This happened to me and my friends in 1988, but we were actually just talking about it again the other day and I thought I would share it to see if anyone has a thought as to what it could have been.
To give some background this story involves myself, my boyfriend (Andy), his cousin (Mark) and his girlfriend (Tracy). It was a Saturday night and we were doing our usual weekend thing of riding quads up in the mountains behind Andy's house. His family owned several hundred acres so we were on his property and this is property that had been in his family for as far back as the early 1900's. The property had 4 houses on it and a huge garage. All of our parents were down at the main house just hanging out and playing cards. As I stated this was the norm for us on the weekends.
This particular weekend my quad was not running very well and since we didn't want to deal with it breaking down while we were up on the trails so I just rode with Andy. We had been riding for about an hour and decided to stop and take a break. We had a little place we had kind of set up off the trail with logs so that we could sit and hang out. That night was a full moon so we really had no need for any lights we could see pretty much everything. It was beautiful. So we were sitting there talking about stuff and laughing and joking when all of a sudden Tracy just got the most terrified look on her face. She was looking straight behind me and she began to shake and she had tears streaming down her face. I stood up and walked over to her and asked her what was wrong and she was literally frozen in fear. I turned and looked in the direction that she was looking and that was when I saw it. I stood straight up and kind of stood in front of Tracy. I grabbed Andy and told him to look at the top of the treeline and he grabbed Mark. I wanted to make sure that we all saw what Tracy was looking at. I am going to describe what we saw in the best way I can.
It had a big husky body like a bear, but it's head looked like something you would see on a caveman. It was on all fours and it's legs looked like horse legs. Nothing on this thing looked like it belonged on it. It was like it was morphed into all different kinds of things. It's eyes were blue, like what you would see on a flame. Needless to say we were scared. This thing was starting to growl at us and slowly stepped forward. We started backing up. I told Tracy not to run but to just start making her way back to her quad and put it in neutral and start backing it up. We got her going and she was making her way back down the trail to a spot where she could just coast down the trail when that thing lunged at us. We got on our quads and Andy grabbed his rifle that he keeps with him and fired a warning shot at it and to also get the attention of the adults down at the house. That was our way of letting them know that there was a problem since there were no cell phones.
So as we were making our way down the trail Andy was walking backwards and keeping an eye on this thing because it was still behing us kind of stalking us. You could see it because of its eyes. We were about half way down when his dad and uncles reached us and Tracy basically collapsed at their feet. They thought something was medically wrong and that was when Mark told them to look down the trail and look for the blue flaming eyes. His uncle spotted it and turned his spotlight on it and we were stunned to say the least. This thing had no hair and it looked as though it was inside out or something. It was the nastiest thing I have ever seen in my life. Now, not to upset anyone, but they did start shooting at it. They thought they had hit it, but we were not able to track any blood or tracks for that matter. We went back down to the house for the rest of the night and the next morning we all gathered and went back up looking for anything that would lead us to what this thing was or where it had come from. We could find no trace of anything and we never saw it again.
Tracy never went back out with us because she was completely terrified. I have always been fascinated with things that may be paranormal. The whole time I was looking at this thing that was what kept going through my mind. I truely believe it was some kind of demon, goblin whatever word you want to give it. So we continued to go out regularly and was just a little more mindful of our surroundings, but never saw it again.
Sorry if this was long, but I knew that details were going to be needed.