I was asked about this in another thread, so I figured I would just post it here instead. This is something that happened to me personally. I'm trying to jot this down from memory in the most straightforward way I can: I was a teenager (too young to drive, so I think approximately 14 or 15 at the time). I was riding home with my mom. We lived in an area that was kind of between a small town and suburb and was mostly rural. The area was in the process of being developed during those years and later. Today there are many more housing plans and whatnot, but the immediate location is very much unchanged right now. We were going along and I remember it was a very dark night. Thinking back it seemed unusually dark, so I assume there was no moon. I believe it was summer time and the trees tended to grow around and over the road at the location. That might have contributed to the darkness I noticed in the area. I should point out that my mom, while not purely skeptical, is definitely not prone to any kind of outlandish thinking. I have never ever heard her react the way she did that night. If she hadn't reacted, I probably would have assumed it was my incorrect interpretation of what we saw. We came to a stretch of road that was wooded on both sides with a house set back behind a hill and trees on one side (the left based on the direction we were traveling) and nothing but brush and trees on the other. It dipped down slightly then curved back up and to the right again. Right about there something darted in front of the headlights. It was much bigger than a fox but smaller than a full grown deer (which are notorious for darting in front of cars in our area). It ran on all fours and was tall enough to be partially seen over the headlights. I'm pretty sure we were in their mini van, so this wasn't a small car. I remember seeing a moving shape I assumed was its back but I don't recall a tail or any kind of fur/skin covering. It was too dark to make that much detail out. It ran kind of low, I got the impression it didn't have spindly legs like a fawn or young deer might. It definitely seemed to run more like a canine. What struck me was the head. It literally turned and looked at is as it streaked in front of the car. I don't think it broke eye contact before it disappeared into the brush. I mean full face turn, which didn't seem like a normal behavior for the creatures we usually see running across the road. Usually they focus their attention on getting across, but that could have been a fluke thing. The headlights hit it and the features looked part animal, part human. I remember a shallow muzzle but it was hard to tell from my front on view. I remember the cheeks as being broader, maybe that gave it the human-esque face appearance. I can't really remember ears but they may have been there because I really only had time to see the face (and I think it startled me so much I didn't attempt to see anything else). It moved really fast and was VERY close to the front of the car as it passed although we never touched it (or again, I assume not since there was no feeling of impact or any damage or scuff marks/fur on the car that we noticed). My mom didn't have time to slow down until after it had streaked by. And she didn't stop, just slowed down until we were around the next bend. She started saying "WHAT WAS THAT!?" over and over again. I remember covering my ears with my hands and telling her to please be quiet over and over. It was like my mind couldn't work out what had just happened. I was finally able to say I had no idea what it was. I wasn't crying or anything but it really put me on edge (and I think she felt the same way). I don't recall my dad saying much about it, but he's a very logical kind of guy and probably brushed it off. We never really talked about it after that. What really made me think is that when we first moved into that house (which was a short distance up the road from the location) the neighbor girl who was about my age told me some weird story about walking down another part of the road and seeing what she thought was a bear. She said it looked like a half bear half dog standing on all fours in an empty field but as they passed by they saw it stand up on its hind legs and walk off. I'm not certain on the location but I think it's one of the areas that have since been built up with houses. Her family was a bit...different. I thought maybe she was just trying to impress me when she told me the story and I didn't think much of it. I kind of regret not asking more questions, but I was practically a kid at the time. Then more recently my husband (who lived in the area his whole life like I did and traveled that road just as frequently) told me that a few years after my sighting he was driving on that road and saw something very similar and he never figured out what it was. And just as a point of reference, here is a Google Map of the area we were passing by when my mom and I saw it (the length of road where the trees stretch over the entire width of both lanes - not by the paved driveways. We were heading south east to north west - assuming that up is North on Google Maps): Shel's Creature Sighting Location - Google Maps I have thought about asking my mom if she remembers what she saw. I might do that. Learning more about other people's reports have really brought this back into my mind. I think I just tucked it away for a long time. We never did see anything like that ever again. And we were very familiar with the various animals that were often crossing the road, like cats, rabbits, possums, deer, racoons even the occasional fox. None of those looked like what we saw.