After a long period of inactivity, the weird experiences I've had the past few days seemed to bunch together in order to make up for the uneventful month I've had overall.
The first experience occurred last week Friday at around 7 or 8 p.m. My fiancé and I had just ordered our food at the drive-thru speaker of a fast food restaurant. As I pulled around my car around the corner toward the pay window, I saw a large, dark shape move impossibly quickly across the lot at the end of the drive-thru in two bounding leaps. In those two leaps, it had cleared at least a ten-foot span. It was too small to be a person, and solid black. I had the distinct feeling that it was an animal, though I've really never seen any known species in California that large move so quickly.
I told my fiancé what I had seen and he mentioned that earlier that night, on his way to my house, he had caught a glimpse of something that he felt certain was a white dress walking down a side street, but he could see no body attached to it. I got a serious case of the willies from that story!
The second experience was yesterday afternoon at work, which was completely off-the-wall, since I have never had anything strange or out of the ordinary happen at this facility before. I work in a warehouse and it's pretty busy - there are usually at least five people in the warehouse alone, and well over fifty in the rest of the building. It was about 10 a.m. And only one other person was in the warehouse with me. The doors were shut and everyone else was on break or running errands somewhere else in the building. I was going to take a package over to a pallet a few feet from my desk and only a few seconds after I stood up, I heard a very distinctive moaning sound, almost like a whimper, from just beside my desk.
I am certain it was a masculine voice and it sounded peculiarly muffled, but quite loud. I looked up to see if it had been my coworker, but he was leaning over his keyboard and working as normal. The sound was way too close to me to have been him, and the strange thing is, I usually sense presences before I hear them. I didn't sense a thing, and I was baffled as to where the sound came from. As soon as I sat down, I felt a gust of cold wind rush over my hands and face. There were no open doors, and it was over 70 degrees Fahrenheit outside.
(I'm not sure if this has anything to do with it or not, but the company I work for is a manufacturing plant for medical instruments, and there are cadaver parts stored in freezers upstairs which are used for surgical demonstrations. I seriously doubt that any spirits related to those parts would bother coming around here, but all the same, it was singularly odd.)
The second incident occurred last night while I was having an in-depth conversation with my fiancé. We were discussing politics in the spirit of the inauguration of the new President, and somehow we ended up on the topic of scientific research and whether or not there are or ever were life on other planets. We were so involved in the discussion that we hardly noticed it had been growing dark, and we were sitting in the living room with a full view of our large kitchen. Out of nowhere, I saw something move from the corner of my eye and I looked up just in time to see a reflection in one of the kitchen cabinets of a glowing, white, human-shaped figure moving very quickly across my living room, almost right where we were sitting. I had stopped mid-sentence to observe it and my fiancé asked me what was wrong. I told him "nothing, I just thought I saw something."
We continued our discussion and only a few moments later, HE paused mid-sentence and looked up, almost exactly in the same spot I had been looking. He stood up and looked at the media room behind the living room (there are soundproof glass windows that look into the media room, which is basically a theatre room) and he tried every way that he could to recreate the strange reflection he saw. There was no light coming into the house from anywhere outside, and the only light that was on inside the house was a small nightlight plugged into the kitchen, too far away from the cabinets to have been reflected in the glass. I asked him what he saw and he told me the same thing, which I had not described to him at all: he saw a glowing white figure that looked like a human person moving quickly across the living room. Unnerved, we both decided to have the rest of our conversation with the lights on.
Do you think that something has attached itself to me, or perhaps to my fiancé? If it has, it feels like it travels back and forth between us, because we each have weird little occurrences both on our own and when we're together. The thing is, I hardly ever feel SCARED when these things happen, just somewhat startled. I don't feel any bad presences or anything. Does anyone have ideas?
I also think I might have found out something about my "Taylor" story, so if you get a moment to read it, I'm going to post a comment on there explaining what I found out. Thank you for your time.