It was around 4:09 at night and I woke up from hearing scratching noises outside I was so scared but I got up and looked out the window the sun was starting to come up and birds were starting to chirp and all that. So I closed my window and pulled down the curtains. Just as I was turning around I see this naked man that was a very pale grey with huge hands and very long claws it sounded like it was weeping and then I stepped on a broken floorboard and it creeked and the thing slowly turned its head and what I saw has scarred me for life. Its eyes we’re pure white and had a bright glare to them and it’s teeth we’re very long I quickly turned around and about 5 mins of pure silence I got the guts to grab a baseball bat that was next to me and beat the crap out of it until it died but when I turned around all prepared to smack it in the head with my weapon it was gone. I was shocked and I dropped the bat and ran to my bed and buried my face into my pillow crying my eyes out because I could not believe what I just saw. After all that I have never seen it again and very glad I didn’t well I thought I would tell you my story. Have a good night everyone :)
eleanorellinaomi asked: What do you think rake is? I thought either a crypted or an alien, i know that some say hes an old proxy of slenderman but something tells me otherwise specially since some show how badly they get along. I once woke up for one second and saw a dark figure crouching in front of my bed but it doesn't scare me. I tend to fall asleep with the feeling of my head being petted. I also made a bed at the floor of mine, i know it would be nice to have some place nice to sleep on.
I believe it is either a crypted or just a creature that is neither human nor beast, but somewhere in between.
Many tales are of horror and filled with fear, but those are all legends or unconfirmed. Perhaps The Rake really is docile and caring.
I know I wouldn’t test it… but you’re welcome to feel safe in his presence if that is how you feel.
Anonymous asked: it has been chasing me ever since I started to research it do you think that researching it will pursead it to chase you?
He is believed to be an entity that grows stronger with belief. The more you know about him, the more he knows about you.
However, I am quite knowledgeable and have done my fair share in research, and I’ve yet to see him *knocks on wood*
Perhaps he is already following me and I don’t even know it…
Anonymous asked: does the rake always come at night?
It has been known to be seen during the day, but all encounters of it speaking to people or coming to them specifically have been during the night.
Anonymous asked: were are the rake encounters usaully?
Most encounters are in the North East such as New York state and near Niagara Falls. But there’s been a few encounters speckled throughout the states. Some in the UK.
As I here about this thing, “The Rake” It frightens me to know that such an evil creature is out there.
But, myself have experienced or thought I experienced this Scary, Phenomenal situation. Me and my friend, we were walking out around 1:20 am, We were walking down this road and we heard this noise, the noise.. I can’t explain how it sounded like, so, we pointed flashlights over where we heard it, and to my surprise, I see these 2 glowing eyes, they were big, distracting, glowing eyes, after that we started to sprint away from it, but as we were sprinting we kept on hearing the noise.
That same night, as we were sleeping, I awoke hearing that scary noise, and to my disbelief, I saw those glowing eyes, staring at me, I thought I was dreaming, So frightened, I closed my eyes, and opened them again, it was gone. About 3 months later, my friend was spending the night over, and we heard a scratching noise on the door, we both woke, I got a knife, and when I slowly opened the door, nothing was there, but scratched in the door were some letters, we didn’t know what they meant, We didn’t go back to sleep that night, as we were thinking that we were going crazy, it stopped showing, but some nights, I feel it’s presence, watching my every move, waiting, waiting until I open my Eyes, I believe it’s real, and that it is still watching me, I fright that I will open my eyes, and, when I do, I see it staring at me.
Tl;dr? You can listen to me talk about this here.
The Rake Revisited
Most of my knowledge is about older monsters, so, while I’m not an expert on the creepy stories that circulate on the internet today, I do find them fascinating. After all, the spread and development of these new stories is instantly saved by the internet. You can track them back, almost to their origins sometimes. However, while most people seem enthralled with The Slender man, I am more interested in The Rake.
The ‘original’ stories are easy to find. They describe a strange beast, resembling a naked man, or some strange, hairless dog, with wet hands and black eyes. It seems perfectly capable of communicating with humans, and can invade a home easily. In ways similar to phantom black dogs, such as the church grimm or gytrash, it seems to foretell impending ill fortune, but while it inspires dread, it, in some, it inspires childlike playfulness and curiosity.
It wasn’t until later that I realized that perhaps the reason why The Rake caught my interest more than any of the other internet legends is because I recognized it. No, not from a personal encounter —that’d be far too outrageous— but from my research on another subject: werewolves.
It’s easy to see the few similarities… both are half human, half canine creatures. But The Rake isn’t some furry beast… it’s a malformed, naked thing. Not terribly werewolfish… until you read some accounts published a century ago. In 1912, Elliot O’Donell published the encounter experienced by Miss St. Denis of Merionethshire in his book Werewolves. On her way home one evening, she spotted a strange figure, which she mistook for a man. She called out to it, asking the time, but it did not reply. The figure stalked her, until she was able to see it for what it was—a nude, grey thing, with a body like a man’s but the head was like a wolf. It had pawlike hands… but, strangely, it slowly vanished when her flashlight shone upon it. The one thing that seems contradictory to the current rake stories is that its eyes were described as being light, and ablaze with ferocity. But who is to say the Rake’s eyes are always dark? In the same book is another tale from Cumberland, in which the Anderson Family was plagued by a similar naked, grey, wolf-headed beast, which only showed itself once, but before that, had been heard wandering around the house.
However, in addition to the stories on the internet, there is more. Linda Godfrey’s Hunting the American Werewolf tells another story of a werewolf specter in someone’s home, this time in Eau Claire. In 2003, Chad Lewis was startled to find himself face-to-face with a dark creature with oily, furless skin that resembled a man, with the head of a snarling wolf, though it was missing the ears. In this instance, the eyes once again, were not black 9this time they were yellow), but in addition its hands were very large, and sported long, jagged claws. When the man grabbed for his baseball bat and looked to swing at the creature, it had vanished into thin air.
It could easily be coincidence… after all, there are other encounters with demonic, werewolflike specters, ranging from a tale of a nude, but luminous werewolf figure, to the famous hexham heads, which are associated with poltergeist-like activity and a dark furred, werewolf-like apparition. Besides, these monsters aren’t real… they’re made up by folks on internet forums for their own entertainment.
But really… who knows?
(small edit: added ‘slenderverse’ tag at the suggestion of an anon. I didn’t know that was a thing.)
I had a terrifying dream last night that seemed to have effected me physically. It was The Rake. He was trying to get in my room, but I was locking everything to make sure he didn’t get in. When I locked the door and turned around,I saw him in my room. I was paralyzed with fear as he approached…