The “Thing” in Kentucky

I have been to almost a fifth of the states in the US for long stretches of time, and have always gotten something out of it. An interesting picture, weird occasion, odd personal stories, pretty much everything. When I went to Kentucky for a week-long vacation, I expected to maybe have a souvenir. Instead I got something much more than I bargained for.

One night, I was walking in a field somewhere in the eastern part of the state, I believe. I had just listened to a story on someone’s podcast about the poison hornets, which are supposedly hornets that were exposed to chemicals in Ohio. Anyway, before I left, they were about to bring up a story from Kentucky, but I turned the radio off before they did. I decided to just walk around aimlessly and do nothing. As I did, I saw something tall and thin walk into a tree line. I followed it and soon saw that there was nothing there. No man, woman, child, or even a ghost or skin walker (which I was half-expecting). I decided to do something that may be illegal, and set up a trail camera I brought with me, in case I saw a strange animal and wanted to capture it. I wound it around a sturdy tree and left for the night, then hunkered down in my rented car and slept. The next morning, I trudged out to the spot and saw something weird. The camera was lying on the ground, and the branches of the tree were lower than I remembered. I had a sense of unease, so I grabbed my camera and booked it out of the woods.

While eating at a diner, I heard a man telling the waitress about a living tree. “I insist that the tree can move on its own” he said with clear conviction. Another person said that it was the Man-Mantis of Kentucky. A creature that was a mantis as big as a man, and very muscular, which allowed it to bend objects until they looked entirely different. I decided to research what he said and found that he was one of only a few that reported that particular thing. Soon, I talked to a man who lived in KY his whole life, and he told me what it really was. The GOATMAN!

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3 years ago, me and my friends, about 3 were walking in the park at midnight, we were joking or goofing off. It was very fun. Me and one of my friends went to the restroom as my other friends waited outside the bathroom.

When we were done washing out hands, we heard banging in one of the stalls, we jumped in shock. We both turned around and went to the stall we thought the sound came from. We knocked on the stall but there was no answer at first.

10 seconds later,we tried again and asked if anyone was there and needed some help, there was still no answer. We then shrugged it off and walked out the restroom. Me and my friends continued walking around the park, playing around.

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This morning, i woke up at 6am to take my puppy pomeranian out to potty and to use the restroom when I saw there were 3 drops of blood on my bathroom mirror. I wiped it off not thinking much about it, cuz it could have very much been my blood, and went back to bed. Then just earlier, before i woke up, there were some knockings at my bedroom door. It sounded very urgent as if someone needed to come in. I should probably say that i live alone in a one bedroom apartment and don’t have any friends or family living in the city.

My puppy is up and alerted although she isnt making any sound and just watching the door. She had never done that before. Even when neighbors are going up and down the stairs, she has never barked or care so i was a bit spooked when she’s all of a suddenly alerted. I did end up waking up and walk around my apartment but other then me and my puppy, theres no one or thing out of place. Ive been living in my appartment for almost 2 years now and nothing has ever happen before. What do u guys think?

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The White Man and Grey Dog


I have many skeptical friends who NEVER trust me when I bring up stories, but I think a camping trip a few years back might’ve changed the minds of a few. I was taking a trip with 11 friends. 12 of us total. 10 of them were skeptics about ghosts, monsters, Bigfoot, and all those other things. My BFF and I were the only firm believers. We stayed up until about midnight telling ghost stories while eating marshmallows and hot dogs. At 11:13 P.M. (according to my friend’s watch) my eyes did something that they do often. They happened to turn to an area with me remembering my dad’s advice to keep an eye on my surroundings. As I was telling a story about the Molly Maguires, I stopped mid-sentence when I saw a grey figure on what looked like 4 legs just standing still in a clearing about 100 feet away. One of my friends said “And the man was . . .” “I lost my train of thought” I lied.

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The days were dark and gloomy, clouds were no longer white and fluffy; since that day. Especially that day. Every civilian in the town of Mender hid themselves in their homes, 24/7. Shadows roamed the streets, day by day, looking for their next human victim. I buried myself in the sheets that laid upon my bed, never leaving the warmth. The only times I left was for food, water, and to use the bathroom.

I am short on supply, I need to stock up again. Oh, yes, I forgot to mention: my name is Max Cage, I am a 24-year-old-male. I live on my own. I had a family, but The Darkness took them away from me. OH! That wretched, disgusting, evil Darkness, ate my family! I was 20 years old when this happened…you heard right. The Darkness has been here for four years straight. No one knows how it came to be. It just appeared and took the town in complete darkness. People began to be eaten by these ‘shadows.’

I had already almost been eaten before, that’s when I was first out of stock. It was utterly terrifying. The way they slithered with their feet was enough to make me gag. I wish I had died that day. I miss everyone, but soon, I’ll have to go back out and scavenge. I’ll need a flashlight and matches, which I likely have.

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