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Saturday, February 03, 2024

BIPEDAL DOG-LIKE CRYPTID Encountered Near Tonmawr, Wales

A Welsh boy is in the local forest when he comes face-to-face with a bipedal dog-like creature. It is leaning against a tree and staring at the witness. The youth immediately ran home.

The following account was forwarded to me:

"I live in Southern Wales UK. Now admittedly, we aren’t known for our cryptids (more known for ghosts, which I don’t believe in) I’m a 30 man and live in a remote area. In the past, I’ve hunted and eaten rabbits. However, I no longer do this as I can’t hurt animals anymore. The largest (native) animal we have is the red deer.

For many years, there have been news articles of large cats in our area, possibly puma or panther, that had grown too large for their owners. I live in an area close to Tonmawr, Wales, and there is a creature sighted frequently called the “ Beast Of Tonmawr.” A police officer who was a close friend of my family told of an encounter with said beast.

However, the creature I encountered that day, when I was 11 years old, was neither a large cat nor a red deer. I had been playing with my cousins. As children who lived in the valley, exploring the trees, forests, rivers, and valleys was the norm.

My cousin, who lived barely 2 miles from my house, had asked me to go for a walk and explore .(as our parents, related in some distant ways, sat, spoke, and ate)

My cousin was a lot thinner and more agile than me. While exploring the forests, barely a mile from his home. I had lost sight of him rather quickly. I’m not sure what made me turn to my right. I heard no sound or caught no glimpse in the corner of my eye, but I turned and glanced.

There in the tree line, maybe 20 feet from me, was a creature I could only explain as a bipedal dog. Werewolf isn’t the word, this was, sure as day, a dog. It was leaning against a tree using one paw to steady itself. As I looked at it, the creature pushed off from the tree and stood in a way that was terrifying and threatening at the same time, a stance I knew immediately as aggressive, though I couldn’t say why. It was run away or die, even at 11 years old I knew that.

I ran with tears streaming, all the way back to my cousin’s home. When my younger cousins returned, they scolded me for my imagination getting the better of me.

I know what I saw that day. I’m 31 now and I’ll remember the sheer helplessness I felt in that creature's presence for the rest of my life. The world is a scary place, never underestimate it." D

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