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Friday, May 10, 2019

Tall Pale Humanoid in the Backyard

I recently came across the following account:

I live in North Carolina, Durham specifically. My family lives in a standard two story house in the middle of a run of the mill neighborhood (lots of intersecting roads etc).

On the night of question (about two nights ago) my family was going to visit a relative who had given birth recently in Greensboro, so I had the house to myself.

I was getting home at around 8-9 pm and decided to bring my dog in. She stays outside in the kennel for the day until we bring her in for the night.

Our house has a garage attached to the left of it, and the garage has a back door that leads into the back yard. Her kennel is just to your right as you exit the door, with a 4-5 feet clearance/path in between it and the garage (there is also a bed of rock just up against the house, this will be important).

She had recently been taken to the vet for her "distressed" behavior, which is why I had to stay home to be with her.

The evening went fine, I watched a movie to pass the time. I then decided to take her out to use the bathroom before being put up for the night, around 12-1.

I took her out the back-garage door with her long leash (I was wearing socks and didn't feel like getting them soaked).

She usually does her "business" in that little clearing between the kennel and garage, so I let her walk down through it.

Our garage has a single light on the back wall (not LED or really bright) so I can see her somewhat well while she does it. She's facing me when suddenly her backside lifts almost one or two feet into the air. (Paranormal or not I f**king screamed at this) I assumed some wild dog or something had tried to drag her.

She runs back to me and I hear rustling among the rocks and this figure stops right as it enters visible view in the light.

I've never seen anything like it in my life. "It" was tall. I'm 6'2 and I had to look slightly up to see where I thought its head was. It was pale but not white or grey, just normal pale flesh-color (like someone who spends a week or two indoors). It was lanky, not really anorexic or anything but definitely disproportionate.

It looked at me for a good 1-2 seconds before it backtracked in the quickest manner I could never replicate. As soon as it went I booked it back inside.

I was torn about calling the police if neighbors who had heard my scream hadn't.

Behold almost half an hour later the police arrive in my driveway (I told them that I had seen a man in the back yard, leaving out the whole tall demon-sh*t going on.)

I have been contemplating whether it was some creature or some NBA-bound nude meth-head.

Once again, I don't count myself as a "believer" in the bigfoot or mothman but I really don't know what the f**k happened. I'm most definitely not taking the dog out alone anytime soon.

What the hell is was thing? Why was it in a suburban neighborhood ? Should I bother telling my family when they get back? TS



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