For discussions of everything that might be classed as ‘paranormal‘ - i.e. not currently accepted by our modern scientific paradigm.
In the summer of 1982 myself and my boyfriend were taking a quiet walk on the beach. It was a calm night around midnight and it was very well lit from the full moon that hung just above us. As we made our way down the beach, we were halfway between the water and beachfront properties when we noticed something lumbering along the sandline near the beach houses. Due to the way this thing lumbered along, I thought it might be a wayward black bear, since they are often spotted going down to the ocean where we lived. We sped up just wanting to get to the trail that would take us up off the beach, but this dark somewhat large lumbering creature kept up with us, keeping itself parallel to us. The faster we walked, the faster it walked. After some time it began to walk towards the water at an angle. This angle led directly infront of us. The closer the creature got, the more scared we became, but neither one of us ran. It was like instinct told us to keep moving but not to run. By the time this thing was directly infront of us, walking towards the beach, it was only about 20 feet from us. I was sure it was a very large bear, until the light hit it directly and I could see that this thing seemed to have the body of a bear fur and all, and it was tall like the height of a cow, the hooves of a cow and the head of a cow with small protruding horns. As it brought it's gaze up to us, I almost screamed. The eyes were large like a cows, glowing a deep amber color and immediately it felt like whatever this was, was highly intelligent and could almost get into your head. After it looked us in the eyes, it lowered it's head & kept it's lumbering gate as it headed down to the water. Meanwhile we made a b-line for the beachfront properties and got off of the beach. As we got off the beach we looked back and could see it lumbering down the beach following the waterline. I am wondering if anyone has ever encountered something like this? Where this happened on the coast of Oregon, is very well known for it's "X-files" type occurances so I'm very curious to know if anyone has ever encountered somthing like this else where?