Up until a couple of months ago, my mom use to work morning shifts at a factory. She used to wake up around 3:30 am and would leave at 4:20. One night when my mom decided she would leave me home alone since I begged her I was old enough to take care of myself. My father was away on vacation with my brother. She said okay and to call me when I wake up. I said okay mom. The next day she said bye and I went back to sleep. I woke up a couple Hours later to a noise. I looked at my door still half awake and half asleep and saw what appeared to be a very tall dark figure just standing over me. I was thinking maybe I was dreaming and this is my mom. I said bye mom love you but heard nothing. That's when I got a little creeped out and tried to go back to sleep. I shut my eyes waited 10 seconds I opened them and the figure was still there.
A couple days later my mom came home very upset. I couldn't understand a word she was saying. She calmed down and finally told me the words that broke my heart. "Sweetie your grandpa died last week in Iraq". I started crying I didn't go out for weeks. I told my mom what I had seen she said it was probably my grandpa saying his goodbyes. I just don't know what to think because I have been seeing dark figures for months after that day
Ismael Rios 1945-2008