This happened a good month or so ago and hasn't happened again since but it's definitely something that keeps playing on my mind and I keep coming back to. I have no idea if it was paranormal or just someone being a creep but it felt... Wrong.
So, I was sitting on the floor in front of the electric fire because I was a little chilly and I was working on something on my laptop on the coffee table right in front of me. To my right and up a little (because I'm sat on the floor) is the living room window, the curtains are still open but it's about 5-6PM in the evening. The weather is a little dull and it's starting to get dark out. Not too dark that I can't see and the street lights aren't on yet, but the sun is definitely just starting to set.
Now out of nowhere, I get the urge to look out the window which isn't totally weird, I often sit in this same spot and sometimes glance out of the window to the sky and the trees and the houses across the street. But this time around, someone was stood looking back at me. Or so it felt like she was looking at me. I didn't see her walk up to the window, I didn't see her pass by the window. She just... Appeared.
She was what I guessed was a middle-aged lady based on what she was wearing (a raincoat/parka - like what you go walking/exploring in) staring through out living room window. From where I was sat I couldn't see her hands or if she'd stopped to put her handbag on the wall just outside our house or if she literally just stopped to snoop on our house. She wasn't moving and didn't appear to be fiddling about in a bag or her pockets. Nothing. She looked completely still and just stood there.
The most creepy thing is I couldn't see her face. She had her hood up which wasn't exactly needed because it wasn't raining and if it was, it wasn't very heavy because it wasn't making a sound on the window/window ledge. Where her face/head should have been was completely pitch black. No idea if it was just because it was in shadow or something else entirely but it creeped me out enough to jump a little at the sight of her.
Creepier still, as soon as my eyes locked on to where hers should have been, she seemed to realise I could see her and that I was looking right at her. I turned to tell my fiance who was in the dining room on the PC and by the time I had looked back... She was gone. It hadn't even been a minute, how could someone presumably middle-aged or even elderly move that quick? I obviously went over to the window to see which direction down the street she'd shuffled off in and... Nothing. There was no sign of her whatsoever.
I don't get what this was or who she was or what she wanted. It didn't feel right and freaked me out enough to keep me up an extra couple of hours that night waiting and listening to see if someone tried to break into our home. No one did, thankfully. And I've never seen this woman or whatever it was again since.
What's your opinion? Just some creep or something else?