posted on Jul, 24 2003 @ 12:39 PM
This is a story I've neglected to tell on here for personal reasons (I was new here and wanted to test the waters before posting it). Everything in
this story is true as far as I know (parts of it were told to me by my girlfriend at the time which I can not confirm the absolute truth of (you'll
see what I mean... read on).)
While attending Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA, my friends and I would travel the short drive across the James River Bridge to
Suffolk (REALLY rural area where some of my friends grew up).
There is an abandoned military base there. It was basically a huge two-story building that had a lot of big towers on it's 500,000 some-odd acre lot.
(I think it's job was to talk to Submarines). (I can provide the specific name of the base as well as it's location and some aerial photos (from
mapquest) if anyone wants them, but I'd prefer to U2U them rather than just say it because the local cops there REALLY don't like people going out
We used to go out to the base at night (I won't say we'd play paintball in it... because THAT would probably be illegal, but we MAY have). Basically
what this place looks like is a HUGE field of (now) 6ft. tall grasses with a building in the middle with small, old, paved roads leading to the
building. The field is surrounded by a perimeter trees.
On this particular occasion I brought my girlfriend along. She elected to remain in my truck (1990 Toyota Pickup (POS)) because being in the base is
kinda' freaky, especially at night cuz there's no power, and hence, no lights (though we had tiki torches and flashlights). SO, my friends and I
were NOT playing paintball inside for about an hour. I came out to check on her and ask again if she felt like coming inside. When I knocked on
the passenger window of the truck, she FLIPPED OUT. After realizing it was me she threw the door open and clung to me, crying, and frantically
rambling about what happened.
The truck was parked right outside the back of the main building, facing away from the loading dock. The door to the base is up ON the loading dock
(dock is about 3.5ft high). She said that after we'd been inside for about a half hour, she saw something standing near the rear of the truck. (We
had lit up the inside of the building with Tiki Torches and large flashlights so we could see (remember that we WEREN'T in the base *(wink
wink)*). Anyway, she said she saw a silhouette near the rear of the truck against the lit doorway. It scuffled around from one side of the truck to
the other around the rear as if trying to decide what this big white 'thing' (my truck) was. She said she froze when it then started bumping the
truck lightly and at one point seemed to step onto the rear bumper, making the truck shift on it's suspension a little. It then wandered off into the
tall grass, apparently finding no more interest in the truck. Soon after that, I came outside to check on her.
She described the silhouette as being a few inches shorter than the truck (it has a cap on the back of it and even then is only about 4.5 to 5 feet
tall), human like, but appeared not to be wearing clothes. (she saw it in the side view mirror), appeared to have dark skin and was also barefoot from
her description of the sound of it scuffling around. It made no apparent vocal noises but breathed heavily and audibly a few times.
She's a pretty brave girl, not known to cry or scare easily, but she was shaking and crying. I could tell she wasn't making it up. Something had
definitely freaked her out. I then proceeded to NOT fire my paintball gun into the grasses to make sure whatever it was was gone, and in a sort of
hope of scaring it back out of the grasses so I could see who/what it was. (I was thinking it might have been a kid from the neighborhood near the
During that time, none of us had gone outside (I was near everyone else who came along the entire time.) In addition, no one went near the doorway (we
couldn't have caused the silhouette).
Her being freaked out, and the rest of us now starting to get a little wary, we went home to CNU.
In addition to this, in the morning, I found what appeared to be an elongated handprint on the top of the cap on the back of my truck (near the driver
side, rear corner). The fingers were longer than mine by about an inch (I'm 6 feet tall and have pretty big hands) but the palm was about an inch
thinner than mine.
Has anyone else had any similar experiences, especially near that area? I'd also like to get any opinions as to what this was.