I was out on the Downs walking my dog, in the dark, as I have done in various parts of the country for 25 years, just walking along as usual enjoying the relative quiet and I like being out in the dark.
Anyway, suddenly Dot dogs, looks ahead, rigid with fear (she is afraid of other non-Greyhound dogs), races past me, stopping to look back, obviously terrified. I can see a dark shape, it's making odd noises, but I'm thinking it's just someone else walking, or maybe drunk or singing (?). At that point I wasn't particularly bothered. However I couldn't calm my dog down, there was no way she was continuing the walk. So I got freaked out. We scurried back to the road where there are street lights, she looking back still obviously terrified. Walked back to the truck all under street lights dog still frightened. Got back safe but wow, that was wierd.