posted on Oct, 20 2008 @ 12:18 AM
May 15th 1984, living in a small town in Michigan, my son (then 6yrs old) and I were sitting on the front porch
of our residence. We were enjoying the fresh air and early morning sunshine. I noticed a person, about two
blocks south of us, looking through peoples trash. This was not unusual to me, as I've been known to do my
share of trash picking. I was vaguely of my son looking at the person also.
I turned my head back toward the front of the yard.My son did not, he remained looking at the person.( who
turned out to be a man)
I felt compelled to look back at the guy. I can remember thinking, that I would feel a little selfconcious if
people were watching me picking through garbage, but I couldn't seem to stop watching him. Now... he
wasn't doing strange. In fact I didn't see him keep anything. There were at least 12 houses with trash out for
pick up, and he was unhurried in his quest.
My subconcious began to perceive a kind of surrealistic aspect of everything in my concious view. I was also
aware, without looking at him, that my son was still watching the man. I felt the need to look away,but could
not. I wanted to tell my son that we should not be staring at 'him',but I couldn't seem to muster up my own
No longer it was a mere curiousity, if it ever was, to watch him! Now it was an irrational allur. Nevertheless
I could not look away. I dont recall feeling fearful of the inability to cease looking.
I felt mesmerized without questioning why ?
As the man got closer to us I noticed his phsyical appearance.
He was quite normal looking, dressed in blue denim jacket and pants. He wore tan hiking boots.The length
of his hair was to the collar and was a light reddish brown. He was about 5'9" and slightly stocky.His gait
was manly.... Nothing out of the ordinary.
When he neared my neighbors property I could see that his complexion was a taned ,outdoor,ruddy look....
very natural....... Yes I'mstill watching and I 'feel' that my son is too.
Bear in mind 'we' continued to observe his activities all through 10 residences with trash out for pick up
He didn't seem to have observed us. At least I don't recall him looking directly at us.
As he approached our trash I suddenly found my voice.
"Hello...excuse me..but what are you looking for...I mean.. is it something in particular?"
He turned to face us and smiled such a beautiful smile and said ..
"Hello" in a very melodious voice,"i look for rags. Like silk or nylon.....I make rugs...Rag rugs."
"Oh! " I said "there might be something in that stuff you could use. I'm in the process of cleaning out a bunch
of boxes in the basement, but I really just started to get into the clothes part of it."
"ok...thanks"he replied,and turned back to the trash.
I was feeling quite serene. He seemed to have an aura, but it was more like I could feel the aura instead of
Quite Unexpectedly I felt an overwhelming urgency to Blurt out 'an invitation to come Into my home'...to look
through the other stuff.
'Instantly' my extreme urge was 'quelled' by an overpowering sense of Danger.
The words were choked back, like a 'mental strenglehold'. Instead.... out of me came........
"If I find anything like that I will set them out in a separate box up in the yard next trash day .You're welcome
He looked up with that glowing smile and said "Thank you very much"(with that musical voice.)
Then, the man started to walk on to the next house, finding Nothing of importance to him in our trash.
All the while my eyes Never left him........ Neither did my sons, but by this point I was barely aware of him.
He walked about 15' stopped,turned around and.....'Oh my God !!!'....There was no longer a person there !!!!
What I Witnessed...... was Beyond All Rational Intelect !!
Some Horrifying,Gruesome Creature had replaced Him!!
With utter Shock.....my eyes beheld an Incomprehensible entity !!..... I will try to describe 'IT'(talk about surreal)
Surrounding this thing,... appeared to be a brownish or greyish haze.
The Face and neck was Covered with what appeared to be 'Shreaded Rotting Flesh'!!!
A small amount of Sinew and Bone was showing through a couple of gaps in this flesh!!
There were patches of Long 'Wet or Slimy' Hair coming out from under a ragged hooded robe!!
The eyes, or rather lack there of, were open.. vast pools.. of black nothingness!!!
It's mouth area, with no trace of lips and a few shards of broken teeth in it, Opened up into a Huge grinning
Smile of Insane Hilarity !!
With No Movement of the jaw, a Voice, that seemed to roll out Like distant thunder (Icould swear I saw a
dark mist come out with the sound).....said........."G.o.o.d.. B.y.e" ............Turned and walked away...
Looking just as before, denim, boots and all
As if released from some hypnotic like power,..as I turned toward my son (with the realization that he was still
there) he was turnning his face to me with Eyes Wide Open a look of horror on it, the poor kid 'Screamed'....
......"What Was That ???"
I grabbed his arm and said..."Come On !!"... and pulled him into the house and slamed the door I held him
close to me and we rocked and cried.
I did not know how to explain to him what had just transpired. I wasn't really sure that I understood It
All I could tell him was, that it was something 'very, very bad.'
I have had many other extremely unusual experiences,but that one takes the # 1 spot ,
in my crazy world, on the 'Planet for the Insane.'
Thanks for listening
[edit on 20-10-2008 by azureskys]