I have always counted myself a rational person and when I first encountered the shadow dog, I thought I was crazy.
I had just gotten my dog Yerba a few months before I saw it the first time. I had taken my dog out for a walk and decided to have a smoke while I was at it. I thought I would just let him run around while I smoked as usual. That's when I started to hear strange rustling sounds coming from the field that is in front of my house. I thought Yerba had simply gotten past me.
I was wrong. I figured I would call him back to me and go back inside. However when I called him he came from behind me. Naturally this kind of freaked me out being I live in rural NC.
I passed by the big Oak in my drive way when I saw it. It was about ten feet from the other side. It was the largest dog I had ever seen. But it wasn't solid it was entirely made of shadow and its eyes were the color of a cigarette cherry. It filled me with a sense of dread and terror I had never felt before.
I slowly made my way toward the house. Its eyes never left me. It traced my every move. Its gaze never moved away from me. I couldn't hardly sleep for a week afterwards.
I have encountered it many times since then. Strange things have happened around me since I saw it. Things move on their own, my locked bedroom door opens by itself and my grandmother said she had looked into my room and it seemed as though someone was laying next to me. I sleep alone.
I'm not sure what it is but I do know that it follows me. When I have been at my friends' houses they have heard strange noises and objects moving on their own.
I have since tried to find out what it is with no success.