Hello everyone; for a little bit of backstory. I am a 24 year old male and I do alot of work in the woodworking trade along with my friend, James. We have a shop that is located in a very rural area in the eastern United States. It is surrounded by dense forest and a large field on the right side of our building.
Now, to start the story, James and I were wrapping up a long night in the shop. It was probably around midnight by the time we were done. We were cleaning up and getting ready to shut down for the night when we both thought we heard a strange screeching sound in the distance outside. We concluded that it was probably a Coyote beings that alot of them hang around there frequently, so we thought nothing of it at the time. The real terror begins as we were getting done.
We then shut off all the lights and as I was outside locking the door, James was getting into his truck. I finished locking the door and went over to his driver side door and he was complaining how he dropped his phone in the mud when we both stopped dead in our tracks as we heard the same sound from before, except this time it was louder, and alot more “drawn out”. The best way I can describe it is mixing a drunk old man yelling with a sharp hissing sound. James looks at me in absolute shock and mumbles “WHAT. THE. FUCK. WAS. THAT?” I couldn’t even choke an answer because I was just as clueless. As soon as I came to my senses, I scrambled around the truck to the passenger door and got in. We sat there quietly for about 10 minutes with no incidence. James, was always an adrenaline junky and got curious when scared. He looked at me and said “We need to go see what the hell that thing was!” I told him “No! Are you crazy?!” He replied “Relax! We are in a vehicle, whatever it is can’t get us in here”. Feeling a little more relieved, I agreed because honestly, I was curious myself. So he grabbed the spotlight from the backseat and we began through the field towards the hill that went up to the woods.
The way that the forest is set up is rather strange. The forest is in an “L” shape around our building. With a path in the middle going up a large hill to another field on top. Anyways, I rolled the window about half way down and turned on the spotlight. What I saw next will probably haunt me forever. I made the mistake of shining the light up the path and at the very top, roughly 300 yards away was a very strange looking creature. It was rather large, on all fours, and it was really skinny, and probably the most disturbing tan color I have ever seen. It looked like a very tall man trying to be a dog, the eyes were the scariest part. They were locked onto us like a statue. The eyes were glowing very vibrantly. Then, in a literal fraction of a second, the thing took off to the left. It was gone by the time I blinked. But beings that it was so far away, we had convinced each other that it was a Coyote. So we decided to head in its direction in order to lead it away from our property. When we got to the top of the hill, we took a left in the creatures direction, headed into the next field. Now this field has alot higher vegetation than the last. You have to go to the very end in order to turn around where there is a loop path that allows you to do so. We get into the next field and follow the trail. Im scanning the field with the spotlight as James is driving. We stop the truck immediately when we both hear alot of rustling grass. We couldn’t see anything though due to the thickness of the grass. The only thing we could grasp at the moment is that whatever this thing was, it was unbelievably fast.
The noises stopped so we continued on. We were nearing the end of the field which goes slightly further uphill and gives a good view of the field we were in. As we were turning around to go back, I noticed something in the blackness about 100ft away. It was a tall, slender figure, much taller than the grass surrounding it, which was strange because the grass itself was about as tall as our truck. To say the least, I wish it would have been a tree. But no, as we turned enough for the headlights to see the figure, we realized it was the same creature as before, this time, it was standing on TWO FUCKING LEGS! Again, in an instant, it went back down on all fours and bolted into the grass. About ten seconds later, it bolted across the path into the patch of forest that was a border to the other field that our building was in. At that point we we’re on the nope train. Even James was noticeably scared at this point, which was rare with him. We must have been going 50 miles per hour back along that path. I don’t know why, but I felt the need to keep searching with the light. As we came down the path back into the field which held our building, we did see it again. This time scaling the field with incredible speed. It must have ran that entire field in less than 10 seconds and then disappeared into the woods on the other side. We still got the hell out of there as quickly as possible and went home.
This was 3 days ago, I still have barely slept. I went back the next day and everything seemed fine, but, I will never forget the look of that thing. The images are burned into my mind for eternity…