This is a small event that happened a few times when I was at the age of 10 -11. Every 2 months or so my Mum, Dad, Sister and I would drive down to my Aunties house in Donnybrook which is approximately 200klm or 125miles south from Perth Western Australia.
Now firstly my Aunt, Uncle and Cousin are very firm Jehovah's Witnesses, my family at the time were in and out of that religion and I eventually left all that behind when I reached the age of 12. Their beliefs where that if you did experience anything paranormal it was strictly the work of demons imitating whatever you had witnessed even it being past loved ones, they quote that when the someone dies they are now "conscious of nothing". Pretty ruthless in my opinion, anyway on to the story.
Their house was set on top of a hill in the country side, it's a very picturesque place and the town is very famous for their apples. They have many orchards around the town. Whilst you stand on the patio out the back, you can see that there is an orchard approximately 70 meters in front of you this was a very ominous looking place at night I might add. This orchard belonged to someone else, I never did know but am now interested to find out.
Upon arriving at their home it was late in the afternoon so we got given our rooms and got cleaned up had dinner, watched TV etc and went to sleep. This place did always have an eerie feeling to it but I never witnessed anything in that home. The next morning Kristy (my sister) Kyley (my cousin) and myself would get up early to play around the house mainly out the back because it was huge. There was a big bush area to the left of the home with a small lake there and plenty of hilly areas to ride my dirt bike on.
That afternoon we decided we would climb over the little wired fence that surrounded this orchard, which, by the way, was absolutely massive. We decided to have running races, one person to each lane if you know what I mean as the trees are all lined symmetrically. Now we did this quite a few times. I remember running for about 60 - 70 meters and looking to my left to see where my sister or cousin were to see if I was winning, they were just behind me but I could see them both in snippets running past the trees. Now the freaky thing was when I turned my head forward again there was someone else to my right in the next lane running as well which didn't make sense because no one else was with us. It was a kid, a boy around the same age as me maybe a bit younger. He was wearing jeans and a bluish checkered shirt if I recall correctly, he was laughing and giggling looking at me. I immediately stopped and looked to see who it was but there was nobody there. I asked my cousin and sister if they to saw someone else but they hadn't.
I shrugged it off and didn't think much about it until we decided we would race back up to the house. Now of course, we ate a few apples and that first. This time I was in the middle lane, my sister is to my left and my cousin to the right the race was on. I always kicked their butts but kind of slowed down a bit until it was fairly even again. About 30 meters from the end I look at my sister to the left, she was even with me but there is the same boy to her left as well, this time she seen him as well. This kid was having as much fun as we were, giggling and laughing. We stopped together thinking who the hell was that? We literally ran 3 or 4 meters into the lane the boy was in again to find nothing! There was no way he could have hidden that quickly either, as we ran a few different directions to find him but alas, nothing.
We talked about it a bit that evening we were all a little freaked out for a while there, we told the parents and yes they were very quick to dismiss and not talk about it again. This occurred quite a few times on visits to my Aunts, it was witnessed by my cousin as well at differant times but she thinks she has seen a little girl looking at her from behind the apple trees.
I saw this boy approximately 3 to 4 times all up in this orchard and he always looked you in the eye whilst running. It was like "I know you can see me" sort of look, was kind of eerie in a way, then he would just disappear! This is always one of the strangest and curious things I have witnessed in my life.
Thanks for reading.