My story took place just outside my hometown of Beckley, WV. It happened in the winter of last year and hasn't been off my mind since. I've told a few people about it, people I can trust for honest advice and I know take me seriously. It's left me confused and frightened. Anyway here it is.
I want to be honest about every detail about my story so I ask you to please not judge me when I tell you this first part. Ok, my girlfriend and I go to an outpatient treatment center for opiate addiction and counceling. Yes, I made some mistakes in my life as a teenager and I became hooked on Oxycontin. I'm not proud of it, but since starting treatment I have remained clean and I'm proud to say that. It's been very hard but through work and support I've done it.
Now, a lot of days we are out there at 5 or 6 a.m. The center is about 2 miles off the interstate exit down a wooded dead end road with a few other businesses around. It can be a really dark road before the sun comes up and on this particular day it was about 6 a.m and was still dark. Very cold as it was winter and a little bit of snow out. We were about halfway to the center of the exit when we noticed someone ahead of us walking on the shoulder the opposite way of our travel. (so facing us) I remember thinking that sucks for them walking in the cold and I figured it was another patient walking home from the center and I had actually said to my girlfriend "see if you know who that is and maybe we can pick em up".
Now, the speed limit on the road is 50mph, with the snow I was probably going 35 or so and when we first noticed them walking they were probably 30 feet ahead of us in the car's headlights. As we approached I slowed down to get a good look at them to see if we knew them and as I came up to them the figure stopped and turned it's head to us. What I saw, to this day, terrifies me.
It had dark colored clothing, what looked like a hoodie of some kind, but it's face, it wasn't human. It had the biggest, most evil smile on it's face I've ever seen. And guys I mean it was huge. The smile literally went from one side of the face to the other and the teeth were enormous. Not sharp, they were human-like, but way to big to be. It almost looked cartoonish. I remember my girlfriend saying "Oh my God", but I wasn't sure she was seeing what I did. Needless to say, we didn't stop. Then Ashley said "did you see that"? I said "yes" and I turned the car around in a wide spot and went back. I had to try to figure this out.
Now from the time we saw it, turned around and got back to where it was, was maybe 20 seconds and it was gone. I swear to you, it was gone! There was nowhere for this thing to go. There is a tall chain link fence with barb-wire at this spot between the road and the edge of the woods. So it couldn't have dipped in the trees. I mean it was 20 seconds!
After we couldn't find it, I asked Ashley to describe to me what she saw and she said an oversized Joker (from Batman) smile. I knew then she saw the same thing as me. Her and I have talked about this with each other a hundred times and it's always the same story. We have never seen it again. Now, I don't know what it was, but I know it WAS NOT human. It looked and felt...well, evil. I know how this may sound, but I promise you this is 100% true. Some explanations I've gotten from people are that it was possibly an addiction demon. I don't know if that is what it was, but it wasn't someone needing a ride.
Anyone with some input or ideas of what it may have been, I'd love to hear it. Thanks