Hello! The story am about to tell you happened to me less that 30min ago. I must remind that I don’t drink nor do drugs, so I was completely aware of everything. I would like to add an image, but it’s late night and I want to write it with every detail before I forget anything.
I live near a forest, in the past, it was used to plant coffee. There are many old storage buildings some kilometers away from where I live, and even if they are still in use, they are almost abandoned. Many homeless people go around there, so they must pass nearby, or walk through the forest. There are many people who say that many drug addicts go inside the woods at night, but again, I’ve never seen anything so I just never paid much attention.
I most also add, this isn’t a dangerous zone, it’s actually a main street where police officers and workers walk every day at every hour. Still, that big forest is almost behind my house. My house is kind of big, but old. It’s a 2story house, so you can see the forest in the back, behind some apartments. Behind my house, there are some apartments, then a street, and then those woods.
So, I was returning home, and the bus stop is like 15min walk away of my home. It is right beside the forest, but nobody really cares because it’s normally safe. I have two ways of returning home. Taking a pretty long route that requires me to walk near those old storage buildings (It is a 50min walk, in the dark.), or just walking beside the forest, in the main street with lights.
I started walking as I always do, but this time I had that one weird feeling you get when someone is watching you. I listen to many scary stories while doing work, so I’ve learned to become aware of my surroundings. I kept walking, having that awkward feeling and looking behind me. There was nothing, but then I heard some leaves crack. I thought it was me, but no, there were no leaves under my shoe, not even around. I brushed it off as me being scared or just a wild animal going around there. I started walking again, and less than a minute later I heard the same noise.
I need to make this clear, even if some of you may have guessed but I will just note it. The forest has many over grown plants and trees, so it’s very difficult to look through the leaves. This forest does have a fence so trespassers can’t get it, but it has been cut out in some parts, and yeah, I was walking beside one of those parts.
Going back to my story, I started walking even faster, and again, the cracks started trying to catch up with me. At this point, I already knew someone was following me. I didn’t want to be followed home, but I wasn’t going to go back either just to take the other way . I wanted to cross the street, but there’s no sidewalk there and as the idiot I am I preferred to respect rules over my own safety. Yeah, a very smart decision to make, I know.
I kept walking and the sounds of leaves was so loud this time, it felt just beside me. I got a cold chill down my spine, and I looked to my side (I was as far as I could from the forest, but it was just like 1 or 2 meters away). I stopped abruptly, to see if those were footsteps. They fucking were. When they heard I stoped walking, they stoped, but they sounded like two steps further than me. I looked carefully to my right.
My eyes adjusted, and I am sure I saw a man staring at me. I am a 1.70cm girl, it my country, that’s tall. The man was shorter and for his shape he seemed to be in his 40s or so. Even if I am strong, I was alone and almost in the dark, so trying to fight wasn’t really an option. I acted normal, and when I believed I was parallel to him, I started to run as fast as I could. I was praying not to fall, because he would be able to catch me if I did. My feet were itching just from the run, and my shoes were the only sound, meaning he didn’t follow me.
I got to the apartments, and turned around. Just when I turned around, a man got out of the woods and kept staring at me. Yes, he just kept staring even after he saw I saw him. Wanna know what happened there? That bastard waved at me and walked back into the woods. I ran home and called the police. They said they were going to investigate, but what scares me the most is that I can see those woods from my room.