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The Screaming Black Figure


I was at my grandparents. I was maybe thirteen. It was Thanksgiving and I think everyone was in. It was about 1:30 and I was watching TV in the camper. While watching TV I heard the dogs start to bark and chase something around the back. So I got up and went to the window to see what it was they were chasing. It was this thing very low to the ground and darting back and forth.

They chased it to the fence and it jumped over. The dogs stopped but were still barking at it. This thing stopped under my grandfather's tall shop light and it stood up. I was immediately struck with fear. It was slender very tall, taller than a normal man, and all black and it stood very straight up. It looked right at the dogs and let out this horrifying high pitched scream that I can still hear now while I'm typing. I froze, the dogs started yelping and ran to their dog house and right as this thing was turning to run into the woods its eyes caught mine at which point I felt like I wanted to die because I knew that whatever this thing would do to me would be so much worse. I threw myself into the recliner shaking hoping it wouldn't come back and get into the camper.

I had nightmare about that thing for years.

Please comment and help me out.

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biblefreeme (2 stories) (137 posts)
12 years ago (2010-10-26)
you know it realy could have been anything from a nature spirit, an alien or some genetic experiment gone wrong or some mutation of wildlife caused by polution ask around the area are there any local legends you never know
The_Man125 (1 posts)
12 years ago (2010-08-17)
I did hear somewhere of this evil creature called the shrieker I think. I do not know where it lives though. I believe this is a demon. If you believe in god you must believe in demons 😨
Figlitiblit (4 posts)
12 years ago (2010-08-12)
Even reading this story its creeping me out!
I can picture it and I would have a heart attack if I saw it! 😨
jblaster77 (13 posts)
12 years ago (2010-08-10)
i agre with trudy, (which is probably VERY creepy with the fact of satins kingdom) 😨 😨 😜
signup (31 posts)
12 years ago (2010-07-24)
Its a very weird thing, be gratefull that it never came back to you.
I'd leave it alone.
Maybe not even blessing the van, because when its near the van, it could sense that its blessed and suddenly attack you...

Could this be an alien?
GhostAngel12 (2 stories) (3 posts)
12 years ago (2010-07-10)
I meant put for the word pit. ❤ 😉 So good luck and hope you don't get hurt. 😊
GhostAngel12 (2 stories) (3 posts)
12 years ago (2010-07-10)
Wow,thats actually making my skin crawl 😲 Shadow13 is right, it could be a demon, so have a priest come bless the area, and pit some holy water and salt around the area. Good luck. ❤ 😁
EmeraldAngel (4 stories) (319 posts)
12 years ago (2010-06-30)
That's really scary I would have ran if I heard screaming. I'm a neutral wen it comes to nessie and bigfoot people have little proof of those creatures and I'm a twelve year old girl who watches the history channel when comedy central has nothing I wish you best of luck and blessings~Katherine~ ❤
princessLotus (2 stories) (555 posts)
12 years ago (2010-06-04)
Wow! I know this is an old story but Holy Holy! How freakin scary is THAT!? I will not stop think'n about this for years.

shadow13 (7 posts)
12 years ago (2010-06-03)
Now you guys listen! It is not a cat! The screamer said it stood up tall cats arnt tall and he said really tall or somthing plus if you are sceptical get off this site uless you really mean to help! 😠 And were did we get the lockh ness monster come up? Anyway I'm going to help the screamer. Personaly I think that it colud have been a demon or a monster OR witch in wich case I say remember to put holy water around your house and salt too but other wise get a priest to bless the house as soon as I red this I got terrafied I've also herd of this beast called the shriker or somthing like that it hunts on a full moon when the moon is clouded over. But it was said to be a jiant dog cross bear cross wolf so that's probs scared you but wach out ok good maybe even put a camara at the front of the house to see over night what comes.
Hope it helped
Shadow13 ❤
whitebuffalo (guest)
12 years ago (2010-05-14)
I was hoping that when I get back here the answers to some of my questions had been posted. Ah well, I will just keep hoping, I guess.
JPing (guest)
12 years ago (2010-05-12)
Technically we still do have dinosaurs living amongst us, only we call them birds now.

It is scientifically impossible for a creature the size of the reported Loch Ness monster to live in such a habitat. There is simply an insufficient food supply in that lake to support large prey.

It is also scientifically impossible for a species of that size to survive so long without a large gene-pool. It stands to reason that we should have seen a few more nessie's around the world. Unless they're all hiding someone like those damned unicorns! 😆
IntriguedSceptic (43 posts)
12 years ago (2010-05-12)
The Loch Ness "monster" absolutely definitely existed at one point...


If there was a dinosaur splashing about a puddle in the Scottish Highlands I'm sure Mel Gibson would have sorted it out. 😉
ZiShu (281 posts)
12 years ago (2010-05-12)
its just my first chinese name, didn't feel like making it creative
no_XIII (34 posts)
12 years ago (2010-05-12)
I know, poor Nessie. Darn scientist, they didn't approve the existence of Lochness Monster. We will miss you Nessie. ZiShu, can I ask you something? Why is your account name ZiShu?
ZiShu (281 posts)
12 years ago (2010-05-12)
no_XIII, I not sure about big foot because I haven't asked about it yet but according to someone's Angel, Lochness Monster does exist. Well... Use to. It died a few years ago. It truly was the last dinosaur. Just some interesting information for you to know. There were other dinosaurs that lived around our time as well, but those few others died before Nessie.: (
JPing (guest)
12 years ago (2010-05-12)
Nice birthday. I have a friend who was born on Halloween. Even though we don't celebrate it here she still loves rubbing it peoples faces.

I notice I spelt 'tiktaalik' wrong.
no_XIII (34 posts)
12 years ago (2010-05-12)
Sorry, I mistyped something, I mean I was born at Friday the 13th.
no_XIII (34 posts)
12 years ago (2010-05-12)
Oh, okay then JPing. I'm no very good with words so I just write what just pops into my head. I hope we could be friends. By the way, I use no_XIII cause I like the number XIII, I was born and friday the 13th and I'm currently 13 now (but almost 14).
JPing (guest)
12 years ago (2010-05-12)
Interesting, no_XIII (odd name, lol). What makes you think big foot is more likely to exist than lake monsters? To my knowledge, both have appallingly weak evidence to support them.

Also, I should point out your misuse of the term 'missing link' (which of course hasn't been missing in two hundred years).

Missing links are such transitional fossils as archaeopteryx and tektelic (among many, many others). Semantics, I know, but I think it's important.
no_XIII (34 posts)
12 years ago (2010-05-12)
LOL, I believe in bigfoot to BadJuju. I think things like Loch Ness monster and Lake Monster like the Bunyip in Australia does exist. They're just haven't been approved by science, yet. They're maybe the missing link, a species that has been thought to be extinct for millions of years. Like Coelacanth (Coelacanth is a fish that was suppose to be extinct, but few are still alive. They live in Deep water and cannot live in shallow water cause the pressure isn't the same as the one in I don't know 200 meters below the surface.) that's been discovered in Africa and Indonesia. Who knows what other things that has been thought be extinct still lives to this very day.
IntriguedSceptic (43 posts)
12 years ago (2010-05-12)

No truce required. I respect people who are genuine believers. It's the hypocrites I cannot fathom. They believe themselves to be open minded when in fact the opposite is true.
aussiedaz (18 stories) (1523 posts)
12 years ago (2010-05-12)
I don't really see any substance here for an argument, I do see a couple of intelligent young people here with some real value in helping those in need, I would like to say one thing however, a wise man knows his not that wise, lolxxx 😁
Trudy82 (5 stories) (57 posts)
12 years ago (2010-05-12)
...Creepy... As... HELL. Wow, that story gave me the heebiejeebies! I believe very much in unexplainable things and whatever that thing was sounds like bad news! I wish I could help you but I know nothing about it. At least that's the only time you ever saw it!
JPing (guest)
12 years ago (2010-05-12)
"I think anything is possible until PROVEN impossible."

I would like to address that if I might, Devious.

It is of course impossible to prove a negative so yes, I agree that anything is possible, even the most outlandish things.

However, just because something is possible it is not justified (without evidence) to believe in its existence.

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, as the saying goes. However, absence of evidence is evidence of improbability and therefore it is reasonable to assume its non-existence.
BadJuuJuu (guest)
12 years ago (2010-05-11)
Ok, so I admit a housecat rather than bobcat is more likely. I tend to assume everyone who has dogs, has large dogs. Probably because my dogs are large lol. My "small" dog is 65lbs. A bobcat encountering more than one large dog would probably run instead of fight.
The way thescreamer describes the area, I picture it as a country setting, maybe that's just cause I'm a country girl lol. So, a neighbor's pet cat, or maybe a feral cat, or a bobcat fit into a country setting. Anyways, yall have thwarted my logic, or possible lack thereof 😊.
BTW, I totally believe in Bigfoot.
DeviousAngel (11 stories) (1910 posts)
12 years ago (2010-05-11)
Intrigued & JP,

Please don't get me wrong! I, too, am a skeptic and generally try to find all of the rational causes for things before I jump to the conclusion that something is paranormal, magickal, what have you. As I said, I think JP's thought process on this situation is completely rational and even quite likely (though I have to say I agree that it was probably not a bobcat on account of the fact that it did not attack the dogs, though this could be because it felt outnumbered).

I'm simply offering another theory. I don't particularly believe in Big Foot or Nessie or anything like that, and I certainly don't buy into the crap they sell in tabloids. But I also know that there's a lot of weird, freaky stuff out there. As I said, things like "wendigo", "vapire", "demon"--these things are just names we've given creatures, legends, and entities that we have no evidence of, scientific knowledge of, or even solid proof of.

I think anything is possible until PROVEN impossible.

Truce, of course. 😊
JPing (guest)
12 years ago (2010-05-11)
You're absolutely right, IntriguedSceptic. Many people on this forum seem very quick to jump to a supernatural conclusion. More people are needed to play devil's advocate (no pun intended).
IntriguedSceptic (43 posts)
12 years ago (2010-05-11)
I think more people should at least try to take on board opinions such as JPing's on this site. The desire in some people for things to be paranormal or supernatural is clouding all rational thought.

I'm not trying to be hostile or aggressive, it can just be frustrating the hypocritical nature of some posters. The desperate need for the sceptic to understand their views whilst completely dismissing the logical.
JimD (431 posts)
12 years ago (2010-05-10)
Different one, but, based on what's written, I'd say it's possibly demonic. I'd keep some Catholic Holy water around, just in case. Also, should it return, the names of Jesus, Mary and St. Michael the Archangel should put it to flight.

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