Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 8th, 2016
Abby in Wisconsin called in to Midnight in The Desert with Art Bell to tell of the time she hit something on the road:
“I had a really weird experience about three months ago while driving home. I had to move my mom from Minneapolis to Madison (Wisconsin) and I was driving home on one of my trips, moving her stuff alone. It was about 1 AM and I was in the middle of nowhere. I wasn’t in a town or anything and I was really tired because I had been driving all day and all of a sudden, out of the corner of my eye, I distinctly saw a person running out of the woods straight towards the side of my car. I was going about 65 and I thought okay, I’ve been driving too long and now I’m seeing things. All of a sudden ‘SMACK’ into the side of my car.
I was terrified. It was pitch black out there, there was no traffic. There’s nobody around and there’s nothing near me. I was just in the middle of nowhere. This came out of the woods. It ran into the side of my car. My car was dented. It hit me so hard. Out of the corner of my eye – I was really tired so I don’t know what it was I saw but I could have sworn it was on two legs and it was probably about 6 feet tall or taller. In the corner of my eye what I thought I saw was a man wearing a grey sweatshirt and a hood. (Art asked if she stopped her car) I was too scared. I was in the middle of nowhere. I didn’t understand why someone would come out of the woods and run straight into my car when there’s no traffic or anything. If they needed to cross the street, why would they wait until there was car coming? So I thought, I should call the police. Then I thought, what did I just see? What was that? What do I say to the police, that somebody darted out of the woods and ran into my car?
So I drove home. I was probably about 30 or 40 minutes away and I was shaking, I was scared. I don’t know what had just happened to me. I got out to see if there was damage to my car. I thought about calling the police and I decided it had to be an animal because there was nothing around there. So the next day I looked in the papers and I looked through everything to see if there were any dead bodies in the road because that would have made the news and there wasn’t – nothing. So I don’t know if it was an animal or what it was. Another thing that was terrifying was that it was running very fast – very fast! That’s why I thought it couldn’t have been a person. I knew not to stop. I was going about 65. No blood. No hair. I checked for blood because I thought maybe I hit somebody. No blood but you can see the dent. It’s on the driver’s side of the car, that’s where it smacked into me. You can definitely see the dent but it wasn’t as big as I thought it was going to be. You can see it but it wasn’t like serious damage to the car or anything.” (Crypto reearcher Linda Godfrey, the guest, noted that she had received similar dogman type reports in which something was observed on the side of the road, and the witnesses thought they were looking at somebody wearing a hoody only to realize, as they got closer, it was something else.)
Source: Midnight in The Desert with Art Bell – September 3, 2015
Transcribed by Jamie Brian
Shared from Phantoms and Monsters
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.