When I was young, we lived in this tiny "town". It had three streets, two street lights, and about 50 homes. All of the town kids would get together and play pick up games of baseball and such during the summer months. This particular evening, after the sun went down, we decided to play laser tag. There were about 10 of us, and all of us had our own set of tag vests and laser guns. We basically took over one section of the town and would run through the yards and hide behind garages... Anything we wanted to do.
We split into five teams of two - I was with my step-brother at the time, Ryan. As I mentioned earlier, there were three main streets in this town and lots of alley ways. One of the streets was the eastern most and it was bordered by a marsh and woods on one side and homes on the other. Ryan and I were running down this street, thinking we had seen one of the other teams running through a yard. We were going to block them in and shoot them so Ryan and I split up - he went west and I stayed on the eastern road bordering the woods.
This is a scary road at night. The houses are a little dilapidated on the left and the woods on the right have some ruins of old farm houses scattered throughout. The marsh attracted a lot of frogs and other animals so it was always loud.
I continued walking along and soon became distracted with cracking twigs and leaves in the woods. My heart started to race but I was frozen in fear. I just couldn't move. I looked to my right and there was an old dead tree and I swore that I saw movement behind the trunk. I stared, waiting for it to move again. I saw the dark, tall figure lean its head around the trunk of the tree. I could not see any features in detail because it was night time but I could make out the dark solid figure. It was standing upright. This told me it was time to leave!
I ran home and stayed inside the rest of the night. I didn't even bother to tell my step-brother. He later came in mad because I had abandoned him.
Today, I wonder if this was the same thing that chased my dad. I have posted that story as well.