I've lived in the same town all my life, it's small and in middle of the countryside, south of England. Around two years ago, me and a friend of mine called Lisa decided to go for a walk to this place we called the "cow fields". To get to the cow fields you have to go down a long thin road, that hasn't been used for years, surrounded by trees either side. The reason we go there is because of how beautiful it is, with all the rolling hills and streams.
When we got to the fields, it was around 3.30pm in the winter, we had about 2 hours of light left to explore around there. We sat on a small hill that has a stream to the right, and it curves round infront of you where there is a bridge to some fields to get back to the road.
I was looking over to the trees behind the stream in front talking to Lisa and having a smoke, when I saw a figure, he was holding onto the trees swaying back and forth in the wind with them, but it was more jaggedy, I didn't say anything to Lisa because I thought it was just my imagination, but it wasn't like I looked over and he disappeared, he was in the trees always, never left my sight.
He'd sometimes move from tree to tree, hunched over and limping as he walked, it was quite far away but I could still make out that he was wearing some kind of cap, it just looked like the shadow of a man.
I noticed Lisa was looking over in that direction, I was panicking, but due to my mental health history I didn't put it past just a lapse in my recovery. Lisa seemed to quiet down, and started staring over in that direction, that's when I suggested we left. I wasn't sure what would happen as we had to walk towards the figure to leave the fields, both me and Lisa were hesitant.
As we walked towards the bridge, the figure faded away, I was now 100% sure it was just me, and I had been making myself think Lisa had seen something when in reality she was just looking at the trees and daydreaming. We walked through the remainder of the fields and got back to the road, as soon as we stepped foot on the road I saw faces, I don't know how to explain it, but they were in the tree's next to me, it looked as if someone had taken a picture with a slow exposure time as someone turned their head, but they were all moving, so blurred and grey with their mouths gaping open.
That was the last straw for me, I turned to Lisa who was frantically looking side to side, I couldn't not say anything, I remember just talking so fast, like it burst out of me. I said "Are you seeing this?". Without saying anything she started sprinting down the road, I followed.
She was in front of me by far, I looked behind me and I saw the figure from the tree's standing around 15 metres away from me, I ran faster, I turned around again a minute later and there was nothing there, I slowed down because I just couldn't keep that pace up, I saw Lisa frantically looking at me over her shoulder, I looked behind me again and the figure was there.
He was probably around 4 metres behind me this time, just standing there whilst I ran further away, I didn't want to look back again because I feared how close he would be. I kept running when I saw something out the corner of my eye, whatever was standing behind me was now running next to me through the trees, I could see the cap on his head.
The strange thing was, I couldn't see him if there was a gap in the tree's, only when it was close to the trees. I finally got to the end of the road and we were under a lamp light, when we had started running it was only just starting to get dark, within about 3 minutes it was almost pitch black.
Before I had a chance to tell Lisa what I had seen, she was crying hysterically saying "it was right behind you, he was standing right behind you." She also started talking about the faces, and the man in the hat.
I don't know what we saw, but I have NEVER gone back to those fields.