Reader Submission: Hairy Hands


“In my late teens and early twenties, several other people and myself saw weird, hairy, monkey-like hands, or paws, or whatever you want to call them, scrabbling beneath the space between the floor and the bottom of the door that led down to the basement of our family home.

We lived in North Battleford Saskatchewan at the time…definitely not a tropical area as Saskatchewan is smack in the middle of Canada and our winters are long and freezing. It is a small prairie city without zoos of any kind. This phenomenon was seen on more than one occasion and always witnessed by several others.

I remember it always occurred in the summer or early fall. It would be early to mid evening, never really late at night. The hands were small, like a spider monkey’s, but somehow different. The hands had dark brown to black hair/fur with long, jointed, humanoid fingers and long, dark nails. The small arms were visible from just below where the elbow would be…the forearms of the creatures, I guess.

The hands would reach under the bottom of the door and scrabble back and forth across the floor. There appeared to be two of them. They moved back and forth very quickly, making scratching noises. It scared the hell out of everyone, but when I would open the door nothing would be there. I know there were at least two creatures.

Both times I saw the hands, other people did too. Once it was me and three of my girlfriends and another time me, my little brother, and three cousins. I was always the one to open the door. It took every ounce of courage I could muster to do so. Everyone would be screaming and freaking out. I felt compelled to calm them down even though I too was terrified.

There was never any evidence of wild animals in the house, no scat or destruction that would have occurred had wild animals invaded our premises. We had a dog and a cat that most certainly would have reacted if wild animals got inside. The creatures I saw, well, partially saw, felt ‘wrong.’

The experience was extremely frightening and had a sense of evil attached to it. I am wondering if anyone else out there has ever had a similar sighting. I am totally baffled by what we witnessed and know without a shadow of a doubt that what we saw were not wild animals.”

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