I was 4 years old, and I had never seen anything like this before. Even to this day I have never seen anything like it.
I grew up with a single mother. We lived in public housing. No woods, no way it was an animal. However this is what happened to me, and I still can't explain it or name it even due to attempting to do research on it.
Like I said I was 4 years old, and I woke up in the middle of the night. Everyone in the house was asleep, but I heard a woman's voice calling me into the living room. I didn't know who it was, but I felt drawn to go to the living room. I was scared because the house was dark. The only light on was coming from the bathroom, and the bathroom was in the hallway near the living room. I remember it like it was yesterday.
I walked down the hallway slowly, and I started to feel really thirsty. I remember clinging to the wall that was mostly lit up. As I got closer to the living room I started to hear this growling, but it didn't sound like an animal. Plus we didn't have any animals in our home. (Public housing doesn't allow animals). I remember walking and the growling got louder. Then I saw it. There was it was. These HUGE red glowing eyes. There were no pupils. The eyes looked like two round balls. What looked like the toy balls that you smack on a hard surface and they light up. But they were VERY red. I mean I've never seen a red like this since or before. The eyes were intense, and I noticed the thing had a face. The face was what I can only describe as an alligator/crocodile face, but broad like an alligators. His (I assumed him) arms were in a position where he was in a lunging form. Even the skin on the face looked like an alligators. However the skin on his arms was like persons. He was as white as milk. His nails were long. I remember this thing as if it were right here.
As I was looking at it the growling stopped. I looked back into its eyes and it said to me come here to me. I started to back up down the hall, and I remember as it lunged at me I ran as quickly as I could down the hall. I couldn't scream, but buddy I flew down my hall almost like I was flying. I ran into my room and jumped on my little sisters bed. I woke her up and told her what I saw. Then I told her that we needed to protect our brother and mom. She calmly said okay. I was crying, but she was calm. (Not sure why) I remember we walked down the hall to the bathroom. We went into the bathroom, and she grabbed the hair spray, I grabbed a plunger. We were going to protect our brother, and our mom. Plus I wanted my mom to see this thing. We sat in that bathroom for literally 30 minutes talking about what we were going to do. Finally we decided that she would spray its eyes then I would fight it with the plunger. As we exited the bathroom me in front because I didn't want her to get hurt we walked down the hall towards the living room. We got ready, and the growling started up. As I got to where I could see it my mother came flying out of her room and yelled at us. Which of course caused us to jump and cry.
We explained in the bathroom what we were going to do, and she laughed at as. Then she brought us into the living room, and turned the light on. Under the coffee table (plain no glass too poor for anything that had red lights on it) there was nothing. However the window was open. Which my mother thought she had closed. She of course gave us a whipping for being up, and waking her up. Then she sent us to bed.
I'll never forget that experience for as long as I live. It's pretty much burnt into the back of my mind, and I fear that one day that thing might come back. Which scares me or worse come after my children. This is no lie. No imagination gone ramped. This was as real as you and I. Am I alone in this experience? Also WHY me? (Other than my mother messing with a Ouji board? (Which I don't believe in fully).