It was late November 1982 and I was driving to my Mother's home in Western Pennsylvania with my 10 year old son to go deer hunting.
It was a wet, slushy evening about 7 PM and we were driving East on route 422 near Worthington, PA. At the crossroads in front of the Garden Gate restaurant we approached the intersection and slowed down for cross traffic. A large, wolf type of dog appeared from the right side of the car and ran across the road, directly in front of the car. It was inevitable that I would hit it.
I waited for the "thump" and there was none. I did not react, or say anything. Neither did my son. About 5 miles later, my son asked me, "Dad, did you see that big dog?" A chill went up my spine. You had to have been there. Anyone in the front seat of my car that night would have sworn that there was no way to avoid hitting whatever it was.
Until my son mentioned it later I was questioning my sanity or at least questioning my eyesight. Even more disturbing was the way it appeared. Even though it was quite dark, with exception to my headlights, the creature seemed to have a "glow" around it and it almost glided instead of trotting. I have witnessed sounds or objects moved that I could not explain, but this was the first time I had ever actually seen something that could not be explained. To this day I can still see that brief encounter as though it just happened yesterday. I have always told people it was a dog, but I really believe that it was a wolf, or a vision of a wolf.