I’ve sent it for you by Reddit, but tought it would be better to send by your site. So here is a copy from reddit.
Was it a Fleshgait or a witch?
Hi Guys. My name is Gio, I’m a girl from the South of Brazil, and live in a region called the Emerald Coast (Santa Catarina State’s Shore line), where the sea is pretty green and the weather is very cold by our standards. I wanted to share this story cause it’s been a long time since it has happened and cause folklore here says it was a “witch” (In portuguese “Bruxa” – we even have folklore studies about it’s stories in the University, from Franklin Cascaes and Maluf – https://www.ces.uc.pt/publicacoes/rccs/artigos/34/Sonia%20Weidner%20Maluf%20-%20Bruxas%20e%20Bruxaria%20na%20Lagoa%20da%20Conceicao.pdf).
Santa Catarina State is a place that got a lot of portuguese immigration in the 1500’s, our State’s Capital, Florianópolis https://www.google.com.br/maps/place/Florian%C3%B3polis+-+SC/@-27.6158935,-48.7628729,10z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x952749bfe17eb89f:0xd3d6e34c9fba2a18!8m2!3d-27.5948698!4d-48.5482195?hl=pt-BRwas once called “Desterro” that means “Exile”. During the Middle Age, Portugal used to exile women convicted of witchcraft here, and ’til today these legends are strong.I’ll send you some links about the legends.
Well, about my personal story, it was when I was 19, 20 years ago. I was walking down the shore line at night in Mariscal Beach https://www.google.com.br/maps/place/Praia+do+Mariscal/@-27.175269,-48.5122093,14.75z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m1!1spraia+do+mariscal!3m4!1s0x94d8a6988685aefd:0xd919252d9d1e9f75!8m2!3d-27.1780082!4d-48.4996578?hl=pt-BR
It is a very beautiful place, and has a great touristic flux from november to february, that arwe our summer months (you should come here to get a tan 🙂 -with my then boyfriend Dalton, when suddenly something coming out from a garbage can cought my eye.
Until today I have no idea of what the actual hell i saw. I was the size of a horse, had a huge head and a weird beak, like it was a giant bird’s skull, but it was alive; it came out of the garbage.
My boyfriend and I froze for a sec, and then ran like it was the devil itself. Until today we use to tell the story as a joke, saying it was the “Cuca” (the brazillian boogey man, an alligator women hybrid) but for me it was very real, and, as I really like your Skinwalker stories, I tought it would be good to submit this to your judgement, was it a fleshgait, (beacuse skinwalkers are northern) or a Portuguese Witch Spirit? Thanks for listen everyone, and greetings for Daddy Darkness, your channel is the best.