Currently in New Jersey. Hahaa, we should pay the EverymanHYBRID boys a visit, Erin and I. Alas, no time to do such.
So, to backtrack on what happened last night. Holy. Mother of God.
I got into Centralia at about 5:30 last night, the sun was already setting. The towns a sight to see, fairly quiet, snow in most spots. Fairly spooky, yet exciting. I found the Church I assumed Erin had been talking about, up on a hill.
The whole scene was a bit surreal. Standing outside at the bottom of the hill, it felt like I was about to go into battle with something out of the world.
Considering all the shit going on, it wouldn't be too far fetched.
When I got up to the church, it was quiet. I had thought it may be locked up, but thankfully, it wasn't. So, I entered, as it was now dark outside, and this town is surrounded entirely by woods (one reason to stay out of the town).
I would like to tell you that TallGuy and I engaged in a fight of epic proportions, but alas, it was not the case. Instead, Erin was just sitting in a pew up front. Just waiting. So, of course I ran to her to make sure she wasn't dead, and she wasn't. She wasn't hollowed, wasn't hurt, not even crying. Just glad to see me.
And that is where things started to get freaky. When we got outside, and made it to the road, I noticed some of the few houses that were still occupied were all lit up. The occupants all came out on their lawns. They kind of looked at us with curious stares, and then a man just yelled for us to leave 'before it's too late'. Some woman kept flailing and pointing at the woods. I mean, this woman was literally shrieking at the top of her lungs. So, naturally we were confused, but before we could ask anything, we realized what she was shrieking at.
Not just one, but hundreds. Hundreds of them, just watching from the woods. Hundreds of, dare I say, Slendermen, just watching us.
If I can say this, I would have much preferred Silent Hill over this.
It was at that point Erin reminded me that I have legs, and we sprinted to my car. As we drove out, I watched the townsfolk. The woman was taken by a man back into her home, and everyone just kind of sulked back inside. I could have sworn I spotted Julienne in this crowd of people, following a family into a home. The Slendermen crept back into the woods.
I'm assuming these are not related families. It's as if they're an army of Hollowed.
People, ladies, gentlemen, ANYONE reading this, we are facing a drastic issue.
There could be hundreds, if not thousands of these things. I don't know if it was just that town, but either way, the woods are horribly unsafe. Centralia is unsafe. There is a building army of assumed Hollowed in that town.
I don't know where to go. Erin and I are in a cafe right now. She says hello, might make a blog as well.
Make the best of the holidays, anonymous readers.