The Thing in the woods

One day in July during the summer me, my boyfriend, and my two friends decided to go to this near by nature park in the town where I live called Mancos Colorado to play hide and seek. Now this park isn’t all too big but it still has many hiding places. I was the first to be the seeker so I counted to 40 then started searching for the others. I went off on one of the many little trails and heard the sound of leaves crunching coming from the left of me, so I turned my head to see what looked to be a person crouching behind a tree. I thought that it was one of the others so I called out their names but it didn’t answer. I looked around the surrounding area to see if I could see anyone else but no one was around me. I turned back to where the thing was, but it was gone so I went out to look around the other trails. I eventually found my boyfriend and we went around looking together for the other two. We went down to a more muddy area and I was looking around when David, my boyfriend, nudged my shoulder and told me to look to our left and to our horror there standing about 20 yards from us stood this 9 foot tall humanoid creature. It’s arms were stretched down to its knees and it’s skin was a chard gray with red patches all over it and it’s knees were bent backwards. It wasn’t facing us so we ran out and heard it scream which scared the shit out of us so we ran and eventually ran into the other two. We told them what had just happened but they didn’t believe us until all of us heard the scream once more. We booked it to the clearing of the park and sat there contemplating what we had just heard and David and I were contemplating what had just seen. We described the being to our friends and they just looked at each other and said they had seen something like that except crouching behind a tree and that’s why we had found them together. The other two went home and David and I went to my house for a little. None of us have seen the thing since that day and the image of the thing still haunts me and I hope we never run into it again.

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The Big Man

I’ve gone through the woods many times in many different places throughout Pennsylvania. One afternoon, some friends of mine dared me to walk with them through an area that was a favorite haunt of Bigfoot, according to the locals. I’ve been a Bigfoot buff since the age of 6, and am very respectful of the legends that I had been told by Native Americans about the creature. Despite feeling uneasy, I took them up on their challenge. It was about 5:30 when we entered the woods. It was public land, so anyone could be there besides just us.

We had been walking for about an hour when I started to smell something bad. I’ve smelled skunks, spoiled milk, rotten eggs, and a wet dog. It was worse than all of those together. I looked at my friends and all 4 of them were standing as still as statues with eyes as wide as possible, staring to my left. I slowly turned to where they were looking and saw what I never thought I would see in my life. It was an honest-to-God Bigfoot. He/She was about 8 feet tall, covered in brownish-red fur, and was staring at us with yellow eyes. It was only about 50 yards away. In other words, too close for comfort! One of my friends said “That guy is huge.” My girlfriend, who was with us said “That isn’t a guy!”

All 5 of us started to run like Satan was after us. What truly terrified me was the fact that there was huge footsteps behind us. One of my friends took a quick peek over his shoulder and said “Oh God! It’s chasing us!” We ran even faster. Now, I can run a 4.12 in the 40-yard dash, but I bet this Bigfoot could do it in half the time. We kept running through stitches in our sides, bramble bushes, thorn covered shrubs, and every other obstacle you would expect in the forest. I fell at one point and scraped my elbow. I got up and kept running. After we got back to the road, we kept running, all the way to my friend’s house that we had been staying at. As soon as we ran inside, we slammed the door, locked it, then went around the house, locking every door and window. After we had secured the house, my girlfriend looked out the window, through the curtain. She turned around, pale as glue and said hoarsely “It’s coming towards the door.” We all grabbed any weapon we could find, from a candlestick to a knife and waited. After 15 minutes of silence, my girlfriend looked back out the window and said “It’s gone.” We all immediately relaxed and stayed up the rest of the night.

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