reply to post by Darkblade71
Hi all! I've been keeping up .....just reading along, but thought I'd add something here,.....give the thread a 'bump', as it were....
Darkblade, I live no where near Alaska, but the pic of the mask that you've posted looks rather like something I saw years ago.
It is the earliest 'odd' event that I can recall, and occurred was when I was fairly young possibly 3-4. .......I slept in my 'crib' till I was too
tall for it, and this event occurred while I was still a 'fit' for the crib....
I had been too 'talkative' on that particular night....asking 'Daddy...are you still awake' one time too many....I can't remember exactly WHY, but I
do remember it seemed important for him to stay awake...
My crib had casters, and was fairly easy to roll on the wooden flooring, so I was wheeled into the next bedroom farther down the hallway, the one
that Mom used for a sewing room. It was the bedroom at the back of the house, a corner room, and had more windows than my room. They left the light
on, but closed the door, as well as the door to their room....and there was my empty bedroom in between.....so they could NOT hear me.....and I knew
I can remember sitting there, realizing that I'd made my parents mad at me, and that it was useless to cry out, or call to them any
longer.....they probably couldn't hear me, and wouldn't be likely to come even if they did. As I looked around the room at the sewing machine, and
stacks of fabric on the other bed, I saw a face peering in at the lower corner of the window!
It was not a 'human' face, tho it was normal sized, it was brightly colored, with large dark eyes....I was scared breathless! I dove under the covers,
lifting them just once to take a quick peek, but seeing the face still there, I covered my head again and stayed that way till I went off to sleep.
The next day, I did not mention it to my parents, but tried to 'explain' the face to myself, .....even blaming my playmate from next door for trying
to scare me. ( But even if he'd know that I had been 'sent' to a different bedroom for being a pest, it was highly unlikely that his mother would
have allowed her 4yo to go roaming about the neighborhood at that time of night.....besides he was way too short to peek in the widow that was well
over 5 ft off the ground! ) Still I let myself 'believe' this theory for several years....
In the years after this incident, I tried to think of different explanations....Could it have been a hobo peeking in the window?...We did live right
on the railroad. But the face was NOT human looking. Even a scruffy, dirty, bearded hobo would not have looked like that! And the window was so far
off the ground that even an adult would have had a hard time getting their face up to the bottom corner of the window where I'd seen it !
One other possibility occurred to me when I was clearing out a closet in the old house after my folks had passed away.....I found an old Halloween
mask that I'd had as a kid (tho I'm not sure if I'd actually gotten it that young) ....it was a cat/tiger face with bright orange and blue markings,
and large eye openings. That was the first time I'd connected it with the face I'd see in the _... Could my Dad have been so pissed at me that
he decided to give me a 'reason' to holler ? Would he have gone to the trouble of getting the mask, going all the way around the house in the dark and
holding it up, over his head to the window long enough to get my attention?
He did have a semi twisted sense of humor, and had intentionally scared me on other occasions, even when I was rather young....tho he did 'own up to'
those afterward, and he never mentioned that instance ....and by the time I'd thought of the possibility, it was too late to ask him.
Still, I had convinced myself that possibility made the most 'sense'....till I saw your post !
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