In 1992, at the age of 16 I had moved in with my Aunt for a short while. It was during that stay, that I experienced my second paranormal encounter.
The first time I saw the little girl, I was not alone. My aunt was also witness. While talking amongst ourselves, we happen to notice a young girl standing outside towards the edge of the road. She looked to be 10 years of age, and was just standing there looking at us. It was how she looked, and what she was wearing that stuck out to me. She had long dirty blonde hair, that looked as though she hadn't brushed it in a while or bathed either. She appeared to be wearing a long night gown, something I remember seeing and wearing as a little girl in the early 1980s. This was odd to me, because it was the middle of the afternoon. Naturally my Aunt and I became focused on the girl and watched as she just stood there staring at us and then running off into the vacant piece of land next to my Aunts house and vanish. We couldn't believe it! We said nothing about it to each other.
A little more time went by without any other occurrences. Until one day I happened to be looking out the same window that we had seen the little girl in and there she was. Like the last time she was just standing there, staring at me. We stood staring at each other for a couple minutes, before she once again took off running into the lot and disappeared.
I knew by this time I wasn't imagining this and became curious about her. I decided I was going to try to investigate, so I went outside and made my way over to the vacant lot. I didn't know what exactly I was doing or what I was looking for, but I kept walking through the lot. Eventually I came to a small group of manzanita trees. Something drew me to the middle of the trees. In the middle of these trees was a bare area of dirt. I felt compelled to start toiling away at this spot. I found a stick nearby and began to dig at the earth. Almost like I was a puppet being engineered by a puppeteer. I recall seeing everything I was doing it, but it seemed like I was being controlled. The stick I was digging with, eventually got stuck into something that wasn't dirt or a rock. I then pulled it up out of the ground and was shocked to see a piece of material hanging on the end of my stick. As I stood there looking at this material, it dawned on me that it looked a lot like the fabric on the night gown that little girl had been wearing. I immediately dropped the stick and high tailed it back to my aunt's house, trying to process everything. I didn't know what to do. I avoided looking over towards that land again after that.
Nothing happened the days that followed, until one of my last nights at my Aunt's house. It was late and I couldn't sleep. I was wide awake in the room I was staying in. This room was adjacent to the lot and the window to this room was directly in the area about 50 feet away, where I had found the material. While I was sitting in the room I happened to hear a child's laughter. Naturally I paused to have a better listen. Clearly I could hear a little girl giggling, and when I looked up I noticed a little face peering in the bedroom window. I felt pretty uneasy with the way she was looking at me and the sinister smile she had. I sat there staring back at her, for what seemed like an eternity. I couldn't stand it anymore and decided to push a large Armour in front of the window to block the girl from looking in the window any longer. This helped in that way, but did not help in blocking out the eerie giggles that I had to listen to for the rest of the night.
I remember laying in bed trying to drown her out, and that's all I remember until I woke up the next morning. When I got dressed that morning, I noticed a deep cut in my abdomen about the size of a small child's nail. I still have a scar from it today. I moved out of my Aunt's house shortly thereafter and never returned. I have often wondered about the girl and whether or not anyone else has had a run in with her.