This happened to me for a while.
While attending to my farm during the night or near night, I walked by my woodpile and saw something strange, a boy no older than 10-12 years of age. He wore early 1900's style clothing, and he had something remarkably wrong. He was hurt. At first I didn't notice his clothes, only the wound that came around his right eye. I ran at him hoping to help the boy but he disappeared when I came close. The next time I looked at him for the longest time. Looking for different things. But never finding anything new. Then I tried talking to him. He would never talk back. He would just look curiously at me.
One night I got a different reaction. He opened his mouth to talk but lowered his head and vanished. I would do this constantly and then finally he stopped appearing. I wish I knew who he was and why he had the wound, and why he only appeared by the wood pile.
The thing is the road I live on used to be a mine railroad. Was the boy part of the rail road or what? Murdered and left there by the workers? Or was it an accident?
I think his soul came to rest by the prayers I have been offering him. Other strange things have happened here but I guess those tales are for another time.