I'd never think this story would be one I'd be posting on here - I am still baffled now and was very shook up at the time.
Me and my boyfriend were driving home from checking up on my Mums house while she was away on holiday with my Dad. We drove up to a set of traffic lights that were on red, I was looking up at the lights waiting for them to go on green when I noticed something in the sky - several orange balls passing by. I pointed them out to my boyfriend then they disappeared behind the tree's. Once we were moving again I turned left at the lights and preceded down a long road that led to our home, I kept peering out of my window to see if the strange lights came back into view, they did! I pulled over next to a large park near where we live as they were now coming from either side. We got out and saw them floating over the park on our left and floating over the houses on our right. We watched them for about 5 minutes until they disappeared behind the clouds then got back in the car and drove off.
At the end of the road we crossed the round about then did a quick detour to the shops to get some cigarettes. On our way back from the shops we approached another set of traffic lights and a cross roads, where we would be turning left. As I waited for them to go on green I noticed a figure, facing the lights with its head facing down, stood on the far right hand corner of the road - which happened to be in front of a wooded area. It looked very ghost-like and was Cream in colour, me and my boyfriend both staring at the figure in awe. I then realized it was an old woman covered from head to toe in a long shawl, kind of like dress wear from the Victorian times. 'She' settled my mind by moving her head up to face us - I guessed she was waiting for someone - the lights went on green. As we pulled away, still staring at 'her', I turned left down the road, I could see 'her' in my rear view mirror and my boyfriend was looking back, out of the passenger side window. 'She's turned.' Said my boyfriend. I pulled over and we both glanced over, 'she' had indeed turned to face the road we had driven down - as though she was following us. None of us saw her move but she definitely wasn't facing this way when we were stopped at the lights.
Have you ever seen those people that pretend to be statues then move when you aren't looking? This is what I decided it was - but then it occurred to me, why would someone dress up and stand on a street corner on a housing estate in Manchester pretending to be a statue and scaring the passers by? And it was late - around 11pm.
I turned the car around and we drove over the cross roads and pulled up next to it - it was a stone statue, of a man! Jesus in fact - it was just stood in front of the woods on the corner of the road with a blank expression on its face. We both looked at each other amazed - it had moved though? What the...? I felt so shook up after that incident, how can a statue move its head then rotate its full body to face another way? Impossible...We drove back the next day intentionally just to see if it was there - it had gone...