Howdy guys, first time putting a story up here and I'm going to share with you an experience me and 3 of my friends went through some 2 and a half years ago. Before I get into the bulk of the story I'll give you some background information that is vital to the story.
We had just started our senior year in high school so we were all around the ages of 17-18. It was school holidays at the time of the incident, it was late one night so my friends Tom, Jack I thought we'd go for an adventure. Tom and Jack had had some fun the previous weekend by taking a night walk through Belair National Park in the hills of Adelaide, Australia, my home town. Although a hefty fine applies for being caught in the park after dark they told me it was really relaxing and cool to do.
Animals roam openly through the park, and its a really iconic piece of what Australia is during the day. Filled with Tennis and Basketball courts, huge open grass fields and BBQ's and benches set up for family outings.
Late one night, around 3am, Jack, Tom and I snuck past the rangers house and into the park. We took a short walk into the park, going through some playgrounds that had been a source of hours of entertainment to me as a child. We made it to a dense forest next to a lake. We got halfway through the forest before we thought we would call it a night. As we turned to leave, someway ahead of us on the path, we heard a very, high pitched human scream. We disregarded the noise as an animal and continued walking back towards the exit of the park, only to hear the scream come again, only this time closer behind us, as though it had snuck further up on us. Safe to say we bailed fairly fast after this.
A fortnight after this night, we decided to go back into the park. This time joined by Nick. It was a dark night, relatively cloudless night with a light breeze. Before I go on any further I would like to point out that none of the people involved were on any types of drug at the time. We had not been drinking or smoking. We snuck past the guard post as usual without a hiccup. Tom, Jack and I who had spent a lot of time at the park as children thought we would try and find Echo Tunnel, a tunnel that ran under a hill that, you guessed it, echoes.
Following nothing but our senses we somehow found the tunnel. I cannot stress the fact of how hard this tunnel is to find if you have no direction, it is up fire paths across creeks and through forests but somehow this night we found it. We went through the tunnel and came out on the other side to see a path that climbed into the hills of the park, a nearby sign told us the upper and lower waterfalls were ahead. We climbed for some time realizing we were some 2 hours walk into the park, far from an exit. We climbed further on before the ground leveled out, ahead of us the path bent to the right, obscuring our vision of the path ahead. As we came around the bend, Tom was in the front, Jack behind him, then myself then Nick. The following events were witnessed by Jack, Tom and I, Nick was texting on his phone and missed the entire event, which only lasted a short time.
As we rounded the bend we saw a dark figure ahead of us in the middle of the park. I could see the sheen of eyes in the dark, as we took a few more steps forward we saw the figure of a human take shape. I personally, along with Jack and Tom thought a ranger had followed us and taken a shortcut to block us off. Within seconds it became apparent we were wrong. A young girl of around the age 6-10 stood there. She wore a torn summer dress, her hair was long an unkempt. Her face seemed oddly twisted, her skin rotted. Her jaw then lowered, far lower then a jaw can go, until it hung over her chest.
She issued a scream that will haunt me until I die. An unearthly scream that made all my hairs stand up. We turned and ran, without a second thought, and she screamed after us, for 2 full minutes we ran and the whole time my ears were filled with her screaming. We stopped a considerable way down the mountain to catch our breath. Myself and Jack are strong believers in the supernatural, Tom on the other hand is a skeptic. Tom was the most shaken of all of us, being in the front he had seen it better. He could not describe what he had seen. We then brought up the fact of the screams we had heard on our last visit.
Shortly after we left the park and returned home with our story. Friends of ours were stunned. I can honestly say I have no idea of the events that took place.
Feel free to leave comments guys and I'm happy to answer questions, I will be submitting some more stories in the coming weeks. Thanks for reading, AndyCush.