I had this odd story from back in October but just kind of let it slip passed me. This is an odd story and a small Q & A with a lady named Sheri. What was these strange hands reaching under the door?
Here is what Sheri told me
"In my late teens and early 20's, I saw weird monkey-like hands or paws or whatever you want to call them, scrabbling beneath the space between the bottom of the door and kitchen floor that lead to the partially finished basement of our family home. In the basement there were two bedrooms, a bathroom and laundry area. We lived in North Battleford Saskatchewan at the time which is definitely not a tropical area because Saskatchewan is smack dab in the middle of Canada. Our winters are long and freezing cold. North Battleford is a very small prairie city without zoos of any kind. The monkey hands or paws or whatever they were, were witnessed twice. I was always with other people when I saw them. The hands were small in size like a spider monkey sort of but somehow different. They were covered with dark hair or fur and had long jointed humanoid fingers and long dark fingernails. The small arms were visible from just below where the elbows would be, exposing only the forearms of the creatures. Both times as they reached beneath the bottom of the door they would scrabble back and forth frantically, scratching loudly. There appeared to be at least two of them but their movements were so fast and so aggressive, it was hard to be sure. They scared the hell out of everyone. The first time I saw them I was with three of my girlfriends and the next time I was with my little brother and three of our cousins. I was always the one who would open the door. It took every last ounce of courage I could muster to do it. Everyone would be screaming and freaking out. I felt compelled to calm them down despite being terrified myself but each time I whipped that door open nothing would be there.
We had no evidence of wild animals being in our house. No scat or signs of destruction that would have been there had wild animals invaded the premises. We also had family pets, a dog and a cat who lived in our house. They most certainly would have reacted had wild animals been inside. Both times this event occurred, the dog had been at the lake with my parents but my Siamese cat, Jade, was home. For some reason he had stopped coming down to my basement bedroom to cuddle with me at night like he used to. At the time I didn’t know why. When we saw these creatures, Jade would poke his head into the kitchen to see what all the commotion was about.
These creatures we saw felt somehow "wrong". They were very frightening experiences filled with a sense of evil. I am writing this to see if anyone else in this big old world has ever had a similar experience. I am baffled by what I witnessed; maybe somebody can help me put this experience to rest.
Q: was the nails like human nails? how big would you guess the hands to be in inches across?
A: The hands were as I said the size of a spider monkey ...about the size of a large raccoon. The nails on the hands looked more humanoid than animal which was why they were so scary. Remember, they were moving very fast and frantic, making a lot of noise. The hair was not thick like fur more like really hairy... in inches across I would estimate that the hands were 1 and 3/4 to 2 inches across.
It was a horrifying experience.
Q: Could it have possibly been a large coon?
A: There were two sets of arms ...absolutely not wild animals such as coons ...the arms were sort of boney and hairy...not furry. I have seen coons and these were different. Besides, how would coons get in the house? Where were they when I flung open the door? The door lead down to our basement from the kitchen. When I flung the door open there was nothing on the landing and wouldn't coons tear the house apart looking for food? Wouldn’t they leave signs like damage, hair or scat....? Seriously it was bone chilling. Everyone was screaming....it came on suddenly and ended abruptly when I opened the door. Each episode only lasted a couple of minutes. They were about 2 years apart.
Has anyone else had anything like this happen? could it be some kind of dark energy? If anyone has any thing to add please feel free to do so.
Thanks goes to Sheri for sharing her story.
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