Terrifying Upright Canine Encounter in Matanuska-Susitna Valley, Alaska

An Alaskan man encounters an upright canine whereas driving late at evening within the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. The terrifying incident occurred within the fall of 1998.

The next account was not too long ago forwarded to me:

I used to be touring on an area highway within the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, about 30 miles north of Anchorage, Alaska. This occurred within the fall of 1998. It was near midnight, when my headlights caught a big, darkish determine up forward. I am unhealthy at judging distance, however I imagine it was perhaps 6 automotive lengths away. I instinctively let off the fuel, coasting nearer.

At first I assumed it was a moose, as the world is infested with them. However no, it was standing upright. Bear, then? No, not a bear. It regarded so unusual. It was tall sufficient to be an uncommonly massive bear, however far too slender. It regarded prefer it had spikes operating down its neck and again. Was I being pranked? All these ideas ran by means of my head in a fraction of a second.

The automotive was nonetheless coasting nearer and I may see extra particulars. It was standing in profile, gazing throughout the highway. I may clearly see its wolf-like muzzle and enormous, upright ears. The ‘spikes’ on its again have been in actual fact clumps of fur. Its backbone curved in a clean, very natural-looking means. It was standing within the ditch, inches from the highway floor. As a result of I used to be centered on its higher physique, I don’t recall something about its again legs or if it had a tail. I did see its entrance legs although. These have been very ‘dog-like,’ hanging awkwardly down and barely towards its entrance. Precisely as you’d anticipate if a canine stood upright. Whereas it clearly had a canine look, there was nonetheless one thing ‘off’ about it that I can’t articulate. It was completely nonetheless, and at this level, given the proximity to Halloween, I used to be fairly satisfied it was some form of Halloween prop, as a result of it was clearly not any sort of current animal. I used to be deeply impressed and gently stepped on the brakes, aspiring to cease and look at it intently.

Then it turned its head in direction of me. Within the tiny fraction of a second that it took for it to swivel its head, I knew I had made a horrible mistake. The fluidness of its motion eliminated any and all doubt that this was some sort of prop. It was horribly, terrifyingly alive. The pale, off-white glow of its eyeshine within the headlights destroyed any chance of a human in a dressing up. I feel I sat there gaping at it in shock for a number of seconds, the automotive barely shifting by now, however nonetheless inching nearer. As I used to be nearly upon it (I feel it may have leaned ahead and touched the automotive if it had wished) I needed to look as much as see its face. Once more, I am a foul decide of such issues, however I’m 5’4″ and it was a hell of so much taller than me. Tall like a polar bear standing. 7-Eight at the least, I actually cannot say.

I snapped out of my trance and slammed on the fuel. The automotive fishtailed and I ready myself for death-by-monster, as I used to be sure I would find yourself within the ditch, however the tires caught the pavement and I drove like an entire maniac all the way in which house. I didn’t look again.” D

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