A Paranormal Investigator by the name of Damon Simms has the tale of a friend who encountered something unusual in the Staffordshire Moorlands...
Damon's good friend Martin used to travel on a regular basis to Nottingham (to see the Sheriff?)to visit with his girlfriend at the time.
At around 11pm one night in the summer of 1992 he was driving home from the East Midlands, on his regular route through Ashbourne and the Staffordshire Moorlands, he encountered what he still describes as a 'wolf-like' creature at the side of the road.
The creature Martin described was around eight feet in length with huge rippling shoulders that made it look vascular, like a young bull.
It began to emerge from the tree-line, making its way into the middle of the road – stretching, revealing its full size, filling the road in the process.
As Martin approached, he killed his headlights to try compose himself, after a few seconds of disbelief, and wondering why on earth he'd put himself in darkness. He turned his headlights back on and saw that it had moved to the side of the road before, looking over its shoulder, it slunk off into the undergrowth.
To this day he asks himself the obvious question – what could it rationally have been? With no logical explanation – it was a creature of the like he'd never seen before.
He drove the same route on many more occasions and never saw anything to suggest that wild beasts crossing the road were a regular occurrence.
He's one of a number of people who swear that 'unknown' creatures exist, more than you would expect.
Article is by Jason Mansfield: Anomalous Environmental Studies Analyst™ found at www.hauntedarkansas.net, Voice Over Artist, Film Maker/ Prop Designer/ Creative Consultant/ Concept Artist at Binary Entertainment www.binaryentertainment.com, Folklorist, Horror Enthusiast, Writer, Squatchologist™, Legend Hunter & Oddity Tripper™ #BlogOfOdd #WhatTheFringe #OddityTrippers