13. “Nothing Good Happens After 2 A.M.”
One night 3 years ago I got into a fight with my girlfriend at the time. In my rage I stormed out of her house, got in my truck, and just drove. I hopped on the interstate and drove. About an hour later I was in Nashville but I was still pissed so I decided to keep driving. I made it my goal to reach Kentucky and turn around. I had never been to Kentucky before and it seemed like a good idea at the time. I reach Kentucky about 2:30 in the morning having left my town a little after 12:30. I grabbed a coke and a biscuit from the first McDonald’s and headed back to Alabama.
As I’m heading back I realize I’m running low on gas right as I get to Nashville. So I pull off interstate 65, go down the off ramp and hit a light. I make a left and hit another light.
Now here’s where it gets weird:
As I pull up to this light I notice something strange. The only car on the road is stopped at the green light to the right. Weird I thought but hey it’s after 3 at this point, the person could be tired. Once I reach the redlight however the car rolls forward through the light and under the overpass for the interstate. Then I see their brakes light up and their headlights go out. They stopped under the overpass, and my heart starts to race. I was sitting in the turn lane waiting for the light, the gas station was right past the overpass, and there they were waiting for me. I was freaking out. I watched my light turn green then back to red, I was waiting to see if they would move, but the didn’t. Finally when the light switched to green again, I flicked on my high beams and crept through the intersection, trying to make out their faces but I couldn’t. Then low and behold as soon as I passed them their headlights turned on and they started moving again. At this point I’m scared shitless, staring at the headlights in my rear view instead of the road, as I make it the couple hundred feet to the gas station. Thankfully when I pull in the gas station the first thing I notice is the cop car parked out front.
So I park at the pump and as I’m getting out I watch the car pull in the station and park. I start pumping and as I’m doing so I watch a man exit the vehicle and start to walk in side. The whole time from the second his head pops out the car to when he makes it inside the store he is staring at me, smiling like that shell shocked soldier, shaking his head left to right. He walks into the store and gets in line right behind the cop. Now maybe I’ve watched too many movies but the whole time he was standing there I thought he was going to kill that cop, thankfully he did not.
Once I had enough gas to get home I stopped pumping, jumped in my car, and double checked my phone for directions back to the interstate. As I was leaving the gas station though I noticed the man leave his place in line and run out of the store. That’s when I paniced, I hit the gas, ran the redlight at the overpass, ran another redlight and got back on the interstate. I then went about 85-90mph the whole way home constantly checking my rear view.
Still one of the creepiest things to happen to me. And it reiterated to me what the detective told all the incoming freshman at orientation, “Nothing good happens after 2 a.m.”
14. The Thing Around The Curve
A few years ago while I was driving home from my night shift security job, It was about 6:20 AM during the summer so it wasn’t completely dark out, I was coming around a small curve in the highway and I seen a thing it looked like a naked human walking on all fours in that strange butt up posture you make while bear crawling. It was moving slow across the road with its head swaying back and fourth as it crawled across the road in front of me. I was too confused to be scared so I continued on home.
A day or two later I was talking to my parents who live about two miles from where I had seen that thing and told them about it. They told me some years before two of their friends were walking in that area and both came running to their house scared to death and would never tell anyone what had happened or what they had seen.
Later while telling scary stories with my friends I told them of the thing I had seen that night. One of my friends who is a cop said about eight years ago a man was ran over at that curve and everyone in the community thought he was a skinwalker. It doesn’t scare me, I still drive that same road all the time day and night but I still look for it every time I drive by that curve.