It's that time of year again. The leaves are changing, the air is crisp and weird noises start to be heard from our apartment complex. No I am not referring to my incessant screaming during Redskins games or even my cat like screeches while singing along to Dr. Horrible tonight. I am referring to those noises and experiences that happen around this time of the year as the veil thins.
Like I have mentioned before, I am sensitive to spirits at all times of the year. It is not uncommon for me to walk into a haunted area and the entity there show itself to me (by sounds, touch or even the occasional apparition). During this time of the year that sensitivity is ultra heightened. This past week especially I have been feeling spirits everywhere I go.
In particular there have been two instances that stuck out in my head. The first was in the gym in my apartment complex. Now in the gym is isn't strange to feel like you're being watched. It is a very tall room that used to be a racquetball court. The outside wall is part glass so that people above in the club house can look down and the other part of the wall are mirrors. This causes people to feel like they're never alone. Add in the bulky equipment everywhere and it is easy to think that someone could mistake any of this for a spirit. This was not the case.
On Monday I had the day off so I was at the gym, on the elliptical, jamming out to the new Three Days album. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a figure. Thinking it was just my reflection in the mirror or my eyes playing tricks on me I kept on going. Suddenly a chill crept up through my hands and into the rest of my body. Now this gym, like I mentioned, used to be a racquetball court and any of you who have ever been in one know that they have no air flow and can get really hot and humid. There was no reason that I should be cold.
Feeling that sensation that I was being watched I turned my head to the right to see a figure standing in front of one of the weight machines. It started off as just a black mass but then slowly formed into the apparition of a boy. He seemed to be about my age, in his early 20s, and he was wearing basketball short, a hoodie and sneakers. His hair was dark brown and his face oddly enough was almost tan. I stared at him for about 2 minutes and just as I went to say hi, he disappeared as quickly as he appeared.
That is to date the most clear of an apparition as I have ever seen. I did a little bit of research to see if there was anything in the area about a young man his age dying, but I wasn't able to find anything. I'm hoping this weekend when I have some free time I can do some more research.
The second instance happened last night. I was driving back from meeting my best friend for coffee. It was a nice, cool night and I had my windows down as I drove down the highway. Since it was such a nice night I decided to drive the back roads. There's one road that come to a one lane bridge where you have to look beyond the bridge before you cross to make sure no one is coming the other way.
As I came to a stop and was looking ahead the air grew a lot heavy and thicker. There was nothing coming the other way so I continued across the bridge and that's when I saw him. Standing in the middle of the road was a little boy (or what I assumed was one since it was dark and hard to see). I of course stopped the car, afraid I was going to hit him. As I stopped the car, he disappeared. I looked all around to see where he had gone, but there was no sight of him anywhere on the road, in the woods or up the driveways of the houses nearby.
I continued up the hill with my car but I kept feeling like something was staring at me from the backseat. Honestly felt like I was in a horror movie as something like this had never happened to me before. I don't get spooked easily but this definitely spooked me.
After I drove out of the woods and back onto a somewhat main road that feeling of being watched went away and the air seemed to go back to normal. Once again I want to investigate to see if I can find anything about that boy (or what I assumed was a boy).
So there you have it, some eerie experiences from this past week. I'm sure I'll have loads more as the veil gets thinner and thinner. If you want to learn even more about my past experiences make sure you read today and tomorrow Samhain's Sirens blog. You'll learn how it all started for me.