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If You Go Down To The Woods Today

Lauren, Poole, UK
September 2006

My experience is a very weird one, I still can't understand why it happened. I was going round to one of my friends, she lives just by me, so it was a simple walk away. I packed my bag, said good bye to my mum, got on my bike and rode away. But as I was cycling, I got this strange feeling, as if I was being watched, and as if something would happen to me. I shook it off and carried on cycling.

After a 5 minutes cycle I got to my friends, and rung the doorbell. While waiting, I heard footsteps in the grass, very loud ones coming towards me. I spun around to find out what it was, but nothing was there. My friend, Jasmine opened the door looking happy to see me. I walked inside, and didn't bother explaining to her because I didn't want to freak her out. We played on her computer for a bit, chatting on MSN, when I heard this deep whisper; "Don't go down to the woods". I laughed and told Jasmine that that was a good one and to use it on one of our other scardy-cat friends. She looked at me as if I was a psycho maniac, and asked what the heck are you talking about? I explained and she just shook her head. Maybe I was just hearing things.
After 30 minutes I forgot about the voice and we asked over some of my other friends, Lauren and her sister Hannah. (Notice we have the same name) They got dropped off by her dad, and we all decided to go down to the woods near us. I'll explain where:
We lived in Parkstone, my friend lived on Parkstone Avenue, and if you go down her road for awhile, you'll see shops and some woods on the left to them. So, we went down there and had a great time until Hannah and I looked at each other with a weird feeling. I felt sick, and wanted to cry, while Hannah looked on the verge of collapsing. Lauren and Jasmine seemed immune to this. I looked into a small entry into the woods and saw a car. An old black car, like in one of those old movies that your grandma watches. Hannah saw it too, and we ran out the woods, Jasmine and Lauren following us. Lauren and Jasmine shouted; 'WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU TWO!?' Hannah and I explained, and Lauren shrieked. 'What?' I asked her. She said she had seen a figure come out the woods and disappear. Jasmine got a weird feeling that she was being watched. I got that feeling to. We ran as fast as we could back to her house. When we got there, I heard the voice say: "Haha, I told you".
If anyone else has had an experience at those woods, please tell me because I want to know what happened there.

Lauren, Poole, UK
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