Recently I read a story on this site that brought back a memory of events that took place over one summer. I'm still quite perplexed and am hoping that maybe someone else here may be able to shed some light on this.
These events took place over the summer of 1998 while I lived in Boston. This particular summer was very rainy and there was quite a bit of flooding. The first experience happened one Saturday night while out with friends. We were travelling west along the Mass Pike during a downpour. I was seated in the back seat when suddenly I saw that the lights from the passing cars had illuminated what appeared to be a man walking on the side of the road. From what I could see he was an older man and balding. He appeared to be in one of those wife beater t-shirts and light colored pants. He was also carrying something. This is the best I can describe him given that the windows were blurry with raindrops.
I mentioned to my friends that this was such a horrible night to get stuck on the side of the road. Interestingly enough, my friends didn't see that man. I kept waiting to see a car stalled with its hazard lights on but we didn't pass anything.
I had forgotten about this incident until another night I was driving by myself during a rain storm on the same highway. What do I happen to catch out of my eye, the same darn man in the same clothes walking up the side of the highway. There was no broken down car on the road either. There was a part of me that was tempted to go back and see if I could find the man but there was another part of me that really had a bad feeling about this.
This was an experience that would go on to repeat itself several more times throughout that summer. This didn't just happen on the Mass Pike either. I had it happen while travelling on 495 and also on Route 2. It did not seem to matter if I had friends with me or not. I seem to be the only person that saw this man and he only appeared when it was raining.
I don't understand why this was happening. He had no other discernible features other than what I described above. There were no deaths in my family or any other bad experiences that year. I had started to think it was a warning of some sort but I can't think of what it might have been. To this day I still have no idea what the purpose of this was and why I was the only one that was seeing him.