First of all i want to start by saying i did not see what did this, but is had to be something. This took place in the summer of 2007. I had just started working at a security company, and was tasked with guarding an apartment building that was under construction. Workers were there until about 6 P.M., and i would make sure no one came in and stole any of the equipment, or supplies. There apartments were the kind that had stairs on each end that went up and down with open ended corridor. The doors were those aluminium ones, and this is important later. Part of my job at this site was to patrol the four stories every hour, and make sure all the doors were still closed and locked. At about 2 A.M. I left my car, which was seconding as my office, and started to walk around. As i got to the third floor of the second building i just felt fight, flight, or freeze kick in. So i just bolted. I made it down the hall and to the end of the stairs, and started jumping down the stairs. I made it back to my car, and stayed in it until sunrise. When i went to go investigate before the morning construction crews came in i found on one of the doors on the third floor bent and swung opened. I went to examine the door, and make sure no one had broken in. When i closed the door my stomach dropped. On the outside of the door was three deep claw marks. Each one about a hand’s width apart from the others. It had torn through the door, and done so much damage that they had to replace it. I never heard anything approaching, and if not for my instincts i would have probably not be here to type this up.
The following story is true and happened last year during December. Before I begin I’d like to preface the story by saying I am a 16 year old boy who is 6 feet tall, and I am very muscular. It takes a lot to scare me, and whenever I’m out with friends or alone I always have a balisong, aka butterfly knife on me. The ones I own are also brand knives from Bladerunners systems, so they are sturdy and I know I can trust them to work properly if I ever need to use them. I would also like to state that during the story I did not have my phone because I did not want to have anything to distract me. This will be explained later on. On to the story.
I live in an urban part of Memphis, next to a place called the wolf river. It is a popular area for bikers and runners because it has long winding trails that go through a forested area with a river going through the middle. Sometimes I used to go out in the middle of the night and skate along the paved trails, however after this encounter with what I saw last December I don’t think I’ll ever go back there at night.
Anyways around mid December when my school got off for winter break, I decided one night to go out and skate to, as well as on the wolf river. Even during winter it doesn’t snow or ice over very much down here, so I knew it would be safe. As I crossed the street and entered the trail, I could hear the sounds of crickets and the noise of the forest around the trail. I love nature and the sound immediately calmed me.
As soon as you get a few feet into the trail there is a part where you can turn left or right. I decided to turn left because I knew that went deeper in to the forest and I wasn’t planning on going home any time soon. There where also a lot of downhill parts in that direction so it would be much more fun to glide down and cruise on my skateboard. About halfway in to the trail I stopped and sat on a bench to rest. I pulled out my alpha beast and began to flip it. I’ve been flipping balisongs for 3 years so I’m very experienced, and apart from skating it’s one of my favorite hobbies.
After a good 30 minutes of flipping and attempting to master zero gravity chaplins, I decided to begin skating again. I was about to reach an area where you can go over a long bridge made for bikers and runners, when I noticed something that put my off slightly. A few moments earlier the forest was bustling with noise from all the animals, but now it was dead quiet. I don’t know how to explain it, but it was that point of dead silence where all you hear is a ringing in your own ears from the sound of absolute nothingness. I brushed the silence off as just the animals thinking I was a predator, disregarding the fact that if that was true they would have been silent the whole time I was there.
A few more turns in to the trail I felt an overwhelming sense of dread. Not just any dread, but the kind of dread you feel when you feel like you’re being watched, and you’re cornered at the same time. I got off my skateboard and stood dead still. I listened and looked around, determined to find the source. Nothing. I was about to brush off the feeling when I saw it.
Behind a thick tree about 50 feet away, I saw it. A pair of glowing red eyes and a clawed hand peering at me from behind a tree. The eyes had no pupils and looked almost like rubies being shone on by a light, and the claws. The fucking claws. It had 3 fingers and a thumb. Each finger was skinny with a long, black, shiny spike that was at least a foot long. They looked like fingernails, but somehow at the same time, not. My heart sank. It didn’t move at all. I locked eyes with it for what felt like an eternity. Finally I used every fiber of my being to take 1 step back.
As soon as I did this it knew I was trying to get away and it ran at breakneck speed towards me, closing at least 20 feet every second. The thing was on all fours, but I could tell just by watching it move that it was easily 7 feet tall if it where to stand. I knew I wouldn’t be able to outrun it, and the trail I was on towards it was all downhill so skating away was out of the question. My only option was to fight as best I could. If it weren’t for my alpha beast and replicant I know I would not be telling this story today.
Before it got close enough to me, I pulled out both of my knives. I would like to state before I continue that they are both incredibly sharp and both sport a 4.5 inch blade made of Stainless Steel, with my alpha beast having titanium handles, so they are very sturdy and reliable knives, with a very sharp edge to top it off. I knew that even if I died, I could at least severely injure this… Thing. As soon as it closed in it pounced on me, but I managed to drive both knives into its lower torso once it jumped. It let out a painfully loud screech and I blacked out. I woke up about an hour later lying in a pool of blood. I knew I wasn’t out long because I left home around 11:30 pm and it was now 2:30 am.
Both of my knives where in my hands, covered in black blood. The creature was nowhere to be seen, however I had very long gashes in both of my elbows and a bite mark on my lower jaw. I immediately got up, grabbed my skateboard, and booked it home. I cleaned my wounds and dressed them, as well as cleaning my clothes immediately in the washing machine. I hid my wounds from my parents and when they asked about the cuts on my face I told them I cut myself while shaving. They didn’t question it. To this day I have no idea what attacked me on the wolf river trail.
There’s only one thing I know. Whenever I go there now, it’s with friends and during the day. I just hope I’m the only person that’s had this kind of encounter. I don’t want to think about what this could have done to a jogger at night or some poor defenseless person
I’ve been wanting to tell about this encounter for the longest time on this here but I didnt’t think anyone would believe me but here it is…I’m a 21 year old female from a small town in Mississippi, My story begins in the smaller town of Columbia where my fiance’ is from. This all started the first time I stayed the night at his house, he would always tells me how creepy the woods around his parents house are and how they would always creep him out as a kid. So one night around 8:30 or so we decided to go walk the old trails that were starting to grow back up cause he hasn’t been in those woods since he was a kid, so we started walking and we kept hearing these weird noises thinking it’s just us being big babies we kept walking the deeper and it got the quieter the deeper we got and at one point we saw these old cars and toys….just.. sitting there tangled up in the trees and vines…I tugged his arm and he says “don’t worry baby girl that’s normal around here”. Let’s just say..I stayed pretty close to him after that, He had to use the bathroom so he walked across the branch to cross the creek and I stayed back in the woods watching him go across the water, he climbed the other side and said he would be back in a few minutes. I just looked around staying pretty close to the edge of the woods so I could see when he would come back, I heard leaves crunching behind me thinking it was just my fiance’s Alaskan Husky ingeniously named Husky.. I breathed a sigh of relief and turned to call to him to come give me some comfort of being alone in woods I’ve never been in before..but as when I turned around it didn’t take me long to realize it wasn’t Husky..It was this..this creature hunched over looking at me. Now as a background on myself I love listening to monster sightings and paranormal stuff. But I’ve never heard a story about a creature looking like this thing, It was huge compared to my height of 5’6 and it would have towered my 6’2 fiance’ as well.. this thing was skinny and had black and brown hair all over with huge eyes that were almost human looking but its legs were long and bowed out to the sides slightly like it was horseback riding to long..it walked closer to me slowly I stepped back and slipped of the edge of the embankment and before I knew what was happening I opened my eyes to see this thing holding my arm pulling me back up into the woods and standing me on my feet again.. it just turned it’s headed to the side and stared at me, it turned and ran away when Husky came running towards it barking. I leaned down to pet Husky and heard my fiance’ calling for me I turned and walked over to him trying to explain what I saw and he just joked and said it was probably just Bigfoot. Of course I don’t believe him I know what I saw and even to this day when I stay the weekends I’ll see it standing in the woods on the way to his house, and standing in the woods behind his house and when it sees me it just leans it’s head to the side for a second or two puts it’s head back upright again and then walks back into the woods. Please if anyone else knows what this thing is or has any idea or had a similar encounter please let me know. Thank You!