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COUNTY: Claiborne Parish
LOCATION DETAILS: It was in a little community called The Standpipe. I'm sorry I don't remember anymore than that.
NEAREST TOWN: midway between Homer & Haynesville, LA
NEAREST ROAD: Hwy 17
OBSERVED: In the Spring of 1973, somewhere between Homer & Haynesville, LA, our family lived deep in a heavily wooded area.
One particular night, our dogs were acting strange. They wouldn't go outside, rather, tucked their tails & hid! All the usual night sounds had ceased & there was a weird 'stillness' to the air.
Soon we began to hear the limbs, etc. breaking across the road from us & it seemed to be made by something BIG! There was also a peculiar odor in the air we'd never smelled before.
Needless to say, our children were scared & so was I. The next morning my husband checked on the damage but couldn't figure out what had made such a trail. We also heard from a distant neighbor up the way that "something" had stepped upon their porch & when they went to get the shotgun, "it" had left...but also left behind a bit of coarse dark hair on a nail.
It wasn't too long after that we moved, but I will never forget the "excitement" of that time.
ALSO NOTICED: Already mentioned...stillness in the air...strange smell...no night sounds...dogs were upset & fearful.
OTHER WITNESSES: My family of 8 had finished supper. We were probably watching the television.
OTHER STORIES: We moved away shortly after that.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Early evening...pleasant, balmy.
ENVIRONMENT: Heavily wooded...dirt road...some creeks...some swamp...oil wells.