Posted 29 April 2004 - 10:07 AM
...back in 1993 from October 6th until I moved to Pompano Bch. Jan. 2nd of 1994, I lived east of Orlando between Union Park and Bithlo off of (south of) "Colonial pkwy"(rt. 50). There is a lot of typical central Florida wilderness down there in fact the area I lived in formed a bottle-neck of sorts of civilization with a whole lotta untamed central Fla. wildlands to the north and south. I was staying with family friends temporarily until I was to get my own place. They had (as many do in Florida) a trailer with another one attached perpendicular at the ends (L shaped). My room was at the end of the guest trailer (stop laughing they were quite comfortable and well kept)with my bed at the end of the trailer. All in all I lived there only 3 months and the first 2 months approximately went okay...getting aquainted with Florida weather and culture and stuff. Right around the beginning of December I started hearing strange very gutteral growling sounds outside of the window at the end of the trailer. Very low but very gutteral and very persistant. At first I thought it was one of the dogs belonging to our neighbors behind us. Maybe they hung out at the back of their property (there was a high chain-link fence mostly covered in Kudzu, a form of Japanese ivy I believe, dividing the properties. ) and wasn't used to someone inhabiting the guest trailer or something. Both dogs were I believe Golden retriever mixes and well- tempered animals. This went on for about a week and a half, every night. At first I wasn't too concerned. I just started to wonder why either of these otherwise well-tempered dogs would be behaving in such a way. Then one night I thought I heard BOTH dogs barking ferociously UP BY THEIR OWNER'S HOUSE. I mentioned the occurences to one of my hosts in a manner suggesting it was one of the dogs growling like that and my host told me that both dogs were on runners because they didn't have a fence all the way around the property and the runners DIDN'T GO ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE BACK OF THE PROPERTY. In fact only about halfway, to a large tree. I checked the next day and sure enough....at this point I was getting rather anxious. Not really terrified until about mid-December when I stopped ignoring it and would open the curtains and jalousey window and shine my flashlight and pretend I was shooing a stray dog in case anybody noticed me. The window next to my bed was like 10 feet max from the fence and no matter what I did, it just kept on like that every night. I'd look at the area near the fence in the daytime and nothing seemed amiss. I started to really get scared. This wasn't good. I can't fully describe the sound. It was more like sensing something rather than just hearing it. I know that sounds stupid. There was a hatred there, an intelligence, I swear. About almost 2 weeks before I moved, the family friends sort of inherited a dog from a friend of theirs. It was a medium to large sized 2 yr. old beautiful Akita/Yellow Lab mix male named "Tramper". There was already a tie out attached to my trailer guess where? right outside my bedroom. That's where Tramper was "stationed" (he liked to hide out under the trailer when it rained). Whatever it was was gone the first night with Tramper out there. Let me tell you, that dog was my hero as far as I'm concerned. I've since moved further south to Pompano bch. for 8 months then back here to NE Ohio back to my family and friends. Thankfully I've never heard anything like that since. Anyone feel free to e-mail me on the issue.
Posted 29 April 2004 - 10:15 AM
Take my hand and we'll go riding through the sunshine from above
Posted 29 April 2004 - 10:19 AM
Posted 29 April 2004 - 10:49 AM
First of all, welcome to the Village, if people want to e-mail you they can click on your name and pull your address off your profile. I don't think your story sounds
"stupid" at all. I used to live in a Mountain area town, and I am wondering, was there ever any signs of Opposums or Racoons where you lived? I know from experience that not only are these two hard to spot (especially at night) but that they, to me at least, are the closest thing thing to pure evil I have ever come across. I also know that they tend to disappear when a dog shows up. Have there been aby other occuances? Either way, there is nothing like a dog to make you feel safe as well as unconditonaly loved.
Posted 29 April 2004 - 11:08 AM
And as far as Tramper, for all the pets I've ever had he was my favorite and he was only there for 2 weeks while I was there and he wasn't even mine!! lol.
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"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results." Albert Einstein
I've been hit by mrsspookypants
Posted 30 April 2004 - 04:44 AM
Curiously, have you ever gone back to investigate?
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