I've been up at my mom's house for the month. house sitting and every night I hear this splashing down by her pond. I've kept dismissing it as fish but then the howling starts and the splashing gets louder. The howling is a weird kind of howl, like a human would if they broke a bone, and this has gone on consecutively for the past week pond is only like a 100 yards from the house and I'm starting to get nervous.
My question is, whats the best defense against any kind of night visitor? I was thinking rocksalt in a shotgun shell but loading that shit is hard and I'd rather have a more effective option in mind before I do that.
I mean loads apart from a standard shotgun shell, I've heard from somewhere that creatures of the night or whatever have a weakness to rocksalt or something.
I've got a S&W 586 in .357 too
Probably noping the fuck outta there before you meet and greet it
The thing about guns is you need someone to pull the trigger, and that someone needs to sleep sometime.
And these fuckers are patient.
lol you amerifats are stupid, guns won't help you if it's something paranormal
take some sleeping tablets so you can sleep right through the night, why risk pissing something off?
OP here with a short update
Its about 1:26 here and I haven't heard anything yet, I think in order to help you guys better understand my situation I'll explain in some detail.
> Dusk to early night
Quiet, sometimes the fish in the pond come up but since its so cold it rarely happens.
The splash they leave is so quiet that it's nearly impossible to hear it up at my house.
> Midnight to late night
Audible splashing is heard, almost like something is walking in the mud next to the grass with heavy boots
> Late late night
Heavy splashes like something is being dropped, the frequency of the splashes is diverse from one every ten minutes to three in a thirty second window, at this time is when the howling starts.
Let me know if this helps at all
Fucking red neck beta...
Hur durn fur cuhn ahhh keel summer i dunn't ever seens before.
You so fucking big with your guns and rock salt shot but it never crossed your pathetic mind to buy a starlight scope and have A FUCKING LOOK! 100yds?!? Wow what are you 7?
Anything high power, that you are well trained in. Take your shotgun, Some buck some slug. but I would rather have a a fully specced blackout AR15. In this situation I think the most important strong weapon light.
>guns won't help you if it's something paranormal
Not necessarily, at all.
If its a cryptid, say bigfoot, jersy devil, etc bullets kills it fine.
A strong confidence, and positive feelings might be the best protection against spirits, vampires, etc exept for thier respective counters. And nothing gives confidence like a good gun...
Say it's not some paranormal event, guns work great too.
Fill your clip up and run out screaming trying to shoot it.
No one has ever killed a cryptid with a gun and no one has examined one to know how to kill it.
Guns make people paranoid and holding a loaded weapon with the possibility of killing something if it attacks you doesn't produce positive feelings.
I know you amerifats might find this hard to believe but guns are not the answer to everything.
OP here, it's morning now, I think I'll probably take a walk down to the pond and take some pictures. After my post, I stayed up a little longer to see if I could get any experience worth writing about, and I certainly did.
About 2:23 AM the splashing just stopped. Abruptly and without warning, I got up to go see if I could catch a glimpse of anything but the fog was too thick. That's when I heard the howling. This time it was coupled with the sound of trees shaking, kind of like when the wind catches on them but only one tree as opposed to a grouping, and the trees out here are a good size. So along with, splashing and howling, this thing is fucking with my trees.
I feel like the content of my post is getting a little misinterpreted, I'm not trying to hunt this thing, I'm not trying to run out guns a blazing and kill it saying I was from /k/ was probably a mistake because that seems to be the one thing we're focusing on rather than an actual solution, that is why I asked you if there is any better defense.
I don't work today so I'll be here to answer any questions
Yeah I was thinking of the let it be approach, so I called my mom and asked her if she's ever heard any howling or splashing in the late hours, and she says she's heard no such thing. Seeing as I've been here for a month and this is just starting to be a a problem, the splashing and now some forest activity, I can conclude that I am the catalyst for its behaviour which means I am at risk for being raped.
I don't want to be raped.
> I don't want to be raped.
Get some orgonite and dance around it chanting Tom Cruise, after about 10mins aliens will arrive and rape the cryptid which will reduce it's sex drive and your chances of being raped.
Orgonite is powerful stuff so be careful.
I decided to go down to my pond and get some pictures, walked through the woods too so I'll be doing a miniature pic dump.
First thing I looked for was tracks and I couldn't find any, no mud residue from the pond and no marks in the grass from prints. I walked the perimeter of the pond and couldn't see anything out of the ordinary so I went towards the forest.
The path we made is essentially from driving a truck over it a couple times so there is still tall grass growing in the median, however I think whatever is out there probably doesn't care about my trail
After a little walking I came across a tree with broken limbs all up one side of it. I mean some of the major branches, the kind it would take work to split.
I've already disregarded the theory of asshole kids too because the closest neighbor I have is a mile and a half off and the little shits who would, couldn't figure their way out here anyways.
Sorry for shit quality, the pictures were on my phone
This guy from /k/ also said he would shoot rocksalt out of his firearm. I thought browsing a board for guns would make you smarter about them. Never do rocksalt shells. You've been watching to many movies anon.
Rocksalt shells, are only meant to startle or wound, they have little to no capability to break the skin.
If you're trying to tell me shooting rocksalt damages the gun too than I suppose that firing in the air will do me some good too.
Eh, no, do you?
>Guns make people paranoid and holding a loaded weapon with the possibility of killing something if it attacks you doesn't produce positive feelings.
>/x/ regulars would either scream like a tiny child
Only problems if you aren't trained...
>Guns make people paranoid
What are you, some kind of limp wristed faggot?
"Oh, help me, I cannot control my emotions due to an object in my hand!"
You probably believe a psychic vampire is what makes you feel like a little bitch all the time, too.
>defending yourself when attacked by a person or animal doesn't produce positive feelings in the moment.
>it makes you paranoid when something is outside your house making noise.
>taking your gun to investigate is a bad idea
>I know, i'm from Europe.
No shit Sherlock! Holy fuck, you must be head honcho at Scotland Yard!
Nigga I've had a knife pulled on me while I was unarmed. Do you know all the bad feelings I felt right then? I would have killed (pun intended) to have had my pistol at that very moment.
And my advice to you OP, is just keep an eye out. It might be wild pigs, if that's the case, i'd leave them alone. Why not invest in a video camera with night vision, or buy a night vision scope, and just watch for a few nights?
Back with another update,
I live in Northern Ohio, maybe an hour from Cleveland, deep in Amish country. I was looking at the drainage grate in one of my past pictures and I noticed that it may have been forced open. I'm debating on checking it out while the water is low.
Here is a pic of the tree I mentioned earlier, as you can see it looks like something was climbing on it. Its also sideways, fucking phone again.
>My question is, whats the best defense against any kind of night visitor?
Look into the kinds of shit you'd use as bear defense or to hunt moose. If it can kill bear or moose, it can kill anything known in North America...and if you're dealing with some spookum that's bigger than a moose, then fuck if you don't need a DD to kill it.
>I was thinking rocksalt in a shotgun shell
WHY were you thinking this, though? I mean, there's something slashing and howling by your pond or whatever, and your first thought is to make a "traditional" less lethal round?
Wow this thread is going despite no photographs of anything other than random scenery. There is no kommando here just fucking Norman bates missing his mum. Op can't answer honest questions and proceeds to spout drivel in order to satiate the hunger in his brain. Real evidence or gtfo.
I would like to, but it be foggy as fuck at night. I can turn on my back porch lights and I can barely even see the fence at the end of the yard.
Hey I'll welcome a skeptic.But you don't have to go and call me Norman Bates.
Just tell me what you want to see and I will do my best to get a picture or some kind of record of it.
>inb4 a full body shot of whatever is splashing in the lake
Oh. Well. I wouldn't go fucking around out there period. It's all fun and games until a 300ib boar charges you out of the fog.
You could try poisoning whatever it is I guess.
Or if you're man enough, lure it closer to the house, and have a few flood lights rigged up.
Fog sort of fucks up night vision unless you buy some really fancy equipment.
Nigga. If it's pigs, bears, deer, wild dogs, bobcats, or mountain lions, OP could get hurt. Bad. Or killed.
Not to mention the fact it may be people, who may also have guns/want to turn OP into a sex slave.
Or a skinwalker, or the Devil went to Ohio instead of Georgia.
I'll call you whatever the fuck I like considering your calling something you don't know or have never seen whatever you like. Dude we want audio and shots of what you think you hear. Not vacuous diatribes about the sounds water makes and the noises in your head. Audio equipment is far cheaper than your guns and ammo and considering you took a snazzy photo of your weapon id at least expect 1 grainy picture of The beast in the pond. All good paranormal stories have them.
You know a gun doesn't make you invincible right? Being a good shot, or even a tier one operator who spent 10 years in Delta Force counts for very little when running into some woods, in the dark, in thick fog.
A flashlight would give away his position to people, before he saw them.
And animals, should they decide to become aggressive and not run, would always have the jump on him.
I don't know what OP's training is. But I know I was always taught not to go running into a situation like OP's describing without backup, or immediate danger to another person.
If he hears screams? By all means go in guns blazing. But splashes, and no property damage or niggers coming through windows? Leave it be until he gets a bit of help. Or trap/poison it.
So, after a little glancing over my options, I've decided to abandon the rocksalt approach, the best thing my shotgun can do for me is probably using solid slugs.
I've been considering a way to get some kind of recording of it, unfortunately I don't have any nice camera aside from my phone and even then, it's been foggy as fuck these last few days. I haven't completely disregarded baiting it however, I just have no clue on what I would even use.
So with the assumption that it is a carnivore, what am I looking at for bait. if need be, I can hit a Fin Fur and Feather for what I could need.
Hey, whoa there. I used to somewhat enjoy your posts and even think a little bit highly of you but it sounds like you need some Midol this morning. Someone says guns suck for stuff you're all "NO WAY JOSE!", someone says they're good for stuff and again you're all "NOOOOO UR WRONG!" ... sounds like you're just in the mood to argue. How about instead of bitching at/criticizing everyone and their posts you help out OP with your amazing knowledge and skiill?
>implying I was not informing the anon of his wrong mindset when it comes to weapons, and possible danger
>a subject I do not fuck around with
>especially on /x/ or /k/.
I am trying to help OP. He even said trapping/baiting it is not out of the question.
There are two things I have extreme opinions on.
The right to bear arms (call me an evil, baby killing monster).
And personal safety in situations like OP has found himself in.
Nothing irks me more than retarded opinions on both. Once again, criticize me all you want. But I think I'm one of the few people here who has actually tried to help OP.
I was also not meaning to be a dick. My tone was supposed to be informative, not dickbaggery. I apologize.
Sounds like you have a transient chilling on your property. Tell ya what, lead with some birdshot and alternate with slugs. Head out at night with some hunting equipment and shoot at anything that makes a sound. At day break, assuming you've managed to hit anything, line up your kills and come back here.
Well, you forget. half the people on /x/ may think you were totally serious. And a genius for suggesting it.
Seriously. A guy a few years back ran out into the woods trying to catch a goatman on camera for /x/, and instead found a pissed off wild dog.
Dude got away, totally safe, but still.
>people should have common sense
Do you mean people in general, or me for not knowing you were joking?
If you mean people in general, who knows dude. If a kid from /x/ hears banging downstairs his first thought very well may be "GHOSTS" not "OH SHIT BURGLARS".
I see it all the time here. I usually hope they are just making their stories up. Femanons especially. (we have quite a few here, obviously)
I bet he's never even been shot at in the hood.
Or if skinwalker, had real arrows and spears stuck in his ass after kidnapping some native american woman.
What a sad, sad, excuse for a human/skinwalker he is.
Alright its OP I just got back from dinner with a friend of mine. He says I'm crazy as shit yet he wants nothing to do with the whole situation. Great guy he is.
Anyways I'm about to head to the store to get ground beef and some shotgun slugs, might grab a small track kit in case this bait actually yields something. Should take me an hour so in case any of you anons think of something else.
I'm debating on an all nighter, in this effort to actually see what could be going on.
>Do you know all the bad feelings I felt right then?
you pissed your pants while screaming for your mommy
it's lucky you didn't have a gun else you would have been shot by a cop
Y'all fucking stupid.
OP, I can guarantee you that you're fucking with something sentient and foul. I know you're all amped up for a cute adventure on the behest of these retards, but if you're going through with the meat idea, be careful.
Alright you /x/philes! Its all set up and ready
Tonights girlfriend will not be my 870 unfortunately because its loading spring is fucked for some reason but rather a Taurus Guacho in .45
Instead of some ground beef, I got some steak cuts that the butcher assured me have the highest fragrance of any other cut, he said that before charging me $15 for it.
I've got that in a dog bowl with my phone on audio record to a sim card so that it doesn't fill up. With me constantly checking outside, we might see something tonight.
I plan on constantly updating too so feel free to ask me any questions.
Nothing, fed my dogs and watched outside for a few minutes.
Dogs seem a little antsy tonight, they walking around in their kennels. It's really dark tonight too, makes it all the more comforting.
You haven't missed much. I'm thinking about going down there and having a look around. Every time I glance out the window it's like I'm expecting to see it just standing out there, in the open.
Shit I should have bought a baby monitor, but I don't think those work at 100 yards.
I've gone through all of the audio from the recording only the last five minutes is really worth saving. So I clipped it and put it in a vocaroo.
When I got out there the bowl and the meat was gone. As in, picked up and moved. I picked up my phone and ran back to the house. The whole fucking time my head was just fucking pumping. I didn't even turn around once.
I have no fucking clue what the hell is out there but is sure as shit is not some kind of turkey.
There is the splashing and the howl. It's just like it is the other nights.
I'm gonna stay up a little longer and listen to whatever theories you guys have.
My theory? I have no fucking idea. I live on 35 acres in the country with a large pond. I see (and hear) raccoons, opossums, fox, and coyote all the time, but if I heard something like that, I'd set up a game camera and a pretty elaborate trap, then get my best semi-auto rifle and wait. Have you set up a game camera to see it? Last year, I caught a HUGE bobcat on my camera.
Sounds like godzilla almost,
Regardless, almost sounds like its saying something, especially at the end. Sounds like "help me"
I lived on a ranch in bumfuck nowhere for decades and never heard any shit like that in my life.
I'd let the dogs in, if you can do it without going into the yard. If not, fuck em. Get your mom (your mom right?) and hole up someplace.
If you need some extra light, if at all possible, pull your car around and put the high beams on into the yard. If you think you can.
If not, i'd fuckin barricade myself in a room til morning. Just to be safe.
Something just ripped a hole in the kitchen screen window. I mean it looks like something just raked a claw across it trying to rip it open. Neither of my mom's dogs can even reach that high. Something was digging at the back door too and ripped all of the wood up. I'll go get a picture of that
OP you gotta stop worrying about updating and start worrying about keeping your ass alive. Get your .45 ready and fuck it up if u see it. Godspeed OP
Don't worry everyone the dogs are safe. I had them let in before the big shit show.
While I was taking the second pic I got a nosebleed out of nowhere. A really heavy one too, like soaked through the tissue I stuck up there.
The only reason i'm not calling bullshit on this picture (I.e, the dogs did it at one point, or OP did it)
Is because it's cleaned off in that one spot, and you can see smearing all around it.
Not saying i'm convinced, but if it's faked, OP paid crazy attention to detail.
a bird is in after the fish , nothing to fear anon
This. Pic is when I put it out 3 hours ago
And what planet are you from?
All he needs is a mic and a length of audio cable and the fucking PC he's using to post all this shit up, audacity is free so that's the audio programming covered. Expenses? About £10. Fuck, a Dictaphone would have heralded better results but no, op is a /k/ommando and knows nothing of the world around him.
Its been about 10 minutes or so since the bowl was thrown at the house. Dogs are quiet and I haven't heard anything else. Seeing as its almost 2:30 let me recap.
Good news: I am not dead. My entrails are not littering the front yard.
Bad news: I am still home alone and will be for at least 2 more weeks. I just supremely fucked up with the bait and record idea. My entrails could be littering the front yard soon.
/x/ I need some fucking help. Seeing as I can't sleep anytime soon, anyone mind throwing some ideas my way?
Its even dumber when you take in to consideration his "mums" house is 100yrds from the pond. A one eyed blind bat with cataracts would be able to see the pond better than this /k/ommando can. Opmclearly has no sense of intelligence gathering therefore is not /k/ommando and is clearly /k/lown
Ever lived in a place without the constant glow of city lights? Gets pretty fucking dark friend. Mix that with the haze that comes off a pond when the water is warmer than the air and looks like you've lost visibility.
Not sure for white ash, read once burning paper would do it, sounds kind of stupid though.
Get into one of the attics with some food, your gun and your dogs, and barricade that shit.
I haven't heard anything more so I think I'm in the clear. I'm gonna try and get at least something of sleep. So I don't look like shit at work tomorrow. I'll look into a bear trap tomorrow.