reply to post by CrypticCryptid
My sister and my mom live in SC, out in the country. My mom's house is on 20 acres of land, but only about 5 acres or so are cultivated...everything
else is wooded area. Her closest neighbor is so far down the road that if you were to scream as loud as you possibly could, they would not hear you.
The house is huge, 5k square ft., flanked on all sides by dense woods. The trees are all pine, so extremely tall...it is VERY dark out there at
night...you can't even see the stars. There is a driveway cut through the woods, gravel and almost 1/8 mile long, also flanked by trees on either
side, and it leads up into a circular drive in front of the house.
Now before I get into what happened, let me just say that every
person I have ever taken out there or has gone to visit my mom hates
be outside out there after dark. Some of my relatives refuse to go visit because it's so unnerving out there. Part of it is the fact that with all
the dense woods, it is absolutely pitch black out there. You can't even see the constellations. My mom only has one little feeble porch light out
front, and the front door is recessed, so basically it's the equivalent of a small flashlight beam. In other words, useless against all that
blackness. Whenever I had to drive out there at night, I'd pull into the drive and if there were no lights on in the windows, I'd park the car with
the headlights trained on the house, leave it running and bolt to the door. I absolutely was unable to turn my back to those woods because it always
feels like there is something watching you. And my mom has a bad habit of forgetting to turn on the porch light, so we never knew if she was home or
When I say it feels like something is watching you, I mean there is a definite presence out there. Every single person I have ever taken out there
says something about it...without me having told them anything about the property prior. You can feel it in the day too, but at night it is horrible.
I have been in the country a whole lot on my life and have never been afraid of the woods like that...in fact, I like to go walking in the
out there. No way.
So a couple of days before this happened, I drove out there about 8pm to pick up my daughter. Pulled into the driveway and immediately had this
bad feeling...worse than usual. I just kept eyes front, not looking at the woods and drove as fast as I dared on the gravel.
Got into the circular drive and...no porch light.
I saw a light on upstairs, so I jumped out of my Mustang, sprinted to the door, knocked on
it (and the whole time, I had my back against the front door facing the woods. No answer at the door, so I pulled out my key to open it...and all I
can tell you is that I got such a horrible, terrifying
feeling of dread come over me all of a sudden that I literally froze in place and was
unable to move for a few seconds. I didn't want to look at the woods because I didn't want to see what was there that could possibly make me feel
that scared and vulnerable. And I was just thinking "go to the car right now run to the car run to the car go go go
runtothedamncarrightnowgogogogogogo!" and somehow, I did. Peeled out of the driveway, spraying gravel all over...and I knew better than to tell my
mom this stuff because she would get really irritated if anyone brought up the subject. Like they say, denial is not just a river in Egypt.
Couple days later, my sister comes by my house for coffee and she said she needed to tell me something...that she told my mom and my brother but they
both laughed at her. Now, my sister is the biggest skeptic EVER. She doesn't believe in anything paranormal or supernatural. AT ALL. And here she
is, eyes big as saucers and voice shaking as she tells me what she saw out there at my mom's. She had gone to pick up her kids, and as usual my mom
got sidetracked and was not home...even though she had told my sister to pick the kids up at a certain time, so as soon as she pulled down the drive,
she saw the house was dark and just went on around the circle without stopping.
As the headlights swept the front and then the side of the house, she caught movement and stopped the car. She was afraid it was a deer or something
and she didn't want to hit it if it ran toward the driveway. So she's sitting there with her headlights shining directly
on this patch of
grass between the side of the house and the wood line, and she said she literally thought she was going to either have a heart attack or pass
out...her heart was pounding even before her brain registered what she saw. She said she saw what looked at first like a giant, hairy man striding
(that's the word she used...not walking, striding
) across the grass from the side of the house toward the treeline.
She said it was at least seven feet tall (my mom had pine saplings at the corners of the house that were roughly 8' tall and the thing walked right
past one of them), covered from head to toe with reddish-brown shaggy fur, and stood upright like a person. She said it was swinging its arms in
tandem with the long strides of its legs, like a primate, but she said it wasn't waddling like monkeys do when they go bipedal. She said its
shoulders were back, spine straight and it was striding across that grass fairly quickly but when the headlights swept it, the creature stopped
mid-stride, turned its head and looked right at her...then turned its head back and kept on walking into the woods. She said its eyes were really big
and glowed in the dark, bright orange/yellow
The most chilling thing about her story (besides the fact that she is NOT someone to entertain things like that) was the way the thing acted when the
headlights went across it. She said it slowed, turned and looked right at her
, even though she was inside the car with the windows up and the
headlights shining, and then turned its head back front and kept on walking without breaking stride. She said she felt like the thing had sized her
up, found her not to be worth it, and dismissed her...like shooing a fly away. She will not go out to my mom's at night alone, nor let the kids play
outside after dark, anymore. I completely, 100% believe that she saw exactly what she said she saw. And I think the presence I felt two nights
before that was either the same one or one of its buddies, doing the same thing...sizing me up and deciding to leave me be.
So I believe you