This isn’t so much a story as a question. The question being, what is it? I have searched the internet trying to figure out what this was and why it happened but I cannot find anything. I’ve had one experience with a shadow figure but it was nothing compared to this. So now I will tell you what happened to my family and maybe somebody can help me with it.
In December of 2006 my family and I moved into a new house. Well, new for us, it was an older house. I am the head of the household. I have a wife and 3 small children. At the time we thought we were really lucky to find such an awesome deal. This was a 2800 sq foot house in the woods with no neighbors for $1000.00 a month. I was a successful car salesman at the time and my wife is a nurse. We thought the house was great but after moving in I noticed something very odd. There had been a padlock on the door of the basement that had been removed but you could still see the screw holes in the door and on the frame where it had been. The strange thing is, afterward I felt like something was waiting for me to notice that because after I did, that’s when things started to happen.
The house was a bi-level house with half of the house being a two story house and the other half being one story. The part of the house that was bi-level had the bedrooms on the second floor. The other half had the living room, dining room and kitchen. One night after putting our kids to be upstairs my wife and I were watching TV in the living room. About an hour or so after the kids were asleep my 4-year-old son came running down the stairs terrified and screaming. After I got him calmed down he asked me told me there was something in his room that kept grabbing him and was trying to pull him off of his bed by his ankles. When he said it, it made the hair on my neck stand up. I calmed him down and got him to go back to sleep by laying with him in his room. A few hours after that my wife and I were in bed and were awoken by blood curdling screams coming from our 2-year-old daughters room. When we went in her room she was sitting straight up on her bed screaming at the top of her lungs with her eyes closed. There was nothing we could do to get her to stop. We both tried holding her and coddling her but it didn’t work. We tried to wake her up and that wouldn’t work. Finally after about 10 minutes she just laid down and was silent again.
After this nothing notable happened until spring. Now I am a smoker and there was a decent deck on the back of the house that I took to smoking on. One warm spring night I was standing on the deck smoking a cigarette when I heard something coming through the woods. It wasn’t uncommon to hear deer and other smaller animals scurrying about in the forest but there was something much different to this. It sounded like it was coming directly at me. As it grew louder I knew it was coming directly at me and it also sounded like it was walking on two legs. I’ve lived in the woods for most of my life and I can tell when something is walking on two legs or four. From the deck the edge of the woods was about 25 to 30 ft away. Whatever this was walked all the way to the edge of the woods and stopped. As I squinted to try to see if I could see anything it being to pace back and forth and I was sure it was watching me. I called out “I own a gun” but it didn’t even stop for a second. It had a slow methodical walk as it paced back and forth. This was in stark contrast to when it was walking toward me. Which was a more purposeful walk. I quickly when inside and turned the lights out and looked through the window to see if I could see anything but I couldn’t.
By the next morning I had convinced myself that it was a deer and I had just given myself the willies because I was alone out there. But then it happened that night and the night after. It only happened after everyone else was in the bed and I was outside smoking by myself. Then it got worse.
After a few nights it didn’t scare me anymore because it would walk to the edge of the forest and then stalk back and forth. I got to where I would finish my cigarette and then give it the finger and go back in the house. One night I was outside smoking and it came as always and started stalking as always and I just stood there and stared in its direction the whole time. I consider myself a decent size guy and I am not scared easily so I decided to stand my ground. It must have sensed this because it stopped and made the strangest sound at me. I know what a deer grunt and snort sounds like and it wasn’t either of those. It wasn’t a large cat dog sound or any other animal I can think of either. It was like a low guttural evil growl. That doesn’t even do it justice. It was something I had never heard before that’s for sure. And it definitely scare me so bad that before I knew it I was back on the other side of the door looking back out. After that I would smoke in the garage or with my hand sticking out the door.
After a couple of weeks of this I had convinced myself once again that I had just given myself the willies and there was really nothing to be afraid of so one night I went outside to smoke. Not long after I went outside I heard it come from two different directions. One came at me from my left and one came at me from directly in front of me. The rest of what happened to me happened really fast but I’m going to try to explain the best I can. Once the two entities walked to the edge of the woods I saw a blur of white go from my right to my left in front of me. Then from the corner of my eye there was something standing there that at first I believed was a deer but when I turned to look at it there was nothing there. Then from the woods I heard a horrible, terrifying scream and then I ran into the house. I didn’t go out to smoke ever again after that.
A few nights later I was awoken to the sound of our bedroom door rattling. We would sleep with our bedroom door open and the hallway light on in case one of our kids got up to go to the bathroom. As I was waking up my first thought was one of the kids was up playing with the door because as I was opening my eyes I could see someone in the doorway that was about 3 feet tall. I opened my eyes wide to tell them to go back to bed and there was nobody there.
After that I decided to move my family out of that house. We were actually sued by the landlord because we broke our lease early. If anyone can help with what happened there I would greatly appreciate it because it’s bugged me ever since. Thank you.
Sent in by Dennis, Copyright 2011 TrueGhostTales.com