While I was growing up, I was always into scary things that would make me afraid of the dark or to close my eyes in the shower. The monster on Alice in Wonderland (the real movie version) scared the shiat out of me for most of my elementary aged years. While I was scared of monsters in the dark, there was one incident I had when I was 12 with what had to have been a ghost. The strangest part about it was that this occurred around 12 noon.
My dad and I usually finished milking cows before 8 each morning and finished feeding everything by 9, especially in the summertime. This story takes place in June. I remember that we were late because we just finished feeding up at noon. It is June in South Louisiana at noon. Temps are already in the upper 90s. As we turn off the highway to the parish road, our barn was right on that intersection, there was a man in a flannel shirt and blue jeans sitting right on the intersection. He was sitting Indian style on the scalding hot asphalt with a can of Coke right in front of him. He never looked at us. He just looked at nothing.
Immediately my dad said that dude looked exactly like a cousin of his that died many years before this incident. The dude's mom was on drugs while pregnant and he came out messed up and, among other insane things, would sit in the middle of the road out in the sun during the summer with a can of Coke.
The last place we fed our heifers was next to the house the cousin grew up in, which was built by my great-grandfather. We pulled into the side drive of our barn that runs parallel with our old fig tree and the loading chute. The time from seeing the random dude until we parked was only seconds. When we got out of the truck, nobody was in the road. There was no place for anyone to go even if he had five minutes to escape. There was no sign of him anywhere and it appeared that he never was there in the first place.
The incident was experienced by both my dad and I. When I would ask him about it, he always told me to shut up and quit letting my imagination go, yet we both experienced the exact same thing. I can honestly say that this was my first apparition.