I have one that I've told on here before, but I'll tell it again.
First of all, I'm a former ghost hunter (still do it occasionally) and I've experienced the paranormal. For the most part, it doesn't scare me so I'm
not sure why the experience I'm about to share freaked me out so bad, lol. Besides, I would always try to debunk any kind of activity and try to
reasonably explain it before deciding it was paranormal. On this night, I don't know what got into me!
It was dark out and I was standing in my aunt's yard with my sister. We are avid sky watchers and have been for years. On this night, we were using
a satellite tracking app on my phone to try to find and identify the satellites that were flying over. This meant that we were staring at my phone
and then looking up at the sky and each time we would look from phone to sky, our eyes would have to adjust before we could really see anything.
While we were sky watching, I was telling her about a creepy dream I'd had a few nights before and were talking about other strange things like UFO's
and such. We pointed out a few satellites and kept chatting.
I looked down at my phone to find another sat to look for and caught a bit of motion in my peripheral vision. I looked to the left and THOUGHT... I
wasn't even sure, that I saw something walking between my car and my aunt's car. It appeared to be semi-transparent, cone-shaped, and bobbing up and
down like someone walking. I pointed to it and said "what's that?" My sister glanced over and gasped and turned and ran the opposite direction.
Since she was running, I knew that she had seen it too, so I took off as fast as I could go and was right on her heels! She ran up the porch steps,
with me practically pushing her to go faster. I just knew that whatever we had seen was right behind me and was going to get me and that would be the
end of me. She fell at the top of the steps and I reached down to help her up but she was moving so fast that she was down and right back up in no
time flat. We ran in the front door, slammed it, locked it, dead bolted it, and then closed all the blinds in the room, lol.
My aunt said "What in the world is wrong with you two???!" Mind you, we're both in our 30's. I said, "There's a ghost out there!!!" My aunt said,
"Oh, there is not!" I said, "YES there IS!" and I looked over at my sister and she was standing there with huge eyes and nodding her head in
agreement with me. Then it hit me, my 17 year old son was nowhere to be seen in the house. Right then, there was a knock on the door and I realized
what had happened.
We had been standing there looking at my phone and had just looked up when I saw the thing moving and not realizing that my son had come out the back
door and was outside with us. Our eyes didn't have time to adjust to the darkness before we freaked out and took off running, so when my son walked
between the two cars, he looked like something other-worldly, lol. We didn't stare at him long enough to realize that it was actually him. Besides
that, we had already set an eerie mood by talking about creepy things.
He knocked on the door and I let him in. There he stood, scared half to death. He saw us freak out and run, so he freaked out and ran too, thinking
that we had seen something terrible, but when he got to the door, he was locked out there with whatever horrible thing he thought we had seen, and
couldn't even look in the window because the blinds were closed. I started laughing so hard that I ended up lying in the floor because I literally
couldn't stand up. I laughed so hard I could have fainted.
There have been other times when I thought the completely mundane was something paranormal, but they're nowhere near as fun to tell about, lol. And
I'm not even sure why I was scared. Like I said, the paranormal doesn't really disturb me that much. I guess it was because my sister ran first,
lol. Anyway, crazy as it was, it's one of the most memorable moments of my life because I just felt sooooo so stupid! Good thing I can laugh at
edit on 3/28/2013 by gemineye because: (no reason given)