Tennessee -- Troll
One night in October 2008, a man driving to a relative's home in rural Tennessee nearly hit a dark figure sitting on the side of the road. The figure was wearing a black hat and a shabby looking black coat and had long, oddly shiny black hair. Its body was lumpy, as if stuffed with leaves. As he drove by, the figure turned and looked at him. It had glittering black eyes and a horrible, wrinkled, sunken-in face. The driver hit his gas and left the scene as quickly as possible. The man later did some research and improbably concluded what he had seen was a real-life troll.