This story actually happened in the beginning of this year (2015). My fiance and I moved back to California from St. Louis, MO. We moved due to all the riots, racism and homesickness. We made the move in December and went straight to my mother's house in Hemet, CA. Then in January we went to Mecca, CA to visit with my fiance's mother.
Where my soon to be mother-in-law lives is in the middle of the desert with maybe 5 houses on her street. Any store or hospital is about an hour or two away. Well on our stay Melissa (my fiance's mother) had to go to the store, so she left with her husband.
While we were waiting for them to get back we let the dogs out to go potty and had a cigarette. I noticed the neighbor to the left was watching us so I waved hello. I got no response. I didn't see features because whoever it was was standing inside an enclosed porch with screening, you could only make out a silhouette. It looked like an elderly woman hunched over. My fiance saw her as well, as I mentioned to him that she was watching us.
As the day went on Corey's mom came home and we were talking. I noticed she had a new cat and asked her about it. She said that it was her neighbor's cat, but she passed away a few weeks ago so we took it in.
Right away I got chills. But my fiance wanted to find a logical explanation so he asked his mom if some of her family may be over there. She said that she only had one son and he had already been over to deal with funeral arrangements. (They apparently used to check on this woman for her son, that's why the son let them know all this.) She went on to say that he would be back in a month to go through her belongings.
We all thought it was pretty bizarre, but none of us were shocked. We all believe in spirits and have had encounters with them. I don't know if there are human spirits. In my religion they only believe in the holy spirit and unclean spirits. I'm not so sure of that because this presence felt very curious not scary at all. Does anyone else have any thoughts on this subject? Well I hope you enjoyed the story.