The following written confession was shared via Reddit:
In July of 2016 some friends (we'll call them Cole, Cody, Nick and Josh) and I were walking home from a party around 3am. We were going to Cole's house since he was house sitting for his grandma. Her house is also haunted but we'll save that for another post. Anyway, we were walking from this party, which was about a half a mile away from Cole's place and the road we had to walk on gets crazy dark at night.
Now some more details on this road; There aren't any lights and it just has this overall creepy vibe to it. This neighborhood butts up against a swampy area, so I don't know if that has anything to do with it. My friends and I have done "investigations" on that road and we noticed that the swampy side of the road is always darker than the other side and it gets eeerily quiet. We always feel like there's something right along the treeline watching us even though we can't see it.
Getting back to our experience; we were walking back to Cole's house from this party and Cole noticed this green ball of light fall from the sky into the swampy side of the street. Cole described is as a beach ball that had a green neon light emanating from it. He thought maybe it was a shooting star but it didnt have any fallout or anything, and it just glided into the trees without making a sound. The weird thing is, the rest of us didn't see it. We brushed it off and kept walking. A few minutes later we all heard this sound in the trees on the swampy side of the road. It sounded like something was rushing towards us, almost like a stampede but once it reached the treeline and the fence, it stopped. We stopped and looked at each other because at this point, we were all a little spooked, and didn't know what to do. As we started walking again, I happen to look into the trees and I saw this creature just standing there watching us. It looked like it was over 7 feet tall, lanky, looked like it was covered in scales or some kind of rough skin and had yellowish eyes. I screamed, which of course made the guys look over and they saw him too. The thing just kept staring at us and it was super unnerving. We took off and didn't stop until we got to Cole's house. We shut all the blinds and locked everything up and couldn't sleep the rest of the night.
We still don't know what we saw and we never saw it again after that. We tried chalking it up to us being slightly intoxicated and imagining things, because we did drink that night, but we only had a couple beers each, plus there's no way all five of us could have hallucinated the same thing. We're also pretty sure that homeless people live in the swampy side of the road, so maybe it was one of them messing with us. We all named the creature the "Lizardman". We never walk down that road anymore, even if we're at Cole's house. We drive down that road now.