I took a drive the put me in the path of a killer
I Took A Drive Through The Woods That Ended Some Place Strange
by: Matt Richarsen
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that ended someplace strange so gather round and listen close.
My father died on a Tuesday afternoon. It was a heart attack. My mother
with the news that evening I lived about
hours away. I was at university at the time and I promised her. I would
Do it. She even told me, then that the trip could be dangerous.
But immediately after my mother hung up the phone I hopped in my car hold.
The windows of my old jeep, wrangler and started the ten hour drive home the trip.
Let me through the dark lonely roads of Pennsylvania in the middle of the night. I didn't
well. I left at ten am
massive storm over took most of the ne by one thousand and thirty ice cold rain black and the highways yellow jacketed police officers directed traffic through incoming lanes, an outgoing floods, the traffic
phone on the local roads added another hour to my timeline and the darkness and lack of proper lighting. Probably
I've done another hour towards the end
barely knew where I was going. I never drove this far before panic was,
in like a leech at the back of my brain and self doubt push that little bug further and further.
But the old fashioned Garmin GPS on my dusty dashboard pointed me toward home, and I had to. I had to trust it to do the rest,
Kirstie every red light and lane change. I son, along
Spotify to relieve some angst. I was tapping on the
like a drummer all while trying to keep my growing anxiety at Bay and then, finally, mercifully after that,
miserable unbearable first hour the traffic split, the road split, an opened up to an empty highway, and then I felt free
The rain was pounding on my windshield, like a battery ram. All the way down the empty pine tree lined road, the windshield.
Papers on my jeep were working overtime, just to keep the windows clean, and I knew I shouldn't drive that fast. I knew I should slow down because it felt terrified
To be honest, my
Well and skidded more than a few times, but I didn't care, I didn't care about anything
The only thing that mattered to me was home, simple. As that I needed to see my mother, I needed to
make sure that she was okay. I need to see my brothers who were still
and wouldn't understand what just happened I need to
I need to be with them and as corny as this may sound, I was not
let some God forsaken storm. Take that from me just then
my chemical romance on that I was playing on the play list agreed with me when it rains it pours. I was walking along to my favorite play list for the first leg of the trip, but
damn cell phone just died after midnight, the lack of Muse
left me with only the steady rain too that I don't know think about my thoughts. I despised the prospect.
I turned to the radio. Instead, I was some.
Here in the sticks outside of Harrisburg? By that point, the bad weather and lack of reception limited my options to two stations. One of them was a commercial break, so I settled for the second. I recognized the
little drone of local radio, almost immediately
welcome back welcome back. This is ninety six fm radio. Nowhere we are your one stop shop for laptop
Man located at ninety six point: three on your fm dial: Ann are humbly serving the proud folks have absolutely awe inspiring tanner fault. Do can
looking at our website and do consider donating now. That's all out of the way. Let's take our foot,
All we have on the line it didn't. Take me long to realize I should have brought the cd case. Okay market tell.
She's she's bagged alive. One we've got Jim from Mother Teresa Ave on the line. Jim talk to me
just then a passing storm caused the frequency to shift up a bit. I could hear
tones of an old song I recognize, but couldn't place. I turn the dial to try and keep the song, but it only made this radio jerk even clearer
I wanted to talk about something the whole town's thinking about an I haven't heard mentioned on your show, yet my ears perked, then the road dipped in rose
the hills as my jeep drove along
will go ahead. I'm listening we're all listening son, Jim paused. Do you think the killer will strike again tonight?
Jim started to speak with the nervousness of a man who knew that he would be cut off at any moment. It's been twice in the past two weeks,
and all we gotTa Friday always at night, but he almost follow a pattern like. When are we going to do something? Do we have to wait for three or four for the FBI to get involved? I could hear the
speaking quietly for a few minutes out of earshot. I was guessing. He was speaking to that,
target lady before he came back to the microphone and spoke quietly. Ok,
Yeah now we have to disconnect the color, but I want to take
only here to answer him honestly. We said we wouldn't talk about this. We don't want to talk about this. We don't want to bring any attention and glory to this when I can
and listeners and people around town want some reassurances
I don't remember most of the details here, but just in this moment, I felt, like my car, hit a patch of black ice.
My jeep slid and T boned a guardrail and landed in a somersault right side. Up direct left me unconscious and stunned off the side of the road, but I was alright my car not so much
I turned on the engine,
The car wouldn't start, but the crack displays lit up and in all too familiar
came from the radio. I remember
continuing when I came to
flight to remember: new testament, God, the God of forgiveness and sunshine, and rosary and heaven on earth. They forget the wrath. They forget Genesis
Well, let me tell you call, are the Lord has made a place for this crate and, and the people of Tanner Falls will send him to this place where vengeance is best made below. We
already dug his grave.
Just then my airbag deployed in my face. This second wave of shock to my head left me more dizzy than the accident itself.
Anime. Indeed, on fire and brimstone folks, this stuff really brings it out in you. Everyone in town knows the brutality involved in these cases. Everyone in town knows somebody who's been affected, so please stay safe out there
again we're advising close to stay off the local roads, past dark and please avoid picking up hitchhikers on Hwy. Twenty six
at my door and surveyed the remains of my crumpled jeep. I looked down the dark highway
assign just a few yards away, read the next exit and you guessed it highway. Twenty six
string of expletives came from my mouth then, and that mantra became my panic prayer. I started today
through my back seat for the charger that I knew wasn't there. I looked in my trunk, for it too, I was
Glove Box seat backs even that annoying spot
between the cushions, nothing
I turn the engine over a few more times, just to check that Too
Had no luck, the clock on my dash read midnight
radio. Nowhere where tunes back in with the flailing battery looks
quiet time for tonight folks Margaret that foxy little ones that she is she's left me high and dry. So I'm closing up shop solo tonight, I'd like to it.
And a heartfelt, be safe to all the good folks of Tanner out there. You know
We talk about the shadow of evil. We shall not fear it so goodnight folks
will be back tomorrow.
The station returned to static.
The driver seat like a trap, little animal, my options be
and to dwindle, with the temperatures that must have been well below freezing. At this point,
could get out and walk the GPS pointed out a gas station that was thirty miles e, but that route took me right through the supposed hunting grounds,
The only other option was to wait in the car where it was safe and locked, but then I became
a sitting duck as the
main slowly transition to snow. I, unfortunately
I'm sure the ladder something about the drift
static in the warm air from the heater made, the car surprisingly comfortable,
for the first hour. I just spent the time surveying the endless trees and wilderness around me. I thought maybe it would be cool to see a bear or
a wolf or something different in the distance.
The car would at least protect me from that. I dreamed of
higher worth of animals surrounding my card peeking inside harmlessly.
Everything I imagine, though, truthfully I never expected what came next
I was woken up at two in the morning by the sound of metal being scraped against metal, my contacts,
still in thank God, but they did that thing where they slide to the back of your eyes, and you start to lose focus. It took a few more
to rub and gather my site before, looking through the windshield into the lonely road ahead of me, the snow was the first and only thing I could see,
two inches, at least on the roads, and probably four in the woods around me. The visit.
Really had dropped about twenty feet. It took him
moment of listening for the source of the sound, become clear and then it hit me. Somebody was
ending in the road I tried to flash. My lights
but my battery was dead, so it only came out in the flicker. I could barely see anything walls of white.
Between me and the mystery figure she
I guess it could be a she had to be about fifty feet away.
They were wearing a heavy coat and they had some kind of mask on
and they held something long in their hands, something that was dragging against the
travel to produce that uncomfortable noise, but I couldn't tell what it was the
here, stood tall and straight like an arrow, then they fell to the ground and
flattened out in the snow
The bizarre juxtaposition of those two movements sent uh
shut down my spine, I thumbed the lock
to make sure that it worked, and I laid down flat trying to hide
it didn't work, the
you stood up again and then it charge from fifty feet away. The shadow ran towards me at full speed and I didn't know what to do. I know
that this could be the killer from the radio, and I knew in that moment that I could be his next victim. I knew all of these things and, in my mind, that leach of panic reached around to grab every low band stem that it could find. Just then, a large object collided with the hood of my car. I leaned up to see a foil smack down on my windshield. This person pulled the round cylindrical ball back with his chain and struck down on my near ice cream for somebody. Anybody to help, but there was no one around the figure in front of me- pulled back the flail one more time, and this is when I could see them ask more clearly. It was a pig face. It was one of those would like her all over it and this sick person leaned into the passenger, mirror and stare at me with that freakish mask like he was trying to look into my eyes
he leaned back and just as he did, I jumped into the passenger seat and backed away as his flail came through the window and says bits of shattered glass through the cabin I knew. In that moment, I was about to die just then a gloved hand reached into my car and pulled up the lock. This man open the door slowly, it was as if he enjoyed this part more than anything else. They must have known that they had me, then that I was done
he must have looked like a cat quartering a mouse, but there was one thing that killer didn't. Consider and it's pure dumb luck that they didn't the car had four doors: four doors for exits. The pig man was busy pulling at his weapon. That was wedged into the hood on the driver side he was distracted. Now was my chance. I popped out of the passenger door, fell into the snow and sprinted into the woods, like the devil himself was behind me because maybe he really was.
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Transcript generated on 2019-11-06.