Hi, this is the first time I make a post on this site, well to be honest on any paranormal activity sight as I have never really believed in ghosts. In comparison to stories I have read recently here, this might not be much to compare but I decided to come here because I have just had an experience which has really freaked me out.
I'm 16 and I and my family just recently moved into this new house. It's a pretty place, nothing noticeably wrong about it; it has a massive garden which is highly fenced with -bricks- (Just specifying). When we arrived it was early evening, so I decided to go the garden and enjoy myself before it got dark. The garden is just plainly an open field of grass with a small hedge (around about shoulder height of a normal person) bordering the perimeter of the garden just before the fence. Just to be entirely clear; the only way to get to the garden is through the back door, which is through the house. So generally the plot of land is like a rectangle (From top to bottom): The front door, the house, the back door, the garden, and fence. It hasn't got any neighbouring houses next to it for at least another 300 meters.
Anyway I spent practically the entire day in the garden; my dad from time to time would pass by while he was unloading some things. A few hours later it got dark and we had dinner over the dining table. Just in front of the table there is a large window to look over the back garden from the dining room. I noticed I had forgotten my football, so I went back outside (the weather was starting to spit and it was by now pretty much pitch black) and as I picked up my ball, suddenly a figure zoomed at an incredibly fast speed right passed me from the left side of the garden to the right. Literally at a speed which no-one I could imagine or know could have run at. I actually even raised my hand towards him; and unless I am mistaken: when I should have been able to grab him, I missed - Whether he went through me or I just misjudged his position I don't know.
Right after I ran to where this figure should have been; somewhere in the hedge and there was nothing. And unless he was some Olympic high-jumper it would've been impossible for him to have climbed the fence in the time given. He didn't seem transparent when I saw him, which wasn't for very long, but he didn't seem entirely clear. The thing that kept me thinking was - how- he could've came into the garden because really it was only a matter of 7 minutes where I wasn't out there, and even more suspicious how he actually "vanished" from plain sight.
My parents hadn't seen anything when I asked them, and there wasn't anything outside afterwards. The thing that made it authentic was that, if I just saw him I may have thought I just had a moment of going mental, but I actually felt a breeze of wind pass as the figure ran, and it felt entirely real, which just leaves me to believe it something in the paranormal field. I don't know any interesting history of the place, but there is a nearby cemetery and a very large forest. I just want to make sure if I'm right, why the hell (if it were a ghost) it would even show up; because I have never believed or encountered paranormal activity, and if it had a purpose?
I'm sorry I don't have much to add about the history of the house or its surrounds. Any helpful comments will be really appreciated. Thanks.