15 People Describe Their Encounters With Unexplainable Creatures

September 27, 2022 People's Tonight 228 views

Sarah Blumert

At some point in everyone’s life, they see something they just can’t explain. Maybe there’s a strange light in the sky, or strange shadows with bright eyes in the darkness, or an unidentified figure in the trees that looks kind of human, but not quite.

These encounters with unexplained creatures may make you question the reality you hold so dear and question what lurks in the shadowy corners of the woods.


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A Tall, Gray Creature With Chains Chased Her Through The Woods
From Redditor /u/HermesNorth:

Last Monday, I went on a walk into the woods. I usually go all the time, whether it’s spring or winter… I’m an 18-year-old girl, I’m not very tall, and I don’t weigh much, so I’m a pretty fast runner, too. Sometimes it can get really creepy out there in the woods… My mom and grandparents (they live right down the road) always told me that if I start to feel unsafe out there, I ALWAYS need to leave. They never said why, [but] I always figured they were afraid of the coydogs, [and] it never seemed that important. I did listen to them, though.

So Monday afternoon, maybe a bit past four o’clock, I left to go walking, I had been out there just two days before with no problems, but after walking for about half a mile, the feeling that I was being watched began… I kept walking (maybe 1/4 mile) until I came to the old logging road. It makes for a quick way around the woods, [and] it also connects to the road that my house and my grandparents’ house are on. I was getting pretty tired of hiking through the snow-covered bushes and logs… I still felt like something was watching me, and just a few moments before, I could’ve swore I saw something moving around in my peripheral vision, so I decided to walk down the logging road instead.

As I was walking down it, I heard the sound of chains rattling nearby and started looking around for them, thinking maybe it was just chains in a tree blowing in the wind… I couldn’t find any chains, and I stopped hearing it after a second… I kept walking and was getting close to my grandparents’ land when I heard the chains again. I stopped walking to look around me and check to see if maybe it was something I was wearing: my jacket, my necklace, it wasn’t anything on me. I jumped around to double check and probably looked really stupid, but I knew it wasn’t me making the noise.

I decided I’d just go to my grandparents’ house and walk back using the actual road, but as soon as I starting heading into the woods, I heard something. It sounded like my footsteps had been in-time with a second pair that were maybe 10 feet away, which made no sense because there had been nothing there just a moment ago. I took another step and heard something step at the same time from behind me. I didn’t turn around, I was too afraid to. (It’s probably a good thing I didn’t.) So I acted as if I were going to take a step forward, but stopped my foot right above the snow. I wanted to make sure I wasn’t going crazy. Behind me, whatever there was there stepped down. I heard the snow crunch, then it moved forward again quickly. It must’ve known I’d figured out it was there.

I started running towards my grandparents’ land and whatever was behind me followed. It sounded human-ish, and the sound of the chains started up again when it started chasing me. The thing definitely had only two legs and it sounded pretty big. There [are] a lot of thorn bushes, small trees, and other things that stay around all year, even in the winter. While I ran around/between them as best I could, it was just going right through them. I glanced behind me for a second and all I saw was a REALLY tall, grey, humanoid blur before I looked back in front of me.

The final stretch was TERRIFYING. I could hear heavy breathing and chains rattling just a few feet behind me the entire time, and it sounded like it was almost growling. My grandparents’ dog (a very big malamute-mastiff mix) was up in the yard near the house and started barking, but he didn’t run towards me – he just stayed by the house barking, then he ran with me to the house when I got close to him. I ran up to the door and went inside (the dog came in right beside me, don’t worry) and slammed the door shut. I didn’t hear anything and looked out the window, but there wasn’t anything there. The dog was leaning on me and shaking…

My grandfather came to the door from upstairs after just a few seconds, and I started crying and told him everything… He became very serious and told me, “Don’t think about it, just forget it ever happened.” I tried to ask him why, but he refused to tell me anything… I tried asking my grandmother, too, but she didn’t say anything and changed the subject.

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They Were Chased By A Long-Armed Creature
From Redditor /u/screwaudi:

When I was 13, I was on an ATV with my two older sisters, one 15 and the other 18. We were going to my grandma’s, which was less than two kilometers away from my parents’ place. We were traveling through our fields, but on the way, I suggested we go around the fence so we didn’t have to open the gates. It was pretty much the same path, just a bit off to the side…

As we get to the middle of the field, we all noticed something sitting on top [of] the hill we were about to climb… We slowed to a crawl because it looked human. We thought maybe a calf fell and was stuck, or maybe it was my uncle who looked after the cattle. But this thing was sitting weird, basically like how Spider-Man perches over buildings, crouched down on top [of] a rock. … Now I want to describe this thing: It was tall, skinny, and wore no clothes. Just a body is what we could see, grayish color, and the head wasn’t shaped like a human’s. It was thin and small. We were about 30 to 40 meters from this thing, and it was during the day, too…

As we were sitting there trying to figure out what we were seeing, this thing slowly stood up and my heart sank. Its arms were long, grossly long. I screamed to stop and instantly jumped from the front of the ATV to the driver, replacing my sister. As we were switching, this thing started running at us, but it was running weird – its arms were swaying back and forth like normal runner, but because of how long the arms were, it looked weird. You would think it would run on the long arms, but it didn’t.

It was running fast. I turned around and shot off straight through the field. My sisters were screaming [that] it was still coming, but I honestly could not look back at this thing, [so] I just said,

“Don’t look at it.” We rounded the corner and that’s the last we [saw of] it. After that corner, it’s trails to my parents’ house. As we got home, I crashed the ATV into the deck trying to get in as fast as we could.

We were so scared, my parents actually believed us. They called all the family to warn if it was a trespasser. They said nobody [saw] anything or anyone in the fields.

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A Four-Legged Man Ran As Fast As Their Truck
From Redditor /u/wordblender:

So, this happened to my son when he was 17 years old. We lived in New Mexico at the time. My son (Cody) was riding along with his friends Drew and Alex. They were in Drew’s truck, and Drew was driving. It was night, and they were heading to Drew’s house. Drew lived out in the country, so the road they were on was isolated and surrounded by desert. In fact, that whole area is flat and mostly dirt.

As they’re driving along, they see a man standing in the middle of the road. Drew slows down, and they all expect the guy to move off to the side. The guy doesn’t move. He just stands there. Drew slows to a stop. The guy is standing just outside the light from the headlights. He’s wearing jeans and some sort of long-sleeve shirt. They couldn’t make out the features of the guy’s face, but they could tell he was facing them.

Nobody moves for a few seconds. The kids start to talk about going around him but aren’t sure if they should pass by this guy or turn around and go another way. Suddenly, the guy drops to all fours and starts running towards the truck. All the kids start screaming, Drew slams the truck into reverse and floors it. Now they’re going backwards on this dark country road, and this guy is chasing them on all fours. And he’s keeping up with the truck.

Drew goes faster, and finally the guy drops out of sight. Drew turns the truck around, and they all came back to our house. I was in the living room when they came running in, slammed and locked the door, and went tearing up the stairs to Cody’s room. I went up to see what was going on, and this is when they told me the story. I’ve never seen them so pale and frightened. They were completely freaked out.

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Two Black-Eyed Children Asked To Enter His House
From Redditor /u/PM_ME_CRYPTIDS:

I was born and raised in the plains of Texas, specifically in an area where black-eyed kid sightings are prevalent. I had heard the stories, tales, legends, whatever you want to call them since I was a young man but never truly believed them. The black-eyed kids [were] mainly something I entertained as a joke or something to get a rise out of people. This changed in the summer of 2009. It was a warm night in June. I was up late, around 2 am, as I typically liked to stay up late, especially in the summer, since it would stay fairly warm even after the sun went down.

I had just run up to the store to grab a big fountain drink and was returning into my house through the back door when I was approached by two children, a boy and a girl. I was very startled once I realized they were there, since I wasn’t expecting to encounter anyone in my backyard so late at night. The little boy asked, “Could we come in? We need to use the phone, we are lost.” This is when

I noticed the blackness of their eyes: Both of them had eyes so black, they were like pits. This is also when my heart sank. I couldn’t believe I was actually seeing them. That they were there right in front of me.

As I mentioned before, I had heard the legends of the black-eyed children most of my life, so there was no way I was going to let them in my house. I darted in the back door and locked it as quickly as I could. Once I was inside, I ran upstairs and flipped on the lights to try and see if they were still outside. Thankfully by then, they were gone. I had so much adrenaline pumping by that point, though, that I grabbed a weapon and began searching the house and making sure all doors and windows were locked.

It took me hours to get to sleep that night, and it’s an encounter that will stay with me for the rest of my life. These entities took the form of something most people view as innocent, weak, [and] mild and try to trick unsuspecting people to do God knows what with or to them. I am just glad my reflexes kicked in and I was able to live to tell the tale.

A Large, Hairless Creature Stalked His House
From former Redditor /u/Hyge7071:

One morning, I was outside with a cup of tea just before dawn. I was thumbing a bowl of tobacco in my pipe when I heard a shuffling toward the pine trees at the edge of my property. The back of my house faces the edge of a thick lot of short pine trees, and I see critters run in and out of it all the time, so I assumed the noise was an armadillo or something. But when I looked up, I saw what looked like an obese woman with sagging breasts, but her head was kind of like an odd lump on the shoulders. Very small and without hair or features like a typical head.

I immediately knew it wasn’t an animal of any sort, and I set my things down on the patio table and called out to her. There was just enough light from the floodlights on my house to see a large bare bottom turn and run away. I could very easily hear the thumping sounds of feet in the pines.

A few days later, I stepped out back with a glass of wine to have a before-bed smoke. I turned the back lights on and stepped out, and I immediately saw the fat woman again. This time I could see her much better. When the dim light hit her body, she moved like a dog would if it had suffered an injury. It was a natural lope for an animal, but not for a human.

I could see her face this time, but it looked like she didn’t have a nose, and her head was entirely too small for her large body. She loped into the pines again, but this time I ran towards her as fast as my legs could carry me. I have very little cartilage left in my knees, so it wasn’t very fast. I heard her shuffling away into the pines just as I reached the tree line.

Just before dawn, I’d almost fallen asleep when my cat began growling loudly … and slapping at the small window. I turned on the lamp and got a full glimpse of the half face of the large woman. I knew it was her immediately. Her face has holes where a nose should be and swollen lips. Her eyes were dark brown all over and not like normal eyes. I got up and yelled while pointing my piece at her, and she turned and ran.

Through the window, I saw her scramble away … then I went to the patio door and turned the lights on so I could see better… The mass of her body was swinging as she ran toward the pines.

I opened the door and fired two shots toward the top of the pines. I had no desire to harm her, but I wanted to put the fear in her that I was armed and done playing around. I’m not a young man and I live alone, but with a faithful cat and several guns.

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They Saw A Black Mass With Bright Red Eyes In Their Apartment
From Redditor /u/limabeanns:

When my husband and I first moved to this apartment, I often felt like I was being watched and sometimes had a sense of unease. At the time, I did not believe in the paranormal. I’m the sort that has to see something myself before I believe it, and once I do see it, I analyze it endlessly.

I went to bed one night, but as usual, I could not fall asleep quickly. Our two cats normally went to bed with me, but they didn’t on this night. After a while, I sat up in bed and looked out the bedroom doorway. I can see the dining room area from bed, and if the cats were playing, they would inevitably end up in that area… I hoped I would see them so I could call them to me. It was dark, but not pitch dark, because the apartment’s windows let in dim light from our neighbors across the way, as well as typical large-city light pollution.

So, thanks to this light, my eyes quickly adjusted to the gloom. That’s when I realized there was a very dark black (the blackest black you can think of – blacker than black, even, like velveteen tar) mass just past where the apartment’s very brief hallway ended and the dining area started. It was around seven feet high and had a rough head and shoulder/torso shape, but the rest of it kind of faded off.

I wasn’t alarmed at first – if anything, I leaned forward to try to get a better look, because I absolutely couldn’t believe my eyes. I was baffled! But when I leaned forward and gawked at this thing, it seemed to turn and look at me, and when it did, I saw two red eyes in the “head.” I did not see any other features, and I don’t remember if the eyes were glowing or just plain red, but they were indeed red.

When the thing looked at me, my amazement was quickly replaced by a deep, primal fear. And then it swooped through the bedroom doorway and towards me. I did the only thing I could think of, and that was duck under the covers like a kid hiding from the boogeyman… After several moments, I began to run out of air beneath the covers, so I decided to elbow my sleeping husband in the ribs… when he didn’t react strangely, I figured the thing was gone, and it was.

I – and later my husband – saw the shadow again, but it never appeared remotely as threatening. Altogether, I saw the spirit there three times.

They Saw A Gollum-Like Creature At Their Friend’s House
From Redditor /u/LettuceLuchuga_:

…This is something that happened to me about two years ago at my friend’s house. She lived right across a fairly busy two-lane road from the parking lot on our college campus…

The other five people in the house were asleep, and it was about 3:30 in the morning. I went outside to smoke a cigarette because I couldn’t sleep. I’m sitting on the front swing, and I hear rustling.

I figured it was literally any type of animal and ignored it. But then, I heard what sounded like something on two legs shuffle through the leaves on the sidewalk at a very fast pace…

Now I’m alert… I stand up, still smoking my cigarette, and look over at the right side of the property with the tiny evergreen-esque bushes (the sound trailed from the left to the right of the property). Now, the parking lot is across the street. The tall lights are on at all hours, so it illuminates from behind, leaving me to only see silhouettes. I see something that may have been about four feet tall. It looked like it would be a little shorter than my chest height (I’m 5’4”). And it was [peeking] out at me, like it was curious, but I also felt like it was malicious because I got this overwhelming sense of dread and fear. We stared at each other for what felt like three solid minutes. I felt like I was in a trance.

The best way to describe the thing I saw would be like it was proportioned, but malnourished. Someone once suggested that it might be a [little person], but I know for a fact it was not. This thing was very thin and perfectly proportioned, like a thin and sickly child. I guess it kind of looked like that little guy from the Lord of the Rings movies.

I looked down at my cigarette for no more than a second, and when I looked back up, it was gone. I heard movement and I said, “F*ck this,” and ran inside and locked the door behind me. Then sitting on the couch, I was staring at the window when I suddenly saw something run across, blocking a portion of the light from the parking lot as it went by. For it to do this, it had to have been on the porch where I just was.

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An Enormous Wolf Chased Them Through The Woods On Two Legs
From Redditor /u/trigger1154:

I’m very experienced in hunting, camping, hiking, and general survival. I’m very familiar and used to wildlife, and I was charged by what I believe was a cryptid called a dogman [that] charged me and my cousin. It was not a bear – a bear cannot move how it did, and it was not a normal wolf, as they can’t comfortably run on two legs, whereas what charged us seemed natural at [this]…

This happened around June or July of 2007… I was around 17 years old and more cocky then, but still somewhat knowledgeable [about] the outdoors. My family used to own a cabin in NW Wisconsin; I basically grew up there in the summer [and] I knew the woods well, but at night, it was wise to stay in the cabin, or at least by the bonfire by the beach because of bears, wolves, and cougars.

So this happened somewhere between [noon and 2 pm]. Me and my cousin … were standing at the edge of a clearing on [a] trail talking. He was maybe 10 feet from me when I decided to mess with him. I shushed him and said, “We’re being watched.” He froze, [and] then I realized the woods were dead quiet… I got spooked and started scanning the treeline and the other edge of the clearing from left to right when I saw it.

Its teeth gave it away. It was panting and staring at my cousin … what I saw was a wolf as big as a black bear, at least 300lbs, but it wasn’t normal. This wolf was on two legs crouching next to [a] tree, [and] its arm [was] grasping the [trunk] with a clawed hand. It had reddish brown fur. I told my cousin that “We have to go,” and next thing I know, he is sprinting … I look back at wolfy, who had locked on and sprinted a few steps on two feet, and then I turned and ran when it looked like wolfy was dropping to all fours.

It charged us, and [it] sounded [like it was] right on our [tails] barreling through the brush, but for whatever reason, [it] let us go when we broke out of the tree line and headed for the cabin. What stuck with me the most was the sheer size: Wolfy appeared to be nearly [seven feet] tall when upright, and where it should’ve had front paws, it appeared to have large, clawed hands.

Now I’m not sure how to explain it away rationally. I have heard wolves will occasionally kind of walk upright, but as far as I know, they can’t sprint on two legs, nor do wolves get that big, and black bears [only] waddle on two legs.

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An 8-Foot-Tall Figure Cornered Them In The Woods
From Redditor /u/John_Thena:

I used to not believe that there was unknown stuff in the woods… After this happened, I know there is something unknown out there.

I had just bought my first rifle … and bought a 60-round drum magazine… Reading up on the drum, I read they were amazing and rarely had any issues at all (this will [be] important later). A few days after I got it, I finally decided to take it out for a test drive…

Kentucky is super wooded. Three fourths of the land I lived on was just thick woods. There was a main path for driving our gator and few small paths our cows had made in the woods. I decided to walk along our creek that had a small path half cleared our by our cows. At the end of the path is a big field our cows graze in… As soon as I crossed the fence to go to the field, I instantly felt like I was being watched, closely. I brushed it off because I’ve walked back there a thousand times before and never been bothered by anything.

…The walk to the field along the creek is a very short walk, maybe two minutes at a slow pace. The further I walked, the more intense the feeling got, like I was getting closer to whatever was watching me. About half way there, the feeling got so intense, I couldn’t ignore it anymore. The drum magazine I had with me was unloaded, so I stopped and started loading it. I only brought 20 rounds with me because I was just going to sight in my [piece] and 20 should’ve been plenty.

…The EXACT moment I started putting rounds in the drum, I smelled something dead, like it had been dead for a while and rotting in the sun. I started looking around, and right behind me was what was left of a possum… It was almost like it was placed there for me to find. The only thing was it looked like it had been dead maybe a day at most, and what I was smelling seemed like it was far more decomposed. This obviously didn’t [sit] well with me, so I double-timed it on the magazine loading. I guess I should’ve taken the [possum] as a last chance to turn around…

I was almost to the field when I saw it. I was at the end of the creek and the feeling of being watched was unbearable. Just as I was near the end of the creek and the edge of the woods, I heard a splash in the water… Walking down the creek away from me was something I will NEVER forget. At least eight feet tall, probably taller. VERY skinny. Imagine a grown man that weighs 120 pounds. Now stretch him out to be eight feet tall, but his body width stays the same. Very long arms and it walked on two legs. Skin stretched tightly across its body. It made no noise (aside from the splash when it stepped in the creek) while it walked. It also had a very weird walk, almost like a waddle, but taking large steps. But that could’ve been because it was on a muddy creek bank. It was also a light brown color, almost like the color of a deer…

…I press the bolt release … to chamber a round just in case this monstrous thing decides to attack (I did not intend on striking first). The round gets stuck somehow and doesn’t even budge out of the magazine. I had never used that magazine before, so it didn’t fail from heavy use… My only guess is that thing had something to do with it. The magazine never worked right again, and I had to return it… The thing books it out of there without running or making a noise. I had just long enough exposure to it to get the details I provided about it.

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They Were Visited By Shadow People
From Redditor /u/alicetrancy99:

This happened when I was really young. I was around 6-9 years old. A little backstory: I had a significant trauma happen to me when I was 6. I don’t want to go into to details, but it made life difficult for a while. I totally shut down for a bit, and sleep at the time was my only safe haven.

For the next couple of years after my incident, my dreams got stranger and stranger. I at first only saw them in the background of my dreams. Like part of the scenery almost. Then I began to lucid dream. All of a sudden, these dark shadow people with red eyes began to manifest in my room. I never felt danger from them and that gave me a sense of relief. I would talk to them like they were someone I knew, and I would tell them about my day. A lot of times these conversations would end because they would hear something and move off my bed. I would wake from my semi-asleep state by trying to go after them.

Towards the end of my encounters with these creatures, I got a sense of terror, and I could never pinpoint it until one night, a white figure came through my door and reached out with a knife toward me. I woke up with a jolt and never saw any of them again. Though I will sometimes see one of them dart out of my vision.

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A Bipedal Sheep Said ‘Good Morning’ To Them
From Redditor /u/possiblyathrowawayyy:

I live on a farm out in the middle of nowhere that raises sheep and goats. I usually get up every morning around 7 am to go feed them, but something peculiar happened on this specific morning…

I went down to the fence, [and] I saw something odd at the far end of the sheep pen. At first I thought a sheep was hanging from the fence post, but as I got closer, I realized that the sheep was standing on its hind legs. The realization made me freeze in my tracks about 10 feet away from the animal. I just stood there in silence for a moment. After maybe 30 seconds of standing still, the sheep turned around and looked at me.

It didn’t even seem fazed that I was watching it. It just said “Oh, good morning,” dropped back onto all fours, and went to eat with the rest of the sheep. The voice was definitely a man’s voice, but it sounded off. Like a man who had just been roundhouse kicked in the throat.

I genuinely have no clue what happened here. I don’t live anywhere near skinwalker territory, so that’s out of the question, and it wasn’t malicious in any way. It was actually quite polite, as insane as that sounds. Is there even such a thing as a harmless skinwalker? … I know I wasn’t hallucinating. I just don’t have a clue what I could’ve seen.

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Their Husband Saw A Group Of Tiny Creatures In Morph Suits
From Redditor /u/soundslikeautumn:

When my husband was a child, he used to see what he called “the Little Men” in his house. He saw them a few times from about 8 years old to maybe 12. He would only see them at night, and only in his basement. Never outside or in anyone else’s home. He describes them as being about seven or eight inches tall, and they were [each] one solid color, as if they were wearing morph suits. He saw red ones, green ones, and cream colored ones. No facial features, no hair, etc. He said they really looked like people in morph suits.

They were completely silent (no sound while running, no talking, etc.), but he did hear them open and close drawers, cabinets, etc. Whenever one would see that he saw them, they’d run off into a bathroom or the laundry room. He would follow them, but they’d be gone by the time he got there. Once he saw one going in the cabinet under his bathroom sink in the basement, and when I looked, it was gone. [There] was always more than one at a time. He never saw just one. He said they used to weird [him] out, but not really scare him. They were usually running along the walls and not really out in the middle of a room…

Of course, his family didn’t believe him because he was a child. He had a friend sleep over one night, and they were in the basement playing video games. His friend stopped playing and asked my husband something like, “Did you see that? I just saw two small red people run into the bathroom!” That’s when my husband got scared and told his friend how he was hoping it was only in his imagination and explained everything to him. The two of them saw them a few more times until they just weren’t there anymore a few years later.

My husband thinks they were either collecting something or looking for something. They seemed very exploratory in nature. Nothing was ever missing that he noticed. He was a kid, so he hadn’t been drinking or anything like that at all. My husband absolutely does not lie. His friend, sadly, passed … so I can’t ask him about the Little Men, and no one else saw them.

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They Saw Two People Disappear In The Same Spot
From Redditor /u/Jordan_The_Hutt:

So I’ve lived in a quiet walkable neighborhood for about a year and a half now. My job is about a 10-minute walk from my apartment, so I almost always walk. I’m a chef, so I get out pretty late.

First encounter: Walking home, and at the crossroad where I turn, I saw a man walking perpendicular to me. The man stopped and looked at me (I was maybe 1 block away). The man then walked behind a telephone poll and completely disappeared. Could have been just me not seeing where he went, but the whole thing gave me an odd feeling.

Second encounter: Maybe six months later. Same crossroad. Same distance. Same time of night. This one is way weirder, though.

There was a woman standing on the top of an eight-foot orange A-frame ladder in the middle of the intersection looking up at the sky. Hand over her eyes like she was blocking sunlight. The moment I see her, she slowly comes down off her ladder and picks it up. She started walking away with it, and I “followed” her as she was walking the same route I take to get home. Slowly I was catching up to her, but when she took a corner, all of a sudden she was gone. I took the same corner less than 10 seconds after her. There was nowhere she could have put the ladder that quick.

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A Grindylow Almost Dragged Them Into A Pond
From a Redditor:

I was almost taken by a grindylow. When I was little (like 5 or 6), we went to a park near our house that had a pond. I was always fascinated with the small creatures – water bugs, fish, algae, everything – so I was squatting down staring at this incredible little universe, completely enchanted with it all.

Suddenly, something green came out of the water, grabbed my little shoe, and pulled. It happened in an instant. My foot slid forward into the water, and I fell backwards onto my butt. It was back in the water with a tiny splash as fast as lightning. I blinked, then got up and ran to my mom, saying, “Something grabbed my foot and tried to pull me in the water!”

My mother tried to console me by saying my foot simply slipped on the muck, but I know the truth.

They Saw A Gold Fairy On Their Balcony
From Redditor /u/HealthyOpposite:

So, it was an early afternoon/late morning during the summer, and I was standing on my porch/balcony (7+ feet off the ground) after watering my plants … when I see what I thought was a large wasp flying towards me from the wooded area next to my house. And it’s flying fast. (This whole encounter happened pretty quickly.) But the closer it got, it started to look more humanish.

What I first thought were a wasp’s antennas started to look more like small human arms and legs. And it’s gold. Not yellow, not brown. Gold. I also had the impression that it was fleeing something. I can’t really describe its face, other than it had large eyes, because it was looking behind its back most of the time, and again, it all happened so fast. (When I say large, I mean unnaturally large. Almost too big for its face. Oddly enough, I can’t remember their color, either).

Then it flies into my cheek and kind of bounced off, [then] kept flying. It looked back again at me for a split second and then past me again, as if it were being chased by/trying to get away from something, then it looked forward and flew to the next closest tree that was maybe [four feet] away and literally disappeared into the tree. Like I said, it was gold, so I would’ve seen if it were crawling around on the bark, but it was like it melted into it. And it was gone.

I was left just kind of standing there like, “Wtf did I just see?!” with an odd feeling like I wasn’t supposed to see that.


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