posted on Aug, 12 2004 @ 05:11 PM
My 'sighting' is similar in that I was around 7 years old, but the figure I saw was more full sized, or so I thought because it was a half block or
so away but there was nothing near it to gauge it's size by. It was a very dark, maybe black figure--out in broad daylight.
There was 3 or 4 of us, playing 'house' on the school yard while waiting on the school bus. We were playing in a ditch about 3 ft deep--at the
edge of the drive into the yard, when we saw the figure, we instantly crouched down and hid. I can still feel the fear I experienced at that moment!
We all hid, frozen, breathless, til the figure continued out of our sight. The odd thing was, we never discussed it then or later, but we all must
have seen it, we all ducked as one, holding our breath, watching it til it was gone.
I had forgotten the incident til many years later, when I read Stephen King's "IT"--. When reading King's discription of "pennywise", his
clown with the balloons,- it triggered my memories of the 'thing' I had seen. ( It had been holding a bright blue orb, or as I had thought as a kid,
The memory was so strong that I lost my breath and my heart raced, as it had that day on the school ground.! I had not thought of it in years, maybe
not since that day! As I later related this story at a friend's house , his father spoke up and told of seeing a bright orb floating from beneath a
bridge in that same area--just further down the same road where I had seen the figure.
I have lost all contact with those other children that were on the playground that day, so I have no way to ask them if they remember the
incident. I recall the figure as black, head to foot, with no facial features. As a child, I thought it was a 'witch', but I remember thinking it
was at the wrong time of the year for anyone to be dressed for Halloween, far too hot. (We were playing outside in short sleeves.)
In years since that incident , I have found out that the house at that intersection was owned by a medium, whether that would have any thing to
do with what I saw, I couldn't say.