This particular day she sent the both of us to gather the berries, my sister and I found some bushes impacted with berries so we started filling our baskets. I looked further down the ravine and saw a large object. Being curious and adventurous I climbed down the hill to it. To my horror I saw this huge, ugly dragon-like object that was stiff and probably dead. As I was screaming for my sister to come down, I looked it over mesmerized by how odd it looked. It was about 8 ft in length, bat-like wings outstretched about another 8 ft, huge claw-like feet, and a squarish long head with huge, sharp teeth. It looked dead, laying on it's back and it's claws were pointing stiffly upward. My sister finally arrived, but by that time I was ready to run for my life, calling out to her to run with me, she was standing there hypnotized by the sight of the grotesque looking beast. After screaming at her a number of times to follow me, she finally started screaming too and followed me running all the way home. Mom asked us what we were so upset about and we told her our story. She laughed at us but asked our brother to follow us back to our sighting because we both screamed out to her the same story. We arrived back at the scene with my brother, but the mysterious animal had disappeared. My brother laughed at us all the way home, but to this day my sister and I remember that day and the animal we saw in vivid detail.
After becoming adults we saw movies about gargoyles and realized that, that was the animal we saw when we were young. I've done some internet research, but have never found anyone who ever saw one. All the stories about these mysterious animals say that they are mythical, but I know and believe they are real.
I'm 61 years old, old enough to know better, and stick to my experience 100%. This was no childhood dream. My sister and I both remember that day.
The gargoyle I remember looks something like this drawing.
Edited by MoonlightMadness, 08 September 2009 - 05:12 AM.