posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 10:20 PM
To start things off, I just wanted to clarify to everyone what exactly sucker-spearing is. It's a type of fishing you do in streams at night with
waders and spears. AKA, spearing suckers. Good, now that we got the fundamentals of the sport out of the way, I thought I would share this story to
everyone that deliberatly made me and everyone with me feel extremely uncomfortable that night.
About three years ago my Uncle called me up to go sucker-spearing with him and my cousin. I said sure, hung up, and about five minutes later he called
me again. Apparently my friend Will and his parents/brother were going to tag along with us for the night as well.
We got the gear all packed up at around 8:00 p.m and headed to the east coast of Michigan, right down the road from Lake Huron. An hour later, we
parked along the road and headed down to a stream that was emptying into the lake. We were there for an approx. 25 min. because the water was nothing
but mud, so we hopped back into the vehicles and went down the road more. Just to clarify to everyone, we wouldn't get in trouble with the law
seeming as my Uncle apparently has fished here many times before and the woods were public. Now, driving up and down to find another stream, we
finally found one about 10 min. later. I will say there literally were no houses in sight. The only lights I remember witnessing were the moon, stars,
the headlights, and our lanterns/flashlights. Just imagine the dark woods. Very spooky.
Now, to shorten the story, the stream was not very murky and muddy so we started fishing. Hours passed and we speared and speared and speared. We then
were carrying quite a load so we all started heading back to the trucks to empty the baskets into the coolers. We made it to the trucks, emptied the
fish, and we all started heading back into the woods except for my friends Will's mother. She told us to go and she'll catch up because she wanted
to grab her cigarettes out of the truck. We all started heading down to the stream yet my friend Will wanted to stay back behind the group and walk
slower so his mother would see our flashlights and catch up.
Will and I were talking about girls I think then suddenly we heard very loud screaming behind us. Will and I looked at each other and booked it to his
mom who was about 100 yards in the woods away from the trucks and about 40 yards away from us. We found her while shining our flashlights on her. She
ran to us and said "point your flashlights back over there". Behind where she was running and to our surprise was a man just slowing walking back
into the woods, not even giving us a glance. My heart skipped a beat and my friend Will jumped back and grabbed his mom. We then all three booked it
and found the others already in the stream. His mother was crying and once she settled down after hanging on to her husband, she told us what had
She told us she just lighted a cigarette and started walking down the path when he came out of the trees to her left. He just walked up beside her and
said nothing. He just looked at her. He had no flashlight and was just walking blindly through the woods. I'm not fully accurate on his clothing
because when I shone the light on him, I was too busy trying to catch the face yet screaming inside because of the "catching you off-guard" part. He
didn't seem to have a shirt on but he had what looked like black pants.
The worst thing she told us though, his eyes were shining. Completely lit up like fire. He never looked at who was shining the flashlights on him and
we only saw the side of his face as he kept on walking so I'm not sure his eyes "lit up" like she said. I think she exaggerated a bit. She
wouldn't spear anymore after that so about an hour later, we left. We never went back since.
This really happened and I'm sorry I didn't come out with it sooner. Never really crossed my mind to put it up on here when I signed up a few months
[edit on 3-7-2009 by Water-tastes-good]