May 24th of this year, 2010, marks the 9 year anniversary of my cousins' death. His name was Luke. He was on his way to his own high school graduation when he over corrected behind the wheel, went into the other lane, and got hit head on by another driver. The road that he was killed on, Highway 87, located in St Croix Falls, WI is a very "popular' road when it comes to fatal car accidents. He was just a few miles away from the school when it happened, and he died immediately at the scene. I wasn't able to make it to his wake or funeral since I don't take that kind of thing well, so I visited his grave for the first time a few days after he was buried in 2001.
A week ago, I was on my way home from work around 11pm, and I had to pass the site where he died in order to get to my house, since there is no other road that would take me there. As I was driving down the road and coming up to where his accident took place I noticed that as soon as I was taking the corner, the headlights of my car shone almost directly on his cross/flowers, with his name on them, then I saw someone with their back facing towards me and the road just standing there facing his cross. I knew it was a male but I couldn't see his face. All that I did notice was that he was wearing a red flannel shirt and blue jeans. I didn't know what to think of all of this since it was so late at night, no other cars were in sight, and I couldn't think of anybody that would be out there at that time of night.
I was a little spooked so I raced home, about 5 more miles from where this sighting took place, and tried to clear my head. I got the courage to tell my sister about what I had seen a few days later. I told her everything that I saw that night. She didn't believe me until I mentioned that the person that I saw was wearing a red flannel shirt. Since my sister did attend his wake and funeral, she told me that was what Luke was wearing on the day that he died and that was what he was buried in. I couldn't have possibly known that since the last time I seen him alive was about two weeks before he died.
Was it Luke that I saw?
Why was he facing towards his cross?
If it was him, why did it take 9 years later for me to see him?
I drive by his site to get home every day and nothing has ever happened before.