This is my first experience submitted to this site.
As a child growing up in suburban PA in the early 90s, I was allowed to be creative, happy and active and had a pretty great childhood. This was around 1992 or so in an area in Eastern PA with a lot less development than there is now.
I remember playing and coloring in the old fashioned living room while my parents would be talking in the kitchen. One night during this there was a fairly heavy rainstorm and I began to soon doze off, huddling around my crayon and marker drawings of dinosaurs. This was in the living room that had a large stone chimney and heavy carpeting with thick wooden walls. The living room was long and wide and there were two hallways on the far right and left, on the southern side of the room. The left hallway had a large wooden door.
I remember this being rather strange and having a curious feeling. The rain fell down very heavily and I began to wake up once more to the sound of scratching and grunting coming from around the hallway with the wooden door. The door was open at this point and I curiously stared down the hallway which led to a dusty concrete and stone storage room which was very large and long.
There I saw a thick, brown furry animal, a bit like an ape, but with large round owl like eyes with intense black pupils. The creature shuffled about around the cold black piles of storage and junk, grunting quietly. I stared at it in fascination as it noticed me. It was maybe about 4 or 5 feet tall. It just looked at me curiously and then resumed shuffling about farther back into the closet until I couldn't see it any longer in the dark.
Pt 2 coming soon!