NEW IN TODAY: In the early hours of the morning on 11/6/2018 a van driver travelling on the road between Warrington and Manchester going about his normal nightly routes saw something crossing the road in front of him that he can not explain, the creature, described as dog like, but bigger than a horse and moving fast shocked the driver, when describing the speed he said “it dusted out of sight in seconds” the sighting has left the man confused as to what he saw and how it could’ve moved away from him so fast. The road itself runs between two nature parks and is surrounded by other strange accounts of skulking road crossing creatures and growls.
The driver himself has no prior interest in cryptids, strange creatures or anything out of the norm really, and to be honest he was very skeptical of a family member who had in the past spoke about a sighting of something unexplained they once had. He now feels less skeptical no doubt.
Witness Account: I want to report something that happened last night when I was on my route, I was out on the road about 3am this morning 11/6/18. I had my lights on of course and the road was empty of traffic but as I passed the Birchwood Forest park on the A547 something crossed the road in front of me, it was moving on all fours and it was massive, at least as big as a horse but this “thing” ran like a dog. “Thank god it kept moving and stayed on all fours because upright it would have been at least 9 foot tall” he explained. “It was dark so no precise colour but it was huge. Honestly it spooked the xxxx out of me. I did stop and look where it was and I couldn’t see it anywhere it had moved off that fast”.
The A574 Birchwood forest park was where it was coming from, it was as big as a horse but looked and moved more like a dog of some kind. “Well Im still freaked out by all this and I have felt a bit “off” since last night and a bit light headed. I keep thinking about “it” and the fact that when I stopped to look where “it” was “it” had gone, “it should of been in sight but “it had dusted” as he put it.
Birchwood and Risley are new towns and were built to accommodate over spill between the 1960’s – 90’s in the North West of england, known as new towns they were built on old mining or agricultural land no longer used. Surrounded by fields and woodlands and on the River Mersey itself, this account is very similar to a “road crossing skulking creature” just to the south by a few miles in Tatton, this creature was described as “belly crawling across the road and all one dark colour” which happened only three years ago in 2015. That witness did describe the creature as almost lynx like but it belly crawled across the road in front of his vehicle whilst he was sat with his dog inside the car, “I was on my way to Northwich in Cheshire last spring when my land rover broke down, we were in the countryside next to a large stately home I used to work for called Tatton Estates.
Just me and my dog in the car and we had to wait on this country road between two woods for the rescue truck, well the sun went down and l turned my lights on so any other traffic could see the car as there are no street lights. And it began to rain, my dog kept looking out into the woods to our left. He was whining but we had been in the car now two hours so l put it down to that, just then a thing (I have no clue what it was) crossed the road right at the edge of the trucks lights, l could only just see it crawl like it was on its belly, across the road and over into the woods on the other side, it was fur covered, light Brown or just Brown but as it was so dark and l could only just see it, I assume it was lighter. My mind said what the hell am l looking at…?
For another hour l racked my brains trying to place this creature? . It crawled like a soldier on its belly, I can’t remember seeing a tail and it was big, at least as big as a man. That park is full of deer and pheasant. I’m not sure to this day what l saw.
It moved like a skulking cat but the size was to large and its belly must have been touching the ground. My lights at this point were getting dim, the battery was drained so it was not clear. It was very fast, not slow like a person but it did have arms and legs so that’s why l said it crawled like a man. But after thinking l did go down the big cat route because what else could it have been? I did a sketch that l can’t find at the moment, the sketch was of a Sasquatch crawling on its belly and I remember thinking it looked like what I had seen.
Until Next Time Deborah.