I'm back and with my strangest submission yet, (and things have been getting pretty strange lately). This one, however, happened away from my house.
It was Saturday evening and after work I had arranged to visit a friend's house as she was having a little get together. It's quite a walk away but I do it all the time so it wasn't a big deal, takes about 45 minutes in total.
About halfway there I decided to roll a cigarette. The path was a long clear stretch and takes about 15 minutes to walk down, and yes, spookily enough, one side of the road is entirely taken up by a fenced off cemetery that has no walkway beside it, just grass. The other side, the one I was on, has a clear stretch of pavement with about 3 houses at the very end of the road, the rest is a fenced off community, the entrance of which is about 10 minutes away from where this happened.
My MP3 player was blasting out my favorite album, I mean I am fairly dead to the world when walking with music so as I lit my cigarette I glanced up to make sure I wouldn't walk into anyone whilst wandering. I spotted a figure in black at the far end of the road. From what I could see, it looked just like your average guy with his hood up, that's when my MP3 player fuzzed a little bit. I put it down to a taxi going past so I thought I'd try turning it on then off again, so, head down, I pulled it out of my pocket.
This was when it happened it did so quickly so bear with me. As I went to turn it off I saw in my peripheral vision the shape of the young man walking toward me. He was walking directly in front of me and I expected a collision, I turned my shoulder side-ways. My MP3 was off so I heard his definite footsteps and vaguely saw his dark shape, I lifted my head to apologize for nearly walking into him but to my surprise he had totally vanished.
Now bear in mind I was halfway down this long road with no turnings, no houses, no trees and I would have noticed if he had hopped the fence.
It didn't freak me out that much but apparently I was pale and quiet all night. I don't even really remember getting to my friend's house.
Could it be the power of suggestion, from seeing the figure at the end of the road and expecting to cross him at some point or perhaps some strange hallucination. I don't know, what do you guys think?