When my granddad was a lot younger (late teens early twenty's), he used to live in a place called kemsin in kent. He would go out to the pub at the weekends and would ride back to his house on his push bike. He would ride back past the train station which meant him taking a small dark lane down to his house. He had done this route many times at about 12:30-1:00am, but one night, coming back down the lane, he saw a dark figure coming towards him. He was walking with his bike next to him at this point and as he passed the figure, my granddad said "Evening" but got no reply. Thinking nothing of it he just carried on down to his house.
A few weeks later, he was doing the same thing (walking back from the pub with his push bike at side). As he got to the lane, he started walking down it and saw the same dark figure coming towards him moving very slowly. My granddad had a light on the front of his bike which he turned on and shone it in the figure direction. He saw what he described as a monk. He said it had no facial features but just a round shiny ball where they should have been. My granddad was shaking from head to toe with fear and he walked backwards with his bike very slowly. As he got out of the lane, he jumped on his bike and road the long way round to his house. What he had seen on that night made him very ill with fear. He didn't want to leave his home for quite sometime afterwards. His dad asked the local police officer if he knew anything about it and he said they had got more than one report of the same thing.
If anyone else has any information on this I would really like to hear about it.