The Floating Cadejo
An uncle of mine told me this story several years ago. He claimed this happened in the late 70’s in McAllen, Texas near the location of where the current McAllen Medical Center hospital stands. Back then the place was mostly fields with not many businesses around. My uncle was not the type of person to experiment with drugs or psychedelics even in the 70’s which is why I believed him when he relayed this story to me. That, along with the genuine fear and concern in his voice when I heard him tell the story is why I believe him.
So, one late evening he’s walking along a corn field while attempting to hitchhike back home to Donna, Texas from a dance he had previously attended near Mission, Texas. He had already hiked several miles and wound up near the location of this incident. As he was walking along the field, he sees a huge black dog hovering above the corn field keeping pace with him. One thing that always sticks out for me was the way he described the creature’s eyes. “Two huge burning red eyes the size of large grapefruits.”
Still hoping for a car to pick him up, he notices the creature gazing at him and decides to walk faster, but unfortunately, so does the creature. At this point he starts to full on sprint and the thing continues to keep pace with him all while floating creepily at least a foot above the corn field. At this point, he is absolutely terrified and convinced this thing is going to try to harm him. Luckily for him, a car pulls over in the nick of time and offers him a ride home.
After doing some research, he may have witnessed what many people have described as a “cadejo”, which according to Wikipedia, “is a supernatural character from Central American and southern Mexican folklore. There is a good white cadejo and an evil black cadejo.”
In other cultures, it is known as a “hellhound” or “black Shuck” and has often been recognized as a harbinger for death. However, according to the website http://hispanic-culture-online.com/el-cadejo-legend-central-america.html, they claim that “Given the Cadejo’s choice of “victim,” one of the most common explanations is that the legend serves a morality tale, discouraging heavy drinking and staying out late.” Only this was no tale.
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A friend of mine were playing hiding go seen out on her property in Bailey Texas,e and her were hiding together a little behind her house out in the feild behind some old wood and tin. I will never forget when she grabbed my hand and whispered almost screeching from fear there was a big black dog dog 10 feet behind us (she had no big dogs) they had issues with strays but never a black one of this size apparently. So she says as soon as we lift up run and don’t look back. We boom it screaming the whole way. Nothing chased us and found no dog. The reason I even got to this sight was because I was looking for sightings on black dogs in Texas. I was out with my cat and a couple streets up (its dark) I see what I think is two people in black riding their bikes or running towards my direction eerily silent. I pick up my cat and gets bad feeling as I’m backing up I’m starring at them and notice its two big ass lean looking black dogs headed my direction hauling ass!!#%%&$# freaked me out I grabbed my cat and took the hell off up to my porch and still havnt looked around the corner. I heard them barking to. I live in a small Texas town so I see strays from time to time but these had me feeling a type of way and I trust my gut. Something about these dogs were off.