New Mexico Mystery-What Scared the Dogs?

@akalinus (17357)
United States
February 24, 2016 6:21pm CST
We lived in the country in New Mexico when I was a kid. Our nearest neighbor lived two miles away. He was a rancher and owned two beautiful hunting dogs named Bo and Beauty. One day his dogs came running down the road. They ran under our porch and would not come out. Then the horse came galloping by and we managed to grab a rein and stop it. We started looking for the rancher and found him limping down the road about a mile away. He said something spooked the dogs. Then, his horse threw him off. The dogs stayed under the porch for two days before he could coax them out. What do you think could have scared two dogs that were afraid of nothing and a horse? I don't know the answer, but always wondered. Do you have a theory?
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@LadyDuck (163204)
• Switzerland
25 Feb 16
If I remember well New Mexico is know for scary Ghost stories, not to mention the Alien stories. If they were not scared again, may be it was only a snake or a drone.
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@akalinus (17357)
• United States
25 Feb 16
I don't think there were any drones way back when I was a kid. This memory has bothered me since it happened. These were hunting dogs and they treed all kinds of animals. They did not get scared by anything until then. It must have been something extraordinary.
@LadyDuck (163204)
• Switzerland
26 Feb 16
@akalinus Surely something unusual, something that they have not seen before.
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@akalinus (17357)
• United States
26 Feb 16
Do you want to swap stories?
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@jaboUK (54474)
• United Kingdom
25 Feb 16
That's an interesting tale, but I've no idea what could have scared them.
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@OneOfMany (12420)
• United States
1 Mar 16
If you are near Dulce, then that's an alien hotspot, where there are supposedly horrible battles raging on even today. Apparently the big battle was in 1979.
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@akalinus (17357)
• United States
1 Mar 16
Okay, what happened in 1979? I know about the aliens but not the big battles.
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@akalinus (17357)
• United States
1 Mar 16
@OneOfMany That's interesting. I will look that up. I know a spacecraft crashed there. Also in Las Cruces.
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@OneOfMany (12420)
• United States
1 Mar 16
@akalinus I spent last week reading about all the underground bases around the world. There is a ton of stuff out there.
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@shshiju (10545)
• Cochin, India
1 Mar 16
2 miles for a neighbor and afraid hunting dogs. Scenes are perfect for a horror film. Lol
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@akalinus (17357)
• United States
1 Mar 16
I never thought about that. You are right, though. Shiver, shiver.
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@JudyEv (126015)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Feb 16
I have no idea. Are there large predators around there that might have scared them?
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@akalinus (17357)
• United States
26 Feb 16
There may be mountain lions but they would not scare these dogs. I think there might be a bear or two, but I never saw one.
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@Marcyaz (35651)
• United States
26 Feb 16
I am wondering if it was a snake or snakes that spooked not only the dogs but the horse.
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@mammots (3273)
• Philippines
25 Feb 16
Thats very spooky. Maybe a snake scared them or some other wild animal.
@akalinus (17357)
• United States
25 Feb 16
I have heard tales of ghosts and strange creatures like alien life forms.
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@mammots (3273)
• Philippines
25 Feb 16
@akalinus My dog when he sees a ghost he just barks to warn me but he never runs and hide under cover for days like the dogs in your story.
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@akalinus (17357)
• United States
26 Feb 16
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