This is my first story on this site or any site for that matter so please forgive me if my story is at all incoherent. Most of my ghostly activity was when I was around eight to nine years old. It hasn't happened since and I don't know why it exploded around that time.
My first major encounter with the paranormal was when I was taking my grandparents' little dog for a walk. It was about 8:30 at night. I was feeling rather nervous, which I usually didn't as I took Maxi for walks quite often. Where I was walking was open field that connect to the back of my property, about two km west was some houses and father east was some trees. I hope that wasn't too confusing.
Because I was so nervous I was going to turn back and walk a few hundred metres home when a woman walked closely past me, almost touching. I jumped and let out a little squeal and said, "You scared me!"
She just grunted, "Whatever." She looked to be in 30's and wore a red jumper and jeans. I looked away for the briefest of moments because a of light to my left caught my attention. When I looked back she was gone!
There was no way she could have run three km to the trees and it was open land where I was standing so she couldn't have been behind something. What startled me was she looked so solid and real. I had never been so close to what I believe is a ghost before. I wasn't frightened though just shocked. I walked home after that. Oh, and Maxi didn't react to her presence at all.
Sorry if it's hard to understand. Any comments are warmly welcome.