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Saturday, February 10, 2024

Bizarre ELK-LIKE CREATURE or SPIRIT Sighting Affects Witnesses' Lives

Two Colorado friends are driving an acquaintance home. On the way back they encounter a strange elk-like creature that reminds one of the witnesses of a forest spirit from a film. Both of their lives take a dark turn.

I received the following account:

"I live on the Western Slope of Colorado and the strange thing about it is how my friend and I felt and what we individually saw. It was in late spring and we were working on a campaign late in the evening and we got the munchies. My friend only lives four blocks away from a gas station. As we were leaving the convenience store my friend was stopped by a woman he knew growing up and she was close friends with his mother. She was extremely intoxicated and alone, so my friend offered her a ride home to make sure she got back safely.

Now here’s where things got really weird. Without conversing with each other my friend and I both felt like she was not safe to walk. I played this off as being a woman in her 60s or early 70s, intoxicated, and completely alone. She claimed it was only up the block away but it was actually a few miles outside of town. It would’ve easily taken her over a few hours for her to get home. Being in a small town, we have no Uber or Lyft, and taxis are pretty much triple the price at this hour. So we both felt really off that she was okay to walk that far, at 1:30 in the morning.

When we got down the road from her place, she asked us to drop her off away from her place so that her boyfriend wouldn’t see our headlights. At this point, I didn’t want to go into anything further and there were so many red flags about the situation I knew it was best to just drop her off as requested and go back to my friend's house. As I reversed down this single-lane dirt road, I told my friend that I was going to just pull over before we got back into town because I really needed to relieve myself and we then both agreed that she was in a very bad situation tonight.

Once I turn around this bend in the road my headlights shined into a small group of trees and bushes. I noticed this extremely large elk-like creature lowering itself from being exposed to my headlights. I could make out the face, but it wasn’t normal like an elk. Large antlers, it’s coming off like dead tree branches. The front legs were inverted, skinny, and extremely long. I could tell because its hind legs and lower half were lower than its upper body (could’ve been crouching or sitting though). The upper torso was huge and I thought I saw stripes on its fur but my friend said it looked like it was its ribcage exposed. The eyes did reflect from when the high beams exposed it in the trees and at first, I assumed it was an elk because they’re everywhere in this area. But it was extremely huge, easily over 15 feet tall but thin.

I didn’t immediately react to it and kept driving but when I did see it the conversation between my friend and I stopped as if we both saw it and trying to process it. I pulled off roughly a mile away from where I saw that. I couldn’t help but keep looking down the road making sure that creature wasn’t coming after us. It was a feeling I never experienced before and when I turned around to get back into the car, I couldn’t help but notice my friend staring down the road as well doing the exact same thing I was doing.

I asked him if he saw something as well and he said what he saw was something that looked like the forest spirit in the Studio Ghibli movie Princess Mononoke but from Hell. At this point, my fear was validated and I jumped into the car a sped off. The feeling we both had was more than a sense of dread and almost like we were being hunted or if we were to investigate it at the time, our lives would’ve been in danger. I never in my life felt this type of fear before and it was a new experience that I never in my life was to have. I’m glad she made it safe and we were in the right place at the right time to give her the help she needed. After that situation, I was informed about her life of substance use and struggles, that it’s actually gotten worse over the years.

Ever since that night my friend and I dealt with lots of personal things very similar. Coping with major depression, suicidal ideation, death in the family, and just an overall rough time since that night. I struggle to claim there is some association with what we saw that night but it’s very strange how our lives got increasingly worse since.

I tried doing research but I get a lot of stories that are hard to take in as real encounters and would love to learn more about them." T

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