The Thing in DeBary Swamp

I’m a 15 year old guy, and I live in a remote part of Florida, Back when I was 13, I would always go hiking into the woods with my friends.

To Start this off, My name is Blake and the other person who witnessed this alongside me is Liam. We used to go hiking together into the woods on weekends to wind down and relax, or just to have air-soft wars in the drier parts of the woods.

So after a long day of fishing, we were unpacking our gear, as the sun was beginning to set. When Liam noticed something strange with the tackle box we had brought along with us. “Hey Blake, Come Check this out..” I came over, a little annoyed as I was still setting up the tent and it was a pain in the ass to pitch. “What is it -” I stopped as I now saw the long scratch-marks that were engraved in the top and side part of the now mangled tackle box. “What the hell happened here?” I asked still examining the scratches, still trying to figure out what animal had tried to get into our box. “I don’t know, but it was like this when we had come back to set up our tent.” I was now a little on edge, thinking that there could now be a bear in the area.

“Keep your knife close by when you go to sleep tonight.” I said, clutching my pocket knife I had brought along.

We then made the fire and started talking, after a little while, the thoughts of earlier had drifted to the back of my mind, until we both heard what sounded like the footsteps of an animal coming from the underbrush, we both looked over at the source of the noise, thinking about what it could be.

Those footsteps were to loud to be anything like a raccoon or a squirrel. So we had our knives out, just in case it was a predator stalking us, but what emerged from the underbrush, still haunts me to this day…

A tall, thin, and pale looking creature made itself known to us, it had claws that were bigger than any that I had ever seen. It didn’t have eyes, only dark pits of where the eyes should’ve been, but I knew it was staring at us.

It then made this ear-piercing shriek and started charging at us.

I then did the only logical thing I thought to do and threw the tackle box at it in a quick attempt to distract it, as soon as the box hit the creature, Liam and I made a mad dash towards the bathroom building that was in the camping area, and we locked ourselves in there. We didn’t get an ounce of sleep that night, still hearing the wild pattering circling the building and occasionally hearing the creature’s shrieking and clawing at the outside walls of the little building we were in.

I was afraid that it was going to come through the door at any given second. We had stopped hearing the shrieking and the wild pattering outside, but we still waited to go outside until the sun rose, just in case it would be awaiting us.

When we did emerge from our temporary safe haven, we saw claw marks all over the door and walls of the little building,

we then made our way back to our camp slowly and hesitantly, when we had gotten back, everything was destroyed and thrown everywhere, we then turned around and gotten out of there as quickly as possible, not wanting whatever that thing was to return. When we had gotten back to my house, we decided it would be best to never speak of the events of that night again.

I think that what we had saw, was the Rake. But I will never forget those Dark Pits, staring into my soul.

Strange Creature In The Forests Of Mexico

I recently went camping in the forests of Mexico. I was with my cousin and little brother lets call them Kyle and Alexander I am not using their real names for privacy reasons. So we set up our tents and we just ate junk food like Cheetos as a snack. We we’re also telling some ghost stories for like 30 minutes or so to get the mood of camping on. So it was turning dark we decided to head out with a flashlight and try finding some wild life since my brother wanted to see a deer or basically anything really badly we always heard noises like sticks snapping around us. Until we got a eerie feeling so we went back to our tents and called it a night.

Then that’s when things went from exciting to horrifying we we’re awoken to hear a screeching noise at the middle of the night it was loud around half the noise of a lawnmower it sounded like a possessed bat mixed with a cat but, my cousin decided to check it out a few minutes later he freaked out and we heard him running to the tent he came back crying and scared of what he saw.

He said he saw a dog like creature with very pale skin, no hair and he said it had no tail or ears.  And it made the same noise we just heard but the thing he was most scared of is how the thing or creature whatever it was had a very skinny body and long bony fingers and how he said it just turned and stared at him dead straight in the eye. He wanted to get out fast but I really could tell he wasn’t lying the way he was acting did not seem like he was lying but part of me thought he was so we packed up

When we started to head out of the forests we heard something coming at us and my cousin forgot his Colt AR-15 at our house he left it under the bed. Now I was scared to see what he described and there it was, looking at me my cousin and brother from a tree it screeched and ran away it seemed like an hour of staring at this thing.

So we packed up quick and ran to the car I will never forget what I seen and I never want to see it again. So that’s why when we go camping again in a few months i’ll make sure my cousin does not forget his Colt AR-15 and we go to a different location.



Encounter with a Strange Creature

Hello. My name is Tyler. I live in a small town with my brother and grandparents in southern Virginia, about an hour away from Richmond, Virginia’s capitol. Living in a rural area, you are bound to see or experiance weird things, but this encounter happened to me while I was staying at my mom’s house.

My mom lives in a suburb in Richmond. Behind her house is about 30 or so acres of woods. I don’t know who or if anyone owns it. This was during summer break. My mom works as a nurse for an elderly lady so she has to spend the night at work Sunday through Wednesday. This happened on a Tuesday night. Everyone had gone to bed so i decided to smoke some maijuana. It was a warm summer night and I sat at the bottom of the back deck stairs and packed my pipe.

For what ever reason, I looked up towards the wooded area. Standing just behind the chainlink fence, I saw what appeared to be a figure hunched over. I couldn’t tell if it was facing towards or away from me. I paused for a moment. At first I thought surely it’s just an oddly shaped stump. But at that moment I saw the figure stand up. Bear in mind, I hadn’t smoked yet, as this figure inturupted me so I was sitting absolutely still holding my pipe looking at the figure. We both stood still for about two minutes.

Finally, I decided to place my paraphernalia down, grabed my phone, and opened the flashlight app. I had no idea what to expect or what I would afterwarda. I really wish I hadn’t.

Standing there was thin, gray creature, a little shorter than me so I’d say about 5 feet. It had eyes that reflected yellow. Before I could get a good look at it, it bolted deeper into the woods.

I grabed my things and got back inside. I made sure all the doors were locked before storing my things. By that time it was 1 am, so I decided to play Battlefield Hardline on the big living room tv. The living room had a huge bay window facing to the back yard. They were closed when I came back inside, and I didn’t dare to open them.

I must’ve fallen asleep, as the next thing I remember was waking up to see it was 10:30 am. I was on the living room couch. I thought it was odd that no one had woken me up sooner as I was in the living room, but I just assumed everyone had left for the day.

There was only one other time I encountered that creature. About two weeks later, I was in my room at about 9 at nigh watching Hulu or some such service when I glanced out my bedroom window which also faced the back yard. I saw a shadow slowly creep across the yard. It caught my eye and I immediately thought if the creature I had seen before. I quickly went into the livingroom to see if I could see it from the bay window. Sure enough I saw the creature edge closer and closer to our next door neighbors yard. I motioned my moms boyfriend over and he saw the creature.

He gasped but didn’t say a word. I saw a faint orange twinkle which I can only assume was a distant street light reflecting on its eyes. It quickly scrambled over the tall wooden fence and out of sight. I will never forget the summer of 2016 and the sight of that creature.

I tried to do research in what i saw. My best guess is that It is a creature similar to the Rake due to its color and figure. That being said, I didn’t see its hands so I can’t verify if it had long, sharp fingers. I don’t go out after dark while I’m at my mom’s unless it’s to my car. I pray I don’t see that creature again. No one else besides my moms boyfriend has said anything about seeing that creature. Im just glad it decided to run away that night instead of chowing down on me.

Hide and Seek Monster

My name is Taylor, I am a male and I was 11 years old when this happened. I live in North Carolina, in the country I live right next to a forest where my neighbors and I have loved to play games together since they moved here a couple of years ago. My neighbors are triplets, also boys, and they were 9 at the time.

One day, when the triplets had friends over, we were all in the woods playing, hide and seek like we loved to do. We were playing hide and seek, one of our favorite games. It was pitch black which is the best way to play because it makes it harder to be found and it makes the game a little scary. It was my and one of the triplets friends turn to be it, so we had the flash lights.

We looked everywhere for them and we were having a terrible time finding them, when we thought we saw one of them.There was some movement and a pale outline behind a bush so we quietly eased our way around, trying not to be heard. When we shined our light on the shape we froze at the sight of a creature hunched over. It was on all fours and it had pale skin. It’s eyes where wide and it was bony with long fingers and arms. It ran into the woods but not before growling at us. Me and my neighbors friend ran back to the house. We soon found all of them but when we told them what happened they didn’t believe us.

It’s been 2 years and I’m now 13 and have never told anyone else my story until now. I still have nightmares some times. I will end this story by giving you one piece of advice. Be careful out in the woods!