This all happened back when I was still 22.
I was living with my dad at the time, back home in Oklahoma out in the town of Tribbey off a road, believe it or not called Slaughterville road.
I had some￼ friends, well more precisely a friend who lived in town and another friend who lived down a long dirt road not far off. We will call them James and Randy. James being the one who lived with his grandmother in town and Randy being the one who lived a bit further out.
Well me and these guys we decided this night would be a good night to just hang at James’s place and drink beer all night and just crash on the couches later, and this would be where my story would end if I hadn’t decided I didn’t want to sleep there that night..and I wish that I had in hindsight.
It was around 2am in the morning and as I said deciding I wanted to go home to sleep, and also seeing as how the alcohol had worn off I said goodbye and hopped in my car and took off down the road. I was heading down a long dark stretch of one lane highway with nothing but dense woods on either side and few sparse houses on either side, and on my way up a long hill my car suddenly lost power. Well I had a standard so I tried every gear..nothing..then I realized..it must have been my CV joint going out. I was stranded.
I realized my predicament but had no other options now, and luckily there were no cars behind me so I did the only thing I could..I let off the brake and watchee behind me as I backed up down the hill. Spying a dirt side road I carefully backed onto it and parked on the side a few car lengths down it.
I sat there for a few minutes wondering what I should do. I had no cell phone so I couldn’t call anyone, and I had already began to feel a looming sense that staying there in the car until dawn was a bad idea. So I grabbed my case that had my game system in it and the makeshift machete I had made from a lawnmower blade from my back seat and got out, locked the doors, and started off on foot.
I hadn’t walked but about thirty feet to the end of the dirt road and turned onto the highway when I felt very uneasy already..like I was being watched by something or someone..I knew that worrying wouldn’t help my situation though so I pushed that fear of knowing something could he out there back and continued on. I decided to walk in the middle of the lane I had been previously heading down towards home. At least if anything came at me I could see it and maybe have time to react. Only three miles I thought to myself.
I had gotten a couple of blocks down the road when I felt that sensation again..did I mention that for some reason the night had become eerily silent!? Yeah..well I started glancing behind me and to the sides as well. I wasn’t gonna be caught unawares I thought to myself should anything try something. On this road there were wide drainage ditches with fairly steep sloping grassy sides that went down about five or six feet to the bottom before slopping back up into the treeline. Well a few moments later as I was nearing the top of that hill a car came over the top of it heading in the opposite lane. So I watched it pass by, and as it did the highbeam headlights illuminated the area of the road and the ditch behind me on my side of the road.. that’s when I saw it..eyeshine at first then immediately following the light passing over a large hulking creature the eyes were attached to.
an overpowering feeling of dread washed through me then as my eyes took in the sight of this thing..it all happening so fast but seeming to last for the longest time. It must have been stalking me from the beginning! It was on all fours..one arm stretched out in front, remaining motionless for a split second..it was huge! Muscular defined arms that were long and almost ape like with hand paws like a raccons ending in black claws. A head like a wolf or german shepherd only huge, with small tufts of fur at the tips of its triangular shaped ears. it was all black except for its golden amber eyes.
Then it rose to its hindlegs so quickly, and in one fluid movement leaped up into the tree line. It was so fast yet so silent..I had no words..I did catch a glimps of a bushy wolf like tail as it vanished into the dark wood though. It had the lower legs of a wolf or dog with big paws. If I could describe it in one sentence I would say the black werewolf Van Helsing changed into in the movie. Except this thing was even more muscular. It must have been eight or nine feet tall on its hind legs.
As the car was passing further down the road now I thought now was as good a time as any, and though I knew that running from a predator just kicked in their instincts to give chase I didn’t have many options. I ran. as fast as I could for several blocks down the middle of the road. When I felt like my lungs were going to burst I slowed, but I kept jogging for a time. My machete in one hand and my game system in its case still in my hands believe it or not.
I was comming up onto the next long hill at the top now, and, walking again now, catching my breath. To me left I saw a farm house down a long dirt road atop the hill. It looked like the guy who lived there had just pulled up in his truck and I guess he saw me, because he used the spotlight on his truck to shine it directly on me. I thought about going to him and asking for help, but people around that area often enough would likely shoot someone, especially if you approached holding a big machete, but I wasn’t about to drop it somewhere with that thing still out there.
So I kept moving..starting back into a fast jog..now n then looking behind me and to the sides. Just as I had gotten past the bottom of the next hill I saw the edge of headlights then a car passed by me in the opposite direction again. It was a cop and I quickly dropped my things and ran to the center of the road waving my arms trying to flag him down. And when his lights passed over the ravine behind me..there..again..the beast was lying in wait..even closer this time than the last..but this time it seemed to squint and sneer..then..just as I thought I was surely done for, it slowly but silently went back up the ravine into the treeline..as if to say “I could have had you if I wanted”. I was scared out of my mind and about to pick my machete back up when the cop down the road wheeled around. He pulled up beside me and I quickly explained my situation as calmly as I could.
as luck would have it the guy who was shining a spotlught on me had called them saying that he saw someone walking late at night and that maybe they were stranded out there or something. The officer agreed to take me home when I asked him after going to check on my car before we did. I agreed, and he patted me down as was standard proceedure apparently, then we hopped in his patrol car, went to check on mine, and he took me home.
The rest of that night I lay awake in bed..fearing the beast had followed and waiting for its next chance to finally devour me. To this day I won’t go camping or even out into the woods alone be it night or day.
Never before in my life had I been so happy to see a cop, and I’m so thankful he showed up when he did..otherwise..I might not be here to recount my encounter to you, and instead just another missing person who had car trouble on a long lonesome highway.
I hope you enjoy my recounting of my encounter Darkness. Most others I tell usually don’t believe what I saw that night, but I know that you’re not like the rest now are you?