Strange Creature in Cross Plains, Texas
“I was just out driving one night because I was bored and wanted to get out. First I want to say that I don’t drink at all or do any kinds of drugs. Usually when I’m driving I see many animals: deer, rabbits, raccoons, opossums, skunks and more, but this night I didn’t see any animals out. This was very unusual.
I was about 2½ miles outside of Crossplains, Texas when suddenly there was a large animal in the middle of the road eating a raccoon that had been hit by a car. I first saw a sparkle from the animal’s eyes as my headlight shined up the road. I always watch for shining eyes because I know many animals are out at night.
I slowed down and stopped about 30 feet from the animal, which at first looked like a large, dark gray dog eating a on the dead animal. It was standing on all four feet and started off to the left side of the road, but only moved a few feet when it turned and went back to its meal. The “dog” then picked up the coon in its mouth and headed off the road to the right. As I watched the dog-like animal walking off the road, the animal then raised up on its hind legs as it walked toward the fence along the road. When it got to the fence, the animal jumped over the fence while still carrying the coon. I know most animals and know that a full-size coon can easily weigh 30 pounds or more.
This animal walked on its hind legs and jumped over a fence that was about five feet high and didn’t even touch the fence. The animal then crouched behind some weeds and small brush. I had gotten out of my car with a flashlight to see more because I didn’t know what I was seeing. I don’t know of any animal like that and I have live in rural Texas areas all my life. When I shone my light on the animal, the reflection of light on the animal’s eyes was red (they didn’t glow red like others described in their stories); it was like when you take a picture of someone and they have a red glow from the flash. I know most animals’ eyes reflect kind of blue or white sparkle when light is shown on them.
Anyway, while I was shining the light on the animal it started a very loud deep growl and then aloud hissing noise. At that point I got back into my car. I wasn’t staying any longer without a gun and I didn’t have a gun with me, so I then drove off. I watched the animal for a period of about 8-10 minutes before I left. The animal had no tail and did not have spikes along its back.”
by John W.