To start this story off, My name is Jaryl. I am 20 years old and I have lived in Pennsylvania my entire life. This takes place in September of 2018.
This year has been a rough patch for me, even more so around the time of September. I would like to take spontaneous drives in the middle of the night, but I normally stayed local. Well, one night, I decided to travel a little bit for the ride because i felt I needed an extra long ride that night. I normally sneak out after my family goes to bed, so nobody really knew where I was at.
Anyways, I got up near my destination, which turned out to be a 30 or so mile long road, that was very desolate. I thought it would be a nice, peaceful drive. My friends from school had always told me about this road being haunted and full of strange animals, but I never really used to believe in that stuff. As I was driving along, It started to drizzle a little bit. It was no big deal as I was only going 30 or so. The road, was pitch black. My only field of vision was coming from that of my headlights. I was going along and that’s when everything hit me all at once. I saw a very tall, strange looking animal in the middle of the road. Like an idiot, I slammed on my brakes really hard, which sent me into a skid because of the wet roads. I landed in a mud filled ditch about 10 ft off the road. Thankfully, I was uninjured. The car was a mess but it was still running, I just could not get out of that ditch.
I pulled out my phone to see no service and a nearly dead battery. I didn’t think it could get any worse at that point. I sent a text to my sister, hoping to god it would send. Nothing. Then my phone died. I was completely stranded, with a 15 mile venture on either side of me to the next town. Then I remembered, that animal, or thing. I honestly didn’t know what it could have been. It all happened too fast but one thing I didn’t forget were its eyes. Blood red, glowing back at me despite my headlights right in its face. I was wondering at the time if I hit it, No, I couldn’t have, I felt no impact before the ditch. I was terrified to even try to get out of the vehicle, scared that it might still be out there. I grabbed my flashlights out of the back seat, along with my bag, and my machete and decided I had to get help somehow, someway. I climbed out of the car through the sunroof because my doors were blocked and i took a look around. Nothing. Dead silent.