I wasn't planning on sharing this story. It isn't the most exciting and interesting, and you could even say that it is generic. I figured since I shared a couple experiences already, I might as well share everything that I've seen.
I was camping next to a river with some friends. It was in the early morning and I needed to go relieve myself so I exited my tent. A thick fog had set and gave the early morning an eerie feel. After finishing, I started to head back towards the tent.
There was a fire pit that we had used the previous night with some logs set around it to sit on. I was startled to see the figure of a person sitting on one of those logs. The fog was thick enough that I couldn't tell who it was but I was certain that it was a person that I was seeing.
As a neared the figure, expecting to see a friend that had gotten up early, the person vanished. Spooked, I went back to the tent in the company of my still-sleeping friends and attempted to go back to sleep. As I lay there I thought of the two other experiences I had in the past.
This encounter was different because it was less personal and made a lasting impression on me. I couldn't stop thinking about it for days and it made me feel uneasy most nights.
The friend I told this experience to took it lightly and said that it was most likely just an illusion from the fog. I probably would have said the same thing if somebody told me a story like this.
I wish I could say that the fog played tricks on my eyes, but I can't deny the fact that what I saw was a person sitting on that log and that this person vanished before my eyes.
My guess is that it was a drowning victim. As it is a frequently used river for rafting and tubing, it has claimed its fair share of lives.