My friend’s uncle likes collecting old things, so he likes travelling around various antique stores. He enjoys buying old furniture, vases, and all sorts of weird things. Whenever he goes over to visit his uncle’s house, he gladly shows him all the junk that’s piled up in his house over the years, and thanks to that, he’s also gotten interested in old things.
One day, his uncle told him that he had something he really wanted him to see. His uncle’s house was only a 10 minute walk away, so he rushed over right away.
“I found a bargain at the antique store today,” he said. “This is an old mask that shamans once used in their curses.”
The mask appeared to be made from animal leather, and the moment he saw it, he felt sick.
“This mask is creepy,” he told his uncle.
His uncle smiled and said, “Well, because it’s a mask that shamans used to kill numerous people. This mask is so powerful that merely by possessing it, other evil spirits will stay far away, so it works as protection as well.”
The uncle was so proud of his find that he intended to make it a family heirloom. In complete contrast, the mask freaked my friend out so much that he left his uncle’s house as soon as possible.
A few days later, he suddenly ran into his uncle at the station and, for a moment, was confused. It was his usual uncle, but there was something about him that made him seem like an entirely different person.
His uncle was on his way home, so they decided to return together, and as the two of them walked, a dog suddenly started barking wildly at them.
“That’s odd, that dog is always so calm,” my friend said.
“Nah, recently that dog’s been really noisy. It’s honestly annoying,” his uncle replied. His uncle loved dogs, so to hear him speaking so hatefully towards one surprised him.
Before long, all of the dogs in the neighbourhood started to disappear. He couldn’t get it off his mind, so my friend went to visit his uncle’s house again. His uncle seemed to be out when he got there, and there was no response when he called out.
He glanced up at the second floor window, and for a moment he thought he saw something strange staring down at him. A chill ran down his spine that, even now, he says he still can’t forget.
He visited his uncle numerous times after that, but he was always out, and the neighbours said they hadn’t seen him in a long time either.
A few days after that, his neighbours complained to the police that there was a strange smell coming from his uncles house. They found piles of dog corpses, but his uncle was nowhere to be seen.
My friend’s father was his only blood relative, so he went over to the house and apparently the inside was full of dog remains. It looked like a picture of Hell. For some reason, all of them had their organs removed.
My friend spoke of the mask, and they tried looking for it, but it was nowhere to be found.
They haven’t seen his uncle or the mask since that day. Perhaps it transported him to another world?