This Weeks Story
July 16th, 2000
A personal encounter from the
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Hailing From: Portland,Oregon
Where it Happened: Eagle Creek,Oregon
I don't know if this would be considered a ghost story but it sure does fall in the category of weird! I was around 12 years old and my sister was 11 when this event took place. We had got off the school bus and started walking down the mile long stretch to our little farm and had just reached the top of the driveway,when we saw what looked like a very large fox just sitting in the middle of the road. He was big,the size of a border collie. We both knew instinctively that foxes don't get that big and took another look at it.
We went towards it and noticed all the fox like features, red, with a long bushy tail with a white tip on the end of it. What was real noticeable was the light piercing green eyes with a very human like stare. The closer we got to it, the more scared we became for when we extended our hands to it, it just bared it's teeth as if it were grinning at us and jumped out of site.
Then all of a sudden a mild wind started up and we ran home as fast as we could go.
To this day my sister and I think about that incident as if it happened yesterday. All we know is that animal seemed so human like. And here is the most interesting thing, after the animal jumped off into the woods the wind picked up, and it continued to gain momentum, getting stronger and stronger into the next day -- and that was the day we had the Columbus Day Storm.
Most people don't know what the Columbus Day Storm is. It's a gale force wind that gets up to 80 to 100 mph. So I guess you could say this animal was a warning of things to come??
I'm wondering, Debra, if some of our aficionados might know what the image of a fox in the middle of the road means? My bet is that there is a "traditional" bent on this one -- one that might even blow us away!
Thanks for sending it in, while it may or may not be a real ghost story (who knows, right?), it is definitely one that gets one to thinking.
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