weirdaustralia recently received a first-hand report of a brief but frightening night-time encounter with a dark humanoid creature on a lonely, moonlit road in rural Victoria.
The witness, an observant young lady named Bella, still shaken by what she had seen, had the good sense to record her brief encounter when she arrived home, while still fresh in her memory.
This is the story of that encounter that Bella shared with weirdaustralia.
My mum and I were driving home from Moonambel roughly just before 10pm. There was no cloud and the moon was very bright. We were driving along at about 70 kph (being careful of kangaroos) and I was listening to my iPod and staring out the window, as I always do. I was thinking about how eerie it was with the moonlight shining on the paddocks.
All of a sudden I saw a very tall (about 8ft) thin, gangly, humanoid creature running very fast across the paddock (behind the wire fence next to the car) and towards a big cluster of trees.
(See in picture. The dot marked “Thing” Is where I saw it (which now that I think about it should be more about where the arrow starts)).
It looked like it had just seen us and was sprinting for cover.
It had very long legs and it was running very fast. My guess is that it was trying to get to cover but we had the headlights on so I don’t know why it hadn’t started running sooner. It reached the trees just before we passed it.
I didn’t see any eyes or facial features, I only saw it from the back and from the side (as it was running). It was very dark, but the moonlight was shining off it a little. I couldn’t tell if it had fur or not. It looked more like the moonlight was shining off a dull surface rather than off shiny fur.
I screamed: “Oh my god!” and my mum freaked out and slowed down a little thinking it was a kangaroo.
“What! What is it?” she asked.
I told her to “Keep driving! Keep driving!” because I was scared and I just wanted to get away from it.
To be honest, I didn’t really get the sense that it was aggressive or anything, I was just freaked the hell out.
My mum didn’t see it, she was busy looking out for kangaroos on the road and by the time I realised what I saw and screamed it was too late for my mum to catch a glimpse of it.
It took me about five minutes to speak and tell mum what I saw. We still had another 15 to 20 minutes until we reached our house. Straight away I grabbed my sketchbook and drew what I had seen as best I could with my hands still shaking.
I was still shaking for about 2 hours after the sighting.
Some additional details
When asked if there had been any other cars on the road that night, Bella said that: “we passed a car a few more minutes up the road but that’s rare at that time of night, usually the roads are pretty quiet, especially at night.”
When asked if there had been any other strange reports in the area, Bella stated that: “the only other strange reports from the area are a few UFO and black panther sightings (the latest big cat sighting in 2003 in Landsborough).”
When asked whether she had felt anything strange prior to the sighting, Bella responded that she hadn’t but that “my mum said she was feeling a little weird before it happened, she said it was hard to explain.”
A big thank you to Bella for providing details of your sighting.
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