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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Possible RAKE Sightings

I got the following email report in a few days ago. Now let me be clear I don't know a whole big lot about the RAKE and I'm assuming some of our readers don't either.

The Rake is a creature believed to be a humanoid in appearance, with several references in folklore and horrific urban legends, originally appearing on the internet on Creepypasta. The creature reportedly attacks humans due to unknown reasons and often causes its victims great psychological trauma.

It was always my understanding that the Creepypasta website was just a home for made up stories with no truth to them. But it appears that people are actually seeing something, whether its a Rake or not, that is very similar to what is described as a Rake.

With that said below is the sighting reports submitted by the witness, along with some pictures.

 -Start Report-

Name: Isaiah ******

Email: On file



I stumbled across your website and figured I should share my story with you.
Location: Forest Lake, MN 
First time I ever heard about this creature being in my old hometown I was a little skeptical. Not that I didn't believe in the creature, more like I didn't believe it could actually be in my hometown.
The first time I saw this creature I was with one of my good friends and it was around 2016-17. It was about 2-3 in the morning and we were walking home because it was storming and we were at one of our other friends house.
We were a little intoxicated but not enough too be completely out of it. We got to a certain road where there was construction in which my friend pointed out to my left, the creature was crouched down under a street light.
I thought he was joking at first and believed it was a traffic cone, which led me too yelling at it too see if his statement was true. What happened next was the creature lifted its head and looked dead at us. We didn't stay long enough to see much further as it got up and started coming toward us very quickly, which led us into running.
My friend stopped a ways down to look back and stare at it a little more,I had to stop and yell at him to continue coming with me, later he said the reason he stopped was because the creature stopped as well but continued to chase after seeing my friend stop.
We continued running until we made it back too his house. That was just one of the times I've came across this creature. There was another night I was at another friends house and had to leave around the same time as the last incident and the creature followed me having great ability too hop thru trees and making a very distinct growl that is not like any other animal sound. Sounds like a mix of a wolf and a human growl if I had too guess. 
It would lay back when I yelled at the creature but it still followed me from a block from my house but stayed farther back after me yelling. This encounter was around 2017.
My second to last encounter I have had with the creature was just last year in 2020 when I was staying with my friend from the first encounter. I was with my girlfriend and his as well. Me and my friend were explaining to them about our first encounter and they didn't believe us. So we figured since it was around 1-2 am we would go look for it and hopefully show them that this was real. 
We brought them to the same area and the area it was most seen at (which I will provide pictures of all encounters.) This time we went to a water tower with woods behind it, which was the area where its been seen the most times by other people we had talk too. We started walking towards the tower and right away saw eyes in the far edge of the woods which we assumed was a deer. We kept on getting closer and closer until we got to an area where it was very bushy and it was right before entering the woods. 
Me, my friend and girlfriend all heard rustling so we looked over to the area and right there in the bushes was glowing eyes and the distinct growl I heard from the other encounter. Thats when we all screamed and started running back too the car. This time I stopped a little bit from the water tower to look for it which upon turning around, saw the eyes peaking from the area of the water tower.
I was determined to get a picture but as my friend yelled to me to get back to the car, it disappeared. So I ran back got into the car and left. 
Sorry for such a long email but this is my final encounter. 
Me and my girlfriend this time were with another one of my friends and was telling him about the last time we went there. He believed us and actually really wanted to go see it and so did I. My girlfriend reluctantly said yes so we drove to the water tower. We all got out and in similar fashion started walking up to the water tower. But this time we saw the eyes almost immediately and we stopped because I knew what it was leading to. So I just pointed it out too him. As I was (pointing it out) the creature must have got startled and disappeared. 
We heard rustling in the woods and heard distant growls in the woods which was enough to make my friend run back as me and my girlfriend followed. To this day I tell people all these stories if this creature gets brought up or if I need a conversation starter.
I hope you add these to the website and I thank you for your time reading this. 
Below is the locations of where I have seen this creature and it seems to only come out from the times of 1-4 am when the public is not out.
I have stated which box is what on the picture. Sorry if its not the best just a general area. Also the picture of the rake is not mine, its just pretty much identical to what I saw.

 -End Report-


A thanks to Isaiah for contacting us with his reports. 

Now, if anyone else has seen this creature in this particular area, then please feel free to let us know.


This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.

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Thursday, July 22, 2021 2 comments » by Thomas Marcum
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  1. Honestly the Rake sounds like a large, social version of the Dover Demon.

  2. Can confirm this is true, I currently live here and even law enforcement has had reports of this creature.


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