The sightings continued, and so the hunt for more information began. Finally, in 2006, a collaboration of various researchers made a chilling discovery. They had unearthed nearly two dozen documents dating from the 12th century to the present day, all of them describing various sightings of a creature called “the Rake.” The sighting that stood out the most was a woman’s account that dated from the same year of the discovery. A synopsis is provided below:
A woman awoke in the middle of the night and accidentally ended up waking her husband as well. She apologized and her husband turned around to look at her. He gasped and immediately grabbed his wife, fearing for her safety. At the foot of their bed, sitting and facing away from them, was the infamous creature which was described as looking like a big, hairless dog.
While the couple’s eyes were still adjusting to the dark, the creature sprang up and crouched less than a foot from the husband’s face. It stared at him for a while, then made a dash for their children’s bedrooms. The terrified couple immediately ran after it, fearing the worst for their children, but they were too late. They ran straight to their daughter’s room, only to find her mutilated and close to death. As their daughter was dying, her final words were, “He is the Rake.” Then, as mysteriously as it had appeared, the Rake disappeared, never to be seen again.