The creepy/unexplained story threads on r/Askreddit are littered with great humanoid encounter-ish stories. Here are some of my favorites that I've come across. What are some of yours?

Here are a few recent ones

When I was 13 I had just come home from school. There was a big storm out side and rain was pouring down. It was around 3 or 4 pm and it was still pretty bright out despite the storm clouds. I was making myself a sandwich when a bolt of lightning struck the ground about half a block away from my house. The boom was loud but immediately following the boom was a human like screech that gave me shivers. I looked out the window through the rain and could see some kind of animal crawl from a yard to a jeep that was nearby. I though "oh crap a dog must have gotten hit by that bolt!" . I went up to the window to get a closer look and saw a big orange red furry thing crawl under the car. It looked like an orangutan. Seriously it was big and moved like an ape. I saw its arm grasping the side of the jeep as it crawled under. I took a minute to think about what I just saw and then decided to go try to get a closer look. So I went outside and slowly walked up to the jeep. When I got to the jeep I looked under and saw a glimpse of something orange disappear into a storm drain that the jeep was parked next to. I noped the fuck out of there. I still have no clue what it was. It screeched like a dieing coyote but looked like a giant orangutan. Sewer Apes! LINK

It was 3 am and I was driving home with a friend of mine. There was very little traffic on the interstate. Up ahead on the side of the road I see what looks like a man sitting on a guardrail. I got a horrible feeling in my gut. I had the feeling this guy was going to do something bad. I honestly felt as though he was going to jump in front of our truck to commit suicide or something. As we get closer he stands up. I moved into the next lane. As we get closer he starts walking into the road. I start panicking. There was no time to slow down and I could not swerve to avoid him for fear of rolling the truck. My friend and I start screaming. Just as we were about to hit, what I thought was a man, jumps and has fucking wings, and jumps over the entire truck. It was only visible for a second, but I can still remember it clear as day. It had the body of a man from the head to the waist, but from it's waist down was hairy. The wings were also dark. The feet were the worst. Instead of human feet, were these horrible talons (similar to that of a chicken?), but also dark and hairy. The best comparison I can make is that it looked like a human sized gargoyle. I know this sounds like a load of shit, and I probably wouldn't believe me either, but I swear it's the truth. In total honesty, I wish it wasn't true. It was the most horrifying thing I've ever seen. If my friend hadn't seen it as well, I would think I'd gone crazy. Also, since this is the internet I doubt most will believe me any way. I just wanted to share my story. On a side note, in the past few years since that night, I've met one other person that has seen the same, if not extremely similar, creature. P.S.- Sorry for the shitty's late here, but I tried! TLDR: Driving home late one night, almost hit a gargoyle/demon-like creature. EDIT 1: I'm getting a lot more responses then I thought I would. This is just one of many things I've seen. I'm from the reservation and I have stories about Skinwalkers, a werewolf, witches, and a giant kachina...if anyone is interested. LINK

I walk on train tracks near my property for walnuts and at times i puck up deer skeletons to make bone meal. One day this year i was walking and i got this heart stopping fear that surged through me which stopped me in my tracks. I decided to stop to see what could have caused that sort of responce. I didn't see it at first, but ahead of me sitting next to the tracks was an extremely thin but tall humanoid creature. It had its back partially towards me but it was doing something with its arm. I stepped as quietly as possable off the tracks and into a drainage ditch so i could back out without being seen...when i did i saw it was poking at a dead deer with sickeningly long fingers. I've no idea what it was, but i got the hell out of there...I've decided it was a hallucination...because if it wasn't, i be selling my home and moving far away Any ideas? LINK

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