This happened about 15 years ago and is something that has puzzled both myself and my two friends who witnessed what we saw to this day.
It was on my 10th or 11th birthday and it was late August. I live in a normal suburban development just outside of Buffalo, NY. Before I tell the story, please if anyone reading this has any idea of what it was we saw, please reach out! Because I have no clue to this day what or whom we saw.
Like I said it was either my 10th or 11th birthday, it was late at night, and the summer was just about over. My two friends and I were out on my driveway playing around, while our parents hung out inside. Adjacent to my house is another house that has a small creek, with a guardrail bridge that essentially almost faces my house. While we were playing all three of us stopped, as we heard/saw a woman making loud frustrated sounds and almost stomping her feet, walking across the street from the creek/bridge. She had red curly hair, and was dressed not of this time at all. She wore a robe that looked to be black, with a rope around it. And from what I can remember her outfit seemed plaid. But again, unlike anything I had seen anyone wearing, even in the late 90s when dressing Gothic was at an all time high.
This kind of freaked us out so we ran into my garage. Not even 10 seconds later mind you, we decided that she was just a girl and it was nothing to be afraid of. So we mustered up some courage, grabbed a hockey stick and came back outside. When I say back outside, we stayed in the corner of my garage and peered out to where she was stomping around across the street.
She was gone, and a light fog had suddenly arrived, mainly around where we last saw her and the bridge across the street. Then all three of the pits of our stomachs dropped and we knew without seeing her exactly where she was. When we did look, she was now fully cloaked standing on the bridge, staring down into the water, then one of us whispered something to the other and I swear she had to have heard it, because as we spoke, she looked up slowly and turned looking right at us and into us. We couldn't see her anymore it was just a cloaked shadowy figure at this point.
Needless to say, this felt like a horror movie and we ran as fast as we could into my house. Closing the garage door and telling our parents who, naturally, didn't believe us.
Since that day a lot of weird things have happened, and honestly the three of us have never been the same. If anyone knows anything of what that might of been, please reach out. I've avoided knowing for a long time and I just can't avoid it any longer. Any help would be appreciated.