23. I was out taking my dog on a short walk and to go to the bathroom. She was a rescue and was at this point terrified of everything. So getting her outside was always a task.
It was ~4 am and she was whining at me. I figured she needed to go to the bathroom so I put on some shoes and took her outside. It was a warm night as it was July in Missouri.
I’m walking down the street from my apartment complex and I see a figure standing under a streetlight, not moving. Thinking it was just a guy out for an early morning run, I kept walking. That’s when this figure started to move towards me in a weird fashion. He wasn’t jogging, wasn’t walking, it looked like skipping.
Thinking to myself “uhh what the fuck.” I stopped walking. That’s when my dog started growling from behind my legs. I’d had her almost six months and had never heard her growl or bark. I turned around and walked back into my complex. I looked over my shoulder and this dude is standing at the entrance to my apartment complex, head to toe in black clothing, grinning from ear to ear. I was fully in what the fuck is this bullshit mode and walked back into the complex further while checking to make sure smiles wasn’t following me. I started to walk towards my entrance and he turned and slipped away into the night.
I went and talked to my landlord the next day and she told me they’d had multiple reports of this guy skipping around the complex late at night but whenever the cops showed up he was gone.
24. Two cubs and no mother. In other words, I had probably come between them.