posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 09:27 PM
I've been hesitant to post this because I don't want to sound like a weirdo. I know what I saw. I know what others around me saw, but I have no
explanation for it. Since it happened I've been pretty freaked out.
Two weekends ago I left my house at around 8:30 a.m. to go and walk at a local park with my Jack Russell (Sadie). It was daylight out, fairly bright
and not really cloudy. I wound up getting stopped at a stop sign behind another vehicle. As I was sitting there I looked to my left where a cemetery
is. The cemetery is pretty old and on flat, not hilly land. Most of the headstones are tall and ornate. I always look at that cemetery because I think
it's beautiful. I've done gravestone rubbings there.
Anyway, as I'm gazing out at the graveyard my dog starts to growl. It's not a growl I've ever heard her emit before. It was terrifying. She's an
easygoing dog that doesn't even bark when someone knocks on our door. She's very laid back. But not that morning. She always rides in the backseat.
That's what she is trained to do and has never tried to get into the front. That morning, she leaped between the front seats and got into my lap,
staring out at the graveyard.
I'm telling you the honest truth here ... all the hair on her neck was up and she was baring her teeth and shaking all over.
I looked back out at the cemetery and saw this ... thing.
It was short. It was probably about 3 feet tall. At first I thought it was a dog or a deer. How can I explain this? It moved between two headstones
and came out into clearer view. All I can think to describe it is that it looked like a little person wearing a hooded robe. My dog was going MAD at
that point and I rolled the window down just a little to see if it was a child or something. The thing bowed up and stopped, turned in our direction
(I guess when it heard the dog barking) and then ... raced out of sight. It moved with speed that was unreal.
I sat there with my jaw hanging open and then looked forward. A man and his wife, who were in the truck in front of me, were out of their truck and
standing there looking stunned at the cemetery. We were the only cars there so I rolled down my window and the man said, "Tell me you saw that."
I go, "WHAT did I see? What was that?"
He left his truck sitting there and walked up into the cemetery in the spot where we had seen the .. .whatever it was. Nothing was there. He even
looked around for string or something that would indicate a hoax. The only thing there is a mausoleum type building where they keep the lawn mower and
stuff. That's the only place the thing could have gone, but it was locked up nice and tight.
There are NO houses around that area.
The man and woman said that it had gone across the road in front of their truck and they watched it up into the cemetery. They had a better view of it
than I did and they said it looked like a tiny, robed Monk. We exchanged numbers and talked about whether or not to call the police. We decided we'd
sound like idiots if we tried to explain it and went our separate ways.
I went on ahead to the park.
My dog, bless her heart, would not get out of the car at the park. I wound up turning around and coming home. When I got her out of the vehicle, I saw
that she had peed herself. She also wouldn't eat that entire day.
I have no idea what we saw. I just know that we all saw it.
And it disappeared. It was there one minute and gone the next. We didn't see it come out on the other side of the cemetery, either.
Since that encounter I've been more nervous and have been keeping a light on my house at all times. I have this sense of foreboding that I've never
experienced before. I've spoken to the woman I met that morning and she feels the same way.
I've avoided going back down that road at all.
I'd be the first to say that it was a hoax or a joke, but the thing moved with such speed it couldn't have just been someone running, in my opinion.
I feel crazy. I have no explanation.