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The forests around Cedar Grove West Virginia were always a favorite hiking spot of mine up until the day I saw him. I remember it so clearly, a cold autumn afternoon, I was out for a refreshing hike, nothing creepy or frightening at all. I had been jogging for about an hour when I realized it was getting dark already.

So I took a seat on a fallen log to catch my breath and decide which trail would take me home quicker. I guess I must have gotten distracted and started thinking of other things because by the time I started heading back, it was almost dark. Cursing myself for not bringing a flashlight I jogged faster along the trail.

No one else was in sight, and neither were any houses. I was guided only by moonlight. After about five minutes of running I began to feel funny. I am not one to be scared of the dark or forests, but I felt very nervous and jittery. Suddenly every noise made me jump, and every shadow frightened me.

I heard a branch snap to my right. I ran faster. Then I heard it again, closed this time. It sounded like something was walking towards me. The nervous feeling swelled from the bottom of my stomach. I peered into the trees, all I could see were shadows.

I pulled out my phone and turned on the flashlight. I held it up and scanned the light into the darkness. At first I couldn’t see him,but then the light of my phone reflected off his huge watching eyes. He was about 30 feet away. He wore a plaid red and black shirt, baggy blue jeans, and had a mess of black hair. I couldn’t really see his face, but something seemed very off about it. It was disfigured and creepy.

I felt the blood drain from my face. My stomach went cold. I dropped my phone on the ground and ran. I didn’t stop or slow until I was back home and all the lights were on. I slept very little that night.

The next day I went back to the forest to find my phone. But this time it was broad daylight and plenty of people were around. Once I got to the place where I dropped my phone, I started searching. It was no where to be found. After a few minutes I figured that someone had probably picked it up and ran. I started walking back when I saw it lying on the ground, propped up against a tree. I grabbed it and turned it on. It immediately pulled up a picture that I never took. It was a photo of someone from the shoulders up looking down at the screen wearing a red and black plaid shirt. It’s eyes reflected off the light and blurred it’s face. The scariest part was that behind the man was my house.

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I actually wrote this before I had a profile. I give myself credit.