About 9 years ago me and a mate used to go to this caravan site a couple of miles up the coast from were I used to live. During the summer we used to drink in the sites pub called the Mermaid, booze on the beach and chat up the holiday maker's daughters etc. One year, a couple of months after the summer crowds had left, we'd gone to the bonfire that they have there to watch the fireworks and generally just join in with festivities. We ended up staying late, just wandering about the site before finally ringing a taxi and waiting for it outside the Mermaid, inside the doorway of a rundown toilet block near the edge of the cliff. It was quiet but there were still a few people about.
Anyway after a couple of minutes of us standing there, I'd seen something at the cliff edge, in a shallow ditch around 30 yards away; it looked like the start of a fire and I mentioned it to my mate - I remember saying 'What the hells that!', and I think his response was something along the lines of 'I don't even want to think about what that might be'.
We carried on watching and the fire grew until finally something blue became apparent in its center. I couldn't tell what it was at first but it quickly materialized. It or rather 'he' was a man in a blue boiler suit (with shoulder straps), wearing a tan cowboy hat and an orange shirt and he was digging hard into the ditch. As he dug he got lower until around the point only his torso was visible the image seemed to evaporate, the fire closely following suit. Me and my mate didn't speak during the sighting and I don't think we spoke much on the subject on the ride home but whenever I talked to him about it after that he'd always made a joke or fobbed it off. I reckon some people just won't believe in ghosts... As it is I haven't seen this mate for years and that experience is the only thing I really remember regarding him; that caravan site (Tunstall, near Withernsea, near the city of Hull - England) and that - what I can only describe as a spirit.
Some woman who I told about it in a nightclub some years later said maybe it meant something... I can't think what but sometimes I think maybe she had a point.
I was surprised to see that there was a story so close to where I live! With only hearing these stories between friends, I thought that's all they were, just stories. But now I think that they may be true!