This happened a couple of years ago. I was a 9 or 10 year old boy and I was on the beach with my family and a friend of mine’s family, she was around 11 or 12 at the time.
At some point me and my friend wandered away from our families and were just playing around the beach. We decided to explore the nearby area around the beach and got to a secluded spot in a forrest that was maybe 5 or 10 minutes from where our families were.
When we got there we met a man who was all alone there, he was maybe in his mid to late 30s. He saw us smiled and walked towards us. We just stood there not really thinking anything was odd about him. He started the conversation by saying something along the lines of “Hey, I am a photographer for a model agency and I could not help but think that you two are perfect for a photoshoot”.
He continued by saying how he thought my friend was really pretty and that if we agreed to the shoot we would make a ton of money.
At the beginning we were really excited and we told him that we just wanted to make sure that it was alright with our parents. This is when it started to get kind of weird but I didn’t really think anything of it yet.
He said that we should just follow him and not tell our parents anything and it wasn’t far from here, and he kept talking about all the money we would make if we just followed him without saying a word.
My friend started to get skeptical and said that we weren’t interested and started to walk away while grabbing my hand to make sure I followed her.
He started to follow us raising his voice a bit and again continued talking about that if we just followed him and did the shoot we would make so much money.
This is when my friend held onto my arm really hard and booked it. He stopped following us and he also stopped saying anything, when I looked behind me as we ran I just saw him staring at us with a very annoyed look on his face. We told our families about this and some of the adults went to where we said we saw him but of course he was gone.
I am very grateful to my friend for realizing that that something with the situation we were in wasn’t right and weird and suspicious photography guy, let’s not meet.