This relates to a time when I moved from my hometown in Doncaster, South Yorkshire to Cambridge after graduating at Sheffield University in business.
I started a trainee managers position with a well known British retailer in Bar hill, Cambridge and moved into my girlfriends parents house. After finishing my training, I was appointed as a night trader at another store.
One night, around the summer of 1999, I finished in the early hours of the morning and was travelling home from the store which took about 20-25 minutes. The final part of the journey I will never forget and still makes me shudder today. I was travelling along Longstanton Road, between Bar Hill and Longstanton which has no street lighting. As I was driving, I noticed a figure walking along the side of the road with their back to me. The road is miles from anywhere so I just assumed it was a drunk who had decided to walk home after a night out.
As I approached, I decided to give the person a wide berth. What happened next still haunts me to this day. As I drew level, the figure turned sharp and jumped in front of me. Even more frightening was the fact that it didn't seem to have any facial features. I waited for the inevitable impact... There wasn't one. I looked in my mirror and the figure had vanished.
When I got to my girlfriends house, five minutes later, I was still shaking. I woke my girlfriend up who said to me "you're as white as a sheet - you look like you have just seen a ghost".
I rang the police and asked them if they could go and have a look in the area as I started to doubt what I had seen. I told them if it was somebody playing pranks or were drunk they were likely to get killed.
The reality is that I am convinced I saw an apparition that night. I can't think of any other explanation.
I would be interested to know if anybody else has had a similar experience in that area.