Bogleech.com's 2016 Horror Write-off:
The Hooligans: some dude
Jac R. B. (Jacobguy)
I was out camping in the woods, just around my usual camping spot. Its very secluded, on a relative of mine's land and since they had so much of it, there were tons of places left completely unexplored. That's why I loved camping here, you never quite know what you're going to find.
For example: once I found a half melted bird.
Its flesh was slowly turning into a fluid puddle on the forest floor. I don't know what on earth could do that to any animal, but whatever it was, it spurred my curiosity further with prospect of finding a new animal, and I camped there for some time.
For weeks I stayed in that area, and being a big wilderness junkie I could stay out there for years and be fine, I searched the area many times over for whatever did that to that poor bird and never found anything, barring my last day there.
I was making a last perimeter check for the day, with the sun directly overhead, even with the canopy of the forest shading the ground beneath, it was still very oddly warm. I heard not a single noise that day. No insects, no birds, no other animals, nothing.
The overwhelming silence was simply too much for me to bare, so I was on my way to leave when I spotted something.
I could only barely see what it was, but it seemed to be a guy in nothing but basketball shorts hunched over, as if squatting over something.
Cautiously I approached them.
"Hey, are you okay?"
I inch closer.
"Excuse me, are you okay?"
As I creep closer a third time, they whip around.
God what was that thing.
It made nothing but a high pitched squeal, like from a balloon with a pinched head, as its face and body horribly distorted.
Its face puckered and sucked in, yet bugged out at the same time, like a mix of the warheads kid and one of those office stress desk toys. His torso just twisted grotesquely, like it was made of taffy, as his arms drooped like octopus tentacles.
It turned towards me so fast and was seemingly mid leap before a sound froze us both.
Grizzly Bear nearby had just called out, presumably because we were trespassing on its territory.
It approached us threateningly, but before it could swipe at me with its mighty claws, the thing in front of me sprung onto it instead, wrapping around its head and neck like some sort of horrible rubber toy as I heard a hissing noise, as though something were submerged in boiling water.
I ran, ran as hard and as fast as I could, completely abandoning my campsite all Together.
Needless to say, I never went camping in those woods again.