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December 1, 2011
Shortly before dawn
Cecil County, Maryland
While sleeping in tent I was awakened by sounds of something big walking
thru marsh and up hillside towards tent breathing really loud. I
was only 10 at time and hid under sleeping bag. The creature walked
around campsite and then down the other side back into marsh. I was
camped on a peninsula. I started to get up and go to my parents tent
when I heard the sound coming back across marsh towards my campsite.
I again hid under sleeping bag. I heard 3 creatures this time all
breathing very loudly. i tried to call my mom which must have got
their attention. They came over to my pup tent and knocked the poles
down. I lay flat on my belly under my sleeping bag and then I felt
this huge hand grab my ankle. It did not hurt me and let go when
one of the creatures grunted. They then walked back down the other
side of point into marsh and left. I lay scared to death listening
to them walk thru the marsh away. I still wonder what would have
happened if I'd just had looked? After dawn I fixed my tent and went
to check out the trail into the marsh. There were branches on trees
over my head broke off but no foot prints. Even in the marsh I saw
no footprints. The tide had come in and washed them away I guess.
My parents tried to tell me that it was deer or a dog but I know it was
Additional Info: I camped there for many years with other instances occurring randomly mostly during the slow season. Once while fishing with my cousin a mother deer and her fawn came running out of woods and down the bank next to us in a panic right into the thick mud as the tide was way out. They fought there way across the marsh to the far side which is probably a half mile there. Something really spooked them to do that!
Another time we were both fishing in the same place when I noticed that he kept turning around and looking up the bank as I was too! I asked what he was doing and he said what I felt too as if something was watching us. We were the only campers there at the time.
last time was scary like the first. I was around 15 and sleeping
in my uncle's van with my cousin just outside of the camper. We had
been up talking late into the night when the van started to rock really
hard. I looked out the windows as did my cousin but saw nothing in
the darkness. I kept watching my uncle's trailer to see if his door
would open for him to go back in but it did not. Once again it was
in the off season and an empty campground.
Activities of Witness: Always happened when not expecting during slow time. Many of us campground kids had run threw the woods day and night with no events. It terrified me that first night and scared me somewhat the other times but, I feel that they mean no harm and just want to be left alone. There is a golf course at the campground now.
of Creature: I never saw the creature.
Notes: Railroad tracks,
marsh, farmland, woods and lots of deer.
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