A couple years ago during early July, I was spending time with my best friend. We lived in a suburban neighborhood that was built over forestland. Some of the woods were kept in backyards for private land. My friend and I were going in to the woods because we had grown bored. We walked over to the backyard and, we started to walk up a hill. When we arrived at the top we were standing in front of some bushes about up to our waist. The woods were just right behind these bushes.
This was around noon and it was a hot day with no breezes at all. We started to walk past the bushes when they started rustling violently. This caused us to jump back nearly sending me tumbling down the hill. My friend was so scared that he began running back down the hill in sheer terror. I looked back at him and taunted him for being scared. I told him that it could have been a squirrel or something of that nature. I mean rustling bushes right what else it could be? Especially during the day I wasn't expecting anything else for sure. After I told him that he was still standing there for about 2 seconds and ran home. I laughed a little inside.
I turned around back to the bushes. I saw it only for a split second. It was taller than I was at the time. It looked pitch black but it was staring me right in the face. It looked like a man's shadow. I knew it wasn't mine because I had been frozen up with fear. It then ran away to my left before it disappeared right before my eyes. I started feeling a cold sensation and began running down to my friend's house and told him everything.
I ask you all. What was that thing I saw? I never saw it again but I never can forget that moment. If anyone can shed some light I would be thankful.