When I was at least 12 years old, I used to live with my auntie,uncle and my cousin out in the country in a farm. My parents abandoned me when I was very little, so my uncle and untie took me in.
The farm was very small and we were very poor. One day, me and my cousin were playing hide and seek, it was my turn to seek and my cousin turn to hide, obviously. My cousin ran out far into the forest while I was counting, and once I was done I ran to where I thought I heard his footsteps were.
This was in the afternoon when we were doing this. I searched for about 2 hours as far as I can remember. It was no evening and I began to worry.
So I began screaming out my cousin’s name, “JACOB!”. There was no answer, I kept shouting till I heard footsteps behind me. I quickly turned saying “This isn’t funny, Jacob.”, I saw a shadow run by the trees when I turned.
I would shout my cousin’s name again but no answer. But then a hand would be laid on my shoulder, the hand was very big with long claws.
I felt a shiver down my spine, slowly turning my head.
My eyes widened as I saw a creature, a very tall one. It was bloody with giant antlers and a head of a deer skull. It had it’s bones showing, and some skin missing. It would breathe heavily and I did the same. I then screamed at the top of my lungs. I would push the beast and began running as fast as I could. I would cry and sweat.
I stopped, thinking I was far enough and I would pant. I would run out the forest 10 minutes later and ran to my house. I then quickly opened the door, closing it and locking it. I closed all the blinds and doors. I then turned and saw my cousin with a traumatized face, I also had a traumatized face.
My auntie and uncle quickly come down and asked us what happened.
I told her everything. They thought we were playing a prank on them and sent us to eat dinner and go to sleep. Before going to sleep I asked my cousin if he was okay and he whispered “No.”.
I opened up my computer and searched up the same descriptions the beast had, I got many results and the only thing that actually matched the descriptions was the “Wendigo.”.
I closed my computer and went back to sleep, me and my cousin both had a hard time sleeping after that experience.