The first time that I saw the hooded figure described in my title I was driving late at night near Annapolis, VA. The details of that encounter I placed in a comment on someone else's story. Sorry about that, I didn't really know my way around the site all that well. I concluded that story by telling you that I believed my encounter to be a halucination brought on by sleep deprivation and too much work. I was wrong.
For two years I saw nothing of the mysterious figure. The further that I got away from the incident the easier it was to believe that I had some how imagined the whole thing. The sightings began again as abruptly and without warning as before. The first time that I saw the figure again, I was at home in Baton Rouge, LA. It was about 12:15 AM and I was asleep. I woke up screaming. My wife was shaking me to wake me out of a nightmare. I still don't remember what I was dreaming about but my wife said that I had been screaming at the top of my lungs for a couple of minutes and she had been having a hard time waking me.
I turned on the lights, appologized to my wife got up and got a drink of water, turned off the lights and layed back in bed. My wife was already asleep again. I was trying to sleep I had my eyes closed when all of a sudden, I got the same feelings that I had experienced in Virginia. The hairs on my neck stood up straight. I was covered in goose bumps so fast that a shiver ran through me. I initially kept my eyes shut but the feelings didn't go away. I was afraid to open my eyes. I opened my eyes and looked up towards the ceiling. All was well. I then looked around the room and in the far corner of the room standing in the corner was the dark figure. It is slight in build and so I'm assuming the the figure is feminine. Its tall. It has what appears to be a porcelin mask for a face. Its face is white and shiney. There are either no eyes or the eyes are all black.
Initially I sat up and just stared at it. I kept thinking that I was imagining this or that perhaps I was dreaming. The goose bumps didn't go away. Suddenly I thought that my heart was going to explode when it moved toward me. It was walking and as it did it moved from the shadows to the moonlight from outside. I freeked out. I threw my pillow at it and started yelling, What the F*** is that!?! What the F*** is that!? I guess I was trying to wake up my wife to see if she would see it as well. She didn't wake up and so I snatched the pillow from under her head and threw it as well. She woke up screaming at me saying, "what the hell is wrong with you"? I pointed at it and she screamed, "What"? She turned and reached for her lamp and turned it on.
When the light came on the figure vanished. I jumped out of bed and looked around the room but found nothing. I ran to my son's room and brought him into bed with my wife and I. I checked all of the locks on the doors and windows. They were all locked. I grabbed my gun and searched every room in the house. We found nothing. My wife later said that she saw "something" but wasn't sure what it was. In time she began saying that she wasn't sure if she saw anything at all.
I know what I saw. It was a slender figure that I believe was a woman. It had what looked like a white porcelin mask for a face and there were no eyes just black holes. When it moved into the moonlight I saw that it had long straight black hair. It scared me pretty bad.
A few days later it appeared again but outside. My house was like a big square with a large square courtyard in the middle. Many of the rooms facing the courtyard are glass from floor to ceiling on the courtyard side. My bedroom was the same way. I was lying in bed and got those same feelings. I sat up and the figure was standing outside of my window looking in. I picked up a baseball bat, opened the courtyard door and ran out there but it was gone. I ran around the outside of the house and saw nothing. My wife was getting worried about me.
About a week later I woke up at some point in the night and saw the figure sitting in a chair in a corner of my room. It leaned forward in the chair and held one hand out towards me and I couldn't move. I couldn't scream. I couldn't do anything. It got up from the chair and walked towards me. It stood over me for a long time, maybe 5 minutes, and then slowly bent over as if to get a close look. I could see its eyes were all black. There were no whites to its eyes. It then stood upright quickly as if startled and looked towards my bathroom and walked that way quickly. As it walked away I was again able to move. I ran towards the bathroom screaming at it, "What do you want"? There was nothing in the bathroom and my wife started to look at me like I was somekind of a weirdo. She wanted me to see a psychiatrist. I didn't see one.
For about a month all was well. Then one night I awoke to see it standing at the door to my room. It walked away suddenly and I freaked out because I thought that it might hurt my son. I ran to his room and he was fine. I was too worried to leave him there so I grabbed him and went back to my room where my wife was awake and not happy with me. We talked for a couple of hours during which time I explained everything starting with my experience in Virginia. She looked worried but said that she understood why I was so freaked out. The whole thing was putting a big strain on our marriage. I have to be honest, I started to think that I was losing my mind.
Month's passed and nothing more happened. I started to think that it was over. That's when it got really bad. It got physical. One night while asleep I woke up but kept my eyes closed. The hairs standing up on my neck and the goose bumps racing across my skin is what woke me. I was really afraid to open my eyes. I knew that it was there. I could feel it. I was determined not to open my eyes. I started to pray but the feeling wouldn't go away. I started to back up towards my wife. I thought that if I could just touch her keep my eyes shut and continue to pray that this would somehow make me feel normal and maybe I could just go back to sleep. I backed up to her. We were back to back. I kept on praying and the bad feelings started to subside. The goose bumps went away. I started to relax. I eventually opened my eyes. When I did the figure was kneeling at the edge of my bed and it reached for me. I freaked out and started to frantically back away. It grabbed me by the forearms. I screamed and pushed away using my legs. I knocked my wife out of the other side of the bed. I was still screaming. I kept pulling away. It suddenly let go and I fell off of the bed next to my wife. My wife couldn't have been angrier. She was yelling at me and having a melt down over it all when we both noticed the scrathes on my arms. Both of my arms had scratch marks on them from it. She started crying. I started to get angry.
I went to my church and showed the marks to my priest but I don't think that he believed me. I got very little from the meeting but felt better about being in church. My wife and I began praying the rosary together daily and attending mass as often as was possible each week. Sometimes we went every single day of the week. We had the priest bless the house. Everything seemed to stop for a while. Then one night it began again. I couldn't sleep one night. I read for a while, I watched some TV and then turned off the lights. I was still awake at 1:20 AM. That's the last time that I saw the clock. Later I felt something on my leg that I thought was my wife's leg. Then on my back then on my feet then I realized that it wasn't my wife at all. I looked down and saw snakes everywhere. I jumped out of bed and started screaming, "There's snakes in the bed"! There's snakes in the bed"! My wife woke up and started screaming, "What, what, what"! She jumped out of bed, she was pretty startled.
I looked in the corner and the figure was standing there it extended one finger and pointed to the bed and then pointed to me. The snakes were still in the bed. The covers were moving and the odd snake would fall out and hit the floor. I looked at the figure. It was still pointing at me and I got angry. It started to wave its finger from side to side as if to say no no no. I charged it. I tried to tackle it but by the time my body hit the wall it was gone. I turned to my wife who had by now turned on her lamp and we both stood there and looked at the bed covers writhing around. She pulled them off of the bed and nothing was there. We searched the house and found no snakes.
I ended up with a badly sprained wrist from hitting the wall. A mild concussion from hitting my head against the wall. I also had a bite on my right ankle that apeared to be from a non venomous snake. The doctor suggested that we call an exterminator.
My wife did not see the figure but did see the moving bed. She felt the snakes. We moved out of the house and out of the state.
I have gone to see two well known Voodoo practitioners that were also very familiar with Hoodoo incantations. I explained what had happened. Each felt that they could help me and each charged me for their services. However upon begining their rituals each stopped abruptly and refunded my money. One told me that she could not help me and that I should leave and not return. The other told me that something very old and very dark was searching for me. She went on to say that it was very powerful and that I should avoid anything to do with contacting the other side. She went on to say that she could do no more for me and that I should leave.
I know that this whole thing reads like a bad science fiction story, but it happened and I don't know what to do about it. So we wait. We pray and try not to get to relaxed about it.