My story takes place in my birthplace: Thule, north Greenland. It was back in 1994, October when I was 14 years old.
There is an urban legend in our town. It says there is an entity called Ikuhikimiaq and it was once a person who died horribly. It is called Ikuhikimiaq because it crawls by the use of its knees and elbows (Ikuhik = elbows.) It is said if you don't believe in Ikuhikimiaq and mock it, it will come after you to scare you. That is just what I did.
I didn't believe it and tested its validity by mocking it continuously. A month went by in which nothing happened. Now, I will tell you how it scared me: I was home alone about 11 in the night. I had dozed off with the TV turned on in the living room.
I was awakened by sounds that seemed to be coming from our front door. They sounded like something was getting closer to our living room. Distinct noises on the floor, like when you walk, scuffling, without taking your feet off the floor. They started and stopped with small intervals, getting closer to the living room.
I was very tired and dismissed them to be sounds of dogs being underneath our house. I turned around on the couch to fall asleep again. The sounds got clearer and louder. I realized they were really inside the house.
They stopped when I tried to listen directly to them, but started again when I tried falling asleep. Again, I comforted myself with it being nothing more than a dog underneath the house.
Suddenly, the sounds were inside the living room and this time they didn't stop. They went from slow to fast, reaching me at the foot of the couch. As I opened my eyes, a horrible voice started to sound right beside my ear. That was the most horrible sound I've ever heard in my life.
A cold and a terrible feeling came from this voice. Wide awake now, and filled with fear, I suddenly stood up out of shock. I couldn't see anyone or anything. Fast as I could, I took my shoes on and my jacket. I fled and I didn't go back until the next day.
I didn't think of it as Ikuhikimiaq at the time it happened, but there is no other explanation to it. It was Ikuhikimiaq that had enough of me mocking it. Since then, I've never mocked it again.