This story took place about 12 years ago. I was 14 and living in a townhouse on the north end of Colorado Springs with both my older brother and my grandmother. Our home was right on the edge of a park called Palmer Park. It's a huge park that really looks more like the woods. People go there to hike, mountain bike, etc. I would often go there after school with friends to hang out before going home. There was a pavilion not far from the entrance of the park that we used to sit at to talk.
One day, myself and 2 friends of mine were at the pavilion doing the usual when I realized that it had gotten dark and that I had to get home. So I started on my short trip home alone, leaving my 2 buddies behind me. Half way home, I noticed what looked like the figure of a man standing amongst the trees. At first I thought that it might have been my brother coming to let me know how much trouble I was in, but the closer I got the more that I could see that it wasn't my brother at all. I even spoke "hello" to the person as I passed by, but "he" didn't even make a sound. I could clearly see that whatever it was, was watching me. I actually saw his body shift as I passed. That's when I got scared and started running. I ran until I got home, and when I did, I quickly shut the sliding glass door, locked it and looked outside toward the park as I caught my breath.
Now I know that some people might say that it was "just some guy". Or a tree, or that maybe I was imagining the whole thing but I wasn't. I saw the figure of a man standing there watching me. It was weird because I remember that I was only few feet away and could not see his face, and the body looked more like a shadow of a body instead of the real thing.
Finally 5 minutes or so after I made it home I saw both of my friends walking along the parking lot. As they walked passed my door, I opened it and asked if they'd seen anyone in the park as they walked out. They both said no (of course). I will never forget that night. Although I'm not exactly sure if it were a ghost or not. I cannot come up with any explanation as to what happened. The time was too close, and if what I saw would have went deeper into the park my friends would have seen it on their way out. If it came into the complex I would have seen it coming towards me.
Anyone have any speculations? Please, I would love to hear them. Thank you all again.