran from the shed straight to my Mum... I'm 18 but she can still save me... Teenager logic.)
This is a little off topic but I promise it will make sense later on. So a week later I went to the movies with a friend of mine Maddi. We went and saw a horror movie. There was a demon in this movie and he looked like this: http://media2.firstshowing.net/firstshowing/img2/insidious-fulltrailergoodphototsr3x.jpg
So when we got home, as you can imagine, I was freaked out especially after seeing the hat guy. I also began to notice that this Hat guy was coming closer to me. About a week after I saw the movie, I was still seeing the Hat guy everywhere. When I was driving home from work, training and I saw him once during a motocross race. I saw him in the stand. I looked twice which caused me to crash and spend the night in hospital.
Upon my return home after the accident at racing, I was asleep in my room when I woke suddenly to see him outside my window patting the demon from the horror movie on the head. I screamed and my little brother (who is 11 months younger than me and 6ft3) came running in. He grabbed a torch and took off outside. I could see him out there telling this thing to piss off and leave his sister alone. This was a year ago.
I hadn't seen him since until last night. We have moved to another rural area and built a house. I was driving home from my boyfriend's at around 9 last night. When I saw the Hat guy run from one side of the road to the middle, just as I passed him I touched the brakes so the back lights came on and I saw him clear as a bell in the middle of the road through my rear view mirror. I freaked big time. I've just bought a Holden V8 SSV Ute so it's really fast and I floored it all the way home... It's a miracle I still have my license actually.
I wasn't going to share this story because I thought it was just my mind being over active. But now I'm second guessing that. If he can follow me from house to house will he ever stop? I need help with this one, guys... Comments and thoughts will be much appreciated.