I've been wanting to blog for over a week now but I'm having too much pain in my legs and knees to sit at the computer for too long. It's very frustrating.
Anyway....I wanted to share what I happened last Wednesday, January 27. I went outside to lock our backyard gate and glanced over the fence and saw something unusual. Across the street at a neighbor's house it looked like a person was trying to hide so I wouldn't see them. First I thought it was the neighbor that lived there and I thought, "why is he trying to hide from me?" It looked like this person was trying to hide in their front courtyard behind a post. I could see a head in the shadows glancing out from behind this post a few times. My second thought it was a someone was trying to break into their house! I thought I better hurry up and lock our gate then get ready to call the police. I locked our gate, looked up again over the fence and this person, came out from behind the post, turned his head and seemed to see me looking at him, then ducked behind the post again. All this time this person looked like he was covered in the shadows of the afternoon so I could not make out any details of hair color or facial features but it did have the shape of a man. At this point my dog who was outside with me started acting agitated. It was obvious she sensed something strange. Then (and trust me, I know how weird this sounds) this man jumps out of the shadows into the afternoon sun and turns towards me, standing with his legs and arms apart and I finally get a good look at him. He was definitely in the shape of a man. I could even see the shape of a little bit of hair on his head BUT there were no features on this man. He himself was a dark shadow! A three dimensional shadow person. Outside standing in the afternoon sun, looking at me! At this point I don't mind telling you I was completely freaked out and was little afraid it was going to start walking towards me, so I got myself and the dog inside as quickly as possible. I said a prayer of protection to calm my nerves then I got my camera and looked back out across the street. He was gone! I was nervous, disappointed and relieved all at the same time. I was all alone in the house then, but the nerve wracking part was that I actually saw what we usually see in our house outside in my neighborhood! That hasn't happened here before this time. I didn't know what to think. I didn't know what was going on. And my dog was still acting very nervous. I remained watching out the door to try to capture him on camera but he/it never returned.
When I saw R later that day I told him about it and he wondered if it was the same shadow person we see inside the house. We have no idea. There is no way to know that for sure. Hopefully I will feel better from my leg and knee pains so I can do the research on this house and neighborhood. Until then, this will all remain a mystery.