Friday, May 9, 2014

The Rake

The Rake is an alleged monster that attacks and kills humans.

Appearance: The Rake is described as a 6ft tall, gray-skinned humanoid with sparse hair, black, sunken or hollow eyes, large jaws capable of unhinging, peg-like teeth and large fingers and/or claws on it's hands. In some tellings of the story the Rake has an almost hairless canine look to it. For an image of the Rake, click HERE.

Lore: According to lore, people who accidentally sight the Rake are chosen to be it's next victims. During the first initial sighting, usually at night in out of the way places, the Rake will simply stare down the person. The person will be generally frightened but will recover when they return to the safety of their home. However, within a few nights the Rake will enter the home of the person and the unfortunate victim will awaken to see the monster staring at them from the foot of the bed. From that time on the Rake will make regular appearances. Eventually, the Rake will either outright kill and gut the victim with it's long claws and feast on the victim's internal organs or it will drive them mad. Those whom the Rake does not outright kill will be driven insane and usually end up killing themselves. Sightings and encounters with the Rake have allegedly been reported since the 1800s. Several diary and journal entries have been found which documented the horrifying attacks of the creature. At least one person who committed suicide in the 1960s left a suicide note that mentioned the monster. Reports of sightings of the Rake have become popular online. The Rake was also featured on the show, Monsters & Mysteries In America. The segment featured Wayward Tattoo shop owner, Kerrie Fargiorgio, who recited her horrifying tale of sighting the Rake one night while out with her boyfriend in Eerie, PA. Fargiorgio claimed that after sneaking out of her dorm to smoke and make-out with her boyfriend that she saw the Rake in the distance. Fargiorgio claimed the Rake was about to attack when it was scared off by the Proctor who was out walking with his dog in search of students who were out after dark. Fargiorgio then claimed that the Rake entered her room and attempted to kill her as she slept. Lucky for Fargiorgio, her roommate awoke which seemed to scare off the creature. Fargiorgio's encounter is frightening but there's only one problem. The Rake is completely made up.

Fakelore: The Rake was invented starting in 2005 by people who specifically decided to brainstorm and invent a new monster. It began on the site 4chan as a thread with the title, "hey, lets /b/ make a new monster." The monster's appearance, characteristics, powers and behavior then slowly were created as people began to contribute to the thread. Even an elaborate back-story dating to the 1800s was invented. In 2006 tales of the creature began to be spread online and people began to believe it was a real monster. No sighting or attack of the Rake has ever occurred prior to it's invention in 2005. The Rake simply does not exist.



http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/the-rake

For similar monsters that never existed, see the following:

Slender Man

Shadow Man

Hat Man


40 comments:

Velvet Web said...

Look SCP-096 is real! I don`t know if it`s exactly that but ive been looking for 2 years what the hell i saw in the woods that frighten me for life. This is not a joke! Did anyone see this creature? Some call it the rake. I`m traumatize for life from this thing! It happen at my parents house. everytime im stock sleeping there i`m frighten to death. I need to know what it is! How i saw it and why i`m still scared. Ok well i`m a smoker and at my parents house you have to smoke outside. That night i could not sleep. it was around 3 in the morning so i decided to go out for a smoke. when on the porch outside, open the light. I had a weird feeling of being watch so i looked. i saw 2 oranges big dots. Then before freaking out i`m like ok it must be the reflexion of my neighboors light through the trees. Then is moves. it did the peaking move behind the tree back and forth 2 times. I Freak the hell out when it was starting to really LOOKING AT ME! Freaking out i run to the patio door trying to get the door open, but since it`s a old patio dooor it doesnt open smoothly i had to force it. THE THING START to Run up the hill, over the train rail unto the highway SO FAST! you got to understand the path it took is not the easy to go by fast. RAN WEIRD AND FAST! ORANGE HUGE EYES looking at me and started to want to get closer to me. IT happen so fucken fast! Then when i could get in i want and look from the other window because i ran to lock the front door inscase this thing could open doors. like come on i never seen something this scary in my life ! it`s like it took my soul and fucked my heart into piece. Woke up my parents not knowing what to say to them. my dad laugh at me saying it`s probably just a moose and didn`t do anything about it. Look people you got to understand where i live it`s right beside a highway in a area that only have 4 houses that have big distances between them. like it`s full of trees i`m pretty much in the woods! so i see wolfs, moose and all kind of stuff like that at night so i know what it looks like! When this thing ran it did a weird sound i dunno how to describe it! Since there houses around it does a bit of light on the highway area so i got to see want it look like at maybe 90% LONG LEGS! LONG ARMS Long FINGERS! It ran weird on four legs! The legs where pretty long because the but area was very high! like on the four legs it look like it was more the 6 feet up! It looks smooth in a way how it run but it`s because its so LONG and tall that it`s fast!. I never felt this way before. I wanted to cry but i could n`t i was traumatize. This is not a joke! I donno was is just a deformed creature? an Alien? I don`t know. I`ve never been able to sleep properly since that day. It fucked me up! my mom keep saying the dog once in awhile just barks at nothing at night at the woods. I`m not saying it`s still around but still it freaks me out! people say the rake is a creapypasta a legend. I saw what i saw. I wish i never went for a fucking smoke that night. i have night terror A LOT because of this. Please DID ANYONE ELSE SAW THIS! PLEASE!!! Ive been obese to know what it is! it`s haunting me, PLEASE! just writing this give me shivers. i feel like crying. i feel like it took something from me,

Jaden Korr said...

hy , i think this creature is real too .... youre not alone , one night when i was 8 or 10 idk it was in my room ...i don t know how it comes to my room cause we are living in a flat... but its doesnt matter ... i fellt him in my room .... i knew that something was next to my bed ... from that night , i can t sleep normally ... i have terryfying nightmares ... it s a curse ... once , several weeks ago i was working out in the forest , when i saw something moving in the woods... i knew that it s not a bird or fox ...it have a human body , but it was too ... like an alien ... at that moment i run out of the forest cause i knew it would be the rake ... i think the rake attacks only for those , who believe its existence

Jaden Korr said...

yeah , i saw it too... from night to night i have terryble nightmares and i always fell like i m not alone in my room... i ope youre not lying

Shana Bigler said...

I saw one too, I was 18 years old at the time and living in GA and was with 2 friends of mine and we were driving down a very well traveled/busy and we'll lit up road/area around 2:30 am and it was just crossing the street!! At first it was Huge and weird on all fours and then as my friend slowed his car down, so as Not to hit it (thinking it was some sort of large animal, possibly a dog, which was odd even at the time because there were Never any large animal sightings in Kennesaw, GA like Bears or in the surrounding areas) so as he slows down the car, it stands up on 2 legs and it's really skinny and tall with long arms and No fur or hair and runs completely across the street and into a kudzu filled wooded area where our trailer park was!! We had been on our way to get fast food, when we saw this creature, so my friend really freaked out and decided to turn into our allotment and try to find it...with No luck... It just disappeared and we never saw it again. All I can say is me and my 3 friends all saw the thing and it looked right at us and stood straight up on 2 legs to finish crossing the street and ever since then, my life has seriously gone downhill as if I'm cursed and No matter how hard I've changed for the better, worked on improving my life, things only got worse for me and this thing and Rake/alien or whatever it is seems to be or leave a curse on people who have seen one of them, bringing nightmares and insanity and life long misery and curses to it's victims, just for merely seeing it and leaving it alone as you were minding your own business! It's Not fair, and my friends and I never did anything to this creature. My 2 friends haven't had the best lives either since we saw the creature, "come to think of it". So I feel you guys on this!! In a word...it Sucks!! :(

Anthony Rinehart said...

I keep having dreams that I am with my family like my brother sister and mom in the or houses hall way and look behind me to go into the master bedroom and the rake attacks me its ducking scary as shit

Anthony Rinehart said...

I don't blame u I have the same thing and I'm in AZ and I saw it out side my window and I'm 12 and it was fucking watch me sleep and I just wake up to the rake outside my window staring at me and now my life is shut I just woke up to myself being killed in my sleep in my dream its fucking hell for me

Anthony Rinehart said...

Guys I know how u feel I fucking watch by out my window at my house on I think Christmas and it was around 3:00 am it was outside my window watching me sleep so I told my brother and he said it a fake thing when I told him I saw it it was huge with a stupid run I am now having nightmares twice every mouth I just woke up and I'm in middle school and I scares me like I'm being watch at night and I live in AZ lake Havasu city and I'm scared please help me

Anonymous said...

I live in NC and i want you all to know this thing is real. I was walking in the woods with my dog and i threw a stick in a direction of a cave. My dog went after it and i never saw it again until 3 days later when its head and gut was completely gone. It had rips and tears all over its body. It was 2 months later and I saw a creature who looked like a hairless dog with a bigger jaw and it stood and its hind legs. i will never forget that day and where it was. Its been like 2 years so please help me with this thing its still out there, I can hear it.

Anonymous said...

Sprinkle salt around your bed and around your house and this should help protect you from anything & and it wouldn't hurt if you ingest some salt twice a month.

Anonymous said...

Use Real Salt not the fake kind, & you can look up How To Kill A Demon 101 on Google

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Jaden Korr said...

Look lads
I overcomed it's terror
It can't be killed fisically
Of course you can kill it by smashing his head, stabbing it or shooting it down
But it will scare and terror you trough your life, because you won't kill it from your soul... That's the point how to fully destroy it, you must destroy him in your mind
You must not fear it, you have to face it!!!
Overcoming it is hard as hell believe me, but i did it too
I saw it only twice in my life, and not clearly... But i always sensed it ... Especially at night or anytime when i was alone or in a strange place, i felt his presence, i knew that he's behind me
I was a ,,maniac,, because of his power to scare me...
The solution is,to..
Look at the mirror, look into your eyes, look so deeply you can and do not stop looking... Imagine it slowly in your eyes ... And if you start to bit cry, face it and overcome it ... Slowly you will sens the strong willpower you have, believe me
If you have any questions or need answers, i can help you
Not just about the rake, but about anythyng... You Are Not Alone!!!

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Ruki blackheart said...

He come to my windows and watches my family at night we live in the mountains and in our backyard is woods. Today my grandmother heard her chickens screaming and went to save them he was trying to eat them he isn't afraid to come out in the day he ran into the woods.my dogs are scared of him they can't sleep at night and their always tried in the morning they only sleep in the day I know this cause I stay up all night too. I can't sleep until good after 7 am. But I keep watch of my family so he doesn't he just watches I don't know what to do.

Anonymous said...

The fact that the Rake is pure fiction makes what I have to say even more f*cked up in my head. About a month and a half ago I was up and down all night because I had been having a bad toothache. My husband as getting annoyed at my restlessness so I decided to pull out and air mattress and go stay the rest of the night in my sewing room on the second floor. Our bedroom is on the third floor, so I came down and as I was entering the sewing room, which is at the top of the stairs that come up from the first floor, I noticed this thing. It looked like a naked man sort of but crouched in an odd position. It had a messed up mouth, black eyes and some pale grayish skin. My first thought was, "Wtf, zombies? Is this the f*cking apocalypse?" It was at the landing at the bottom of the stairs. I just stared in disbelief, and it sat motionless staring back at me. It was a good 5 minutes, or so it felt, before I ha enough sense to duck in the room and lock it behind me. I was terrified and felt like an idiot for just staring at this thing staring at me. I thought I was going mad. Losing my freaking mind. I waited about 10 minutes or so, then I peeked out the door and it was gone. I ran up the stairs to my husband and tried to tell him what has happened, but he said it was just my imagination. So I finally got him back to sleep and went back downstairs. I looked again and nothing, so I was thinking maybe the lack of sleep was messing with my head. I blew up the air mattress and put bed linens on the mattress. I closed the door and curled up under the blankets. I fell asleep and about an hour later my husband came and woke me for our morning routine and all. For a few days I could not shake the feeling and remembering the horrid creature. I started to have weird accidents around the house. My cat and dog are acting weird around me. I am constantly having nightmares. I got pushed multiple times and seriously injured from the falls. My emotions have been out of control.I always feel like there is something or someone around me but I never see anything. It drives me crazy. I feel like I am losing my mind and it is having a bad strain on my marriage. I have never heard of the Rake before, but I google searched a description of what I saw, thinking maybe alien, zombie, evil spirit or some other crazy crap would come up and instead I came upon this Rake creature. Which looks awfully similar to what I saw. But the only issue with this Rake thing is it is fictional. ALL things about it were made up by humans, so what the hell have I been experiencing? What did I see? Why is it tormenting me? How can I get rid of it? Can anyone help?

brandon figueroa said...

How the hell do you kill it

SedatedSorrow said...

You can't.

Anonymous said...

Im now in my 30s so this was a long time ago. i might have been like 10 i only had these nightmares instead of dreams of beening attacked when i slept. Wake up with cuts and scratches. I locked and taped my doors and windows, closets, hid sharp things away from my room and cut my nails way too short in case it was me... still happened for a few years. Tape was always untouched. Doors remained locked. Dreamt of a tall white but ashened creature with long long nails tipped in blood. Giant smiling mouth with teeth. No nose or ears, and large empty black eyes. Always trying to catch me, and would wake up screaming with scratches when they did. Sometimes bloody, always confused and scared. one dream i locked him in a room of fire. Ceiling, walls and floor. It screamed. Next few dreams i had it was only of that room and a very angry thing. Trying to get out, it never did. I also have not dreamed since back then. Occasionally awake with a start but nothing i can remember. It never said a name in a language i could say. No idea what it really was but...

Unknown said...

Ive seen it to its always out at night an by washes and sides of freeways water tunnles this is how it traveles an hasnt been spoted by most of society not to mention its so fast u blink or turn away its gone.my name is Bobby an ive seen an this website doesnt kno what the fuck its talking abt this isnt a joke people . was recently homeless in sanbernardino ca.chillen with my bro sitting under a tarp a make shift roof when i got a feelin some one was watching me when i looked side to side to check peremiter nothing was there i said to my self no one is that quite .when i looked forward towards my feet there sat a smeigul from lord of the rings "my precious"looking creature in the crawling postion just stareing at me i sat there just looking mezmerized by what i was seeing for at least 5seconds then slaped my self mentaly an yeld what the fuck.it took off in a faster then any animal ive ever seen in a scurrying crawl like galope my brother only seen the white blur as he wasnt paying attention till i yelled what the fuck.its powder white noctornal an lives in water ways. washes sides of free ways. mine shafts .caves bridges .woods .an sorry to say its not just the same one where all seeing.there are a bunch of them big.6ft small 4-5 year old kid size .its eyes are reflective so if u have a flash light its eyes shine like a cat or wild animal.

Unknown said...

I've seen it as well breifly.. but there is more than one of those things out there. I was camping and seen a glimpse of it moving around a tent and when I looks to were it was going there was 3 more sets of large eyes I could see staring at me. I told my brother to look and he seen them as well then we're return very calmy to the camper and I start having a panic attack without understanding why.. when I finished a finger scratch the bottom of the door perfectly strait and in rythm 3 times and let out a very deep sigh sounds sounded like a very large dog. I hope to never encounter them again.. but as far as I'm aware we made them aware of us but shooting off fireworks.. this is out in stewieack, Nova Scotia if you feeling brave.. good luck..

Anonymous said...

So two weeks ago I had a horrible nightmare of something that looks like "the rake" and woke up and saw it with my own eyes at the bottom of my bed, I was fully/wide awake so I know what I saw. I've even drawn what I saw and posted it on my social media accounts and people kept saying it looks like the rake, I had never heard of the rake before then. So I did some research on it. It looks exactly like what I saw... I live in England, UK. I'm scared to sleep or go anywhere at night.

RUSSIAN TANK said...

Wanna know how to kill it?? Start fuckin shooting at it, that will help!

Anonymous said...

Me and a couple friends were exploring this old abandoned creepy ass house in our neighborhood recently. The owner have us permission to go in that but he said I never go in that house because there is some creepy shit in that house. We went in there, not expecting to find anythin, but I had this weird feeling that something was watching us. My friend was recording a little crawl space and trying to be tough. As he shines his camera flashlight in the crawlspace he saw these bright eyes reflect off the light. We bolted out of there as fast as we could and didn't look back. When we got back to our house we looked at the video and deleted it instantly after we realized what we had caputured in film .Can anyone tell us what the fuck we saw and if there is anything we can do to stay safe?? We know for a fact it wasn't a racoon, it was way too big. Help??

Anonymous said...

A couple friends and I want out to an old abondoned creepy house recently. The man who owns it said he never goes in there, but he's said there is some scary stuff in there. We went in, and started exploring. I had a feeling that something was watching us the whole time. We went into this crawlspace, and there was something in front of us. Crouched down on all fours eating a carcass of something, it looked up at our bright flashlight. We bolted out of the crawlspace as fast as we could. It followed. It chased us down the stairs, and into the yard. It finally went back at the highway. We had tooken pictures and videos, and when we got back home we looked at them. I don't think Any of us have been more terrified in our whole lives. We instantly deleted the picture after we saw them. Can anyone help me figure out what this was?? We know it wasn't a racoon, it was way too big. Help??

Anonymous said...

Uh it is real. I was followed and watched by this creature since I was 2 years old. I remembered it because it used to loom over my crib at night. It didn't come in through my window though. It came out of the dark corner where there was no light. I have been called crazy, I've been medicated and spent my entire childhood sheltered from any stimulation that could have caused it's appearance. At times I feel it watching me, but it won't ever attack me. It can't. I found its weakness. It feeds on fear. In order to make it back down, you have to stand upto it. Show no fear and it will feel smaller and it will cower. It's likeability angry child. It just needs a firm form of discipline. Try it sometime. It'll end up vanishing. And once it knows it can't make you afraid it will no longer bother you.

Anonymous said...

my brother and i were going to get on the bus in maine usa and he seen it in the naybores lawn going behind the building, i looked just in time to see a skiny naked body i instaintly ran to fuck it up but my brother yelled for me to stop. i was creeped out we live in the middel of nowere, my chickens are dissipearing and im staying up all night long every night with my automatic 12 gauge ready for what ever i see. i sleep during the day and wait for it at night

Anonymous said...

I thought this thing lived in sub-urban places where there are woods and some old/abandoned buildings, but last night i spotted one in vilnius city, it was kinda crouching in all fours. Then i went closer to him (4-6 meters) and he suddenly looked me straight in the eyes and ran at me with full force, it ran after me untill i got near a street ( i think this thing is scared of big lights). I remember hearing a screech/ scream from that direction like 40 min's before the encouter. Fuck... I'm going to go back into the park/woods with an airsoft AR with a flashlight fixed to it. Hope it will help ;(

Anonymous said...

The worst is yet to come. I have seen it as well. Call me dolt and a liar, but it isn't a lie. My friend's and I are having a hard time with this fucker watching us at night. This all started right after i had finished researching about Slenderman. I had begun having nightmares about him, The rake being in some nightmares. Just be careful and don't get killed..

dead angle said...

I saw the rake he is real i thought i was crazy but now ik i am not

pfffft said...

All of these stories sound like they're coming from the same person with their terrible spelling....

Doc Conjure said...

@ Pffft,

Agreed. These people are horribly ignorant. The Rake was 100% made up. We know it's origin yet these people (person pretending to be multiple people) try to fool people into believing it's real.

Anonymous said...

A long time ago when I was probably 13 or 14, I seen something that looked like the rake. Me and a friend at the time went into my garage (we have this hole in the ceiling to get into the attic) to get a drink. Then we seen this thing kind of coming out of the hole to the attic. It was skinny, white, and if I remember correctly it didn't have a face. We ran I told my mom and dad but they never believed me. I think about it sometimes, trying to think of what it could have been but I vant figure it out. Im 21 now last year my brother told me about the rake and I thought "oh god, thats what it was" I never seen it again and don't want to. I live in texas, if it helps. If you want a comparison watch thhat show stranger things. It kind of looked and moved like the monster in that.

Anonymous said...

Seen something like this a long time ago. Seen it once never seen it again, kind of helps knowing other ppl have seen it too.

Dakota Cruise said...

this is fucked up like right now I think I saw him and I am like terrified right now and I need help!!!!!

Looking For Truth said...

I saw something It like this when I was a child. I always thought of it as the lizard man. The only thing about it that was truly scary to me was not knowing what it was.It did not seem to want to harm us. It just stopped our car a moment looked up in the sky both ways.Then ran off the other way from which he had come.Any one think alien? Because that is what I thought.

Looking For Truth said...

I truly believe them all to be aliens. I have seen one too.

Noe Chavez said...

This is the only thing that comes up when I describe what I saw on google so I decided to share my experience with someone. I was walking home from a buddy's house around 11pm passing up a small park when I got an overwhelming feeling of the chills so I crossed the street and kept walking keeping an eye out behind me I got towards the end of the street then I heard a scream I turned around and saw what looked like the two Spanish men seen in the forest it walked on all fours across the street to a side street that led into a neighborhood I ran home and have not seen it since. My sister and brother told me they saw something weird that screeched at them before this happened and I always thought they where trying to scare me until I saw that humanoid. I looked up what I saw that night and came across the urban legend the rake. (Which is a ridicoulus name) This happened around 2010 or 2011 Thornton Colorado

Noe Chavez said...

This is the only thing that comes up when I describe what I saw on google so I decided to share my experience with someone. I was walking home from a buddy's house around 11pm passing up a small park when I got an overwhelming feeling of the chills so I crossed the street and kept walking keeping an eye out behind me I got towards the end of the street then I heard a scream I turned around and saw what looked like the two Spanish men seen in the forest it walked on all fours across the street to a side street that led into a neighborhood I ran home and have not seen it since. My sister and brother told me they saw something weird that screeched at them before this happened and I always thought they where trying to scare me until I saw that humanoid. I looked up what I saw that night and came across the urban legend the rake. (Which is a ridicoulus name) This happened around 2010 or 2011 Thornton Colorado

Anonymous said...

Oh come on ! This is bull crap!! No such thing as the rake!

Doc Conjure said...

Hi. I'm the blog owner. I've allowed people to post what they want but enough is enough. The Rake does not exist. It's made up. If you have read this article you would have known it was made up. Anyone who claims to have seen the Rake is either lying, deluded, on drugs, or a fucking lunatic.

I'm turning off comments for this blog entry since it is attracting too many unstable people.

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