Manifested in a local suburb in mid-December, towering over the houses.
Our car was menaced by this gigantic entity.
I do not know or wish to know the name or nature of this horror.
Revealed in the image below are a mother and child fleeing in terror, whom I did not notice at the time. Now with deep misgiving I ask myself: "If I had seen them, would I have tried to help? Or would my fear have gotten the better of me?" But I tell myself--not without some justification, I think--that in spite of their dreadful appearance the spectres do not have much power to do actual harm.
I have not returned to that place but am very hopeful that the arrival of the Christ Child on the 25th dispelled these presences.