I've been reading stories on this website for several years now, but today I finally decided to sign up and share one of my stories. I have had a few occurrences in my life that I couldn't explain and I will probably post them later.
This account happened around 1995 when I was 13 or 14. I grew up in Evans City about 40 minutes north of Pittsburgh, where some of you might know is where Night of the Living Dead was filmed back in 1968, which has nothing to do with my story.
So, anyway my family had a fairly long 300ft driveway. Halfway down the driveway is where we kept the garbage cans and every Tuesday morning was when garbage was picked up. My job on Monday night was to gather up the garbage from the kitchen and bathrooms, take it to cans, and take the cans to the road.
So, I was dragging the cans down my driveway at maybe around 10:00 at night, like usual. When I started getting close to the road (20ft-ish) I noticed some kind of animal. (Also, as a side note, my road didn't have any street lights or anything. The only light at this time was from the garage light which was 300ft up my driveway.) So, this animal appeared to be eating something in the ditch on the other side of the road directly across from my driveway. We had a gravel driveway and it was very loud dragging an 80lb garbage can down it. I figured it would run away as I got closer. It looked like it was picking something up and placing it in its mouth. I dropped the cans off at the road and then it looked at me. I was about 12ft away from this thing.
I stared at it and it stared back. I froze and it froze. A hairless black monkey with no face or a skinny long-armed 3 year old in a black body suit is the only way I can describe this creature. It was staring at me, yet it had no eyes. It was eating, yet it had no mouth. This creature was dark black, darker than anything around it. We stared at each other for about 5 seconds until I realized this is no possum, skunk, raccoon, or groundhog. It felt like it wanted me to go to it while also having a run away or you're dead vibe. I felt my chest tighten and my eyes water and I ran back to my house and didn't look back. I ran into my room and finally looked out the window, but it was too dark and far away to make out anything down there. And, I never did garbage again.
So, what do you guys make of this? I've been wondering for 16 years. Thanks...