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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Who Are The 'Blonde Ones?'

I was 17 and working as a hostess at Red Lobster. I'm not gonna give exact location. Anyway, we were pretty dead. A couple hours before closing time. It was a snowy weeknight. I'm the only one up at the host stand. In walks three individuals. An older woman, I'd say maybe late 30s. Older man, maybe same age as the woman. And a young man. All very tall. All with the same hair color, really light blonde. Exact same facial features. All wearing pretty much the same thing. Unremarkable but clean black clothes.

It sounds crazy trying to explain how weird this was. But they looked like clones with different genders and slightly different ages. They had not a blemish. Not a wrinkle or hair out of place. And they all had the exact same facial expression. Kinda smiling politely but I swear it felt like they were looking into my soul.

For some reason I totally froze in shock. I guess maybe I could sense something was weird. Anyway. After standing there in shock for, I don't know, how long I stuttered 'hello.' They didn't respond. Just kept the same facial expression. Grabbed menus and gestured for them follow me. They did. I seated them and told them their server would be with them shortly. They kept the same expression and as I turned to walk away all turned their heads in the same way at the same time to watch me.

I know it probably sounds like nothing but I swear it was so freaking weird.

I came home and told my mom about it and she told me about a time when she was working her first job at 16 at McDonalds. Closing shift. Only one there. Tall pale dude with white blonde hair just like the people I saw, except his was long. She said he came up to the counter and smiled at her. Just smiled. Said not a word but clicked his extremely long finger nails on the counter. She kept asking him what she could get for him until she finally got creeped out enough to go in the back.

Has anyone had an experience like this or have any idea what the hell this was? Because I know in my bones they were not normal humans. MM


White Light-Reflecting Quadruped

I've never told anyone this outside of my small friend circle. I’m genuinely curious as to what others might think it is. This happened a few years ago. I’m from Ontario, Canada and the amount of trails out here is astounding. The set of trails I walk on a regular basis cut through the city I live in and run along the river. There’s plenty of wildlife and on a few occasions I’ve sat and watched deer along the riverside. Whatever this was it was unlike anything I’d seen before, even if it was only for a brief moment.

It was the summertime. So my friend Kendra and I were out on the trails while the sun was setting. It was getting dark and because of how dense the trees and bush are along the trails, it was getting harder and harder to see even if the sun hadn't set completely. I had my phone flashlight out so we could at least see the trail. I also had some music playing. I had stopped for a second to change the song and Kendra suddenly goes "What's that?" After a series of noises broke out beside us. Slowly, I turn my flashlight to the bush off on the left side of the path. The light shines on this large, white figure. It was so white it was pretty much reflecting the light I was shining on to it. It was walking on 4 legs and was way too large to be a deer. Too white, too. From what I remember it had skin. No fur. It wasn't a dog. If I could describe the texture in the short amount of time I had between me looking at this thing and booking it, it was almost rubbery looking. This was all I could take in before it ran off in the opposite direction of where we were looking. I didn't stick around for very long either. The two of us took off running.

We joked about it a lot, saying we saw the rake and that my last words would have been 'same'. I surprisingly didn't feel any fear right away. The fear didn't set in until after we ran away from whatever it was. Maybe that came from the sudden shock of seeing this white figure running away through the trees and brush. Needless to say I don't walk those trails at dusk anymore. R


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