I'm from a small town in Missouri. I have a friend Aaron who invited me and some others to a cabin in Cecilia, Ohio. First thing I thought was cool was the only way to get to this cabin is by boat. As the cabin was in the middle of nowhere and surrounded by woods and marsh making it nearly impossible to arrive by any other means. This was a simple cabin with nothing of interest.
As we arrive by boat and unload from the dock to inside the cabin, we started drinking out side. Mind you by the end of the night no one was drunk or sloppy. Just a few beers. As we were standing outside by the lake we heard a splash. Thinking nothing of it we continued. This is when I saw something floating in the water. I asked my friends, especially Aaron, what could this be. I heard log, a bird, etc... But as I looked at it it looked like a long black hair with a pale face. No indentation of eyes or a mouth. So I just played it off as my imagination.
We continued the night inside the cabin when I had to use the bathroom. It being occupied I went outside to relieve myself. I walked up to the lake and I started. I noticed that this floating thing in the water was much closer. Myself being very scared due to the moon being out and illuminating the water very well. As it being closer it still looked like a face with long black hair just floating. As I called for everyone to check this out they dismissed it with the same excuses... Shivers down my back I just walked back in with everyone and finished the night inside.
We all fell asleep. I was on the couch with two friends on the floor next to me. Aaron slept upstairs in the bed. It was about 2-3 and I woke up to hearing footsteps on the porch. Already uneasy I just listened. I can only describe this as someone outside pacing as if they were lost. This went on for about 3 minutes and growing uneasy I asked Will next to me to wake up. As I said "Hey wake up" he opened his eyes and it looked like he saw a ghost. I realize he's been awake listening to it as well. As we made eye contact the walking stopped.
Literally 10 secs later Aaron, who slept upstairs, turned on the light and started yelling with bags in hand. He was screaming "Let's go!", "We need to leave!" "Now, Now, Now"... Panicking, we all grabbed our things ran out side and jumped in the boat. Noticing that Aaron was crying (respectively) and very shaky. We made it back to the vehicle and Aaron drove us to his parents' house.
Still freaked Aaron finally told us what happened. After we collaborated our story Aaron told us that he was asleep upstairs. He couldn't sleep and he rolled over and looked out side. Seeing nothing unusual for a sec realized there was a shadow in the right side of his window. Lifting up he stared at it as long black hair started to come in to view and then he saw an eye staring at him. This is when he jumped up and grabbed his bags...
To note: There is nothing around the cabin for anything to stand on to look through the window making whatever he/she was either super tall and floated. Also as we ran outside we saw wet footprints on the porch and whatever that was in the water was gone. To this day Aaron has found help to sleep and see's someone. His parents went to the cabin two weeks later. Only thing they noticed was the wet footprints still (not sure how but they did) and that's it. They experienced nothing more.
Sorry for the length but hopefully someone can shed light of this ghost or not.