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The Rake

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During the summer of 2003, events in the northeastern United States involving a strange, humanlike creature sparked brief local media interest before an apparent blackout was enacted. Little or no information was left intact, as most online and written accounts of the creature were mysteriously destroyed.

Primarily focused in rural New York state, self proclaimed witnesses told stories of thier enounters with a creature of unkown origin. Emotions ranged from extremely traumatic levels of fright and discomfort, to an almost childlike sense of playfulness and curiosity. While their published versions are no longer on record, the memories remained powerful. Several of the involved parties began looking for answers that year.

In early 2006, the collaboration had accumulated nearly two dozen documents dating between the 12th century and present day, spanning 4 continents. In almost all cases, the stories were identical. I’ve been in contact with a member of this group and was able to get some exceprts from their upcoming book.

The Rake

A Suicide Note: 1964

As I prepare to take my life, I feel it necessary to assuage any guilt or pain I have introduced through this act. It is not the fault of anyone other than him. For once I awoke and felt his presence. And once I awoke and saw his form. Once again I awoke and heard his voice, and looked into his eyes. I cannot sleep without fear of what I might next awake to experience. I cannot ever wake. Goodbye.

Found in the same wooden box were two empty envelopes addressed to William and Rose, and one loose personal letter with no envelope.

‘Dearest Linnie,

I have prayed for you. He spoke your name.’

A Journal Entry (translated from Spanish): 1880

I have experience the greatest terror. I have experienced the greatest terror. I have experienced the greatest terror. I see his eyes when I close mine. They are hollow. Black. They saw me and pierced me. His wet hand. I will not sleep. His voice (unintelligible text).

A Mariner’s Log: 1691

He came to me in my sleep. From the foot of my bed I felt a sensation. He took everything. We must return to England. We shall not return here again at the request of the Rake.

From a Witness: 2006

Three years ago, I had just returned from a trip from Niagara Falls with my family for the 4th of July. We were all very exhausted after a long day of driving, so my husband and I put the kids right to bed and called it a night.

At about 4am, I woke up thinking my husband had gotten up to use the restroom. I used the moment to steal back the sheets, only to wake him in the process. I appologized and told him I though he got out of bed. When he turned to face me, he gasped and pulled his feet up from the end of the bed so quickly his knee almost knocked me out of the bed. He then grabbed me and said nothing.

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. It’s body position was disturbing and unnatural, as if it had been hit by a car or something. For some reason, I was not instantly frightened by it, but more concerned as to its condition. At this point I was somewhat under the assumption that we were supposed to help him.

My husband was peering over his arm and knee, tucked into the fetal position, occasionally glancing at me before returning to the creature.

In a flurry of motion, the creature scrambled around the side of the bed, and then crawled quickly in a flailing sort of motion right along the bed until it was less than a foot from my husband’s face. The creature was completely silent for about 30 seconds (or probably closer to 5, it just seemed like a while) just looking at my husband. The creature then placed its hand on his knee and ran into the hallway, leading to the kids’ rooms.

I screamed and ran for the lightswitch, planning to stop him before he hurt my children. 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.

The creature ran down the stairs while my husband and I rushed to help our daughter. She was very badly injured and spoke only once more in her short life. She said “he is the Rake”.

My husband drove his car into a lake that night, while rushing our daughter to the hospital. He did not survive.

Being a small town, news got around pretty quickly. The police were helpful at first, and the local newspaper took a lot of interest as well. However, the story was never published and the local television news never followed up either.

For several months, my son Justin and I stayed in a hotel near my parent’s house. After we decided to return home, I began looking for answers myself. I eventually located a man in the next town over who had a similar story. We got in contact and began talking about our experiences. He knew of two other people in New York who had seen the creature we now referred to as the Rake.

It took the four of us about two solid years of hunting on the internet and writing letters to come up with a small collection of what we believe to be accounts of the Rake. None of them gave any details, history or follow up. One journal had an entry involving the creature in its first 3 pages, and never mentioned it again. A ship’s log explained nothing of the encounter, saying only that they were told to leave by the Rake. That was the last entry in the log.

There were, however, many instances where the creature’s visit was one of a series of visits with the same person. Multiple people also mentioned being spoken to, my daughter included. This led us to wonder if the Rake had visited any of us before our last encounter.

I set up a digital recorder near my bed and left it running all night, every night, for two weeks. I would tediously scan through the sounds of me rolling around in my bed each day when I woke up. By the end of the second week, I was quite used to the occasional sound of sleep while blurring through the recording at 8 times the normal speed. (This still took almost an hour every day)

On the first day of the third week, I thought I heard something different. What I found was a shrill voice. It was the Rake. I can’t listen to it long enough to even begin to transcribe it. I haven’t let anyone listen to it yet. All I know is that I’ve heard it before, and I now believe that it spoke when it was sitting in front of my husband. I don’t remember hearing anything at the time, but for some reason, the voice on the recorder immediately brings me back to that moment.

The thoughts that must have gone through my daughter’s head make me very upset.

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.

i think he's real

sometimes, when i look outside, i hear funny noises and my little bro says he saw him once patroliing out in our yard it's really scary!!!!

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Besides the pic this is very interesting

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It IS interesting but, it also sort of sounds a little like the build up to the "Blair Witch" movie too.

A new member, with seven posts to their name, comes on and introduces a creature with a long history that no one seems to know anything about. Posts a complete history of sightings and experiences complete with cryptic, hand written letters and one picture.

Creepy story and all but, it has the tell-tale signs of being a grass roots marketing campaign.

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It IS interesting but, it also sort of sounds a little like the build up to the "Blair Witch" movie too.

A new member, with seven posts to their name, comes on and introduces a creature with a long history that no one seems to know anything about. Posts a complete history of sightings and experiences complete with cryptic, hand written letters and one picture.

Creepy story and all but, it has the tell-tale signs of being a grass roots marketing campaign.

The story he posted has been on the internet for years. It would appear though that the OP does not know how to do a search for topics since I made a thread about this just a few weeks back. Same stories and all.

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It IS interesting but, it also sort of sounds a little like the build up to the "Blair Witch" movie too.

A new member, with seven posts to their name, comes on and introduces a creature with a long history that no one seems to know anything about. Posts a complete history of sightings and experiences complete with cryptic, hand written letters and one picture.

Creepy story and all but, it has the tell-tale signs of being a grass roots marketing campaign.

excuse me?

look it up buddy, the story is older than that. I just figured I'd share it with you guys.

I'm pretty offended by your accusation.

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excuse me?

look it up buddy, the story is older than that. I just figured I'd share it with you guys.

I'm pretty offended by your accusation.

Don't be offended just use the search function. If you did you would have found MY RAKE THREAD. I was interested in the story (already knowing for sure it wasn't real) when I had first heard it too but quickly realized that it wasn't even an Urban Legend (which really disappointed me) :cry: .

So again don't be offended, you're new here. These things happen. I always take it as a good thing when someone questions something I post. Then it gives me more reason to go back and look further.

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does anyone know the origins of the story, first mention I know of was on creepy pasta but anyone know of it before that? I know its probably made up but I was wondering if its a old urban legend or something made this year

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my grandparents said they knew about it

though i dont know if that helps much

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what's with the picture? i dont get it

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That is the worst story I've ever heard and I've seen Highlander.

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That is the worst story I've ever heard and I've seen Highlander.

mega burn! yeah, this reminded me of slender man from the get go.

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mega burn! yeah, this reminded me of slender man from the get go.

As stated previously, The Rake creepypasta is a few years old, where as Mr. Slim is only a few months old (at best).

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As stated previously, The Rake creepypasta is a few years old, where as Mr. Slim is only a few months old (at best).

Dammit Slim! That jerk had me jumping at my own shadow for weeks! Stupid pareidolia *mumble grumble* But yeah the rake has been bouncing around teh intertubes for a while, I'm surprised no one has made a movie about it yet. It is creepy as heck even if it isn't true.

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this IS slightly reminiscent of slender man. i didnt see it right away, but when you think about it, it is. slightly.

this is a really interesting story, too. really sad. i wish there was more detail on what it looked like. although i will say that, in the 2006 story, if the woman hadnt heard anything when the rake had been leaning over her husband, then i doubt it had said anything. at least not in the shrill voice she said shed heard on the tape later. thats the type of thing you hear from the get go, not "you know, i think it said something" later.

to Da-Boss, people questioning the credibility and probability of realism of any story you post is to be expected. i dont mean this to be offensive, so i apologize if it is, but it would be rather naive to assume that everyone who reads these forums and/or is a member of this site is a radical believer of the paranormal. i cant even count how many skeptics ive come across, or how many believers that have questioned stories. like NightTrainMurder said, if anything, its a good thing that people question. that just gives you an opportunity to back up your claims with more evidence, or at the very least prompt you to research it a bit more. again, im sorry if this is viewed as offensive, and again, questioning is good. thats what this site is all about, after all :) good luck in your findings ^.^

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their would of been an investigation of the lake... then they woulda found the body for the girl that had been messed up more then just a crash and the mom would of been in head lines most likly :mellow:

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Like most hilarious things I believe this comes from Something Awful.

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Uh...lol.

Hate to disappoint y'all, but, The Rake is just a creepypasta.

A.K.A, a fabrication. A hoax. A story meant to scare people. Get it? They say all records mysteriously disappeared from teh internet? It's convenient to say, but really, it's just so that you aren't suspicious when you look it up and find nothing.

Creepy-pasta's are just stories written by trolls that begin to float around the internet.

Don't let it disturb you.

EDIT:

Oops. I didn't realize that you guys had already caught that! Sorry.

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