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The Little Friar

Melanie, TX, USA
July 2004

I used to date this boy who lived in another city and to get to and from his house I had to travel down a tree- lined, two-way highway.

One night around midnight I was on my way home from his house when all of the sudden I see this thing in the road. I didn't even see it until I was close enough to run over it.

I only saw it briefly. It was short, barely 3 feet, and it was wearing a light brown cloak of some sort like a friar would wear. I just remember trying to wrap my mind around what I was seeing. I thought that maybe it was an animal because of the color, but it was definitely wearing a brown cloak and hobbling laboriously across the highway. Just imagine if E.T. was wearing a cloak and you were standing behind him watching him waddle across a road.

I had just enough time to swerve my car out of the way to avoid hitting the creature. I remember being surprised that my car did not run off the road. As I passed by it, it was turning its head to look at me, but I sped off too fast to see its face. I honestly was not afraid at the time, but when I think about it now, it gives me the creeps.

Melanie, TX, USA
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