I have written about a couple incidents that happened when I was growing up in Mass, but this one happened when I was a bit older and was stationed at Fort Drum in upstate New York. I had seen a couple things out in the woods while on training exercises, but, that could have been from many things; lack of sleep, poor lighting, etc. But this one really stuck with me.
Now anyone who has every lived in upstate New York knows it can get pretty damn cold. This happened in January of 1994 or 95. It had been in the negative teens for almost two weeks, so there was no reason to be outside unless you absolutely had to be. I was living in the barracks at the time, and our barracks was a square with an open quad in the middle where we usually had our unit formations for morning PT, awards ceremonies, etc. My room overlooked the quad area. Since it was an open area there was a couple feet of snow on the ground. And yes we did get the best of both worlds, the lake effect snow and the cold. I don't know what woke me up, but I definitely could hear voices in the quad, so my first thought was, did I oversleep PT formation. I looked at the alarm clock, it was something past two-so I knew I hadn't overslept so I went over to my window to see who was in the quad.
Looking out I saw two figures standing in the snow, except they where more like standing above the snow and they where wearing very summer like clothing. Now the outside temp was at least -15, so anyone wearing clothes like that would be begging for hypothermia. I could definitely hear them talking but couldn't understand the words. I remember one seemed very "light" and the other seemed "dark". I wasn't going to go outside to find out who they where, but the next morning there was no prints in the snow where they would have been. Just something I've always wondered about, any ideas?