I made this story for Halloween. It is a little bit on the scary side. Read it only if you are prepared to be afraid. If you don't think you can handle it, turn back now! If you think you'll be okay with it, have fun reading!
When I set out I took all of my usual stuff, including a flashlight. I figured I'd only use it if I needed it, because while you could see better with it on, you could also get caught easier when you weren't supposed to be there. These places I go are only open during the day. I didn't want to get into trouble, but my curiosity got the best of me, so off I went.
As I got there, I realized that I wouldn't have to use the flashlight for awhile because it was a clear night and the moon was shining enough for me to see well enough. I tried to take a few pictures but quickly realized that the camera wasn't going to pick up anything at all. It was a shame I wasn't going to be able to share this, but at least I would have the memories.
After walking for awhile, and as I got deep into the forest, it became hard enough to see that I decided to finally take out my flashlight. Besides, I didn't think anyone would see it while I was this deep in the wilderness. What kind of idiot would come out here to catch me? I was extremely proud of my own intelligence at that point.
By this time I was becoming more than a little concerned. The moaning had become a steady chanting sound, and I didn't like it one bit. I was sure I would be all alone when I came out here, and now I was greeted with this deep scary chorus of voices. For some odd reason I never thought of turning around and leaving. I decided to find out what was happening.
I was now glad I never turned on the flashlight. I slowly crept forward towards a place where I knew there was a large clearing in the forest. That was a good thing, because it was so dark that I could barely see my own hand in front of my face. A little farther on I began to see a light. It was coming from the clearing, and so were the chanting voices.
I moved just to the edge of the forest and peeked through the branches of the bushes in front of me. What I saw too strange for my own eyes to believe. The voices were coming from twelve black robed human shapes. They were each holding hands with the two next to them to form a complete circle. As they moved from side to side, they were all looking to the center of the circle where the light was coming from.
After a few seconds I got another shock. The middle figure seemed to grow even taller than it was before. I thought there was no way this tall thing could be human! It must have been almost twice as tall as any of the others. I was now so scared I couldn't move! Still, I knew I wanted to keep watching what they were doing.
Then all of a sudden, as quick as a flash and with a snap of its head, the tall figure whipped its head around in my direction! I knew that it was looking right at me. And it was the eyes! The eyes glowed a horrible blood red! Those eyes seemed to be able to see right into my soul! I thought I was going to die right there! How could I not drop dead from fright?
I hit so hard that I bounced off the tree and fell onto my back. I was so afraid though that I jumped right back to my feet, disregarding the thought of injury. I renewed my flight to safety out of the forest. I had many similar incidents as I stumbled my way out of the forest and to my awaiting truck. I jumped in and sped towards the safety of home!
I began typing all of this almost as soon as I got in the door of my house, so excuse any mistakes or typos. I'm now looking at what I have written, wondering what is going to happen next. That horrible creature saw me, I just know it! Oh God, what am I going to do!
(This was a work of fiction. That means this did not really happen to me. Yes I have visited the forest late at night before, but I have never seen anything like this... yet!)