reply to post by misskat1
Ok .. with everyone posting their creepy stories.. guess it's time to post mine, so far I've just been reading all yours at the office.. I know
should be working !
Not exactly a forest story, but the setting was just like a forest ..! I'll tell you another forest one after this one hopefully ..if you like
This one is very real and it happened when I was back in Africa, in a country called Zambia, we lived there for a bit as we travelled across Africa..
yes, my family is very adventurous! Out of all the weird ones, this one really freaked me out a lot, still can't understand what happened till today
I must have been 10 years old.. my brother and I used to ride our bikes all over the streets ..and if anyone has been to Africa .. the typical scene
is a lot of bushes and trees, and animals running around ..so ya, it was wild ..Anyways, one day we were riding out bikes, and we made a friend, he
was actually a Muslim kid, Irfan, very cool and he had a bike too .. so we became friends and started riding all the time.
Eventually.. we started going to his place too..his father loved gardening and they had huge guavas there .. one would easily fill you up if you were
hungry! Now their house was always really creepy, huge windows..creeper plants growing all around winding up poles and windows .. always seemed like
something was staring back at me when I looked at his living room windows ..
They also never kept any pictures inside, I mean of people ..family, etc .. I asked why, and they said Muslims believe that spirits look back at you
through the eyes in the picture ..! that was spooky enough ..the vibe was not good in that house anyways ..
They also had a huge dog, an Alsatian, very scary but friendly to us ..always protected us while we played or took walks..
Actually, there are two parts to this story .. firstly ..they had a servant's quarters behind that had no electricity, but his servant and his family
(wife and kids) lived there. One thing or another always used to happen to him .. this one time, we found a dead owl outside his shack ..I asked him
what happened, he said the owl was visiting him every night..perching in the tree above, and making a sound like his baby when he would cry ..this was
very freaky ..so he catapulted it down one day .. he said someone was trying to do black magic on his family..
About a week later ..we found a big dead cobra outside his shack with no head! .. again I asked him what happened .. he said he was sleeping at night,
woke up because of some noise and he saw the snake's shadow as it was entering his door .. the cobra was in standing up hooded position as it entered
..now, he's got no electricity so he grabbed his panga (machete) and followed it just by the shadow and struck it down ..chopped the head off ..
crazy things always happen to him ..but before I could find the next one .. something happened in my friend's house that got me running .. thats the
second part ..
I rode in one day alone to visit Irfan ..nobody was in the front, so I went back side, I found his dad had strung up a goat and was proceeding to
slaughter it ..! I then realized it was the time of 'Eid' for these guys ..so I said hello and went in the living room to see if my friend was there
Now, the layout of the place is such that if you want to go to the bedrooms from the kitchen .. you have to go through the living room .. and vice
versa .. no other way whatsoever..! no hidden windows or doors ..
That day was very eerie..being a kid ..I really sensed it.. so I sat there in the living room and in a couple of mins .. his dad walks in from the
kitchen with a very weird jerky walk and stale expressionless look on his face ..walking jerkily slowly just dead staring at me all the while ..! I
was horrified at what was happening ..all alone ..
He kept jerking his way to the bedrooms..still just staring at me expressionless.. I didn't know what to make of this ..and I instinctively found
myself standing and shaking ..a min later Irfan walks in all happy ..whats up! man .. i didn't know what to tell him ..but I sat him down and told
him right away ..that his dad was in the bedroom and he's acting very strange or something ..
he laughed at me and said ..what the hell are you talking about .. you crazy ..? my dad's in the kitchen ..!
I was like ..whatttt ..? I ran to the kitchen that very second and say his dad there smiling back at me ..saying how you doing son ..?
I ran back to the bedrooms through the living room .. the only way ! ..and nobody was there ..
I don't know what I saw .. but I saw it with bone chilling clarity ..
Thats not all .. I left that day .. and returned the next day because I was somehow thinking too much and needed answers ..
I knocked on the metal gate with a rock nobody opened ..nobody seemed to be there ..so I opened the gate a bit and walked my bike in ..as I approached
the house ..I saw their dog staring at me from around the corner ..ears pointed up! growling a bit ..now he has never done that to me before ..I
called out for him ..he just started ..the big windows were empty and still more eerie ..!
Then I started taking a few steps backwards and started making for the gate ..I knew something was very wrong ..something was up with his place ..
As i had few steps left I looked back ..and saw their dog running ... coming at me full speed ! ..
Man .. I picked the bike and rannnnn... just managed to squeeze through and slammed the gate behind me .. the dog was growling and barking violently
at me .. I yelled whats happened to you ...! and later found out that the whole family had unexpectedly left the place and moved to Malawi over night
..! never heard of them again ..
I remember passing by that house few times after ..never went inside ..too many bad vibes ..