Werewolf in Florida

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Hello, my name is Matthew and I live in Tallahassee, Florida. The only reason i am giving out my city is because I want people who live around here to be aware that there is a creature lurking around Florida’s capital. I am 15 years old and I have never really believed in the supernatural or paranormal, but after a few months ago I really don’t know what to believe. I’ve only had 1 encounter with this thing, and I pray I never have another.

The encounter happened back in December 2017 about a week before
Christmas. It was a peaceful night and i was sleeping on my couch as i fell asleep watching TV. I woke up around 1am when I heard my dog barking to be let outside. This was nothing unusual he normally gets me up a fews times a night to use the bathroom. So I got up half asleep to unlock my sliding glass door and let my dog out. About 15 minutes passed and he hasn’t barked to be let in. This was odd so i slide the door open to call out his name. Now my house has two stories and i was upstairs. We have a deck on the 2nd floor so when I went out to call my dog’s name i can practically see the whole backyard. We have a little wooded area in our backyard not too big and not too small. I thought he must’ve gone back there. So being really tired, irritated and it being 30 something degrees outside, I got a flashlight, put on my shoes and went out to look for my dog. As I was walking into the woods I finally found my dog tried to call him over to me. As I was doing this I noticed that the normal noises you hear outside at night such as frogs, crickets, etc had stopped. As strange as I thought it was I ignored it and finally got my dog to walk over to me. I then gagged as I noticed an awful strong smell. At that point i just wanted to get the hell out of there. I had my dog by my side and we started walking back to the house. As we were walking my dog started barking at the bushes to the right of us. I looked over and what I saw next traumatized me for the rest of my life. When I looked to the right I saw a tall dark figure, it must have been atleast 8 feet tall. It had large muscular body like a body builder. It had a head like a German Shepard with a large snout and long razorsharp teeth. This thing had hands instead paws, hands like a human but about twice the size. I then looked into it’s eyes and i wish i hadn’t. It’s eyes were glowing yellow and it felt like he was piercing into my soul. This all happened in about 10 seconds before he let out a deep growl. I know you are not supposed to run from predators but I really didn’t have any other choice. I grabbed my dog and ran as fast as my legs could carry me thinking this is the end, this is how i die. As i’m running I look behind me to see that it wasn’t chasing me. I wasted no time and kept running to my house. I slide the door open shutting it quickly after my dog and myself were both inside. I locked it and sat down for a second to think about what the hell just happened out there. I got some water and then went to bed. As i’m laying down, my body froze as I heard a low howl from outside. I managed to sleep that night but definitely not peacefully.

I woke up the next morning and went over to my computer to do some research on what I saw the previous night. I read some stories about sightings all around the country. Most of them sounded like what I had seen. I could not and still can’t believe these things are real. You watch movies like Van Helsing and Silver Bullet but you never expect to see one yourself. I haven’t told anyone about that night and I don’t plan on it because I know they won’t believe me and say I was having a nightmare. I know what I saw and I know that was no dream. If you live in Tallahassee, please be careful because this thing is still out there and God knows how many there are. Please be safe and thank you for taking time to listen to my story.

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Have you seen the thing since? Or heard of any other stories in the area? I just read one about a dad and his kids deiving through Tallahassee and seeing one out on the backroads.