This experience happened this past Halloween -2011. My family had our usual celebration around the bonfire. Part of our usual celebration includes an offering at the crossroads, technically a Y in the road, about a quarter of a mile from our driveway. I volunteered to take it down and make the offering around 11:30 p.m. It is a fairly simple ritual that only takes about two minutes.
Just as I was turning to walk back to our bonfire I heard hooves on the road. It sounded like two horses moving at a decent pace but not extremely fast. None of our immediate neighbors have horses so it seemed strange that someone would be riding this road at night. I tried looking down both sides of the fork in the road but I could not see anything. I only had a small flashlight with me so I could not see very far. I stepped back into the brush a little bit afraid the riders would not see me and run into me.
It sounded like the horses were getting closer and I could hear squeaking now, like it was pulling a hay wagon or something, but I still did not even see any lights which I would expect if someone was pulling a wagon at night. When it sounded very close I finally saw two horses pulling what looked like an amish buggy on the fork at the right. As it passed I saw a man and a woman whose faces were lit by a small oil lamp. The horses, the people, and their buggy all looked strangely greyish. Not ghostly, more like unnaturally paled. I gasped but they did not look at me. Then suddenly they were gone. Disappeared as if they had never been there. One thing that jumped out at me was that they did not have the reflectors and safety sign that amish buggies have to have. I ran back up to my family and told them what happened. Everyone grabbed a flashlight and went back to the crossroad. We found some ruts like a wagon had gone past but those could have been there before from some agricultural equipment.
The strangest thing was that the offerings I had left were already gone. I have done some basic searching at the library and I have not found any records of old buggy wrecks or anything like that in the area. Do you think I saw ghost riders and horses?