Like A Bad Movie Special Effect
Posted 29 May 2017 - 04:31 PM
I lived for a number of years in a little Apt complex about 5 miles from where I teach. Much of the drive was on quiet county roads. The road I lived on was twisting. About half a mile from my home there was a 90 degree curve, so that for a while I drove toward an empty field. The field appeared bo be an old cattle lot. About an acre, it had a cattle-gate, and was fenced with barbed wire. At the time the fence posts were rotting down and the field was full of weeds and tall grass. It was completely disused. No one ever went there
So it was that on a grey, cold, rainy morning about February I was astonished to see someone in the old field. I was driving straight toward the field, as I did every morning, going to work about 7:30 am.
What I saw was a person. Because of the surprise, I paid great attention. As I say, I’d never seen anyone in that field, and early in the morning in bad weather was a surprise indeed. The figure appeared to be short—maybe 5 ft tall, and rather heavy in build. I can’t say if it was a man or a woman, for the figure was completely covered by clothes, but my intuition says it was an older woman
“She” wore a grey sweat suit, rather too large, so that it hung in folds. She was standing at a right angle to me, the hood up, so that I never saw a face. “She” was bending over, one hand extended toward the ground, as though searching for something on the ground.
After a moment, the figure seemed to hear the sound of my engine, and began to straighten up, and turn to look my way. Then, for an instant, the figure went transparent, like an effect in a bad movie, and disappeared in an instant.
I was astonished; I realized I’d just seen a ghost. There was nothing to do, so I drove on. The figure didn’t run away, hide or any such thing—just wet transparent, the vanished entirely.
Later, I asked around among people who had lived in the neighborhood longer than I—no one knew anything about the field, not even who owned. I drove by there nearly every day for a total of 7 years, but that was the only time I ever saw anyone—dead or alive—in that field
Posted 29 May 2017 - 06:43 PM
Posted 30 May 2017 - 06:21 AM
Posted 30 May 2017 - 03:28 PM
I did in fact sneak into the Field on a quiet Sunday afternoon a few weeks after seeing ths Apparition. I know, I shouldn't have done it--it was trespassing. But I took a recorder with me. I think I found the spot where I saw the figure, within a few feet at least, and I serched the spot where it seemed to be looking for something. Found nothing. Got nothing on the recorder.
I did wander into the dense thicket behind the open Field. There was, I discovered, a little abandoned house back there. Didn't seem to be particularly old. The door was open, but I didn't have the nerve to go in.
A few years later, I moved away, though I now live only about 5 miles away
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