I remember some years ago on a dark, rainy night, I had an encounter with what I still feel to this day as an apparition. I have always been a person who was interested in things related to paranormal or psychic ability. I was always a believer since young, in the existence of ghosts and spirits, of people with psychic abilities or premonitions, and anything else that related to either of these categories. And on that rainy night, it would just confirm to me even further, that apparitions are real.
I don't remember the exact year it was, but I'm safe to guess within the last seven years was when it happened. I was living in Charlotte NC at the time, and I had heard about this one area in Concord, NC called Miami Church Road. For those that are familiar with the Charlotte and Concord areas or more so, near Highway 24/27 and where Highway 601 are located that are interested, it was in this area that I had my experience.
Prior to the rainy night, I had taken drives out of curiosity to this location, mostly at night but a few day drives as well. In the area, are a few homes with huge lawns, more like homes that may also serve as farms. On the same road, is one lonely tombstone with the faded, etched word "Furr" on it. Again, I was always fascinated with the supernatural and paranormal, so taking the drive was sort of fun to me. I didn't get much of an occurrence though, save for one night that I had driven with a night vision scope I bought for just such occasions, and I aimed it at the tombstone. It was weird that the tombstone had an eerie glow about it, faint but present. I could also see some weird markings on the stone itself, but I passed it up for potential glare of the scope or other things I couldn't probably explain.
With curiosity still on my side, it was on a rainy night after my above experience, that I decided to take the drive again, as I wasn't doing anything and was bored. I took the lengthy drive from Charlotte down Highway 24/27 (Albemarle Rd) all the way up to Highway 601 where I made a left. I kept driving, then making a turn onto Mt. Pleasant Rd S off Highway 601, as I knew from driving before, that this would lead me to Miami Church Road. The area off of Mt. Pleasant Rd S. Early on is an older area, with lots of forested areas and run down homes that seemed abandoned for some time. That by itself, along with the rain and mist from the humid air made it eerie already. I proceeded driving down this road in order to reach Miami Church Road. The rain wasn't heavy, but enough to need my windshield wipers. The windows all around my car were covered in beads of rain so visibility wasn't at its best. Still, I proceeded.
I finally got to Miami Church Road off of Mt Pleasant Rd S, where I made a right (going towards Barrier Georgeville Road). I drove up this street and again as before, slowed down to the tombstone that was here. I didn't have my night vision scope this time, I just drove out of curiosity and since it was raining, I felt the scope was worthless to use anyway. I drove slowly by it, but didn't see anything at all, though I did feel a bit weird this time. Shrugging it off, I drove up to Barrier Georgeville Road and made a U-Turn back towards the tombstone. Driving slowly up to it again, I still felt weird and so I decided to just head back home out of disappointment that nothing happened.
I slowly drove back the way I had come from, the rain still pouring down on the car in a steady rain. I was now on Mt. Pleasant Rd S, heading back towards Highway 24. I got to a stop light at the intersection of Mt Pleasant Rd S and Highway 200. I looked left and right for traffic. Then I looked into my rear view mirror. I was immediately floored! I saw on my rear view mirror, the shapes of a little child's footprints (left and right feet, the apparition's right foot slightly higher in placement than the left) on the rear view glass, probably a little girl around age 9 or 10 if I had to guess based on the shape of the two footprints. The rain was still falling, but the footprints were almost as though the rain wasn't hitting them at all, which let me see them clearly on my windshield.
As soon as I was able, I crossed through Highway 200 and onto Mt. Pleasant Rd S to continue back home. I kept glancing in my rear view and the footprints were still there, almost as though the apparition was standing on the back windshield of my car while I was driving. I felt flushed but had to drive carefully so as to not have an accident. What made it weird and startling for me is that as long as I was still driving and the rain kept falling steadily, not once did the footprints wash away with the rain. The windshield itself kept showing more beads of rain being replaced by the rain falling on it, but the footprints were still clearly there! The ghost (she or he) was still standing on the windshield, undisturbed by my driving or the rain. Finally, after about 15 minutes of driving, I managed to reach Highway 601 and then back onto Highway 24/27 to head home. The footprints still remained clear for about another 10 minutes while I was driving on Highway 24/27, until I noticed again upon glancing my rear view (I kept doing this every moment I got), that the footprints were starting to fade away, and the rain was finally beading up the areas where the footprints were.
To this day, I can remember that incident as though it was yesterday. Though this was not my first encounter with something paranormal, this was definitely an experience that for me was like no other, and one that is still etched in my mind. I haven't gone back to the tombstone since, though there are times I feel like taking that drive again, wondering if I'll encounter it again. It was definitely an experience that would make a believer out of a non-believer in an instant as far as I felt. What are your thoughts to my ghostly experience?