Something in The Woods

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Hi, my name is Carter, I’m a 16 year old guy in my sophomore year of high school, I live in a house that has a huge expanse of forest behind it. there is a large expanse of woods behind my house, and I have made many trips through it to get to my girlfriend, Sophie’s, house. last summer though, I had an experience that has guaranteed that neither I, nor my girlfriend, will ever set foot in those woods again. It was around 10:00 when I left my house to get to hers, it was dark, but I wasn’t worried, I had made the trek many times before, plus, her parents were going on vacation for a week.

it was about a 20 minute walk going straight north, and I was confident that I would get there within 5 minutes after her parents left. now, don’t get me wrong,

I had no plans of sexual intercourse, my girlfriend and I had plans of a doctor who marathon, we’re both huge nerds, but of course, I was still excited to be alone with her for the night. However, after walking for maybe, 5 minutes or so, I saw movement out of the corner of my eye, I turned to see nothing there. Slightly disturbed, I texted my girlfriend to wait at her backdoor for me, I was worried that I may have to run for it, and I wanted to be sure she would be ready to open and close the door if I did end up running for it. It was then that,

I kid you not, I heard her say my name, an I immediately knew something was off, the voice I heard said my name in an almost seductive manner, but my girlfriend had never talked to me with a seductive tone, nor did I think she even knew how to sound seductive. I started walking faster, checking my phone to be sure I was going north.

then, I saw movement in the corner of my eye again, I turned even quicker than before, and I saw it, a pale, naked, humanoid creature, or at least it’s head. Then, to my horror, it slowly stood up. Now, I’m a 6 foot tall guy, so I’m not by any means small, but this thing towered over me. I was more terrified than I’ve ever been before, but I had one advantage that most people don’t,

I have a very strong, very fast acting, fight or flight response, before this thing had even fully risen, I was booking it north. I could see the lights of my girlfriend’s house through the trees, and I started screaming to her “SOPHIE! OPEN THE DOOR! OPEN THE DOOR!” I was maybe 10 yards from the door when I saw her open it, I heard her start to reply “Carter, why the heck are you yellin- WHAT THE HECK IS THAT!”.

I didn’t reply, I just ran in the house, and without stopping, grabbed the door knob, and slammed the door shut. I heard a loud bang form the door, as if something large had hit it at a high speed. My girlfriend was hysterical, she was crying against a wall, she kept repeating that she was going to die, I sat her down on a couch, and managed to calm her down. We stayed on that couch for the rest of the night.

Later, she told me that the thing had been right behind me, and that it had actually been about to grab me, when I had managed to somehow put on an extra burst of speed, and shut the door. I still don’t know what that thing was, but I can guarantee that nothing could ever ever make me go into that forest again.

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