This story is my fathers not my own. I’m from a very rural area in West Virginia , I today own this farm were this took place . It was mid January early 70s my father was around 12 or 13 years old .
There was around 2 feet of snow on the ground . My grandmother was washing dishes around 9;30 pm as she was washing dishes something caught her eye out of the window , witch looks out towards the barn and a road that comes down from the fields and woods ,
They had one of those dusk till dawn lights on a pole at the end of this road. My Father , My Grandfather and 2 uncles were in the living room when they heard( in my fathers words )my grandmother let out the most terrifying scream he has ever heard to this day . All four of them jumped up and ran into the kitchen to see what was wrong ,
My grandmother couldn’t speak you could see the sheer terror in her face she was frozen in place with fear .
They kept asking and pleading with her to tell them what was wrong .
After a good 20 seconds she pointed towards the window. They went to the window and looked out towards that old road and under the light stood this thing on all fours like a dog but much larger and it was not a dog that’s when it turned its head and looked directly at them in the window it had five to six inch fangs long pointy ears and the worst part bright glowing red eyes.
It just stood there glaring at them. That’s when my grandfather told my Uncle to go get his Winchester 30/30 when my uncle returned with the old rifle my grandfather slid the kitchen window open chambered a round took aim and click the rifle wouldn’t fire he chambered another round and again the rifle went click ,
Never has this rifle ever failed to fire.
Then this thing let out the most haunting howl/ growl he has ever heard the kind that makes the hairs stand on end. It then turned and went back up that old road but they noticed it walked on top of the snow never sank down into it. They went outside and looked for tracks in the snow and could not find one trace of it nothing could be found.
There was a lot of livestock killed in the area that year . I have heard this same story over the years from my Grandfather and both uncles and all at different times to hear them tell this story it sends chills down your spine. We are all avid hunters and have never seen or heard anything after this night.
Also the rifle fired fine after this night and still does to this day. Please remember this whole ordeal was over in around a minute .