The Rake is a creepypasta story about a creature that watches you while you sleep and kills you when you wake. We were all very exhausted after a long day of driving, so my husband and I put the kids to bed and called it a night.
He turned around and looked directly at me, covered in blood.
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.
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. I used the moment to steal back the sheets, only to wake him in the process.
Little or no information was left intact, as most online and written accounts of the creature were mysteriously destroyed. I apologized and told him I thought he got out of bed.