There are a lot of strange things out there and while some reports make headlines others sound to strange to be true. One account that is downright terrifying is that of the mysterious creature known as 'The Rake.'

Sure we've all heard of Bigfoot or Chupacabras but no creature can be quite as terrifying or just downright creepy as the creature known as "The Rake." Well, aside from the 'Goatman' in Alabama.

In the summer of 2003 the northeast, primarily in rural New York, was plagued with accounts of a strange human-like creature that terrified families by intruding into homes while they were sleeping. The primary description and most detailed account of the creature comes from a witness in 2006 who had just returned from a trip to Niagara Falls.

After adjusting to the dark for a half second, I was able to see what caused the strange reaction. At the foot of the bed, sitting and facing away from us, there was what appeared to be a naked man, or a large hairless dog of some sort. Its body position was disturbing and unnatural, as if it had been hit by a car or something.

After discovering the creature and startling 'The Rake' from the end of their bed, the creature scrambled away from the couple and down the hall towards the kids room. The mother ran after the creature to stop it from entering the kids room but unfortunately she was too late.

When I got to the hallway, the light from the bedroom was enough to see it crouching and hunched over about 20 feet away. He turned around and looked directly at me, covered in blood. I flipped the switch on the wall and saw my daughter Clara.


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The account of 'The Rake'  concludes saying that her husband drove his car into the lake that night while rushing their daughter to the hospital.

I know and fear that one night I'll wake up to see him staring at me.

She continues that she became obsessed with identifying the creature and has found that many people have encountered the creature and in many instances the creature has actually spoken to the witnesses. The witness ends her account with:

I have not seen the Rake since he ruined my life, but I know that he has been in my room while I slept. I know and fear that one night I'll wake up to see him staring at me.

Much like the Mothman of Point Pleasant, 'The Rake' is believed to be a form of omen that is a sign of a coming tragedy albeit on a more personal scale. Several videos regarding the creature have surfaced over the years including an interview clip that sounds remarkably similar to the "Delicate Demon of Dover" and a found footage film.

"The Rake" Interview

"The Rake" Film

This creature has garnered some notoriety however, it is still a matter of question as to whether the witness accounts are real or not. Many attribute the accounts to a fictional creation by the "Something Awful Forums,"  the creators of "Slenderman" but still other claim this New York creature is real.

Learn More About The Rake from the CreepyPasta Wiki and judge for yourself.

[Contributed By NY Shadow Chasers]


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