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Strange Figure In The Dark

Posted on May 23, 2008

The following story is completely true, every detail as I remembered it as a kid.

When I was 10 years old my grandfather Robert took me up to a cabin he was trying to sell. He had purchased the cabin when his wife was still alive, but after she passed away the memories according to him were simply too much.

Anyway, my grandfather takes me up to the cabin which he had not visited for 4 or so years. He was signing paperwork and calling people to try and show the property off. The cabin was in upstate New York. I was raised in Philadelphia but he needed something far away from the city to relax. The purpose of our visit was to clear everything out worth something to us.

The drive took forever, me naturally as a kid, I fell asleep for the greater portion of the ride. It was still daylight out but when we arrived it was just getting dark. I was wide awake at this point, being a kid.

We cleared the house out of as much stuff as we could fit in the back of his station wagon, and then we left. It took about 5 hours or so and I remember him being very sad while cleaning the house. While he was reminiscing I was playing with some old board games as well as playing cards, I was very bored.

After we gathered the items we hit the road. It was absolutely pitch black outside and the only light we had was the high beams on the road. I felt myself falling asleep but I didn’t want to because I didn’t want my grandfather to feel sleepy, so I stayed awake. We had the radio on. It was I’d say maybe 2 am around that time when in the distance we saw a dark figure jet across the road. It wasn’t walking, it glided as though it had wings.

Me and my grandfather both looked at each other. I was pretty scared at this point and I think my grandfather was too. After 3 or so minutes went by we saw a pig on the side of the road just trotting along. About another 3 minutes we see a pig in the middle of the road completely bled out, as though something had just got done eating it. I don’t know what it was to this day, but it wasn’t something I have seen in the news or heard of.

Sent in by Michael Felton, Copyright 2008




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Comments

9 Responses to “Strange Figure In The Dark”
  1. Libby says:

    so do you think that the black figure that glided across the road might have been a bird??

  2. Talana says:

    Where in Upstate NY was that??… that sounds very interesting. Awkward enough thats not the first time ive ever heard of that.

  3. Amber says:

    Maybe it wasnt somekind of animal which ate that pig,because its a sign of bizzare and something was happening after 3min each, maybe you should grab more informations about this.

  4. Shel says:

    Hum, very odd. I’m from upstate new york too, but then again the definition of ‘upstate’ varies a lot. I’ve never heard of something like this happening where I’m from, there aren’t many large predators in northern new york. A bear is the only thing I can think of killing a pig like that but bears stick to the woods and don’t glide across the road. How big was this black thing? It could’ve been a wild turkey, they get pretty big up there and fly low to the ground. As to the pig, possibly road kill? I know deer meet grissly endings like that when they dart out on the road. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not ruling out the possiblity of something else, there’s a lot of room for things to hide.

  5. Randy says:

    I live in northern New York and have for the majority of my life,i have never heard of a black figure gliding across any road.As far as the pig getting killed,the poor thing probably got loose from some nearby farm and was struck by a truck,to my knowledge there are no wild pigs up here.Could you please define “upstate”,for example i live near the Adarondack mountains.
    Don’t get me wrong the woods are full of strange and unexplined things,and some of the hunters and trapers could tell you stories that would make your hair curl.
    Hope to hear more on this later.

  6. cryptid man says:

    this cryptid is named “mothman”. first ever sight ed in west virginaa, mothman has been known to eat maet. one report says he ate 3 young boys. you are very lucky to stlill be alive………………….

  7. cryptid man says:

    agian, me, a jr. cryptozoolgist, ask me about eny crypidid…………i loved this story. its great

  8. Pat says:

    Goodness! How scary! Yes I have heard about Mothman too and it may well have been him… whose to say it wasn’t some type of apparition too? Like Randy said earlier I’m sure there are stories best left untold- the woods keep their secrets and maybe that’s for the best too… I am glad you and your grandfather were unharmed…

  9. Ray says:

    Michael. If possible, could you give a more detailed description of what you saw. Where and what year. There have been sightings of a “Mothman” type description in Northern NY around the same time Mothman was seen in West Virginia. I have been looking for others that might have seen this winged creature. I know of a family in upstate NY who saw a winged creature glide across the road and looked at them.
    I think people have seen this but have not reported it to authorities.

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