Paranormal Story Archives
June 2002 Story of the Month
I live in the city of Canberra, Australia. One weekend, some friends and I were taking a trip to the coast. We left Canberra at around 5.00 p.m., and so by the time we were half-way, it was already very dark. The nature of Australian coastlines is that as you grow nearer to the coast, vegetation grows more tropical and ferns were more common than gums. Anyway, we had already entered the tropical forest area and there was a mist rolling along the ground. As we turned round a corner, our headlights saw something squatting in the middle of the road. It stared at us, and just as we thought we were going to hit it, it leaped off the road and into the trees. That may not sound very strange, but the thing is, it leaped about 10 metres into the air.
The creature was definitely human looking although it wore strange clothes. It was dressed in a green robe of some kind with little pieces of gold on it, and it was either wearing a head crest or it had a row of spikes running from it's forehead to the top of it's neck. My friends and I were very freaked out and we continued on our journey. We had almost left the forest when the mist turned to a thick fog. We pulled over and decided to wait until the fog had cleared, although none of us were happy about it, given the circumstances. We were all just sitting and waiting when we heard a shriek. It sounded like some sort of wild animal and were turned the car on so the headlights would scare it away. The headlights revealed the creature we had seen earlier. It hid its face from the light and shrieked. Right before our very eyes, the creature seemed to evaporate into the fog. Within five minutes, the fog had gone and the normal rolling mist was back. We made it to the coast in one piece and we have never taken the same pass again.
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