This happened to me only a few months ago. I am was thirteen and my friend had just invited me, and three other friends on a fun fishing trip. His mom picked us up after school and we drove to my friend’s cabin by the lake. The cabin was about an hour drive away and it was about 1/2 miles from the lake. We got there around 4:30 p.m and set up everything. We set up the canoe to go fishing in and got a fire ready to burn. Everything was normal until we had dinner. My friend’s parents brought some burgers to cook on the fire. After that we made smores but I kept hearing noises coming from behind me in the forest. There was a lot of snapping twigs but I shook it off as a deer since where we lived is known for having a great population of deer. Also we were about 3/4 miles from the nearest other living soul. Or at least we thought.
Around 7:00 p.m we were packing up and my friend announced he needed to go to the bathroom. So we walked 1/2 miles to the cabin but there is an intersection leading to the road where the car was parked and one of my friends said they were going to wait back at the car. So while she walked to the car the four of us and my friend’s parent walked to the cabin. When we got there my friend and his mom went inside while the rest of us hung around outside on a tire swing. We each took turns at being pushed. I was sitting on a log staring off into space when I heard more snapping twigs. I looked behind my friend on the tire swing and into the forest about 50 feet away from the swing. It was getting very dark and since it was almost winter it was very hard to see. I could barely make the outline of a figure as I stared into the forest. Then the figure saw me and ran away and I could hear the snapping twigs too.