Was it the Boogeyman?

Posted on October 2, 2010

My name is Charmaine and this is my story… When I was about 7 years old I started seeing this small creature, it was the size of a dwarf, had sharp yellowish teeth, had red eyes and it’s fingers looked like they were sharpened. At first the creature didn’t do much, it just stood on my table in front of the bed and looked at me, it scared me. I couldn’t move, I was so scared. Later it would smile at me, the evilest smile I had ever seen, later it pointed and smiled. I tried to ignore it, but it wouldn’t go away. I was so scared to go to bed at night. It would appear each night, when the lights were turned off and my parents were sleeping. They never believed me when I told them about the ‘thing’.

After a few months I ignored it and it didn’t like that, he started to scratch the under side of my bed, I still ignored it… until one night that it jumped on my bed and scratched me. I screamed and my parents came, and told me I had a bad dream. The next morning there were scratches on my arm. This continued for over 6 years. I got fed up with it and one night I looked it in the eyes and told it to go away and it did.

I never saw it again, but felt it’s presence one more time. I was 16 at the time. I was visiting my friend and it was late so I decided to sleep there, we were sharing a bed (me, her and her boyfriend). I woke up because her boyfriend was freaking out and said that the boogeyman was here. I sat up and I could feel the ‘thing’, but didn’t see it. I ran to put the lights on and when we looked at her boyfriends arm there were scratches on it. He told me what he saw… he describe exactly the same thing that I saw years ago. I went cold and the fear came back.

I told him that I faced my fears and told it to go away and it did. This thing lives on fear. He tried it and after a while the thing went away.

Does anyone know what this thing is? Has someone else seen this too?

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61 Responses to “Was it the Boogeyman?”
  1. sharayah says:

    i never seen anything like that and i’m sorry you saw that thing for so many years. i hope all is well with you and your friend.may God be with you.

    • Charmaine says:

      Thank you! I was really scared yes. I am well and haven’t seen or felt t again. Sadly my friend died a few years ago :(

      • J.J. says:

        sorry to ask , but how did she die???

      • danielle says:

        i had the same thing happen to me when i was 8, something had crawled onto my back it had red eyes and it really scared me it also smiled, no one believed me but i know what i saw, after that i never ever slept in the dark again bc when i do weird things do happen and i have woken up out of no where and a very tall black figure was standing at the end of my bed then it was leaning over me, i was the only person in my home i was not drunk on drugs or just seeing things i was 20 when that happened, I believe u there r weird things out there that cannot b explained, so if i was u i wouldnt sleep in the dark at least thats me

  2. NaniBanani says:

    WOW! That would’ve been such a scary experience!

  3. catlincat says:

    i saw a vidieo of it and they called it the jersy devil

  4. Charmaine says:

    Okay can you tell me where i can get this video? What is it and what does it want?

    • sharayah says:

      what is a Jersey Devil???

      • Bailee says:

        A jersy devil is a Cryptid. =]

      • Adina says:

        The Jersey devil is a devil that is seen often in New Jersey. It is said to be the child of the Leeds who was born deformed his mother thought it was so ugly she shood it off a couple of days later domestic animals started disappearing or being dead. Some people saw it kill their pets or saw its foot prints.

        • sharayah says:

          thank you. i did some reading on it and no i don’t think it was the jersey devil.but thanks for the info you all :)

  5. Adina says:

    It cant be the Jersey Devil.Because the Jersey devil has Wings.

    • Charmaine says:

      It didn’t have any wings and I’m not staying in New Jersey. So it couldn’t have been the jersey devil. Like I said it looked like a dwarf or gnome.

  6. Dylan says:

    Hey Charmaine,
    I believe it could have been the Alux from Myan Mythology traditions you may want to check it out on Wikipedia, Heres the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alux. And see if it fits your description. :D

  7. monique.hackett says:

    i certantly havnt seen it but one day my friend came to my house once to sleep over and she was wearing a red jumper and every time i asked her to take her jumper off she would get very figgetty and say no but then it was night time and we were talking i asked her why she didnt want to take her jumper off and she whispered that she saw the “boggey man” at first i didnt beleive her untill she rolled up her sleves and there were skratches all over her arms …. but shes ok now :)

    • Charmaine says:

      Hey Monique!
      Thank you for sharing your story…did you friend describe the ‘boogeman’? I’m so glad she’s okay now! :)

  8. heather says:

    i believe what you saw was a goblin a creature that does indeed thrive on fear and pain. the dwell in the shadows and cannot stand the light. my mima or gran told me this quick rhyme: goblin king goblin king evil as can be when the light hits the ground no where to be found .goblins are short gnome like creatures with messed up yellow teeth red eyes and claws they tend to have very bad breath and may look a bit like a gremlin and dwarve put together and no dear they do not have wings. i applaud your courage in telling this thing to go away it wont stay if your not afraid of it as that would defeat its purpose. may the earth goddess bless you and welcome your friend with loving arms.

    • Charmaine says:

      Thank you Heather for saying that about my friend :) It sounds like it might just be a goblin! All the descriptions fits! Haven’t seen it in years, and hope I will never see it again!

  9. cody says:

    You might of saw the redcap. I saw A picture of it .It looked just like the thing you were explaining.

  10. Carlos says:

    Did you see it every single night over that 6 or seven year period?Or just most nights?

  11. J.J. says:

    probably a goblin. i dont know too much about goblins, but it could be one. either that, or a demon. you should do some research on demons to see if thats it.

  12. Michael says:

    Hello Charmaine, I wrote my own experience ‘a magical experiment’, on this forum, when I browsing came across yours.. I think we may something in common.

    All beings are energy, (even humans), we just manifest our form according to the framework we happen to be in.. like 3D reality is a framework, Astral plane is another framework, ect, there ARE many , many types of energy beings and intelligent life all around us that we cannot normally see because the range of our senses is limited to only being able to pick up a narrow slice of the whole pie that is the vast energy vibration field..we call the universe.

    This being was probbably a gnome (the name given in hermetic magic), most are friendly and indifferent to humans, but just like we have bad people on our planet, there can be bad entities within that astral plane. fear creates a specific intense emotion and the more intense the fear the greater the energy that is built up and can be vampirised, there are many creatures which are energy vampires that suck the energy and feed off the intensity which they can use as a source of sustinance to themselves.

    People attract energy feeders all the time without being aware of it, they are attracted to a persons overall vibration or mood, and siphon off of it. When the being or entity can create fear in a person, it has the ability to create food for itself using that person like a sort of farm and it can be tough to get rid of until a fundamental shift of your vibration or mood/aura is no longer appealing to them.

    Hope this helps.

    • Charmaine says:

      Thank you Micheal, it helps a lot! Thank you for the reply! I really would like to read your story, but can’t seem to find it… what date was it published?

  13. alex says:

    i dont think its the boogeyman. ive expirienced these freaks before. the boogeymans the devil but this sounds like a shadow being. they from my experiences look like what u described. they connect to a person and eat their fear. this looks exactly like what ive seen only i saw mine twice and mine was fat and 8 ft tall

    • Charmaine says:

      Thanks for sharing your story alex… sounds scary! How did you get it to go away? Did it scratch you too?

  14. shaz says:

    Could be an alien

  15. spikedglove says:

    if it really ran away just by you saying go away. you should have said it really angrily and it would have been scared forever.

    • person says:

      Yes, but when Charmaine did tell it to go away, she didn’t know how it would react. For all she knew, by telling it to go away, she could have made it even madder and that would have been really bad. So basically, she took a risk but luckily it worked:D

      • Charmaine says:

        Yes, and I’m really glad it did tell it to go away! Luckily the think didn’t get even madder! So glad I’ve not seen it again, it’s been about 8 years now! :D

    • Charmaine says:

      @ spikedglove, yes it really just went away! never saw it again! I wasn’t afraid of it anymore, i faced my fears and it just left! Like I said..I think it lives on fear! Thanks for the reply :)

  16. kenny says:

    do you think the BOOGEYMAN is real? yes or no

  17. FaerchFan says:

    when i first read the title, i pictured the boogyman from the movie! you know, tall and hooded kinda like Death, and a creepy mask and stringy hair? this i think is just a little creepier.

  18. Anonymous says:

    omg my little sister had a VERY similar expierience!!!
    my litle sister is 6 and always makes up ridiculous stories but she always tells my parents about how she sees this “monster” in her room. she described it almost EXACTLY the same as you did! my parents didn’t believe her even after she showed them the little red scratches on her arm and the scratched wood on her bed post ( they assumed that she’d hurt herself or something.) and up until now i didnt believe her either! but after reading your story i’m totally convinced that she is telling the truth. i would love to experience this for myself and tell it to leave. so i think i will sleep with her in her bed tonight, and now i’ll tell my mom to keep the light on at night in her room!

    • Charmaine says:

      This “monster” is really evil and I hope you don’t experience it. I’m worried about your sister as I do know how she feels. Yes, keep the light on, but I’m not sure if it will stay away. I’m glad you now believe her and please be there for her. Does she see it often? Just remember this thing lives on fear and makes it stronger. Get a priest to cleanse the house or put a bible under her pillow! Hope you are well and this thing goes away! Keep well :)

  19. FAHIM says:

    Hmm…. Could be a DEMON! Or um well a creature or something might even be a ghost i say its a demon or maybe a boogeyman it COULD be anything else but ive never heard of it im just guessing REALLY creepy i dont want to expierince it becouse im only 9 hmmm……… i wonder i hope somebody investigates it it might come again!

    • Charmaine says:

      I’m sure you won’t, just don’t fear it! it’s been 8 years now and I haven’t see or felt it’s presence again! it could be anything, you are right! That is what makes it even more scary!

  20. chloe says:

    i think i saw it when i was 6 years old. I woke up in the middle of the night. and i swear something tiny like a dwarf walked across the room in front of my bed. afterward i started hearing voices and shadows going across every room in the house.(because i ran out of my room scared). I always tried to figure out what it was.But now i have a lucky guess.

  21. subin says:

    nice story but too scary i think that kind of devil appearas sometime if we get scare of something .

  22. Alice says:

    OMG the same thing happen to my grandma (moms mom) she was in Mexico one night cuz she lives there and it came into her room and looked very angry and shook my uncles crib cuz he was still a baby and all she can do was stare she said she was paralyzed and couldn’t move.I gOt another story these stories where from a long time ago I wasnt born but almost my whole family has seen ghost or any paranormal creatures.

    The 2 story is when my cousin was walking to my grandmas store to get something and then when she was on her way home a bunch of little creatures grabbed her and tried to put her inside a tree but luckily she escaped from them

    Also when I told my grandma about the story she started to freak out and said THATS IT and kept repeating it then she calmed down and I told her I’m sorry and she said it’s ok atleast people in the world actully believe me

    • Charmaine says:

      Thank you for sharing these stories, glad to know I’m not insane and other people has seen this too. So this thing your granma saw, did it look exactly the same as I described? Did she only see it that one time? That’s scary, glad it didn’t put her in the tree! Keep well :)

  23. spikedglove says:

    this is the most easiest way for it to not happen again. go to church and pray everyday and night. hope it works.

  24. Kelly.T says:

    goodness! thats absolutely terrifying!!!!…..you are such a brave person! I’m sorry that thing did that to you…..for six years!!!!! omg! i cant even fathom that…..

    • Charmaine says:

      Thank you! I’m just glad it’s gone now and I haven’t see or felt it again! Was terrible! Thank you :)

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