I live in Indiana, way back in the farmland. Several years ago I was working as a waitress in a nearby town. I was coming home from work after a late shift - it was probably 11:30 at night. I was taking the back roads because it was a holiday weekend and I didn't want to get hit by a drunk driver. I was on my way home from work so I hadn't had a drop to drink, nor was I on any illicit substances.
Generally, when I drove that route, I wouldn't see another car after I got out of town, especially that late at night. That's why I considered those roads to be 'stupid holiday drunk driver' proof. Tonight was no exception and even with the holiday crowds, I had been driving for thirty minutes without seeing another car. I was only about five miles from home when I saw a shadow shaped like a kangaroo bounce across the road right in front of me.
I was fairly large - I think about three and a half feet at the hip. It was crouched over in mid-leap instead of standing up straight like they do. I don't remember if the legs were moving or not, but I remember seeing the outline, the boxy head, the big mule ears and the long tail outlined perfectly. But there was no detail; just a black shadow in the shape of a kangaroo.
If had been a real kangaroo or a coyote or anything of that sort I would have seen it clearly because it was in my headlights. We have exotic animal farms in the area, so it wasn't out of the question that someone could have lost a kangaroo. But. This was just a shape. It couldn't have been more than fifteen feet from the hood of my car.
It was just a black shadow in the perfect shape of a kangaroo, bounding across the road. I tried to see where it went, but at 11:30 in the middle of the country it was pitch black and I lost it as soon as it was out of my headlights.
I didn't think too much about it until I read a story on this site where someone saw something very similar in Texas.