OK. That’s Weird. And Kind Of Creepy. And It’s Going Viral.

December 4, 2019

It’s weird, and kind of creepy at the same time. And like a bad meme, it’s going viral locally on social media.

It’s a really big stuffed dog sitting in the ditch facing northbound vehicles on Pine Barren Road. Round a curve northbound at night and there it is, staring back.

That part of Pine Barren Road is, well as the name implies, a lonely stretch through the woods. Pitch black at night. Truth is it’s the kind place you would expect something creepy after watching the wrong movie.

Pictures of the dog were posted on Facebook and Instagram Tuesday night with all kinds of theories…from it was just trash tossed on a lonely road, to it’s bait to lure people into the woods, to it was dropped off by aliens. Toss in a creepy clown with a red balloon meme, and you get a viral post. And maybe a few chill bumps. And the urge to call your momma for a comforting voice.

Is it innocent roadside trash, a practical joke or the makings of a horror movie?

NorthEscambia.com headed out just after midnight to solve the mystery. Before we made it to Pine Barren Road, a black cat crossed the road in front of us. Seriously happened, and admittingly would not be a good omen for the superstitious. But we pressed on for the story.

We photographed the dog, and yes we got out of the car. Nothing bad happened. At one point, a fog began to move over the dog (pictured below). A little unnerving, until you remember it’s cold and it’s exhaust from the car.

Things were moving in the woods. And we did see eyes looking back from the woods nearby…those woods are full of a lot of deer and who knows what else.

NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.


17 Responses to “OK. That’s Weird. And Kind Of Creepy. And It’s Going Viral.”

  1. Austin on December 6th, 2019 12:15 am

    My friend has the dog know it’s in the back of his truck today it was tapped on a light pole near northview high School by a student

  2. BG on December 4th, 2019 11:34 pm

    Looks like one of our Maltese’s …..NO wait they are at home !

  3. MtnDewey on December 4th, 2019 4:34 pm

    hahahahah that’s funny

  4. kathy chavers on December 4th, 2019 3:19 pm

    Well written, made me smile.

  5. EMD on December 4th, 2019 11:58 am

    Looks like something left over from cotton harvest.

  6. yellerhammer on December 4th, 2019 11:32 am

    This is how we roll.

  7. Barbara Agerton on December 4th, 2019 11:17 am

    Who you gonna call???? N.E. lol…………. Boo! thanks for your perfect detective work.I love you guys. lol

  8. Susan E Smith on December 4th, 2019 11:03 am

    Anyone think about checking the feet? This is probably baby big foot! Just saying….

  9. Keisha Hadley on December 4th, 2019 10:57 am

    Jas anyone checked the area to make sure no one was hurt i mean that thing got there somehow and its a child’s toy …just saying

  10. Christie Khune on December 4th, 2019 9:10 am

    OMG this is to funny. BUT, I for one would be so scared. No way would I ever get out of my car on that road at night.

  11. Tim on December 4th, 2019 9:07 am

    I am more worried with that glowing UFO hovering above the road in the distance!

  12. Stephanie on December 4th, 2019 9:01 am

    It has been in the woods for at least two years. The prison road crew pulled it out yesterday while working on the road.

  13. Local on December 4th, 2019 8:57 am

    Agree with Jim! That thing was in the woods and the road crew putting the much needed dirt on the edge of the roadway yesterday seen it and pulled it out to be funny!!! Guess it worked!!

  14. Jim Stanton on December 4th, 2019 8:05 am

    That thing has been about 25 or 30 feet out in the woods for probably close to a year. I remember asking several people I work with as far back as last winter if they had seen the dead polar bear in the woods off Pine Barren road.

  15. Neighbor on December 4th, 2019 7:37 am

    Last year, same place there was a large stuffed Bunny!

  16. Tickled on December 4th, 2019 4:46 am

    LOLOLOL!! I love it! I’m sharing this story all over the US. What bravery! Courage! I sure wouldn’t have been out of the car!

  17. Bubba on December 4th, 2019 3:11 am

    Actually very weird and creepy. Last thing I’d want to see on Pine Barren.

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