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The Rake

Estimated reading time — 9 minutes

As the sun begins to set and the trees huddle together in small dark groups as if shielding themselves against the coming of night, you step quietly and quickly through the carpet of fallen leaves and stray twigs, recognising and noting as you do every rustle, every snap of a branch created by your own footfalls. You note them so that you can distinguish them from the other sounds, the soft rustlings of leaves, the crack of bracken somewhere behind you. You increase your speed knowing that night is not the only thing drawing closer. The sound increases as your pace and heartbeats quicken, you turn and in the fading light catch a single glimpse of the hunched, crawling thing that is pursuing you. Creeping forward like an animal and yet looking so horribly human. You only caught a single glimpse, but then you start to run. One glimpse, is enough. 


Mostly associated with the image of a bald, pale skinned creature hunched at an angle with bright orb like eyes staring into the camera, the rake has become a staple creepypasta monster, adopted by many authors as shorthand for a creature resembling the one depicted in the photo and placed in various settings. 


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. Little or no information was left intact, as most online and written accounts of the creature were mysteriously destroyed.

Primarily focused in rural New York state, self-proclaimed witnesses told stories of their encounters with a creature of unknown origin. Emotions ranged from extremely traumatic levels of fright and discomfort to an almost childlike sense of playfulness and curiosity. While their published versions are no longer on record, the memories remained powerful. Several of the involved parties began looking for answers that year.

In early 2006, the collaboration had accumulated nearly two dozen documents dating between the 12th century and present day, spanning 4 continents. In almost all cases, the stories were identical. I’ve been in contact with a member of this group and was able to get some excerpts from their upcoming book.

The Rake Creepypasta

A Suicide Note: 1964

As I prepare to take my life, I feel it necessary to assuage any guilt or pain I have introduced through this act. It is not the fault of anyone other than him. For once I awoke and felt his presence. And once I awoke and saw his form. Once again I awoke and heard his voice, and looked into his eyes. I cannot sleep without fear of what I might next awake to experience. I cannot ever wake. Goodbye.

Found in the same wooden box were two empty envelopes addressed to William and Rose, and one loose personal letter with no envelope.

‘Dearest Linnie,
I have prayed for you. He spoke your name.’


A Journal Entry (translated from Spanish): 1880

I have experienced the greatest terror. I have experienced the greatest terror. I have experienced the greatest terror. I see his eyes when I close mine. They are hollow. Black. They saw me and pierced me. His wet hand. I will not sleep. His voice [unintelligible text].

A Mariner’s Log: 1691

He came to me in my sleep. From the foot of my bed, I felt a sensation. He took everything. We must return to England. We shall not return here again at the request of the Rake.

the rake

From a Witness: 2006

Three years ago, I had just returned from a trip from Niagara Falls with my family for the 4th of July. We were all very exhausted after a long day of driving, so my husband and I put the kids right to bed and called it a night.

At about 4 am, I woke up thinking my husband had gotten up to use the restroom. I used the moment to steal back the sheets, only to wake him in the process. I apologized and told him I thought he got out of bed. When he turned to face me, he gasped and pulled his feet up from the end of the bed so quickly his knee almost knocked me out of the bed. He then grabbed me and said nothing.

After adjusting to the dark for a half second, I was able to see what caused the strange reaction. At the foot of the bed, sitting and facing away from us, there was what appeared to be a naked man or a large hairless dog of some sort. Its body position was disturbing and unnatural, as if it had been hit by a car or something. For some reason, I was not instantly frightened by it, but more concerned as to its condition. At this point, I was somewhat under the assumption that we were supposed to help him.

My husband was peering over his arm and knee, tucked into the fetal position, occasionally glancing at me before returning to the creature.

In a flurry of motion, the creature scrambled around the side of the bed and then crawled quickly in a flailing sort of motion right along the bed until it was less than a foot from my husband’s face. The creature was completely silent for about 30 seconds (or probably closer to 5, it just seemed like a while) just looking at my husband. 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 light switch, planning to stop him before he hurt my children. When I got to the hallway, the light from the bedroom was enough to see it crouching and hunched over about 20 feet away. He turned around and looked directly at me, covered in blood. I flipped the switch on the wall and saw my daughter Clara.

The creature ran down the stairs while my husband and I rushed to help our daughter. She was very badly injured and spoke only once more in her short life. She said, “He is the Rake.”

My husband drove his car into a lake that night while rushing our daughter to the hospital. He did not survive.

Being a small town, news got around pretty quickly. The police were helpful at first, and the local newspaper took a lot of interest as well. However, the story was never published and the local television news never followed up either.

For several months, my son Justin and I stayed in a hotel near my parent’s house. After we decided to return home, I began looking for answers myself. I eventually located a man in the next town over who had a similar story. We got in contact and began talking about our experiences. He knew of two other people in New York who had seen the creature we now referred to as the Rake.

It took the four of us about two solid years of hunting on the internet and writing letters to come up with a small collection of what we believe to be accounts of the Rake. None of them gave any details, history or follow up. One journal had an entry involving the creature in its first 3 pages, and never mentioned it again. A ship’s log explained nothing of the encounter, saying only that they were told to leave by the Rake. That was the last entry in the log.

There were, however, many instances where the creature’s visit was one of a series of visits with the same person. Multiple people also mentioned being spoken to, my daughter included. This led us to wonder if the Rake had visited any of us before our last encounter.


I set up a digital recorder near my bed and left it running all night, every night, for two weeks. I would tediously scan through the sounds of me rolling around in my bed each day when I woke up. By the end of the second week, I was quite used to the occasional sound of sleep while blurring through the recording at 8 times the normal speed. (This still took almost an hour every day)

On the first day of the third week, I thought I heard something different. What I found was a shrill voice. It was the Rake. I can’t listen to it long enough to even begin to transcribe it. I haven’t let anyone listen to it yet. All I know is that I’ve heard it before, and I now believe that it spoke when it was sitting in front of my husband. I don’t remember hearing anything at the time, but for some reason, the voice on the recorder immediately brings me back to that moment.

The thoughts that must have gone through my daughter’s head make me very upset.

I have not seen the Rake since he ruined my life, but I know that he has been in my room while I slept. I know and fear that one night I’ll wake up to see him staring at me.

Credit: Bryan Somerville

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The Rake is the name given to a strange pale skinned creature that stalks its victims on all fours and has the appearance that somewhat resembles a ‘mutated dog’. The fanged and taloned creature is commonly said to live in woods or forested areas. 

However, the spread of the character and the resulting lack of common ‘rules’ around its habitat or behaviours means that it now has a far wider presence moving away from the woods and forests to be found in more urban areas and even repeating the common creepy pasta trope of appearing at the end of people’s bed or in their rooms at night. 

The common consensus on the creature’s appearance shows it to have large bulbous eyes, that are reflective when caught in the light of a camera, a drooping jaw with a large, fang filled mouth and often either a nose that is missing entirely or which is simply an open socket, similar to that of a skull. The creature is usually shown naked and crawling toward the viewer on all fours, suggesting that though it is bipedal it prefers to stalk victims in a manner similar to a four legged animal. 

The matter of the  Rake’s appearance is an interesting one that is linked directly to the myth’s origins and development and to an image that had even the mainstream media duped. 

Origins and Images 

In an origin story similar to that of the Slender Man, the mythic creature known as ‘The Rake’ originally evolved out of a 2005 thread on 4 chan where an anonymous poster on the /b/ board suggested that contributors try to collaboratively come up with ideas for a new monster. After some initial back and forth discussion one particular idea was chosen as the most promising candidate and began to be formed, added to and manipulated by several users. 

The descriptions of this creature which went through numerous adumbrations before finally settling, shared some characteristics with the commonly accepted ‘rake’ image that is widespread today, however there were also some glaring differences. For example, the original suggestions called for three eyes, whilst the mp0st common vision of ‘the Rake’ only has two and for the creature to lack other facial features, having for example a missing nose or mouth. 


The first story to feature ‘The Rake’ appeared on Brain Somerville’s personal blog on July 20th 2006. Somerville, who was a regular user of the SomethingAwful site, provided a back story for ‘The Rake’ and with is story cemented some of the more commonly accepted features of the creature’s appearance. The story indicates that sightings of rake like creatures date back as far as the 12th century, that the first records of the creature are from the 17th century and that the creature can be linked to unexplained phenomena and sightings of cryptid like beings in the North Eastern United States. 

By late 2008 Rake stories appeared on Livejournal. The story and variants featuring ‘the Rake’ appeared on SomethingAwful and 4chan by the following year and first appeared on the Paranormal subreddit in 2010. It later found its way onto Creepypasta forums and began to increase in popularity. 

A common misconception is that the appearance of The Rake is based off of the widely shared image of a creature with glowing eyes staring into the camera of a deer hunter that is sometimes referred to as the ‘Berwick Monster’. 

 This image, which is now the one most closely associated with The Rake mythology and the common starting point from which most Rake fan art and variants are derived, was actually taken seriously by mainstream media outlets when it first appeared.

 The still image, alleged to have been extracted from the memory card of a now broken night vision camera, was posted to the  Wildgame Innovations site by someone claiming to have actually encountered the creature. The image and story of the strange encounter was then picked up by media outlets as widespread as Britain’s The Daily Mail and NBC which featured the image and a brief report on the alleged sighting on its morning show. 

However, rather than this image influencing the initial ideas of The Rake’s appearance,  the timeline seems to indicate that the rake stories were retrospectively linked to this image, since discussions about the creature’s appearance, Somerville’s original story and the first postings to major creepypasta and paranormal sites pre-date the image’s creation and appearance in news media. The association of the image with the character can most likely be attributed to the face that the image itself appeared in the same month as a single topic blog tumblr account hoping to gather together all of the fan art, copypasta and sighting reports into one place, with fans of the rake story or those encountering it for the first time conflating the image with the story in an association that would continue to the present. 

Incidentally, despite some sites claiming that the Berwick Monster photograph has never been authenticated or debunked, the image, (which went viral and was spread on various platforms with posters alleging it to be real)  was in fact meant to be a depiction of a ‘grim’ from the game Resistance 3, it was released by the company responsible for the game and as such has been revealed to be a hoax. 

Other influences

Whilst The Rake clearly developed from a collaborative effort online, upon examining the creature’s most generally accepted image, there are a number of precursory influences to consider. 

The creature’s pale skin, lack of a nose and gaping mouth are reminiscent of the Flukeman monster central to the  Season 2 X files episode ‘The Host’ in which a whiteskinned creature with yellowish eyes, a gaping mouth and bald head is featured. 

Visions of the creature that are heavily influenced by the ‘Berwick Monster’ image are also commonly linked the the 2006 ‘Fallen Angel of Catalonia’ footage, which, though also revealed to be a hoax, bears some striking resemblances to the later ‘Berwick Monster’ photograph, leading some to believe it may have been a direct influence upon the ‘developers of Resistance  3 ‘grim’ image. 

Later fan art depictions of the rake have altered the character’s appearance somewhat,  exaggerating certain features and placing greater emphasis on the creature’s fangs, bald head and elongated fingers into an image strikingly similar to the character ‘Lizzie’ created by special effects artist Tom Savini for the Tales from The Darkside episode ‘In the Closet’. 

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1,080 thoughts on “The Rake”

  1. Omg, the rake is the best creepy pasta I have ever read. The creepy, and the starring of its face is super duper creepy gives it. and 10!!!

  2. There is a man who cant see at all is blind and can tell you the shape and color of objects in a pitch black room with a bandana around his head. He can also tell u what’s on a screen. Real shit look it up he’s on Stan lees super humans series

  3. I’ve seen the rake before! I had a long, thin body, sharp claws at the bottom of it, and it was next to a pile of leaves during Autumn! (sorry, I had to do it)

  4. O_O That.Was.Scary… Yet awesome! :D
    I feel bad for the narrator and her family. And for those that had their lives ruined thanks to the Rake. :'(
    Shiro (my best friend since we were little):THAT BIG MEANIE! >:(
    Me: >:(

  5. I agree with you although it is fun to speculate and pretend they’re real, and I find it’s no use arguing over something as trivial as this. In my opinion that as long as everyone is being safe it’s perfectly fine to question these things. I personally think that slenderman wouldn’t delete this because he is trying to send a message.( I’m not saying my opinion is right by any means. Prove me wrong if you wish)

  6. Allyson Hamby Hirschmann

    I was under the impression that this story had quite a bit more to it? Am I missing something? (However, I made sure to read it during a very sunny afternoon!)

  7. Some interesting ideas with the historical exceprts for plot development, but not one of the best for me. I can’t put my finger on why, but it doesnt flow as a story for me.

  8. Dark Dragon (Ghost)

    Um, I’m scared now. I had to look up The Rake after I told my friends about this dream I had and they said the monster thing I saw in my dream was The Rake. Now that I know what it is.. I’m really scared

  9. I feel like the rake can exist but i’d be surprised if such a popular and well-known and hostile creature wouldn’t be assaulted or targeted by any large company or group. I mean, the story is clearly saying that it’s caused lot of rucus, plus I mean… it’s entered so many houses. You’d think that someone would intercept with it or capture it.

  10. *shivers* so…the rake is like a human but bloody? I really don’t wanna looks up at picture, I kinda wanna sleep tonight.

  11. The girl that loves pastas

    This is an awesome creepypasta I really love it and I did get scared a little I was trying not to scream but after I read it I heard a knock at the door and it scared me half to hell

  12. please dont joke about this. it happened to me as a child, it lurched at the foot of my bed and stared me down with its hollow eyes. i thought it was fucking golem…. i wish.

  13. I’ve seen the rake before. No joke. My friend saw it too. I was 13, and I was at Kincumber mountain. In the field, my friend and I were about to go into the forrest, and I saw it. My friend saw it too. My councellor told me that my mind made me think it was there, but my friend saw it too. I’m not crazy!

  14. Last night I a night mare and the last time I had one was nine years ago, and the dream was about the rake and how I would die. This man told me how I would die and he said it would a gory death by the rake. Then I was running for my life in the woods then he caught me . That’s when I woke up then I looked to the right if my bed and there was a shadowy figure staging there staring at me then left. So I looked at my hips there was scratch marks on them.

  15. As a young boy I had seen glances of the rake in my childhood home at the time I did not know what it was thinking it was just a ghoul now I know different and am glad we moved

  16. Sadly disappointing, my friend made out like thus was supposed to be a big deal. It just sounds like a Wendigo, with less lore and culture. I’ll give them props for the historical accounts, that’s a bit of unusual effort.

  17. So much potential for a creature and story wasted. I can’t see how this is so highly viewed. Great concept for a creature and the buildup on the 2006 account was nice, but then it fell flat because the writer is quite novice to say the least. Also, one of the most infuriating things of all is the lack of proof reading and failure to correct the simplest of spelling and grammatical errors. If you are going to post a work of freaking art, you better dang well proofread it and take some pride in it. Posting a story for all to see is not the same as posting a tweet. This is a 5 and I’m being generous

  18. Killjoy27 did you know that it is what I will call a literary offense not to use capital letters at the beginning of your sentences? Please remember that users come to this site for a creepy experience. You probably need to loosen up. Or if you don’t like what’s on here then why not get out?

    To all those posting creepy threats – keep it coming! It’s hilarious. I’m going to continue reading them after this post.

    The Rake was a good read. My favorite so far

  19. Oh so they can be a creature witch looks at all night with a weird face if he dose exist he most likely be a transparent alien OOOOhhhhhhhh shit scary sweet dreams but it’s most likely not real ok. Fell better ha ha ha

  20. Sup,I investigated the forest, old houses, graves finding nothing, so it’s probably not true, but, no one knows, maybe it is, maybe it’s not, anyways, have a nice day.

  21. listen any1 can believe whatever they want I do believe in things like monsters or something similar but I mean don’t screw up there fun and what I mean by monsters is I believe there are other thing out the than humans

    -so please no more ruining eachothers fun

  22. Not a boring moron.

    apparantly maturity isnt a quality handed down through generations. did you know that its a federal offence to type threats like that via internet? anonymous or not, its childish, even in a joking manner.

    You can’t borrow a name from a My Chemical Romance album if you’re going to behave like a boring moron.

  23. me and my brother will die in our lives we know because the tall man has visited us both. when we see him again we will never see the light again. u ppl have no idea the fear we have. u all r haveing un laughing at him and he doesnt like that. if u evr think u see him dont run because its already to late just close your eyes and keep telling yourself hes not there.

  24. the monster inside

    i am the evil side of all of you when you have a bad erge to be evil that me i am alwas waching you .kill kill burn burn die die destroy hahahahahah

  25. .hahahahahahah no no no no kill kill kill kill always waching
    Aaah if only you knew my terribly twisted mind. For I know how to defend myself, I know how to kill, and how to make you wish I did kill you. With love, The Nightmare

  26. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  27. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  28. Seriously?
    He says he’s Eyeless Jack (a bold claim, to be sure), and somehow this starts a whole chain of arguments about how he could see this or not. Alright. Sure. Why not? Clearly, this is a true meeting of intellectuals.
    Also, for those of you who were offended by that, don’t be. I mean it very lightly, as a satirical comment on the repetitive nature of the comments. Anyway, carry on. Also:
    He comes.

  29. The rake has been discussed for centuries before creepypasta even existed. dozens of people report seeing him each year. but thanks to this website, people dismiss him as just a story. but he is not. ive seen him once, i awoke to his heavy breathing.i turned and looked at my bedroom window. he didn’t see me because i was in the top bunk of my bunk bed. but i saw hm. he was scratching on the screen of the window (i had it there because it was summer and it got stuffy in my room), and his large, white eyes were glowing, illuminating some of the room. he had a very pale face and long fingers, as well as fingernails. he then left, and i stayed in my bed the rest of the night. another time, i went camping with my family. right before we fell asleep, we all heard what appeared to be a mix between a shrill howl and a peircing scream. i then awoke to the sound of someone trying to get in my tent i stayed in my hammock, and when it stopped, i zipped open my tent window. i saw the horrible thing again! i did not know if it was following me or what it was doing there. i saw it moving on to the next tent, and the next and the next, scratching them with it’s long claws, trying to find an was horrifying. it lookeed like a frail, naked, pale man. i could see it’s spine through it’s white skin. it was 8 feet tall, and it hunched over. it had bare feet and i could almost see blue veins through the creatures thin skin. it must have knew i was looking at it, beca it turned is head back to my tent, but i knew it did not see me. it started creeping towards the window, and i crawled under my hammock (not really a hammock, more like a strecher) i peeked up at it, looking through the window. it’s glowing pale eyes illuminating the tent. as soon as i heard it creep off into the forest, i got up and zipped the window close. i did not sleep the rest of the night, i kept having nightmares. i kept worrying if i would ever see it again, but i never did. say whatever you want to me i know what i heard, saw,and even felt. dont dismiss him as a s he isnt.

  30. See, I like this one better than Jeff the Killer. This one is original. Jeff the Killer is basically just young Mike Myers from Halloween.

  31. Crazy Drunken Protaganist

    Rake sits at the foot of the bed.
    “Alright, I get it. You’re pissed because I still owe you twenty bucks. You’ll get it tomorrow.”
    Raises claws. Pulls out gun.
    “GET THE F**K OUT NOW!!!”

  32. People who say the rake is not real, and that the rake would have simply killed the author… think a bit. Maybe the rake wanted to be known just enough for people to know that he wasn’t just a deformed person, or a messed up dog. So people who have encountered him would actually know what they saw.
    And I have seen it. Walking around at night, me and my friend did in fact catch a glimpse of him in the woods and we ran. He must not have been interested in us, we have yet to see him again, but I assure you. He is real.

  33. I see in the dark.but i have no eyes….i can smell you evenn if i have no nose…i can kill…even if i have no hands or weapons…what am i??

    A: I am your nightmare…your death………..I AM DEATH!

  34. i remember hearing about this story a couple years ago sitting around a bonfire with some buddies out in the woods and we decided it would be fun to look for the Rake and as we were walking through the woods i swear to GOD i saw it and i wasnt the only one who had seen the Rake but i remember being scared shitless then i looked at my friend and he said he saw it too and we ran back to his house without the rest of the group. they dont believe us that we had seen the Rake (and if it wasnt the rake, it was some creepy ass naked psychopath) but this is SUCH a good pasta, one of my favorites! Brings memories and good times back to me

  35. The thing that makes a The Rake scarier than something like Jeff is that it’s the fear and paranoia of being watched and manipulated and stalked that makes it scary. I’d rather just be killed than be tormented and terrorized relentlessly.

    Silence Will Fall

  36. If you go on YouTube theirs a couple of people were camping and saw a weird creature all white like the rake the video was all over THE NEWS

  37. Simple Ben reads story to E.J. Ben types out what E.J. says and posts it.
    Very simple really…
    And there are to many pasta’s on the internet!!! There are like 5,000 Jeff on wiki, yet alone the rest of the internet!!!


    1. I just know a bit

      Slender man does not kill children he tries to remake his son, but he cant. He takes children to remember his son. He only kills adults and teens his son was 5 years old.

  38. does anybody know its weakness possibly how to kill it weather silver or gold rock salt holy water anything?

  39. Cydni Nicole Woods

    The story line was amazing the story wonderful detail i love the fact that the husband crashed the car into the lake later that night and how the daughter just stood there like she was lifeless he is the rake i always love getting a good scare before i go to bed excellent work bravo my friend bravo!

  40. Well, Im glad to hear about how concerned people are with how Eyeless Jack is typing. Maybe i will ask him to tell you guys tomorrow. I will be seeing you all very soon..

  41. ‘I have not seen the Rake since he ruined my life, but I know that he has been in my room while I slept. I know and fear that one night I’ll wake up to see him staring at me.’

    Yeah, um….. Just don’t wake up then. XD Go to sleep then. Or play a game…..or.. Okay, I seriously have nothing on this one.

    Wait, wait……..okay no, I’m out of jokes for this one. T_T

    Oh well, I’ll favourite anyway! X)

  42. Well I still t-t-t-think Jeff’s is b-b-b-better but hehehehheAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHH…..what am I-I-I to know…

  43. Its really cute seeing these 12 year old girls fangirling over killer, if you really want a man like that go to a prison or a mental institution u little prickys … do u really think if you met a serial killer he would spare your petty life? Fall in love with you? :) thats real sweet

  44. Loved it! But seriously people, you don’t have to comment things like “we all on it’s not real” I mean you can decide that for you’re self you don’t have to judge what other people think!

  45. I hate people who act like they’re creepy pastas. IF THEY WERE REAL… Creepy pastas wouldn’t own computers, or people would’ve tracked them down by now

  46. Anonymous:
    i hate it when people try to be a pasta. its not scary its just annoying

    Yeah it’s not like they would be sitting at a computer, people would track them

  47. Hello i have had experiences with the thing such called as “The Rake” and some of my friends are telling me that they have experienced it and one time when i was at my friends house i was in his room with him, went to the bathroom, cam back and their he was with a knife jabbed in his stomach and his last words before he died in the hospital was “Be Careful Around The Rake”

  48. Nny92:

    Mary Hatchet:
    Amazing pasta. I loved how a just enough information was given to lure you in, but you’re never really satisfied as you continue reading. I.E. The Rake said something, but you’re never told what.

    Man I’m reading this in December 10 2013 this may go unnoticed but I spent 24 minutes reading these comments :)

  49. BeansExplodingAgainstThem

    Anonymous murderur:
    i did nawt lern 2 spel
    i wil kil yu in yor slep.wen yu slep toniyt or wenver,yu wil DI

    This….This is atrocious. I think your spelling has already killed several English and language arts teachers.

  50. I read these stories , that don’t creep me out at first, but when im layn bed in teh dark ready to sleep I get creepd the fuck out. xP

  51. The Rainbow Killer

    You may not know me yet but I have a colorful scarf a silver mask not like a clown but almost like a lifeless figure I will go into your dreams I will go into your house on june 17th my birthday during exactly 12 I will sit on your couch and wait for you. I might even sneek in your room and sit next to you. If you ever see me I will come after you the next year. Remember don’t go to sleep on june 17 or I will be watching O.O

    1. The Rainbow Killer

      And you silly fools I am a real person wanting to show the world I am here and you are next Laalala..lalala … lalalalaa…..

  52. All of you are stupid, why would any killer get on here and give away their identity? and why the hell would they give the time of day to talk to you? yea they are real but they are not on here talking to you! im sure slenderman is laughing his ass off at you right now becuase you think he’s on here! your all ignorant! (He’s Always Watching) (x)

  53. All of you are stupid, why would any killer get on here and give away their identity? and why the hell would they give the time of day to talk to you? yea they are real but they are not on here talking to you! im sure slenderman is laughing his ass off at you right now becuase you think he’s on here! your all ignorant! (He’s Always Watching) (x)

  54. 126378lhErObRinE99



    Jeff can we go on a killing spree some time and then run away from my house and make me look like you and I can be your kid (I’m a girl BTW) and yea so when u did like the burning off your eyelids, did it hurt?

  56. But The Rake wouldn’t comment on his own story.. Would he?, but if he did then this must be a dream because he isn’t real. By the time you get this far into the comment you are sure you are dreaming and this could never happen in the real world.. But just then you feel something staring at you from behind and breath down your neck.

  57. ok this is cool but not as cool as the slender man story it was a sad and mostly a scary story i would die with my friend to get away from slender man

  58. The realisation that...

    U don’t know he doesn’t watch u sleep,
    U cant guaranty me that he isn’t real,
    U cant say that he isn’t just because U dont believe,
    Just because u have not heard of him doesn’t mean he is mot there,
    Just because somethings different doesn’t mean its made up,
    Just because u don’t understand it doesn’t mean it cant hurt u,
    Just because u haven’t discovered it doesn’t mean it hasn’t discovered u,
    Now just sit tight and think about that,
    Real hard,
    U will realise that u truly know nothing…

  59. I’m 12 years old, an i just wanna know, is this real? I have nightmares about the rake now! PLEASE SAY THIS ISNT REAL I AM SCARED OUT OF MY SKIN! D:

  60. The rake is really creepy…..but this pasta wasn’t really telling the true reason people fear the rake………its not that creepy……..the pasta is ok……it just doesn’t tell a story o the rake…’s just notes…

  61. The Truth Within

    I’m so sorry to say, I have heard him before and I live in a rather foggy forest I should say, I havent actually seen him but at night and early mornings I always her him

    1. He’s just as real as you and me, but with saying that the chances of him actually hunting you down and staking you are 1/1billion. So sleep easy and dont think of nightmares :)


    you all think its fun pretending to be a creepypasta story…….. and now ive got all your IP addresses good luck trying to stop me but i will stare into your soul (exept for you slender man and the rake ill just fucking kill you) and rip it out with my OWN HANDS, and as i said before…………..GOOD LUCK ha ha hahahahHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHA………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………I…………..AM…………………..GOD!………………………………….

  63. None Of Your Buisiness

    Everyone who’s replying to Eyeless Jack just so you know he can’t see your replies.


  65. jeff the killers girlfriend

    Ahhhh yes the rake,a classic….Very scary indeed … But i do not belive as scary as my jeff .

  66. read the story called “the scratching” its about the rake and makes it seem the rake has a past life as a killer and almost died and thats why he looks deformed.2 brothers live in the same room but then each get there own rooms but because of that they create a language of tapping and scratching to talk to eachother at night but one night one kid heres scratching and tapping but cant recognise the words and the sratching sound angry/vicious and the noise gets closer to door until the rake is in his room so the story goes on about the kids lives and there friends life and how the rake drives them crazy then killes them all


    1. The husband. I had to read that twice, too. But the husband drove into a lake when he was rushing his daughter (already dead) to the hospital. He died when he drove into that lake.

  67. I like how everyone keeps bitching at all these other people pretending to be Eyeless Jack and the Rake and Slendy… But for those of you that are like, “if you were really Eyeless Jack/Slendy, then how could you type/get on this site/can I be your Proxy?” -______- It’s ironic how people are asking questions that wouldn’t get answered ESPECIALLY if Eyeless Jack or Slendy were the one’s replying cause… THEY DON’T HAVE EYES! THEREFORE THEY CANNOT SEE YOUR COMMENT! THEREFORE THEY CANNOT REPLY! :O –Derps–

  68. greeting i am damora i have persest a kid name joel and i am typeing this throw him i wish to become one of these creepy
    pastas because i think joel will tell u what he wants to say about this and what i do

  69. the rake:
    do not think i am just a pasta

    Creepy pasta has ruined my patience someone in my school believes in everything here and won’t shut up about it it’s driving me insane.

  70. Creepypasta reader

    My phone kept randomly freezing while reading this and I live in rural New York, and my phone is still freezing up and acting odd.

  71. hey everyone, im 50% sure that i had a visit from the rake, this morning around 6am and 6:10 am, may 30th, 2013. i was laying down on my bed when all of the sudden i could not move a limb as i wanted to, and i felt something coming to my ear and make this screacking sound, like a voice trying to say something, as i felt it left i sprinted to my sister’s room to see how she was, thankfully nothing happened. ive been thinking about trying to kill it with my knife if it shows up again, does anyone know what i should do? thanks.

  72. Hey you guys can i go on the killing trip, cus i get loads of killing sprees,hanging them from their intestines and putting their heads on spikes, does that sound good anough for killing?

  73. he watches over you for a reason. to determine if you are friendly or hostile. if he considers you a friend, you can call a person you hat and say “i’ll send The Rake after you.” that person will then die within the next 20 seconds. my friend had an encounter with him. shot him with a BB gun point-blank range in the temple. The Rake considers him a fiend. The Rake killed a person for him just because of those 6 words.


    you all think its fun pretending to be a creepypasta story…….. and now ive got all your IP addresses good luck trying to stop me but i will stare into your soul (exept for you slender man and the rake ill just fucking kill you) and rip it out with my OWN HANDS, and as i said before…………..GOOD LUCK ha ha hahahahHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHA………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………I…………..AM…………………..GOD!………………………………….

  75. It would have been better if it had been rearranged. The attack should have come at the end while the story built up to it. We could have gotten a little more attached to the dead people and had an all around more awesome pasta.

  76. Louisianamonster

    Well I am from Louisiana tracking this strange monster and this is a similar account to what I have seen anyone who can help let me know

  77. hany the killer

    why dont we get together and kill rake i would love that
    ps i have blond hair red eyes and a broken heart carved in my back and my skin is black and leathery from burning myself multible time

  78. the last time i saw him was when i was aleep on my bed i was getting ready to sleep when i felt my bed sink in and i felt its presence and then it came to me it didnt hurt me or nothing all i know it is there waiting and looking at me while i am asleep or if im sleep walking :( i feel like its my fault to have known his presence and to what he has made of what being he is ?

  79. rather him take the life of my un dead body then let him take a child who is merely a baby or just a toddler let him take the un dead soul of me :)

  80. I’ve seen the rake before me and my friend we snuck out an went to a park and looked at the stars talking and such and then I started to look around this was maybe at about 2 in the morning and I thought I saw a guy pacing up at the top of the street corner so I told my friend and we moved closer to watch like the bored creeps we r haha and we noticed it was a man it was human it looked like a disturbing fucked up looking man dog thing with huge shoulders and we watched it for a while wondering wtf it was and then we saw its head move towards us so we ducked down but when we looked back up it was gone.. We ran home that ugly after sitting there for a while in shock of what we saw

  81. Last summer my friend and I were at a park drinking, it was just us two. We kept hearing this weird rustling weird noise I don’t know how to describe it. We thought it was just wind rustling through the trees. My friend saw it first it was this weird hunched grey thing up at the corner quite aways from us it was walking on all 4s and looked human. I didn’t really get a good look because it was too far away. The way its shoulder blades move reminded me of a tiger. but I was so terrified by the sight of it. It just walked away. Reading this makes me think it was the rake. My friend wouldn’t stop crying for hours after seeing it. Shes attempted suicide twice and is under suicide watch. This story has me beyond scared. Our location seems right too, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I am absolutely freaked.

  82. After reading only “part” of it, I can’t bare to look behind me in this dark, chilling room of mine. I am afraid! It really gave me anxiety; in other words.. Great pasta! D;

  83. you cant see me i see you

    so what im the new guy a little girl made me up in her head so ya here i am, well fuck all and i see you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  84. Very funny.....

    Slender here, accompanied by Rake. We have had a couple drinks and after much debate, couldn’t refrain from replying.

    First off, neither of us appreciate you slendering our names. you make us sound like a couple of creepy monsters. sure, Rake is seen a lot without clothes, but thats just a small personal problem. Give us a bRAKE. For the most part, we try to live wholesome and responsible lives. We don’t need people like you making us look bad.

    Second, the daughter mentioned in the story above attacked Rake first. He was just defending himself. He tends to drink a little too much and sometimes tries to find my house while intoxicated. Needless to say, he doesn’t always end up at the right place….

    Lastly, all of the accusations towards me are, simply put, false. I do not abduct children. I just like to kick it with my peeps on the playground. Just because they go missing doesn’t mean i took them. Give a Slindda a break.

    Gotta go, Rake is getting undressed again…..nasty habit.
    Goodnight everybody, see you in your dreams ;)

  85. He-help m-m-me.. he is standing in the doorway.. he is walking towards me.. i think he is preparing to know me out on the keyboard.. he is right behind me.. he has grabbed my head.. he iio sz ugrizr.a, nsgzf

    Another soul, another day. I have marked the ip adresses of all these comments. I know which houses they are in. I am coming for you, imposters of my work-mates. I am coming for you.

    ~The Rake

  86. At beginning I tought this was another story off slender, but I was wrong it was about the rake (was reading on another website first) I loved it! I got a freze down my back good writen story and a good idea! ;)


  87. Soooooooooo, The Rake. Its okay I still like killing ponies and baking special cupcakes better than reading this.

  88. Random Derpity Herp

    Funny thing is… I moved my bed between two walls to sleep after this… Cursed rural New York pastas.

  89. hey im watching you! WHILE YOU SLEEP!
    >:) expecaly you! Mrs.I KEEP A CAMERA NEXT TO MY BED!


    Ps. Slendy is my best bud, and ill send him to do MY dirty work if im buisy … and he … is… GRUSOME!


  91. Most of this is true.Good job,writer…btw,ur next,Grace…me heh heh…U 2 all who’s comments read Anonymous.

  92. so you guys do know this is a real story right not like the fake ones on creepypasta this “rake” thing was on the news and caught on a hunting camera in Tennessee that later became a news story so yea this thing is real realer than ever

  93. we all like monsters including the undead ones

    Ive got an idea for Creepypasta to make, its called `The Freak`

    A monster that has 3 eyes, no nose, a very small mouth and when seen (like smile dog) will attack using a small piece of snake venom to make the victim scared and paraniod the creature then attacks using it’s teeth to rip of and skin the vicim alive then grows to a giant monster destroys any part of the victim it feels like destroying then shrinking back to normal size it rips off the victims muscle and eats the victim.

  94. I just LOVE (sarcasm) all these half brained retards out here who are putting there name like “Jeff the Killer”, “The Rake” and “Slender Man”. Face it, you are not the actual CreepyPasta. You are just a nobody sitting at your computer taking everyone out of the zone for reading scary stories. If you reply something stupid to this like “Slender-I will stalk you now” it is just proving you are a nobody and have nothing better to do then act like morons on this website. Case closed.

  95. Imagine me, sitting at your computer, 10:00 PM, brightness set to dim, starting flame wars on my own “story” You think I am a hideous creature, have you seen yourselves? Ask yourselves this

  96. Really the users who claim to be the monsters in creepypastas are just fans of the original storys. I know logic enough to know that.

  97. I actually encountered such a being two nights back. I have the wounds to prove. And sadly I have the hospital documents to prove as well. Just watch out everyone it takes what it wants, when it wants.

  98. i really need help

    I saw the rake run across my yard in indiana i picked up the phone and about called 911 i have never been so scared in my life

  99. My friend and his brother saw the rake behind a pond in their back yard then that night at about 4 am the same time the girl saw it he woke up to he thought screeching he looked up to find the rake in his walk in closet he was frozen with fear he didnt sleep gor 3 nights he wad so frightened his brother thinks he is crazy he has been at a friends house for a month now

  100. I have seen the Rake. If anyone else is out there who has any information on the rake, I need to know how long I have.

  101. Hmm personally i dinnt find it scary more or less disturbing the one that still scares me is the Familiar Slender Man,and of course many of my childhood cartoons ruined because of a sad truth or suicide thing and what not ->-

  102. graveyard girl your 8 you shouldn’t be on here.
    Rake,slendy/slenderman,eyeless jack,smile dog,moth man,exc….
    will get you……

  103. Story mentions the creature been spotted in upstate new York…..can’t say I’ve seen it here but what I can say I’ve seen is “the man in the white shirt” something I was haunted by as a child.I’ve come to find out others in my area have seen this to.

  104. I am what they call fear; I am sickness. I always watch you yet, you never notice me. I will terrorize you until you drive ,what mortals call, insane. You’ll go paranoid; You’ll commit suicide. For I do not kill, but drive my prey into killing. All I can say now is to prepra yourself.
    Your greatest fear.

  105. This story is so scary
    If i would actually shit bricks , i would have a house right now ;-;
    Especially cause i keep hearing noises from outside my house


  106. This story, for the simple reason of how scary the monster is described to be, coupled with the fact that he was so close to her as she slept, stimulated a brick-like bowel movement.

  107. Haha, I know the girl who first drew the famous image of “The Rake” years ago. She’s a tattoo artist who does some original horror art on the side. It’s interesting how her picture (which was just some random creepiness she drew; I think she titled it “stitch”) got a whole backstory and urban legend. I hope she gets credited when it becomes a movie!

  108. Ever realize that the top comments are of people trying to scare others!~ Didn’t you know.

    Humans are the real monsters in this world tsk

  109. This made me start watching that dancing shadow in the corner of my eye, Listening to the sounds of the heater thumping and groaning as it kicks on and turns off, focus on the sounds of the fans and clocks humming and ticking in the house and being thankful that the light is on above my head. Though it’s of little comfort as the storm is making the lights flicker. Thus I wonder; is it the story giving me chills or is it my turn to face what lies waiting in the dark.

  110. Captian Equestria

    This is certainly a great pasta. Though It’s not that scary. It may be because I live with a ghost. Hmmmm.

  111. hahaha i was reading this last night before going to bed. I was waking up during the night looking around hoping he wasn’t watching me

    1. T-T Oh my GOD Ikr? I was just like: <–> OH SLEEP? I don’t need it anyway!
      o-e I’d much rather be see- wait.. never mind :3

  112. My friend has been telling me to read this for ages, but I couldn’t find it… The story was great and well worth the search :D

  113. wow. this is not scary.
    whats scary is the fact i keep taking quizzes with which creepypasta will take me, and i keep getting slenderman (i also took a quiz that said which creepypasta would i date, and i got slendy again… awkward…)

  114. it’s all real i’ve seen it at niagra falls when i was with sel and at the back round i seen a creature at the back of me it’s all real even slender man i seen it at a kids play ground at the back of someone so scary if you think it’s

  115. i’ve seen **** like this before fake they just making everyone think it’s real but it’s all fake but slender man is real i seen him just a month ago at a kid’s park i’ve seen him playing with kids kids love slender man so much but uh he WAS BEHIND ME ALL THAT TIME AND I DID’NT NO HE WAS BEHIND ME Holy ****!!!!

  116. so many great themes expressed here…continuation is desired, however, that would defeat the purpose of the microstory then, yeah?

  117. The rake was based off the stray dog that had wanderd new york in 2003. It says,the dog was found dead in the park….what makes this even more odd is they say the dog looked like a monster. So that’s the back storey behind this c.p. I wish icould list links but there thirty or more links… all I can say is seartch *THE New York Beast 200

  118. i think the rake is interesting but honestly smile dog and jeff are way cooler… but im not scared of any of them, if i saw one id probably hug it lol

  119. I KNOW WHAT THE RAKE IS! THE RAKE IS ONE OF THE CHARACTERS IN LORD OF THE RINGS MOVIE! It always says “My precious!” forgot the name.


  121. Excellent. There were some parts that needed a bit more explanation but otherwise a brilliant pasta. I’d eat it twice!

  122. I’m going to be ticked if this is real. Last time i found out something I saw 2 years ago is apparently slenderman. Happy i’ve never had anything like this happen.

  123. Z̸̨͎͇̺̰̞̲͉̪͐̐̔́̍͝àͣ̽ͩ̑̍̾̇̔ͧͣͬ͗͑͑͛ͣͧ͠҉̥̯̤̳̲̹̱͔͉̭l̵̡̪͚͍̟͈̘̽̈̉ͣ͋̂̑͋̊̎̽̄́͞ͅg̏͑̉͊̂̆̏̾̓̀̀̚͏͓̞̮̺̤̥͙̺͚̱̭̤̩͇̲̖͜͟͜ơ̴̵̡̦̹͔̮͙̟̖͍͉͛͌̾ͬ̓̊̅ͮ̇ͬ̄̊

    m̢̺͇̺͎͚̰͒͑͛̓̎̿́̾̃ͤ͋̌̌ͨ͐ͣ͛͆͗͠͝ͅe̵͍̗͔͖͓̬̞̺̱̪̯̺̠̥̖̗̬͌̐̄̇̈͐́͞ͅh͑̑̈ͪ̎ͯ͏̷̧̰̫̺̣̞͖̯̖̱͍͕̭̞̠͢ͅ.̵̂ͧ̍͂ͬ̍̽̽͞͠҉̟̹͔̘͍̜̘̣.̵̡̧̛̝̰̤̱̳̭̺͔͕̳͙̖̯͙̱̳̼̺͆̏͗̋̔͌͆̍͞ͅ.̴̫̼̼̱̣̠̠̣̋̋ͫ́̚͟͞͡.̴̼̩̺̙̯͕̖̹̦̻̹̹̤̙̎̈́͌ͪͫͩ̿̀̚͟͞.̷̡̤̺̝͎̭͍͙͕̏̃ͫͣ̉ͭ͆̃ͦͧ͊ͫ̃̋ͥ̍̾ͫ̕͢ͅi̒̉ͩ̆͊ͣ͑̒ͫ̒̋ͩ̌̉̈ͫͥ͑̆͞҉҉͠҉͓͓̼̞͕͖̣̝̰ ̸̰̳̗̹̩͇̘̞͈͓̙̺͍̫̤̰̱̳̃ͯͮ̇̂ͣ͂̆̾̄̆͡͡ͅr̷̷ͦ̑̾ͤ̐̃͂̔̈ͧͣ̑ͤͫ͑ͣ̾҉̤͍̙͕̬̘͓̗̜͚̥̘͍̯͔̦̪̲͈e̴̬̫͚̬̳̝̟̤͛̊ͯͣ̅̊͞a̵̴̡̪̖͉̲̤̟̗̝͚͖͙͎͆͂͊̅ͦͩ͒̄̄͘͠d̸̵̟͙͈͙̮̖̮̜͈̜͕̍́͆ͬͣ̏͗̌̆̅ͩͣ͊ͮ̓̌̊͗̕͠ͅ ̵̷̺̜͓͓͓͇̲͙̲̰̹͔͚̲̤͉̠̲ͩͮ̔ͩͭ̌̂ͫ͆̏͊͒ͦͨ̏ͅi̡̨̮͕̲̜̗̭̜ͣͭ͒͋̄͂̇̋̿ͨ̾̐ͯ̿͌́͡͡t̷̢̠̝̹̹͓̩̰̗̓̅͑ͣ̂̓͒̆ͦ̽ͯͅ ̸̶̘̺̺͉̪̰̝͕̼͔̇̔ͫ̎ͩ͒ͤͥͧͧͤͩͪ̎̀ͣͭ̚͘͞į̫̼̙̻̤̺̺͉̜̟͔̰̭̲ͪͤ̈́ͤ͛ͪ͐̌̒ͩ̽̀̄͡n̡̦̠̠̰͎͙̖͈̟̗̗̭̥͎͉̟͍̣̦ͭ͑ͬ͗̐̂̆̍ͮͫ̿ͨ̿͆̕͡ ̡̙̤͉͎̹̲̣̣̬̳̯ͤͤ̀́͐͊͠t̶̡͕̺̜̟͈͇̑ͨ̔͛͊̅̒͛̇͡ͅͅh̡̛̯̜͖͕͇̼̲̬̘͔̪̪͕̺̫̳ͯ̇̇̆̍̂͑ͮ̒́͝͝͝ͅeͮ̐ͫͯ͏̡̞̩̥̞̺̙͕̳͍͓͠ ̟̦̙̞̣̣̹̯̞͓̫͆̓̎̒͐͑ͦͯͯ́͘̕d̸̢ͩ́͒̐̅̚͢͏̠̘̩̜̪̟͔̻̫͎̻̫̬͠ͅa̸̗̫͉̥̘͚͓͕̗͙ͯ͋̿́̔̀̋ͪͦ̽̽͜͞r͉̝̞̝̳̪̯̬̳̝̪̙̮̯̻̼̳͇̒͑ͥ̓̀̈͞k̴̡̳͈̘̬̟̳͈̝̲͓͛ͪ͗͌ͬ̔́̿̇̂ͭͣ̒ͫ̓̍̂̚͡ͅͅ ̵ͣͨͨ͐͏̖͖̞̫͇̺̪̠͇̻̲͔a̢͙͉̞̗̻̪͊̋ͮͦͮ̈̽̈ͣͬ͐̋̽̂̈́ͅͅt͍̝̹͖̫͖̩͚̬̯̫̜̰̖̠̳͚̙͙̅̑̍̐̂̊̑̑̀̐͊̐̊̒ͥ͡ ̈͌ͧ̑ͮ́̾̂̈́ͮͫ͂̚҉̴̮̩̟͖̀͢͝ň̷͚͉͇͈̟̘̤̝͚̬̼̅ͪ͛ͣͅį̴͇̺̻̠̝͎̙̗̞̖̩͊ͦ͗̄̔ͥͥ̊͌̉̀͊ͨ̆ͤ̒̚͢͞g̛̏̈ͩ̑́ͤ̓ͥͪ̔͏͍̰̰͎̼̠̰͈͉͎̬̳̮͕̤͚́͝h̢̧͍̻̣̫̳̰̎ͭͣ̐̄͑ͥ̀͊ͩͧ̈́̽́̚̚̕͠t͎̱̭̻̫̗̣͍͉͙̳͎͍͖̦̘̩̪̼̅̉̎̆ͨ͆̾ͯ̋̐ͪ́̕ ̡̣͖͖͎̟̖̯̱̝̆̃̀̅̑͛ͤ͗ͬ̀́̚̚͘n̨͍͇̖̜͚͍͚̤͎̯̭̮̟̼͑͑ͣ̅̈́̔ͪ͗̅̋ͧơ̧̲͙̹͔̳͖̹̰̹͈̱̻͍̇ͩͩ͒͑̏̋͗ ͦ̓͋͂̀ͩ̇̅̀͟҉̷̞̥̩̖̪̞̯̼͙͍͕͇͍l͇̣͓̫͍͎̰̭̫͇͍̳̪͚̪̞ͩ̊ͮ̋̈̂̉̀́͒͆ͦͨͧ̂̈͢͠͞í̡̗̰̥̱͈̤͎̼͈̠̈́̂̒͌́́ͅğ̵̴̞̬͎̰̤̩͕̥̭̫͛ͬ͆͛ͮͤ̋̏̃͐̆ͨͩ̓̔ͯͯͅhͣ͗ͥ͂ͮ̀̋͒ͫͦ̑҉̵̢̀҉̼͚̭̟̤̝͕̼͈̜̗̤ͅṯ̸̡̻͍̹̠̤̼͔̥̺͕̖͕ͣ̄̔̇̓͋ͮ̽ͥš̜̬͎͚̼̬͓̠̖̯̮͓̣͓͍̜̠̤͌ͮͨ͌ͮ͗͒̀͗̃ͫ̂̂̂͐͗͑̋͟͞ ̷̛̻̯͙̠̻̤̤̪̥͉͖̜͕ͫ͆̏̆̔̉̑̅ͦ̿͂͟͟a̸̡͎͙̜̙̜̜̪͕̠͂̏̊͛̀n̸̨̢͓͎̙̫̤͇̦̓̄̃̽̿̀d̢̛̮̱̞̼̠̪͇̺̙͈̝̞͍̮̑ͤ̉̆̆ͨ̾̓ͤ͆̑̀ͣͅ ̴̸̭̞̹̦͔̳̭͔̹̥̞͓͖̰̜͐ͬ̄̓͠͝ͅş̛͍̼͕̦̞̤̻͇̳͎̩͇̜̣͋͊̉̃̍͑̇ͦ̇̀u̾̎͑ͪ͑͆ͩ̈̿ͭ̎ͫ̓̑͊̊͛̃͏̵҉͍͖͖̱̦̻̩̫̣̗͕̯̻̞́c̈ͭͦ͆̎̒̈̒͏͠҉͈̦̫͇̣͕͖̩̳̫̹̼̝̣̟̠̻̼h̴̛̾̽̃̀͆͑ͬ͜͟͏̬̹̱̺͚͇̮͇̝͕͇ ̄ͤ́ͣͮ͊̉͋͐̿̇͋ͯ̒͗̒ͫ͏̧͟͢҉̫͉̘̪̠͚̥̺̳̩̰̤̮̲̘̳̜̠aͣ̈͊ͥͣ̔ͧͫͩͪͩ̀͏̩̤̪̞̜̙͚̗̲̯̰̥͓͈͡ͅͅn͍̺͓ͣͧ̓̎ͯ̒͛́̕̕͞͞ͅď̶̡̲̻̜̻̺͇̲̯̭̙̰̻̞͉̩̱͙̮̯͗̓̉ͣ̽̅̈̓̏͂̍͝ ̧̲̙͕̠̩̹̲͖̘̰͚͔̘̪͚ͤͩͩ͂ͯ̌̀ͅs̸̢͇̥͇̝̭̹̬̠͔͖̰̬͕̪̠̗̈ͬͮͮ̉͐ͪͫͤ̉̅ͮ͑͆̏͋͠t̢̡̡͙̰͖̘̓ͬͤ͗ͧ̌ͥ̅̽͌ͨ̌ͫͧ̿̇͝ï̴̡̭̙͇͕͙̺̖̟̙͕̗̲̪̲̟͙͎̲̜̆̔͑̄͒̒͑̀ͦ̒ͨ̅̉̈́̉̓̚͢͜͡l̢̢̛͍̥͉͙̬̼̊̍̿͜l̨̦͈̫̞̿̔ͧͥ͊̅ ̵̢͙̙̖͍̤̝͓͊ͤ̍ͨͩ͆̋ͮ͆͗͠͝ẘ̶̱̣̦̱̤̊̈͘͝a̷̴̗̦̥͚̥̰̗̺̣ͭ̔̂̉̆̀͟s̿̿̎̄ͩͤ̈̑̏͞͏̷̫̰̬̮͇͙͕̫̩̼͕̬̖̳̲͔̩̕͞n̶͕͙̯̹̭̹̭͖̹͇̮̩̯͔̫̗͑̾͂ͤ͆̑͌͌ͧ̐̚͟͜’̶̳̥̳̰̮̰͈̠̥̯̦͒ͭ̎̓̿̿́ţͩͧ̑ͫ҉͉̘͈͎̝̬̫͓͓̩̜̬͝

  124. I saw the Rake years before I ever heard of it. I was walking outside my property at about 3 Am I spotted a strange creature on all fours looking at me from about 100 feet away. It looked tan-brown. Suddenly, it stood on its hind legs dangling its long skinny arms. To me it looked like a naked, skinny, bald human. The eyes glowed at me and then it sprinted away across my lawn. Scared shitless, I went inside and locked my door. Me and my friend called it spine for a couple years, until we discovered that it was actually called “the rake”. I’m scared shitless.

    1. I swear if you are the real skydoesminecraft then I will die! U are AWESOME. And in some mod show cases you have read a few creepy pastas! So it could be you!
      :) :) :) :D

  125. Read this pasta months ago, i liked it but forgot it in a few hours. lately, however, i dream about the rake every time i close my eyes, and its in my mind every time Im alone. Im tempted to start recording my sleep like the narrator.

  126. □□□□□G□□□□□E□□□□□T

  127. Im not sure. I think tath it was the Rake tath i faced one nigth. Im not sure if it was the Rake or my sleep walking brother. Fifty Fifty. It/He took my blanket
    sooner a i fell a sleep. I will never forget it……….
    —————————-Mr. Unknown————————–
    But i belive in ur story if u and 3 more peapole hawe sean it well why not me? Is it posible for it to live in Finland?

  128. That freaks me out. It was really entertaining though. This is my first time on the site and my first comment. Really cool.

  129. ok.. I’ve red the and I dont find it creepy :/ sorry
    but I think it is because the story isn’t develloped(?) enough… I mean.. it could have been a good story if it had more details but now the only description of the creature is a humanoid form and I cant imagine the rake clearly with just that little information :/

  130. has anyone else seen that picture of a VERY pale guy that is on the ground like a gorrila,has white glowing eyes, and it looks like it’s roaring? It was supposed to be on the news because it had that breaking news on the top and bottom. Eh? EH?

  131. I didn’t find it that scary. Better than anything I could write, and interesting, but I agree with everyone that it could’ve used a little more…pizazz. But it gave me something to read.

  132. FFFF-
    I’ve always hated stories of The Rake not hate as in despise it but hate as in it creeps the fuck outta me especially with the descriptions of how it looks. Save me ; _ ;

  133. Only…….thing………….say…….HOLY CRAP ! THAT IS SOME FUCKIN’ SCARY PASTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! D8

    I doubt even I will sleep tonight!!!! * grabs gun for pro techtion * if he comes he’s ganna be swis cheese!!!

    1. Hi! STOP FOLLOWING ME!!! One more step………..oh crap! Bullets don’t work! I have many other weapons to use…….

  134. i’ve seen him before too at first i thought it was slenderman on all fours cause it was blurry now i heard of the rake i realized it was him

  135. when i read this the first time i was creeped out, which is rare for me. that was a rough night of staying completely huddled under my blanket.
    but now that i read it again its pretty much made up…right? Cause it better be XD

  136. DAMMIT!!!!!
    Whoever wrote this was really good at descriptions… I have this clear image in my head of the “Rake” And it won’t go away…. and its 2 am…. and the lights on the other side of the room….
    anyway! this was a good story. it’s so mysterious which makes me want to find out more but creepy enough i just don’t Know what i should do.

  137. Me: -reads this- Oh don’t worry I wasn’t planing on sleeping any time soon. Really good story very creepy c:

  138. Whaaaa… I wont sleep tonight… I’ll just sit beside Liu, so we’ll wait and slice The Rake to the death >8D

  139. I had never heard of ‘The Rake’ before this morning.
    I had the weirdest dreams this morning. They sprawled on for some time, different scenarios,different places, but all of them had a very psychological weight to them. I awoke feeling almost like I’d been drugged, the dreams left me feeling puzzled but also groggy and upset.
    Most of the dream scenarios had the element of familiarity – that I knew the locations very well, I knew every detail.
    I’m trying in vein to describe the grotesque feelings within the dream and once I’d woken-perhaps it’s impossible to convey such things?
    The important thing, that has made me spend the time writing this, is as follows, bear in mind that I’d never heard of such things before today.
    In one of my dream scenarios a man was hanging a huge carpet material wall decoration depicting a serpent, he clearly said to me, “they call it ‘the rake'” . He said it as if it was of importance and should be remembered. Initially I thought he’d said’ the snake’ for obvious reasons! But he was clear… I only wish I could explain the feeling when I awoke. Once I had composed myself a bit I Googled ‘the rake’ and here I am. Of course this makes more sense to me, the nature of the dreams scenarios was a mental torment, I can’t explain them all, but I KNEW places I’ve never been intimately, I began living memories I was recalling inside my dream, again, intimately – and all the while a sickening torment….

  140. Guys, alon long time ago I couldn’t sleep, but guess who the rake actually is. Its link. I saw the rake before it was cool, but you probably never heard of it. And the reason is because link got all ugly and decided to scare people. But you just don’t understand it.

  141. This made me shit myself it was so bad from all of the other stories I read about on the internet. You all need to put on more about it

  142. I live in western Pennsylvania, and I had an encounter with the Rake once. I was walking home alone from an abandoned barn pretty deep in the woods (me and a few friends were doing a bit of underage drinking there), and I noticed something moving through the trees about 30 feet away from me. I could also hear some kind of weird sound, the best way I can describe it would be like somebody talking gibberish. I was really scared at this point, and I started walking faster. Walking fast eventually turned into running. Running turned into sprinting. Sprinting in the dark turned into tripping and face planting into the ground. I was dazed from the impact, so I couldn’t move very well. I looked down the trail and seen that fucked up looking thing coming right at me. I knew that I was finished at that point, so I just closed my eyes and waited. After about a full minute of laying there with my eyes closed, I finally opened them. The Rake was getting mauled by a sasquatch.

  143. Y̹͍̪̘ͩ̉ͬo͈̤͖͋̔u̸͊̈̋̂ ̹̤̲̣̲̐͊̒͐̓͆̈͠m̧͍̗͕̗͖͉̞͆u͚̙̰̲͔͌̽̍̈́ͣs̬̼͕̮̱͈ͨ̎͑t̬̖̼̖̻̐ͩ̆̌ͅ ̘̳̰̇̔̀̚͢l̡͊͒̈̌ͬ̐̒e̵ͬͤ̀ͧa̦̘͙̦̻̪͑̒̌̊͑̀̽ͅv̢̱͖͍̺̗͇͈͊ͨĕ̂͐̑̌ͦ̀ ̵̳̣̰͒̓̇̇̄͆̔n̖̣ͭ̔ͪ̌͛̾̉ö̹̠̟̻͉̲̝͑ͭͥ͗͆w̪̖̞͎͑̆̌͟.̛̗̬̥̤̮̙͍͛ͪ̉


  144. you have already done great harm by lonely speaking names. I simply urge a contact. heed shrill words as well as mine, no apex will exist

  145. when i read all these i got shivera up n down my spine
    its crazzy how things like this could acctually
    happen some dont believe but i do
    things unexspected happen to lots of people
    that seem unreal to othera but to the people it happened
    to was all to real. i think THE RAKE is real and i keep
    having a vision of of the thing as how she described
    the way it looked…. im so scared just thinking about it
    scares me ….

  146. when the rake was described the first thing that popped in my mind was that dog/little girl homunculus from full metal alchemist

  147. Sounds like the Dogman, which apparently exists. I know someone who got away from one. But y’know, cryptids….Anyone can make a story about them. But I’m pretty sure they can’t actually talk.
    I have to ask though…Why a rake?

  148. This is written quite nicely. I do wish that it had been a bit more eventful though, maybe a little more suspenseful. I love the ending line though just saying that and nothing else. ^-^

  149. Something that people have started to theorize is that the Rake kills people to spare others. It has a hunger that can never be satisfied, but it will choose to kill someone in favor of another.

  150. In my bed shitting Brix, ment to go for a cigarette after reading this shit, now too scared to even move.

  151. Love the whole story but I especially love the way it starts. With like an expert like prosecutor or sumthin givin you the facts.

  152. Ok, so… This could’ve been alot creepier. The details were a little fuzzy, and I could imagine this ten times creepier than it was actually described. It was interesting, I’ll admit, but I think more details shoul’ve been added.

  153. ROFL at all the idiots saying stupid things like “OHHH HERP DERP ITS NOT SCARY BECAUZZZ ITS NAMD AFTUR GARDEN TOOLS HERPY DERPY!!!!”

    It’s called the rake to make you think of its claws, its long rake like claws tearing through your flesh, which you deserve if you think it isn’t scary because “it’s named after a garden tool!”

  154. im not scared right now because its ten in the morning and im not home alone but im sure once im in bed at night this story will probably pop up in my mind

  155. whilst reading this i heard thumping coming from the attic i went to tell my mum but i saw her sleeping so i went back up stairs to go to sleep but i heard it again i went down stairs and saw my mum she must have
    gotten up and got some red wine but there was no glass and i saw the shadow of some sort of creature i saw the gashing blood wounds from my mums chest. i then heard glass breaking and i knew it was the rake or my crazy half assed dad .
    im just fucking with you guys im 12 and i live in wales and barely any exciting fuck all shit happens here but i love creepy pasta stories oh shit did ijest hear a thump!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! nah.

  156. wait…i don’t think this is the original! or at least not the whole thing. i remember when i first read this story, there was a little more to the ending. i think a few sentences or a paragraph are missing. it makes all the difference. because it was in those few sentences that i freaked out the most.

    anywhoo….this is definitely some CREEPY pasta. great read.

  157. I have heard this one before. I was reading it last night. I got scared and decided to play Xbox. I got tired and right before I turned off my Xbox I saw something sprint across the window. I locked my door and closed my blinds on the window. I then turned off the light chills covering me. I was paralyzed with fear for the first time. I tried to think of happy things but I could not shake it. I felt something wet on my forehead and I shut my eyes and held them there. I also felt my bed moving even though I was still. I forced my self to keep my eyes closed. While I had my eyes closed I saw something. It seemed stupid to me, I shut my eyes but saw something (I know it sounds stupid). I saw hollow black eyes with blood flowing out. I was still paralyzed with fear. I stayed awake all night with that vision. Today every 10 seconds I look behind me almost instinctively. I have a fear I am suffering Paranoia and Mental Insanity. I can even here a voice in my head now saying “You are going to die in a pool of fear. Tic, Tock, Tic, Tock…” Should I be prepared to die?

  158. the hash slinging slasher

    haha i couldnt be creeped out by this (i was watching south park while reading it XD) but i did like it. Also, to those of you complaining that it was fake, dammit people! its not supposed to be real!!! its just a story! Stop taking everything so freaking serious!!!!!!!!!!

  159. ok….I’m kinda lost on what the rake is exactly…is it a spirit? a entity? or a creatre? I’m sorry its just the stories when its nothing but letters and other ppl accounts leaves me with no answers…just more questions….its kinda like smiledog.jpg i didnt really get it till i went into more reasearch and actualy fund the picture…

  160. T,b,h I don’t no if it is real but if it is I think it could be some sort of extraterrestrial think about it they don’t no its origins it just seems to sort of vanish and h,t,f could it get in your house if you door is locked

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