It has been a long time since this happened when I was 11 years old and I am still not too sure of what that thing was.
Okay, so I walked back into my bedroom after watching some 'Monsters and Mysteries' downstairs (Highway 666 for those of you who have seen it) and I am always extremely paranoid but tonight was different. I was eager to watch some 'Hetalia' and had settled down on my bed when I noticed something outside in my backyard.
There were footprints on the snow which I found strange because me and my siblings hadn't gone into the backyard to sled or whatever since my mom passed away. The frontyard is also way better for sledding. But they weren't dog prints so it could not have been my dog, Anja.
I was pretty much frozen to my spot, all those horror movies I've seen getting to my head and making me think that the Grudge was going to kill me or something. It took all of my power to look where the tracks ended. I saw something going into the trees between my house and my neighbor's house. All I could see was that it was tall and stick thin with a human-shaped head and three really long fingers on each hand.
I have never gone hiking anywhere near those trees in fear of figuring out what that thing was. I really have no idea who, or what, the thing was.
I really do not ever want to find out what that thing was. I'm still terrified that I could see it again. Also, I think I may have spotted this creature's silhouette when I was in Colorado last year telling the kids scary stories in the mess hall.