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Strange creature in South Africa

December 28, 2016 | Comment icon 9 comments
Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Olllga
This story was submitted to the site by novaris from South Africa, Hoedspruit..
This was back in 1986 when I was still an Air force student. My friend David Allen and I were returning to AFB Hoedspruit one summer evening.

It was close to 10pm that night and we were traveling quite slow on the R36.
We both saw a creature that looked like a tall hairy antelope with black hair all over, it had a long type of fur and yellow eyes reflected in the headlights. The creature was standing upright and was on the left side of the road as we went in to a right turn slowly around a very big bend.

The location of that bend was on the R36 with the Olifants River on the left and about 5km south of the Manoutsa Caravan Park.

There was something really creepy about it, especially when our Air force friends and some Hoedspruit locals told us that there was a strange being roaming that area.

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Comment icon #1 Posted by oldrover 7 years ago
Well, I've got no problem believing that. Bipedalism and standing upright on hind legs are known behaviours in deer and antelope.  Interesting account. 
Comment icon #2 Posted by MissJatti 7 years ago
They said 10pm right? Never been to Africa, but I guess it be pretty dark then? If so looks can be deceiving when it is dark. I think what they saw was a baby giraffe 
Comment icon #3 Posted by Goodf3llow 7 years ago
From the very limited deion I would say a Kudu, Gemsbok or Ostrich if it's South Africa. The eye reflection is normal..
Comment icon #4 Posted by cluey 7 years ago
This was 1986 right????........if you got no answers then......why would you expect them now.....
Comment icon #5 Posted by oldrover 7 years ago
He's reported seeing something which he thought was weird at the time, perhaps he didn't realise that temporary bipedalism is well known in deer and antelope, but if he reads the thread he will, so he will in fact get answers now. 
Comment icon #6 Posted by Hammerclaw 7 years ago
Comment icon #7 Posted by ChaosRose 7 years ago
Nah, that's the thing that's pinging at the bottom of the ocean. 
Comment icon #8 Posted by ChaosRose 7 years ago
It would be really funny if it turned out to be a baby giraffe. 
Comment icon #9 Posted by ShadowBoy86x 7 years ago
  Dont take much to amuse you eh? Lol

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