First off, I know many of you have seen me around the forums--this thread is one of the major reasons that I decided to join ATS. I'd been putting it
off because honestly it's pretty freaky to remember, but thanks to some prompts from other curious members I've decided to finally share.
I was lucky enough not to be alone during this encounter--I was accompanied by my now-fiance and a guy who was a close friend at the time (& also the
son of a prominent local Mason). Because I wasn't alone I decided to reach out a couple of years ago when I posted this encounter in a blog about
cryptids. I have since deleted that post because I didn't want to have my name too-attached to this. Especially since I ended up going on T.V. about
it. But that was a great experience--thank you again, Linda Godfrey, for giving me the chance to be on Haunted Highway. It was really quite fun, but
I'm still sad I didn't meet Jack
You all can see the episode for free if you click here
. But be forewarned--there are some
popups you'll have to click through in order to view the episode.
I encourage reading my account first, though, since my account on the episode is understandably edited.
It was winter--late December or early January 4 years ago. It was right after the biggest snowfall of the season--I live in southeastern Wisconsin, by
the way. About a foot and a half of snow was on the ground.
The night in question was a clear night, the moon was high in the sky--lol and no, it wasn't a full moon--but, it was pretty close. Definitely
waxing--so there was really good visibility. There was minimum light snowfall--the puffy kind. And it was around midnight at the time of the
The place mentioned in Haunted Highway isn't where the sighting was. It was close, but at the behest of Linda Godfrey the location is being hidden. I
agree--I too don't want thrill-seekers or hunters messing around in the forests or with whatever these things are that live around here.
But I can tell you that it was on the rustic roads, very near to Holy Hill, right off of St. Augustine Road.
The three of us were out taking a scenic nighttime drive, just hanging out and chatting. We decide to pull in to the park (we were in a fairly large
four-door vehicle--I think it was a LeSabre) and sit and talk awhile before heading back off to our respective homes.
So, we're sitting there for about five minutes, and everything was normal. I'm in the back seat--my fiance's in the passenger's seat--our friend is in
the driver's seat.
When all of a sudden we hear this crazy loud gutteral growl-roar-scream coming from not too far off on our right, followed by footsteps like thud-thud
thud-thud (like on two legs) but then it became thudthud-thudthud (as if dropping onto four legs). Kinda sounded like a huge horse without shoes. The
car shook slightly with its approach. It slams into the back of the car at a full run, pushing us 10 inches forward into the unplowed snow that's in
front of us, and it doesn't even slow down as it continues forward.
The three of us are sitting there, shaking and stunned and dealing with the whip-lash we'd received. My fiance's an Eagle Scout and the other boy was
definitely not a fraidy-cat either. We realize that we're stuck in the snow and we have a quick discussion about this. Then my fiance gets out of the
car, even though I'm begging him to stay inside--I knew that whatever it was was still out there and I was apprehensive. But he gets out anyway. And
then I make our friend get out and help him as well. They tell me to get into the driver's seat so that I can put it into neutral and help them back
this car up and out of the snow.
While they're pushing, I hear a rumble again, this time to my left. And I look up.
About three yards from me stood this thing. It was about 9 feet tall (but I'm short so I may have overshot the height. I don't think so, though),
emaciated-looking with extremely prominent large bones pushing through its thin grey ashen skin. Heavily-muscled despite it's apparent skinniness.
Very lanky. Back-bent legs. It was covered in matted, tangled reddish brown hair that looked disgusting. I'll never forget that face. The face was
straight out of a nightmare. Two reddish orange glowing--yes, emitting their own light and not refracting anything-- orbs for eyes--no pupil. Like
looking into an inferno. Slits for the nose, a somewhat stubby snout, and the biggest and most-terrifying mouth imaginable. Double-rowed sharp teeth.
All incisors. All of them looked WAY too big. Way too many and way too big. It was horrifying. The ears were huge points--just like Anubis, the
The mouth is lolling open, wet sluggish tongue and all. And it's staring me down. I lock eyes with it and I become frozen with fear. All of a sudden
this smell like cloying death permeates the car and me--I've never smelled death before but I immediately knew it was the smell of death when I
smelled it. No car door was going to save me. That thing could have ripped the door off and killed me in a single motion--of that I have little doubt.
I was terrified. I knew that my friends and I were no match--and I thought for a moment that we were all dead just like that.
As I was freaking out in my head, thinking, oh my God oh my God I'm going to die like this I can't believe I'm going to die like this I--
this snippet of the song 'Jesus Loves Me' in my head and I'm able to break eye contact. I start singing it in my head and I start begging God to save
me, apologizing for being so bad and for being so stupid. I lock eyes with the thing again and I hear myself whisper, "In the name of my lord and
savior, Jesus Christ, go back where Jesus sends you".
It looks at me for a fraction of a second more before dropping onto four legs and loping off a few steps before turning back to stare at me once more
(with what looked like a baleful glare) before finally running away into the pine trees.
My friends are able to dislodge the car a couple minutes later and we got the heck out of there.
What happened still kinda freaks me out. Worst part is, I'm pretty sure there's more than one--if you look into Linda Godfrey's blog you'll see that
there has been a recent sighting--this past december. Of something that sounds exactly like what I saw but way smaller (like a freaking baby). Also,
besides me (my two friends did not see the creature/have no recollection of seeing it but they remember hearing it and being pushed into the snow) 4
other people in the area (that I know personally) have seen this exact same creature.
Then, the spring after my encounter
My friend, (who on here has the screen name KingKelson but hasn't gotten 20 posts quite yet), Kelson, and I are out for a drive and chilling and I get
him to stop at the place where I saw this thing on a whim.
Right near where I saw it we find (literally out in the open) about three deer carcasses torn to shreds with precision. The heads and eyes were
untouched. The hoofs were untouched. But everything else was GONE. Picked clean. Down to the bone. Legs thrown that way, heads the other, rib cages
(one totally intact) somewhere else. All around this weird outcropping of trees. It looked like maybe there was a tunnel in the brush--a big one.
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