An old memory came flooding back into my mind this morning, something I hadn’t thought about for a long, long time. At the time it happened, me and
my old mates were all totally gob smacked and was something we talked about for weeks, months after…..
Anyway, this is what I can remember….
This happened in about 1986, I was 21 years old then, now I am 48, so this happened 27 years ago, which in itself is quite shocking. Where does the
damn time go…….haha……
Anyway, an old friend of mine used to own a car, an old 1940’s/1950’s, Vauxhall Wyvern, which used to have the old bench style seats and because
of our slight stature in those days, the car could hold up to 7 of us with a bit of a squeeze. The reason we loved the car at the time was because I
used to be in a band with four others and we used to perform on stage in 1940’s/50’s, period type clothing, so my mates car looked great when we
were dressed in our band clobber and was awesome when we shot band photographs and when we were driving down the road…
Back in those days there was not much to do after the pubs had closed so we used to take a short drive, about 25 minutes up to the motorway service
station, play on the machines and sit, chat and drink coffee. On one of these nights we decided to leave the service station at around 4 o’clock in
the morning and head back home…
Now where we used to live it was not that well lit and this one particular road towards where we used to live was quite windy and dark. Anyway, as we
drove up this particular road, on the right hand side of the road were trees and bushes and beyond them was a 18 hole golf course. On the left hand
side of the road were just houses that ran all along the side of the road that were separated with a pavement between the houses and the road…
Now as we were coming up that road and turned the corner, we noticed on our left hand side a group of eight elderly people walking hand in hand, in
pairs, one pair behind the other, walking in a straight line. Then we all seemed to have the weird feeling of everything moving in slow motion (hard
to explain the feeling really). As we drove past the four elderly couples, we peered at them through the windows on the left hand side of the car, but
at the same time all the elderly people turned their heads to face us as they carried on walking down the road. They were all smiling as they ambled
own the road, they were all dressed in normal everyday clothing that old people wear, they didn’t seem to be talking to each other. The couples were
male and female….
All of us in the car were totally mesmerized by the four elderly couples and thought it quite weird as to why 8 elderly people were walking down the
road, hand in hand at about 4.30 in the morning. Where were they going at that time of the morning? Where had they been?
Even though we felt a feeling of slow motion, it didn’t seem too long before we had gone passed them and they were well behind us. Anyway the
chatter started in the car and we were all asking questions at the same time, and we decided to turn the car around and go back down the road again to
where we had passed the old couples. So the car was turned around within a minute of sighting them and headed back down the road, we kept on driving
further than where we had spotted them earlier, but they were nowhere to be seen, they had completely vanished. There was nowhere that they could have
gone, there was nowhere for them to vanish to, they were old; they couldn’t have ran anywhere that quickly.
So then, we were totally puzzled and it has puzzled me to this day…
Even though none of us are really religious, one of my mates came up with the idea that the 8 old people had died that night and were venturing off
somewhere, hopefully to a better place than where they had left behind. This I found to be quite a spooky idea behind the 8 elderly people sighting…
It still makes me shiver whenever I think about it. I suppose that there could be a simple answer to it all, but due to how quickly we turned the car
around and that there was nowhere else that they could have vanished to, plus the fact that there were no other cars on the road at that time of
night, where could they have gone?
Has anybody else had a similar sighting as this, or heard anything like this before, then I would love to hear about it…..
edit on 2-9-2013 by davethebear because: spelling mistake