I shouldn’t even be sharing this story because it’s classified, and I’ll get into severe trouble, but you know what? F**k it. It’s time I tell it.
Back when I was sixteen, I dated this girl named Rebecca, and she was going to be the girl I was going to marry once we were out of high school. But that thing took her from me! That thing took Rebecca, my best friend, his girlfriend, and many more!
My story begins when I, Rebecca, my friend Paul and his girlfriend Nina, wanted to go camping, why not? It was a lovely summer, hot enough but not too hot to where you’re cooking, and Paul was going away for college when the season was over.
We were driving to a popular campground that’s busy during the summer. On our way there, Nina and Rebecca sat in the back of the car and were talking about the new movie and saying how the actor was hot in it. Paul laughed and joked about how he was jealous. The girls giggled and apologized then asked where we were going since we haven’t gotten to the campground. I looked at Paul, who had one of the famous grins that he got whenever he had a plan.
“Why would you all want to go to a crowded place where you’ve to deal with smelly people and their screaming kids? Can’t have the peace or alone time with someone,” Paul winked at me then continued, “I know a place even better than that s****y campground. This place is nothing but trees, rarely people. Maybe a few but not enough to bug you, and what makes this place much better it has a lake!” The girls’ eyes widen with excitement. Nina said she couldn’t wait to wear her new bikini, Paul smirked and made an ‘mmm’ sound.
It wasn’t long until Paul turned into a dirt road. It was a hell of a ride to the point all the supplies in the trunk were banging around! I yelled at Paul that if I found one thing broken, I was going to drown him in the lake! He just laughed as the girls shouted at him to slow down! Soon and thankfully, the dirt road ended into an old broken concrete parking lot, and you could see the lake in the distance. It shined under the sun and looked refreshing. The girls gawked over the setting and the lake as Paul and I got everything out of the trunk. Luckily for him, nothing was broken.
As we headed towards the lake and deeper into the forest, birds chirped in the trees, saw a few squirrels and deer. We found a great place to set up camp once we decided to put it a bit away from the lake. That way, we wouldn’t get the cold air from the water at night. I got to work on setting up my tent as Rebecca watched, but when I began to swear because it wasn’t working, she helped.
Paul and Nina went off to gather firewood, leaving just the two of us. I remember that Rebecca smelled of her flowery perfume and a hint of bug spray. I wrapped my hands around her as she giggled. I’m not going to add details only going to say once the tent was up, it didn’t take us long to be inside.
We started to get close. However, Rebecca stopped and peeked over her shoulder. “What’s wrong?” I asked she turned to look at me. She had a weird expression on her face. “Nothing, I just thought I heard someone say my name,” she replied. We continue making out but stopped again because we heard someone walking around outside the tent. Thinking the other two were back, we got dressed and went out, but there was no one.
Rebecca looked freaked out. I told her it was only a deer, and that was no reason to be afraid, but it killed the mood. So we waited for the other two to come back, which was an hour later. Paul had the smile of “I just had s*x”. The same with Nina, who was blushing. Shortly after, the girls wanted to go swimming, so off we went.
Heading towards the lake, I had that feeling of being watched, scanning the around I just saw animals. There indeed wasn’t much of anyone else here. It was just us. Paul laughed and joked about how I was just paranoid.
The lake was even more beautiful up close. Some fish jumped out of the water to catch bugs, and three ducks floated on top of the water. Paul was the first to jump in. I joined him, and the water felt great! When the girls got in, we began a game of Chicken— couple vs. couple. Rebecca got on my shoulders, Nina got on Paul’s soon the game started. Both girls giggled, trying to knock the other off as Paul and I was distracting each other.
Sadly we lost, Rebecca fell back into the water I went down a little only getting my neck wet, we all laughed but stopped when Rebecca shot up out of the water freaking out. “There’s a huge snake in the water!” Rebecca shouted, waving her arms. Nina screamed and took off to land with Rebecca following. I glanced at Paul, and again he had that famous grin.
He went underwater to search for this snake. The girls watched on from the land, wrapping themselves in their towels as I waited for Paul. When he didn’t come up for some time, I started to panic. Yelling his name and looking around, hoping to see maybe his bright red swimming trunks, saw nothing!
“S**t, Paul!” I hollered before going under to search for him, still didn’t see him! I didn’t want to go back up without him, but I jumped out of my skin when something grabbed the back of my arm, swimming up fast. When my head broke through the water, I turned to see what touched me. Paul was laughing his a*s off! I splashed water at him and calling him a few colorful words. He just kept laughing!
The girls were yelling at us that they were cold and getting hungry, swimming towards the land. Paul paused for a few seconds and then splashed me. “Nice try, man!” he chuckled. I looked at him confusedly. “Running your hand across my leg! So creepy!” he said, smirking as he swum passed me. I got even more confused as I watched him head towards the land.
When we got out, the girls already started back to camp as we grabbed our towels there came a loud slapping sound from behind us. It was like someone had slammed their hand on a wet table. Where we just came from, we noticed the water was rippling. “Maybe it was that huge snake?” Paul mocked before walking away.
We had a nice dinner of hot dogs and for dessert S’mores. The sun was setting on the lake we could see it from behind the trees. It was beautiful. The fire was popping mixed with the sounds of nature. Nina leaned on Paul, who was asking me about what I was going to do after High School as Rebecca listened.
Everything was calm until we all jumped when the sound of breaking twigs and too heavy to be a deer footsteps were approaching us. Paul and I stood up, he was holding an ax, and I was holding a frying pan. The girls stayed still not saying a word. The person was getting closer but halted when I yelled out, “Who’s there!”
A tall skinny girl around our age, wearing jean shorts and a white tank top, came out of the trees holding both hands up with a cocky smile on her red lips. She had blonde hair that was cut into a bob, couldn’t make out her eyes correctly, but I think they were an amber color.
“Whoa, whoa, put your things down, boys. I just got bored at my camp and just wanted to wander around,” she explained. Paul and I lowered our weapons as the girls calmed down, and the new girl put her hands down. We welcomed her to hang out with us. She sat down on a log, and we started to talk. She told us that she was waiting for her dad and older brother to get back from fishing, and again she got bored with waiting. Her name, I will NEVER forget it! Mira.
Chatting some more, Mira looked at the fire just as the moon came out some more. “Nights like this are great to tell scary stories,” Mira hummed.
Paul smirked, rubbing his hands together, “That sounds like a great idea. I have a good one!” We all listened Rebecca held onto my arm, Nina looked a little scared, and Mira had a bored expression the whole time as Paul told us his ghost story.
“When the man turned around, his dead bloody wife stood behind him, holding a knife!” Paul yelled, moving his hands around. He sat down after the show. “He was never seen again,” he ended. We clapped and laughed.
Soon Mira stood up. “I have one. Y’all ever heard of The Siren in The Lake?” We shook our heads she smirked, “good, it all started about maybe two years ago, a family decided to go campin’.”
“A man and a woman with their two kids, a boy and a girl. The boy was nineteen, and the girl was sixteen, they came to the same forest. They set camp up by the lake across from y’all,” Mira pointed towards the lake, “the wife was makin’ lunch as the husband and kids went swimmin’. They were all having fun until they heard the wife scream for help!”
“The husband got out of the water, telling the kids to stay put as he ran back to their camp. He saw two men pinnin’ his wife to the ground, trying to rip her shirt off! The husband’s body slammed the one that was on top of his wife, but the other man hit him over the head with a rock. The husband let go of the first. The wife stood up and watched in horror as the two men began to beat her husband to death! She ran towards the lake, screamin’ for her kids to run. Unfortunately, the men followed.”
“The boy saw his mother runnin’ towards them. Just as he got out of the water, she tripped on a root from a tree. Her son was about to help her but stopped when one of the men stomped on her back…! Both the boy and girl heard a loud crack come from their mother. She didn’t speak or get up…”
Mira paused and swallowed before continuing as we were listening intently, “the boy picked up a long stick and started to run towards the two men swingin’ it like a bat, but they overpowered him. The girl couldn’t move. She watched as the men beat her brother to death as well. She knew she was next. Again, her body wouldn’t let her move or scream.”
“One of the men grabbed her by the hair. She finally screamed! It was the loudest scream the girl could ever muster up!” Mira paused again and stared at the fire. I swore I saw her crying, but it was probably the light from the fire playing with her face.
“Both men r***d the girl when they were done with her. The one grabbed hold of her throat and pushed her head under the water. She didn’t fight it. She was in pain, and her body failed her. She knew she would never see her family alive either, even if they did let her live. The girl felt her life slippin’ away like sand between her fingers. She didn’t see the light. She only saw darkness! When the last breath left her lungs, the man let go of her throat and let her body float away.”
“Now, the girl was dead, but she wasn’t gone. Her spirit was still there. When her body started to sink into the dark cold and murky water of the lake, it began to change her. Her legs began to grow together, making a base like a snake, then fins started to grow on the ends! They were sharp like knives! The girl’s skin turned a light blue as her hair turned a deep dark blue, and her eyes became a bright yellow that reflects in the moonlight. When she first opened them, she didn’t remember what happened, but when it all soon came back! Fury filled her!”
“The next night, the two men who killed the family went fishin’ out on a boat. No sounds were comin’ from the forest, which was strange. Soon there came the sound of a girl singing. Both men exchanged glances then looked at a rock that’s in the middle of the lake. You probably can’t see it now. It’s too dark,” Mira shrugged, “but there sat the girl, singin’ and putting the men under a spell. They watched and were hummin’ along with the melody, easy prey.”
“The girl slowly slid into the water and swum towards the boat. She came up from the right side. One of the men leaned over the side smilin’ as she smiled sweetly back. With long sharp nails, she pulled him into the water, turnin’ it a deep red! The other man was still under her spell and had no clue what was goin’ on!”
“When the girl was done with the first, she climbed onto the boat. The second man smiled at her too like she was a long time lover, makin’ her sick! She cupped his face with cold, wet hands he smiled more at her as she grinned evilly! He began to scream in pain and fear as she started to squeeze his head! Her nails dug into the sides of his skull as the blood flowed over her fingers!”
Mira sat down, crossing her arms, smiling, “the men were never seen again, but ever since then, people have been goin’ missing from this area. There were a few who gotten away but were left with horrible memories and had said the siren can mimic the voice of someone else, can swim fast, and she can put anyone under a spell just by singin’.”
Rebecca was holding tightly onto my arm shaking, Nina was sitting closer to Paul, who for once didn’t know what to say but did speak after thinking for a few seconds, “that’s a pretty good made-up story.” Mira looked at him with a blank stare. “There’s no siren in the lake there can’t be, besides there aren’t any reports of missing people from this lake or a report of a family being murdered,” he pointed out.
Mira still didn’t speak but instead started to giggle before she answered, “that’s because they don’t want you to know the truth! Every time there’s a body found or someone went missin’, they cover it up! Hell, they even try catchin’ the siren but fail!” she laughed. We stared at her oddly.
“Who’s they?” Rebecca asked.
Mira grinned while looking at her. “If I told you that they’d probably kill you,” she responded. I glanced at Paul, who had the same look as me, ‘this girl is crazy.’
Before we could ask her to leave, there came a voice from behind her. “Hey, Sis! Pops and I are back!” a man called.
Mira stood up and yawned. “Yeah, yeah, I’m comin’. Anyways thanks for lettin’ me hang out for a little bit. However, before I go, remember there are reasons why stories are around, also if you hear singing,” Mira hummed and stopped as the fire moved, which shadowed parts of her face and now showing that she was smiling maliciously, “you’re now marked with death.” The wind picked up a little none of us replied.
“Sis, come on!” the man called again.
When Mira was gone, we all started to talk about her and the story. “Maybe that was the huge snake I saw!” Rebecca suggested, but Paul waved her off, saying she just saw a huge log or something that was playing a trick on her mind. It wasn’t long till we got tired, called it a night and headed to our tents. Rebecca cuddled up close to me as she was shaking. Kissing her lips, I told her not to be scared and that the siren wasn’t real. She calmed down then fell asleep I did the same after her.
I wasn’t sure what time it was, but I woke up. I’m a very heavy sleeper, which was weird for me to wake up that easily. Outside my tent, I heard someone walking away from our camp. Brushing it off to be just Paul, or Nina going off to pee, I fell back asleep, except shortly after, someone unzipped my tent. Paul poked his head in I looked up at him tiredly as Rebecca woke up too. What Paul said was enough to make me fully wake up. “Nina is missing.”
Grabbing flashlights, and the ax, we took off to find her. Rebecca stayed with me. Paul went off on his own, yelling her name. “Maybe Mira, her dad and brother saw Nina?” Rebecca suggested I thought about it, and then it finally hit me that our vehicle was the only one in that parking lot, and we didn’t see anyone fishing.
I didn’t want to think about it or believe the story. It was nonsense… right? I grabbed Rebecca’s hand, pulling her towards the lake, calling for Paul. We both stopped as Rebecca covered her mouth.
Paul stood in the water as it reached his shoulders. I yelled his name loudly enough to make it echo in the cold air, but he didn’t move. I was going to jump in, but Rebecca stopped me. She pointed at Paul but not at him but what was in front of him. An object poked out of the water that soon stood up slowly. It was a girl.
I was shocked as Rebecca cried out, the girl wrapped her arms around Paul’s neck. She smiled at him before slowly pulling him underwater with her. “PAUL!” I screamed, ready to jump in again, but. It felt like my body just locked up on me…! I could only move my eyes…!
Rebecca was screaming at me to do something! But I couldn’t move! The bubbles where Paul stood were no longer coming to the surface… His laugh, his smile, and grin… His plans for life, going to college, and marrying the girl of his dream! All gone, and I did nothing!
Rebecca started to shake me and yell at me that we needed to run, but I still couldn’t move! Then we heard it, the singing. My vision got weird like again I could see, but I didn’t have control over my eyes, and what I saw was a long tail that came out of the water so fast, and it wrapped around Rebecca’s leg! She began to scream my name and begged me to help! My body shook as I watched her get pulled away! She was still pleading when she went under the dark water…!
There was no sound besides my heavy breathing. I still couldn’t move. I blinked then reopened my eyes only to be met with bright yellow eyes and an evil smile. This thing had her arms around my neck as she leaned in closer to my face with her breath smelling of iron and death.
“Did you like my story?” she asked, and started to giggle, “would you like to be a part of it?” Before I knew it, she began to pull me towards her and into the water. The water first came up to my ankles, then to my knees, and then before I knew it, the water was up to my chest as she kept a tight hold of me.
She was smiling evilly and began to sing lightly. My body was still shaking, but before she could drug my entire body underwater, she peeked over my shoulder and shoved me back just as someone grabbed the back of my shirt, throwing me over the side of a boat. A man wearing a dark military uniform was looking down at me as four other people started to open fire with large military guns into the water and yelling to each other not to let her get away.
I sat on the ground, still in shock. I got control over my eye, but my body was still trembling. The man who pulled me out of the water was talking on a walkie-talkie. There were other boats on the lake. The men on them were wearing the same uniform as him.
They had bright lights shining on the lake, searching and flashing them on different spots of the water. The man who saved me kneeled in front of me. “Son, you’re lucky to be alive, but I’m sorry about your friends,” he consoled. My eyes started to well up I was scared, I was in disbelief, I was sad, but I was pissed more than anything!
There soon came a commotion out on the lake, looking up I saw that thing! The moonlight shined on her, so everyone got a perfect view! Skin’s light blue, dark blue hair and short like a bob, and with her bright yellow eyes locked on me as she grinned with blood on her mouth and lips! The end of her body was like a snake that was a dark color but looked like it was changing colors, and on the tip was light pale fins that let the moonlight shine through. There came fire from the men on the boats, but she was too fast for them!
That night three people drowned in the lake, and only one lived but was made to keep quiet.
After High School, I joined the military. Guess I got the attention of the people who saved me that night. The ones that hunt the things that go bump in the night because they came to me, offering a job to work for a place known as the SCP Foundation (Secure, Contain, and Protect!) I took it in a heartbeat!
The only reason I’m sharing this story now after so many years of being made to keep quiet because tonight is my turn to try and catch that b***h that killed my girlfriend and friends, and she took so much more from me! She isn’t going to get away this time. She wants me to be a part of her story? Fine! I’m going to be the hero that’s taking her down!