posted on Apr, 5 2008 @ 12:17 PM
Jeez I envy you, a vinyard in Portugal sounds fantastic ... let me know if you'e ever open for visitors.
Don't know Gt Ayton very well but Wheeldale/Danby/Rosedale (used to go up there when they had the muic festivals at 'The Coachouse')/and all the
moors from Kirkbymoorside to Whitby are my usual haunts.
The weirdest (and creepiest) thing I've ever seen on the moors was about 5 maybe 6 yrs ago ... but couldn't say it was UFO or even Alien related ...
in fact I don't have a clue what the hell it was.
A couple of friends and myself were travelling along the moors road mentioned in an earlier post of mine. We were just taking the very tight U bend
that goes down a steep bank from the ridge of 'The Hole of Horcum' and swings passed 'The Saltersgate Inn'. Right at the point of no return on the
bend, we all noticed this 'thing' standing on the roadside (no more than 3ft away from the car as we passed). We only saw it for about 3-4 seconds
because after that we'd gone around the bend and it was out of sight.
The 'thing' in question was about 10ft - 12ft tall and appeared to be covered head to foot in grey, wispy rags (that were blowing in the wind). Now
the three of us have seen many weird and wonderful things on our late night jaunts and none of us are easily spooked (how many women do you know who
go up on the moors alone at daft'o'clock to celebrate a Witches Sabbat?
But this 'thing' definately gave us a sense of foreboding. It seemed to be looking directly into the car at us. A little further along the road we
decided to turn around and take another look, feeling sure there must be some rational explanation and laughing at ourselves for being 'fluffy
girls' instead of the fearless, 'bad-ass witches' we really are.
Now, it took us maybe a minute and a half to turn the car around and retrace our tracks to reach the spot where we'd seen this 'thing' but there
was no sign of it. We got out of the car and nothing ... ziltch ... not even a shred of one of it's rags. To be truthful, this was probably the
scariest moment. If anyone knows the area you'll know that it is in total isolation except for the Inn ... but it couldn't have been anyone from
there playing a trick on any unsuspecting motorist that happened to pass, because (a) it was about 1am and the Inn was long closed (b) the Inn was in
sight at all times when we turned around and there was definately no-one about. I've been along that same road dozens of times since and never seen
I can honestly say this is one of the few times in my life that I've ever felt true fear as a result of the paranormal ... certainly got the old
Just on the off-chance ... has anyone else ever seen anything similar ?
So as not to derail the thread you can u2u me if anyone has any info about this.