This could not be natural, but who would keep this circle so perfect in the middle of the forest and why? After some debating Johnny decided, he just had to go through the hole to find out the truth.
But when he found out what the hole led to he wished that he had just let it be the pathway behind the perfect hole in the tree line was getting narrower with every step, as Johnny was quickly trying to make his way deeper into the forest. Then suddenly he had reached the end of the path. Johnny’s heart started to be faster after hacking away the last couple of branches in front of his face.
He finally got a view of what the hole in the tree line had led him to. He instantly froze up, Johnny’s eyes went wide and he started to scream for help. He could not believe it, but what had created this strange perfect hole? Where did it lead to? And how did it scare Johnny?
That day, Johnny had been chasing a deer for at least an hour. It had been the first real Target worthwhile. He had seen in two days of hunting, so he was not planning on letting this one get away from him. Finally, Johnny felt like he had the perfect shot lined up. He put his finger on the trigger, but just as he was about to squeeze it, a loud scream went through the forest.
This distracted Johnny enough to miss his easy shot. The deer got spooked and ran off, but Johnny saw where it was going, but he could barely believe it first when the deer jolted away after being scarred by the Miss shot, it escaped through a strange hole in the tree line. Johnny carefully got closer to the hole to see if he could maybe learn some more about it.
Johnny started by inspecting the edges of the circle he wanted to see if he could find any signs that they had been recently cut into this perfect circle that scream it almost sounded human. This time could dirty people around you, people in need.
Maybe they had found this hole before him and went through to explore. Johnny felt his heart starting to race when he wanted to set the first step through the hole, but he could not just ignore the screen right. He started slowly but surely making his way on the path it quickly got to a point where Johnny was sure the deer that fled could not have gotten to.
What he also noticed is that it seemed like nobody had made their way across this path in a long time, he really struggled to get through all the branches, but before he went through it, everything was still completely intact. Just like with the prefect hole the further he got away from the entrance into the tree line, the darker it seemed to get around him.
Johnny started to doubt more and more. If he had made the right decision going on this journey, nobody even knew where he was at this point. He had already checked his phone, but he had no signal at all in this place, but this was something his friends and family were used to. They sometimes did not hear from him for multiple days, so they would not be worried about him for a while.
By this point, Johnny was already going down the path for a solid 10 minutes and he had not heard any screen or anything like that. For all this time he was wondering if he had maybe got the direction wrong, but then he finally started to get to the end.
There was an old worn down mansion that started to Doom up between the trees. It was almost like something out of a bad horror movie. What the hell was a house of this size doing here so far away from civilization?
But Johnny was going to find that out soon enough, Johnny tried to swallow his fear and walked towards the old, worn down mansion. The front door was already opened up, so getting inside was not going to be a problem.
There were some some like coming through the few windows in the Mansion enabling Johnny to get some would see that hallway he had just stepped into, but did that mean that somebody was actually living here and if there was was Johnny, then trespassing?
If there was somebody here that intended to cause him harm, his rifle would probably quickly their mind, and so Johnny decided to continue exploring this strange mansion.
He first went into the kitchen as Johnny figured that here there would be some dead giveaways as to if somebody was living here or even if somebody only occasionally visited everything here was empty. No canned food, no water, no, nothing.
If somebody ever came to this place, they had to be bringing their own food and water. The rest of the house seemed to tell a similar story.
Most rooms were in decent shapes still, but gave all the signs that nobody had lived here in many years. Johnny had been wandering around the Mansion for about an hour and still had very few answers until they got to a small office room even before he opened the door to the office.
He already noticed something that caught his attention. There seemed to be some light coming from under the door, but not just on mine when Johnny opened the door, his eyes went wider and in his mind the light came from multiple lit candles spread throughout the room. Johnny was stunned by the looks of things these candles had not been on that long.
Most of them were still very much intact, so somebody had to have recently been here to like them, but who and why it was an old newspaper and the black and white picture on the front cover was immediately recognized by Johnny. It was an old picture of the house.
He was currently standing in before he read the article. His eyes first started scanning the rest of the front page looking for the date that this paper was issued. He quickly found out that this had been published over 30 years ago.
Then he started reading Johnny quickly found that he had not just wandered upon any old house. This place had a lot of history, a lot of dark history. Apparently, it had been built around 1950 by a millionaire who had been rumored to be losing his mind and wanted to get away from people and society.
But about 10 years later it had been discovered that this had all been a lie and that the millionaire had just wanted an isolated place where he could give in to all his evil desires, which were never supposed to see the light of day. It was only because a young man had managed to get away from this place and report everything he had experienced to the police.
The millionaire had been arrested only days later and the house was left behind abandoned the article had called at the devil’s house and seeing as probably nobody had wanted to buy it due to its history and the location.
It had just been left to be reclaimed by nature, but judging by the decent looking inside of the house in the lick candles, somebody did not agree with this.
But as Johnny was frantically looking around the room looking for cliques as to who could be responsible for all this, all of a sudden, he heard a creaking sound coming from above him, then something came crashing down and Johnny could only just dive out of the way a ladder had come walling from the ceiling and when Johnny looks up, he sees that a hatch has also been open To dhobia’s hatch. Somebody was up there, the person who was responsible for the candles, the state of the house and most likely the strange perfect circle he had gone through to get here.
Johnny nervously made his way up the stairs and eventually climbed up on the high balcony. He had seen on top of the house when before he had initially gone in, but he was not alone on this balcony. As there was a person half covered by a blanket.
Looking out into the forest, the person did not turn around when Johnny made his way up the letter and only acknowledged him when Johnny called out to him.
Johnny had so many questions, but the first one was very simple. “Who are you?”, the man who had to be at least 50 years old by the looks of it, looked Johnny in the eyes for the first time and introduced himself as Matthew, a name that immediately rang a bell for Johnny, as he had just read it in the newspaper article. He knew exactly who this was.
Matthew was the name of the boy. You had escaped from this house almost 40 years ago and reported the millionaire to the police. When Johnny asked for confirmation, the man gave it in the form of a simple nod, but now Johnny had a boatload more questions.
Apparently, Matthew had tried to forget everything that had happened here for years after the millionaire was arrested, but something just kept drawing him back to this place. Nobody had been here in all this time.
Matthew had even kept up the entrance perfect so that it would stand out to anybody who happened to pass by it in the hopes that it would make them curious enough to come through it, and it had now. Finally worked on somebody.
Matthew was in desperate need of a friend, and now that Johnny was here, he did not want to. Let him go. Johnny took a step back and almost stepped into a rope trap.
He screamed as Matthew King towards him. Johnny only had a second to think. He ran forward and jumped over the edge of the balcony landing on the roof. He tried to carefully slide down but ended up with a lot of bruised and friction burns, but he made it down and started running for his life.
He eventually managed to make it back to a party in the forest where he had a phone signal and quickly called the police to report what was happening in the old house, they’d promised they would look into it.
But to this day, Johnny still doesn’t know what they ever did. Johnny never went back to that part of the forest again and even stopped hunting for a couple months, as he was so startled by the whole thing.
Every time he knows sees a homeless man on the street, his heart nearly stops as he fears it might be. Matthew, but up until today he has not seen him again.