3:47 pm. August 4th, 1973.

My name is Kevin Matthews. I am at the Matthews Lakeside cabin in Black Rock Park which I received in my dad’s will. I’m writing this to document my odd findings of my family’s lakehouse.

I’ve been looking at real estate ads in the paper to get a good idea of how much I can get off this place. I then looked through some old newspapers and read articles about murders and strange unexplainable occurrences at a cabin by lake Buchanan, called “Camp Matt”. After hearing of this I had to get answers.

9:14 pm. August 5th, 1973.

Today I spoke to someone who witnessed some phenomena, a main named Clawson Aandale. Mr. Aandale said that he was staying at Camp Matt for about 3 days and on the 3rd night he said he saw a man standing under the tall oak out front, staring into the cabin windows. Another odd thing, Clawson said that the man was wearing the same clothes that he was, that he was…imitating him. Another, Ruth Oakley, found her husband Dylan stabbed to death under the “tall oak” at Camp Matt in 1953. She swore her innocence to the police and that she had nothing to do with his death, but the only prints found on the knife were hers and she claims she only touched the knife after pulling it out of her husband. She also told police that she locked the doors at night , but they were unlocked from the inside in the morning.
After hearing about this “tall oak out front” both times, I realized this was no coincidence. Through more research I found that “Camp Matt” was the name of this place up until 1954. Clawson’s encounter happened in 1952. Ruth’s in ’53.
I’m staying at a crime scene only 3 years younger than myself.
This changes my whole perspective on things.

9:00 am. August 7th.

I saw the man Mr. Aandale described through the window, but this time he was dressed just like me. Blue jeans with a hole on the right knee, plaid shirt, and a ripped up baseball cap. He didn’t budge at all. Every hour or so I would wake up just to see him standing there in the exact same spot under the tree. I can’t call the police. I can’t leave. I fear for my life.

August 9th. Time unknown.

There is no longer any electricity in the lake house. I tried to leave when it was daylight outside, but when I opened the door it was night, and the man was still standing there. I think he’s holding an axe.

August 11th.

It’s morning again. I think.
My watch says it’s 5:13 pm but that’s most likely false. I’ve been trying to keep track of the date but this has all been very confusing. I think it’s been 6 days. I’ve tried over and over to leave during the day, when it’s safe, but every time I open the door it’s fucking nighttime. My watch says 5:13 pm but it could be 9:35 pm or 3:18 am or 11:29 pm or any other time OTHER than 5:13 pm.
I’ve placed myself in this inescapable house and the nearest telephone is 34 miles away in Llano. I’m helpless.

Time unknown. Date unknown.

I can no longer keep track of the date.
I looked out the window and saw eight corpses wrapped in sheets hung upside down on the branches of the tree, and they were soaked in blood. The man with the axe is still in his spot, waiting for me to step out of here.
I’ve run out of options.
I’m going outside.

Time Unknown. Date Unknown.

I’m outside. I stood in the light of a lamp mounted on the tree. I keep seeing a man inside the house. He keeps staring at me through the windows. He looks exactly like me. I found an axe at the tree’s base.
The man in the house is an impostor. He will come out of there, and when he does…

…it’ll all be over.

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  • Commented on October 28, 2016 at 6:30 am

    nice twist 🙂

  • Commented on October 28, 2016 at 9:20 am

    I very much enjoyed the way you lead the protagonist through the various stages of despair to the point where he gives up hope.

  • Commented on October 28, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Great read my friend I rate it 6/5 stars. Loved the set up of this story got anymore please share!

  • Commented on October 28, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    I’d give this 4/5. The lackluster premise does alright. But your take on the premise freshens the story. Albeit a short creepypasta, this story needs clarification on the characterization of Kevin. It could be done really without much expanding.

  • Commented on October 28, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    It’s a really good story! 5/5! This is a great example of terrible schizophrenia, and also a really cool infinite loop!

  • Commented on October 28, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    I remember reviewing this story, and I totally was not disappointed by it. I really enjoyed the way you made the character be on the both sides of the story, it makes it more creepy and interesting. Very good ending by the way! I hope I will be able to read more creepypastas as good as this one.

  • Commented on October 30, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    A great story, nice one.

  • Commented on November 1, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    Brilliant and very chilling…. Psychological thriller type story. And oh how I adore those types of scary stories.
    Brilliant work…. Keep it up!!

  • Commented on November 1, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    creeped me way out, good job!
    I think you ended it well, but would have also enjoyed it being longer.

  • Commented on November 2, 2016 at 7:11 am

    I loved the end, it’s not every day that you find a great Creepypasta like this. Good job!

  • Anonymous
    Commented on November 2, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    It was his reflection in the window :3 spoopy

  • Commented on November 3, 2016 at 5:00 am

    Great ending!

  • Z3
    Commented on November 3, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    This is one of the best creepy pastas I’ve read so far

  • Commented on November 3, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Well crafted. Not a wasted word.

  • ambreen
    Commented on November 7, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Awesome…end got me thinkin…

  • Commented on November 8, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    very nice ending ! wasn’t expecting it at all.

  • Commented on November 10, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Sorry, but can anyone tell me where did the 8 corpses came from?

  • Commented on November 10, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    I have narrated this on my YouTube channel:

  • Noor Khan
    Commented on November 12, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    short and sweet nice I was not expecting the ending at all (:

  • Commented on November 15, 2016 at 7:18 am

    Nice. Needs a bit more explanation regarding the corpses.

  • Zuth
    Commented on November 16, 2016 at 4:38 am

    Great story, only minor issue is that fingerprinting wasn’t a thing in the 50’s

  • Commented on November 21, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    this one goes to my “scary camp stories” collection >:)

  • Commented on November 25, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    Short but creepy, enjoyed it 🙂

  • Commented on November 27, 2016 at 6:14 am

    Awesome ending. It made go “wait what?” And then reread the last paragraph to check if I read it right. Great job I hope more creepypastas with unexpected but epic twists.

  • Commented on December 20, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Really liked the ending! Wasn’t something expected and it made the whole story.

  • Commented on December 28, 2016 at 2:29 am

    Find the plot twist creepy. Great narration and leading on the readers on how the main character will die.

  • Commented on January 6, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Very nice! Had an amazing flow to it, absolutely great job

  • dragonbearr
    Commented on January 13, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    you guys are bitches

  • Commented on January 13, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    keep it up 🙂

  • Commented on January 17, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Deja vu

  • Commented on January 20, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    LOVED the twist ending. these stories the are a total mindfuck are awesome,

  • Commented on January 21, 2017 at 4:44 am

    Brilliant and intriguing especially how at the end you switched the roles so he was no longer looking outside from inside but inside from outside although it just turned it into a cycle

  • Commented on January 26, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    This was really good, kind of reminded me of The Shining when Jack and Phillip were in the bathroom & Phillip basically told Jack “I’m not the caretaker you are”

  • Commented on January 30, 2017 at 2:21 am

    I like the flow and the fact it was all in journal format.

  • Commented on January 31, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Creepy, I enjoyed it.

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  • Commented on February 4, 2017 at 12:54 am

    Great job fitting so much creep in such a short story, I am left to wonder about the corpses in the tree though

  • Commented on February 7, 2017 at 3:23 am

    Beautiful writing and plot twist. Theres something to be said about short stories that are able to be just as creepy if not creepier than their longer counterparts!

  • Commented on March 1, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    I felt like they were song their reflection in the window at first. Until the axe. Well done, but could be fleshed out more, especially at the end. I mean how many days did he go without food or water inside? The end makes it seem like he either went crazy or was there for months without a calendar. Was his watch one without the date? You’d think he would experiment with other ways of escaping. Good story with great potential.

  • Commented on March 3, 2017 at 3:52 am

    i love the twist in the end, this pasta was cool

  • Pooperoni
    Commented on March 19, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    This whole site has turned crap. The stories on the landing page are rarely refreshed meaning you have to either get a random or search. When you do find something you haven’t read it’s of a poor standard and barely readable. You have lost a formerly loyal user. I will stick to from now onwatch this get removed because the lazy admins don’t like the truth.

  • Commented on March 31, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    This is Friday the 13th more originality please! 7/10

  • BK
    Commented on April 6, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    As someone who visits Lake Buchanan and Llano on the regular this creeped me out big time. Ill definitely have to rethink camping out at Lake B now.

  • TSGTurtleZ
    Commented on April 7, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    I LOVED the ending! it had an amazing twist and i wish there was a part 2

  • Commented on April 13, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    wow that was cool the mindfuck was cool

  • Commented on April 14, 2017 at 12:46 am

    Well…this is rather interesting.

  • Commented on April 14, 2017 at 1:09 am

    This is the twist

  • Commented on April 24, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Awesome Story of paranormal activity.

  • yatamiki
    Commented on April 24, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    its pretty good i liked it.

  • Commented on April 29, 2017 at 5:23 am

    Very well done. Loved the whole stuck in a time warp feel you put to this.

  • Commented on April 29, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Well written. Good read

  • Commented on June 2, 2017 at 6:14 am

    I really enjoyed this thriller 😀

  • Creepyman
    Commented on June 8, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Oh nice twist

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