The Lamp Post/The Board

I was, 12, and finally on summer break. The day I saw this guy was, strangely beautiful. Quiet, and somewhat creepy. I didn’t think much of it, because I love silence, no one nearby. Not needing to deal with the problem of others who like to talk.

But back to the story, I had just walked the lake a few times with my best friend. We had gone back to my friend’s house, since he lives right by the lake. We then sat down in the grass talking for literally hours, which I was getting drained from this, boredom was taking me over. Suddenly, lets call my friend Luke, I’m sure my friend doesn’t want his real name out, Luke asks if I want a drink. I politely said no but thanked him, he went in to get himself his own. I didn’t want a drink, knowing he’ll take a long time, so I would get silence.

But, the post in front of me, suddenly flicked. I stared under it, so I would be able to watch it flicker but also watch if someone was tampering with anything connected to it. I didn’t see anyone. I thought, it’s just old, that’s why it flickered. But as I looked down to continue playing with the grass and dirt, in the darkness I caught a glimpse.

Some background, most of my friends think theres something paranormal about me, because apparently at a birthday party I was at in 3rd grade, I did something I don’t remember. I walked out of the other room which I got for myself, with out my glasses, so everything would be blurry. And my friend who was the birthday kid, said my eyes weren’t fully open. But what I said, shocked him and only him. “Don’t play it.”

“What?” He responded, but I quickly said, “don’t play the board.” Then I walked back inside the other room. Everyone looked at my friend, to see he was reaching for a board under the couch, which was a ouija board. He looked at everyone and, he says he didn’t say anything about it and was planning to say something after getting it out.

I stared now, at the glimpse I saw. The person, it was a silhouette of a person. I was watching it grow closer to the post. I watched them step into the light of the post, I saw they were hooded, covered in black clothing. They rose their hands and started making whooshing and other noises, moving their hands, the light now flickering rapidly. I stood up, knowing he couldn’t see me. I had a small stone in hand, ready to throw, when Luke kicked open the front door and charged out. Luke had saw the man through the window, and thought the man was going to hurt me.

Luke thought this because he think he saw the man look over at me when I stood. The sudden door flying open scared the stranger and me, and as I looked to see what caused the crash. Luke was charging at the man, already almost beside me. The man simply walked back into the shadows, and took off. I grabbed Luke before his foot hit the ground. For once I remembered what I did, and I remember what I felt and heard. Something was telling me not to follow him, because this man was unknown, so unknown dangers. This wasn’t me but I agreed with it, and while Luke was yelling at me to let go, I said, “don’t.” I realised I was being ‘paranormal’ again. So I sat down and hugged my knees acting like I was scared, which I’m surprised he believed it. Since I’m normally emotionless.

I’m now long gone from 6th grade, and I’ve done many creepy things. And I still listen to the warnings of the random thoughts I get. Luke and I still talk, and he hasn’t seen the man ever since the incident. I’m glad, as I don’t want him getting hurt or haunted.

the piper road creature

My name is Olivia, and about two years ago I finally escaped the hell that was my old home. I’ve lived on a road called Piper Road for almost six years, and through those years i’ve had many strange encounters and have seen some very disturbing things, but nothing can compare to the creature that stalked me and my friend for years. Piper Road was a quiet road, slightly out in the country, the homes were a good distance apart, but still within walking distance, my friends home was one house down from mine, so we’d often hang out with each other in the woods behind our homes. These woods were about three or four acres, and surrounded by dry vast fields that we’d have to run through to get to the woods. Because we’d go to the woods so often, we had gotten used to the strange growls and occasional footsteps coming from the thick brush beyond the thin trails. Me and my friend, Miranda, had once traveled off the trails once, to explore and hopefully find what was causing all of the strange noises and footsteps, but when we did, we couldn’t move, we had stumbled across an opening in the thick brush, where bodies of deer where piled on top of one another, their bodies were bloodied, and tore, with thick claw marks engraved in each. Limbs were also thrown around the surrounding area, and the same claw marks on the bodies covered the trees. A few moments after we found the bodies of deer we heard cracking and fast uneven footsteps, my friend grabbed my arm and practically dragged me out of the woods as we heard the footsteps fade and sharp growling in the distance. We asked each other about what that thing could’ve been, but nothing seemed to make sense, the only animal bg enough to take down all of those deer, and have claw marks that big would’ve had to been a bear, or a wolf at the least, but we live in michigan, and there are no bears or wolves that come down this far that we know of.

After that, we promised each other never to go off the trails again, and to never go into those woods alone. However, years past and she was in high school and I was in my last year of middle school, so we barely even saw each other, those promises we made were broken as I had decided to go into the woods alone one evening, I remember the time, seven-ten, the sun was floating just above the horizon, so it was still very light out. I had called a few friends as I walked around the woods, talking to them on the phone leisurely without fear, but to this day, I regret being so ignorant. As I ended my last phone call and made my way to the entrance to the woods to leave, I began hearing subtle noises, brush moving, strange hissing noises, but nothing too strange, until I was only about twenty feet from the entrance. I heard footsteps, not of an animal, they were in sync, one after the other, because of this I assumed they were human, so I called out to what I thought was my friend, “Miranda?” I questioned, but the footsteps didn’t stop so I called again, “Miranda is that you? c’mon this isn’t funny.” Then I saw it, only four feet ahead of me, as it began to walk out of the thick brush, it stopped, and I could see it. It was tall, maybe seven feet, but hunched over, with its arms hanging loosely from its sides, it was a strange color, the skin color was faded and had a freakish silver tint to it. As I stared at the beast more I slowly began to realise how inhuman it was, it arms were so long that as I traced them with my eyes I realised they touched the ground and sagged, it was also very thin, however because half of its body was covered by leaves I wasn’t able to see all of its face, what I could see was that its jaw was opened in an inhuman way and  was hanging disturbingly low and wide.

I stood there staring at that monster for what felt like hours, move, move! you have to move! what are you doing!? I mentally screamed at myself but my body wouldn’t listen. Then I saw its head tilt as if it were wondering why I was still standing there. I could feel its eyes piercing me, as it shifted its weight and leaned in my direction. At that moment my heart felt as if it had stopped beating, everything was dead silent, not even the wind blew. I told myself I had to pass that thing if I wanted out of these dammed woods, there was no other way. I took a deep breath and began to walk forward, “It’s fine, it’s just your imagination, it’s not real,” I told myself as I walked directly by it, so close i could hear its breathing. Then I ran for home, never in my life have I ran as fast as I did that night,and as I got to my house the sun was at its very last light, I went to the back room and looked out the window, to see it there, at the edge of the woods, watching me.

Giant White Creature

I’m not trying to suck up to anyone by saying this or just to get into a video but I have been watching a lot of Darkness Prevails on YouTube these past few months the only reason I mentioned it is to say that I know the general appearance of monsters such as the Wendigo or Werewolf but the thing I saw I’ve never heard of before.

Before I begin the story there are few things you need to know. I am a baptist christian so I don’t believe in ghosts or that sort of thing but I firmly believe that monsters are far too real.

This “encounter” if you will happened when I was fourteen and  me and my dad were deer hunting at a friends house in upstate New York, we were hunting in a field behind the friends house. Between the house and the field was two large garages and a small valley woods surrounded the field on three sides with a farm off to the left side I don’t know the exact distances but now you know enough for me to go on with the tale.

Me and my dad were sitting in the hunting blind (more of a elevated large plastic can) and it was getting darker and no deer had shown up yet so I was getting bored and staring out of one of the plastic windows in the blind that was facing the house, the window was filthy but it was propped open to let in some cooler air.

As I was staring out of the window I saw this thing, I don’t know what else to call it, at first I thought it was a large white dog like a great dane but it was far too long for a great dane in the five to nine foot range and it had four long legs and it seemed to have a almost graceful stride,

I couldn’t judge the height of the creature due to the distance but if I had to guess possibly close to four or even five feet tall.

When the creature first appeared I whispered “Dad look,” he turned around thinking I had seen a deer he saw the thing but shrugged it off and said “Must be a neighbors dog,” after that he turned away and looked back toward the forest scanning for deer ,

but I still watched the creature as it walked toward one of the garages witch had a large opening in the front and the back with some landscaping equipment and tractors in it. I really wish I had thought to write it down as soon as I saw it  for now I can only remember fuzzy details for instance I can,t remember what the things head looked like or if it even had one but I do know that it had some sort of long tail.

This is my first time writing a story and this mystery is bugging me so please if someone knows what this might have been tell me please.

 

That Thing

First of all, I would just like to say that I still don’t know what I saw to this day but I have some idea of what it was.

Let’s begin.

I have always been afraid of the dark. But ever since I saw that thing I am even more terrified than before.

I was on my way home from my granny’s house and it was only about half past 8 or 9 at night. It was dark though because it was the winter and it still is (this only happened a few weeks ago).

As my mum was driving home along the country roads, I was looking out the window as I usually do. I quite like looking out the window when I’m in the car because there is just something so relaxing about it. I just don’t like it now at night.

As we were coming onto the motorway, there was this house. I’d never seen it before so I was intrigued and I keep looking for closer inspection.

I suddenly got this dull sunken feeling in my stomach. You know that feeling you get when something bad is about to happen. Yeah, I got that.

So, as my eyes moved away from the house as we drove past I saw this strange, white figure standing on a tree stump almost beside the derelict well some distance from their house. It was unlike anything I have ever seen.

This thing was tall. Very tall. It looked about 6 foot something and its eyes were glowing this yellowy orange color, kind of like when you see a fox on the road and your headlights illuminate their eyes.

It had abnormally long arms and was hunched over like you do when you have just come home from a long day at work or school and you are shear exhausted.

It was a slim creature and its paper white complexion made it looked ill and frail.

Its hands were extremely bony and it had very long fingers to complete the creepiness.

If you can’t picture it already it basically looked like slender man stripped of his clothes.

I have a pretty good photographic memory so I can see it and scan everywhere afterwards. But what was strange about this creature was it wasn’t male nor female. It was flat, down there. Excuse me for saying.

I couldn’t manage to see its feet as they were covered by the rail at the edge of the road to stop your car from going into a field if you crash. Presumably, it had feet. I dread to imagine what they were like.

It was staring straight at me. But there was no emotion. It was blankness. Once I had processed what I was seeing I immediately hid under my blanket. All I could see was that creature lurking. The full image. Everything I saw in a split second kept flashing before my eyes yet it was standing still. It seemed to last for eternity.

Now I think about it, my surroundings felt unnatural, different maybe. Passing that house, I couldn’t hear the cars going past. Every sound I heard seemed to be dull. Like the volume had been purposely turned down. But straight after we passed it, it was back to normal.

I would really appreciate it if somebody, anybody could tell me what I saw.

It was shortly after this incident that I came across darkness prevails. I listened to the stories about skin walkers and I’m thinking that it might be something like that. But if anybody has any idea please tell me. Thanks.

No Time

I don’t know what is happening to me and I’m posting here in hopes I will find some answers. First, I have to give some information that will be important later. My Mom works the night shift and usually comes home at around  6 or 7 in the morning. I always hear her when she comes home because my room is right next to the front door with only a wall separating us, and my headboard is up against that wall. There is even a big ass bell that hangs on the door knob. I also have a clock which sits on my nightstand right next to my bed and when laying on my left side I can see it clearly. That clock has been showing me the wrong time for a while, I know this because sometimes when my mom has come home, I look up at my clock it will say something other than 6 or 7 in the morning usually showing the times between 2 a.m.- 12 p.m. or those exact times. When I would go to reset it later in the day though it would be showing the correct time.

 

Now I didn’t think much of it and just chalked it up to it being an old clock, but one night I looked at my phone to check the real time and it said the exact same time that was on my clock on my nightstand. Which this time was 12:30 which I knew had to be wrong because I remember looking at my phone clock before falling asleep and it was almost two in the morning. I kind of got a little freaked out and thought it was odd, so I went out into the kitchen to check the time on the microwave and again it said 12:30. I checked the one on the DVD player and again it said 12:30. I began to try and rationalize this by coming to the conclusion that the power must have went out around that time and that’s why the clocks were displaying that (it’d been doing that a lot recently due to all the snow) and I just didn’t notice it when I came home from work.That didn’t explain why my phone was showing the same time. I decided to turn my phone off and then back on again thinking it could be just a bizarre coincidence, but when it turned back on it still showed the same time. I began to get a bit scared, so I decided to call my mother. She didn’t answer but that wasn’t odd she was at work. Still, a bit freaked by it I went back to bed. For a week the same thing kept happening to all the clocks, but the time had changed. They would now show between 6 to 1 in the morning or those exact times.

 

One night a little after the first week I noticed this, I heard my mom coming through the door and I looked at my clock and it said 6 o’clock. Thinking it was just her, I closed my eyes trying to go back to sleep, just as she closed the door. Now a few minutes passed and I heard the door opening and shutting again. Still thinking it was my mom and maybe she forgot something in the car, I just laid there with my eyes still closed. It happened again, still me thinking it being my mom that just came back in, but then it happened a fourth time. So I decided I would get up and see if she needed help with anything. As I was pushing my covers off I .glanced at the clock, it said 5:57 am. When I saw that I felt a rush of fear go through me. At the time I thought that stupid because it was just my clocks being my clocks, but as I walked out into the hall and turned around the corner to face the door, I saw my door open and then close by itself right before my eyes. I stood there frozen with shock not believing what I just saw but the coldness picking at my skin told me otherwise. Then for some reason, I thought I should look at the clock on the DVD player and it said 5:57 am. I stood there just staring at it watching the time moving closer and closer to 6. At exactly that time the door opened again right in front of me. I screamed and ran to my room, shutting my door just before I heard my front door close again. I sat on my bed shaking almost crying, I was so scared. I called my mom but she didn’t answer. I tried to call my best friend but she didn’t answer either. I didn’t know what to do. I sat there frightened, just listening to the door opening and closing, three more times and then as suddenly as it started it stopped. I was too afraid to go back out there. I was too afraid to move, but I did glance over at my clock and it read 2:49 am.

 

I don’t remember falling asleep but I do remember my mom waking me up to tell me something. Before she could I asked her why she didn’t call me back. She looked at me for a second and said she had no missed call from me and asked me if it was important. I said I would explain later and then she went to her room. I called my best friend, knowing she usually up getting ready for work by now. Out of curiosity, I asked if she had a missed call from me. She said no.
This is getting at bit long but there are more events like this that have happened to me. If you would like to hear about them please say so and I will post them.