This story is not my own but an experience that my mother, my grand aunt and my older cousin had experienced.
First let me describe our place at that time. We own more or less than 100 square meter of land (pretty large at that time and until now) that is used to be a part of a large farming area. We are fairly new in the area and just building our home from scratch (I'm 5 years old when we moved).
Our land is surrounded by fence made from corrugated iron sheets that are 7 feet high with a large steel gate in the front. (My parents are strict about safety as the area around our home is not safe and we don't have any nearby neighbors back then)
Our house is built at the right corner of our property with a lot of space to spare for our garden and a pond for our turtles. Behind our house, in the adjoining land of an absentee owner is a large, old Katuray tree (Corkwood tree). Why did I mention the tree? Because as long as I can remember that tree scares me a lot (It's a large, dark and creepy tree, believe me!) and even though parts of its large roots and trunk encroached in our property, my parents decided to left it out of our property and closed up the area near it. (My parents are also wary of the tree because of the superstition thing that it houses elementals, so out of respect they leave it alone)
So here is what they experienced back then.
It's a typical night and everyone is preparing to sleep when our large dog named Tootsie began to tear up the door, literally. My mom told us that our mild-mannered Tootsie starts clawing and biting our door trying to open it while whining and pacing around. They are very much concerned at that time because of two things; One, because our household at that time is only composed of two children (me and my little sister), my great aunt, my mom and an older cousin (all of us are female). Two, because we do not have any nearby neighbors where we could run for help if something bad happen.
So opening the door and checking whatever made our dog crazy is not an option. They stay inside and proceed to look out through the windows. Using flashlights my mom and my cousin crowded over our large window that overlook our gate and most of the front part of our place while my great aunt check the window in our kitchen where you can see the turtle pond as well as the back area.
And there in the corner near the pond and some steel drums, Great Aunt saw a large black dog. She describes it as large, black and has red eyes (Eyeshine is my first guess when they describe it but I'll never know). Great Aunt shouts bloody murder (as my cousin describes it) and all of them crowded over the kitchen window trying to look at it. Great Aunt shines her flashlight over the fence looking for the dog's possible entry point and when she get her light back to the dog it's gone.
Visibly shaken by the appearance and disappearance of the dog, they put salt in every entrance of our home (door and windows) and they even manage to throw some in the roof to ward off whatever it is that they saw.
That night we all slept in the same room. Our dog, Tootsie calms down after they are done putting salt around our home. My mom had to clean her lips as well because of the wounds she got from chomping our door.
The next morning they checked out the spot where they saw the dog and they found nothing unusual except a strong smell of rotting fish or meat. They then search for any possible hole in our fence but they found none. Up until now the appearance of that dog is still a mystery although neither my mom nor my great Aunt feel threatened when they saw the dog; they are just shocked and actually expecting the worst like someone breaking into our property but not a strange dog that didn't do anything except stare and make our dog crazy.
The only explanation that my mom had come up to is that we might unknowingly disturb some entities when we built our home or claimed our property although no harm has ever fall on your family during and after the encounter.
The Katuray tree was cut down by the owner of the adjacent property some years after the encounter but my mom told us that its roots are so extensive that the owner just cut down the trunk and most of the tree's visible part and left most of its roots undisturbed.