Thursday, November 11, 2010
Hounds of Hell: Last Night's Terror
Legends of the Hounds of Hell are that they are supernatural dogs that guard the entrances to the world of the dead, such as graveyards and burial grounds, or undertake other duties related to the afterlife or the supernatural, such as hunting down lost souls or guarding a supernatural treasure. Some say they work for the devil and collect the souls due to him. This mad pack of canines is a haunting image, even more so considering last night.
I awakened at 3:30 am to the sounds of whooping and screaming. I thought at first in my half-dream state that someone won a football game. I sat up in bed and looked around the black room as the sounds became so loud that I was certain this insane cacaphony was on my back patio next to the arcadia door in my bedroom. I covered my ears just as I heard the people above me slide open their arcadia door to look out. The pack came right up near the fencing, screaming wildly like a thousand tortured hounds. They were not 20 feet from my patio. Luckily there's fencing between me and the desert preserve. They took off finally and the ongoing party sounds faded into the night. A half hour later, I was awakened by the insane coyote party as it passed by. It was quite literally the most chilling sound I have ever heard in my life. I buried myself under the blankets, threw a pillow over my head, but I could still hear this in my dreams. Listen and imagine it's only feet away from your window...
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