My best friend, Rachel, and I have been friends almost our entire lives. Since 2nd grade, and we are now graduated out of school. The first time I ever spent the night at her house, which was probably around the 6th grade, we saw something.
We both woke up out of a dead sleep and looked at the window. What we saw changed our lives forever. It looked similar to a man, but with red eyes. I thought I was dreaming at first, but the next morning Rachel asked me if I had seen it. That’s when she told me that wasn’t her first encounter with it. She had seen it outside her house, which is up on a big hill surrounded by woods, several times since she was around 6 years old. We have both seen this creature several times since then, both together and separately. It’s taller than the average man around 6 to 7 feet, it’s arms and legs look like they have been stretched, its skin is so pale it looks gray, and it moves extremely fast unless it wants you to see it.
When I lived with my dad (his house is about a mile away from Rachel’s) I had woke up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, as I walk past the front door I happen to look out of the side-panel window next to it and I saw the creature for a split second on the porch. It stepped right out of the porch light to where it was pitch black. I ran to the bathroom and stayed in there for about 20 minutes to try and calm down. When I went back out of the bathroom I ran to my room. I was probably 17 at the time.
Another terrifying experience with this thing was when me, Rachel, and my dads friend were taking my girlfriend home. After we had dropped her off, we went the long way to Rachel’s house. Rachel and I were in the back of the truck, just enjoying the breeze. It was dark out, probably 9 or 10 pm, and we went by this house that was in the middle of a huge, open field. They had a bright porch light, and a little ways away from the house was a single tree. Rachel and I both looked near the tree, but not at the tree because beside it was the creature. It just stood there in the open. It’s like it wanted us to see it.
I don’t know what this thing is, but if you have ever seen the movie “The Descent” that’s the closest thing I have to describe it. I am completely terrified of that movie. I watched it, and it literally put me in tears. I love horror movies and I don’t get scared too easily by them, but I guess it’s the personal accounts that got me. Almost every time we have seen it, it’s like it wanted to be seen, but it just stands there and watches.
I live in a small, backwoods town in southern Ohio. It’s only 10 minutes to West Virginia and 15 minutes from Kentucky. These stories are only a few of the many encounters. I am now 20 years old, but I haven’t seen it in a while, but it continues to haunt my memories. If you have ever seen anything like this please comment.
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