I grew up in Florida, the sunshine state. I lived in the capital, Tallahassee. It was nice and I enjoyed spending my childhood down there, that is, until what happened a few years back that forced me to move.
This all started back in January of 2017 when I was 16, a few weeks after landing my first job. During my high school years I worked at a local Chick Fil A restaurant. I enjoyed working there and I definitely recommend it if you are looking for a job. Anyway, I had to work a 4-11pm shift one night getting trained on how to close the different stations and things like that. Now, we close at 10 but we don’t get out until 11 because we have to clean all the stations such as dishes, grills, fryers, floors etc. Since I was 16 due to child labor laws, I had to leave right at 11pm as did most of my other coworkers. I finished up, clocked out, and walked to my car in the parking lot behind the restaurant since we aren’t allowed to park up front where the customers do.
I got in my car and got on the main road. My house was around 20 minutes away from the restaurant but since it was 11pm, there weren’t many cars out so it would usually take my about 12-15 if I worked this late. I was on the main road for a few minutes then I turned onto a road that I normally used as a shortcut. This was a darker road and curvy that didn’t have any streetlights. This road also had large cemetery that really creeped me out. I few times I have driven on this road and have heard what sounded like screams coming from the direction of that cemetery. Anyway, I was driving down that road with my bright lights on, when a large black figure ran out in front of me.
I slammed on my brakes, luckily i didn’t hit it. My heart was beating out of my chest as I tried to calm myself down. I looked around to see if I could see what I almost hit, and that’s when I saw it. We locked eyes as I was staring it down. This creature was big, around 7-8 feet tall. It had a large masculine body of a bodybuilder. It had a canine shaped head with pointy ears and with a long snout. As it looked at me, it looked as if it was grinning at me. It’s teeth were razor sharp and white as a cloud. It’s eyes reflected a bright yellow glow. I wanted to floor it out of there but I couldn’t. I was in too much shock in what I was looking at to even move a muscle. I finally snapped out of it and punched the gas and got out of there. I looked in the rear view mirror and saw those eyes staring back at me as I sped down the road. I was so scared, I was shaking, I was in shock.
I got home, locked every single door and window and sat down on my bed just thinking about what the hell I just saw. I know this sounds crazy but I think I saw a werewolf or dogman or something like that. I couldn’t sleep that night. I was worried that that thing might had somehow followed me home and would try to get in the house. I didn’t tell anybody about my encounter because I knew no one would believe me.
The story doesn’t end here, I had more encounters with this thing throughout the next 2 years. One night I came home from work and I had to park in the grass since my Dad had to leave for work early in the morning so I wouldn’t be blocking him. I got out of my car, got all of my things and looked over to the left and in the bushes I saw those eyes. This time I was out of my car and much more vulnerable. We locked eyes and my heart sank as it let out a deep growl. I had to bolt for the door, I didn’t want to wait to see what would happen next. Thank God my parents leave the door unlocked for me as I was able to get in quickly. I locked the door and made sure all the others were and looked out the window to see that it was gone.
I changed my work schedule the next day, telling them that I couldn’t work late anymore. This thing was stalking me and it knew where I lived and I didn’t want to risk my life a few nights a week just for minimum wage. I had some other small encounters every once in a while over the next year looking out the window to see it staring right at me. I feared for my dog since we had to let him out a few times at night so I don’t let him out after the sun goes down regardless if he does use the bathroom in the house. I feared this thing would eventually try to break in, maybe it has or tried to and I just don’t know about it.
I’m 18 now and I live in North Carolina now and attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I haven’t seen the creature in a while now and my parents sold the house we were living in. I’m a lot happier now and I feel a lot safer being 8-10 hours away from that thing. I just hope I don’t run into another one up here.
Thanks for listening, I greatly appreciate it. If you live in Tallahassee, Florida please be careful because this thing is still out there probably stalking someone else. So Dogman, Werewolf, or whatever you are, I hope we never meet again.