Sure she wasnt hollering levee as I'm on the levee? LolCrazy stuff, so crazy that I even remember the year and day this took place (still gives me the chills thinking about it).
I remember in 1999, the day before Halloween (it was a Saturday), the scariest event my friends and I ever witnessed was when we walked along the Rio Grande Levee in West El Paso at night after some underage drinking at a house party near Franklin HS.
We were smoking menthols and buzzing on Zimas, Shmirnoffs, and MD 20/20 and we thought we were such "cool Catz"... lol.
I vividly remember that the riverbed was bone dry and that we were in an area (at the time) that wasn't developed and was well overgrown. All 6 of us were being loud, goofy, and talking nonsense.....; but I tell you what it was all fun and laughs until we heard a woman crying up ahead.
All of us froze in our tracks.
Right away two of my good friends were like "hell no, let's go back". Me (then 18-year-old Captain Save a Ho) and my other three buds were like "no, that really sounds like a lady that NEEDS help"... I remember the cries sounded like pure agony. Needless to say, we ran down the levee about 30 yards to the spot where we thought the cries were coming from. While getting there I CLEARLY remember hearing splashing, and movement in the brush up ahead; but once we got to what felt like we were right on top of it, it stopped.
The pure silence and darkness at that moment was extremely disturbing. Remember, we didn't have smartphones back then so no flashlights or cameras either so it was very dark. There was no water anywhere, just pure silence, sand, and absolutely nothing. My buddy Evan (now a dentist) shouted "ma'am, where are you, are you ok?" A shrill disembodied voice about 10 feet in front of us said "LEEAAAVEE"!
I'll tell you what, and we did just that... we ran back up the levee so fast it was like we were flying.
I didn't crap or piss myself or anything like that, but I know fear and the feeling that you just might.
To this day (when we bump into one another) we still talk about that night.