One summer evening, mid-June 2007, I was out on the back deck with my husband. The sun was down but it was still light enough to see just fine. We were relaxing a bit after some yard work and hubby got up, crossed halfway across the deck to grab a cigarette. From my point of view, he was crossing right to left.
As I looked up at him, I saw a shadow moving left to right all the way down the side of the garage. It seemed about midway up the wall and when it passed the point where there was a deck post in my line of sight, it disappeared behind it, just the way it would look if I saw a person walking by. I watched it travel along the wall, it wasn't zipping along nor was it moving particularly slow. I'd say maybe faster than a man would walk. I had enough time to notice that it didn't seem the size of a man, not as tall, and I could see the shadow all the way to the ground. It also moved in a smooth motion. When I noticed it and as I watched it, I had the strangest feeling of fear. I kind of felt my heart race a little and then it took me a moment to calm down. This was a different experience from other encounters I have had, before and since that incident.
I've seen a lot of shadowy figures and heard movement when no one was there. I very often see shadows in my hallway outside of the living room. This happens day or night, whether I'm home alone or not. I will see a shadow pass the doorway and sometimes it seems as if it stops just down the hall and stays for a moment, like it's watching me. Other times I'll see a shadow standing at the doorway of the living room, just standing. When I look directly at it most of the time it's gone but, now and then I see it go off down the hall. I've also seen a shadow cross inside the doorway to my reading room, which is at the end of the same hall.
Similarly, I've heard floors creaking as if someone is walking through the dining room and kitchen. My kids have heard walking in the basement, while they've been in the room. One incident in particular, the first time I really gave it any thought, (I mean, after all, houses settle and floors creak), was during a quiet afternoon. My kids were at school and hubby was out, doing what hubbies do. I was reading in the living room, enjoying the book and the quiet equally, and I heard walking through the dining room and through the kitchen, which leads to the hall and living room. I thought my husband was home but, we have an alarm system that does 3 peeping sounds when the door is opened and closed and I hadn't heard that sound, which was unusual. I thought I must have been really absorbed in my book not to have heard it. I wondered what he was doing in the kitchen so quietly, I didn't hear the water run or the fridge open. I expected him to pop his head around the door to say 'hi' as he usually does when he comes in. After a couple of minutes, curiosity got the better of me and I went to see what he was doing, but there wasn't anyone in the room. I was so sure that he had come home that I walked through the kitchen and dining room, to the back door and opened it to see if the van was in the driveway. When I opened the door, the alarm made its usual 3 peeps and the van wasn't in the driveway. Then 3 more peeps when I closed the door. The sounds I had heard were exactly like someone walking from the back door, through to the living room, even though no one was there.
I've got some more to share when I can get the time to sit down and write! Thanks for reading my story.