I am here to tell you of a creepy/freaky thing that happened to me while playing the popularish, "DayZ" zombie FPS. Basically for those that don't know what DayZ is, it's a MOD for the game Arma 2, a very realistic Military shooter. And it's very fun.Now... back to my story. I started out, when I respawned, on a shore, but I am sorry to say, I forgot where I spawn. (Maybe close to Elecktro) It was a bit dark, and I just started running down the coastline until I saw a warehouse type of place. I slowly made my move inside the fence that was guarding the warehouse, and carefully not to cause any attention with the walking zombies by it. I found a revolver and a few bullets along with it, but nothing out of the ordinary, just the usual moaning sounds of the zombies.
When I was walking out the back door, I heard someone walking, like a player. I, assumingly, thinking it was a player wanted to see if I could find him. After about 5 minutes of looking for him, I gave up on finding him and carried out the rest of my business... but not exactly. As I was making my way out of the fence, I saw, in the far distance, a black figure.
For a few seconds I was excited to meet another player, and hoped he would join me on my survival to the city. I walked, crouching mind you, a little closer to the figure, but he just... vanished. Well, this was my second time playing, so I really didn't know that much about the game, I assumed he was a MOD or ADMIN, and he had commands/cheats. So, I went on my way for awhile. I was walking on some train tracks in the middle of no where, when suddenly I saw, in the woods near me, a random light. It looked like a campfire, and as I moved closer.. you would never guess, what I saw. I saw the Black Figure again, He was just standing there with a hatchet.
I stood there for a few seconds trying to observe the figure, and I thought maybe an admin, player, mod, or whoever he was, was stalking me. I was a bit freaked out, but made my way, very slowly, to the figure. And yet again, he vanished when I made it closer to the camp. This angered me a lot, as I thinking an Admin or player was trolling me, and trying to get me to rage quit. I found a few supplies, but an odd thing I found at the camp was a dead body of a player.
He had the basic supplies you start out with, nothing unusual, just an odd thing to see after that Black Figure. Again, I started off down the long, and tedious train tracks, which took about an hour. As this point, it was really, really dark. Normally, when it's kind of dark, you can still see where you are going, but when it's this dark, it's basically impossible to see without a flash light, or any kind of light source. Back at the dead body, I found a couple of road flares, which are VERY useful in the dark.
After about an hour of walking, I stopped at a lone house. The house looked old, and a bit trashed, like if it sat there for years, abandoned. It was very difficult to see, and I was a little bit back, so I popped a flare over there. And, as you might think, I saw the figure again. This time, he very slowly made his way to me, but I was pretty freaked out by this and shot at him a few times with my revolver. But he was immune to the bullets. He then suddenly stopped, and, as an idiot that I am.
I walked to him, but he didn't do anything. Now in DayZ, nametags aren't really there, unless you are right at them and use your iron-sights on them. I did that, but his nametag was. "Helpme0101"
And yes I know what you are thinking. "Oh man, how more typical, and generic can you be?!?" But, this is what showed up. At this point, I was just freaked out, but I assumed it was a player, or admin just trolling me. Out of no where, he struck me in the legs with the hatchet, and my character then fell over. I was unable to use my legs, or move for that matter.
The black figure, surprisingly, screamed very, very loud and began to cry. He sounded like he was talking, mumbling rather, but I couldn't make out what he was saying. As much as I could make out, he said he needed help.
That something was after him, and it was going to come after me. He then began to cry even harder and stuck the hatchet into my characters back, and my character doing that typical game grunt when you get shot, or bit by a zombie. The last thing he told me before he left was... "Nothing can escape it, and it is now coming after you." He then vanished. I was short of breath, I couldn't think straight. I shut off the game, I might play again soon. I... I don't know.