posted on Feb, 27 2004 @ 11:03 AM
Okay, I tried to get this story on this morning but I had problems. More on that later.
I had though hard about posting this. One reason is I don't feel that comfortable that I did see something and another is, I'm a lazy bum and its
going to take some time to describe this event but here goes..again!
A couple of weeks ago, I was out on the deck grilling. It was about 7:30pm EST or 1930 hours for all you military folks. It was dark and had been
dark for about an hour. No moon. I forget if we were in new moon or just heavily overcast. I was grilling burgers with a gas grill and had just
stepped back out onto the deck to turn them. No light was on so the only illumination came from the dim burners inside the grill. As my grilling
surface is heavily charred from use, I had covered it with foil which had trapped a portion of the hot grease which had cooked out of the meat. As I
turned the first one, I caught the foil tearing it and letting the hot grease pour onto the flame causing a huge flame up. The instant brilliant
flash brightly illuminated everything. As this happened, I saw a dark shadow move accross the deck (to my immediate left) beside me into the
darkenss and away from the flames.
At first I was startled because I knew I was alone. I looked up as if my first reaction was something huge was overhead..but realizing the sky was
dark, what source of light would cast that shadow? The I realized that whatever it was, its shadow should have been cast on the wall to my left, not
the floor because it would have to be between the actual flame and a surface to cast a direct shadow that dark. It was as dark as coal tar as it
flowed across the deck boards leaving the deck and spreading into the darkness. The angle was all wrong.
Now, I'm not making any claims just recounting the experience. ..and as if that wasn't weird enough..when trying to type this in this morning, as I
was finishing up, my computer shutdown. No, it didn't crash or lock up, it shutdown. Played the little wavefile and everything. So, I got pissed
because I had to wait until my luch to retype it.