posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 09:01 PM
When I was a little boy, around 11-12, I had an experience in upper New York state, outside of Syracuse. I lived in Tennessee, but we were visiting my
great-grandma and her friends there. This was around 1982.
I want to know about what I saw and I hope people here can help me.
She had a pond that had lots of big frogs. There was a yard to the right and woods all around it. I always liked sneeking up and catching frogs.
Sometimes I could catch one with my hands. Sometimes they would jump.
So, it was around daybreak and the sun was setting. I was alone at the pond trying to catch frogs, when I notice something walking across the lawn to
the right. I saw it first and I stood up to look at it. It was a black panther. When I stood up, it noticed me and stopped walking and just stared at
me. We both stared at each other for a few seconds and then my "fight or flight" instinct took over and I ran the fastest I could to the house.
I always told that story to people. I made a joke saying that if my 40 time was clocked at that time, I would be in the NFL...lol.
Move ahead 20 years and I am just surfing the internet and see some story about a black panther sighting in NY. The experts say that they don't
exist. I was like, huh? The experts said that there are no black panthers in NY.
I have to strongly disagree. I saw one and at 11-12 yrs old, I would know the difference between a cat (like the expert was trying to say) and a black
Seriously, who runs from a cat? I know what I saw.
Can anyone here help about this? I know what I saw, but the experts say I am crazy.