The creature was completely silent for about 30 seconds (or probably closer to 5, it just seemed like a while) just looking at my husband.
She was very badly injured and spoke only once more in her short life. My husband drove his car into a lake that night, while rushing our daughter to the hospital. Being a small town, news got around pretty quickly.
While their published versions are no longer on record, the memories remained powerful. At the foot of the bed, sitting and facing away from us, there was what appeared to be a naked man, or a large hairless dog of some sort.
Several of the involved parties began looking for answers that year. Once again I awoke and heard his voice, and looked into his eyes. Its body position was disturbing and unnatural, as if it had been hit by a car or something.
This led us to wonder if the Rake had visited any of us before our last encounter.
I set up a digital recorder near my bed and left it running all night, every night, for two weeks.