The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word cryptid as “An animal whose existence or survival is disputed or unsubstantiated, such as the yeti.” For the following witnesses to living cryptids, there is no dispute. In this series of National Cryptid Society’s case files, you will read what the witnesses have experienced in their own words.
Keep an open mind when reading these accounts, and also remember one’s perception and memory of an event can be influenced by the emotions felt at the time of the occurrence. The contributors to this series of articles are doing the best they can to recount what are in some cases very shocking and traumatic experiences.
If you have a personal cryptid sighting story you would like to tell us, our contact information is at the bottom of this article.
NCS Case File #4: Large Wolf-Like Creature in West Virginia
Courtesy of Koality_time_
“Late the other night around midnight, I was driving home through the back roads as usual. I approached a slow speed turn and felt an urge to slow myself more than normal, and as the headlights rounded the turn a large, dark figure broke the woodline and strode across the rode on all four legs. As it crossed the lights I caught a prolonged look at a large, wolf-like creature with thick, coarse, black, patchy coat.
It turned its head and it’s large, yellow eyes resembled the moon which had been vibrant and bright all weekend. The shoulders stood approximately four to five feet tall, its body was as long as the lane I was in (not including head or tail). The encounter has left me physically and mentally shaken, I’ve never seen anything like it with my own eyes… I spend a lot of time outdoors and in the woods, wolves aren’t native to our area, the closest zoo is a few hours away, no local wolf-dog breeders.”
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