Your True Tales
September 2006 - Page 29
Creature on the Garage
by Adam Carey
My encounter with this creature happened in December 2005 in North Hollywood, California. I was inside my garage all day and night organizing things. I was still inside the garage finishing up when at approximately 9:30 p.m. I was shocked by a large crash and smash against my closed garage door. At first I thought it was maybe a drunk homeless person that fell against the garage door, or kids outside throwing a football around. So I was slowly and quietly listening and walking out of the garage to hear what it was.
As I got around to the front of the garage, I didn't see anyone. I decided to keep quiet and just listen for any movement. Then I heard something on the roof of the garage. I quickly and quietly got into the garage and grabbed my flashlight. I got outside looked on top of the garage, which is 12 feet high - and there it was in the night, crouching on all fours. I didn't need to turn the flashlight on, but i did.
When I flashed the light on the thing, it looked back at me with glowing yellow eyes. At first I thought it was a cat, but it was too large. Possum, no; mountain lion, no. It kept looking at me for about 30 seconds. I still thought it could be a cat until it turned its head away from me. "Oh my god," is all I could say. My brain had never seen an animal such as this one.
Its head was that of a dog, its snout wasn't long, it was medium and flat. It scared the hell out of me. It had a nubby tail, it wasn't long at all, but its head was unusual, like no animal i've ever seen. It was about 3-1/2 to 4 feet long, looked about 40 pounds, gray or black fur like a cat. After those 30 seconds of confrontation, it leaped off the garage with amazing ease, and thundered through my backyard, jumped over a 7-foot fence and was gone.
It wasn't a cat; it was too heavy and clumsy, like a dog, yet it wasn't a dog because it jumped and jumped off a 12-ft-high garage. It wasn't a mountain lion because it was gray and black and it had a dog face. It was a different creature that possibly related to a cat or dog, but much more evolved and quicker.
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