Ok before i kick off, i wanna clarify i dont know what the hell i saw, but a believe a Lycanthrope is the best assumption. *ahem*
lets see,this was about a year ago, i was stationed in Monterey, California. Me and my buddies had a bad habit of always being in the woods at night
drinking, and it was rather creepy in the woods there, i really dont know why but it was. anyway, we had left a bookbag full of brewskis hangin on a
limb in the dark at our "spot". The next night, me and my GF at the time went back for it, it was only about eight, and it was just starting to get
dark, but in the woods it was quite blind. Well as we stood there on the woodland path debating over how best to retrieve our satchel of goodies, my
GF (Sarah we'll call her) had hushed me, she had heard something and i hadnt as i was messing with my phone calling another buddy of mine trying to
find out bag. She grabbed my phone and put it in her pocket to diminish the light, i try to get it back before i heard a twig snap, i realized why she
was so ancy all of a sudden, we both were looking down the path the way we had came, the path dipped and then went up a hill and had trees on both
side, and to our far left was a little ridge with a 30 foot drop to give you some idea of the environment.
Anyway, we both stood still, and out of a habitual instinct i had grabbed a "corkscrew/bottleopener" out of my pocket, not like it would give me
any defense but adrenaline makes you think crazy things. As we stood there, we heard large footsteps break the gravel on the path, it was too big to
be a bobcat or something, and the sounds we heard werent similar to a feline's AT ALL, we thought a wolf, but still..it was too oddly shaped. it
continued to move about..closer to us, but not like it was going to attack us. or maybe it was..who know?
Our eyes adapted to the dark a little better, i almost took a step forward but, the creatures sudden movement halted me, it had been startled and it
stood up on its hind legs, vey fluidly ..not shakey like a dog. it looked to be stretching but it growled while doing so. the Sounds were also very
strange, they were deep and..almost eerie. The light of passing cars from the road over the path's hill occasionally showed us what this thing was,
it was jet black and rather large, maybe 8 feet tall, it wasnt chubby by anysense. but other than that i couldnt tell. me and 'sarah" began moving
towards it trying to escape somehow, luckily for us, a Semi had driven by and blew its horn, this startled the thing even more and it made off to its
right into the brush and let out some kind of bark, we heard it move farther away, but we didnt procrastinate, we booked it out of there, forgetting
the satchel of goodies and all. we didnt stop running until we got back into downtown monterey.
Now we dont know what it was, and disbelieve me if you must, but we saw something that night. Like i said, no idea if it was a lycanthrope, but it
would be my best guess. If anyone has any idea, please get back to me as im always open to anything. And as always, have a good one folks.