The story takes place right outside of Millington Tennessee. At the time, I was twelve years old, and this was my very first encounter. My best friend was going to have a slumber party to celebrate her 12th birthday. She invited me and two other girls, and I was the eldest by a few months. We arrived in the same car, and the party started at about seven o'clock p.m. We started by eating cake, and attempting to play Clue.
Then, we attempted to play twister, and her mother went to bed. Her older brother was spending the night at his friends house about twenty miles away. Her mother told us to go to my friend's room, so we did. One of her other friends told us a ghost story, and then my friend did something I regret to this day. She told us about her "imaginary" friend, and I knew that she was only trying to scare the other girls.
She said that her "friend" showed up at midnight and left at one o'clock a.m. Then at midnight, it came. It started with me telling them I could tell when bad things were going to happen, and that I had seen a warning. They all got scared, but we were thirsty so they went to the kitchen to get some drinks. Well, when I got half way down the hall, I remembered that I forgot something in the room and went back to get it.
When I came down the hall, I felt like I was being choked. I was literally unable to breathe. The two other girls were looking at me and saw my face turning blue, my friend was looking down the hall. When I saw the look on her face, I turned around still gasping for air and crying. I still remember the creature to this day. It was in her brother's room, staring at me with red eyes. It was like a shadow, but it was tall and had large bat wings.
I turned away and I started being able to breathe again, but when I looked at the room again the creature was gone. We all ran back to the room, shut, locked, and put a chair under the door! Thirty minutes later, we heard some one walking down the hall and we called out my friend's mother's name. No one answered, so we called out again, still no answer. Then, the doorknob jiggled. We all huddled together on my friend's bed. We never heard footsteps leave.
Sure enough, at one o'clock a.m. the presence was completely gone. Just to be sure, we didn't sleep at all.