My sister and I went shopping last weekend in a mall. I parked my car, away from the mall to save some money; it was about eight night time when we walked out of the mall.
We walked down a long slope where there were no street-lights (a few but it was very dark). My sister was telling me she kept feeling as if someone was watching us; I chuckled and told her that she might be seeing a ghost.
Suddenly a big man with a baseball bat walked towards us and stopped us. He was drunk and was saying something like he will swing this bat to our heads if we did not buy him any drinks, I tried to push him off but he was too strong. My sister screamed and told him to back off, pulling me away from him. I remember the man was walking drunk and suddenly stepped backwards, until he fell into a fountain. No, I did not push him.
A street police ran towards and asked what happened, my sister was frozen and just stared at the police, I did not want to make the matter too complicated, so I told him that the man was drunk and he lost his balance. The police scratched his head and called for help. We walked off and my sister said she faintly saw a cloud of smoke pushing away the man.
Few days later at my work place, I told the story to one of my coworkers. He told me that there used to be a very brave street boy nearby the fountain and the slope. He used to help people but always gets into trouble. One day, an old lady was being robbed, the boy chased the robber and got into a fight, a policeman came by and fired his gun the boy was mistakenly shot, he was rushed to a hospital but did not make it.
Years later a few people nearby the fountain said that they got some help by a mysterious shadow or an unknown force; the street police have stories like criminals will fail whenever they got too close to that fountain, either they will fall into the fountain or they will try to hide behind the blocks of course they will be found.
Me as a neighbor had never heard any stories like so, maybe it is just an urban legend? But what I experienced and what my sister had told me, I cannot stop myself from believing that it was that brave street boy's spirit. I would like to thank him by sharing his story if it was him. At the same time I would answer what everyone may ask me about this story.
Was there any news about a boy mistakenly shot by the police?
Unfortunately, not that I have known of, I tried to do a research but found nothing related.
Is it famous? If so why do I not know about it?
I do not think this "urban legend" is famous at all, my coworker maybe making up a story, but no matter what I am really thankful that nothing bad happened.
Why would I want to walk down a very dark slope?
Simple, I parked my car on the slope. LOL
Is my sister sensitive to spirits?
No. She had never experienced anything odd. Maybe she is trying to make this experience more interesting? But no, I believed her this time since the way how that man got unbalanced and fell was strange, it seems like someone had pushed him real hard, but that would not have been me.
For more questions please do feel free to ask me. Thank you for your time!
Love from São Paulo