Before I start, I'd like to say that I tell very few people this story. That is because most would not believe me. But let me assure you that everything you read here is 100% just as I saw it and remember it. With that out of the way, I'll begin my story.
It was two summers ago, so I would've been about thirteen when it happened. I was at my friend's house, let's call her K, and so was another friend of mine, who I will call J. We were bored with nothing to do in the house when K got an idea.
K had been getting pictures of orbs (Some of which I have because she uploaded them on my computer.) all down her driveway and in the woods by her house at night and she wanted to investigate. I, being the huge fan of the paranormal that I am, was automatically in. J, who at the time did not believe in the paranormal, tagged along to humor us.
So, we gathered my laptop, a camera, and mine and K's phones and left K's house to walk down the driveway. She lived on a big piece of land, and it was a very long driveway. We stopped about halfway down it, out of earshot of both houses. (Her grandmother also had a house on the land, but closer to the road). We had to do it this way because her mother was very superstitious about these things. I remember her not even letting us watch movies involving possessions or demons in the house because "That was just asking for something bad to happen."
Since K wasn't expecting any visitors to the house (And we would've been able to see them coming up the driveway long before they reached us even if any showed up by surprise.) we settled down right there on the ground, sitting in the middle of the driveway. On the way down we had decided we'd do an EVP.
EVP plans in mind, we set up my laptop's wireless webcam and started to record. Not really having any idea what we were doing, we just asked it some standard "Who are you?" "Can you show us yourself?" type questions. When we were done, we played it back. Nothing.
That did not discourage either K or myself, but J was getting bored, as she did not believe in any of this. We tried to get her to be patient, and after a little coaxing, convinced her to be quiet for EVP round two.
This time we asked a few more questions, but I can't remember what. I remember not wanting to ask the entity how it died, because I'd read somewhere that you weren't supposed to do that.
This time when we played it back, we had something. It was a bunch of whispers between our questions and what sounded like a fence door slamming. Nobody had been whispering and no fence had slammed while we were recording. There weren't even any fences with doors near by.
Feeling that we were definitely on to something, K and I got exited. We did a third EVP and this time we asked it to be louder. We also asked if it was K's great grandfather, who had died on the property. When we played this one back the whispers were louder as we'd asked, but still not loud enough to be decipherable.
K and I agreed to do one more EVP. This time, J decided she wanted to help. Turns out that by helping, she meant teasing. She taunted the entity, saying that there was really nothing there and that all of this was stupid. K went along with it because she wanted whatever this thing was to react. I went along with it out of curiosity. What was the worst that could happen, right?
We played back the recording again and we got the same slightly-louder but still undecipherable whispers from the third EVP. By now all of us were getting bored and we decided to give up and go play in the woods. So we walked up to her grandma's house and I put my laptop and camera in a rocking chair on the porch. K and I kept out\ r phones on us and we went to play in the woods.
J ended up chasing us with a spray bottle of water as K and I ran through the woods laughing and screaming. Everything was great until K realized her phone was no longer in her pocket.
She panicked, knowing her dad was going to be angry if she lost the phone she'd just gotten. She also knew she wasn't going to get a new one because her sim card was in this one. She asked me if I'd seen it fall out of her pocket and I said no; if it had fallen out I would've seen it or stepped on it because I had been running directly behind her in very densely packed woods. K still freaking out, we all decided to look for it.
We'd been looking for it for about five minutes when I saw something that would change my life forever. (This is where it gets unbelievable.)
It started out as just a blur in the corner of my eye. At first, I paid it no mind. I was on a mission to find K's phone and I thought it was her dog, who liked to come with us on trips into the woods. It was a few seconds before it registered in my mind that K's dog had gone missing a week ago.
I snapped my head up, the other girls paying no attention to me, as they were digging around in fallen leaves for a lost phone. What stood in the clearing a few feet from me is something I will never forget.
It was about the size of a large dog (Like I said, at first I'd thought it was K's dog.) with leathery brown skin. It had claws where paws would've been if it had been a dog and a strangely elongated face. At first, it's face was turned away from me, but when it (I assume) sensed I had seen it swiveled its head around to stare at me. Except, it couldn't stare, because it had no eyes. (It seriously reminded me of something from the movie Silent Hill.) Just a wide mouth. It opened its mouth and after a few seconds a terrible growl reached my ears.
That growl is a sound I will always remember. It seemed to reach the core of my soul. It was the most terrifying thing I've ever heard in my entire life, and I hope to never hear anything worse.
I was still frozen on the spot when, suddenly, J's mom drove up and it disappeared. We walked out of the woods and to the driveway, me stunned, K and J having no clue about what had just happened.
J's mom was there to get her, but she convinced her to let her stay just a little longer so maybe she could help us find K's phone. J's mom left to go do something, promising to be back within the hour, I believe.
Still sort of in shock, I followed the other two girls back into the woods, even though something deep within me told me not to. That was when I heard a second growl, and so did everyone else. We all looked at each other and I quickly told them how I'd seen...something, but I kept a lot of the details to myself so I didn't sound crazy.
At this point, J was probably scared, because she had heard the growl this time. K was definitely scared too, but torn because she wanted to find her phone. I told her I wasn't helping anymore, I was sorry, and went and sat on her grandmother's porch.
To this day, we rarely talk about what happened. Nobody ever found the phone and it was half-jokingly agreed upon that whatever that thing was, it stole K's phone because we'd goaded it on with the EVP. Whether that is true or not, I will never know.
I hesitate to call this thing a demon, because that sounds to so many people like something that's not real. But with the fear it gave off, it's the best word I have to describe it.
If it makes any difference, just a couple months ago I found out from my history teacher that the road K lives on was KKK territory back in the day and that many people were hung out there.