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 #18: Giant White Dog Sighted in Upstate New York
Submitted by: Skull_storm
“I once saw this giant white dog that almost had a lion type face, it was at 3 am driving home from a relative’s house up in the boonies of upstate NY (Olean area). My husband was driving and I saw it first and didn’t say anything because I figured it was just a large dog, but its movements were very slow and creepy. But after we passed it he asked me if I saw that and what the hell was it?
It was walking really slowly to cross the street which was odd because 1) it’s 3am and I don’t know who would let their ginormous dog out that late in their front yard, and 2) it was heading toward the other side of the road which is just a small area of forests and then a lake. Also normally when you have your brights on and approach an animal, they would look up and run away etc but this one just looked straight ahead and kept walking just as slowly.
Anyhoo, it could have just been a really big dog but it was definitely creepy and seemed abnormal. This was about 4 years ago and we still bring it up occasionally.”
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